A Beautiful Mess Podcast

By Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman

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Elsie + Emma are sisters and co-founders of the top DIY blog — A Beautiful Mess. They have written over seven thousand blog posts, so it seemed like a good time to start a podcast! The sisters have a lot to say on everything from home and DIY to family life and business. Visit abeautifulmess.com/podcast for show notes.

Episode Date
#87: (Bonus) How to Start a Working From Home VA Business
25:31

Emma here and I am soooo excited to share this bonus episode with you all today! You can listen to my interview with Abbey Ashley, founder of The Virtual Savvy. Abbey shares with me the story of how she changed her career (and life!) when she taught herself to become a Virtual Assistant, making it possible for her to work from home with her children. She grew that business but then eventually started teaching others how they too could own their own business and become a VA and have the freedom to work from home, or work remote, just like she had found. For show notes, visit abeautifulmess.com/podcast. You can also write to us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com or you can call into our new hotline at 417-893-0011.

Apr 19, 2021
#86: The Best Business and Life Advice We've Ever Received
50:00

We're giving you our favorite pieces of advice along with a guilty pleasure treasure segment. We're also talking about how the pandemic has changed us. Visit the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast, write to us at podcast@abeautifulmess, or call in to our brand new ABM podcast hotline at 417-893-0011!

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

Apr 19, 2021
#85: EPISODE #85: How to Add Personality to a Cookie-Cutter Home
43:48

This week we’re talking about how to add charm and magic to a cookie-cutter home. There are endless ways to add personality and character to a newer home and this episode will help to get your creative ideas turning.

Visit the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast. You can also call us on our BRAND NEW hotline: 417-893-0011 or email us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com.

Thank you to this week's sponsors:
Apr 12, 2021
#84: Home Project Updates + Naomi Davis Interview
51:33

This week we're sharing a few renovation updates and welcoming guest Naomi Davis of Love, Taza. Naomi shares about her new book, A Coat Of Yellow Paint.

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

  • Save $300 off any Agility Bed mattress or mattress and foundation combo with code ABM300
  • Get started with Issuu today for free or get 50% off a premium account when you go to issuu.com/podcast and use promo code ABEAUTIFULMESS
  • Visit pharmaca.com/abeautifulmess for 20% off your order
  • Download the Curtsy app and save 15% off your first order with promo code MESS
Apr 05, 2021
#83: Advice for First Time Homeowners
43:17

This week we’re sharing advice for first time home owners. We get requests for this quite often, as many of you are shopping for or have recently purchased your first home. This is a subject we are very passionate about and excited to share our wins and mistakes with you today!

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

  • Get 20% off your first purchase at drinkbev.com/abeautifulmess or by using code ABEAUTIFULMESS
  • Receive 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/abeautifulmess
  • Get 30% off your first order at coastal.com/abeautifulmess
  • Receive 15% off your first order at doahappydance.com/abeautifulmess
Mar 29, 2021
#82: How to Plan, Budget For, and Execute a Renovation Without Losing Your Mind
39:39

We get A LOT of questions about how we handle our renovations, so today we're giving you all the details on how we plan, budget for a reno, and get things done! We also talk about the inevitable ups and downs and how we cope with them, plus our silly renovation tradition that we always do. Visit the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast and email us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

  • Receive 20% off a variety pack when you go to juneshine.com/abeautifulmess or use code ABEAUTIFULMESS at checkout
  • Get 20% off your test at modernfertility.com/mess
  • Save 20% on your first order when you go to functionofbeauty.com/mess
  • Listeners will get 10% off their first three months of counseling by visiting ritual.com/abeautifulmess

 

Mar 22, 2021
#81: How to Start an Influencer Career
41:55

We're here for a money episode- specifically influencer money. We are passionate about sharing business advice and this episode is full of it. To check out the show notes, visit abeautifulmess.com/podcast and to write into the show, email podcast@abeautifulmess.com.

Curious about our courses? Enter code PODCAST at checkout for 25% off at courses.abeautifulmess.com.

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

  • Go to grove.co/abm, to get a free five piece Beyond Plastic gift set that includes: glass hand soap dispenser and hand gel soap refill, glass spray bottle and cleaning concentrate, walnut scrubber sponges, plus free shipping with your sixty-day VIP trial.
  • Visit juneshine.com/abeautifulmess and use the code ABEAUTIFULMESS at checkout to claim 20% off a variety pack.
  • Download the Curtsy app and enter code MESS for 15% off your first order.
  • Go to issuu.com/podcast and use code ABEAUTIFULMESS to get 50% off a premium account.
Mar 15, 2021
#80: Our Secret Weapon — Batch Working!
27:26
This week we’re talking about batch working with is the PRIMARY way we get so much done. Between podcasting, blogging, creating for social media, designing and being a mom life is *full*. Batch working makes it all work. If you haven’t tried it yet, I hope this episode will inspire you!
 
Visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast and write in to us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com
 
Thank you to this week's sponsors:
Mar 08, 2021
#79: Emma's Evangelical Upbringing Story
36:03

In this week's episode, we dive back into the subject of our evangelical upbringing and how it impacted our lives. If you missed Elsie's story (episode #75), be sure to listen to it first, as it lays the groundwork for many of things that Emma shares in this episode.

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

  • Get 50% off a premium Issuu account when you go to issuu.com/podcast and use code ABEAUTIFULMESS
  • Save $200 off any mattress or mattress + foundation combo with code ABM. CBD products are BOGO free for a limited time.
  • Visit magicspoon.com/abeautifulmess and use code BEAUTIFULMESS to get $5 off.
  • Get $20 off your test at modernfertility.com/mess
Mar 01, 2021
#78: Elsie & Emma React to 2021 Trend Predictions
49:50

This week we're chatting about 2021 trend predictions! To visit the show notes, go to abeautifulmess.com/podcast and to write to us, email podcast@abeautifulmess.com.

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

  • Get 20% off your first purchase at drinkbev.com/abeautifulmess and use our code ABEAUTIFULMESS.
  • Get 10% off your first three months at ritual.com/abeautifulmess.
  • Visit SweatyBetty.com/ABM and use our code ABM at checkout to get 20% off your purchase.
  • Receive 40% off a Calm premium membership when you go to calm.com/abeautifulmess.
Feb 22, 2021
#77: Elsie Teaches Emma to be an Internet Mom
26:40

This week we're chatting about the topic of being a mom on the internet. Even though we have a lot of boundaries, it's tricky territory and it's something all of us (internet moms) have to go through. Visit abeautifulmess.com/podcast for show notes and email us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

  • Save 20% on your first Function Of Beauty order by going to functionofbeauty.com/mess
  • Visit grove.co/abm for your free 5 piece Beyond Plastic set
  • Get $5 off your purchase by going to magicspoon.com/abeautifulmess and entering code BEAUTIFULMESS at checkout
  • Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/abeautifulmess
Feb 15, 2021
#76: How To Decorate Affordably (And Not Just From Amazon!)
39:13

This week, we're revisiting one of our favorite subjects— decorating for cheap! Visit the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast and email us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com.

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

  • Visit agilitybed.com and use the code ABM for 20% off your mattress purchase.
  • Get 20% off your first purchase along with free shipping at drinkbev.com/abeautifulmess or by using our code ABEAUTIFULMESS
  • Visit modernfertility.com/mess to get $20 off your test
  • Go to sweatybetty.com/ABM and use our code ABM at checkout to get 20% off your purchase
Feb 08, 2021
#75: Elsie's Evangelical Upbringing Story
52:07

This week we are diving into a much-requested topic: talking about our conservative evangelical upbringing. This is a tough subject to share so lots of tears are shed, but I hope you enjoy this episode! Visit the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast and email us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com.

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

  • ABM Listeners will get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/abeautifulmess
  • Check out Grove.co/ABM for the special cleaning kit offer, plus free shipping and free 60 day trial
  • Get 50% off a premium membership at Issuu.com/podcast and use promo code ABEAUTIFULMESS
  • Receive 40% off a premium Calm membership when you go to Calm.com/abeautifulmess 
Feb 01, 2021
#74: Change Your Career with Ramit Sethi (BONUS)
19:39

This week, we are chatting with one of our faves Ramit Sethi (@ramit on Instagram) about changing careers and his new course, Find your Dream Job.

Visit the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast and write in to us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com

Jan 25, 2021
#73: Home Project To-do List
20:27

This week we are talking about what's on our renovation to-do lists! To visit the shownotes, go to abeautifulmess.com/podcast and to write in with episode suggestions, email podcast@abeautifulmess.com.

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

  • Receive 20% off and free shipping off your first Bev purchase by going to drinkbev.com/abeautifulmess and using code ABEAUTIFULMESS
  • Get 10% off your first three months of Ritual vitamins by going to ritual.com/abeautifulmess and using code ABEAUTIFULMESS
  • Get $5 off your first Magic Spoon order by going to magicspoon.com/abeautifulmess and using code BEAUTIFULMESS
Jan 25, 2021
#72: What To Expect When EMMA'S EXPECTING!
25:58

Emma has some MAJOR news to share this week! She's also answering a lot of anticipated questions you might have — this is a can't-miss episode! :) 

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

  • Get $20 off your Modern Fertility test at www.modernfertility.com/mess
  • Get 10% off your first month of Better Help by visiting www.betterhealth.com/abeautifulmess
Jan 18, 2021
#71: Hygge and how it helps us live happier in the winter!
26:37

This week’s episode is all about hygge: the Danish concept of coziness, comfort, contentment and well-being! We are giving six examples of how we create that hygge feeling in our lives. To visit the show notes, go to abeautifulmess.com/podcast. To write in, email podcast@abeautifulmess.com.

Thank you to this week's sponsors:

  • Visit canon.usa/abm to learn more about our favorite products
  • For a very special Grove Collaborative offer, visit grove.co/abm
  • Go to calm.com/abeautifulmess for 40% off a premium membership
Jan 11, 2021
#70: We're Back + A Big Catch Up Episode!
25:20

We're so excited for our first episode of 2021! We're chatting about some of our home decor plans for the new year as well as what you can expect from this season of the podcast.

Thank you to this week's sponsor:

  • Visit www.issuu.com/podcast and use code ABEAUTIFULMESS for 50% off a premium membership.
Jan 04, 2021
#69: New Years Goals + Goodbye 2020!
32:58

In this episode, we're talking about what we accomplished (and didn't) from our 2020 goals list, and of course what we are hopeful for in 2021. Also, Elsie cries while reading a meme.

Thank you to our sponsors this week:

  • Get free shipping when you enter code ABEAUTIFULMESS at www.magicspoon.com/abeautifulmess 
  • Get 10% off your purchase of an Ember Smart Mug at www.ember.com with code ABEAUTIFULMESS
  • Get 40% off a Calm premium membership at www.calm.com/abeautifulmess
Dec 21, 2020
#68: Our Favorite TV and Movies of 2020
24:26

In this week’s episode, we’re chatting about our favorite TV and movies of 2020 (mostly TV!) Visit our shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast and write to us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com.

Thank you to our sponsors this week:

 

Dec 14, 2020
#67: An Interview with Grace Mitchell
17:47

This week, we are partnering with At Home to bring you an interview with HGTV host Grace Mitchell! We talk about how she created her collection, how she makes holiday magic, and more!

Visit our shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast for links and more.

Dec 07, 2020
#66: Best Purchases of 2020
32:32

We are talking about the best things we bought in 2020 — including splurges and best purchases under $20! 

Thank you to our sponsors this week:

Dec 07, 2020
#65: Painting Exterior Brick
23:42

We recently painted two homes white in 2020, so we thought it would be a good time to do an episode all about painting exterior brick. We talk about value, color perception and everything in between! Visit our shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast and write to us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com.

Nov 30, 2020
#64: Our Holiday Traditions (MINI)
19:19

It's our holiday traditions episode! We're talking about everything from favorite childhood memories to new traditions we're starting this year. Everything we're chatting about is linked in the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast. Want to send us an email? Write to us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com

Nov 23, 2020
#63: Listener AMA Biz & Money
53:39

When we do any kind of Q+A we always get a LOT of business and money questions, so today we are devoting a whole episode to these topics! In true Emma and Elsie fashion, we couldn't stop dishing advice so the episode turned out pretty long! We hope you enjoy it! For shownotes, visit abeautifulmess.com/podcast and to write in, send your emails to podcast@abeautifulmess.com!

Nov 23, 2020
#62: Enneagram 101 with Ryan O'Neal
38:08

If you've ever gotten stuck in an enneagram conversation where you felt like everyone was speaking a different language, then this episode is for you! We chat with Ryan O'Neal aka Sleeping At Last to break down each of the nine types, give tips for figuring out which type you identify as and chatting about his beautiful album based on the Enneagram. Visit our shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast and write in via podcast@abeautifulmess.com

Nov 16, 2020
#61: Unpopular Opinions
21:03

In this episode, we discuss our feelings about microwaves, dishwashers, mid-century modern houses, farmhouse mansions, traveling with little kids, candy corn, eggnog, sushi... and more. :) To visit the shownotes, go to www.abeautifulmess.com/podcast and to write in, email podcast@abeautifulmess.com

Nov 09, 2020
#60: Our Favorite Movie Houses
25:25

To kick off November, we're sharing our favorite homes from movies! To visit the shownotes, go to abeautifulmess.com/podcast. To write into the show, email podcast@abeautifulmess.com

Nov 02, 2020
#59: Ghost Story Special (Part 2)
29:33

Hello witches! Ready for part TWO? We saved the spookiest story for this episode. We hope you enjoy it! Visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast and write in to Emma and Elsie at podcast@abeautifulmess.com

Oct 26, 2020
#58: Ghost Story Special
36:56

This week we are going FULL SPOOKY with our first installment of listener-submitted ghost stories! Visit our shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast and write in at podcast@abeautifulmess.com!

Oct 19, 2020
#57: Dream Bathrooms + COVID Halloween Plans
32:58

This week's episode is all about bathrooms DREAM BATHROOMS... we're also chatting about Halloween plans with Covid safety in mind. To visit the shownotes, go to abeautifulmess.com/podcast. Email us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com!

Oct 12, 2020
#56: Elsie's Renovation + Emma's Novel Updates
56:57

In this week's episode we chat about all the renovations that are going on at Elsie's home (and what's now happening!). We also chat about Emma's quarantine novel and how the publishing process has been going so far. To visit the shownotes, go to abeautifulmess.com/podcast and to write into the show, email podcast@abeautifulmess.com — thanks for listening!

Oct 05, 2020
#55: Alyssa Rosenheck (MINI)
23:21

We're chatting with Alyssa Rosenheck about her new book, The New Southern Style. I've never had an interview like this, but Alyssa actually starts interviewing me somewhere along the way and we end up talking about religion and politics. Most of what we end up talking about was not on my list. It's almost like you're listening to our dinner conversation instead of a prepared interview. Alyssa really brings that out in people. Honestly, I think she needs a podcast of her own! Visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast. Write into the show by emailing podcast@abeautifulmess.com!

 

Sep 28, 2020
#54: All Things Renter-Friendly with Medina Grillo
30:26

This week's episode is about all things renter-friendly. We share about our favorite memories as former renters and then we share an interview with Medina Grillo, author of Home Sweet Rented Home. To visit our shownotes, go to abeautifulmess.com/podcast. To write into the show, email podcast@abeautifulmess.com!

Sep 28, 2020
#53: A Listener AMA (Ask Me Anything)
38:57

This week's episode is an old school AMA (ask me anything) and we answer a big variety of listener questions! Visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast, and send in your ghost stories via podcast@abeautifulmess.com!

Sep 21, 2020
#52: It's Spooky Season + The Home Edit!
46:45

It's officially spooky season (our podcast, our rules) and this week we're chatting about all the fall things. We're also joined by Clea and Joanna of The Home Edit! They've got a new Netflix show streaming as well as a book that's about to launch... so we have a lot of chat about. Visit our show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast and write to the show at podcast@abeautifulmess.com!

Sep 14, 2020
#51: A Beautiful Mess x Etsy Collection
43:25

We are SO excited to share the news with you — our new A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collaboration is now available to shop! In this episode, we go through each item and we talk about what the collaboration process was like. Visit the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast, or shop the collection now at etsy.com/abeautifulmess.

Aug 31, 2020
#50: Moving Updates
49:06

This week we've got a LOT to say... we're chatting moving updates, adjusting, what our first projects are, and unpacking my new feelings on the term "forever home." Visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Aug 24, 2020
#49: How to design for YOU with Jonathan Adler
38:37

It's an exciting podcast day because I'm catching up with Jonathan Adler, my longtime design hero and imaginary bff. We chat about his design secrets, his amazing homes, the importance of collecting vintage, and he even gives me some rather harsh tattoo advice. This episode is filled with so many gems of wisdom. I know you're going to love it! Thank you JA for sitting down to chat with us, and visit the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast

Aug 17, 2020
#48: Second Lives
39:15

This week's episode is about later in life career changes. In our culture, it's unfortunately pretty common for people to feel like if they haven't started and achieved a dream by the time they are 30, 40, 50 or beyond, that it's too late. This episode is ALL about how it's not too late, and in fact, many of our favorite creative icons started their careers later than you might think. Check out the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Aug 10, 2020
#47: A Cooking Episode
55:47

Finally, Emma's dream of doing a FOOD episode comes true today! In this episode, we talk about our favorite things to cook at home for every occasion. 2020 has brought us more appreciation than ever for learning to cook pretty much everything at home!

Aug 03, 2020
#46: Book Report!
44:28

This week, we are each sharing three personal-development books that we love, in addition to some honorable mentions! Check out our show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast for all the details on the books we discuss.

Jul 27, 2020
#45: COVID Pivots
41:28

This week we're talking about big pandemic-related life changes! After Elsie shared her big moving news, we heard from so many of you who have experienced BIG life changes. Many are very sad, some are inspiring, most of them are VERY surprising. It's all over the map! We're exciting to share your stories today. What a time to be alive, right?? For the show notes, visit abeautifulmess.com/podcast

Jul 20, 2020
#44: Oops, I'm Moving Again! Follow Up Q&A (MINI)
28:14

This weeks episode is a follow up to Episode 42 where I share the story of how we decided to move instead of build-on. As expected, you all had a lot of questions, comments and feelings... so this episode is in response to that! Visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Jul 13, 2020
#43: How to Be Your Own General Contractor
40:00

Hi! This week, Emma's roof is being worked on, so she is taking the week off. Elsie's friend, Ting, has joined us in her place. This episode is all about how to be your own general contractor (or project manager) during a renovation, which can save thousands of dollars. If you're planning to renovate a kitchen or bathroom in the future, you'll definitely want to give this episode a listen. We talk about so many things, including lessons we learned the hard way!

Jul 13, 2020
#42: Oops, I'm Moving Again
30:27

Hi hi ... OK, so WE'RE MOVING and this episode contains the long version of the story! This was an unexpected decision that we made a little over a month ago. I wanted to wait to share the news, A. Once we knew it was really happening and B. On the podcast where I could really CHAT it out since there are so many moving parts and details. Hope you enjoy ... my personal drama is 100% your entertainment this week. To visit the shownotes, go to abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Jul 06, 2020
#41: Emma's Novel
29:23

Emma wrote a NOVEL! In this episode, she shares a synopsis and how she managed to pull off this incredible feat — all during quarantine! Visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Jun 29, 2020
#40: Side Hustles
24:24

Hi everyone! This week we are talking all things side hustles. We hope this is helpful to some who have been considering making a change or adding a side hustle due to Covid-19. Email us at podcast@abeautifulmess.com and visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Jun 22, 2020
#39: All Things Furniture Shopping
39:10

This week's episode is all about furniture shopping—including recent purchases, secondhand finds and our worst purchases of all time. Plus, we chat about our favorite small businesses to shop from  — visit abeautifulmess.com/podcast for shownotes where we link all the things we talk about in the episode!

Jun 15, 2020
#38: So Fresh and So Clean
43:20

This week we're talking about decluttering and organizing! To visit the shownotes, go to abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Jun 08, 2020
#37: Our Dream Home Offices
38:57

This week's episode is all about our dream home offices. We've both spent a LOT of time dreaming and visualizing, so this episode is full of hopes and dreams. We also get back to our roots with some guilty pleasure treasures! Visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast

May 18, 2020
#36: Yes, I buy all my own gifts! (MINI)
16:45

Hi hi! So, I mentioned in one of last week's episodes that I buy all my own gifts and you all wanted to hear more about this. So here's mini episode about how that started and why it works for us! Visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast

May 11, 2020
#35: Rich Life Chat with Ramit Sethi
49:07

Hi! This week we are sharing our first interview episode with one of our personal heroes, Ramit Sethi. In this episode, we ask Ramit ten questions from our listeners and there are some very good, vulnerable questions in there. We chat about Covid pivots, what a rich life means to us, and more! Visit the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast

May 11, 2020
#34: Our Work From Home Tips (MINI)
22:54

As you may know, we've each worked from home for many years now, so we used this mini episode to share what works for us and what doesn't... haha. Show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

 

May 04, 2020
#33: Dealing with Internet Critics and Bullying
47:20

Today we're talking about handling and dealing with negativity on the internet. It's an episode we've been working on for a while, and feels like a scary (but important) topic to cover. We share many stories in this episode that are vulnerable and some are sad, but we hope that what you take from this episode is a sense of empowerment. We truly believe the internet IS slowly becoming a more kind place and we want to do anything we can to further that shift. We hope you do too! Visit the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast. 

May 04, 2020
#32: All Things Faux Plants (MINI)
18:30

In this weeks mini we chat about faux plants — when we use them, where we get them, etc. Visit the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Apr 27, 2020
#31: Outdoor Spaces
40:59

This week's episode is all about outdoor spaces — one of the things that is bringing us so much joy during this time! We've both been working on some outdoor space projects this season, so in this episode we'll share our progress, opinions about outdoor furniture purchases and also there's a very embarrassing story at the end. See the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Apr 27, 2020
#30: Our Bucket Lists (MINI)
24:15

In this mini episode we're filling you in on our bucket lists — things we want to do before we die! Visit the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Apr 20, 2020
#29: What's Your Vacation Mode?
37:56

Haven been social distancing for over a month and with a lot more on the horizon, we felt like some dreaming about the future might be good for us all right now, so we're sharing some of our travel favorites. Plus we're excited to support tourist industry once it's safe to do so again. See the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Apr 20, 2020
#28: Interview with Nova Winter Larson (MINI)
07:03

This week's mini episode is a rapid fire "interview" with Elsie's four year old daughter, Nova. We hope you enjoy it! Show notes are available at abeautifulmess.com/podcast

Apr 13, 2020
#27: Elsie Sold Her Home (sharing all the details)!
37:47

In this episode, we're chatting about Elsie's move during the pandemic and where she's at in her renovation schedule, plus some of our favorite cocktails to make at home. For show notes, visit abeautifulmess.com/podcast

Apr 13, 2020
#25: Decor Inspiration for Renters
26:20

This week's episode is all about decor inspiration for renters! About half of the ABM audience rents, so if you're a long term renter, this one's for you!!! Visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast

Apr 06, 2020
#26: Our Favorite Movies (MINI)
11:38

We're talking about our top ten favorite movies (okay we do talk about more than just ten haha), and why we love them in this mini episode! For show notes, visit abeautifulmess.com/podcast

Apr 06, 2020
#23: Things To Do At Home
33:32

Wow WHAT AN INSANE FEW WEEKS.... wow wow. This is our first episode since we've been self quarantining and so we wanted to chat about some ideas for things to do at home. Visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Mar 30, 2020
#24: Things We Bought During The Quarantine (MINI)
13:36

This is our first mini episode! We're going to try out post TWO episodes each week- a full length episode (like what you've been used to so far) and a mini, which will be under 20 minutes and stick to just one quick subject! We would, OF COURSE, love to hear your requests for future mini episodes. And this first episode is all about what we bought during the quarantine. Visit the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Mar 30, 2020
#22: The Business Side of BNBs
38:49

This week we're tackling a much-requested topic— the business side of short term rentals. As many of you know we own a few properties we rent out on airbnb (visit the 'properties' tab at abeautifulmess.com for details) and we've learned so much from how to purchase the right property, to setting it up and running it in a way that fits with our lifestyle. For show notes, visit abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

 

Mar 16, 2020
#21: Childhood Magic
37:47

This week, we are talking about childhood magic — lessons we learned from our parents about living well and living creatively. Elsie also shares practical things parents can do with young children. But even if you aren't a parent, we think you'll enjoy this feel good episode. :) We are also sharing a couple Guilty Pleasure Treasures as well as a mini update on how our New Year's goals are going so far! Visit our shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast

Mar 09, 2020
#20: Our Clean Skincare + Beauty Favorites
39:24

This week we are taking a break from our usual home-stuff and talking about clean skincare and beauty. So many of you have requested this episode. It's a bit of a wildcard, but a subject that we care so deeply about! I hope it is helpful or at least a fun listen. Visit our show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast for more information.

Mar 02, 2020
#19: Elsie's Forever-ish Home Update
36:23

This week we're sharing updates from Elsie's phase-one home renovation, which includes all the renovations happening before they move in — plus an embarrassing story you don't want to miss. See the show notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Feb 24, 2020
#18: Making a Mood Board for your Entire Home
34:39

This week we're diving into how to make a mood board for your entire home in four steps. Defining the look and feel I am going for has been incredibly helpful as I have decorated my spaces over time, so today we're sharing tips for this process! 

Feb 17, 2020
#17: Wedding Stuff (and Traditions We Skipped)
37:18

This week's episode is based on a reader question about if there's anything we'd do differently from our weddings (which were seven and nine years ago now). It was fun to remember our special days and serve up a bit of advice for anyone planning a wedding now. Hope you enjoy it!

Feb 09, 2020
#16: Business Advice For Our Younger Selves
34:33

We're nothing if not emo and reflective for our past. In this episode, we are giving advice that we wish we had heard earlier in our career. We hope you enjoy it! If you have any questions, we'd love to hear them! Get the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast

Feb 02, 2020
#15: What It's Like Working with Family
48:19

This episode is pretty honest and raw with interviews from both Emma's husband, Trey, and Elsie's husband, Jeremy. It's also kind of sweet. It really is both, and we felt it was an accurate depiction of the highs and lows of working with family. We hope you enjoy it!

Jan 26, 2020
#14: How to Prep Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar
41:46

As you know we're listing our home soon (we shared details of our upcoming move in Episode 12). We've been prepping our home to sell, and I enlisted my realtor, Daniel, for his advice to how to best prep and stage a home to sell. We also try out three new segments at the end- so let us know which one is your favorite! Shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast, and you can write in to podcast@abeautifulmess.com 

Jan 20, 2020
#13: Hibernation Wisdom
31:39

Get the hibernation blues every winter? We're sharing our favorite tips for getting through long, dark, cold winter and a VERY embarrassing story that is super cringey. Find the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Jan 13, 2020
#12: Elsie's Forever-ish Home
46:38

Hello friends! This week, we have a BIG announcement! I (Elsie) have found our forever home and we will be remodeling it and moving soon. You'll get the full story and lots of details in this episode! Check out abeautifulmess.com/podcast for shownotes.

Jan 05, 2020
#11: New Year's Goals
40:13

Elsie and Emma share about their goals and resolutions (and things they DON'T like about the tradition) — and Emma shares an embarrassing moment. Find the shownotes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast.

Dec 30, 2019
#10: How to Decorate Affordably (And Not Just From Target!)
39:44

We've got a fun episode this week based on a listener question about where to find DEAL$. We're also doing guilty pleasure treasure and Elsie talks about her new schedule with two kiddos. For show notes, visit abeautifulmess.com/podcast

Dec 22, 2019
#9: Update on our Florida BnB Projects
37:41

As a quick recap— the sisters purchased a home in an Orlando, Florida suburb to create family-friendly vacation homes. Emma's is Harry Potter-inspired, Elsie's is Disney-inspired, and they're giving an update into what's gone into the process so far, including what it takes to set up a BnB from scratch. Featuring a bitter-sweet reader question. For shownotes, visit abeautifulmess.com/podcast

 

Dec 15, 2019
#8: Self Help Books that Changed our Lives
38:13

Elsie and Emma each share three books that changed their lives.

Dec 08, 2019
#7: Our App Story
39:30

Emma and Elsie share one of their favorite stories: how they came to build their best-selling app, A Color Story. They also talk about life before the internet.

Dec 01, 2019
#6: Handmade Gifts
29:46

This one is all about gearing up to make gifts for the holidays. Emma and Elsie share past favorites and plans for this year.

Nov 24, 2019
#5: Our 2020 BnB Plans
32:28

Elsie and Emma reveal their magical 2020 BnB projects and share what they're thankful for.

Nov 17, 2019
#4: Three Things That Make Our Homes Happier
28:33

The sisters are sharing three DIYs and purchases that made their homes happier — and tell the "ghost toilet story".

Nov 10, 2019
#3: How To Do a 100 Day Challenge
30:29

Elsie talks about the 100 day challenge that changed her life and how to set one up.

Oct 31, 2019
#2: Forever Homes
38:13

Emma and Elsie explain what a "forever home" means to them, what they are looking for, and also a little history of the homes they have owned up to this point.

Oct 30, 2019
#1: Welcome to A Beautiful Mess Podcast
37:01

Elsie and Emma introduce themselves and talk about the enneagram, star signs, birth order, and share what they'll be talking about in upcoming episodes.

Oct 29, 2019