February 5, 2012
WHAT THE DAILY OUTFIT REALLY DOES!
Today’s sponsor is The Daily Outfit, and despite what the name seems to imply, this is not a company that helps you determine what to wear every morning. (If you don’t believe me, just watch my video for today and see me get schooled on what The Daily Outfit really does.) No, they’re actually an awesome company that will outfit your business with all the marketing tools that you might…
Let me introduce you to Viavo! An avocado oil based body and bath products line. Viavo means viva la avocado or long live the avocado. Our products are American made, in beautiful Southern California. All products are plant based, no artificial coloring or fragrances and naturally scented with pure botanical essential oils of lavender and mint. Avocado oil is full of vitamins A, B, D & E with outstanding regenerative properties….
Live in Michigan? Ever visited Michigan? Know nothing about Michigan? The Awesome Mitten has embarked on a campaign, “365 Days of Awesome”, featuring awesome people, places, events, bands, & businesses from Michigan every day! Discover great food, musicians (variety of different genres), clothing (some branded with Michigan, some not), bars (because it’s good to know of a few in every city), and so much more! Join us on our adventure,…
Do you love everything about the weekend and wish it would never end? If you answered yes, Weekend Threads has a new slogan for you. Our it’s always the weekend® apparel encourages you to enjoy life everyday, doing the things you love. Do you have a favorite weekend destination or city/town? We have customized orders for individuals, college students, resorts and retail shops.
ROAD TO FAME PHOTOGRAPHY
Road to Fame Photography (“RTF Photography” for short), is a music-emphasizing company based out of Nashville, TN. Originally called JMN Photography + Design, RTFPhotography is founded and run by Jennifer Neily, a recent graduate of MTSU. Jennifer (Jenn to her friends) loves telling stories through pictures and loves to stop and photograph things most people might not even notice, finding the beauty and honesty in everything. Whether you are a rock star or a dog-sitter,…
AUTOMATING THE TIMESHEET PROCESS - 11/15/11
If you’ve ever worked at a place where you have to track your time and invoice clients, then you know how annoying the process can be. Oftentimes getting this information together can take up a lot of time itself for businesses, and a lot of the software currently out there is outdated and hard to use. TimeshEASY aims to solve that problem by bringing you an easy-to-use web product that streamlines time recording and invoicing processes.
TimeshEASY offers tons of helpful features specifically created to make your business operations easier. Their system gives you a simple, user-friendly way to enter time against jobs and projects, and then creates a professional, custom invoice that can then be sent to your clients. The invoice is also immediately sent over to your preferred accounting system, like QuickBooks, so that the data will be stored for your records. TimeshEASY can even communicate with payroll systems like ADP and Paychex in order to calculate your payroll for you. It doesn’t get easier than that folks!
TimeshEASY is all about creating an integrated system for time, invoicing and payroll, so that you can spend more time actually doing the work you’re tracking. So if you’re a small business, or even a huge staffing firm, and you’re tired of spending hours and hours on old school timesheets, check them out.
GRAND IDEAS HAS IDEAS! - 11/14/11
More grand than the grand canyon! Facebook: http://facebook.com/pages/Grand-Ideas-Inc/16524941357 Twitter: http://twitter.com/grandideas
Do you need ideas for your company’s promotional products? Don’t have time to search for yourself or want the advice of a professional in the biz? Get some grand ideas from Grand Ideas (a promotional products company)!
Grand Ideas is different from other promotional products companies because they’re woman-owned and personal shoppers for your brand. Instead of letting you aimlessly search for merchandise you can put your logo/name on, they want to understand your objectives, goals, target audience and budget. There are millions of promotional products to choose from, don’t you want someone to make sure you’re spending your money in the right places?
As a nationally recognized company, Grand Ideas is one of the premier specialty product suppliers to major corporations as well as small businesses in the Southeast. They’re a strategic partner for the annual BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival, Share Our Strength and the Charleston Dragon Boat Festival. Grand Ideas’ client portfolio includes advertising/marketing agencies, banks, engineering firms, law firms, construction companies, hospitals, bakeries, retail establishments, non-profits, manufacturers and government contractors. Just like us, their services can work for almost anyone!
Contact the ladies at Grand Ideas today and… well… you can guess what will happen.
(the answer is ideas)
DOWNLOAD THE RATETHIS! APP - 11/13/11
-RateThis! is a brand new, unique rating app. Dynamically compare and rate on any two subjects of your choosing with a beautiful user interface unseen on iPhone and get real time results that you can share via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail.
-Answer all those questions that life (or friends) throw at you, and be confidant that you fell on the right side, or wrong side. Whether you are a social butterfly or a contrarian, there is something here for everybody.
-We haven’t met anyone who hasn’t liked us yet. Nine 5 star reviews on the App Store, and featured on 5 ‘New & Noteworthy’ iTunes pages. Download RateThis! today and see how popular you can become. This is a totally new experience so come join us on this ride.
BMW or Mercedes? Justin Bieber or Rebecca Black? Vodka or Tequila? Do you love to rate stuff? Grab your iPhone, iPad or iPod and download the free RateThis! app.
We wore shirts for the RateThis! app a few months ago and they’ve added a few new changes to their unique rating application. You can now login via Facebook and there’s a trending feature which shows you the most popular “Rates”. If you care about your social status in the app, they’ll tell you if its up or down and they’ve recently released an update for iOS5 support.
Let your imaginations run wild and submit all kinds of fun stuff for people to rate. Through the power of the crowd, you can dynamically compare and rate any two objects and share the results through Facebook, Twitter or email. The RateThis! app is featured on five ‘New & Noteworthy’ iTunes pages and has only received 5-star reviews.
Don’t blame us when you get addicted to rating tons of random stuff and submitting loads of your own Rates.
WE’RE OFF TODAY, BUT WANT YOUR HELP - 11/12/11
While our team takes the day off from shirt wearing today, we’d like to ask a favor of anyone reading this. Whether you’re a community member, previous IWYS sponsor or anyone else, we’d love to hear some feedback from you. We’re working on our 2012 IWYS website and we want to feature testimonials and comments from our community. In the comments below, feel free to leave a case study, sentence, stats from an IWYS day, awesome prizes you’ve won from a sponsor (and how happy you are with them) or anything else. By leaving a comment below you are agreeing that we can use your name and comment on our 2012 website. Please include the state or country you live in when leaving a comment. The IWYS community is our most important asset and we hope you’ll take the time to share. Thank you for making our jobs possible and continuing to help us grow every single day. Hugs and kisses, the shirt wearers…
While our team takes the day off from shirt wearing today, we’d like to ask a favor of anyone reading this. Whether you’re a community member, previous IWYS sponsor or anyone else, we’d love to hear some feedback from you.
We’re working on our 2012 IWYS website and we want to feature testimonials and comments from our community. In the comments below, feel free to leave a case study, sentence, stats from an IWYS day, awesome prizes you’ve won from a sponsor (and how happy you are with them) or anything else. By leaving a comment below you are agreeing that we can use your name and comment on our 2012 website. Please include the state or country you live in when leaving a comment.
The IWYS community is our most important asset and we hope you’ll take the time to share. Thank you for making our jobs possible and continuing to help us grow every single day.
Hugs and kisses, the shirt wearers…
PHOTO & VIDEO EQUIPMENT FROM MANFROTTO - 11/11/11
For the past few months we’ve had the pleasure of using some camera equipment from Manfrotto. Who is Manfrotto? Manfrotto designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of camera and lighting equipment for the professional photographic, film, theater, live entertainment and video markets. They also have a brand new product line that includes an extensive range of camera tripods and heads, lighting stands and accessories.
Here are some of the products we’ve been using and are showcasing today:
MKC3-H01 Compact Photo/Video Tripod - As far as compact tripods go, the H01 is light (2.54 lbs), compact, easy to use and incredibly versatile. With a unique photo-movie switch, you can jump back and forth between two settings to help you better shoot photos or a wider range of movement for video. At $67, it’s a steal!
MKC3-P01 Compact Ball head Kit - The P01 is similar to the H01 except it folds up nearly 3” smaller (15” total length) and weighs in at 2.2 lbs. Because we’re always on the go, this aluminium tripod with quick release legs is a great choice. You may not want to put your heavy cameras on it, but it can work with any handheld unit and also sells for $67.
MK394-H Photo/Movie Kit - This is the tripod that Jason has been using and it’s perfect for DSLR cameras. It’s not too heavy at 3.68 lbs, has a maximum height of 59” and can fold down to just 20”. The photo/video head is designed well for precise video movements and at $112 it’s extremely affordable.
MB SB390-5BB Veloce V Backpack - Available in 3 colors, the Veloce V Backpack is stylish, discreet and protects your expensive camera equipment without advertising it. With unique rear access, the contents of the backpack are secure against your body to prevent theft. What can you fit in it? A 15” laptop, a DSLR camera with a 70-200mm or similar lens attached plus room for 2-3 extra lenses, flash and accessories (LED, cards, cables etc). There are outer straps to attach a tripod and the backpack is water resistant. Pick one up for $109.99.
Manfrotto is constantly trying to innovate and create new and useful products. Their products are sold and distributed in over 65 countries around the world including the US, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and more. Visit Manfrotto’s Vimeo channel to watch some tutorial videos on their products.
And, Happy Veterans Day everybody!
HOW TO BE A BETTER PARENT WITH TIRED OF YELLING - 11/09/11
Tantrums. Messes. Fighting. Stalling. Disrespect. Whining. AARGH! Life with kids can make you want to scream. While none of us shirt wearers have kids of our own, we know what they look like and have seen/heard them screaming in public places. That’s whereTiredofYelling.com comes in.
Most parenting methods recommend the use of rewards (such as giving stickers, candy or iPhones) and punishment (such as taking away stickers, candy or limiting data usage on iPhones) to get cooperation from children. These strategies statistically only work for a very short period of time and can raise everyone’s blood pressure. Tired of Yelling replaces threats, bribes, loss of privileges, time-out and grounding with effective, nurturing skills. Kids raised with this approach become self-motivated and self-disciplined, making better choices throughout childhood and beyond.
Aviva Schwab, M.Ed. is the mastermind behind Tired of Yelling, is a mom and a veteran parenting expert. When Aviva was raising her own 2 kids, parenting was so much fun that she and her husband used to “fight” over who got to pick them up from school (even when they were teenagers…).
The Tired of Yelling method uses logical consequences instead of yelling. When children experience the consequences of their actions, they begin to make good choices about their behavior. The MP3 download from Tired of Yelling gives potential parents (and current parents) the instructions to make raising kids easy and fun.
Now there finally are instructions for kids!
NEW PRODUCTS FROM ROCKIN’ GREEN SOAP - 11/08/11
Our friends at Rockin’ Green Soap are back with 3 brand new products:
- Melody: An odor neutralizer and air freshener room spray. What do you want your shoes, pillows, clothes and other stuff to smell like? Something terrible or watermelons, orchids, lavender mint and other fun scents? Melody is made from safe, phosphate-free ingredients and contains no fillers or enzymes, ensuring that it’s good for the planet and safe for use on all fabrics.
- Groupies: Potato Dryer Balls. Yep, it’s exactly what you think. Dryer balls made using natural materials, such as reclaimed potato starch. Groupies are meant to cut down dryer time and eliminate repeated waste (dryer sheets).
- Doghouse Rock: It’s detergent for the dogs! Rockin’ Green Soap created a clean rinsing detergent that could be used on chew toys and bedding without the worry of residue or toxic chemicals. Our pups need to be clean too!
Along with the brand new products, Rockin’ Green Soap still sells their phosphate free and enzyme free laundry detergent. Their detergents are safe for the environment and leave laundry looking and smelling great. With multiple scents to choose from and multiple water types to be taken care of, Rockin’ Green Soap is an easy and affordable choice.
You can also try a Rockin’ Green Soak on your clean towels or linens. Fill up your washing machine with hot water and 3 tbs of Rockin’ Green and let it soak for 60 minutes or longer. You will be grossed out by the gunk that comes out of your clean stuff.
Get green and get clean!
UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFT - UBLANKET - 11/07/11
With the holiday season looming, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. While everyone loves a good gadget, why not think about a gift with a bit more meaning? Enter… uBlanket.
uBlankets contain 20 panels showcasing t-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts or hoodies. uBlankets are made with high-quality, American-made batting and backing materials (they’re extremely soft!). The blankets are fully quilted for durability and all sewing is done by highly skilled and experienced professionals in the USA. Each uBlanket is 60” x 75” and can be used to snuggle with on the couch, hang on a wall or draped at the end of a bed.
Need a couple ideas for your uBlanket? Why not use 10 t-shirts from your college? It’s a great way to show school pride. Have a favorite sports team? Use 10-20 different t-shirts/jerseys and you’d have the ultimate fanket (that’s fan+blanket). Is Aunt Ethel turning 80 this year? Get some t-shirts made with your family’s faces on them and make a blanket she won’t be able to put down. Have a couple IWearYourShirt.com shirts? That would make a pretty awesome blanket. The possibilities are endless…
Now is the perfect time to order a uBlanket and have it ready for the holidays. They start at $189 (with free shipping) and have additional options for borders and sashing. The promo code “iwys” will save you $20 OFF and is valid through Dec 31.
Go buy someone you know a blanket they’ll use and remember forever!
REGULAR PEOPLE GAMING: A TABLETOP GAMING WEB SERIES FROM JOSH GARRETT - 11/06/11
Where are the IWYS Tabletop Gamers? You know, board games you play on top of a table: D&D, Risk, Stratego, Sorry, Monopoly, etc.
Regular People Gaming is launching in 2012 and they want all the geeks, nerds and gamers alike to share their gaming stories. They want to hear about the treasure, legendary weapons, secret forests, princesses and more. Expect high fantasy adventure, high octane insanity and high levels of fun!
So what will Regular People Gaming be? Well, we’re glad you asked. It’s going to be a web series produced by Josh Garrett about board games and tabletop role playing games. They’ll choose the most heroic, the most hilarious, and the most outrageous stories and recreate them for YouTube. You may think role playing games aren’t exciting, but apparently things can get pretty crazy!
If you want to submit your gaming stories early, send an email to RegularPeopleGaming@gmail.com . If you want to follow along for Regular Gaming Updates, be sure to follow them on Twitter @RegPeepsGaming .
What’s your favorite tabletop game?