Tuesday, February 26, 2019

And the Winners are.......#MrPsRep2019

"He's a cold hearted snake" (singing in the voice of Paula Abdul).

You youngsters out there probably have no idea who she is!! HAHA

This was sung over and over and over to my husband when we were making cuts on the folks who entered to be one of our reps. It was sooo hard to narrow it down. I was about in tears over it all and he is just so black and white. How do guys do that??

  We had around 350 people enter ranging from babies to adults and from all parts of the country. Of course, the majority were from North Louisiana, and so many of you we knew personally.... which made it even tougher!! 
  First, let me say THANK YOU for even applying and wanting to rep our little company (and score some free shirts too). We take it serious!!! I looked at every single photo that you entered (all 1500+ of them) and then I looked at them again. I made a list of all the ones that interested me and then went back and looked through ALL of your personal photos on your page. 

I felt very stalker-ish!!!!! 

I then printed out my top 60 or so. And then Brent went through like Freddy Krueger and slashed at that list.

"yes, yes, yes, no, no, yes, no, no !!"

How does he do that so quickly?

 I asked him and he said "I just know who I like".

So then, the list shrunk again and that is when the arguing started. I went to bat for soooo many people ( like a crazy person!!!) that I didn't even know.

"BUT I LOVE HER!" hahahahah

We finally narrowed it down to 18, and it stayed that 18 all weekend.

I wouldn't budge.

He thought it was a little excessive, but I couldn't imagine "cutting" any of them!

I'd already cut folks who I felt terrible about but we couldn't have 50 something reps.

And then, he finally gave in!

Thank you Hubs!! He took a deep breath and told me to keep them all. So yes- we have 18 people (or groups because some of them are brothers/sisters/twins).

This is THE MOST we have ever had. 

7 more than last year. But let me tell you, I am so excited. I can't wait to get to know all of these people. I have loved all of our reps in the past few years and consider them to be friends. 
  If you weren't selected, please please know how very sorry I am. I know some of you have tried out multiple times. It was so tough. I went to bed last night worrying about the folks we didn't pick. Please know that we may be calling you for a photoshoot this year. We keep all the entries on file and constantly use the list to pick out models for different shoots.

Sooooo, I know you are dying to know....here are the winners.......

The Little People:

1)Ace McDaniel- This little red headed handsome is from West Monroe and is 3. He likes cookies, candy, swinging and wearing hats!! (he sounds like me!!- Ha!)

2) Sims May- She is 3 years old (and sisters to one of our pre teen reps, Teller May). She lives out in Luna, LA and attends daycare at First United Methodist.

3) Maggie Keyes- Little Maggie loves to be outside and is from West Monroe, LA. She always looks so cute and her Mama is the assistant principal out at Sterlington Elementary.

4) Laken McClain- This stylish little bitty is in Pre K and loves LOL dolls and fashion. She also plays soccer and t-ball. Another one from West Monroe, LA

5) Twins Hayden and Harper Gavitt from Lantana, Texas. They are 2 1/2 years old and both take gymnastics.

6) Brother /Sister Adon and Ruthie Anderson from Littleton, Colorado. Adon is in kindergarten and loves biking at the skate park, drawing and legos. Ruthie is in Pre-K and loves dancing, cooking with Mom and unicorns.

7) Brother/Sister Jackson (6) and Brookelyn (10) Hinton from West Monroe, LA. They attend Clairborne Christian School. Jackson loves the xBox and Brookelyn loves to cook.

8) Brothers Jude (4) and Reed (3) Plummer from Russellville, Arkansas. They love to play baseball and follow and track deer through the woods.  Jude dislikes naps, and Reed loves naps! Im with Reed :) HA!

For Pre Teens

1) Teller May- 12 years old and in 6th grade at Pinecrest Middle School. She loves art and plays basketball. (her little sister is Sims who is a toddler rep)

2) Adisyn Fuller is in 6th grade at Good Hope Middle. She loves to cheer, photography, softball and animal care.

For High School:

1) Jewell McGuffee- She is a senior at West Ouachita High School where she runs track. She also plays the piano and is the cheer coach at Pinecrest Middle School.

2) Ryah Johnson- She is a junior from Savannah, Georgia. She loves sunshine, Disney, Halloween, movies and dislikes alarm clocks! She also enjoys theatre, skateboarding and reading.

3) Mattie Day- She is from Monroe, LA and is a sophomore at Ouachita High School where she plays softball. She also plays the piano and sings at her church.

4) Shelby Rambo- She is sophomore at West Monroe High School. She dances with Linda Lavender School of Dance/Twin City Ballet and is a very talented artist.

For College/Adults:

1) Hannah McClure AKA "Suzie" the Homemaker- This mother of 3 is from Amherst, Ohio and loves the outdoors, chickens, baking and leather working. She is a stay at home mom who enjoys gardening, sewing and photography. This girl can cook!!!

2) Rachel Smith- She is from Choudrant, LA and attends Louisiana Tech with a major in Family Child Studies. She is in Sigma Kappa Sorority. In the Summer, she works at Camp Ozark and during the school year, she works at Log Cabin.

3) Breanna Crow- She is from Sterlington, LA and attends University of Louisiana at Monroe where she is an education major. She also coaches the Sterlington Softball team.

4) Hally Poole- She is from Columbia, LA and is a freshman at Louisiana Delta Community College where she is studying Elementary Education. She loves traveling and seeing new places with friends.

And....there is one more.....

We are excited to introduce our very first Canine Rep!!!

Meet Magnolia.

She is a gorgeous 10 month old Golden Retriever who lives on 40 acres in Choudrant, LA. She loves to play sports with her humans (The Jeffords family) and her special talent is giving hugs!!

So there you have it!!

 Our newest Brand Reps for 2018-19. To recap, this year we had 5 out of staters from Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Georgia and Ohio and the rest from Louisiana.

We can't wait to see them in our tees!!!

We are busy working on all of our new spring designs and can't wait to introduce them in person for the first time in a couple of weeks. Come see us at the Monroe,LA Junior League Spring Market at the Civic Center
 from Friday March 15th-Sunday March 17th.

We are doing some crazy things with pecans!!

We will then have these new styles available online after that opening weekend 

Thanks for reading!!!


P.S. Happy Taco Tuesday!!! #ComingSoon #SlooowwwCookedTacos

Saturday, February 2, 2019

2019 Annual BOX SALE INFO

YAY!!! It is finally (almost) here....Our BIG annual box sale is one week away!!!! Sat. Feb 9th from 7:00am-11am in West Monroe, LA. The location is the same as the past three years- at Ark La Tex Window & Door on North 7th Street in West Monroe.  Why do we have it here?? This is Brent's (Mr P's Co Owners) "Real" job location. He and his dad have this business and it has the most covered space we can find (plus parking) and not have to rent a building.

The actual address is 2804 North 7th Street~ down the road from the old Trenton Street Golf course... Hope these little maps help....

Start time is 7:00AM. We will try hard to get there a few minutes before 7 (we are just dealing with trying to coordinate 3 kids, free labor, etc) Here is a few pics from some past box sales. 

Here is some basic info for ya that we get asked a lot.....
"What time should we get there?" As early as possible-especially if you are wanting to snag youth shirts. The 2t's,4t's and 6t's seem to be what goes the fastest. Next would be the Adult mediums. We did a few folks arrive around 3:30AM- You guys are troopers....bc there is NOT a bathroom out there! I'm praying it isn't too cold or wet for the early birds.

"What kind of payment are you guys taking?"- Cash and Debit/Credit only. No checks at all. We will have 3-4 check out lines. Some will be cash only and others with be debit/credit only.  Please note that there are NO exchanges after this event. All sales final. 

"Will you still have the sale if it rains?"- YES! The sale will happen rain or shine. Please note that shoppers will be standing outside while they wait to come in. If you think it might start raining, please bring an umbrella. We haven't seen an extended forecast yet.  We have had it rain a few years ago..

"How do you get in the Door?"- You just wait in line. First come, first serve. It doesn't cost anything to come shop. Repeat, no entry fee. We try to get around 15 or so shoppers in the door at a time (due to fire marshal). We ask that people try to take 15 minutes or less so everyone can get a chance to look. Our "bouncers" at the event try to keep the line moving.

"How are the clothes organized?" They will all be in boxes labeled by what size they are. There will be everything from baby sizes on up to Adult 3X. Please note that our youth shirts normally run Small- So... if your child normally wears a 3t in Carter's, you will want to look at a 4t in our shirts.

"Will you put anything for sale online?" YES! After the box sale is over, we will start posting as soon as we get the sale items on our website (www.mrpstees.com). They will be listed for the same exact prices that were at the box sale. We usually have this up online by Sunday (Feb 10th). We will post on Instagram and on FB as soon as they are available.

"What are the Prices??" 

"Since I'm your friend, can I please come shop earlier that week?"  Please, Please, please, no.  It makes me uncomfortable because we truly try super hard to make it fair for everyone. The only folks we let shop early are our handful of volunteers who give up their Sat morning to come help us work the event for free. 

We appreciate all the excitement over this sale!!! We promise to have a tray or two of Chicken minis being passed around again for all the early birds in line. How many sales have you been to where they actually serve you some food?!?! We will also have some prizes for the first 10-15 folks in line....

Also- we have our big annual Brand Rep Search going on right now on Instagram.


If you want to get your free shirts and would love to rep us, enter!! Official rules are on our website at www.mrpstees.com  The search ends on Feb 15th.
(All of these folks were brand reps of ours!!)

We will announce the winners on Tuesday Feb 26th. This gives us time to print out all the entries and go through them carefully.

*** Also- We will be back at the Monroe Junior League Spring Market again with all new designs- Friday March 15-Sun March 17th. Come see us in our normal spot!!

Thanks for reading-