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A Beautiful Mess
Springfield, Missouri
We believe the best things in life are homemade.
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To all our American readers out there—Happy 4th of July! Hope you are celebrating this great nation of ours with loved ones and lots of yummy food. :) We're off celebrating today, but to everyone still checking in, we thought we'd share our top five favorite 4th of July related posts. :) First up is how to make your own (non-toxic) colored powder. This is a super fun prop to... Continue reading
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I feel sort of bad because I don't have anything red, white and blue to share with you before our Fourth of July weekend begins. Total fail on that. I'm pretty sure you can click around and find plenty, but still. No, instead I decided to fill your mind with thoughts of chocolaty goodness—total weekend food no matter what you're celebrating this weekend. Before we jump into how to make... Continue reading
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We moved into our little corner of Brooklyn a little over three years ago. And silly enough, it has taken me all three years to truly appreciate our back porch. Our porch was sort of the saving grace for this move initially. We didn't have the big open kitchen, nor did we have tons of closets, but we had a porch—a shared backyard too. But there was just something about... Continue reading
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These are so cute, Laura! xx- elsie
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Snow Cone Cupcakes! at A Beautiful Mess
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Here in the USA, the 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. I'm a total summer girl at heart, so I always love a good outdoor hangout regardless, but my family used to live next to the main park of our township so we could actually see all the firework festivities from our front yard. I love seeing all the fun red, white and blue foods... Continue reading
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Light painting is a beautiful phrase, isn't it? Light painting happens when your camera records the movement of light. In this post I'm going to show you how to paint with light using sparklers! I'm sure you've seen the photos with sparklers lighting up a picture with text or shapes. Today I'll share with you some quick tips on how to achieve this look with your camera. What you will... Continue reading
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Happy Wednesday! Here's a look back at our favorite posts from June. Let's start with food! We shared some delicious recipes including Emma's favorite peach pie, baked rosemary parmesan chickpeas, spicy tempeh taco salad, pineapple coconut daiquiri (in a pineapple cup!), veggie-based breakfast smoothies, beet-dyed deviled eggs, easy (and healthy) 3 ingredient ice cream, rose-flavored rock candy, and more! Elsie bought a house in Nashville (you can read about her... Continue reading
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I don't believe it is, sadly. I bought it last year and have worn it a handful of times since but I realized recently I'd never worn it in a SS. I love ASOS but it is a big shop, so I tend to try and narrow my search to just the length of dress I want (this one was "midi" which I tend to like with my body shape) or I shop by color (I like blues a lot, because of my eyes. And I also like denim which gets thrown in with the blues). So you might try narrowing your search on ASOS. Good luck! -Emma
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Sister Style: Brunch Me at A Beautiful Mess
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Hey, there. Here's another Sister Style we snapped while visiting Nashville recently. The very first time I (Emma) ever visited the city, I was meeting up with Trey, who wasn't quite my boyfriend yet but there were some sparks to say the least. Anyway, one place he took me was Marché. Trey isn't even much of a brunch person, but when I visited, he had made a giant list of... Continue reading
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Agree! Love the pineapple rings too. :) -Emma
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While I was purchasing a couple of supplies for this snack, I thought of a game we could totally play together. It's a fill-in-the-blank type game and it goes like this: You know you're a blogger if... The one I thought of as I was checking out at the grocery store was: You know you're a blogger if you find yourself buying edible flowers more often than bread or milk.... Continue reading
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Today we are welcoming Alayna Powell to the blog as she shares her lovely home with us! "I moved into my 115 year old house almost two years ago. I live in a small midwest town that doesn't have too many older homes, so my search for the perfect old-charm house was pretty narrow. I picked this home because I saw so much potential the moment I walked into the... Continue reading
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Hi Jen! They are from Zara.com (last year). I believe they are sold out! -Jacki
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With so many fun abstract patterns making the Internet rounds right now, I knew I needed to try my hand at it, too. I painted this curtain panel for my daughter's room, so I went with bright, cheerful colors in simple shapes. This window is rather narrow compared to the rest of her room, so I only needed one panel to cover it, but I'm considering making another set for... Continue reading
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Yes! I was thinking two of these would be good as nightstands, and marble! Woah, sounds great! Laura :)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Copper Pipe Side Table DIY at A Beautiful Mess
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I'm of the opinion that you can never have too many side tables. They can be put next to couches to hold flowers and coffee mugs, act as bedside tables or a nightstand, or even be used as plant stands to liven up a dull wall. We love incorporating copper pipe into projects here at the blog, and I thought it would be a fun challenge to come up with... Continue reading
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I totally relate! xx- Elsie
Sorry- I meant I do *not* need breakfast sandwiches. :)) xx- Elsie
So awesome to hear & thanks for saying hello!! xx- Elsie
No, I didn't try Mama Jeans though... xx! Elsie
Wohoo!!! Awesome to hear Bailey! xx- Elsie
Thank you so much for sharing your story!!!! :)) xx- Elsie
haha! Hilarious!!! xoxo! Elsie
Thanks so much!! :) xx- Els
I bought it locally! (betcha can find one on Amazon, though!) xoxo! Elsie