Laura's %22First Year In Nashville%22 Photo Book (click through for more)It's amazing to think that we're already coming up on our second holiday season since moving to Nashville, TN last summer. I've thought a couple of times that it would be fun to make a photo book of our first year here in Nashville when we reached our one year anniversary, and since I happened to get pregnant right around that time, the photo book seemed like the perfect way to tell my husband, Todd, the good news. I told him I was working on a few photo books "for work" and also suggested we go out to dinner to celebrate our one year "Nash-a-versary" later that week as well. I made sure to finish the book in time for the dinner and casually suggested to him that he look through the first year photo book since we had a few minutes to spare before we left for our reservation. He took the bait and unsuspectingly looked through the whole book (which is categorized by month) until he got to the last page where August 2016 just had one photo of 4 positive pregnancy tests in a row—surprise! 

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Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

No-Sew Tree SkirtThe holiday season is here!! If you're looking for some fun DIY options, like this easy no-sew tree skirt, we've got you covered. 

Cranberry Wreath DIYUse raw cranberries to make a gorgeous wreath. Add a colored bow and you're all set!

Dried Citrus OrnamentsTurn dried citrus fruits into ornaments. Bonus: the amazing aroma coming from your oven.

Mylar Pom Pom GarlandThis shiny gold pom-pom garland is so cute you might be tempted to leave it up all year.

Making Holiday VignettesCreate a picture-perfect scene with a holiday vignette.

Holiday Door Banner DIYDecorate your front door with a holiday banner instead of a wreath this year.

Start Light Holiday Decoration DIYAdd some sparkle and shine to your space with a light-up star.

Gold Leather Fur Stocking DIYDreaming of a gold Christmas? Make these his and hers stockings.

Porcelain Holiday Tree LightsI love these porcelain trees. Such a pretty glow!

Painted Christmas LightsDid you know you can paint your Christmas lights??

Giant Snowflake Light Up MarqueeSpend a little extra time to make this amazing snowflake marquee and you'll be able to enjoy it for years to come!

Woven Stocking DIYWeave your own stockings this year. What a thoughtful gift for someone!

Disco Ball WreathAll the glam vibes. Make a disco ball wreath and keep it up until New Year's. :)

Eye Ornament DIYHomemade ornaments are extra special. Here's a fun DIY to try. ;)

Share what you make with us on Instagram using #ABMholidayspirit so we can see! xo. -The ABM team 

Brunch club teeOn the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me.... BRUNCH! 

Ha! But, really today's giveaway is all about our Oui Fresh Brunch Club tees. If you haven't joined the club yet, you need to. We've both been wearing our shirts nonstop since this past summer. Turns out brunch is applicable all year round—or at least it should be! So today 10 lucky winners will receive a Brunch Club tee. 

Brunch club tee2To enter for a chance to win, sign up below and you'll also see that you can submit more than one entry by following us or signing up for our newsletter. If you have already signed up for the newsletter or already follow us on Twitter/Pinterest, simply do it again below to receive the extra entries (it won't cause you to receive duplicate newsletters or anything; it's just so we can verify your entry). Good luck! xo. Emma + Elsie

P.S. This shirt style is well stocked, but IF we do not have the winner's size, we will make sure they get a different OF shirt in the size they prefer. :)

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4x4 Messy AlbumsHey, friends! Day 11 of our twelve days of Christmas Giveaways is all about our 4x4 Messy Albums. If you haven't checked these out yet, take a second and click over because they are super cute! We have a gold and white stripe edition and a black and white "Let's Stay Home" version. On the inside is where you can add your memories and maybe do a little scrapbooking if you're into that kind of thing. :) One of our very favorite details is at the end of the album where there is a handwritten "to be continued..." message.

We are giving away an album of your choice to 11 lucky winners. To enter for a chance to win, sign up below and you'll also see that you can submit more than one entry by following us or signing up for our newsletter. If you have already signed up for the newsletter or already follow us on Twitter/Pinterest, simply do it again below to receive the extra entries (it won't cause you to receive duplicate newsletters or anything; it's just so we can verify your entry). Good luck! xo. Emma + Elsie

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