It's Just Life - Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary started out as a journal in March, 2008. Known then as Beth Ann’s Musings, Beth Ann Brown Chiles wrote the blog to keep family and friends involved in her and her husband’s lives when they moved to Australia for her husband’s job.
Beth Ann writes mainly about, “life and travel sprinkled with inspiration and humor.” And she admits to being, “an upbeat glass half full to full type of person,” so she gears her blog toward “promoting others and positivity.”
All that positivity is affecting Beth Ann in a positive way as well. She says, “I have the best followers and am always surprised at how often people are touched by something I have written and take the time to tell me.”
It's Just Life is not geared to any specific age group. Beth Ann thinks her readers range in age from 20 to 85 years old. Even Beth Ann’s mother enjoys reading her blog!
One exciting aspect of It's Just Life is Beth Ann’s monthly Comments for a Cause post. The way Beth Ann explains it, “On the first of each month I highlight a new cause and give some details about it. During the month for every comment that is made on any post on my blog, my husband and I donate 50 cents to that cause. I have been doing this since April 2011 and we have had an amazing response and several other bloggers are doing the same thing on their blogs. I love finding new charities and sharing them with others who can get excited about them as well. This is by far the best thing that I do on the blog.”
And for those of you who are fascinated by collections, specifically teapot collections, Beth Ann posts a weekly, Teapot Tuesday where she highlights one of her teapots from her collection.
So if you need a little help finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, please read, It's Just Life - Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary. It may be “just life,” but it’s your life, so you might as well enjoy it!