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May 21
4:03 PM

Customer Spotlight: Swamp Donkeys FC

Customer Spotlight: Swamp Donkeys FC

If you're from the Grand Rapids, MI area, you've probably heard of the Swamp Donkeys FC. 

They play outdoor recreational soccer in West Michigan, and they play to win.

How do we know the SDFC? We printed their shirts! Oh, and Molly, a member of our production team, is one of their outside mid-fielders!

 

May 13
9:40 AM

Customer Spotlight: Bethann from Sherwin Williams

Customer Spotlight: Bethann from Sherwin Williams

This week is National Painting Week for Sherwin Williams.

Bethann is the Store Manager for their Grand Rapids, MI location.

Throughout the week, they are painting for the Seidman Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth.

Check out some of their team members wearing the shirts we printed for them last week!  

 

May 8
9:31 AM

Customer Spotlight: Battle CrossFit

Customer Spotlight: Battle CrossFit

Battle CrossFit is located in Epsom, New Hampshire. 

Head trainer Rachael Strevig has been working with CreateMyTee since 2013.

Battle CrossFit focuses on building an environment where camaraderie and accountability are important. They emphasize the one on one relation you develop with their coaching staff. 

Below you can see one of their members sporting a CrossFit T-Shirt during a workout. 

Apr 29
3:52 PM

Customer Spotlight: Brad Vickers

Customer Spotlight: Brad Vickers

Brad is a co-owner of Southern Tradition Tailgating, a company that has become a game-day necessity to college football fans in the South. 

The company is based out of Mississippi and offers a specialized service that takes the hassle out of tailgating. 

Since 2014, Brad has been ordering his Southern Tradition Tailigating Tees with CreateMyTee.

He can be seen below wearing this shirt while zip-lining in Honduras! 

Apr 17
1:45 PM

Customer Spotlight: Steve Trotter from CrossFit PWA

Customer Spotlight: Steve Trotter from CrossFit PWA

Steve is a Senior Coach, General Manager, and Head Programmer for CrossFit PWA, located in Acworth, GA. 

CrossFit PWA has placed apparel orders with CreateMyTee since 2014. 

They work together to better themselves and each other in Nutrition, Gymnastics, Weighlifting, Endurance, and all other aspects of physical and mental improvement. 

Below, members of the CrossFit PWA family can be seen wearing some of the T-Shirts they created with us.

Apr 10
12:30 PM

Customer Spotlight: Jenna from Hoosier CrossFit

Hoosier CrossFit is located in Bloomington, Indiana and is co-owned by Shaun and Jenna Tieman. 

Since 2013, Jenna has been using CreateMyTee for all of her box's apparel needs. 

Hoosier CrossFit believes in supporting their community. Every month, they host free community workouts, outside-of-the-gym get togethers, and fundraiser workouts that help raise money for local charities. 

Pictured below are Shaun and Jenna wearing their Indiana Tanks/Tees that are helping to raise money for Indiana CrossFitters who make it into the CrossFit games. 

 

 

Mar 27
12:34 PM

Customer Spotlight: Ashley HS. from Liberty Church

Customer Spotlight: Ashley HS. from Liberty Church 

Ashley has been using CreateMyTee since late 2010.  As the Director of Operations for Liberty Church she takes the lead on ordering all the apparel for the church's staff, volunteers, and events throughout the year.

Opening in 2003, Liberty Church is located in Liberty, Pennsylvania and is dedicated to taking a creative, compelling, and fun approach to worship.

Their "I Love My Church" Tees are worn at their events, and are given out to their volunteers year-round.  Below is a shot from one of their Kids Karnivals.

Apr 18
1:28 PM

Customer Spotlight: Yoga Works, Brooklyn Heights

A new Yoga Works is about to open up in Brooklyn Heights, NY, and they're stocking up on custom apparel for their memebers.

We like to be flexible when it comes to working with yoga studios, which is why the apparel you see in the pictures below aren't readily available on our normal Shop page.

Like always,if you're looking for a garment we don't offer on our Shop page, all you have to do is Contact Us and we'll do our best to help you find the garment you're looking for, or some comparable alternatives.

 

Oct 3
3:28 PM

What to Keep in Mind When You’re Picking Out a Halloween Costume

It gets cold at night:

Start with a plan that involves layers.  Some examples would be

Antartic mummy, complete with snow suit.

Flannel salesmen, complete with wearable samples

People have cameras and Facebook accounts:  

You don’t want embarrassing pictures of you popping up all over Facebook. Find a good balance between fun and appropriate.  Or…you can wear a mask.

You can do a lot with household items:

Halloween stores are great, but you probably have a bunch of stuff lying around that you can use for this year’s night out.

It’s okay if someone else is wearing your costume: Don’t feel as though you have to go above and beyond and think of something wholly unique.  Just wear what you want and roll with it.

You will lose a piece of your costume:

If you have hats, sunglasses, bracelets, capes, or fangs, you will not have them by the end of the night.

Oct 1
5:40 PM

CreateMyTee is Looking Forward to Fall

 

 October is here and everyone seems to be super thrilled… but why? The sun goes down earlier, the air gets cooler, and the leaves start to fall off the trees. But that’s exactly it… when the sun goes down earlier, kids come in sooner for a delicious turkey dinner followed by pumpkin pie. The air gets cooler which mean we get to start wearing lounge worthy pants, long sweatshirts, and comfy scarfs. The leaves will fall, but only after they turn a beautiful orange, red and yellow. Once they’ve fallen, we all get to act like kids again and play in the perfectly crunchy leaves.  Not satisfied yet?  Maybe you’re looking forward to one these things?

  • The MLB Playoffs
  • The arrival of Hockey
  • Cider mills
  • Hayrides
  • Pumpkin CarvingHaunted Houses
  • Halloween
  • Beautiful Scenery
Sep 20
2:01 PM

Tigers Nickname Contest

We got into a friendly dispute today over who came up with the best nickname on the Tiger’s roster. Some “genius” nicknames were…

Smyly- “The Joker”

Coke- “Dealer”

Jackson-“Action Jackson”

… you get the point.  Instead of arguing with each other all day, we thought we’d leave it up to some outside helo to come up with some much more creative nicknames for the Tiger’s bench.

Everyone is invited to enter their most creative nickname from now until the end of the Chicago White Sox series on Sunday, September 20th. The following Monday, we will be announcing the 3 best nicknames and the three winners will receive a free “Shirt Happens” t-shirt, a pair of sunglasses, and a CreateMyTee coozie.  

Sound off in the comments section below.

Sep 12
6:32 PM

Top 5 Reasons to get a New Phone

Apple recently announced its most recent iterations of the iPhone.  The iPhone 5S and 5C are on their way to people pockets, but how to you know whether or not to upgrade to the current pinnacle of mobile technology.

5. You currently own the original iPhone

Phone technology has come a long way since 2007.  Throw out your antique of a phone and step into the future with the rest of us.

4. You like it when things you own are followed by the letter “S”

The “S” stands for “So glad I got a new phone.”

3. You tossed your iPhone down on your pillow top mattress and the screen shattered.

A phone is a delicate piece of technology.  Stop cutting your hands on shards of glass, and start digging into the new list of features on your new phone!

2. You currently own a flip phone.

Do not try to bend your new phone in half.  It will break.

1. You just upgraded and are upset that your “brand new phone” is now obsolete.

It happens to the best of us.  Apple is known for springing new releases on the public.  When it doubt, wait it out.

 

Aug 26
4:34 PM

Top 5 Reasons to Drop A Class

The drop/add countdown has begun.  If you're looking for some solid reasons to drop a class this fall, look no further than this comprehensive list:

5. Your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend just sat down next to you.

You could get there at a different time tomorrow and avoid the awkward seating arrangement, OR you could drop the class and make sure you don't eventually make a scene that will embarrass the both of you.

4. You don’t feel like getting up that early anymore.

Morning classes aren’t for everybody.  They especially aren’t for you.  Avoiding all classes held before 11:00 is going to require some creativity, but your sleep schedule is more important than your class schedule.

3. You don’t get (insert subject)

Maybe it’s time to switch majors, or maybe what you thought would be a walk in the prerequisite park is going to be more of an uphill sprint.  If you aren’t feeling the subject at hand, look for something you will enjoy.

2. You’ve made a horrible first impression with the professor.

A botched first impression is hard to bounce back from.  Get out while you can and hope that the professor doesn't tell any other faculty members what you've done.

1. You can't miss the new season of Spongebob Squarepants.

It's true that you can watch all of the episodes on demand after class is over, but you like the rush you get from watching the episodes live.  How are you supposed to live tweet your thoughts on the episode if you're stuck in a lecture hall?  Nothing will ever be more important than then town of Bikini Bottom.

May 16
5:13 PM

Open Letter To David Beckham

The following is an open letter to David Beckham or anyone that knows him.

Dear Mr. Beckham,

The news of your retirement has made its way around our office.  Even though not many of us follow Premiere League soccer, you have always been on our radar as an amazing talent.

The purpose of this letter is to bring to your attention an opportunity for you come out of retirement for one last hoorah!  We have an office indoor soccer team that plays on Sundays evenings in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  I’ll be the first to admit that moving from Europe to southeastern Michigan is a bit of a downgrade, but if you’re interested, we would be more than happy to add you to our current roster.  There is a $15 registration fee for new players, and the team is willing to front that $15 if you do show interest.

We believe that your 20 years of experience in a professional soccer setting will be a big help in bringing us nothing but wins.  We definitely have room to grow as a team, and we figure that we can learn a lot by having you on the field with us.

We’ve included a poorly Photoshoped artist’s rendering of what it would look like with you on the team.  Our artists were busy, so we had one of our sales guys put this one together.  You can get a hold of our team captain by emailing contact@createmytee.com.


 

May 7
2:58 PM

Top 5 Uses for Dandelions

Middle-aged men who care about their lawns see the tiny little flower as pest.  They cover their lawns in chemicals to get rid of the pesky weed, but there are many patches of earth that allow the Dandelion to prosper.

Here are 5 great ways you can use Dandelions in your everyday life:

5. Use them as an inspiration to write a novel

Ray Bradbury did it.  So can you.  Just don’t plagiarize.

4. Play with them during soccer games

This one is for the 6 to 9 year-old crowd.  Whether the ball is on the other end of the field or bounding directly at you, you can always take some time to pick up a dandelion, rub it between your hands and turn them yellow.

3. Make a necklace out of them, track down the girl you had a crush on in second grade, and give it to her

Facebook is an excellent tool to track people down if you’ve since lost touch.  This should only be attempted by single guys.  If you’re in a relationship, I’d just skip this one and go get stung by a bee.

2. Soothe Bee Stings

When you get stung by a bee this summer, grab the nearest dandelion and coat the sting in dandelion sap.  Who knew that stuff that tasted bad when you were a kid could be so helpful?!

1. Eat them!

According to the internet, Dandelions are really good for you...?  Here’s why!

  • They contain high levels of vitamin A and C
  • They have more carotene than carrots and more potassium than broccoli
  • They improve the strength of your stomach, intestines, liver

 

 

Apr 25
3:36 PM

Top 5 Breads

We wanted to follow up on last weeks blog entry about the Top 5 Beards with a look at our favorite breads!  This goes out to all the Bread lovers out there.

5. Pita

Although not often grouped in with other signature breads, Pita bread opens up a world of new bread eating opportunities.

4. Ciabatta

This versatile bread can be used for sandwiches AND subs.  Talk about versatility!

3. Banana

We wanted to include a sweet bread on the list, we can't think of any out there better than banana bread.

2. Pumpernickel

We really just picked pumpernickel because of its cool name.

1. Bread (The Band)

You might be surprised to see this soft rock band from the '70s taking the #1 spot, but it's hard to argue that this band and its members aren’t better than an inanimate loaf of dough, flour and water.  If you'd like proof, check them out on YouTube.


Apr 24
5:23 PM

Top 5 Things to Look Forward to About this Spring/Summer

For some, warm weather is a constant.  Those who live in the South or to the west get to spend the majority of their time in a hospitable climate.  CreateMyTee is located in Michigan, a state known for its climatic mood swings and harsh winters.  With warm weather on its way, some of us here in the office decided to list the top five things we're looking forward to.

5. Freezer Pops

I’m not talking about the ones that come on sticks.  I’m talking about the plastic sleeves of colored sugar water that turn a scorching summer day into a comfortable one.  Get ready to grab them by the handful and enjoy the cool, sugary, fruit-flavored goodness.

4. A reason to use sun screen

Lather on some SPF 30 and bask in the sunlight.  Don’t forget to apply some to your ears and neck.

3. Access to both public and private pools

Who ever thought that digging a hole in the ground and filling it with water could be so much fun?  Douglas R. Pool did when he invented the in-ground pool back in 1920.  Rumor has it that he accidentally invented the in-ground pool in an attempt to bury his car during a thunderstorm. 

2. Indoor ice skating

Why give up a leisurely activity just because all the ice outside has melted?  Find the nearest indoor rink, rent a pair of skates that are tight (but not too tight) and coast around the ice.

1. T-Shirt Weather

Shed your coats, long sleeves, sweaters, vests, hoodies, and/or onezie pajamas.  It’s that time again to simplify your wardrobe and boil your closet down to clothes that are going to keep you comfortable in this heat.


 

Apr 22
3:42 PM

Earth Day 5K

Happy Earth Day earthlings!  We'd like to congratulate a race we've provided shirts for the past few years that also happens to promote sustainability.  

This Saturday, the 27th marks the 4th Annual GreenChoice Bank 5K for Earth Day, a family and eco-friendly event is held in Chicago's Humboldt Park.

For those of you in the Chicago area, you can register online up until the 24th, but race day registration is also an option!

To learn more about the event, visit http://www.earthday5kchicago.com/info/

Apr 19
4:52 PM

Top 5 Beards

Facial hair is a nuisance for some and an identity for others.  This list honors the men and cavemen who take the time to tend to their facial hairs.

5. The cast of Duck Dynasty

Since they’re relatively new to the world of beard fame, they have to work their way to the top.

4. Captain Caveman

He’s basically a beard with arms, legs, and a giant wooden club.  I’m not sure what he is the captain of or why he hangs around with three attractive ladies, but I can say that his beard requires a large amount of discipline to maintain.

3. 2/3 of ZZ Top

Billy and Dusty get all of the credit here.  Frank Beard (the ironically beardless drummer) is excluded from this honor.

2. Santa Claus

His is a classic beard through and through.  It also might be the most practical given his line of working both out doors and 30,000 feet in the air.

1. Robin Williams’ Arms

Words cannot describe the magnitude of their hairiness.  Enjoy this picture instead.


 

Apr 5
1:08 PM

Free Shirt Friday: 4/5/2013

 

Free Shirt Friday is a weekly event where CreateMyTee gives away what we do best: T-SHIRTS!

Each week, we'll have a new contest up on our blog.  All you have to do is place your guess, answer, or idea in the comment section below and you'll be in the running to win.

This Week: How many CMT Employees went to opening day at Comerica Park?

There are 10 people in the office and a good percentage of us are Tigers Fans.  Now, there's a group of us that we would consider to be DIEHARD fans of our beloved baseball team.  By diehard we mean they watch every game, keep track of every statistic, and find every open opportunity to talk about how any upcoming game is going to pan out.

Today is opening day at Comerica Park and it's very possible that some of our employees took a sick day to head over to Detroit and watch the game on this beautiful, sunny day.  Put you guess in the comment section below.  The winner will receive a Shirt Happens Shirt.  In the case of a tie, we will draw at random from the winning names so don't be afraid of copying someones guess.