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

15 Responses to “Honor Roll”

  1. SB November 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    the alter your clothes link is broken.

  2. Robyn @ Our Backyard 2 Yours November 18, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    I recently needed to alter a chorus dress for my daughter. That was a HUGE undertaking! I had no idea how to do it, and no sewing machine, so I had to do it by hand!

  3. Molly the Waffler November 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Did you see the porcelain and walnut desk catch-all in Gifted? It’s listed in the “for him” section, but I want it for myself! Thanks for the link.

  4. AnnW November 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    Besides the nursing dresses, kids book, and spoon rest, (I have one) this is the BEST honor roll ever. I have forwarded several things already. To always be prepared for company: Measure your table. Know your tablecloth size. Whenever you see a sale, or a ridiculously cheap cloth, buy one. If it is too big, you can cut it down, or fold it. Plan ahead what looks good with your dishes and the flowers that you grow or buy at the supermarket. You always need one more than you think. After a party, tend to the stains immediately. If you don’t have time soak it in Borateem. Check sales at your fabric stores to get ahead of the tablecloth problem. Always buy extra fabric for napkins. If you are desperate, you can use a brand new sheet, but only for outside. Ann

  5. Ez November 18, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    Thank you so much for the Gifted love Nicole! Hope you and yours have a fabulous weekend.
    P.S. I scrolled down through a few posts and spotted your adorable kiddos (oh my word they’ve grown up so fast) and your husband in his footed jammers. Loved that! xo Ez

  6. juliet November 19, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    Is “gifted” a font or hand lettered? If it is a font, would you mind telling what it is… pretty please! i love, love, love it!!! thanks!

    • Making it Lovely November 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

      It looks hand-lettered to me. (It’s beautiful.)

  7. Amber November 20, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    I love all of the free printable gift tags in Gifted! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Sarah November 21, 2011 at 6:22 am #

    for the record, a spoon rest was (and still is) on my wish list. we have a sad, slightly melted tupperware one that we have somehow come to inherit from my mother-in-law, and has sat next to a burner one too many times. i want to go to a little potter’s community here in north carolina and buy a beautiful ceramic one.

    also, i need to learn how to make those beautiful poppy gift accents. Gifted looks incredible and i have to look through every single page over and over.

  9. Patricia November 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    oh oh, love love the nursing party dresses, i’m definitely game for that glitzy one. lovely post!

  10. Jemma Smith November 22, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    I love the dresses, but am I the only one who loves the baby blue table cloth in the first picture? It’s a shame it’s from the gifted guide and not your own picture so you could tell me where you got it from!!

  11. Ez November 27, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Thanks Juliet! The Gifted title and gift category titles inside the magazine were all hand-calligraphed by the very talented Masha of Ornamelle blog. So glad you love it. xo Ez

  12. Ez November 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    Oops…just read through the rest of the lovely comments here and thought I’d pop in to answer a few more questions (hope that’s okay Nicole). -Ez

    Sarah – The poppy gift toppers in my cover photo for Gifted Magazine will be appearing as a DIY project on my blog (creature comforts) very soon.

    Jemma – Thanks! The “tablecloth” is actually just a portion of fabric that I picked up at a little fabric shop a few years ago. I wish I knew where to get my hands on some more.