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This contest has ended! Surprise!  We just finished our March contest last week, and here we are again already announcing April's contest.  We have a good reason for starting so soon…it's a Spring contest!  Ok, really it's Spring and/or Easter. This month we're giving prizes to two winners...and that's not an April Fool's Day joke!   So, time to put on your creative hat and show us your own favorite homemade Spring/Easter craft.  It can be any sort of craft…paint it, sew it, stuff it….make it for you, make it for kids…hang it on a door, or put it on your table.  We don't care what type of craft it is, just as long as it's original, creative, and related to Spring and/or Easter. This contest is reader’s choice. After the ent... More

A few weeks ago, my husband's squadron hosted their annual Chili Cook-Off. Our chili cook-off is simply an excuse for a fun get-together.  But, a lunchtime chili cook-off contest is also a popular way to brew up some extra fundraising money for your organization. Follow these simple tips and your fundraiser will be easy as banging a pot. Find Your CooksMake a sign-up sheet for people to participate in the cook-off.  If you are going to invite the public or other organizations to attend, consider recruiting local politicians and business leaders to make a pot of their favorite chili. Find Your JudgesIf you are keeping your contest within your workplace, simply draw names out of a hat to pick impartial judges.  If you are hosting a more public event, ask well-known community leaders to lend a hand, or actu... More

About a week ago, six of our Lifetime employees (mostly Engineers and Information Technicians) volunteered to help judge the Weber School District Science Fair. The two-day fair took place at Weber State University with more than 700 students ranging from sixth to twelfth grade. Judges reviewed the exhibits and interviewed students on their use of scientific thought, methods, visual appearance and creativity.Categories included: Behavioral Studies, Botany, Chemistry, Earth & Space, Energy & Transportation, Engineering & Computer Science, Environmental, Medicine & Health, Microbiology, Physics & Math and Zoology. The fair brought in an average of 200 to 300 people which included parents, college students and the general public. Each of the judges had fun learning about the different subjects from how safe... More

Last week, I had the honor of traveling to Xiamen, China, to show our factory and new EcoHousing Initiative to Jon Huntsman Jr., previous governor of Utah and current Ambassador to China. The tour of our Xiamen facility was well organized and I could not be more pleased with the way things turned out. A bit of history. In 2008, we opened a wholly-owned and operated facility in Xiamen, China. This means we have tight control over product quality. This is a huge distinction and big advantage over imitation "Lifetime" products made in China by other companies. By having our own manufacturing facility overseas, we can be more globally competitive and more effectively and profitably manage our international sales and distribution to the more than 52 countries we sell products to worldwide. Being wholly-owned also means the facili... More

Happy 2010!  I hope you had a fun and relaxing holiday season.  Now, it's time to face those infamous New Year's Resolutions.  According to CNNhealth.com, about 100 million Americans make New Year's resolutions with their top goals being: save money, lose weight, and develop healthy habits. Well, here at Lifetime Products, we've made a few New Year's Resolutions of our own.  And, good news -  our New Year's Resolutions are going to help YOU meet those most popular resolutions! So…drum roll please…. starting in February 2010, we are making a resolution to host monthly - yes, I said monthly - contests so you can win FREE products from Lifetime!  We'll be announcing the contests and details right here on this blog.  The ways to en... More

1. The HostessKnow a woman who has a knack for hosting dashing parties?  Lend her an extra hand and give her the Lifetime 4-Foot Adjustable Height Table.  This table is a hostess’ dream.  It’s lightweight so she can easily set it up in advance by herself.  Use it at the table height for extra adult dining space, set it at its lowest height for the kiddie table at family gatherings or birthday parties, or use it at the tall buffet height for a convenient and portable serving table.  2.  The Craft QueenShe can sew, she can scrapbook, she can arrange flowers, she can paint…you name it and she can make it.  Give her a Lifetime 5-Foot Fold-in-Half Table and she’ll call it Craft Central Station.  This table has just the right amount of room to spread out all of ... More

Lifetime just launched something really cool that I couldn't wait to tell you about....The Lifetime Space Planner!  It's a FREE online tool that helps you, well, simply put....plan your space.  You can use it to plan any room or space - plot the perfect spot for your new Lifetime shed in the backyard, or plan a folding table arrangement in your living room for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast for your entire family.  This tool is great because you can plan layouts for practically any space - banquet halls,  offices, backyards, inside a shed,  dining rooms, you name it.  Simply enter your dimensions and you're good to go!  Almost all of Lifetime's products are entered, just click the picture to add it to your plan.  Plus,  it has everything you can imagine to make your layout realis... More

Hope you had a fun and safe Halloween this year.  We sure did!  My kiddos were the perfect age this year to really enjoy it.  Of course, I wouldn't being doing my doting mommy duty if I didn't brag about how cute my kiddos looked.  Personally, I think they were the cutest costumes I saw...maybe just slightly prejudice, I know.  :)  My two-year-old daughter went as Minnie Mouse and my 6-year-old son was R2DT from Star Wars.  At first I figured R2D2 would be easy to find since Star Wars is so popular right now.  What I didn't realize is that R2D2 is not in the new movies and cartoons.  Tons of Stormtroopers and Darth Vadar costumes were readily available, but leave it to us to pick the one character for which a costume doesn't exist.  Luckily, my son LOVES to... More

My husband and I made the big leap a about a month ago.  We bought iPhones.  I have to say, as reserved as I was about making a jump to such a trendy gadget of which I thought I wouldn’t really need, I LOVE it!  It is soooo user friendly and the voice control feature is astonishing.  It is so cool to do a Google search just by talking to your phone, then simply tap the phone number Google pulls up to call the place you were trying to find... or tap the Google map to get GPS directions!  Amazing. But, of course, we couldn’t just simply purchase iPhones and be done.  Oh, no.  Naturally, we had to find snazzy cases, too.  After running around to more than five different stores, I narrowed my choice down to the Speck Candy Shell and the iFrogz Luxe.  I loved the fun two-to... More

Wanna earn some money and Lifetime folding tables for your religious organization? Check out the new Spirited Fundraiser Grants program that Lifetime is sponsoring! Not-for-profit religious organizations are invited to submit their best and/or most unique fundraising tactics for a chance to win a $1000 check. Oh, and some Lifetime products, of course! Hmmm, how about four 6’ Lifetime folding tables and 16 Lifetime folding chairs in addition to the cashola? Yep, those could sure come in handy! I know what you're probably thinking, "I never win anything." Well, guess what? A total of seven grants will be awarded! How's that for some uplifting news? Entries must be submitted before October 30, 2009! So, hurry and check out all the details at www.lifetime.com. More

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Lifetime's CFO Named a Utah CFO of the Year
We have great news! Mark Whiting, chief financial officer of Lifetime Products Inc, was named a CFO of the Year in the June issue of Utah Business Magazine (read all about it).Whiting was recognized for his 22-year contribution in building a recession-proof company, and a company that has become an international player in the sporting goods and outdoor products industry. The first time youmeet Mark Whiting, youare surprised by his genuine warmth.He laughs often, listens attentively, andusually refers to himself as a bean-counter. When asked about being nominated for the Utah Business CFO of the Year Award, he bursts into laughter (I experienced that one myself).Though hewould not say he deserves this award, the growing numbers speak for themselves Last year, Lifetime: Experienced an annual revenue higher than any record...
Lifetime Kids Picnic Table Gets New Shape
Remember being young and banned to the kiddie table at family gatherings?Now with our new table, you are going to wish you were still a kid. The new Lifetime Kids Oval Picnic Table takes all the creative features of our adult-sized tables easy to clean, lightweight, folding for storage and miniaturizes it. After all, what kid doesn'twant to have stuffjust like Mom and Dad's? The Kids Oval Picnic Table folds completely flat for storage. And, don't worry, moms - it looks nice so it will wont distract from the hours spent on making the perfect table setting. We have been using our kids picnic table a lot at our house. It goes easily from the indoors to outdoors. Because its made of the same material as our adult picnic tables, we let the kids color on it or do their finger paint projects. Its easy to clean once their attenti...
In Honor of Earth Day, We’re Offering $20 Off Lifetime Composters
Earth Day is the time to reflect on that popular mantra: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.Lifetime composters arean ideal way to put this popular mantra into practice. So just in time for your Earth Day celebration, we are offering$20 off the regular price of any Lifetime Composter inthe Lifetime Online Store. Witha Lifetime Composter, you can reduce your yard clippings and vegetable waste from kitchen scraps by recycling those ingredients into a rich, nutritious fertilizer that you can reuse in your gardens. Making your own compost is the perfect way to cut back on landfill waste while directly giving back to the environment. Responsible stewardship of our environment is what Earth Day is all about.This international holiday was startedback on April 22, 1970, and concerned citizens around the globe have beencelebrating the purpose of...