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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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Hi, friends! This week has been extra crazy, and extra awesome. After nearly a year of behind-the-scenes stuff, we're nearly ready to launch our new shop site. So for today's Casual Friday, we wanted to share some of the stuff we're doing to prepare. Some is pretty; some is messy. There have been tears... but, as always, far more hilarious moments and probably one too many inside jokes made. We're... Continue reading
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Hi Erica! It should work just fine if you want to half the recipe :) -Jacki
Yes, there is one. It's at the bottom of each food post, just click the "Print Recipe View" If you don't see that at the end of the posts please email us (support AT redvelvetart DOT com) because it means something might not be working with our site and your computer or browser. -Emma
That's a good one. White wine and pasta are a dream combo if you ask me. :) -Emma
Awe! Thank you Cassandra. I've been thinking about doing an ABM cookbook for a couple years now. As a food lover (and avid cookbook buyer) it's a dream of mine. We don't have one in the works, but maybe one day. It makes my day to hear you'd be interested. :) -Emma
You know, some sank and others didn't. I think it partly depends how many you add at once. Like, if you drop a big handful then all the bottom ones will likely sink. But, as you can see from the photos, many float too. I after snapping these photos I promptly ate one of these for lunch and I stirred my chickpeas in as I like to distribute them throughout the soup (rather than eat a whole bunch in one bite). :) -Emma
Hi Cherish! We still plan to do them once in a while :) -Jacki
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Sometimes I think what you garnish a soup with is almost as important as the soup itself. And that's the case with this particular recipe. The acorn squash soup is pretty delicious all on its own, but it's made WAY better with the addition of salty, roasted chickpeas. They also make this meal idea more filling with added protein. We received a couple of acorn squashes in our CSA box... Continue reading
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Hi Rob! You should be able to find most of those supplies at your local craft store, and one of the associates can help you find them or answer any questions that you may have :) -Jacki
I think it's this one: https://www.goodybeads.com/store/products/CH00260.htm :)
I think it's because it wasn't chilled so mine didn't really start to set at all before I used it. If it does, you can pop it in the microwave and heat it, stirring every so often until it melts again :) Laura
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Wow! Look at you go! That was so fast! I hope you and your kids love it. :) -Mandi
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I forget which typeface it was— probably either Gotham or Brandon Grotesque -Mandi
Seriously! It's so not worth a couple of dollars saved and a project ruined, right?! -Mandi
I forget which one it was. It was either Gotham or Brandon Grotesque. -Mandi
There's an art supply/craft store in my area called Pat Catans. They have huge sheets of foam board! -Mandi
Yes! I just found the wrapper (I guess I hadn't thrown it away), and it is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Color #402 Wheat. -Mandi
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Every fall, our family keeps a mental note of all the fun seasonal shenanigans we want to get into before snow falls. This year, I decided we might stand a better chance of crossing off that list if we moved it from our brains onto a cute little pumpkin chalkboard! Made sense to me! Check out how easy it is to whip up this pumpkin chalkboard— perfect for fun to-do... Continue reading
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Popcorn balls totally remind me of fall festivals at school growing up. I'm pretty sure everyone uses "fall festival" as a way to not say "Halloween." Probably because at a certain age Halloween was still a little too spooky for me. I remember having my first scary Halloween when I was twelve. I spent the night with a few of friends from school, and we watched scary movies like Scream... Continue reading
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I like to think of garlands as necklaces for the home. While I'm just as excited as the next girl about chunky knit hat season, I might be even more into accessorizing my home than my head. I whipped up a few garlands that are perfect for draping across mantels, over door frames, or just taping onto a wall. They add such a festive flair for the fall season! Check... Continue reading
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Hi Peter! It's the small box of jell-o :) -Jacki
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The more kids we have, the more I realize that, even though I do love alone time with Peter, days where we adventure around the city as a family of four are in fact some of my favorite. Very favorite to be exact. No matter how many times you've done the same thing in New York City, it really doesn't get old. Everyone is a little bit older, wiser, in... Continue reading
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Hi Renee! We actually did not take it down. I wrote you a response above. :) We publish every single constructive comment (so almost every single comment we receive). Thanks so much for reading ABM! -Elsie
This is such a sweet story Linday! Thanks for sharing! xx- Elsie
I'm so sorry to hear your story Pam. Sending love! I can't even imagine life without my sister. I haven't tried a Smash Book, but thanks for your recommendation. HUGS- elsie