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All I Want for Christmas Is a Lava® Lamp

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The VP of Sales at Lifespan Brands, Pat McCartin, found this adorable letter to Santa written by his daughter, Maeve, when she was about 10 years old (She is now an adult, and will surely love seeing this old letter!). Note number 9 – she asked for a Lava® lamp. Too bad her dad didn’t work for Lava Lite way back then. But I’m sure that Maeve got her Lava® lamp from Santa! Also very sweet in Maeve’s letter is number 10, she wished that “The poor children have a happy Christmas!” So cute and thoughtful for a 10-year-old!

Maeve’s letter to Santa made us wonder, did other kids ask Santa to bring them Lava® lamps? We were happy to find all of these letters online and wanted to share them. We hope that Santa brought all of these kids the Lava® lamps they wished for! And also agree with Maeve’s wish above, that ALL kids (and parents) have a happy Christmas!

 

Dear Mr. Rotund Santa,

Please bring me a new bike and Pokemon cards. I would also like a lava lamp. If it’s not too mush trouble, I would like some Legos.

Sincerely, Jaeden Becker

 

Dear Santa,
I love you!! What is your frabrit color? New elf pet, new elf on the shelf, lava lamp, Santa stuffed animal, elf on the shelf stuffed animal.

Gabby, second grade

 

From Katie O’sullivan.

Dear Santa, I hope you are well. If you are able to bring me a surprise and a lava lamp. That is all – thanks Santa.

Goodbye – oh and tell Rudolph and the elves that I said Hi.

 

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Do your raindeer like carrots? By the way, how is Mrs. Clause doing? Are your elfs working harde? Well, anyway all I want for x-mass is this really cool lava lamp that has purple meatal and pink lava lik wed and purple lava in it to. Some more webkinz like maby two or three. And the webkinz that I really want is the kawala and the fire dragon. And by the way I will make homemade cookies just for you and I will leave some carrots for the rainder.
Love,
Cassidy Garcia

 

Dear Santa,

I would like a Intendo DS and a lava lamp. I deserve these items because I’m a very good friend. I would like to know how you deliver all the toys in one night?

Samantha Hoeme

Mrs. Alexander’s class

 

Dear Santa

Hi! How are all of your reindeer and Mrs. Claus? For Christmas this year I want a microscope, a telescope, a Barbie lip gloss maker and last but not least I want a lava lamp. My sister, Mallory Lesley, 5, wants a Barbie shop with me cash register, a Barbie rock n’ roll house, a bean bag, and last but not least for her a Kit American Girl Doll.

Caitlin Lesley, 9

 

Dear Santa,

Thank you for the presents you gave me last year. I would like a wii. I would like a playstation 3, dsi, xbox 360 and a lava lamp.

Love,

Ethen Allen

 

And here’s a cute Christmas story about a Lava® lamp that Jazz got from Santa, from the book: The Moon Sisters: A Novel by Therese Walsh

        Published by Crown/Archetype. Copyright. A Random House, Bertelsmann company

The year I turnded six, Jazz got a lava lamp for Christmas. It transfixed us both from the second she plugged it in, with globs of oily crimson that rose and fell like sleepy dancers in a pool of green.

That’s how “Silent Night” looks! I’d said, excited to share what I saw every time I heard the song. I grabbed the lamp, but it slid out of my hands and broke, spilling all those little dancers onto the kitchen floor.

When my parent walked into the room seconds later to find Jazz boring holes into my skull with her eyes like some medieval torturer, Papa covered one of his own eyes to remind us that there were two ways to look at everything.

It’s not the end of the world, Mama said. Maybe Santa will bring you an even better lava lamp next Christmas.

 

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Lava® Lamp Stained Glass Cookies

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Back by popular demand, we are reposting the Lava® lamp cookie recipe from last year. Just in time for your holiday cookie exchange! Happy baking!

Makes 2 to 4 dozen cookies, depending on how large you make them.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 30-40 hard candies (such as Life Savers), preferably in several flavors/colors

Instructions:

1.  Pre-heat oven to 375ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat.

2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add molasses and vanilla extract, mixing until incorporated. Add egg and mix until light and smooth, about 1 minute on medium speed.

3. Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Fold dry ingredients into wet mixture. Use electric mixer to blend just until flour is incorporated. Divide dough in half and flatten into two disks. Wrap disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least an hour and up to 2 days before you roll and bake them.

4. Remove any wrappers on candies and separate them by color into plastic bags. Using a mallet to crush candies. Sorting them by color is the best, and in the smallest pieces you can crush them. We used a mortar and pestle to crush ours.

5. Place one disk between two large sheets of waxed paper and roll to 1/4-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut dough into desired shapes. Transfer cookies to prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. Using a smaller cookie cutter or a knife, cut shapes into centers of cookies, reserving these center bits to add into extra dough. We used a knife to cut out the center of our lava lamp cookies.

6. Use a spoon to sprinkle the crushed candy into the hollowed-out centers of the cookies, filling to the edges. Try to keep the candy within the centers. Any candy specks that fall on the cookie will color the cookie. Pro tip: Don’t put too much candy in the center – its better to have coverage but if you put too much the candy will overflow when it melts.

7. If cookies will be hung as ornaments or decorations, poke a small hole in the top of each cookie before baking.

8. Bake 9 to 10 minutes. The candy should be melted and bubbling and the cookies just barely beginning to brown. Remove baking sheets from oven and place on wire racks to cool. Allow cookies to cool on pans at least 10 minutes; otherwise, the candy centers may separate from the dough. When cookies are completely cooled, remove and store in an airtight container. String with ribbon if you want to hang as an ornament.

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2016 Lava® Lamp Gift Guide

Lavalamp.com is your one-stop shop to complete your holiday gift list! Our 2016 Lava® Lamp Gift Guide gives you ideas for members of your family, the kids’ school teachers, friends, coworkers and just about anyone! Everyone loves Lava® lamps! And don’t forget, we will be holding some great sales, so you can save money, get free shipping and even earn a free gift! Check out our website and social media posts for coupon codes for big discounts throughout December.

 

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For Kids

We have a ton of awesome Lava® lamps that kids of all ages will love. New this year, the chalkboard lamps have been a huge hit with kids. These lamps come with chalk, so kids can create cool designs or write notes on the bases and caps. If your children are a bit younger and you’re worried about the heat of a regular Lava® lamp, we have plenty of options that do not get hot. Kids love Fun Lamps like the volcano, fireplace and aquarium lamps. Novelty lights such as Pull Lights and Twinkle lights are made of plastic and run on batteries, making them totally kid friendly and portable. And don’t forget night lights, which are not only perfect to help the kids sleep peacefully, but also to light up your hallways and bathrooms for kids who wander in the night.

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For Teens & College Students

Teens and college kids show their style by decorating their bedrooms, lockers or dorm rooms. Our heart and star String lights are perfect for lighting up lockers, bedrooms, closets and just about any space. Since they are battery operated, they can even wear them to their fave EDM concerts. Kids also love to party, so they definitely need some Party lights! We have disco balls, strobe lights, beacons and a party mixer that flashes to the beat of the music. If partying is not your kid’s thing, you can’t go wrong with a ColormaxTM, classic Lava® or glitter lamp to chill out with.

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For Her

The brand new Bright Source lamps are already a huge hit! Get a set of 2 lamps for Mom’s bedroom or the family room now. We also have some great Lava® lamps with different shades of pink in a bunch of fun sizes.  For the woman who loves bling (and really, who doesn’t want a bit of sparkle in their life) we have a bunch of glitter lamp options as well. And if you know a woman who works hard and needs some relaxation (like pretty much every woman!), all of our lamps have a calming effect with the slow motion of the lava or glitter and low, glowing light. Don’t forget that Lava® lamps make great gifts for your kids’ school teachers. Many teachers use Lava® lamps as a science lesson, so the more lamps in the classroom the better! All of these lamps would make perfect gifts for any of the lucky ladies in your life.

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For Him

Do you have one of those hard-to-buy-for guys on your list? Well, what man wouldn’t want a Lava® lamp? Try the travel stamp decal lamp for the jet-setter who is always flying off to all corners of the world. Or maybe there’s a guy on your list who is a musician or loves to go to music festivals – give him the concert Colormax Lava® lamp. The outdoorsman in your life would love the fireplace lamp, which brings a (faux) fireplace inside during the winter when it’s too cold to be outside camping. If none of that fits the man in your life, get him a Grande! You can’t go wrong with the classic style in the super big size for his man cave.

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Customized For Everyone

Custom Cool Lamps are the perfect way to give a personalized, special gift for everyone on your list. Create a dazzling glitter lamp with a shiny, metallic gold base and cap for the girly girl in the family or put together a black base and cap with a green and black globe for your nephew, the Hulk lover who already has a thousand superhero action figures. Or maybe your child’s happy, positive teacher who loves rainbows and unicorns would also love a rainbow Lava® lamp to match the rest of her classroom decorations. You can mix and match a globe with the perfect base to complement any type of personality: the wild partier, the yogi, the serious student or the nostalgic grandparent. Customize your gift for all of the people on your holiday list.

For more ideas, check out our Gift Guide boards on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/iamlavalamp/.

NOTE: Please order your Lava gifts by Monday, December 18 to receive them by Christmas.

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Glow Sculpt Class by the Light of Lava

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Tiffany Vargas, Product Manager at Lifespan Brands, moonlights as a yoga instructor at CorePower Yoga in Buffalo Grove, IL and other area studios. She worked very hard over the past year to get certified to teach yoga classes and has really enjoyed bringing her love of yoga, fitness and healthy living to her students. Tiffany also loves to use her creativity to find exciting ways to engage students in her classes and keep them motivated with the right music and exercise equipment. Recently, she was able to combine her day job of developing Lava® lamps at Lifespan Brands, with a special class called Glow Sculpt.

Yoga Sculpt is a high intensity, yoga class with weights and cardio. It combines traditional yoga postures and adds an element of weight lifting within each exercise. Fun, upbeat music is played to keep your energy up throughout class and having fun is a MUST! For the Glow Sculpt class, Tiffany dimmed the lights and added glowing elements for a new party atmosphere. The Glow Sculpt class was just like going to the club and working out. The studio had glow sticks and body paints for the students to use when they arrived at the studio and encouraged them to wear bright colors to class. Once they entered the room, the party started. Club music played as black lights and Lava® lamps lit up the room.

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Students loved Glow Sculpt and asked CorePower Yoga to do it again soon. There is nothing like having fun when you work out and adding the element of Lava® lamps and glow gave the students another reason to come to yoga that night.

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Each month, the studios at CorePower Yoga have themed classes to give their students an opportunity for something different than the classes they regularly attend. Some include themed music and costumes, while others incorporate the core values and traditional teachings behind yoga such as chakras and meditation.

Mediation is another important part of mental and physical health that is closely connected with yoga. It is all about connecting your breath and slowing your mind. While this was not the intention of the Glow Sculpt class, elements of meditation are incorporated into cool down stretches of many yoga classes. A Lava® lamp would be a great visual element for anyone to use in meditation, regardless if you are doing yoga with it. The soft glow of the lamp will calm the mind and the slow movement of the Lava flowing up and down the globe could help slow down breath and regulate your heart rate.

For more about CorePower Yoga studios, check out their social media and websites:

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Instagram CorePower Chicago Suburbs – https://www.instagram.com/corepoweryoga_suburbanchicago/

Instagram – CorePower Yoga main account – https://www.instagram.com/corepoweryoga/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CPYChiSuburbs

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CPYnorthsuburbanchicago/

website – www.corepoweryoga.com

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Awesome Lava® Lamp Art Contest for Spirit of Children

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Together with Spirit Halloween stores, Lifespan Brands held an art contest for kids in hospitals across the country during their Spirit of Children events in October. Spirit Halloween stores provided costumes for all of the children and their families, pumpkins to paint and other fun, spooky Halloween activities. Lifespan Brands provided blank Lava® lamp pictures for kids to color, paint and bedazzle with glitter to make their very own custom lamps and enter in the competition.

Lifespan Brands received almost 100 wonderfully creative Lava® lamp pictures from kids who are patients at children’s hospitals around the United States and Canada. We must say, ALL of the pictures were so great! Lifepsan Brands staff loved seeing all of the colorful and imaginative ways that the kids decorated their Lava® lamps! There were bugs, animals, nature scenes, monster faces, rainbows, geometric designs and many more. It was very difficult to choose winners and we congratulate all of the kids who submitted their beautiful artwork. We wish we could give prizes to everyone!!

Here are this year’s winners, who will each receive the Grande Lava® lamp of their choice.

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From the top left: Bumble Bees by Spencer, Blue Anchor by Nicolas Muniz, Blended Color by Ellie Everton, Rainbow Wax in Polka Dots by Elyse Pineda, Rainbow Volcano Explosion by Keilyn Hernandez Fawks, Red Vampire by Benjamin Mansfield

And we wanted to share more of these great pictures by children who definitely deserve honorable mention.

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But then, ALL of these kids, who somehow manage to maintain a happy and positive attitude while staying in the hospital during Halloween and the holiday season, deserve more than an honorable mention! They have earned our respect, touched our hearts and deserve the best health care from the childrens’ hospitals where they are being treated. Their families who support them throughout their sicknesses, take care of them and sacrifice so much for the kids are also truly inspiring.

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It was an honor for Lifespan Brands to be a part of the Spirit of Children events and so heartwarming meet these sweet, adorable kids! During this Thanksgiving and Christmas time, please think of all of the sick kids across the country and consider volunteering or making a charitable contribution to help them out. And also, remember to be thankful for your family’s health! We wish all of the kids a speedy recovery and a happy, healthy holiday season!!

 

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Founded in 2006, Spirit of Children helps make hospitals less scary for kids and their families by providing fun during Halloween and funding all year long to Child Life Departments within children’s hospitals. Each year with the help of our vendor partners, Spirit sponsors and hosts Halloween celebrations in children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. Members of the Spirit field team bring everything needed to have the best party possible from costumes and decorations to goody bags. Everything brought to the hospitals is donated by Spirit and our vendor partners. It’s a remarkable event that touches thousands of pediatric patients and brings countless smiles and laughter to children who might otherwise miss out on the joy of Halloween.

Additionally, throughout each Halloween season all Spirit stores conduct in-store fundraising campaigns. Last year alone we collected $7.2 million cash and merchandise donations. We have raised over $29 million for over 130 children’s hospitals since 2007. What makes this program so unique is that at the end of each season, every dollar, 100% of the money collected in our stores or donated by our loyal and passionate customers and vendor partners is given to the Child Life departments.

Spirit of Children chooses to partner with and support Child Life whose main function is to provide developmental, educational and therapeutic support for children undergoing medical treatment. Trained Child Life Specialists help children and their families cope with the many stresses involved when a child is in the hospital. While each hospital is unique in their needs, the money we collect and donate to child life has been used to purchase such educational and entertainment items as: Laptop computers, iPods and iPads, Flat screen TVs, medical education dolls and equipment, and toys designed specifically for children with physical challenges. In addition to toys and equipment, money raised has been used for such things as: funding field trips, adding staff to keep playrooms open longer and on weekends, developing rehabilitative art programs and weekly music therapy programs.

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Things to be Thankful for During the Holidays

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This Thanksgiving, maybe more than many holiday seasons in the past decade, it will be smart and healthy for all of us to remember the important and happy things in life for which we should be thankful!

  • Family and friends – we’re lucky to have special people in our lives. Thank them with a new Lava® lamp this season!
  • Food – everyone looks forward to special big meals and holiday desserts! Tis the season for pumpkin pies, gingerbread houses, sugar cookies and peppermint treats. Enjoy and be thankful for all of it.
  • Nature – get outside and enjoy the fresh air, the mountains, rivers, parks, the ocean, a crisp starry night or the excitement of the city.
  • The little things – like electricity to light up your home. Remember, there are millions of people around the world who do not enjoy this little thing that we often take for granted.
  • Internet shopping – this Black Friday, remember that you can avoid the lines and crabby fellow shoppers and full parking lots and traffic and maybe the snow! Stay home, enjoy your day off and leave the shopping for Cyber Monday! Everyone will have the same great deals that you can get from the comfort of your living room couch. Don’t forget to check our website for some awesome deals on Lava® lamps and everything in our store.
  • The gift of giving – remember to get some joy from giving this Thanksgiving and holiday season. Give your favorite Lava Lovers a new Lava® lamp and enjoy the happiness on their faces when they open them. Both the givers and receivers feel the happiness.
  • Fun  don’t forget to have fun during the holidays! Of course, our Fun Lamps help, but we also have string lights for your holiday decorating and night lights help you see on Christmas Eve when you sneak to the Christmas tree to hide “Santa’s” presents.
  • Meditation – free your mind of the stresses of your life, get your Lava® lamp flowing and just relax for a while during this crazy season.
  • Giveaways – a lot of retailers will be doing holiday contests and promos! Do a quick online search for deals from your favorites. And yes, we have a very fun Christmas countdown contest planned, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily chances to win!!

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  • New Year’s Eve – a chance to let loose, party with friends and have some hope for a happy and prosperous New Year (preferably WITHOUT a New Year’s Day hangover)!
  • Lava Lovers – THANK YOU for loving Lava® lamps as much as we do! We appreciate your loyalty!

Happy Thanksgiving from Lifespan Brands!

 

 

We asked our social media followers: Why are you thankful for your Lava lamp this #Thanksgiving season? Here are some of their touching answers:

Tonja L. Brent-Figenshu I’m thankful for my lava lamp that’s the exact same color and style as my mother had when I was a child. Besides the relaxing effect it has on me, it also takes me back to my childhood and to memories of my mom who has since passed away.
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Jessica Berry
Jessica Berry I am thankful for all the lava lamps I ever had because I am a artist/painter/photographer in my hobby life and it created and sprung creative thinking for me and allowed me to paint and take some really cool pics.
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Kelly Lindsay
Kelly Lindsay Im Thankful for the Soothing effect it has on me ,, At night when it,s on it takes me away from the stress of thinking about my sisters Cancer surgery,, and helps me drift off to some sleep
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Rob Bohlke
Rob Bohlke Since my parents passed away years ago my house has become the central gathering point for my siblings and their children, especially for Thanksgiving. I have lava lamps in every room and the kids can’t wait to get to their “cool” uncle’s house to fireSee More
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Lea Ann Lollis
Lea Ann Lollis I am thankful for lava lamp because with each one it tells a story behind who gave it to me or how I got it, Such as my lava lamp that was headed to the local dump by a friend when we saw it on the back of his truck,chased him down to try and get it fSee More

 

Jennifer Nalley
Jennifer Nalley Thankful for our lava lamp bc it helps my daughter sleep through the night. I passed mine down to her! It helped me get through the night too since I was afraid the dark. Now my little one is too! #Thanksgivingthank you for helping our nights run smoothly!
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Cory Acome
Cory Acome Here’s the reason I am thankful for my lava lamp. I received my lava lamp when I was 15 years old from my sister as a Christmas present. At the time she was 10. I know that she saved her allowance and did odd jobs for my parents for months in order toSee More
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Randi Ormsby
Randi Ormsby I have 2. I’m thankful for mine because, one, I got from my fiancé. He knew I liked them, because I already had one. They calm me down as I have anxiety and panic attacks, and watching them calms me down and relaxes me. They are so relaxing, and fun to just sit and watch. I wish I had more! I would love it.
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Robin Wilkins
Robin Wilkins I don’t have a lava lamp, but remember growing up and my parents had one. We would just stare at it in amazement and I would love to share this memory with my daughter now! #Thanksgiving
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Christine Benson-Stevens
Christine Benson-Stevens I’m thankful for my lava lamp because it has been in my family for such a long time. I received it as a present for my thirteenth birthday (the only gift I really wanted)! A few years after that my brother was born. He had trouble sleeping so I put theSee More
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Tisha Tokarz
Tisha Tokarz I’m thankful for our lava lamp because it is the only thing that puts our girl to sleep and it calms her down when she is having a melt down. Who would have thought that buying a lava lamp would be the best thing to calm our autistic child. So thanks lava

 

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Gina Taylor I used to have a lava lamp in middle school then my nephew around 4-5 at the time knocked it over and busted it all over my Disney VHS movies ?
I loved that glitter blue lava lamp
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Karrie Ann Sugar-Marini
Karrie Ann Sugar-Marini I just got one for my son for Christmas, so I would have to say I’m thankful I had the money to buy him his very 1st lava lamp. I would love to win one for my daughter.
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K Dale Frazier

K Dale Frazier I am thankful for all of my Lava Lamps / Lights … I keep them in the Atrium where I set up my massage table to work on clients …. The lamps give off just the perfect amount of soft light to relax the client and myself , as well …

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Amy Claire
Amy Claire I’m thankful to have a (relatively pleasant) job to go to every day. I can pay my bills and I have insurance, so that makes adult-ing much easier.
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Robyn Roberts
Robyn Roberts Thankful that my gold glitter lamp is the perfect Christmas decoration! Also thankful the kids are interested in continuing a groovy tradition.
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Katherine Oliveira
Katherine Oliveira I don’t currently have one. I had one when I was a teen and it broke when we moved. I love the soothing effect the lava has while you watch it. It’s very calming, not to mention totally cool to look at. I would love to win one so I can experience the lava love again, this time with my daughter!
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Samantha Messler

Samantha Messler I’m thankful for my Lava Lamp this year because looking at it helps me zen out from all the holiday stress.

Also if you watch closely enough you can almost make out turkey shapes 😮

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Tameeka Thomas
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I am thankful for my lava lamps because they are amazing! I have them in each room of my house an their so beautiful and I absolutely love Love LOVEEEEE the affects they have on me especially on stressful nights! There so soothing an really cSee More

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F Adams Mims
F Adams Mims My lava lamp brings some light into the holidays.#Thanksgiving
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Dani Morgan
Dani Morgan I’m thankful for powerful way lava lamps bring so many people tranquility during stressful times. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
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Renea Duffield
Renea Duffield i am thankful to be able to spend another year with my family and im thankful for my friends that has been by my side since i got sick.. #Thanksgiving
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Stephanie Smith Morgan
Stephanie Smith Morgan I am thankful for my lava lamp this time of year because when it’s cold outside & I have cabin fever, my lamp gives me a sense of calm #Thanksgiving
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Julie Tyson
Julie Tyson I’m thankful for my lava lamp bc of all the relaxation it provides by watching each night before bed and the little bit of warmth it gives off makes my room so cozy!
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Annabell Pike
Annabell Pike I am thankful that although I lost everything I have in Hurricane Ike, and I mean EVERYTHING, that I am alive today
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Lori Capobianco

Lori Capobianco I’m thankful for my fur babies! And all the things the universe has given me ( also things and love i am about to receive)

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Nicole Dalla Valle Herman
Nicole Dalla Valle Herman I’m thankful for my lava lamp because it is giving me the soothing mood I need to get through this stressful holiday cooking
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Heather Marie
Heather Marie Im thankful that the one my son had helped him get over his nightmares he was having. Thank you for that!
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Stephen Bottorf
Stephen Bottorf I’m thankful for my lava lamps because they provide warmth in my apartment that has no working heat. Thank goodness electricity is included in my rent.
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Jessica Peringer
Jessica Peringer I am thankful for the health of my 3 children!
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Anita Leibert
Anita Leibert I would be so Thankful for my Lava lamp this #Thanksgiving season, if I only had one 🙁 Years ago, the Lava lamp I had used to bring such peace and tranquility to my mood. Those were the days……
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Tedward Aliensly
Tedward Aliensly Because Lava Lamps keep my mood so mellow!

 

Dave Brown
JF Wilson because it’s entertaining to look at

 

Wendy Brown

Wendy Brown I am VERY Thankful for my Lava Lamps and will be even more thankful for the rest of them when the new bulbs arrive from the Lava Factory. They help remember simpler days when I was a teenager. All of the glowy, wiggly lava seems like I have a room of fSee More

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Kerri Morris-Jones
Kerri Morris-Jones I’m very thankful for my Colossus Lava Lamp. The company doesn’t make this one anymore, but I love it. It’s 4ft tall and 110 lbs, that’s a lot of lava ? I have many other lava lamps. You can collect so many of them to fit your home decor or personality!! Thank you for a fun product that never gets old!!
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Brittney Coy
Brittney Coy I am thankful that my Lava Lamp is relaxing and warm. It helps me focus on my school work and helps me wind down after a day at work! I need more relaxation so…more lava lamps=more relaxation and focus for the long days at work and long nights on college homework after putting three kids to bed!!! #Thanksgiving
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Deck the Halls with Lava® Lamps

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Lava® lamps make a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve décor. The warm gold bases of these Rainbow Glitter lamps match the fall colors of pumpkins and leaves as well as the classic look of crystal and china for your holiday dinner table. The rainbow colored glitter creates sparkling color waves across your walls and dances off a shiny wood table or crystal vase for a twinkling and cozy atmosphere.

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Lava® lamps emit a soft, glowing light and along with a couple of candles, create just the right lighting for the dinner table or a cocktail party.

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In addition to these gold-based rainbow glitter lamps, you could also decorate with the tri-colored silver glitter lamp as well as the pink Glittermax lamp. The base and cap of the pink Glittermax lamp look almost red and would be a great addition to your jolly red Santa and holly berry Christmas decorations. The tri-colored lamp complements the silver, white and blue hues of a winter wonderland scene, with glitter that radiates silvery sparkles that bring to mind fresh snow flakes falling on a moonlit winter night.

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So don’t be afraid to add some sparkle to your holiday decorating! Our glitter lamps have instant start up action so you can get your Lava® on faster and this vibrant collection adds a fun, sparkly touch to any room for the holidays. Get yours today at http://lavalamp.com/glitter-lamps/.

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A Bright Idea in Lighting

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Lifespan Brands™ is so excited about the new, innovative lighting concept for your home that will arrive at the end of this month! Bright Source™ is a line of 2-in-1 lamps that combines the flow of glitter or Lava (wax) with a traditional table lamp for several lighting options. For reading or work, use the conventional lamp; for glowing mood lighting or relaxation, use just the Lava® lamp; or use both for double the fun. Bright Source™ lamps are designed with beautiful finishes and elegant touches, which will add excitement to your home. Rich textures, pops of color and mesmerizing motion create an eye-catching lamp for any room. Whether you’re planning to Netflix and chill or hosting a party, a Bright Source™ lamp will add the perfect accent piece to any space.

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To kick off the launch of Bright Source™ lamps, we are holding a Bright Source™ Room Makeover Contest through November 21st. To enter, post a photo on our Facebook page of a room in your home that could use some spicing up. Maybe your bedroom needs bedside table lamps, but you’d also like some cool mood lighting with the soothing flow of a Lava® lamp. Or maybe your family room or man cave needs some interesting design elements to add color and excitement. Show us your room in need and you may be the winner of 2 Bright Source™ lamps plus a $250 gift card to help finish decorating the room. Buy some new pillows, artwork for the walls, candles and a fresh coat of paint to complement your new Bright Source™ lamps and complete your stylish, newly redecorated room!

Post a photo of the room that you would like to makeover on our Facebook page to enter the Bright Source™ Room Makeover Contest now! We will pick the room most in need of a makeover on Monday, November 21st and announce the lucky winner at 1:00 CST. You can have your beautiful new room set up for the holidays!

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Bright Source™ lamps will be available on our website at the beginning of December. Check them out and pick your favorites to light up your holidays at http://lavalamp.com/product-category/bright-source/.

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Halloween Treats and Spooky Foods

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We had a great Halloween pot luck party at the Lifespan Brands office! Everyone brought in spooky-themed dishes and treats to share: zombie eyeballs, egg roll mummies, a knife-impaled jiggly jello brain with spiders crawling out of it, a coffin-shaped bread bowl with spinach dip, witch’s bean brew, deviled spider eggs, a ton of sweet candies, cookies, pumpkin cupcakes and much more!

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We found an eerie playlist with theme songs from scary Halloween movies and haunted houses to set the mood. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, no one was willing to show off their dance skills, so there was not flash mob doing the Thriller dance! You might call us party poopers because we didn’t dress up either, but we were too focused on food to think about costumes. ; )party_2

Of course, we needed some Lava® lamps to complete the Halloween vibe! Obviously, the Halloween Spider Sounds lamp was a must have! The Fireplace, Zombie and a nice big black and orange Lava® lamp added the perfect finishing touch.

We all ate too much – and then went home to be tempted by even more candy! The plan was to take our kids trick-or-treating for hours to burn off all of the food… not sure if everyone did it though!

Happy Halloween from the Lifespan Brands squad!

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Jack-o-lantern Fails & Fun

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Carving pumpkins is something you either love or hate. It looks so fun and cool on TV when you watch the pros carve scary monsters or realistic faces. But it ain’t easy! The candle light shines through every slip of the knife. There’s no hiding it. So you try to cover the mistake by expanding the line into something you think will make sense, but suddenly your happy smile turns into a creepy Joker smirk. As a kid, you wished you were older so you could use the big knife. Those little kid-sized pumpkin tools just don’t do the trick either. They made tiny saws, scoops and jagged-edged knives that are supposed to be more safe, but they easily break or can’t even cut through the pumpkin. When you grow up, you learn that it’s still hard with adult tools.

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The fantasy of pumpkin carving.

As a parent, carving pumpkins seems like such a wonderful activity to do with your kids. But, when the kids are too young, they whine and can’t do it; then lose interest after 10 minutes. Girls are grossed out by digging out the pumpkin guts. Boys just want to destroy the pumpkins. Parents end up doing all of the carving and cleaning up.

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The reality = pumpkin carving fails.

squirrel-pumpkinBut when look back over the years, you have a ton of memories – good and not so good. It’s a fun fall tradition. It doesn’t matter if your pumpkin looks like a perfect, professionally crafted ghost or witch. It’s okay that stringy pumpkin guts are hanging through your jack-o-lantern’s eyes. It’s not even that difficult or time-consuming to clean up, especially if the weather is nice enough to carve the pumpkins outside. Just have fun with it. Embrace your imperfect, unprofessional artistic abilities. Don’t worry about the slimy black mold that will grow in your pumpkin after a few days. And when that pesky squirrel eats half of the jack-o-lantern’s face, think of it as feeding a needy animal. It just makes the jack-o-lantern creepier, and more like Halloween!

So… here are the Lava® lamp pumpkins we tried out this year. I cannot take credit for the carving – my talented daughter did all of the work. I think she did a great job!

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by Tami Craig