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Penman the Optimist Turns 30 This Year

Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams. Penman the Optimist Turns 30 this year. We're positively optimistic about the year ahead. What began as a cherished character drawing in the fifth grade of a one room school house near Aspen, Colorado in 1977 has become a positive and timely motivational inspiration to all those who refuse to [...]

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Seize the Day with a T-Shirt from Grin Big!™ Apparel from PENMEN® Studios

There's no better cup of coffee than that first cup by a campfire outdoors on a camping trip. To seize the day all you need do is enjoy it. Don't waste a day pessimism. No matter what you're doing find a positive way to enjoy it. It may not always be a camping trip. If [...]

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Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams

"Be positive and follow your dreams." This is a line repeated by The Optimist, Gary Blehm for 28 years with his broad grinned character, Penman. The power of optimism will take you anywhere you want to go if you work hard and do what you love to do.

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I'd Rather Be Camping in a Tent by a Mountain Lake with a Grin Big!™ T-Shirt

I'd Rather Be Camping in a Tent by a Mountain Lake with a Grin Big!™ T-Shirt. Spring is not far away and we'll be living in our t-shirts. Pick up a dream filled tee from our shirt shop and spread optimism and positive vibes with what you love to do outdoors. 

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The Opitmist is Tent Camping Outdoors with Positive Vibes

Tent camping has got to be the most fun thing in the world. To sleep outdoors with all the wonder night sounds in the wild wilderness. Be positive and follow your dreams until you find your happiness. The power of optimism will take you anywhere you want to be. Just remember that dreams come true [...]

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Dreaming of Summer Camping and Backpacking Trips with Optimism and Positive Vibes

Are you dreaming of summer camping and backpacking trips? So are we. At Grin Big!™ our camping t-shirts can keep the dream alive as you layer your winter clothing. Be positive and follow your dreams with the power of optimism and positive vibes. Dreams come true in Grin Big!™ apparel. 

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Keep Your Life Tuned to the Key of Optimism in a T-Shirt from Grin Big!™

Keep your life tuned to the key of optimism. Keep a positive mental attitude and great things will happen. Be positive and follow your dreams. Dreams come true in t-shirts from Grin Big!™ apparel. Find something in our store today.

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Outdoor Coffee is the Best Coffee in the World

The best coffee in the world is that hot cup beside a campfire outdoors on a camping trip. Get you Grin Big!™ t-shirts and celebrate the great outdoors with us.

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Backpacking with Grin Big!™

I always backpack with my backpacking t-shirt from Grin Big!™. The shirt has been on many outdoor adventures and seen many trails. Call it my hiking companion. One day it may wear out completely and I'll have to keep it around for the many memories of all the camping trips it's been on.

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