Hey! My name is Bobbie Byrd – Houston Craft & Lifestyle Blogger
I’m an artsy-fartsy person that believes everyone has a creative bone in their body. Crafting is easy because it’s creative. It’s not supposed to look perfect – it’s supposed to be handmade with love.
My goal is to inspire other woman because of the women that have inspired me. Whether the inspiration comes from funny parenting stories, life hacks to help you simplify your life or easy craft tutorials that anyone can do – I want to help you believe in the beauty and ingenuity within yourself.
Facts about me:
- Houstonian by force but I’ve fallen in love with this city.
- Wife to Mr. Byrd and mom to three girls (born 05′, 06′, and 09′).
- Younger than Mr. Byrd and that will never change!
- Believer in Christ.
- Pencil lover who’s obsessed with beautiful views. All I need is a sunset and a Ticonderoga.
- In a relationship with my Kindle and Pride and Prejudice.
Are you really Clumsy?
Blessed with two trick knees and the gift of kidney stones, I am a pro at clumsy. You really can super glue your fingers together and spray adhesive really will make you stick to everything – trust me, I know. I can tell you how to pull stains off of almost every surface. Or if you know how to get the vivid pink and purple dye off your hands the night before you go engagement ring shopping, I know all about that too!
Yes. I really am clumsy and I see it as a gift even if my new age podiatrist believes I’m harming my energy by calling myself Clumsy Crafter.
Getting’ Crafty with It
Yes! I love to make things. My happy place in anywhere covered in glue and paint. A few of my all-time favorite craft tutorials on this blog are:
And the one I’m the most known for – The Water Blob
The Blogging Side
There’s a lot of wordy professional jargon that could go here about my blogging history and my love of web design and social media but I’ll save you all and tell you that if you want to know, check out my Linkedin.
Many years ago when I decided to start blogging on a professional level, it was the amazing connections I made at our local Houston Bloggers group (such as Houston on the Cheap, Freebies4Mom, and Moms Confession) that told me how to do it. Houston Bloggers is now the oldest and largest group of bloggers in the Houston area with over 800 members.
Three years ago Lisa Stauber and I decided to take Houston Bloggers to a national level and formed Blog Elevated Conference. Blog Elevated was formed to help bloggers educate themselves on the principles that we need to be better bloggers such as strong business practices, upper level SEO / Analytics and how to conquer social media platforms.
We’re proud of Blog Elevated. It’s grown to a thousands strong community of bloggers with a weekly trending Twitter chat using the hashtag #BlogElevated.
Our newest venture is taking all that we’ve learned with Houston Bloggers and Blog Elevated and turning those lessons into a digital marketing agency – Quirky Owl. If you’re looking for someone to help get your digital presence off the ground, please contact us.
If you are interested in working together or are in Public Relations, check out my Work With Me page.