Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring Has Sprung!!! #FarmChic


 We get to show you guys our 8 brand new Spring designs~~ We have been working hard on all of these since December. We will have these new "Farmer-ish" inspired tees (and even a dress) in person and for sale for the very first time at the Monroe, LA Junior League Spring Market from Fri March 23rd-Sun March 25th at the Monroe Civic Center. We will then put all the new designs online after that by Monday March 26th. Thank you all for being so patient!!

And now- on to the new stuff...
#1 The Sunflower- I've loved sunflowers for as long as I can remember. We drew this one so it looked like it was peering up at the sun. We put it on a youth short sleeve in brown, a women's v neck light mocha tee (this is in women's sizes!!), a unisex military green tee and on a light brown mocha short sleeve dress. Morgan is shown in a small. It is a loose, not clingy fit. Perfect for our hot weather down here in the South. We also got a bunch of special sunflower seeds to give out to all of our customers at the Spring Market event!!
 Spreading the sunflower love around :)

Morgan in a small dress- its a loose fit! 

The V-neck Sunflower shown on Morgan in a small and white denim skirt from Rodeo. 
And on little Hunter Brylee~ So cute!!
Loved this pic of Logan and the chicken!!

#2 Mr P's Gothic- Yes- it was inspired by the famous American Gothic farmer painting by Grant Wood.  Have I told you guys how bad I want some cows (and maybe even a goat too!)??  hahah Our funny interpretation is on a youth short sleeve tee and on adult v neck and crew neck tees. Both adult tees are unisex and have a comfy fit.

I like it knotted on Morgan! This is the crew neck -its unisex!! 

And here is the v-neck on Jenna and those cute plaid shorts from Rodeo. 
Henry Todd had it on with these cool mustard colored pants!! Fun! And a BIG thank you again to Leslie Albritton for bringing Bocephus to the shoot!!

#3 Long Live the Queen- Anyone that knows anything about gardening, knows how very important these little yellow and black insects are. We owe so much to them for their role in pollination. I honestly had not given them a whole lot of thought until we were growing our first pumpkin patch this past fall and started praying they would show up and do their job.  And also my buddy Holly DeJean has been on me about creating a new bee tee for a year now!!! Buzzzzzzz  The Queen is featured on a youth gray short sleeve tee, a women's cut (it runs fitted!) striped tee and a unisex V neck tee.
Morgans white little skirt came from Rodeo in Ruston.

The Bee girls looked so cute!!!  Cricket's dark denim shorts came from Ksera in West Monroe.
And I loved little Cypress's entire outfit that her mom put together.

#4 The Goat Roper- I told you I wanted a goat!! hahaha This design has some fun with the slang term "goat roper". We made it literal and put it on a spring green short sleeve tee for youth, and on a crew and v neck for adults. We even printed up a few onesies too!!

So lets discuss this skirt for a second..... It took about 3 weeks to make. My mom and I worked hard on it! I went around to a bunch of local hardware stores and wiped them out of seeds. IT COST A SMALL FORTUNE to make....
Each seed packet was carefully emptied (and labeled so we could plant them later like a good "wanna-be" farmer!!)

and then hot glue gunned on a petticoat that I ordered off Amazon.

Love how it turned out with all the bright spring colors!!

#5 Homegrown- This original tomato drawing is featured on a super soft light brown unisex youth tee, and in a vneck and crew neck adult tee. The kids said "Why did you draw tomatoes Mom? We hate tomatoes!!!" hahaa But boy do they love salsa and ketchup and marinara. And there is something just so Southern about a homegrown tomato that I just love.
Crickets white cut off shorts came from Rodeo Boutique. 

#6 Camp Mr P's- This fun outdoor camp shirt features a squirrel ready to go to camp and make some s'mores!! I'm so excited P will be old enough to go to Camp Ch-Yo-Ca day camp for the first time this summer. Featured on an indigo blue short sleeve tee in youth and adult.

Loved this trio of Logan, Maxwell and Henry Todd and their marsh mallows. 

#7 Woody P- Woody P is a cool rapping Wood Chuck.
 "You down with Mr P, Yeah you know me" 
I'm probably showing my age with the reference to the Naughty by Nature song- for all of you millennials out there- check it out... Woody P is on a unisex ringer tee and a crew neck short sleeve oatmeal colored tee for adults. And then, we put him on a short sleeve natural colored tee for the kiddos.
Do you see those cute yellow overalls that Jenna has on? They came from Ksera. :)
The Ringer tee on Brand Rep Skylar and striped shorts from Ksera. 

#8 Resting Tiger Face- You can never have too many tigers in Louisiana-right???!?!? We printed this guy in purple and yellow- he is very similar to a Tiger we printed a few years ago that was growling, but this this time, we made him have a Resting face. :)
Skylar had on some cute cut off denim shorts from Rodeo with this tee. 

And we still have some of our 1983 Crawfish tees we introduced in Feb!! It has been a great seller.

Jenna's denim skirt came from Rodeo Boutique. So cute with that bandanna belt. 

Ive been amazed at how many folks have let us know they were born in in 1983.

  We also reprinted our famous Duck Taylor and Cluck Taylor tees to have in stock too. Here is the epitome of life imitating art :)

Cricket's denim jeans came from Ksera. 

Loved this paired with those fab red Hunter boots.

The Duck one was our very first Animal in Chucks. It came out a few years ago and is still one of our very best sellers of all time.
So there ya go!! We had a blast incorporating all these fun fur people with the models for our big spring shoots.

I think it was Melanie Massey who told me one day to surround myself with a good team of folks with strengths that I don't have. Thankful I listened!! My talent is drawing. It is not photography and it is not styling either. I'd wear ripped jean, a t shirt and a hat every singe day if I could. Thankful for Heather Land who photographed the kids shoot (and helped style it too), to Kelly Moore Clark for photographing the adult shoot and to Brandi Howard for styling the whole thing. Also big appreciation to two of our retailers ~ Ksera Boutique in West Monroe, LA and to Rodeo Boutique in Ruston, LA for supplying clothes to go with our tees. We are so lucky to be in your stores. 

Thanks for reading--

P.S. Have you hugged a chicken today?

Monday, February 26, 2018

And the winners are...... #MrPsRep2018


Guys, this year was even tougher than last year for us in picking the winners of our Brand Rep contest.
I literally looked at ya'lls photos every night in the tub! HA!

And Brent went through them and picked out his favorites..

And even Phoebe threw her 2 cents in :)

Even more of ya'll entered (2,278 tags which equaled to about 569 entries) and so many of ya'll had the look and style we wanted. We had 7 Reps last year and they were all top notch. So, this group will def have some big shoes to fill. Honestly, the last two years we have been blessed with models that have cared about our brand as much as we do and went out of their way to take great photos. Thank you to this past years reps- Brothers John Mark and Rhodes, Lilah, Aulbani, Sarah, Creed and Ryan Kate, and to our 2016 reps Brooke, Hannah, and Cypress.
  I wish we were this really big company that could afford to have 30-40 reps, because there was truly that many that easily could of had these spots. Brent always tells me that I get way to emotional and take this way too serious, but I hate the thought of anyone's feelings getting hurt if they weren't picked. We have a few peeps that entered this year that have been in our top group for the past two years.... my goal is to try to at least get them in some photo shoots this year. And some of you are just amazing photographers that I need to contact you to photograph a shoot for us.  We have all of your entries on file and will be in contact if we think your look will work in an upcoming photo shoot.
  I loved seeing the pet entries this year too! 

They made me smile and think hard on maybe developing a matching animal line of tees.?!?!

  And now on with the winners......

1) Sisters~ Finley (4) and Fisher (3) Skipworth: These two little dolls are in Pre K 3 and Pre K 4 and attend The Assembly Kidz Care. They enjoy being outside, playing with dolls and going to the "deer woods" with their daddy.

2) Ryker Cole:  Adorable little Ryker will start PreK this coming Fall. He loves playing soccer, watching Sesame Street and movies.

3) Brothers Silas 4 1/2 and "Auggie" 2 1/2:   These two cuties are living in Centennial, Colorado. Silas starts kindergarten in the Fall and loves skateboarding and Legos.  Auggie is the worlds biggest Colorado Rockies fan and enjoys exploring in the mountains.

4) Allyson Chandler:  She is a pretty little sophmore at Choudrant High School and loves cheering. She baby sits during the summer

5) Ty Pennebaker: He is a handsome 10th grader at Claiborne Christian School and loves painting and binge watching Netflix shows.

6) Juli Newcomer: This blonde dancing chick is a home schooled senior in high school who teaches at Linda Lavendar School of dance.

7) Skylar Landry: She is a gorgeous junior marketing major at Louisiana Tech and is currently a bartender at the Revelry of Ruston, LA.

8) Cricket Culpepper: She is natural beauty and sophomore Speech Pathology major from West Monroe. She loves travelings and small weekend road trips.

9) Tori Scott: She is from Olla, LA and currently works at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania, LA. She also enjoys flipping houses on the side, DIY projects and fitness.

As you can see, we took a few more than we were planning, but are thrilled with the diverse group we ended up with. We can't wait to get to know them better and see them in our tees. :)

Next up for us is the Junior League Spring Market March 23-25th at the Monroe, LA Civic Center. We have two booths reserved and will have at least 8 new spring designs!!! (we have been working hard!!!) Hope to see you all there.
 Also our ONLINE big box sale is going on now and ends Tues Feb 27th at 10am. Great time to stock up for yourself and the kids

Thanks for reading~