Does yoga make me mellow? Umm, Yeah, good luck with that. Actually, I do love yoga and can be quiet if I try (really, really try). I also walk, run and occasionally consider doing ab workouts (not because I don’t need them, I do, I just do not care for them). One day one of my walking friends had on the cutest t-shirt, not only did I like the message on the front (CALM) but on the acronym on the back (you know I love acronyms) was Creative, Abundant, Loving, Mindful. Exactly what I need! My intention for the day starts off right – holding on to it while spinning through it is another. It turns out that my friend knows Alyssa Dinowitz (who founded the company) and connected us – and now you can win your own t-shirt (three people will win, actually).
Chewy Lou Designs has generously donated three t-shirts (leave a comment below to enter to win and for extra credit – note from your mother – always do the extra credit) by ‘liking’ Chewy Lou’s Facebook Page). This generosity is nothing new for Chewy Lou Designs – that’s just who they are. Go here to learn more about Athletes Yoga and Alyssa.
From the website: Chewylou Designs is named after her dogs Chewbacca aka “Chewy” and Lexington aka “Lexi Lou”, their 100 pound chocolate Labrador Retriever. Inspired by her mother’s battle with breast cancer for the 3rd time, Alyssa Dinowitz created the shirt LIVE meaning Love, Imagine, Value, and Embrace. Drawing from life experiences, her husband Marc, and two children Cooper and Maddie supply an endless source of inspiration, optimism and unconditional love all reflected in her clothing. Qualities that Chewylou enhance are: FAITH, HOPE, DREAM, BREATHE, PEACE, LIVE and GRACE. Sold in Arizona Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle, these shirts are meant to inspire through positive thought and promote physical and spiritual strength. We proudly support the Faces of Hope Fund, Chemo Companions, Lupus Foundation of America, Susan G. Komen For The Cure Phoenix, Planting Peace, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
In keeping with Alyssa’s commitment to actively support non-profit organization, Chewy Lou’s t-shirts are screenprinted at Michael’s Garden. The printing is done by their adult clients in one of their production centers, which is a division of ACCEL (Arizona Center for Education and Lifeskills). At Michael’s Garden, adults with special needs learn vocational skills by trained professionals to create this quality product for Chewy Lou. This provides valuable training opportunities for adults with special needs.
Each shirt is hand embellished with Swarovski crystals. The shirts are sold throughout Arizona, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle. They are also carried in several spas, resorts and yoga studios. The list gets longer everyday! You can also find them on line at http://www.athletesyoga.com.
What I love about these shirts is the message you send – wearing them – hopefully mindfully – I can remind myself to breathe more often (oddly, it is something I say to myself, a lot). So comment and enter to win – there will be three winners and you can choose your t-shirt from Chewy Lou Designs. You have a good chance of winning, but if you don’t win (much sadness!) – there is a great sale at Chewy Lou which includes Grace, Peace, Dream and Give shirts.
Contest will run through 8/28/2011 and three winners will be chosen by widget And the Winner is…
Comments must be made on Capability : Mom (http://capabilitymom.com) to be included in the contest.
Newly noted: Chewy Lou Designs is offering a special from now until September 1, 2011 – 20% off everything – no promo code needed!
Sorry for the delay in announcing the winners but due to Tropical Storm Irene and some power outages, it took me until now to get to do this. And The Winner Is…(or And the Winners Are…in this case)…
All winners will be contacted by email. All winners to contact Chewy Lou Designs at firstname.lastname@example.org to order shirts. If you did not win, don’t be too sad, Chewy Lou Designs is offering 20% off until September 1st!