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P. Allen Smith’s #Bean2Blog – Part One

Wow. A week ago today, I had the unique and amazing opportunity to spend the day at P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home on Moss Mountain Farm in Roland, Arkansas with 17 other bloggers. If you don’t know, P. Allen Smith is often referred to as “the Martha Stewart of the South”. He’s an outdoor living guru – covering everything from gardening to food to design on his PBS shows, YouTube channel, and books. Moss Mountain Farm is his home, and a showcase for all his passions, and one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.

P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm

Since last Tuesday, I’ve been caught up in a whirlwind of paperwork pushing, paint slinging, road tripping, and end-of-school-year hub-bubbing. But that’s another blog post.

Arkansas Soybean bean2blog at P. Allen Smith's Moss MountainI never thought I would lay awake in bed at night thinking about soybeans, sleeping porches, cowboy boot construction, and P. Allen Smith inspired blue/green paint schemes, but that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the past week.  My busy day at the Bean2Blog event has given me much to think about. Over this next week, I’ll be doing a series of posts to share my new knowledge and thoughts with you.

I thought I’d start with a basic run-down of the event.  Bean2Blog was sponsored by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.  Bloggers from all over the state were invited.  If you’re a tweeter, you can follow the #bean2blog hash tag to check out all the action there. If you’re on Pinterest, have some visual snacks here. If you want to see some fabulous photography and great recaps and insights on the day, here’s a list of the other bloggers who attended, their blogs, and their Bean2Blog posts:

P. Allen Smith's Summer Kitchen from inside the art studioSara Bird Bogner  – East 9th StreetI’m a Little Country…

Alison Chino – Chino House – Alison has three posts on her blog about the event with great photos, posted on May 24, 25, and 28th (her direct links don’t show on her blog, so I can’t link to them).

Lela Davidson – After the BubblyBeans, Bloggers, and Big Ass Vegetables

Ashley Ederington – The Ederington FamilyHappy Feet  |  The Inaugural Bean2Blog…  |  LockStars Soy Candles

Lyndi Fultz – NWA FoodieBean2Blog: “Learn, Share, Teach…

Jerusalem Greer – Jolly Goode Gal –  Soy Joy Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4  |  Part 5

Johnice Hopson – Wynn’s Folly Minis

Christie Ison – Fancy Pants Foodie

Amy James – Our Everyday Dinners A Day With P. Allen…Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4  |  Part 5

P. Allen Smith's Flower Garden at Moss MountainTara L. Johnson – Taste ArkansasBean2Blog

Stephanie McCratic – Evolved MommyTech Mamas on a Farm  |  Video Garden Tips  |  Soy Contoversial

JoBeth McElhanon – Boots McBlogThe Little Things Part 1  |  Part 2

Kricia Palmer – Palmer HomeA Day of Southern Hospitality and Soybeans  |  Soybeans at Moss Mountain Farm  |  A Simpler Life  Kricia has several other posts about our day on her blog.  Just start on her home page and work your way backward!

LaTonya Richardson – 40s – Reasons to Live, Love & LaughDuck Duck – No Goose  |  The Miracle Bean

Anita Stafford – Aunt Nubby’s KitchenBean2Blog 2012  |  A Wish Fulfilled

Kelly Stamps – Kelly’s KornerWhat’s Soy Great

Cara Wilkerson – Live the Home LifeLife Outside the Construction Site: Moss Mountain Farm

So, I’ll be back soon with my thoughts on those soybeans, boots, and lovely colors, plus a look at some mighty fancy poultry, crazy plant life, and a little food thrown in too.  In the meantime, enjoy all the fantastic blog posts above – I’ll bet you’ll find some new favorites to subscribe to.

Disclosure: I was not compensated or solicited for this blog post.  In fact, I begged to be included in the bean2blog event.

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3 Responses to "P. Allen Smith’s #Bean2Blog – Part One"

  1. […] Central Arkansas Region 8. Alison Chino, Chino House, “Soaking it all in” 9. Ashley Ederington, The Ederington Family, “The Inaugural Bean2Blog Event” 10. Jerusalem Greer, Jolly Goode Gal, “ Soy Joy Pt2 Mucking Around the True Love Tree” 11. Johnice Hopson, Wynns Folly 12. Christi Ison, Fancy Pants Foodie 13. Tara Johnson, Taste Arkansas, “Bean2Blog” 14. JoBeth “Boots” McElhanon, Boots McBlog, “The Little Things, Part 2. The Farmhouse” 15. Kricia Palmer, Palmer Home, “A Simpler Life” 16. LaTonya Richardson, 40s, Reasons to Live, Love & Laugh Out Loud, “The Miracle Bean” 17. Cara Wilkerson, Living the Home Life, “Life Outside the Construction Site: Moss Mountain Farm” 18. Fawn Rechkemmer, Instead of the Dishes, “P. Allen Smiths #Bean2Blog Part 1” […]

  2. […] did you take a gander at some of the other blog posts I linked to in part 1 of this Bean2Blog series?  If you did, you saw that our time at Moss Mountain Farm was beautiful, busy, and very […]

  3. […] Country Outfitter provided me with a pair of Ariat Boots at the Bean2Blog event that I wrote this review about. I didn’t get jack for this post. I totally volunteered […]

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