Two weeks ago I was elbow deep in toilet water vigorously scrubbing the downstairs half bath and thinking about the filth factor of my house while silently cursing children who haven’t yet gotten the whole toilet paper goes on a “holder” concept not on the back of the toilet or worse the window sill when my phone rang. I don’t know about you, but during school hours I always answer my phone for fear that an upset child, teacher or nurse might be calling. Thankfully, it was not any of the above, but a most wonderful man with an equally wonderful company who wanted to explore the possibility of merchandising Snarky in the Suburbs. I quickly dried my wet hands on a dish towel and proceeded to have a conversation about ways to share the Snarky. One week later company reps fly out to meet me and show me designs based on slogans taken from my blog and Facebook page. I was like, “Oh yeah, this is great!” Days later I get some prototypes and I’m even more impressed, but a little wary. I’m worried that all the people who have been so supportive of me will think, I don’t know, that I’ve literally sold out. My husband, the great giver of advice said, “Get over it. It’ not like anyone has to buy it or that you’re going to quit writing your blog which costs NOTHING.” So, I got over it and it was easy to do because the stuff is so cute!
So, here’s the deal – there is a new website set up called www.snarkygear.com. To kick off Snarky Gear (I wanted to call it Snarky Swag, but both my children said that was “lame” as in “trying too hard to sound cool, lame.”) We are debuting the site with only one T-shirt (in two versions fitted and regular. I’m currently wearing the fitted). The T-shirt says heart Snarky (as in attitude, not as in you “heart” me, but if you do I “heart” you right back) and is adorable and perfect for Valentine’s Day. I’m very picky about my cotton T-shirts so I have personally selected the T-shirt that was super soft, which means it’s more expensive, but if you wear as many T-shirts as a I do, quality and softness count for a lot. No chafing on my watch from icky cotton. The two T-shirts are being offered during what is called a “Power Buy” which means they are discounted for a specific time and it’s free shipping! Since this is the first Snarky Gear – ever – we are waiting for all the orders to come in through Monday, February 3 and then they will get printed and delivered.
Although, I love the T-shirt I’m just as excited about some of the other Snarky Gear that will soon be coming like big canvas bags for summer that you can take to the pool that say, “Big bag of Snarky.” (Also excellent fat camo. Just carry the bag in front of your stomach and no one sees your ab flab. I’m always thinking about how something can multi-task.) Another favorite of mine is a T-shirt for the Fourth of July that says “All American Snarky.” It is awesome! I will keep updated as new merchandise is made available. The other great thing is www.snarkygear.com is one stop shopping for all things Snarky – one click and you can buy my book etc.. I am also, at the suggestion of my Facebook friends, going to start a Freebie Friday. Where every Friday I’m going to give away a T-shirt, book etc. If you are not on Facebook don’t worry. I’m also going to run the Freebie Friday on this blog.
So, when you have a second check out www.snarkygear.com, share it with your friends and let’s get this Snarky revolution started!