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SGK fly the coup

SGK Fall Sneak Peek : Fly the Coup with your BFF

It is Thursday afternoon and I am about ready to Fly the Coup with my BFF because I am up to my ears in summer schedules!  Don’t get me wrong, I am so happy to have them home, but boy, our days sure are busy!  So, I have to tell you that having the daily duty of sharing these cheerful pictures of our Fall SGK and Serendipity lines truly brings me joy. You all have been so kind with your comments….we are all enjoying your feedback on the upcoming lines and the entire design team thanks you for your loyalty.

Without further ado….I bring you our next previews!  If you are new to the blog, don’t forget to check out previous posts for more sneak peeks and hit the share button to spread the love.



During our chat about the upcoming line, SGK owner and designer, Megan Hewitt, told me that if she has it her way, her backyard just may become the swankiest petting zoo in town.  The Fly the Coup line is inspired by Megan’s not-so-secret obsession with animals and longing desire to own her very own chicken coup….in the backyard.  Right now she has settled with the most adorable bunnies, but Megan says, “If I have it my way, we WILL have a farm in the backyard!!”



Oh me, Oh my!  What do I spy?  MORE fun and whimsical designs from our Serendipity line!  I shared yesterday that Megan truly has a passion for this fun spirited knit line: Serendipity.  It really shows thru in the designs….perfect for school or play with your BFF.

Thanks for stopping by today!  All of these precious pieces will be available for purchase July 12th.

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XxOO Melanie


SGK Fall 2016 Sneak Peek: Picture Perfect and full of Whimsy

Hello customers!  We hope you loved yesterday’s preview and are pumped for this next release.  As promised, over the next couple of weeks, we are sharing pages from the actual catalog for you to preview our Fall 2016 Shrimp and Grits Kids and Serendipity lines.  Today, we bring you looks that are full of classic childhood designs with details such as peter pan collars, corduroy, and knee socks, along with the care-free and fun looks from Serendipity.  Enjoy!


Jordan Jumper ~ If you have emailed, been in the store, or follow our Facebook or Instagram pages…chances are you have interacted with longtime employee, Jordan Kircher.  A jack of all trades, Jordan is the manager and back bone of the company!  She helped design this precious jumper, affectionately named after her, and it is already a staff favorite this season!

Captain Pitts ~ This collection is named for Megan’s husband and SGK owner, Pitts Hewitt, and his love for his boat and all things nautical!  I just love the color combination and I want to say “AHOY MATE!!” every time I see these precious boys in these pieces.

Sky Madeline Dress ~ Inspired by a childhood favorite story book, this classic design is sure to be a favorite for both moms and girls! Once again, the color combination is perfection and coupled with knee socks and saddle shoes, your little one is set for school picture day or anything her heart desires.


Check out these next looks from our Serendipity line!  During our chat, Megan shared with me that Serendipity is her true love, her heart and soul.  She loves to design whimsical fabrics and create designs that are just FUN! Megan feels like childhood should be soft and fun and whimsical.  I could not agree more and the fun colors and soft knits from this line are such a hit with the kids!

When designing the floral groups for Serendipity, Megan finds inspiration in nature.  A true lover of the outdoors, Megan finds so much in her surroundings that contribute to various aspects of the floral pieces.  Just look at the Eliza group, full of our favorite colors and versatile pieces to mix and match.  My girls already have their eyes on the Snow Tunic, Cora Ruffle Leggings and Sadie Dress and their mama already has her eye on just about everything Serendipity!

I hope you are loving Fall 2016 as much as we all do!  Stay tuned for more great sneak peeks and inside scoop as we continue to release pages straight from our fabulous Fall catalog!

***Follow our blog for more great stories and fun giveaways and please, don’t keep us a secret!  Like and share this blog with your friends. Tag us in your photos on Instagram with @shrimpandgritskids.  We look forward to seeing your little ones!

XxOO Melanie



5 Healthy Kids Lunch Ideas

If you’ve looked at any school lunch menu recently, you may have noticed that they don’t always feature the healthiest of options. School cafeterias are often hocking potato chips, sugary drinks, and other unhealthy options that kids are choosing to eat each day. What’s the alternative? Continue reading


5 Totally Cool School Supplies That Your Kids Will LOVE

School supplies are an essential part of the back-to-school shopping extravaganza, but it doesn’t have to be all black speckled notebooks and boring No. 2 pencils. In fact, there’s a ton of great options for cool school supplies to make every child – from 5 years to 15 years – excited about heading back to school. Here are five of our favorite cool school supplies.
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Mom Prep: How to Get Ready for Back to School

Take a deep breath. There’s only a few more weeks left of summer break, and then we’ll once again be back to the daily back to school grind. And while there’s no lack of articles giving advice on how to get ready for back to school geared towards kids; there are fewer articles that focus on how to help parents get back into the school groove. And hey, we think that’s just as important. So take a few minutes, and try out some of these tips and you’ll be calm, cool, and collected by the time the kids go back to school. Continue reading


4 Tips to Prepare for Back to School Shopping

As most moms know, you can’t just pop into your local shopping mall, whip out your wallet, and go to town, back to school shopping. You have to go in with a plan, and prepare yourself mentally for the host of challenges that back to school shopping can present. Challenges like battling crowds over the last 24 count Crayon pack or pulling apart two children fighting over the same Frozen backpack. But! With a couple of tips, you can prep yourself for the back to school shopping chaos that will almost certainly ensue over the next few weeks. Continue reading