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16 inspirational mugs you never knew you needed until today

16 inspirational mugs you never knew you needed until today

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Mugs make the perfect present for yourself.

You woke up like this. You probably didn't look like Beyoncé when you woke up. You need coffee, or tea...a beverage, really. A little ceramic mug adorned with a big dose of inspiration that speaks to you is just what you need.  It'll prepare you to begin your day with the right mindset, such that you feel empowered to tackle any challenge that attempts to knock you down.  What's more, mugs abound with purpose. No wonder so many ceramic mugs are bought and sold for the express purpose of gift giving:

  • You can use them as planters. You'll adorn every nook and cranny of your humble abode with lots of green and lots of inspiration.
  • You can drink soup out of them (mugs aren't just for coffee, you know)
  • You can make healthy mug cakes out of them
  • You can organize loose accessories or office supplies with your mugs

Here are 15 inspirational mugs that will motivate you to start your morning right

today is an adventure etsy most inspirational mugs pumpup

Today is an adventure - Linen and Lace Shop / Etsy

make it happen etsy inspirational mug

Make it happen - Anthropologie

Time to get stuff done - Inspirational mug

Time to get stuff done - Click and Blossom

I have the best job in the world! Inspirational mug

I have the best job in the world! - Click and blossom

Sit down and do amazing things - Inspirational Mug

Sit down and do amazing things - Click and Blossom

fall in love with as many things as possible mug

Fall in love with as many things as possible - Indigo

I am not weird, I am a limited edition

I am not weird, I am limited edition - BeHappy.Me

Are you being kind to yourself mug

Are you being kind to yourself? - BeHappy.Me

Take time to do what makes your soul happy - Blushface/Etsy

Create a little magic every day- Indigo

it's not all sunshine and rainbows mug urban outfitters pumpup

It's not all sunshine and rainbows, but a good amount of it actually is - Urban Outfitters

getting lost is half the fun urban outfitters mug

Getting lost is half the fun - Urban Outfitters

britney spears motivational mug

If Britney Spears survived 2007, you can make it through today - TheeClosetCrafter / Etsy

you got this mug etsy

You got this - Printable Wisdom / Etsy

I dream in colours - WeHeartIt

I'm not bossy, I am not boss. Inspirational mug

I'm not bossy, I am the boss. Via WeHeartIt

Have an inspirational mug you want to share to help others start their #MotivationMonday on the right foot? Share a picture of it with the PumpUp community using the hashtag #motivation. We guarantee that you''ll be helping to make somebody's day that much brighter.

Introducing the cutest way to eat your fruit this Easter : cookie cutter fruit

Introducing the cutest way to eat your fruit this Easter : cookie cutter fruit

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We love a good cookie. If they're made healthier, that's even better. But sometimes we need to learn to put the cookie down (it isn't easy, trust).  If anybody ever told you that cookie cutters should only be used for cookies, they haven't tried it on their fruits. Not only are creatively-cut melons and apples a much more nutritious option to sweeten up your spring meals, they even look presentable enough to bring to a potluck. This idea from PumpUp member latinmarge is absolutely brilliant. Vibrant fruits and colourful shapes come into play as a festive and edible way to celebrate the advent of spring.

6 Pinterest-worthy cookie cutter fruit ideas

Fruit pops

cookie cutter fruit pops

These fruit pops from Bakers Royale will help keep you cool, whatever the weather.

Shamrock smoothie toppers

cookie cutter fruit kiwi

Recipe.com had the brilliant idea of using cookie-cutter fruit to top it's refreshing green smoothie recipe, and it literally made our lives. We would consider ourselves lucky to have a sip.

Fruit kabobs

Meat and vegetables aren't the only types of food that shine in the kabob spotlight. Let Mint in the Middle's cookie cutter fruit gleam brightly in the skewer spotlight by serving them as delightful kabobs.

Fruit infused water

cookie cutter fruit infused water

Make your water sparkle with a little flavour and a lot of wonderful shapes. Fruit infused water is perfect for a healthy and refreshing fourth of July celebration.

Fruit bouquets

Nothing says spring like a great bouquet! If you or your significant other is prone to allergies, try making a cookie cutter fruit bouquet instead. Bonus? It's edible. 

Fruit cookies

cookie cutter fruit cookies

 

If you're gonna go through the trouble of purchasing great cookie cutters, might as well serve the fruits themselves as cookies.

Best fruit for cookie cutters

Look for denser varieties and avoid citrus, as pulp makes it very difficult for cookie cutter blades incise most citrus fruits in a precise shape.

  • Watermelons, and other melons - Cut the watermelon into large, flat, round slices. Remove peel, lay slice flat on a cutting board, and gently trim into desired shape
  • Kiwi - Peel kiwi and slice into discs of equal circumference. Use smaller cookie cutters with kiwis (because when in your life will you ever encounter a kiwi as big as a watermelon? Didn't think so).
  • Apples - Peel and slice apple into flat pieces. Rub each slice with lemon to avoid browning. Cut with smaller, star shaped cookie cutters

What are your favourite ideas for getting creative with your cookie cutters? Let us know by sharing about it with the PumpUp community!

 

8 motivational t-shirts you never knew you needed until today

8 motivational t-shirts you never knew you needed until today

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T-shirts are versatile staples that are beloved and worn by almost every individual (literally). They embrace you on your toughest days and enhance your happiest moments. There are three things that set a good t-shirt apart from a great t-shirt:  material, fit, and slogan. Bear with us here. Plain white-Ts are perfect for any and every occasion, but when your shirt is emblazoned with loud and motivational slogans or clever doodles, you can't help but feel exponentially more empowered. Here are our top picks for the Internet's most wonderfully-made motivational t-shirts that you can probably wear on your way to the gym.
wherever you are be all there keep moving forward zara motivational tshirt
Wherever you are, be all there. Keep moving forward (Zara)
it always seems impossible until it's done zara
It always seems impossible until it's done (Zara)
be yourself everyone else is already taken motivational tshirt
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken (The Hunt)
motivational tshirt modcloth
Hang in there! (Modcloth)
motivational t-shirt etsy
Good things come to those who hustle (Designsbynicolina / Etsy)
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motivational tshirt threadless
motivational t-shirt threadless
Hugs keep us alive (Lim Heng Swee / Threadless)


We have some great motivational tank tops too at our PumpUp boutique! PumpUp is constantly on the lookout for creative ways to bring you great apparel that you'll rock both inside the gym, and outside. Let us know what your best ideas for motivational t-shirts are in the comments below and we may just create them for you! What are your favourite motivational slogans that you'd like to wear all day every day?

Motivation Monday: The most inspirational mug

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There’s something about warm beverages and mug wisdom that cheers us up. PumpUp member himarizard’s motivation mug is everything. It paints with the colours of the wind. “Dream great dreams, and make them come true. Do it now. You are unique. In all the history of the world,there was never anyone exactly like you , and in all the infinity to come there will never be another you.”