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5 Self-Care Tips for a Holiday Season That's Merry and Bright

Posted by Chaya
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5 Self-Care Tips for a Holiday Season That’s Merry and Bright The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most stressful. We often get so busy shopping, baking and decorating to make the holidays special for those who are dear to us that we don’t make time to care for our dear old selves. It’s easy to think of self-care as just one more thing to add to your overflowing holiday to-do list. But you’ll stay jolly and better able to handle the holiday demands when you make simple changes to [Read More...]

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Pumpkin Decorating Party - with Special Guest, OttLite!

Posted by Chaya
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We’re creepin’ it real this year for Halloween - by using the power of natural daylight! Halloween brings back so many fun memories and is always the official start of my holiday season. My favorite memory growing up was carving and decorating pumpkins. Unfortunately, living in Florida it is always so hot outside! That’s why OttLite is the perfect addition to your pumpkin party. I brought natural daylight indoors this year which allowed me to see clearly, and not have to roast outside in the [Read More...]

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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...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts



4th of July Wreath

Posted by Chaya C
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July 4th, also known as Independence Day, is a time when Americans get together for food, fun and fireworks. Many houses and buildings are covered with bunting and other decorations to show their national spirit.  We have a simple craft inspired by a craft on JoAnn.com that will help you decorate your house while still giving you time to enjoy yourself.Materials --16 inch foam wreath--Approximately 2 yards of contrasting patriotic fabrics (approx. 1.5 yards of one fabric and 1/2 yard of the [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



Have an Egg-cellent Easter!

Posted by Chaya C
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Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays.  Growing up my favorite thing to do was run around the yard and gather up all of the Easter eggs.  Now as I am older, it is just as fun to hide them for others to find!This year I decided to make an Easter Egg Banner project that I discovered on Michael's website.  I may not be a craft guru, but I still had a blast making it... even though some of my eggs look more like squished blobs of yarn. Materials:Disposable CupsPaper PlateGlue GunGlue [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



Will you be my tweetheart? - DIY Valentine's Day Birdhouse!

Posted by Chaya C
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 Happy Valentine's Day to all of you love birds out there!  I found this super cute birdhouse project on Jo-ann's and just had to make it- or at least my version of it.I remember back when I was in school we used to bring in little Valentine cards and slip them into each others homemade shoe boxes, well I thought that it was time to step up my Valentine's game and use a birdhouse instead!  Materials:Wooden birdhouse2 wooden heartsPink beadsPink, red, white acrylic paintFlat brush and detail [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



DIY Coasters make the perfect holiday gift!

Posted by Chaya C
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I recently went to the store to buy myself a new set of coasters...  However when I looked at the price on what I thought to be a cheap set, I quickly changed my mind.  What is the point of buying an overpriced unoriginal set, when you could just make your own fabulous ones?  So I did.I decided to make a cute set I found on Jo-ann's website, but of course, I modified the project and did it my way.  The final product turned out the same, I just forgot to buy some materials (like always) and was [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts



Up Close and Personal

Posted by Chaya C
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We sat down for a quick Q&A with OttLite product manager Kelly M. to get the scoop on our newest products, our handheld magnification line!Tell me about the new OttLite handheld magnification line.We are always looking for ways to bring helpful and fun products to our customers. As a product designer, my mission is to help our customers do what they love –longer and better. So, our new line of magnification was a natural extension of our line. The new line brings together optical-grade [Read More...]

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My take on a Fall Wreath -- Who needs directions?

Posted by Chaya C
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Nothing ushers in the holiday spirit quicker than doing seasonal crafts!  Living in Florida I have never really had a "real" winter.  All my life I have dreamt of a snowy wonderland, and in return I usually just get a few weeks of having 50 degree days.Winter in Florida is my favorite time of the year and nothing kicks it off better than searching for seasonal inspiration.  This year I walked around Jo-Ann's and found something to get me in the fall mood.  As soon as I came across the DIY wreath [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts



Dual-Sided Task Lamp -- Twice the Fun!

Posted by Chaya C
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This craft lamp makes projects twice the fun!Do you have a huge project to do? Love to craft with a friend? Or just want an extra burst of illumination? If the answer to any of these questions is a yes, than our new 26w Dual-Sided Task Lamp is sure to be your new best friend.This task lamp is a double threat — two lamps in one! You can illuminate your instructions in one spot and your project in another. Feel free to spread out and see everything clearly. Or, grab a friend and share. There’s [Read More...]

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