Archive for April, 2012
Are you into paper, plastic, or canvas? In today’s society people are taking a larger role in caring for the environment. From the energy efficient light bulbs they purchase to the types of cars, even down to the types of bags we use for our groceries.
Up front we might need to put more money down for these items, but the payoffs in saving money and resources in the long term are generally worth it. To make a difference in our environmental footprint we need to start somewhere. That doesn’t mean abandoning the car completely for the bike, although in some cities it can be a great option. Not using your car as much is a great start, but so is actively recycling, composting, and just being aware of what we’re doing and the impact we’re making.
I was recently in a grocery store that’s known for selling fresh organic food. The cashier asked me if I wanted to make a small donation to a food charity, as a thank you he gave me a reusable Canvas Tote bag to use in the future. This store only uses paper bags for their groceries, but if I were to bring back that bag or any other bag for that matter, they would give me a credit of 5 cents per bag. And of course I can use this bag for many other things. It’s practical, will save me money and cuts back on my consumption of paper or plastic bags at grocery stores. Sounds good to me.
Aside from making great grocery bags, they can be used for books, games, clothing, or whatever makes sense. If you’re in the market for a canvas tote bag, but you want it to reflect your personality, Idakoos.com has a huge variety to choose from. If you can’t find one that speaks to you, we can customize one personally for you.
One of the aspects that I appreciate most from travelling, with only a backpack, is learning to live with very little clothing. Selecting the clothing to go in the pack is important for me too, it needs to be clothing that I can mix and match easily and wear comfortably. I love to take my favorite T-shirts with me, I know that I’ll be using them for a while so I need to enjoy wearing them, but if it’s something that I’m totally in love with, it won’t make the bag. I don’t want to get so tired of it, or have something happen to it, that it won’t get worn again.
Aside from having to wash your cloths more often, it’s inevitable that you’re going to get tired of wearing the same shirts over and over again. The great thing about travelling light is that you’ll have room to make a purchase or two.
A couple of years ago I was visiting a friend in Lima, Peru. She took me to a shop, in the heart of Miraflores, which only opens a few times a week. This store sells clothing, from large U.S. companies that have minor flaws. While it’s a bit chaotic and you may have to dig threw lots of large piles of clothing, they are priced at a fraction of what you would normally spend. So a T-shirt that might usually cost $20 will only cost you $3. I was able to find a variety of California women’s T-shirts, and popular surf brand clothing. They also sold sweatshirts, shorts, pants, skirts, and swimwear.
It was great to walk away with several fun T-shirts, while spending less than $10. The fact that they were slightly flawed didn’t matter at all. They were serving a purpose by providing relief from my wardrobe boredom.
You’ll never have to worry about buying anything flawed at idakoos.com. We provide high quality fun and inspiring T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and more! When wardrobe boredom strikes, we’ve got your back.
When you gaze up at the night sky, what do you see? If you’re in a city, assuming it’s a clear night and not too smoggy, you might see the moon, and some stars. Depending on the earth’s rotation, what you see will vary of course. On a good night, you might also be able to see a planet or two, some satellites and various constellations.
It’s a whole other world when you’re away from the city lights and pollutants. When you’re in the middle of a National Park, far away from any lights, the sky is like an ocean. Living and breathing in beautiful twinkling lights. Big bright planets pop out and the constellations are so vibrant and easily identifiable. If there’s a full moon, you won’t even need a flash light or even car lights if you’re driving. The moon is like a big beautiful spot light illuminating your path.
The constellations, which make up the Zodiac, can be fun to search for amongst all the stars. Whether you follow the Zodiac or not, we were all born under a sign and at some point in our lives we’ll get asked, “What’s your sign?” It can be fun to compare signs and find out what our compatibility is with others.
If you’d like to express your sign with the world, we have Zodiac Sweatshirts to help you do just that. Just imagine all of the conversations you’ll generate without even trying. “Hi Leo, I’m a Sagittarius!” The possibilities are endless and the skies the limit.
What could be just as important as a great cup of coffee? It has a handle, makes a great penholder, and comes in an infinity of styles and sizes. It’s the coffee mug, of course, and it can make a delicious cup of coffee taste that much better.
I don’t know about you, but I love coming across a great coffee mug. Maybe it’s the size or color or simplicity of the cup. Sometimes I go for the quirky cup, with an odd slogan or an unusual design.
We all have our favorites. Maybe you found it on a vacation, or at a garage sale, or it was a hand me down from one of your parents. It’s not unusual to have more than one either. I have an entire shelf in my cabinet full of mugs; some have retired while others are just getting broken in.
Coffee mugs also make fantastic gifts for friends/family, teammates, and clients. They’re also a great way to promote your business or organization, by creating a Custom Mug. At Idakoos.com, we have a large variety of mugs with great designs to choose from, and we can also help you create the perfect mug for your company, team, or any occasion.
For some people a T-shirt is just another shirt in their drawer. It’s functional and easy to wear and comfortable. It provides a necessary purpose and that’s about it. This type of person isn’t going to spend precious hours hunting through the racks or skimming through online shops for that one of a kind Tee. For the person who sees a T-shirt for more than a basic purpose, and enjoys the hunt for that one of a kind T-shirt, we totally understand!
I’m a fan of live sporting events. So for me, finding the right Sports T-shirt to wear to the game or match or event, makes it even more fun. There was a time when I would scour the racks in my favorite 2nd hand stores when I was living in Portland, Or, in hopes of finding something amazing. I wouldn’t always find great stuff, but when I did, it was oh so satisfying. One time, I found an old T-shirt that made me so happy every time I went to see the Portland Trailblazers play some bball. The shirt was a championship shirt from 1977. It was red and retro and super cool. The shirt didn’t last me too many years, but it’s one that I’ll never forget.
Today, if you can’t find the T-shirt of your dreams, you can create it yourself. It’s gotten a whole lot easier to satisfy that need. So what are you waiting for? At Idakoos.com we believe in freedom of expression. If you don’t see it on our page, we’ll help you create that one of a kind T-shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie!