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Aug
26
2016

What Inspires Terri Nelms - Wood Sign Maker

Posted by Marcea
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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



Aug
25
2016

Great Bedroom Reading Lamps

Posted by Jessica
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Stealing a few minutes to unwind and relax with a good book in bed is a great way to end the day. Sometimes a few minutes turns into an all night read-a-thon so having great reading light by your bed is so important. We've paired bedroom styles from Wayfair with OttLite reading lamps that are perfect for your nightstand. All OttLite illumination makes reading and seeing everything easier with low glare, low heat natural daylight lighting.     The OttLite Marietta Table Lamp works great with a [Read More...]

Tags: bedroom lamp decor lamp metal bedside lamp reading lamp
Categories: Reading



Aug
01
2016

Guest Blog - Crocheted Can Cozy by Moogly

Posted by Marcea
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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



Jul
22
2016

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

Posted by Marcea
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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...]

Tags: blog doctor exercise health healthy eyes OttLite vision wine
Categories: Health and Wellness



Jul
20
2016

What Inspires Kody Miller - Tattoo Artist

Posted by Marcea
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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



Jul
19
2016

5 Great Battery Powered LED Lamps for Traveling

Posted by Marcea
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Whether you’re traveling for work or for pleasure, having great lighting is important. When you’re on the road be sure you can see everything clearly with a portable OttLite lamp. The same OttLite technology with the ability to be battery powered makes these lamps the perfect travel companions!LED Task Light Designed to be portable (notice the handle at the top?), this lightweight lamp is adjustable to whatever position you need to aim the light. Only needing 3 AAA batteries, the LED Task Light [Read More...]

Tags: Battery Powered Lamp Battery Powered Lights blog OttLite Summer Travel Task Lamp Travel Lights
Categories: Travel Lamps



Jul
18
2016

Creating the Perfect K-12 Study Spot

Posted by Jessica
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Whether they’re in elementary school or high school, creating a dedicated study routine is a great way to make study time more focused and productive. #1 Supplies at the Ready. If you don’t have a separate desk space, use a bin or caddy with all the key supplies at hand. One for each kid makes life easier. They’ll spend less time getting ready (Where are the scissors? Who took all the pens? Why can’t I find the calculator!?) and more time knocking out homework. #2 Natural Lighting. Research [Read More...]

Tags: back to school natural daylight lamp organizing studying tips
Categories: Studying



Jul
13
2016

5 Tips for Smart College Studying

Posted by Jessica
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Here are some quick study tips to start the year off strong! #1 Get the big picture! In our digital world, it’s hard to get a clear view of how all your due dates overlap. What do you mean my Psych paper is due on the same day as my Chem midterm!! Once you get the syllabus for each class, assign each a color and fill out key dates on a planner on your wall. You’ll see where the rough spots are and can plan a way to smooth them out. #2 Cancel out distractions. Distractions can be parents, [Read More...]

Tags: back to school LED Lamp lighting study tips
Categories: Studying



Jul
01
2016

Darby Smart Craft - Mini DIY Terrariums

Posted by Marcea
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I recently contacted Darby Smart after visiting their website to see if they’d be interested in partnering with OttLite for one of our monthly crafts.  If you haven’t heard of Darby Smart, they’re a website that believes in the fun of crafting.  With a bunch of crafting ideas, supplies and even a monthly crafting box mailed right to your home, Darby Smart is the perfect site for anyone who loves to craft. Once Darby Smart kindly agreed to send me one of their crafts in a box, I picked the [Read More...]

Tags: crafting Darby Smart DIY OttLite Terrarium
Categories: DIY Crafts LED Lamps



Jun
22
2016

What Inspires Twinkie Chan - Foodie Crocheter

Posted by Marcea
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(Images courtesy of Twinkie Chan)Twinkie Chan was taught how to crochet when she was 10 and has been making fun crocheted items ever since.  Designing and crocheting food items has become Twinkie’s signature and her work has been featured in a variety of places, including contributing designs to the Sanrio 50th anniversary art show. Although she’s never taken an official crochet class, Twinkie’s intricate food designs have taken the Internet by storm. Learn more about Twinkie, how she got her [Read More...]

Tags: blog crochet Crocheter food Hello Kitty OttLite What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts


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