Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas 75% Off!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. Just wanted to let you know that the remaining Christmas items are marked down 75%! (Sale items are located behind the hutch on the shelf that resembles a bird cage.) It is never too early to start shopping for next Christmas :) You will be glad you did!
I've been a Busy Bee placing orders, looking at a few new lines, working on end of year duties like inventory, and contemplating a move to the other side of the elevator, which looks like is going to happen! Boxes of new items are on the way so I am buzzing around trying to get my act together (plan for the new layout, new display pieces, etc!) I am a little overwhelmed and not sure how all of this will fall into place but am very excited. So if you get a chance to stop by and things look a little off, just know that I am working to get things Bee-utiful ASAP!
Thanks to everyone who has been a Bee Angels customer, friend, and/or Blog reader this year. I appreciate you more than you will ever know!
Best wishes to you and yours for 2010!
(The Shops will be closed New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bee Magnetic...

Looking for something cool to stuff in stockings this year?
Surprise stocking seekers with a magnet created from vintage pieces.
Give these forgotten baubles a second life this holiday season.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bee Gifted...

Wrap up gifts in a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind box! Each was designed by the Queen Bee and each includes a gourd button. This is a sure way to make any ordinary gift special.
Purchase your Garnished Gourd ornament this year? Don't forget to select a keepsake box. Your Garnished Gourd will thank you...and so will your local gourd farmers!
Give a gift handcrafted (LOCALLY-just 12 miles from Bee Angels and The Shops of River Square Center!) from the heart this Christmas!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bee Smooth...

Surprise your guy with something different this Christmas.
Pamper your honey with Susan's All-Natural Bay Rum Shaving Soap.
Get him ready for your date under the mistletoe by slipping one in his stocking on Christmas morning!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bee Red & GREEN...

Nature's Call Poo~Pourri makes an awesome gift for your green friends this Christmas.
Spritz the Bowl Before You Go, and No one Else Will Ever Know...
but everyone is sure to appreciate your efforts of nice, clean air achieved with this all-natural product!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bee Serving...

I know you are probably tired of seeing this fake piece of cheese and plastic grapes that are my ever handy props (photo sessions rushed during a lunch break do not allow for grocery store trips or bread baking), but take a look at this two-tiered stand. What a beautiful piece to show off goodies at your holiday parties or to give as a gift. This stand could make a batch of burnt cookies look pretty :) A great gift for loved ones with all ranges of cooking abilities...let me just suggest it be REAL food!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bee Spruced Up...

Take family and friends on an aromatic trip through the forest with an all-natural gift of Fir & Cedar soap.
The weather outside is frightful, but a nice, warm shower is sure to be delightful!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Bee Small and Sweet...

Help the people on your Christmas list enjoy the pretty things in life this year.
Jeweled perfume bottles, clocks, jewelry boxes, and card holders make a lovely addition to any room, corner, or bookcase. We all have a place that could use a little extra pretty!

Bee Stuffed...

Stock up on cool stocking stuffers this year!
Bee Angels has a wide selection of spreaders, bottle openers, cheese knives, and ice scoops that are sure to be a hit with all your stocking seekers!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bee Heavenly

Susan's All-Natural Soap Crosses make a thoughtful gift for everyone on your list.
Isn't shower time one of the best prayer times?
Give the gift of a heavenly experience.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bee Ready for Santa!

Ho! Ho! Ho!
Oh no! Gotta Go!
I heard Santa makes lots of pit stops...
Is your bathroom stocked and ready for Santa's trip down your chimney?!
Make sure Santa can spritz the bowl before he goes so noone else will ever know, or he may just skip your house!
Poo~Pourri Santa Gift Sets are great for Christmas exchanges. Bring joy and laughter this holiday season.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bee An Early Bird...

Or Sleep in and Visit Bee Angels and the Shops of River Square Center!
After Thanksgiving Sale this Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Velvet Wine Gift Bags on Sale this Weekend Only!
Slip in a Bottle of Wine and Give, Give, Give!
A glass of wine is good for the heart and one of the busy bee's favorite ways to wind down after a super hectic day! The gift of a healthy heart, relaxation and great conversations all packaged in a fancy bag! Simple & Perfect.

Velvet Wine Gift Bags regularly $10.50 on sale for $5!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bee an Angel...

What better way to be an angel and show the angels in your life how much you cherish them?
Susan's All-Natural Angel Soaps smell wonderful, look lovely, and hey everyone uses soap! You can't go wrong with this wonderful gift that will bring much needed relaxation and pampering. Tie one to presents for a decorative gift tag!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bee Cozy...

Bee sure to visit the icy wonderland at Bee Angels this holiday season.
The Busy Bee is at your service. Just let her know how she can assist you beyond what her shop offers. That's her main job - to make your season brighter. Need a thoughtful hostess gift? Bee Angels has a wide assortment of terrific gifts. Or maybe you are throwing a party at your home? Bee Angels has the perfect pieces to make your party food dazzle! And don't forget stocking stuffers. Bee Angels offers tons of tiny (but super cool) gifts that are a great fit.
Remember to check back often for gift ideas for everyone on your list. Give something different this year! And send the Busy Bee an email at if she can help in any way!
Bee Angels is located in the Shops of River Square Center in Downtown Waco, Texas

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bee Gifted...

New at Bee Angels!
Susan's All-Natural Lavender gift sets!
Lavender Oatmeal Soap, Lavender Sage Soap, Lavender Lotion Bar, and Lavender Sachet
Nice and pretty in a fiber bag all ready to give!

Bee Angels is located in the Shops of River Square Center

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Garnished Gourds Are Here!

Garnished Gourds are now available at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center.
Visit soon to get the ones you want! There is only one of each design!

Bee Recycled...

Compact Creations are dazzling and made from recycled compact discs!
They look lovely on a tree or hang one in your window!
Save the World
One Pretty Thing at a Time!

Compact Creations available at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center.
Visit today! Pictures do not do these justice!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Bee Jolly...

Garnished Gourd No. 20
Santa, the guy with gifts plenty!
Visit Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center to purchase plenty of Garnished Gourds to give this Christmas!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Bee Full of Gifts...

Garnished Gourd No. 19
Santa Claus is checking his list twice...
So how have you been? Naught or nice?
Garnished Gourds for the naughty and nice can be purchased at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bee Illusional...

Garnished Gourd No. 18
Gourd Gone Wrong or am I kinda like Magic Eye (Remember those?)
Some see me, some cant no matter how hard they try!

Visit Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center to see if crossing your eyes will work for you :)
(This Garnished Gourd has been quite a conversation piece around my house. Some people walk right up and see it and others no matter how hard they try cannot. The Queen Bee is one who cannot. She was afraid to ask what it was but could not even tell the top from the finally asked me, with hopes she would not hurt my feelings-haha!)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bee Heavenly...

Garnished Gourd No. 17
Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Spread love with Garnished Gourds from Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center this Christmas Season!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bee A Star...

Garnished Gourds Nos. 15 & 16
Garnished Gourds will make you a star
Give as a gift, definitely up to par!
Gift a handcrafted Garnished Gourd from Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center this Christmas!

Monday, October 26, 2009

And the Good Luck Goblin Is...

The Fancy Lady with Velcro, Light Blue Tennis Shoes! Congrats!

Thanks to everyone who participated. I giggled like a goofy goblin reading your entries!
No good luck? Don't be a grumpy witch...Halloween decor is on sale and the savings are scary at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center. Get on your broom and fly on over to save 40 percent! Just in time for Halloween parties (items make a great hostess gift or party favor for your guests!) and trick or treaters.

Bee Decorated...

Garnished Gourd No. 14
Christmas Tree Branches Decorated Nice
Garnished Gourds so cool, you'll want to look twice :)
Purchase your very own, original Garnished Gourd at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center at the beginning of November!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bee Saved...

Garnished Gourd #13
God...strong, steady on which to lean
Garnished Gourds will be available at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center at the beginning of November!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bee Flowing with Gifts...

O' Christmas Tree is Garnished Gourd No. Twelve
Flowing with gifts and toys from Santa's elves

Garnished Gourds sold early November at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bee Blessed...

Garnished Gourds No. 10 & 11
Herald Angels sing in Heaven
Garnished Gourds will be making an appearance at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center at the beginning of November.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bee Tropical...

Garnished Gourd #9
Bright poinsettias by the check-out line.
(I just learned today that poinsettias are tropical plants...I never thought of them that way.)
Shop at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center this holiday season for your very own Garnished Gourd.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bee All Decked Out...

No. 7 & 8
All Decked Out and Looking Great!
Garnished Gourds will be available to purchase at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center at the beginning of October.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bee Painted...

Garnished Gourd #6
Two bold strokes of black paint...
Messy, simple, and quaint...

Garnished Gourds handcrafted locally and will be available at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center soon!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bee Full of Flower Power...

Perfect gift for your Groo-vy mom!
Garnished Gourd #5
Garnished Gourds will be available at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center soon!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bee Biblical...

Garnished Gourd #4
May God Bless and Keep you Forevermore.
Garnished Gourds due to arrive at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center early November!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bee Nice...Santa Claus is Coming to Town...

So the rugged cross pictured in the "Bee Gourdy" post, is Garnished Gourd #1 of 20. Here is #2 and #3 (left to right). Ho! Ho! Ho! Seventeen more to go!

Garnished Gourds will soon be available at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Bee Gourdy...

I know...Christmas is still more than two months away, but the Busy Bee finally has her act somewhat together! As I mentioned earlier, mom (officially the Queen Bee...probably the main reason the Busy Bee has her act together) and I have been busy creating Garnished Gourds (like the new name?!?). I thought it was more appropriate. When I began calling them Goofy Gourds last year it was way before I decided to incorporate crosses in the designs. And crosses are way too serious to be called hence the name change. (Thanks to my sis and cousin who helped brainstorm with the good ole' thesaurus one Friday night...I know, you want to come party with us!)
Garnished Gourds will not be available at Bee Angels until sometime after Halloween...but I wanted to let you guys see this year's collection ahead of time (hey, Bee Angels' Best Buddies deserve special treatment!) Speaking of which, if you see one you want (there is only one of each design), let me know, and I will make sure you get it...well, the first to let me know, gets it...ha, don't I just wish they were that popular :) So here is my plan. Almost everyday until Halloween I will post a Garnished Gourd or two. There are twenty in all this year. See the before picture below:
Each comes with a certificate that says:
This certifies that you are the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind Garnished Gourd. This Garnished Gourd was home planted, grown and watered by local gourd farmers. It was later harvested, sawed, sanded, wood burned, and stained with love. Cherish the imperfectness which accompanies this hand crafted gift.
Merry Christmas 2009

And an optional addition: The Queen Bee designed and created the cutest keepsake/gift boxes this year. As you can see in the picture at the top of this post, each features a unique gourd button! Choose one to keep your Garnished Gourd all nice and secure after Christmas is over or use one to "gift wrap" any present!

One more bit of exciting Christmas news...If the natural, woodsy Garnished Gourd is not quite your look, Bee Angels is working on another one-of-a-kind gift for you...check back to get a preview shortly!

Garnished Gourds will soon be available at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bee Sticky Rich...

What? I decided to look up the word torte in the dictionary to get the definition. Torte: Literally, cake, esp. of a rich variety; specif., a sticky cake made of nuts, fruits, white of egg, often crumbs, and very little, if any, flour. Now I will share my pear recipe #2. After I did not find my pear cake recipe in my notebook, I decided to search on I did not find a recipe similar to the "lost" recipe, but decided to try this one instead.

Almond Pear Cream Cheese Torte
1/2 c. (one stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 c. sugar, divided
1 c. flour
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
4 fresh pears, peeled, sliced
1/4 c. sliced almonds

Heat oven to 425F. Beat butter and 1/3 c. sugar in a small bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Beat cream cheese and 1/3 c. of the remaining sugar in same bowl with mixer until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Spread onto bottom of crust. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon. Add to pears in large bowl; toss to coat. Arrange over cream cheese layer; top with nuts. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375F; bake 25 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen torte. Remove rim. Refrigerate torte for 3 hours.

I took this to share at our weekly family gathering at my Grandpa's house. Everyone seemed to like it, and my honey loved it! (that excites me since before this and the pear bread, he never touched a pear...before you know it, he may be climbing the tree to get him a fresh one!)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bee the Good Luck Goblin...

Win your very own set of jackolantern and crow votives!
It's easy, just post a comment and tell about your funniest, most unusual, creative, scary, or lamest Halloween costume. (As always, if you have trouble posting, shoot me an email at and I will post it for you!) Be sure you leave your info so I can contact you if you happen to bee the Good Luck Goblin!
Enter by October 26, 2009
Winner will be randomly drawn that day...just in time for trick or treaters and Halloween Bashes!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bee Tasty...

Yum! I made this pear bread with pears from my uncle's tree last week. I was looking for a pear cake recipe I made a few years ago. I did not find it but came across this clipping I took from that insert in the newspaper called "American Profile." Recipes that include items that my family grows always catch my eye and when I get around to organizing my recipes again (one day!) I am going to have a section devoted entirely to this type...maybe I will title it "Overabundance" since that is normally the case :) Now after I finish eating this pear, I will type the recipe for you!
Pear Bread by: Jane Wiles

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. salt (I just did a little sprinkle)
1-1/2 t. cinnamon
3/4 c. vegetable oil (I used canola oil)
3 eggs, slightly beaten (I used rotten...j/k)
2 c. sugar
2 c. peeled and chopped pears
2 t. vanilla extract
1 c. chopped pecans or walnuts (optional) (I used pecans)

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and flour two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2 inch loaf pans (I used two different sizes-not sure the measurement-but they both turned out great...with less cooking time.)

2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Mix eggs, oil, sugar, pears, and vanilla in a small bowl; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Stir in nuts, if using.

3. Spoon into pans. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Mine passed the wooden pick test after 50 minutes.) Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans. Slice when cool. Makes 2 loaves.

Enjoy! My honey and I had one loaf for breakfasts last week, and I shared the other. Everyone loved it...might need to visit the pear tree again this weekend!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bee Batty...

Brand New Halloween Items at Bee Angels in The Shops of River Square Center!
Bee an Angel and spook your friends with a pumpkin or crow votive. Or for extra brownie points, get her the set! These are so cute and a super easy way to make your home feel festive. Just add them in with your shelf of frames, dishes, or knick knacks for instant holiday decor. I had so much fun setting these out during my lunch break. They looked adorable no matter where they ended up!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Bee Spooky...

I LOVE Halloween. Costumes, hayrides, pumpkin carving, spooky much fun! This year we are having a Halloween party at my sister and brother-in-law's house. Hopefully next year, my honey and I will be in the house we are currently building, and we can be the hosts! What are you doing for Halloween this year? Going to a party? Dressing up? Please share your plans by posting a comment...and send me any pics of costumes, decorations...anything scary, ghoulish, or boo-tiful.

Pumpkin platter available at Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center...know the best part??? This platter can serve double duty! Use it for Thanksgiving too! (Only one left! BUT new Halloween merchandise is arriving today during lunch-I will post a preview soon!)

Bee Welcoming to Fall...

Did you enjoy the crisp, cool, first week of Autumn as much as I did? What a relief from the heat! This weather gives me an extra burst of energy and inspiration...too bad not extra time on the clock, but I will take what I can get. This week, mom and I have been busy bees handcrafting gourds and keepsake boxes for Christmas. We hope to have them ready to sell during November and December instead of just a few weeks before Christmas like last year. Having a partner this time around has really helped! Thanks, mom. (She just couldn't resist the urge to join in the fun!) I have also been a busy bee in the kitchen...stay tuned for a couple wonderful pear recipes.Nature's Pottery gourds and gourd napkin rings (pictured above) were grown and handcrafted by your favorite, local Goofy Gourd farmers. (I also had a few other gourd creations that I meant to post pictures, but they sold before I got around to having a photo shoot...guess I can't complain about that though! Just maybe I will have time to make more...hehe)

Visit Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center to help welcome Fall.

Friday, September 18, 2009

If He Can Do It, So Can You!

Do what? Bee an Angel, of course. My honey had this cute gift waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday. Sweet and thoughtful no matter what...but boy was I impressed with his flower arranging skills. Yes, these all came from our yard. Thanks, honey! And I hope he can inspire you to go out and Bee an Angel too!

For more inspiration, visit Bee Angels in the Shops of River Square Center. New Closeout Sale section on the shelf that resembles a bird cage (across from Blue Flamingo's clothes). HUGE savings! It really is the thought that counts...not the price tag!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bee A Winner!

The Deadline has been Postponed.
Due to the rains and cancellation of College Day Downtown last weekend, I will wait until I hear if it will be rescheduled before posting a new deadline. Thanks-and don't forget to sign up!
Join the Bee Angels' Birthday Club and be entered to win a $10 Gift Certificate!

Simply email your name, mailing address, and birthday to

A winner will be randomly drawn on September 21, so bee quick and enter by then!

$10 Gift Certificate will be good towards any purchase at Bee Angels in The Shops of River Square Center. Item(s) must be marked BEE.