If you’ve ever traveled through King William, you’d know its a small and quiet area. Too country for some people, but for my family it’s the perfect place to reside. I grew up in a very small town where you had to travel 45 minutes to get to the nearest Walmart, and that was always an exciting trip for me as a kid. We lived an hour and a half from the nearest mall, and even the food selection was pretty limited. One thing I like about a small town is the community. You know when you walk in to the grocery store you are likely going to see someone you know, and spend a few minutes chatting and catching up, something we barely have time to do anymore these days.
Four years ago we moved to King William from Hanover because of the affordable living, and while I wish Target was still in my backyard, I do enjoy the quiet nights, the spacious yard space, and the small restaurants this little town has to offer. If you are ever looking for an amazing BBQ spot, King William offers the best BBQ restaurant just around the corner. I find myself craving Chillin’ & Grillin’ Shack bbq sandwiches more than I’d like to admit. We are even getting a donut shop this summer and you know I can’t wait to have my share of delicious donuts at KDubs!
On the flip side of that, I like to shop. It is extremely important to me to support other small businesses like myself, and it’s usually with those small businesses I find the best products/food, and the best customer service. One thing I wish there was more of in King William (aside from the internet options — insert eye roll here), is small shops. That is soon to change this weekend! A few weeks back a mom from my son’s T Ball team approached me about her children’s consignment shop opening at the end of the month. This was so exciting for me because my youngest had outgrown all of her baby things (even though I was hanging on to them in denial that she is officially in toddler sized clothing). I quickly gathered all of her old clothes, some baby shoes, and a few other things that never got worn and drove them out to a little shop called Lots 4 Tots. I was so surprised to see how much people had brought in. When I came back to photograph the store for her I was amazed at how well it came together so quickly, and how adorable everything looks! I am always on the hunt for last minute things, and consignment shops are a great go to for something extremely last minute. There is so much to offer at this little shop, from clothing and shoes, to toys galore! The official opening date is Saturday, June 30 at 10am, and there will be prizes, *cough* mini sessions with me *cough*. Come out at 7717 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy, in Aylett to see what this quaint little store has, and if you’ve got some children’s items to consign, this is a great place to bring them in!