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2014 in review

Written by Biggie on December 29, 2014
Packed Sandwich in a Deli Fresh Threads paper bag

A year for any clothing brand can be a winding road with various ups and downs and sharp turns along the way.

Sometimes it is hard to see past the woods when you are standing right in the middle of it. I try to take a moment to think of where I was and what I have accomplished in the past year. Sometimes it helps me appreciate my accomplishments as well as learning from my mistakes.

Sunshine Blog Award

I started 2014 celebrating my 1 year anniversary as a brand and being nominated and winning a Sunshine Blog Award for Best Blog Design. What an honor! Especially with the site being a year old!

Throughout the year I had the opportunity to do some INTERVIEWS:

F.A.R Collective did an interview with me called T-shirts and Sandwiches
The Understitch also did an interview with me.

Creativity for Sale

I was awarded a sponsorship in a book: Creativity for Sale by Jason SurfrApp and was also interviewed.

IAMTHETREND did a VIDEO REVIEW of DeliFreshThreads.com and my In Grilled Cheese I Trust tee.


Grilled Cheese

The Understitch featured In Grilled Cheese I Trust as their tee of the week in December.

El Lunchador

El Lunchador was given some love from No Mas Pantalones.

IAMTHETREND picked Deli Fresh Threads as one of 5 Awesome brands to check out!

This year I decided I wanted to have some Sandwich Eaters be GUEST BLOGGERS on the site. Some great posts came out of it.

Thank you to:

Entertaining Orlando did a guest blog post on “Wil Wheaton, What’s Your Favorite Sandwich?” and also wrote “Dale Earnhardt Jr, What’s your Favorite Sandwich?

Christina Thomas of GoEpicurista personally asked Zach Braff and blogged about “Zach Braff, What your favorite sandwich?

Brody Harris of Crazy Trucker Monkey, guest blogged on “William Shatner, What’s your favorite Sandwich?

Brian Pickard wrote about his 8 Stamp of Approval sandwiches in New York City

Danger Sandwich wrote about the 10 best sandwiches in Los Angeles.

I did some GUEST BLOGGING myself:

IAMTHETRENDThe hardest thing I had to learn about starting Deli Fresh Threads

IAMTHETRENDBuilding a Brand/Sandwich

AntiSparkle from KeepChasingTheStars.com4 things I learned about launching my brand.

Grilled Cheese Champion

In March I ran a Sandwich Showdown– a tournament similar to a March Madness. In it 32 sandwiches were in brackets and in the end the Grilled Cheese won the 1st Sandwich Showdown.

I participated in a contest called Tee Madness 2014 where folks voted for different brands set up as brackets. I made it to the Sweet 16 of TeeMadness14 losing to the eventual champion- Walk in Love

A lot of Cuban Sandwich

A lot of Cuban Sandwich

I attended the Cuban Sandwich Festival in Tampa, FL where I saw the world’s longest Cuban Sandwich.

FLBlogCon14 DeliFreshThreads picture by Professor Josh

The opportunity arose for me to Speak/Present at Florida Blog Con with Robin of Authentic Florida about “Branding your Blog”. It was a great experience for me and a great way to tell people the importance of branding. I got to meet a lot of bloggers and I hope I helped some folks along the way.

This Holiday season I was included in a few Gift Guides. Thanks to TasteFullyKate and IndieMinded for including me.

Not only did we write about delicious sandwiches we went to some amazing places for

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This year we had the opportunity to enjoy these Orlando #SandwichEatUp locations:
Black Bean Deli
Yellow Dog Eats
Hot Krust
Kesh Restaurant
Perrotti’s NY Deli
Orlando Food Truck Bazaar
Southern Moon BBQ
Pom Poms Teahouse and Sandwicheria

I look forward to what 2015 will bring to year 2 of Deli Fresh Threads!!