Unique Light Fixtures Perfect for Hand Painted Light Bulbs

Did you know our hand painted Mood-Lights fit in any light fixture a standard light bulb fits. Each Bulb is 25 watts filling the room with soft flattering Light & has a Universal Base so they’re made to fit in stand up lamps, hanging fixtures, wall sconces, and pendant fixtures. 

We’ve highlighted a few of our fun favorite light fixtures that are perfect for our bulbs adding that perfect dose of personality to our unique bulbs. Your space never looked so good.

ICE CREAM CONE PENDANT LAMPS
Ice Cream Cone Lamp
I mean who doesn’t want ice cream cone pendant lamps in their space? Instant creativity, and curbs that sweet craving :)

Image: Alex Garnett 


SACRED GEOMETRY INSPIRED

For a sacred geometry effect that projects throughout your space we love the COCO pendant light fixture by LIVLIVdesign,
Image: LIVLIV Design


EVERYBUNNY LOVES THIS LAMP 

Find this personality plus lamp on Anthropologie.com, the Gilded Hare Lamp Ensemble
is sure to be a conversation starter and make you (and your guests) smile at each glance.

Visit our Pinterest board for a few more ideas.

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DIY Holiday Decor

DIY Christmas decorations

Now that we’re past turkey day and in the full swing of the holiday season, it’s time we address a really important matter: holiday décor. Sure, the holidays are about spending time with family and eating delicious treats, but part of the fun is getting to redecorate your home or office!

I’m not as much of a shopper as I am a DIY’er. I love easy-to-do projects that can be customized. This time of year I’m “oooohing” and “ahhhhing” as I browse through Pinterest. Talk about creative! These decorations are really cute and super seasonal. It was hard to narrow it down to just a few, but I had to share a couple of my favorites.

Repurposed Light Bulb Christmas Ornaments



I shared these last year but they’re still a favorite. Plus, they’re really easy to make. And you can hang them anywhere (doesn’t have to be the tree) like the front porch or a house plant. Here’s the original blog with a how-to:  http://www.mood-lights.com/our-blog/33-repurposed-lightbulb-christmas-ornaments

DIY Mason Jar Luminaries



I love these mason jars because they’re SO easy! You can change these up – you don’t have to write JOY. Make some for the kids’ room with their initials, or use non-seasonal words like LOVE and HOPE. Try changing up the bells with twine for a more rustic look.

Hanging Paper Star Lanterns



Talk about a beautiful winter night decoration. I’ve fallen head over heels for these hanging stars because of how majestic they are. These are a conversation piece, for sure. You can purchase these paper stars on Amazon.com, according to the original post. The idea to use Christmas lights is so creative and gives you room to experiment with different colored lights (you could create a Christmas star rainbow)!

Light-Up "Glowing" Snowballs



I’m telling you, there’s no limit to what you can do with chicken wire. You could use these light up snowballs to decorate your yard or your deck. Though this looks like a time consuming project, with a group of people it could come together quickly. This is taking those blow-up decorations to the next level.

Send me an email or post on Facebook if you tackle one of these projects. I would love to see photos! Follow me on Pinterest for more ideas on DIY holiday décor.
 

Native American History Month

Native American History Month

I’ve made a habit of abstaining from commenting on political matters. I’m more about being positive and spreading the love, if you couldn’t tell by now. However, I have to admit I’m saddened by the events happening in North Dakota, especially during such an important month.

Since 1990, November has been recognized as National Native American History Month. In fact, this month goes by many names but the idea is the same: to pay tribute to the contributions made by the first Americans, for the establishment and growth of the U.S. After all, wasn’t it Native Americans who welcomed the pilgrims home during the very first Thanksgiving?

The history of Native American History Month is a little convoluted, unfortunately. It began with Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, who was the director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, N.Y. His goal was simple: recognize the first “Americans” with a national holiday. He began by convincing the Boy Scouts of America to to set aside a day in observance which lasted three years.  In 1915, the annual Congress of the American Indian Association approved a plan concerning American Indian Day. Their president, Rev. Sherman Coolidge, an Arapahoe, issued a proclamation on Sept. 28, 1915, which declared the second Saturday of each May as an American Indian Day and contained the first formal appeal for recognition of Indians as citizens.

History goes on to show that no day was ever proclaimed. It wasn’t until George H. W. Bush in 1990 that November was designated “National American Indian Heritage Month”. About time, don’t you think?

The culture of Native American is as beautiful as you can get. Deeply rooted in spirituality, peace, prosperity… There are fantastic events that happen in November to celebrate the Indian heritage. Check out www.nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov for more of the history on this special month, and to find out how to get involved!
 

Get Your Shopping On This Small Business Saturday


 Photo Credit: Retail Minded


#LetsShopSmall

We’re not HUGE fans of Black Friday, in fact we’ve boycotted it the past few years.  Black Friday is frankly the death of Thanksgiving, cuts into precious time spent  with families during the holiday weekend, the day encouraged folks to frantically shop at odd hours at major retailers, leaving small businesses in the dust. We just can’t compete with 75% off, after all most of us eat from our business earnings. 

Small Business Saturday is an effort to support small business in a BIG way. And we’re obviously BIG fans. Not only does the faux holiday bring attention to the fact that Black Friday is a horrible idea, but it celebrates small businesses and encourages folks to shop small. 

“Year round, small businesses shape our communities and neighborhoods thanks to their unique charm, characteristics and one-of-a-kind personas, and it’s these attributions that help make Small Business Saturday even more important to support and celebrate. Putting small businesses center stage on Small Business Saturday is the least we can do as customers for businesses and the people that work within them who do so much for us year round.” -Forbes

We hope you join us and support small businesses like ours this coming November 26th. 



 

#GreenLightAVet Honoring Veterans With Light

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image: Modern Miami 

Veteran’s Day holds a special place in our hearts, because it recognizes all of those who have selflessly dedicated themselves to serving our country. They’ve paved the way for many rights that are often overlooked in our day to day lives. This day reminds us to show our gratitude to veterans. 

In lieu of the holiday we wanted to do something beyond a simple discount (which we are offering free shipping simply use the code: LIGHTITUP) so when we heard about #GreenLightAVet we were excited to participate. 

It’s very simple:

1) Change one light to green
Change one light in a visible location in your home or office to green, and keep it glowing every day as a symbol of support and appreciation for our veterans. Our Spiral Mood-Light bulb is our bulb of choice. 
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2) Share your support
Inspire others to join the cause by taking a picture of your green light and sharing it on social media using the hashtag #greenlightavet.

3) Put your light on the map
Post your light on the Greenlight A Vet map to make sure every veteran across the country can see your support.

4) Show your social support
Change your profile pic. Click on the link below to make your Facebook profile picture glow green in support of our veterans. http://support.greenlightavet.com


Check out the GreenLight A Vet Map for a visual of the 4 million+ that are beaming their support: 
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