ErinCreator & Main Author
Hi. I'm Erin. I created A Bird and A Bean in 2010 as a creative place to document the silly little things the kids and I do together. They’re growing up so fast. And I know that I will never, ever finish a baby book! I love to get creative and crafty and I love to share it all with you. I love a bargain. I love Jesus. I love anything that I can DIY. I love cooking, but I hate baking! I loathe the laundry. I only like bananas when they’re green. I love lists. I talk too much and I get loud when I'm excited. I love coffee, but rarely finish a cup. I teach middle school during the day and then come home to life….2 kids (the bird and the bean) and 1 fab husband. I love my life! Thanks for coming to visit.
Hi. My name is Amy. I’m daytime graphic designer and full-time mother, wife, and daughter. I have two adorable boys who fill my days with dirt, noise and unbearable love. They’re actually the reason that I quit practicing architecture and took up graphic design. When my eldest was born I couldn’t find the perfect birth announcement so I made my own. I haven’t looked back since. It’s honestly tons more fun than designing stairwells and bathrooms. One of my favorite parts of the graphics business is seeing families grow. Erin had me design her son’s birth announcement. I’ve since done their holiday cards, the Bird’s party invitations, room decor prints, and just about anything graphics related for her. I consider her a good friend now and making friends is definitely the best part of my job!
Hi, I'm Megan, a full time mother and a part time insane asylum escapee (only because my kids drive me insane some days). When I'm not busy cleaning up after 3 crazy boys and husband, I can be found holed up in my craft room using various craft tools to make...well...crafty-type things. I love to sew, scrapbook, make cards and create with my Silhouette Cameo. I also enjoy spending time with my husband watching TV and movies. Our all time favorite is Modern Family, it's hilarious! Don't believe me? Go watch it! (Seriously, stop reading and go watch!) I blog over at Crafty Meggy (www.craftymeggy.com) and am so excited to be a contributor on Erin's awesome blog!
StephanieArts and Entertainment
MarieFood & Recipes
Hi! I'm Marie. I'm a former TV reporter and magazine editor and I now enjoy blogging about saving money, recipes, personal finance and budget travel! I have one little boy and I love cooking healthy recipes for him. That means mostly fresh, easy to assemble or make-ahead, and substitution-friendly. I specialize in money-saving ideas, cooking, crafts and travel. I also contribute to Valpak.com and other websites devoted to fun, frugal living. My family and I live in Palm Harbor, Florida.
HeatherHealth & Fitness
Hi, I’m Heather and I blog at The Healthy Hen! I’m a Mama Hen to three little chicks and wife to the one and only Mr. Rooster. I’ve always been interested in health, nutrition and fitness. I studied it in college and earned a Bachelors in Exercise Science. More importantly, I am a fully devoted Christian and I try to live in a way that honors the One who made, redeemed and loves me. I believe that God made us to enjoy the life He blessed us with and to bring Him glory in doing so. I hope to be an encouragement to others to live well! -
Stephsewing and crafts
Hi! I'm Emily, a Jesus loving mother and wife who currently lives in Hong Kong. We live in a small apartment in a big city and love the busy pace of life. My two boys keep me hopping, but I also love sitting at my sewing machine for long periods of time and deep conversations over cups of coffee with friends. Nap-Time Creations is about life, sewing, crafts and a recipe here or there...
Hello lovelies, I’m Erica! I am a full time business student, part time executive assistant, and full time cat mom & fiancee. I live in Baton Rouge, and as a southern girl, I believe in thank you notes, garlic, and red beans & rice on Mondays. As an aspiring professional organizer, I created my blog, Girl, Organized to help individuals and businesses bring order into their lives. I love to-do lists, alphabetical order, and color coding. Between living in very small apartments (try having no pantry!), and juggling school & work, I have really polished my organization skills! Follow me on my journey to be a certified professional organizer and you will learn a few organizing tricks along the way as well!
Well, Hello! My name is Susan, and I'm so happy to be contributing on the topic of GARDENING for the readers of A Bird and a Bean! My husband and I married as soon as I graduated from college, and I taught for a few years before having children. Now that my family of all boys has mostly grown right out from under me, my wonderful husband and I find ourselves parenting older teens and navigating our way through the middle years. I blog at Sweet Annabelle, documenting the grand adventures of our lives. Through it all, we seek to please the Audience of One. Gardening is one of my passions and I hope to share some of my successes, failures, tips, tricks and tutorials with you!