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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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It's this month! Keep an eye on my Instagram @gummergal or blog to see (www.thebandwifeblog.com) :) Laura
Thanks girls!! Laura :)
Hmm, that's a good question! It definitely depends on how thick you are applying your paint but since it's watered down it should dry faster. Maybe 30-45 min? I would do a test run and see what you think! Laura :)
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Cactus Outline Pillow DIY at A Beautiful Mess
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My house has a few themes going on at once: pink, pastels, white fluffy fabrics, cats, and cacti! As much as I love an actual cactus, I do also have an affinity for cactus-related products as well. I love the line-drawn quality of Elsie's light up cactus marquees and thought that style would translate nicely to a pillow DIY too. If you're worried about your freehand painting skills, don't be!... Continue reading
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Hi there! We're Britta & Carli from Twinspiration, and we're thrilled to joining the ABM team, as we've been longtime fans. Every month we'll be bringing you small & useful DIY projects that you can conquer in one day! We've been blogging for over three years now and what was once just a hobby has turned into our greatest passion. We hope you enjoy our projects here on A Beautiful... Continue reading
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This is SO CUTE! xx- Elsie
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Now that I am in the third trimester of my pregnancy (yay!), I can feel the nesting instincts kicking in stronger than ever. So far most of those instincts have been directed towards cleaning, organizing, and spending hours and hours online looking up baby-related items, but I also wanted to make sure that I made a few items for our baby's nursery as well. Since we will all be "getting... Continue reading
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Hey! You put the black walnuts in with their hulls on (the green outer). I haven't tried without the hulls but it may still be possible...just with a different color? I haven't tried black beans yet so I would see if there's any info in The Natural Dyer about them. The avocados are going to be so fun to work with! Best of luck! -Rachel
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I'm filing this one under inspired by childhood favorites. I was definitely one of those picky-eater kids who likely drove my parents completely insane as I refused to eat much besides peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I am not proud of this era of my life, but I must admit that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are still totally OK in my book. :) These cookies are the dessert version,... Continue reading
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Hello, everyone! My name is Natalie, and I’m a bartender turned blogger who will be contributing all things booze related here on A Beautiful Mess. I’m SO excited to be bringing drinks into all of your homes, so let's get started. For my first recipe I’m making a delicious Frozen Avocado Margarita—just in time for National Margarita Day! You heard me right: instead of putting it on your toast, which... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Beautiful Mess
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Plant Shelves/DIY. Hey, friends! We have a special At Home feature for you today. Lifestyle photographer Lindsay Kujawa is sharing her renovated home with us today, and get this. It used to be a barn! Here's some before photos— And after! "Around January of last year, my husband Ian and I started throwing the idea around of us possibly moving. We loved Temecula Wine country (in California) and knew we... Continue reading
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Hi Jasilyn! Laura uses this Canon printer: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/printers/inkjet-multifunction/ts-series-inkjet/ts8020-black/pixma-ts8020 :) -Jacki
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Hi Guys! Most of you know by now that I'm pregnant and our little #gummerbaby is due in May (yay!). We decided to take a Babymoon trip to Palm Springs last month while I could still easily travel and we invited a few of our favorite pals to come along and make the trip even more fun! Since my list of things to do before the baby comes only seems... Continue reading
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Ah! that makes sense. I haven't really noticed it too much. I honestly really only notice how my rooms look in photos, though. :)) xx- Elsie
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Renovation Regrets at A Beautiful Mess
Totally! I wish that were the case here as well. xx- Elsie
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Thank you Julia. xx- Elsie
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Absolutely! There's a whole industry built around hand-dyed yarns! I didn't go into it as I haven't experimented with yarns as much but the books I mentioned in the post all have more info on naturally dyeing yarn. -Rachel
Thank you! I love them too!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Renovation Regrets at A Beautiful Mess
When we moved in we planned to stay in this house for seven years. That's still the plan. It's only been (almost) two. So we're pretty well planted here for now. And now that I know more about the house markets here in Nashville, I can't really imagine starting over. :) xx- Elsie
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Renovation Regrets at A Beautiful Mess
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A renovation is a HUGE undertaking. It can shake even the strongest relationships and test even the most organized people. It's rough stuff. But I'm happy to report that ours is starting to feel like ancient history! It's been over a year since we moved into our new home and more than six months since our frequent contractor visits have dwindled down to nothing. If you've lived through a renovation,... Continue reading
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I've been experimenting with natural dyes for the last few months with an increasing curiosity for the broad range of colors that can be found in nature. I used to think of natural dye colors as muddy and dull, and while you can get plenty of those, there are some fantastic hues that make all of my pink and yellow dreams come true! There is more on this subject to... Continue reading
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Hey Sondra! You can contact us at support AT abeautifulmess DOT com :) -Jacki
SO GOOD Kara! I love these! xx- Elsie
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Hello lovelies! I'm Kara from the blog A Kailo Chic Life, and I am so excited to be joining the ABM team to bring you colorful DIY projects every month. I jumped into the creative world 12 years ago with my company Kailo Chic and have been sharing my love of prints, patterns, and all things colorful with the world ever since. So thank you for letting me share my... Continue reading
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Hi Rebecca! My rug is from Rugs USA. xoxo! Elsie