Best of July: Our Favorite Posts

10 places to get inspiredWe can't believe summer is flying by so fast! July was a crazy month, full of parties, bonfires, photo shoots, and family time. Here are some of our favorite articles and projects from July. First off, Elsie shared 10 places she likes to go to get inspired.Braided rugBraided rugBraided rugBraided rugBraided rug5 summer shorts diy5 summer shorts diyNeedle felting blanketNeedle felting blanket We created some really fun projects this month! Some of our favorites were this braided rug, a pallet vertical garden, this easy D.I.Y. art collection, a maternity tunic, a high-low skirt, 5 ways to create your own summer shorts, this restyled liquor cart, needle felting 101, and a recipe book.

Homemade icecreamHomemade icecreamHomemade icecreamHomemade icecreamSome of the yummiest recipes we whipped up in July were these 5 icecream recipes, biscuit donuts with chocolate glaze, chocolate peanut butter pie, and our 5 favorite summer salad recipes.

Shower for scarlettShower for scarlettWe hosted two wonderful baby shower's for two very special gals! First, Staci and Darren are getting ready to welcome little Scarlett into the world; we celebrated with a pretty shower you can find here. Also, we had the best time throwing Katrina a honey-themed baby shower. They were both so fun!Create photos that popCreate photos that popWe shared how to make your photos really pop with vibrant color, and 10 simple tips on how to make your blog layout the best it can be!Toasty sister styleToasty sister styleToasty sister styleToasty sister styleWe beat the summer heat with these pretty sister style outfits you can find here and here. Katie shared her everyday styling routine with us, and we showed off  volume 6 of Fashion Mixology!Studio dayStudio dayAnd last, take a little peek into our world where we shared what goes on in our studio on a daily basis and some snap shots from our trip to New York.

We hope you enjoyed July as much as we did! We're ready to take full advantage of all August has to offer. Thank you for reading A Beautiful Mess. We are so thankful for all of you! xo Elsie + Emma.