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The Search For Sunny Goodness

Posted by Marissa

Our team had an absolute blast putting together this film parody trailer "The Search For Sunny Goodness." We were inspired by all the customers who have told us that sometimes finding OttLite's in their favorite stores can be a bit of a challenge. This idea morphed into a quest type vibe and who better to go on a quest than everyone's favorite "brave adventurer."We hope you enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it! Special thanks to our friends at Michaels! Also, a shout out to our [Read More...]

Tags: OttLite Quest Sunny Goodness Tulip
Categories: Video



Back To School Sweepstakes

Posted by Marissa

I must admit I find myself scratching my head and wondering where the summer went. The good news is that your friends at OttLite have cooked up a fun "Back To School Sweepstakes" with a lot of great scholastic prizes.No purchase is necessary and you have until Sunday September 10th to sign up. What have you got to loose? Check it out! [Read More...]

Tags: back to school OttLite Sweepstakes



Ready. Set. School!

Posted by Marissa

SCHOOL IS STARTING!Here in beautiful Tampa Bay, it's time again to say goodbye to summer and hello to a new school year!If your kids are not too excited about starting back to school, here's a fun treat to let them make and take during those first few days of chaos, new schedules, new friends, etc...We made these graham cracker treats, but  put an easier spin on them...  This photo is from One Pretty Thing's site...(Rachel does a great job finding all kinds of ideas on the blogosphere ..thanks [Read More...]

Tags: back to school Easy Kid Projects Easy Snacks



Nerd Vision, or, How I Learned to Love Not Having Glasses

Posted by Autumn

I always wanted glasses. Glasses made people look smart. It’s like kids who think smoking is cool (which it’s NOT). I thought kids who wore glasses were smarter than kids who didn’t. All the smart kids on television wore glasses. I mean, Velma solved 99.9% of the mysteries on Scooby Doo. And what was her accessory of choice?It sure as heck wasn’t a wimpy ascot.Last year, in an attempt to have a more total-body approach to health, I saw the optometrist for the first time. Memories of eye exams in [Read More...]

Tags: cartoons childhood health vision



"Like a Surgeon" Fly Tying With OttLite

Posted by Marissa

I've said it once, and I will say it again...it is such a blast to learn about all the unique ways people are using OttLite's to do what they love longer. This week we were sent a video from Tim Flagler, in NJ, who uses his OttLite to create unique and detailed fly ties. Although fly tying is not my area of expertise, while watching this video, I marveled at the craftsmanship of what Tim was doing. It truly is an art form. Tim Flagler says that if you want to be a great fly tier, you need to [Read More...]

Tags: fishing Flex Arm Plus Lamp fly tying OttLite task lighting
Categories: Video



Beauty Blog: Eyebrow Tips

Posted by Marissa

I admit it, I'm guilty of a bit of an eyebrow fixation. Even as I write this I can picture my patient husband shaking his head at me as I tell him that my un-kept eyebrows are making me feel and look like a muppet. Cue a barrage of eyebrow horror stories like the time I was going to a wedding and got a huge burn blister on my eyebrow from too hot wax (gah!) or the time my eyebrow "stylist" created a monster by making my brows so thin & high that  I looked frozen in a surprised position for about [Read More...]

Tags: beauty blog eyebrow makeup mirror OttLite tips tweeze



The evolution of community

Posted by Autumn

This is a little story about Joe the cave man, Pleistocene predators, and how communities evolved.In the beginning, there was Joe.Joe was a prehistoric man with a problem. He had found a good cave to live in—it was dry and blocked the wind and was big enough for him to store extra food and furs. The problem? A pack of enormous mondo wolves had decided they liked the cave, too. At first, Joe scared away the wolves by lighting a fire and throwing rocks and even bits of burning wood at them. It [Read More...]

Tags: cavemen community friends interests



Knit Simple

Posted by Marissa

I am truly mystified by the "art of knitting." I love seeing all the great projects that people come up with and the detail of these masterpieces truly inspires me. OttLite was stoked this month to find we were featured in the fall version of Knit Simple. Check out this great magazine for a Craft Caddy feature/giveaway.Did you know that 53 Million people are knitting today and that there are over 900 blogs devoted just to the subject of knitting? (Source: Knit Simple). Also, it is cool to see [Read More...]

Tags: Craft Caddy Knit Simple knitting PR Seen In



Why it might be okay to be yellow

Posted by Autumn

Recently, I was helping a friend pick out the color for his bathroom. I assume I was asked my opinion because I just happened to be around, because I’m not exactly known for my home decorating skills. More for Jumble and Scrabble skills—oh yeah.Dark blue made the bathroom feel small and confined. Crimson red, a rich gorgeous hue on the Pantone chip when we looked at it in the living room, didn’t look right in the bathroom lighting. (See how I casually slipped in the importance of proper lighting [Read More...]

Tags: color happiness home mood



Written in Ink…on Skin

Posted by Autumn

Earlier this week I wrote about how much I love reading. I considered myself a pretty hardcore word maven, but then I saw this link:http://obviousmag.org/en/archives/2009/08/literary_tattoos_-_fashion_or_whim.htmlI’ve got nothing on these guys and gals. They’ve actually inscribed some of their favorite words from songs, poems, and books right into their living flesh! What a testament to the power of the written word!The quotes in the collection range from song lyrics to poetry verses to whole [Read More...]

Tags: art books music poetry tatoo words


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