December 22, 2014

Mother’s Day Tradition Ideas

May6

With Mother’s Day approaching, I can’t begin to sum into words the influence and impact my mother has had on me. I know that Mother’s Day has far reaching emotional implications for so many. And honesty, I can’t even begin […]

Mother’s Day Ideas – Recipes for Joy, Mother’s Love Cake

May6
DIY mother's Day card

Mother’s Day is here and there are so many wonderful ways to honor those in our life who have made an impact. Whether they are the woman who raised you or just an inspirational mother figure in your life, let […]

Creating Ambiance During Mealtime

May5

Delicious food and good eating is a desire, a quest, an experience, but creating atmosphere and ambiance at meal time sets the example that actions speak louder than words. When is the last time you ate dinner by candlelight? Do […]

Gardening together/ Gardening specials

Apr24

Today, I finally finished the first round of planting in my garden.I told myself I could not leave for my weekend women’s retreat until they were in the ground.(And yes, my goal for this upcoming weekend is to post my […]

It’s the simple things…

Apr19

It’s been a busy week. A week where deadlines, responsibilities, and self imposed stress catapulted “seemingly important” things to the forefront of of my energies. So what happened when my daughter asked me today if I would go to the […]

Please read – update on baby chicks

Apr13

As an update to my previous post, please remind me not to write a blog post at midnight on a jam packed day. I tend to forget that I have new followers who don’t know “my blog history” or the […]

Baby chicks in the house…

Apr13

It’s about this time of the year when our children decide there’s not enough life around this house, and most certainly, our daily routine could use just a bit more. Yes, those baby chicks just look so sweet and innocent…And […]

Easter traditions – make it memorable

Apr9

Since traditions are near and dear to my heart, I have a plethora of ideas for any holiday or celebration. Still in the blogging learning curve, I have realized that I need to post them in advance so you can […]

Traditions that build character – May Day baskets

Apr8
May Day Basket - give to friends and neighbors anonymously

One of my children’s most poignant “teachable moments” was cemented in their memories when our family left a “friendship basket” for the “Nice Lawn” guy (see template below). For years, we had driven past a house near our church and […]

Eggstravaganza: Easter Tradition

Apr7
eastereggstravaganza

For most of us, Easter is not Easter if you don’t decorate eggs. This year, instead of letting the kids have all the fun, start a tradition that involves the whole family. Throw an annual Easter egg decorating contest. Choose […]

Welcome to the Fox Visitors

Apr1

I am so thrilled that you have found your way to my journey of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.This is where I share my ramblings.Just one woman trying to balance it all…frugal homemaking, intentionality and the joy/bedlam of five children. If […]

Housekeeping is happening…for my special guests

Mar29

hi there – I just needed to warn you about the dust that’s going around Beauty and Bedlam. Sweet, Sweet Domestic Chicky is helping me spruce up around here for the guests that are coming over on Wednesday, and we’re […]

Housekeeping is happening…for my special guests

Mar29

hi there – I just needed to warn you about the dust that’s going around Beauty and Bedlam. Sweet, Sweet Domestic Chicky is helping me spruce up around here for the guests that are coming over on Wednesday, and we’re […]

Proverbs 31 – She Speaks Conference

Mar27

Proverbs 31 Ministries is dedicated to Bringing God’s Peace, Perspective, and Purpose to Today’s Busy Woman.Don’t you just want to post that mission on the mantle of your home? (Or I’d be fine if you just tape it to your […]

Tea Parties all day long…

Mar25

From the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked banana bread,to the soothing sips of a simmering beverage,the kitchen is the heart and home of our fondest memories.As a frugal mom, it’s a temptation to create a“don’t touch, that’s expensive”environment.Instead, create a […]