Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mini Holiday Guide....

I wanted to take some time to give a shout out to a couple other crafty mommas I have gotten to know!

The first is So-Sew Mimi. A Navy wife and stay-at-home mom of two, and on the side she crafts as a "stress reliever". Her crafts are re-purposed and upcycled, embroidered and crochet items ranging from Tooth Fairy pouches (my favorite) to wine bags. She is very creative and you can place custom orders with her! (bonus!) "Like" her on Facebook and be the first to know about any special promotions!

The next shout out is to another crafty crafter...You Drive me CrAfTy! Another Navy wife and mom of three. Again she accepts custom orders (yay!) and has numerous ideas and products! My favorite is the apple cozy...but she has many other items from baby photo props to coffee cozies! Find her on Facebook to keep up with her ideas as well!

So while I'd LOVE to have everyone shop at Busy Bee Boutique over the Holidays, I think you should check out what these unique businesses have to offer! I know I am!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Holidays are coming...

Now that Halloween is over, retailers are rushing into Christmas! I have noticed they are already starting their Black Friday previews and sales! I know Black Friday is just a few weeks away, and I'm pretty excited myself! But this year instead of buying a ton of "stuff" for my kids, that they really don't need, I'm going to purchase Museum passes, contribute to their 529 and buy locally and handmade if I can! Now I know that will not work for the Kindle my husband wants, or for other family members, but I'm not buying my family members a bunch of "stuff" they don't need either! Instead I'm going the "impersonal" gift card route. That way everyone can just get what they want! I personally think opening a few boxes of gift cards would be so much fun!! And the best part is spending the gift cards!!

So that brings me to a reminder...Busy Bee Boutique now has gift cards! Since I am making them myself, they come in ANY denomination! What a perfect handmade gift for family and friends! :)