Best of October: Our Favorite Posts!

Soup Love (by A Beautiful Mess)We had so much fun working on blog articles for October! These were a few of our absolute favorites: Baked FruitAutumn is one of our favorite seasons for food! This month we shared recipes for perfect alfredo sauce, brussels sprouts chips, curried pumpkin soup, homemade mini corn dogs, homemade cheese crackers (pictured above) and baked fruit. Ghost CakeAnd a few spooky recipes… halloween milkshakes, candy apples and a ghostly party cake. Elsie Larson at Red VelvetOctober is the birthday of our local shop, Red Velvet! We've learned so much in these past four years of owning local businesses. We shared some other business tips this month like our blog post planning marker board, how we plan blog posts and easy ways to save time (they really work!). IFont Maker AppElsie made a font with an iPad app! It was so fun. Learn more here. Sister Style on A Beautiful MessSister Styles were really fun this month! We had Coats + Stripes, Flea Market Finds, Changing Colors and Welcome October. Colorful Tassel Scarf DIYWe shared this fun and easy tassel scarf project. It's perfect for adding a little color to cozy layered outfits! Embroidered T-ShirtKelli created an incredible embroidered top DIY. It's pretty incredible. At Home With (New Feature at A Beautiful Mess)We introduced a new feature this month called At Home With. We featured the homes of Denise Bovee and Kristin Rogers. Both their spaces are gorgeous and so full of life. We can't wait for you to see the homes we have coming next month! A Beautiful Mess' Favorite SpotsWe shared some local spots that we love. Elle's, Homegrown Food and Wickman's Garden Village. Emma Chapman Fitness StoryEmma shared her fitness story. So inspiring!!! Fantastic Mr. Fox Costume IdeaFantastic Mr. Fox was our favorite couple costume, which one is yours? Lion Hoodie DIY Halloween CostumeThis lion hoodie project makes us smile. Bat Wall DecorHomemade Bat T-ShirtWe get really really excited about Halloween around here. Goldilocks and The Three BearsKatie's Goldilocks and The Three Bears Costume is amazinggggg.Pumpkin Carving Proposal!Let's all say "Awweeeeeeeeeeee" in unison? So CUTE. Elsie's Autumn MantleElsie shared her Autumn fireplace display and a sneak peek at a living room. Tips For Small SpacesKara shared 10 Tips for Decorating Small, Rented Spaces. Rachel's DIY CartThis DIY cart is so cute and practical too. We love both ways Rachel styled it! DIY Starburst MirrorThis Starburst Mirror DIY is so pretty and polished. It totally does not look homemade. I can't wait to make one for our home! Would make a great gift too. DIY Telephone BookendsThese bookends are the cutest thing! They are made from repurposed vintage telephones. New Nesting Series on A Beautiful MessElsie started a new series called "Nesting" to share small projects for her new home. These painted pillows were the first of that series. DIY Moccasins for Kiddos + Babies (Super Easy to make!)These DIY moccasins melt our heart and they are so simple to make! We also loved this piano plush toy for kiddos! 6 easy tips for styling scarvesSix quick scarf styling ideas. We also celebrated the launch of A Beautiful Mess for ModCloth, our Autumn fashion collection! You can watch our lookbook video here. Everyday Emma- Kitchen ProgressOver at Everyday Emma, Emma shared photos of her kitchen progress and snapshots from the Texas State Fair. Unfinished Shelves + White DishesOver at Everyday Elsie, Elsie shared projects from her new home along with photos from her everyday life. 

Thanks so much for reading A Beautiful Mess in October! We are looking forward to November. We have plans for delicious Thanksgiving recipes, large scale home decor projects and fashion projects that will keep you cozy all winter. xoxo. Elsie + Emma