Posts Tagged ‘T-shirt’

Fun T-Shirts for Back to School

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

I don't talk about many products on this blog, but I was in Portland, Oregon yesterday, at a wonderful weekly crafts fair called the Portland Saturday Market and I met a talented — and fun — artist that I have to tell you about.

Through his company, Antic, Isaac Bauman's artwork is available on t-shirts, hoodies, scarves, hats and more. I love his "The Boogie Monster" and "These are Kooties" designs. (Yep, I know, it's usually spelled "Cooties." But Isaac does things his way, as you'll see when you visit his website. Just don't get his started on the subject of bananas…)

Got a tween or teen who is tough to buy for? Keep these tees and hoodies in mind for back-to-school shopping (and the holidays).

Try This Do-It-Yourself Pillow on Your Family’s Next Flight

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Not long ago, on a flight that took off at about 6:30 a.m. (ugh!), I saw parents trying to get their sleepy kids comfortable on the plane. Many of the kids (and parents!) wanted to go back to sleep, having faced a 4 a.m. alarm clock to get to the airport on time.

The flight attendants quickly ran out of those tiny airline pillows, and some parents weren't crazy about using them anyway, with one mom wondering aloud, "Do they re-use those? What about germs?"

Then the mom across the aisle said to her preschooler, "OK, let's make the pillow!"

"Huh?" I thought.

From her carry-on bag she pulled a Ziplock bag and a kid's t-shirt. She sealed the first bag except for about an inch-long opening, and then blew up the bag like a balloon before sealing it. Then she slipped it inside a t-shirt and handed it to her son, who snuggled up with his "pillow" against the window.

"Smart!" I said. She smiled. "Oh, we've been doing this since I read about it in a magazine. Love those tips!" I told her I'd be sharing that tip right here. She said to mention that it's best to not blow up your "pillow" all the way. Instead, leave a bit of room so that the pillow is a bit squishy and not too firm.

What would we do without our fellow parents!

“Name That T-Shirt” Winner is Announced!

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Thanks, everybody, for all the great t-shirt slogans. You guys are creative! Suggestions came pouring in on the blog, via e-mail and from several writers' websites.

And we have… a tie. I just love these two slogans for the soon-to-be-available Parent Talk Today t-shirts. Joy Hall and Beth Levine will each receive a t-shirt with their slogan on it. And I'll let you know when the shirts will be available for purchase from Cafe Press.

Here are the winning slogans:

Beth Levine: "Don't Make Me Come In There…"

Joy Hall: "Caution: I've Used Up All My Patience On My Kids"

Thanks to everybody who entered, and congrats, Beth and Joy!

“Name That T-Shirt” Contest Starts Today!

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Hey, Parent Talk Today fans, we need your help in coming up with a cool slogan for our new Cafe Press t-shirts!

Let's have some fun with this. The contest runs through Friday, Oct. 3, and the winner will receive a free t-shirt with the winning slogan — your slogan? — on the front.

Allison Carter started us off with this great submission: "Talk Dirty Diapers to Me."

Let's have fun with this! The winner will be announced on Monday, Oct. 6, and the winning design will be available at Cafe Press later this month. Send your suggestions in the comments section or via e-mail to