Thursday, July 28, 2011
A. It's Thursday! (a.k.a. basically the weekend!)
B. It's FINALLY sunny after four straight days of rain. In my opinion, four days of dreary rain is enough to bum anyone out (unless you're a tree:)
C. WE FINISHED LABELING THE CATALOGS yesterday!
I think option C. makes me smile the most. Seriously- my wrist is literally sore from all that sticking. Knowing that the boys were coming today to pick up the 3000+ catalogs and take them to the post office is enough to make anyone here at Pitt Street absolutely giddy! (AND I actually have room around my desk to move without tripping over a box of catalogs!) People shopping in the store probably think we're a little crazy because we're just smiling away...(kind of creepy I guess:)...but, oh well!
The good news for you is if you requested one (and over 3,000 of you did)- you'll get it either tomorrow or next week! YAY! So be looking for it...just sayin :)
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
1. I set off the alarm and the police came (GREATTT way to start off the day:)
2. I looked around and realized that the store looked completely different!
Some time in between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.- the spring line went on center racks and the fall line took over the store. I mean, the fall line looks AWESOME in the store (obviously :)! so I guess the mixed feelings come from my selfish want for summer to last forever. Don't get me wrong...I love fall (my birthday, football, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, Valentine's Day..just a few of my favorite things :), but their is just something about summer that makes me smile. It could be the sun, the water, the boat, 4th of July, Memorial Day, watermelon...who knows! I've just never been one to really like change I suppose :)...BUT this is a great change! I've been talking about the fall line for so long that it's so exciting to actually see it on the racks in the store! The warm, soft feel of corduroy is actually getting me pretty excited about the colder weather...and doing a little shopping of my own :)
I know the fall line is old news to you online shoppers, but to our local store shoppers this is big news! You can actually come into the store, see the line, try it on, and BUY! How awesome would it be to be set for all your fall activities in JULY!? (pretty awesome if you're a planner like me)...AND, not to mention, that getting your childrens' shopping out of the way gives you more time to shop for yourself...! :)
I feel like it's absolutely crazy to be shopping for fall when it is still July, but things are ALREADY going on backorder online! A.k.a- better hurry, stop reading this, and get to shopping!
P.S. HAPPY tuesday (one day closer to the weekend :)!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
After we made "last call" for catalogs, I came in the next day to 100 catalog requests! By the end of the week- we had a list totaling over 3,000 catalog requests!...do you know how many days of constant label sticking that is!? Apparently more than I assumed! For the last week, my life has been consumed by sorting and sticking labels (believe me- I'd rather be writing on the blog :!) I mean, of course I'm absolutely THRILLED that so many people are interested, but I wouldn't die if I never had to stick another label again :)!
I'm good with my word (or I try to be!) so to make it up to you- FACEBOOK CONTEST! (You know I love a good contest). Honestly, it was Megan's idea just to ask for a little feedback on the fall line, but being as competitive as I am...of course I wanted to make it into a contest! The winner gets a $25 coupon for Shrimp and Grits Kids! (you're welcome for spicing up your Wednesday a bit)!
Here is how it works: All week I am going to post pictures from the catalog on our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12711106#!/pages/Shrimp-and-Grits-Kids/29490329062) and you tag yourself in your favorite outfits! Then, on Monday I get to randomly pick a name and the lucky one gets a $25 coupon code! Pretty easy right!?
Soooo...just a little drop in to say "HI!" and "I miss you!"..back to sticking labels...blah...while you get to tagging yourself on Facebook!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Another perk (besides getting to see us) is our little addition to our store...and the one thing in the store that is NOT Shrimp and Grits Kids.... TEMPLETON SILVER! Rhett (the founder and owner) is one of Megan's good friends and so, of course, we were dying to have some of her things in our store (it doesn't hurt that they are absolutely precious).
A little background:
Rhett began this business in 2007 (same year as Megan :) when her children's pacifiers continued to fall out. They fall out, she has to clean them, and sometimes throw them away...(Annoying). SO, being creative (how all these people got this creative gene and I got nothing doesn't really seem fair, does it?) she decided to come up with something that appeals to both Mom and baby and also keeps the pacifier off of the floor. The result?
Okay, so that's not the best picture, but you get it! They are cute little pacifier holders that turn into a bracelet for Mom when they aren't being used! Perk 1- you won't lose it because it is on your wrist. Perk 2- Pretty jewelry that also is functional? Yes, Please! The official name for these is the Heirloom Bijou Bracelet!
For a better look (other than the not-so-great picture above), check out the website www.templetonsilver.com.
My favorite part?
"Now, the Heirloom Bijou Bracelet® has not only received local media attention, it’s been featured in top trade magazines, was shown on MSNBC, The Doctors TV Show, Dr. Phil, and Rachael Ray as well as receiving compliments from Hollywood’s Jennie Garth, Nancy O’Dell, Jaime Pressly, Camila Alves & Matthew McConaughey, and Dr. Phil’s wife Robin McGraw."
That's IMPRESSIVE! I mean, if you ever need someone to go on Dr. Phil or Rachael Ray to help you promote...I wouldn't mind :)!
Unfortunately, these are only available in our store..we can't do Internet orders for them so if you're in Mt Pleasant, come by and get one! If not, order online through www.templetonsilver.com! You won't regret it..no more nasty pacifiers on the ground...:)
P.S. Happy Wednesday!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Ready!?...Catalogs are finally going out this week! We literally have 1,890 catalogs to send out already (I'm not even exaggerating-promise!) That is A LOT of stickers to stick on catalogs, but we're so excited that so many people want to see it! I bet Mike (our catalog designer) is the most excited of all...you have NO idea how long he spends getting our catalog ready. He's quite the perfectionist (which is great for us, right?) We know that it is always easier to see the clothes on actual children (especially super cute ones) so it's definitely understandable why so many people want a copy of the catalog to themselves! :)
So, the bad news is this is last call for catalog requests! You have until Tuesday night to get on our website (www.shrimpandgritskids.com) and request a catalog! Then, you can flip through every page on your own time and plan the perfect outfit for every occasion...I mean, I do it and I don't even have children...pathetic? Maybe!...but don't judge me, how could I work here every day and not be obsessed? :)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Our fall line is officially up and ready on the website! AKA- You can buy it online and it will ship out within a day or two! YAY! What a perfect ending to a long weekend...I don't know about y'all, but while I absolutely love a long weekend, it definitely makes the next week a little tougher. (My old self isn't made for three straight days of celebrating! :)
SO, for everyone that has been following the previews and already has a list of necessities (If I had children- I would definitely have a list a mile long!)...buy away :)!
It really is your lucky day because I have some more good news! The trunk shows have officially started!! Don't forget to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any info on attending a show! In my opinion, it's always fun to be able to see the clothes in person.
I'll quit wasting your time so that you can commence shopping :)!