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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has purchased or shared our book, A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home. You have no idea how much it makes us smile to see you post about our book on your Instagram or Twitter! We have the best readers in all the world, truly! You all are too sweet and inspire us with your kindness and creativity daily! If any of you plan... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Beautiful Mess
Awesome Julie!, I'm glad you're getting inspired. Show us what you make when you're done! -Josh
Hey Jazz, very good point. I have already noticed some warping. I think it adds a bit of character to it all, but yea, I'm hoping it doesn't get to bad. I didn't know they made long plastic pots, I guess if I have to redo it, I'll find those. -Josh
Excellent point, and it's great to hear from someone in this industry! Always a valuable perspective. -Emma
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Flight Behavior (Discussion) at A Beautiful Mess
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When I was eighteen I went to India for the first time, and I've been dying to go back ever since. It was so beautiful and colorful! It was in India that I had my first chai tea. When I got home I started making chai at home, and then all through my twenties it was my go-to coffee shop drink (did you know I used to think I didn't... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Beautiful Mess
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Love that thought... stay tuned next month. Wink Wink. :) -Emma
Yes, I think Kingsolver did a great job illustrating her opinion of our current news media in this fictional work. I love those scenes, they are so funny! Everyone can agree that news media is so valuable but some of the current trends really distort and take away from the facts sometimes. I understand that news has to be a business, in that they must make money in order to pay staff members and have office space to work out of etc. so they have to draw large audiences and utilizes ads and all that. But, they also have a kind of duty to fact-check and report accurately, which isn't always the most interesting thing so it can make it hard to compete. Anyway, I don't work in that industry but I can see that challenges. But I love Kingsolver pointing out some of the issues/problems that industry currently faces. -Emma
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Flight Behavior (Discussion) at A Beautiful Mess
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Yesterday I shared a bit about how I planned for my pergola build. Today I'm going to share with you the build process! It took two days to build. I initially thought I could build the thing by myself, but when I was buying all the lumber and supplies, I started to reconsider. It was definitely going to be a bigger task than I had imagined, so I recruited a... Continue reading
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I love your point about Dellarobia and Ovid's relationship and how they sort of represent the two ways of looking at issues like climate change. I really liked reading their conversations around those topics as I think they both came away with a broader perspective. Thanks for reading and chiming in! -Emma
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Flight Behavior (Discussion) at A Beautiful Mess
Congrats on the new home! Definitely stay tuned for more home projects, some fun ones are coming up! -Josh
Yea dude, pick away. -Josh
cats are so weird. Fortunately we don't have that big of feline infestation at our place. -Josh
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Did you all read Flight Behavior this month? If not, you missed out! I chose this month's ABM book club selection because I adore Barbara Kingsolver, and I realized she had a new-ish novel out that I hadn't read yet. Quick back story about Barbara Kingsolver: I love many of her books, but one of my very favorites is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. In the book,... Continue reading
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Awesome!!! What a sweet sister you have! -Elsie
YES!!! -Elsie
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Anxious for Autumn at A Beautiful Mess
High fives! -Elsie
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Very cool. I've never heard of using cake mix in the pie filling. Interesting idea. What do you do with the rest of the cake mix? Just save it for your next pie? -Emma
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Zesty Blueberry Pie at A Beautiful Mess
That sounds delicious—love that thought! -Emma
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Zesty Blueberry Pie at A Beautiful Mess
Kristina, Thank you so much for your heartfelt comment. It makes my day more than you know. xx- Elsie
Hooray! Glad it's available in Canada. I hope you enjoy it. xx- Elsie
Thank you so much Christina! I'm so glad you're enjoying it! -Elsie
Excited for you to receive it! -Elsie
Thank you so much! -Elsie
Really? Haha- who knows! -Elsie
Hah! Thequietcoyote, you are absolutely correct on that. What I said doesn't make a lick of sense. I meant say (which I changed in the post) is that the bolts online were half the price at the store. Thanks for nicely pointing that out :) -Josh