Thursday, October 18, 2012

Highlands, NC

While working in Highlands, North Carolina yesterday I spotted a deer and several fawns crossing the Soqe River.  What a beautiful autumn sight here in the mountains!   

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rap video filming in Atlanta

We were working on Tuxedo Road yesterday and passed by a home where a rap video was being filmed.  All the cars gives you an idea of the amount of people it takes to put a video together.  Atlanta has become one of the South's leading film spots for movies, videos and TV shows.  Pretty cool!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


The Outdoor Lights is proud to endorse a new non-profit organization in the Forsyth County area. ACTS (Academic Counseling & Teaching Services)'s primary purpose is provide academic assistance to children with learning disabilties. Please...
show your support by visiting them at the Play at the Park Family Fun Festival on Sunday, 09/23/12 from 12-5 at Fowler Park. They will be holding a fundraiser to assist families who do not have the ability to access services. So come out and play "Toilet Toss" for prizes or buy a bracelet for this worthwhile cause. Can't make the festival? No problem. ACTS accepts donations online, so please visit their website at See you at the park!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Outdoor Lights promo video

Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell and The Outdoor Lights' Chris Wakefield produced an entertaining promo video! This you got to watch!

Girl Scout Mansion

We just finished donating and installing lights at the Girl Scouts Mansion here in Cumming, Georgia! The Outdoor Lights is a big supporter of the Girl Scouts and believes in giving back to the community. Check out the Girls Scouts' website at:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Company Outing

The Outdoor Lights began the fall season with our annual company outing where we toured the Georgia Aquarium.  The new dolphin tales show was interesting (minus the cheesy singer) and the aquarium was full of marine life from Jellyfish to River Otters.  We had a late lunch downtown and played darts, billiards and even a little bocce ball.  Everyone had a great time but Marco needed a nap on the way home!     

Monday, September 10, 2012

World Barefoot Waterskiing Championships

Thanks for all of your well wishes and good luck prayers while I attended the World Barefoot Waterski Championships in Waco, Texas, on August 31, 2012. I finished 29th in my division...not bad for a backyard skiier with a dream! Follow the link below to see the pictures and videos of my run. What a ride!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Promotional Video with Brian Littrell

Check out some snapshots from our recent promotional video shot with former Backstreet Boy, Brian Littrell. In the video, Brian "thinks" he can barefoot ski as well as me while I show off my talents by dancing and singing. A blast was had by all and we thank Brian for his endorsement of The Outdoor Lights, Inc. Stay tuned for the entire video to be aired via Youtube!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Derek Dooley loves The Outdoor Lights!

Check out our new promotional flyer from Derek Dooley, Head Coach of the University of Tennessee!  Derek is the son of former University of Georgia Head Coach, Vince Dooley.  Both father and son have now done promotional pieces expressing their satisfaction with their outdoor lighting systems installed by The Outdoor Lights, Inc.  We wish to publicly thank Derek for his promotion and are delighted we had the opportunity to work with him. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Barefoot Skiing

Hey everyone!  Check out the link below to see videos of me barefoot skiing at National Championships.  I will be attending the World Barefoot Championship next week back in Waco, Texas.  Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tail of the Dragon in Tennessee

I am working up in Tennessee today and thought I would take the "Tail of the Dragon," an 11 mile road through Deals Gap, North Carolina.  What an experience!  The road has 318 curves and attracts motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts from all over.  My Mini-Cooper took those curves like a champ, I wish I could say the same for my stomach! 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Craft Lighting

It's no surprise that I am a huge outdoor lighting fan of all types! So, I thought I would share this easy, do it yourself outdoor lighting project for the summer. These "canterns" would be a great project for the kids (with adult supervision) and could be created in a variety of shapes and sizes, depending on the cans used. For detailed instructions, see HGTV's blog spot. Have fun!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pinterest Introduction

That's right, The Outdoor Lights is now on Pinterest!  Follow our boards as we add gorgeous pictures of our most cherished projects and proudest accomplishments.  Leave a comment or repin our pictures so that your friends and family can enjoy them as well. Happy pinning!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Highlands, North Carolina

Check out our photos from The Highlands in North Carolina. We have a crew up there today working hard to make our client's outdoor lighting almost as beautiful as the scenery itself. If you ever get up there, check out the Old Edwards Inn (the last phto from the top.) We did their outdoor lighting!

Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm designing an outdoor lighting project in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina today.  The scenery is gorgeous here!  Palmetto Bluff is about 18 miles southeast of Hilton Head but without all the hustle and bustle.  It is best known for its nature preserves, fishing and hunting as well amazing land and water trails.  The Inn at Palmetto Bluff was voted the #1 best hotel in the United States by US News and World Report in February 2012. I love my job!   

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Today I had the pleasure of meeting with Polly McLeod Mattox, author of the visually stunning book, Private Gardens of Georgia.  I was able to tour her own private garden as I finalized plans to bring illumination and ambiance to her spectacular outdoor living space.  I am thrilled to be working on one of Ryan Gainey's gardens.  I didn't forget to bring my copy and got it signed! Wahoo!

Friday, May 18, 2012

The kids are almost out of school, lets party!  These globes are a perfect addition to any seasonal occassion, summer or fall.  Let us make your fiesta shine! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's beautiful down here in Columbus, Georgia; with perfect lakes for barefoot waterskiing!  I'm designing several outdoor lighting projects and I can't think of a nicer day to be doing it. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This past weekend I qualified for the SENIOR division of the Barefoot Watersking Championships in West Palm Beach, Florida.  I didn't know I was getting so old that I was now in the senior class!  The World Championships will be held in Waco, Texas, from August 26 to September 2, 2012.  Check out one of my barefoot runs!   

Monday, May 14, 2012


We had a company breakfast at The Outdoor Lights camping style! Dexter and Ricky made the hasbrowns while I waited with the eggs, farm fresh from my own hens. We used this time to thank the crew for thier excellent efforts as well as brain stormed ways we could further improve on our customer service. Some of the guys brought in extra special delicacies, like homemade tamales. It was awesome!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I was in Vidalia, Georgia meeting with a potential client today. It looks like I just missed the festival but the miles of onion gardens were neat to see.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I went to Tennessee yesterday and I got the opportunity to stand on the University of Tennessee's football field at Neyland Stadium.    Some folks around here in Georgia were not impressed but we had a great time working up there.  I think Orange is my color!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bahamas Project

We kicked off Spring 2012 with an international project in Nassau, Bahamas. The client flew us down to complete the job over a 1 week period. They imagined a tropical island paradise and as you can see from the pictures, I believe we achieved that goal. We even had a little time to go fishing for Mahi Mahi. We saw Atlantis Casino and Resort from our boat, it was beautiful. We can't wait for the next international project!

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