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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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Really? I haven't run into that yet. :) Elsie
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Awesome! It's coming soon. :D Elsie
Toggle Commented 11 minutes ago on Three Tips For Styling An Entryway at A Beautiful Mess
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We're still hard at work on our studio house—one mini space at a time. This week we completed two small spaces (double yay!), and today we're teaming up with Martha Stewart Living at The Home Depot to share a few... Continue reading
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Stretching yourself is a part of life. A necessary, yet usually uncomfortable, part of life. I have this weird personality tension of always wanting to learn new things but hating situations where I don't know what I'm doing. Thankfully, the... Continue reading
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I bought the fabric in town, but if you search for swiss dot fabric online, you should find some easily :) Laura
Toggle Commented 7 hours ago on Easy No-Sew Curtains at A Beautiful Mess
We actually have one already! http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/03/how-to-style-mega-waves/comments/page/4/ Laura :)
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Hmm. That's a really tough question. Some of the products and ventures we've done over the years led to other opportunities, while some are so new that they may but I just don't have that perspective yet. Two memories that stick out in my mind are: our very first independent dress line launch and the (first) launch of our IOS app. Both projects were things we work on for a long time (most of a year for the app). Both took a significant amount of investment for us at the time (although the app was quite a bit more expensive). And since both were new ventures for us we didn't really know how well they would be received. We've seen things flop many times and if those two had we really would have been up a creek, if you know what I mean. :) Both were SO well received (the dress line selling out the first night and the app going to #1 the first week) that it was so exciting to watch. Both were moments in my career that I'll never forget. :) -Emma
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At our business, one of the toughest questions we ever face is whether an idea (be it product, venture, etc.) is strong. If it's not, this could lead to lots of lost time, money, and resources. Over the years, Elsie... Continue reading
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You can see how we made it here: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2014/04/hand-printed-galaxy.html Laura :)
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I just keep a ruler nearby and check the width every few inches as I pin :) Laura
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It's always fun when you get to try a technique that you haven't done before and it totally works just how you hoped it would. Of course with DIY projects, they don't always work perfectly right away, so it's a... Continue reading
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That's REALLY kind of you Tracy. Thanks for making my day today. :) -Emma
Thanks for letting us know. Have you thought about creating an account on Bloglovin'? It's our preferred way to keep track of blogs we follow. Just a thought. :) -Emma
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I love homemade veggie chips. This is a super great way to introduce yourself to a few new veggies if you find (like me) that you don't branch out as often as you probably should. Just go to your local... Continue reading
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Awe. Thanks Holly. I'm glad you got to see the real life version. :) -Emma
The sign looks OK during the day. I do not love it as much as when it's lit up at night, for sure. It's just way cuter at night. But I wouldn't say it's a big eye-sore during the day or anything. And, truth be told, we really don't use the hot tub area during the day (or at least, we haven't yet) so I figured it was worth doing for us. :) -Emma
You are fast Frankie. :) Hope you loved it! -Emma
Toggle Commented yesterday on Zucchini Bread at A Beautiful Mess
Hmm. Glass pans are great because you can see how the baking is going all over the item, except the middle. Like, glass pie pans are my favorite even though they aren't always the cutest pie pan you can find, but they can be really helpful. If you aren't already you might try rotating your pan half way through the bake time. Also, if you overfill or make a quick bread that's oversized it can easily get too done on the outside but still be raw in the center. I've had that happen before (many times) when testing out recipes. You might try this one and see what you think. -Emma
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If you follow me on Instagram then you might already know that this past winter Trey and I added a hot tub and deck to our backyard. We've been using it at least once a week, and it's great for... Continue reading
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Target. It's part of the Giada De Laurentiis collection. -Emma
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Zucchini Bread at A Beautiful Mess
Mmmm. Zucchini cake sounds wonderful. -Emma
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I like the carrots. Adds a little more sweetness and I just kind of like the little flecks of orange in the bread. :) -Emma
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That's actually a little external monitor. I wanted one I could travel with, so I opted for super thin and small. That said, it's not that great. The color's pretty bad, and it's spotty about getting the right screen dimensions. It's some brand I've never heard of and found it on Amazon. It's GeChic. Trey
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Casual Friday Vol. 3 at A Beautiful Mess
Hmm. Well, you could certainly switch out the butter for a vegan friendly alternative like smart balance. But substituting the eggs would be another thing. I haven't baked with many egg substitutes so I'm not sure how well that could work. In the past I've made a few cakes with oil instead of eggs, and it worked (slightly altered the flavor but not the texture). Also you can often sub applesauce for eggs. Usually a 1/4 cup applesauce or oil for 1 egg works. But, I haven't tried this with this particular recipe so I'm not positive what results it yield. If you do try it let us know your results. Good luck! -Emma
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Zucchini Bread at A Beautiful Mess
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This is zucchini bread how I like it. There are about a million different variations. Some people like all zucchini and no carrots. I like both. Some people add chocolate. Some don't. I do. Walnuts? Yes. Raisins? No, thanks. But,... Continue reading
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