Friday, June 21, 2024

Episode #183: Summer time Bucket Record & E-book Membership Choices


This week, we’re going over our summer season bucket record and letting you in on all our summer season plans. Plus, we’re revealing our Q2 guide membership choices and what has been sparking pleasure for us recently.

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Present Notes:

Obtain your Summer time Bucket Record

What’s on Your Summer time Bucket Record:

Emma – Household journey to Costa Rica, begin engaged on novel #3, and arrange vacation decor.

Elsie – Bond with Springfield, nesting, and extra meals running a blog.

Try our Springfield Metropolis Information

Q2 E-book Membership Choices:

Seashore Learn by Emily Henry

The Artistic Act by Rick Rubin

Sparks Pleasure:

Elsie – Vinyl star decals and espresso machine

Emma – Transient-style underwear

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Episode 183 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to The Stunning Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation hear. This week we’re going over our summer season bucket record and letting you in on all our summer season plans. Plus we’re revealing our quarter-two guide choices and what has been sparking pleasure for us recently. This must be a enjoyable one. Preparing for summer season. Obtained summer season studying. We received summer season plans. Oh yeah. 

Elsie: Sure. So earlier than we bounce in, I simply wanna discuss how we’re so shut. That is our second to final recording day the place we’re aside, the place we dwell in numerous states nonetheless. And we’re so near dwelling in the identical city and going to the pool all summer season, and it’s gonna be wonderful. I’m so pleased. I’m so, so pleased. It’s lastly virtually right here. 

Emma: I’m so pleased. Yeah. Yay. We’re within the pool on a regular basis. Continually. 

Elsie: Sure, we’re gonna have a lot enjoyable. Yeah, cuz after we first determined to maneuver, it was final summer season, so it’s been virtually an entire 12 months since we’ve simply been planning it and it began to really feel prefer it was by no means going to occur or prefer it was type of like an imaginary factor and now it’s actually occurring in a number of weeks, so it feels actually good. So we’re gonna undergo our summer season bucket record. Did you put together three? I ready three.

Emma: Sure. So we will simply commute. Okay. So the very first thing on my summer season bucket record is a fairly large one. We received Oscar, who’s two a passport. Who has the tiny child passport. I didn’t have a passport till I used to be like 18. So to me, this can be a huge deal. Some individuals are in all probability like, properly, yeah, you bought your coat on the passport, however like I by no means had one till I used to be like 18. So anyway, yeah, we received Oscar’s passport and on our summer season bucket record is someday this summer season, we’re gonna go on a household journey to Costa Rica, and that would be the first time he makes use of his passport and will get a bit stamp. And he’s additionally, by no means flown earlier than, so it’s gonna be simply gonna be an enormous journey for us as a household. And I’m actually enthusiastic about it. I’m additionally a bit nervous. I feel he’s gonna do nice. He loves to only observe and stare at individuals. So I really feel just like the airplane will probably be enjoyable for him, and he’s fairly good about having the ability to sleep elsewhere. So I feel he’ll nonetheless if it’s like nap time, I feel he’ll nonetheless be capable of take a bit nap. So I feel it’s gonna work out. However possibly we’ll have an enormous meltdown and that’ll not be probably the most enjoyable a part of the journey. However that’s okay. 

Elsie: Yay. Yeah, it’s positively among the hardest moments of my parenting journey have been on planes with individuals looking at us whereas our youngsters cried. However general, I feel it’s often simpler than you suppose it’s gonna be. 

Emma: And you understand, you get by means of it even when it’s horrible time passes and also you get by means of it. So no matter. 

Elsie: Do you wanna know my random tip? In the event you carry a bit field of band-aids, identical to common band-aids, if you really want one thing, you possibly can identical to let him undo and play with Band-Aids as a result of it’s one thing thrilling that they don’t often get limitless entry to. I feel it really works very well, it’s a toddler age they simply love band-aids. 

Emma: Yeah. No, that’s an excellent tip. I’m 100% going to do this. The emergency bandaids. 

Elsie: Sure, precisely. So my first bucket record merchandise is, so we’re having our first season in our new dwelling, in our new metropolis. It’s probably not new to us, nevertheless it’s gonna be model new to our youngsters.

It’s gonna be the primary time we’ve lived there in eight years. The primary time we’ve lived there since we had children, and I grew up there, nevertheless it’s been some time. Issues have modified, so my purpose is to have a bonding season to attempt to actually bond with the town, be open to new issues, and take a look at new locations. There are plenty of locations which have modified or opened that we haven’t tried but. We’ll have to search out all new routines, all new, every thing. Like boring issues like an orthodontist, however like thrilling issues like a farmer’s market and new mates. I simply wanna have a really open-minded, open-hearted season and attempt to simply make the perfect of it. As a result of this summer season is form of like our time to settle.

Emma: Yep. And we will hyperlink one thing to point out notes for anybody passing by means of Springfield or should you dwell right here, we not too long ago put up a metropolis information so it has heaps and plenty of regionally owned companies like eating places, bars, desserts, ice cream, locations like Pineapple Whip, espresso outlets, locations to buy, no matter. A lot of family-friendly stuff, plenty of stuff only for adults and yeah, we will hyperlink that. However yeah, I feel the truth that you’ve by no means lived right here with children is gonna be an entire totally different degree as a result of I do suppose it’s such an excellent metropolis for household life. So, Yeah, it’s gonna be nice. You’re gonna adore it. Don’t fear. 

Elsie: I’m so excited. I’m a bit nervous and it’s thrilling. Simply wanna make this summer season all about attempting every thing since there are such a lot of totally different locations. I’ll say the town information was superb. She received all my favourite flea markets and I used to be impressed. And it has our favourite Chinese language meals place. 

Emma: Sure. So I used to be like, it’s a must to put my favourite as a result of Springfield cashew hen is form of a factor, and like everybody has their place as a result of there’s so many and so I used to be like, I actually wanna put my place in right here. The one which I like probably the most. So anyway, yeah, I’m excited for the summer season too. We’re gonna make it a particular one. Oscar is so excited to play on the pool along with your women and simply do all kinds of issues. You’re gonna adore it. All proper, the second factor on my bucket record is I’m going to begin engaged on novel quantity three. So my homicide novel, novel quantity two, I’m speaking to a couple individuals like brokers. Nothing to announce right now when I’ve information to announce that it’s extra official. I will probably be on our podcast when it’s time, however I’ve nothing to say in the meanwhile, simply speaking with some people. We’ll see. However yeah, so within the meantime, I’m gonna begin engaged on novel three, and I feel I’ve talked about a bit bit prior to now like what the thought was. So primarily months and months in the past after I was ending my second novel, I stayed at this little fashionable tree home in Branson, Missouri, which is about 45 minutes from the place I dwell. And should you’ve by no means heard of Branson, Missouri, it’s a really huge vacationer vacation spot. They’ve plenty of reveals and so they have Silver Greenback Metropolis, which is like an old-timey-themed amusement.

Elsie: It’s the Las Vegas of Missouri. 

Emma: It actually is, and it’s actually enjoyable and actually charming and really simply, I don’t know, a humorous place. So anyway, from the Airbnb I used to be staying at, you may see the lake and I might see the showboat Branson Bell, which is, I feel like a steamboat-style huge boat. Sort of like a cruise, should you’ve ever been on a cruise. It’s like that sort, it’s not that huge, nevertheless it’s that sort of an enormous boat and you’ll go on it. They usually have like a dinner theater, so you could have dinner and there’s like a present. I’ve truly by no means carried out it, regardless that I solely dwell like 45 minutes. However I’ve heard about it lots. And anyway, I might see that from the window and I simply received it in my thoughts that I used to be like, I’m gonna do a guide that’s like Homicide on the Showboat Branson Bell. Like characters are on the boat and a homicide occurs and so they need to determine it out, and that’s principally the premise. I don’t have a lot else labored out. So it’s gonna be a bit extra like clue form of, plenty of totally different characters. Everyone has a motive, who is aware of who did it, blah, blah, that form of factor. So I hope it is going to be enjoyable. I don’t know. I’m simply beginning it however that’s on my summer season bucket record to actually, I really feel prefer it takes me a very long time to determine the plot and the define and as soon as I’ve that, the writing is simply the manufacturing unit work. So long as I give myself time, that’s no huge deal. That’s identical to barreling by means of it. Nevertheless it takes me a very long time to form of marinate on how’s it gonna occur. And who’re the characters? Sure. And simply all these issues. So I’m engaged on that this summer season. 

Elsie: Magical. I’m so excited to learn this one. I’ve your new novel printed out and sitting on my bedside desk, so I’m so excited to learn that as properly. 

Emma: Oh, and I’ve to go to the present about Branson Bell. I discussed that. I haven’t ever been, in order that’s like the 1st step. Yeah. As I’m making an entire bunch of my mates go together with me. I haven’t booked it fairly but, however we’re gonna go fairly quickly. So in all probability by the point you take heed to this, hopefully, I’ll have already gone, we’ll see. Gotta go. Gotta get impressed. 

Elsie: Okay, so my second purpose for this summer season is to do nesting degree 10 out of 10, like no matter, I don’t know what to name it, code purple alert. So I wish to be loopy about nesting. I simply wanna absolutely settle into our home and I wanna make it good and excellent is a relative time period. I wanna make it good to me like I wanna make it really feel like dwelling. So a few episodes again, we talked about how we bought our home furnished and yesterday I received plenty of questions on my Instagram about it and I used to be pondering possibly in a future episode we might do one about furnishing a home from scratch as a result of that’s the subsequent step and that’s what I’m doing now. Yeah. There’s a lot to it. However I’m very impressed. I’m actually having fun with it to date, and I’m simply form of trying ahead to spending the summer season establishing the rooms and filling issues out with antiques and plenty of flea market searching and issues like that. Manage these cupboards, all these issues. After which principally set the scene in order that we will have probably the most epic Halloween and Christmas ever. In order that’s my dream and yeah, it’s positively nesting season. 

Emma: I adore it. I really like establishing a home. It’s additionally that second the place you understand should you go on a trip and it’s such as you needed to take a few flights after which an Uber otherwise you needed to get to your rental automobile and also you waited in line, all of the issues, and you then lastly get to wherever you’re lodging and also you sit down on the mattress and also you set your stuff down. You’re simply kinda like, Ah, you understand, that second. I really feel like whenever you’re first in your home after you’ve moved and also you’ve set sufficient up which you can dwell such as you’re not carried out. You haven’t opened each field, however you’re like, arrange sufficient. I really feel like that’s the second of ah, you understand, and transferring is so traumatic. So I’m excited for that second for you. 

Elsie: Thanks. I’m trying ahead to that second as properly. All proper, okay, what’s your third one? 

Emma: Third factor on my summer season bucket record is I’m gonna arrange all my vacation decor, and I do know what you is perhaps pondering. Emma, why are you organizing all of your Christmas and Halloween stuff in the summertime? Properly, one, it provides me an excellent excuse to be messing round with all my Christmas and Halloween stuff in the summertime. However two primarily I need it to be carried out earlier than the season begins as a result of I really feel like as soon as I’m able to get out all my Halloween stuff, I don’t need that day as I’m adorning for Halloween, since that’s earlier than Christmas, identical factor for Christmas although. I don’t need that day to only be like, oh, I’m so dissatisfied that every one my shit’s simply shoved in a closet and I can’t even discover stuff and I’m identical to coping with that. I truly suppose pulling out all of the stuff is just like the pleased half. It’s so thrilling and so I feel it’ll really feel higher if I have already got all of it organized and simple to entry, in order that’s a purpose for this summer season. Plus, I really feel just like the summer season for us tends to be a bit bit slower. So far as like weblog world. So I really feel prefer it’s an excellent time to do this as a result of This autumn and the vacation season are usually fairly busy. So, I don’t wish to make it a purpose in that season to arrange it. I simply don’t suppose it’ll occur.

Elsie: No, that is smart. I feel it’s good to offer a delegated time to do the organizing and never having to do this whenever you’re simply attempting to place stuff away actual fast. Okay, my third purpose is, so I formally am coming into my meals blogger period and Emma is aware of this, however I wanna inform our podcast listeners as properly, I’m like meals running a blog so loopy and it’s a lot enjoyable. I’m so enthusiastic about it. I’ve meals blogged the entire time, like each from time to time. Not constantly as my major factor, however this can be a good season for me to do that as a result of I’ve already shared all my home excursions and I’m not gonna have new completed rooms, I wanna settle and luxuriate in it. It’s not an excellent time for me to be like a house weblog or woman as a result of I simply wanna l take pleasure in it. I’ll positively share overshare my dwelling on my Instagram, don’t fear. However on the weblog, I’m largely doing recipes proper now and it’s so enjoyable. I really feel like I’ve a brand new love for running a blog from beginning it as a result of it’s simply actually totally different and I’m actually having fun with the pictures. I’m actually having fun with the analysis, identical to attempting. I really feel like I’m studying on a regular basis, which is one thing that works very well for my character. Simply be continuously studying the best way to do one thing new that I didn’t know. So yeah, please depart me a five-star recipe assessment and that’s how I’ll know that you just love me. 

Emma: In the event you don’t, you don’t love us. 

Elsie: Emma leaves me one on each recipe. 

Emma: Yeah, as a result of I really like you and I assume nobody else does. No, I’m simply kidding everybody. However yeah, I feel for thus lengthy we felt like individuals wouldn’t be concerned about like fundamentals and now we’re form of realizing, and this isn’t tremendous new like this has been like a 12 months or two within the coming, however we’re like, no, individuals wish to know actually good all the data, the best way to do one thing that’s possibly form of primary, however that’s what they’re truly making. They don’t essentially at all times wanna make the wacky, bizarre, tremendous onerous, tremendous tough stuff. Which, that’s not even like what I’m good at cooking and I feel for you at occasions you at all times felt intimidated, like that’s what you had been presupposed to be. And also you had been like, no, I make like actually good smoothies and actually good espresso, and may I discuss utilizing my air fryer or is that like boring to individuals? And it’s like, no, individuals like wanna hear about it. So yeah, I feel it’s an excellent period. 

Elsie: Me too. I’m having a lot enjoyable. I’m engaged on my cocktails archive this summer season. So should you like cocktails or smoothies, it’s popping. It’s popping off. 

Emma: I’ve been engaged on, some espresso stuff, so I’ve been extremely caffeinated recently.

Elsie: Good. Oh yeah, I simply ordered, Emma bought me on her espresso machine and I simply ordered one. So I’m so excited. I’ll put it within the present notes as a result of should you’re on the lookout for an espresso machine, that is medium-priced, not too costly. It’s not low-cost nevertheless it’s not too costly.

Emma: Yeah, it’s an espresso machine. They are usually fairly expensive.

Elsie: It’s round like $500 I feel, which is within the center. I simply need one which works properly, that’s constant, that doesn’t break on a regular basis. And that’s the issue I had with my outdated one. I’m actually excited to attempt one thing totally different as a result of for a minute I assumed we simply weren’t gonna get a brand new espresso machine as a result of we had been so fed up with the braking.

Emma: Yeah. And I’ll say I additionally, should you’re on the lookout for one thing even cheaper, one, you are able to do range high espresso, and that’s the most cost effective factor you are able to do. However yeah, two, it is a bit more concerned, you’d need to have your personal grinder and a few various things, however you are able to do it and that’s the most cost effective manner. Additionally, I sincerely do like espresso. Some individuals don’t like pods, they don’t need any espresso maker that has pods, I get that. So if that’s not for you, I get it. However should you’re getting one, I do suppose they’re fairly prime quality and I like them. However this espresso machine I’ve, it’s you employ complete beans so you should purchase any beans you need, which I feel makes the espresso higher as a result of I simply purchase native beans from Espresso Epic or Kingdom, that are two espresso outlets on the town that like roast throw beans and also you don’t need to do the factor the place you prefer to press it into, the little cup, like a barista. You simply put the beans in and also you press the buttons. You’ll have to add water and it’ll immediate you when it’s essential to clear out the grounds and issues like that. Nevertheless it’s actually the simplest to make use of, however nonetheless actually high-quality dwelling espresso and it’s cute. It’s a cute machine so it may be sitting out and it’s fairly. In order that’s my fast tender promote in order for you an espresso machine. That is how I bought Elsie, I used to be like, hear, that is the perfect one.

Elsie: Yeah, we’ll blink it within the present notes. I’m actually excited to attempt it. 

Emma: I adore it. We use it like day by day. We’ve used it day by day since Christmas. 

Elsie: Oh, wow. Okay. Properly, that’s a shining assessment. 

Emma: Yeah. We adore it. 

Elsie: Cool. Okay, so subsequent we’re going to share our Q2 or Summer time E-book Membership choices. So this can take us all the best way until August, after which in August we’ll announce how we’re gonna do a Halloween guide membership theme this 12 months, and it’s gonna be spooky. Okay, so for summer season, Emma did one thing tremendous beneficiant. She despatched me all of the books and so they had been largely books I had learn, which I used to be so pleased about due to transferring. So we’re gonna do two books for the summer season and so they’re each books that I’ve already learn. 

Emma: Elsie’s forward. 

Elsie: Yeah, I get a bit little bit of like simpler time. So yeah, since I’ve already learn these books, I assumed I might do the suggestions. Okay, so the primary one is Beere by Emily Henry. In the event you’ve by no means learn an Emily Henry guide, you’ve in all probability seen them. They’re like actually cute, colourful colours. I feel that she may need a factor the place ultimately she’s attempting to do the entire rainbow as a result of they appear like every one is a unique coloration and so they’re actually fairly. I’ve learn, I feel two of her books, and so they’re positively like a romantic comedy in guide kind and I really like them. I feel they’re actually enjoyable. They’re positively temper meals for me. I’ve to be within the temper for only a gentle, straightforward, romantic guide. And the tales are good and it’s enjoyable, they’re every totally different. Yeah, so Seashore Learn is a summer season romance, I feel the title is cute, the duvet’s cute, and I will even say that Julia Whelan performs all of Emily Henry’s audiobooks and should you’re an audiobook particular person, you in all probability are like everybody who likes audio books loves Julia Whelan, I hear this on a regular basis. She’s simply actually proficient at doing most of these books. And he or she does plenty of standard books as a result of she’s carried out I feel many of the Taylor Jenkins learn books additionally and all the Emily Henry books after which another actually standard books. So anyway, should you haven’t tried an audiobook I feel this can be a good one to attempt. I might positively suggest it. 

Emma: Yep. And I will probably be studying this on the pool this summer season. 

Elsie: Sure, positively, I feel the truth that the duvet says Seashore actual huge, makes it cute for a trip.

Emma: Yeah, I do too.

Elsie: It’s candy. The following guide is The Artistic Act by Rick Rubin, and I listened to this guide additionally. I listened to it on a drive. It’s fairly brief, I feel it’s round 5 hours lengthy. And Rick Rubin is a well-known music producer. I don’t actually know what’s what with that type of factor, however I positively know that he’s probably the most well-known music producers on the earth, and that’s in all probability all you really want to know. The guide isn’t about music, he’s not speaking about his profession hardly in any respect. So should you don’t care about that, don’t fear the guide is Massive Magic adjoining. It Vibes good, very well for Massive Magic followers, which I feel most of us are. That’s considered one of my favourite non-fiction books of my complete life and this guide, has plenty of that, nevertheless it’s a bit totally different and it was very good. He has, I don’t know in the event that they’re known as gongs or chimes, however there’s like sound results, very steadily all through the guide, which I loved and I simply thought his efficiency was very entertaining. So I positively suggest this guide should you like, a inventive, any form of guide that encourages creativity, that is going to be your jam. In the event you like an audiobook, his efficiency is cute. In the event you don’t prefer it, learn it, it’s not lengthy in any respect. So, yeah, that’s my onerous promote on each of our summer season books, and I hope you all will learn together with us. 

Emma: Yeah, I’m very excited for each of them. They had been each ones that I urged to Elsie. I haven’t learn both, however I’m very enthusiastic about each of them. All proper let’s do a sparks pleasure. What has been sparking pleasure for you latterly? 

Elsie: All proper. I’ve a really particular one, so, our daughter is popping eight in June. She has requested for an area and science-themed bed room, and nothing may very well be cuter to me it suits her completely. It’s what she’s been concerned about for a very long time, so I’m very excited. I feel subsequent 12 months when she turns 9, it’s doable she might go to house camp. I used to be studying about that and I feel it’s a must to be 9 on the youngest to do it. So anyway, very particular. So my sparks of pleasure this week are these vinyl star decals. So in our final home, we used these identical decals as Christmas decor, and I might simply stick them on the wall and form of simply stick them throughout. It’s identical to little gold stars, identical to including a bit magical flourish in rooms. However for her bed room, we did a black ceiling, after which we’re utilizing these, two totally different sorts of gold star decals, they’re vinyl, they’re simply stickers to embellish it as like a sky, an evening sky. After which she’ll have a bit cell with all of the planets. And in addition an vintage chandelier. So I feel it’s gonna be like a really magical children’ room. I’m actually enthusiastic about it and yeah, that’s what’s sparking pleasure for me this time. 

Emma: Yeah. It makes me consider, I really feel like within the nineties, so many children, together with myself, had the like plastic glow-in-the-dark stars that you’d tape onto your ceiling. That was just like the nineties starter pack, and I positively had them in my center faculty bed room. Okay, my sparks pleasure is underwear. That’s proper, I’m gonna discuss underwear for a second. So I purchased a pack of like boxer temporary type underwear however for ladies. So principally my factor is all my cute pajamas are very wintry. They’re like lengthy sleeves. They’re lengthy, they’re fairly heat, and I really like them. I put on all of them winter lengthy. I’ve an entire bunch of them, an entire bunch of units. And I don’t ever actually know what to put on for pajamas in the summertime as a result of it’s hotter and we modify our comforter. So our mattress isn’t sweltering scorching, however I nonetheless don’t really feel like sporting these lengthy pajamas that I often put on all 12 months spherical. I’ve a few short-sleeved, however I simply don’t have as many units and I form of don’t really feel like shopping for as many units trigger I don’t love the patterns as a lot. All my winter ones it’s like I’ve a pair that’s like ghosty. I’ve plenty of Halloween sorts. 

Elsie: I’ve the identical downside. Yeah. My fall and Christmas and winter pajama assortment is big and my summer season is simply a few units with shorts, with flowers. So inform me about this underwear. 

Emma: That’s what I’ve is like a few units which might be like florals and so they’re nice, however I don’t need tons extra of ’em. So anyway, so I used to be like, you understand what I’m gonna do? I’m simply gonna put on T-shirts and underwear to mattress, however I don’t actually like sporting my common underwear round the home. I put on plenty of common bikini kinds, and I additionally put on thongs lots. And I’m not strolling round the home with a t-shirt and thong. there’s an excessive amount of canine hair in my home. I’ll be trustworthy, that’s why I’m not gonna do it. I’m not sitting on the sofa in simply my thong. No, it’s an excessive amount of canine hair, I can’t do it. So anyway, it’s not a modesty factor, it’s only a, we received crumbs on the sofa. I can’t take care of this. So anyway, I used to be like, my husband wears briefs and I used to be like, I feel I might put on that to mattress. And so anyway, I purchased a pack and that’s what I’m doing now and it’s a sparky pleasure for me trigger it’s good and breezy however I feel they’re form of cute. I really feel like I’m simply sporting fitness center shorts form of however they’re not like compression like fitness center shorts. And so yeah, it simply feels very snug and good. 

Elsie: That sounds cute, you’ll need to hyperlink to them. I’m curious to see what they appear to be. That sounds cute. 

Emma: I’ll, I’ll hyperlink to ’em and you then’ll know the form of underwear I’m sporting round my home at night time. Sitting on my sofa. 

Elsie: So good. I’m glad. Okay, it’s now time to go over a joke and a reality with Nova. All proper. I’ve Nova right here, Nova this week. Do you could have a reality for us or a joke? 

Nova: Reality. 

Elsie: A reality. Okay. I’m prepared. 

Nova: Do you know that pugs are identified to be humorous, sensible and I feel cute. They prefer to dwell in individuals’s homes and so they initially got here from China.

Elsie: Good reality. That was an excellent one. All proper. Have an excellent week. 

Nova: Bye. 

Emma: All proper. Thanks a lot for listening and bear in mind which you can submit your questions at podcast a wonderful, or you possibly can name and depart us a voicemail at 417-893-0011. We’ll be again subsequent week. We’re gonna have suggestions for adorning the outside of your own home.


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