TRENDS & LIFESTYLE

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Hello Designers, in this blog segment “TRENDZ” we will discuss upcoming trends we see in the universe, in the hopes that it will inspire your designs on our great products. Join us as we dish about everything from fonts to fashion trends. We hope it gets your creative juices flowing! Colors of the Wind You […]

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When I was a young student, I had no idea how a teacher supplied their classroom. I guess a part of me just thought the supplies magically appeared when the school year started, and magically replenished themselves during the summer. I can hear educators everywhere screaming, “THAT’S NOT HOW IT WORKS!!” And they’re right: that’s […]

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I don’t have children of my own, but I do have two godsons and two goddaughters. Three of them are old enough to attend school, and both my wife and I like to help out with purchasing school supplies. I’m not a huge fan of shopping, and each year the prospect of trying to beat […]

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In a few short weeks teachers, students, and parents will be in the midst of back-to-school preparations. I deal with this annually because my wife is a teacher, and I watch her start to gather her supplies, decorations, and lesson plans for another year. Every school year brings a new crop of students, and with […]

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I’m something of an Aaron Sorkin devotee, and have watched nearly everything he has produced. This includes the sublime (The West Wing, A Few Good Men), and the…well, not so sublime (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Season 3 of The Newsroom). I was heartbroken when The West Wing went off the air, having spent […]

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I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. – Frida Kahlo Michael Jackson wrote a song called “The Man in the Mirror,” where he sang “I’m searching for the man in the mirror/I’m asking him to make a change.” Mahatma Gandhi said that “if we could […]

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Wine is bottled poetry – Robert Louis Stevenson Pop open a bottle of your favorite vintage, friends! As if you needed another reason to enjoy a Cabernet, a Pinot, or a nice Merlot, May 25th is “National Wine Day.” Zazzle has a bunch of wonderful products to help you enjoy your wine today, tomorrow, and […]

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I don’t remember a lot about my high school graduation, but particular moments do stand out. I remember the principal of my school warning me against doing anything silly during the ceremony. He threatened to withhold my diploma. The principal and I had a good relationship, but I was a bit of a goofball in […]

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May 4th is a very special day. As all your friends walk around in their “May the Fourth Be with You” t-shirts, dare to be different by celebrating “Bird Day.” It may not be as popular, or have a huge following behind it, but it’s infinitely more important. As everyone is playing with laser swords […]

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April 30th of every year is reserved for “Adopt a Shelter Pet” day. This day is set aside to raise awareness of all the dogs, cats, birds, and other animals who are without a home. If, like me, you live in an apartment complex that has a “No Pets” policy, have allergies that prevent you […]