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Archive for January, 2011

“Like” The Savannah Soap Co. on Facebook to receive a free Fresh. Clean. Smart. canvas laundry bag

Monday, January 31st, 2011

greenlaundromatssavannahgaThe Savannah Soap Co.  – a new green laundromat on the Southside that can save you time and money – is expected to open in early February 2011, possibly as soon as this Saturday, Feb. 5.

So what are you going to do with all the time and money you save by doing your laundry at The Savannah Soap Co.? Tell us by “liking”  The Savannah Soap Co. on Facebook by clicking here, then answer that question by commenting on their wall. The first 100 SouthernMamas readers to comment will each win a cute, canvas Savannah Soap Co. laundry bag with their logo “Fresh. Clean. Smart.”

You can then pick up the bag at the store when visiting anytime over the next four weeks.

At  The Savannah Soap Co., you can do 10 loads of laundry in 20 minutes, using eco-safe, non-toxic laundry soaps. And cut back on your electric bill, too. It’s time to rethink laundry, and laundromats. The Savannah Soap Co. is so sleek and hip, it’s the Starbucks of laundromats with sleek stainless steel cabinets; the largest commercial state-of-the-art energy efficient washers and dryers in the country; white porcelain mosaic floors; retro white subway tile on the walls; white carrara marble countertops; and a fun ceiling made of authentic antique washboards.

The Savannah Soap Co.  features: a T-bar that serves two unique sweet teas and two unsweetened teas each day. (Refills are free); a full wash/dry/fold service; and a natural and organic soaps boutique which carries eco-safe laundry soaps, kitchen and baby products you could not previously find in Savannah.

As little as $36.99 buys you unlimited wash and dry for a month. To see just how much you’ll save on your electric bill by doing your laundry at The Savannah Soap Co., click here.

Half of the The Savannah Soap Co.’s easy-to-operate washers are already loaded with pre-measured, premium eco-friendly laundry detergents and softeners using their trademarked system called “Perfect Wash” or you can add your own favorite detergent and softener to any of their other washers. Continental’s commercial E-Series High-Performance front load washers reach extract speeds of 354 G-Force, roughly 3 times greater than conventional commercial washers. The result is your clothes emerge virtually dry, saving you even more time.

The Savannah Soap Co., 12324 Largo Dr, Savannah GA 31419, 912.335.1538, email fresh@thesavannahsoapco.com, www.thesavannahsoapco.com  Opens the first week of February. The Savannah Soap Co. is a SouthernMamas sponsor

Online e-letter: Children and family events in Savannah, Hilton Head Is. for the week of Jan. 31

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

coastal-kids-market-logo-11This week’s e-letter is sponsored by Coastal Kids Market, a seasonal, upscale children’s consignment sale in Pooler just outside Savannah.
This highly popular sale – set for March 3-5 2011 @ The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler Parkway – offers amazing deals on high-end, gently-used boutique & trunk show clothing. Think Lilly Pulitzer, Bailey Boys, Oilily, Hannah Kate, Mini Boden, Anavini, Strasburg and Kelly’s Kids, to name a few. Registration for consignors is OPEN. Remember, consignors who volunteer at the sale get to shop early before the Preview Party as well as earn a higher percentage of their sales. Click here for more info.

The below are not all the kids’ events happening this week. To read the complete list of this week’s activities for kids and families, click here.
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cannon1Super Museum Sunday 2011 is this Sun. Feb. 6
Free admission to most Savannah-area museums and forts including Savannah History Museum, Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Ships of the Sea Museum, Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. For a list of local organizations participating in Super Museum Sunday 2011, click here.

Not only is admission free but most museums will have scheduled activities for the whole family such as the Colonial Faire and Muster at Wormsloe State Historic Site on Sat. and Sun. Feb 5 & 6, 2011 from 10 AM to 4 PM both days.
This event is free and open to the public. Visitors can see, hear and experience everyday life during colonial times through activities and demonstrations by on-site interpreters. There will be historical re-enactments, cannon firings, music and dance, and demonstrations of cooking and craft techniques. No Admission Fees

Special events at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum & Nature Center – free admission from 9 AM-5 PM Sun. Feb. 6 – will include ongoing events from 1-5 PM such as a Live Native Reptile Exhibit; 1930s Arts and Crafts. The Museum is located at 681 Ft. Argyle Rd. (Rte. 204) 2.3 miles past I-95. Info: (912) 748-8068 or info@savannahogeecheecanal.com.
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mops-logoPooler MOPS School Fair for the Savannah area Struggling to make the right decision on where to send our children to school? Pooler MOPS tries to make the decision a little bit easier by hosting a School Fair each year.
Wed. Feb. 2 from 9 AM-noon at First Presbyterian Church of Pooler 305 HWY 80SE, Pooler.
Public, private and home schools . The event is open and free to the public.
Interested schools can contact Liz St.Lawrence at poolermops@gmail.com if they would like to attend. A list of confirmed schools can be found by clicking here.

garrison-open-houseEF Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts (K-8) Open House, 649 W. Jones St.
5-7 PM Thurs. Feb 3 with a presentation at 6 PM.
The new arts K-8 school at Garrison prepares students for the district’s premier high school, Savannah Arts Academy.
The school does not have an attendance zone/district. Parents who would like to chose a specialty school for their child rather than their neighborhood school may apply for admission.
(912) 395-5975

The above are not all the kids’ events happening this week. To read the complete list of this week’s activities for kids and families, click here.

Savannah area youth spring sports (Spring 2011 Savannah kids leagues)

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

soccerpreschoolerssavannahThis past weekend’s welcome sun and warmth served as a reminder that spring is around the corner – thankfully.

Have you signed up your little ones for a spring sport? Thanks to our SouthernMamas Facebook fans for these suggestions on Savannah-area sports leagues.

Savannah

Savannah Celtic Soccer (sessions include toddler and youth soccer): http://www.savannahceltic.com/
Isle of Hope Tball (coed teams) for ages 7 and younger and baseball: http://www.isleofhopetball.com/
YMCA of Coastal Georgia, registration starts at age 3: http://www.ymcaofcoastalga.org/metro/news/spring-youth-sports

Pooler
Pooler Rec: http://activenet5.active.com/poolerrecdept /

Effingham
Effingham County Recreation and Parks has registration under way for baseball ages 5-17, softball ages 5-16, tball for 3 1/2 and 4 year olds; soccer for girls and boys ages 8 and up. Visit www.effinghamrec.org  

Statesboro
Bulloch Recreation offers t-ball for ages 4 and up: http://www.bullochrec.com/
Upward Soccer in Statesboro starts at 4: www.upwardstatesboro.org

Savannah therapists: Georgia Outreach provides family, individual and couples counseling

Friday, January 28th, 2011

georgia-outreach-therapyWe all need counseling every now and then – whether for our romantic relationships, our children or ourselves.

Which is why it’s comforting to know about a new therapy practice in Savannah doing individual and family therapy called Georgia Outreach. Georgia Outreach therapists Ashley Richbourg and Kim Brauda offer a fresh, innovative approach to therapy.

Georgia Outreach Therapist Kim Brauda

Georgia Outreach Therapist Kim Brauda

Georgia Outreach Therapist Ashley Richbourg
Georgia Outreach Therapist Ashley Richbourg

When it comes to children or adolescent therapy at Georgia Outreach, the parent and therapist work as a team. The goal being that the therapist will serve as a resource to parents, as extra support in helping children during transitions. Georgia Outreach strives to provide an environment that children are eager to return to.

Georgia Outreach also offers couples counseling, whether you’re married or dating. Such therapy can be useful even before there’s ever an issue. “If you are having a “great” relationship you can make it better,” said Georgia Outreach therapist Ashley Richbourg. “If you find the right therapist, they will not point out what is wrong with you, but should focus on what is working and how to make the positives shine even more.”

During talk therapy for individuals, the therapist provides a non-judgmental, let-it-all-out, retreat-type session for individuals.

For SouthernMamas readers, Georgia Outreach offers a $20 discount per session on any private pay client who starts sessions in February. Mention you read about Georgia Outreach on SouthernMamas to receive the discount. Georgia Outreach is a SouthernMamas sponsor.

Georgia Outreach, 408 East Bolton St., Savannah 31401, 912.349.4495, email Info@GaOutreach.com, www.gaoutreach.com

Savannah custom photographer offers newborn portrait special

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

newbornphotographysavannah

Highly sought-after Savannah photographer Britt Anderson  is offering a newborn portrait special and SouthernMamas freebie.

Schedule and pay for your newborn session with Britt Anderson Photography in January or February, and you’ll receive 50 percent off the session fee and 20 percent off any collection.  Mention you read about Britt Anderson Photography on SouthernMamas and you’ll receive a free 8×10!

For more details regarding sessions, please check the website here.

Contact Britt today at contact@brittandersonphotography or by giving her a call at 912-966-0498. Let Britt capture those memories to last a lifetime.

Britt Anderson Photography is a sponsor of SouthernMamas.com.

Opportunity for Savannah nonprofits: apply for a year of free marketing services

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

bowsternUPDATE: America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is the winner! Congratulations.

BowStern Marketing - which just opened a Savannah office – is offering a unique program developed exclusively for Savannah and surrounding communities.

Through the new program called “Serving Our Savannah,” BowStern will select one non-profit and provide comprehensive integrated marketing support for an entire year.

Here are the guidelines:
• Deadline for application is February 28, 2011
• Pro bono marketing services will last through February 28, 2012
• The winner will receive 35 service hours per month for use in the areas of:
Advertising
Graphic Design
Branding Public Relations
Social Media
Strategic Marketing Plan

The BowStern team will develop an integrated marketing plan, valued at $6,000, at no charge. For more information, contact Savannah President for BowStern Kimberly Pannell at kpannell@bowstern.com or 888.912.1110. For more information on BowStern, click here.

Social event to benefit Savannah’s inner city children

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

urban-hope-logo-2You’re invited to “A Taste of Hope” Presented by Urban Hope and Comcast, 7 PM Fri. Feb. 18, 2011 at Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St.

The social event – which benefits Urban Hope and the inner city children of Savannah – will be a night full of  appetizers, incredible desserts, music, and exciting auction items. There will be one of a kind restaurant/caterer packages, artwork, furniture, and many more items included in the auction. All the auction proceeds will go to supprt Urban Hope and the inner city children of Savannah. Many high-quality restaurants, caterers and local Savannah businesses will participate.

Tickets: $25 per person and can be purchased by clicking here or by email at urbanhopesav@aol.com.

Sponsors: Comcast, Kevin Beckwith-Merrill Lynch, Happy Medium Design Group, Seacrest Partners and Creative Approach.

Classic Kids spring & summer collections have arrived; SouthernMamas receive discount

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

classickidsmichellemorrisphotographyClassic Kids  Spring and Summer Collections are here!

Online ordering is now available and SouthernMamas readers will receive 25% for orders over $100. Use the code SM2011 to receive your discount.

All Classic Kids  items are custom made to order and made locally. If you see a fabric you love, but don’t see it in the design you love, please email Classic Kids at classickids@hargray.com.  Classic Kids gladly accepts custom orders. Make sure to become a fan on Facebook to keep updated on all of our promotions and events! We look forward to dressing your Classic Kid!

Become a fan of Classic Kids on Facebook  to keep updated on all of their promotions and events!

Classic Kids, Timelss Designs/Distinguished Style, www.classickidsga.com

Coastal Kids Market recruiting consignors, vendors, advertisers for March sale

Monday, January 24th, 2011

coastal-kids-market-logo-11We simply can’t say enough wonderful things about Coastal Kids Market, a seasonal, upscale children’s consignment sale in Pooler just outside Savannah.

This highly popular sale – set for March 3-5 2011 @ The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler Parkway – offers amazing deals on high-end, gently-used boutique & trunk show clothing. Think Lilly Pulitzer, Bailey Boys, Oilily, Hannah Kate, Mini Boden, Anavini, Strasburg and Kelly’s Kids, to name a few.

Registration for consignors is OPEN. Remember, consignors who volunteer at the sale get to shop early before the Preview Party as well as earn a higher percentage of their sales. Click here for more info.

Not only is Coastal Kids Market teeming with quality brand bargins. But the moms who run Coastal Kids Market are always so great about giving back to the community. Once again this season, Coastal Kids Market is partnering with The Next Generation to do a book drive for the Backus Children’s Hospital at Memorial. Shoppers who bring three children’s books (new or previously used in excellent condition) will get to enter the sale 15 minutes early on Opening Night!

A portion of the proceeds from the Spring Sale will be donated to the Erin Fray Medical Fund. Erin is a young Pooler mother of three and friend of Coastal Kids Market battling breast cancer. You can read about her journey on her blog by clicking here.

Coastal Kids Market Spring Sale also offers affordable opportunities to promote your business. If you want to advertise, contact Coastal Kids Market by clicking here.

Stay connected to Coastal Kids Market by “liking” them on Facebook here.
Coastal Kids Market SPRING 2011 SALE DATES
Thurs. March 3, 6-8 PM
Fri. March 4, 9 AM – 5 PM
Sat. March 5, 9 AM – nooon
**Select items will be half price on Saturday
Coastal Kids Market accepts cash and credit cards. A $15 minimum purchase is required for credit cards. http://coastalkidsmarket.com/

Coastal Kids Market is a SouthernMamas sponsor.

Upscale, green The Savannah Soap Co. reinvents how we do laundry and we like it!

Monday, January 24th, 2011

greenlaundromatssavannahgaImagine if you could do 10 loads of laundry in 20 minutes, using eco-safe, non-toxic laundry soaps. And cut back on your electric bill, too.

You can at The Savannah Soap Co., a new green laundromat on the Southside that can save you time and money. The Savannah Soap Co. opens the first week of February 2011.

It’s time to rethink laundry, and laundromats. The Savannah Soap Co. is so sleek and hip, it’s the Starbucks of laundromats.

Forget the drab, uncomfortable laundromat from your college days. Instead picture sleek stainless steel cabinets; the largest commercial state-of-the-art energy efficient washers and dryers in the country; white porcelain mosaic floors; retro white subway tile on the walls; white carrara marble countertops; and a fun ceiling made of authentic antique washboards.

The Savannah Soap Co. also includes vintage décor (Yes, that real nickel plated antique cash register works); a T-bar serving two unique sweet teas and two unsweetened teas each day. (Refills are free); a full wash/dry/fold service; and a natural and organic soaps boutique which carries eco-safe laundry soaps, kitchen and baby products you could not previously find in Savannah. They have wonderful small custom wood boxes with their logo branded on them which they use to create unique gifts boxes of products. Think “Mommy-To-Be rescue kits” or “New Mommy relief kit,” or “Not so New Mommy in need of something special kit,” very cool.

As little as $36.99 buys you unlimited wash and dry for a month. To see just how much you’ll save on your electric bill by doing your laundry at The Savannah Soap Co., click here.

No schlepping your own detergent to this laundromat. Half of the The Savannah Soap Co.’s easy-to-operate washers are already loaded with pre-measured, premium eco-friendly laundry detergents and softeners using their trademarked system called “Perfect Wash” or you can add your own favorite detergent and softener to any of their other washers. Continental’s commercial E-Series High-Performance front load washers reach extract speeds of 354 G-Force, roughly 3 times greater than conventional commercial washers. The result is your clothes emerge virtually dry, saving you even more time.

Most Savannah Soap Co. customers have their own washers and dryers at home. They come to save time and money. The Savannah Soap Co. boasts four sizes of washers, including four massive 90lb washers which is the first of its kind ever installed in a retail setting in the country.

And that translates to no longer spending your weekends doing laundry, even if you are not in college anymore!

The Savannah Soap Co., 12324 Largo Dr, Savannah GA 31419, 912.335.1538, email fresh@thesavannahsoapco.com, www.thesavannahsoapco.com  Opens the first week of February. The Savannah Soap Co. is a SouthernMamas sponsor.