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!
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!
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!!
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!
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
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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
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!
“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
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.
But first, check out what is NEW THIS WEEK!!! The Simple Leather Flat is our latest Children’s Shoe Made in the USA! Available in Black, Medium Brown, and Gray.
“That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments…” Psalm 78:7
A Quick Word from Grace:
As CEO at Gracious May, this 10 Anniversary of our Made in USA Children’s Shoes is really an encouragement to me. Psalm 78 tells us to remember what the Lord has done, and tell others about it, so that we might set our hope in Him. I don’t want this walk down memory lane to be for Gracious May’s glory; I want it to be for God’s glory. As we celebrate 10 years of Gracious May Shoes I am grateful for the Lord’s mercy. I sometimes wish there was a rewind button on life. I’d be tempted to use it to go back and erase my trunk-load of bad decisions and wrong moves. But as I look through this 10 year summary, I see how year-after-year the Lord worked past my bad choices, and redeemed my wrong moves. When we are trusting in Jesus Christ for forgiveness and redemption we can boldly lay hold of Romans 8:28 which promises “all things work together for good to them that love God”.
Celebrating 10 years of Gracious May Shoes!
June 2019 marks 10 YEARS of Gracious May as an officially registered Brand! Since 2009, GraciousMay.com has been providing the world with American Made Children’s Shoes and Boots! To commemorate Gracious May’s 10th Anniversary we’d like you to join us for a walk down Memory Lane! For those who are new here this will give you some history behind the footwear division of Gracious May!
2008: Gracious May’s First Pair!
Small beginnings: One of Gracious May’s first pair of Baby Booties from 2008!
In 2008 the very first Made in USA Gracious May Baby Bootie was stitched up by Grace in her basement. They were small and delicate, with felt for a sole! In 2008, Gracious May Shoes were only available in sizes newborn-9 months! To this day, Gracious May still offers our full line of American Made soft sole infant shoes! SHOP NOW!
2009: Gracious May®, the Official Brand!
2009: Demand for Gracious May’s Made in USA Children’s shoes was accelerating! It was time to establish Gracious May as an official brand. In the year 2009 Gracious May became an officially registered brand at the USPTO! In addition, we designed our first logo, launched Gracious May’s independent ecommerce site (graciousmay.com) and trademarked the slogan “Making Little Feet Sweet, One Bootie at a Time”. We still use this slogan in marketing our American Made Children’s Shoes today! SHOP NOW!
2010-2012: Gracious May Stays Stateside!
2010 was a decisive year for Gracious May. To meet growing demand, would we take production of our American Made Children’s Shoes overseas? After a lot of discussion, we decided that remaining MADE IN USA was our top priority as we grew. The LORD brought us some amazing ladies and gentlemen who came on board the Gracious May team with a serious passion for making children’s shoes! SHOP NOW!
2013-2014: Gracious May Shoes Go International!
In 2013 demand for Gracious May’s American Made Children’s Shoes began pouring in from other countries! We began shipping thousands of pairs of Gracious May Children’s Shoes to countries like Taiwan, Australia, Korea, and more! Countries outside of the USA were seeing value in Gracious May’s line of MADE IN USA Footwear!! To this day still ships our American Made children’s shoes world wide! SHOP NOW!
2016: Gracious May Launches First Hard Sole Option!!
2016 was a landmark year for Gracious May with the Launch of our VERY FIRST Made in USA Hard Sole Shoes!! To this point, Gracious May Children’s Shoes were made with either cloth, suede, or faux leather soft soles. The Gracious May American Made Footwear Line now features rubber sole shoes for for sizes 5 (toddler) and up! The addition of a durable sole made way for our significantly expanded size range (up to youth size 2)! SHOP TODAY at GraciousMay.com!
2017: Gracious May Perfects USA Shoe Manufacturing Methods
2017 was a significant years for us here at Gracious May. Though we launched hard sole in 2016, 2017 was a year in which the team worked feverishly to perfect our American Manufacturing methods. The United States Manufacturing landscape has been pilfered by a love for cost-cutting overseas options. The team at Gracious May worked (and is still working) to build USA shoe-manufacturing methods and facilities from the ground up. We are so grateful for the tremendous progress the Lord has made way for. SHOP GRACIOUS MAY SHOES TODAY!
2018: Gracious May Launches Special Needs off-shoot, ShoesforAFOS.com
In 2020, our emphasis is on expanding our Made in the USA Ladies shoe line. Not only this, but investing heavily in artisanal quality; not only in the construction but in the very materials we use to assemble our shoes (read more here). We are so excited to continue to serve you with our Made in the USA shoes!
Our First Goal:
The Bible says: “what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36). At Gracious May it’s our foremost goal to turn our audience to the Lord. We want to point you to Jesus Christ who came to earth to seek and save that which was lost (Luke 19:10). The eternal souls of men are in danger of Hell apart from salvation through Jesus Christ. We want to urge you to open and read the Bible. The Lord says in Jeremiah 29:13 “Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
“To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 1:25
We are thrilled to announce our newest vendor at the Gracious May Market: Virginia Dare Dress Co.! Virginia Dare Dress Co. specializes in Women’s Dresses made in the USA. VDD Co. was founded by Rebekah Murray in Virginia state, USA. As of 2019, Virginia Dare Dress Co. garments are made in the USA. All dresses are manufactured locally in Virginia, USA!
Each VDD Co. dress is made by hand in the USA. Their signature wrap dress is flattering, timeless, and extremely versatile. Each dress is designed to accommodate a wide range of body types and age brackets. Many of their dresses are nursing friendly, making them perfect for new moms!
Quality is a top priority for VDD Co. When you add a Made in the USA Virginia Dare Dress to your wardrobe, you are investing in a timeless staple. It’s a piece that feels fresh every time you pull it out of your closet. Rebekah says: “I wanted dresses that were timeless, feminine, and practical—versatile enough to be worn every day, and high-quality so that they would last for years to come.“
Rebekah shares some inspiration behind her brand name:
“Our name comes from Virginia Dare, the first English girl born in the New World in 1587. She’s associated with courage, a daring spirit, adventure, and innocence—all characteristics that we aspire to.Today, Virginia Dare Dress Co. is intent on finding our kindreds, creating clothes that make their hearts sing, and putting quality and thoughtfulness first, in all that we do.“
In a world where ethical manufacturing standards have been largely abandoned and sustainability is a foreign term; Virginia Dare Dress Co. stands apart. Each made in the USA women’s dress produced by VDD Co. is made with and an emphasis on quality over quantity. Rebekah puts it well as she articulates the mission behind her Made in the USA clothing brand:
“From the very beginning of our story, it has always made sense to be thoughtful about the impact that we have—not only in the lives of the women who buy our products, but also in the lives of the people who make them, and the wider community around us. We value generosity, meaningful relationships, thoughtfulness, and quality of craftsmanship over quantity and speed; our products are designed to be wardrobe staples that will serve you for years to come, made under ethical conditions, and purchased by you with intention and delight.“
You can now shop Virginia Dare Dress Co. at Gracious May! The VDD Co. line fits seamlessly with our collection of Made in the USA Ladies Footwear. Like the dresses, Gracious May strives for timeless design and quality that carries you through the years. We are thrilled that VDD Co. dresses and Gracious May Ladies Shoes can be now be shopped together!
“Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.” Proverbs 31:25
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