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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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Love the circles! Your pages are always so fresh and fun! -Rachel
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There's something so exciting and refreshing about January! I love this time of year. It's such a good time to think over past accomplishments and plan out new goals. For me, getting my goals down on paper and tracking them regularly is the best way to cross them off my list. I love how light and beautiful the January Messy Box is! It makes it perfect for getting my goals... Continue reading
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It's not a DIY, just got it from H&M this winter (it's sold out now). Sorry! Laura
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It's sold out at H&M so I didn't add it :( Laura
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It's from Zara :) Laura
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The. Time. Has. Come. So, I've mentioned before that I've gone back and forth on this back wall in our living room. My heart has always said, "Bookshelves," but my brain was saying, "Do something else." Well, I gave it some serious thought and there is "nothing else". Ha! No matter how hard I try, I can't imagine anything more perfect than a big, floor-to-ceiling library wall! Here's some of... Continue reading
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Hi Danielle, We added those in the posts about 6 months ago. Displaying ads on our site is one of the ways we are able to monetize the free content we create for our readers so we can pay our business bills. We are always interested in making this experience better for our readers though, as we don't want the ads to be overly disruptive to the experience. We really appreciate your input! -Jacki
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The other night I was hanging out with a few friends, and the conversation turned to what we would pick if we had to make a list of top five perfect albums. We ended up having quite the varied list, and it was so fun! Plus it reminded me of so much good music I haven't taken the time to listen to in a while. So I thought it might... Continue reading
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For those of you who are fans of the classic Moscow Mule, you are in for a real treat today! And those of you who are not yet Mule fans, I'm hoping to convert you. :) Often when a classic cocktail is updated, it's called "improved". Since Moscow Mules are one of my all time favorite cocktails, I don't necessarily think it needs "improving", but I do love swapping out... Continue reading
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Hi Leah! This tutorial might help- http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2014/02/building-a-standing-desk.html -Jacki
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I loooove a good hat in winter. They keep your head warm, look cute, and help hide any bad-hair-day issues. I have a collection of beanies in different colors and shapes (some with poms, some without), but I thought I could use a more "special" one since mine are basically just plain colored options. One easy way to kick up your beanie game is to add several beads to the... Continue reading
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Thanks for reading for so long! We strive to keep the personal touch because to us, it's still very personal. But it's hard to know how much of that comes off to readers so good to hear from you on that! -Emma
We really didn't see the value in this as much until a year or so ago either. But the good news is it's never too late to update when you are online. :) It's hard to prioritize this when you are also aiming to create new, exciting content for those core readers. But it's makes your site more valuable to Google and also those readers you are looking to reach in the long run so it's worth exploring and taking the time you can to update old content. :) -Emma
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Hey, friends. It's time for another edition to our series, Blog Q&A, which you can find all the past articles of here. Today's Blog Q&A question comes from a commenter. She asks: "How long does it usually take to write or draft up posts and format them with photos and other content?" The short answer is: it depends on what kind of post it is. While it's probably fairly obvious... Continue reading
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Anthropologie!
Vintage find :) Laura
oooh, my husband has been wanting a standing desk! Sounds like a good challenge to figure out so stay tuned! -Rachel
Sophie, Yes, there was a corner desk with hairpin legs from Emma (I think) but this one is designed in a different way so that you can adjust it into a long table as well. All of the wood is cut differently as well. We'll call them sister tutorials! ;) -Rachel
Hi Amanda! Not at this time, but we're hoping to offer this in the future. -Jacki
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Some of my favorite DIYs have been born from the need to solve a problem. In this instance, my problem was needing more tabletop space in a studio that was always needing to be rearranged depending on the task at hand. As it usually happens, I realized it would be easier for me to build my own and get exactly what I needed than to pay top dollar for something... Continue reading
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Hi Casey! The original pack that you purchased doesn't include additional +packs that we release, so it has to be purchased separately for 2.99. :) -Jacki
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photo by @TaylorSterling, edited with Cassidy in #FlashesOfDelight You guys, it's finally here!! We are absolutely thrilled to announce you can now get the new #FlashesOfDelight +pack in the A Color Story app. No exaggeration, Glitter Guide was one of the first partners that came to mind when we were thinking about who we wanted to work with on expanding the look of our filters. As you know, we've got... Continue reading
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Elsie's Wearing: Dress/Boohoo (comes in black too!), Over-the-knee boots/Jeffrey Campbell, Bag/Moorea Seal (comes in black too), Necklace/Madewell. Let's talk color! I find that my go-to colors cycle every 1-2 years. I will passionately love a color (or combo of colors), and then get tired of it for a while. It's a cycle. Last October when we watched Rosemary's Baby, it launched me into an INSANE inspiration reboot, and at the... Continue reading
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Elegant totally fits, they feel like fancy little tea cookies. I especially love the tiny little specs of vanilla bean, but I don't feel like you can totally see it in the images. I tried! Love the look of vanilla bean though. -Emma
Thanks! -Emma