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CSM School of Nursing Fashionable Fundraiser

The 2020 College of Southern Maryland School of Nursing has begun.  Thank you to all of our future nurses and medical professionals, especially now in the midst of a global pandemic.

A portion of every sale will be donated to the School of Nursing.  Available in short-sleeve tees and crew-neck sweatshirts.

Sizing and product information can be found here. 


CSM, School of Nursing back

Steve Jobs Said ONE Thing Separates Successful People From Everyone Else (and Will Make All the Difference In Your Life)

One simple decision — and one simple word — will never let you down.

Inc. | Jeff Haden

Steve Jobs. Photo from Getty Images.

Steve Jobs had extremely high expectations. He challenged himself—and the people around him—to work smarter, work longer, and work harder so he, and they, could accomplish everything they dreamed possible.

Jobs believed in the power of asking. Jobs believed the future was something we can all make our mark upon.

And maybe even more important, Steve Jobs believed in the fundamental power of belief itself—and of using that belief to motivate and inspire.

As Jobs said:

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.

You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

One of the biggest reasons most of us don’t set out to achieve a huge goal is that we think we first need to develop a comprehensively detailed grand plan, one where every step is charted, every milestone identified — where success is preordained.

But because we don’t have that kind of plan — because creating that kind of plan is basically impossible—we hesitate. We need to see an end before we see a beginning.

And so we never start.

Jobs knew that plans are never perfect. Only in hindsight can they appear that way.

Here’s what really happens. People who eventually find success start by trying things. Lots of things. They succeed at some. They fail at others. They learn from those successes and those failures.

And along the way they seize and at times even create their own opportunities to advance themselves.

Want to start a business? Want to improve your health and fitness? Want to change careers? Determine the first steps. Get started. Keep going.

Most important, trust yourself.

Trust that you’ll figure out how to react and how to respond to roadblocks and challenges. Trust that you will become a little wiser for the experience. Trust that you’ll grow more skilled, more experienced, and more connected.

Try enough things, learn from every success and every setback, and in time you’ll have all the skills, knowledge, and experience you need.

You can never guarantee that you will always succeed, but when you never bet on yourself and try something new, you can definitely guarantee that you will never succeed.

Trust that the dots will someday connect. Believe that the dots will someday connect.

In the meantime, your life will be a lot more interesting.

And a lot more fun.

This article was originally published on January 2, 2019, by Inc.

Service Dog Falls in Love with Donald Duck at Disney World

Seen in Yahoo News: “Nala, a 2-year-old service dog, has warmed countless hearts thanks to an adorable viral video of her cuddling with Donald Duck at Disney World.

“The video shows Nala putting her head on Donald Duck’s lap and closing her eyes in happiness while he gently pets her head. In the background of the video a woman’s voice can be heard saying, “She can stay here for the rest of the day.”

Way to go, University of Tennessee!

I love this story…

An elementary school teacher in Florida posted that her school was having a college colors day. One of her students told her he wanted to wear a University of Tennessee tee but didn’t have one. They discussed that he could wear an orange shirt to show his spirit. He told her every day leading up to it that he had an orange shirt that he was going to wear. So when the day finally arrived, he was SO EXCITED to show the teacher his shirt.

He took it to the next level and drew a design and taped it to his tee. He was so proud of his tee but, after lunch, the teacher noticed he was crying. He said some girls at the lunch table next to his made fun of his homemade tee.

The teacher wanted to get the student his own Vols tee and posted her story to see if anyone had connections to the University of Tennessee.




Well…. word got back to UTenn and they went above and beyond! They sent him a whole pack of Vols gear — tees, bracelets, water bottles, foam fingers, and more!

They even converted the student’s design into a tee and are donating a portion of the proceeds to the STOMP Out Bullying campaign.

(The shirt is at — search for SKU #09216 — but the web site is getting a LOT of traffic and might be down or really slow.)

Farrago Friday: Bacon-Fried Oreos — would you??

farrago, [fuh-rah-goh, -rey-] noun.  a confused mixture; hodgepodge; medley

Welcome to Farrago Friday on this Summer Solstice!

What will you do on this longest day of the year?  What will you eat?

How ’bout Bacon-Fried Oreos?  I love bacon and I am fond of Oreos.  I’m not sold on combining them in any way though.  How about you?  Would you make these?  Have you made these?  Have you ever eaten one?  Would you?

My stomach hurts just reading how to make them.

Now you know about Bacon-Fried Oreos.

You’re welcome.

~Bacon Fried OREOS!


Charles County Fair

I was asked to make the tees for the Charles County Fair Volunteers. This year’s Fair is sponsored by Waldorf Chevy-Cadillac ( and will take place from Thursday, September 13 until Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Safety Green or Neon Yellow?The volunteers will be very visible, as they wanted Safety Green tees. Some people will see these tees as Safety Green while others will see them as Neon Yellow. As a matter of fact, those two colors are actually the same color!

Here are this year’s designs:

Charles County Fair heart

Charles County Fair heart

Charles County Fair full back

Charles County Fair full back










If you want more information about the Fair, please visit

Charles County Championship

For the past 34 years, the Charles County swim teams — Bannister, Hawthorne, Indian Head, Smallwood, and Westlake — have a fun and competitive championship.  This year, it was run by the Waves of Westlake and held at Dorchester pool.

To commemorate this occasion, they asked for tees, tanks, and hoodies. The front design features a Maryland flag (easily the coolest flag of all the States), while the back listed the teams.

Charles County Championship front

Charles County Championship front

Charles County Championship back

Charles County Championship back

Signature Designs

The John Hanson Middle School Band played a festival at Hershey Park.  They called it Trills and Thrills.

For this design, I dropped off a special template and a Sharpie.  After all the kids signed the template, I picked it up and turned it into a one-of-a-kind custom tee, complete with all their signatures!

These tees work best for smaller groups (under 100) and I’ve used them for graduating classes, band trips, and sports teams.

JHMS Band Trip

JHMS Band Trip

Dr. Brown Children’s Theatre Troope

Dr. Brown Elementary ( asked me to make tees for their Children’s Theatre Troope.  These royal blue tees were printed with 2 colors (white and yellow) and involved a fade in colors.

What do you think?

Dr. Brown Children's Theatre Troupe

Dr. Brown Children’s Theatre Troupe

CSM School of Nursing

This year, College of Southern Maryland School of Nursing wanted a fresh design.  This is what we came up with… lol

College of Southern Maryland School of Nursing

College of Southern Maryland School of Nursing

Individually Proud, Collectively Strong

McDonough Staff: Individually Proud, Collectively Strong

McDonough Staff: Individually Proud, Collectively Strong

McDonough Rams Staff: Individually Proud, Collectively Strong.

These tees and hoodies were made with Port & Company’s Essential tee in purple. The design is F&M Expressions’ Vintage print for that “well-worn” feel of that old tee you love. It’s just like traditional screen printing, only softer.

CSM School of Nursing Fund Raiser

The College of Southern Maryland’s School of Nursing asked me to make shirts for a fund raiser.  I made short- and long-sleeve tees, as well as hoodies, in athletic gray and black.

The more items they sold, the more money I donated.  They sold over 100 items and raised more than $760!

Great job, Future Nurses of America!

CSM School of Nursing front

CSM School of Nursing back

2017 TSHS Car Show

The 2017 Thomas Stone High School Car Show will be held rain or shine (hopefully, the latter!) on Saturday, May 6.  I made some “Registration” and “Judge” tees:

Car Show Judge back

Car Show Judge front

Car Show Registration

2017 TSHS Car Show

Thomas Stone Cougars

I was a little busy with Thomas Stone High School this year… first, I made some performance tees for Physical Education. Then, I made 300+ shirts for the seniors. The front design featured a cougar and a cool graphic

TSHS Class of 2017 front

while the back contained the entire senior class overlaid on a cougar’s paw.

TSHS Class of 2017 back

Later in the year, I made shooter shirts for the lacrosse team:

Thomas Stone Lax

Team Spirit Tees gets (a little) political

La Plata, Maryland politics is starting to heat up and I was asked to make some stuff for the candidates.

First, I made some tees and caps for Jeannine James, the next mayor of La Plata…

Elect Jeannine James

And then I made some campaign tees for the next Town Council, Ward 3 — Emily Mudd-Hendricks:

Elect Emily MuddHendricks

A new day for La Plata!

Signature Tees!

Signature tees are great for graduates, class trips, sports teams, and more!   I have over 50 different template that  can be customized — in terms of colors, words, and clip art.  Pick the one you want and I will deliver the template with a Sharpie.  Get all your students, etc to sign the template.  When done, I will pick it up and convert it into a unique and memorable tee!

Kinda like this…

Malcolm Class of 2017 back Malcolm Class of 2017 front
front of tee back of tee


And here is a sample of some of the signature design templates:

Signature Tees

MARVEL-ous Mustangs!

Introducing the 2016-2017 MARVEL-ous Mustangs!

This year’s spirit tees will feature a design on the front of athletic heather tees (short- and long-sleeve) and sweatshirts (crew neck and hooded) in youth and adult sizes.  In addition, the short- and long-sleeve tees will have this design across the shoulders. The crew neck and hooded sweatshirts will be blank on the back.

Specification and sizing sheets can be found on the Malcolm specs page. You can also download an order form if you lost yours.

This is the image for the front of the tees and sweats

This is the image for the front of the tees and sweats

This will go on the back (up by the shoulders) on the tees ONLY. The sweats will not have anything on the back.

This will go on the back (up by the shoulders) on the tees ONLY. The sweats will not have anything on the back.

MARVEL-ous Mustangs

Hide the women and children!

The 21st Annual Brothers-in-Law Getaway Weekend (BILGW21) is here!

This year, the hooligans will travel to Cambridge, MA to watch the Harvard – Rhode Island football game.  Then, a hop, skip, and a jump up to Mashpee for a nice game of full-contact golf.

As usual, there will be plenty of good food, cold beer, and laughter.

Have fun, gentlemen, and have a beer for me!

To order your commemorative tees, hoodies and/or polo (you need a colored shirt for golf), head on over to


front heart back

Let Your Dreams Set Sail!

It’s almost school time and the 2016 Mary B Neal tees are coming soon!  The order form will be distributed early in the school year, with orders due no later than September 23, 2016.  You can learn more, see the sizing and specification sheets, and download order forms at the Mary B Neal Sizings and Specifications page.Let Your Dreams Set Sail!


New Catalogs


The new Essentials 2017 catalog is available.  Featuring proven eye-catchers and select new styles, this catalog will help outfit your school, sports team, club, company, or organization.











BagsAndCaps2017If you are looking to accent your team with bags and caps, take a look through the 2017 Apparel, Bags, and Caps catalog.  Find something perfect. Our full-line Apparel, Bags & Caps catalog will help outfit your organization with over 240 new looks and hundreds of smile-generating styles.