Best spots in Chattanooga, TN – Part 1

In April we had the chance to get away with the little ones for a weekend getaway in Chattanooga, TN. It is a short two hour drive from Atlanta, so it was an easy trip there and back. Gabe and I always talk about focusing on culture and experiences with our kids over material things. For their birthdays this year we knew this would be the best kind of gift to give them….uninterrupted time and adventure!

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We arrived in time to grab a late dinner downtown at Big River Grille (Oh the burgers are soooo good). It was lit up with lights and right off the river, so it was a fun way to start the weekend. We checked into our hotel at the Springhill Suites which had a huge outdoor area with a bonfire pit and yard games overlooking the river. The rooms were updated, clean, and very spacious which I was relieved to see since we would all be sleeping in the same room. 
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Our Favorite Kids Clothing Shops

After my last #consciousclosets post, some of you asked about where I shop for my little ones. I buy most of my kids clothes at 2nd hand apps or stores, but when I can, I like to support small business clothing shops. Some of my favorite kids clothing sites are made here in America, and many of them hand stitched or sewn! I love that they are supporting our economy, but also super kid friendly. So here is a start of our American Made, Ethically made, and irresistibly cute kids clothing shops for you to reference when you need!

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Veronica and Max are wearing Winter Water Factory, Zuzii Shoes, and Freshly Picked Moccs

List of best Kids Clothing Shops via IHODMini Miochemini miochesaltwatersvia In Honor of Design
Both wearing Mini Mioche

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Wearing Swim Zip Suits

Baby and Kids Clothing:
Winter Water Factory 
House of Mia
Mini Mioche
Little Hip Squeaks
Duchess and Lion Co.
Dream Catcher Baby
Native Wilds
Rylee and Cru
Swim Zip
Darling Clementine

Shoes:
(handmade leather shoes that have lasted the longest for my kids!)
Zuzii Footwear
Freshly Picked
Saltwaters

These are all shops I have personally tried and loved. What about you? I would love to hear your favorites!
P.S. Winter Water Factory is giving away $100 gift card on IHOD’s instagram today! Get on over there:)

 

Easter Sunday.

Happy Easter to all of you!
I have never been more thankful for hope.
We are often surrounded by brokenness, pain, and suffering in our world, but I also see so much good.
I am sometimes grow timid and doubtful thinking about raising my children in today’s state, but Easter always reminds me of the incredible HOPE there is in the Resurrection. God will always triumph over death, and “make all things new” (1 Peter:22). His boundless love and mercy washed away sin and opened up the hope of heaven…

Easter Sunday 2015
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