Tag Archive: Author: Elsie Larson

Laura’s Palm Springs Themed Baby Shower

Let me start off by saying, Laura and I have been planning each other’s baby showers for no less than three years now. So it’s a dream come true that this stage in our lives is finally here! I wanted Laura’s shower to be a day she would never forget and that would reflect her style as much as possible. So I filled the house with pink (not hard to…

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10 Things I Love Sunday

Hello, my friends. It’s time for another 10 Things I Love Sunday. 1. Attended the opening of Magnolia Goods in Nashville, TN (my IG husband got a pretty good pic, no?). It’s just gorgeous in there. I bought a blanket for our nursery and plan to go back and buy all the clothes as soon as we know our baby’s sizes. I recognized dozens of independent brands walking through… made…

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A Day Without A Woman

*Art by Marisol Muro. Hi, friends. On Wednesday we will be taking a 24 hour break from blogging and social media to participate in A Day Without A Woman on International Women’s Day. As two women business owners who work with lots of talented women (and a few rad men too!), it is important to us to allow them the opportunity to participate if they so choose, and the best…

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Sister Style: Spring Cleaning

You guys! I have been a complete psycho about spring cleaning lately. I’ve already gone through and weeded out all my makeup and skincare… LOVE being down to the bare essentials. Now, I’m working on my closet. I’m cleaning out and trying to figure out what I need to be looking for for spring and summer. I find spring to be one of the hardest seasons to shop for. Summer…

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Elsie’s Kitchen Tour (Before & After)

Hi, friends! It feels so good to finally be sharing my kitchen tour with you. It has truly been one of my favorite renovation projects ever! I know it might feel like you’ve already seen this tour because it’s been photographed for domino and shared throughout its many phases these past (almost) two years. That said, this room got stuck in the 90-percent-done purgatory for over a year! Those pesky…

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10 Things I Love Sunday

Hi, friends. 10 Things I Love Sunday was one of the first blog series I ever wrote way WAY back in the old days. I haven’t written this series in more than five years—but recently everyone on our team started randomly texting me saying, "Hey! You should bring back 10 Things I Love Sunday." OK, I said! Why not? I love hunting down pretty things on a weekly basis, so…

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Epsom Salt Bath Soak

I’ve always been a HUGE fan of baths… and the whole pretend-spa-at-home thing! I love setting aside a little "me time" in the form of a face mask, a hot bath and maybe a glass of wine? Today I’m excited to teach you a really simple recipe for an epsom salt bath soak. When I started "cleaning up" my beauty (and household products) routine last year, it took time. Like,…

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Renovation Regrets

A renovation is a HUGE undertaking. It can shake even the strongest relationships and test even the most organized people. It’s rough stuff. But I’m happy to report that ours is starting to feel like ancient history! It’s been over a year since we moved into our new home and more than six months since our frequent contractor visits have dwindled down to nothing. If you’ve lived through a renovation,…

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Part 2! Red Wine Soaked Gummy Bears

Last weekend I shared these Rosé Soaked Gummy Bears that, quite frankly, are the greatest thing I have ever made. And I promised to try it with red wine next. And, friends, I wasted no time. I am back to report on these red wine soaked gummy bears! First of all I purchased 1 pound of grape gummy bears (the obvious flavor choice!). I put them in a medium size…

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Sister Style: Comfort Zones

Throughout the years I’ve had a lot of comfort zones. Some of which I cannot defend. Like the several years I wore yoga pants everywhere (except in photos, that was literally the only time I took off my yoga pants)… or the 20 inch hair extensions paired with a myspace mullet. Haha! I’ve had a lot of awkward phases in my life. Socks with sandals, you guys. This morning I…

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Try This: Rosé Soaked Gummy Bears

I am so truly stoked to share these Rosé Soaked Gummy Bears with you today. They are the PERFECT novelty dessert for Valentine’s Day (or any Bachelor Monday if you ask me!), and they’re also incredibly easy to make. A few years back I made Vodka and Rum soaked gummy bears for Emma’s bachelorette party. They were a HUGE hit! Then, this past week it dawned on me that it…

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How to Make Floral Ice Cubes

Hey there! Today I am very excited to share a fun technique for making super pretty FLORAL ice cubes! We’ve teamed up with KINKY Beverages to share a fun way to dress up a simple drink, and just in time for Valentine’s Day! There are two ways to make floral ice cubes. One is to find flowers that are small enough to put whole into your ice cubes. A lot…

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New Oui Fresh Styles (& a restock!!!)

Hey, friends!! We wanted to share a bunch of NEW stuff we have available at Oui Fresh, just in time for Valentine’s Day!! First up, this dress. It’s a new favorite of mine as I am LOVING off the shoulder styles this year. Perfect for picnic season coming up! Next up, these super pretty pom pom earrings. Prepare for an insane number of compliments… haha! And this really pretty blush…

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Let’s Talk About Uniforms!

This post is in response to a bunch of questions I got when I posted my book review of The Curated Closet (by far the BEST book on everyday fashion I have ever read). In that post I talked about how the book helped me find my "three uniforms", and a lot of you wanted to hear more about them! So here I am. Uniform #1: Short Dresses This one…

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New Violents Song (and a show coming up!)

Hey, friends! Hope your weekend is going well. I wanted to share a couple of exciting updates regarding my husband’s music! First up, there’s a new song out. You can listen to it here. It’s the first one called "Unraveling". This is one of my top 3 favorite songs from the new record (I actually can’t pick a favorite, so I just settled on top 3… Haha!) Next, I wanted…

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Project Projector: Why we traded in our TV for a projector at home!

Hey, guys, I’m here today to share all about our projector screen and why we no longer need a television in our home. I’ve been meaning to post this for quite a while, but it was one of the hardest home projects to photograph ever! I really hope this post will do it justice because we are LOVING this choice for our new home. First, a little backstory! Here’s the…

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Sister Style: Keepers

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about these past ten years—blogging, friendships, relationships, trends, all of it. I like looking back and seeing the looping trends. It’s kind of funny. I also love being embarrassed by my younger self. And every once in a while, even inspired to pick something back up that I’d forgotten about—like my daily photography challenges back in the days of Flickr. I feel like I…

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How to Make Temporary Tattoos

Hey, friends! Today I’m excited to share that we teamed up with our friends at Canon USA to teach you how to make temporary tattoos! You probably already know, I LOVE tattoos. If you don’t have any tattoos, you might not know this, but people tell me their tattoo "ideas" ALL the time. And they also talk to me about how they’re too afraid to get them. Haha—yeah, having tattoos…

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Library Wall Plans

The. Time. Has. Come. So, I’ve mentioned before that I’ve gone back and forth on this back wall in our living room. My heart has always said, "Bookshelves," but my brain was saying, "Do something else." Well, I gave it some serious thought and there is "nothing else". Ha! No matter how hard I try, I can’t imagine anything more perfect than a big, floor-to-ceiling library wall! Here’s some of…

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A Color Story: The new #FlashesOfDelight +pack is now available!

photo by @TaylorSterling, edited with Cassidy in #FlashesOfDelight You guys, it’s finally here!! We are absolutely thrilled to announce you can now get the new #FlashesOfDelight +pack in the A Color Story app. No exaggeration, Glitter Guide was one of the first partners that came to mind when we were thinking about who we wanted to work with on expanding the look of our filters. As you know, we’ve got…

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Sister Style: Go-To Color Combos

Elsie’s Wearing: Dress/Boohoo (comes in black too!), Over-the-knee boots/Jeffrey Campbell, Bag/Moorea Seal (comes in black too), Necklace/Madewell. Let’s talk color! I find that my go-to colors cycle every 1-2 years. I will passionately love a color (or combo of colors), and then get tired of it for a while. It’s a cycle. Last October when we watched Rosemary’s Baby, it launched me into an INSANE inspiration reboot, and at the…

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December Daily

Ah—December Daily. Such a fun tradition. What I love about it is it makes me more intentional about saving memories and getting cute photos throughout the month. This was probably the most rushed and stressful holiday season I can remember, but I can STILL look back on it with a smile because of this book. I love that! I’ve done this a few other years, I think this was my…

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Nursery Decor… Teach Me Your Ways!

Earlier this month Jeremy and I completed our dossier, which unlocked a new level of baby prep—NURSERY DECOR. We intentionally saved this whole she-bang for this stage in our adoption because this is where it gets REAL hard. Yeah… filling out hundreds of pages of paperwork is easy when you compare it to waiting. And we have no idea how long our wait will be. We’ve been told to prepare…

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Violents

You guys! I really want to share something deeply personal to me today, something from my real life that’s not ABM related, but still so special to me. A life update, of sorts! Some of you know that a little over a year ago, Jeremy and I moved to Nashville for his music career. It wasn’t so direct as him taking a job, but it was more that we realized…

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How to Customize a Turntable

One of the most asked questions after I posted Kacey’s Living Room Tour was how I customized the turntable, and IF it was DIY. I’m so happy to report that this is a DIY that is doable for pretty much anyone. It’s easy, it’s not crazy time consuming, and the results are really beautiful. I thought long and hard about how to customize Kacey’s turntable. My friend, Krys, did a…

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The Curated Closet

This past month I read The Curated Closet, and I got SO much out of it that I wanted to share a quick book review with you! Forever ago I posted about The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up (my post is here). And while I got a lot of inspiration from that book about how to clean out my closet, I didn’t learn much about how to shop better….

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Cactus Marquee Sign DIY

Hi, friends!! I am so excited to share the cactus marquee sign that we made for Kacey’s living room. You know we love a good marquee sign around here. They’re so much fun to make. This one has LED lights that can be still or blink in different fun patterns! It was really fun making something custom for Kacey’s space. And don’t forget—you can EASILY change up this tutorial to…

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Kacey Musgraves’ Living Room Makeover

Hey, guys! I designed a living room for country singer and songwriter, Kacey Musgraves, and I am so excited to share the full tour with you today! My first interaction with Kacey was so random but cool and worth sharing. It was a couple years ago before I moved to Nashville. I was already a fan of her music at the time. And one day I was scrolling back to…

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A Beautiful Mess—Best of 2016!

Hey, friends! I’m here to share our most popular and personal favorite posts of 2016. On the list of things less shocking than Donald Trump being elected president… jello shots are still crazy popular here on ABM. These pink lemonade jello shots were one of our most popular posts of the year (#10 to be exact) and the most pinned. I predict that after #gummerbaby is born, we’ll get back…

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Introducing: Everyday Photography—52 Weeks of Documenting Life!

We are beyond excited to introduce to you all today our latest e-Course—Everyday Photography: 52 Weeks of Documenting Life. We are constantly amazed by how BUSY life can get sometimes! Before you realize it, a whole year can pass by, just like that. It’s important to slow down, to notice and appreciate the everyday little things. And it’s even more important to make some time to document them so you…

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