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HomeLifestyleEpisode #152: Personalizing a New Construct

Episode #152: Personalizing a New Construct


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Present Notes

Finest issues Elsie did in her Nineties house:

-Including a number of wallpaper

-Including classic, antiques, outdated lighting fixtures, and eBay finds 

-Eradicating signature Nineties options (a number of carpet, overkill of can lights)

-We point out Episode #42: Oops, I’m Transferring Once more and Episode #107: Low cost Outdated Homes

Elsie’s wallpaper sources:

-Right here’s a photograph of the rainbow bookshelves in Elsie’s earlier house:

-Elsie’s fortune cookie body

-Try Elsie’s favourite Etsy artist, Janet Hill

-You probably have pets, we advocate Folex Instantaneous Carpet Spot Remover

-Right here is the mansion on the seashore photograph in Goldie’s room.

These are the frames that flip up for paintings which might be in Elsie’s kitchen. You may also make your personal utilizing this DIY!

-Try the weblog publish The place to Purchase Cute & Reasonably priced Wall Artwork On-line

-Learn the weblog publish Methods to Begin an Artwork Assortment

Methods to deal with a friendship break-up in your 30s

-Make house for what’s coming subsequent.

-Keep in mind that some friendships come and go in several seasons of your life.

Elsie’s household meals to make FAST: 

Emma’s household meals to make FAST: 

-Try the weblog publish Straightforward 30-Minute Dinner Recipes

Episode 152 Transcript

Elsie: You’re listening to the A Stunning Mess podcast. I just lately completed renovations on our Nineties house. This week, I’m sharing all the perfect renovations that we did to present it character and character. We’re additionally chatting about friendship challenges in our thirties and our favourite fast household meals. So we had the perfect week collectively.

Spending Time Collectively

Emma: Sure. Sure. Tomorrow I’ll have been right here a complete week and there was at some point we went to spend time with Trey’s sister as a result of she additionally lives close to Nashville in order that was actually enjoyable. However yeah, I’ve simply been up in your home for every week. The cousins have been enjoying collectively simply child Oscar, child Oscar, child Oscar. 

Elsie: It’s so cute. Yeah. They’re just about simply following him round the home 24 hours a day and ensuring he doesn’t put issues in his mouth and it was magical. We had plenty of enjoyable and I’m actually grateful for this, a complete week is a very long time so it was good. 

Elsie’s Home Story

Emma: Yeah. It was very enjoyable. So that you completed your renovation. So let’s verify in on the home. So when did you purchase this home? 

Elsie: Okay, so I’m so enthusiastic about this episode as a result of it’s like renovation replace time and we completed a bunch of stuff whereas we have been on our break this summer season and I didn’t even put most of it on Instagram so it’s like shock, shock, bing, bing, bing if you happen to care about renovations. Okay. So we purchased the home two years in the past. It was throughout 2020. It was the tip of 2020. There’s a complete episode about this again up to now. It’s known as Oops, I’m Transferring Once more. 

Emma: Nice title. 

Elsie: I do assume it’s among the finest titles we’ve ever had and in addition What to Anticipate When Emma’s anticipating. I used to be additionally actually happy with that one in any case. Okay. So we moved right here and the explanation why, within the quick model, is as a result of we had simply purchased a home proper earlier than the pandemic began and it was a lot too small for our household, however we had been planning to construct onto it and do all this stuff. Then as soon as that began, we felt like that was not a sensible choice anymore and never one thing we might deal with. So one evening I used to be simply crying and I used to be like, let’s simply transfer to a much bigger home. My husband was like, undoubtedly not. Then every week later, it’s all the time every week later or a month later he was like, okay, nice let’s simply transfer. 

Emma: You gotta give folks time to consider issues. 

Elsie: So yeah, we discovered this home and we solely checked out two homes. It was within the tremendous low stock time. There’s solely two homes that match our specs in any respect. We have been fairly certain we have been gonna get the opposite one. This home was like, it was just a little overwhelming. It was just a little bit larger than we needed or wanted. It was simply sort of like ton of tile, a ton of beige carpet, simply plenty of rooms and plenty of partitions that have been fully clean. Prefer it was a Nineties new construct that by no means from what I can inform, obtained up to date in any manner on the within, however it had a pool and it was my quarantine dream so we ended up transferring right here. I’ll say in hindsight now that it has been greater than two years, I realized a lot, this was most likely my greatest studying expertise in a home ever. So for that, I’m so grateful. However for anybody who is considering shopping for a brand new construct after which simply transforming it to appear to be an outdated home, I do wanna warn you that it’s more durable than you assume and costly, and in addition simply tedious. Like, we just about did nothing however renovate this complete two years and my husband is over it. We needed to come to a stopping level in order that’s the place we are actually. 

Emma: So that you’re there?

Elsie: We’re at that stopping level. 

Emma: You’re on the end line. I wager it feels good. 

Elsie: I did make some compromises and I didn’t end all the things I believed I might. I simply determined to not on some issues. 

Emma: Properly, life’s stuffed with compromises. 

Elsie: Sure. Life is filled with compromises and I feel pivoting on your property renovation is sort of important. 

Emma: You gotta hold it free as a result of it’s an enormous challenge. I really feel like a very small challenge can go in response to spec, however like large ones, you sort of should have that wiggle room. Anyway, so possibly let’s discuss concerning the prime 5 issues or one thing alongside these strains that you simply did to the home that you simply really feel like made it, that outdated home really feel to you and comfy and all of the issues that you simply needed that you simply didn’t have it first.

Elsie: Okay. Once we first purchased the home, the entire backside stage was giant beige tile and it was very like echo-y. There was not one single curtain in all the home so it felt very, identical to undressed. Like simply very bare. If you need to use that phrase a few home after which the upstairs was solely carpeted and the footprint is similar. So it’s like half of the home was simply beige carpet. One of many first issues that I needed to speak about is what we took away from the home to make it look much less nineties earlier than I discuss all of the issues that I added to make it go along with my private aesthetic as a result of you can also make it any aesthetic, clearly. I needed, like I really like outdated homes, I needed an outdated home and it wasn’t within the playing cards for us on this space. So I made a decision to create one, which was an awesome artistic problem. So the primary one is that I removed nearly all of the carpet. I say nearly as a result of we did determine to maintain the carpet in our film room as a result of it was a really, what do you name it? Low pile when it’s like not very fluffy. 

Emma: That sounds proper. 

Elsie: Extra like a carpet you’ll see in an workplace constructing and fewer like a carpet you’ll see in a home from the nineties if that is smart. I’m not a carpet skilled, however we stored it in that one room as a result of my husband’s, he’s in music and stuff and he needed it to have like a sure sound. So it was like a sound issue factor. Actually, our canine, we had an aged canine final 12 months who handed and he or she had some loopy accidents in there on the carpet, which is beige or white and it’s the freaking Folex. Have you ever heard bloggers ever discuss Folex, the spray? It’s like a miracle. 

Emma: Yeah. We used to make use of it. We had an aged pug too earlier than he handed. He had plenty of accidents.

Elsie: I can’t consider how significantly better it’s than another spray I’ve ever tried. So undoubtedly if you happen to’re an individual with carpet in your home, get that Folex. It truly is actually legit. So after we first moved in, we just about instantly, I feel it was like a month after we moved in, we booked the flooring for the upstairs. So that they took all of the carpet out and we went to Missouri for every week or so they usually put in wooden flooring. I’ll say that I feel flooring are one of many simpler issues you are able to do to your home. Do you agree with that? 

Emma: I feel it is dependent upon who you’re working with as a result of some folks could possibly be actually gradual. 

Elsie: They’re excessive affect and prefer it’s costly, however it’s not soul-crushing like some initiatives are. I really feel prefer it makes simply such a top quality distinction. I imply, most individuals desire wooden flooring. I do know somebody’s like no. 

Emma: Yeah, I feel most individuals do. Yeah, I feel so. I imply, it is dependent upon the house, however yeah. Like some folks may need them in bedrooms. I imply, you stored some within the film room you’re saying so I feel there’s some areas, however usually, yeah. I feel folks, like wooden flooring.

Carpet and Can Lights

Elsie: I did get to expertise what it was prefer to have the carpet all over the place and if you happen to like it, like, I really like that for you, however I wouldn’t need it. It was within the halls and all the things so it was actually sort of all over the place. Anyway, so yeah, we added wooden to the entire upstairs. So we had an enormous quantity of canned lights, like recess lighting, just like the flat lighting the place it seems to be like just a little can caught up in your ceiling. I do know folks name it by completely different names. So we had like an enormous, large, large quantity. I’ve gotten probably the most conflicting recommendation and opinions from Instagram and from even my mates about whether or not or not you need to have them in any respect, or you need to have a traditional quantity, like a small quantity of them, possibly a minimal quantity, after which a considerable amount of them. So I feel you simply have to seek out the place you match on that spectrum. For me, if I used to be constructing a house from scratch, I can confidently say I might go zero. It’s simply not my sort of lighting and I simply desire different lighting. 

Emma: I can’t wait so that you can see what number of can lights we put in our home that we’re renovating proper now. It’s greater than zero.

Elsie: Okay. However I’ll say for this home, I used to be making an attempt to renovate it, for myself design smart, however with a resale mindset on the subject of sensible, purposeful issues. Which I feel is all the time sensible. For those who can, only a stability. So I did hold some, we minimized them. 

Emma: You probably did have an extreme quantity. It was sort of wild. 

Elsie: I’ll present an image within the present notes for anybody who doesn’t consider me, however even in every bed room, there can be six to 9 can lights in a bed room that additionally has a chandelier. Now we’ve got 4 in every bed room. So, that’s sort of what I’m saying once I say we reduce them. If I used to be constructing from scratch, I like that outdated homes don’t have them, so I most likely would keep away or keep minimal. Then aside from that, we did do away with among the beige tile within the downstairs and we changed a few of it with wooden, which was a very, actually onerous choice between me and my husband. He felt that the tile was like this pool pleasant factor and I felt that wooden can be simply as pool pleasant if you happen to wipe up the water, which we all the time freaking would. So we sort of simply went round about it for some time, however after we put down the wooden, which was sort of like, I’d say three-fourths of the downstairs. He does actually prefer it now and he feels actually good concerning the choice now. So I feel it gave the house a significantly better really feel. So the subsequent factor I wanna discuss are the bookshelves. 


Emma: So these are stuff you added? Now we’ve moved on to stuff you’re including into the home. 

Elsie: Sure. I’m gonna discuss bookshelves. I’m gonna discuss wallpaper and I’m gonna discuss classic stuff and artwork. In order that’s the desk of contents for what’s to return. So after we first noticed this house, there’s so many clean partitions. I knew that I needed to place plenty of bookshelves as a result of in our earlier house, you guys may keep in mind the rainbow bookshelf, I’ll put an image within the present notes. It was my first floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, and I beloved it. It took a clean wall in a room that wasn’t getting plenty of like play. It was simply sort of a boring wall, by no means obtained in a photograph ever. Then abruptly it was just like the bell of a ball. It simply was so particular. It was on the quilt after we did the mother and father’ journal cowl. It was utilized in plenty of pictures. I do know it’s in Alyssa’s e-book. I do know it’s within the domino e-book. Rainbow bookshelves modified my life and I truly obtained into books just lately. So after we moved right here, I had simply watched Knives Out. I’ve a quota to fill that I’ve to say Knives Out in each episode of our podcast.

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Emma: We’re apparently tremendous followers. 

Elsie: So I used to be like, what number of bookshelves and in addition fireplaces can I match on this house? So I made a decision loads. So we added them on this room we’re sitting proper now could be Jeremy’s studio, which is the dimensions of, I might say an excellent measurement bed room. It’s sort of a squarish room although. It’s not lengthy, it’s sq.. He has bookshelves that go all the best way round, which we did that as a result of on this house we didn’t do any soundproofing. However we found that books could be like a type of a sound diffuser and sound actually good. Hopefully, you’re listening to this podcast and will not be like, oh, it sounds horrible, truly. So they give the impression of being cool. It sounds good. It’s actually cozy. We might undoubtedly do that once more. And we’d undoubtedly advocate it to anybody who needs to do a funds music studio as a result of it really works nicely. Then the subsequent one we did was the massive inexperienced cabinets in our front room. We determined to place a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf in the lounge as form of like an accent wall. There’s a hearth within the middle after which to 1 facet, you’ll see the house theater room, after which to the opposite facet is a big bookshelf. It’s so large you could’t go to the highest with out, I imply, I just about simply climb up on just like the countertop a part of it each time however you would wish a ladder if you happen to needed to achieve the highest. That one, I really feel prefer it modified the room possibly greater than any of the opposite renovations. I’m simply gonna put the earlier than and afters, I assume, within the present, you need to see it to consider it. Then the final bookshelf state of affairs that we did is I noticed this one image on Pinterest of a bookshelf eating room and it was like a fireplace lit and it might by no means exit, an unquenchable burning need for a library eating room. 

Emma: I like it. 

Library Eating Room

Elsie: So we determined to do the library eating room and we had already added this arch, which is so unhappy as a result of it was the dimensions was incorrect as a result of the arch was manner greater than the doorways, by the point we put within the doorways and stuff and I used to be like, oh no, that’s not gonna work anymore. It simply all seems to be bizarre. Our eating room desk seems to be like dollhouse furnishings after we first put it up, like I’m telling you this scale points have been bizarre. So I used to be just a little bit nervous about shedding house as a result of when constructing out the bookshelves on three partitions, we did lose about a few ft from either side and in order that was just a little bit like, is it price it? However I can say now, like 1000000% I might do it once more. We additionally added just a little fake hearth and a few sconces across the bookshelves, that are nice lighting everytime you need one thing sort of dim, and bookshelves with cupboards beneath. So what I retailer there’s like my classic purchasing stuff. So it’s like a spot the place I can gather much more random stuff, which makes me so comfortable. So the library eating room was undoubtedly, I feel a turning level for our home as a result of we used a classic hearth mantle that we discovered on the flea market after which form of constructed, it was sort of like Frankenstein hearth as a result of we obtained one piece of it, however then they needed to construct the remaining to match. By the point it was accomplished, I might say it’s my favourite room, and the renovation I’m probably the most happy with as a result of it had so many doubters and Jeremy tried to speak me out of it actually, actually onerous as a result of I get it, like, why do you wanna spend a lot cash on bookshelves in a eating room? It doesn’t completely make sense, however for this home, for this eating room, it identical to wanted one thing to make it really feel cozy and so it labored. 


Emma: Let’s discuss wallpaper. I’d say that’s a large factor in your home. If anybody who’s ever walked by it, like I’ve, there’s identical to a number of completely different wallpapers. A few of it’s like simply on the partitions or half the wall. There’s plenty of areas the place it’s on the ceiling which is a enjoyable characteristic. So how do you decide wallpaper? What’s your take care of wallpaper, man? 

Elsie: For this home, I picked nearly solely conventional wallpaper. The primary wallpaper that I obtained actually impressed by is the one in my workplace and it’s a Hugo and West wallpaper. I picked it as a result of it like, had like this little little bit of Gucci feeling about it so I’ll hyperlink within the present notes all of the wallpapers with the photographs. So you may see what they appear to be as a result of um, remembering all of the manufacturers and stuff off the highest of my head isn’t straightforward. I stayed with principally conventional floral wallpaper, however all of them really feel actually completely different. They’re not all the identical. After which we’ve got one which we haven’t actually proven but. There’s just a little like form of like touchdown room on the prime of our stairs and it connects to our hallway and our major bed room and the child’s secret library. And in that room, we did this darkish inexperienced, I feel Morris and Co wallpaper and it’s on the ceiling too. I name it my vampire room as a result of it truly is so moody. I’ve by no means accomplished a room this moody earlier than.

Emma: It’s very moody. I don’t know. I heard you say vampire room and I used to be like on the lookout for like bats within the wallpaper or one thing or like eyeballs or one thing as a result of it doesn’t actually really feel spooky. It simply feels very wealthy, like velvet, you already know what I imply? 

Elsie: That’s good. After which we lastly did the entryway ceiling, which was kinda like a, I imply it’s an enormous look. I feel it turned out actually cool. It’s undoubtedly like, most likely like the largest assertion that we did in the home.

Emma: The factor I seen loads with that space, the entryway is the wallpaper on the ceiling seems to be stunning, however it additionally makes that chandelier stand out extra. I really feel like if it was a white ceiling, I wouldn’t discover the chandelier as a lot, or it wouldn’t be as seen and it’s actually fairly chandelier. So I don’t know. I used to be like, oh, I by no means actually considered it, however yeah, in the identical manner, like a painted ceiling would try this. I really feel just like the wallpaper does it, however it additionally sort of felt like an outfit the place you see somebody who has some sort of cool pants on and a really patterned shirt. And also you’re like, oh, I wouldn’t put that collectively, however it seems to be wonderful. It seems to be sort of like that. 

Elsie: Thanks. I’m actually enthusiastic about that. I feel it turned out actually cool and that individual sample I’ve, like had this like obsession with it for therefore lengthy and I’ve all the time needed to make use of it. And I actually love the way it turned out. Within the powder toilet, we did a paneling wall that goes up about three-fourths of the best way, after which we left the highest half and it’s an irregular ceiling. So it’s like a ceiling with three partitions after which a sloped wall if that is smart. Like three straight elements and a sloped half. So it sort of wanted like there’s sure patterns that make irregular formed rooms, like actually forgiving. That’s what I utilized in my workplace as nicely. They work very well for like nineties structure. It’s kinda bizarre. Then you definitely simply see the wallpaper and also you don’t see anymore, the like bizarre angles. So yeah, I used a type of patterns and I really like the way it turned out. I used to be like, very proud of it and it’s sort of like, I really feel prefer it’s just a little extra of a coastal vibe than among the different rooms.

Emma: Your lighting fixtures are.

Mild Fixtures

Elsie: Yeah. We used the Stray Canine Designs lighting fixtures, after which I used a ratan trying shade. Then identical to with the white beat board and stuff, it simply sort of appears like, I don’t know, very reverse. I ought to make a video. Essentially the most reverse of the way it was after we first moved in as a result of that room was very dungeon and darkish.

Emma: Sure. I used to hate that rest room plus it’s such excessive ceilings in there and it’s like this lengthy rectangle so it was simply actually like a bizarre room. And now I really feel like the place you probably did the like three-fourths beat board after which the wallpaper, it simply breaks it up visually. It sort of additionally in a bizarre manner, made the ceiling really feel just a little bit decrease, however in a great way. 

Elsie: Thanks. 

Emma: So it’s very nice. 


Elsie: Ought to we discuss concerning the fireplaces?

Emma: Sure. What number of fireplaces do you might have and what number of of them are actual and what number of of them are faux?

Elsie: Okay. So after we moved in the home had one hearth in the lounge that’s actual, and it nonetheless has that one hearth in the lounge that’s actual however we did should redo it as a result of it obtained destroyed once they have been demoing the tile. Which I wasn’t planning on doing. It turned out to be stunning, however so costly. Then I added just a few fake fireplaces. And I nonetheless would add extra if I had the possibility to be trustworthy as a result of they make me so comfortable. So we added one in our bed room. So our bed room simply particularly had plenty of unused house and we knew we didn’t want extra furnishings. It wasn’t the furnishings. It was simply sort of like, and there was scale points. 

Emma: It’s a wild bed room. I’ve by no means seen a bed room that large.

Elsie: And it’s just a little bit sq.. 

Emma: So it makes it like, there’s sort of no cause, I really feel like there’s occasions you see a bed room and it’s large and it’s like, oh, nicely, it’s sort of related. It Nearly has a hallway that’s main someplace, however yours is rather like an enormous empty field with tremendous excessive ceilings and there’s simply nothing occurring in there. 

Elsie: I’ve seen plenty of bedrooms the place you might have room for like a settee and a espresso desk and a TV and whoa, whoa, whoa. However this room doesn’t even have room for any extra furnishings, however it’s large. So we added a TV and we might put chairs there. We simply desire to not as a result of we’re not sitting there however you possibly can simply have chairs. We’ve put them there generally after which it has a dresser after which, the mattress and the bedside tables, however then there was simply this complete different wall. So we determined to have a pretend hearth. And I discovered this arts and crafts hearth on Pinterest that I identical to fell in love with and so we identical to emulated it precisely. So it’s a classic hearth they usually made it look, I might say fairly near the actual factor. We used the sort of tile the place it’s like has just a little little bit of shade variation so it’s like among the items are white and among the items are like just a little bit grey and just a little bit beige, however that was most likely I feel your best option for the bed room. After which aside from that, we paneled the ceiling, which actually helped the sensation of the room to only really feel extra cozy. Like a paneled ceiling. I discovered once I first confirmed Ting, what I wanna do the home he’s like, you can’t panel this many ceilings. It’s like too costly and also you don’t want it. He’s like decide three. So we picked, however to this point we’ve solely accomplished one, however we thought possibly we’d do it within the kitchen. After which we picked the bed room as a result of the bed room identical to the ceiling is sort of like an announcement, however it didn’t look good. So it seems to be so good now it’s most likely my favourite ceiling on this planet. Sure. Oh my God. I’m so excited now to love take all as a result of this can inspire me to love take all my footage.

Emma: I do know you need to present it as a result of folks can be like, present me it. 



Elsie: Sure. Okay. So the subsequent factor I wanna discuss is like including classic antiques, outdated lighting fixtures, eBay finds, and stuff like that.

Classic Particulars, Paintings, and Extra

Emma: So I consider this as just like the small stuff. You already know, like if you happen to have been to maneuver, you’ll take this stuff with you. I assume you possibly can take a pretend hearth relying if it’s like actually built-in or not, however like bookshelves, issues like that you simply’re not taking that with you. Wallpaper, you’re not taking that with you. 

Elsie: Our fireplaces are undoubtedly completely mounted.

Emma: Yeah. Yours are like in place. 

Elsie: Yeah, the sunshine, I imply, I wouldn’t take a lightweight fixture, however you possibly can all the time swap if you happen to needed to. The vintage mild fixture I discovered that we used is within the children’ library and it’s a cathedral chandelier. Is that what it’s known as once they do the sort of crazy factor on the backside?

Emma: I consider it as a Titanic chandelier myself, you already know, the film Titanic 

Elsie: Titanic chandelier . Yeah, that’s an excellent description. It’s so sparkly. The solar hits it each evening at a sure time. It’s simply so magical. If I might do my complete home in classic lighting fixtures, I might like to, however I feel., I imply, they’re such an enormous time dedication to love supply them, after which they’re not returnable and there’s plenty of danger related to them. Generally you need to get them rewired. So I feel choosing a pair for me was like I obtained the texture of it with out doing all of them and going too deep in.

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Emma: Yeah. Ting was like decide three. 

Elsie: I feel that for my Enneagram seven, the decide three is sweet if you are available in with this large checklist, that’s an excellent technique. Yeah, I undoubtedly assume I’ve purchased probably the most eBay stuff of my complete life since we moved right here as a result of I’m like amassing these little brass bugs. Sure. There’s some like ladybugs and frogs and I did get so impressed by Knives Out. I simply needed to have like, simply that like each room appears like a priceless assortment. But it surely’s like priceless since you might by no means discover it once more. You might by no means replicate it once more. Anybody can purchase a chair from Serena and Lily, which is wonderful, however not anybody can purchase this sure, you already know. For those who take the time to discover a velvet chair on eBay, then it’s like considered one of a form or basically. 

Emma: Yeah. Or discovering it the place it identical to matches your house completely. Like you might have one little brass butterfly factor on the finish of the bookshelf that identical to matches the house completely or no matter. In order that, after which I additionally simply assume there’s a sense of like, oh, this has been not simply thoughtfully curated, however like, it takes time to love put collectively issues like that. Everytime you have a look at a catalog, that’s like all one model. The rooms don’t look curated in that manner as a result of it’s all one model’s furnishings they usually truly don’t wanna put a bunch of bizarre stuff in there as a result of then it might most likely pull focus. They need you to deal with simply their gadgets and if you stroll right into a home like that, it’s actually tidy however I feel your home feels very reverse of that. It’s like, you already know, issues come from throughout and from plenty of completely different eras and simply have a vibe. It’s obtained a vibe. 

Elsie: Thanks. That’s the greatest praise. I feel that’s one thing that you are able to do on any funds as a result of we did begin thrifting the primary day I obtained my driver’s license and the stuff that we might discover thrifting again then within the nineties, it’s simply as cool because the stuff that now I spend manner an excessive amount of cash on eBay shopping for. So I feel if you happen to’re prepared to place within the hours, and there’s all of the people who find themselves obsessive about Fb market, property gross sales, like all of the issues. I feel I’ve mentioned that like one million occasions on this podcast, however I do assume it’s the primary manner you could get an costly trying house that’s like simply your fashion on a small funds however the time dedication is large. However for me, I really like that. I really like amassing stuff and I really like analyzing and studying concerning the historical past and I feel it’s enjoyable. For me, it’s identical to a pastime and I feel amassing classic stuff is a good pastime. 

Emma: Oh yeah. Undoubtedly. 

Elsie: Once we had Elizabeth from Low cost Outdated Homes on the podcast, I requested her, what’s one of the best ways to get an old-looking home if you happen to even have a brand new home, like what will we do? She informed me the primary factor is simply shopping for classic and I actually do. I’ve lived it now and I can identical to testify that’s the primary factor. I feel it’s so particular and it’s tremendous enjoyable. I really feel such a much bigger bond with my classic collections that I do with the rest I personal. So I feel it’s actually particular. Ooh, we’re gonna discuss artwork. So when Emma first obtained right here, I had a desk stuffed with frames and I used to be like making an attempt to love put all my artwork, like I had simply gone and eventually obtained all of the frames, identical to amassing prints for a few years,  however in a pile in my workplace. So I lastly obtained the frames and I used to be like, I’m gonna end this. So I figured that I ought to most likely like hurry up and cling them as a result of she has just a little child that’s crawling round. 

Emma: He undoubtedly like was knocking over among the like frames right here and there. So it’s like, oh, I’m sorry. That is what he does. He’s . He’s very . 

Elsie: However he helped me a lot as a result of I might’ve overthought it and like set them there after which considered it for every week and like, issues like that. However I simply hung all of them with out considering hardly in any respect. 

Emma: Oscar’s gonna break it. I’m gonna get my command strips out and get this accomplished.

Elsie: Yeah and it helped. So anyway, yeah, we needed to speak for a sec about artwork as a result of Emma was saying she favored the way it was like a bizarre, it’s like bizarre artwork.

Emma: You might have a mixture as a result of you might have what I might think about like high quality artwork stuff and possibly it’s prints or possibly it’s an authentic, however like issues that artists have made. Then you definitely even have like kiddo artwork out of your ladies, you might have household portraits, and you then even do like sort of an eclectic model of household portraits. Some are such as you guys smiling on the digicam, however then there’s a number of like extra candid feeling issues that I do know you simply took along with your cellphone, like moments which might be taking place rapidly so you need to like seize a photograph. It’s only a very large combine and I actually like that. Then you definitely’ll even put in bizarre issues, like a minimum of two locations in your home, you might have these little like fortune cookies body which might be such as you’ll be receiving a name quickly. Was that from if you obtained the decision about Goldie? When Goldie joined the household? 

Elsie: Sure. 

Emma: That’s what I believed. Yeah. I used to be like, it’s both Goldie or Nova, however I can’t keep in mind the story now. You even have like tiny little gold body for the precise fortune cookie that I discovered. 

Elsie: Oh my gosh, you seen my fortune cookie body.

Emma: Oh, I instantly was like, I’ve gotta convey this up sooner or later so she might put a hyperlink on the weblog as a result of I simply need to purchase it. That’s the one manner I’ll keep in mind is that it’s like linked someplace that I can discover later once I keep in mind. It’s such a cute little body and I’ve a particular fortune cookie too. It’s like on my bulletin board in my workplace. And I used to be like, I might like to put it in a tiny gold body. 

Elsie: I’ve purchased nearly all my artwork from Etsy so it’s not that it’s like something fancy. I hold saying like, I wanna purchase a few originals. I feel that might be an excellent subsequent step for me and I might like to help some painters and issues like that, however I haven’t accomplished that but. Most all the things that we’ve got is within the underneath $50 vary or a minimum of underneath 100 {dollars}. Etsy is the best artwork useful resource on this planet as a result of additionally an enormous quantity of the artwork that I’ve is the sort that you simply purchase it as a obtain and it’s like $5 after which you may print it in any measurement you need, which is so good as a result of generally I don’t know what measurement I need. 

Emma: You simply know you’re keen on the piece in your life. 

Elsie: Yeah. And I purchase plenty of thrift retailer frames, so it’s useful to have the ability to like resize issues your self. I actually like that. I’d undoubtedly desire it to love having to choose the dimensions on their web site and get it mailed to you. So, yeah my favourite Etsy artist is known as Janet Hill. So she’s the one with like the attention patch one and just like the man that’s smoking the pipe. Her stuff may be very Wes Anderson. She additionally wrote a novel, so she has two kids’s books. I really like her a lot. She’s undoubtedly identical to such a cool painter. So I’ve a bunch of hers after which let me assume plenty of historic prints, like, did you see the print in Goldie’s room? I feel it’s from San Francisco. It’s a historic print of like, just about like a mansion, nearly a fortress constructed on the sting of the seashore. It’s tremendous cool and peculiar. 

Emma: She confirmed me her Elsa poster, however we didn’t get to the, we didn’t get to that, I assume.

Elsie: Sure. Sure. She made a DIY Elsa. It’s three ft tall so we’ve got that. 

Emma: It’s obtained plenty of jewels on it. 

Elsie: Yeah, Elsa is life. So our daughters do a ton of artwork clearly so I simply attempt to like body as a lot as I can. In our kitchen, I simply obtained these frames from Amazon that flip up so you may change the artwork anytime you need so I’m undoubtedly gonna hyperlink these as a result of I feel it’s good for the kitchen. Simply because such as you could be altering it continually. For us, a minimum of it’s the place we’ve got the backpacks and we’re getting the college artwork out and all of that. So it’s identical to slap it within the body. You may identical to, put one on prime of one other, on prime of one other in that body. And I feel that that’s actually cool as a result of it simply goes so quick and like the quantity of artwork that we’re accumulating is weird. 

Emma: Properly, I really like that it’s like put the child artwork in amongst all the remainder of the artwork correctly. So I like that. I additionally assume such as you undoubtedly have, like, your complete fridge is like lined with child artwork, which I feel correctly, after all, what else are fridges for. Additionally, I really feel like seeing them in frames identical to elevates it just a little bit which I actually love. So it’s like, I really like the fridge artwork and I feel everybody ought to try this. I’ve tons on mine, little footprint issues that Oscar’s accomplished on there, however I feel placing it in body generally is like actually particular and sort of elevates it. I don’t know. I prefer it loads. 

Elsie: No, I feel you’re completely proper. It alerts that it’s like one thing you’re gonna hold without end, which I feel is so particular. You probably have children, you perceive, like I truly assume it’s simpler in actual time to choose those to place up than to build up this large archive of stuff after which have the strain of displaying it in a while once they’re older. So yeah, for me it really works greatest to only sort of like put it up. 

Emma: You already know, too as a result of I walked in your workplace and Elsie’s desk is like lined along with her work after which her children work like, so it’s simply a lot like artwork all over the place, however instantly I noticed these tiny Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that Nova had clearly made. And I instantly was like, these are implausible as a result of they’re like minimize out, 10 outta 10. And I used to be like, oh, Elsie, I noticed these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and he or she was like, oh, I’m framing these. I nearly thought they have been misplaced so it’s like, you already know, instantly if you’re like this one’s a framer, it’s going up instantly. 

Elsie: It’s true. You don’t even actually should assume simply go along with your intestine.

Emma: You’ll know, the artwork tells you and that one mentioned cowabunga, put me in a body. Get it. Michaelangelo. 

Elsie: He’s a celebration dude. Yeah. Yeah. Oh my God, Nova’s blasting the Ninja Turtle’s theme music every single day. So she’s a celebration dude. Our home may be very cool. Anyway, I’m making an attempt to assume if there’s the rest about artwork, however I’ll hyperlink, we’ve got a few actually thorough weblog posts the place it’s like artwork for each single room and people have plenty of artwork from my house in them. Yeah. Yeah. Amassing artwork. That’s an awesome publish. So I’ll ensure and hyperlink to all of that, however I feel that simply breaking the seal and simply hanging stuff up is the best way to go.

Emma: You may change it. 

Elsie: No, I’m like so relieved. I might’ve spent so lengthy, however I identical to put the artwork up and it’s up now and it’s accomplished and in our hidden library, the entire partitions full and it simply feels, it’s not good and I might have overthought it extra and I might have been like my choosy self, however I feel it’s simply not price it with that sort of factor. It’s higher to identical to do it and revel in it. And I feel, yeah, simply let your eyes, get used to it after which simply be like, that’s adequate.

Emma: Yeah. I feel too, taking the time to place up artwork in your home, no matter you want, no matter it’s you need, or household, pictures, no matter, simply stuff in your partitions. I feel it’s simply very inviting as a result of like we visited some mates after we obtained to Nashville for this journey. They’re each like very creative, like a musician and a graphic designer they usually’re identical to actually cool. I’d by no means been of their home earlier than and naturally, they’d such an attention-grabbing curated, assortment of artwork on their partitions of like authentic items and clearly items most likely from mates and various things like that. And I felt myself strolling round their home, taking a look at their artwork. I prefer to snoop homes and I’ll be like, simply actually trustworthy with folks about it like I’m gonna Snoop your home proper now and folks don’t care normally. I simply assume like when you might have artwork up, it’s such as you’re inviting folks to snoop. You’re like, I’ve displayed one thing. I would really like you to return into my eating room and have a look at the piece that I’ve placed on my wall or come on into our kitchen and see what I framed in right here or no matter. Like I simply really feel like one thing about it is extremely like, go forward and look, I’ve put this on show so that you can have a look at and it’s identical to a really inviting environment and so I dig it. I really feel extra relaxed strolling round somebody’s home if they’ve a bunch of artwork up as a result of I really feel like I’m supposed to have a look at it and probably touch upon it and inform them how cool it’s or what piece I like or hear their story about the place they obtained it or no matter it’s like. So it’s a really enjoyable factor. 

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Elsie: No, I fully agree. I really like that. That’s such a pleasant option to put it and it makes me wanna cling artwork even sooner sooner or later in order that’s like actually encouraging. So yeah, hopefully, everyone seems to be like gonna hammer some holes in some partitions now after listening to this. That makes me comfortable to assume.

Emma: All proper, nicely, we even have a subject request that we obtained from Instagram. So the subject is methods to deal with a friendship breakup in your thirties. 

Elsie: I believed this one was a very good query. We get questions like this gorgeous ceaselessly. I feel it’s a fairly widespread expertise. 

Emma: Yeah. Friendship in your thirties and past I feel, I imply, usually friendship in maturity, I feel could be completely different than it was like in highschool and school the place you’re simply continually assembly new folks and stuff like that. 

Elsie: I feel it’s very completely different. Okay. So for me, I used to be fascinated about this and I don’t essentially assume I’ve had a friendship breakup in my thirties, so I couldn’t consider a breakup however I’ve had fairly just a few friendships the place we simply form of like misplaced contact. However for me, I pleasure myself in having a excessive capability for being low upkeep the place like, I don’t have to speak to somebody for six months or a 12 months, however then we are able to catch up and like be synced again up actually rapidly. And I prefer to be that buddy for different folks and I like mates like that for myself. Like so far as like the buddies that I fell away from just a little bit, like, I don’t know. I sort of simply assume it’s regular. I couldn’t say something dangerous about it. It simply looks as if life.

Emma: That’s sort of what I feel as a result of even once I take into consideration normally when folks say the time period breakup they’re speaking about romantic relationships. So even like fascinated about that, I’m like, it was all the time an excellent factor as a result of it led to the subsequent factor. Which isn’t to say like, so I don’t cherish previous issues. Like when you’ve got a friendship breakup, you’re most likely nonetheless gonna like cherish the time you had collectively and all of that however you might simply be within the season for the subsequent factor like possibly somebody has moved or one thing of that nature. I don’t know. I don’t even actually assume it’s completely essential to have any sort of sit down discuss, however I assume there are occasions you do must set boundaries and simply somebody isn’t getting it so you need to be just a little extra direct, however I’ve by no means actually had that, both somebody doing it to me or me needing to try this. So I’ve by no means actually had, I assume, a friendship breakup both. I feel much like you, it’s like I’ve had some that, some relationships that it sort of wax and wan or no matter or identical to, oh, we’re not that shut as a result of I seen they weren’t actually there for me throughout a tough time and all these different mates have been. You discover issues like that. I feel it’s simply sort of like a, oh, nicely, there you go. I don’t know. 

Elsie: Yeah, I assume my recommendation is to attempt to consider it as making house, identical to the rest in life, making house for one thing, for what’s subsequent, and in addition to only develop into comfy with the concept some friendships are like greatest in a season. I feel even along with your shut mates, you may consider seasons the place you have been like, actually like shut and synced up, after which you may consider different seasons the place you felt just a little bit distant like anybody would,. So I feel that it’s simply pure. It’s unhappy for certain particularly if you happen to obtained your emotions harm. I might perceive that. 

Emma: No, that sucks. 

Elsie: Yeah, however I feel possibly considering of it as regular hopefully will assist as a result of like, I can’t even inform you what number of occasions we’ve gotten a query like this. I do assume it’s as a result of so many individuals are experiencing it. For me on this time of my life, I’ve so many occasions the place I simply really feel responsible as a result of I really feel like I simply don’t have loads to supply to different ladies. On the finish of working and being a mother, I’m depleted. Good phrase. I feel having grace for people who find themselves depleted can be a very great factor. For those who can muster it as a result of I might hate to assume that there could possibly be individuals who assume that I had a friendship breakup with them simply because I’m like going by a troublesome time. And that could possibly be too as a result of so many individuals are going by issues we don’t know on a regular basis. So, yeah, that’s a tragic one, however we’re sending you a hug for certain. Then once I say that, I truly actually imply it each single time. So I hope the hug is obtained. 

Emma: Oh, additionally one very last thing, at any time when I make new mates or I’m hanging out with somebody I don’t know that nicely they usually appear to speak actually poorly about their outdated mates or somebody they’re not mates with anymore. Simply so you already know, anybody listening, I all the time discover that and it instantly, it does just a little alarm in my head the place I’m like, don’t inform this particular person something, don’t belief them. They’re gonna do the identical factor to you. 

Elsie: I even have had that have just lately additionally and it’s unhappy as a result of I don’t assume that folks know that that may be a purple flag.

Emma: Yeah. That’s why I needed to say, it’s identical to, you’re not a foul particular person for doing that. Generally you are feeling like it’s essential to vent by one thing that was painful. I get that, however let me advocate remedy. It’s an awesome place to vent by issues that it’s essential to work by however if you happen to’re simply out sort of like, mainly sh*t speaking somebody, simply so you already know if different folks round you appear to not likely belief you as a result of they is perhaps feeling such as you’re gonna try this to them as a result of they’re seeing you do it to a different particular person. 

Elsie: Properly, I might assume they for certain will.

Emma: I might, if you happen to discuss to me about somebody, I’ll be like, oh, I’m not gonna inform you something since you’re most likely gonna try this to me if you really feel prefer it

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Elsie: So our final phase is household meals you can also make quick. They tie proper collectively. 

Emma: Trigger you already know what no one needs household meals that take without end. 

Elsie: Do you actually have a household meal that you simply try this takes without end? 

Emma: Thanksgiving. 

Elsie: Okay. I used to be gonna say for me like pizza as a result of it’s a larger dedication as a result of you need to prep the dough.

Emma: I obtained three issues that we do at house loads, and I’ll preface by saying my son’s at an age the place he does eat the dinner that we eat, however he goes to mattress at seven and he doesn’t eat all the things that we eat like he’s one. So basically, he has a dinner and we’ve got a dinner. We’re not on the place but the place we sort of all eat dinner collectively. We can be at some point and that sounds truly actually cute and enjoyable. That’s simply not likely the season I’m in. So anyway, these are like three household meals that Trey and I make for simply us mainly after Oscar’s sleep and we would like it to be actually quick as a result of we’re actually hungry.

Elsie: That is smart. 

Emma: Okay. So the three issues are we make air-fried hen wings which I’ve undoubtedly talked about on this podcast earlier than. So I’m sorry, however I really like them they usually’re on the weblog. We eat them a minimum of as soon as every week, a minimum of typically extra. Okay. So yeah, hen wings. Then plenty of occasions we may have a cheeseboard dinner or charcuterie, I assume as a result of it’ll have meat too. It’s not essentially fancy, each every so often we are going to, we’re like we’re gonna have an at house date time. We’re gonna get some fancy cheeses and fancy issues. Generally although, we’re like string cheeses on the board. Prefer it’s not that fancy, however it’s identical to meat and cheese and fruits and possibly some greens, however principally simply these issues and it’s identical to actually quick. Perhaps we pop popcorn. I don’t know, be at liberty to evaluate, no matter. So it’s that sort of factor 

Elsie: if somebody’s judging you for popping popcorn, they’re within the incorrect place.

Emma: I imply, I’m sorry for having a cheeseboard for dinner. I’m simply kidding. 

Elsie: No, nobody can decide you. I need popcorn to be in my dinner all the time. Particularly like when we’ve got like household film evening, it kinda ruins your dinner and I like it.

Emma: I present up loads at my e-book membership and it’s like, everybody eats dinner, like as we get there after which go into speaking. Lots of occasions I’m simply consuming a bag of popcorn. 

Elsie: You convey your personal popcorn? 

Emma: Yeah. Yeah. Properly, I convey my very own dinner.

Elsie: Does everybody convey their very own dinner?

Emma: Yeah. And lots of people have like these cute little glass Tupperware and it’s like a complete meal or they’ve some sort of good takeout. I simply present up with this bag of popcorn and generally an apple. One time, I simply bummed an apple off somebody as a result of I used to be like, I want I had an apple they usually have been like, right here you go. So I don’t have my life collectively.

Elsie: Oh my gosh. That’s humorous. 

Emma: Yeah. Okay. That wasn’t my third one. That was a bonus. My third one is stir fry. Which I even have a weblog publish about methods to construct an awesome stir fry and it has mainly a stir fry meals pyramid. Anyway, I’ll hyperlink it. It’ll make sense if you see it, however I really like stir fry as a result of it will possibly come collectively actually quick and you’ll mainly use something you need to like make it occur. In order that’s very nice and you’ll change the flavors and yeah, so we love stir fry. We make that a minimum of as soon as every week. 

Elsie: Good. Okay. I’ve mine. So I simply made a weblog publish for this one totchos which is tater tot nachos. So we had them at this restaurant in Nashville known as the Mockingbird and we love them. They’ve a brunch model and a dinner model so I believed that might be enjoyable. This can be a actually good one for my children as a result of they may help. It’s sort of identical to placing issues on a sheet pan after which baking it. So it’s like one thing the place they might like assist unfold the stuff, pour the stuff. My four-year-old, just about her favourite meals is hash browns, just like the McDonald’s type the little hash brown. The little patty type that you simply get at Dealer Joe’s. So tater tots will not be all that completely different from that. So, yeah, we love a tater tot. I put one pot pasta, however actually it’s identical to, I simply make pasta actually. I simply make pasta on a regular basis, butter noodles, and garlic. Additionally, I actually like, for a Dealer Joe’s dinner, the ravioli is like my primary Dealer Joe’s meals as a result of you may take it straight from the freezer to a boiling water to your plate in like 10 minutes. It’s so quick and you’ll hold it without end, which I really like that, not as a lot strain to love use it rapidly.

Emma: It’s attention-grabbing it’s in your freezer as a result of I feel normally consider contemporary pasts, like within the fridge and also you would wish to make use of it like that week someday. 

Elsie: I freeze them and you’ll nonetheless warmth it up inside a couple of minutes. 

Emma: Nice mother hack. 

Elsie: Then I put chili like chili is chili. There’s nothing higher than chili. What’s subsequent? I put frozen dumplings as a result of dumplings are all the things to our household. So we just like the all the time pan it has just like the steamed baskets and you’ll double up the place there’s like two steamed baskets and it’s so cute. So you are able to do buns, like bow buns and pot stickers and generally we’ve got shumai. So I get most, all of my frozen stuff from Dealer Joe’s additionally. They’re like frozen Asian meals part, it’s like fairly good and I like it. It really works nicely for me proper now as a result of I simply can’t go to a bunch of shops.

Emma: Identical. Yeah. 

Elsie: Winner for dinner. That’s my final one. Properly, I assume that that’s all the things. Thanks a lot for listening. This week’s present notes are at, and they are going to be very photograph heavy. I’m ending my excursions and sharing the home with you guys this season. So thanks a lot for following alongside and we’ll be again subsequent week.

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