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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?
Bumbleride Strollers
Nest Diaper Bags
Aden and Anais
Serena and Lily
Tea Collection
Kissy Kissy
Kate Mack
Anita G.
Bailey Boys
Little English
Dante Beatrix
Vineyard Vines
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, 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:)
3. Go to Sweet People Photography/Elyse Cardon Photography Facebook page and click “like”.  If you are already a fan (I LOVE YOU TOO), feel free to leave (an optional) message on my wall. BUT TO ENTER, leave a comment here on this blog that you are a FB fan already.
To be clear, there are three quick steps to enter, leave three separate comments on the blog and that’s it!
For additional entries:
1. Follow me on Twitter.
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.
Busy Bees Children’s Boutique
1544 Laskin Road #216
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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lucy - I love busy bees. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and all the merchandise is beautiful!

Meg - I liked your facebook page!

Kelly - I liked busy bees facebook page!

Kelly - I haven’t been to busy bees yet – but the facebook page shows that it has the quality products I am going to want to buy from there once I know what I am having!

Emily - I subscribe to the SPP blog

Emily - I am a new fan of SPP photography on Facebook!

Emily - I am a fan of Busy Bees on Facebook

Emily - Busy Bees is, by far, the best children’s store in the area! The store is as beautiful as their wonderful merchandise. I re-discovered the store when I had my daughter and REALLY enjoy shopping for her there!

Rachel - i subscribe to the SPP blog

Rachel - i am SPP’s biggest fan!

Rachel - i’m a new fan on the BB facebook page!

Rachel - busy bees is one of the best stores in town for unique clothing and gifts for children!

karen - I subscribe to your blog.

karen - i am a fan of spp on facebook

karen - i am a fan of busy bees on facebook

karen - really like the aden and anais products…cannot wait to see the whole store

Katherine Smothers - I am a HUGE fan of SPP!

Katherine Smothers - I am now a fan on FB of Busy Bees!

Katherine Smothers - I love the name Busy Bees!! As the mom of 4 year old twins, it perfectly describes the fun youthful energy of children! Even though I live in Richmond, I am dying to get down there and check out the store!

Valerie - Subscribed via email! :)

Valerie - Followed @ecphotography09 on Twitter

Valerie - Liked Elyse Cardon Photography on Facebook.

Valerie - I liked Busy Bees on Facebook

Valerie - Busy Bees has CUTE stuff!!!

tamsen - looks like a really fun store! i could spend HOURS in stores like that :)

Ashley Chin - It looks like a neat store! I have friends that are getting ready to have babies and I will definitely be stopping in for some gift ideas!!!

Denise - Subscribed! : )

Denise - Visited SPP’s Facebook page and left a comment (again under Jason’s name! LOL)

Denise - “Liked” Busy Bees on Facebook & left a comment (although under my hubby’s name by accident! Oops!)

Denise - I love the name Busy Bees! It’s something any mom can relate too and suites the little ones to a tee : )

Denise - I love the name Busy Bees and think everyone can relate to it. It describes the little one’s to a tee : )

Laura - What an adorable store!! It sure looks like they offer a ton of cute clothes and decor. The name busy bees is so cute, to me it reminds me of little kiddos busy playing on a playground :)

Jenny - What a cute cute store!!!

Jill Dalton - We LOVE Busy Bees! The Tea Collection is our favorite for my daughter and we always love Vineyard Vines for my young son! Thank you for offering great items in such a cool store!

Tammy Wyland - Love your store :)

Rebecca Silverstein - Will have to check it out!

Laura - I am a facebook fan of both Busy Bees and Sweet People, two wonderful local businesses that cater to families and go out of their way to provide quality service and products.

Laura - Entering Busy Bees Boutique makes me want to have another child! *ALMOST* :)

Laura - This store is PERFECT for finding unique clothes and toys for your unique children and friends!

rachel - i subscribe to your blog.

rachel - i follow you on twitter

rachel - i am already a fan of SPP on facebook

rachel - i am already a fan of busy bees. Love the store.

rachel - I love a&a products. The store has a great selection is really unique items. I have already purchased a few items for my little one who is not due until December. I am sure that I will become a regular one he arrives.

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