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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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Today we are so excited to welcome Erin Barrett to ABM as she shares her amazing home with us! Emma and I visited last winter and I asked her to share her home with you about five seconds after we walked through the door. It's incredibly cozy and well curated. You're going to LOVE this space! "This is the first home that my husband Creighton and I ever owned. We... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Beautiful Mess
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Hi Anna! Our next app will be available for Android. We are so excited about it! Stay tuned. :) -Jacki
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What could say summer more than a nice big slice of watermelon? Well, what if that watermelon slice was actually a giant jello shot?? I know, I know, total dream come true. We've filled a lot of fruit with jello and alcohol before (check out our orange creamsicle, lemon drop and mojito lime jello shots), but when I saw you could fill a watermelon and slice it up into slices,... Continue reading
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Hey Amy! Congratulations on your new space!! Here's my advice on choosing a white: -Buy test samples. This is really BIG. Don't but all your gallons till you've tried some samples on your wall (try a light and darker area so you can see how it looks in both spaces and look at it in daylight and at night). -Choose a brighter white for trim and cabinets and a warmer (or maybe a touch of gray) for your walls. -The colors and light that already exist in your home will determine how the white looks. There is not one good white for every space. But if you want to try one we've used an loved, I am using Valspar Marshmallow (bright white) for most of my new house. My last home was Valspar Thistle Seed (more warm white). -Behr is good quality paint if you want to do less coats. That's what my painter likes best. Have fun!!! xoxo- Elsie
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Hello, friends. Lately Sister Style photos have been taking on a whole new meaning for us. When we pull up to a spot we've picked out, we start reminiscing about all the times we've done photos there before (our town's kind of small, so we use similar places now and again). Take this lovely green/teal wall for example. We've done a few Sister Style photos here before. A long time... Continue reading
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It's electrical tape & it totally comes in white. Cute!! xx- Elsie
Thanks Brooke! Yeah- it was totally a wasted wall before. I'm gonna miss that space! xx- Elsie
Hehe! You can do it! :)) Elsie
Hi Stacy! It's a DIY :) http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/10/hand-stamped-clementine-wall-1.html -Jacki
Hi Ella! They have help up perfectly. We would definitely do them again! :) -Jacki
Hi Emily! It's Wishing Well by Valspar :) -Jacki
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I recently read "No Regrets Purchases" on Elements Of Style and I loved the idea of it. Since Emma, Laura and I are all in the process of moving to new homes, I thought it'd be fun to share some of the things from our previous homes that we did not regret. I firmly believe that making mistakes is a normal and healthy part of every home owner's process. It's... Continue reading
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Hey, friends! For this week's 10 Things I Love, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite picks from one of my longtime favorite companies, Schoolhouse Electric. I'm not gonna lie, my mind has been mostly on home stuff 24/7 lately. With our move coming up soon, I may have spent a little (read—a lot) of time peeping cute home decor. It's my current obsession! I... Continue reading
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As some of you may already know, we are big fans of Bloglovin'. We've been using their site (and more recently their app) to follow our favorite blogs since 2011 (see—we even posted about it back then!). If you haven't checked them out yet, we highly recommend you give it a try as it saves us tons of time each week. And don't forget to follow us! xo. The ABM... Continue reading
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Happy Friday, everyone! We wanted to share with you one final look at our Habitat for Humanity project house via video. Jeremy and I filmed at the beginning and end of this project so you'll get to see the rooms transform one by one throughout the video. It's sort of awesome to see. And, like I say at the end of the video, YOU are really the reason a home... Continue reading
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You know, they have never been my favorite either but I've been coming around to them over the last 2-3 years. These are quite different than you might think since the cooking method totally changes the texture. :) -Emma
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I love your passion Jo. I sometimes have very strong opinions about certain foods too! Funny how it can become so much more than just a meal, you know? ;) -Emma
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Oh, man. If you've never had fried green tomatoes before, you haven't lived yet. I know, such a dramatic statement! But seriously, they are just too good. My dad is an avid gardener, assisted by my mom of course. So this time of year he's got all sorts of delicious things growing in his backyard. I had a hankering for fried green tomatoes, so I emailed him to see if... Continue reading
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Thank you!! :) -Elsie
Awe! Thank you so much!!! :) Elsie
She did. She got the itch and gave it a cut a few weeks ago. :) -Emma
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Today we are welcoming Suna Lock to the blog as she shares her beautiful Santa Cruz home with us! "The house is on the downtown Painted Ladies. I have admired Walnut Avenue since I first started visiting Santa Cruz in the 80's. I never thought I would end up living in a house on this street. We bought her in 2005, the year my daughter, Erica, was born. The minute... Continue reading
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Ha! It's gonna look so good on you Kat. :)
I'm with you on the humidity, it's brutal right now! Still, I'll take it over cold weather so I'm not complaining, but man does it make my hair look so flat and greasy. Boo! :) -Emma
It's Mino's Eye by Valspar :) -Jacki