Made in the USA Moccasins for Girls!

Moccasin Boots for Baby Made in the USA

It’s fall and we have 7 adorable outfit ideas for baby and toddler girl! Each of these outfits features a pair of Gracious May’s Signature Moccasin boots for girls. Our Suede Moccasin boots are BESTSELLERS and available in 7 adorable colors! Chestnut Brown is our most popular color when it comes to our moccasin boots for girls.

Now matter what color you choose, our suede moccasin boots for girls are sure to become favorites! Each pair of our Girls Moccasin Boots are made by hand in the USA. They are durable and easy to put on and take off: a must for any little girl’s boot!

SHOP our MADE IN THE USA Moccasins TODAY!

[VIDEO] Handmade Market Tour!

The Great American Farmer’s Market Tour goes to the Georgetown Texas Farmers Market At Wolf Ranch Shopping Center!!

Stop #4 on the Great American Farmer’s Market Tour took us to Georgetown Texas! This was a combination farmer AND Artisan Market, where we were delighted to find a broad selection of handmade products as well as local food! Leather goods, handmade furniture, woodwork, handmade candles, organic produce and meats… AND SO MUCH MORE!! The Georgetown Texas Farmer’s Market is well worth your stop!

Here is a list of a few of the vendors at the market:

Butler Botanicals Potless Plants
Rock House Farms Pasture-Raised Meats and Veggies
Ay Amiga Artisan Jewelry
Johnson’s Backyard Garden
Sunflower Sister Studio
Heart Creations by Jessica
ATX Candle Company
Mother’s Botanicals
Tiny BagsNTotes by Suzanne Johnson
Butterfly Bags
Nuts About Candy
Fig Tree Pots Mugs and Pottery
Bougie Bakerie Kandles
Mesquite Mystique
Play with Pigments
Cooper’s Classic Crafts
AND MORE!

Shop Made in the USA Products Online at the Gracious May Market

“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7

3 Barefoot Shoes That Look Normal!

Barefoot Shoes that Look Normal
Our Leather Barefoot Mary Janes are available in Black and Hazelnut!

The world is on a quest to find barefoot shoes that look normal! We are here to show you our top 3 barefoot shoes for women that look normal. No more worrying about duck feet or awkward styles, these stylish barefoot shoes are designed with fashion in mind. By the end of this post you will have a list of barefoot shoes for women that don’t compromise style!


All of the barefoot shoes in this post can be ordered with either a suede or minimalist rubber sole. The suede sole is for the ultimate dedicate in the barefoot shoe world. The suede allows you to feel the ground as you walk. If you are into the concept of earthing (also called grounding) our suede sole barefoot shoes are an option for you!

Women's Leather Barefoot Grounding Shoes with Suede Sole


Alternately, you can add a minimalist Vibram rubber sole to any of the barefoot shoes and boots in this barefoot shoe guide. This rubber sole is still 100% flexible and does not impede any regular motion or flex-action in the foot. The minimalist rubber sole will add a waterproof traction layer while still providing all the benefits of a barefoot shoe.


All of the barefoot shoes on this list feature a wide toe box. The wide toe box is an essential feature for any barefoot shoe connoisseur. Shoes with a wide toe box allow the toes to spread out within the footbed. The ability to fully spread your toes when walking helps with balance and muscle development. A wide toe box is a must-have feature barefoot shoes.

Gray Suede Moccasin Barefoot Boots Women by Gracious May


Our barefoot shoes feature a removable insole. The removable insole makes these shoes great for those transitioning into the barefoot shoes movement. The removable insole provides a bit of padding to help you transition from conventional footwear to barefoot shoes. Once you are ready for the full barefoot shoe experience, simply remove the insole.

Barefoot Boots Great for Grounding Women

Our Leather Barefoot Mary Janes combine a classic silhouette with all the benefits of a barefoot shoe! This style would be an excellent option for workwear. The sole is completely flexible, the toe box is extra wide, and the strap around the ankle holds fastens to accommodate a natural gait.

The Suede Barefoot Moccasins are perfect for fall and winter! These barefoot boots for women are made of genuine suede with your choice of a suede or rubber sole. Rows of faux suede fringe make these barefoot boots for women a stylish choice!

Barefoot Moccasins For Women

Our Suede Big Fringe Moccs are a definite fashion statement! These moccasins are genuine suede/cowhide from top to bottom. They feature a chunky handcut fringe detail that creates a fun look as you move about in them.

Barefoot Mary Janes for Women

It’s hard to find barefoot shoes that look normal, be sure to get your order in for these styles while you can!

SHOP OUR LEATHER BAREFOOT SHOES AT GRACIOUSMAY.COM!

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him…” Psalm 37:7

[VIDEO] Day in the Life of a Shoemaker

Join me as I bring you along for a day worth of order fulfillment at Gracious May HQ! Today I am making shoes and filling your online orders. All of the products you shop at Gracious May are MADE IN THE USA! Your purchases support not only me but a network of local men and women who are truly grateful for the opportunity to work a job they love. THANK YOU!!

SHOP Gracious May Shoes

SHOP Gracious May’s Artisan Marketplace

Grace

GraciousMay.com

Gracious May Shoes Made in the USA

“And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.” Psalm 90:17

Made in the USA Ladies Outfit

We are thrilled to share this head to toe look featuring our newest vendor and our newest SHOE FOR LADIES! First up is the Elizabeth Linen Maxi Dress by Virginia Dare Dress Co. This dress is made in Virginia USA. It is incredibly flattering and made to last. The linen this dress is made of is printed with a pattern from a vintage kerchief. This Made in the USA dress for women is unique and timeless!

Women's Dress Made in the USA Ladies

SHOP THE MADE IN USA DRESS HERE: Elizabeth Linen Maxi Dress

The Gracious May Shoes featured in this ensemble are our NEW Aubergine Leather Mary Janes! These mary janes are constructed using rich plum leather from Wickett and Craig. This leather is tanned and processed in the USA using artisanal methods that date back to 1867! These made in the USA shoes for ladies feature a slight heel and classy brass buckle closure. The outsole is made of a top-of-the-line vibram rubber. These made in the USA shoes for women are quality from top to toe

Women's Shoes Made in the USA

SHOP THE MADE IN USA LADIES SHOES HERE: Aubergine Leather Mary Janes

The denim shirt in this ensemble was not made in the USA, however it was purchased second hand (#thrifted!)! If you cannot find a made in the USA source for your clothing, we strongly encourage you to support local businesses by shopping 2nd hand!

We created a video try-on for this head to toe look! Enjoy!

Children’s Boots Made in the USA

Gracious May Moccasin Boots are durable and match every outfit!

Our Made in USA Chestnut Moccasin Boots for girls are available in sizes infant – youth 2. We have made adjustments to these Girls Moccasin each size range in order to meet durability needs at each age and stage! For infant 1-4 the soles is genuine suede (soft), size 5 and up feature a flexible rubber sole, and for sizes 11+ we upgrade the body of these Moccasin Boots to genuine Suede!

Moms say Gracious May Boots are the only ones that stay on their baby and toddler’s feet!

Many moms love our Moccasins for those early baby and toddler days when keeping shoes on is a challenge! Our Suede Moccasin Boots feature a built in elastic strap that holds them on your child’s foot. This ankle strap is present in sizes 1-10.

Gracious May Boots are American Made in USA!

A Gracious May Goal is to be the first name in Made in USA Footwear for Children and Adults. We prioritize function, quality, and design! Each pair of shoes you purchase from Gracious May is Made in USA and shipped from Gracious May Headquarters in the Dallas, Texas, area! Our children’s boots are Made in USA, as well as relevant and fashionable.

MORE Classic Color Options!

Due to the popularity of our Made in USA Moccasin Boots for Girls, we have expanded our color options to include Azalea Pink, Cobblestone Gray, Black and More! All of our alternate colors are Genuine Suede in every size! Have a look at our Made in USA Children’s Boot Section at GraciousMay.com!

Browse our Children’s Boot!

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colossians 3:17

The MOST important Question to Ask!

Farmer’s Markets are a gateway for farmers and local artisans to connect with buyers! Alternately, Farmer’s Markets can be an amazing opportunity for intentional buyers to support their local community! Over the past few years, however, Farmer’s Markets have received a bad reputation for allowing vendors to set up with products and produce that has not been sourced locally.

This leads me to the most important question to ask when you are shopping a Farmer’s Market:

“Was this made local?

As we have toured our small town markets, the answer has always been a resounding YES! Followed by inspirational stories of how these farmer’s and artisans grow and craft their products.

We toured the Dallas Texas Farmer’s Market for stop #3 of the Great American Farmer’s Market Tour! The Dallas Farmer’s Market was expansive. It was located in the midst of food courts, a large flower nursery, and an indoor retail shopping area.

While the vendors were absolutely great, the Dallas Farmer’s Market prohibited us from asking the sellers for video interviews. This was a major disappointment, but we were allowed to walk the market with our camera. As I conversed with the vendors, some were so excited about the mission behind the Great American Farmer’s Market Tour that they asked to be on camera!

Because we could not interview the sellers, we do not have a large vendors list to share. However, we do want to highlight the guys at toocold.herbal . They were incredibly enthusiastic about our goal to get the word out about small businesses! Check them out via the link above for info on their herbal ciders.

Also, don’t forget to support USA businesses by shopping the MARKET at Gracious May!

Until next time,

Grace // GraciousMay.com


Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.” Psalm 68:19

My Handmade Business Story

Here are 2 FREE RESOURCES FOR STARTING A HANDMADE BUSINESS!

6 Steps to Starting a Home Business: https://bit.ly/2HJrnxY

6 ways to market your Handmade Products: https://bit.ly/3l4pY3d


I have been a home-based business owner for 16 years, and a handmade business owner for over 10 years. In this video, I am sharing with you my handmade, home-based business story! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below click the links above for my totally FREE step-by-step resources for starting your own handmade business. Starting a home business is a great option right now, and it’s even better if you have a good handmade product to market. Hopefully, this video will encourage you on your journey!

-Grace

Gracious May

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6 steps to Starting a Handmade Business:


1 Pray Psalm 90:17 on a regular basis.  Seeking the Lord’s blessing and direction upfront is paramount.
2 Decide what kind of item (goods) or service you are going to sell.
3 Find a place to sell your goods or services.
4 Decide what kind of payment options you are going to accept (cash, check, credit card, etc).
5 Decide on a name for your business.
6 Set up a bank account in your name.
That’s it… seriously!  Starting a business is not hard. 

Once you complete these 6 steps, you can dive into branding, marketing, accounting, goal-setting and so on!  I think most people get overwhelmed thinking they have to do everything at one time when, really, you only need to do one thing at a time.  When you make this mindset shift, the process becomes simple and enjoyable!


The IRS defines a business as: “any activity carried on for the production of income from selling goods or performing services.”  Crazy simple, even by expert definition


6 ways to Market your Handmade Products:


1 Find a good market (online or in-person) with lots of traffic.  At Gracious May, we have an online MARKET that you can apply to join!
2 Keep all of your customer emails (with proper permission) and send out a newsletter when you have a new product available.
3 Create your own website and begin pointing people there!
4 Create new items regularly and in a variety of different colors and styles.
5 Email online stores and ask them if they will carry your product on a drop shipping basis. 
6 Contact bloggers and instagrammers with a large following and ask if they will share about your brand in exchange for one of your handmade products!


Consistency is key!

Proverbs 10:4 says: “the hand of the diligent maketh rich.”  The dictionary defines diligence as: “Steady application in business of any kind; constant effort to accomplish what is undertaken”.  Don’t give up if you don’t see immediate results… KEEP GOING


“And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish you the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish it.” Psalm 90:17

$44.25 Shopped Local!

The Farmer’s Market season is almost over, but we are taking advantage of what remains! For the past 2 weeks we have hit a few of our local markets to get in touch with what our community has to offer. I am so excited to be showing you what we find along the way! We hope these tours will encourage you to shop local and invest in small businesses.

If you can’t make it to a local market this season, be sure to shop the MARKET at Gracious May. We have put our favorite USA Made finds there and you can purchase from the comfort of your own home!

Here is what I bought at the market for $44.25:

Body Butter: $6.25

Duck Eggs: $5

Fresh Produce: $5

Breakfast Sausage: $10

Cookies: $4

Locally Roasted Coffee: $12

The Greenville Texas Farmer’s Market featured USA made jewelry, fresh garden produce, locally grown meats and sausages, pickles, baked goods, apparel, and more! I so enjoyed the time spent with Breichesen Farms. This farm-HER is cultivating an expansive 2 acre garden, growing fresh produce, and fresh eggs for her community. She beamed as she explained her passion, which is organically growing life-giving produce. Some of the produce she offersis native to the Philippines, where she lived until she married her husband and moved to the USA!

Below is a list if a few of the vendors from the Greenville Farmer’s Market Tour:


Sweet Susies Herbal
Brecheisen Farm
Capturing Essence Jewelry
M&B FarmGibson Acres Farm
Lewis Farms Fresh Produce

A goal of the Great American Farmer’s Market Tour is to get a look at what local has to offer, and support the businesses closest to us. We hope it encourages you to do the same!

Sustainable Fashion

“Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3

The Great American Farmer’s Market Tour

In a world that orders fruits and veggies through a computer screen, it is time to develop a deeper connection to what local has to offer. This week I documented my trip to my Local Farmer’s Market, where I found so much more than just food! Local artisans lined Market Square selling handwoven rugs, intricate woodworking, cold brew coffee, and fresh cinnamon rolls!!

The human connection is at risk of being washed away by an increasingly cyber social realm. After spending time with nearly every vendor at my local farmer’s market, I walked away with so much energy. I got in touch with what my farmer’s market had to offer, bought home grown sweet potatoes, met the vendors, and listened to their stories! I walked away so encouraged.

I am calling this Gracious May series The Great American Farmer’s Market Tour and I invite you to join me on the first stop via the video above! Be sure to subscribe to this blog where we will feature Made in the USA products on a regular basis.

GAFMT Featured Vendor List!

Paris TX, Farmer and Artisan Market: 400 1st St SW, Paris, TX 75460.

Liza’s Coffee: https://bit.ly/3ho1YpK

The Food Snobs: https://bit.ly/2ZzEtDQ

Booth’s Brew: BoothsBrew.com

Renno’s Heirloom Handwoven Rugs

Country Belle Pies

BFT Ranch Beef

A Stitch and a Wish

The Castles Cooper

C 3 Salsa

Nickey’s Nest

Clark Creek Soaps and Lotion

Just Keto

Downtown Manchester Farm

HIS Creations

Aspen Creek Reinventions

AND MORE!

If you were at the market and we missed you, please comment below!


“And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.” Psalm 90:17