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Jul
19

Team Jake

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I just want to say, that after seeing eight bazillion t shirts that say “Team Jacob,” I had to share this one.  This is a little more my speed.
Team Jake Shirt - Sixteen Candles

Hey, it made me giggle. Not a lot of time to write again today.  We just got back from the girls’ very first Girl Scout meeting.  Man, holding those three fingers up and doing that hand-hold-squeeze-the-next-hand thing sure brought back some memories.  Memories that were from a very, very long time ago.  So, they need to memorize the little Girl Scout thingie, and prepare yourselves…’cuz there will be nuts, magazines and cookies to sell ;-)

Don’t worry…I’ll set it up so you can pay me via paypal.  Easy peasy.

Have a great night!

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Apr
06

Weekend Re-Cap

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We had a fun weekend. Well, on the surface, anyway. It’s hard to balance all the balls I have up in the air. Restaurant, kids, t-shirts, affiliate marketing, making the house look like it’s not a pig sty. This weekend, we did a lot of stuff with the kids.

Saturday we went to breakfast with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt. The girls had a great time. They had pancakes (their favorite), got to see their two cousins, and completely made out at the egg hunt. They each found three tickets, which entitled them to prizes. Chloe got a big and two small prizes, and Becca got 2 mediums and a small. The prizes were stuffed animals. My kids LOVE stuffed animals. There is a strange addiction there that I have yet to break. They were also very nice to their cousins. When I suggested that they each give one stuffed animal to their cousins (because they didn’t get any tickets) they didn’t even flinch. I was a proud mama. They were truly happy to make their cousins happy.

Then it happened.

We left the egg hunt and headed to the restaurant. We sat in a ton of traffic because of the inbound Parkway West closure this weekend. Becca started. “I’m jealous because Chloe got a bigger bunny than me!” Blah, blah, blah. Seems that every time we do something fun, the crabbies come out right after. We made it home, she complained some more, and eventually ended up on time out (I think it was for hitting her sister).

So, we wake up on Sunday and it’s our day to go to the circus. The girls were excited. We all get ready and head down to the arena. They had fun watching Tony squirm as he saw the clowns outside mingling with the crowd. As we walked in and started going up the ramp to our seats, there was a vendor selling light up toys. Tony and I gave each other the “should we get these” look, and we bought one for each kid. The vendor says “twenty four.” Twenty four? Dollars!?! I clutched my heart as Tony dished out the cash. We went in, found our seats, and walked around on the floor for a bit. They were offering elephant rides, pony rides and a big bouncy-slide thing. I entertained the thought of buying them tickets. I walked over to the ticket table and found it was SEVEN DOLLARS A TICKET! Pony ride for seven bucks? I don’t think so. Big bouncy slide (the same one they have at many local festivals for $1 per ride)? No. I may have parted with fourteen bucks for the elephant ride, but the line was enormous. We bought a ‘family pack’ of tickets, which included a drink and hot dog for each person. We went and got our food (and those tickets were worth it, BTW), stopped by the cotton candy booth, plunked down 8 bucks for cotton candy, and headed to our seats.

The girls enjoyed the show. It seemed to drag a bit, but I’m glad we went. We bought more food. Pretzel, pop corn, peanuts and fries. As I emptied my wallet of cash, I was at least happy that we were all together, having fun. The girls were most excited about seeing Spider Man. He came out during the second half of the circus and did a little acrobatic ditty. They were happy, so I was, too. Spider Man made a second appearance with the clowns, but he was sort of like Elvis. Trim, muscular and svelte the first time you saw him. notsomuch the second time :)

Of course, as soon as we got in the car, Becca was complaining that she didn’t get to go on the bouncy slide. Ugh. I about freaked out. I told her that I may not EVER take her to do anything fun ever again, because she just complains when it’s over.

Yeah…that’s my stellar mom moment of the weekend.

Tony could tell that I was just over this behavior. When we got home, he took the girls up the street for THREE HOURS!!! I had three hours to myself, and I was totally awake. I cleaned. Yeah, not the most exciting or relaxing thing to do, but it made me feel better, and I enjoyed it. I think Tony feels bad that it’s going to be just me and the chicks for Easter vacation…and it looks like it’s going to be too cold for them to play outside.

So, I had a full ‘mommy’ weekend. The restaurant was slower than usual because of the traffic situation. I have a clean-ish house (there was no scrubbing involved). I worked a little bit on my new affiliate site. It still has a long way to go, but I’ll get there. And I had a request for a t-shirt design. I set up a store a while back, with all intentions of putting a bunch of designs in it. But then we, you know, bought a restaurant. So, I haven’t worked on it much, but I have done a few special requests. Here’s the one I did this weekend:


Peace, Love & Baseball Organic Toddler T-Shirt

I still haven’t gotten it up on Zazzle, but maybe I’ll do that now. OK…I think I’ve babbled enough for now. Next post? I think I’ll touch on the fact that Becca is crying every morning because she doesn’t want to go to school. Yeah. Fun.
Mar
08

ARRGH!

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OK, I’m officially completely sick of winter. You’re most likely not surprised. If you live around here, you’re probably sick of it, too. I really hate to say it, but I called it on Monday (when it was 60-some degrees). Just felt one more snow. And it’s coming today. Oh well, maybe this is the last one. But, Pittsburghers, if you do remember…it snowed last Easter. And it was in April.

I wanted to put this out there: If you’ve purchased any of my St. Patrick Day designs, or any other design for that matter, and you have a picture of yourself wearing your shirt (or drinking out of your mug, or wearing your hat), please send me a copy!!! I’d like to put a section up in my store with pictures of REAL people wearing the shirts I’ve designed. You can email them to info (at) brainlint.net. And I’ll give a free shirt away every month to a random winner. You can take pictures of products from any of my stores, whether it be from Zazzle or CafePress. (www.noshoptalk.com, www.brainlint.net or www.peaceloveshirts.com). I can’t wait to start getting some pictures!!!

Well, I’m sure that the grocery stores are crazy right now, because the snow hasn’t started yet. We’re heading to a birthday party for my 1 year old great nephew today, and a party for a neighbor at Chuckie Cheese tomorrow. So, I’m sure my kids will be sick again soon. Too many germs looming in Chuckie Cheese to avoid them. No matter how many times I put hand sanitizer on my kids’ hands at Chuckie Cheese, they always get sick right after they’ve been there. Damn rat.

Mar
06

Hey! That’s my shirt!

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Zazzle 88x31_

Hey…just a very cool little thing that I wanted to share (and that made me all happy and proud inside). I got an email from an employee at Zazzle, and they told me that they put one of my designs on an insert. They’re including this insert with every (yes, every) package that they send out in the next couple of weeks. Pretty damn cool. Will it bring me more sales? Who knows, but it DID make me feel all warm and fuzzy. Here’s a picture of the ad:



You can check out my Zazzle gallery at zazzle.com/hdowney. Or to see the “Not Officially Irish (but happy to fake it)” shirt, you can just go here. Rather get it on CafePress? Just go here

So, I’m tickled pink. And that’s good.

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Mar
06

Hey! That's my shirt!

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Zazzle 88x31_

Hey…just a very cool little thing that I wanted to share (and that made me all happy and proud inside). I got an email from an employee at Zazzle, and they told me that they put one of my designs on an insert. They’re including this insert with every (yes, every) package that they send out in the next couple of weeks. Pretty damn cool. Will it bring me more sales? Who knows, but it DID make me feel all warm and fuzzy. Here’s a picture of the ad:



You can check out my Zazzle gallery at zazzle.com/hdowney. Or to see the “Not Officially Irish (but happy to fake it)” shirt, you can just go here. Rather get it on CafePress? Just go here

So, I’m tickled pink. And that’s good.

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