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Busy Bee Lifestyle Giveaway

Winner Update – 12/18: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is: Dawn, who said, “I alternate between Halloween and Christmas for my holiday blow-outs, and last weekend was my 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party. It’s a great way for a break in holiday madness to get the gals together for an evening of fun and mocking.” Congrats, Dawn!


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We have another great Surprise Giveaway for you today! This one should really appeal to stationery-lovers and features a “Stylish Lifestyle & Organization Set” full of great goodies like a personalized stamp + coordinating trendy note cards, and various types of designer organizers. (With the new year right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to think about getting organized!)

This fun set is offered up by Busy Bee Lifestyle – an on-line magazine for women where you’ll find “inspiring and up-to-date ideas on entertaining, decorating, fashion, shopping, holidays, family and friendships and much more”! Busy Bee also offers a weekly newsletter with smart tips and product finds.

Busy Bee Lifestyle Giveaway

Here are the complete details on what the prize includes:

Take Out Menu Box ($28 at
Winner’s choice of one PJ Invites Personalized Stationery Stamp ($38) and a coordinating set of PJ Invites Stampable Notecards ($12) from (several different patterns available – winner’s choice)
Blue Kitchen Folio – $37 at
File tote ($20) matching Business Card/Address Holder ($15), and matching Designer Sticky Notes – from (several different patterns available – winner’s choice)

Total value of prize = $160

Busy Bee Lifestyle Giveaway



• Visit this Retro Cocktail Party post at and leave a comment on the post mentioning a way that you’ll be entertaining this Christmas OR your favorite resource for holiday party decorations or gifts. (It can be a  store, website, book, etc….wherever you find great inspiration!)

Giveaway ends Thursday, December 17, 2009 at midnight PST. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced here after they’ve been notified {via email} and accepted the prize. Good luck, everyone!!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

52 responses to “SURPRISE GIVEAWAY: Busy Bee Lifestyle”

  1. BeccaB says:

    ooh fun! Leaving a comment over there now!

  2. Neelima says:

    Love anything that is monogramed…so cute!

  3. Angie says:

    I have a ton of crafty blogs that I stalk for great holiday decorating ideas!!

  4. Marcy Naismith says:

    I love cute stationary! I get all my favorite holiday entertaining tips from the Hostess Blog…where else?!

  5. LisaT says:

    This collection looks wonderful. I love the take-out menu box!


    im doing a brunch

  7. Missi says:

    I just left my comment. Organizing my life ohh my.

  8. Sara K says:

    I’ll be celebrating with an Ugly Sweater party!

  9. Nicole-Lynn says:

    I adore the stampable notecards! They have such great stuff.. hard to choose :) Would love to win!

  10. Maybe says:

    Comment posted !

  11. Shang says:

    The takeout menu box would be GREAT.

  12. Krystian says:

    My wife would totally love these, I’m going to post my comment right now, fingers crossed!

  13. Nicole says:

    I visit your blog for decorating ideas, of course! :-) And I also LOVE visiting the Paper Source store for holiday party decoration ideas and embellishments.

  14. Heather says:

    This Chirstmas we will be hosting a Christmas Eve Bingo gift exchange.

  15. Whitney says:

    HWTM blog is my resource, of course!!

  16. We have a couple of holiday parties we will be hosting and I always make it easier on myself by making it a potluck so that I don’t have to do all of the cooking in addition to the decor and prep. I make sure it all works together by having a list of items we need and friends choose from that. Makes it less stressful and more fun!

  17. christina says:

    Christmas Eve, got lots of ideas from blogs, and of course Martha Stewart!

  18. Christina says:

    We are visiting family for Christmas Eve and day. I would Love this stationary set!

  19. Maureen says:

    We’ll be having a nice Christmas lunch at my place with my family and my husband’s family. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  20. down pillow says:

    Oohhh, such a great giveaway! Thanks for the head’s up :)

  21. April T. says:

    My favorite place to shop for party decor is Ikea. They are seriously cheap, and have tons of fun stuff, espcially if you think outside the box. I especially love their glass plates, and coffee mugs/teacups?, they’re even cheaper than buying the disposable stuff.

  22. Sherry says:

    Hi everyone! I would love it if you would check out my Etsy store. I make vintage tea stained card that I add your invite or thank you (or preferred message) into with FREE CALLIGRAPHY. I also painted wineglasses!
    THis is a great entertaining blog…will be back again!

  23. Janie says:

    I will be hosting a potluck/ornament exchange at my home on Sunday with all my scrap booker friends.
    I love to get ideas from Southern Living magazine and all their holiday books. I finally found the perfect sugar cookie from one of their older books and make them every year. I also love to search Foodnetwork and Bakerella.

  24. Nikki Marfori says:

    What an exciting giveaway! I will be celebrating Christmas with my family, and I always go over the top on decorating with my mom. Since I like to make a lot of my own decorations for parties, I would have to say that Michael’s is my #1 resource.

  25. Sylvia says:

    I’ll be throwing a “Danish XMas” party next Saturday with my fiancee. We’ll be making ebelskivers and home-made eggnog. We’ll cap the night off with an old-fashioned White Elephant gift exchange!

  26. Joyce says:

    Left a comment.

  27. Cherie B says:

    Checked out their site…great things!
    Hope I win!

  28. I hope to win! I love these things!
    Ilenia from

  29. Camila F. says:

    My favorite resource for holiday party decorations is Martha Steward’s website. Lovely tips on decoration!

  30. Shailey says:

    My favorite resource for holiday party decorations is Hostess Blog- discovered the blog a few months ago and find myself checking it every few days!

  31. Sabrina says:

    i always check hostesswiththemostess blog for ideas. This Christmas i will be serving the pomegranate champagne drink with a cute homade swizzle stick.

  32. zmama says:

    MArtha stewarts crafts book is always great for inspiration!!

  33. KZ says:

    I will be entertaining some lovely 3rd graders as I step in a room mom for their holiday party. I am really excited to make treats and fun projects with them.

  34. Cherie B says:

    oops I forgot to mention that I get all my great ideas from magazines like Real Simple, Martha Stewart, Southern Living and the numerous blogs I read! Not enough time to do all the things I’ve seen!

  35. Stephanie C. says:

    I love this givewaway – I NEED these prizes!

  36. Sheila says:

    This Christmas I’ll be hosting our traditional Family Christmas Eve party. I’m still trying to come up with a craft for us all to do together. In the past we’ve made ornaments, decorated gingerbread houses, baked sugar cookies, and gone Christmas caroling (that one wasn’t so popular).

  37. Angie A. says:

    We normally hold a Happy Chrisma-Hanukwan-Zakah event, and this year, morphed it into a Progressive. That way, we can celebrate the season at different homes this year – so excited for Saturday!

  38. deede says:

    I check HWTM daily; Martha is also a great inspiration. Thanks!

  39. Jessie says:

    My favorite source for holiday entertaining and decorating tips is Martha…..

  40. Amy says:

    My inspiration for Christmas entertaining is light! I love the look of a glass container full of white christmas lights. I am also a fan of anything that helps preserve traditions from my own childhood.