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#Priceless Prints #Motherhood #Baby Gifts From @debnester Product Review @skyyogastudio .com

Every once in a while, there is a jewelry piece that is so wonderfully unique and priceless and has a little bit deeper meaning behind it than just a trendy looking piece.  Priceless Prints is just that!
Priceless Prints® is a very unique jewelry and artistic piece, because the company sends a piece of clay in a kit for an impression of a fingerprint.  Whether it is a new born, child, parent, grandparent, significant other, bride & groom, or a husband or wife whomever is wanting to give this intimate and individual gift will send the fingerprint back to Priceless Prints® where they will cast it and send back a beautiful unique pendant/charm that will most likely be treasured for years to come.
Many of the Priceless Prints clients have used this “priceless” pendant/charm gift from a soldier leaving for service over seas, a dying parent to a child and leaves an intimate memento for their loved one who will treasure it forever.  What a treasured piece of jewelry art with so much personal meaning behind it!
Priceless Prints®  As individual as a fingerprint- because it is…Priceless Prints® offers one of the most individual and one-of-a-kind jewelry pendant or charm out there!  It’s easy as pressing a finger into a piece of clay and sending it to Priceless Prints®, where they will cast the print and you will receive  a beautiful and sentimental original pendant/charm in your choice of .999 fine silver or 22 karat gold.  If you are looking for a unique piece of jewelry that will not only look beautiful, but will carry a significant meaning- a loved one’s finger print, then you should consider the free-form fingerprint pendant/charm by Prairie Creations.
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Pricing is $74.99 for the silver pendant/charm.

box I received an offer to review this unique personalized gift idea,I received no compensation and the opinions are my own. 

Let me start by saying I am very familiar with this way of manufacturing personalized jewelry, I took a local course on silver making that used a similar technique and I was able to make imprints of leaves and sculptures.  The silver is recycled and eco-friendly as it is the cast off silver of photo processing – so a double win for crunchy mamas! I can also say that the cost of the class I took plus the small amount of silver received to make products was double the cost of this – the silver clay is not cheap and I find this product to be priced in line with costs and reasonable.

The instructions given are simple and honestly the whole process should be simple with the exception of wrangling your baby and her fingers.  Mine had her fingers in her mouth so I had to keep washing them – finally I resorted to nursing her while attempting to press her thumb in the clay – we wound up with her “peace” fingers both going on together.  It is suggested you only attempt once, though there is practice clay given.

A return box and label are provided to send your creation back to the company, this you do have to pay for separately.

What I found even more alluring were some of the other creations and enhancements to your print that you could make. The Loving Legacy Silver Pendant is definitely an unique piece for those who are looking for everyday ways to keep connected to a loved one.  You can add genuine Swarovski Crystals to your pendant, purchase a silver chain or bracelet, add a Sterling Silver Photo Charm, add an Angel Medallion, or My Sentiments Medallion or add a quote pendant.print

Prairie Creations the creator of Priceless Prints has some great giveaways and deals on their Facebook Page, so be sure to head over there.

We are awaiting the drying process so we can send in our print!  Visit back to see how it turned out, and while you wait, pick up your own Priceless Print Kit at

WIN IT: #K-Y Date Night Heats Things Up @skyyogastudio $10 Off Movie Tickets Too!

I can almost say “Now I have reviewed it all”. With all reviews, I received no compensation and opinions are my own.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, K-Y® Brand has partnered with to offer an exclusive set of DATE NIGHT Packs, which combine K-Y® Brand’s portfolio of premium intimacy enhancement products with a voucher for $10 off movie tickets for two.

image001 These Date Night Packs are a perfect way for couple’s to spend Valentine’s Day together, both inside and outside of the bedroom.

For me K-Y has lost its sophomoric giggle factor and is kept by the bedside now only to administer fever-reducer suppositories to the ill in my life. If you are now counted among those in the Mommy Militia you know where I am coming from.  While the hormones of pregnancy may leave you acting like a cavewoman on the prowl, the nurturing and closeness of breastfeeding often times leaves moms forgoing and forgetting their mammaliciousness. Not to mention who has the time these days??

Well, if you are short on time, and ahem – low on inspiration shall we say – K-Y can give you a quick fix – well, quick is up to you I guess. Even if you’re not a momma bear, you can still be an animal in the sack, K-Y can intensify your satisfaction too!

K-Y Intense comes in a very discreet lipstick sized container with a suede like carrying bag and I kid you not, instructions – for those who can’t find the man in the boat. It smells slightly minty and for the purposes of decency I tested it on my hand.  When you rub it, it heats up, even neater is that when you blow on it, it gets warm – I leave its uses up to the imagination of readers. But if you want to win your own INTENSE read on. K-Y’s agent has agreed to send one lucky winner a K-Y INTENSE.

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Babiators Great Gift for the Tiny Adventurer



That’s the tagline for Babiators, a children’s sunglass company that I was recently contacted by to receive and review their product.  I set about asking my very active almost three year old what color he would like to test drive.  It took 5 minutes to get him to sit still but he chose blue and about a week ago they arrived.durable

Babiators are the cutest! Beyond that they also offer full coverage with their nice large round lens design, something we sometimes overlook when grabbing those cheap beach sunglasses decorated with cartoon characters.  Sunglasses are made to protect the eyes, not show off your kids’ favorite movie characters and as such they should provide enough coverage for optimal eye safety.awesome

Babiators protect your child’s eyes at a critical time – Babiators’ lenses offer 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays – but why should we be concerned about protecting our children’s eyes from UV exposure?

Children’s sensitive skin needs sunscreen to limit dangerous UV exposure and their eyes need protection too. Here are the facts:

  • When compared to adult’s eyes, children’s eyes have fewer natural protections against UV exposure, making them more likely to be damaged.
  • The more time you spend outdoors, the more susceptible you are to sun damage. Published scientific research concludes that up to 50% of lifetime UV ray exposure may occur by age 18, so it’s imperative that we protect our children’s eyes now!
  • According to Dr. J. Keller Wortham, a physician with Optimum Wellness Family Medical Group in Los Angeles, excessive exposure to the sun during daily activities can contribute to cataract formation, macular degeneration, pinguecula and pterygium (growth on the eye’s surface), photokeratitis (snow blindness), and skin cancer on the eyelids. Those are a lot of big words, but the bottom line is this: protecting your children’s eyes is critical.

Reglar BlueAs you can read Babiators are safe for the eyes, but I can attest that most things make it into the mouth first.  We received our pair for review and after looking at the vintage inspired packaging, reading every square inch because that is our new obsession at this age, my littlest tore through the box and proceeded to stick the Babiators into his mouth to start the taste test. Was I worried? No. Babiators are made without BPA, without phthalates, and without lead-based paint – and they test every shipment to make sure!

After a momentary taste test my ever diligent mini-reviewer decided it was time to teach the Babiators a lesson so he grabbed the arms and started bending them backwards – here is where I became a little worried and had flashbacks to my own reading glasses being broken.  Before I could get upset I noticed that durable means durable to the Babiators. They popped right back into place and my son moved on.

Through no fault of their own, and much more as a testament to how durable they are, these Babiators in the last week have spent more time under the Cozy Coupe, riding in the trunk of the Cozy Coupe, being driven over by the Cozy Coupe (many times on purpose it seems), being thrown around our mini-van, out the window of the van (not while moving) and even wound up on our dog’s face, than on my son’s face.  Through all of this the Babiators have only suffered greasy smudgy finger prints and a little bit of dog boogers. They didn’t break and I was shocked that the lenses didn’t even scratch – but I don’t recommend treating your own Babiators like this on purpose!

When he did finally put the Babiators on they were adorable and fit well, something we have struggled to find.  They definitely would make a great stocking stuffer or holiday gift this season. Before you think, hey its winter why would we need sunglasses, keep in mind that the sun exposure can be as bad if not worse during winter because of the reflection of the sun off of the snow – sometimes dubbed snowblindness – something I have personally squinted through on cold Chicago days.

At only $19.99 I’m not sure how anyone could be unsure about investing in their child’s eye health but as an incentive check out this awesome Babiators contest that helps you invest in your child’s financial future as well with a photo contest prize of a $1,000 college fund!

With Skin Care for Athletes Your Skin Wins @athletesskin

I was recently given the opportunity to review a great new line of natural skincare products formulated for athletes.  Skin Care for Athletes, a line by Morning Indigo, has as unique a beginning as it does products. Founder Taylor Sparks 923(right) describes the company’s start on their site as, “a business without plans for a business. The original line was developed purely out of necessity after a  tumultuous year. I loved natural body products but due to the “tough” year couldn’t afford to buy my favorites, so I opted to make them! With several years of training and experience from skin care companies such as Estee Lauder and Artistry Skin Care, I went onto the internet and started searching for the raw ingredients, in small quantities, to make my necessities – soap, body butter, hair oils.”

This line expanded to include the amazing samples I received: Tri-Facial Toner, Tri-Facial Blemish Wash for all skin types, Tri-Body Wash, Tri-Body Spray, Tri-Facial Serum, and a 12-count bag of Wysi Wipes.

How did a small family product become a line carried as far as Singapore?

“While researching the numerous products that existed in the market and understanding the necessities of an athlete and fitness enthusiast, I realized that there is very little available to them by the way of natural products. What started as something for the family grew into what you now see before you, products made with the athlete and fitness enthusiast in mind and that feel as good as they are for you. We use only the finest essential oils, organic oils, pure castille and floral waters for all of our creations” relates Taylor Sparks, Holistic Aromatherapist at Morning Indigo.

The Tri-Body Collection will have your skin ready for the next game as it:

  • Improve motivation, endurance and stamina
  • Enhance circulation, relieve muscular aches and inflammation
  • Moisturizes and relieves dry, dull skin
  • Eliminate the smell of chlorine from your hair and skin
  • Assists in healing minor wounds, scrapes and insect bites
  • Diminish appearance of fine lines
  • Relax and decompress the mind
  • Reduce instances of Staph infections, Athletes Foot and Bacteria
  • Will not block pores

Did you know that up to 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream?

Skin Care for Athletes products are made without:

  • Bismuth Oxychloride
  • FD&C and Lake Dyes
  • Fragrance
  • Mercury
  • Mineral Oil
  • Parabens
  • Petro-chemicals
  • Phthalates
  • Synthetic Preservatives

I have been dealing with a great deal of muscle soreness not just from pregnancy but from all of the classes I have been teaching.  I have cramps and aches in muscles I have never been bothered by before.  When my sample pack was received I decided to use it right away.  I was immediately hit by the delicious smell of the Tri-Facial Blemish wash. It is made with moisturizing Jojoba beads that exfoliate and polish the skin leaving it looking refreshed and renewed. Although I have checked the ingredients and there doesn’t seem to be citrus – it had a clean almost citrus smell to it. After using my skin was noticeably softer and the bumpiness by day two was lessened.  The Tri-Facial Toner was not what I expected having long frequented large company toners I am used to alcohol based mists (which dry the skin out) – the Tri-Facial Toner was a spray, but also emollient which I assume is due to the aloe vera.  The Tri-Facial Serum was also a delight and smelled faintly of carrots, just enough to remind me it was all natural but not too much to make me feel like a rabbit.

With my face taken care of I moved on to pampering my body with the Tri-Body Wash.  It had a very organic, earthy, grassy smell which I attribute to the lemongrass and sandalwood.  These are two smells I normally love but seemed to disagree with me during the end of this pregnancy but it was no fault of the product which can be used as:

  • 3-in-1 Body wash, shampoo, facial cleanser
  • Foot or body soak – eases muscle aches and pains
  • Anti-septic and anti-fungal properties
  • Removes chlorine, dirt, grease and body odor
  • Sooth skin injured by mild road rash, irritations, cuts and insect bites
  • Marathon training
  • Swimmers shampoo and body wash

I got out of the shower and sprayed the Tri-Body Spray all over my tired and edema ridden legs.  If you have ever suffered pitting edema you know how tight and painful it can be.  Within a few moments my legs felt a lot lighter and less likely to split in half. I was impressed so I shared the spray with my husband who recently suffered a chemical burn after mixing two different deodorants. His raw, red, chapped skin has been in need of relief for at least a week but nothing helps the stinging and itching.  I sprayed it all over him and had him rub it in (I love him but I’m not touching his scabby pits!).  He’s not big on words but I’m going to take it as a testament to the spray’s ability to do what it advertises,”This stimulating blend has antibacterial properties and is recommended to relieve cracked, dry and chapped skin” since several times while trying not to scratch the area he has blurted, “I’m going to use that spray stuff” and heads upstairs – plus the fact that a decent amount is now missing.

If you are looking for a great holiday gift to pamper the athlete in your life, or you love a little pampering yourself, head over to and use code Sky Yoga11.  It gives a 25% discount, no minimum purchase necessary and expires on December 16th. Don’t miss the exciting contest to win over $300 worth of products you can enter online or via FB

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Tri-Facial Collection ($35.00)






TravelSetTri-Facial Collection Holiday set which also includes a beautiful gift box, the Tri-Facial  Serum and 3 soft exfoliating facial puffs. ($52.00).

Topricin for Topical Pain Relief-Win a Box @skyyogastudio .com

homeAllProds Health is truly wealth and Topical BioMedics offers a treasure trove of beneficial holiday gifts featuring their line of Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream formulas.
For travelers, sports, fitness, health and wellness and outdoor enthusiasts, do-it-yourselfers and anyone looking for ways to enjoy everyday activities – without being hindered by pain – Topical BioMedics’ selection of holiday gift ideas help your friends and family take part in their favorite activities all year long, without pain.
The line-up of health and wellness holiday gifts fit into every budget and lifestyle and includes natural spa-quality products that can be enjoyed at home for better health and pain-free pampering.

I recently received full size sample boxes of Topricin Foot Therapy, Topricin Junior and Topricin. At the time I was contacted to review these I wasn’t sure I had used them before but when I opened the package and saw the blue boxes I knew I had.  In fact I have several trial sizes in my drawer that I was given by a client for my own pain management of plantar fasciitis. 

Having a lot of fitness paraphernalia and lotions, sometimes the good stuff gets pushed to the back of my drawer.  With a recent trip to the doctor to rule out something more serious at the end of my pregnancy – my mysterious toe pain was diagnosed as a possible stress fracture.  Last night I taught my last Zumba Fitness class, the baby was so low half way through I felt constant contractions, the extra weight had me hobbling on my foot this morning from the searing pain.  I grab my little sample of Topricin and squeezed it all around the toe.  No medicine smell and instant cool feeling. Eight minutes later and my searing pain was replaced by a nice warming/tingling sensation that one gets with topicals.  I could move the toe again without exacerbating the pain, of course standing on it was still a little tender but definitely better! I even rubbed it down the sole of my foot, in the arch and received much needed relief from my foot pain, wiggling the toes no longer made me cringe.

Throughout my pregnancy I haven’t used anything other than lotion topically to play it safe, but I can’t be a complete martyr so something homeopathic was definitely a good fit for me, especially since only a dime size amount was adequate. Of course, everyone should check with their own healthcare provider before using any product.  My doctor recommended for me -picking up an OTC on the way home for the issue.

Since I have quite a few small samples I thought I would give away my full size boxes of each Topricin Product.  You have 3 chances to win.  If you don’t like playing the odds, Topricin has some great holiday ideas:

  • -Men’s and Women’s Relaxation Kit – Less Stress, More Relaxation – $24.95
    After a long day, help them unwind and relax with safe, effective Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream. Topricin heals the damage that is causing pain – naturally, with no grease or odor. Perfect for all types of aches and pains, Topricin is patented for treating fibromyalgia and neuropathy, and is safe for pregnant and nursing women and diabetics.
    Relaxation Kit items includes: 2 oz tube of Topricin Classic Cream, a hand-held massager, hand-made natural soap, a hand reflexology chart, plus samples of Topricin Foot Therapy Cream beautifully packaged in a festive holiday fabric bag.
  • Men’s and Women’s Foot Spa Kit – Treat Feet to a Spa Experience – $24.95
    Pamper someone special on your holiday list with a luxurious foot spa kit. Topricin Foot Therapy Cream is specially formulated for feet and ankles and soothes tired, achy feet while healing the damage that causes pain – naturally, without grease or odor. Perfect after a pedicure, great for travel-weary legs and feet, and heavenly after a day in high heels or uncomfortable shoes.
    Men Foot Spa Kit includes: 2 oz tube of Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, clipper set, pumice stone, foot reflexology chart, plus samples of classic Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream beautifully packaged in a festive holiday smoke blue fabric bag.
    Women Foot Spa Kit includes: 2 oz tube of Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, pedicure set, pumice stone, foot reflexology chart, plus samples of classic Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream beautifully packaged in a festive holiday white fabric bag.
  • Men’s and Women’s Active Kit – For People Always On the Go  – $64.95
    Luxurious spa-quality products that can be enjoyed at home. Whether she loves zumba or yoga or he’s an athlete or has a job that makes demands on his body, active people need safe, effective Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, which safely and naturally heal the damage that is causing pain – without grease or odor. Perfect for all types of aches and pains, Topricin is patented for treating fibromyalgia and neuropathy, and is safe for pregnant and nursing women and diabetics.
    Men’s Active Kit includes: 2 oz and 4 oz Jar Topricin Classic Cream, Water Bottle, Gym Towel, Clipper Set and Rubber Duck, Reflexology Hand Card and Samples of Topricin Foot Therapy Cream beautifully packaged in a festive holiday royal blue fabric bag.
    Women’s Active Kit includes: 2 oz and 4 oz Jar Topricin Classic Cream, Water Bottle, Gym Towel, Natural Candle, Reflexology Hand Card and Samples of Topricin Foot Therapy Cream beautifully packaged in a festive holiday white fabric bag.
  • Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Foot Retreat Kit – The Gift of Pain-free Feet – $64.95
    Pamper that special person in your life to luxurious, pain-free feet. Topricin Foot Therapy Cream is specially formulated to target feet and ankles and soothes tired, achy feet while healing the damage that causes pain – naturally, without grease or odor. Perfect after a pedicure, great for travel-weary legs and feet, and heavenly after a day in high heels
    Men’s Ultimate Foot Retreat Kit includes: 2 oz and 4 oz Jar Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, Wooden Foot Roller, Zipper Case – 4 pc, Callus Remover, Gym Towel, Tool/Key Chain Set, Natural Soap, Rubber Duck, Reflexology Foot Chart and Samples of Topricin Classic Cream beautifully packaged in a festive holiday dark teal fabric bag.
    Women’s Ultimate Foot Retreat Kit includes: 2 oz and 4 oz Jar Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, Manicure/ Pedicure Set, Spa Music, Natural Candle, Reflexology Foot Chart and Samples of Topricin Classic Cream beautifully packaged in a festive holiday light blue fabric bag.

Readers can go to Topical BioMedics’ online store at to take advantage of these great holiday offers and use promo code SPA25 at checkout for special pricing.
To learn more about Topricin, go to

To WIN a Free Box Become a Fan of Sky Yoga Studio on FB and look for the Topricin Link, leave a comment.

@alefbetjewelry Reconnecting to Tradition with Modern Style Jewelry

I recently was given the chance to review a wonderful mother and daughter owned business Alef Bet Jewelry.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Hebrew Alef and Bet are the first two letters of the Hebrew Alphabet and the company which is based in Los Angeles, was founded in 1996 with a single idea: Hebrew sterling silver alphabet beads. Paula Brooks and Alissa Haroush, a mother and daughter team, oversee the design and product of each item which has now expanded to include a line of Garden themes.


I received the Jewish Star pendant, recently purchased by the costume department at Suburgatory on ABC.  This oxidized sterling silver necklace with a gold dipped Jewish Star charm is very appealing to me and quite in line with modern jewelry trends.  I love looking at all of the small charms on sterling chains that adorn display cases at department stores and specialty boutiques but honestly have never been keen on purchasing something that holds little meaning to me.  Usually what I find are small gold circles with some stamped print and a tiny crystal bead on a jump ring hanging next to it. Tiny appeals to me, I love the look of small simple jewelry but in Chicago the price tags are high at $50-75 for something that doesn’t grab me.

Well, this simple charm style pendant definitely holds meaning to me and is not so large as to be overpowering.  I am proud of my heritage but I don’t feel the need to be weighed down by a large clunky symbol of it.  This piece sits delicately below the collarbone and lays flat, something I appreciate, and accentuates the neck in a graceful manner.  I wasn’t sure that the two tone style would appeal to me but it really makes this tiny Star of David stand out.

If you are interested in Judaic Jewelry you have to peruse their website.  I eerily BENDEL41enough found a Hamsa Bracelet with a pendant that is the exact duplicate of one that was brought into my shop 10 years ago by a couple looking to purchase another one for luck and protection. They couldn’t remember where they had purchased it but loved its tiny unique quality design, especially the raised swirl – I was kind of amazed to find it on Alef Bet after all the years so I sent the couple a FB message!

Alef Bet’sline is all encompassing from Hebrew Saying Charms on a sterling flat ring design that is all the rage everywhere I look, more traditional “I Am My Beloved…” eternity rings to, I kid you not, a hot pink sterling silver mezuzah pendant, which makes a great gift for someone that likes dainty jewelry, a confirmation-graduation gift, or a child’s gift.

Pieces are very reasonably priced from $25 and there is definitely a piece of jewelry for every price range and taste on this site.  If you are not a fan of chains, they have corded pieces and if you prefer more bling they have pendants decked out in diamonds.

A testament to the high quality and craftsmanship is that I wore this all day and it did not break, not a chain link, not the jump ring holding the charm on, no the lobster claw closure. You may say to yourself one day isn’t that long but when for me an on the go mom and business owners who teaches fitness classes, nurses a grabby handed toddler who pulls on anything, takes (9 months) pregnant naps that involve a lot of tossing and turning on top of showering and painting a deck all wearing a delicate looking piece of fine jewelry – I’m impressed.  Most of my jewelry doesn’t last a day in my life which is why clients, friends and family seldom if ever catch me wearing even my wedding band (it had to go into the jewelers two times to have stones replaced in the first two months before I gave up wearing it!)

Think you have to be Jewish to enjoy Alef Bet’s line? Guess again! They have many inspiring pieces that are appropriate for all those who appreciate quality jewelry. Some of their piece were also featured in Zumba’s Z-Life, so all my Zumba Fitness Fans out there take note – these trendy pieces will be heating up the party! I’ll end my review with a few photos of my favorites.

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Ruby Pomegranate Necklace (14k rose gold pomegranate, with rubies. Pomegranates are not only a delicious fruit, but are symbolic of love and fertility. Includes a 16″ chain.$38) Pearls to Love Bracelet (Sterling silver cluster bracelet on elastic. Charms include a heart and freshwater pearls. $37), Coin Dove Bracelet (Dove on a semi-precious gemstone bracelet. Available either gold dipped or silver $42)

Holiday Fitness Gifts: Words to Sweat By

I have decided to post some great holiday fitness gifts that I have received for review.  I know it can be hard to buy for the fitness enthusiast in your life and getting them another gift certificate to their favorite athletic store or apparel shop may be too impersonal for some.  So each review that would make a good holiday gift will be entitled so, starting with Words to Sweat By.

Now I’ll start by saying that I think these are such a cute idea I would purchase some for my fitness studio but they are $9.95 each for the Original Words to Sweat By line and I buy the same sized towels for a fraction at Ikea and we go through a lot of them in a week, about 90-100 total and monthly have to turn a percentage into rags due to overuse so mass purchase of Words to Sweat By just isn’t an option for me, though I wish it were.

These are perfect as a thoughtful gift for the weekend warrior or fitness enthusiast in your life as a birthday, holiday or pick me up gift.  Everyone sweats and everyone needs a little motivation in their lives.  There are a bevy of sayings and each one is printed on colorful cotton and sewn on to the towel – I love the Cupcake and the Cookie Towels, click to find out what they are.  I used my Practice Towel yesterday during Power Yoga and Zumba Class – I thought the saying may be scratchy or get in the way of wiping sweat, but it did not.

WTSB_Practice In yoga, the practice is everything. This towel is therefore a spin on the well-known “practice makes perfect” that instead reminds you to continue in your practice. Instead of searching for perfection, find your center in your practice instead.

This towel is 100% cotton and measures 16 x 24.

It is packaged in a white drawstring organza bag, not only for zero-waste packaging, but also to allow for easy gift giving.

What I found most interesting after perusing the Words to Sweat By website is that they also have a premium line World-Class Words with phrases and signatures from world class athletes and Olympic hopefuls.  Our town has a lot of triathletes in it so how cool would it be to give your friend a World-Class Words towel from Laura Bennett to take on rides and runs? $15.95 is the retail for this unique gift and they have other athletes too, just click to view. The athletes directly benefit from their signatures.

WTSB_Bennett_300dpiHow many times have you been on the last leg of a race and you can see the finish line on the horizon but you feel yourself crashing? World-class triathlete Laura Bennett knows how to push through these moments and offers her mantra, “endure one moment longer” as a way to help you through those trying moments.

The towel is 100% cotton and measures 16 x 24 inches. It is packaged in a drawstring organza bag for zero-waste packaging.

By purchasing a towel, you are supporting Laura in her quest to take home the gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Also available are Tee Shirts and Tanks, Reusable Snack Bags and Zipper Pulls.

Words to Sweat By™ (WTSB) products are designed, developed, and predominantly manufactured by Whimsical Walney in San Jose, CA.

Each towel is appliquéd with an original mantra that is meant to motivate you while you strive to reach your health and fitness goals. The snack bags offered in some of the most popular mantras are a 100% cotton outer shell with a rip stop nylon inner lining.

Each WTSB towel or snack bag is packaged in a drawstring organza bag both to create zero-waste packaging as well as allow for easy gift giving. We recommend that you reuse the bag as a holder for some sweet-smelling potpourri, for small travel goodies, or a for a child’s treasure keeper.

The New Words to Sweat by holiday packages:

– The “To Health and Happiness!” package. A vibrant assortment of Words to Sweat by motivational accessories all packaged in a fabric, baby blue tote for easy gift giving. Items included: Healthy mantra t-shirt, work out towel, reusable snack bag and key chain. Price: $35-$40 based on selection of shirt-style.

– The “Body in Motion” package. A colorful collection of Words to Sweat by motivational accessories all packaged in a fabric market tote in lime green – perfect for gift giving and for taking to your weekend farmer’s markets. Items included: Exert mantra t-shirt, work out towel, reusable snack bag and key chain. Price: $35-$40 based on selection of shirt-style.
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New Words to Sweat by T-shirts and Tanks: The t-shirts are a soft, lightweight (4.3 oz) form-fitting cotton and the tank top is ribbed and also lightweight but just a little thicker at 6.0 oz. Available in sizes small to XXL depending on style. Featured in baby blue, black and navy color fabrics. 100% cotton with screen-printed motivational mantras in these styles below. Priced $19.99 to $24.99. See at: