Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Halloween T-shirt I'd Actually Wear

I bought my grandson a Halloween book today. He totally loves Halloween! Yesterday he and I took a ride to the store to stock up on some Halloween decorations, most for me because I didn't have any, but I told him before we left that he could also get something for himself. If I thought my son loved Halloween as a child, my grandson is on equal footing. We picked out a skeleton that has popout eyes and tongue when you press a button, some shiny bats, skulls, and pumpkins, five real pumpkins, four small and one large one, and a big spider web complete with purple mini lights and a big purple and black spider in the middle. He chose a skeleton that makes noise and rattles a chain for himself. He is 4 1/2 and insisted on carving the pumpkin himself. He did a pretty good job actually. I bought a little pumpkin carving knife along with the pumpkin and he used that. I had to stand guard moving his hand away from the blade on various occasions but we finally ended up with a jack o lantern and he still had all of his fingers intact. The jack o lantern only has one eye, he wanted it that way. It's cute!
I got to thinking about costumes and Halloween clothing and decided to see if I could find a Halloween shirt that I would actually wear. I'm not into the cutesey pumpkins too much and so when I saw this really cute shirt at a Union Eight shop called TeeShirtsTShirts Awesome Tee Shirts and Gifts I knew I finally had not only found something I would wear, I had found something that I found absolutely perfect. It's funny, it's original, it's unique, it's just plain awesome! Check out this Halloween T-shirt that I think is a must have for me!

Halloween First Class Witch shirt

Halloween First Class Witch
by TeeShirtsTShirts
If you poke around at TeeShirtsTShirts Awesome Tee Shirts and Gifts you'll find they have lots of great designs for Halloween as well as other holidays but they also have some really funny designs, awareness designs, and much more!

Monday, September 29, 2008


We really need a cure for Alzheimers.
I guess there is testing that can be done now to see if you're going to get alzheimers. No thanks! I'd rather not know if there's nothing they can do about it anyway. Sure, they can prolong the symptoms with medications. Sure it's said that if you do crossword puzzles and such that keeps your mind alert it will help. But unless they actually have a cure for it, I don't want to know if it's in my future. I may not be the norm on that, and it's probably that I am afraid to know and that's why I'd rather not. I admit to it being a scary topic for me. There is Alzheimers on both sides of my family. My mom's sister had Alzheimers, my Dad had Alzheimers, and so at times I feel as though I am doomed.
When my Dad died in a nursing home where he had lived for over three years, I felt like I had lost him twice. First I lost him to this dreaded disease, then again when his body finally let go after fighting pneumonia for over three weeks. When he died he not been able to walk for some time, spoke very little anymore, but he always smiled, laughed, and even if he did not call my Mom by name, the recognition and adoration I saw in his eyes every time he saw her was enough for me to know how deep love can be. Needless to say, after five years my mom still misses him terribly. We all do.
I would find it hard to imagine that there is anyone out there who does not know someone that has or has had Alzheimers. I'm ashamed to say that I don't know how much work is being done on finding a cure, how much money donated to the cause, but writing this blog post has made me realize that I need to go find a place to donate...right...now! And so, I'll be back to write more in just a moment, I'm not putting this off. I'm sure there is a national Alzheimers site..right? Let me find out! BRB
minutes go by....

There, I just donated $60. They had what I initially thought was odd amounts to donate ie $35, $60, etc. but then realized that if they had $25, $50, they would get less because most people probably just click on one or the other anyway! Very smart of them! I feel better now. I feel like it's in remembrance of my Dad and also that it could help my mom, myself, my sisters, kids, whoever. We need and I do mean NEED a cure for it!
There is a shop on Zazzle that has some awesome designs that help raise awareness about Alzheimers. I hope that if people see someone wearing a T-shirt that reminds them about Alzheimers they might actually donate to finding a cure. Or, perhaps if nothing else it will get them to learn more about it, the warning signs, or just to be kinder to those who suffer and family members of those who suffer. The shop is
Alzheimer's Memory Shoppe T-shirts And Gifts and it has a lot of designs that I would be proud to wear. I especially like this one!

Need A Cure For Alzheimer's T-shirt shirt

Need A Cure For Alzheimer's T-shirt
by memoryshoppe
Ok, and I admit I like a lot of them but that was my fav as well as this one!

Stop Alzheimer's Disease Hoodie shirt

Stop Alzheimer's Disease Hoodie
Alzheimers can affect the young as well as the old. My dad was in his 80s when he died, but he had signs of Alzheimers for at least ten years before that, the last few spent in a nursing home. He was physically active throughout his life, ate well, did crossword puzzles every day, and had seven children to talk his ear off and tons of grandkids to keep him young. It doesn't matter, it can affect anyone. I urge you to spread the message to find a cure for Alzheimers, raise awareness about it, and if you can please donate to finding a cure.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Breast Cancer

Todays topic is a serious one. It's breast cancer. Breast cancer strikes both men and women, young and old. It affects not only the person battling the disease but friends and family members as well. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The NBCAM organization is dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer, especially emphasizing the importance of early detection. It's also a time to celebrate with those who are breast cancer survivors and fight alongside those who are still fighting the battle. The Pink Ribbon T-Shirts Shop has a unique pink breast cancer awareness ribbon that I have not seen anywhere else. The top of the ribbon is in a heart shape! Many different variations are available on breast cancer awareness T-shirts, breast cancer survivor T-shirts, breast cancer support T-shirts, and many other items including tote bags, buttons, and mugs. You can customize these pink ribbon breast cancer awareness T-shirts and other items easily by using the customization tool.
Here's a couple of my personal favorite items offered by the Pink Ribbon T-Shirts Shop. Help raise awareness, help celebrate the survival, help fight the battle!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Halloween's Coming!

Autumn is officially here, and so are the beautiful colors of the season! I took a four hour drive the other day and the leaves were so gorgeous, lots of gold, orange, and brilliant red. Before we know it Halloween will be here, and so now is a great time for me to show you a T-shirt I think is just so cute and colorful, perfect for everyone from babies through adult, and the design can also be found on tote bags that are great for trick or treating, buttons, and other items too! This cute Halloween Ghost T-shirt can be found at Halloween T-shirts and Gifts.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Frogs Have it Easy!

Frogs have it easy, they can eat what bugs them! This cute slogan can be found on T-shirts and lots of other cool items at Small Potatoes Designs Cartoon T-shirts And Gifts along with lots of other colorful, fun designs that kids and grown ups alike are sure to love! If you want you can even customize it by adding a name before ordering, or changing the T-shirt style!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Earth is Our House Too T-shirt

I found a really cute T-shirt that makes a statement at Cowpie Creek, a subsidiary of Union Eight, just now. If you want to help save the planet, respect it! Reuse, recycle, do what you can to keep it clean, and spread the message. This cute animals enviromental design will spread the message and get a few smiles same time because it is just so cute!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Proud Grandpa

Are you a proud new Grandpa? Or perhaps a proud new Papaw, or PapPap, or Pepaw? This cute Grandparents Shop called MyGrandparentsRock, Tee Wits, a subsidiary of Union Eight, has every name you can imagine for grandparents so you're sure to find the name you want. Check out this cute Proud Grandpa design!

Proud Grandpa (Blue) shirt