October 4, 2015

Join Me Live On the Porch (Periscope)

Find me on periscope

As technology continues to emerge and I spend time online with varying forms of social media for my blog, I often scream “STOP. NO MORE!!!” As you can tell, I’ve stepped back from posting as much on my blog. After […]

Becoming: The Ultimate Girls Weekend

from Becoming

Have you registered for our Becoming Conference yet?  I can’t even believe that summer is right around the corner and this has definitely become one of the weekends I most look forward to each summer. Grab some girl friends because […]

Turn Your Iphone Picture into a Watercolor Painting in Seconds

Turn regular pic into watercolor painting in seconds

As the snow fell, the fire burned, the hot chocolate simmered, and our family became stranded in one of the worst snowstorms to hit the South, I decided that everyone should have the opportunity to live in a postcard for […]

Yikes! Life Lessons Learned from On-Line Miscommunication

Life Lessons Learned From OnLine Miscommunication beautyandbedlam.com

With the sun peaking through my window, and my morning coffee snuggled gently in my hand, I sat down at my computer to read the few early morning comments that my readers had left from the night before. I knew […]

Join Us at our 2nd Annual Becoming Conference – Sept. 21 – 22

Button bird designs stage

Last year, my sweet friend Jenny (Southern Savers) and I had a dream.  A dream to bring the topics that we are passionate about on our blog, and bring them in real life to our readers. Our desire was that […]

Take a Minute & Introduce Yourself: It’s National…


Yesterday over at (in)courage, I was reminded that it was National “Delurking” Day in the blog world. For most of us, we rarely have time to comment on a regular basis, and I completely understand that because honestly, I’m just […]

Favorite Super Bowl Commercials?

mean joe green superbowl commercial

My Packer’s are out of the Superbowl running, which means the big game this Sunday is all about two things – the food and the commercials. Yes, I may be a football mom, and our family may have a love […]

(In) Real Life: a group of dreamers

incourage at Hilton Head

Women from every walk of life gathered together for three days at the beautiful beach on Hilton Head Island. Entrepreneurs, story tellers, home makers, authors, cooks, artisans, cancer survivors, coordinators, speakers, photographers, decorators, mothers, wives, teachers, business owners, and even […]

You Only Have Ten Seconds to Make…

smile - first impressions

Every week, a group of students that I help teach gather together and work on public speaking skills. One of the first things I always focus on as we maneuver the waters of addressing others in public, is that you […]

Becoming is HERE!


The Registration desk at our Becoming Conference has just opened.  Jenny and I, as hosts,  couldn’t be more excited to welcome women from around the U.S and share life with them for a few days. I am blessed to partner […]

Computer Friends: Real or Not…and a Question


One of the most surprising aspects of blogging has come in a form I least expected. Since I didn’t know a thing about blogging when I first started plucking away on this keyboard, I assumed I would draft a few […]

Come Take a Peek at the New Re-design

BBB redo

Pardon my dust. If it’s not at home, it’s right here on my blog. It’s 2:49, and I am heading to bed, but just wanted to invite you to come take a peek at the new look. It’s still has […]

Add your picture to WordPress blog comments


It’s been a learning curve since I switched my blog to the new site, and one of the things I miss the most is that I can’t see your cute face in the comments. You know how when you comment […]

Balancing Blogging Goals


My life as a blogger has been incredibly surreal.

Reading my first blogs ever in the summer of 2008, I realized that there was this whole virtual “world” about which I had no idea. I couldn’t believe what I had been missing. Any topic I was passionate about connected me with some other amazing woman that was sharing her ideas on the matter.

I was hooked on reading…I am a voracious reader, but writing a blog? That didn’t interest me…for about two weeks. Had it been any other time of the year, I would have bypassed this new virtual world due to my over extended schedule, but it was SUMMER time.

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