• Please, accept my apology and bear with us…

    Ok so you all know that we just had that big sale…. which was, AMAZING…. we got 800+ new customers and new orders…… the downside…. that we are 2 people, and one printer, and the amount of stuff we sold, is like ridiculously out of our control…

    I want to explain and say sorry…. because I know, we are taking a while to get backordered stuff to you guys —- so I really, really want to just explain some stuff, so you understand, we are working day and night to get stuff to you – but because I really like the fact that I’m super transparent, I want to tell you WHY everything takes forever…

    photo 1 (7)1. This was my face when we got as many orders as we got… then I IMMEDIATELY was like, OMG what the EFF are we going to do… we are sold out of EVERYTHING, and EVERYTHING is on backorder… I don’t even know how much of what and what sizes to order…

    2. I had to go through each and EVERY order, and pick out what we had, and what we didnt… so that I could pull a list of stuff to buy to get printed…. (because, we are small, we only have so much in stock, and the other stuff, we order the shirts, and print on them as we get orders that come in that are on backorder… previously, we didn’t carry stock, and we just ordered everything as it was bought by you… but we finally got inventory, and that was great, UNTIL THIS SALE!)

    3. That took 3 days. 3 15 hour days.

    4. We shipped all that stuff out….. but, we still have 600+ orders open with items on backorder…

    5. I have to order all that clothing… which is awesome, but it takes a few days to get to our printers….

    6. WELL THEN, him, and his team, of only 4 people, have to sort through 2,000 shirts, organize the colors and sayings, and start the tagging process (now that we are on tagless printing, we have to tag each and every shirt with their size..) that takes about 5 days… (the shirts getting to him and the tagging)…

    7. Then we print.. and we print print print till there’s no tomorrow.. and that process takes a while… with 40+ designs, and 100+ shirts per design, we’ve got a lot we need to print… So, it’s taking time. Once I get these shirts from my printer, I will sort, and start packing again.. but again.. that’s going to take time…

    photo 2 (6)8. This is my face when people email and they are upset with us… I want you to know, we aren’t slacking, we aren’t sitting here twiddling our thumbs not working.. we are waiting, and trying to get these orders out to you… We NEVER thought, nor were we prepared, that we would have the type of response with that sale that we did – and with that, we all have to grow, and we WERE ALREADY IN THE MIDDLE OF GROWING! So, that on top of that, just makes things worse…

    photo 49. This is me picking my nose, because there was a booger as I was typing….

    10. This is me, hoping, pleading, that you guys will just understand and be patient with us… I wish we were a huge company with an in-house printer and 100+ employees (which, soon maybe we will be) but we aren’t – and we are learning from our mistakes (like doing this kind of sale and probably losing money because of it)… but we want you to know, we love you, and we love our product, and we want you to not be mad with us……

    From the BOTTOM of my heart, I am begging everyone to be patient… I know how annoying it is to pay money and not get your product fast enough, and I get it… I am just hoping you can read this and understand where we are coming from….

    As always, I love you guys more than words can explain… and your continued support means the world to me.. I would be NOWHERE without you guys, sitting in my boring day job that I hated, miserable.. so thank you for this.. and just stick with us, please. xoxox

    Andrea

  • Everyone's talking about it… the brutally honest scene from Louie last night!

    h0nciotle8com0hfinvrOk, so I noticed one of my favorite actress’ was on Louie last night so I recorded it… I just watched it.. and man, it’s GREAT… do you know why it’s great? Is that it finally just hits the nail over the head about how people who aren’t small, feel about dating in the real world!!!

    I just thought I would share this, because it’s buzzing around the intrawebs, and there are some really good points that I think everyone should here!!!
    And here’s the transcript of the convo:

    Vanessa: Ugh, dammit. That is so goddamn disappointing, Louie.

    Louie, you know what the meanest thing is you can say to a fat girl? “You’re not fat.” I mean, come on, buddy. It just sucks. It really really sucks. You have no idea. And the worst part is, I’m not even supposed to do this. Tell anyone how bad it sucks, because it’s too much for people. I mean, you, you can talk into the microphone and say you can’t get a date, you’re overweight. It’s adorable. But if I say it, they call the suicide hotline on me.

    I mean, can I just say it? I’m fat. It sucks to be a fat girl. Can people just let me say it? It sucks. It really sucks. And I’m going to go ahead and say it. It’s your fault.

    Look, I really like you, you’re truly a good guy, I think. I’m so sorry. I’m picking you. On behalf of all the fat girls, I’m making you represent all the guys. Why do you hate us so much? What is is about the basics of human happiness, feeling attractive, feeling loved, having guys chase after us, that’s just not in the cards for us? Nope. Not for us.

    How is that fair? And why am I supposed to just accept it?

    Louie: You know, Vanessa, you’re a very, really beautiful—

    Vanessa: If I was a very, really beautiful, then you would have said yes when I asked you out. I mean, come on, Louie, be honest here. You know what’s funny? I flirt with guys all the time. And I mean the great looking ones, the really high-caliber studs? They flirt right back, no problem. Because they know their status will never be questioned. But guys like you never flirt with me, because you get scared that maybe you should be with a girl like me.

    And why not? You know, if you were standing over there looking at us, you know what you’d see? That we totally match. We’re actually a great couple together. And yet, you would never date a girl like me. Have you ever dated a girl that was heavier than you? Have you?

    Louie: Yes I have, yes I have.

    Vanessa: No no no, I didn’t say have you ever fucked a fat girl, Louie. I’m sure you have. Every guy has. I mean, when I met you, if I had said, “Hey, do you want to go to the bathroom and screw on a big can of peaches?” you would have gone for it. No, I’m saying, have you ever dated a fat girl. Have you ever kissed a fat girl? Have you ever wooed a fat girl? Have you ever held hands with a fat girl? Have you ever walked down the street in the light of day, holding hands, with a big girl like me?

    Go ahead. Hold my hand. What do you think is going to happen? You think your dick is going to fall off if you hold hands with a fat girl? You know what the sad thing is? It’s all I want. I mean, I can get laid. Any woman who is willing can get laid. I don’t want that. I don’t even need a boyfriend or a husband. All I want is to hold hands with a nice guy, and walk and talk —

  • Strong, awesome and BEAUTIFUL!

    Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.12.05 PMI actually debated sharing this, because it’s definitely more of a private life event, but I thought, I’m open about everything else…. let’s be open about this. (and sorry in advance to my family, if this is TMI — don’t hate me!)

    Ok, so, a few weeks ago, i did something I never thought I would do.. never in a million years.. NEVER.. what is this thing i speak of? Well, only boudoir photos.. yep, the ones you see on pinterest of SUPER hot girls… yep, those. I have a friend… Jill Blair, who is an AMAZING photographer.. she shoots babies, and ladies! haha Well… we decided, let’s do a shoot. I wanted to feel good about myself, and try it out… I mean, I didn’t have to share the photos if I didn’t want to, right?

    Can I just tell you? First of all, her studio is the best, they have a bar next door where you can BUY BEERS and take them out of the bar?!?! Omg, I literally was so nervous, I bought a 6 pack, and took it back over to the studio haha, yes, at 1pm in the afternoon (and before a workout I might add).. but I was nervous! What else was I going to do?? I know that as women, we are supposed to love our bodies, and feel sexy, no matter what… but also as ladies, we know how HARD it is to do that… we can tell ourselves till we are blue in the face that we want to love our bodies, and we DO love our bodies… but no matter what, there’s always something we want to change… (and again, trust me, it’s something I’ve been working on for a long time, acceptance of my appearance but we can’t lie that it’s not something every single person struggles with no matter what their body type)…

    SO, I stepped out of my comfort zone, and the photos started.. they most certainly got easier as I got more comfortable, but it was tough… we finally finished, and I was excited and nervous at the same time to see what the final product would be….

    A week later, the tears, they did, start flowing. I 100% thought THAT I WOULD THINK, I will never look good, I will never feel good, this is going to be horrible, I hate what I look like, this sucks… but for the first, EFFING time, I was speechless, and crying… I felt good about myself.. I actually sat back and said…. wow, you are one, awesome, curvy, strong, BEAUTIFUL women Andrea… and you need to know that…. I mean, SURE, do I look like the girl who’s on her website posing like me? No… but do I care? Nope. I am proud, and I finally FINALLY am feeling beautiful… Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.11.27 PMI know a lot of people are afraid of pictures like this, because they are nervous, and scared, and they don’t want to be seen in this way… but HOLY SHIT, I think you all would be surprised…

    I think every women deserves to feel amazing and beautiful in their skin, and this gave me a whole new feeling of how even, I, can be hot! 🙂 So, today.. I’m sharing this with you, because again.. this is something I never thought I would do, and, you know what, I did it… I stepped out of my comfort zone and did something for me… and you know what, I’m proud 🙂 Thank you Jill, for making me know what beautiful feels like… This is the post she posted on her blog about the shoot…