Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!! Here's a little love note for you! Do you have any big plans for your day? We tend to have a low-key celebration. Probably some lunch out and then dinner at home followed by Netflix binging (and maybe some wine). Over on Instagram, I'm discussing the concept behind this photo. I'd love [...]

28 Day Photography Challenge

28 Day Photography Challenge

Photography Challenge. Even though I'm only a few weeks into my January challenge of eating a vegan diet, it's already time to begin thinking about the challenge for February. In light of the fact that I shared in my recent three year blogiversary post  that I wanted to begin capturing more photos, February's challenge will be a 28-day [...]

Three Years of Blogging​

Three Years of Blogging​

Three Years of Blogging. Today Bedlam and Daisies turns three. Can you believe it?! It is still hard to believe that this moment marks three years of blogging. I thought that today, I'd share some reflections about the journey...of the blog...and of myself. I'll also share a few technical aspects of blogging that I've slowly [...]

Top 10 Posts of 2018

Top 10 Posts of 2018

End of 2018. The end of the year is often a time of reflection. What has happened over the course of the year. What you liked about it. And what you might do differently next year. I typically wait and share my reflections on the anniversary of Bedlam & Daises because that anniversary is January 9th. [...]

2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge. How many of you love to read? Hands up in the air! ...and wave 'em round like you just don't care! Woo Hoo! As an introvert, I take great pleasure in my reading time. Now don't think I'm saying that extroverts don't read. Because I know for a fact that they do. My [...]

Tuesday Truth #14

Tuesday Truth #14

Tuesday Truth. Number 14. Minimalism. I love this quote because it really asks us to question our choices. I am still on a journey toward simplicity. Part of that journey is one that embraces minimalism. The version of minimalism that I prefer is probably best summed up in this post by Joshua Becker of Becoming [...]

I had DNA testing on my three teenagers. Here’s how that turned out.

I had DNA testing on my three teenagers. Here’s how that turned out.

DNA Testing. I've shared on the blog before about how I had my DNA tested through Ancestry.com. My Results. My results came in August of 2016. You can read about that original result in this post: Keys to the Past. After I wrote that post, I received questions about the process for testing and I [...]

Why I Set Goals Instead of Resolutions

Why I Set Goals Instead of Resolutions

Why I Set Goals Instead of Resolutions. And what in the heck is the difference? As we approach the new year, many people start talking about setting their New Year's Resolutions. I used to set New Year's Resolutions too. I'd brainstorm about all the different things I wanted to change about myself or my life [...]

What’s Up Lately Episode 009

What’s Up Lately Episode 009

What's Up Lately. Episode 009. Hey everybody!! I hope that you've had a lovely weekend! Ours was a four-day weekend around the Thanksgiving holiday. It made it a little hard to keep track of the days. 11/11 and Autumn on display. In my last episode of "what's up lately", I mentioned the fact that it [...]

Tuesday Truth #9

Tuesday Truth #9

Tuesday Truth. Number 9. It's easy to think that the bit of good we can offer won't matter in the big picture. That we could never do enough to make a difference. But I can assure you that it does matter. All those collective pieces of good come together like a jigsaw puzzle and form [...]