Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gift Tip #91: Wreaths

Tis the season, to be jolly,! There are many traditions around the holiday season..lights, some areas snow (yay!) and wreaths. While simple, I feel that a beautiful wreath perched on someone's door says "Hello Christmas".  How welcoming, don't you think? There are so many beautiful options out there and I am happy to share a few with you. I decided to share a traditional one but the others are a little more out there...hey why not have a hot pink wreath? Happy Holidays!

Crestwood Spruce Wreath - Green, Target
The old safety...while tradiitional the extra bells and whistles give it a bit of pizazz

St. Nicholas Square Shell Wreath, Kohls
Perfect for a beach home!

Hot Pink Whimsical Wings Wreath, Etsy, Seller: englishrosedesignsoh
This wreath is for those that love the holiday...but like to break the rules a bit. Who says everything has to be red and green?

Bzzz: For the do it yourself-er out there here is a link to wreaths you can create from Martha Stewart, just click here. There are 41 examples and a few of my faves are the Pepperberry Wreath, JingleBell Wreath and the Holiday Carnation Wreath.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

HoneeBee Funny & Holiday Treats to come

Just a little holiday cheer to get you in the spirit...funny, no?

Bzzzz: Be sure to check back to my site regularly--we are kicking it in high gear for the holidays. Here's a hint of things to come: stocking stuffers, last minute gifts, holiday tipping etiquette and more!
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Small Business Saturday: Satuday, November 26th Shop Local!

Many of you braved the streets for Black Friday and are getting your fingers ready for Cyber Monday BUT do not forget about the what I consider one of the most important shopping days--Small Business Saturday. This spectacular day is the peanut butter and jelly of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sandwich...and it's the bread and butter of most small businesses.
As you know the holidays are prime time shopping time and usually big box stores get most of the action but this initiative sponsored by American Express allows the spotlight to shine on local boutiques and businesses in your own community. To find out who's participating in Small Business Saturday in your area visit the AE Facebook Page. Here in Charlotte there will be a kickoff celebration taking place at Atherton Mill Market from 10am-6pm, as well as other places in the SouthEnd Area including Healthy Home Market, The Furniture District and more. You can find additional details about these events here.  But don't just stay in SouthEnd (although they have great shops!) venture out to your favorite shop...or stop in a new place and support shopping local.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oprah's Favorite Things

Just because Oprah retired from the The Oprah Winfrey Show does not mean that we will miss out on her favorite things! She (along with  Gayle King, Suze Orman and others) picked out ninety items that are sure to make your bells jingle!

See O's Favorite Things: 2011 Gift Guide here:

For more intangible gifts, check out the article: 10 Life-Changing Gifts You Can Give Yourself also from

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Monday, November 21, 2011

HoneeBee Quote

My favorite gift to buy for my son: art supplies-Gela Nash-Taylor, co-founder and creative director of Juicy Couture

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Friday, November 18, 2011

The Gift of the Weekend

Weekend plans...or plans to do nothing? That is the question. It's been a busy week...and I plan to use the weekend to relax and prep for the week ahead.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving Gifts for your Girlfriends

Here's an excerpt of my article on Shecky's site about the perfect Thanksgiving gifts to give your girlfriends:

It’s that time of year…time to thank your bestie for giving her all. Whether she’s throwing a T-day soiree or you just wanna say “thanks,” here are four ways that you can let your girlfriend know you’re thinking of her and your awesome friendship this Thanksgiving. To read the entire article go here.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Johnny Depp gifted a Chevrolet Corvette convertible

Actor Johnny Depp's latest movie,  The Rum Diary is now in theatres and as a thank you for his hard work on set, Producer Graham King gifted JP with a 1959  Chevrolet Corvette convertible. It is the same one used in the movie--see pic below courtesy of the National Corvette Museum.

When asked by USA Today why give JP such a supreme gift, King simply said "He worked so hard on the film and why not?" King says. He goes on to say that Depp "was pretty blown away by it". Who wouldn't be?
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Gift Tip #90: Thanksgiving Platters

Gobble gobble! Thanksgiving is near and I am already thinking of the dinner that surpasses all dinners--the Thanksgiving feast! I am excited to spend Thanksgiving with a very good friend of mine and her family. I was able to attend their dinner last year and one of the things that I LOVED that they did was go around the dinner table and share what each of them were thankful for. Let me tell you, 2010 was a big year for my friend and you could tell how it affected her family. I was so blessed to share in that day with them. Another tradition that the family has is making sure the dinner is yummy deliciousness...last year they nailed it! The matriarch of the family reminds me of my great grandmother....she throws down in the kitchen! Everyone's favorite dishes were represented and there were platters of food for all to enjoy. I wanted to share a few platters that would make a great hostess gift for the big Turkey Day...couldn't you just see these dishes covered in your favorite Thanksgiving treat?

Daphne Buffet Plate, Crate & Barrel
Sesame Letterpress® Give Thanks Platter, West Elm

Handmade Ceramic Thanksgiving Turkey Platter,, seller: naturallycre8tive

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Friday, November 4, 2011

The Gift of the Weekend

Woo hoo! It's the weekend. Fun times ahead for me. What are you doing?


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Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's here! HoneeBee Gifts Blog Party photos by Charlotte Observer

A photo slideshow of the HoneeBee Gifts blog party have just been placed on the Charlotte Observer's website. The photos were taken by the talented Daniel Coston. To see all photos go here:

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Beyonce & HoneeBee

Look at Beyonce, looking like a posterwoman for HoneeBee Gifts. How cute is she, as she hides her baby bump while celebrating Halloween? I wonder if Jay-Z gifted her the costume?

photo source:
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