Summer Vacation: QBM Summer Show & A Guest Post for a Good Cause.

Queen Bee Market Summer Show 2011 was a complete success while we were on vacation!
Held in San Diego, right on the water,
the actual market was once again off the charts.
I'm serious when I say it is a MUST SEE market!

The pictures speak for themselves.
The vendors are amazing and the quality of goods....the best!

 My booth is starting to feel cluttered to me.
Watch for some changes at the next market!
Don't worry though....the doors are staying.

Our 11 x 14 prints of our Dear Dave + April....Work in Progress displayed.
Online sales starting soon. I promise!

And now for some amazing booths that had me in awe! 

New vendor Smitten! Perfect word choice for this booth.
I was completely smitten. Wish I had a little girl or boy to decorate for!
But I did come home with a floor lamp from this booth for my family room.

We Love Citrus was another wonderful new vendor! I met Ana actually at the Unique LA fair where she was a vendor at the weekend before. We started chatting and Queen Bee Market came up and she said..."I'll be there!" I think we hugged each other at that point. We were so excited to be able to see each other again. She is so sweet and passionate about her business. She is infectious in the best way!

Another new vendor....Fairly Fabulous!
It was so fun to be booth neighbors.
I loved my time with Megan.
I came home with a little owl as a gift from Megan.
I love it sitting on my desk. It makes me smile as I think of her.

Me and Megan at the end of the show.
Please excuse my bad hair day and wrinkled shirt.
We were up at 4:30 am that morning and that was after only 1.5 hours of sleep!

Joyful Joyful was back for this show and it made me smile.
Courtney always makes me happy.
She is so stinkin' cute.
And look at those party hats!!

Domestic Nest is a husband + wife team that we love.
I purchased one of those leather valets for Dave as a thank you for all his hard work during the market.

Blue Corduroy is always a favorite and she got a lot of our money this market!
Kaia bought a beanie and a bag and I bought a crocheted covered mason jars to hold my pens on my desk.
I love my desk adorned with handmade objects from friends I love!

Lindsay from The Pleated Poppy is a girl after my own heart....
mixing fun fabrics in unexpected ways!
Her booth is full of all kinds of fabulous treats.
I had fun helping a friend pick out a posie pin for her purse! 

Jess from Allora Handmade is one of the Queen Bees!
She came with a swoon worthy booth that her husband helped designed.
Let's just say that Dave and her husband, Clint, always find each other to chat up booth design during the markets!!

 She is responsible for Rosette Fever!

Two more favorite people from Queen Bee Market....
Emmy from Much Ado About You!
The best personalized calendar/planners for us crafty girls.


Marcie from RedStar Ink!
Marcie and I really connected at this market.
Let's just say I fell in love with Marcie and have a slight girl crush on her...
and her designs! Dave loves her style also. 

Everything at The Queen Bee Market is cute.
[but the lighting is bad for photos...sorry for the yellow}

Even the checkout is cute!!

And last, but definitely not LEAST.
The fundraiser event that happened at the Summer Market.

Jeannett from Life Rearranged has a heart of gold.
Her blog is one of giving.
She hosted a canned food drive at the summer market
and it was successful beyond her dreams!

I met Jeannett at my very first Queen Bee Market.
I was unsure of everything at that time.
She was my biggest cheerleader.
She is everyones biggest cheerleader.

She is raising awareness on her blog for others.
This month she is focusing on Special Needs Families and Kiddos and raising money for
 the Free Wheelchair Mission.

She asked me to be a guest blogger over there today and I wrote a bit about what it is like to be a part of the special calling of being 'A Special Needs Family!'
I was honored and humbled.

Please go check out her heart of gold and my post HERE where I share a bit of my family's heart
 and consider donating to a worthy cause.
We did!
She makes it easy.
She only asks for ONE DOLLAR or ten!
Whatever you can afford.

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  1. Thanks for sharing all these great market shots. All the cool girls were there. :~) Still trying to decide if doing markets is my thing. It's a lot of fun though.

  2. Your booth is Gorgeous!!!! I wouldn't change a thing.

  3. I love the booth and all those shops that you mentioned! Such great items!!

  4. This is the best post on QueenBee Market yet! Thank you! I so badly wanted to go but ended up being out of town...I love seeing all the different shops and what some of the best were! Thank you for sharing!! :)


  5. do you know if there is anything like this in the seattle area? i love love love your stuff, but i don't know if i'll ever make it to one of these....

  6. Hi! Loved your guest post! Love that you shared every family members perspective! STAT changes needed...agreed!
    The market looks awesome. Your booth is perfect!

  7. You are so cute! I WISH I looked as cute at the end of the day as you! It was just lovely getting to hang with you all day. Can't wait to catch up more- I'll email you this week. So glad you are loving your little hoot. ;)

  8. I just read your guest post. Just wanted to say- I love your heart! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Oh GOSH I wish I lived closer! Looks like such a blast! You booth was gorgeous. LOVED the doors :)

  10. I just read your guest post. You are simply amazing. Your whole family is. I have read your blog for a while now and I was aware of your sweet son's special needs, but my heart broke when I was reading about what happened at school. Praying that the children will react well when you educate them!

  11. oh why can't I live in CA? I keep telling my husband we need to PCS to Travis....they have NOTHING like this in NJ.....sigh.....

  12. Your booth was my absolute favorite! I love your style, and your products! Queen Bee was a blast - can't wait to go again next time!

  13. Your booth is fantastic! I love the old door back-drop! So wishing I lived on your side of the country!
    Scissor & Spatulas

  14. I just clicked on all of those links to check them out. I LOVE your door backdrop/booth!

  15. Wow your booth is fantastic! Simply amazing :) We would be honored if you linked this up to The Scatter Girls' Craft Booth Link Up Party going on right now: http://scattergirls.blogspot.com/2011/10/craft-booths.html


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