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Wellness Series by OttLite - The Healthiest LED Lights

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 With a New Year here, a lot of us are thinking about what we can do to get in better shape. We’re watching what we’re eating, exercising, drinking more water and even meditating to help us feel better. But there’s one body part that’s often forgotten about – the eyes. Eyestrain in a health issue nearly everyone has experienced. Did you know that 3 out of 4 people experience eyestrain every day? If you’ve ever been doing a task or something you enjoy and had to stop due to itchy, burning eyes [Read More...]

Categories: Wellness Series Health and Wellness LED Lamps Office Lighting



What Inspires Tennille Martinez - Virtual Maven

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(Image courtesy of MsVirtualMaven.com) Tennille Martinez knows something about having a vision. An education administrator by trade, Tennille turned her dream of becoming an entrepreneur and helping others into Ms. Virtual Maven, an online social media marketing business. A firm believer in putting it out there, Tennille shares with us her tips on how to build a vision board to help realize your dreams.  What’s the purpose of a vision board?  Vision boards allow you to turn a dream, wish or hope [Read More...]

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What's Your Sight Animal

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Ever heard the phase ‘eyes like an eagle’? It’s a popular saying because eagles can see 8 times as far as a human can!Many animals have great eyesight. Owls can see in low lights, a mantis shrimp has the most complex vision of any known animal and a chameleon can move its eyes independently of each other.Want to see what animal has eyesight that’s close to yours? Take our What Is Your Sight Animal test and share the results with your friends. Then take a look at our microsite and learn more [Read More...]

Categories: Wellness Series Health and Wellness LED Lamps



Mixed Media Holiday Gift Tags

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One of the best things about the holidays is giving (and receiving!) gifts. When you’re using a store bought tag though sometimes the space is too small, especially if it’s a group gift. The solution? Make your own gift tags. I was inspired to create these holiday gift tags after taking OttLite Ambassador Marjie Kemper’s Craftsy class on mixed media effects.  In her classes, Marjie shows you how to use paper, stamps, stencils and a variety of other elements to make scrapbook pages, photo pages [Read More...]

Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



Thankful Napkins from Flamingo Toes

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(Images courtesy of FlamingoToes.com)OttLite Ambassador Beverly McCollough is sharing a meaningful and creative way to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Here’s Bev:I try to keep our Thanksgiving table setup pretty simple. I have to cook and since the table will full of yummy food, it’s easier to keep things from getting too crowded on the table. One way to dress up the table is with cloth napkins so to help celebrate the season and keep gratitude top of mind for all of us, I [Read More...]

Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



Washi Tape Candles from Crafty Chica

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Looking for a fun craft to tackle for the upcoming Fall months? OttLite Ambassador Kathy Cano-Murillo, aka Crafty Chica, has a simple DIY craft to turn your ordinary candles into Washi Tape Happiness Candles! Here's Kathy: I became addicted to washi tape and started gathering rolls and rolls in my studio. I especially love the ones with wonderful, uplifting affirmations. After a while I started thinking that if I really love the meanings of the phrases, I should be sharing and showing them off! [Read More...]

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Custom Back To School Laundry Bags

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With summer in full swing and back-to-school approaching, a laundry bag is a must have in some households. It’s easy to make a DIY laundry bag and create a one-of-a-kind item just for your camper or college student. Materials Canvas Laundry Bag (I used the medium sized one) Fabric Spray Paint Stencil Multi-Purpose Adhesive Paint Tape InstructionsTake your stencil and lay it out where you’d like on your laundry bag. We used a Statue of Liberty stencil from our OttLite Ambassador [Read More...]

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Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tote Bag

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After a recent family vacation, I had lots of pictures from our trip and was wondering what I could do with them besides just put them in frames. I searched around a little and found a great, inexpensive craft – a Mod Podge photo transfer tote bag!Materials Canvas Bag Digital File of Photo Printer Mod Podge Photo Transfer Foam Brushes Scissors Mod Podge Satin (optional) InstructionsTake the digital file you have of your photo and print it out on your home printer. If you [Read More...]

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What Inspires Katie O'Brien Denton - Calligrapher & Artist

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(Images courtesy of Katieobrien.co)Katie O'Brien Denton is an artist, designer and calligrapher who is passionate about all types of art. Learn more about how Katie got into calligraphy, how music and nature inspire her and how her OttLite lamps help her get creative. How long have you been an artist?  I was always doodling as a kid. Every time we went places I’d be constantly be asking my mom for a pen and paper out of her purse. When I’d go to my grandma’s she would give me ideas of things to [Read More...]

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DIY Glass Etching

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 Glass etching is an art form that removes small pieces of glass and gives the impression left the look of frosted glass.  It's a great way to put a logo or design on a glass to help set it apart. You can even etch a mirror to help spice up your home decor.  MaterialsDrinking glassesStencils Etching CreamFoam BrushesRubbing Alcohol InstructionsClean the area of the drinking glass that you’re putting the stencil on with rubbing alcohol.  Let dry.  Apply your stencil to the glass and then use a [Read More...]

Tags: OttLite; glass etching; glass art; stencils;
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