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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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No, my rice barely absorbed any water, and it can still be cooked (even in the same water) when you take it from the can. It will be a lot of rice, though, so you'll want to freeze the excess or else have a big family dinner. :) If you don't want lots of rice on your hands, you can use sand or another porous material. -Mandi
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Did you add anything to the water, or did you just use plain water? The use of rice will help this. My water/rice expanded still, but upwards, not outward. Although, even if you didn't add anything to the water, it's odd that it would destroy the can. Usually water looks for the path of least resistance when expanding, so I would have thought it would expand upwards. -Mandi
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You don't have to waste the rice! You can just cook it when you dump out the rice from the cans. You'll have a lot of rice, though. :) -Mandi
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If you just filled them with water, they would be too hard to pierce. But the rice allows it to give a little when you punch the tin. You could use sand or other porous materials too! -Mandi
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You could certainly try! The rice+ice method worked wonderfully for me. I did some punching without the ice (but no rice), and the can collapsed. If you don't want to waste rice, you could fill it with sand and water, probably. -Mandi
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My tins didn't get hot, though when I moved my hand close to the top of them, it was fiercely hot! Any votive holder will get warm, though, so if you're worried about it with people passing food, etc, then I would use battery powered LED tea lights. They usually even flicker! -Mandi
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Target :) -Sarah
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It's probably no secret that we love washi tape here at ABM. We use it in projects all the time (like here and here), and we even have our own line of it now too! We're working with our longtime supporters Chronicle Books on this post, who sent us a copy of Fun with Washi! The book is filled with washi ideas we hadn't thought of, and it inspired us... Continue reading
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Kahlua is coffee liqueur that is rum based. So either coffee liqueur or rum could be a good replacement. XX! Elsie
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Hi Krista, I would choose vodka to replace the rum, since it's so mild. :) You won't even notice since there are a lot of other more powerful flavors in this drink! xx- Elsie
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I'm counting down the days until I get my fill of turkey, stuffing, and especially all those delicious pies. I love pumpkin pie, most pies actually. So I'm sharing with you a pumpkin pie recipe that is really easy to make! Plus, these petite pumpkin pies are a nice little treat to send your Thanksgiving guests home with. If you attach a small tag with the name of your guests... Continue reading
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Hah!! I figure I post enough photos on instagram for the entire internet!! ;) But keep an eye out for her room tour in the next couple weeks - we've got several IQ appearances on there. ;) xo - Sarah
Hi Erica, our rug is from Rugs USA but no longer available. Sorry! xo - Sarah
The photos in the frames are 8"x10", and I think I remember the frames being 11x14? I'm not entirely sure! I grabbed them at Target. :) -Sarah
Hi Kelly! The Complete Collection (including our other collections) will work with Creative Cloud :) -Jacki
Hi Linda! Our customer care team can answer that for you. To contact them, go to: http://shop.abeautifulmess.com/conversations/new and they will be able to help you out! :) -Jacki
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I have absurdly fond memories of childhood crafts. Paper bag puppets, woven baskets, pop-up cards, and yes, even colorful beans glued to a paint-stirrer in the name of a Mother's Day gift for my poor mom. My heart raced with each craft I made. But perhaps my favorite craft was taught to me by my third grade teacher, Mrs. Kendall. She brought in canning jar lids and templates and allowed... Continue reading
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There is one flavor that I get completely obsessed with this time of year: cinnamon! So, we've created a spicy but sweet cocktail that combines this flavor along with a few unexpected ones as well. We are excited to work with Kahlúa and participate in #KahluaHoliday on this recipe. We recently got to host a cocktail and craft night with Kahlúa in NYC, and we did some taste testing. Everyone... Continue reading
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Yes, we see it. :D xx- Elsie
Glad to help kernedtightly. Shoot us a pic when it's all built, you're doing that today right? ;)
thanks Cori, I think that should happen too ;) Elsie and Emma, you see that? -Josh
Thanks Sydney! -Josh
If you need a good starter project, check out the triangle shelf post I did a while back. it's super easy, and could technically be done without power tools (just a lot of hand sawing.) http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2012/11/diy-triangle-shelves.html -Josh
sweet! If you get your husband to do it, share pics! -Josh
Hi Laura! You can find it here: http://www.stendigcalendar.com/Stendig_Calendar/Welcome.html :) -Jacki