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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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Once you start to really get a room together, it becomes obvious how important all the finishing details are. I find with most things it's the little touches that really draw you in and keep you interested in a space. So I wanted to add some personality to as much as I could in our "soon to be finished" den area. I am still over the moon with how the... Continue reading
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I am probably going to see Kyle Kinane with Trey and some friends. I love his stand up specials so it should be fun. I say "probably" though bc I'm really swapped with work right now and already have some trips and other things happening this month. So I may not get to go, but we'll see. :) -Emma
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Oh it's no big deal, I just know it's so easy to misunderstand things on the internet or via text. So I just always put it out there in case anyone is curious. Much easier than me hearing someone ask which tends to make me wonder if I'm LOOKING pregnant lately (which is not usually what people mean, but it's just there). :) -Emma
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I love that! -Emma
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This trick is SOOOO simple to make/use, but it's been a big game-changer in my life this year. So I thought I'd share. Basically, at the beginning of 2016, I was evaluating the past year, looking forward to the coming one, and thinking about how I could improve and also avoid making the same mistakes again. One thing that's been happening in my life since ABM started growing and my... Continue reading
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We will have XL and 2XL available in three of the four designs we'll be launching with. One will not have 2XL simply because that shirt size was sold out (or unavailable?) at the time we printed. If you need a different size from these you can always let us know! We are interested in carrying items that will fit all our readers if possible, so just let us know. :) -Emma
You just don't want them completely frozen. So if they are frozen either let them sit in the refrigerator for half or a whole day, or defrost in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. They don't have to be completely thawed, but they will release quite a bit of moisture as they thaw so you don't necessarily want them doing this in the oven. If you are using fresh blueberries you don't need to worry about this at all! -Emma
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Hi Lea! I'm not 100% clear on what you mean, but just to clarify- Katie does not work for us. She's a blog readers just like everyone else who entered! :) Canon was the sponsor of this giveaway. Does that clear it up? xx- Elsie
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These embody all of my favorite parts of a muffin, namely sweet, delicious flavors (these feature blueberries and candied ginger) and the crown, crumble tops. I LOVE crumble tops! But who doesn't? It's made of some of the most addictive ingredients in baking: butter, sugar, and flour. Simple, but so good. But these are at the core a cookie, so I'm not putting this out there as a healthy breakfast... Continue reading
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Ashley, it's totally fine! You're good. You are always welcome to say your opinion about the content on ABM, sponsored or not. We don't work with sponsors that would not allow this. Opinions are always welcome, the only exception would be slander or if you used really profane language as we don't allow that on this site. :) Also, you can always tell when we have sponsor in a post bc we will point it out within the first few paragraphs AND we have tag labeled "sponsored" on those posts. We try to make it 100% clear when posts are sponsored because we know readers want to know. :) Anyway, no need to apologize! -Emma
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Hey, friends!! This morning we wanted to update you on the results of this recent contest we hosted with Canon USA, where we got to give away a new printer, $1,000, and a little visit from us. It's not every day that we get to visit a blog reader's home and help them make over a wall. We had SO much fun! The winner of our contest was Katie Thierjung.... Continue reading
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Hey, guys! Happy Sunday! I wanted to share kind of a random scrapbook project I made this week, just for fun! As many of you have noticed, I haven't scrapbooked for a bit. Honestly, it's been almost a year since my stuff has been in boxes (yes, a lot of my crafty stuff is STILL in boxes), and I've been so busy with other projects I haven't given it much... Continue reading
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Yes, that information is not listed because the shirts can be from many different places depending what the artists chooses. Hello Merch works with lots of bands and other artists, we are just one group they work with. We like their ethics in that the way they treat bands and artists is extremely fair and straight-forward. As 'creatives' (I don't love that word but I'm not sure what else to call us) Elsie and I have dealt with lots of companies over the years, some that treat artists fairly and many that don't. So we appreciate the ones that do and we want to point it out as we know many in our audience are also fellow artists and creatives and they may want to work with them too someday. As for the shirts, ours are all printed in the US (at the Hello headquarters in PHX) on American Apparel shirts. We're looking into other shirts as well (same printer, different source for where the shirts come from) and if you have suggestions of ones you like I'd LOVE to hear it as there are about one million options and it feels overwhelming to try and research each and every one based on ethics, quality, price, and fit which are all going to be important to our customers. -Emma
Yes, many/most of our shirts will be available in XL and 2XL. A few of the specific shirts/colors didn't have the 2XL available at the time we ordered to get them printed but we will always be watching what sells and restocking accordingly. Plus you can always request something and we're listening/taking it into consideration. :) -Emma
Awe. We don't have any baby shirts or onesies planned as of now but we've always got our ears open to see wha people want. So I'm marking one tally down for you. :) -Emma
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Emma and I are so thrilled to share our newest project with you today! On May 16th we will launch Oui Fresh! Oui Fresh will be a curated collection of t-shirts, apparel and accessories. Basically a shop full of things we LOVE and want to wear – a total dream come true for us! We're partnering with Hello Merch to print our t-shirts! A few weeks ago we had a... Continue reading
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These are the PJs I used: https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/sleepwear/PRDOVR~80295/80295.jsp Laura :)
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These are the PJs I used: https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/sleepwear/PRDOVR~80295/80295.jsp Laura :)
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These are the PJs I used: https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/sleepwear/PRDOVR~80295/80295.jsp Laura :)
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Thanks! These are the PJs I used: https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/sleepwear/PRDOVR~80295/80295.jsp Laura :)
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Both. :) I like that having it in the bar area means I'm not facing a wall or corner the whole time I'm at the stove. As much as I cook this means a lot to me. But, I do wish we could have a hood. I often cook with high heat or dishes with stronger smells and not having a hood does make a difference. I don't set off our fire alarm every night but I probably do a couple times a month or so. So, that's the main drawback for me. This was where it was located when we bought the house, and I like it enough that I wouldn't change it but if I had designed the kitchen myself I probably would have planned it so it could have a hood as its just more functional for the type of home cook I am. As for the kiddos reaching from the bar area, I really couldn't say as it probably depends on the kid and how long their arms are. :) I don't have children yet but when my niece (who is 6) comes over we don't have any problem as she's aware that it's hot and I remind her if she gets close to the stove at all. But mostly we bake cookies when she comes over because again, I'm just an aunt, so we mostly use the oven. :) Don't know if that helps your decision at all but there's my two cents! Good luck with your reno! -Emma
I hand't even thought of it that way, but I really like that! -Emma
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Thought I'd share a little peek into some of the decor updates I've been working on in my dining room. First off let me just say, I LOVE our dining room. It's not exactly a formal dining room in that it's not separated into its own space by walls and a door, but is rather part of a big open living area that has our kitchen, a living room, my... Continue reading
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It's no secret that I love my cats. Like, love love them. Like one-whisker-shy-of-throwing-them-cat-birthday-parties kind of love if you know what I mean. They both sleep with me every night too, which is one of my favorite things in the world (Mac, the white guy, stays close to my chest, and Charlie, the grey gal, snoozes by my feet). Since I travel rather often to see my traveling husband, I... Continue reading
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Hi Corinne, Mine is 26 inches across and 24 inches tall. xx- Elsie
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