Archive for June, 2012
Many people in the United States treat their pets like children. They welcome them into their homes, provide them with comfortable bedding, feed them top of the line foods, shower them with toys and treats, take them to the park for exercise, provide health and dental care, in some cases clothing, and even health insurance. Some people also have matching Dogs T-Shirts, one for them and one for their pooch.
Domesticated animals can also provide a wonderful service to people in need. Did you know that dogs have been used as a form Therapy treatment dating back to the late 18thcentury? The dogs were introduced into medical institutions to help socialize the patients who were mentally disturbed.
Today dogs are used for all types of animal-assisted therapies. There are of course the guide dogs,which help people with blindness function more independently. Dogs are also used to help Alzheimer’s patients with social behaviors, bringing about smiles and laughter. Therapy dogs also help people who have anxiety disorders or suffer from seizures by alerting the person of an oncoming attack.
The therapy dogs are also used in educational environments to help children with ADHD and conduct disorders. The presence of the dogs and other animals showed increased attendance, knowledge and skill objectives, and decreased violent and antisocial behavior when compared to children who were not in an animal-assisted program.
Pets also help provide us with companionship, love, and are great at relieving all kinds of stress. Whether we realize it or not, these animals are great for our mind, body, and soul.
So the next time you would rather sit on the couch watching TV or surfing the net instead of giving your dog a walk, just think about how much these beautiful wonderful animals already give to you. Plus that extra exercise you’ll be getting will be great for you too.
Tags: hoodies, love, pets
With the Olympic Trials going on right now, and future Olympians securing their spots for the 2012 London Olympics, you may be wondering how you can creatively show your support for the sports that you love and the athletes that you admire.
Why not create a few Custom Hoodies, which you can wear during your favorite matches? You create the design and choose the colors and we’ll do the rest. It’s that simple. Not only will you be showing support at home or in your favorite bar or at the actual event in London, but you’ll also make everyone else super jealous. They’ll be wondering where they can get your Hoodie.
Now, you also might be wondering where you can wear this Hoodie during the summer, well that’s easy. Crank up the AC in your home, go to a really cold sports bar, or watch an event on top of a mountain or in San Francisco. Yes, mountains are still cool in the summer months and San Francisco’s summers are definitely cold. You could also design a customized T-shirt for those warm days and nights, or if you live in Death Valley or even Los Angeles, where T-shirts are the norm.
Whether you decide on a Hoodie or a T-shirt or both, just remember to have fun creating it and wear it with pride. The Summer Olympics only come around every 4 years, so don’t miss this opportunity to show your support now.
Tags: clothing, custom, hoodies, t-shirts
Do you enjoy cooking? How about aprons? Then you must be a fan of the Cooking Apron
, right? I love aprons andI love to eat yummy delicious food, but it’s usually when someone else has prepared it. It’s not that I can’t cook or that I don’t enjoy cooking, it more has to do with nothaving the time to devote to creating a gourmet meal.
When I had more time on my hands, I loved to host or be invited to cooking parties. Everyone would bring a dish to cook, from appetizers to desserts and we’d all stand around the kitchen in our aprons, drinking wine or beer or whatever was in the cupboard.
Most of the girls and guys were wearing the most amazingly beautiful, cool and funky looking aprons. It almost verged on a contest to see who would be wearing the best apron in the kitchen that week. Aside from a little apron fashionista competition, we all had loads of fun cooking and drinking and eating all day long. We usually managed to keep our clothing clean too. Those were the days.
Now whenever I’m in a shop that has cooking aprons, I always get excited. The aprons generally have the best designs and colors and I also think it reminds me of a time that was filled with delicious food and great company.
Aprons also make wonderful gifts. They’re usually inexpensive, can be personalized and generally tend to make the chefs in our lives smile gleefully at the thought of wearing one. So the next time you’re at a loss as to what to get your friend for their birthday, worry no more. Pick up the coolest aprons in the shop. One for them and one for you and may delicious dishes come your way. Bon Appetite!
Do you have any egotistical male friends or perhaps men in your life who love exposing it all? You know whom I’m talking about. They live off of attention and enjoy bathing in the limelight, as if their life depended on it. They’re the ones at parties who float around the room and schmooze with just about everyone, so by the end of the evening they are even more popular than the guy throwing the party.
Now of course I realize that you may know plenty of women who are exactly like this as well, we all do, but for the sake of this article, I’m only going to focus on the men. You may be wondering why I’m even writing about this; well I’ll get to that in a moment.
As much as we love to hate the attention seeking, overtly vain men in our lives, we also love them. Well most of them. Some are just plain annoying, but for those men who do have some redeeming qualities, it’s usually the ones that we wish we naturally had more of. We also secretly enjoy being with the guy who is the life of the party. He’s outgoing but not annoying, fun to be around, attractive, can make an entire room laugh without trying, and is actually a good friend.
So again, why am I focusing on this? Well here’s why. Have you ever been at a loss of what to give this guy for his birthday? He seems to have everything already, but in reality he doesn’t. You can give him the best present in the world. A side from your self of course, and that would be a T-shirt with his name on it. Can’t you see it now? Just imagine how he’ll feel when he can walk around on the streets of N.Y. or Austin or go to the parties in Portland or L.A., and everyone will know his name. He won’t even have to introduce himself, everyone will already know. They’ll most likely approach him about his T-shirt, which will in turn generate many conversations.
At first he may not appreciate or understand the powers behind the T-shirt, but you will. After an evening of him wearing this shirt, you will be placed on a new pedestal. Every time he wears the shirt, he’ll fondly think of you, only after thinking about himself and of course everyone else who is thinking about him. But hey, it’s the thought that counts, right?
So I know this article is a bit ridiculous, yet it does hold some truth as well. For all the men in your life, who might benefit from you purchasing an appropriate amount of Male Names T-Shirts, they’ll be forever grateful for the best birthday present in the world.
Do you know what’s the most popular women’s sport in the World? If you were thinking gymnastics or soccer or even cheerleading (yes, it’s a sport) then you’d be mistaken. The most popular women’s sport in the world is Netball. That’s right, netball. Now I had sort of heard about netball, not sure where, but I had no idea what it entailed other than a net and a ball. Now you may be an expert in netball, but for all of those people who aren’t as familiar, well keep on reading.
Netball was started in the United States in 1891, but has just recently been gaining in popularity in the States and is considered a “new sport”. Netball is similar to basketball and actually derived from it, in that a ball is passed down the court and each team tries to score points by putting the ball in the basket. It differs in that the players, depending on their positions, must stay in a specific area of the court designated for their position. The ball also looks more like a volleyball than a basketball.
This sport, which is played primarily by women, is popular in over 80 countries around the world and played by more than 20 million people. It’s most popular in the commonwealth countries and it is a primetime sport in the United Kingdom, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. Netball is quickly gaining momentum on the world stage and many school-aged children learn the sport while in school as part of the educational curriculum and continue to play into adulthood.
I love all kinds of sports and I think that one day, I could even be sporting an I love netball bumper sticker too. As the sport continues to rapidly grow in the United States, Europe, and Africa, players from around the world are lobbying to get the sport included into the Olympics. With that many people playing in over 80 countries from around the world, I can see why it should be included as one of the Olympic events, and maybe one day soon we’ll all be watching Netball on the sport’s world stage.