Like 7,742,484 other people, I follow NBC's The Office on Facebook and I'm a big fan of the show. Last night's tear-jerker was a great way to say goodbye to the Michael Scott we have come to love, and begin to close their seventh season. As part of the usual Thursday night ritual, I was curled up on the couch with a bowl of dinner and my favorite throw. I think I speak for all "Office Fans" at Lifetime when I say I was SO EXCITED to see Michael Scott missing basketball shots on a Lifetime basketball hoop!   As Steve Carrell tossed the ball behind his shoulder, saying "catch you guys on the flippity flip!" he constantly shot toward a portable Lifetime basketball hoop... until he finally made it. It must have been a fun shot to produce, ... More

A few weeks ago my little girl turned 4 years old. We celebrated with a Tinkerbell themed party at our house. The birthday girl loved the Tinkerbell cake I made, and the other party girls were thrilled with the handmade Tinkerbell fairy skirts I hid in the trees for them and the sparkle pixie dust I sprayed on each of them.  But, despite my best fairy efforts, the true hit of the party was the bouncy castle that my husband decided we "absolutely needed" to rent at very the last minute. Sigh. He was right, the kids (and some adults) jumped non-stop. If you've never rented a bouncy castle, these things are huge… and heavy!  When they loaded it into our truck at the rental facility, they actually used a forklift.  Unfortunately, we don't have the luxury of a forklift at our house. ... More

What better way to spend Earth Day than purchasing a wheelbarrow to tidy up your own personal environment? If you're ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work, you'll be happy to hear that we're offering 10% off the Heavy-Duty Lifetime Wheelbarrow and the Lifetime Yard Cart at our online Lifetime Store.  Two wheels are better than one! Lifetime engineers have improved on the traditional wheelbarrow design by using two wheels in place of one. This addition, as well as the extra-wide wheel base and low center of gravity, provide ultimate load stability; distributing 85% of the load weight to the wheels and only 15% to you, the operator! Customers say they appreciate the easy manuverability, awesome balance, and tapered front. Read the reviews to see what else customers are ... More

This giveaway has ended.  Spring is here and Earth Day is this Friday, April 22!  What a great time to get outside and start planting your garden.  If you follow us regularly, you know we've been sharing a lot about our new Lifetime Raised Garden Bed Kits on this blog lately.  We've even shared a few video reviews of the product from people who have seen them in the stores and others who have tried them already.  These cool new Raised Garden Bed Kits are getting talked about quite a bit on our Facebook page.  Why all the talk?  Because this 4'x4' bed allows you to set up an entire garden in less than one hour! And, it includes an early start enclosure kit to turn the bed into a greenhouse.  Needless to say, they are quickly becoming a very popular product.   In some... More

A few weeks ago we unveiled our silver anniversary logo.  Lifetime Products and the first ever quickly adjustable basketball hoop are turning 25 this year… and it's time to celebrate! We have lots of fun things in store for you to create some "hoopla" around this milestone!  What better way to get this party started than by giving away 25 Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoops?  Wow, did I really just say that?  Yes!  25 hoops!  Giving them away…as in FREE! Lifetime Products patented the first quick to adjust basketball hoop in 1986.  It may be a simple idea, but this invention revolutionized the residential basketball hoop industry because it allowed people of all ages, heights, and skill levels to play on the same hoop, in their driveway.  The instant it hit store shelves,... More

Bar codes help make life easier from manufacturing all the way through the supply chain, and up to the check-out register. While you're shopping for products, you can look for better deals and more information by scanning traditional UPCs with your phone, an app, and an internet connection. Pretty cool, right? Something new that you may have seen cropping up on billboards, articles, advertisements, and even product displays and packaging is a new kind of bar code, a 2D barcode.  These new 2D barcodes are also called a QR code which is short for quick response. UPCs are a 1D (one-dimensional) type of bar code. Traditionally, a laser is used to illuminate a thin stripe across the barcode. A 2D barcode contains multiple lines of information and require multiple lasers to read. Since not many of us carry lasers around in o... More

A few months ago we told you about our newest lawn and garden product - the Lifetime Raised Garden Kits.   We are thrilled to tell you they are quickly becoming a very popular product!  These 4'x4' kits provide a full garden setup in less than one hour of easy do-it-yourself assembly with no tools required.  But, a lot of you may still be wondering if they are really that easy to assemble and if they really work.  Well, wonder no more!  If you're a loyal reader of this blog, you may be familiar with our fellow Geekstyle blogger, Joe.  It turns out that not only does Joe get geeky with techy things, but he also gets geeky about going green, too!  A few weeks ago, we gave Joe a Lifetime Raised Garden Kit to review and use on his personal green/gardening website called PathTo... More

 
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Garage Clean Out
Have you ever seen a garage that is so jam-packed with boxes and other stuff that theres no room to park a car in there? Wait. . .did I just describe your garage? In Arizona, where Ive lived for the last seven years, basements and attics are a rarity, which leaves the garage as the sole storage place. Not surprisingly, we see a lot of cars parked in the driveway! But it doesnt have to be that way. Assuming that you would LIKE to be able to park your car in your garage, let me ask you a few questions: Whats in your garage? A lot of things that end up in our garage are there because we just didnt have the courage to keep walking them to the curb. Look around. What do you see? To get a really good idea of what you have, group like items; for example, lawn and garden, camping equipment, holiday decorations, etc. Would you rath...
Will It Tip? Testing the Stability of a Lifetime Manta Kayak
In my last blog post, I showed you how a tandem Lifetime Manta Kayak compares in size to other kayaks. Today, I want to show you a little about the stability of this kayak. Last month my family tested the Manta Kayak for several days on Lake Erie. When I say family, I mean everyoneme, my husband, my kids, my nieces, my brother, my uncles, and my mom and dad. As you can see in the photos, we paddled the Manta in pretty much every weight combination and seating combination possible. The Lifetime Manta Kayak has a 500lb weight capacity and we tested it to its limits. We paddled it with one person, two people, three people and even four people! And, guess what? It didn't tip!The Lifetime Manta Kayak,orYellow Bananaas we now call it,is unbelievably stable. Even when one person would get on or off the kayak with others still sittin...
Dare We Hope?
Today, here in Utah, its warm and sunny. Buds on my flowers and trees are starting to emerge. Snow is harder and harder to find. Dare we hope that Spring has arrived? I love being outside, and look forward to preparing the yard for summertime. Part of that preparation for me this year is getting a new table for the deck. Our previous table was given to us and we learned the hard way that it isnt snow and water friendly. Basically the table top is sitting in a heap of rubble on the deck. My wife and I like to hide from the kids and have breakfast outside. So I think this year I am going to get the Lifetime Bistro Set. If you havent seen this yet, its pretty nice. Made from Polystyrene, which is a type of plastic that looks like wood, this table is definitely snow and water friendly. It comes with a table and two chairs. Sin...