Spokane is filled with so many quality local businesses and shops! But, you know what always seems to be my problem? I’ll hear about a shop and think, that sounds like a great place, and then assume I’ll surly remember the name and location. Sadly my brain is fried (I mean really Eryn? You can’t even remember to take your coffee out of the microwave after 30 seconds.) and a few weeks later when I’m ready to go exploring I find myself scratching my head trying to recall the info. For this reason, I’m writing this post for me as much as for you! Ladies and gents, I have the great pleasure of presenting to you: Shop the Steam Plant!
I had the joy of working with some of the most talented local retailers just a few weeks ago in Downtown Spokane at the Steam Plant. These amazing women came together and decided to help highlight each others businesses, (how cool is that?) and they brought me and several other local Instagram gals along for the ride.
We did a photoshoot, shot by the talented Heidi of Glimpse photography, to help highlights their services and products. I’m all about supporting other boss babes, and these ladies are surly that! Plus their services and products are top notch! Talk about creative! I encourage you to check each one of them out, even after the Christmas season is through!
First off: The Shops
Chic and Shab
Jenny Cashion, wife and mother of two, owns and operates Chic & Shab. She has two locations, one in Hillyard (but they’re moving in spring 2019!) and the other at the Steam Plant.
Jenny’s passion is painting furniture, turning something old into a new statement piece! I love all her ombre pieces. Chic & Shab is your go-to home boutique! In both shops, you’ll find vintage, hand-crafted, up-cycled, repurposed, antique or modern treasures! Whether you’ve redoing your homes interior or looking for that one special piece to finish off a room, Jenny’s got your back! Find her locations on her website and be sure to follow her over on Instagram for all the latest!
This sweet boy is Quinton, (son of Sarah from Gather and Savor) and he’s showing off:
Bells and sign by Chic & Shab
Photography by Glimpse
Julia Lara is the creative mind behind French Toast. And guys, her store is adorable! Julia specializes in high quality children’s toys and items. They offer wooden toys, books, baby gifts, cards and stationary, even home accessories! You need to follow her Instagram account, she has the most beautiful stuff!
French Toast has been located at the Steam Plant for over six years! Julie loves how unique the building is and the character each room has. Evelyn had the pleasure of snuggling up to one of the newest items in store, the Starfish by Squishables.
Starfish by French Toast
Photography by Glimpse
I mean, I don’t think things can possibly get any cuter right?
Rebecca is the mother (of four littles!) behind the magic that is the Hatching Hen. She makes the most adorable teething jewelry, clips for pacifiers, and the prettiest and practical wooden toys you’ve ever set eyes on. One of my favorites is the Fawn Teether. I need another baby stat! Not only is the Hatching Hen at the Steam Plant, but everything she sells is also available on her website, so make sure to check that out! Instagram is also another way to keep tabs on all her creations.
Upcoming Events: Hatching Hen will be at the Terrain Brrzaar December 15th 11-10 in River Park Square
This sweet little model is Ainsley, daughter of Danielle of the Fowler Group
Photography by Glimps
The PNW Dream
First off, how do you even come up with these amazing designs Corinna? Her clothes are so unique! Corinna is the creator of The PNW Dream. This clothing company is all about connecting style and the outdoors, ethically as well as fashionably. At the moment, Corinna design all her prints and sews all the clothes (Yes, you read that right) on Organic Cotton. She loves creativity and finding ways to express it fully, and considers what she does a privilege. Corinna also has everything on her website and shares her newest designs onInstagram. Local or not you can grab some fun pieces!
Upcoming Events/Promos: The PNW Dream has a few holiday prints including the one featured in this shoot which is the Holiday Nutcracker print! She’s running a weekly deal for the month of December with flash giveaways and sales. Right now, she’s offering discounted gift cards. Follow her Instagram for the details!
Models are my daughter Evelyn and friend Malachi who’s mom is Noel from Running With Bubbas
Bells by Chic & Shab
Photography by Glimpse
Megan is the creator and owner of Willowee, which is a shop located at the Steam Plant and also a full online store. Willowee is inspired by nature, and believes in being kind to the earth. They provide parent and newborn to toddler essentials with ease of use, wear, and care. Each piece is made in the PNW from natural organic and sustainable materials. Give her a follow over on Instagram to keep up on all she offers!
I loved Tyrion in their Slate Beanie! I’m grabbing it to put in his stocking.
Current Promos: All of our spring/summer items are currently discounted 30%
Stuffed woodland animals by French Toast
Photography by Glimpse Photo
Heidi is the magic behind all the beautiful pictures of the kids in this post! She’s got such an eye right?! Heidi has been at the Steam Plant for going on eight months and her little shop is adorable!
In Heidi’s own words: THIS IS NOT YOUR STANDARD PHOTO SESSION…IT IS A FULL SERVICE EXPERIENCE! As a luxury portrait studio, I am dedicated to providing my clients with the very best service and finest products for them to cherish in their home! I provide the following….
– professional hair and makeup with your choice to wear any of my stunning gowns for your custom maternity session.
– adorable props, wraps, and outfits provided for a customized newborn session.
– a full service experience with archival heirlooms. My clients will leave with a tangible piece of art to enjoy for generations to come. I don’t leave them to figure out how to print their images. I walk you through the whole process.
She’s the real deal guys! And I can attest to her skills as I was able to watch her in action with multiple kids. This girl knows what she’s doing. Check out her website and make sure to follow her over on Instagram.
My kids Tyrion and Evelyn in the capable hands of Heidi.
Height board by French Toast
Danielle & Ryan of The Fowler Group
Danielle and Ryan are a Realtor duo, veteran owned. They provide residential and commercial real estate services in WA and ID. Danielle and Ryan are community focused, family driven. Check out their website for more info!
Danielle runs the Fowler Group Instagram account. Head on over to take part in their 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways and enter to win! Thank you to Danielle and Ryan for having their sweet girl Ainsley in the shoot!
Ainsley shot by Heidi from Glimpse Photography
Sarah, creator of Gather and Savor
In Sarah’s own words, “Gather and Savor was born out a love for food and people. Food is a universal language, a great equalizer, it connects us and facilitates memories to be made and treasured. I believe that gathering together and savoring not only the delicious food we’re enjoying but also savoring the moments and memories with the people we’re sitting next to and across from is a priceless gift. Pausing during our full lives and busy schedules to connect and have face to face conversations at the table side is something to be intentional about. My mission and heart is to share about restaurants where you and the special people in your life can go to connect, fellowship and make some lovely memories while having an enjoyable dining experience.”
Sarah shares all about local Spokane food on Gather & Savors Instagram account. Make sure to follow along, her feed is mouthwateringly stunning.
Thank you Sarah for letting sweet Quinton be part of the photo shoot!
Quinton shot by Heidi from Glimpse Photography
Shannon from Living With Lady
Shannon is the voice behind the blog, Living with Lady, which is primarily a home decor and lifestyle blog. On it she is constantly sharing tips, tricks, and all things pretty to make your life easier.
Re-branding giveaway! Shannon just rebranded her blog and is doing some fun giveaways! Check out her Instagram for details and all things home decor!
Thank you Shannon for having Franklin be part of the photoshoot!
Franklin shot by Heidi from Glimpse Photography
Noelle from Running With Bubbas
Noelle is no stranger to my blog. I recently had her guest post on the 10 best places to run in Spokane!
Noelle is a local mom who loves to run and loves inspiring other mothers to get out there too!
Giveaways: Noelle is doing several giveaways during December. Make sure to follow her over on Instagram to take part in them and follow her running journey!
Thank you Noelle for having Malachi as part of the shoot!
Malachi & Evelyn shot by Glimpse Photography
Carolyn and Carmen from Momvillage
And last but definitely not least is Carolyn and Carmen from Momvillage! Corinna from The PNW Dream reached out to them originally to collaborate on a blog post! What started out as a coffee date to do a photoshoot, morphed into the idea to collaborate with all these amazing ladies! It’s magical what coffee and women building up other women can do!
Carolyn and Carmen agreed to take on a lot of the planning and details for this event. They love local moms, local kids, and local businesses who serve families. They also blogged about all the fun we had together, check their post out here! Thank you ladies for all your hard work, it didn’t go unnoticed!
About Momvillage: When Carolyn was pregnant with Annie, her first baby, she found herself wishing there were an “Apple Brides” — the local blog she used to plan her Spokane wedding — to help guide her through new motherhood. She enlisted the help of her own mom, Carmen, to make Momvillage a true hub for INW moms of all ages and stages.
They also have a HUGE list of Holiday Events on their blog that get added to every Wednesday.
That’s it guys! All the amazing ladies, their shops and services that helped make Shop The Steam Plant a success! Please help me in supporting each and every one of these girls by following their instagram accounts and purchasing from their links and shops! You’re helping other ladies in your own community grown her business and family. For that words cannot express our gratitude!
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