Episode #24: (MINI) Things We Bought During The Quarantine

This is our first mini episode! We’re going to try out TWO episode 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 random stuff we have bought while staying home.

You can stream the episode here on the blog or on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayTuneInPocket Casts, and Stitcher. You can find the podcast posts archive here.

Did you stock up on anything?

Emma: Library books … these are the ones she checked out: Halsey Street, Crystal Cove, The Woman in the Window, Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, and Unsheltered.

Elsie: Just four bags of coffee … and it only lasted two weeks. Haha, I already had to restock.

Best quarantine purchase:

Emma: Heat eye compress, True Lemon.

Elsie: Did a little makeup haul after I cleaned out. Here’s what I got: Bubblewrap Eye + Lip Cream, Futuredew, Cloud Paint (the color I get is Dusk), Colorslide Eyeliner + Fenty Colored eyeliner (these are bananas). I know this stuff is silly, but it brought me a ton of joy.

Best food delivery: 

Elsie: Jeni’s + Indian Food. Also Sperry’s in Nashville, Tennessee for our date night in.
Emma: Pizza + bottled cocktails from Golden Girl Rum Club in Springfield, Missouri.

Something you almost bought, but didn’t:

Elsie: Blow-up hot tub … you should get one if you live in a warmer climate than we do.
Emma: Thinking about a home sauna. Dare to dream.

If you have a request for a mini episode, we’d love to hear it here in the comments or at podcast AT abeautifulmess DOT com 

XX- Elsie + Emma

  • Still don’t see why stocking up on toilet paper is a thing. I’ve been washing poopy cloth diapers for two years, anyone can cut up an old towel and wash it in the machine if they run out of tp.

    • IDK, I feel like there’s a difference between washing off baby poo and washing everyone’s adult poo????
      Just sayin….????

  • I’m amazed and a little jealous of all the things you’re able to buy during quarantine. In our country the only stores that can stay open are supermarkets. No restaurants or other food stores are allowed to operate at all. Even online stores have stopped trading (to keep their staff and delivery staff safe too). If the supermarket doesn’t have it you can’t get it. Probably a good thing as I spend way too much online anyway.

  • the woman in the window was SOOOO good! excited to see what you think! i’ve given up on makeup mostly right now, but i definitely stocked up on coffee.

  • Love the fact your first thought was to go to the library ! I love all of Barbara Kingsolver’s books, I’m so out of it I wasn’t aware of this one .Thank you ,Stay safe!

  • Really enjoying your podcasts. Would love to hear a podcast on how 2 girls from the Midwest came up with the idea and started your business, how it has evolved and grown and at what point you realized that you could no longer do it by yourselves and needed to add on employees. Thanks.

  • I’m a teen and I normally recommend this podcast and blog to everyone on my win blog. I wish I could still listen to the podcast but I can’t listen to the bad language. Please fix this so I can listen again and continue recommending! Thanks ❤️

  • Emma will you please share all of your eye advice that you received? I have the same problem! I’m a nurse, and by the end of every shift (for years!!) my eyes freak out and start burning and flowing tears. And I can’t touch my face! Argh! Thank you!

  • I would love to hear a podcast about organizing!! Specifically organizing photos. I’m from a generation who started out with film so I have lots of albums and loose photos. Some albums I feel should be kept for sentimental value but I could totally loose the scrapbooks that were popular back in the day! Is a box of loose photos sufficient? And what about digital?!? Now that pictures/videos are digital we have so many it is overwhelming trying to organize them. Do people still print photos? Where do you keep them? I’m overwhelmed, lost and need help!

  • Great episode – it’s fun to hear what everyone else has been doing/buying! I love True Lemon – we also have the lime and grapefruit. The grapefruit is definitely my favorite! We use them with our soda stream since we don’t like the syrups – but they are also great for cooking and cocktails too. I’ve been getting creative with my quarantine beverages and they always add a nice extra punch if we don’t have fresh!

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