Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Sneak Peek at Fall Back to School Clothes!

We’ve been hard at work the last few months getting everything ready for our upcoming Fall collection – finishing up designs,¬†choosing¬†fabrics, and putting the final touches on everything. And now we’ve got a few things to share with you from our upcoming back to school clothes collection!

We’re going back to the classics this Fall, and we can’t wait to get our new pieces in! Sneak a peek below at what we have coming up. Continue reading

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Birthday Party Ideas for Girls That LOVE Frozen

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you may have heard that Disney is coming out with a (long awaited) sequel to its blockbuster animated film, Frozen. Frozen 2, which is slated to be released sometime in 2018, is bound to create more Frozen-themed frenzy and we all know what that means: Frozen branded backpacks, Frozen dolls, Frozen art sets, and of course Frozen themed birthday parties. Continue reading

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5 Classic Kids Movies That Every Child Should See at Least Once

If there’s one part of childhood that we really miss, it’s spending the day together as a family and going to see a movie. Those days were filled with fun and laughter, and now that we’re parents we like to think that we owe some of those same experiences to our kids. So pop some popcorn and que up Netflix, and schedule a marathon family movie night with these awesome and classic kids movies.

1. Mary Poppins

Based on the book, Mary Poppins is a classic, telling the story of a wealthy British banker, his two children, and the eccentric nanny that he hires to take care of them. The kids embark on all kinds of adventures with Mary Poppins, and the father learns a few things too! The movie is set in the early 1930s in London, England and features Julie Andrews in her first major role – this movie launched her career.

2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

If you’re a child of the 80s, you undoubtedly saw this sci-fi flick in the theatres. Decades later, it’s managed to stand the test of time, and now it’s considered a cinematic classic – both for its story and for the effects (which were state-of-the-art back in 1982). E.T. (an alien that gets stranded on Earth) befriends a young boy and his sister who help it get back home, while hiding it from his parents and the government.

3. The Wizard of Oz

You’re never really too old to enjoy the story of The Wizard of Oz – even though the movie has been out for over 75 years now. Chock full of catchy tunes and quotable quotes, The Wizard of Oz also won a ton of awards, including seven Academy Awards.

4. Toy Story

Toy Story seems like a newer movie, but can you believe it actually came out in the mid 90s? Seriously, it came out in 1995. Toy Story is a great kids movie that follows the story of Woody – a pull-string stuffed cowboy toy that talks and his ongoing feud with his owner’s new replacement toy Buzz Lightyear – a fancy space action figure.

5. Cinderella

Released in 1950, Cinderella is a classic tale and even though it’s been redone a million times, there’s still nothing like the original animated Disney version. The classic Cinderella story is fun and fantastical, which makes it perfect for family viewing.

What are your favorite kids movies? Did we leave some out? Let us know in the comments!

 

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10 Reasons Why We Can’t Get Enough of Smocked Dresses

Smocked dresses are our life. Well, that may be a slight over exaggeration, but it’s close. Of course, we’re a little bit partial, but we like to think that there are a lot of other women out there who share our love for all things smocked. And if you’re still on the fence about smocked dresses (and smocked clothing in general!), here are 10 reasons why we’re so wild about smocked dresses. Continue reading

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3 Organizations That Deserve Your Clothes Donation

Around this time of the year many families are sorting through their closets, getting rid of clothes that no longer fit. Spring cleaning is great for getting your house in order, but it also creates a bit of a conundrum: what do you do with all of the clothes that either no longer fit or can’t be used as hand-me-downs? Continue reading

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Mad Men Fashion: How to Dress Your Kid Like Eugene Draper

If you haven’t spent the last seven years following the fabulous (and scandalous!) life of Don Draper, you’ve been missing out. And not just because AMC created an Emmy award winning TV show. But because for the past seven years, Shrimp and Grits Kids clothing has been donning Eugene Draper – the youngest son of the main character on the show. Continue reading

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The Ultimate Summer Packing List for Vacation

It’s almost vacation time, and before you can unwind by the beach with your summer reading in one hand and a cold beverage in the other, you have to get the family there first. And while that may not seem like a challenge, planning, packing, and trip there can be stressful enough to warrant a whole separate vacation. Continue reading

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What to Look for in a Summer Camp for your Kids

If there’s one thing that parents generally dread when summertime rolls around, it’s the inevitable sighs and whines of “I’m boooored” that happen once the novelty of no school wears off. In our experience, that’s usually right around the second week of summer. So before boredom grabs hold of your kids, take some precautions and look at summer camp options that will keep them busy, entertained, and even learning a few new things over summer break. Continue reading