Tuesday, August 16, 2011

See ya Summer!..HELLO corduroy!

I am so excited to announce that today I woke up and it was only 80 degrees on my way to work! Even better- the high today is only 90 degrees! Some of you are probably breaking into a sweat thinking of 90 degrees, but here in Mount Pleasant, it feels amazing! Like fall is actually going to come one day...

Children are back in school...Ella's first day of 1st grade was today (Megan said that she did great at drop off..YAY ELLA!), my little brother started his first day of JUNIOR HIGH yesterday (crazy!), and I start back next week!...it's really just too much! To make myself feel better, I decided that nothing REALLY changes until Labor Day. After Labor Day, summer is officially over in my book.

Labor Day marks the end of seersucker, white, and linen in the south. Those are definitely some of my favorite fabrics and I feel a little sad thinking that in a few weeks it'll be time to move them to the back of my closet. BUT, with every end comes a new, exciting beginning, right!? So, the wonderful, cool fabrics of seersucker and linen are replaced with one of my favorite fabrics...CORDUROY! Corduroy is so soft and comfortable that it almost makes me yearn for the cold weather. So, in honor of one of my favorite fall fabrics...this blog is all about corduroy!

According to Wikepedia:

Corduroy is a textile composed of twisted fibers that, when woven, lie parallel (similar to twill) to one another to form the cloth's distinct pattern, a "cord." Modern corduroy is most commonly composed of tufted cords, sometimes exhibiting a channel (bare to the base fabric) between the tufts. Corduroy is, in essence, a ridged form of velvet.

In case you were interested in the official definition :)!

Lucky for you, Shrimp and Grits Kids has PLENTY of adorable corduroy styles for boys and girls! Pair the dresses with a little pair of tights or the longalls with a long sleeved collared shirt for adorable fall outfits!!

This doesn't even include most of the corduroy pants or matching boys longalls! Not to worry, they are all listed on our website (www.shrimpandgritskids.com)! So, all you have to do is go on to our website, stock up for fall, and use all that time you saved shopping to soak up the last days of summer! :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

fantasy fanatics

So yesterday afternoon I was bored in class (no offense to my professors, but five hours is a long time in one chair :)...so around hour three I started browsing the Internet for inspirational quotes to get me through the next two hours of staring at parts of the brain (don't judge me)...and I came across this wonderfully whimsical quote:

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living."- Dr. Seuss.

This quote just secretly made me feel like a little kid all over again. I mean, seriously...what fun is life without a little bit of nonsense? I wanted to just leap out of my chair and start singing or playing dress-up. (I wouldn't REALLY do that, but I was a tad delirious at this point!)
Naturally, after a few seconds of thinking, my mind turned to Shrimp and Grits Kids and I thought how perfect this quote matched our fairy tale line! Nothing says "fantasy" more than castles and princesses! Personally, my favorite princess was always Jasmine and if it was socially acceptable to wear a dress with princesses all over it at age 23...I totally would! Sadly, it isn't...so, once again I will live vicariously through all of y'all with little girls to dress :)!

I started brainstorming all the things that this line is perfect for..and the list was endless! Your birthday, a friend's birthday, first day of school, school pictures, play dates, or just any old day (I mean, who doesn't love to feel like a princess every day?)...I'm just saying...if I had a little girl this line would be a necessity for her!

P.S. HAPPY FRIDAY!! I know this is the last weekend of summer before school starts for many of you...so enjoy it! :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back to school, Back to school..CONTEST!!!

As I've said before, the first day of school was a pretty big deal in my house when I was little. My brother and I had to have the perfect "back to school" matching outfits and those pictures from our first days of school are still hanging up in various places around our house :)! So, seeing as I don't have children yet and Megan's daughter, Ella, is starting her first day at a "big girl school" where they have to wear a uniform (YAY ELLA!)...I am dying to see what everyone else is dressing their little ones' in for the first day!

SO, as you know, I love a good competition! Here are the rules:

1. Post a picture of your little one's first-day-of-school outfit on our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12711106#!/pages/Shrimp-and-Grits-Kids/29490329062 ! (it has to be Shrimp and Grits Kids...:)
2. Next Wednesday (the 16th), I will pick a winner for a $25 gift certificate! (that's half of a bishop dress)!
3. The contest starts today so GET POSTING!! :)..and good luck!

Click on this link to get to our facebook page!


Thursday, August 4, 2011


Seriously, who doesn't love to save a little bit of money these days? Well, if you do, this weekend is the perfect opportunity!
Honestly, I've never been a big fan of tax free weekend....or black Friday...or anything like that. Not because I don't like to save money- I DO!, but because I absolutely hate the crowds and standing in line! (silly, I know). It was seriously a blessing when I found out that you could still shop tax free online with so many companies...and, yes, Shrimp and Grits Kids is one of them! Starting at midnight tonight (give or take a few minutes...our minds aren't too sharp at that time of night :) everything will be tax free on our website! WOOHOO!

Local? Not to worry- everything in the store will be tax free too! What a PERFECT opportunity to get all your back-to-school clothes! I remember making the biggest deal of what I was going to wear that first day of school...(apparently no one cares about what you wear in graduate school :)! I'm pretty sure my mom made an even bigger deal of it..between the first day of school and picture day...you would've thought my picture was going to be posted on a sign in Times Square instead of a silly yearbook! Every year, the first day of school began with a picture of my brother and me standing on the front porch in our matching outfits book bag and lunch bag clad :)!Lucky for you, I'm going to give you a few options that I've deemed as "perfect" for that ever-so-important first day of school! My grandmother always told me that first impression is everything you know...:)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Season Kickoff!!!

I know I've said this a trillion times (I just get so excited that I can't help it!)...one of my favorite things, without a doubt, about fall is FOOTBALL SEASON! I spent the last week feeling pretty bummed about summer coming to an end and then this light bulb just went off in my head and I realized that football season officially starts in ONE MONTH FROM TODAY!! (or at least Clemson's does...and isn't that the only one that matters?:) I'm kidding, I'm kidding...one of my best friends went to UGA and spent the entire time at dinner last night telling me about her labor day plans in Atlanta for the big game! I have another friend that went to Auburn and he seriously won't be quiet about their upcoming season (I know, I know...if Clemson had a national championship from last season to brag about...I'd be way more obnoxious :) So, long story short, I know for a fact that Clemson fans aren't the only excited ones!

I mean, I've been out of school since May of 2009 and I just got over the serious urge to buy everything I see in orange thinking that I MIGHT need it for a game...sad? Maybe! BUT, Luckily for you, Shrimp and Grits Kids has you covered for every game (well, not exactly YOU, but your little ones!) We have the perfect outfit for every little boy and girl no matter what team you're pulling for this season! The best part? Now that you've figured out what your children are wearing, you can concentrate on finding that perfect orange, red, burgundy, or black outfit for you (whatever color floats your boat :)!

We also have matching longalls for the boys with the same smocking plate for each team!
To order, go to www.shrimpandgritskids.com and place your order! Everything not on backorder will ship out within 48 hours if placed Monday-Friday!

Happy shopping! :)