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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...]

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Categories: What Inspires



Battery Powered LED Lamps for Traveling

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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 either be recharged or act as a battery-operated lamp 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 [Read More...]

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Categories: Travel Lamps



Darby Smart Craft - Mini DIY Terrariums

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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



What Inspires Twinkie Chan - Foodie Crocheter

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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



OttLite LED Lamps - Color Temperature Modes

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You may have heard that some of the OttLite LED lamps have color temperature modes but why would someone want a lamp with temperature modes?Temperature modes are different kinds of light to help a user depending on what task they need to accomplish.  All OttLite lamps and bulbs include the Natural Daylight color mode to help you do what you love, longer.   Lamps with two additional temperature modes take your lamp to the next level:OttLite’s first color temperature mode is Warm Light, which is [Read More...]

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Categories: LED Lamps



What Inspires Dr. Marc Gannon - Low Vision Expert

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 Dr. Marc Gannon OD, FAAO, founder of the Low Vision Institute, has been working on helping people improve their vision for over 40 years. While most low vision therapy involves treating people like they were blind, the Low Vision Institute trains people to use the healthy tissue in their eyes so with specially designed eyewear, they can see again. May is Healthy Vision Month so we spoke with Dr. Gannon to find out his tips on how to avoid eyestrain, foods & vitamins that will help with eye [Read More...]

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Categories: What Inspires Health and Wellness



Patriotic Mason Jar Candle

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As the summer holidays approach, more people are spending time outside.  Here's a fun craft we found at Michael's that would be perfect for decorating your patio or porch for Memorial Day or 4th of July.  Materials (3) Ball® Smooth Side Mason Jars (3) 4” x 6” fabric American flagsMod Podge® Hard Coat Foam applicators Decorative sand Jute twine Tea candles Scissors  Directions1. Remove flags from the wooden or plastic sticks.  If needed, use a pair of pliers to get staples out (try not to pull [Read More...]

Tags: 4th of july crafts DIY flag Independence Day Mason Jar Mason Jar crafts Memorial Day Mod Podge OttLite patriotic rustic crafts
Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts


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