Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cute Maternity T-shirts Make Nice Holiday Gifts

If you have a mom to be on your Christmas shopping list, it's not too late to order a cute maternity t-shirt or two. Expecting moms need new apparel for this special time in their lives and these fun maternity designs from Milestones Maternity are perfect.

Monday, November 17, 2008

World Famous Union Eight Brand At Zazzle

We hope all our shoppers will check out the landing page at and you'll see an exciting new World Famous Brand - Union Eight! In honor of the official birth of Union Eight, in conjunction with Zazzle, Union Eight is having a three-day 2008 Holiday Sale, as a gift to our loyal customers, and also a gift to our new customers who are searching for Christmas savings this year due to the bad economy. This is our special Christmas gift to you, and we hope you'll come back and shop with us throughout the year. The following Union Eight stores are offering major price reductions:

and Gifts

Cowpie Creek

T-shirts And Family Gifts


Awesome Tee Shirts and Gifts

Irish T-Shirts

Cards T-shirts and Gifts


Shop At Union Eight For Fun Holiday Gifts

Don't wait until Thanksgiving has come and gone to start your holiday shopping. Thanksgiving comes late this year. It's time now to start holiday shopping and the best place online for unique Christmas gifts for friends and family members is at Union Eight. They offer over 70 unique shops with merchandise including kids t-shirts, Grandma gifts, holiday designs on mugs, aprons, t-shirts and tote bags, funny tee shirts for teens and adults, vegan wear, stick figure designs, embroidered apparel and much more. For quick and easy Christmas shopping and great personalized products, visit the many shops that are part of the Union Eight brand. Today through Wednesday, you'll find some great discounts on Union Eight brand clothing and gifts too.
SagArt Shops
3 Day 2008 Holiday Sale Of Reduced Priced Products At All >Sagart Shops
OctoberChild T-shirts Gifts
3 Day Christmas Sale On Small Potatoes Kids FromOctoberChild T-shirts
Cowpie Creek Gifts
Special Sale This Week at Cowpie Creek, Stick People And Veggie Shirts
TeeWit T-shirts
20% Off At TeeWit Baby and TeeWit Maternity

Special Discounts At Peacock Cards Shops This Week!
SpeakUp Designs

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Why America Loves Caps

In the great scheme of things a cap seems mighty small, so why the fascination with wearing them everywhere we go? In America, there are caps for just about everything. Maybe it's all the sports teams we have - you know, everything from our local Little League kids baseball organizations to the Big League National teams like the Orioles or the Yankees. When we walk around wearing our sports caps we feel part of the club so to speak, even though we may never have been to a live game at all.
Another reason we wear caps might be the need to raise awareness about an issue that's important to us. Wearing a cap lets us get the message out about Alzheimer's research, our vegan lifestyle or just tell people yeah, I survived breast cancer.
For some folks it might be the humor value we get from our caps. There's nothing like a good laugh for lifting the spirits. Getting up in the morning and putting on a funny cap before we head out the door can make us smile every time we read the slogan and it can make other people smile too.
Or maybe we just want to keep our head warm! Whatever the reason, here are some great caps to feed the passion we all have for wearing them. Caps tell who we are, what we do and what we care about. They also make great gifts for friends.
Embroidered Vegan Baseball Cap/Hat embroideredhat
Embroidered Vegan Baseball Cap/Hat by veggieshirts
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History Teacher Hat embroideredhat
History Teacher Hat by teachertshirts
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This End Up Embroidered Hat embroideredhat
This End Up Embroidered Hat by embroideryshirts
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Anchors and Rope United States Navy Hat embroideredhat
Anchors and Rope United States Navy Hat by embroidered
Need to wash your caps? Here is the best article I've seen on how to do it. It comes from Cruftbox and you just have to check out his blog here for all kinds of funny thoughts - it's definitely worth a regular visit. but in the meantime, here is an excerpt on cap washing:
How to wash a baseball cap from the Cruft blog.

"....There are two basic concerns people have about washing baseball caps:

1) The shape of the cap and brim will be wrecked.
2) The cap itself will shrink or be damaged by washing.

Let's address concern number one. Most hats today use plastic inside to form the brim and not cardboard. The plastic can withstand a wash with no deformation.

Concern number two is a little more complicated. Some ball caps are made of wool. Wool can shrink in water and/or heat situations. Most people don't wear wool caps. Most caps today are cotton or polyester, both of which can stand up to a washing. Personally, I wear a wool cap. My brother has instructed me to only wear fitted wool caps. He says those kinds with the plastic snaps are for pansies. I guess the ones with the the leather or fabric straps straddle the cool/pansy line and are OK on occasion.

There are many inventions out there to help people wash their baseball caps. There are little plastic hat cages. There are chemical cleaners that look like underarm deodorant. There a suggestions to wash your cap in the dish washer. IMHO, these ideas are all whack.

Here are my guidelines for cap washing:

1) If the cap has been made in the last ten years, and it's made of polyester or cotton, simply toss it in to the clothes washer with the rest of your clothes. After the wash, take it out and let it air dry. Viola! A clean cap.

2) If you have concerns over the fragility of the baseball cap, get some Woolite, and wash the cap in the kitchen sink with lukewarm water. Don't soak the cap in the water, just use enough Woolite & water to get the grime off. Let it air dry and you are good to go.

If these too methods still seem to harsh to you, I suggest that you may not be the kind of person that should be wearing a baseball cap. Maybe you need one of those floppy beret things that art students wear in coffee houses.

Feel free not to take my advice and use one of the other methods, but don't come crying to me when the stupid plastic hat cage has melted in your dishwasher...."
Embroidered Gone Geocaching Cap embroideredhat
Embroidered Gone Geocaching Cap by MainstreetShirt
Funny Embroidered Kitchen Help Cap embroideredhat
Funny Embroidered Kitchen Help Cap by chef_tshirts
Get custom cap embroidered on zazzle.comU.S. Coast Guard Embroidered Hat embroideredhat
U.S. Coast Guard Embroidered Hat by embroideryshirts
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's Here - Real Embroidered T-shirts Printed On Demand

Listen up, readers! These family friendly designs are so cool I just had to help get the word out. Zazzle has introduced printing on demand to embroidery, and embroidery on demand is here. Now you can purchase t-shirts, polos, caps and jackets with beautiful real embroidery, some of which can be customized with a personal or family name.
If you're looking for a unique gift for a special friend or family member this Christmas season, I have to recommend the great new embroidered apparel you will find at Zazzle. Here are some examples:
Fun Santa Embroidered Ball Cap embroideredhat
Fun Santa Embroidered Ball Cap by MainstreetShirt
Hockey Junkie Embroidered Hooded Sweatshirt embroideredshirt
Hockey Junkie Embroidered Hooded Sweatshirt by embroiderydesigns
World's Greatest Uncle embroideredhat
World's Greatest Uncle by AuntandUncleGifts
History Teacher Hat embroideredhat
History Teacher Hat by teachertshirts
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Change Has Come To America Obama embroideredshirt
Change Has Come To America Obama by TeeShirtsTShirts
Have t-shirts embroidered online at www.zazzle.comAdd Your Names Future Bride Embroidered Hoodie embroideredshirt
Add Your Names Future Bride Embroidered Hoodie by weddingsareus
Shop for embroidered polo shirts online at zazzle.comEmbroidered Vegan Zipped Jacket embroideredshirt
Embroidered Vegan Zipped Jacket by veggieshirts
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cute Kitchen Aprons For Mom At Thanksgiving Or Anytime

There's nothing more comforting than memories of mom or grandma making something delicious in the kitchen. I remember my mother getting up extra early on Thanksgiving Day each year to get started on her dinner preparations. Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday and she wanted each part of the feast to be perfect for her family. Her pumpkin pies with fragrant spices, glazed sweet potatoes, perfectly cooked turkey and homemade cornbread stuffing were simply sumptuous. Homemade cranberry sauce and a shimmering lime chiffon molded salad rounded out the meal. We were always so full we could hardly get up from the table!
This year when your family gathers for Thanksgiving dinner, bring the cook a special gift to keep her holiday outfit clean while she is preparing the feast. These aprons from Cowpie Creek are just perfect for mom, aunt or grandma.

Mom In The Kitchen Apron apron

Mom In The Kitchen Apron by CowPieCreek of Union Eight

World's Greatest Cook Apron apron

World's Greatest Cook Apron by CowPieCreek of Union Eight

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Geekiest Hobbies

As busy as we all are, most of us have a little free time now and then. Maybe you knit or crochet, or play golf or tennis. Maybe you talk walks with your pet or relax with a good book or go to the movies.
But if you're a geek at heart, you just might spend time doing one of the following eight favorite geek pastimes:


1. LARP - Live Action Role Playing
2. Being A Trekkie (now known as a Trekker)
3. Collectible Card Games - like Pokemon and others
4. Star Wars - anything and everything about Luke and friends
5. Regular Role Playing Games (like Dungeons and Dragons)
6. Collecting Comic Books
7. Blogging
8. Geocaching

Geek Enough Said shirt

Geek Enough Said by geek_gear of Union Eight

Yellow Warning Geek Zone shirt

Yellow Warning Geek Zone by geek_gear

Blogger shirt

Blogger by geek_gear of Union Eight

Funny Geek Jokes

Why is it that programmers always confuse Halloween with Christmas?
Because 31 OCT = 25 DEC.

Q: What's the difference between civil and mechanical engineers?
A: A mechanical engineer builds weapons, a civil engineer builds targets.

If at first you don't succeed; call it version 1.0

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Don't Forget Breast Cancer Just Because October's Almost Over

Having a month designated to raise awareness about Breast Cancer is really important. The whole world seems to go pink in October, from grocery store products to magnetic ribbons on cars.

Pink Ribbon Heart Butterfly Keychain keychain

Pink Ribbon Heart Butterfly Keychain by pinkribbonshirts

In October it seems we all remember someone we know who suffers or has suffered from breast cancer, and then we move right into the holiday season without a backward glance. I hope this year you will keep on remembering and not put away your pink just because you change the calendar from October to November. Breast Cancer awareness can be a year-round thing.

Breast Cancer T-Shirt I Wear Pink for shirt

Breast Cancer T-Shirt I Wear Pink for by speakupdesigns

  • 178,480 NEW cases of breast cancer were estimated to have been diagnosed in 2007

  • approximately 40,460 women died of breast cancer in 2007

    So please, don't put away that pink shirt or keychain! Use it all year round and help raise awareness about this killer.

    From the American Cancer Society: "A woman’s best overall preventive health
    strategy is to reduce her known risk factors as much as
    possible by avoiding weight gain and obesity, engaging in
    regular physical activity, and minimizing alcohol

    Personalized Pink Ribbon Heart T-Shirt T-Shirt shirt

    Personalized Pink Ribbon Heart T-Shirt T-Shirt by

  • Monday, October 27, 2008

    Celebrate Your Anniversary In Style

    50th Wedding Anniversary T-shirt shirt

    50th Wedding Anniversary T-shirt by 50thanniversarygifts

    A couple of years ago my in-laws had their 50th Wedding Anniversary. By some standards it was a simple affair, just family and friends getting together for an evening of remembering and celebrating a very special marriage and the happiness that came from it.
    But when that marriage produced nine children, 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, then it became something worth shouting about! I wish you could have seen all the excitement in getting ready for the big event. Anniversary presents were bought, a lovely anniversary cake was ordered and the church was decorated with flowers and all the trimmings for the big party to celebrate 50 years together. The highlight of the evening was the music, with my aunt singing the same song she sang at her sister's wedding reception 50 years before, and all nine children doing a performance of a historical song and skit they had put on when they were kids, for a PTA program their mom had "volunteered" them for. It was so funny! The night was a special one for my mother-in-law who had looked forward to it for years. I'm so glad she has those memories as she is now a widow.
    So when anniversary time rolls around, get out and celebrate. Do it up big and party till the cows come home.

    50thanniversary2 stamp

    50thanniversary2 by wedding_anniversary of Union Eight.

    Sayings And Sentiments For 50th Anniversary Couples

    "Newlyweds become 'oldyweds', and 'oldyweds' are the reasons that families work." -Anonymous

    "A 50th Anniversary Should Celebrate Half A Century of Bliss."

    "Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle." - Amy Bloom

    "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." - Mignon McLaughlin

    50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts shirt

    50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

    Sunday, October 26, 2008

    Adorable Noah's Ark Kids T-shirts

    I get invited to a lot of baby showers. It is always fun to take something a little different than the standard layette sets, bags of diapers or packages of tiny socks. I'm always looking for cute clothing or special gifts I can buy ahead and hang protected in my closet until the next shower date arrives. My husband will ask me what all the baby clothes are doing there (since our youngest is now 12). I remind him that I always try to be prepared with gift items as babies just seem to keep coming to my friends and family members!
    For religious friends, I try to find something extra special to reflect their beliefs for their family. What could be cuter than Noah's Ark? All those sweet animals marching two by two or tucked in together on the ark are just the thing for a new baby to wear. Here are some darling examples I found at Cowpie Creek:

    Two By Two T-Shirt shirt

    Two By Two T-Shirt by CowPieCreek of Union Eight

    Noah's Ark T-Shirt shirt

    Noah's Ark T-Shirt by CowPieCreek of Union Eight

    Here's a really cute Noah's Ark poem for kids:
    The day that all the world went dark,
    We were safe inside the ark.
    And when the land had turned to mud,
    Noah saved us from the flood.

    Because he'd done as he was told,
    We were safe inside the hold.
    He led us in just two by two,
    Until the ark looked like a zoo.

    And now good children everywhere,
    We hope that you will always care
    For all we creatures great and small,
    That Noah saved to see you all.

    by by Porter G., Hilda Offen, Pradera, Esme Eve, Alan Jesset, Richard Hooke

    Saturday, October 25, 2008

    Orlando Is A Great Place For A Wedding

    When I was talking with my sister-in-law a few months ago, she told me my nephew had been married at Disneyland in a beautiful ceremony complete with Cinderella's coach and all the trimmings as only Disney could do. That got me to thinking... surely Disneyworld in Orlando must do weddings also.

    Orlando Bride Cake shirt

    Orlando Bride Cake by TeeShirtsTShirts of Union Eight
    And they do! You can choose from five different locations to be married and there are many packages available to make your day as memorable as your love for each other.
    Here is the Disney Orlando wedding guide:
    Disney Weddings.
    I was amazed by all the wonderful wedding and honeymoon activities offered. And Disney will do everything from providing solo musicians to baking a fairytale wedding cake for your occasion. Start planning early and be prepared for making memories to last the rest of your lives together.

    Orlando Bride Cake stamp

    Orlando Bride Cake by TeeShirtsTShirts

    If you want to feel like a princess on your special day, Orlando is the place to tie the knot.

    Pink Flower Princess Bride shirt

    Pink Flower Princess Bride by TeeShirtsTShirts of Union Eight