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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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So glad you said this bc I LOVED Beebi and DeNice! -Emma
Toggle Commented 13 hours ago on Eleanor & Park (Discussion) at A Beautiful Mess
Right? At first I sort of wondered if it said, "Park, just stop." Like she mentions earlier that she considering writing to him. But based on his reaction to the postcard I think you sort of have to assume it's positive in some way. -Emma
Toggle Commented 13 hours ago on Eleanor & Park (Discussion) at A Beautiful Mess
Agree. Is is sort of heartbreaking. -Emma
Toggle Commented 13 hours ago on Eleanor & Park (Discussion) at A Beautiful Mess
You don't have to feel bad! Having a different opinion is good, makes discussions (and life in general) way more fun. :) -Emma
Toggle Commented 13 hours ago on Eleanor & Park (Discussion) at A Beautiful Mess
Alright a movie version! I'll be taking Trey to that for sure. Made him see TFIOS with me this past year. Sort of fun hearing what someone thinks of a movie made from a book when they haven't read the book. :) -Emma
Toggle Commented 13 hours ago on Eleanor & Park (Discussion) at A Beautiful Mess
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Happy Saturday, everyone! Can you believe the month is already over?! I feel like February absolutely flew by for me (in a good way). I actually didn't get around to starting the book club book until late last week. I was nervous I wouldn't make it through the whole thing before today because I'm often a fairly slow reader/don't have tons of time to read every week. But, Eleanor &... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Beautiful Mess
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Aw, thanks Mary! It's been a long project, but it's fun to work on. And yes, get one!! Laura :)
Thanks! You can read more about the bench here: http://thebandwifeblog.com/2015/02/06/sittin-kitty/ And Emma did a similar one recently: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2014/06/diy-bedside-bench.html Laura :)
Thanks! I got them at different places, some at target, most of them were flea market finds... Laura :)
It's ceramic :) Laura
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Happy Friday! February went by so fast, right? Before March rolls around we thought we would go through some of our favorite posts from the month. Ready for a recap? Let's start with Elsie's record frame Instagram photo wall. We shared some delicious recipes for you to try, including easy homemade tomato sauce, baked sweet potato fries, cheddar chive popovers, bowtie pumpkin pasta with sage butter, double-stuffed Oreo jello shots,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Beautiful Mess
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Aw, thanks! It's actually a ceramic planter so I didn't have to do anything! Laura :)
Oh, thanks! You can see more about it here: http://thebandwifeblog.com/2015/02/06/sittin-kitty/ Laura :)
Nope! Just a glossy latex paint :) Laura
It's a flea market find painted gold :) Laura
It's similar to this bench, but I used wooden legs and no padding : http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2014/06/diy-bedside-bench.html Laura :)
It's actually a ceramic planter, not an actual phone, but as long as it has enough dirt and water, I don't think the plant cares what it's in :) Laura
I didn't take a picture of that, I guess I should have! Laura :)
It's a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree and they do need a good deal of indirect bright light. That's the brightest spot in my house so that's why he lives there (I haven't had my others do well in the darker rooms in my house). Try a Sansevieria plant for low light :) Laura :)
It's a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree and they aren't pet friendly (if they eat them), but my cats aren't interested in eating house plants so if you have a pet that would leave it alone you would be fine :) Laura
Yes, very important to keep plants up high if the kitties are interested. I kept all mine up high at first because I wasn't sure what they would do at first and then I brought one down at a time and watched them like a hawk until I was convinced they weren't interested. They much prefer trying to eat our food instead! Laura :)
They just don't care about plants much so it hasn't been a problem for them, but all cats are different. Mac sometimes likes to stand in one of my pots to see out a different window better, so that kicks up dirt, but thankfully they aren't into digging into the pots.. Laura :)
Yes, it is A LOT of work. I lightly sanded then did three coats of a "paint plus primer" white. It's a big job, but I love white trim :) Laura
No priming, I think I used the Valspar gold spray paint :) Laura
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If you've ever bought a new house or had to redecorate an entire apartment from the ground up, then you know it can take a while to get the whole thing done. I totally understand why people make the joke that if you're renovating a space, you're usually ready to redo the first room you renovated by the time you get to the last room on the list. My art... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Beautiful Mess
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