Saturday, December 29, 2012

Bee and Daisy will be taking applications for guest collaborators for 2013! Those chosen will receive FREE printables every few weeks (to be determined) in exchange for a review or feature on our products. This is perfect for those of you who are party planners, stylists, crafters, etc.  Just click on the following image to print our application.  Feel free to scan your completed application & send the image back, retype into a word document and send in, or just send your answers within an email to  Be sure that you write Bee and Daisy Application Submission within the subject line to avoid accidental deletion.  Thanks!!



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Facebook Giveaway!!

It's time for our next giveaway!! Be sure to check out our FACEBOOK page and locate the following wall photo.  Simply share it with your facebook friends & you will automatically be entered to win an invitation and decoraction collection of your choice!  No purchase needed to win. 

**If we reach 250 shares by Friday at 11:59 pm CST, we will giveaway 2 prizes!  You must LIKE Bee and Daisy to win.  Contest runs now through Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm CST.   These are digital items only, you print at home, nothing will be anyone in any country can win!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012


As I sit here the night before Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the holidays of my childhood.  It was a tradition for my sister and I to spend the night before with our grandparents.  Every year our Mammaw would be preparing everything imaginable for our big family dinner the next day.  The one thing that we looked forward to the most, was chopping up the cornbread for her homemade stuffing.  Using biscuit cutters, we smashed, mushed, and completely crumbled the yellow cornbread up.  It was fun to see how much of the crumbs could accumulate within our "chopper" and then let the big pile (imaging packed brown sugar) fall out into the rest of the crumbs and start all over again.  

My Mammaw in the 1960s with a niece.
We would go to bed around 11:00pm and this was extremely late for our grandparents!  Growing up on farms, they went to bed early and woke up before the sun rose.  I was always a night owl, so this humored me.  In the morning we would awaken to the smell of bacon cooking.  We would rush into the kitchen for our breakfast & then on to the living room to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.  Our parents would get there about then & our Uncle Terry would join us as well. 

Soon it was time to eat, and the large dinner table was filled with southern style foods that I still cannot get just right to this day!  After we had filled our bellies, football would be turned on, while my sister & I would beg to watch the cheerleading competitions that were usually on at the same time.

My Pappaw with my oldest, Avery, in 2006.
It's been 9 years since my Mammaw passed away and 3 since we lost Pappaw.  Yet, I can still hear their laughter and voices that made us all feel so welcomed and loved every day...not just during the holiday season.  I am thankful that I did have the chance to cherish each day with them.  They taught us to love, to live, and to enjoy the things that truly matter in

I hope that I can pass this on to my daughters, and one day my grandchildren as well.  It's never to early or too late to start your own family traditions and to make memories that will last not only your lifetime, but your loved ones' as well.

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Quick & Easy Cake Decorations

I don't know about you, but I love when something is quick, easy, and looks like I spent a long time making it! When I was coming up with ideas for our Vintage Apple Orchard party, I knew that I needed something cute for the cupcakes and cakes. I wanted a shabby chic, vintage feel to go along with the decor, but something that didn't require a lot of effort.

So, I purchased some pretty paper flowers from a great Etsy shop: Discount Paper Crafts and ordered two 6" cakes and two dozen cupcakes without any decoration from our local bakery. I then attached them to tooth picks using a tiny dab of hot glue. I made sure that all the glue "strings" were off & carefully placed them on the our cakes and cupcakes. These aren't made for food, so I did leave a bit of space between the frosting and the flower....just in case!

The result was just what I wanted. Beautiful, unique, and too sweet!! Give it a try...Photobucket

Printing from Bee and Daisy

We are now offering professional printing services for our invitations! We have several paper and size options for you to choose from. Just search our Upgrades and Printing section to view our pricing and info.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Toys “R” Us Red Carpet Black Friday Sweepstakes

Toys “R” Us Red Carpet Black Friday Sweepstakes: I just entered for a chance to win the Toys“R”Us Red Carpet Black Friday Sweepstakes!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Real Party - Sweet Pink Mod Monkey 1st Birthday!

Thanks to Ressa for sending in photos from her daughter's 1st birthday party!  Ressa used our Pink Mod Monkey printable decor and invite for the party theme.  The party featured a decorate your own cupcake table which was sure to please kids & grown ups alike!  Don't you just love the adorable party hat?  It's easy to create a one of a kind hat with our printable hat included in each collection & a few crafting supplies.  Click on the link above to purchase this set in our etsy shop.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sneak Peek...Ainsley's 2nd birthday!!

Our youngest (of 2), Miss Ainsley, will be turning two on Halloween.  I can't believe that she's already two...time goes by too fast!!  Of course, she's so petite that I forget that she's 22 months, until she starts talking & I have to remember that she's only 22 months! 

I just wanted to give a sneak peak at our planning by posting one of the photos from her birthday photo shoot.  We decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather today!  You never know when it's going to turn cold here in Illinois. 

I will post more as the party gets closer, but I won't be posting too much until after the actual party date (October 27th).  So...enjoy for now!!

My little Ainy-bug!!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Real Party - Adorable Pink Lemondae Party!

Take a look at the adorable party sent in by Maryann! She submitted photos of her daughter's 1st birthday party.  The theme was Lemonade, using our Pink Lemonade printable collection.  I love the tulle on the cute!! Thanks again Maryann for sharing your party photos.  If you have a party using Bee and Daisy printables, be sure to send them to me for a discount on your next party!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vintage Big Top Circus Collection

We would like to share our Vintage Big Top collection here on our blog.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Our Shabby Blue Rose collection is very popular! It is one of my favorites so I understand why!  I originally designed the beautiful blue floral paper for my daughter Ainsley's birth announcement.  I love seeing how creative my customers are!! Click on the following link to take a look at this adorable blog & thanks again to Shaa'ista for sharing her party with us!

Link:  Sofia's 1st Birthday Party

Amy Atlas Feature...

Another feature on the Amy Atlas blog that I want to share. Thanks again to Zehra for her beautiful photos of our Shabby Blue Rose collection! Be sure to check it out here:

Pink & Blue Guest Feature

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Upcoming Giveaway!!

I am excited to announce that starting April 1st, we will be hosting a giveaway! More details will follow, but one lucky person will win their choice of a party collection from the Bee and Daisy shop!  This will include a standard decor set and an invite.  Look for the giveaway on Sunday & be sure to tell your friends.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Hi everyone!  Clearly it has been a while since I have posted.  I just wanted to share that there are new changes coming to the blog.  I have set up the domain name, so you will no longer need to type blogspot at the end of the url.  Simply type & you'll get here!

That's not all! I am currently working on the design of the blog.  This will be a work in progress, as I am doing this myself.  I set up my photography website from scratch several years ago, so this should be pretty easy.  However, please hang in there while everything is being updated.  I know the blog isn't much right now, but I truly have high hopes for it!!

Oh...and yes, I did create all the graphics on this site...anyone interested in blog graphics, just let me know!!

Thanks again for stopping by.