Today I’d like to introduce you to a charming coffeeshop and a friend of mine. Kirby and I met through a Meetup group Atlanta Bible Studies.
We started chatting after a Bible study once and discovered we both enjoy creative work. She is a graphic designer and has designed for several magazines
as well as sells from her Etsy shop Sugardime Studio. We talked about how we enjoy our work, but find it difficult to manage all the aspects of a business.
This summer we started getting together ever other week to work on our business plans and talk about our inspirations.
Sometimes we spend more time talking than working which is fun, too. Whether we’re quietly working side by side
or bouncing ideas back and forth these regularly scheduled times to work on business together have become so helpful and motivating.
Atlanta’s many locally owned coffee shops have rich character and delicious coffee. These meetings have given us a chance
to branch out from the Starbucks on every corner and really taste Atlanta. Often we meet for a few hours on Steve’s day off of work, so that I can be child free.
One day I needed to take Paxton with me, so I looked around for a child-friendly coffee shop.
Hodgepodge Coffeehouse was a great spot for us. It is very mom friendly with a corner dedicated for a play area with a fun selection of toys.
The Monday morning we visited Hodgepodge there was an art class in process as well. The coffee shop is big enough that if someone
wanted a quiet corner for reading or a deep conversation, they could easily find a space distant from the children’s corner to find quiet as well.
When I walked into the next room to use the restroom, I found a bookcase full of books that made me wish
to come back again with Steve and curl up on couches with a cup of coffee and a good book.