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

This week, we’re going over our summer time bucket listing and letting you in on all our summer time plans. Plus, we’re revealing our Q2 e-book membership choices and what has been sparking pleasure for us these days.

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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.

Take a look at our Springfield Metropolis Information

Q2 E book Membership Choices:

Beach Read by Emily Henry

The Creative Act by Rick Rubin

Sparks Pleasure:

Elsie – Vinyl star decals and espresso machine

Emma – Brief-style underwear

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Episode 183 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to The Stunning Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation pay attention. This week we’re going over our summer time bucket listing and letting you in on all our summer time plans. Plus we’re revealing our quarter-two e-book choices and what has been sparking pleasure for us these days. This ought to be a enjoyable one. Preparing for summer time. Acquired summer time studying. We obtained summer time plans. Oh yeah. 

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

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

Elsie: Sure, we’re gonna have a lot enjoyable. Yeah, cuz after we first determined to maneuver, it was final summer time, so it’s been nearly 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 form of like an imaginary factor and now it’s actually occurring in just a few weeks, so it feels actually good. So we’re gonna undergo our summer time bucket listing. Did you put together three? I ready three.

Emma: Sure. So we will simply trip. Okay. So the very first thing on my summer time bucket listing is a fairly large one. We obtained 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 large deal. Some persons are in all probability like, nicely, 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 obtained Oscar’s passport and on our summer time bucket listing is someday this summer time, 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 of stamp. And he’s additionally, by no means flown earlier than, so it’s gonna be simply gonna be a giant journey for us as a household. And I’m actually enthusiastic about it. I’m additionally a bit of nervous. I believe he’s gonna do nice. He loves to only observe and stare at individuals. So I really feel just like the airplane will likely be enjoyable for him, and he’s fairly good about with the ability to sleep in other places. So I believe he’ll nonetheless if it’s like nap time, I believe he’ll nonetheless be capable to take a bit of nap. So I believe it’s gonna work out. However perhaps 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 observing us whereas our children cried. However total, I believe it’s often simpler than you assume it’s gonna be. 

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

Elsie: Do you wanna know my random tip? When you convey a bit of field of band-aids, identical to common band-aids, if you actually need one thing, you may 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 believe it really works very well, it’s a toddler age they only love band-aids. 

Emma: Yeah. No, that’s a terrific tip. I’m 100% going to try this. The emergency bandaids. 

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

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 town, be open to new issues, and take a look at new locations. There are loads 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 part. Like boring issues like an orthodontist, however like thrilling issues like a farmer’s market and new buddies. I simply wanna have a really open-minded, open-hearted season and attempt to simply make the very best of it. As a result of this summer time is type of like our time to settle.

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

Elsie: I’m so excited. I’m a bit of nervous and it’s thrilling. Simply wanna make this summer time all about making an attempt every part since there are such a lot of totally different locations. I’ll say town information was superb. She obtained 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 type 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 time too. We’re gonna make it a particular one. Oscar is so excited to play on the pool together with your ladies and simply do all types of issues. You’re gonna find it irresistible. All proper, the second factor on my bucket listing 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 presently when I’ve information to announce that it’s extra official. I will likely be on our podcast when it’s time, however I’ve nothing to say in the mean time, simply speaking with some of us. We’ll see. However yeah, so within the meantime, I’m gonna begin engaged on novel three, and I believe I’ve talked about a bit of bit up to now like what the thought was. So basically 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 reside. And if you happen to’ve by no means heard of Branson, Missouri, it’s a really large vacationer vacation spot. They’ve plenty of reveals they usually 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 might see the lake and I may see the showboat Branson Bell, which is, I believe like a steamboat-style large boat. Type of like a cruise, if you happen to’ve ever been on a cruise. It’s like that kind, it’s not that large, nevertheless it’s that kind of a giant boat and you may go on it. And so they have like a dinner theater, so you will have dinner and there’s like a present. I’ve really by no means completed it, although I solely reside like 45 minutes. However I’ve heard about it loads. And anyway, I may see that from the window and I simply obtained it in my thoughts that I used to be like, I’m gonna do a e-book that’s like Homicide on the Showboat Branson Bell. Like characters are on the boat and a homicide occurs they usually must 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 of extra like clue type of, loads of totally different characters. All people has a motive, who is aware of who did it, blah, blah, that type of factor. So I hope will probably be enjoyable. I do not know. I’m simply beginning it however that’s on my summer time bucket listing to essentially, 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 facility work. So long as I give myself time, that’s no large deal. That’s identical to barreling by it. Nevertheless it takes me a very long time to type 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 time. 

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 nicely. 

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 first step. Yeah. As I’m making an entire bunch of my buddies 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 time is to do nesting stage 10 out of 10, like no matter, I don’t know what to name it, code pink alert. So I need to be loopy about nesting. I simply wanna absolutely settle into our home and I wanna make it good and ideal is a relative time period. I wanna make it good to me like I wanna make it really feel like house. So a few episodes again, we talked about how we offered our home furnished and yesterday I obtained plenty of questions on my Instagram about it and I used to be considering perhaps in a future episode we may do one about furnishing a home from scratch as a result of that’s the following 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 this point, and I’m simply type of trying ahead to spending the summer time establishing the rooms and filling issues out with antiques and plenty of flea market looking and issues like that. Set up 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 find it irresistible. I like establishing a home. It’s additionally that second the place you understand if you happen to 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 then you definately 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 own home after you’ve moved and also you’ve set sufficient up that you may reside such as you’re not completed. 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 nerve-racking. So I’m excited for that second for you. 

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

Emma: Third factor on my summer time bucket listing is I’m gonna arrange all my vacation decor, and I do know what you may be considering. Emma, why are you organizing all of your Christmas and Halloween stuff in the summertime? Properly, one, it offers me a terrific excuse to be messing round with all my Christmas and Halloween stuff in the summertime. However two primarily I need it to be completed 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, similar 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 really assume pulling out all of the stuff is just like the blissful half. It’s so thrilling and so I believe 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 time. Plus, I really feel just like the summer time for us tends to be a bit of bit slower. So far as like weblog world. So I really feel prefer it’s an excellent time to try this as a result of This fall and the vacation season are usually fairly busy. So, I don’t need to make it a purpose in that season to arrange it. I simply don’t assume it’ll occur.

Elsie: No, that is smart. I believe it’s good to offer a delegated time to do the organizing and never having to try this whenever you’re simply making an attempt 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 nicely, 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 every now and then. Not constantly as my foremost 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 revel 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 house on my Instagram, don’t fear. However on the weblog, I’m principally 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 making an attempt. I really feel like I’m studying on a regular basis, which is one thing that works very well for my persona. Simply be continuously studying learn how to do one thing new that I didn’t know. So yeah, please go away me a five-star recipe evaluate and that’s how I’ll know that you simply love me. 

Emma: When you don’t, you don’t love us. 

Elsie: Emma leaves me one on each recipe. 

Emma: Yeah, as a result of I like you and I assume nobody else does. No, I’m simply kidding everybody. However yeah, I believe for thus lengthy we felt like individuals wouldn’t be serious about like fundamentals and now we’re type 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 need to know actually good all the knowledge, learn how to do one thing that’s perhaps type of fundamental, however that’s what they’re really making. They don’t essentially all the time wanna make the wacky, bizarre, tremendous exhausting, tremendous tough stuff. Which, that’s not even like what I’m good at cooking and I believe for you at instances you all the time felt intimidated, like that’s what you had been speculated to be. And also you had been like, no, I make like actually good smoothies and actually good espresso, and may I speak about 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 believe it’s an excellent period. 

Elsie: Me too. I’m having a lot enjoyable. I’m engaged on my cocktails archive this summer time. So if you happen to 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 these days.

Elsie: Good. Oh yeah, I simply ordered, Emma offered 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 if you happen to’re searching 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 dear.

Elsie: It’s round like $500 I believe, which is within the center. I simply need one which works nicely, that’s constant, that doesn’t break on a regular basis. And that’s the issue I had with my previous one. I’m actually excited to strive one thing totally different as a result of for a minute I believed 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, if you happen to’re searching for one thing even cheaper, one, you are able to do range prime espresso, and that’s the most affordable factor you are able to do. However yeah, two, it is a bit more concerned, you’d must have your personal grinder and a few various things, however you are able to do it and that’s the most affordable approach. 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 if you happen to’re getting one, I do assume they’re fairly prime quality and I like them. However this espresso machine I’ve, it’s you utilize complete beans so you should purchase any beans you need, which I believe 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 must 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 you must clear out the grounds and issues like that. Nevertheless it’s actually the best to make use of, however nonetheless actually high-quality house 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 smooth promote if you’d like an espresso machine. That is how I offered Elsie, I used to be like, pay attention, that is the very best one.

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

Emma: I find it irresistible. We use it like every single day. We’ve used it every single day since Christmas. 

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

Emma: Yeah. We find it irresistible. 

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 way in which until August, after which in August we’ll announce how we’re gonna do a Halloween e-book membership theme this 12 months, and it’s gonna be spooky. Okay, so for summer time, Emma did one thing tremendous beneficiant. She despatched me all of the books they usually had been principally books I had learn, which I used to be so blissful about due to transferring. So we’re gonna do two books for the summer time they usually’re each books that I’ve already learn. 

Emma: Elsie’s forward. 

Elsie: Yeah, I get a bit of little bit of like simpler time. So yeah, since I’ve already learn these books, I believed I may do the suggestions. Okay, so the primary one is Beere by Emily Henry. When you’ve by no means learn an Emily Henry e-book, you’ve in all probability seen them. They’re like actually cute, colourful colours. I believe that she may need a factor the place ultimately she’s making an attempt to do the entire rainbow as a result of they appear like every one is a special colour they usually’re actually fairly. I’ve learn, I believe two of her books, they usually’re positively like a romantic comedy in e-book type and I like them. I believe they’re actually enjoyable. They’re positively temper meals for me. I’ve to be within the temper for only a mild, simple, romantic e-book. And the tales are good and it’s enjoyable, they’re every totally different. Yeah, so Seaside Learn is a summer time romance, I believe the title is cute, the duvet’s cute, and I may even say that Julia Whelan performs all of Emily Henry’s audiobooks and if you happen to’re an audiobook individual, 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 a lot of these books. And he or she does loads of well-liked books as a result of she’s completed I believe many of the Taylor Jenkins learn books additionally and all the Emily Henry books after which another actually well-liked books. So anyway, if you happen to haven’t tried an audiobook I believe this can be a good one to strive. I’d positively advocate it. 

Emma: Yep. And I will likely be studying this on the pool this summer time. 

Elsie: Sure, positively, I believe the truth that the duvet says Seaside actual large, makes it cute for a trip.

Emma: Yeah, I do too.

Elsie: It’s candy. The subsequent e-book is The Artistic Act by Rick Rubin, and I listened to this e-book additionally. I listened to it on a drive. It’s fairly quick, I believe 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 form of factor, however I positively know that he’s probably the most well-known music producers on this planet, and that’s in all probability all you actually need to know. The e-book isn’t about music, he’s not speaking about his profession hardly in any respect. So if you happen to don’t care about that, don’t fear the e-book is Large Magic adjoining. It Vibes good, very well for Large Magic followers, which I believe most of us are. That’s certainly one of my favourite non-fiction books of my complete life and this e-book, has loads of that, nevertheless it’s a bit of totally different and it was very good. He has, I don’t know in the event that they’re referred to as gongs or chimes, however there’s like sound results, very continuously all through the e-book, which I loved and I simply thought his efficiency was very entertaining. So I positively advocate this e-book if you happen to like, a inventive, any type of e-book that encourages creativity, that is going to be your jam. When you like an audiobook, his efficiency is cute. When you don’t prefer it, learn it, it’s not lengthy in any respect. So, yeah, that’s my exhausting promote on each of our summer time 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 recommended 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 recently? 

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 matches her completely. It’s what she’s been serious about for a very long time, so I’m very excited. I believe subsequent 12 months when she turns 9, it’s potential she may go to house camp. I used to be studying about that and I believe 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 similar decals as Christmas decor, and I’d simply stick them on the wall and type of simply stick them throughout. It’s identical to little gold stars, identical to including a bit of 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 brighten it as like a sky, an evening sky. After which she’ll have a bit of cell with all of the planets. And in addition an vintage chandelier. So I believe 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 speak about underwear for a second. So I purchased a pack of like boxer transient fashion 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 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 alter 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 type 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 loads of Halloween varieties. 

Elsie: I’ve the identical downside. Yeah. My fall and Christmas and winter pajama assortment is big and my summer time 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 can be like florals they usually’re wonderful, 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 loads of common bikini kinds, and I additionally put on thongs loads. 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 obtained crumbs on the sofa. I can’t cope with this. So anyway, I used to be like, my husband wears briefs and I used to be like, I believe I’d 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 believe they’re type of cute. I really feel like I’m simply sporting fitness center shorts type of however they’re not like compression like fitness center shorts. And so yeah, it simply feels very comfy and good. 

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

Emma: I’ll, I’ll hyperlink to ’em and then you definately’ll know the type of underwear I’m sporting round my home at evening. 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 will have a reality for us or a joke? 

Nova: Truth. 

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

Nova: Do you know that pugs are identified to be humorous, good and I believe cute. They prefer to reside in individuals’s homes they usually 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 that you may submit your questions at podcast a stupendous mess.com, or you may name and go away us a voicemail at 417-893-0011. We’ll be again subsequent week. We’re gonna have ideas for adorning the outside of your own home.