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A Beautiful Mess Podcast

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.

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#3: How To Do a 100 Day Challenge

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


31 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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#12: Elsie's Forever-ish Home

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.


5 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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#8: Self Help Books that Changed our Lives

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


8 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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#6: Handmade Gifts

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


24 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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#7: Our App Story

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.


1 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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#9: Update on our Florida BnB Projects

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


15 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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#18: Making a Mood Board for your Entire Home

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! 


17 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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#19: Elsie's Forever-ish Home Update

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.


24 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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#20: Our Clean Skincare + Beauty Favorites

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.


2 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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#15: What It's Like Working with Family

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!


26 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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#16: Business Advice For Our Younger Selves

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


2 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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#13: Hibernation Wisdom

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.


13 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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#11: New Year's Goals

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.


30 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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#10: How to Decorate Affordably (And Not Just From Target!)

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


22 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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#17: Wedding Stuff (and Traditions We Skipped)

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!


9 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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#5: Our 2020 BnB Plans

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


17 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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#4: Three Things That Make Our Homes Happier

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


10 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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#14: How to Prep Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar

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 


20 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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#77: Elsie Teaches Emma to be an Internet Mom

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


15 Feb 2021

Rank #19

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#74: Change Your Career with Ramit Sethi (BONUS)

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


25 Jan 2021

Rank #20