Just wanted to post a huge THANK YOU for all of the people who have joined one of our new e-courses this week! We're beyond thrilled! Please send me links to your reviews and any quotes you might have about any of our courses. I plan to post some reviews on here soon! (elsie AT redvelvetart DOT com)

So, today Emma and I are going out to photograph outfits and do some wedding errands. We booked this adorable gelato cart that's a bike with an umbrella for the reception and I can't wait to pick our the flavors! Little details are definitely my favorite part of this whole experience. 

I'll be back soon with an outfit post and a new Makeover Story! xo, elsie 

  • Yay, Elsie and Emma! I barely started the Dream Job e-course last night, and I’m already dying with love AND excitement over it. You are such a beautiful and talented person, and I’m so thankful for your willingness to spread that to us dreamers everywhere. You are an INSANELY incredible role model, and I can’t thank you enough for the positive influence you’ve been on me. (And Rachel, too! I’m taking two of her sewing courses and they’ve both changed my life.)


  • you are so adorable! your positivity is contagious <3 you're going to have the most beautiful wedding ever. the gelato cart sounds perfect! have fun planning!


  • That gelato cart is such a cute idea! I’m so excited for you! :]
    I’m so loving the new e-courses. I’m saving up some monies and then definitely getting both! xx

  • The courses sound amazing, I reeeeally want the Dream Job one! I’m trying to plan my art/jewellery business right now but I could do with some guidance from someone who has actually been there and done that. Sadly, I have no pennies to spare to purchase the course… Will they still be available in the future?

  • So thrilled to take your class! I am a newbie to all this, and jumping into the next phase of life, as an empty nester, cancer survivor and dream job creator! I am always inspired at A Beautiful Mess! Thanks!!

  • Cant wait to see pics of the wedding and these little details, ice cream cart sounds too cute lol.

  • Elsie, I bought it right away as soon as your newest e course came out.. u are such a dream and inspiration to so many of us… so far fr what I’ve read.. I’m so blown away! I need this.. just finished Indie Biz 3.0 so this was the perfect next step to keep me going.. xo
    I blogged about you here, u are lovely. I hv dreams just like u to hv my own local business with antiques, vintage and food plus an art space.. U inspire me in all u do in all u are.. see my blog post here,

  • I love all your e-courses but unfortunately I can’t afford to take one right now, so my question is can I start them at any time I can afford or are they only offered at certain times? Thank you

  • I am digging my way through everything slowly but surely – a review might be a long time coming from me at least as I work through stuff and digest everything.

    What I can say is that your course makes a nice complimentary companion to the class you tutored on last year as there are a number of areas you cover in Dream Job which weren’t on that other class 😉 I am definately getting so much out of your class and trying to remind myself to walk before I can run.

    One question? Any way that students can post questions to sessions to recieve feedback/answers? Or was that not your intention (I totally get you are a *seriously* busy gal!) It just might help the odd query – you could compile a FAQ from those Q&A, maybe?

    Just my thoughts… But otherwise an all round, two thumbs up for Dream Job 🙂

  • I can’t wait to buy the new one! Like I really really can’t wait.

    And a gelato cart…I’m jealous. I want to crash your wedding now, just to eat. 😛 I won’t though, so don’t worry.

  • i started mine last night! I’m launching my very first issue of my magazine next week, and i’m thinking that a little bit of business inspiration is exactly what i need. You’re an incredible woman, and I can’t WAIT to learn more from you!

    psst, you can check the zine out at 🙂

  • Elsie,

    I’m not sure if you will get to read this but I just wanted to say THANKS for being such an awesome blogger.

    I recently had a situation occur that I posted a question for one of my favorite bloggers to answer.(aside from a blog, she has an advice column that she asks her readers submit questions to)I asked how to be more sociable…to make a long story short she practically humiliated me…I had no idea she was going to be so rude.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is thank you for being kindhearted and positive in everything you blog about.

    your blog is really a breath of fresh air.


  • I love that dress, especially with that color sweater. Really cute! I’m thinking about starting the course, but I guess I’ll check out everyone else’s reviews first…seems positive so far 🙂

  • I have been following you blog for quite some time! I love it! The moment I fund out about your new e-course I got it. Your and your sister’s stories are such an inspiration to me and I bet a lot of other people! I will be going through the chapters soon and will post some feedback too! Thanks for sharing your passion!

  • I am thinking about doing your e-course as soon as payday arrives, yay!! I also have that dress and adore the way you’ve style it, I think I may (blatantly) copy hehe. I have only recently discovered your blog (I am relatively new to blogging myself) and I love it, you are quite an inspiration! <3

  • I love this course! It has a lot of very helpful information for the indie biz noob.

  • the gelato cart sounds absolutely adorable!! – so you!!! 🙂 I can’t wait to plan my wedding, I agree little details are the best!!

    Keep smiling!

  • Q: so my question is can I start them at any time I can afford or are they only offered at certain times? Thank you
    A: hi joy! the e-courses will be continually available for at least the next two years. 🙂 there is no deadline or limit to spaces with these type of courses, it’s more like an e-book!

    Q: One question? Any way that students can post questions to sessions to recieve feedback/answers? Or was that not your intention (I totally get you are a *seriously* busy gal!) It just might help the odd query – you could compile a FAQ from those Q&A, maybe?
    A: hi beka! Thanks so much. These courses are not intended to be interactive. If you have questions while taking the course, please jot them down and e-mail me after you’ve read all the sessions. If i get several people asking the same question I will definitely edit in more information on that subject. I plan to continually edit & update my courses.
    my e-mail is elsie AT redvelvetart DOT com (xo!)

    Q: Would you consider having a giveaway for a spot in your ecourse?!?
    A: sure, maybe later this month? Keep checking. XXo

    Thanks, everyone, for your kindness and support! elsie

  • I just signed up. I also just finished the Indie Biz 3.0 course and so this is perfect timing. 🙂 This is the first e-course I’m taking of yours and I’m super excited!

  • Elsie, thanks for offering that option and more of your valuable time. Sounds like a great plan and one I am sure your students will appreciate all the more 🙂 …Maybe you should write a book on the subject *hehe!*

  • I absolutely love your dress Elsie! What nail polish are you wearing?

  • I’m in love with your dress! I found a cute sail boat dress over at ModCloth, but not as cute as yours. May I ask were did you get it? Or does anyone else know?

    Thank you

  • I really dig your style, Elsie, and love when you post new & innovative ensembles!

    Even though I’m only a bloggy outsider, I cannot wait to see photos closer to your & Jeremy’s wedding day! I know it’s going to be DIY splendid & whimsical! 2945abc45 0421

  • wow!! didnt know bout those courses! look amazing.definetly going to do one in the summer

    Ps. I have been in love with that topshop dress for soo long! xx

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