I’m Amy and I’m so glad that you are here.
A little background.
I’m a Florida girl who was uprooted to a Virginia town in 2013.
Bedlam & Daisies was started in 2016 as a place to discover my passions as I found myself in a new phase of life.
It was also a journey to seek the beauty amongst the daily chaos of life.
I have been a stay-at-home-mom since the oldest was born (2000) and found myself in a place where my children (all three now teenagers) still needed me as an overseer (ok, and as a chauffeur), but they didn’t have the all-consuming needs they did when they were younger.
I wasn’t sure who I was outside of the roles that I held.
Since beginning the blog, I have found passions for photography, travel, yoga, and meditation, just to name a few.
Perhaps you are on a similar journey of discovery.
Or maybe you know your passions and you see that we have some in common.
I hope that here at Bedlam & Daisies you can find a little beauty in the chaos.
You are always welcome here.
Let your light shine!
64 thoughts on “About”
Thank you for starting this blog and sharing your inward journey. You’ve always been a beautiful person both on the inside and the outside, a true intellectual (as your formal education bears out.) These facts coupled with your unwavering faith in God and passion to seek truth and wisdom will undoubtedly uplift and inspire others.
Thank you for the kind words!
Oh my yes ! I so relate . I’m on this same path discovering who I am as well now that both my kids are young adults and I have time for myself now.
I wish you the best of luck on the journey of discovery! It is definitely a fun and interesting one. My teens still keep my schedule pretty packed, but I’m learning to carve out time for the exploration. 🙂
Thank you so much! It really is interesting and I’m loving that I’m finding myself.
hi Amy, Thank you so much for following Sunny District 🙂 Happy blogging!
Beautiful blog Amy!! it’s nice to meet you! 🙂
Thank you so much!! 🙂 I enjoy your blog also!!
Thank you for the follow, Amy. I look forward to your posts and regular interaction. regards, Sudhir
Thank you. I’m looking forward to your posts also
Hi Amy, it’s lovely to connect with you. Looking forward to more of your posts. 🙂
Thank you 🙂 Looking forward to your posts as well!
Thank for visiting and following my blog, Amy. I’ve been reading your posts and thoroughly enjoying them! Looking forward to more! 🙂
I’m happy that your enjoying them 🙂 Looking forward to more of your posts as well!!
I look forward to following along on your journey!
Thank you. And I’m looking forward to following you along! 🙂
Love your pictures and the wonderful introduction. Hi Amy, nice to meet you 🙂
Thank you! I enjoyed your introduction and pictures as well. Nice to meet you 🙂 -Amy
Hi Amy, it’s nice to meet you! Thank you for the follow. I’m enjoying reading your posts, and I look forward to more. Take care, Jenny
Thanks Jenny! I’m enjoying yours as well 🙂
Amy, you’ve been nominated for the Sunshine and Brotherhood of the World blog awards. For more information, see https://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/sunshine-and-brotherhood-awards/. Even if you cannot accept the nomination, know that you are appreciated.
Hello Amy, I love the name of your blog and the lovely description of who you are. Thanks for visiting!
Thank you 🙂
Hi. Thank you so much for liking my Thursday Doors post. Sounds like we have some common interests, and I have been a stay at home mum most of my time too!
Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading more of your work 🙂 -Amy
Thanks Amy. And looking forward to reading more of yours. 🙂
Hi Amy, you might be wondering what my ping is about. I have invited you to join in with a Three Day Quote Challenge. If you do do it I’d love to know so I don’t miss your posts 🙂
Hi Amy! I found you on the meet-and-greet. First of all, you are lovely! Second of all, what an absolutely terrific name for your site! Finally, your photographs are so wonderful, you are a really good photographer and a wonderful writer. I look forward to following you! I am originally from Virginia, Northern Virginia, but am very familiar with Roanoke. Made many a road trip there in college, I went to Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. Anyway, again, I look forward to your posts!
Hi! So nice of you to come by. And thank you so much for your kind words! We head to NOVA for some soccer tournaments (and some great shopping) and the Shenandoah Valley is stunning. I’m a transplant from Florida, so still getting used to the cold! I do love these Blue Ridge Mountains though. 🙂
Hi Amy! I found you and your blog at Nikki’s meet and greet over @flyingthoughwater. Nice to meet you! I have a friend who use to live in Roanoke. She and her family moved to another part of Virginia about 5 years ago. I remember her saying that it was a day trip to venture out to Kohl’s and back again! I hope you will continue to make even more friendships and that His peace will continue to bless you and your family. We have a farm to table restaurant in our small town as well and the food is always outstanding! Nice to meet you! Terese
Hi Terese. Thanks for stopping by! I’m guessing your friend must have lived in the country or on the other side of town. It’s a big county. I’m actually about 5 minutes from Kohl’s and from my grocery store. It takes about 20 min to get the mall and all the chain restaurants and so I’m always thinking I need to plan when I go there because it’s far away. lol.
Thank you for your well wishes!! 🙂 Farm to table food is always so tasty!
Nice to meet you too 🙂 -Amy
So lovely to connect with you at Nikki’s Meet and Greet. You have a beautiful energy to this blog. 🙂
I love your About page, especially this last line, “This is my journey in the discovery of my passions and finding out “Who is Amy?”” That is so self-honoring. Sending you many blessings on your journey, and welcome to my blog!
Thank you so much Debbie! 🙂
Hello Amy. I am new to following you and just thought I’d say hi 🙂 I found your blog through Sharon – we were both nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by her. Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading your posts. Take care. Carly
Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m so glad that you found me through Sharon. I’m looking forward to reading your posts as well! 🙂 Amy
I’m so glad I came across your blog. Stay inspired
Thanks so much!! 🙂 -Amy
Hello Amy – thanks for visiting Beauty along the Road, which brought me here. So you are also in Virginia? Whereabouts? I am in the Western Highlands of VA.
Yes, I am in Virginia. I am in the Roanoke area. We’ve been here about 4 1/2 years now.
Roanoke – that’s about two hrs from where I live! How do you like that city & surroundings?
It took a bit to get used to (mostly the winters) since I am from South Florida, but we enjoy the area. I haven’t been able to explore as much as I’d like because my youngest has kept our weekends tied up with travel soccer. This will be the first year that she does not travel (only will play for school) in the spring, so I’m looking forward to exploring after the winter.
You might want to come up to Highland County for its unique Maple Festival (2nd and 3rd weekends in March). Maple syrup production in full force (and view) to visitors!
I’ll have to put that on my calendar to remind me as it gets closer. Thanks for the information!
Hi Amy, my sister and I are in Scottsdale for the weekend and decided to see if we could find anything on my grandfathers sister Reva Boan. (Reva Tyler Silverman). We met has several times in our childhood. We actually went to her gravesite yesterday but we’re trying to find some of her artwork here. Our grandfather Carl pushmataha Tyler was her full brother but they did have several other half siblings because their mother died at a young age and their father remarried. I am not sure of the connection after reading your blog But would be interested In taking a closer look. To our knowledge Reva never had a child.
Lisagwhite at yahoo . My buttons as frozen on my computer to do the at sign. Lol
Hi Lisa. I will send you an e-mail as well. My grandmother was named after Reva Boan (Reva Tyler Silverman). Reva was the midwife during her delivery. I thought that perhaps that had been her job when I started seeing if I could track her down. That was when I discovered that she was an artist. Although I do not know for sure, I suspect that her first husband worked with my great-grandfather since they are both listed on the census as working on the tools used in the copper mines. I further suspect (but again, have no proof) that this was how Reva came to know my great-grandmother and be there at the delivery of my Grandma Reva VanHoose Scott (1929-2013)
Yes I’m a stay st home mom a as well and a wife my kids are older now my daughter 22 and my Son 17 . Now I find myself on a new path and new journey figuring out who I am now after all these yrs of just being mom.. love your blog and posts.
Thank you so much! I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog and posts. It is an interesting time as the children grow and leave and you start to figure out who you are or who you’ve always been. I suppose there are some who’ve always known, but I was not one of those. Best of luck on your new path and journey. xx <3
Yes I was not one of them as well I think that’s why it’s so much harder as they grow we are having a harder time adjusting and for myself finding who I am now. Thank you for replying . And best of luck on your journey .. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Hugs
Hi Amy!! I think my last comment may have gone to Spam, so I figured I would try to comment here to let you know? Although this may go to spam too . Eek!
Hi Mackenzie!! I did get your last comment, but perhaps there was a delay in it making it through. I do try to check spam regularly though because sometimes a comment gets stuck there that shouldn’t! 🙂
Thank you so much for checking! I’ve had such an issue lately with all my comments going to spam so I’m paranoid hehe.
I am enjoying your blog. We have many topics in common.
Thank you! And thanks so much for stopping by!! I’ll be over to check your blog out. 🙂
A father of two teenage girls I too am a chauffeur and like you, a stay-at-home dad. A wonderful world you have created. Happy I found it.
Thank so much! And welcome!
Yes! Chauffeur extraordinaire!! 🙂 My youngest is less than a year from driving. That will be a strange moment to be sure.
Returning to reading more often than not. Just read this and feel so in sync.
I love to read! It’s so nice to be in a phase where there is more time for it.