@BeautifulNotes Follow Friday

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Announcing a fun Twitter contest for Operation Beautiful!  Maddie, the Operation Beautiful Twitter intern, has organized a Follow Friday contest.  Operation Beautiful’s twitter is BeautifulNotes.


Want to win one of these cute shirts?


Shirt #1 (simple + true):

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Shirt #2 (secretly spreading joy!):

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Shirt #3 (for the runners out there!):

wm-front (4) wm-back (3)

To win a shirt, simply:


1) Follow Operation Beautiful  on Twitter (@BeautifulNotes).

2) Tweet @BeautifulNotes with the following message: “Dear @BeautifulNotes, My #mirrormantra is….” and they describe your favorite positive-thinking phrase, such as “Dear @BeautifulNotes, My #mirrormantra is I love my legs because they are super strong” or “Dear @BeautifulNotes, My #mirrormantra is my smile lights up the room!”


Maddie the Operation Beautiful Intern will select a winner on Sunday!  Good luck!


If you’re in need of a pick-me-up, read everyone’s #mirrormantras in the Twitter stream (you don’t need Twitter to read the stream)!


Oh, and – any suggestions on what I should write on my marathon shirt?   We’re thinking about making cute t-shirts.



  • Sami October 15, 2010, 8:53 am

    I’m following! :)@cox_2446!

  • Sami October 15, 2010, 8:55 am

    tweeted! 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 15, 2010, 8:57 am

    Bummer, I am not on twitter! Great contest though, cute shirts!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 15, 2010, 8:58 am

    I’m following


  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 15, 2010, 8:58 am

    I tweeted!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit October 15, 2010, 9:06 am

    Love the shirts! So cute.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 15, 2010, 9:15 am

    Great giveaway!! I’m following (@eatspinrunrpt)

  • Casey October 15, 2010, 9:18 am

    Caitlin, can I buy a shirt if I don’t win? So cute! 🙂

    • Caitlin October 15, 2010, 9:19 am

      Sure! Send me an email at caitlinjboyle@gmail.com and let me know your size and style preference (they are ladies fit but we can do unisex too)

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers October 15, 2010, 9:18 am

    Fabulous idea!!! I love the first shirt 🙂 Actually I love all of them. I think you should put the saying on the 3rd one on your marathon shirt… or maybe does this marathon make my butt look fast? Ok..maybe I’m not the best person to come up with ideas for you 😉

  • Darci October 15, 2010, 9:30 am

    LOVE the shirts! I will have to add them on twitter!

    And I think you def need to have your name on your marathon shirt! That way everyone can cheer you on! 🙂

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 15, 2010, 9:31 am

    I’m not on twitter, but those shirts are adorable. I love the ninja one 🙂

  • Heather October 15, 2010, 9:32 am

    I already follow! @runningwithsass

  • Kelly October 15, 2010, 9:37 am

    Already a follower! @kelster718

  • Alicia at Poise in Parma October 15, 2010, 9:45 am

    Already a follower/supporter. @poiseinparma Love the shirts! I want that last one!

  • tina October 15, 2010, 9:47 am

    oh you TOTALLY should do the butt operation beautiful shirt!!!!

    or on the back, you should put my favorite mantra, “you are fierce!” with a rock on! or something like that… and make it look like a post it note, love it!

  • Stacey October 15, 2010, 9:51 am

    Ah! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that last shirt! So freakin cute. I don’t really get on Twitter 🙁 Are they available for purchase?

  • Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit October 15, 2010, 9:55 am

    The third one is so cute!!!
    I agree with some of the other posters, I’m not on Twitter, is there any other way to participate?

    • Caitlin October 15, 2010, 9:58 am

      Aw I’m sorry! This is just a Twitter contest (the Twitter intern organized it for Follow Friday). 🙁 Maybe we’ll run another non Twitter contest soon!

  • Rebecca October 15, 2010, 9:56 am

    I don’t do twitter – but LOVE the shirts nice job!! Can I buy one?

    • Caitlin October 15, 2010, 9:57 am

      Send me an email at caitlinjboyle@gmail.com and let me know your size and style preference (they are ladies fit but we can do unisex too). Thanks!

      • Kristina October 15, 2010, 6:05 pm

        Can I also get in on this? 🙂

  • Molly @fuelherup October 15, 2010, 9:57 am

    I loooove the 3rd shirt! I just saw a shirt that said that and wanted one so bad. I tweeted/followed!

  • Danielle C. October 15, 2010, 10:01 am

    I am following! @danielleruns Question for you Caitlin, are there tech shirts? I’d like to buy one of the runner ones to wear at races. 🙂

    • Caitlin October 15, 2010, 10:11 am

      I wish it was a tech t! It’s just a regular shirt. I’ll look into tech ts.

      • G October 15, 2010, 7:59 pm

        Ouu this is a fantastic idea!!! Hope you can work something out!

  • Amber K October 15, 2010, 10:15 am

    I’m not on Twitter, but I think those are cute shirts! Good luck to those entering! 🙂

  • Jenny October 15, 2010, 10:15 am

    I LOVE the t-shirts and of course I just tweeted! 🙂

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life October 15, 2010, 10:41 am

    That’s awesome. As soon as I get home I’ll follow on twitter. Twitter is blocked on school computers.

  • Kayla October 15, 2010, 10:42 am

    I love the third T-shirt and totally would sport it at a race. Are you planning to sell them? They are ADORABLE!

    Oh, and I tweeted. (Sounds like something you should excuse yourself for, when you put it that way! Haha!)

    Happy Friday, Caitlin!

  • Natalia - a side of simple October 15, 2010, 11:06 am

    Aw wish I was on twitter. Great contest, though, and even better t-shirts! So cute. Hope you’re feeling better, Caitlin!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) October 15, 2010, 11:27 am

    I really like all of them!! Esp the ‘does this make my butt look faster’ !!! 😀 😀 This made me smile !!!

  • Janelle October 15, 2010, 11:41 am

    I don’t tweet, but I like the shirts 🙂
    Your marathon shirt should say something inspirational – along the lines of “if I can do it, so can you” – because that is how your blog makes me feel.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write October 15, 2010, 11:49 am

    I already follow, but I tweeted the #mirrormantra thing. Love it!

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) October 15, 2010, 11:53 am

    Cute shirts! Hope you’re starting to feel better- my recommendation: run to the nearest vitamin/health food store and pick up 2 things: 1. Elderberry syrup (make sure thyme is in the ingredient list, too) and 2. oil of oregano. The Elderberry boosts your immune system and calms and the oregano is a natural anti-biotic and anti-viral. Take the “maximum” dosage for each and they’ll kick the bug out of your system, I promise!

  • Leanne @ Simplicitlee October 15, 2010, 11:53 am

    Love the shirts idea! I think for your marathon shirt you should write something inspiring for the other runners to see while they are running… 🙂

  • Katie @ Her Inner Shine October 15, 2010, 12:00 pm

    I already follow but I twitted as well. I think all of those shirts are adorable but I really love the first one. They are so cute Caitlin. What a great idea 🙂

  • Astrid October 15, 2010, 12:10 pm

    You should write this on your shirt: People think running 26 miles is crazy. I guess we are crazy! And AMAZING!
    Seriously, running a marathon is a huge deal. It is not something that I personally want to do, because I am allergic to running and dread long runs, but I respect those that work so hard towards the goal. Yes, I think you are all crazy, but truly amazing.

  • Kelly October 15, 2010, 12:32 pm

    Love the shirts…I wish I weren’t so anti-twitter! I may have to just buy one from you 🙂

    Marathon Shirt suggestion — put something on there that inspires you. Do you have a running mantra or something you repeat in your head when a run hurts like heck? I live in DC, and one of my very favorite shirts I ever made was for last year’s Cherry Blossom 10-miler. I put the DC skyline on the front and put “I Run this Town” on the back. It still makes me smile.

  • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life October 15, 2010, 12:39 pm

    Love the shirts! I’ll have to log into Twitter! : )

  • Lauren October 15, 2010, 12:43 pm

    The shirts are great! I tweeted.

  • yummieecupcake October 15, 2010, 12:51 pm

    aww i dont have a twitter! i can’t read that “butt” shirt, what does it say?!

    i really like shirt #1. is there a buy option?

  • Kristina October 15, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Love the shirts!!! Can they be purchased as well??

  • Natalia October 15, 2010, 1:45 pm

    All of these shirts are so cute, especially the last one! I really hope I win!!
    As for a slogan on your marathon shirt how about something funny like: “Channel your inner Kenyan” OR “Run faster, Chuck Norris is behind you”

  • caronae October 15, 2010, 1:50 pm

    I follow! @caronaeh

  • caronae October 15, 2010, 1:52 pm

    I also tweeted! @caronaeh

  • Shannon October 15, 2010, 3:27 pm

    Since you were contemplating Halloween attire, maybe you should write “Too fast for my costume!”

  • Jenny @ The Healthy Teenager, green tea and yoga, not alcohol and parties October 15, 2010, 3:40 pm

    Done and done! (I hope I’m eligible living so far away :/)
    Great contest!!! 😀

  • Ashley October 15, 2010, 6:08 pm

    Such cute shirts!!! I wish I were creative and/or clever enough to come up with a good marathon shirt slogan – let us know what you end up using!!

  • Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun October 15, 2010, 7:15 pm

    I don’t have a Twitter, too bad. Those shirts are beautiful!

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble October 15, 2010, 8:56 pm

    I love the “Does this make my butt look faster” tee! I need that for my next race!

  • Kim October 15, 2010, 10:49 pm

    I would like to buy a shirt if I’m not a winner. I love the runner shirt!

  • Meagan October 16, 2010, 9:00 am

    Now following!

  • Mary H October 16, 2010, 4:11 pm

    2 marathon shirt suggestions…

    “This seemed like a really good idea 3 months ago!”

    “The only rule about running a marathon is you do not talk about running a marathon”

    I too am running my 2nd marathon on Nov 7th. Best of luck to ya!

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