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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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You actually don't need to manually mirror the image. When you copy it, the image is not mirrored. But once you transfer the ink from the wax paper to the stamp, it becomes mirrored. So no need to do any flipping— it naturally occurs in the wax paper transferring. Hope that makes sense! -Mandi
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I didn't want to show my credit card in the photo, so I grabbed another card from my wallet. This is my Starbucks employee card from when I worked there. -Mandi
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The negative space doesn't need to be even. As long as you carve it away, the positive space will be all the same thickness, which is where your ink goes. So that's where it matters. Hope that makes sense! -Mandi
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I'm sure there is a name for it, but I'm just not sure what it is. :) -Mandi
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Hey, friends! It's our 150th Sister Style...can you believe it? We hardly can! Elsie and I have been trying to make sure we hit up all our favorite Springfield spots together this summer before she moves. Of course, we'll go to them all again when she's in town, AND we'll start compiling our favorite Nashville spots together once she moves. But one thing we realized was we've never been to... Continue reading
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It's a combination of cream and milk :) -Jacki
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Hi Mandy! It's a mini cheesecake pan (linked in the post) :) -Jacki
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The weather is getting warmer, the shorts are getting shorter, and all I can think is, "Summer is on its way!" One of my favorite things about the nicer weather is going to lots of picnics and outdoor parties with friends. I always looked forward to those outings as a kid and would usually save a lot of room for the giant dessert table full of summery sugary treats. Key... Continue reading
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Hi, guys. We're super excited to bring you this huge giveaway from Interior Define! If you're in the market for a new couch (like maybe you're moving soon—exciting!), then check out all these fun options: Be sure to check out Interior Define's website. You wouldn't guess it because the prices are so good, but every piece of furniture they sell is made to order! You can customize the size, configuration,... Continue reading
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Just a reminder that tonight at 8pm CST Elsie + Emma will be hosting their next Livestream event. They will be baking cookies (these flourless chocolate chip cookies—in case you want to get the ingredients and follow along) as well as answering your questions LIVE. So please join us and chime in because we'd love to hear from you. You can watch the event by clicking over to our Livestream... Continue reading
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If you are a savvy ABM reader, you may have seen this one coming. We love making light up marquee signs (like here, here, and here), and we also love emoji themed projects (like here and here), so it was only a matter of time before we combined the two for the ultimate project of sheer cuteness and fun!! This is definitely the easiest light up sign we've made so... Continue reading
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No, this post is not sponsored. :)) xx- Elsie
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Sometimes finding the perfect stamp can be quite a pain. Often I have an idea of what I'd like to use for a project, but I just can't find anything like it at the store. So I figured—why not try making my own stamps? It's not as difficult as I thought it would be, and now that I have my own set, I can mass produce cards with a special... Continue reading
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Everybody has their "go-to" hairstyle that they do when they need a quick look that says, "I put some effort into my hair today," and this simple chignon bun is that hairstyle for me. I wear it for all sorts of events, and I love it because it's easy to pull off and doesn't look too fussy when it's done. You also don't need a lot of fancy tools to... Continue reading
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Hi Rachel, In my opinion, Whole 30 is not unhealthy dieting, it's completely the opposite. It's even safe for pregnant women. :) I understand where you are coming from (I don't want to encourage my readers to do anything harmful EVER- we're on the same page), but I don't think whole 30 crosses that line at all. I think it's really healthy. When sharing my fitness story, I knew I would probably offend some (which is why it took me so long to share it) but I hope you can see how much care I put into it and that what I am encouraging is really just healthy living. Thanks for the links and for reading! :)) Elsie
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Really? Try rinsing them with water. :) xx! Elsie
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Hey, friends! If you haven't heard, we have a new e-Course out called Scrapbook in a Week! In this course you are guided through a plan to complete a big scrapbook in just one week! The experience taught me how to get super organized, and I was surprised how much more I could accomplish with Rachel's plan. We both share our full scrapbooks that we made in just one week.... Continue reading
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Just wanted to share a recent (good) read with you. Over the course of three days earlier this month, I tore through Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin. It's a quick read, and even quicker for me because I was on vacation. So I had more time to read than I normally do. But I absolutely loved this book, so I wanted to share it with you. The basic premise... Continue reading
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I am going to drink on the weekends now that I am done with my whole 30. :)) -Elsie
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I got them from Zara! xx- Elsie
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One of my besties does it and it looks REALLY fun and REALLY hard! Would love to try, but I'm intimidated by all months of work you have to do before you learn anything "cool". :)) Maybe after we move? xx- Elsie
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That's so sweet! Thank you!!! xx- Elsie
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I'm not really using snapchat right now. Thanks so much for asking, though! xx- Elsie
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Ooh congratulations!!!! How exciting! xx- Elsie
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Wow- thanks for reading for so long! That's amazing! Whole30 would be really hard without meat, but my friend did the vegetarian version and had an amazing experience. I didn't eat meat everyday (because I'm a lazy cook) I ate apples, almond butter, broccoli and cauliflower more times than I could count. So I wouldn't rule it out! xx- Elsie
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