Welcome! We’re Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman. We’re sisters. Together we own A Beautiful Mess where our motto is: Stay home and make something!
On this blog we share home decor projects, recipes, and crafts, natural beauty, and lots of random bits of our life in the Midwest. As you can probably guess, we are total homebodies who grew up making craft projects together – and nothing has really changed. Our company is dedicated to being a positive force in the world and on the internet. We try to do this by keeping our site focused on positivity and love and our goal is to inspire you to make stuff.
Our courses have been developed from questions and needs that arose from the A Beautiful Mess blog audience over the past ten years. We’ve found that developing courses is a great way for us to expand on many of the areas that we get SO many questions in (like growing a blog, or improving your photography). Our goal is to break down these subjects into easy, manageable lessons taught through text, photos, and videos, so that you can grow, be challenge, and get to that next level!
Our team of teachers are incredibly talented and experienced. They have created thousands of pieces of content, worked with top brands, and combined they have over 1 million social media followers. Whether you need help with DIY techniques, blogging, crafting, business, or photography our classes pair you with the greatest resources we can find. And not only are all our teachers great resources of information but they also embody the ABM spirit of teaching with love, creativity, and passion. We hope it feels like taking a course from a dear friend so there is no need to be intimidated. We are all rooting for you to succeed!
Cheers to doing it yourself, always learning, trying, failing, dreaming big, enjoying the small stuff, and above all else … embracing imperfection. Life is better when it’s a little bit messy!