We are pleased to welcome Laura Mazurek to the blog today to share her lovely home with us!"I live in the Texas hillcountry with my husband James and our three 'furry and feathered' babies, Violet (our dog), Bella (our cat) and Nico (our lovebird). We became homeowners in April of 2011 and have absolutely been loving it ever since. We kind of came upon this house by chance actually. I decided one day that I wanted to 'pretend' to house shop, by making an appointment to see a house down the street from us that was for sale. I had been browsing houses online for weeks and was just feeling really excited to kick start the process. We instantly disliked the house we went to go look at, but I had just seen a beautiful looking house come up on the market a few days before. I asked our realtor (who is also our friend) if we could go look at it and within an hour we had an appointment to see it. The moment we both walked in the front door we knew we wanted to live there. It just felt like home. So, our pretend house hunting date turned into the real deal and a month later we got the keys to our first home!
Is it possible to even say the word "horchata" without getting that Vampire Weekend song stuck in your head?
I grew up wearing converse, and this past year I got a major craving for a white pair. I found these gold pyramid studs with a flat base on Etsy,and I knew they would be so cute on a pair of chucks!
We're very excited to bring you this awesome giveaway from SnatchThat, a shopping site that aggregates so many of our favorite stores and makes it so easy to find sales and coupons!
Macarons have got to be the obvious winners of most adorable looking cookies, no? I love messing around in the kitchen but macarons have always been one of those recipes I just couldn't get to turn out right.
Today we are excited to welcome Amy from Little Hip Squeaks to the blog to share a little behind-the-scenes of her business!
OMG. OMG. OMG!!! I honestly cannot remember the last time I was so excited to type out a blog post. Today I'm happy to share that we found the perfect-for-us house and we are in the process of purchasing it to use as a studio for A Beautiful Mess.
Have you ever tried southwestern egg rolls before? It's kind of an California Pizza Kitchen, or TGI Fridays type thing.
This past weekend Emma and I took a trip to Colorado Springs to visit our bestie, Rachel. We invited Katie and Holly to come along too.
Hi guys! Just wanted to share a few updates of scrapbook pages I've been making. This first page is from when Emma and Trey got engaged!
I love handing out candy on Halloween night. It's super fun seeing all the cute costumes. I feel like every year I see at least one Harry Potter.
I call this my "Reese Witherspoon outfit." Elsie is a pro at winter outfits. I, on the other hand, have some room for improvement.
Nothing says Welcome Home like a homemade welcome mat! We've made a lot of painted rugs over the years, but I'm happy to report that this is our easiest and most durable version yet.
Flavored popcorn was a favorite childhood treat. There was a gourmet popcorn shop near our family doctor's office.
We are happy to welcome Jess Rasmussen to the blog today to share her lovely home with us! "My husband Steve, our two daughters, Evie and Wren, and I recently moved into a cozy, contemporary ranch style home located in a suburb of Phoenix.
Hi it's Sarah Sherman Samuel from Smitten Studio & A Sunny Afternoon, popping in with this clever & super easy pendant light DIY.
Candy vanilla milkshakes are more of a fun idea than they are a recipe. Recently we hosted a little get together with a few friends, and we wanted to serve something truly decadent.
We love playing with our food. Do you remember these Bella cookies? Well these are similar, only modeled after Frida Kahlo.
In our entryway we have a tall dresser that stands alone on a big wall. For the past six months we've had one of my mom's giant abstract paintings there (she's kind enough to let us borrow pieces often!
If you're a new reader, you may not know that Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here at ABM. What's better than a holiday centered around candy, am I right?