Meet your Honeybees
Hi everyone ! Words can’t express how happy I am that you are here. Local honey has been a dream of mine in the making since I was 16 years old. Through high school and college I absolutely loved fashion and style. I loved stepping out of my comfort zone and finding unique and fun items that I could express myself through- and additionally could inspire and encourage others to do the same. I loved helping friends pick out items that they felt comfortable in, and that they looked good- and that added a little spice to their wardrobe !
After high school I attended Colorado State University (go rams) and began studying apparel and merchandising with an interest in fair trade. I studied this for two years and then long story short ended up getting my bachelors in Social Work.
I met the love of my life at CSU, we dated through part of college, and got married the summer after I graduated, June 2018- (I was 22- I know such a baby!) and then moved to Colorado Springs, CO. He’s my best friend and truly my biggest fan- and after college he knew my dream to have a women’s boutique still carried so passionately on my heart. So he cheered me on and we did what we needed to do to make it happen.
I would always express my dream to gals around me asking if they would want to start it with me, and after a lot of “no’s” and “haha maybes” Cara had the boldest yes. and she was immediately all in. We learned we shared the same passions, and the same dreams- met at a coffee shop in January 2019- laid out on the table what it would look like to open a store together and began the journey.
I love a million and 5 things about Cara- but here are just a few:
She is confident- Cara knows who she is and is confident in the fact that she is a strong and beautiful woman of God.
She is Bold- Cara knows what she wants and what she deserves. She is independent in the way that she trusts her capabilities but also isn’t afraid to push herself.
She is wise & loves well- I look up to Cara daily and admire her and the way that she lives her life. She carries so much wisdom with her and is so brave. Cara loves those around her so well by the way she truly gets to know people and intentionally and deeply cares about them.
Again, I’m so happy you’re here, and thankful you’re making my dream a reality- it wouldn’t be possible without all of you.
HEY HI HELLOOO! It feels UNREAL to be sitting here writing this. We're so so glad you've found us.
I'll be honest with you all. Never in a million years would I have pictured myself as an entrepreneur or owning a clothing store. Fashion has always been something fun and interesting and worth investing in to feel my best self, but never was something I envisioned myself pursuing in a career. That's when the best things happen, right? In the unexpected? In January 2019, I had dinner with Hailey and her husband and we joked about me quitting my job and moving to Colorado Springs to open a store with Hailey. As I drove home I thought to myself "WELL WHY NOT" and two weeks later Hailey and I sat down for our first planning meeting. My lease ended four months later and here we are, fully immersed in a space we're so passionate about and so eager to invite you into.
Owning Local Honey with Hailey is by far the most amazing and best part of this venture. Doing this with a pal like her guides us to more fun while also rooting us back to our hearts and our mission. She and Kyle are the most people-focused couple I know, I can't even begin to explain to you how that's shown itself in this business. Her heart for others is never-ending and when we talk about being your biggest champions, Hailey is the one leading the charge. I'm learning all I can from her and I've never had more fun and felt more grateful to have a partner like her in a season like this!
Local honey, for me, is an avenue to do what I love most, championing women and encouraging you all to be who you are and face the fears that we all cling to.