And we are live!!!!

Just one of the designs we have available

I haven’t posted in a little while because my good friend Christa and I have been busy cranking on our new venture Anti Pink T’s

Despite living on opposite coasts, juggling our day jobs, our families, sick kids and travel commitments, I am happy to say we just got our first set of designs completed and they are available for sale on our new Cafe Press store.

We also launched our own website where you can browse the designs, contact us, read our blog etc

So far we are getting a lot of positive comments which totally gives me the warm fuzzies >8)

More to come soon

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I’m on a plane!

I still get a kick out of in flight wifi… I am flying to the west coast on a long and bumpy flight but through the power of technology I can still surf the net, do email, check out Facebook, buy stuff I don’t need on Amazon and instant message with with friends. All at 35,000 feet above Colorado

Gotta love it

Why then can I not get some snacks or drinks with less effort??? Virgin is voted a top airline, but my seat is really cramped and the food & drink ordering system in the headrest just keeps telling me to try later…

Not sure if technology has failed me or if this is just some flight attendant conspiracy – either way the fizzy beverages are not flowing and “I haz a sad.”

This business trip is a full five days so I am hoping not to come home to a scene from Lord of the Flies – last time I was away my guys were reduced to savages by all the unchecked testosterone – with no woman in the house there was much belching and general loss of civilized behavior – and I was only gone two days.

My expectations are not that high – I am just hoping they resist the urge to turn the tikki torches by the pool and some furniture polish into flamethowers and that none of the dogs get shaved while I am gone….

Too much to hope for?

Coming Soon – Anti Pink T’s

I will have to say that growing up – my parents never told me that I couldn’t or shouldn’t do something because I was a girl  – they never told me I couldn’t make mud pies, build a fort or climb trees – they never told me not to try skateboarding or start a paper route…..consequently I pretty much thought I could be or do anything I put my mind to.

Despite being a pretty girly girl to this day – I love shoes and am very particular to shopping and dresses – I also am proficient with a multitude of power tools and have been successful in male dominant professions my whole adult life. I will never forget hearing my then 12 year old son, tell one of his friends proudly that his Mom wasn’t “some girly soccer mom because she uses a circular saw” LOL

However I remember  in Grammar school, the (male) career counselor ignored my desire to work in some sort of creative design field – he told me instead to consider a job in nursing or as a schoolteacher. Both important jobs of course, but not what I wanted to do and his beleif that I should stick to the traditionally female career paths made me want to punch him right in the face.

Then, when I got my first job as a graphic designer, a guy in a bar tried chatting me up – asking what I did for a living – when I told him I was a designer he laughed and said “No really – what do you actually do?” Unsurprisingly he did not get my number….

I have never let people like that hold me back – but times are changing and while many advances have been made, I am still occasionally floored by what happens out there in the world – growing up a girl is getting harder and harder.  I am so happy I have boys, so I don’t have to worry about all the awesome being sucked out of a daughter by the time she is 10 years old. Between push up bikinis for 7 year olds and completely inane T-shirts like the “I’m too pretty for homework” travesty – I can’t imagine raising daughters today.

My dear friend has two daughters and recently blogged about just that – I only half jokingly said we needed to create a line of clothing for girls that didn’t limit their dreams or stereotype them based on their gender. All kids deserve to march to their own beat and have their own theme song!

So we have decided to do just that and while we aren’t ready for prime time just yet, we are working on our launch.

Anti Pink T’s  because pink is a choice, not a limitation!

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