What is better than a trip to the neighborhood park, where you listen to the children shrill with delight while they swing, hang from monkey bars, and slide down the slides?  Having your very own outdoor play system with all this and more in your own backyard.Last fall, we invested in a BigStuff Adventure Hard Roof Play System, made by Lifetime, for my in-laws backyard.  Our children get to spend a few afternoons each week at their grandma’s house, fortunately for them, their grandma and grandpa have a large yard and there was a perfect spot in one corner of the property for a play set.  The system is free standing so I didn’t have to worry about anchoring the system to the ground.  However, for safety reasons, I did excavate out about 6 inches of topsoil out of the play area and filled it in w... More

Last night was a fun night in our neighborhood.  We celebrated National Night Out.  Apparently, most of the country celebrates this event in August.  But, because of the summer heat, Texas officially moved its National Night Out to October 7.  Plus, we all know, Texas just has to be different!  :) The night is a national crime/drug prevention event designed to heighten community awareness and strengthen community spirit.  San Antonio and outlying towns hosted various festivals and events last night.  And, some individual subdivisions also hosted activities. Our subdivision celebrated by hosting a block party fully sponsored by our Homeowners Association.  It was great… we just RSVPd and showed up for a yummy dinner and chance to mingle with our neighbors!  A free night out... More

We had a great time at the Lifetime Products company golf tournament this past Saturday. Instead of working in the yard like I usually do, it was nice to take the day off and dig in someone else’s yard – that’s a jab at my divot taking when I golf. During the tournament I had to take a break – much to the relief of my team mates – to do an interview on the Homefront with Don Zeman radio show. I don’t think my teammates missed me since I wasn’t contributing all that much.It was a lot of fun to participate in the show. Don, the host, recently purchased an 8x10 Lifetime shed to replace his existing shed. I guess I shouldn’t name the brand of shed he was replacing, but let’s just say it was maid out of rubber and he didn’t like it. He had a lot of complements about our s... More

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Scarecrows in Our Halls
If you were walking down the halls of Lifetime's world-headquarters in Clearfield, you would notice something a little out of the ordinary-- Scarecrows lining the walls in many of our buildings.Not your average scarecrows... some have one eye, and others are missing important scarecrow features (other than being more cute than scary). There's a story behind them, and what they represent to those who walk down these halls frequently. After nearly 25 years in Northern Utah, Lifetime Products enjoys longstanding relationships withthe local community, and participates in a variety of local events and causes. Just down the street fromLifetime's Clearfield facility andour world-wide headquarters, is the South Clearfield Elementary School. Lifetimehas partnered with theschool on various programs, and they even proudly display a ban...
Win A $300 Lifetime Store Gift Certificate!
This giveaway has ended. Ho! Ho! Ho! 'Tis the giving season. Eariler today on our Facebook page, we challenged you to help us gain 50 new Facebook fans in just a few hours. We saidwe'd reciprocate by giving away not just one, but two prizes this month. Unfortunately, we didn't reach our new fan goal today. But, like I said before, it's the giving season. So in the true spirit of giving, we've decided that, despite our unmet challenge, this month we'll giveaway not one...not two... but three (3)gift certificates redeemable online in the Lifetime Store! The first random winner will receive a $300 gift certificate, the second will receive a $150 gift certificate, and the third random winner will receive a $50 gift certificate. We know you have lots of people on your gift list to shop for this holiday, and surely at least one ...
Rich Snippets: Coming Soon to a Search Engine Near You!
Search engines not only display content, they spider web pages, gathering information from your pages, then re-work all that information into a listing that searchers see when they're looking for stuff -- and the cycle is complete. When a person goes to a search engine they have a good idea of what theyre looking for (otherwise they'll be on StumbleUpon, right?). With millions of search results being found and displayed, sometimes it's hard for people to find what they're looking for among all those results. To help combat that, Google is trying to show searchers more information about their search results. Information about information? That sounds a lot like meta-data! Yes, yes it does! Here at Lifetime, we're starting to roll out web pages that will take advantage of Google's "Rich Snippits" to get more information...