The Miami Heat made an amazing comeback! If you didn’t catch the final two games of the NBA Finals, you really missed out. AND we have a winner of our Portable Basketball Giveaway. They'll receive the Lifetime 48” Elite Basketball System. This versatile basketball hoop is perfect for way to keep the basketball season going. A shatter-proof backboard will endure countless games, while the Slam-It Rim is tough enough to handle all of your dunks. Easily adjust the height of the system using only one hand thanks to our innovative Speed Shift™ technology. Congratulations to our winner: • Melissa O. – Richmond, KY Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway. If you weren't a winner but still looking for a new basketball hoop, you can find them at your local Dick’s Sporting Goods or at Lifetime&... More

The NBA Finals are in full swing. The showdown between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs has been going back and forth for four games now. Will the Big Three repeat their game-four performance or will San Antonio’s savvy veterans and young bench continue to cause problems for the Heat? Only three games left before basketball comes to a head. Even though the NBA season is ending, it doesn’t mean the basketball season has to end. One of my favorite pastimes were the summer night spent in the driveway playing basketball (way back then, we had a Lifetime Hoop!) with my brothers and friends. A lot of time was spent pretending to be one of the legendary players from the 80’s and 90’s: Bird, Magic, Jordan, Stockton, and Malone (let’s be honest, I have a little hometown bias on the last two). Wi... More

Father's Day is almost here.  If you’re like me, you are always rushing around trying to figure out what to do for Dad at the last minute.  For years I always based my Father’s Day gifts on two things, fish and sports.  My dad either gets the latest “Jets” (don’t hold it against him) football team sweatshirt or a nice wooden fish decoration to hang on the wall.  Since these were always my dad’s favorite activities, this always seemed like the best route, until he ran out of wall space for all those wooden fish decorations. I’m sure I’m not the only one at there who has a dad that loves fishing.  I mean loves it.  You know, the dad who gets up at 4am so he can get out on the water .  The dad who has more fishing rods than pairs of pants.  ... More

If you guys are anything like me, I love change. I love makeovers, updates, and fresh ideas. And that's what we love at Lifetime too. Constant improvement and innovation. Which is why we created a new website! Lots of time, sweat, blood, and tears went into making this site what it is, and we're so proud of it. With easier-to-view pages, a crisp look, and more information ... you can find anything you need or want from Lifetime! Take a look at our new product gallery where you can find new products, features, and see everything from Tables and Chairs to Kayaks. Or, learn how to paddle, find answers to your product questions, and learn a little more about who we are. Check it out at the new lifetime.com! More

Memorial Day has past and summer’s had its unofficial start!  As the weather heats up and the kids finish up the school year, we are all in need of a vacation.  These days, taking that one big trip to Orlando or hopping on a  cruise to the islands can put a big hurting on the old wallet.   Many people are choosing smaller and more frequent vacations.  And lets be honest, who doesn’t want more vacations?  I know I do.  Here at Lifetime, we wonder, why can’t every weekend be a vacation?  Oh, but it can!! Having a few kayaks laying around for the family can make it easy, affordable and fun to stay closer to home this summer.  You can head to your local lake one weekend and the next weekend do a river float.  The options are endless!  You won’t b... More

 
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Favorite Room In My House
We moved to a new house two years ago and I love it! Out of the entire house, guess which room my favorite? Ok, trick question…it’s not even really a room. It’s the closet in our office! It’s a large walk-in closet with two doors and a window. I use one side for storage of big things like suitcases, our baby pack-n-play, etc. The other side is my own little niche….my craft closet. Most of the crafts I do are just small paper type crafts (handmade cards, invitations, etc.) so I don’t need a lot of room or fancy supplies. Most people laugh at me and ask why I don’t just use the entire office as my craft room. Well, as I’ve mentioned before, I love to be organized so it’s crucial to my sanity that I don’t leave projects-in-process just laying around where I can see all of the clutter. So, turning the closet into my craft close...
Tips for the World's Longest Yard Sale and National Garage Sale Day
If you're a yard sale/garage sale/flea market enthusiast, this is probably your favorite month of the year. After all, the World's Longest Yard Sale is August 5-8 and just a few days later on August 14 you can celebrate National Garage Sale Day! (Yes, you read that right. There is actually an official World's Longest Yard Sale! Over 675 miles of sales stretching from Michigan toAlabama along US Highway 127.) If you're thinking about participating in one of these events, or just hosting your own sale sometime soon, here's a quick video for you to watch with some on how to turn your clutter into cash. Also, be sure to check out the articles from Lifetime's Tips Solutions page on our website for some helpful garage sale/yard sale pointers. You'll find information about how to best display your items, organization, printable ...
National Basketball Day
Today is unofficially National Basketball Day. It was on November 6, 1861 that James Naismith was born. Thirty years later, Naismith was a young physical education teacher at a YMCA in Massachusetts with bored students who needed an indoor athletic distraction during the winter. Naismith decided to nail two peach baskets to the balcony at both ends of a gymnasium. He divided his students into teams and they attempted to toss a ball into the basketsthe game of basketball was born. According to notes kept by Naismith about the first "Basket Ball" game, the game was played with nine players on each team using a soccer ball. Today, even though the rules and equipment have changed slightly, basketball is played by more than 300 million people worldwide, making it one of the most popular team sports. James Naismith may have inven...