the Queen Bee Market & $700 Value Giveaway

Queen Bee Market Instagram Giveaway

Raise your hand if you know that I own and run the Queen Bee Market. It’s the other hat I wear a few times a year and something that I’m passionate about.  The next one is fast approaching and I’d love to see you there if you are local.  (or even if you’re not!) Download a flyer to keep for yourself or to forward to a friend. You can check [Read More…]

Hello Monday

SNAP! classes

I just got back from SNAP! and am feeling inspired.  And exhausted.  I’m taking a day to regroup and then tackle this week.  One of the highlights was spending some time with this girl: Lisa does Hello Monday every week and this week I decided to play along. Hello airport.  Second time in 2 weeks. Hello laundry that has piled up after a weekend away. ugh. Hello fun QBM finds. [Read More…]

iPad Mini Giveaway for QBM shoppers!

iPad mini giveaway

This fall I’ve had the opportunity to host two Queen Bee Markets.  Next week will be the third and final stop of the season at the Sheraton Carlsbad.  It’s been so fun over the years to meet 30days friends that have come to shop at the market.  I’d love to see you there! And pssst….there will be some super fun bloggers there on Friday night. photography by blackbird ink What [Read More…]

Dear DownEast Basics…

DownEast Basics

Dear DownEast Basics, I love you.  You have on trend, affordable, colorful clothes for me AND for my daughter.  Your customer service is awesome.  And the people working for your company are fantastic to work with.  You ship items quickly and make it easy to purchase from and again.  Congrats on turning 21!! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to review your amazing products. Thank you for also being willing [Read More…]

Queen Bee Market Craft Show

the Queen Bee Market

I’m a wife and mom first.  I also post a lot here.  But did you know that I own the Queen Bee Market?  QBM is a craft show (boutique) that my awesome sister, Jess and I started a couple of years ago.  Jess has since decided to focus on AH and to be a QBM vendor.  So I’m one busy bee (pun totally intended) behind the scenes these days….. QBM [Read More…]

Busy beeee……


It’s already time for the next Queen Bee Market!!  I normally don’t have shows back to back so this one came fast.  It’s TOMORROW and Saturday in Carlsbad, CA! This time we’ll be right next to the beach so come get your shop on!  Looking forward to another great show with amazing vendors!

SNAP! recap: QBM edition


After a year of talking, planning, anticipating- SNAP! came and went in what seemed like five minutes. I’m not sure how I got to work with so many fabulous girls- but I feel lucky to have been a part of the rock star SNAP! team, aka the SNAPettes.  Thanks Tauni for including the Queen Bee Market this year! With all of the hulabaloo I managed to only get about 15 [Read More…]

Queen Bee Market at SNAP!

Queen Bee Market Team

Time is flying by! In just a couple of months I’ll be heading to Utah for SNAP!- a creative conference with insanely awesome speakers and team.  I hope I get to meet some of you there!!? Are you going?  I couldn’t be more excited.  To add to the anticipation I will be hosting a craft show— you may have heard of it- The Queen Bee Market. Photo from Blackbird Ink [Read More…]

Just got a whole lot sweeter……


Have plans for one month for tomorrow? If you are in SoCal- cancel them!!  I am insanely, ridiculously, over the top excited to announce some big news.  November 18th and 19th is our next Queen Bee Market, our handmade market with 50+ vendors.  And this time we are welcoming a special guest……… Mindy Gledhill will be in concert at the Queen Bee Market!!I adore Mindy’s music. Love, love, love it.   [Read More…]