Well with earthquakes and hurricanes, pools and popsicles a thing of the past, it is with great pleasure that I introduce the next fabulous giveaway! Several weeks ago, I decided to start featuring special local boutiques and stores. Some of the stores are clearly related to children and some are related with a TWIST! The first store I featured, was a home store… so definitely one of the stores not so clearly related. Chartreuse was that store, in case you missed that post. Cindy offers all sorts of goodies for a the home, but also for a child’s room- hand-painted custom signs to dressers, desks, beds, and everything in between.
Today, I am so excited to feature a store that is clearly all about babies and children! Drum roll please… it is located in Hilltop Shopping Center in Virginia Beach…… drum roll please…… Busy Bees Children’s Boutique!
Here is a little bit of history about the Busy Bees store and the beautiful owner, Stephanie Fisher:
How long have you been open?
Busy Bees opened its doors in May 2007. Thanks to our awesome customers, we have been voted Best of the Beach for the past 4 years!
Where are you from and how did you end up in this business?
I am originally from the Northern Neck of Virginia. I moved to Virginia Beach to attend Virginia Wesleyan College, where I met my wonderful husband, Josh Fisher. We fell in love with Virginia Beach and decided to call it home. We have now been in the area for twelve years! Growing up, I always dreamed I would run my own business. When the time was right, I did my research and learned that Virginia Beach lacked a children’s store, and I decided it was time to fill that void. It was really important to me to offer a one-stop-shop for parents, grandparents, and kids alike. I also wanted to offer the very latest in children’s clothing as well as accessories. Busy Bees is always growing and evolving partly because I LOVE listening to my customers and making sure we constantly meet their needs and exceed their expectations. One of my favorite parts about owning a children’s boutique is meeting my customers and actually watching their family’s grow.
What services do you offer?
Busy Bees offers a variety of services including an awesome baby registry for expecting parents. We also have a Birthday Club! Of course don’t forget online shopping, shipping, and complementary gift wrapping… (*Which I personally LOVE LOVE LOVE!)
What sizes do you sell- is it just babies and children?
We actually go all the way from NEWBORN up to TWEEN!
What are some of the gorgeous lines you carry?
Nest Diaper Bags
Aden and Anais
Serena and Lily
Melissa and Doug
Oh my goodness, these are some of my all time absolute favorite lines… Kissy Kissy probably wins for newborns and babies for me! I just had to have all of my babies in that crazy soft cotton- I want Kissy Kissy grown up pajamas! When Aden and Anais first came out with their swaddling blankets, I purchased them for an expecting friend, and she confided in me later, that they were her favorite gift from her baby shower and then she started giving them as gifts too!
Here is what some people are saying:
“Busy Bees is the perfect local children’s boutique to find unique and fun clothing that my children love. The quality of the merchandise is unmatched in this area. It’s great to be able to find everything from school clothes to special occasion to smaller birthday gifts all in one place. I come almost weekly to check out the great, new things!” – Jennifer G.
“We love Busy Bees because they offer the newest youth fashion trends while keeping school dress codes in mind. Their convenient Hilltop location is also a bonus for last minute hard to find wardrobe items.” – Angie C.
This GIVEAWAY IS SO AWESOME! The winner (chosen by random.org), will receive a 4 pack of swaddlers, 3 pack of bibs and a 2 pack of burpies… value around $100! (These sets can be selected and customized for either a boy or girl)
Here is HOW to ENTER the giveaway (IT’S SO EASY!):
1. Leave a comment below (on this blog post), about what Busy Bees means to you- either what you think about the name Busy Bees or just about the store itself! Just leave Stephanie some “love”.
2. Go to Busy Bees Facebook page
and click “LIKE”, leave a comment HERE on this blog post (now you have two entries). Feel free to leave (an optional message on Stephanie’s wall… everyone loves messages!) It is okay if you are already a Facebook fan of Busy Bees, just leave a comment here saying so
To be clear, there are three quick steps to enter, leave three separate comments on the blog and that’s it!
For additional entries:
2. Subscribe to this Blog (enter your email on the sliding side bar to the left, then verify your email, when it comes to your inbox).
**Leave a comment for each additional entry.
ONE Winner will be chosen on October 5th at 9am EST.