Episode #37: Our Dream Home Offices

Episode #37: Our Dream Home Offices

Hello there! This week’s episode is all about our dream residence workplaces. We’ve each spent a LOT of time dreaming and visualizing, so this episode is filled with hopes and goals. We additionally get again to our roots with some responsible pleasure treasures!

-Emma needs an workplace with a DOOR, lol. By the best way, right here’s a photograph of Emma’s present residence workplace. See extra photographs right here.

, who’s a FOREVER inspiration to each of us. You’ll be able to observe Darcy on IG


. If you happen to earn a living from home with no correct workplace area, I’d love to listen to your ideas and tips! To make it even trickier, we additionally don’t have any eating room tables but … however we’ll most likely subsequent month. Particularly, the place do you retain your printer and your important paperwork/information?

-Right here’s a pic of Elsie’s former workplace (it was all the time a LOT messier than this). Extra pics right here.

(which features a scanner).

-Emma makes a very good level that you could be spend extra time in your workplace than every other room, so prioritizing your workplace and making it stunning, organized and purposeful makes loads of sense!

-Right here’s a photograph of the fashionable room dividers Emma mentions as an answer for her no-door points.

however I’m not certain that’s the unique supply. If anybody is aware of the unique supply, please tell us within the feedback so we are able to hyperlink them.

-Elsie talks about open vs. closed cabinets (in kitchen, however this is applicable to workplaces as properly). If I had to decide on 100% open or 100% closed, I might select OPEN each time. However I believe the perfect workplace or kitchen for me can be a mix of each open and closed storage!


Thanks a lot for listening! :)) There isn’t a mini episode this week. You probably have matter requests for future episodes, we’d love to listen to them!

P.S. We’ve been working onerous to carry you a weekly transcript of our podcast, so that’s coming quickly!!

Elsie: You’re listening to the A Stunning Mess podcast. The start of each good room makeover or DIY is having a dream. We spend loads of time dreaming about rooms, so at this time we’re right here to talk about our dream residence workplace. We’re additionally bringing again one in every of our favourite segments that we haven’t performed shortly, Responsible Please Treasure. So our first order of enterprise is labeled Rant Time. And that is the place we get to speak in regards to the issues that aren’t nice about our present residence workplace scenario, as a result of this entire episode is about our dream workplace. And I really feel like since, , the quarantine and dealing at residence together with your companion, like Emma and her husband are nonetheless working collectively, principally in the identical room all day lengthy for the start of the third month now. We’ve realized loads of issues. So. It was a very good time to guage proper?

Emma: Yeah. It’s by no means a nasty time.

Elsie: Yeah.

Emma: OK. Properly, I’ll begin my rant.

Elsie: Go for it sister.

Emma: Sure. Okay. So the principle factor I’ve realized since quarantine, but in addition that is simply one thing typically, I’ve lived in my home for somewhat over 4 years or perhaps nearly 5 years. I don’t keep in mind. And so I’ve had the identical residence workplace that entire time.

Elsie: Mm hmm.

Emma: And I’ll put an image within the present notes at abeautifulmess.com/podcast. However principally, my residence workplace, for those who don’t know, is a part of an open flooring plan. That’s our kitchen eating room and this type of like entryway lounge. It’s a lounge, nevertheless it’s small and it type of results in our storage. We’ve a second lounge that’s extra conventional. Anyway, and my workplace is a type of open areas, so it’s type of out there to see on a regular basis. It’s additionally straightforward for me to go from my workplace to the kitchen to the window the place I {photograph}, I develop recipes. That’s a giant a part of what the content material that I do…

Elsie: Snack time.

Emma: Yeah. Additionally snack time. Yeah. So, yeah. So it’s on this open flooring plan and it has actually excessive ceilings. And yeah, my canine hang around with me all day, all that stuff. So there’s loads of issues I like about it. Right here’s some rant issues. Right here’s some issues I don’t like about it. So particularly throughout quarantine. However even earlier than I actually want I had an workplace that had a door. (laughs) So throughout quarantine, it’s not that my husband…he doesn’t discuss to me all day. He’s very centered on his personal work. However there’s one thing about simply having somebody type of within the background, whether or not they’re on a name or, , simply stuff taking place there. It’s very straightforward to get distracted.

Elsie: Yeah I Facetime you consistently, like three or 4 instances a day and he’s all the time there. He’s all the time listening! (laughs)

Emma: Yeah, he’s all the time again there. Yeah. Yeah. We will’t discuss him like we usually do. No kidding. However yeah. So having an area the place you could be actually secluded is good typically. However I additionally actually recognize it every time I’m doing elements of my job which are extra artistic. At any time when I’ve to principally dwell in somewhat Make-Imagine world for a short while and that’s type of what you’re doing once you’re creating principally something, I suppose. However for me, that’s often writing. So yeah. So I want I had a door. There’s actually no smart way to try this in my present workplace. So yeah. So there’s that. After which apart from that, I’ve…it’s somewhat like drafty. Like I’ve an area heater on a regular basis within the winter and it simply will get type of sizzling in the summertime. However that’s type of a excessive ceilings difficulty. You realize, for those who like excessive ceilings, then you definitely most likely have pretty drafty home, type of how it’s. I imply, this was constructed actually just lately. And, , I don’t know. You’ve gotten some type of magic happening. So there’s that. After which additionally, I like that my canine hang around with me all day. But in addition…

Elsie: I knew there was gonna be a however. (laughs).

Emma: Properly, I don’t actually wish to change it, however the the draw back of getting your canine round you all day is that they bark quite a bit. Like if there’s ever a supply or simply something, a squirrel within the yard, which is on a regular basis, then they bark quite a bit. And that’s type of annoying if I’m on a gathering name.

Elsie: It’s good to have choices with regards to having your pets work with you or not. I really feel the very same approach like…typically it’s type of good and actually cute. And typically I simply want my area.

Emma: Properly, after they’re taking a nap they usually’re quiet they usually’re not monitoring mud into my workplace or, , one in every of my canine is in diapers, so he has little accidents. So after they’re not doing any of these issues. I like having them in my workplace.

Elsie: Let’s put an image of your diaper canine on within the present notes as a result of it’s really actually cute.

Emma: He has this big canine mattress in my workplace, too. It’s like I take the quilt off each single week and wash it. It’s like mechanically cleanable, so it helps with the odor. Anyway, I acquired loads of canine issues in my life typically, however in my residence workplace particularly. However that’s just about it for me. That’s my rant is I want I had a door. My canine type of get on my nerves, however I additionally love them. What are you able to do?

Elsie: Sure. Yeah. Okay. Mine are very completely different. So we just lately moved, as , for those who’ve been listening for some time. If not, I’ll simply sum it up shortly. We moved from a considerably bigger home to a smaller home. We’re planning on doing an addition, we’re doing all of the planning section proper now and it’s not going to occur till at the very least subsequent yr. So we’re simply residing in a a lot smaller area than what we had been used to, which has had some good issues about it. I’d love to do an episode about this sooner or later. It has some good issues about it, however not having an workplace, it’s by far the factor that I dislike essentially the most. By far, it’s been very difficult. Through the quarantine with my kids at residence, it turned 10 instances tougher to do my work. We simply have a really small area with loads of issues happening. And so, yeah, it’s it’s undoubtedly been one thing I’ve spent loads of time fantasizing about — my dream workplace. So I’m actually excited that we’re doing this episode as a result of at present I’m working just about a lot of the day from my mattress. So for those who ever have one of many Zoom calls or the Skype, we do loads of Face Timing in our enterprise — it’s all the time in my mattress.

Emma: Yeah, and your final workplace wasn’t an enormous workplace. It was, I believe, the smallest room in your own home.

Elsie: So let me describe my former workplace. So my former workplace was nothing that nice. I’m simply gonna be sincere, I shared fairly a couple of instances, like how messy it acquired. It acquired loopy messy in there as a result of it was type of like…that is really a pleasant factor, simply not as soon as in your workplace. Nevertheless it was the room closest to the entrance door the place you could possibly simply, like, throw all of the Amazon packing containers and throw all that further stuff, like if it’s important to clear up in a pinch. Having friends over no matter, you may simply throw loads of stuff in there. So it was just about all the time messy. However simply now, the issues that I miss essentially the most or simply merely having a spot the place I can go and shut the doorways for the conferences, that the place it’s like clearly, , an workplace and no one’s gonna, like, come into the room, prefer to get, …

Emma: Momma momma!

Elsie: Yeah. Stuff. After which the opposite factor is simply having — that is such a small factor, nevertheless it’s change into actually huge to me, having a spot for my printer, since you all know, I like my monumental printer. I’ve this big black printer and I exploit it on a regular basis, actually use it day-after-day and there’s simply no place for it. So we’re engaged on that now that within the quick time period, discovering only a place for that printer moreover my bed room flooring is our first aim. After which in the long run, this dream workplace is one thing that has…it’s actually helped me once I’m feeling particularly type of indignant in regards to the scenario to only assume in direction of the longer term about what sort of workplace would I prefer to create, as a result of it’s good that now we have an choice for that. Simply not at this time.

Emma: Sure, I completely agree. I actually establish with two stuff you stated, the having a spot to type of like shut stuff for for those who’re having pals over, like for those who’re internet hosting and also you simply have to, like, put some issues away simply to attenuate the visible litter. Simply having an area to type of shut it away and which is good. And in addition, I even have a printer. Mine isn’t as huge as yours. I overlook the quantity proper now. However you may you’ll find it on our weblog. We talked about our printers quite a bit. We’ve labored with Canon for a very long time.

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Elsie: We will put them within the shownotes.

Emma: Yeah.We’ll put them in there.

Elsie: We’re undoubtedly very loyal to our printers. I get loads of DMs about…

Emma: Oh, yeah.

Elsie: …What sort of printer to purchase. And I’m very enthusiastic about it. It’s simply big.

Emma: Yeah. Properly in mine…my isn’t` as huge as yours and I exploit it for photographs and craft initiatives, but in addition for all the paperwork and issues that I do for our firm. And so I print stuff each single day and I most likely scan stuff most days to love if I’m making a duplicate, I exploit it like as a duplicate machine. Not that I make lots of of copies, however like I do have loads of paperwork that I’ve to signal loads of issues for banks and different establishments.

Elsie: Yeah.

Emma: So not every time I don’t have my printer arrange and I can’t scan. That’s a significant like oh I can’t get my work performed. Like this can be a huge deal.

Elsie: Completely. No, I really feel that approach. Even simply doing like returns such as you wish to return one thing, it’s important to print it out. Like I’ve had loads of stress surrounding this. So, yeah, it’s thrilling to speak in regards to the dream workplace at this time. And so my dream workplace is principally Darcy Miller’s workplace. So I’m simply gonna go forward and say that up high. It’s essentially the most stunning workplace I’ve ever seen. Yeah. Emma and I acquired to satisfy Darcy final yr. And for those who don’t know who she is, she was…in my youth, she was the editor of Martha Stewart Weddings. And he or she has a incredible artwork enterprise, design enterprise. She does loads of – yearly she sends somewhat Valentine from her and her ladies. She’s simply very artistic and provoking and undoubtedly a girl we glance as much as. And her workplace is an actual dream workplace once you see it. It’s like a catalog. It’s like a magazine— I imply, she’s {a magazine} editor. I suppose that’s that’s why. However I principally simply wish to copy her workplace after which perhaps add and customise a couple of little issues. Nevertheless it’s simply excellent. So I’ll put that within the present notes. After which we type of every wrote down three issues that may make our dream workplace an actual dream. So for those who’re planning yours, hopefully this will likely be useful. If not, I simply assume it’s enjoyable to dream about.

Emma: Yeah. Inform us your very first thing.

Elsie: I’ve all the time beloved workplaces like I’ve all the time been that one that likes to peruse Staples or Workplace Depot for enjoyable.

Emma: Oh yeah, me too. Oh yeah. Purchase a brand new pocket book. That’s like a complete…that’s a enjoyable little second for me proper there. That’s like. That’s when you’re an grownup since you’re like, this can be a enjoyable deal with. I’m gonna purchase myself some extra workplace provides which are cute. Yeah, however I. I do assume that your workplace, once you’re an grownup, could be very very like your bed room once you’re a child, since you it’s the place that you just get to customise and it’s type of like your area. Even you probably have like a cubicle at a, , extra company place, you continue to most likely get to love. Put up photographs or adorn it ultimately, ? In order that after which additionally you spend loads of time in your workplace. You spend 40 plus hours, most likely for those who work full time. In order that’s loads of — loads of your life is spent on this area particularly. So I believe it makes a ton of sense to, like, care quite a bit about your workplace, whether or not it’s at your your property, like for us or, , at an workplace constructing. However, yeah.

Elsie: I 100% agree with that. My first dream is to — and that is undoubtedly because of my latest experiences, which have been considerably disagreeable — gaining access to all of my artwork craft, DIY provides 24/7, identical to having my very own little Joann craft retailer, mini, inside my residence. I’m very lazy, even when it’s not quarantine time, I’m very lazy about not desirous to run to the shop for only one factor. So if it’s attainable that it’s in a field in my workplace, I’ll undergo each field and discover it. It’s simply how I function. So I simply love the thought of for those who , typically you simply get an itch to make like a random craft. And I simply love having the stuff already able to go.

Emma: Oh, yeah, I’m the identical approach. I’ve a number of random little bits and items that I’m all the time like. I get so upset if I purchase a reproduction of one thing and I’m like, oh dang it I already had glue dots and I purchased glue dots, , simply feels so, properly one, it’s simply type of a waste of cash. You’re like, oh, I might have saved myself cash. And so it’s…nevertheless it’s additionally identical to…

Elsie: You’ll use the glue dots, you’ll most likely use all of them on one undertaking. That’s what I all the time do.

Emma: Yeah. Properly yeah. I imply glue dots or Penny will come over…

Elsie: I’m all the time out of glue dots.

Emma: Yeah. That’s why I introduced it up with glue dots. That’s type of the primary factor you want. OK. Anyway, my primary dream trait for an workplace is you could possibly most likely guess by my rant, is a door.

Elsie: (laughs) I can’t consider you simply stated a door. Oh that’s humorous.

Emma: A door or identical to a wall. You realize, like I would like it to be a room. And this isn’t going to work in my present residence. So this isn’t like one thing I’m planning on doing in my it’s…

Elsie: One thing you’d search for once you’re home procuring.

Emma: Yeah, precisely. Yeah. As a result of I believe turning my area at present right into a room would actually type of make the format of our residence quite a bit worse if we had been ever going to resell. I imply, I might, I don’t plan to try this. Yeah. I don’t plan to try this in any respect. I’ve been, although, trying up and I’ll present you a photograph later, Elsie and I might perhaps put within the present notes. It’s not my picture although, and I’m undecided of the supply. I used to be simply trying on Pinterest, so I all the time hate…I’d prefer to put the supply if I do know. Anyway, although, it’s these type of like trendy room dividers and it’s not the folding variety. It’s not like that. It’s extra like a inbuilt. And it has little vertical slants of wooden, like items of wooden that seem like they’re floating they usually’re held there by like metal. After which it has nearly type of like somewhat inbuilt facet desk or console or one thing like that. So principally, it might type of be a see by way of wall, which isn’t the identical factor.

Elsie: Yeah. That doesn’t sound correct to me. However I wish to see the image.

Emma: It feels like a very good answer to my present prob…prefer it feels like the perfect answer I might do for my present area. In order that’s why I’m type of like desirous about it. However I’m additionally like, if I really need this to look tremendous, tremendous good, I don’t assume it’s actually a DIY. So I believe I’m going to have to take a position. Yeah, yeah.

Elsie: You guys, Emma had a dream home and since you haven’t shared that but on the podcast. She had a dream home for like six months…

Emma: Two years. No it’s two years.

Elsie: Oh my gosh. Two years?

Emma: Yeah. I noticed it as a open home like over a yr in the past.

Elsie: She had this actually cute dream home within the cutest neighborhood of our hometown. They usually lastly determined to go purchase that home. And it was bought. Like, what, a month earlier than?

Emma: It bought like two months earlier than we had been making an attempt to supply. Yeah.

Elsie: So she’s somewhat bit coronary heart damaged proper now.

Emma: Yeah, it’s OK. It’s a type of. I believe it’s simply I’m type of sick of desirous about it. I simply wish to really feel like…

Elsie: I’m sorry I introduced it up. I do know she was crying quite a bit final week. It was so unhappy.

Emma: Yeah, I cried. Yeah, it’s a bummer. However, , there are worse issues on the planet. However yeah, I simply wish to really feel settled.

Elsie: And now you want a rebound.

Emma: Yeah, I solely plan to maneuver as soon as extra in my life for certain. I most likely will extra, however I just for certain, , like I really feel like this subsequent one’s it for an extended, very long time. So I’m probably not interested by settling and I’m not, what I imply? Like, I’m identical to it needs to be…needs to be the one. Or overlook it.

Elsie: Good for you sister. That’s inspiring.

Emma: I suppose, nevertheless it makes it very like properly, this might take many, a few years. That was the one one I noticed in the previous few years that I appreciated. I’m on Zillow like day-after-day. So I went, properly, OK. Anyway, who trait quantity two.

Elsie: OK, my second one is, I’m dreaming of one thing child pleasant. And right here’s why. I’ve seen some workplaces which have like an enormous island within the center, type of like a kitchen island. However, , identical to as a workspace. And I actually, actually wish to do this in my subsequent workplace as a result of I’m simply imagining that may simply be so good to have a spot the place my youngsters could be typically whereas I’m working. You realize, if our youngsters have like a sick day from college or one thing like that, , or simply, , it’s the weekend and we’re making crafts collectively or no matter. I might simply like to have like a giant open area the place we are able to make ornaments collectively and, , all of our little Halloween crafts and stuff like that. So I do actually care that it’s child pleasant and there’s like the right seat for them, , like there’s.

Emma: Yeah I used to be gonna say…

Elsie: It’s like a complete factor that I’ve taught Emma about youngsters in chairs. Like, not each chair is child pleasant. And that’s a giant factor once you’re selecting them.

Emma: Yeah. There’s a lot I don’t find out about. Yeah. That’s why I’m like…so inform me somewhat extra in regards to the child pleasant. Such as you need it to be like a low desk? So after they’re quick they’ll nonetheless stand there or like what about it’s. Would you like it to be made from wooden to allow them to get paint on it and it’s OK. Or like what I imply. Like what what precisely makes it child pleasant?

Elsie: If it’s an island, I might most likely decide a quartz high as a result of that’s actually sturdy and…however perhaps a butcher block too, as a result of I really feel like so long as you may mentally deal with a butcher block getting some put on and tear from crafting, which I completely can, then that would work as properly.

Emma: It’s pretty cheap, butcher block. So if it will get ruined over time, .

Elsie: Yeah, I wouldn’t decide marble. I’m somewhat anti marble. I’m like one of many solely bloggers who doesn’t decide all marble, every thing for my residence.

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Emma: Properly, it’s not very sturdy typically. So…

Elsie: I had some in my final residence and I appreciated it OK. So far as being child pleasant, I simply wish to have the type of workplace the place I can see my youngsters making crafts, , they usually’re not going to love — chairs which are accessible for them, , at their ages. Now, they’ve these little counter stools the place they’ll stand by the counter. I’ll most likely get a type of. If I had an island workplace scenario proper now for Marigold’s age, what I’m speaking about? The little security youngsters.

Emma: Yeah. They like can climb up it type of factor.

Elsie: Yeah. So one thing like that.

Emma: Oh Goldie.

Elsie: Goldie. She’s the perfect. What’s your quantity two?

Emma: Okay. My quantity two is I believe it’s type of just like your first one, nevertheless it’s basically storage you may see. After I first moved into this residence. We had two coat closets on this hallway that leads from our residing areas to our bedrooms. One of many coat closets we used for coats and like our vacuum cleaner and the opposite one I used as a craft closet. And it had all my further crafts, provides and simply stuff from work.

Elsie: Sure.

Emma: And that was nice as a result of it was out of the best way. So I all the time felt like I had a spot to, like, put stuff and I might clear it out yearly and like, donate issues or give to pals or no matter. However just lately I redid my workplace or like approach earlier this yr. So now it’s already been like six months. And I added this huge metallic type of very industrial. It’s like one thing often put in your storage. Simply, um, what am I making an attempt to say? Shelf unit. And I moved every thing from my craft closet one, I cleaned it out once more. After which I suppose I used to be due. After which I put every thing on the shelf unit so I can see all of it now. And it’s been nice. I’ve been making crafts only for enjoyable, like I’ve been making stuff out of clay all this week. And Trey is like, oh, is that for weblog publish? I’m like, I’m simply making will probably be like nighttime and I’m identical to making stuff with, like air dry clay.

Elsie: That’s so cute.

Emma: As a result of I can simply see all of it and I type of, , know the place every thing is. And I simply can in a short time…I don’t have to love go into the closet and activate the sunshine and look out for a spider and dig round for one thing I can identical to see on my, , shelf unit in my workplace that I can have a look at on a regular basis if I’ve it or not. Or I can in a short time look within the bins and see. And I’ll say I, I do assume, , the issue with storage you may see is it’s important to actually maintain it minimal and maintain it clear or it begins to look type of janky and it may actually trigger loads of visible litter in your life. However I actually prefer it as a result of I believe it helps me to love know when I’ve some provides or like, oh yeah, I used to be that means to make one thing with that.

Elsie: I do agree that open storage is healthier than closed storage. That is related, however completely different. However I simply wrote a weblog publish about our kitchen, which I believe will likely be up across the time of this podcast.

Emma: No, I believe it’ll be simply after.

Elsie: Simply after. OK, so it’ll be up this week anyway. Lots of people have requested me, do you just like the open storage higher as a result of we had the open cabinets in our earlier kitchen, or do you just like the closed higher? And lots of people thought I used to be going to like the closed higher. Significantly better. And I’ll say I like them each. I believe the best excellent scenario for my dream kitchen will likely be having a mix of each. I don’t assume each single shelf must be open, however I actually love open cabinets and I miss having them. And if I needed to decide between one or the opposite, I might decide open. And the principle cause is simply because I can see every thing and I do know it takes some time to be taught your kitchen and stuff, however I’ve lived in our home for nearly three months now and I nonetheless simply type of really feel like that, , and I’m like making an attempt to cook dinner and stuff. So, yeah, I miss the open shelving and for a craft room or something that’s simply purposeful, I suppose I’m conflating craft room with workplace now. Possibly some individuals wouldn’t have any craft stuff of their workplace they usually’re like, why are you speaking about crafts a lot? That is simply us. However anyway…

Emma: I’ve craft provides in every single place.

Elsie: …no matter stuff it’s important to retailer, like some individuals have the workplace that’s type of like the style blogger workplace the place it’s principally a closet with a desk in it, ? Identical factor, however completely different. So anyway, yeah, I like open storage.

Emma: I do too. And simply so as to add to that, I really feel like I type of stated it. However simply so as to add to the , you prefer it as a result of you’ll find issues. I additionally assume that the open, which closed is ok too, I’ve closed up at my kitchen and it’s nice, however I do discover that I are inclined to type of refill the area after which simply shut the door, , on the cupboard and never essentially take as a lot time to prepare it or to actually be like, hey, do you actually use all the home equipment that you’ve got shut away on this cupboard that you just don’t have to take a look at? Do you actually use all these craft provides which are shut away on this closet? And the reply is most the time. No, as a result of that’s why it’s shut away, as a result of I don’t actually need it. So I like, I type of like open as a result of it jogs my memory what I’ve in it. It jogs my memory, are you utilizing this? Do you discover it priceless? If you happen to don’t, do you really want it in your life? You realize, perhaps it is best to donated or at the very least cease shopping for it for those who’re not utilizing it, , no matter it’s.

Elsie: Positively. So my third one is I spend loads of time, I imply, it’s undoubtedly a DIY weblog. We make crafts, we do all these cute issues. We’ve a ton of provides. However the majority of my work day is engaged on my pc. Being on my pc and doing conferences and telephone calls. In order that’s actually what the workplace is for, additionally printing papers, as we’ve mentioned. So having an area that’s simply organized and clear is admittedly interesting to me. So one thing that’s type of like straightforward to maintain clear. And for me, that is type of random and perhaps identical to unusually private. However for my subsequent workplace, it’s actually necessary to me that it’s actually distant from the entrance door due to an enormous downside I had in my final residence of it turning into an Amazon field graveyard always. And identical to the one room, it was the one room the place you could possibly shut the doorways. It was very small. So individuals would identical to, properly Jeremy and I might simply throw every thing in there, , to scrub. And there was instances when there was stuff prefer to my knees. So for me, the most important factor is one thing that I do know I can maintain clear. So I believe having loads of storage, having some like, I actually prefer to my final workplace, how I had the underside cupboards that closed. Type of like, , your backside kitchen cupboards. After which there was open ones on the highest the place I had a bunch of little easy IKEA storage packing containers that had been labeled. And that was excellent. That was loads of area. It was a tiny, tiny little workplace. I believe it was thought of like a examine prefer it within the previous days. Tiniest little workplace. Though I do need the large island. I believe my dream workplace is type of loopy.

Emma: Properly, it sounds such as you’re nonetheless creating it. You realize.

Elsie: That’s true.(laughs)

Emma: You’re within the dreaming section. It’s okay.

Elsie: I’m having fun with desirous about it day-after-day as I work from my mattress. (laughs) What’s your third factor?

Emma: OK. My third factor is approach much less particular as a result of I don’t actually even understand how it might come to life. It’s both, so stunning pure gentle of some variety, which, by the best way, I have already got in my workplace. I’ve actually fairly pure gentle, though I hate skylights.

Elsie: I believe that that is a wonderful factor to place in your checklist since you don’t miss it till it’s gone.

Emma: Yeah. Wait, there’s extra.

Elsie: Oh, OK.

Emma: Pure gentle and or, it’s an and or, as a result of I really feel like they might go collectively but in addition perhaps not. And or a reasonably view.

Elsie: A view!

Emma: A view. Yeah I do know. And I don’t even know as a result of like I’m probably not planning — as a result of I’m like oh it’s wonderful to have a view of the ocean, however I dwell in Missouri and I’m probably not planning to maneuver, so I don’t actually know what that like. That’s type of a silly dream…

Elsie: That’s not silly! From loads of the rooms in our new residence, it’s only a view of timber, nevertheless it’s actually stunning. They’re actually shut up and the home windows are huge. And it’s one in every of my favourite issues about the entire home.

Emma: Yeah. And I undoubtedly have a view of the forest in our yard proper now, which is very nice. I do prefer it, nevertheless it additionally, I don’t know, will get type of muddy. And there’s this chain hyperlink fence and one time there was a very giant snake. I don’t know, there’s some drawbacks too, so.

Elsie: Snakes.

Emma: Yeah, however so I don’t actually know precisely. I really feel like I type of have already got this one. So perhaps extra what I’m making an attempt to say is like I worth this factor I have already got. And I wouldn’t thoughts if it was completely different, however I don’t wish to lose it if I ever have a unique workplace. I actually like having an area stuffed with gentle or that seems like I can see somewhat little bit of nature ultimately. Even when it’s a snake, that solely occurred one time.

Elsie: So, OK, right here’s the place I struck gold in my marriage. My husband’s dream workplace is admittedly darkish. He likes his areas actually darkish. He likes to have candles, he likes to have twinkle lights like that’s how he likes his workplaces. He doesn’t care in any respect about having…

Emma: Extra of a lair.

Elsie: Yeah. It’s extra of a. So he all the time takes just like the basement areas for his studios in our final two properties. And that actually is ideal as a result of I might not I might by no means need a basement studio that was like closed off and nevertheless it’s like excellent for a music studio. So yeah, I would like the home windows too.

Emma: Yeah, I like home windows, however not skylights.

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Elsie: Why don’t you want skylights?

Emma: I like them OK. I believe typically they forged actually bizarre gentle. After which it makes it onerous to {photograph} issues. And I don’t have the type of skylights that, like, have any type of curtain or you may block it like you don’t have any management over it.

Elsie: Oh as a result of you’ve shades on them. Some individuals have just like the distant…

Emma: Yeah. And I don’t have that. So I might most likely have to get that. I suppose I don’t actually know. I simply really feel like they’re actually excessive up there and type of unpredictable. However I do just like the sound of rain on the skylights. I’ll say that. At any time when it rains, it’s very soothing. In order that’s good.

Elsie: I all the time prefer it once I see skylights in a house. I imply, yeah, actually fairly, however that is sensible if the uneven gentle is a factor.

Emma: It simply offers it type of a bizarre like a glow from under. Everytime you’re making an attempt to {photograph} one thing and it appears unusual. OK, ought to we do Responsible pleasure. Treasure or did you’ve the rest you may say about your dream workplace?

Elsie: I’m prepared for the responsible pleasures.

Emma: OK, cool. Properly, inform us yours.

Elsie: OK, so just lately. So I don’t know if I’ve talked about it right here on the podcast earlier than, however I’ve this app known as Libby and it allows you to take a look at library books and you may take a look at audio books on it without cost, which is admittedly cool. You simply need to enter in your library card quantity. And so I hearken to a ton of audio books on it. I often have at the very least one or two. Typically you do have to attend like a number of weeks for a e book, which is ok. It’s simply onerous to do not forget that, , that you just had been approach proper. And like, proper now I’ve to and I really feel loads of strain as a result of it’s solely 14 days and I’m like, oh, God, I’ve to get on this. However anyway, my favourite one which I’ve listened to just lately was Jessica Simpson’s Open E book, which I knew it was a responsible pleasure once I pressed obtain on that, clearly, however I didn’t understand how a lot I might adore it. Prefer it. It’s a legitimately wonderful story simply throughout. Wonderful story. Ten out of ten, for those who’re even somewhat bit interested by Jessica Simpson or simply studying a few pop profession and an extremely profitable style profession. It’s a very fascinating e book. And what ought to I say about it?

Emma: Yeah, I wish to hear a pair issues from it.

Elsie: A few particular issues.

Emma: As a result of I like Jessica Simpson. She’s approach rad.

Elsie: Yeah I like Jessica Simpson. So earlier than, I had heard a few the like John Mayer slash Nick Lachey’s new spouse like responses to the e book. And so I knew I used to be going to have loads of drama. Like, it was going to inform some actually private tales about different individuals’s lives, too. So I used to be ready for that. Nevertheless it undoubtedly delivers in that division. It’s very, I don’t know what the phrase is — juicy? It’s extraordinarily juicy. It goes into element. I don’t assume that it says something that may actually make you want, hate, any of the opposite celebrities. It simply makes them appear extra human to you, which I assumed was…I appreciated it. I loved it. And it’s one particular person’s story, . So in that context, I actually loved listening to it. After which she talks a ton about what it was like having the pop profession, after which was like having her style model, which was, I consider, the primary celeb style model to achieve a billion {dollars}.

Emma: Oh actually, it was the primary?

Elsie: Yeah. It was.

Emma: Wow, that’s wonderful.

Elsie: I believe it’s nonetheless essentially the most profitable celeb style model. It’s a really, very huge, profitable model.

Emma: I’ve owned various issues from her line.

Elsie: Yeah. As a result of being from Springfield, Missouri, the perfect retailer is Dillard’s, which nothing dangerous in opposition to Dillard’s. Nevertheless it’s the perfect retailer in our residence city…

Emma: Within the mall for certain. Aside from that I’d say Stacks. Have you ever been there? Anyway, let’s. We don’t want to enter that.

Elsie: An area store can also be actually good.

Emma: It’s good. Anyway…

Elsie: So anyway, they I’ve purchased so many pairs of Jessica Simpson denims once I nonetheless lived in Missouri and even some since I moved right here. And he or she additionally has like youngsters garments, maternity garments, actually good footwear. She is like very quick, like we’re. So she has a number of heels which I like. So anyway, yeah, ten out of ten undoubtedly suggest. I didn’t in any respect assume I might have a lot in widespread along with her. The e book opens. Okay. That is the final juicy factor. The e book opens along with her speaking about her dependancy to ingesting and like her final day of ingesting ever, I suppose. So it begins off with a banger of a narrative after which simply will get higher and higher.

Emma: I didn’t know she was sober. I didn’t know she didn’t drink anymore.

Elsie: Yeah. She has a very fascinating life. And he or she’s a very good author. Yeah. So I used to be general, simply tremendous impressed and loved it. Like, I like studying memoirs, so it’s undoubtedly like a class that’s satisfying. However this one was higher than most. What’s your responsible pleasure?

Emma: Cool. Cool. Properly, talking of being sober…I’m doing, not the identical factor however only a month off of ingesting, which I do each from time to time. I do it at the very least yearly. It’s only a good little reset button. I prefer to drink and I will likely be returning. And I believe it’s good to take a break in order that I can , I like to ensure I’m nonetheless in management, ensure that it’s not turning into a behavior that I get an excessive amount of into. You realize, all these issues. So anyway, so this month I’m. Taking a month off of ingesting and a good friend of mine knew I used to be doing that. Brandon Goodwin. And he left me this bottle of it’s a non alcoholic spirits. It’s like a distilled spirits, nevertheless it’s non alcoholic. And the identify of the model is Seed Lip. They usually have a number of completely different flavors and varieties. I believe they’re type of meant to style. I imply, they’re all type of completely different, however they’re type of like a gin, is what I might say. Oh, hey.

Elsie: So it’s herbal-y.

Emma: Yeah, it’s herbal-y. They’ve completely different flavors, nevertheless it’s type of herbal-y. And so it’s citrusy. So anyway, he left me a bottle of that. I believe he simply type of had. And so he was simply, , being good. He knew I used to be doing a month off ingesting. And so I’ve been utilizing that. And I make what’s basically a nonalcoholic lemon drop martini. Most nights.

Elsie: Oh, my gosh. I simply had the perfect visualization. However please, please, for the love of God, take a lemon drop martini image for our present notes. I’m begging you!

Emma: I simply ran out of the spirits, like yesterday. I’ve been ingesting them. Properly, it’s not actual spirits, however, , I’ve to say. So, yeah, it’s…I exploit. I’ll use like my little shot glass. And it’s like one shot of recent lemon juice, one shot of easy syrup and I simply make my very own and have somewhat bottle in my fridge. After which two photographs of this Seed Lip spirits, nonalcoholic spirits. And I shake it up in a cocktail shaker and I pressure it with my strainer and I add somewhat lemon rind wedge to it and I squeeze it over. I do the entire, like I believe for me, I identical to making a cocktail. I imply, I prefer to drink, however I additionally actually do take pleasure in, like, making a cocktail. Like, I simply I like cooking. I like making issues.

Elsie: I undoubtedly agree with that. I really feel just like the presentation and making it stunning and making it really feel…like final night time I made this type of like orange rosemary margarita and making it, like I put somewhat little bit of salt on the rim, making it seem like a restaurant cocktail is admittedly necessary to me. And simply apart from that, I might simply drink canned wine.

Emma: Yeah. Which I completely do. Yeah. Plenty of I imply, I will likely be subsequent month once I’m again. Don’t you are concerned. However yeah. So I believe for me too I actually take pleasure in having some type of drink like a particular little one thing. Doesn’t need to be alcoholic clearly, however one thing once I’m making dinner at night time. To me that simply seems like man I’m fancy. I’ve actually made it in life. That’s that’s my wealthy life is like making dinner and having a cocktail, a elaborate cocktail or a glass of wine. And since I’m taking this month off of ingesting, I make these nonalcoholic cocktails each night time once I’m making dinner, not each night time, however most.

Elsie: I like that as a result of I really feel just like the custom is a giant a part of having fun with it. It nearly doesn’t even matter you probably have alcohol. I imply, it does matter, however you may nonetheless benefit from the custom of it.

Emma: Yeah, precisely. I actually sincerely do. Like I sit up for my little finish of the day, quote unquote mocktail, , and yeah, I don’t know. Trey appears to get out the shaker and he’s like, oh, she’s making her mocktail. Yeah. So anyway, that’s that’s it. I’ll put a hyperlink. However for those who’re , it’s SeedLipdrinks.com and we’ll put a hyperlink within the present notes. I actually prefer it. And I’m about to hit a milestone on a sure aim which we’ll discuss in one other episode. However once I do, I have already got it in a cart like on on my pc. I’m gonna purchase me this little prefer it’s it’s not like a small pattern, nevertheless it’s a pack of all three of the Seed Lips spirits like flavors as a result of I’m actually into it.

Elsie: That’s your reward.

Emma: Yeah, it’s my reward. And I believe although subsequent month I plan to start out ingesting once more, I like the thought of getting nights the place I’m nonetheless making a nonalcoholic cocktail simply to type of combine it up.

Elsie: And it’s additionally crucial when you’ve friends over to have one thing festive to make for, .

Emma: Yeah.

Elsie: If there’s somebody who’s a non drinker or somebody pregnant or, , any variety of causes. I believe that it’s very nice to have, like, to provide them an actual mocktail as an alternative of only a LaCroix.

Emma: Yeah. Yeah, I do too. I completely agree. Yeah.

Elsie: Okay, properly I wish to strive that. And in addition within the present notes let’s hyperlink our, we did a mocktail publish as soon as, we got here up with some actually good ones.

Emma: Yeah. You would make some fairly scrumptious mocktails so. Properly that’s it for this episode. Thanks a lot for listening. And as , we’re nonetheless solely thirty seven episodes deep. It nonetheless means a ton to us for those who share our podcast or assist us develop in any approach. And one other approach, for those who’re like, I don’t wish to share it, however I do wish to assist ultimately. We’re all the time on the lookout for podcast episode concepts, stuff you could be interested by listening to from us. And you may depart a touch upon our weblog at A Stunning Mess dot com. Or you may write us at podcast at A Stunning Mess dot com.

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