Sunday, February 22, 2015

Big Box Sale Recap

Wow- the BIG box sale was bigger than we thought- thank you so much for all of you that waited in line in the cold and in the rain at times. Someone told me this was "The Black Friday of Tees"!!
We had it all lined up by size from Adult XXL to Baby sizes. 

Check out the line!!! All the way to North 7th street....
We never dreamed  2 1/2 years ago that we would have people lined up for a big sale on our tees 

So thankful for the volunteers we had help us.
Brent's brother Robby was the "bouncer" who controlled traffic coming in and out. Brent was working the HomeShow at the Civic Center so he couldn't be there. Robby did a good job making sure it didn't get too chaotic. Jordan, MaKenzie, and Staci all helped with counting shirts and checking out. I think everyone seemed pleased with their finds!!
And here I am trying to add and run cards throughout he square as fast as I could. 
We had a ton of merchandise in the boxes and prob sold about 70% of it.
People were stocking up-esp in the youth sizes. At $10 each, Reg $24-26,  this was the biggest bargain!! We loved seeing this little baby boy named Reid in the "Baby Box"
And here was adorable Avalynn in her new Eagle tee

. And it was great seeing a few dudes in the crowd shopping for themselves and for the women in their lives. Hey Casey!
Hey Cliff!! Awesome to come in your Bayou Bullfrog tee!!!
And say hello to pretty Meredith who showed up in her Rebel baseball tee...
And here was Amber who stopped in and picked up a tank. 
And then we got to see another Amber who came in wearing her Duck Taylor sweatshirt. This is one of my favs!!!
And Mr P's favorite girl Breelynn stopped in hoping to see him with her mother Eva. 

I was shocked at the distance people drove to come- Rayville, Ruston, Columbia, etc. thank u!! Big thank u to my sweet sister Holly who watched the two P's so we could have this sale. And thank you to Diana Wade who brought us Chick Filet- what a treat!!!!  

  I keep having people message me saying they missed the sale and could I post what is left- check out our Instagram page under Mrpstees.

We have a list going on it as to what is left up for grabs.  I'm sending out pay pal invoices to everyone. 

 Can't wait to see you guys at Spring Market at the Monroe Civic Center March 12-15th. We splurged and got 2 booths this year!! All new spring/Summer items arriving weekly ;)

Thanks for reading-

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Big Annual Box Sale

It's that time of year again!!! Our BIG Annual Box Sale!! Whoop whoop!!! Time to clear out the old and get ready for new spring designs. Ok- so here is the low down...the Sale is THIS coming Saturday morning (Feb 21st) from 8:30am- 11:30am. Thats right- only for 3 hours. I can promise you we won't be getting there much earlier than 8:30 bc the baby sitter isn't coming till 8am. Where is the sale at?? It is in West Monroe on North 7th street down from Trenton Street Golf Course.
To be exact, it's at 2804 North 7th street at Ark La Tex Window and Door. Why here??? This is Brent's office for his "real" job. There is plenty of parking and we can move everything inside if it looks like rain.
  We will have everything sorted by size in boxes~ Baby up to XXL
. There will be short sleeves, tanks, long sleeves, and sweatshirts.

Everything is priced below half off!! Check out the sale prices-
WOW!!! Now is a great time to stock up. We will take cash and debit/credit cards only.. All sales final. No returns, exchanges, etc.
Helpful Hint~ Keep in mind if you have not ever owned one of our youth tees, they tend to run on the small side. If your child is wearing a 2t now, you will want to look at our 4t's.

Thanks for Reading and See Ya Saturday!!

Thanks for shopping local and supporting our little family!! 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Natchitoches Art Retreat~Meatpies, Meatpies and Drawings

Got to get away to Natchitoches this weekend to work on all of our Spring/Summer designs. We had a handful of custom orders pending and lots of ideas in our heads for the upcoming season, but nothing on paper. Hated to go Valentines weekend, but seemed to be only weekend that would work. Brent watched the two P's so I could get leave and design. I can't tell y'all how much I enjoy these weekends away to myself to relax, unwind and create art.  Thanks Hubs!!!
 I booked a room at
The Jefferson House Bed & Breakfast (
. It had good reviews on Trip Advisor and I liked the fact that it looked out onto the Cane River, plus, at $100 a night- this was a steal for a B&B. My room was on the bottom floor.
Nice big king bed with room for me to spread out. The view of the river was beautiful.
I've been to Natchitoches a few times before and always stayed at B&B's. Once on a fun Girls trip that my friend Keena planned and another time to see one of my favorite sorority sisters, Jamie Gressett, get married.  Keena went with me to it too~When I think of Natchitoches, I always think of her. ;)  Truthfully, I don't think I've ever stayed at a bad B&B in the whole town.
  Once settled and got my warmups on, I immediately got to work. The buffalo was the first one created.
I have been picturing him in my head for a few weeks now.
Brent says it looks like the wind is blowing his beard. :) 
A couple of hours later,  I headed into town and ate an early dinner with all the old folks at The Landing (
Best meal I had on the trip!!! Seafood Gumbo, meat pies and bread pudding!!! Delicious!!! (I put my low carb diet on hold for the weekend to enjoy myself). Then, back to work. 
  On a side note, I am one of those people who has to have constant noise around them- esp when I draw. This might be music or a TV going in the back ground. Can't explain it, but HAVE TO HAVE. When I had turned on the TV in my room, it was on The History Channel. Not a station I normally watch (who has time for TV anyway?!?), but I kept it on there for the "noise factor". OMG- the greatest show was on- Vikings!!! (  Have u seen it?? It must of been Viking Marathon day because I literally watched/listened to it all night long. It reminded me of Sparticus- but on a PG rated level. May want to check this out Ashley Murray.  Don't want to give too much away, but maybe watching this show rubbed off on some of the drawings....
 Next morning, I went for a jog around downtown

on those cool brick streets
and then met one of our retailers Katie Summerall (who owns Beaux and Molly's) for breakfast at Lasyone's. (
Yep- I did it- had a meat pie for breakfast with my eggs and grits. Great to visit with her and hear her ideas.
After seeing her cute store

I went shopping for the kids at a few places. Love that old hardware store~ Kaffie Frederick General Mercantile (
Ya'll know the one,with the big register.
     And then, back to drawing. 
  The Viking marathon was now over and I listened to all of these shows about Snipers, Navy Seals and Soldiers. I kept thinking about Beau Saucier and his stints in Iraq/Middle East. Mental note---Got to go see American Sniper. Lots of work was produced before I headed off to lunch (hello BEAVER)
at Merci Beacoup. Yep- more mini meat pies
(Im an addict!) and a sandwich. Busy place with good food. And then back to drawing. Do you see a pattern here?!? Draw,Eat,Draw, Eat, Draw...
  That evening, the local Mardi Gras parade
was coming  (everyone was waiting patiently) so I walked down to Mama's Oyster House to eat (and have a Cosmo)and watch from inside
. Two thumbs down for this place on food. Good atmosphere and sweet bartender but the Oysters Rockefeller
and the marinated crab claws were terrible.  Only the little pieces of bread on top of the oysters tasted good. Both of the items wereVery fishy smelling and tough to eat. Should of stayed the course and ate meat pies!! Stayed up working on more designs and then crashed.
 Sunday morning rolled in and I went for a 4 mile run hoping to scout out a nice big interesting oak tree. Found a bunch
!! I ate breakfast this time back at the B&B. There was a sweet couple there from Downsville and another from Texas. Breakfast was grits, bacon, eggs, biscuits, pineapple, etc. Herman the owner was a good cook. I finished a couple more drawings before it was time for check out and then went back to the trees I saw earlier to photograph. Lunch was TOGO from Maglieaux's On the Cane. (
Awesome Breadpudding!! Only complaint- no meat pies on menu.. :)  The whole trip took 2 hours to get there. Nice place to travel without being too far. Can't wait to show y'all what is coming for spring!! 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned to find out more info on our once a year box sale.....IT is happening THIS COMING Saturday