Did you know that an estimated 2.5 million people go to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City each year? That’s roughly twice the population of Hawaii, and all these people are standing on the same street in New York City at the same time to watch the parade. That’s a lot of people all hoping to get front row spots for the festivities! Because there’s such limited front-row space, people show up 3 or 4 hours before the parade starts to get the best views, which means a lot of time standing and waiting. This year, to make the morning more relaxing, we decided to bring Lifetime Chairs to some of these people who were anticipating the start of the parade. That way, they could have a comfortable place to sit and rest their feet while getting a great view of all the floats, dancers and b... More

Since it’s been over a week since I last blogged, you’re probably hoping that building our shed really didn’t really take this long!  Don’t worry, it didn’t.  I just haven’t had a chance to sit down and write about it amidst all of our Thanksgiving festivities, preparations for family visiting, and Christmas decorating. As you’ll recall, after almost a full day’s work, we finally had our ground leveled and our wood platform built for our shed.  We strategically planned to build our 8’x5’ Lifetime shed on Veteran’s Day since Mike would have the day off, but the kids would both be in preschool.  We were under a ticking time clock– five hours of uninterrupted, kid-free work time.  Hopefully, we could build the shed before it rained ... More

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Keep Your Receipt - Long After The Holidays Are Over!
If you're like me, you've been shopping up a storm this past month and have acquired enough receipts to wallpaper a room. I'll hang on to them for a few weeks after Christmas just in case something is broken, doesn't fit, etc. But, once I see everything is good to go, I usually shred the receipt unless it is a big ticket item or electronic device. Here's a friendly holiday tip: if the product has a warranty, don't throw away the receipt! I learned this lesson the hard way. About two years ago I purchased a Lifetime 4' fold-in-half adjustable height table as a gift for my mom. As a former employee of Lifetime, I was obviously familiar with the strength and durability of Lifetime tables and had seen first-hand the outstanding manufacturing process. However, I also should have known that, unfortunately, even the highest quality...
Lifetime Acquires Emotion Kayaks, Creates Water Sports Category
Hold onto your paddles kayak fans because we have some news that is really going to make some waves! As you know, last year Lifetime started manufacturing kayaks and paddleboards. This new product line has been a tremendous success for us and an area where we've seen lots of consumer interest and demand. Today, we are excited to tell you that you can expect to see even more Lifetime kayak models on the market very soon! Why? Because Lifetime has acquired the assets of Pennsylvania-based Emotion Kayaks. Lifetime has agreed to purchase all of Emotion Kayaks assets, including its intellectual property, trademark portfolio, manufacturing equipment, inventory and its retailer contracts. What does that mean to you? Now, kayak products previously distributed by Emotion Kayaks will be manufactured at Lifetimes headquarters and manuf...
Recreational Kayaking is Fun and Safe For the Family
Recreational kayaking is a fun and safe way for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors. Many people are a little apprehensive when they hear the word "kayaking." They imagine people dropping off of 20 foot waterfalls and paddling through big wavy rapids. But that isnt the only way to kayak. In fact, the largest segment of kayaking is within the recreational sector. What is recreational kayaking? Recreational kayaking refers to paddling on flat water lakes, bays, slow-moving calm river ways, and calm oceans. No rapids involved! Flat-water paddling is a safe way to enjoy the water. Another misconception about kayaking is the Eskimo roll, which is another aspect of kayaking that only applies to whitewater or sea kayaking. Recreational kayaks are not meant to roll and they are not designed to keep you inside if you should flip y...