In Nashville? Want Your Picture Taken?!

Kaelah's Graduation Outfit

Got yourself a cute fiance/husband/boyfriend? Want some snazzy photos of you taken together? Are you a mom with an adorable family? Want some family portraits? How about just a regular ol' guy or gal who wouldn't mind some professional photographs to use online? Mike is now booking FREE portrait sessions through part of June! He's looking to fill out his portfolio, achieve a certain aesthetic, and do what he loves to do most... photograph people!

I'm so very lucky to live with someone so talented and driven. His passion is photography and that is undeniable. He's motivated and determined to make it his life career and I am behind him 100%! He takes all of my photos for this little blog so you should be familiar with his work! The above pictures are of Miss Susannah Bean and her beau, Chris! Two of our very favorite people in the whole wide world!

Maybe you're on a shoestring budget and can't afford engagement photos? Whatever the case may be, we'd love to work with you! (I say we because I'd obviously be there... as his "assistant"... toting around bags and gear! haha) If you live in Nashville/Franklin/Clarksville, etc, or anywhere (as long as you can travel to Nashville) then email me and let's set something up! We're willing to travel within 20 miles of Nashville if the location is that great. Mike loves to shoot outdoors, on location, with interesting backdrops.

If you take part then you will receive a .zip folder with the edited images after the shoot and you can use them online, have them printed at Walgreens, or whatever! If you're interested, please email me at with the subject line: "Photoshoot!"We can discuss when and where, and props, too! It'll be fun, I promise! xo

PS; The winner of the $50 Urban Outfitters giftcard is: Brandy Nicole! Congrats! I'll be in touch! xo

Sweet Summertime

Hi honeybees! Sorry for the crickets over on this little blog. Seems I've taken sickly the past few days. An annoying cough has turned chronic, my voice has gone on vacation, and the constant jolt from all of this hacking has left me with a migraine. Always lovely yes? I had to leave work early last night and I've spent the past 3 days sipping on Robitussin DM and Ibuprofen. I'm sure it'll pass soon though! Memorial Day weekend is generally the start of all of the summer shindigs and weekends spent at the river, so I'm celebrating by rounding up a few images that have me pumped for the heatwave coming our way! I'm also going to leave you with a very favorite song of mine (video included!). "In This Diary" by The Ataris is probably my soundtrack to the summer every year! Nothing gets me in the mood for road trips, windows down, with friends like that song...

I want to stop being sick so I can enjoy all of this sunshine in the pool with a lemonade and loud music! 

What are your favorite songs for summer? 
How are you planning on spending your summer months?!

Things I Love Thursday

I'll be honest... I'm getting a little fed up with Blogger. I may have jinxed myself a few weeks ago when someone asked if I liked the Blogger platform and if it ever gave me problems. I raved about how easy to use it was and said nope, no problems ever! Then twice in the past 6 days it's gone awry. I couldn't sign in for 17 hours yestreday/last night. Finally I cleared my cache/cookies/history and it freed up some. C'mon Blogger... get it together! Until then I'm researching the migration to WordPress or TypePad. Even still I probably couldn't get around to it for a few weeks with my schedule. Anyway, let's look at lovely things, shall we?!

♥ this clip of phoebe. she's my favorite! ♥

this pug frenchie + his heart glasses! ♥

♥ this pic of JT reminds me of these guys! HA! see it?! ♥

♥ this example of good parenting ♥

this piece by Alyssa! must buy! ♥

♥ this hair! i want wigs with both plz! ♥

♥ this! Amy Poehler's BUST cover in Liz Lemon's office on 30 Rock! ♥

♥ this other example of awesome parenting ♥

this fab infographic (30DayDetox approved!) ♥

♥ this Atlas Moth from SE Asia/India ♥

What are you loving this week?

PS; In case you're new around these parts, I always source the image under "this" in the caption if I know where the original came from! Unfortunately thanks to sites like Tumblr and WeHeartIt, it's often times impossible to know the origin of pieces. Don't hesitate to share the source of the original creator in the comments below! I'll definitely edit to give credit!

Look who's 2! Miss Georgia Sue!

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My sweet baby bully is two years old today! Coming in just a day after my blog's birthday, and two after Mike's dad, celebrations are in full-swing at our little home. Well, wrestling is in full swing I should say. Georgia is feeling loads better after her two eye surgeries on Thursday and now she won't stop playing with Pip (even though we're trying to get her to calm down). Glad to know that even at 2 she's still a puppy at heart! Doesn't that translate into teenage human years? Or so the myth/thought says. I can see that... she's defiant sometimes like you'd expect a teenager to be, but she's still the absolute apple of my eye. I remember picking her out of the bunch, thinking I wanted a male at the time. She was so demure and sweet, following me feet around the yard. It was love at first sight. Sometimes she impersonates a baked potato perfectly (arms and legs tucked under her rotund belly, laying there lifeless), but you'd be surprised how much power and energy that stout little body holds. 

I love that little dog so very much. Waking up every morning with her snoring at my feet is the best... even if I do have to struggle with the covers that she's pinned under herself. And sometimes, just sometimes, she lets me cuddle her up on my pillow with my arms around her at night like a teddy bear. Okay, so to say I love her is an understatement. I'd pay for a million more surgeries if it meant keeping her around forever!

Happy birthday, Georgia Sue! 

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Little Chief Honeybee turns 2!

Two years ago I made my very first post. While I claimed to attempt updating at least once a day, I had no intention on it ever becoming such a large part of my life. I had no idea that a ways down the road it would be my biggest business venture, and that it would bring into my life so many wonderful people that I will never forget. I didn't plan to document outfits or breakups or relationships. I didn't expect my soon-to-be-new-boyfriend to "get" it (and he didn't, for a while!) I didn't expect so many incredibile opportunities to be placed at my door (or email inbox, if you will). I didn't expect to meet one of my very best friends in the world. I never in a million years could have imagined that in twenty four months that this would be where I'm at in the world.

the first photo ever posted on LCH!

This blog means so much to me. It sounds so silly to say that, I'm sure, but it documents so much of my life since I was freshly-twenty-one. I hope that this little piece of the internet will still be around once Mike and I decide to start a family, and I would love to share this with our children one day. The good, the bad, and the entire journey. I know I've said it before, but I don't feel like any of you are "readers" or "fans" or "followers"... you're truly all fabulous friends that I have the privilege of being around. Even if you just lurk and never comment. If you haven't taken a chance to email me or introduce yourself, please do! I want to meet every single one of you! You are the ones that make this adventure so exciting! So worth it! (It may take me a couple of days to respond... I'm notoriously intimidated by unopened emails!)

In May 2009, I started this little blog and called it Honeybee In The City. Here I was, a wide-eyed 21 year old girl moving to New York City by herself after having only ever been to Times Square. I moved into an apartment in the East Village. I didn't even know where the East Village was! I had no friends in the city, and no idea what I was getting myself into. But I was excited! I would've missed out on so many wonderful things had I never taken that chance. BUST Magazine was absolutely a to-die-for experience these past two years. I'm still constantly inspired by those girls on the daily. I took sick while there and missed out on a week or two of fun, so the blog really kind of didn't pick up until the end of July/early August. But to think that it's come this far since just then!? It's mind blowing. And I love the fact that I have this little space to reflect back on my two summers spent living and working in New York City. Those were two of the best summers of my life and I have so many fond memories!

I used to look up to certain bloggers and just be fascinated at how they carried themselves. They seemed to have this air of confidence about them and they just motivated me to want to be a happier, stronger person. After a tumultuous three year relationship failed (finally!) I gave myself the okay to start living a much more positive life. While I've kept the sad sob stories to a minimum on LCH, I've found that since making the conscious decision to be happy, I don't have quite as many. Life doesn't seem overwhelming anymore. This blog has been there to see many great things transpire in my life, such as getting Georgia or getting back in touch with Mike. I've roadtripped to meet friends and see places. I've documented a large part of my final two years of college. And yes, I actually go back and read some of those entries and cringe in horror and embarrassment at my lack of story telling ability, grammar, and all around interest. (Seriously, It's hard for me. I have to just leave those in the dark past! I get so so so embarrassed!) As crazy as it is, it's been a learning lesson and it's been something that I can look back on and measure just how much I've grown up since then. I'm still a kid, and I think I'll always have a bit of that in me, but now I'm 23 years old, engaged to a wonderful person, and I'm just now on the doorstep for the rest of my life. It's exciting to say the least. And yes, I'm very very cheesy!

One year ago I was overjoyed at the fact my blog had 600 readers. 600 people who thought I was interesting enough to subscribe. (When Mike and I got together, I only had like 220! He's been with LCH almost the whole way!) Now today there are over 4,000 subscribers in just Google Reader (and 5,000 with BlogLovin!)! It's a dream come true and I can't even wrap my mind around it. But that's not even the best part. The best part is the people I've come to know and love and speak to on a daily basis because of blogging. It's brought so many wonderful people into my life. Not only people but sweet businesses and brands, too! I've had the incredible opportunity to work with some of my favorite brands since I started blogging and that's been totally surreal.

So with that I say thank you! To all of you! You all make this journey such a blessing and such a fun experience. The comments, emails, tweets, etc are all just icing on the cake. To know that you're at all interested even remotely in my simple little life in Tennessee... well, that's awesome! I hope to share so much more with you in the future. Including but not limited to: a wedding, fun adventures, a new home in due time, and maybe even little honeybees of our own! But like I said, don't let this be one sided! Send me your emails and your blog links and the like! It's no good for thousands of people to know all about me if I don't know about you, too! Friendship is a two way street!

Thanks for making Little Chief Honeybee one of my favorite parts of the day. Every single one of you deserves credit for this little blog! ♥ I love you all so so much! And Happy Birthday, blog! 

Here's to the next year with all of you! I hope I'm able to meet so many more of you in person and create lasting friendships! I hope I can see more of my best friends in different states, and make so many memories my brain fights to hold them all (that's where you come in, LCH!). Here's to year three of blogging! xo

Sponsored Giveaway!: ViviDot -- CLOSED

I'm excited about today's giveaway because I truly truly adore and respect the designer behind ViviDot, Molly! I've seen ViviDot all around the blogosphere for some time now and when she wanted to sponsor LCH I was kind of like "Whoa! Really? Me? You wanna sponsor my blog?!" I've admired her business skills, ethics, branding and just all around savvy for quite some time. It really doesn't hurt that she's the sweetest gal ever! She's always willing to lend a helping hand and I think that speaks volumes about a person in business! Not only is she a total rockstar, but she also makes some of the cutest accessories ever. I love that she's so involved in every single facet of her business when it comes down to running it and even design. I definitely hold her in high regard when I think about where I'd like to take hive+honey in the future! I know you'll love this giveaway, too, because she's being so generous by offering up one lucky reader a $75 shop credit to ViviDot

All you gotta do to enter is visit the ViviDot shop and pick out what you'd spend your $75 on! Leave a comment below with your choices and a contact email!

If you'd like additional entries (leave a separate comment for each one!),
  • Tweet about the giveaway using this: "Win a $75 shop credit to @ViviDot via @KaelahBee's blog!"
  • Follow @ViviDot on Twitter
  • Leave Molly a super sweet comment on her Blog
A winner will be drawn at random on Thursday and announced shortly thereafter! Good luck, honeybees!

Congrats to Taryn! 

Calling All June Sponsors!

Hey honeybees! This week and weekend have been a whirlwind of To-Do lists, errands, emails, plans, and personal endeavors. I'm eyeball deep in oh-so much but today was a lovely day for a lovely gal (a baby shower I helped host for my dear friend Merissa!) and I'm so glad to have had the chance to take part! Kind of crazy that it's already the 21st of May, yeah?! 

So the time has come again to make the official call for June sponsors! I accept sponsors at all times for as far into the future as you'd like so don't hesitate to contact me if you're interested in a specific month! I'm happy to report that all of my Extra Large slots have sold through the entire year! Holy moly. I am open to accepting Extra Large sponsors for 2012 but only after discussing it via email! It'd be a great way to start the year! 

I haven't had a chance to update the sponsor page yet with traffic and stats but the past thirty days on the blog has garnered more than 271,000 page views! With an average of over 8,400 a day, I'm happy to offer affordable advertising rates for blogs, Etsy shops, brands, musicians and the like! I also happily offer package rates for 3 and 6 month deals! If you're interested in learning the sponsor perks, feel free to click here (& see how much we have grown!) Then when you're ready to book your own then shoot me an email at with the subject "June Sponsor"

Say Hello To Our May Sponsors!

This crop of sponsors may just be the best yet! I'm absolutely smitten by their sweet shops and delectable online diaries! Their pictures are pretty darn cute, too! I'm especially excited because so many of them offered up a sweet coupon code for all you honeybees! You can shop at your heart's content all while saving! It's fab, right? I'd love it if you took a few minutes to click through to each of them and say hello! They've been such faithful supporters of LCH and it wouldn't be quite the same without them! There are several fresh faces along with several that you've probably met before... I love it when they stick with me! Check out the shops below with coupon codes and snag you up some pretty pictures, plugs, or new shoes! There's even a fun e-course which is calling my name! xo

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50% (before s&h) w/ code "ILUVLCHbee"

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10% off order with code "KAELAH10"

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25% off with code "kaelah" thru 6/4

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15% off with code "BFKAELAH15"

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This includes Jeffrey Campbell shoes!