A Meetup of Influential Women

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hello to anyone new stopping by my little space this morning!  I'm Bri! And today I am joining in with my fellow Influence Network bloggers to introduce myself and take part in a special link-up we're doing today.


If you still haven't heard about The Influence Network, you simply must head over the website and check out all the amazing resources and encouragement for bloggers and handmade artists.  What I've learned from being a part of the Network so far is that I can successfully blend both the "heart and life stuff" and the "strategy stuff" into the same blog.  I don't have to pick one or the other.  They're both equally important to the success of my personal brand.

We are a group of women who want to make our online life mean something.
We are intelligent, inspiring, intentional and influential women. 
We are artists, mothers, entrepreneurs, missionaries, writers and so much more. 
We are pursuing personal and spiritual growth with intention.
We feel called to speak truth and encouragement and inspiration on our online spaces, and not just add to the noise.

If you're looking for a place to find encouragement as you pursue a more meaningful purpose through blogging or a handmade business online, please come and join us at the Influence Network.  You'll find forums and classes and resources and like-minded women in community.  This network has been such an answered prayer for me.  Join us!

And for all my fellow Influence Women reading today, here are 3 quick things about me:

1. I have been blogging since 2007 but it wasn't until 2011 that I felt God calling me to use my blog for something more.   
This blog is my heart and my ministry and my art.

2. I live just outside of Philadelphia where we get to enjoy the beauty of all four seasons in all their glory.   
I would love to hear where you're from, please leave a comment!

3. Music is a daily part of my life and an essential component of my blog writing.  Music often helps inspire my words and helps me to express what's on my heart.   
I love everything from Praise & Worship to Motown to Hip Hop.


  1. Hi Bri! Nice to meet you!
    I too live in the Northeast - WNY, and I have to say I'm more than ready for the seasons to change! How about you?
    We also have in common the fact that that we blogged for quite awhile and then understood God's call on it.
    I just love finding out things like that! :)
    Thank you for hosting such a wonderful linkup!

  2. Girl. I love your blog. and that picture of you is just stunning!

    I am a Colorado girl but I do love music and it is also a HUGE part of my daily life.

    so nice to meet you!

  3. Bri, you are one of the most beautiful women I have met on here! Your heart and love for The Lord (and your family!) just shines through.

  4. Nice to meet you Bri! I'm from southern California, so I'm a little jealous you get to experience all the seasons :) I love music too!

  5. Nice to meet you Bri! I love your blog. When I was first reading your three things, I thought it said you live just outside the Philippines but then I noticed my error in sight! haha! Look forward to getting to know you more!

  6. i absolutely love music as well. i think it's so inspirational and can drive us to many amazing things.
    i only get two seasons in texas. fall and summer, so i'm a little jealous. :)

  7. Hey Bri! :) You were such a bright light for me at the Influence Conference! Always love to learn more about you girl. LOVE!

  8. Bri - Thank you for hosting! I've LOVED reading your comments on the forum. They are always insightful. I feel like our husbands would get along from your comments on the budgeting thread :)

  9. I think I need to spend a little more time listening to music! That might really help me when I'm in a writing funk.

    I'm from Texas. We also have four seasons: Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, and Winter. ;)

  10. HI!! It is so nice to see you again {I think I remember meeting you at the 2012 conference??} I live in CO where I also enjoy all seasons and sunny days almost all year round!

  11. I live in the midwest and I love all 4 seasons! Right when I start getting tired of one, we get another one :)

  12. Hi! Just stopping by from the link-up trying to "meet" as many women as possible. Hoping to go to the conference in September.

  13. I am from Oklahoma. I love the north and would love to get to visit Philly.

    So glad to meet you!

  14. YESSS, the music! My husband turns worship music on in the morning. Then around noon I change the station to something upbeat and cowboy-boot stompin to get me through to evening. Very rarely do I want the music off!

  15. You are stunning!
    I still need to learn mixing strategy with heart & life. I'm starting to learn but I've got a long ways to go. Teach me your ways. :) Thanks for co-hosting!

  16. I love music, too! I don't go a day without listening to something. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting!

  17. So nice to meet you! Thanks for hosting this link-up! In Indiana, we certainly experience our fair share of seasons as well! I completely understand!

  18. I'm from metro Detroit, so we get all four seasons too! I love music. I listen to just about anything!

  19. I'm outside of Philly too! I love the four seasons but am ready for Spring right now! :)

  20. Bri your blog is beautiful! I love your style. This is such a cozy and inspiring place!!

    I have had people tell me that it's strange to them the way I can study and read while listening to music. If it's the right kind, it can open my heart in ways that simply reading and thinking cannot. I keep my computer open with KLove playing all day long :)

    and I'm in Michigan, so I get 4 seasons too! Well, it's supposed to be 4 but most times it just feels like different shades of winter haha

    So nice to meet you!

  21. I loved meeting you last year, Bri! Our weather is probably pretty similar as I live in Ohio. I LOVE the changing seasons but this time of year I'm just itching for warmer weather. Winter is a little long :)

  22. Just recently joined network and have enjoyed reading lots of posts getting to know people! Here in Ohio we just had a gorgeous day, but back to cold and rain today. I'm ready for Spring! Beautiful picture!


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