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In most of the United States composting season is almost over -- or is it? Believe it or not, composting season just started! Just started you say? Yes! Okay, what do I mean by that? Well, think about it... the gardening season is winding down in my neck of the woods. All I've got left are cold-weather crops, and some unharvested potatoes, carrots, and red beets. We'll come back to those in a little bit.  All the other plants -- the tomatoes, the potatoes, the herbs -- have wilted with the frost. There's a lot of dead material to compost as you clean out your garden and prepare it for winter. That's why I say it's just the beginning of the composting season -- but there's a catch and a few things to look out for. Composting, as you well know, takes a certain amount of heat. Winter, as you also know, is relati... More

I love the autumn. The trees are changing colors, the heat of summer is gone. The garden is growing "cool weather crops" again. And, BackyardsInc.com (the website for the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store) just got a major overhaul! Okay, honestly, why should you care about us re-releasing one of our websites? Simply put, we make our websites for you! In this revision of the site, we started from the ground-up, building the site with ASP.NET MVC2, HTML5, CSS3, and even a custom JqueryUI theme thrown in. All this equates to a faster website that takes less time to load, can display more information in a much more timely fashion, and takes advantages of all the current standards on the web. Product videos, buy online links, and even assembly instructions are now available at your finger tips. Don't take my word ... More

BuyLifetime.com, Lifetime's Official Online Store, has been doing business for many years, letting customers (like you!) buy direct for the manufacturer. Over the years as technology has changed, our product catalog has gotten larger, and even more information has been added about our products — all to help you find the information that you want before making a purchase — we even have product videos online for you. We've built the site with standards in mind, which has let our site work on a wide variety of web browsers and operating systems. And then everything changed!! People started getting cell phones with the Internet on them! Luckily for us, these devices generally came with up-to-date web browsers (the Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad; and phones powered by Android). Our site looked pretty ... More

Notice anything different around here today? Yep, we gave ourselves a facelift!  We've been working hard over the last few months to move this blog from a boxed program to our own admin site for a bunch of backend technical reasons that I won't bother to bore you with.  More important to you is that, in the process, we also overhauled our look!  It may not be with Botox or hair color, but even blogs need a makeover every now and then. We started by changing up our look to give it a lighter feel.  We wanted to make it easier for you to read and quickly see teasers of several posts at once.  Want to know who writes for our blog?  With our new blogger profile section, it's easy for you to see who we each are and what we write about most of the time.  We've also changed up the way we've categor... More

Have you checked out the Lifetime website lately?  At Lifetime, we're constantly looking for ways to improve our online experiences for you!  Just this week, we updated and added several new pages to www.lifetime.com to help you learn more about Lifetime and its products.  So, what's new? Well... Tips and SolutionsYes, we've always had this page of useful articles, tips, and other ideas that involve our many products, but  we recently changed the layout to make it easier to find these great ideas.  You'll now find all of the articles on easy-to-view tabs categorized by celebration, inspiration, organization, and recreation.  Inside each tab, we added handy thumbnail photos to help you quickly see what the article is about.  Plus, all of the timely articles for each curre... More

We at Lifetime Products are proud to announce our all-new video library!  We have been busy working to produce Lifetime product videos for nearly all of our products.  These videos are a great way to help you better understand the products and check them out before you buy, especially if you are ordering online and have not seen a product in person. The videos allow you to view the product from all angles and see the various features in action. Our video library is growing every day and with about 200 product offerings, more are certainly on the way!  You will soon start seeing these new product videos pop up on a lot of the websites that sell our products, including in the Lifetime Online Store, costco.com, samsclub.com, competitiveedgeproducts.com, ... More

I'm sure you remember that I'm the "technical guy" that blogs about geeky stuff, right? Here's another one of those geeky posts, so if you're looking for Thanksgiving Tips or something along those lines, this isn't the article for you. If, however, you'd like to see some of the nuts and bolts that make Lifetime Products the company that it is, you might just enjoy the read. Lifetime Products recently made the switch to Microsoft Exchange 2010. For those of you who don’t know, Exchange is Microsoft’s “Swiss Army Knife” server application. It’s an email host with LDAP & contact capabilities, it handles schedules and calendars, tasks and to-do lists, voice messaging, fax, unified messaging, syncing to Windows Phones (formerly known as Windows Mobile, formerly known as Pocket PC) and iPhones, an... More

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Outdoor Retailer Wrap-up
Another year of Outdoor Retailer (OR) has come and gone. For those of you who dont know what OR is, it is the largest outdoor industry trade show in the whole world! It is held in our backyard in downtown Salt Lake City. This year, we also had the industry Demo Day in our backyard as well because it was moved from Jordenelle Reservoir to Pineview Reservoir in Ogden Valley! We spent all day on the beautiful banks of Pineview paddling and talking to folks from all over the world. We were super busy and had tons of people stop by to give our boats a test run! What a day! After Demo Day, the indoor show begins. We spend months preparing and designing both our booth and new kayaks to unveil at the show. This year we went all out, even more than we have in the past. We showcased all of the kayaks in our lineup at the Outdoor Retai...
Enjoy the World Cup this weekend! GOAL!!!
Who will win the 2014 World Cup Final? Germany is the favorite to beat Argentina Sunday, but if you have ever watched arguably the best soccer player in the world, Lionel Messi for Argentina, Im not so sure. I personally wouldn't bet against a team that includes Messi. It would be like betting against the Chicago Bulls teams when Michael Jordan was still playing. With soccer and the MLS becoming more popular in the U.S.A., the World Cup this year has been a big deal in America (Did you see all the fans at Grant Park in Chicago?). The U.S. teams first World Cup match, a 2-1 victory, was ESPNs most w...