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Please support my new business, Empire and Aces!

You guys are so awesome for “liking” my post about my new company but what I really need is for you to SHARE it so it gets around.

Basically, I am designing t-shirts to help fun seed money into me managing and promoting combat sports athletes.  Ultimately, I want to open a gym up in the City of Chicago that isn’t a “big box” gym but MY gym. We’ll provide personal training but we’re a gym with mats, bags, and rings because it is an MMA gym.  I have things lined up and an 18 month plan, but what I need to do is get my name out there.  My company out there.  Let people know that there is a new Queen in town who wants to present her vision to fitness and fighting.

Please, share this link (and or post).  Please, buy a t-shirt or… 20.

In addition, 10% of all profits from t-shirts will go to PAWs between now and Nov 30th.  Because I want to make sure I’m giving back while I try to build my brand.

My goal is to sell 100 t-shirts because if I do, I know people like the designs (or me) and I can design more and offer other items.

The shop can be found here.

Thanks in advance for your support!!

Please SHARE (not just like!!)

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I’ve been a busy beaver today…

If you’ve been following along, you know me a little bit and you know treating me like shit is the best way to get me first, depressed, second stage, angry, third stage, motivated to take your ass out… and so it is, and here we go…

If you could do me a favor and like this page on facebook, please??

https://www.facebook.com/empireaces

By the end of the week, should things work out… I will have a first batch of t-shirts up for sale. They will be up for sale on http://empireandaces.com The proceeds are going to go towards my new business venture except for 1%, which I will be donating to either something for abandoned pets or towards women’s causes like women in IT or something like that. Probably animal rights stuff so I can actually sell the t-shirts since it would turn off a lot of people to know some of their money went support a woman’s cause :) :p. I’ll have the details of what charity the 1% will go to when I put up the links for t-shirts. There will be 2-3 designs going up for this first run with more actually being designed by my designer as I type this! (eek!) I am not 100% sure how much they go for yet.. probably about $25 a t-shirt plus shipping unless you live in Chicago then I have no problem dropping it off to you. Details soon! smile emoticon I’m excited!

*sorry… no free t-shirts. I was going to give some away but… I need to fund my venture so… you gots to pay even if we are friends. Sowwy. Dems how it is.

**PPS- YES!! I do ship internationally if I know you!!! And we can talk about shipping costs. I will be in the UK next month for a few days so if I can get the printing done before then, I could possibly bring with me and ship from there… though if I recall correctly, its cheaper still to ship from the US. I will find out. I know I have an order already from Germany!! :)

Do it looks like we had a little micro-cell come in through the Northern part of Chicago.
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A LOT of damage in Rogers Park. This is just on my block… I walked around a bit… its bad everywhere. I’m a little sad because one of the awesome things about where I live ARE the tree lined streets… (not the hippie “artists”, but that’s another story for another time).
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Sorry for the sideways video… I was just… kinda in shock. And excited. I want to go back to working on disasters again. Shit I do now is BORING!!!!

I suffered a cracked window in my apartment. That’s it. I got lucky. Motorcycle is fine too… I checked the garage as well.