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Nov
28
2016

New - Wake Up Your Way Light & Alarm Clock!

Posted by Marcea
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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



Nov
17
2016

Thanksgiving Embroidery & Appliqué Hoop

Posted by Marcea
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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



Nov
04
2016

What Inspires Beverly McCullough - Vintage Craft Lover

Posted by Marcea
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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



Oct
20
2016

Carving & Decorating a Craft Pumpkin for Halloween

Posted by Marcea
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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



Sep
29
2016

Introducing the Ultimate 3-in-1 Craft Lamp

Posted by Marcea
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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



Sep
23
2016

Sewing A Homemade Baby Blanket

Posted by Marcea
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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



Sep
09
2016

The Best Home Office Lamp for Your Style

Posted by Jessica
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Working from home can be great -- short commute, meetings with your pets, work in your PJs. Creating a space that fits your style and helps you focus is so important. OttLite natural daylight lamps can help you concentrate and be productive. Our low glare, low heat natural illumination will help you see everything more clearly and comfortably. Check out the office lamp styles below and let us know which one works best with your home office space.   Pet FriendlyIf your fluffy friend likes to be [Read More...]

Tags: healthy office home office
Categories: LED Lamps Reading Office Lighting



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


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