Becoming 2020: November 13 – 14.

Simple Outdoor Dining

Elevate the Ordinary

For the last 11 years, our annual Becoming weekend has been honored to create a fun, welcoming and encouraging space for thousands of women from all backgrounds and seasons of life. Typically hosted in the mountains of Asheville, NC, we are shifting gears to meet the unique gathering situation created by Covid 19. Founder and host, Jen Schmidt is offering a smaller Becoming “local” this November 13 and 14 in Greensboro, NC.

For all of us, spending time at home in 2020 means something very different than it did one year ago and it’s about time that we kick the past eight months to the curb and finish strong. (If you’re understandably limping along, this is exactly where you’re meant to be.)

We are going to start off our Friday evening with this year’s keynote speaker – the unbelievable Kelly Swanson. We are guaranteed to laugh more this weekend than we have all year as she challenges us to ask, “Who Highjacked our Fairytale?”  Kelly is a world renown speaker, keynoting for such organizations as Toastmaster International, but Covid had other plans. Our fairytale weekend is made possible because she can join us and we are pairing the evening with a charcuterie workshop. Honestly, this alone is worth the whole weekend cost.

See the 2020 schedule here. 

With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to equip and inspire you in meaningful ways to create a welcoming home, one that you’ve dreamed of regardless of your budget. We offer the tools to elevate the ordinary of your home to one that speaks love and life no matter your personality, background or skill set.

Through grace-filled inspiration, let’s become the women God has called us to be wherever He has us planted for this season, and leave our time together refreshed and encouraged in all things heart and home.

***We understand the real safety concern with Covid, therefore we are only allowing a small number of limited this year to allow for social distancing measures to be in place. We have rented a large facility that allows for plenty of space for those in need and safety protocols are in place.

We will have designated seating sections where masks are required to meet the needs of all attendees. For workshops, there will minimal number of people in each room/at each round table, to allow plenty of room to social distance at all times.


Have you always wanted to learn how to style a beautiful charcuterie board?
Courtney Bowman of Raleigh Cheesy will be leading us through the steps to elevate our ordinary cheese boards. She will only be with us on Friday evening, so don’t miss out.

Raleigh Cheesy


For those that are new to Becoming, you can browse our 2019 agenda to get a feel for who we are.

Follow along on our facebook page for the most immediate updates.

In addition to main stage keynotes and breakout workshops, 2020 tickets include Friday evening charcuterie, light continental breakfast on Saturday morning, Saturday lunch, bottomless coffee/tea station and lots of fun giveaways.  For those traveling from out of town, we will start at 6:30 on Friday evening and end at 5:00 on Saturday. 

Ticket OptionS:

General Admission – $115 (both Days)

Friday Night Only Ticket which includes our charcuterie workshop –  $60

Saturday Only Ticket (includes breakout workshops, light continental breakfast and lunch.) $65

(Additional activity) Hands On Crafting $25 (pre-conference Friday, November 13 3:00)


Be spontaneous, grab some friends (or come alone and make new ones) because this is a weekend for YOU to be encouraged and refreshed on all things heart and home. We would love to have you join us and I guarantee, you will have a blast. (How can you not with our fun speaker line up?)

A sampling of our breakout workshop topics range from

  • Fabulous Home Decor (that you don’t have to break the bank to incorporate)
  • DIY encouragement for your home
  • Simple Hospitality
  • Charcuterie Board Styling
  • Hand and chalk board lettering
  • Easy meal planning/freezer cooking (learn that instant pot)
  • Money saving ideas
  • Enneagram Explained
  • Mothering, traditions and family

We touch on nearly everything heart and home. Becoming 2020 will breathe life and give purpose to our everyday moments.

If it comes to creating, repurposing or being intentional with our money, time and energy, we want to cover it.

decluttering at speed of life

We’ve now had the privilege of sharing our love of all things creative, purposeful and frugal with over a thousand women from around the US, and it’s a joy to have met so many of you.

 A ticket includes two days worth of all of the break out sessions, charcuterie workshop and snacks, Saturday light continental breakfast and lunch for only $115. Purchase tickets through this link.

Kick back and relax.  Come be a part of something unique and exciting. Join a room full of women whose desire is to Become More.

We are so excited to meet you, and enjoy this weekend with you. It will be here before you know it.


Take a sneak peek from one of our past years to catch a glimpse of the fun.