The Bee's Knees and a Giveaway


The little honey pot/jar I found at Marshalls and just had to get it. I thought it would be fun for the kids, and why not enjoy putting a swirl of honey on our morning toast with something this cute! The little pot is actually quite small. I can easily cup it in the palm of my hand.

I love the print on these tea towels! I actually bought them a few months ago. How could I pass them up? They shouted summer when I laid eyes on them. I bought a most yummy smelling bar of lemon verbena soap and a little faux bird's nest at the same time. As I laid those items on the counter, I thought "Hmmm...these would make a cute gift together" and at that moment the lady who rang me up said, "Are these a gift for someone?" I didn't have anyone in mind, so I just said they were a gift to myself! Now don't you think these are just the Bee's Knees? That little phrase popped into my head and I knew I'd heard it before, but wasn't exactly sure of the meaning or if it really did mean anything. So I looked it up and it means...something excellent or outstanding. Yup, that's this! And now I'm on the lookout for a bee skep for my little side porch. One that's twiggy, maybe from grapevines. When I want one, that's when I can't seem to find them.

I was curled up on the couch this afternoon reading a book when all of a sudden I heard my seven year old son screaming and crying. You mom's out there know when your child sounds like they're hurt. Between the couch (that I was on) and the gate in the picket fence (where he was), I imagined all kinds of injuries. Maybe he'd stepped on a nail, gashed his leg, fallen off the porch and split his head open, etc. I'll risk sounding callous by saying I was quite relieved when I found out he'd been stung on the bottom of his foot by a bee! Poor little guy... I could clearly see the stinger and pulled it out. Then his little sister and I helped him hobble into the house and we poured on the sympathy. We cleaned up his foot, put a little ice pack on it, gave him a tiny dose of medicine to get rid of the sting, washed his tears away with a cool washcloth, and let him recline on the couch with the portable DVD player.

Normally, I'd make him tough it out a bit (he's my drama queen), but he does have quite a fear of being stung after an episode last spring. He was playing with some older cousins and a whole swarm of yellow jackets stung him all over his poor head. I pulled out over 20 stingers that time. So, I don't mind a little drama when it comes to his fear of being stung.

Now that I've made you suffer through my stories, I come to the really good part! A giveaway! I know this isn't a milestone such as a 100th post or a Cottage Charm Giveaway, but I have such wonderful reader's out there who have left me such sweet, thoughtful, kind, encouraging comments that it makes me want to do something in return! So this coming Sunday evening at 6:00 pm, I will draw a name from the comments left on this post. The prize, you ask???? One of those cute bee tea towels above along with a couple of surprise gifts! You do like surprises, don't you? Please don't forget to leave an email address if your name doesn't link to a profile or blog so that I can notify the winner.

Goodnight dear friends, and sweet dreams!

21 comments:

Lori said...

Oh that poor little one! My three sons used to always get stung by wasps! Now there 19, 21, and 23, boy I'd give anything to feel so needed now! Enjoy him while he's young!! I envy you! Lori

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just found your blog from a post you left on another blog.

My daughter is 22 and still terrified of bees from a bee sting she got when she was 7. It doesn't make any difference how old they are they're still your babies.

Your bee towels are adorable!

~Elaine~ from SoCal
roz_etta@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Count me in. I collect bee items. I have quite a few and am always excited when I see new things!!
BTW, I love your blog!!

Dee said...

Sign me up please

Anonymous said...

Poor little guy--I don't like bee stings myself and can't say I'd act any different even at my age. Hope that experience fades quickly so that he can enjoy the summer.

I enjoy your blog. Thanks so much for sharing.

Gail from Ohio
tcupquilt@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

Bees can be scary, I'm glad he's ok...bee items on the other hand...not so scary but so cute. Congrats on your 100th post.

Dana said...

Eeekkk! I admire bees from afar and love the "image" of a bee . . . but when it comes to a bee being within 3 feet of me I get a little weak in my bees knees!!

I love surprises. Sorry your little one had his own surprise. :(

Dana said...

Your comments on my blog are CRACKING me up!! If I ever do tire of my pink daisy quilt that I bought for ONE DOLLAR I will be sure to send it to you. (You'll have to give me your address . . . so that I can promptly throw it away!!)

Ele said...

Oh Anita, got to love a giveaway! So much fun. I've been thinking about doing one this summer too! One thing about bee stings, no blood! I know they really hurt, tho. I will make you a boy card if you want. Just e-mail me through my profile if you want a large tag card, or regular 5x7. I will make a couple and send pics to you. Then you can pick what you want.
Ele

Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

As soon as I saw that cute bee towel my eyes were scrolling down the text to see if you ordered them online so I could order some too! They are so adorable. Please count me in!

Marie said...

I love your blog and I love those towels!!! How sweet are they...just looking at them gives me cavities!! Ha. I feel for you with your son, although mine are older (21 & 16) I still spend most of my waking hours (and some of the sleeping ones, too) worrying about them!!

Mrs. G said...

oh man...bee stings are so painful! bless his heart, maybe he'll never be stung again :)

I'd love to be entered in your Bee give away...

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I'd love to be entered in your drawing! Thanks-Becky
dbbynum@pld.com

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Anita, those are some sweet items you found at Marshall's...that is one of my favorite stores!

Sorry to hear about your sons episode with the bee...my dd is terrified of them!

Paula said...

Cute things! I've enjoyed reading your blog and hope to start one of my own soon.

Deb said...

Hope the bee sting is feeling much better! I inevitably get stung each summer, the worst being the surprise of a bee stinging me when I've just put on clothing that was hung out to dry.
Very cute 'bee' items!
Debbie

kgorse@shaw.ca said...

What a beautiful little honey pot. I hope your little guy is feeling better...
Karen

a pink-bee said...

Just found your blog-how neat :)
Please enter me in your giveaway, perfect prizes ( I am a beekeeper)
Hope the sting is better, have had many and they are no fun.

ACottageIndustry said...

OK, that honeypot is just TOO cute! And the towel!!! I love 'em both! Thanks for sharing!
Tarcey

jennifer said...

I just love your little bee finds! Too bad the real bees weren't so kind to your little guy!

Gayla said...

This is an adorable blog, and those little prizes are so cute. Thanks for entering me, too!