“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank

I saw this quote two times today in two different places. Once on the computer screen of the amazingly talented photographer, Candice Stringham, and on the Instagram feed of an equally talented blogger, Danielle Burkleo. I wish I could say that I’m the type of person that lives by this and only sees the beauty in life but, unfortunately, I have my dark days. Lately I’ve been really trying to bring some INTENTIONAL light in to my thoughts. I’ve been trying to let go of my old fears, angers and negativities. Trying to allow the Lord to do some work on my heart as only he can. It’s not easy and each day I catch myself forgetting about being purposeful but then a little quote like this pops out TWICE in my day and I look around…see beauty…and AM HAPPY!

Speaking of beauty…how beautiful are these Little Hip Squeak leggings? I’m positively obsessed with this amazing brand that truly understands how to keep our kiddos fashionable AND comfortable! Little Hip Squeaks offers a variety of designs including leggings, blankets, hats, rompers, headbands and much more. And I promise you these prints are sure to catch your eye!

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Their Story:

Little Hip Squeaks believes that kids are fun, and their clothes should be, too! Our aesthetic is for of bright colors and bold prints, with modern babies, tots and kiddos in mind. 

In the winter of 2010, Little Hip Squeaks was started at a kitchen table, in a one bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. Originally a side project for founder Amy Richardson, to keep her hands busy during pregnancy — sewing newborn hats for her not-yet-born son, and the new babies of good friends from thrifted t-shirts.

With a background in Graphic Design, Amy started to design digitally printed fabrics, to be used for LHS hats and blankets, and opened an Etsy shop selling the wares. Within 8 short months, LHS became a full-time career and grew to add two more ridiculously awesome employees. After more than 5500 sales on Etsy, we’ve been lucky enough to open our own e-commerce site (welcome!), add additional members to our team, broaden our product line and completely overhaul our methods of production.

We now work with another small business to hand-pull all of our designs using a non-toxic, water-based ink silk screening method on pure white cotton blend fabrics. Yards and yards of our fabric then make their way back to our Brooklyn cut and sew manufacturing headquarters where it’s whipped into everything in our collection using professional machines and methods. Everything from our fabric sourcing to our packaging happens in the USA!

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photography by sunday sky

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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