Honor Roll


Sometimes I come across something so cute/sweet/charming/funny/pretty/inspiring/lovely that I just want to share it with you.  These are the things that have made my  honor roll.

  • I’m not sure what a beet cake tastes like, but I wish I could make videos as pretty as this one. (via Poppytalk)
  • Jules says: “One day I’m going to wear a striped top, paint my lips in Mac Lady Danger, and clutch a bunch of pink peonies.” Also? She found a great orangey red lp gloss.
  • And just to be a total blogger cliché, I’ll be photographing myself in stripes this weekend for Stripe Mania. (Do it! It’s all in good fun.)
  • Read this: The 6 Hour Cat. ‘Tis funny. And disturbing.
  • It was a good week for redesigns! Design*Sponge and Oh Happy Day are both sporting a new look.
  • The new issue of Anthology is out, and it’s the best one yet.


I also write for Babble’s Family Style blog. Here’s what I’ve been sharing there…

p.s. I’m announcing a contest on Monday with a pretty amazing prize. I’ve been very fortunate lately to work with some excellent sponsors, but on Monday I’m turning over one of my opportunities to you!

16 Responses to “Honor Roll”

  1. Jules June 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    I’m sure I don’t have to mention to you that the woman in that video is wearing a striped top.

  2. Stephanie June 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    that video is amazing! Also loved their two sixty four vid.

  3. amanda June 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    Jeez, what a sick story about the cat to post! You should post a warning with it. Not very funny and pretty upsetting.

    • Making it Lovely June 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

      Sorry, I did warn that it was disturbing. (But I do still think it’s funny too.)

  4. amanda June 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Sorry, that was harsh- I do apologise. But I do wish I hadn’t read it.

  5. jan June 3, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Don’t you just love that video? So pretty. (I haven’t an idea either how beet cake tastes)

    : )

  6. Lisa June 3, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    Great Video. Beets were originally used in Red Velvet Cake .
    PS I loved the cat story. It was very well written and one of those traumatic/funny (in a sick way) family tales most of us have.

  7. Lora June 3, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    OMG…The 6 Hour Cat (while really tragic and sad at the end) still has me laughing.

  8. Simone June 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    The cake video is beautiful, what a great recipe! Thanks xx

  9. Theresa June 4, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    I love all the bow posts!! I just got engaged, and my ring is a little platinum bow with diamonds :) I may have to get a few bow ties…

  10. Brittany June 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Thank you so very much for the post shout out!

    And, um…I MIGHT be a bow addict, so I am completely in love!

  11. Miss B. June 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    Love the video so cool! I want to learn how to make one that lovely:)

  12. Paula June 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    The cat story, even with a sad ending, was hilarious! Since when do cats not land on their feet? I have posted it to FB and sent it on to my husband. And before anyone else freaks out, we are cat lovers-we have three of our own, but realize that cats are definitely their own animal.

    This was a wonderful Honor Roll today! SO many great things to look at. I especially love Anthology magazine. I can’t afford the cost for only 4 mags a year, but will definitely keep checking their site. Thank you so much!

  13. Ashlea Walter June 6, 2011 at 4:56 am #

    Chocolate beet cake is soooo good – you don’t even know it has beets in it. And I love beets, but in a cake? Yeah, you have to try it.

  14. April June 6, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    Loved the cat story – I read it out loud to my husband and it took several tries because I was laughing so hard. “These last six to seven hours have been the best and most disturbing time of my life” … ? Seriously, I was crying. Thanks for sharing that!

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