LifeisBalance

Inspirational sport tees, jewelry and home decor

New York, United States | 203 Sales

LifeisBalance

Inspirational sport tees, jewelry and home decor

New York, United States 203 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (36)

Announcement   **NEW STYLES! WE NOW HAVE TANK TOPS AND LOOSER CUT DOLMAN SLEEVE TEES! — All women's t-shirts have new options for styles (If they aren't listed yet, please convo for the options!)

Life is Balance® is a line of apparel, jewelry, home decor and fine art prints and greeting cards that celebrate the various sports and activities that balance our lives. We've recently added some new products to our wearable art: scarves and tote bags!

Are you a scuba diver? A gymnast? Practice yoga or martial arts? Like to run or bike? How about swimming or sailing? Surfing or kayaking? We have a t-shirt that will speak to just about anyone, from the avid golfer or tennis player to the ski or snowboard fanatic. We've got a shirt for you and just about anyone on your gift list. And if we don't, then just drop us a line and we'll try to add your request to our product line. If you don't see it here, try our website: http://www.lifeisbalance.com

Each one of our inspirational "Balance" necklaces and bracelets is individually designed, hand strung and unique! If you have a special request, please let us know and we'll try to make it happen.

The latest addition to our shop includes home decor items such as throw pillows, fine art prints and canvas wrap wall art that shop owner, Sheryl Checkman, creates from her original art and photography. Additionally, she can create made to order photo montages and custom pillows from customer-supplied photos to commemorate a special event or milestone. Please convo any special requests.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 30, 2018

**NEW STYLES! WE NOW HAVE TANK TOPS AND LOOSER CUT DOLMAN SLEEVE TEES! — All women's t-shirts have new options for styles (If they aren't listed yet, please convo for the options!)

Life is Balance® is a line of apparel, jewelry, home decor and fine art prints and greeting cards that celebrate the various sports and activities that balance our lives. We've recently added some new products to our wearable art: scarves and tote bags!

Are you a scuba diver? A gymnast? Practice yoga or martial arts? Like to run or bike? How about swimming or sailing? Surfing or kayaking? We have a t-shirt that will speak to just about anyone, from the avid golfer or tennis player to the ski or snowboard fanatic. We've got a shirt for you and just about anyone on your gift list. And if we don't, then just drop us a line and we'll try to add your request to our product line. If you don't see it here, try our website: http://www.lifeisbalance.com

Each one of our inspirational "Balance" necklaces and bracelets is individually designed, hand strung and unique! If you have a special request, please let us know and we'll try to make it happen.

The latest addition to our shop includes home decor items such as throw pillows, fine art prints and canvas wrap wall art that shop owner, Sheryl Checkman, creates from her original art and photography. Additionally, she can create made to order photo montages and custom pillows from customer-supplied photos to commemorate a special event or milestone. Please convo any special requests.

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Updates

A must have for the beach this summer! And don't forget to check out our new beach sarongs. They do double duty: by days sarong, by night a shawl or scarf!
Happy Easter and Happy Passover! It's that time of year when we all have to have a little Faith!
"The cure for anything is salt water -- tears, sweat or the sea." -- Isak Dinesen one of our new beach inspired tote bags. Use as a beach bag or market bag! Several original designs available!
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About

T-shirts, Scarves and accessories, Fine Art Prints and greeting cards, Home Decor and Jewelry that Celebrate Balance!

Skiing? I love it. Swimming? Can’t get me out of the water. Scuba diving? A fanatic. Yoga, bike riding, photography…these are other hobbies that make me smile.

For work, I’m a graphic designer. I started my design business in 1992, after leaving my position as Vice President, Manager of Design Services, at Burson-Marsteller, a global Public Relations agency headquartered in New York City.

But, I’m not just a designer. I’m also an avid sportswoman. All the activities I do—work and play—together make me who I am. They create a balance.

One day, I had an idea for a design that represented the scuba diver in me. I was looking at the simple symmetry of a yin yang symbol and I saw a scuba design. In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (heaven and earth) represent two opposing yet complementary forces, or energies, that are said to be found in nature. One cannot exist without the other. They create balance.

In each curved half of the symbol, I saw the shape of a fish… really! I added a diagonal white stripe representing the universal symbol for a dive flag, and my first Life is Balance® design was born!

After showing my design to a few of my diving friends, and getting some pretty awesome feedback, I decided to extend the concept to all of the different sports and activities that make people feel good.

I later expanded my line to include jewelry and fine art photography – inspired by my interest in yoga and love for nature and the sea.

Life is Balance® is branded line apparel and inspirational jewelry designed to celebrate the balance we add to our lives through sports and activities that make us smile.

Because that's what life is all about, isn't it?

Shop members

  • Sheryl Checkman

    Owner, Designer, Photography

    I’m a graphic designer. I run a successful design business, Sheryl Checkman Design specializing in branding (both print & web) for companies both large & small. I recently started designing t-shirts and jewelry to express my own personal creativity.

Production partners

  • Bay Photo Lab

    Scotts Valley, CA

    Provides full photographic printing services from both digital and non-digital originals. The photographic process is a Kodak RA-4 chemical process, similar to traditional film development. Laser light is used to develop the continuous-tone image onto silver halide paper.

  • Circle Graphics

    Longmont, CO

    Circle Graphics prints my photographs & digital art on canvas wraps in their 347,000 sq. ft. facility. They have large format printers, custom automated finishing equipment and coating capabilities. With a patented construction process, they also manufacture their own ink and canvas.

  • Colorado Timberline

    Denver, CO

    Colorado Timberline has a 120,000 sq. ft world class printing and decoration facility. They use only the latest equipment and supplies and provide exceptional quality control. Each product is manufactured to meet or exceed all U.S. and International safety standards.

  • Fulfillment Partner

    NC, United States

    MWW is an on-demand custom printing facility. They provide state of the art printing of man-made and natural fiber textiles for both indoor and outdoor use. Their digital printing operation provides printed fabrics as well as cut and sewn finished products.

  • A Print Shop

    Burnsville, MN

    ShirtHub has offered our customers unmatched quality, speed, and customer service since 1987. With our investment in the new Kornit Avalanche Hexa and Kornit Avalanche 1000 we can produce amazing digital prints with unbeatable color vibrancy! We have

Shop policies

Last updated on November 14, 2013
Welcome to Life is Balance®, apparel and jewelry that celebrates the various sports and activities that balance our lives.

Our inspirational "Balance" necklaces and bracelets are individually designed, hand strung and unique! If you have a special request, please let us know and we'll try to make it happen.

Are you a scuba diver? A gymnast? Practice yoga or martial arts? Like to run or bike? How about swimming or sailing? Surfing or kayaking? We have a t-shirt that will speak to just about anyone, from the avid golfer or tennis player to the ski or snowboard fanatic. We've got a shirt for you and just about anyone on your gift list. And if you don't see your sport or hobby here, please visit http://www.lifeisbalance.com for our complete line.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Returns & Exchanges

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase, but in the event that you would like to return or exchange an item for a different size or color, please contact us either by email or by phone: 212-570-2259.

We will send you a return form, which should be filled out and mailed back to us (along with the unwashed, unworn product) within 14 days of the shipping date. We suggest you send send the returned shipment by a trackable carrier.

We will refund your purchase price and any taxes paid, but we are not able to refund shipping fees. Refunds and exchanges will take 14 days to process.
Payment
We accept Paypal as well as Amex, MasterCard, Visa & Discover. Sales tax is charged for purchases in New York.
Shipping
Shipping

We will do our best to ship within 2-3 business days of purchase, sometimes sooner. If for some reason, that is not possible, we will notify you of any delay. We ship via USPS First Class Mail. However, if you would like expedited shipping, we can also ship via Priority Mail & Priority Mail International or Fed-ex for an additional cost. Just send us a convo requesting expediting and we will quote you a cost.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Additional policies and FAQs
We sell wholesale to verified businesses and retailers. You must supply a valid State Resale License or Federal EIN as well as your full business name. Please click on the link below to apply.

http://www.lifeisbalance.com/Wholesale-14.html

If you are interested in a custom order or to co-brand your company or team with our t-shirts, please contact me on the Request Custom Order link and I will get back to you with a quote.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices. Nathan should then go on to include information on the following:

Information I Collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;

• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;

• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and

• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies and printers. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.

• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory and tax obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Sheryl Checkman, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at:

Life is Balance®
c/o Sheryl Checkman Design LLC.
531 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128
USA
sheryl [!at] lifeisbalance.com
212-570-2259