2011-09-04T09:50:52.607-07:00This week's giveaway is courtesy of the online shopping retailer, Ruche! They recently launched their "The Industry" lookbook and it's all about professional (yet fashionable) attire. You can definitely see that in the styling! I'm a stay-at-home graphic designer and (now!!!) small business owner so my days are typically spent in my pjs (and I'm not afraid to admit it). Even though I've never
2011-09-04T09:50:52.607-07:00Today is the day, friends! We're so excited to finally unveil what all of our hard work and our dreams! We took the 'bean out for a spin today. It was the first time loading her up and towing her around by our lonesome. We ended up at Percy Warner Park in Belle Meade where we shot a few photos of her. Below I'll share those photos along with the before and afters! We don't have any current
2011-09-04T09:50:52.608-07:00Up for grabs this month is a Jensen wooden turntable! Okay, so it's a bit different from the recent giveaways right? Well, Mike recently bought a record player and I was all skeptical and nay-saying, trying to talk him out of it. Honestly, vinyl and a record player just seemed like more things for us to collect, pile up, spend money on, etc. I was not having it. He ended up finding a refurbished
2011-09-04T09:50:52.608-07:00I've been excited about sharing this wedding for months now! Not only did I get to play a teensy-weensy little part (Hey Hive+Honey hair pieces!), but Elycia is one of my favorite blogger gals! Her wedding was nothing short of dreamy and I know you'll fee the same way! Peep the cake! SRSLY! Enjoy!If you're on the homepage or reading through an RSS feed, click Read More to check out the little
2011-09-04T09:50:52.608-07:00I'm excited to announce that we will be taking on a select number of indie designers via consignment and wholesale! I didn't intend on getting others involved so soon but the truth lies in the fact that I can't do it all myself if I want to get it rollin' super soon! That's where you come in! Are you a crafty maven with an Etsy shop or Big Cartel full your handmade goodness? The 'bean is looking
2011-09-04T09:50:52.608-07:00This outfit is from about two months ago (don't hate me!) but I never got around to posting it. It was a Kaelah's Closet dress that I had never worn before so I decided to give it a little twirl. The title of the outfit isn't so much related to the outfit itself, but instead to my obviously melting face! Gah, makeup is so not Southern-summer appropriate! Oh well, at least I can have a sense of
2011-09-04T09:50:52.609-07:00This week's Music Monday is fellow Nashvillian, Kate York! Kate's "radio station" on Last.FM is one of my absolute favorites so imagine my embarrassing ignorance when she came on stage with Rosi Golan last week at 3rd and Lindsley to sing. I had no idea she lived in Nashville! Such a happy surprise as this town is full of wonderful musicians. If you like my kind of music then you'll love Kate.
2011-09-04T09:50:52.609-07:00I got some glasses the other day. Yep. (Interesting fact: I'm blind in my left eye. Prescription lenses don't help but I couldn't pass these cute frames up!) They're Derek Cardigan frames and they're brown but fade to pink. How perfect! My two favorite colors! Susannah blogged about hers (which are exactly the same, except black. I like to jock her style.) and I wanted them badly! They're from
2011-09-04T09:50:52.609-07:00I like ugly shoes. There's really no way around that one. Many of you were readers back in February when I finally threw caution to the wind and bought some wedges. Yep. Wedges! I had jumped ship on my "black flats only! I hate all otha shoez!" kick and I never looked back. Now my shoe collection is slightly embarrassing (and it's only growing!). Maybe my fascination with Jeffrey Campbell shoes
2011-09-04T09:50:52.609-07:00I'm super excited about this week's giveaway because it's from none other than the talented Chelsey over at The Paper Mama! Chelsey contacted me a few months ago about doing a sweet little family portrait and I couldn't say no. She emailed me back a bit later with the final and it was awesome! Peep this below! (Yes, Mike is holding hands with a shark!) Well, lucky for you, one of you fabulous
2011-09-04T09:50:52.610-07:00Yesterday I saw the painted 'bean for the first time! My heart is so incredibly full. I audibly gasped and fumbled for my phone as quickly as possible to text Susannah and Mike the pictures. I cannot even begin to tell how you how real it's starting to feel! Mike worked until after 11 last night so I poked around the house cutting out fabric to make a pennant banner for her. Might as well bring
2011-09-04T09:50:52.610-07:00It's that time of month... the time where I share some of my fabulous sponsors who have been gracious enough to support LCH and my Honeybean Dream. Enjoy! xoetsy // blog // facebookshop // blog // twitteretsy // facebook // twitterblog // twitterblog // facebooksite // facebook // pinterestsite // facebook // twitterblogblog // twitter // 4paws4loveshop // blog // twittera quirky girl // smitten
2011-09-04T09:50:52.610-07:00Hey 'bees! Happy happy Thursday and thanks for stopping by for the latest edition of TiLT! Hopefully you'll like everything I picked for the world wide interwebz! Enjoy!♥ this perfect statement. ♥♥ this amazing dress! haha ♥♥ these super cute cupcakes ♥♥ this dreamy kitchen! ♥♥ this salon would be the only place i got my hair done ♥♥ this show is all sorts of ridiculous ♥(and makes me slightly
2011-09-04T09:50:52.610-07:00I'm so overjoyed by how happy y'all were about the return of Wedding Wednesday! You never cease to warm my heart! Now this week's WW is totally breaking all of my typical posting rules. I don't like to post weddings that have recently been featured on big wedding blogs because it's just recycled material and I don't want you to be bombarded with it fifteen times over... but this week I made an
2011-09-04T09:50:52.611-07:00Oh my stars! I moved today's Wedding Wednesday post back a few hours so I could share this teensy weensy tiny lil sneak peek with you all! Last night I was phone with the family who is doing the renovations on our camper and she told me she took a few pictures of it. I was so nervous! I had this vision in my head of exactly what I wanted and I was so afraid it wouldn't be spot on and I'd be
2011-09-04T09:50:52.611-07:00Sunday was a fun day! Mike and I got up, got dressed, and spent the entire day thrifting! So many beautiful dresses, handbags, etc. Most of it will be going into Honeybean but I couldn't help but find a few things for myself! We rushed home to meet Brian and Christina so we could grab some dinner and head to a show downtown. We opted for yummy Mexican food at Las Palmas (my favorite!) and then we
2011-09-04T09:50:52.611-07:00Alright Honeybees, I'm going to cut to the chase and I'm going to get "real" with you for a minute. This weekend I've been doing a whole lot of thinking. Thinking about my little blog, all of you, the way I present myself, etc. So many things have been swirling around in my head. Authenticity, competition, cattiness. "Girl hate" isn't anything new and it's a topic I've pretty much beaten to death
2011-09-04T09:50:52.612-07:00This month's Featured Sponsor is none other than the lovely Emily of The Morose Bee! Emily has always been such a sweetheart and we've worked together before, so I was tickled pink when she was interested in the featured sponsor spot for August! Emily makes some really adorable (and totally kitschy!) wearables that she sells in her Etsy shop, and her blog is chock-full of artistic adventures and
2011-09-04T09:50:52.612-07:00Up for grabs this week is a $50 shop credit to Pree Brulee. Pree Brulee is a one stop shop for some very eclectic handbags and accessories! Did you know they even have a Bee Beautiful handbang named after yours truly?! Yea, tootin' my own horn here but I'm kind of in love with it and need to get my hands on one! (The brown fringe below!) At PB you'll find an interesting mix of statement jewelry
2011-09-04T09:50:52.612-07:00Hey y'all! I shared a guest post I did on the LuLu*s blog earlier this week and now I'm back to share the last 2 installments! Peep the outfits below and pop on over to the LuLu*s blog if you'd like to read the posts!So Much Color!Military Life!and the first one,Monochromatic!Hope you enjoy the posts! It was such a treat to work with such a rad brand. Definitely recommend them (duh!). I'm gonna
2011-09-04T09:50:52.613-07:00I felt bad enough about begging you all to vote for me in the first round of the AE contest, but all of you came through and I placed first in one of the three categories. I don't know what happened to the other two first place winners in the two categories I placed second in, but apparently they were disqualified (?!) and I took their spot in the final round. Yep, that means all three categories
2011-09-04T09:50:52.613-07:00Are you ready for some hilarious, awesome, wonderful, adorable, super cute stuff to fill your internets on this magical Thursday?! I hope so, because here they come!♥ this hilarious web comic. ♥♥ this hilarious scene from that 70's show ♥♥ this is only six weeks away!!!! ♥♥ this even funnier web comic! ♥♥ isn't this how we all feel?! ♥♥ this beyonce depiction. ♥♥ this gorgeous super mario
2011-09-04T09:50:52.613-07:00Yep, that's right! Wedding Wednesday is back! Hopefully for the long haul this time! Many of you expressed interest in me bringing back this feature (that was always my favorite!) so I thought I'd finally bite the bullet and get to work! Blogger has a tendency to freak out when I try to post certain photos (I have no clue why!) but I'll buy some time with this week's WW focusing on a few "I do"
2011-09-04T09:50:52.613-07:00Hey honeybees! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I just updated the Hive + Honey shoppe with over 40 new fabric bows and hair pieces! They're all up and ready to be purchased so shop to your heart's content! And don't feel guilty about treating yourself -- Every single dollar made from Hive + Honey goes directly into the Honeybean Mobile Boutique fund! Help ensure that we get to come to
2011-09-04T09:50:52.614-07:00(above: audrey blazer, ark & co dress, qupid wedges, red/turq necklace - all items c/o lulu's. black tights c/o foot traffic)Today is the day, honeybees! Off to the wilderness I go! Mike, Brian, Christina and myself are packing up and heading to canoe on the Harpeth River and camp out overnight. We'll canoe some more tomorrow and drag our undoubtedly exhausted (and probably sunburnt) bodies home
2011-09-04T09:50:52.614-07:00Another older outfit set... same as Dandy Candy! Way more leg than I'd ever bare but it was a very balmy day so whatever! I think I got rid of this dress, too. (It's bad when you can can't keep up with it right?!) Not much to say about it except this was the first time I had a chance to wear these wedges. Still not totally sold on them but they worked for the occasion. Yesterday I woke up at
2011-09-04T09:50:52.614-07:00Up for grabs this week is a $50 shop credit to Miss Grace's little shop, Betwixxt! In her shop you will find hand-painted ceramic mugs, jewelry, hair accessories and much more!To enter to win the $50 shop credit, please visit Betwixxt and leave a comment below with what you'd spend your $50 on! Please leave an email address or Twitter handle so I may contact you if you win! For additional entries
2011-09-04T09:50:52.614-07:00This is an outfit we shot probably a month and a half ago when we were house/puppy sitting in Hohenwald (before Chicago!). I found a few outfits I never posted so I'll be using those to my advantage this weekend and coming week since I will be swamped, out of town/canoeing/camping, and swamped again! I dared to bare some leg in this and no, it's not something I would probably feel too comfortable
2011-09-04T09:50:52.615-07:00Here's your weekly dose of all things wonderful on the web!♥ this cute panda bento box! ♥♥ these delicious gourmet popsicles ♥(thoroughly bummed i haven't tried to make any yet!)♥ this hilarious/sarcastic remark to the music industry ♥♥ this too-cute cinemagraph ♥♥ this! more panda cuteness! ♥♥ this neapolitan-esque cake! looks delish! ♥♥ this statement which i feel like i say daily ♥♥ this. this
2011-09-04T09:50:52.615-07:00you (yes, YOU) are so special. so so very one of a kind. and i really really like you.thanks for being such a huge part of my journey.
2011-09-04T09:50:52.615-07:00It's been a long long long time since I shared a Music Monday (and y'all keep asking for them!) and I know I've probably shared this exact playlist before but I go through these phases where I can't stop listening to an artist for days or weeks at a time... it's definitely A + J's turn once more! Thought it'd be nice to share one of my favorite group's music with anyone who may have joined us
2011-09-04T09:50:52.615-07:00This week has been the most whirlwind week of my life. Between tons of design commissions, things related to the camper/business, hanging out with friends and making time to spend with Mike, I've been swamped. I love weeks like that though! Wednesday night Mike and I went bowling in Franklin with Christina and Brian. We've been spending a ton of time with those two and it's been a lot of fun. My
2011-09-04T09:50:52.616-07:00Up for grabs this week is a whopping $60 shop credit to CaPow! on Etsy! Yep, 60 smackaroos! Crystal is the genius behind CaPow! and her most popular series, Hometown Hearts, was inspired by the Walmart check-out line of all places! Below you will find a few of my favorite prints in Crystal's shop and then you can see how to win the credit! Woohoo!All you have to do to enter is... Visit the CaPow!
2011-09-04T09:50:52.616-07:00Everyone has been so encouraging of the mobile business we're working so diligently on and while it's far from an original endeavor already, we're just as thrilled to be stepping in the right direction of our dreams. This post is scheduled to go up Friday morning while we are on a mini-roadtrip! Mike and I have been given the opportunity to look at several different campers today so we're hopping
2011-09-04T09:50:52.616-07:00Thank you all SO much for the sweet comments you left on Tuesday's post! My heart is so incredibly full. I can't even begin to tell you! There are so many amazing things currently happening and I can't wait to share them all with you! With that being said, I'm closing my blog commissions a couple of weeks early so I can prepare fully for the workload ahead of us! We already have an awesome stock
2011-09-04T09:50:52.616-07:00Today is the day, friends! Honeybean Mobile Boutique has been born! Mike went with me this morning to get my new snazzy business license and to open a business bank account! Pending my small business loan, we will be good to go! Loan approved! We're getting there! I'm making calls today to find the perfect Shasta baby for our little boomin' biz! I'm on a roll and I have no intention on slowing
2011-09-04T09:50:52.617-07:00Up for grabs this month is a shiny new fisheye no. 2 camera from Lomography... but even better yet, it's the "I Love U" version! What better way to show how much I love all of y'all except to give you a fancy little token of my appreciation! Mike and I have a Fisheye No. 2 (but just the plain white one) and we love it. It's so much fun to take photos with! All you have to do to enter is:Be a
2011-09-04T09:50:52.617-07:00If you've been reading my blog for a while then you may already be well aware of my fascination with all things shark related. Everything. I live, breathe, and sleep sharks. My life goal is to free dive with a Great White (after many many many cage diving experiences, of course!). Some people get excited for Harry Potter (or did, I should say), Twilight or maybe even the newest Judd Apatow film..
2011-09-04T09:50:52.617-07:00This month's extra large sponsor is right up my alley. Lunch Pail Pictures is an adorable couple who specialize in wedding videography! Mike and I are totally into the video trend of weddings the past few years and we hope to have a videographer at our own special day. Photos are really great to decorate your home with and share with friends, but I'm sure there's nothing quite like re-living the
2011-09-04T09:50:52.617-07:00Two weeks ago I shared a little tour of my workspace! It's definitely where I spend most of my time at home. However, there is a space in our little home that I love most of all. My wardrobe. When we moved into our loft we were sort of bummed about the lack of storage space (read: no closet). The gal who lived here before us had fashioned a few rickity shelves in the laundry room (which we use as
2011-09-04T09:50:52.618-07:00Here's your weekly dose of all that is awesome! I think it's a fun little list if I do say so myself!♥ these hilarious dog portraits! ♥♥ this bacon taped cat! ♥♥ this gif of miss swan (and everything else madtv)♥(i love watching old episodes online while i work!)♥ this bright room! that natural lie is amazing!♥♥ this sweet baby koala ♥♥ this was my favorite part of horrible bosses! ♥(i really
2011-09-04T09:50:52.618-07:00Introducing the newest addition to our household, my little 3-speed Dutchie, Bernice! I built and ordered her from Republic Bike last week and she was delivered on Wednesday. I threw (read: fought with and eventually somehow shoved) the box into my Xterra and took it to Mike's work so he could put it together for me. Perks of having a bike mechanic fiance! I took her for her first ride yesterday.
2011-09-04T09:50:52.618-07:00Hey honeybees! There's a new batch of goodies up for grabs in the Hive + Honey shoppe! Yesterday I added 15 new fascinators and 20 new bows! With more bows coming today! Below you'll find a few examples of what can be seen in the shoppe! Happy Wednesday! xo
2011-09-04T09:50:52.619-07:00I was feeling festive yesterday. Apparently. I am no stranger to red, white + blue combinations and this one is no exception. Sometimes they have an Americana feel, sometimes they're straight up nautical. I haven't decided which one this is more of (maybe nautical because of the hint of gold in the accessories?!) Who knows. One thing is for certain though: I am wearing the cutest cardigan ever! I
2011-09-04T09:50:52.619-07:00Mike had left for work yesterday morning after making sure that I knew to be dressed and ready at 6:30pm when he got home from work. It was date night. He gave me no heads up on what we were doing or where we were going, or even what to wear. He just said be ready and I'll see you then. I spent the day working on designs and responding to emails before finally finding the motivation to get up,
2011-09-04T09:50:52.619-07:00Are you tired of me blogging about layouts and designs yet? I did a lot of them this week and I have many more to tackle coming up! It was about time that I got to work on Susannah's though! I had been promising to redo her layout for quite some time and I finally got the fire under my butt to do it. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. The colors (her choice) were spot on and I just went
2011-09-04T09:50:52.619-07:00Yow! This is going up a week later than usual so I apologize! I am currently accepting sponsors for the month of August and over half of them have filled already so sorry for my slow nature but feel free to email me if you'd like to snag one yourself! The next extra large isn't available until January 2012 but if you'd like to reserve it, don't hesitate! Now check out these fab shops and blogs!
2011-09-04T09:50:52.620-07:00I grew bored of the LCH layout not long after I installed it in December, but each time I go to design something new I find it impossible to leave behind the original colors of my personal branding. Instead, I opted to make a few minor changes. New background, header, a super fun navigation bar (hover over them!), etc. I'll roll out the rest of the tweaks in the next few days but I wanted to get
2011-09-04T09:50:52.620-07:00Phew! I've been busy these last few days. I knocked out two full blog redesigns and I installed the first last night. I'm finishing up the coding for Susannah's new look and I am in loveeee with it! I really am. It's so fun and bright and colorful! Polar opposites in style to the one above! The one above was a test in my ability to design a simple, minimal layout. I liked the final outcome. Even
2011-09-04T09:50:52.620-07:00If I could wear pale pink, red, and white all day every day, I would. I mean, I guess I can right? There's that rad woman who only wears pink and her entire house is pink... and maybe even her dog. Not going to lie, I love her! Too much? Maybe.. But still! Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday simply because everything is a lovely hue and there are hearts everywhere. I just love it, okay!
2011-09-04T09:50:52.620-07:00Thursday, Thursday, Thursday! This week absolutely flew by! What happened to Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday?! I feel like they never even happened! I've managed to get a lot of design work done though! I can't wait to show you these lovely designs I've been working on! Here are some pretty things xo♥ this lil reminded of what's important ♥♥ these pretty strawberry pieces ♥♥ this laundromat
2011-09-04T09:50:52.621-07:00Today my sweet littlest pup turns one year old! Our lives have changed so very much since bringing her home in September, that's for sure! She entertains Georgia and keeps her happy. She provides endless amusement for me and Mike. She is hands down the best cuddle-pup in the whole wide world! She may do things like tear toilet paper to shreds (daily!), but our family dynamic wouldn't be the same
2011-09-04T09:50:52.621-07:00Hello honeybees! So in light of my recent career announcement, I had many people offer up the idea of starting a KickStarter fund for people to help support my self-employed dreams. While I truly appreciate all of your sweet gestures, words, and encouragement at my hesitation, I simply do not feel comfortable doing such a thing. While I fully understand the reason KickStarter (and various other
2011-09-04T09:50:52.621-07:00Just sharing some of our recent adventures as caught on film! I love how perfectly imperfect film photos are. I will always prefer film to digital. I think we just cherish them more. Flaws and all!Thanks for taking a peek!xoPS; Do I like feet pictures enough?!PPS; These were shot on a jank little disposable! (my favorite!)
2011-09-04T09:50:52.621-07:00Today is a busy day for me, honeybees! Four freelance clients, boatloads of emails to respond to, sponsorship stuff to take care of and design, and lots of posts to format! Not that I'm complaining one bit! Living the dream and I couldn't be happier :D Gotta make time for some friends tonight, too, so off I go! I'm going to share with you one of the recent albums I can't get enough of! I've
2011-09-04T09:50:52.622-07:00Here's the follow-up of iPhone 4 photos that I promised this weekend! Lots of pictures of my face and our silly, sleepy pups!001. the girls riding in the car (typically they're much more enthused!) 002. playing with the frisbee 003. litas! litas! litas! 004. the loves of my life. 005. mike being silly in the car. 006. picnic feet. 007. pipkin photobomb!001. lazy georgia. 002. lazy pipkin. 003.
2011-09-04T09:50:52.622-07:00Thanks to Diana's tip on Twitter, I snagged up these pretty pieces on super duper sale on Ideeli! I love love love discount shopping sites. I'm frugal and I like to get things cheap. Even better if the quality is stellar, the piece is pretty, and the price tag doesn't induce sticker shock. Today I snagged up...Pretty pretty heart shaped tea cups and saucer set ($15!)Babycakes Cupcake Maker (so
2011-09-04T09:50:52.622-07:00I'm kind of having fun incorporating the color palette into the photos. What do you think? This is what I wore yesterday, and to be honest, it's what I've been wearing for the majority of my days lately. Nashville has become so unbearably hot that even someone who has lived here their whole life can't help but complain. With that being said I needed a dress that was light-weight, long enough to
2011-09-04T09:50:52.622-07:00I thought it was prime time to get some photos off of my phone and share on the blog. You might remember that I left my iPhone 4 out in the rain a few weeks ago... ha. Well I got a new white one and I never realized how many pictures I take with that thing daily! I'm about to sync it up (finally!) with my iTunes to get all of my old pictures back, but felt it might be beneficial to go ahead and
2011-09-04T09:50:52.623-07:00Thank y'all so so so so very much for the sweet words you left on yesterday's post! My heart felt so full while reading your comments and tweets and emails! I can feel it in my bones that this is going to be a good thing for us. Calculated risks and a whole lotta hope is gonna get us through it! Let's just cross our fingers that we find "the one" real soon! I'd love to get it up and running by
2011-09-04T09:50:52.623-07:00I recently shared with you all my trials and tribulations with my current job. While the hours are minimal, the grief and headache are plentiful. I'm just not happy. I plan on staying there as long as I need to, however, because I know jobs are hard to come by. A few weeks ago I started daydreaming about the idea of taking my shoppe mobile before trying to plant myself in a brick and mortar shop.
2011-09-04T09:50:52.623-07:00(click the last photo to see full-size!)It's been a long time coming... We've been in our newest Home Sweet Home for over three months now (holy cow!) and I'm finally getting around to photographing some of it to share. Since we live in a studio loft and there are no walls, we're going to share it "space by space". Up first is my little workspace with my new computer (a graduation gift from my
2011-09-04T09:50:52.623-07:00Today is a busy day, honeybees! A busy day indeed! I have a "to do" list that is about five miles long and piling higher by the minute! Some days I wish I had an extra me to do some of it! Adobe CS5.5 isn't working out like it should, thus leaving me in a panic to try and figure something out to get it up and running again. This girl has design work to get done! I can't believe it's already the
2011-09-04T09:50:52.624-07:00Sweet little abandoned peach house. Smack in the middle of Lawrenceburg's historic downtown. We shot these on Father's Day (heyyyo!) and couldn't pass up the sweet little shack. My heart cardi is a bit dingy, I feel. Maybe it's due to the fact I can't keep anything white for very long. Yeeeesh. And I promise that this little white thrifted belt isn't the only belt I wear. I mean, I'm wearing it
2011-09-04T09:50:52.624-07:00Win your very own pair of Blowfish Shoes!Blowfish Shoes has been such a consistent and wonderful sponsor of Little Chief Honeybee over the past several months and I'm ecstatic because they're a truly wonderful company. I have so many pairs of Blowfish shoes, they're definitely taking over my collection! It's no secret that the Romans are my absolute favorite (I have brown and grey!), followed
2011-09-04T09:50:52.624-07:00Here are some Instax images from the past few weeks! I haven't used my little cameras in quite a while so it was good to show them some light finally!Do you have an Instax camera or Polaroid you still use? Feel free to share some of your favorite photos! (How do you store/share/show your developed Instax pictures at home?! I'm looking for a creative way to showcase mine opening in our home but
2011-09-04T09:50:52.624-07:00Yesterday evening we took the girls to the puppy park once Mike got home from work for some little running action. We were kind of enamored with the little boy bully that was there. Cutest lil' 11 month old English Bulldog who loved water and mud just as much as Georgia. He was more interested in trying to wrestle with Pip but we're holding out hope we see him again. (It makes us really want a
2011-09-04T09:50:52.625-07:00Phew! Getting a bit of a late start on TiLT this week! I've been eyeball deep in emails all day and I still have to edit shoppe photos for an inventory overhaul coming up (tomorrow!). I'm trying to get all of my ducks in a row for the fun things coming your way soon! The weather has been utter poo lately so I'm stuck indoors (and also because I can barely walk after that 30 Day Shred yesterday!).
2011-09-04T09:50:52.625-07:00One of the few male readers that I'm aware of on LCH suggested yesterday that I put the song at the very start of the post so you can click play and listen along while you read and scroll through. Made a lot of sense (obviously!) so I think I'll start taking that route! Still trying to get my Adobe situated but hopefully I can have that under control soon. This morning I woke up at decided to do
2011-09-04T09:50:52.625-07:00The heat is high here in Nashville. With the high still in the 90s every day, the forecast is calling for rain all the way through Friday. What a buzzkill, right? Well it's not like I spend too much time in that sunlight anyway (and my pasty white legs tell no lies! They just look tan here... a tan might be nice!) These photos were shot in an abandoned retail spot in my hometown. They tore down
2011-09-04T09:50:52.625-07:00It's Independence Day, y'all! What an exciting and wonderful priviledge it is to live in a country where we're free to speak and praise as we please. There may be a lot of things that need some tweaking, but nobody's perfect, right? A salute to all of those who have fought for our freedom and helped shape our country and our citizens into upstanding Americans!What better time to break out my new
2011-09-04T09:50:52.626-07:00I've been thinking a lot about life lately... First off, thanks for all of your sweet comments (and emails, tweets, etc) about my little cry sesh at work. As silly as it sounds I think everyone should have to work in a service industry (especially food/beverage) for at least a week. Just one week would totally change their attitude about how they treat others. Most of the time they may not even
2011-09-04T09:50:52.626-07:00I'm in love with a girl who's in love with the world...My hometown's claim to fame is being the death-and-final-resting place of Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. These photos were shot on the Natchez Trace just down from his burial site (and cabin). One thing I really love about the south is how the trees tend to canopy the roads in heavily wooded areas. I definitely dream of
2011-09-04T09:50:52.626-07:00It's been a while since I've been able to post a fun playlist for y'all! Grooveshark stopped working for me on Chrome and after about a month and a half I decided to try it on Firefox from the laptop and huzzah! It works! Here's a few tunes that I've been listening to religiously lately... Hopefully you'll find something new to love! What are you listening to lately?
2011-09-04T09:50:52.626-07:00These photos were shot down the street from Chris and Susannah's house. They live just off of a lake and this pier was a nice spot for photos at dusk. We were swarmed with mosquitos though! Also everyone in the neighborhood was watching us! I'm slowly but surely getting more accustomed to strangers staring as I pose for outfit photos. No big deal. I just need to whip up some bloggy business cards
2011-09-04T09:50:52.627-07:00I've been saving up from the sponsors the past couple of months by doing smaller scale giveaways so I could do a doozy like this one this month. While I know pink may not be everyone's color of choice, I can't pass up a sweet pastel hue and it's even better when I can play Super Mario on it! So this month, sweet honeybees, up for grabs is a pink Nintendo DS. Completely packaged up in it's
2011-09-04T09:50:52.627-07:00I tweeted publicly, told Susannah to remind me, and set my alarm Saturday morning as "A picture an hour!"... I had every intention on really pulling through this time! Last time we were on vacation with Chris & Susannah I really meant to do one, but alas I forgot. This time though, I stuck it out! Until the last 2 or so hours, that is. We didn't wake up until 11am but that was because we had a
2011-09-04T09:50:52.627-07:00Today has been one of those days. One of those days where it seems like everything has gone wrong. "When it rains, it pours!" they say. Indeed. But instead of letting it get the best of me, I put on my big girl britches (or dress) and was productive anyway. Maybe not quite as productive as I had intended, but still, I got things done. Among those things were five new fascinator designs for the
2011-09-04T09:50:52.627-07:00Would you believe me if I told you that I really loved this area that we shot pictures? This is, again, the same place as Country Cabin Bumpkin and Dandelion Seed! I have a knack for changing clothes in the car. We shot a lot of outfit photos this day so I could have some stuff to hold me over while I was galavanting around Chicago! (We're back, by the way! Got in last night and we were pooped!)
2011-09-04T09:50:52.628-07:00These photos are from the same location as the Country Cabin Bumpkin photos, but the front of the barn. These are the ones we were shooting when we got kind of run off the property. Luckily we still have a few to choose from! Last night was the birthday cookout for Susannah! We grilled, ate corn on the cobb, sat on the deck with great conversation, walked down to the Bonner Road Inn for a few
2011-09-04T09:50:52.628-07:00This week's giveaway is from the talented lady, Candy, behind the brand of My Sweet November! MSN has lots of fun molded cameo pendants worked up as brooches, earrings, necklaces, etc. There's something for the edgy side of you (skeleton cameos) or something for the sweet and "beach resort" type (that fab flamingo piece!). The color palettes fit so many outfits. Endless ways to style them! She's
2011-09-04T09:50:52.628-07:00These photos were shot last Sunday (Father's Day) in downtown Lawrenceburg. The little historic downtown area has so much charm about it. So many old abandoned business buildings, but pretty ones. It's almost a little sad, too. Seeing old establishments lose their clientele and eventually close up shop. It was a bit past dusk when we shot these but "after sunset" has become one of our new
2011-09-04T09:50:52.628-07:00So that silly secret surprise I was so excited about...Yesterday was an awesome day as Mike and I hopped in the car and drove 9 hours north to Chicago! All for the sake of surprising Miss Susannah Bean on her (belated) birthday! We told her we weren't going to be able to make it (and we weren't), but after both Mike and I got bummed we decided to drive up anyway, make it happen, and surprise her!
2011-09-04T09:50:52.629-07:00I can't help but laugh when I look at these pictures. They remind me of the cheesy opening credits to Laguna Beach from a million years ago. A book cover perhaps? This dress is totally not my usual style, either. Something about it really jumped at me on the Motel Rocks site though and I just had to have it! It's like biker meets vixen meets girly. I don't know. I just know I need some fierce
2011-09-04T09:50:52.629-07:00This week has been awesome. It's been a nice little vacation from the hustle and bustle of life. Mike and I didn't do anything special, but ever single minute was magical! I'd do it all over again, that's for sure! Here's more of what's ticklin' my fancy this week! (Yow!)♥ this picture from my new favorite tumblr ♥ ♥ these pretty stones ♥ ♥ these shark cupcakes ♥ ♥ this pretty kitty ♥ ♥ this chia
2011-09-04T09:50:52.629-07:00These were shot on the porch of the little abandoned cabin I shared earlier today. The rustic red wood of the place really set such a beautiful tone. I thought paired nicely with a crisp white summer dress and navy cardigan. This is another BeBop dress (same as this yellow one, and the sister dress to this purple one... which I also have in white!) It's the perfect fit and length for a sweet,
2011-09-04T09:50:52.629-07:00Here's a little behind the scenes look at one of our favorite "new found" outfit locations in my hometown! We snuck back behind the larger barn (as there weren't any "no trespassing" signs posted) and were elated when we were greeted by this sweet horse! Luckily no one caught us, but that's not to say we weren't run off the next day (more on that at another time!). I love Tennessee! Stay tuned
2011-09-04T09:50:52.630-07:00I'm so excited about the overwhelming response to the new Kaelah's Closet! So very happy to see all of those pieces go to new homes! I'll be hard at work today washing and ironing everything just to make sure it's in proper condition when it arrives at your doorstep! We didn't get a chance to work on Hive + Honey pieces nearly as much as I had hoped (and I left my paper with all of my custom
2011-09-04T09:50:52.630-07:00After an extended hiatus, I'm so excited to announce that Kaelah's Closet is back open for business! This time I'm using Goodsie as my e-commerce and it links directly to PayPal so you don't have to wait for me to invoice you! Snag dresses up at your leisure! But don't wait around too long because someone might get there first! Click HERE to shop! Shop Kaelah's Closet!
2011-09-04T09:50:52.630-07:00Mike and I have been relaxing in my hometown for a few days now. I scheduled up several posts just so we could take a little breather. Yesterday we headed down to Lawrenceburg to visit his family for Father's Day, and on our way we stopped at some of the most breathtaking areas for outfit photos. This one is actually in his parents' backyard though! I love the way the light captures a dreamy
2011-09-04T09:50:52.630-07:00A few little sneak peeks of our home sweet home.These are from the front porch where we don't spend near enough time. We like to hang out on the side porch, but I love the character of the entire building! I can't wait to share with you all a tour of our loft. xo Do you live in a cool building? Feel free to share!
2011-09-04T09:50:52.631-07:00Froyo dates with my mister are some of the very best dates of all! xo(I actually don't really like froyo... but the sorbet is deelish! and I may fill mine with gummy bears like I'm 5 years old, but that's okay!)
2011-09-04T09:50:52.631-07:00I'm really into the honeysuckle/peach color lately. Peach is my favorite color anyway, especially in chiffon. But the Pantone hue is truly gorgeous. I felt so summery in this dress. Sunkissed hair, white wedges and a tie back dress. The cardigan is really really busy for such a patterned dress, but I kind of love that. The only bad thing about this caridgan is that it's not cropped. Since it's
2011-09-04T09:50:52.631-07:00I've got a snazzy crop of sponsors as usual this month! No shortage of lovely blogs, shops and brands for you to peruse though! You might find your new daily read or something fabulous to wear! It's worth a shot, right? Please click through and say hello to each of these lovely people since they're what make Little Chief Honeybee possible! xoBLOG - TWITTER - PINTERESTSHOP - FACEBOOKBLOG - TWITTER
2011-09-04T09:50:52.631-07:00This week's sponsored giveaway is courtesy of Julie Ann Art! Up for grabs is a $25 shop credit to her etsy store full of pretty little cards! Check out some photos below and enter away!To be entered to win, Simply visit Julie Ann Art on Etsy and leave a comment below with your favorite design!For additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each entry!):Visit Julie Ann Art's blog and
2011-09-04T09:50:52.632-07:00I kind of love being a blonde. Don't tell anyone that though! Shh! I was really really missing pink though, so I had to give it a go. Even if only for a few minutes. I feel like I have cotton candy hair when it's pink and I kinda sorta love it. I might be rocking the pink even more in the upcoming days/weeks! It's funny how several of my friends have made mention that pink just seemed natural for
2011-09-04T09:50:52.632-07:00As promised (albeit, a week late), here are the pictures from our adventures in Fayetteville! We headed down to Sir's Fabric and it was like heaven! I can't tell you how many hours we spent poring through the broadcloth and tulle and burlap and lace. It was dreamy! We bought our weight in fabric and I'm sure I'll have it left 'til I die, but we simply must go back! Magical! I loved all of the
2011-09-04T09:50:52.633-07:00You're only getting one photo of me because the mister seems to be much more aerially inclined than I. Actually, I got some "sweet air" on so many of them doing random jumps from cheerleading growing up (groan... I know, right?) but man... those faces! I couldn't make a decent face to save my life. And truth be told: all emphasis was on my hair. It was like I was headbanging at a hard rock
2011-09-04T09:50:52.633-07:00This week's [really] long list of lovelies features solely kitty cats! I never realized how many kitty pictures I "liked" on Tumblr so here I am sharing them with you!♥ this pretty lady's birthday is today!♥I know she's not a kitty of any kind (but Mr. Little Jeans counts!), but she's a very special lady indeed! Miss Susannah is celebrating her 25th year of life today and since we can't be in
2011-09-04T09:50:52.633-07:00Yesterday consisted of eating burritos and lacking all grace (and you can tell by the burrito splotches on my dress). Also the paying of a car payment. That's really quite as eventful as it got. We got so bored after taking these photos that we started taking jumping ones. It was kind of hilarious and so much fun. I'll share some pictures later. (I also said I'd share Fayetteville pictures from