Episode #156: How to Make Your House Feel Like HOME


This week, we’re speaking about learn how to make your own home really feel like a house. We focus on methods to nest as you first transfer in, and learn how to arrange a house that’s interesting to all 5 senses.

We’re additionally chatting about how our kinds have modified over the previous couple many years, and clearly … Hocus Pocus 2!!!! 

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Present Notes:

Methods to settle into a brand new house with the 5 senses:

Create a consolation field with particular issues that make you’re feeling at house.



  • Get cozy with a blanket, socks, gown, or new pillow
  • Learn outdated books
  • Work on a puzzle or play video games
  • Use a brand new skincare cream or have a spa night time


  • Hold up curtains or blinds
  • Beautify, paint, or body outdated photographs
  • Put up seasonal decor
  • Create areas for muddle


  • Order your favourite meals
  • Make pumpkin spice syrup
  • Have a cocktail party
  • Household dinners
  • Make on a regular basis issues particular


Responsible Pleasure Treasure:

Elsie – Mild & Magic collection on Disney Plus

Emma –  Caramel apples, scorching chocolate, apple cider, and neck heating pad

Listener query from Leslie: How has your type modified over the previous decade?

Elsie – is aware of what she likes and can splurge on these objects like boots, coats and clothes from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’90s.

Emma – wears extra jewellery, claw clips and headbands, and extra prepared to embrace developments.

Discover out 3 Issues Emma Discovered from The Curated Closet

P.S. Remark and inform us your favourite nostalgic Halloween film!

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Episode 156 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to the A Lovely Mess podcast. This week, we’re speaking about learn how to make your own home really feel like a house, together with methods to nest while you first transfer in and establishing a house that’s interesting to all 5 senses. We’re additionally chatting about how our kinds have modified over the previous decade or two and possibly apparent, however we’ve bought to speak about Hocus Pocus 2.

Elsie: Sure, now we have to.

Emma: We do. 

Elsie: Nicely, joyful October. That is the primary time we’ve recorded because it’s been formally October. I’m feeling it. I went for a stroll this morning. There was fall leaves all over the place and numerous bushes turning orange the place I dwell in Tennessee, and it was simply very stunning and crisp. It was positively the vibe that I used to be on the lookout for. What about you?

Emma: Yeah, I’m making an attempt to get Oscar into choosing up fall leaves with me. Thus far, it’s not working. He’s solely eager about sticks, actually needs to choose up sticks nonetheless, which is cool, however I’m like, have a look at this depart. Have a look at how orange it’s and he’s like, nah mother, that’s not a stick.

Elsie: Yeah.

Emma: So anyway, I wish to know, as of recording this, have you ever seen Hocus Pocus 2 but?

Elsie: I’ve not. Solely one in all my children is to observe it and the opposite one is at present petrified of the ghost pillow that I purchased them from Dwelling Items. So I feel I’m simply gonna watch it with my one child. Anyway, you inform me what you assume. Give me the total particulars. No spoilers, however I imply, can you actually spoil a film like that? 

Emma: Yeah, I don’t even assume there’s a lot of a spoiler however positive, I received’t inform you the total plot. 

Elsie: It’s not a giant drama. 

Emma: Yeah, you realize what’s gonna occur? You bought it? Yeah, I watched it with Trey, who didn’t actually wish to watch it. However in fact, he was like, yeah, I do know you’re into this. Let’s watch it. However he low stage, made enjoyable of it the entire time, which was really actually humorous. So I’d say his evaluate is like, simply nearly as good as the primary one. Which for him is sort of a C-. However I actually preferred it. I might say I possibly prefer it much more than the primary in so far as story and performances and various things like that. There’s fairly just a few children within the film. There’s children who play the witches as youngsters and that’s a part of the film. Then there’s additionally children who’re having to battle the witches after they come again, I assume. They’re probably not preventing them however you realize what I imply. There a few teams of child actors within the film or younger adults they usually all did so good. I had low expectations. I used to be like, look, this can be a Disney film. It’s rated PG. It’s primarily based on an outdated nostalgic film so mid 30 12 months olds like me are gonna watch this. I used to be not anticipating a lot. I used to be positively like, this shall be no matter and that’s advantageous. And I’m advantageous with it. So contemplating that I believed they did actually nice. I really thought it was very entertaining. However definitely did callbacks to the outdated film as you’ll count on. Yeah, form of set it up for a future if they need, which was fascinating. So I used to be into it. I used to be like, I really feel like they nailed the task and it was good. However you realize, is it essentially the most inventive film of all time? No, it’s Hocus Pocus 2. 

Elsie: I don’t assume it must be judged by these requirements. 

Emma: Yeah, that’s what I feel. Anyway, I liked it, very fulfilling. Very enjoyable. Felt very Halloweeny was enjoyable to observe. I used to be into it.

Elsie: Enjoyable. Okay, properly, I’m so excited to observe it. I’m actually trying ahead to it. So okay, so that is my important query, do you assume the brand new one is scarier or much less scary than the outdated one? 

Emma: Sure. I used to be making an attempt to consider that as a result of I do know Nova is on the the whole lot scary prepare proper now. However I feel it’s most likely the identical quantity of scary, so she most likely received’t prefer it. It has witches and the zombie man. So I don’t know. It’s not scary. It’s rated PG. There’s songs in it the place they dance and stuff. I don’t know, I feel Nova would most likely nonetheless assume it was scary however you possibly can inform her Aunt Emma mentioned it’s not scary. No vampires.

Elsie: Nicely, we’ll see what occurs however I’m glad you liked it. I did take pleasure in it, there have been just a few individuals on Instagram who I comply with who gave kind of like passionate opinions about it, which I believed was cute and I preferred it. So I used to be joyful.

Emma: Yeah, I’d say my evaluate is pretty passionate. I’m like positively good should you like the primary one I really feel such as you’ll like this.

Elsie: Good. Nicely yeah, I positively love the primary one and there’s not that many children Halloween films that we watch yearly like not as many because the Christmas films. So I really feel just like the extra the merrier. Simply deliver them our means yearly if Disney Plus needs to do a banger every year. Yeah, that will be nice.

Emma: Hocus Pocus 3 with form of a distinct factor now, into it, can be into it, would watch. 

Elsie: I adore it. Okay, properly, listeners must write us on Instagram or electronic mail us at [email protected] and inform us what’s your nostalgic film that you just watch yearly, particularly should you’re watching with children, we simply wish to hear it. We’re in that zone. I want to add just a few extra Halloween and some extra Christmas. Like final 12 months, we watched Halloween City for the primary time, which was not one thing I watched as a baby and it was pleasant. It was completely good for my children’ age. So okay, so this week, we’re speaking about learn how to make your own home really feel like a house. So we bought a selected listener query. The query was how do you make your own home really feel like a house while you first transfer in. Then I believed we might like develop this into additional subject of learn how to embellish your property for all 5 senses as a result of that’s one thing that I really like and keen about. I’ve at all times had an obsession with the 5 senses, particularly on the subject of your personal atmosphere in your house. However yeah, first let’s speak about how we settle in. So Emma is at present dwelling on the pink home about to maneuver into her new home that she’s been reworking nearly the entire 12 months. So inform us what you’re going to do the primary week to assist your self settle in.

Emma: By the point we transfer in, they’ll most likely solely be like every week left for Halloween. So I’m unsure I’m even going to essentially do numerous decorations, however possibly only a couple. So apart from the plain, which is like unpack containers and ensure your beds arrange and issues like that. Huge one for me, I assume this is able to be below a see or sight so far as the 5 senses, however is ensuring that now we have blinds the entire home windows that we wish blinds on, positively bedrooms, so particularly Oscar’s bed room, as a result of his bedtime could be form of early. He additionally wakes up early. So anyway, so ensuring now we have blinds in order that sleep is a precedence. Additionally, like generally bogs, our bogs are at present the one home windows are into the again of our home. So it’s not as massive of a precedence so far as your neighbor will for positive see you bare like you realize, it’s not fairly that stage. However nonetheless like ensuring now we have one thing for this. In order that’s kind of a giant one. I do know that’s form of possibly boring, however I really feel like blinds or curtains or each, is kind of one thing that you would be able to form of overlook and then you definitely transfer right into a spot and then you definitely’re like, oh my gosh, I can’t sleep the solar was in my face instantly at 6am.

Elsie: Yeah, I feel that’s an ideal tip however I’m not gonna lie, it’s boring. What’s one of many stuff you’re going to do to make your self like really feel one thing? It’s not essentially simply sensible. Prefer to really feel the nostalgia of house straight away.

Emma: Yeah, so positively burn some candles. I’m actually into candles. 

Elsie: Do you may have a favourite candle? 

Emma: So they’re a sponsor of the podcast, however I additionally sincerely love their candles. It’s referred to as the Burlap Bag, and doubtless one in all my favorites, so I’ve two favorites of theirs. They’ve numerous actually good sense. However my two favorites is one referred to as baked bread after which one which’s referred to as finest scent ever. Bake bread smells precisely how you’ll assume. So it makes your entire home scent such as you’re baking and I adore it. I really love candles that scent like meals. I do know some individuals don’t like my husband’s, he’s like advantageous with them. He doesn’t care. He is aware of I really like candles. He’s like wherever you need, however these aren’t his favourite. However then the opposite one, finest scent ever, it’s probably not a soapy lavender. It smells lots prefer to me while you’re in an anthropology retailer if that makes any sense. Sort of like a bunch of good-smelling candles suddenly. I actually don’t know learn how to describe it, but it surely’s not a meals scent. It doesn’t scent like cleaning soap, which numerous florally are different issues form of smells soapy to me, which isn’t unhealthy, however not essentially my favourite. So anyway, the candle that’s referred to as finest scent ever is superior and one which each my husband and I really like in order that too. I most likely will bake one thing as a result of that’s one other pure solution to make your own home scent much less like a building zone and extra like individuals dwell there should you bake one thing.

Elsie: Yeah, I’m going to make use of our code and get these candles simply to strive them out. My husband loves candles and I’m like 50/5. I’ll go extra into it however like I feel numerous candles are simply too sturdy. Anyway, I’m taking away out of your second inform us, so that you’re going to bake one thing while you first transfer in. 

Emma: Sure, positively. I don’t know what but. I haven’t like deliberate that however one thing. 

Elsie: I wish to make pumpkin seeds. I really like baking these pumpkin seeds yearly. I do this a few occasions and the Chex Combine and that’s what makes me really feel prefer it’s fall.

Emma: Yeah, your pumpkin seed recipe which it’s actually extra of a way I assume but it surely’s on the weblog. I feel we up to date the photographs final 12 months as a result of it’s only one that like we hyperlink on a regular basis as a result of it’s so good.

Elsie” Yeah, I imply, should you didn’t develop up doing it, then you definitely would possibly wish to use a recipe the primary time you do it, after which after that, you most likely received’t want it. Like I do it each single 12 months with out fail, it’s such a really feel good factor to do. So everybody should bake pumpkin seeds. That is your homework from the podcast for the week.

Emma: Do it. 

Elsie: Okay. So the one factor I do to settle in, that’s somewhat bit completely different from what you mentioned, is I did this the final time we moved to the home we at present dwell in, and I’m going to do it endlessly if I ever transfer once more. And that’s why I packed a consolation field for me and a consolation field for the youngsters. I put some stuff in my consolation field for my husband too as a result of he doesn’t care, it form of counted for each of us. It’s one field that you would be able to get it out proper while you transfer within the first day and set out these particular issues. So positively like a candle, a candle lighter, like if that’s one thing that you realize. I feel mine had some photographs. It had some issues in it that I used to be simply afraid that had been fragile that I used to be simply afraid to lose like that kind of vibe. Then for my children, it had, in fact, my daughter has a particular piggy doll, after which a particular pillow. Then they’ve each their blankets and their bedding. I feel it’s a good suggestion while you first transfer in to deliver the outdated blankets and bedding with out washing them and simply put them down so that they have like this comforting, acquainted scent to sleep with. Aside from that, just a few enjoyable toys in order that they really feel instantly prefer it’s their room, their house. You don’t have to fret about discovering containers. So should you’re shifting the week earlier than Christmas, then put some Christmas issues in or because you’re shifting the week earlier than Halloween, it’s most likely too late for you since you’re already boxed.  

Emma: I feel we form of did this, oddly sufficient, as we moved into the pink home, as a result of the whole lot you’re itemizing, I’m like apart from a candle. We didn’t deliver any candles. I’ve simply been stealing yours. Hahaha.

Elsie: Yeah, should you had been bringing a suitcase, and also you had been gonna dwell in a lodge for a month, what would you place in it. That’s mainly the stuff you need straight away, like your skincare that you just use each night time, issues like that. Even like a change of garments or no matter, in order that you realize instantly what you’ll want to do. Two occasions in the past after we moved, I hosted a child bathe the day after we moved. So I needed to pack, to start with, all of the cookies that I made for my pal’s child bathe, my garments that I wished to put on, and my make-up. However anyhow, it’s potential. It’s just a bit bit extra strategic. So I feel the opposite factor concerning the first day you progress in or the primary weekend is to do a pizza occasion or no matter your favourite meals is that you would be able to simply order and simply put a blanket on the ground and simply have meals in your empty home with your loved ones, I feel is so candy snd such a contented reminiscence. I nonetheless bear in mind after we first moved into this home, Emma was right here serving to us and we had been sitting on the steps consuming pizza as a result of there was no chairs. Do you keep in mind that? 

Emma: Yeah. 

Elsie: It’s only a joyful exercise that I feel ought to at all times be finished. It’s like a christening. Okay, so let’s speak concerning the 5 senses as a result of I feel that is such a great way to consider adorning your property. Everybody, your different homework, I’m actually into giving homework this episode. Your different homework is to put in writing out every of the senses and simply make your personal little record of two or three issues for every one that makes you’re feeling that sturdy, nostalgic feeling of house as a result of it’s positively completely different for everybody and it’s best to positively personalize it and such as you’re gonna hear from our record. There’s numerous preferences concerned. Everybody’s shall be somewhat bit completely different, however I feel so particular. Okay, so we’re beginning with scent. I feel scent is the best one as a result of it’s so instantaneous, like lighting a candle. Okay, so my favourite candle is from this nonprofit in Nashville referred to as Thistle Farms. It’s a fantastic, fantastic, trigger. Look it up should you’ve by no means heard of it, we’ll hyperlink it within the present notes. I might say it’s essentially the most inspiring charity possibly I’ve ever been concerned with. It’s actually fantastic. Anyway, their candle that I really like known as santal amber. I’ve at all times stayed somewhat bit away from scents which have the phrase amber in them as a result of I really feel like that additionally means musky. So I feel everybody ought to do that candle should you kind of like, I don’t wish to name it musky as a result of I don’t assume that’s correct, like kind of a what’s the fitting phrase? Like somewhat little bit of it reminds you of like cologne.

Emma: I used to be gonna say it’s nearly like cologne however not so heavy in a means. Yeah, extra of a person scent or no matter. I don’t know. You realize, Cologne.

Elsie: Nicely, it’s I imply, it’s not floral. It’s not fruity. Yeah. So anyway, and I like woodsy smells, however I wouldn’t even say it’s woodsy, but it surely identical to is a pleasant, refined, delicate scent. It’s actually distinctive. I’ve had a number of their candles they usually produce other good ones too, however that is the perfect one. 

Emma: I do love their candles. As quickly as you mentioned it, I used to be like, oh yeah, I’m glad she’s mentioning them as a result of their charity is superior. However their candles are additionally simply actually good. I feel they’ve a Christmas one which’s like, Christmas tree small, you realize? Yeah, that one’s so pretty and simply nice for the season.

Elsie: So yeah, I additionally assume that their candles are extra made with pure components, which is fairly arduous to search out. Quite a lot of those which can be are nearly like they haven’t any scent so this is sort of a joyful medium in that. Okay, so the opposite factor I do love important oils. I feel I at all times will. We beforehand in one other enterprise lifetime in the past, we had our personal little important oils model that we had been doing for some time. It is a little secret, I feel I may need mentioned this earlier than, however I’m unsure. However somewhat secret is that we made a vacation scent. So the one which I like now that you would be able to nonetheless purchase known as, it’s from the model Plant Remedy and the scent was referred to as vacation season. So we had a scent that was nearly like this, it was identical to somewhat bit extra orange added in. It was positively going to be referred to as vacation or one thing like that after which on the final minute, we modified the identify to homebody as a result of we simply wished to trick individuals mentally to know that you should use all of it 12 months. It doesn’t need to be only for the vacations as a result of I feel that when one thing says the phrase vacation on it, you’re feeling like you possibly can’t use it in the summertime. However I take advantage of the Plant Remedy vacation season 12 months spherical. The one variations is that this time of 12 months I add a few drops of the apple cider one which they make. Then within the summertime, I add a drop of candy orange or one thing. However actually, I identical to that scent 12 months spherical. It’s delicate and refined. It smells to me just like the cleansing provides I like to make use of and it’s probably not like a Christmas tree scent.

Emma: Sure and I had a complete set. I’m out of it now so I want to purchase extra however this entire autumn scent set from Plant Remedy. It had all these completely different ones. It was like autumn rain and Harvest Moon and apple cider and just a few completely different, assume {that a} pumpkin one. What’s superior about important oils is while you’re utilizing it in diffuser, you possibly can form of combine. Like the way you’re saying you utilize the Christmas scent, however then you definitely add various things all year long in order that’s so enjoyable. Then additionally, since we’re speaking about scent and the senses, apart from candles or diffusers with oil making your own home scent, I additionally assume the scent of laundry. I really feel prefer it’s form of a giant factor in life as a result of once I put garments on and it nonetheless form of smells like good from being washed, I simply actually love that. Then additionally once I’m folding laundry, it’s only a good little deal with if the whole lot smells good, and that’s once I use important oils apart from to diffusing them is like on the wool ball and placing it within the dryer together with your garments. I really like to make use of the seasonal scents for that. So like this time of 12 months I’ll do extra autumn pumpkin issues and at Christmas I’ll do extra fir needle in that kind of stuff. I form of prefer it when my garments scent just like the season.

Elsie: Yeah, one different factor that I really like, I don’t even know if that is scent. I feel it’s it’s a little little bit of scent but it surely’s additionally a sense, is our house has numerous sliding doorways and we love leaving all of the doorways open. This time of 12 months you are able to do it. There’s form of numerous the 12 months in Tennessee that you are able to do it and spring and fall. It’s simply such a great feeling to have numerous contemporary air in the home. In order that’s a factor I might add in there too. Okay, so ought to we transfer on to the touch for the subsequent of the 5 senses. So simply to love, get it out of the way in which early on. I feel the plain ones are like having a pleasant blanket, having some cozy socks. I really like my cozy socks. I really like slippers, like a pleasant gown, like issues like that, that make you’re feeling like you realize, however let’s transcend that. So I prefer to have numerous issues to the touch, like numerous outdated issues. A number of the issues I wrote down our books, numerous outdated books in the home like the sensation of studying a paper guide. It’s like a great sensory expertise in comparison with simply listening to books on a regular basis. Puzzles, video games, I simply began ordering classic dominoes to only fill little bowls with them and I simply assume that’s so candy. So I feel issues that simply give like a way of the previous that may be a good feeling to me and simply excited about issues that I identical to like to the touch like take pleasure in touching, positively puzzles is one in all them. What about you?

Emma: So one I adore it when I’ve a skincare cream that is available in somewhat glass container. I like tapping the glass container on my lavatory countertop. Often, it’s like marble or quartz and it simply makes this little sound. Within the morning I do it I at all times take this little second to be like I really like that sound in my head as a result of I identical to it. It’s simply this humorous little faucet so it’s good. It’s form of good when issues aren’t in plastic. Clearly, watch out with glass, my son can’t get ahold of it as a result of he might break it. However anyway, right here’s a not as enjoyable one, however form of vital is we stopped utilizing sponges for dishes and now we solely use brushes. You’ll be able to nonetheless get like a small bush handhold. It simply makes it the place I really feel like holding a form of soiled sponge while you’re getting in direction of the top of its life, kind of a bummer. You’ll be able to at all times placed on rubber gloves. I’ll if I’m doing a cleansing the entire home second, then I actually will placed on rubber gloves. However simply doing the dishes at night time, I don’t placed on rubber gloves each single time. It simply looks like such a complete factor. So I like utilizing a brush as a substitute of a sponge simply from holding the wooden half, the deal with as a substitute of getting to carry the sponge. Then I do know we’re not purported to be apparent ones however I simply gotta point out as a result of I actually did deliver it over right here to the pink home. I used to be like I’m not going to be with out, it was my pillow. I’ve this Agility facet sleeper Pillow. Anytime we highway journey someplace, anytime I can’t even when I can match it in my suitcase if we’re flying. If I’ve sufficient house, I take it with me at all times as a result of I sleep so significantly better with this pillow. I feel Trey has one too and he didn’t deliver his over to the pink home. I feel he form of regrets it however he can’t have my pillow as a result of it’s for me. So yeah, and it has a satin pillowcase on it, which I feel is form of good to your hair and your pores and skin. I additionally identical to the texture of it. It’s form of cool to the contact, which is good while you’re going to mattress. I identical to my sleep to really feel the identical on a regular basis. I don’t wish to really feel like this can be a entire completely different pillow like consolation stage or the sensation of the cotton on you. I don’t know, I prefer it being the identical each night time. One thing about it’s very comforting to me.

Elsie: I feel pillows are extraordinarily vital. 

Emma: Nicely, ought to we speak about see, sight? 

Elsie: Sure. Okay. So yeah, issues that you just have a look at, clearly, you need your property to be stunning like nobody needs an unsightly house. Eliminating muddle and adorning and portray your partitions sure shade, I really feel like that’s all form of apparent. So I’m considering of it extra of just like the little issues that you just see day-after-day that catch your eye and make you’re feeling joyful reminiscence. I simply began amassing artwork. I feel I’m going to spend the subsequent few years on it. I don’t know why, I do know why I by no means did. I by no means did as a result of I felt prefer it was a wealthy individuals factor to do. However I don’t assume I spotted that you would acquire artwork, form of actually any price range, as a result of there’s a number of authentic artwork on Etsy. I simply purchased a classic portray, issues like that, which can be very reasonably priced. So anyway, I feel I simply by no means felt like I used to be like able to graduate to it after which lately I did and I used to be like, oh my gosh, I want I might have finished this like 5 or 10 years in the past. It’s a group that I can already see is gonna take a very long time. I feel that it’s extra particular to gather issues which have a reminiscence hooked up to them or make you’re feeling one thing, simply sentimental artwork that offers you, for me I need a joyful reminiscence hooked up to love nearly the whole lot in my house. So I can’t acquire issues rapidly. I don’t need hauls. I don’t need like an enormous field of stuff I need one factor at a time. One other factor, I prefer to see photographs round on a regular basis, however I personally don’t prefer to have massive photographs of my household, however I’ve numerous little ones. So now we have numerous picture books. We have now numerous bowls filled with Polaroids and picture strips and issues like that. Then now we have that one massive hallway that has all of the household photographs. I personally can’t have an enormous wedding ceremony picture or an enormous household picture framed. It simply makes like, I don’t know, I simply don’t prefer it. I feel for me, like a number of little ones was the reply of how to try this. Then clearly, clearly, clearly, seasonal decor is form of my the whole lot. I simply love the sensation of switching issues up all year long and having issues that you just don’t use on a regular basis so that they really feel particular while you get them out and put them away.

Elsie: Yeah, I feel I’ve numerous the identical ones however like in my very own means or no matter. Like for instance, I did this assortment of photographs each month whereas Oscar was zero to at least one the place he’s subsequent to a donut. So each month, it’s extra donuts. So by the top, it was a dozen donuts.

Emma: I simply realized that that’s finished now. 

Emma: It’s finished. Yeah, we completed in June as a result of he turned one. We had already purchased our new house and we had been already properly into the renovation course of. So I simply wasn’t very motivated to place these all collectively, framed and grasp them up, as a result of I knew it was going to finish up some place else within the subsequent home. I didn’t understand how massive I wished it to be as a result of I might make it enormous or I might make it small. So anyway, that’s one of many first household photographs that isn’t already framed that I’m going to determine the place I need that in the home and grasp it up as a result of I simply love them. I really like seeing how a lot he modified the primary 12 months. I feel all mother and father most likely realize it’s the identical factor on a regular basis. However it’s simply so cute. I can’t wait to place his little donut photographs up.

Elsie: I believed it was like actually authentic and enjoyable.

Emma: So other than artwork and household photographs, one other factor is muddle. So I’m form of excited about that for our subsequent home. So two issues with them. One, we get numerous packages, each for work and for all times. So I’ve a spot in our laundry room, which is fairly near our entrance door. That’s going to be the place we put packages and containers. Earlier than Christmas, you find yourself with numerous packages and generally you’re ready for a few issues to return earlier than you wrap all of them collectively. So it simply form of sits and finally ends up form of cluttering your entryway or someplace for us it’s at all times like a kitchen counter or the eating room desk. It’s identical to continually filled with packages, not on a regular basis, however particularly sure occasions a 12 months like Christmas I feel. We’re gonna have a spot that’s designated, right here’s the place the packages can go. In the event you open them straight away, nice however should you wait a pair days or no matter, it’s not simply in the way in which. In order that after which the second factor is, I don’t understand how I’m going to do that but, however I’m positively going to have somewhat, there’s somewhat nook that’s the place you stroll within the storage door. Which might be the door we’ll use more often than not as a result of now we have a two automotive storage at our new home. However it’s fairly near the entrance door too. I simply need somewhat desk with some bowls and a few hooks, I wish to place the place I can put my purse and put keys or if I’ve introduced in mail. I really feel like our once more, kitchen counter or eating room desk simply at all times has like my purse. We each even have like a fanny pack and we put on them sideways. So it’s simply form of like these issues are at all times sitting out and also you don’t actually wish to go put all of them the way in which in your closet as a result of should you’ve simply gotten house and also you’re about to go some place else, it doesn’t make any sense to try this. So simply having an entryway throw desk, numerous occasions individuals name it that since you throw your keys or no matter. I simply need a spot like that, that’s very very like, right here’s the place the whole lot goes. Then additionally, should you’re like, the place are my keys, it’s like, properly, should you put them on the spot, then they’re at all times there. It simply turns into extra easy and straightforward to maintain monitor of issues as a result of I simply don’t like all of the muddle. I’m making an attempt to essentially take into consideration muddle within the new home. I simply wish to hold issues as a result of I really like to gather stuff and I really like seasonal decor. So it’ll get full, however I simply am considering by like how can it keep very clear and minimal and decluttered.

Elsie: Yeah,I feel that’s nice issues to consider.

Emma: Let’s speak about style. 

Elsie: Yeah, I really like the concept of getting dinner events, Thanksgiving, brunch with household, having individuals, over simply particular methods to make your espresso extra fancy, like each little factor. I really like that kind of hostess vibe. Then one in all my daughters is obsessed concerning the household dinner. She’s identical to a really conventional child and she or he at all times is like, can we sit at a household as a result of we don’t do that a lot but. At their present ages, we normally feed them they usually’re form of sitting on the kitchen island consuming after which they go to mattress after which we eat individually. So anytime now we have a giant meal, the place we do all of it collectively, they only adore it they usually assume it’s very particular. So anyway, I don’t know, I feel that for me, it’s like the main points that go into speaking about espresso. Like having like a cute recipe, I’ve been preserving a factor of easy syrup at all times in my fridge the place I simply make it and it lasts like a month or so. As soon as I really feel prefer it’s getting outdated I simply make a brand new one. I’m like why didn’t I at all times do. That is so easy. Anyway, inform me what’s in your tastes record.

Emma: So I assume two issues for our new home that I’ve been planning and we’ll see how they end up however they had been deliberate for within the kitchen with tastes. So one is now we have an space that’s basically going to be the espresso bar. It additionally has some cabinets which can be larger up the place we will put liquor bottles or wine bottles so these can be found too. However largely it’s the espresso bar. I’ll be sincere. So our present house and even on this pink home the place we’re staying as a result of it’s so near our final home, there’s a espresso store we will stroll to. Truthfully, Trey and I stroll there like day-after-day, nearly. So it’s so good to identical to, go get a latte in the midst of the day. It’s such a motivator to be like, I’m gonna get a bunch of stuff finished, after which at three, I can stroll to go get a latte. I’m like that’s not potential on the subsequent home. there’s a espresso store and strolling distance but it surely’d be a stable 30 minute stroll there and 30 minute stroll again. So I feel I’ll do it now and again as a result of I really like strolling. However I can’t actually do that in my work day, it’s simply an excessive amount of day out of the day. I received’t be capable of get all my work finished within the time that I’ve. So anyway, so the espresso bar, I’m making an attempt to make it extra, I assume fancy for a brand new home since I received’t be capable of exit and get espresso as simply or as usually anyway. I simply need to have the ability to make selfmade mainly lattes. I haven’t purchased the whole lot for it but. Thus far, it’s like what I’ve finished is deliberate an area for it amongst our kitchen cupboards the place home equipment can sit out as a result of I don’t need them sitting out all over the place. I’ve a spot the place I don’t know learn how to clarify this but it surely has two tall cupboards on either side. Then it has somewhat little bit of open shelving and in there, we bought like 4 shops put so we will plug in like gooseneck kettle in order that we will make tea or make pour-over espresso, which is normally what we make. We have now a Nespresso and I feel we’ll most likely simply hold that for an espresso factor as a result of we adore it. However I would do one thing else in some unspecified time in the future, like get a particular factor like sometime for Mom’s Day, I would ask for it. I’m not planning it proper now however ultimately. Then I want to purchase a milk frother as a result of I simply love the foamy milk each now and again. I don’t have one at present so I must get one. However these are fairly low cost and there’s a number of completely different sorts. You will get somewhat wand or you may get somewhat kettle that you just pour the milk in and it form of frosted in there both means. So I must get one thing like that. However I additionally wish to have just a few syrups. They could sit out in the event that they’re extra retailer purchased but when I make them I’ll most likely put them within the fridge simply because I feel it’s a greater methodology for longevity. However yeah, I really like making like on our website, I’ve a pumpkin spice latte syrup that I’ve made for years and I adore it so you realize issues like that. So I simply wish to have extra, make extra of somewhat espresso store in my home since we received’t be as shut to at least one anymore, which is completely advantageous. However simply form of considering that by. In order that after which the opposite factor that I deliberate for in our kitchen is now we have these two cupboards the place you open them up, after which they’ve the pullout rollout cabinets, and you’ll form of set them at completely different ranges in order for you. So basically, that’s our pantry. I’m going to make a minimum of one of many cabinets be actually organized just like the Dwelling Edit. Hopefully, we’ll see how I do. I wished to have snacks for Oscar as a result of he’s beginning to get to an age the place he can form of seize issues himself. So like all the suitable snacks for him, I wish to form of have in somewhat spot and see how that goes. He nonetheless form of has, like his snack cups. It’s like toddler pleasant, the place you possibly can attain in, however you possibly can’t essentially dump all of it on the ground as a result of he would. So it’s like we’re at that age the place it’s like we will strive somewhat little bit of issues however he’s nonetheless fairly messy. So mainly, I don’t care about messes. That’s advantageous. That’s a part of studying. I simply hate losing meals. So I’m making an attempt to let him study and let him do issues. However when the entire meals finally ends up on the ground, that’s at all times a bummer as a result of it’s like, okay, properly, how can we not be fairly so wasteful as a result of these items isn’t free. Graham crackers don’t develop on bushes, Oscar. Yeah, anyway.

Elsie: So if my children ever spilled meals on the ground, I might by no means know as a result of our canine simply eats it so quick. 

Emma: Our canine is a choosy eater, sadly, so far as being a cleanup crew. He eats like half of it. Like sure issues he received’t even contact and I’m like, okay, nice. 

Elsie: The subsequent one or the final one is listening to. So I’m positively excited about music. Initially, playlist for every season. I feel that’s such a cute concept. So we do just like the Google properties. We are likely to play the identical music time and again. Like if I’m cleansing, we’ll hearken to Frank Ocean or no matter. I feel it might be good to get extra into making a playlist that’s greater than only one artist. Do you ever do this?

Emma: I’ve just a few Spotify playlists that I do know the title of it and so I’ll say that as a result of we even have the Google Dwelling. We don’t hear so we’re actually lacking it. However I additionally actually love once I’m at your own home and your ladies will yell at Google to play like Ninja Turtles or one thing like that. It’s simply cute.

Elsie: It’s cute. Yeah, they positively know learn how to request their Frozen songs and issues like that. In order that’s advantageous. There are some bangers. Then I feel having like, now we have a document assortment. So I really like taking part in data. I feel it’s so cool and particular and it’s completely different. It’s positively completely different from the way in which that we hearken to music now with streaming as a result of you must hearken to the entire document starting to finish and flip it, it’s simply extra deliberately. I feel that there’s kind of an artwork to listening to a complete document and memorizing a complete document that may be misplaced sooner or later generations that you realize, it’s particular from our childhood from like having CDs and stuff. I assume another factor I might add is, I really like the like, so our pool has the little waterfall, and I really like the water sound. So sooner or later, even when I didn’t have a pool, I might love to only, I really like the sound. I feel it’s simply such a pleasant, I feel that’s a part of why we depart our doorways open a lot is that it’s simply such a pleasant sound to have in your house all through the day.

Emma: Oscar sleeps with a sound machine. Trey and I don’t usually however we clearly did every time he slept on our bed room the primary six or 9 months. I can’t bear in mind how lengthy it was actually. I really like how once I go to you, you at all times have sound machines in your visitor bedrooms. So I really feel like that’s one other factor on the hear record is actually something that helps with sleep or simply makes one thing really feel like house. So yeah, not everybody likes sound machines or issues like that however I do assume it’s form of on the record for lots of people.

Elsie: We’ll hyperlink ours within the present notes. The factor that’s particular about this sound machine is that it’s not like a sound machine that you would be able to get in your cellphone or a digital, most of them are digital sounds. All of them have a loop in them. It’s the kind of factor the place when you hear the loop, your mind can like obsess over it. I used to be by no means capable of finding any sound machine that I might deal with the sound of it as a result of I can identical to hear, you would additionally hear voices and noises in digital sound machines. Anyway, so this one is sort of a small fan. Then the way in which that you just flip it, makes it louder and softer and so there’s no loop in any respect. It’s only a fan but it surely’s in a extra compact means. So we pack them after we journey. I positively advocate it should you’ve ever had any form of points with digital sound machine then that is positively a great subsequent factor to look into.

Emma: Yeah, Oscar has the very same sound machine. We adore it too. Random tip for anybody on the market who’s pregnant. That’s most likely the primary factor I want we had packed in our hospital bag for when Oscar was born was a sound machine as a result of we saved utilizing a sound machine on our telephones for him simply to assist him sleep as a result of infants they’re used to no matter it seems like inside a womb, I assume. I don’t know. I don’t know what it seems like in there however one thing I assume. Anyway, in order that was most likely the primary factor that I want we had packed that we didn’t was the sound machine. These are actually fairly small. They’re not like a giant factor so you would completely pack it.

Elsie: Okay, so now we have not finished a responsible pleasure treasure within the very long time. It’s one in all our authentic first segments after we began our podcast that may by no means die as a result of we’ll by no means eliminate it. However I feel we’re very unfastened on like what we take into account a responsible pleasure too.

Emma: Yeah, we’re fairly unfastened with it.

Elsie:m So have you ever heard of this? It’s like a docuseries on Disney Plus, and it’s referred to as Mild And Magic. 

Emma: No. 

Elsie: Okay, so I received’t inform you the whole lot about it. So I knew it was about focusing round George Lucas and the start of Star Wars and issues like that. I used to be like, I’m form of . I’m like somewhat bit . I’m not eager about Star Wars, form of in any respect. It’s simply not my factor. I’m eager about film making so we gave it an opportunity. I’m so glad we did as a result of it’s pure motherf*cking magic. Everybody ought to watch it. So it exhibits the beginnings of George Lucas and in addition Steven Spielberg’s film careers and the way they developed their strategies for particular results in a predigital world. So it’s like numerous crafting numerous hand constructed fashions, numerous puppets, injecting somewhat little bit of white dye into water to make like a cloud, like actually is a deal with for the mind if in case you have a artful mind. Which I do know most if not all of you do. It’s simply inspiring. It additionally simply makes you’re feeling that inventors magic the place you notice that these individuals found out learn how to do one thing that had by no means been finished. They’re telling their story about it. I really like watching it. I feel we’re most likely nearly by the entire this like one little season one little mini collection and it’s simply fantastic. So I like to recommend everybody watch it. It’s referred to as Mild and Magic and it’s about this, I assume not so small particular results firm that George Lucas began within the 70s. 

Emma: Very cool. That sounds enjoyable. 

Elsie: Yeah, sure. What’s yours?

Emma: I’ve put down some meals stuff. So mainly, I must go to the frocery retailer, which I solely store as soon as every week, however I’ve been shopping for caramel apples and scorching chocolate.

Elsie: Is it like a caramel apple? Like ithe caramels already on the apple and you chop it up?

Emma: Yeah, you chop it up. Yeah, it has nuts.  I feel they’re higher should you make them your self. I’ll be sincere, however I don’t. I’m simply shopping for them they usually’re scrumptious. We ate one final night time like for dessert after dinner. Then scorching chocolate and cider. Which I really feel like some individuals are both one or the opposite however I like each, not on the similar time. Some nights I’m like scorching chocolate, some nights I’m like apple cider, some nights I’m like scorching apple cider with somewhat little bit of rum it. Then I feel this was my responsible pleasure treasure years in the past or a very long time in the past however I’m bringing it again as a result of I didn’t notice how a lot I missed it and liked it. That is one thing that I didn’t pack for the pink home as a result of I believed we had been solely going to be right here for like two weeks. However now that I do know we’re gonna be right here for extra like 4 to 6 weeks I used to be like, I gotta go get this. So actually, I went over to the home yesterday and was digging round looking for it. I wanted to search out extra garments for Oscar to as a result of simply gotten chilly. So I used to be discovering all his colder climate garments that I purchased him and didn’t notice I would want. So I’m digging round within the containers and I opened one up and I discovered my rice heating pad. I used to be like all proper.

Elsie: Oh my gosh. For individuals who haven’t listened to our podcast for a very long time. I don’t know if it’s like a Midwestern factor or if it’s an American factor, or if it’s grandma factor. It’s a grandma factor. It’s kind of like a giant beanbag that you just warmth up within the microwave and then you definitely put your shoulders. 

Emma: Yeah and I adore it. 

Elsie: You’ll need to hyperlink one within the present notes in case they haven’t seen one. I adore it. That’s an ideal responsible pleasure.

Emma: Yeah, now we have an electronic mail query. You’ll be able to at all times electronic mail us at [email protected], which is the place this got here from and that is from Lesley. She says, I’ve been studying A Lovely Mess since 2009 and it’s actually the one weblog I’ve learn persistently each day since discovering it. That claims lots concerning the longevity of your model I feel. I used to be studying once I was 19 by my 20s and nonetheless now 32. I do know. Yeah. It’s loopy to think about how a lot my private type has modified since 2009 and the latest fall clothes 2022 put up rang a bell in my memory of this. So I’d love to listen to the way you assume your type has modified over the previous decade and extra. You could have each at all times had such distinctive kinds not outlined by particular developments, and I like you for the individuality. Your entire readers have, in fact watched your clothes type evolve and I’m to listen to your tackle all of it.

Elsie: Ah, that’s such a pleasant message. Meaning lots to us. I do really feel a particular bond with individuals who have learn our weblog for greater than 10 years as a result of that does simply imply that mainly they’re prepared to alter with us. We’re altering our curiosity as we get older and I feel it’s actually particular. 

Emma: We’re speaking about clothes kinds and the way our private type has developed over time. So what are your ideas on that for your self?

Elsie: Okay, so for myself, I really really feel like my clothes type has not developed as drastically as my house type in any respect. However I additionally assume that the way in which that I current in photographs is completely different from the way in which that I actually costume. What you placed on for a day that you just take photographs isn’t at all times the identical stuff that’s simply on a regular basis clothes. So I really feel like my on a regular basis clothes might be mainly the identical because it’s at all times been, somewhat bit completely different. I do know myself very well now. I do know what I like. I do know what I’ll use, so I’ll splurge on, most yearly I’ll purchase a pleasant pair of trainers. I do know that I really like my coat assortment. I’m very into my coats, kind of the muse of my private type is that I’ve at all times actually preferred the late 60s, early 70s. I’ve at all times actually preferred the Nineties. So if it’s a pattern that hits in these areas then I do know it’s for me. Like this 12 months just like the Birkenstocks pattern, I’m like, that’s for me. I adore it. Yeah, I feel I do must do a Curated Closet redo. We’ll hyperlink The Curated Closet within the present notes for anybody who hasn’t tried it. They’ve a superb workbook the place you possibly can work by your closet if you’ll want to clear out, if you wish to redefine your self. Total, I form of really feel like I do know now what works for me. There’s so many developments that I’m identical to advantageous with appreciating them for different individuals and ignoring simply because I form of really feel like I’ve lived lengthy sufficient now that I’ve like kind of like tried all of it on. Is that how you’re feeling or do you’re feeling completely different?

Emma: So once I did the Curated Closet, which I additionally wrote a put up considerably lately, that was three classes I realized from The Curated Closet, so we might hyperlink that as properly. Mainly, once I did that I feel what I actually realized was that I had an actual lacking space in my wardrobe, which is rather like, high quality fundamentals that I can put on time and again that match me properly. That is top quality. I don’t at all times purchase high finish designer issues. That’s probably not my price range and magnificence, however simply issues which can be going to final. So I really feel like I put on extra fundamentals and stable issues than I ever did earlier than. However I nonetheless really feel like someway my type nonetheless looks like, a minimum of to me, put collectively and nonetheless colourful and nonetheless one thing form of completely different on a regular basis. Which is humorous as a result of I don’t actually attempt to purchase bizarre stuff a lot. I really feel like I used to at all times attempt to purchase bizarre stuff. That’s all my closet was simply bizarre stuff.

Elsie: You could have a number of bizarre glasses. That’s like an adjunct that makes your entire outfit extra funky. 

Emma: It’s that and I feel I put on extra jewellery than I used to. I additionally am actually into claw clips and headbands. I’m extra eager about embracing developments that I like then once I was youthful. I feel once I was youthful, I used to be very, it wasn’t that I used to be caught up, it’s simply that I actually wished to be a person. So developments made me form of flip off from one thing as a result of I used to be like, oh, all people’s carrying that so I’m not as . Really, I’m most likely extra fashionable than I was as a result of I’m simply extra prepared to embrace it. I don’t assume I’ve as sturdy of a want. I feel I’m simply extra assured in who I’m as I age. Each in my physique and identical to who I’m typically so I don’t really feel as sturdy of a must be so individualistic in my trend type or actually something. I simply really feel like, oh, I’m who I’m so you possibly can assume I’m cool or not. I don’t really want to impress you with my new costume.

Elsie: Yeah.

Emma: I simply put on one other jumpsuit as a result of I really like them. 

Elsie: I like to be an outfit repeater. I positively repeat my finest outfits lots and that’s advantageous. 

Emma: Identical Identical. 

Elsie: Alright, after which now we have a message from Ashley, that it’s simply so good. I wished to learn it. It says simply wished to say thanks for creating the Childhood Magic website. This weekend, I did two crafts with my 4 and one-year-old, which means they made a large number and I did the craft. Positively find out about that. However we had a lot enjoyable. Thanks for the PDFs and the inspiration. So thanks, Ashley for sending us that message. I simply wished to provide everybody a fast replace on Childhood Magic since I do know that we initially mentioned it was launching in August, which was so humorous in hindsight, as a result of now it’s October. So our web site is up the place you possibly can view it at childhoodmagic.com but it surely simply doesn’t have just like the design placed on it but. Then we’re simply ready, I feel it’ll be inside the subsequent month or so. However you possibly can go forward and consider the content material, you possibly can go forward and make initiatives, and we’ve been filling in Instagram with movies. So it’s there, it’s prepared for some pleasure together with your children. She’s proper, there are a ton of PDFs and printables. There’s numerous video games that you would be able to print out and different issues like that. Then Emma has made essentially the most stunning, wonderful slime archive identical to each form of slime and playdough you’re going to very impressed. 

Emma: There shall be extra. There’s a great quantity however there’s extra coming. 

Elsie: There’s a great selection. We’re gonna do science experiments. That’s positively a class we wish to work lots on. So anyway, thanks to your help. It simply means lots that individuals have been sending us good messages and already utilizing the positioning though it’s not even absolutely launched but. It warms our hearts and it makes us really feel like our summer season of doing children crafts was completely value it. So thanks for that. So please subscribe to our podcast should you haven’t but that means you’ll get the replace each week, and it’ll be in your feed when now we have a brand new episode. In the event you haven’t ever left us a evaluate, please depart us a evaluate. Our opinions are fairly good, however they could possibly be higher. When you have a pleasant factor to say, it might imply lots to us. Anytime you need electronic mail us at [email protected] We love listening to from you and we love answering your questions and getting requests about matters. We at all times need extra matters to do. All proper we’ll be again subsequent week.

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