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High Cotton Kids is Savannah’s newest seasonal consignment sale

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

hck_logo_rgbYou’ve heard that seasonal kids consignment sales have become THE places to shop. Especially in this economy.

You’ve been meaning to check one out. Now you can. High Cotton Kids is Savannah’s newest seasonal children’s consignment show specializing in gently used boutique and trunk show brand spring and summer clothes.

Even better. This sale is going to be VERY centrally located in Savannah.

The two-day High Cotton Kids sale will be at 6700 Waters Ave., next to Byrd Cookie Company, in the former spot of Carole’s Boutique, March 5 & 6.

Expect to find upscale brands such as Kelly Kids, Chez Ami, Hannah Kate, Just Ducky, Daisies and Doodlebugs, Orient Expressed, Hannah Anderson, Lilly Pulitzer. The sale will also include shoes, accessories, bedding, art work, baby necessities, toys, maternity clothing and more. New merchandise will be available from local vendors. Click here to learn more about the vendors.

To find out more about the show or how to become a consignor, click here. You don’t have to be a consignor or volunteer to attend the preview party. Send an email to at least 10 of your friends and copy High Cotton Kids on it at info@highcottonkids.com. Tell them about the show, when and where it is and you’ll receive two preview party tickets to shop early!

High Cotton Kids fine children’s clothing consignment sale, March 5-6;  6700 Waters Ave., next to Byrd Cookie Company, in the former spot of Carole’s Boutique.  Contact Paige Cook or Ashley Lewis at info@highcottonkids.com

Giveaway: Tickle Bellies labels and bookmark

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

tickle-bellies-variety-pack-labelsSouthernMamas loves Tickle Bellies’ fun and whimsical stationery, birth announcements, stickers, notepads, labels, luggage tags, invitations and bookmarks.

You will too. From now until March 1, you have a chance to win a Tickle Bellies personalized bookmark of your choice  and a variety pack of personalized labels of your choice. (See the adorable examples pictured above)

To enter to win, sign up as a Tickle Bellies Facebook fan by clicking here and write a Facebook wall post telling Tickle Bellies you read about Tickle Bellies on SouthernMamas and which bookmark and labels you’d select if you won.

Tickle Bellies will pick a random entry and we’ll announce the winner March 2.

Waterbabies infant swim class at Candler Wellness Center, Savannah

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

waterbabies-class-candlerWaterBabies classes for infants ages 6 weeks to 3 years will be offered in March at the Candler Wellness Center Pool , 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah.

The session runs for six classes and costs $30 for the course. The course teaches infants to become accustomed to being in and surrounded by water, practicing floating on their backs, reaching for toys, jumping into the water, going under, and blowing bubbles.

The next WaterBabies session will be 10-10:30 AM, Saturdays beginning March 20. To pre-register, call 912-819-6463. Because this class is brand new, 8 to 10 participants are needed in order to hold the class.

Peter Pan ballet coming to Savannah

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

peter_pan_indexSavannah Danse Theatre will present Peter Pan at the Lucas Theatre, 3 PM April 10.
Tickets are available at 525-5050.

From the extraordinary flying sequences and the belief in fairies, to the evil Captain Hook and his pirates, you’re sure to be entertained from beginning to end.

This ballet is for the youngest of children to the oldest adults. Join Peter, Wendy, Tiger Lily, and the Lost Boys for the sights and sounds of this delightful live performance.

Islands Dance Academy, the official school of the Savannah Danse Theatre, offers a wide range of classes for all ages in its two-studio facility.

The pre-school division gives young students an opportunity practice moving with rhythm, memorizing steps, and introduces them to the French language of ballet. The early grade school division focuses on the joy of movement while building a solid foundation of technique. The high school division gives the dancer the opportunity to fully express themselves through performance while rising to the physical and mental demands that becoming a dancer requires.

Giveaway: $20 gift certificate to Wee Ones Children’s Consignment Sale

Monday, February 15th, 2010

girl-coat1Win a $20 gift certificate this week to use at The Wee Ones Seasonal Children’s Consignment Sale in Rincon.

The Wee Ones sale is March 3-6 and includes a SPECIAL pre-shop/pre-sale time for consignors ONLY 4-6 PM Wed. March 3. To find out how to prepare your items for sale and to learn more about becoming a consignor, click here.

Here are the rules on how to win the $20 gift certificate.

  • To enter to win, click on the comments below and tell us your best school tip. (What do you do to encourage learning, keep it fun.) ?Also, please tell us your name. Or comment on the SouthernMamas Facebook page here. Please become a Facebook fan of SouthernMamas.
  • Entry period closes: noon Thurs Feb. 18.
  • You have to be a SouthernMamas subscriber to participate! Subscribing is free. Click here to do so. Click here to become a fan of SouthernMamas on Facebook.
  • We’ll announce the winner here Fri. Feb. 19.
  • At the sale, expect to find speciality boutique items, smocked Easter dresses, a large selection of infant-12mths clothing and select quality maternity clothing as well as a rare find at consignment sales – cute boys items. Visa and Mastercard and Visa debit cards accepted.

    Sale dates:
    11 AM-6 PM March 4-5
    8 AM-noon March 6 when select items will be 1/2 off

    Wee Ones Resale, 135 Goshen Road, next to Verizon and Baibry’s (next to Studio 21), Rincon
    912-826-7019, email weeonessale@hotmail.com

    Pancake Breakfast Benefiting Islands MOPS

    Monday, February 15th, 2010

    mops-logo1Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause.

    You’re invited to a pancake breakfast benefiting Island MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers).

    The Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser is a community all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with sausage, juice and coffee for only $5! Proceeds benefit Islands MOPS. The breakfast will be 8:30-10:30 AM Sat., Feb. 27 @ Applebee’s on Whitemarsh Island
    4705 US Hwy 80 E.

    For more information, contact Laura at 898-0869 or Connie at 898-4344

    Coastal Kids Market $30 gift card winner

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010

    Kara Williams!

    Kara wins $30 gift certificate to Coastal Kids Market, a seasonal children’s consignment sale specializing in high-end, gently-used boutique & trunk show clothing at a fraction of the cost.

    Thanks to everyone who entered to win. Check out the comments below the giveaway annoucement for readers’ solid money-saving tips  (including that Publix accepts competitors’ coupons and sometimes triples them!)

    Coastal Kids Market SPRING 2010 Sale Dates:
    Thurs., March 11 6-8 PM
    Fri., March 12, 9 AM – 5 PM
    Sat., March 13, 9 AM– noon
    *Select items will be half price on Saturday

    Coastal Kids Market, March 11-13, The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler Parkway, Suite 202; 912.312.5800 or email contact@coastalkidsmarket.com

    In search of Savannah schools that promote healthy eating

    Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

    better-school-foodParents fed up with their kids’ schools for pushing sugary snacks and junk food are banding together to fight for healthier school menus through groups like Better School Food and Edible Schoolyard.

    But the problem isn’t just with notoriously unhealthy lunch menus in elementary schools and older, but also in preschools that dole out cookies and lollipops to appease the tots.

    Which is why I want to do a shout-out in praise of my 3-year-old’s preschool, Discover Montessori on Whitemarsh Island, known as the best kept secret when it comes to quality Savannah preschools.

    Director Margie Carfrey goes above and beyond in encouraging healthy eating in various ways such as:  limiting sugary snacks; planting a garden with the kids; and even occasionally offering organic snacks such as local organic eggs and veggies. For the Valentine’s Day tea party, she gently suggested that parents who want to bring something opt for snacks other than frosting-laden treats and candy.

    But the school does this all without going overboard or being overly strict. For example, parents can bring in special treats for a child’s birthday etc. And there’s certainly no shortage of fun school parties and celebrations. Holiday festivities include hay rides, costumes, games, performances and a last day of school circus show – all without a tidal wave of sugar.

    Now, if only we can find an elementary school that values nutrition and healthy eating  as much as Discover Montessori does.

    Any parents out there frustrated by your child’s unhealthy school menus – preschool, elementary or higher – or these questionable partnerships between schools and fast-food restaurants (Little Caesars Pizza Days, Chik-Fil-A fundraisers)? If so, please email anne@southernmamas.com to comment for a potential newspaper article on this topic.

    Savannah Autism Resource & Support Group

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

    autism-puzzleThe Coastal Autism Resource & Support Group resumes regular meetings Feb. 22 from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Kicklighter Resource Center, 7219 Seawright Drive in Midtown Savannah.

    Meetings will be held regularly on the last Monday of every month. For more info, email coastalautismsupportgroup@gmail.com.

    The new facilitators and organizers of the group are Ann Shipley, behavior consultant and Linda Fruin, Occupational Therapist and owner of Live Oak Children’s Therapy. The group’s goal is to provide resources and support for those whose lives are affected by autism and work together in the quest toward autonomy for those with autism spectrum disorders.

    Feb. 22 is deadline to register for Savannah children swim classes

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

    aqua_tot41Get ready for swim season by signing your child up for lessons at  The Chatham County Aquatic Center.

    A new session of Starfish Swim School children’s classes starts  in March at  The Chatham County Aquatic Center.  Registration is under way and the deadline is Feb. 22

    A variety of classes are offered, including Starbabies for ages 6 months to 36 months. That class helps such very young children develop a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training parents in water safety. One parent must be in the water with each child. Click here for a schedule.

    star_fish-2Other classes include:

    SeaSprites for ages 3-5: swim skills through creative water activities.
    SeaStars for ages 6-8: core swimming skills and the opportunity to progress to advanced strokes;
    SwimStars for ages 9 and older: swimming skills, water safety, water sports and adventure learning activities.
    StrokeStars for any age that meets the skills requirement: refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and more.

    Classes cost $50 for non members and $38 for members. Cost for StarBabies is $25. Call 912.652.6793. Learn more by clicking here. The Chatham County Aquatic Center is @ 7420 Sallie Mood

    Giveaway: $30 gift certificate to Coastal Kids Market

    Sunday, February 7th, 2010

    coastal-kids-logoWin a $30 gift certificate to Coastal Kids Market, a seasonal children’s consignment sale specializing in high-end, gently-used boutique & trunk show clothing (similar to this cute dress pictured here) at a fraction of the cost.

    The spring sale is March 11-13 @ The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler Parkway.

    coastal-kids-market-pink-dress

    Here are the rules on how to win the $30 gift certificate.

  • To enter to win, click on the comments below and tell us your best mommy money-saving tip. (What are you doing to save money during this economic crisis, example: coupon Web site, low-cost recipe, cost-cutting secret) ?Also, please tell us your name. Or comment on the SouthernMamas Facebook page here. Please become a Facebook fan of SouthernMamas.
  • Entry period closes: noon Thurs Feb. 11.
  • You have to be a SouthernMamas subscriber to participate! Subscribing is free. Click here to do so. Click here to become a fan of SouthernMamas on Facebook.
  • We’ll announce the winner here Fri. Feb. 12.
  • Coastal Kids Market will donate a portion of this season’s sale to Haiti relief through the Presbyterian Mission in Haiti. This ministry aids orphans by providing hot meals, school uniforms, school supplies, and meeting other basic needs.

    Sign up to be a consignor and turn your children’s outgrown items into cash! Learn how to sell your kids clothes by clicking here. Consignors can earn more based on volunteer hours. Consignors earn 60 percent of their item’s selling price, but can earn up to 75 percent based on how many volunteer shifts you work.

    Anyone can volunteer to help, you don’t have to be a consignor. Non-consigning volunteers who work two shifts may shop the preview sale along with the consignors.

    SPRING 2010 Sale Dates:
    Thurs., March 11 6-8 PM
    Fri., March 12, 9 AM – 5 PM
    Sat., March 13, 9 AM– noon
    *Select items will be half price on Saturday

    Coastal Kids Market, March 11-13, The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler Parkway, Suite 202; 912.312.5800 or email contact@coastalkidsmarket.com

    Kids can take part in this week’s Great Backyard Bird Count

    Sunday, February 7th, 2010

    great-backyard-bird-countThe Great Backyard Bird Count this week from Feb. 12-15 is a fun way to teach kids about birds.

    All kids have to do is watch birds in your yard, a nearby park, or maybe at their school. Then kids tell what they saw by entering their bird list online. Info is collected from people all over the United States and Canada so scientists can learn what kind of birds are being seen in the winter and whether there are more or fewer of them than before.

    Learn more about how your kids can participate by clicking here.

    Tickle Bellies whimsical stationery, notepads, labels and more

    Sunday, February 7th, 2010

    kindergartenpad09Tickle Bellies is a fun and whimsical stationery company that includes birth announcements, stickers, notepads, labels, luggage tags, invitations and bookmarks.

    Check out their new line of notepads, vinyl labels and bookmarks. Free shipping on orders $75 or more.

    Each notepad is 100 sheets of high quality paper in vibrant designs.

    Tickle Bellies also has round address labels, big and just perfect for the back of envelope flaps. If you’re tired of rectangle address labels then give these a try.

    Cafe and bathrooms open at Forsyth Park playgrounds

    Saturday, February 6th, 2010

    See our list of best outdoor playgrounds in Savannah, Beaufort, Hilton Head Is. by clicking here. 

    Polkadot Patch giveaway winner

    Saturday, February 6th, 2010

    Missy Cleland wins a $25 gift certificate to The Polkadot Patch Boutique, which specializes in unique baby clothes and unique baby gifts. Congratulations, Missy!

    Thanks to everyone who entered. Look for another giveaway to be announced here Monday.

    Book an appointment with silhouette artist at Island Child

    Saturday, February 6th, 2010

    silhouettes-timThe Silhouette Man is coming to the Lowcountry.

    Tim Arnold, who has been cutting silhouettes professionally for over 30 years and considered one of America’s premier silhouette artists, will be available to do your child’s silhouette this month at the Island Child boutique store  in the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Is.

    Known for his accuracy and interior detailing, Arnold’s silhouettes are famous for their delicate inside cuts referred to as “European embellished style”. He’ll be doing silhouettes at Island Child Fri & Sat. Feb. 19-20 by appointment. Book an appointment through Island Child by calling 843.686.5437 or 843.785.5437

    Learn more about the nationally-renowned artist known as the “Silhouette Man” by clicking here.