"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." -Eden Phillpotts

Hey, c’mon in. 

I’m Amy, the magician behind the curtain here at Bedlam & Daisies.

The world, and life, can be chaotic. I truly believe that the world is full of magic and beauty that is just waiting to be discovered. I like to travel, even if it’s in my own backyard, seeking out that beauty.

I am a traveler, a writer, a photographer, and an occasional deep thinker. I share all of those pieces here at Bedlam and Daisies.

If you think the world is filled with hidden treasures waiting for us to stop and notice them, then you are at the right place.

A Little Background.

My name is Amy Lyon Smith.

I am a Florida girl uprooted in 2013 to a Virginia town in the Blue Ridge Mountains.I have been a stay-at-home mom since the oldest was born (2000) and found my self in a place where my children (all on the verge of, or entering, adulthood) still needed me as an overseer (ok, and as a chauffeur), but they didn’t have all the all consuming needs they did when they were younger.

Bedlam and Daisies was started in 2016 as a journey to seek the beauty amongst the daily chaos of life. A place to chronicle the discovery of my passions as I found myself in this new phase of life.

I wasn’t sure who I was outside of the roles that I held.

As Wife. As Mother.

Since beginning the blog I have found passions for writing, 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 see that we have some in common.

I hope that here at Bedlam & Daisies you can find a little beauty in the chaos.

I’m so glad that you’ve found my little space on the internet.

You are always welcome here.