Army Issue

dog tags

On Saturday, my mom and I went to check out our local Army Issue store. She was in the market for some dog tags, the season's must have accessories. We were surprised to find out that you can have anything you want printed on them right there in the store, and so we started racking our brains for something fun and original to put on them. We ended up choosing the following three phrases which have become well loved sayings in our family:

dog tags

Together we will succumb

One word - no excuses

I live vicariously through myself


Watching the sales girl imprint our clever statements onto the dog tags was the best part.
She used an antique Graphotype machine (like the one above), as they had during the 1st World War.

You can order your very own personalized dog tags here.

(Graphotype image: life.com)


  1. I love the "I live vicariously through myself" one.

  2. "On word- No Excuses"
    That was from back in the day when your sis and I joined a gym. After one of our vigourous workouts we were watching the video that played outside the gym because of how ridiculous it was. An old man came on the screen and said "it's about one word...no excuses". C and I looked at each other and said, "that's two words" and laughed about it forever and ever since.

  3. Ooooh I love this....my fav is the "I live vicariously"...great...so many ideas and quotes that could be used and I love the old-skool machine she use's to do it :)
    Lovely post

    Laura x

  4. Love those dog tags - what a great idea.


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