Ecological gardening is on the rise. More gardeners are growing vegetables, fruits and herbs organically. People are trying to use less harmful pesticides on their lawns, and there’s an increasing awareness of the role invasive plants, water conservation, and energy consumption play in the garden and our environment. Sustainable gardening practices are making it easier for home gardeners to grow edibles, trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns effectively while reducing the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. While there are many new products on the market to help gardeners grow plants more ecologically, many of the sustainable gardening practices are about following common sense. Here are some practices to try in your garden: Grow a Diversity of Plants—Growing a wide variety of plants in your yard will create a... More

Are there homeless storage items piling up in your driveway? Lawn and garden equipment taking over your patio? If your yard is giving you claustrophobia, it’s time to consider investing in an outdoor storage shed. With Lifetime’s 7 ft. shed, you get the quality of a Lifetime shed for a low, affordable price—42 sq.ft for under $1000! The wonderful thing about a Lifetime shed is that you get a durable, attractive shed that requires very low maintenance—no painting, no staining. Unlike wooden or metal sheds, a Lifetime shed will not splinter, fade, crack, or rust. For regular cleanings, just grab your garden hose and spray it down! We offer the new Lifetime 7 ft shed in two different models. The 60014 comes with one window and no shelving, while the 60042 comes with two windows,... More

Happy Easter!  I hope you are enjoying this beautiful, special day.  Yesterday we finally managed to find time to let the kids dye Easter eggs… just in time for the Easter bunny to hide them this morning.    My kids had been begging me to do this for days so I knew they were going to be wound up and over-anxious for the activity.  I wasn't too keen on the thought of dye possibly getting spilled on my kitchen rug.  So, since the weather was absolutely gorgeous, I grabbed my Lifetime Personal Table and egg dyeing supplies and we headed outside where messes are always welcome. I placed the little cups of dye on the kids' picnic table and I set my Lifetime Personal Table at the lowest height right next to the picnic table to hold the rest of the supplies so the kids would have pl... More

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Tables Are Garage Sale Must!
Earlier this summer, we had a garage sale. We had a lot of junk treasures, to clean out. I was excited about the prospect of making a good chunk of change based on a few of our "big" objects and the oodles of infant gear and kids' clothes, which are always hot garage sale items. But, I knew that presentation was the key to getting more things sold. The neater my "treasures" were displayed, the quicker and better they would sell. We have annual garage sales so I've somewhat perfected my strategies over the years. I usually try to arrange things similar to a mini-store with all like-items placed together. Normally, I have enough table space simply by putting a big piece of plywood on top of our sawhorses, and setting up my card table and Lifetime 4'x2' table. I also always use my Lifetime Personal Table for my separate cash ta...
Santa's Secret Shed
Shhhhhh. Don't tell my kids. The other day I talked with Santa at the mall and he informed me he is bringing my little girl a play kitchen. I'm so excited, she's going to love it! However, Santa was a bit concerned because the box is so big. He was worried that with such a big box he may not be able to fit everything in his sleigh on Christmas Eve. So, he asked if there was any possible way he could deliver the present early and hide it at our house until Christmas Eve when he'll put it under the tree. Yikes! At first I thought there was no possible way I'd be able to hide a present that large at our house. WAIT! Ding, ding! I just remembered the new Lifetime shed that we built in our backyard. It'san8'x5' shedso it has plenty of room to hide a play kitchen box. However, my son does likes to play in there sometimes and pret...
Final Four
One and Done. That's what is so exciting about March Madness. The performances you never forget are just that. If you've watched even a minute of tournament basketball in your life, you have those memories. Often the Final Four Teams are not the best teams in America. But in my house, that's okay. Why? We tend to follow the Cinderella stories and rooting for the underdog has become a family tradition. The Wichita State Shockers are that team stunning March and making it to Atlanta to play the #1 team in the tournament: Louisville. Will the clock turn midnight before Wichita State can finish their run? Who knows. But I know my family and I will be glued to the TV hoping for that Cinderella story to end happily ever after. Want to have your own Final Four fun? Check out our basketball page on Lifetime.com and pick up your o...