Monthly Archives: October 2015

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What To Do With Your Old Halloween Pumpkin

Once Halloween passes, there are plenty of things to look forward to: Thanksgiving, holiday shopping, and Christmas decorating to name a few. What’s not so much fun is figuring out what to do with your old Halloween pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns that you decorated with the kids. After a few days or weeks, these pumpkins can quickly go from fun to foul. Continue reading

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4 Tips for Traveling with Kids (Without Losing Your Mind)

Holiday season generally means time off to spend with family, lots of delicious home cooked meals, and good, quality time spent with family and friends. Unfortunately, a lot of that also requires holiday traveling. And as anyone who has ever wrangled a toddler through airport security knows, traveling with kids is not always the smoothest experience. Continue reading

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SGK Owner, Megan Hewitt, Shares Her Favorite Halloween Treats

Halloween is the perfect time to reconnect with the family – from creating your own DIY costumes together to whipping up some fun Halloween treats for the family and neighborhood kids, Halloween is just a fun, silly time of year for kids. Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at Shrimp and Grits Kids Fall Sample Sale!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably know that tomorrow morning is one of our biggest events of the year: the Shrimp and Grits Kids Fall Sample Sale! We’ve been working like crazy to get everything set up for you guys, and we’re super excited to open our doors in the morning and see you guys! Plus, you can expect amazing sales on last season’s adorable clothing! Do not miss it! Continue reading

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4 Ways to Personalize Your Kid’s Playhouse

Once upon a time, every child below the age of 10 wanted two things: a pony and a treehouse. These days, a non-tree playhouse is on the wish list of most kids. Luckily, it’s never been easier to throw up a quick playhouse structure outside or pick one up from any number of kids stores and home supply providers – even Home Depot, Walmart, and Target have their own versions of a kids playhouse and they’re not terribly expensive. Continue reading

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Simple Halloween Princess Dresses You Can Create From Things in Your Kid’s Closet

Halloween’s coming up quickly, and if you haven’t picked out a pre-made costume at one of the big Halloween retailers, you can always piece something together from the family’s closets. In fact, DIY costumes can be even more fun than buying one pre-made, as it’s something that you and your daughter can work on together. Continue reading

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Kids Travel Clothes: How to Keep Your Kids Comfy on the Road or in the Air

Few things can strike fear into the hearts of parents like traveling during the holidays with a wild pack of children. The extra suitcases, the diaper bag, making sure there are enough snacks and activities packed so that the kids don’t get rowdy – it’s enough to drive any mom or dad to the mad house. Continue reading

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Latest Girls Fashion: Serendipity Fall Fashion Preview

It’s smack dab in the middle of Fall now, and while that means lots of fun things (because Fall is one of our favorite seasons), one of the most exciting parts for us is the release of our annual Serendipity Fall line. There’s a ton to love about Serendipity – I mean, the name itself means a happy occurrence of events. Today, our line is available online and we’re excited to share some of our favorite pieces with you! But first, we want to tell you a little bit about the inspiration for this season’s Fall lineup.

Our owner and designer, Megan Hewitt, has been hard at work for the last six months finding inspiration in everything from backyard camphor trees to the beautiful bay sunsets that we get to enjoy here in Charleston. This season heavily features gray and pink together, along with accents of aqua, periwinkle, and amber yellow. The colors mix so well together,¬†and they add so much fun and whimsy to almost any fabric that you put them on. In fact, in our Clock Work Knot Dress, you almost feel like you’re part of the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice in Wonderland!

Take a look at some of our favorite pieces below from the new Serendipity Fall 2015 line, and then check out the whole catalog of clothing on our website.

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5 Music Games for Kids That Will Encourage Learning

Having your child learn a musical instrument has been shown to provide all sorts of benefits. For instance, learning the piano has been linked to improved spatial-temporal reasoning (the ability to understand how complex things fit together and how they can be manipulated). Listening to music and understanding how to play an instrument can help kids improve their mathematical abilities, learn how to understand and manage their emotions, and also provide an outlet to keep their creative juices flowing. Continue reading

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Fall Kids Fashion Trends We Love

We love Fall – all of the family holidays, the temperature getting chilly enough for fires in the fireplace, and getting to cuddle up in warm sweaters and scarves. This season, there’s all kinds of great kids fashion for Fall, including wraps, capes, and fun sweaters to keep your little ones warm and cozy through the chill weather and the holidays. Here’s some of our favorite kids fashion trends for this season. Continue reading