Agenda

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Agenda for 2019 will not be posted until much closer to our time together, but this gives you an idea of our time together. Each year we have duplicate workshops for those that couldn’t get to all of them (to many good choices) and then some new ones.

Download to your phone or print the Becoming 2018 Agenda here.

Please note that we have ten workshop choices and the hardest thing you’ll have to do all weekend is deciding on which five to attend. No sign up required. You just show up at the workshop.

The only sign ups needed are for the Pre-conference Hands on Workshops and the Fashion & Compassion’s Bracelet Making Workshop.

Bracelet Workshop during Friday Night Girls Night In.

Time: 9:30 (few spots left)

2018 Workshop Descriptions:

An Invitation to Peace
(Vanessa Hunt)
Are you ready to have more peace in your heart and your home? Join Vanessa as she tackles such topics as how to embrace the gifts of rest and self-care, along with how to truly create a home that is built on a foundation of peace. Come laugh together as we discover our peace personalities and get practical tips and tricks for setting up your homes and routines in such a way that peace can be maintained even in the midst of the craziness of life. In this session, we’ll cover everything from how to conquer clutter to simple, peaceful decorating ideas. The invitation to peace is waiting for you. Will you accept it?
(Session 1, 5 – Stuart Auditorium)
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Decluttering at the Speed of Life
(Dana White)
Overwhelmed with stuff? Suffering from Decluttering Paralysis? Dana K White will share the hard-learned decluttering strategies that she developed in her own once-overstuffed home. She had to break down her own decluttering roadblocks and bust through her own decluttering delusions, and her step by step process to working through an overwhelming mess (no matter how big) will give you exactly what you need to start decluttering immediately.

Follow the five step process and you will make visible progress in your home whether you have five minutes, five hours, or five days available to spend decluttering.

She’ll also teach you her world-rocking strategy that solves the number one decluttering frustration people face: how to declutter without making a bigger mess. It’s possible. Really!
(Session 1, 3 – Harrel 105)
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15 Ways to Improve Your Home Value (all DIY projects you can do!)
(Brittany Bailey)
As a self taught, licensed contractor, Brittany will provide advice to help you get the most bang for your buck from home improvements and top dollar for your home when you sell it. Learn what buyers are looking for in our hot housing market. Even if you aren’t planning to sell your home, Brittany offers a wealth of DIY suggestions to help you fall in love with your home again. This talk will benefit a range of abilities from the handy to the not-so-handy. You may even walk away with more skills than you came with!

As a bonus, she’ll also include the popular talk on How to Decorate Your Home with Upcycled Finds. Learn how to transform thrift store, yard sale, and trashed items into amazing decorative home accessories and fixtures.
(Session 3, 5 – Harrel 202)

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Learning to be a Happy Person
(Christy Jordan)
It’s not something we talk about much, but in this session we’re peeling back the mask and talking about the real stuff. Christy shares about how she overcame deep depression and the easy and actionable steps she took to train herself to be a happy person. This session is applicable to everyone, whether you’re in a rut, dealing with depression or not. If you want some encouragement, this is for you. (Session 2 – Chapel)
(Session 5 – Harrel 105)
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15 Ways to Save $1,500 This Year
(Erin Odom)
A few years ago, Erin Odom and her family were barely making ends meet, yet she desperately wanted to stay at home with her children. Using the frugal living tips she had grown up with via her penny-pinching parents and by creatively learning how to earn an income from home, she learned to save more money than she ever imagined.

In this workshop, come hear Erin share 15 of her best tips to save at least $1500 this year–as well as 15 ways you, too, can begin to earn an income from home! Erin will also teach you how to identify the two root sources of financial frustration and how anyone can overcome these.
(Session 2, 4 – Stuart Rehearsal)

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20 Home Decor Projects Under $20
(KariAnne Wood)
DIY and lifestyle blogger, KariAnne Wood, is all about repurposing and remaking and creating treasure from trash. Create a home you love on a budget with these simple, easy and affordable decorating ideas for your home. KariAnne walks you through the step-by-step on how to create 20 home decor projects for under $20 each (some you can even make for free). Celebrate all things home with KariAnne, her projects and of course—her stories
(Session 2, 4 – Stuart Auditorium)

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Arm Yourself with the Hostess Handbook
(Ashley Berger)
Are you overwhelmed with the thought of opening your home and inviting people in?? You’ll master the “bin to table” party planning technique I’ve used for years, and learn my top secret tricks to hosting over and over! I’ll be sharing tried and true recipes, how to set your table, floral arranging tips, party must haves, and I’ll walk you through my Game Plan for creating life around the table.
(Session 1, 4 – Harrel 202)

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Party Like it’s 1999
(25+ traditions to celebrate everything and some you never thought of)
(Jessica Smartt)
If you want more fun, more celebrating, and more purposeful community with your people, THIS is the seminar for you! Come join the fun in the Traditions Workshop! This inspiring, interactive, fast-paced, and super-practical seminar will send you on your way with a completed worksheet highlighting your OWN unique, special traditions you’d love to start with your tribe. Tons of suggestions offered! Whatever you need more of in your life, I have a tradition for that! Come for the fun; leave with a new plan to celebrate the things and people you love!
(Session 3, 5 – Stuart Rehearsal)
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Conquer the Dinner Hour Dilemma
(Tiffany King)
Have you ever been frustrated with trying to meal plan? Or maybe you’ve purchased a new appliance (I’m looking at you, Instant Pot) or bought a book of 30 minute meals, but found that dinner is still a struggle. If so, this session is for you! There’s a key ingredient missing with some of those one-size-fits-all methods. Overlooking that key is the major reason why we struggle with dinner time. I’ll share the key to success, as well as cover strategies and cooking methods that will help you get dinner on the table. And yes, we’ll be talking about the Instant Pot, slow cooker, sheet pan dinner, 15 minute meals and more!
(Session 2, 4 – Harrel 105)
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Hand and Chalk Board Lettering
(Maghon Taylor)
Maghon is on a mission to spread happiness through her handwriting and it is her greatest joy to teach show you how to turn your regular handwriting into something really special. In this session, we will cover all of the basics of hand lettering, tips, techniques and practical uses and even chalk techniques that can be applied to fun projects throughout your home and your life. You do not have to have beautiful handwriting to be a great hand letterer!
(Session 1, 3 – Chapel)

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Becoming Conference is possible because of our sponsors. We can’t do it without you!

Becoming Sponsors have the chance to engage with over 500 attendees and share brand initiatives in a comfortable, welcoming setting. Our total number of sponsors is limited because we believe a meaningful meeting is important to our attendees.

Becoming attendees join us for inspiration, how-tos and community. We focus on becoming more purposeful, frugal, and creative.

For more information on sponsorships for Becoming Conference 2018, please contact us.

Our Special Girls Night In is always a favorite with the attendees.

If you are interested in sponsoring please contact Jen @ beautyandbedlam@gmail.com for our sponsorship kit.

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