Saturday, March 07, 2009

Top Mum T-Shirt

A funny Top Gun parody tee just in time for Mothering Sunday!

Rainbow Fractal Mousepad

Fractal Mousepad by juliebernabe

A lovely rainbow fractal on a mousepad.



This designer has a Designs by Julie UK Blog.

Best Mum T-shirt

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A pretty pink World's Best Mum design on a black T-shirt (though you can change the style and size of the tee).

Valentine Hearts Mug

Cute hearts on a pink mug.

Best Mum T-shirt



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Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday
Information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gregorian dates for Mothering Sunday
2009 22 March
2010 14 March
2011 3 April
2012 18 March
2013 10 March
2014 30 March
2015 15 March
2016 6 March

Mothering Sunday is a British holiday. In modern times it is essentially equivalent to Mother's Day, which latter name is also increasingly used, but this is a recent development, and its history is quite different.

Mothering Sunday did not begin as a celebration of motherhood, but a synonym of Laetare Sunday in the Christian liturgical calendar. During the sixteenth century, people returned to their "mother church" for a service to be held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. This was either a large local church, or more often the nearest Cathedral. Anyone who did this was commonly said to have gone "a-mothering", although whether this preceded the term Mothering Sunday is unclear. It was often the only time that whole families could gather together, if prevented by conflicting working hours.

The Epistle for the fourth Sunday in Lent as set out in the Book of Common Prayer gives a special place to the theme of maternal love: Galatians 4:26 states that "Jerusalem which is above is free; which is Mother of us all."

The other names attributed to this festival include Simnel Sunday, Refreshment Sunday and Rose Sunday. Simnel Sunday is named after the practice of baking Simnel cakes to celebrate the reuniting of families during the austerity of Lent. Because there is traditionally a lightening of Lenten vows on this particular Sunday in celebration of the fellowship of family and church, the lesser-used label of Refreshment Sunday is also used, although rarely today.

Rose Sunday is sometimes used as an alternative title for Mothering Sunday as well, as is witnessed by the purple robes of Lent being replaced in some churches by rose-coloured ones. This title refers to the tradition of posies of flowers being collected and distributed at the service originally to all the mothers, but latterly to all women in the congregation.[citation needed] The 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia, however, asserts that "the Golden Rose, sent by the Popes to Catholic sovereigns, used to be blessed at this time, and for this reason the day was sometimes called 'Dominica de Rosa'."

This Sunday was also once known as "the Sunday of the Five Loaves", from the traditional Gospel reading for the day. Prior to the adoption of the modern "common" lectionaries, the Gospel reading for this Sunday in the Anglican, Roman Catholic, Western-Rite Orthodox, and Old Catholic churches was the story of the feeding of the five thousand (for instance, the Anglican Book of Common Prayer stipulates St John's Gospel 6:5-14).

Another tradition associated with Mothering Sunday is the practice of "clipping the church", whereby the congregation form a ring around their church building and, holding hands, embrace it.

For some Church of England churches, it is the only day in Lent when marriages can be celebrated.

In later times, Mothering Sunday became a day when domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and other family members.

Mothering Sunday remains in the calendar of some Canadian Anglican churches, particularly those with strong English connections.

Celtic at Heart T-shirt

Where does your heart lie? Ine one of the nations: Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, or Brittany? Here's a lovely St. Patrick's Day T-shirt to show your pride in your culture, or adopted culture.



SALE!!! There is a free shipping upgrade to 2-day shipping for US customizers (customers) when you purchase two or more T-shirts at Zazzle. This fantastic deal ends at about noon PST on March 12, 2009 PST. There are rules not mentioned by me, and details can be found on Zazzel's site. To use this discount, use the code STPATUPGRADE during checkout.

My Life is Hard, S Cyr by CyrScenes

An adorable black and white kitten on a customized stamp. Great stamp for cat lovers!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Kiss Me, I'm Irish T-shirt

Kiss Me, I'm Irish huge puckered smoochie kissie poo lips in a shade of teal green.



SALE!!! There is a free shipping upgrade to 2-day shipping for US customizers (customers) when you purchase two or more T-shirts at Zazzle. This fantastic deal ends at about noon PST on March 12, 2009 PST. There are rules not mentioned by me, and details can be found on Zazzel's site. To use this discount, use the code STPATUPGRADE during checkout.

Parrot Greeting Card

One of Today's Best over at Zazzle is this adorable vector art creation featuring a pirate's pet parrot.


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Kiss Me, I'm Irish T-shirt

Kiss Me, I'm Irish T-shirt by annaleeblysse
Bright Green Smooch Lips

Really bright green lipstick on smoochie lips say ... Kiss Me, I'm Irish!



SALE!!! There is a free shipping upgrade to 2-day shipping for US customizers (customers) when you purchase two or more T-shirts at Zazzle. This fantastic deal ends at about noon PST on March 12, 2009 PST. There are rules not mentioned by me, and details can be found on Zazzel's site. To use this discount, use the code STPATUPGRADE during checkout.

Irish Shamrock Sneakers Keds Shoe

Irish Shamrock Sneakers Keds shoe by Custom_Shoes
Irish Shamrock Shoes green white

White shamrocks against a green background on the Women's Champion Lace Up ~ The original Champion sneaker provides the perfect blank canvas to design your true expression. Style and comfort make the Champion canvas sneaker an undisputable wardrobe essential for every woman. (starting at $60.00)

Aliens (Toy Story) Poster

There are hundreds of options for different movies and characters on posters at the Disney gallery at Zazzle. Right now the posters at Zazzle are 50% off.

Kiss Me, I'm Irish T-shirt

Kiss Me, I'm Irish T-shirt by annaleeblysse
Bright Green Smooch Lips



SALE!!! There is a free shipping upgrade to 2-day shipping for US customizers (customers) when you purchase two or more T-shirts at Zazzle. This fantastic deal ends at about noon PST on March 12, 2009 PST. There are rules not mentioned by me, and details can be found on Zazzel's site. To use this discount, use the code STPATUPGRADE during checkout.

Sunshine Plaid Keds Shoe

A bright sunshine yellow and orange plaid on the Women's Mini Slip On shoes.



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Words That Work


Words That Work, Revised, Updated Edition: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear

by Frank Luntz (Author)

Key Phrases: corporate case studies, killer words, spitting principle, Social Security, John Kerry, United States (more...)

I heard some of what Frank Luntz said on Glenn Beck's show today, and during their conversation one of them said that was that 92% of us are irritated that 8% of us aren't playing by the rules. Those of that go to work each day and pay their mortgages, pay their bills, and now have to pay for the cost of bailing out companies that didn't play by the rules and lent money to people that don't play by the rules are irritated. I was half asleep with eyes closed, so alas, I can't quote them. But, I heard it and it woke me up because they are right.

Though I don't have a problem with debtors, because I'm in debt too. I have a problem with thieves. It really irritates me that immortal and greedy people are causing so much havoc. I still think Obama has no hope of fixing the economy until people start paying back their bills.

Good news is that I had the second best month I've ever had as a debt collector last month. It is heartening to see people are paying back the debt.

I do know that I'd probably be able to describe this better if I got Frank Luntz's book Words That Work, Revised, Updated Edition: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear. Sounds like an intersting book.

Of course, not all people are paying back their debt.

I had one lady today that called in and said: "I don't owe them money, I paid them back years ago."

Me: "They have you as owing a balance of $220.00."

Her: "They're wrong."

Me: "Do you have a letter of release?"

Her: "No."

Me: "Then, you owe them $220.00."

Her: "You're not very nice. What a way to run your business. You're not nice at all."

I Shamrock Boston Button

A cute "I Love" design for St. Patrick's Day on a button. Don't pinch me, I'm wearing green!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Woman Wiping Sweat Mousepad

This vintage print is a head-and-shoulders portrait of a young woman wiping the sweat from her brow. This vintage image by Utamaro Kitagawa was first created in 1798 and this version is a drastic digital alteration. I liked the pink colors in the original and focused on that. The woodcut texture is evident on closer inspection.

Obama - Broke Bumper sticker

Wandering around the Today's Best over at Zazzle...

Obama - Broke Bumper sticker by patrioticdissent



From what I heard on the news, the powers that be have the average tax break for those of us that are "broke" down to about $400 this year.

With my weekly allotment of stimulous package, I think I'll buy 5 Mega Millions California lottery tickets (and gas to get to the Lottery shop at the border) and invest in ... HOPE.

This is a no-lose situation, because even if I don't win mega millions, the State of California needs my stimulus tax refund more than I do.

Optical Illusion Mousepad

Optical Illusion Mousepad by Paddydee56
Don't Blink

Fantasy Eye Poster

Fantasy Eye Poster by LadyLovelace

A fun design featuring a fantasy world within the iris of this macro of an eyeball. Great idea with lovely work.

Moon Dragon Poster

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Pretty Pink Stars Keds Shoe

A pretty star design on the Women's Mini Slip On. Bright pink with light pink stars.

Burst Poster



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Irish O'bama for St Patrick's Day T-shirt

Irish O'bama for St Patrick's Day T-shirt by ObamaSupporter
Obama spelled with an apostrophe and a shamrock.


A simple, attrative Obama T-shirt with a St. Patrick's Day holiday theme.



(this next part was added on 3/6)

SALE!!! There is a free shipping upgrade to 2-day shipping for US customizers (customers) when you purchase two or more T-shirts at Zazzle. This fantastic deal ends at about noon PST on March 12, 2009 PST. There are rules not mentioned by me, and details can be found on Zazzel's site. To use this discount, use the code STPATUPGRADE during checkout.

Obama Say Hope Shirt

Obama Say Hope Shirt by ObamaSupporter
Relaxing is also advised.

A cute design featuring a parody on that '80's song Relax. This one says "Obama Say Hope" in big bold white letters against a black tee.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Overheard at the Store

I was wandering past the TV today and FOX News was on, I overheard some analyst talking about how Obama supporters are still positive and believe in change and all that jazz. The guy doesn't shop at my grocery store were some guy recently made rude gestures at a magazine cover in the checkout line and was overheard saying: "I can't believe I voted for that @$$#*!#."



This is yet another reminder that journalists and politicans live in their own little world.

Very Gradual Change We Can Believe In Button

Very Gradual Change We Can Believe In Button

These buttons on Zazzle come in a variety of sizes:
Small ~ 1¼ Inch
Standard ~ 2¼ Inch
Large ~ 3 Inch
Huge ~ 4 Inch
Colossal ~ 6 Inch

Red & Pink Multi Stripe Keds Shoe

Women's Mini Slip-On with a bright red to hot pink multi strip. The shading goes from bright red toes to hot pink heels.

Kiss Me, I'm Irish T-Shirt

A lovely green heart with a ribbon featuring a Kiss Me, I'm Irish design.



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Monday, March 02, 2009

Create Your Own Keychain

Create your own keychain by adding any image you have taken with your digital camera. You don't need any fancy software to design your own keychain. Just upload one of your favorite images and use this Web site's tools to reposition your image, or focus in on one area. You can even add a title.

Umbrella Coffee Cup

This is a warm springtime design. Umbrellas in the rain.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

That's How I Roll T-shirt

That's How I Roll T-shirt by kellybelly223
That's How I Roll - Retro Bowling Ball T-Shirt

One of the favorite's over at Zazzle, this retro bowling ball tee is almost always high priority. It is a simple, attractive graphic design.

Stop Violence against Women Button

Stop Violence against Women Button



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Kiwi Warning Magnet

Kiwi Warning Magnet by silhouette_emporium

Display this square magnet crooked to create a diamond-shaped bright yellow warning sign for a "Kiwi Crossing" area.



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