Wow. It’s amazing to think another year wearing t-shirts for a living is about to pass. Our daily sponsors and monthly sponsors are great, but we wanted to give a special shout out today to our
2010 Proud Partners . Most of these companies have been with us for the entire year, and we can’t thank them enough for all their support.
Hundred10 : Without our Fresnoian web design/dev friends we wouldn’t have had such an awesome website this year. Big shout out to Layne, James, John and the rest of the H10 folks. Thanks for a great year and we wish you all the best.
Blacksocks.com : I couldn’t believe Evan and I were going to have a sock sponsor for the entire year. Sponsored socks?? Yep. Not to mention Blacksocks only used to make black socks, so we were in before they "sold out" (just kidding). Thank you Lori and the entire Blacksocks crew.
Underground Printing : Where would we be without t-shirts to wear? Rishi from UGP had no idea what he was getting himself into when he signed on to be our official t-shirt printer. We probably weren’t their most organized client this year, but thankfully UGP is back in 2011 and printing ALL our t-shirts! Thanks Rishi and everyone at UGP.
Promobrain : We wouldn’t have the coolest business cards ever (tiny t-shirts) if it weren’t for Mike Freestone. Along with our biz cards came stickers, post-its, water bottles and a ton of other IWYS branded stuff. Thanks again Mike and we can’t wait to eat Good Life Granola in 2011.
Jockey.com : Our underwear sponsor changed halfway through the year and we couldn’t have been luckier to have Jockey step in. Our underwear drawers have been full to the brim and so have the drawers of our IWYS community members. Thanks Shannon, Michelle and the entire Jockey team.
IdeaPaint : Being one of the greatest inventions of all time, it was easy to get creative and fun with IdeaPaint’s whiteboard paint. I even dedicated an entire wall in my house to it. Thanks for all the awesome giveaways and we hope to work with you guys in 2011.
Lucky Brand : And finally thank you to our jeans sponsor! It was a big joke in 2009 if I was going to try to wear jeans for a living in 2010 and thanks to Lucky Brand we did. Walking into a Lucky Brand store will forever have a special place in my heart.
One last thank you to
SoundVisionLibrary.com who sponsored my laptop in 2010. I definitely couldn’t do what I do without a functioning laptop, and thanks to SVL, I can keep up with the IWYS community wherever I am. Thanks Joven and the entire SVL crew!
Thank you, thank you, thank you and THANK YOU!
There isn’t a more fitting sponsor for us to have than
T-Shirts.com . Not only do we wear t-shirts for a living, but we love funny, unique and creative t-shirts. You aren’t going to find the run-of-the-mill t-shirts at
T-Shirts.com whether you’re looking for classic movie shirts, comic book shirts, drinking shirts, funny shirts and tons more.
**T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY** Winning a t-shirt of your choice is pretty simple today:
T-Shirts.com is picking the winners and will reply to your email if you’ve won. They’re giving away an undisclosed amount of shirts, so feel free to share the giveaway with your t-shirt loving friends.
With another semester of college right around the corner you’re going to need textbooks and you should avoid paying full price for them like you’d avoid the plague.
Chegg.com has been a sponsor of IWYS multiple times this year and continues to save people hundreds of dollars by renting textbooks.
If, for some reason, you’ve never heard of
Chegg.com until right now you need to run to their website and start searching for your textbooks. If you made the mistake of purchasing textbooks in the past and are looking for a place to sell them,
Chegg.com handles that as well. They’re #1 in textbook rentals, have a 21-day guarantee and have the best staff around!
A special birthday shout out to my sister Kim! Happy 21st birthday Lilsis and thanks for all your help behind the scenes.
With exception to Brock and Marta Picken (congrats on the marriage by the way), we’ve all added a few unwanted pounds this holiday season. Christmas cookies, Thanksgiving dinner and of course an extra trip or two to Starbucks.
FitForTwo.tv is the only internet show dedicated to health and will help you lose weight and more importantly be healthier.
**GIVEAWAY ** FitForTwo.tv is giving away a Roasted Garlic Express and a Microsoft Kinect. To enter to win:
Whether you’re a frequent traveler or not, you can join the fun with the
Adventure Penguin . Just getting his penguin feet wet in the internet world, Adventure Penguin wants to share travel tips, recipes, life lessons and of course fun on
his website .
If you’re in the North Carolina area, or might be visiting soon, the Adventure Penguin is giving away 4 tickets to Emerald Hollow Mine in Hiddenite, NC. To win a day of sluicing and creeking leave a comment on
this Adventure Penguin blog post with what gems/stones you think the Penguin and his team discovered. Also up for grabs by commenting are t-shirts, temporary tattoos and a passport protector.
Remember, the Adventure Penguin is just getting started and can’t wait to travel tons of new places and write tons of new blog posts. You can also follow
@AdvPenguin on twitter and
Like Adventure Penguin on Facebook .
HO HO HO!!!! Merry Christmas boys and girls! Santa Jason and Santa Evan know you’ve all been really good this year and we’ve partnered with The National Safety Commission to bring you a very special Christmas Day giveaway:
Win an Apple iPad today by leaving a driver’s education tip on
The National Safety Commission’s Facebook page . I’d highly recommend visiting The National Safety Commission
website and finding some great tips there to include in your post. If you have tips of your own, you can leave those as well!
The National Safety Commission is an informative website, but also wants to have some fun. They want to create a place where people can get tips on safe driving and share their passion for driving. The TNSC website is chock-full of helpful tips and tricks and the
The National Safety Commission Facebook page has cool content, contests and more. There are millions of Americans who fail their driver’s license test every year because they aren’t prepared to take the test, TNSC is here to help!
Fine print: The Apple iPad will be either a 32GB WiFi version or a 16GB 3G version (winner’s choice). The winner will be picked Monday (Dec 27) and announced on the TNSC Facebook page.
Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I can’t believe we’ve nearly wrapped up a 2nd year of wearing t-shirts for a living. Exactly one year ago I was writing a similar post about finishing up my first year and giving away our first IWearYourShirt.com Holiday Gift Basket!
We’ve hand-picked a fantastic assortment of gifts that anyone is eligible to win (maybe even Evan). There is only 1 winner of the IWYS Holiday Gift Basket and here’s what’s inside:
Seth Godin book "Linchpin" – Signed
Gary Vaynerchuk book "Crush It!" – Signed
David Siteman Garland book "Smarter Faster Cheaper" – Signed
"Sea Voices" book – Signed
Bud Bilanich book "Success Tweets" -
Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 4 -
Mophie Workbook iPad Case – Box of Assorted Ties from
$50 iTunes Gift Card -
Jockey Prize Pack ($50 Voucher, Fleece Robe, T-Shirts, Giant Undies, PJs) – 3 Pairs of
BLACKSOCKS.com Socks -
Underground Printing Fleece Hoodie -
CRE-8 50sq ft IdeaPaint Kit – Charlie Hope CDs from
Challenge & Fun – Jekyll Island Club Hotel Umbrella – Soy Candles from Tomslitehouse -
Pocket xShot -
JustInTymeSports Mini Basketball Hoop – Wett Giggles Ophelia Soap -
Earth Friendly Goods Bamboo Towels and Gift Certificate – 2011 Steel Cow Calendar – Signed IWYS T-Shirt and Stickers (we’ll get your size) – 1 year subscription to WIRED Magazine – 2 12oz Bags of Good Life Granola – Overnight Stay for Two in Grand Rapids, MI (plus passes to local attractions)
That’s the first time I’ve actually written everything out and it’s a TON of stuff!!! Okay, so how do you win? Leave a comment on this blog post and share your favorite memory of IWearYourShirt.com. That’s it! Anyone in the world is eligible to win and we’ll pick a winner Christmas morning.
Thank you so much to all the folks who contributed and Merry Christmas!
We’re dedicating today to our friends at Hundred10, but not to talk about them, to talk about the city they live in. Fresno, CA is home to Hundred10 and has a staggering food hardship rate of 25% (national average is 9.2%).
Walmart started a campaign for social change called
Fight Hunger Together and is donating $1.5 million to 6 communities around the US. The community that comes in first place will get $1 million and the other 5 will get $100,000 each. All you have to do to help Fresno today is
click the Facebook "Like" button next to their city name. They’re currently in 1st place and we want to keep them there!
Please help our friends and the city of Fresno today by
sharing a link on your Facebook wall or tweeting about them. Every single "Like" helps and it doesn’t cost you a single penny.
Thanks Hundred10 for creating a great website for us this year, it’s been a blast!
You’ve heard of marathons, ironman competitions, triathlons, but have you ever heard of the
Tough Mudder ? The Tough Mudder is a 7-12 mile obstacle course, designed by British Special Forces, that puts you through some of the most grueling activities known to man. I’d like to try to explain it, but
this Tough Mudder video would do a much better job!
Well we actually know someone who’s crazy enough to want to participate in a Tough Mudder. Chris Hoyt and his team (
Social Mudders ) are participating in the February 5, 2011 Tough Mudder in Austin, TX. Every team that competes has goals in mind, but the most important one is to support the Wounded Warrior Project.