The Pledge of a Beehive Girl

Take a vacation from life, hang out with your girlfriends, cherish your time together and celebrate the power of girlfriends!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The 2012 Color of the Year Award goes to....

Tangerine Tango!

We can not wait to show you what Tangerine Tango can do for you...



~In the Home~
Thank You to Fancy House Road for this lovely display of Tangerine!    

Just some ideas...
Let's be honest, it takes a lot of gut to paint those walls in "Tangerine Tango", right?! Whoa Beehive Mama!! 
However, the contrast with dark woods, light blues and grays, are you kidding me? It's a big YES!!
Will you try it in your home? 
Some Ideas to start small: an accent wall or a half bath with paint, or use this color as an accent itself such as pillows, lamps, a blanket, a chair fabric or a rug with this splash of fun! 

Paints to choose from: Sherwin Williams SW6880 Energetic Orange or Benjamin Moore 091 Tangerine Melt
 ~Accessories~
Tangerine looks so good on a Beehive Girl!       
Walking down the street with these hot shoes, that lovely handbag, beaded sandals or the gold/tangerine Figlia designer heels... tsk tsk tsk... You can't pay money to look that good! Hot HOT hot!!!


~Clothing~

Watches and Dresses and Shirts, Oh My!

J.Crew Tangerine is so chic!

This summer is going to be AMAZING with this color swirling around the pool and at the beach, on the parkway, or downtown on the sidewalks. We think this color looks good if you have any skin color, any hair color, and any size! Bring it girlfriend!


~Lips and Nails~




 "Gorgeous" doesn't even begin to describe this color on your lips and nails!  Again, what a diverse color with any hair color and skin tone. Shall we say Beehive Gorgeous? Yes!
~Food Benefits~
 "Tangerines have similar health benefits to oranges.  Tangerines  and oranges provide an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids.   They also offer a very good source of fiber, and a good source of B vitamins (including vitamins B1, B2, and B6, folic acid, and pantothenic acid), carotenes, pectin, potassium, and folic acid. 
Get on the Tangerine Train... Toot Toot!!
~Flowers~


Beehive Darling Dede would hand these over to her Best Friend any day of the week, because when you have a friend in the dumps... nothing says "Cheer Up, Buttercup!" like these energetic and uplifting colors!
Tangerine Flowers: Tangerine Yellow Dahlia Flower, Garden Rose Sunset Blend, and Yellow with Sunset Tip Rose Petals


~Weddings~

 

Thanks to "Snippet and Ink", we have everything we need to know about Tangerine inspired Weddings. This shows how Tangerine and Graphite come together in one perfect union. So elegant and so charming. Dumdum dum dum... (those are wedding bells) :)


Enjoy this Tangerine Year of 2012... get inspired and celebrate the power of your girlfriends!


~The Beehive Girls~



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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Don't Forget your Sisters... Even After the "Couple" Life

A very dear friend emailed this to me just 2 days ago... and she really made me think about all my girlfriends that I have and how important they are to me. Even though I am joining the "couples" world in about 2 months, I still need and love those 'sister' bonds that I have with each and every one of them. I love you girls! From day one, it has been a goal of Tamara Clark, the owner of the Beehive Girls, to "Celebrate the power of girlfriends" and this is just the perfect way to remind us that we need that special time with our 'sisters'.

"A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter.

'Don't forget your sisters,' she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them.'

'Remember that 'sisters' means ALL the women. Your girlfriends, and all your other women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women always do.'

What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!'

But she listened to her mother. She kept contact with her sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her mother really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, sisters are the mainstays of her life.

After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've learned:

Time passes.

Life happens.

Distance separates.

Children grow up.

Jobs come and go.

Love waxes and wanes.

Men don't do what they're supposed to do.

Hearts break.

Parents die.

Colleagues forget favors.

Careers end.


BUT.........Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end.

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you...Or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family: all bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other."




Now, if you could, comment below about a best friend, sister, mother, mother in law, aunt, cousin, or any woman that you have in your life that has been there for you when you were coming into 'womanhood', we want to hear about your special connection and friendship!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Work it Beehive Girl... WORK IT!

Ever made that promise with a friend to join a gym or fitness club? Ever made that promise and then just couldn't get your schedules together or one canceled on the other and then both of you were too nice (or too lazy) to say "Hey, what happened to our workout thing we had going?" 
We feel your pain! Years of making that promise with a "friend" is NO MORE! Either they get it together, and YOU get it together, or do it on your own! 

YES. YOU. By YOURSELF! Workout!!! ALONE??? YES!!!

Here are the states where you can find the Beehive Girls Stationary and Gift Line AND along with that information, here are the gyms/fitness clubs with their current membership fees and amenities!! (effective 1/10/12)



ALABAMA:
YMCA 
Craig and Steve Hogan Family YMCA - 130 Park Square Lane, Madison, AL
Phone # - 256-705-9622
$55.00 Joining Fee
$55.00 Monthly Fee
Corporate Discounts Available
**If you bank with Redstone Bank, they will waive the Joining Fee!!
AMENITIES: Aquatics, Health and Fitness, Family, Community Development, Teens, and Sports Programs

GOLD'S GYM
7900 Bailey Cove Rd, Huntsville, AL
Phone # - 256-880-7002
$20-$100 Enrollment Fee
$14.95-$19.95 Monthly Fee (NO Contract!)
OR you can do $230.00/Year 
**If you call, ask for Jeremiah, he is the Manager there and he is more than happy to help with any questions!
AMENITIES: Free Weight Room, Swimming pool, Spin Cycling Room, Sauna, Tanning (separate packages), Juice Bar, Child Care, and Cardio Cinema Room

PLANET FITNESS
1800 McFarland Blvd. E, Ste 321, Tuscaloosa, AL
Phone # - 205-752-7878
Pre-Grand Opening Sale:  $1.00 Start Up Fee/$10.00 Monthly Fee - ends 1/11/12
AMENITIES: Free Unlimited Fitness Training 
Planet Fitness Black Card:$1.00 Start Up Fee/$10.00 Monthly Fee - ends 1/11/12
AMENITIES: Free Unlimited Fitness Training, Tanning, Guest Privileges and Massage Chairs, 1/2 Price Cooler drinks,  and Reciprocal of all Planet Fitness Franchise Locations.

GEORGIA
GOLD'S GYM
650 Henderson Drive, Ste 303, Cartersville, GA 
Phone #- 770-382-GOLD
Promotion: No Enrollment Fee
as low as $19.95 Monthly Fee for Individuals
**Month to Month Memberships are available
AMENITIES: $4.00 "NOT SURE" Deals, where you pay $4.00 for a personal trainer to see "why" anyone pays the regular amount to see results with the aid of a trainer. I bet they really make it worth your $4 bucks!!! 
24 Hour Access from Saturday 10pm until Friday at 8pm. 

WORLD GYM
1300 Commerce Drive, Peachtree City, GA
Phone # - 770-631-8004
Membership Department is open from 8:30am - 8:30pm - MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW
AMENITIES: Massage Parlor, Boxing Room, Pro Shop, Smoothie Bar and more...

MICHIGAN
FITNESS USA
656 Frandor Avenue, Lansing, MI
Phone # - 800-686-6900
Website
$10 Start-Up Fee
$10 Month to Month
** 100% Guaranteed or your money back within 7 days of joining. 
AMENITIES: One-on-One Personal Training to expect the best results!

FITNESS 19
1249 Leonard Street, NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Phone # - 616-454-1919
Website
50-60% of the already low membership fees for pre-sale memberships. This will be a new location!
AMENITIES: Cardio, Free Weights, Strength, Kids Club and classes.

NORTH CAROLINA
LIFETIME FITNESS
601 E. Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 
Phone # - 919-755-1706
Website
$0 Enrollment
$40.95 Monthly Fee, No Contract, Pay 1st and Last month, Cancel Anytime.
**Full access to all classes, Cycling, Swimming Pool, Locker Rooms, Tanning and can bring up to 2 guests for the entire year as long as you are accompanying them.

PLANET FITNESS
5563 Western Boulevard, Unit 2, Raleigh, NC 
Phone # - 919-852-0008
Website
PF Regular Program: $1.00 Start Up Fee/$10.00 Monthly Fee - ends 1/15/12
AMENITIES: Free Unlimited Fitness Training 
PF Black Card:$1.00 Start Up Fee/$10.00 Monthly Fee - ends 1/15/12
AMENITIES: Free Unlimited Fitness Training, Tanning, Guest Privileges and Massage Chairs, 1/2 Price Cooler drinks,  and Reciprocal of all Planet Fitness Franchise Locations.
FITNESS CONNECTION
1311 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
Phone # - 919-462-9065
Website
$199 One Time Enrollment Fee
$9.95 Monthly Fee (No Contract)
AMENITIES: Basketball, Cardio Movie Theatre, Women's Only Gym, Group Exercise and Kid's Club


SOUTH CAROLINA
ANYTIME FITNESS
2515 South Cashua Drive, Florence, SC
Phone # - 843-665-0699
Website
One Membership, Thousands of Clubs, however, reluctant to give membership information over the phone. Please call them if it is in your area and we are sure they will be able to help you!

GOLDS GYM
951 Jason Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone # - 843-448-3939
Website
$55 Enrollment Fee 
$30 Monthly Fee or
Year contract for $32 Monthly Fee, No Enrollment Fee
AMENITIES: Cardio, Resistance, Massage, Power Plate Technology, Workout and Diet Online Articles and Tips. 

TENNESSEE
NATIONAL FITNESS CENTER
8511 Walbrook Drive, Knoxville, TN
Phone # - 865-470-3600, ask for Mark Curry, he was a great help!
Website
$0 Enrollment Fee until 1/31/12 (Normally $150.00)
**They do not offer Memberships over the phone, however, Mark can tailor your membership to fit your needs.

URBAN ACTIVE
1615 Gallatin Pike N., Madison, TN
Phone # - 615-612-2613, ask for Chase Randall, he is the MOST Helpful person I have talked to, out of all of the gyms I have researched!
Website
PROMOTIONS: $0 ENROLLMENT ends Sunday 1/15/12 (Normally $99.95) and all Plans come with ONE Free Training Consultation when you sign up.
Basic Plan: $19.95 due upfront and is your monthly fee but you get the rest of January free and start your basic payment on Feb. 1st, 2012. You pay a month in advance. No monthly contract. Full access to all 3 other Urban Active Gyms.
Premium Plan: $29.95 due upfront and is your monthly fee but you get the rest of January free and start your premium payment on Feb. 1st, 2012. You pay a month in advance. No monthly contract. This plan offers 2 choices: Unlimited Tanning for a year OR Unlimited Guest (can be the same person or a different person every time you come to work out) !!!
Paid in Full Plan: $199.00 for the whole year, Flat Rate. This ends up being $8.29/month, AND on top of that month you get a WHOLE YEAR added on top FOR FREE!
AMENITIES: There are tons of classes, Sauna, Tanning, Pro Shop, Cardio, Strengthening and Swimming Pools, but since you have access to all of the gyms through Urban Active, this makes it easier on your schedule and traveling from work to gym to home arrangements! 


 Get your cell phone out and start calling, or click on those Website links and get on it... or Run on it! 

"It" being a Treadmill! 

PS. I wasn't going to really show favoritism, but Chase Randall at the Urban Active Gym in Madison, TN totally went above and beyond the call of duty and took his time and really showed his passion over the phone! 



Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Are You Ready to Start your New Years off Right??

Ladies Ladies LADIES!! We need to be strong this  year! Strong for our Friends, our Family and for our FEMMES! 


We have compiled a mighty strong list of "New Year's Resolutions" for 2012 that will help you be a better person, a better driver (you'll see...) and a better friend! Let's Get Started!


#12  Take the Stairs. Period. See these Turquoise stairs? Yes, they are calling your name. Those scary stairs in your office building that echo and you can only imagine how many people have touched those handrails, yea, THOSE SAME STAIRS! This is such a great way to increase your cardio and leg strength. Um yea, you AND your daughter can wear those trendy skinny jeans now!












#11  Turn your Cell Phones OFF! It is certainly rude and disruptive when the person next to you (practically anywhere) is on their cell phone yammering away at the person on the other side talking about "personal things" that anyone in a 10 foot radius shouldn't really be eavesdropping on, but WE CAN'T HELP IT, when you are blasting your personal information to the open public. Please stop. Yes, we are all guilty. Another reason, we all need a darn break. Let go, Breathe! Turn it off and catch them on the flip-side.











#10  Eat In More Than You Eat Out. Have you ever thought about how much money you would save in a week's time just not eating out? What about taking it to the next level and not eating out every weekend. Those are big hitters there, tons of money being wiped out of your bank account going to fast food restaurants or even nice dinners with your girls. Let's think of alternatives....Try something like a meat and cheese platter at a girlfriends house instead of ordering pizza or Chinese food, or even worse a $50 meal at a fancy-shmancy restaurant. Try this website instead: Hungry Girl- Some of the most amazing delicious foods that you can find at the grocery store and most are either 200-300 calories or less!!! Say Whaaatt??? Now, go buy a cute apron and start cookin'!
#9  Show up on Time. Your Momma didn't like it when you were late, so your boss who pays your salary, sure isn't going to appreciate it, either.  Set your appointments 30 minutes prior to the actual time and go! Whether you use your phone or an actual datebook, set it up early. That way you are always on time. REmember that old saying, "15 minutes early is on time and on time is LATE!"














#8  Pick up the Phone and say... "I love you", "Pick up some milk", "Hello, How are you?!", "See you at 8pm for dinner". These are all typical texts we send to each other through out the day. That's just insane when not that long ago, we would have to call each other from the office or just wait to get home! Now, we just send a text and get mad when the other person didn't get it or for whatever reason didn't check it! That's the worst. Our voices are beautiful and, even better, our personalities are natural and God-given. Let them shine through your smile, pick up the phone and dial that 7 digit number and just call and say.... "Have a Great Day, Beehive Girl!"














#7  Get Out of Your Comfort Zone.  Take a trip on the wild side, Missy! Go out into the world and show 'em what ya got! Those pretty white teeth? Give them a smile! Not really a dancer? Sign up for a Zumba class at a gym with a friend.  All we are saying is, LET GO! Say "hi" to a stranger, however, do NOT go too far and sleep with him/her! 














#6  Turn off the Internet. Here is a good Rule of Thumb, turn off the internet by 10pm and jump into a good book! No, I am not kidding, you Facebook-stalker and Tweet-talker. Some Good Reads Coming up in 2012 written by virgin-writers.










#5  Specialize in the "Invisible Grip". For the one who's being looked at, it sends a message of acknowledgment, connection and attention.  Possibly empathy or even intimidation (channel Steve Jobs of Apple, Inc., who was notorious for given the ol' stare down... and got his way, EVERY time). Being seen is, on some level, being felt. 











#4  Leave Your Credit Cards at Home. Cut down on impulse buys when you leave your credit cards at home. Easier said than done, but possible and attainable. Financial freedom can be found when you start to see how much you spend on Starbucks a.k.a. "Four Bucks". Or when you take a trip to Target for just toothpaste and you walk out with um, I don't know... the entire flippin' store and a case of wine to drown your sorrows in. Shame shame shame we know your name!










 

#3  Bring back the original Hand-written Letter. Now you know that the Beehive Girls are all about writing your girlfriends on a regular basis. Especially when we have such a great selection of Note Cards to choose from. Check out our fun selection HERE! Just to take time out of your day to say "hello" or "thank you" is just priceless. From the heart is beautiful.

  












#2  Cut the Gossip. Tisk Tisk Tisk... stop talking trash about your girls! That is not how we treat women. Shame on us again for even thinking it, when she had the nerve to show up with him with THAT on! GAH! New year, New rule. No trash talk. Like Beehive Girl Darling Dede says, "If you can't say 'sugah' like you mean it, why you oughtn't say anything at all". 















#1  Start your Day off Right. What we mean is, you need to be best friends with Tony the Tiger and eat your Kellogg's with a banana and a big glass of Orange Juice. Take your vitamins. Lay off the coffee and drink Green Tea. Now, do this all the time, every day, BEFORE you go to work at 7:00am. hahahahahaha! Yea right... BUT it's a New Year with New Rules!












From all of us at Beehive Girls,
Celebrate the Power of Girlfriends!

and ...don't forget to give a stranger the stare down, but then a big smile afterward (so they don't think you are about to stick em' up!)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Women Events of 2012 - Save the Dates!

So here we are, 2 weeks away from 2012 and what do we have to say for ourselves?? 

"Way to Go!! Bravo!" is what we say! NOW... onto the New Year of 2012 as we start another year of Beehive Girl Goodness!


The Beehive Girls have put together a mini list of 2012 Women Events that YOU, Ms. Beehive, should be getting tickets to attend!


Women Entrepreneur Festival 2012 -  New York City, NY - January 17-18, 2012: "The goal of ITP’s Women Entrepreneurs Festival v.2 is to sow the seeds for a community of women entrepreneurs in NYC, to expose women who have not yet taken the entrepreneurial leap, the pre-entrepreneurs, to the women who have."

 Star Power Mixer - Raleigh, NC - January 30, 2012:  "The Star Power Mixer is a Networking Opportunity where every business and entrepreneur is a star. Come and experience an atmosphere that encourages business relationships and real networking paired with guest speakers, icebreakers, speed networking and business exhibitions."

Woman's Club of Raleigh Arts Festival- Raleigh, NC - January 30, 2012:  "The 2011-2012 Woman’s Club and Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh Arts Festival Awards entry information and entry forms are now available for Raleigh students in Grades 9-12 in Drama, Literature, Music, Public Speaking, and Sewing. The program billed as the largest Arts recognition program for young people in North Carolina is in its 45th year."


Southern Woman's Show - Raleigh, NC - April 27-29, 2012: One of Raleigh's finest weekends to celebrate Food, Fashion and Fun! 

National Woman's Friendship Month - September 2012: "More than a decade ago, Kappa Delta Sorority created Friendship Day and then turned it into a month-long celebration of friendship called, National Woman's Friendship Month. Over the years, women have celebrated with luncheons and spa days, weekend trips and seminars on issues important to them. Groups visited museums and toured historic sites. They reached out to women in need by visiting nursing homes and collecting supplies for woman's shelters and women in the military. The power of woman's friendship is amazing!"


A Shopping Spree Presented by The Junior League of Raleigh - Raleigh, NC - November 2012: "Get all of your holiday shopping done and help support the Junior League of Raleigh and its programs."

A Christmas Carousel Holiday Festival - Raleigh, NC - November 23-25, 2012: "A complete holiday experience for the entire family. Featuring live holiday music, Santa, and cooking demonstrations. Original artwork and crafts, Christmas decorations, prints, pottery, candle making, jewelry and more will be for sale by artisans from North Carolina and other states."


This is just an overview of what is to come! Look for updates through out the year. Always remember to check out our website, Facebook updates and Twitter Tweets!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

How did the Beehive Girls get started, you ask?

Now that you know who the Beehive Girls are... or should I say what they represent and the products they adorn, it's time to explain how it all got started!

The Beehive Girls were created and designed by Tamara Clark of Raleigh, North Carolina.  Tamara specializes in professional faux finishing and she is an accomplished muralist and is among several faux finishers who are adept in art instruction for new and developing faux finishers.  Her custom artwork has been highlighted in local and national publications over the past 27 years.  Tamara graduated with her Bachelors of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.  Then went on to Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina to receive her Art Education Certification.  After teaching art classes at a local elementary school, she decided to start her own business, TC Artworks, Inc. 

One day, her very good friends, Lu and Doug Harris of Raleigh, North Carolina asked her to paint some cute girls on their dressing room walls of their chic boutique, Certain Things, located in the Cameron Village shopping center. Tamara had already drawn up some ideas and showed them to the shop owners. They LOVED the "Beehive Girls! 

Tamara painted the girls and ever since then, the shop owners receive rave reviews on those "beehive" hair-dos from their clientele!  So much that the shoppers started asking about greeting cards with the girls on them... which got Tamara thinking. When Tamara sees an opportunity, she seizes it!  She started to create all different types of Beehive Girls, 24 to be exact! All of the Beehive Girls were inspired from friends and family members, some of them she has known since birth, she says.  Each Beehive Girl has their own personality, their own little story of character, but ALL of the Beehive Girls celebrate one thing: "Celebrate the power of girlfriends". Another commonality, they all have beehive hair-dos :)  

The Beehive Girls are growing!! We have a multiple stores that carry us from the West to the East coast of USA and we are also in Canada...talk about a road-trip with your best gals!
Each Month, we will highlight a special Beehive Girl and her story with information on which products you can purchase with her on it.  We have individual Greeting Cards, Boxed Sets of 8 Greeting Cards, Note Pads, Mouse Pads, Beehive Beverage Holders, and our newest addition of Cocktail Napkins!

If you find a Beehive Girl that sounds like a friend or family member and you want to send them a special gift, we can customize prints in 5x7 or 8.5x11 frames which have your friends hair color or skin tone to match. Now, that is hard to find!  

Check out our website for more information and get your Beehive Girl stationary must-haves TODAY!!

Thank you for your continued support,
The Beehive Girls 

P.S. The Beehive Girls Note Pads are great for stocking stuffers!










Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Buzzzzz is the Word... The Beehive Girls are making a splash!!

Here we are...The Beehive Girls blog! I love Tamara, she is so much fun! She is the creator of the Beehive Girls, owner of TC Artworks Inc. and huge motivator and inspiration for all woman-kind. (ya know, instead of "man-kind")

Tamara and I had an amazing dinner and a "Power Beehive Meeting" last night at Piola (in North Hills Shopping Center, next to Park and Market and the new Double-Decker Harris Teeter).  We ate the best Pizza, Creme Puff dessert with MOUNDS of chocolate, followed by glasses of delectable white and red wines and SUPER LAUGHS and High Fives! haha. Well, over this amazing meeting-dinner, we decided that it was time to branch out and do a Beehive Girls Blog. I was ecstatic and ready to get going. The brainstorming that we do is just ... WOW! Very motivating!

There is so much in store for The Beehive Girls! We hope that you stay connected with us and read more about what's coming. Our NEWest product is the Beehive Cocktail Napkins
 (This is the "BUNKO" Napkin)

 











  
We Also Carry:
GREETING CARDS
NOTE PADS
MOUSE PADS
BEVERAGE HOLDERS
NAPKINS
PRINTS
and CUSTOM PRINTS (where you design your girlfriends!!!)

Check us out at The Beehive Girls

You can find us on Etsy.com and www.cardgnome.com as well.

Happy Beehive Shopping & Take Care of your Girlfriends!

Love,
The Beehive Girls