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  • "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air..."  -Emerson

     

    HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - The first Saturday in June has got us thinking 'bout our Happy Place. Cool beach vibes and sunshine; there's something about the beginning of summer that makes our skin tingle with the possibility of feet in warm sand and salt water in our hair.

    This is when we're truly living what  HAVE SOME FUN TODAY is all about. Pretty hard not to see the awesome in every moment when you're staring at the ocean. So, how do you find your "Happy"?

    Not Just An Imaginary Friend 

    The Happy Place is not just a figment of the imagination or just a trendy way to post that your somewhere really cool on social media. It's an actual thing. Mind Body Green.com explored explored this concept in an article about the "Happy Place" and discovered it's a "...place you go to be fully present with yourself, and you can savor the experience."

    Fully present with ourselves? Savoring the experience? That sounds like a no-brainer. Free from the constraints and confines of everyday life, our Happy Place can give us a sense of permission to unwind and let go. Kind of reminds of our Brand Mantra, Have Some Fun Today. 

    "Finding our happy place can give us pleasure, the freedom to lose ourselves in the moment, time to build relationships with our loved ones, opportunities to find meaning, and a platform for achieving greatness." - Mind Body Green, Deborah K. Heisz 

    Get Happy & Get A Free Tee

    In honor of our Happy Places, we're giving away our classic Original Crop Tank to TWO Lucky Winners. Here's what you do:

    • First, On Facebook, simply Like this "Happy Place" post 
    • Next, Tell us in the Comment Section where your Happy Place is!
    • Finally, you must share post to your page

     That's it! We'll randomly select two winners from the comment section and they'll receive our Original Crop Tank to kick off their summer fun. Summer. Happy Place and Have Some Fun Today. That's dope... 

     

     

    Written and contributed by HSFT writer Rebecca Doubek who has a Happy Place somewhere in Wisconsin....

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  • In loving memory of Joe Rado, who left this earth three  years ago.  

     

    HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - We believe in angels. We think they are all around us...

    That's kind of where it all started for HSFT. Founder and designer Stephanie Taormina was sitting in her living room a few years ago, practicing her meditation and gratitude ritual as she did every day, when she was hit with the most vivid vision. Her father had a recently passed and she was thinking of his mantra, the "tag line" he said each time someone left or said goodbye. "Hey, have some fun today." She pondered her Dad and those four words, and how it was so representative of the loving, kind man who just wanted everyone to see the "fun" in each day. 

    A Company Comes To Life 

    And then she saw it. Stark Black and White images and letters. Pretty soon "Have Some Fun Today" was more than the words her loving father said, it was now a painting in her head. A fine art painter and studied artist, it was not unusual for her to have a clear thought or ideas for a painting. But this was different. The image was vivid and alive.

    "I was in my mediation, sort of thinking, non-thinking and I got hit with that vision. And it was like, this is it. This is what it is gonna look like. And then I want to make a t-shirt. And a tote. A hat." 

    That vision became the painting, became the original graphic t-shirt, became the company that is today Have Some Fun Today. Those four, loving, sweet words her Dad had said every day were coming alive and manifesting in a way she never expected. He was gone but this was a part of him that would live on. 

    Is There Anybody Out There?

    If the souls and spirits of those we love move into some other cosmic plane or ascend to the "pearly gates", isn't it possible they're still trying to connect with us? Stephanie certainly felt in that moment that her father was trying to connect with her. 

    Experts in every field from mediums to spiritual guides have plenty to say on the topic. And while you can always find a fair share of skepticism, you'll also find some pretty common beliefs of how those near and dear to us may choose to send us a sign. 

    Dreams, thoughts, nature, a felt presence, fragrance, even leaving small objects are just a few of the ways that experts think departed loved ones choose to communicate. 

    The Legacy Lives On

    "I feel like what I'm doing everyday is my Dad. I rarely feel sad," Stephanie says. A spiritual medium told her several years later that it's because she was thinking the way her Dad would and that she is, in essence, channeling him. His thoughts and his messages are coming through her.

    Her work now is an expression of that first vision she believes came from her Dad. She is inspired to share this simple yet powerful philosophy with the world. The same one he'd call out as she left the house for school or when they'd part ways from a family gathering. Have Some Fun Today.

    It's safe to say, message received. 

     

     

    With respect and honor for the late Mr. Rado, this piece was written and contributed by HSFT writer Rebecca Doubek 

     

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    You Like Us, You Really Like Us!

    HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - It started with four words on a t-shirt; words that were said by a late father to his family. What happened on the way to creating a legacy of a father's love was the birth of a grassroots brand. A company with soul. Along our journey to making cool tees, luxe totes and amazing gifts, we discovered a community of people who "get it". You got it! You got the vibe and the essence of Have Some Fun Today.

    Your Daily Pep Talk 

    Those four words are so much more than our cool t-shirts. It's now become a mindset. A philosophy, a little slip of paper in the fortune cookie of life. HAVE SOME FUN TODAY. It's a call to action to make your life FUN, even in the most mundane or challenging of moments. It's a reminder to push yourself outside of the "the box" and see something you've never seen before. It's the simplest of things but the impact is profound. The Law of Attraction is pretty basic. You get what you give. Why not try putting positivity and possibility and FUN into your world today? Why not Have Some Fun Today?

    It's All How You Look At It

    Not long ago in our studio, from a brainstorming sessions about HSFT, our founder Stephanie Taormina came up with a simple phrase that encapsulates perfectly what this is all about. A Brand With Soul. She couldn't possibly know that a vision of a painting would turn into all this two years later. But this is a brand with depth and connection. We're interested in changing the way we look at life, not just selling a t-shirt. We're pushing a mindset. And that doesn't cost a thing. 

    It's All About You

    Yeah, we make great t-shirts, totes, and gifts emblazoned with those four words, but it's become so much more. You've joined us on our path. You've shared your HSFT stories, your experiences and why you love the brand so much. You have become part of us and that is truly inspiring.

    As we grow and expand the business, so too, does our community. More amazing people are becoming part of our Collective Inspiration. We want everyone to be part of that. Our Community is a beautiful patchwork quilt of all these HSFT people, like you, and experiences that are re-defining what we are everyday. You could say it's taken on a life and breath of it's own.

    There's Always Room For More

    We love what our HSFT  Community has become. Haven't jumped in yet? Know someone that should? Share The Vibe. It's simple, really. Be Adventurous. Smile More. Be Grateful. Be Confident. Spread Happiness. Have. Some. Fun. Today. You can buy our luxe t-shirtscool trucker hats other HSFT gear, but the magic of HSFT is that that it's free. #SharingHSFT

     

     

     

    Written by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca Doubek who believes in the Law of Attraction....

     

      

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  • How A T-Shirt Can Make Your Day

    It may just look like a t-shirt, but at HSFT it's also a state of mind. HAVE SOME FUN TODAY is emblazoned on all of our fabulous shirts and accessories and it's the guiding force behind everything we do at HSFT. So how can a t-shirt make your day? 

    See The Light  

    Life can be pretty intense. Sometimes we need a reminder to lighten up. And yeah, there are always gonna be good days and bad days, this we know. But finding a little ray of light or some FUN, even in the darkest of days, is what brings hope. Hope is good. Life is short. HAVE SOME FUN TODAY!

     

    Your Daily Affirmation

    Pay the water bill, pick up the dry cleaning, HAVE SOME FUN TODAY.  Go to work, go to school, HAVE SOME FUN TODAY. Like it's your job. Think of it as the string around your index finger or the reminder alert on your phone. Your daily pep talk.  Studies show making a visual and concrete connection to positive affirmations can be hugely impactful on our stress levels and improve the way we see ourselves in the world. Try this: Pull on your HSFT original tee or the HSFT slouchy tee and stand in the mirror. See what it says? HAVE SOME FUN TODAY. Do that. Rinse. Repeat. You're welcome.

     

    You Say You Want a Revolution 

    It's a philosophy, an ideology. HSFT started a brand with mindset and challenges us to see the bigger picture. What could you do if you broke free of what you were supposed to do? What would it mean to live boldly and without fear? You never know what you're going to find around the corner, who your going to meet, or what unexpected gift the universe is going to bring. Our brand is so much more than just amazing t-shirt(and other luxe goods and accessories!)  but when you embrace the mindset,  you shift your thinking. You begin to open up a pathway to seeing the world a different way. We think that's pretty damn good for a t-shirt.

    This blog was written and contributed by HSFT writer and believer Rebecca Doubek

     

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  • Here’s a little story we’ve got to tell….

    So we've been working up a little something at the HSFT studios that we're beyond excited to share with the world. Today we officially launched the First Episode for our new vlog series, Have Some Fun Today: Building a Brand With Soul, Episode One "It Started With A Vision". We think the story of how we came to be is a really good one and it makes us who we are, a brand with soul. 

    Have Some Fun Today is so much more than luxury goods with a positive message. It’s the legacy of a father’s love, it’s the mission of one woman to change the world, it’s a “kick-your-ass-claw-your-way-to-success” kind of story.

    It Started With A Vision

    We hired an amazing videographer, Patrick Corcoran, who followed us around with his camera for a while and helped us capture the essence of what Have Some Fun Today is all about.

    In Have Some Fun Today: Building a Brand With Soul, you’ll see the blood, sweat, and tears of manifesting an idea, with a fire in our gut and sheer determination. You'll see that time we hosted a Happy Hour at Facebook. Or the time we got lost in Philly on our way to an event. Real life. Real heart. A real brand, with soul. 

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    We'll post new episode of our HSFT Vlog every few weeks. Check out our HSFT YouTube Channel and Share the Love. Life is what you make it, so make it fun...

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  • Here’s a little story we’ve got to tell….

    So we've been working up a little something at the HSFT studios that we're beyond excited to share with the world. Today we officially launched the trailer for our new vlog series, Have Some Fun Today: Building a Brand With Soul. We wanted to share the story of HSFT, because it’s a good one. Have Some Fun Today is so much more than luxury goods with a positive message. It’s the legacy of a father’s love, it’s the mission of one woman to change the world, it’s a “kick-your-ass-claw-your-way-to-success” kind of story.

    We hired a killer video guy, (Patrick Corcoran) to follow us around, and help capture the essence of what Have Some Fun Today is all about. We couldn’t imagine why sewing labels on t-shirts and packing up the car for HSFT events was something people wanted to see, but what we realized along the way is that it’s all part of our story, building our brand and making something good.

    It All Started With a Vision 

    "I met with a young, talented film maker that has really good sense of story telling," said HSFT founder Stephanie Rado Taormina. His talent and passion were very clear from the beginning. He told me how we could pull together a vlog series about my brand. And I really think it works." 

    There’s always more to the story than you think, and we think it’s worth sharing the trials, triumphs and tribulations as Have Some Fun Today grows into something more each and every day. It isn't always picture perfect but it's not supposed to be. It's real life, on the way to building a brand with soul. 

    Our HSFT vlog series is about the grit and grind of one woman building her brand, brick by brick and piece by piece. And all along the way, she is definitely going to Have Some Fun Today. 

    Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Making Something That Matters

    In Have Some Fun Today: Building a Brand With Soul, you’ll see the blood, sweat, and tears of manifesting an idea, with a fire in our gut and sheer determination. You'll see that time we hosted a Happy Hour at Facebook. Or the time we got lost in Philly on our way to an event. Real life. Real heart. A real brand, with soul. 

    Check out and subscribe to our HSFT YouTube Channel to see our weekly video episodes of Have Some Fun Today: The Making of a Lifestyle Brand

    Life is what you make it, so make it fun.... 

     

     

     

    Written and contributed by Rebecca J Doubek who loves to tell a good story...

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