Sunday, December 8, 2013

"Favorite Things"...from The Queen City

The Queen City is home to some seriously talented mamas...but I know you all knew that already. At this time of year, when we're all looking for unique gifts for family and friends, I thought I would highlight a few of my "Favorite Things" that are created right here in the Queen City...

http://multipleblessings.net/index.php
 
Multiple Blessings by Caroline Simas: Talk about talent...Caroline is an amazing Queen City artist. "Multiple Blessings' designs can be found on a variety of home d├ęcor, textiles, giftware and much more which are available for purchase worldwide. As a licensed artist and mother of four, Caroline enjoys designing from her home studio in Charlotte, NC. She gathers inspiration from her faith and her family who provide love, support and much of the color and character for her creations."  

http://helenskitchen.net/

Helen's Kitchen: Yum, yum, yum...that is all I have to say about that. Helen's cookies are out of this world. "For many years, Helen had dreamed of starting a business in the culinary world and in the past five years she has honed her skills as a baker and has perfected one of America’s favorite desserts – the chocolate chip cookie."
http://www.towneandreese.com/
 
Towne & Reese: This jewelry is huge nationwide now, but it started right in the Queen City.  "In addition to being friends, mothers and former advertising executives, Christi and Jessica live and breathe fashion and share a common entrepreneurial spirit. After seeing what accessories were missing from their own wardrobes, they decided to design and manufacture memorable pieces that could instantly define and transform a look without making a serious financial investment."
 

http://www.cocoonies.com/#
Cocoonies: Infant carrier car seats are HEAVY, and super heavy with an infant inside. And since we always need our hands, new mommies tend to carry said car seats on their arm. Cocoonies make that carrying a comfortable experience. "Cocoonies™ offer superior cushioning and are made from exceptional quality materials.  All colors are also made from durable corduroy. " 
http://www.twineandtwigstyle.com/#!home/mainPage
Twine & Twig: Sisters Elizabeth & Jacquelyn make amazing jewelry for adults and children right here in the QC. "With quality craftsmanship and incredible attention to detail, every Twine & Twig piece is one of a kind, handcrafted & designed by the two sisters. Each necklace is hand tied with their signature suede strap, and features unique and naturally sourced eco-friendly materials from regions throughout the world."

These amazing mamas are not only talented, but are very giving, and they are GIVING AWAY some of their products this week to Queen City Buzz readers!! All giveaways will take place on our Facebook Page, so don't miss out. One giveaway daily (except Wednesday when there are 2) at 9pm!

Tuesday: Multiple Blessings Tervis Tumbler
Wednesday: Helen's Kitchen Craft Gift Box (13 cookies) & Towne & Reese $50 Gift Certificate
Thursday: Cocoonies - Original Cocoonie
Friday: Twine & Twig Horse Hair Tassel (adult), and Twine & little Twig (kid).


It's going to be a great week in the Queen City!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, December 9
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Budding Adventures. More info...
  • Lots of family fun at Christmas at the Library at the Billy Graham Library through December 23rd. More info...
  • Did you know that there is Magical Snowfall everyday at 5:15pm at the Epicentre, now through December 24th? More info...
  • The lights continue to shine in McAdenville for Christmas Town USA. Through December 26th. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Golden State Warriors More info...


Tuesday, December 10
  • Family Storytime is happening this morning at Imaginon at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to Founders Hall to see the Leonard Bearstein Symphony. The shows go through December 27th. More info...
  • The Mountain Island library is hosting their Holiday Book Sale through the 18th. More info...
  • Today is a FREE Tuesday at the Schiele Museum, 4-8pm. More info...
  • Do you love driving around to see Christmas Lights? Check out Rose's Christmas Light Tour Stops 2013 on Facebook! More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. San Antonio Rampage More info...


Wednesday, December 11
  • The Mallard Creek Recreation Center hosts Elf in the Woods this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Be a part of the Young Explorers Series - Holiday for the Birds this morning at 10:15am at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • The Mint Museum - Randolph hosts a Mini-Masters Art Workshop today at 10:30am. Please register. More info...
  • Imaginon offers a special place for Letters to Santa with stationary and a special mailbox. Available through December 22nd. More info.... They'll also offer a Letter to Soldiers box for all ages. More info...
  • Main Street Children's Museum celebrates today with Wee Are 3! this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Wonderful Wednesday - Healthy Holiday Pet Treats with special activities at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Get outside and Make Your Own Hiking Stick this afternoon at 2:30 at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info... 
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Orlando Magic More info...


Thursday, December 12
  • Gingerbread Lane opens today at the Ballantyne Resort. More info...
  • The Mint Museum - Randolph hosts a Mini-Masters Art Workshop today at 1:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • The Davidson Community Players present Miracle on 34th Street with shows through the 22nd. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. San Antonio Rampage More info...


Friday, December 13
  • If you homeschool, head to the McDowell Nature Center at 10am for their Homeschool Woodland Story Walk. Please register. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center also offers their Preschool Explorer Series - Animals in Winter this morning at 10:30am. Please register. More info... 
  • The Gaston County Museum hosts their Annual Holiday Open House today, 3-7pm, and FREE. More info...
  • Don't miss the Charlotte Festival of the Nativity today and tomorrow in Weddington, 3-9pm. More info...
  • The Santa Train continues at the NC Transportation Museum. Weekends through December 22nd. More info...
  • WBT Holiday on Ice is open through January 5th. Days and times of operation vary. More info...
  • The Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents Miracle on 34th Street. Shows continue through December 22nd. More info...
  • Speedway Christmas continues and is open evenings, 6-10pm through December 30th. Tonight and tomorrow night there will be a special screening of Christmas Vacation. More info...
  • Head to the 1st Annual Huntersville Christmas Tree Lighting this evening at 6pm. More info...


Saturday, December 14
  • Lace up your shoes for the Krueger Reindeer Romp 5K at the Harris YMCA. More info...
  • Don't miss the Christmas Brunch with Santa this morning at the Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center. 9-11am. More info...
  • Build a Train Engine this morning at 10am at Lowes as part of their Build and Grow series. More info...
  • Preschoolers and their families are invited to the Gaston County Museum at 10am for PREschool PREview Program - Victorian Christmas. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Healthy Holiday Snacks with special activities today at 11am and 2pm, and tomorrow at 2pm.  More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center is hosting a Holiday Open House today, 11am-2pm. More info...
  • Check out Lakeshore Learning's Free Crafts for Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Festive Frame Ornament . More info...
  • The US National Whitewater Center hosts the Just Be Claus festival this afternoon. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center for Evergreens for Everyone this afternoon at 1:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • Colonial Christmas & Candlelighting takes place this afternoon at the Schiele Museum, 2-6pm. More info...
  • There's a Kids Club Central Holiday Party today at the Epicentre, 3-5pm. More info...
  • Christmas Candlelight Tours continue today at Historic Brattonsville, 3-9pm. More info...
  • Create Twig Stars this afternoon at 3:30pm at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss A Huntersville Christmas today 4-8pm. Lots of fun and FREE activities for the whole family. More info...
  • Enjoy Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at the NC Transportation Museum. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. LA Lakers More info...


Sunday, December 15
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this afternoon at 2pm and enjoy Decorating Trees. More info..., or learn about Tracks and Traces, also at 2pm. More info...
  • Make Edible Ornaments this afternoon at 2pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Norfolk Admirals More info...

Save the Date:
December 16: SchieleVille More info...
December 18 & 19: Little Elf Camps More info...
December 26: Schiele Science Show More info...
January 4: Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run More info...
January 26: CRC Winter Classic 8K More info...
April 25- June 1, 2014: Van Gogh Alive More info...


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