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New - Wake Up Your Way Light & Alarm Clock!

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Sleep – something we need but not often something we always get enough of. According to the National Institutes of Health, getting enough sleep is imperative to brain function, physical health and your overall emotional well-being. Help yourself fall asleep peacefully and wake up gradually with the OttLite Wake Up Your Way Light & Alarm Clock!  Ready To Greet The DaySet your Wake Up Your Way profile so you can wake up to 6 nature sounds (birds, running water, chimes, harp, waves [Read More...]

Categories: Health and Wellness



Thanksgiving Embroidery & Appliqué Hoop

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When we did our What Inspires interview for this month with Beverly McCullough, we spoke to her about her love of embroidery.  Beverly generously offered to create a Thanksgiving embroidery pattern just for OttLite and we thought it would make a great craft!  Beverly has made a corresponding pattern that she posted on her blog Flamingo Toes so be sure to check it out. Materials 7” wood embroidery hoop 10” x 10” fabric for background Felt or fabric for the pieces of the turkey [Read More...]

Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts Holiday Crafts



What Inspires Beverly McCullough - Vintage Craft Lover

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(Photos courtesy of FlamingoToes.com) A former graphic and web designer, Beverly McCullough enjoys a wide variety of crafts including home décor, embroidery, crochet and sewing.  Taking all those loves, Beverly created the blog Flamingo Toes which she says she wants to “be a FUN place”.  Learn more about Beverly, her love of antiques and how OttLite lamps help her see while she's working.  How did you get started crafting? I started when I was little. My mom sewed a lot of our clothes.  It was [Read More...]

Tags: crafting crochet Embroidery Flamingo Toes OttLite sewing What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts



Carving & Decorating a Craft Pumpkin for Halloween

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Do you love carved pumpkins but either don’t want to deal with the mess of a real pumpkin or (like me) live in a hot climate where if you did carve a pumpkin it wouldn’t last more than 6 days?  Well you can still enjoy pumpkin carving and decoration – with a craft pumpkin!  Craft pumpkins come in a variety of sizes and colors which gives you many options.  We carved and drew on our craft pumpkins and here's how we did it:Materials ·  Craft Pumpkin(s) (Michaels has a great selection)·  Pumpkin [Read More...]

Categories: DIY Crafts LED Lamps Holiday Crafts



Introducing the Ultimate 3-in-1 Craft Lamp

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September is National Sewing Month. To celebrate, OttLite is highlighting our newest floor lamp, the Ultimate 3-in-1 Craft Lamp. An updated version of our 3-in-1 Craft Lamp, the Ultimate 3-in-1 Craft Lamp is a versatile magnifying lamp that converts from floor lamp to a table lamp or a clamp-on lamp depending on what works best for you. Product Manager Kelly Martelli has worked at OttLite for over 11 years and has helped bring a wide variety of OttLite lamps to market. We spoke with her about [Read More...]

Tags: 3-in-1 Lamp Clamp-on Lamp Crafting Light desk lamp floor lamp LED Magnifying Light natural daylight lamp OttLite OttLite Lamps Standing Lamp Standing LED Lamps Task Lamp
Categories: Magnification Lamps Needle Arts LED Lamps



Sewing A Homemade Baby Blanket

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There’s not much more exciting than a new baby! New babies need lots of things, including plenty of blankets. Blankets are also great for new moms to keep in the car or diaper bag – you never know when baby will need to be changed or take a nap! I found a great tutorial online from Sugglebug University on how to make a baby blanket with handles.  I had a friend who had just had a baby so, with a few slight modifications from the original pattern, I decided to try my hand at sewing one [Read More...]

Tags: baby baby blanket baby gift blog craft DIY Homemade OttLite sewing
Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts



What Inspires Terri Nelms - Wood Sign Maker

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(Photos courtesy of Terri Nelms)With a full-time job during the day, creating and selling signs for the Oconee Sign Shack at night and a family to take care of, Terri Nelms is a busy lady who loves what she does.  Find out what inspires Terri when she’s making her signs, how she decided to start her own business and why her OttLite lamp makes a difference while she’s working.  How did you get started in woodworking? We moved into our forever home last April and my husband built me a wood [Read More...]

Tags: LED Crane Oconee Sign Shack Painted Signs Pallet Signs Wood Sign
Categories: What Inspires LED Lamps



Guest Blog - Crocheted Can Cozy by Moogly

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OttLite Ambassador Tamara Kelly is this month's guest blogger.  The creator of the crochet blog Moogly, Tamara shares with us a pattern to make a Crafty Hanging Can Cozy.  A great way to upcycle old cans and also get organized for back to school, this pattern is simple and helps to brighten up your supplies! Take it away Tamara . . . What have I been crafting under my OttLite? The Crafty Hanging Can Cozy! It's a fun craft that combines crochet, paper, washi tape, and recycling... and can help [Read More...]

Tags: blog crafting crochet crocheting Lion Brand Yarns Moogly OttLite recycle upcycle
Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts



6 Tips For Healthier Eyes from Dr. Gannon of the Low Vision Institute

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Dr. Marc Gannon OD, FAAO has been working to help people improve their vision for over 40 years.  Dr. Gannon gives us 6 simple tips to help keep your eyes healthy throughout your life. 1. Relax Your Brain "The main reason we blink is to rest the brain.  A lot of people think that we're blinking to try to spread tears across our eyes to maintain lubrication but we really blink to give the brain a rest. Even better is if you close your eyes for 30 to 60 seconds every 15 to 20 minutes to give the [Read More...]

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Categories: Health and Wellness



What Inspires Kody Miller - Tattoo Artist

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(Images courtesy of Kody Miller)Kody Miller has had a love for tattoos since he was a small child. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Kody currently owns Hand and Dagger Tattoo where he and his team create a variety of tattoos for customers. Learn more about how Kody found out about tattoos, some interesting requests he’s received and how his OttLite helps him create this centuries-old form of art. When did you become interested in being a tattoo artist and how long have you been doing it? I [Read More...]

Tags: Body Art Kody Miller OttLite Tattoo Art Tattoo Artist Tattoo Lamps Tattoo Shop Lamps Tattoos What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires


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