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2012 is looking bright

Posted by Autumn

The change is coming. Are you ready? Do you know what I’m talking about? 2012! It's probably not the end of the world for us, but it is for old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs, thanks to the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007 (EISA).The EISA's stated purpose is “to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean, renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, [emphasis added] buildings, and [Read More...]

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"Simple" Summer Party Lights(and bonus recipe)

Posted by Marissa

So it's the end of summer, and what better way to say our good-byes than to throw an end of summer party?  I'm all for keeping it simple so the following is a "Simple" way to decorate for whatever little gathering you might have this month..the last month of summer!The 3 main elements for pulling a party together are:#1. Invite fun friends! These are the people who are ready to go at a moments notice. These are the people who no matter what you do it's great. These are the go-with-the-flow [Read More...]

Tags: memories Party Lights Recipes Recycled Simple entertaining summer
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The Home of the Future

Posted by Marissa

I must admit that I am a bit of a sci-fi nerd. It is exciting to imagine the future and how things will change. Just think of all the dreamed up technologies  that have now become a reality. So much has happened in the last 10 years it is fun to think about what will happen in the next decade.I stumbled across a great post on Apartment Therapy recently that talked about the results of a new once a decade survey published by the IFDA (International Furnishing and Design Association).  The 2000 [Read More...]

Tags: future home trends



Photo negative candle holders

Posted by Autumn

Here's a quick and crafty solution for all you shutterbugs wondering what to do with the neglected negatives taking up space in your closets. Negative candle holders are simple, fun, and add a nice photog-touch to any decor.A big shout-out to Photojojo for this nifty idea!Negative Candle HoldersWhat you need: Photo negativesGlass candle holdersGlue dots, or double-sided tape Step 1: Measure AroundMeasure your strip of photo negatives around the candle holder to see how many frames you need to [Read More...]

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Back to school, but don't be blue

Posted by Autumn

Ah, Labor Day weekend. The longest, sweetest weekend of the summer…except for that bitter aftertaste that reminds you that summer is, for all intents and purposes, over.It’s time to go back to school.As a kid, school started right after the Labor Day weekend, if it hadn't already. In May, the summer stretched out infinitely and every afternoon seemed to last for days, but by the end of August each day slipped by faster than the one before. The final weekend of summer was a last respite from that [Read More...]

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The Search For Sunny Goodness

Posted by Marissa

Our team had an absolute blast putting together this film parody trailer "The Search For Sunny Goodness." We were inspired by all the customers who have told us that sometimes finding OttLite's in their favorite stores can be a bit of a challenge. This idea morphed into a quest type vibe and who better to go on a quest than everyone's favorite "brave adventurer."We hope you enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it! Special thanks to our friends at Michaels! Also, a shout out to our [Read More...]

Tags: OttLite Quest Sunny Goodness Tulip
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Back To School Sweepstakes

Posted by Marissa

I must admit I find myself scratching my head and wondering where the summer went. The good news is that your friends at OttLite have cooked up a fun "Back To School Sweepstakes" with a lot of great scholastic prizes.No purchase is necessary and you have until Sunday September 10th to sign up. What have you got to loose? Check it out! [Read More...]

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Ready. Set. School!

Posted by Marissa

SCHOOL IS STARTING!Here in beautiful Tampa Bay, it's time again to say goodbye to summer and hello to a new school year!If your kids are not too excited about starting back to school, here's a fun treat to let them make and take during those first few days of chaos, new schedules, new friends, etc...We made these graham cracker treats, but  put an easier spin on them...  This photo is from One Pretty Thing's site...(Rachel does a great job finding all kinds of ideas on the blogosphere ..thanks [Read More...]

Tags: back to school Easy Kid Projects Easy Snacks



Nerd Vision, or, How I Learned to Love Not Having Glasses

Posted by Autumn

I always wanted glasses. Glasses made people look smart. It’s like kids who think smoking is cool (which it’s NOT). I thought kids who wore glasses were smarter than kids who didn’t. All the smart kids on television wore glasses. I mean, Velma solved 99.9% of the mysteries on Scooby Doo. And what was her accessory of choice?It sure as heck wasn’t a wimpy ascot.Last year, in an attempt to have a more total-body approach to health, I saw the optometrist for the first time. Memories of eye exams in [Read More...]

Tags: cartoons childhood health vision



"Like a Surgeon" Fly Tying With OttLite

Posted by Marissa

I've said it once, and I will say it again...it is such a blast to learn about all the unique ways people are using OttLite's to do what they love longer. This week we were sent a video from Tim Flagler, in NJ, who uses his OttLite to create unique and detailed fly ties. Although fly tying is not my area of expertise, while watching this video, I marveled at the craftsmanship of what Tim was doing. It truly is an art form. Tim Flagler says that if you want to be a great fly tier, you need to [Read More...]

Tags: fishing Flex Arm Plus Lamp fly tying OttLite task lighting
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