Back to School Tees with Prefresh

Mer Mag | Back to School with Prefresh Tees

As you know, the boys and are I big fans of great and original tees that hold up on playground – both with the friends and the playground equipment. And recently we have fallen for Prefresh and their great line of super soft, super durable and super Rad tees!

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As a mom and an illustrator myself, I’m really picky about the boys graphic tees. Sure they want Mario and Power Rangers (which I do indulge from time to time, I’m not completely design militant) but I want them to stretch and explore and enjoy the unique world of non-liscended characters.

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And let me tell you Prefresh makes this very easy. Really I don’t have to do any convincing. First off the tees are super soft with the tags silk screened on (major points in AJ’s book) and then then graphics and illustrations are spot on for what my boys (and their playground buddies) are looking for.



And for me, well I love the fun, quirky and goofy edge of the graphics and illustrations. I mean a skateboarding lizard-monster-guy and a bandit fox (new in their fall/winter line!). Does it get any better than that?


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Oh and let’s talk about quality. I concur with the boys that they are indeed snuggly soft and hold up well in the wash. And the prices are super reasonable as well. Thinking we might have to start collecting…oh about all of them.


And now let’s talk about back-to-school for reals. Aj starts on Thursday and Little O soon after that. Like where has the summer gone? I’m a fall gal…not going to lie. But this time…well it just feels like summer slipped away just when I was starting to get into my swimsuit, lemonade pool party groove. Ahhhh….well at least it’s still awfully warm around these parts…But then again when I think about new pencils, backpacks and the prospect of crunchy leaves and crispy days, I do get all happy and dreamy inside. So I guess fall can come…but only after I kick back a few more 7-eleven slurpees and wear my flip-flops into the ground.


Happy first day of school everyone!


August 19, 2013
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    August 21, 2013

    love the shirts! but i’ve got to ask, how in the world did you do your son’s hair like that??? our son has longer hair too just like your son, and we’d love to try to replicate the look! 🙂

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      August 21, 2013

      Thanks beka! he’s got some natural wave going on (we can’t do the same thing to little bro whose hair is stick straight) so that helps. the sides are shorter than the top so we we just brush it up, rat it a bit and aerosol spray the heck out of it ;). good luck!

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    August 21, 2013

    thanks merrilee! we’re going to have to try our hand at that look!

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    August 21, 2013

    Awesome tees! Thanks for sharing them. i’m always on the look-out for cool boy goods.
    I’d love to know the brand of those awesome glasses!

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    Elizabeth Toel

    August 25, 2013

    I just wanted to say I always enjoy your blog…such wonderful ideas! I also wanted to share some results from your geometric shapes stamps…such a great way to make art.


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      August 25, 2013

      Lovely Elizabeth! thanks for sharing.


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    August 26, 2013

    Oh my word, I can’t get over A’s hair here. How did you do (or not do) it? I’d love to give something like that a try with Felix.

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    September 6, 2013

    Love Prefresh. Love your blog. Love the phrase “design militant.” LOL! I think I might be one of those………


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