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  1. Becca :: Making Room in Sicily October 19, 2012 at 3:19 am #

    What a beautiful perspective Emily Freeman has in that blog post about people who don’t comment on blogs! It was so refreshing to hear her thoughts and the freedom that she gives to so many of us who read and don’t comment. Thank you for passing that along!

    • Making it Lovely October 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

      It’s true. I meet a lot of people, and often one of the first things they do is apologize for not commenting. Emily wrote what I wish I had written.

  2. Alison Burtt October 19, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    Hi Nicole! I always like your posts, but this was a particularly strong Honor Roll today! I especially enjoyed the clothing posts! So applicable now that I started my own baking business. I’ve definitely fallen into the yoga pant trap! Just thought I’d say thanks.

  3. Susan October 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    I just wanted to comment and say that I always appreciate your HONOR ROLL posts. Thanks for taking the time to put them together each week!

  4. Lea October 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    That David Shaywitz is full of it. Most start-ups fail. If one happens to become successful and it is done by having employees dedicating a disproportional amount of their time to work, then you can’t revert from that to a work/life balance. At least not without a lot of conscious and persistent effort from management. Also it’s just plain unhealthy mentally. So many web engineers watch their 20s fly (and sometimes 30s and 40s) by working 9am-7, 8, 9, 10pm, on call at night and on the weekends, sometimes working straight through the weekends, with nary a vacation. And what for? Gambling on the chance they’ll strike it rich and cash out millionaires. The reality is a very high majority won’t ever cash out with even tens of thousands. And in the end is your life worth the maybe chance of a few thousand dollars (or in the extremely rare case, millions)?

    Signed, wife of web engineer whose husband is working at his fourth start-up in three years. I know the kind of life David is praising, and it sucks. Thankfully my husband is at a start-up that actually cares about its employees now and they’re actually successful (so far that is).

    [uh yeah, guess that one riled me up ;) ]

    • Making it Lovely October 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

      It riled me up too. I don’t have experience working at a start-up, but I have built a business or two while maintaining a balance, and I know I’m not the only one.

  5. courtney October 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    ohy gosh that bookshelf!!!! want it NOW

  6. Jules October 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Crikey! That bookshelf is a thing of beauty. (Thank you for the link, Nicole.)

  7. megan pflug October 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Hi Nicole, I really enjoyed seeing your work elsewhere! And as always love seeing what’s up on your blog.

  8. Jeran October 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    I really love gold now too. And in the 90’s (I too was in High School) and didn’t want anything to do with it. I read an article about Julia Roberts sometime in those years, the reporter described her wearing silver rings on every finger. I loved that, and being a redhead, I wanted to be Julia. So, silver was the only metallic for me.

  9. Holly October 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    I love that post about commenting – thanks for sharing. I’m going to share with my readers as well. It’s something I think about (that I’m sure every blogger thinks about) but her post puts things in perspective.

  10. MaryR October 21, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Thanks so much for sharing the images of the google data center, they are fabulous. The piece about the comments was also a way of thinking about commenting that I hadn’t considered before.

  11. Rachael October 22, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    I’m with you Nicole. I hated gold when I was a teen and refused to wear any gold jewelry, always opting for silver. Now I’ve noticed a lot more gold creeping into my collection…

  12. Sarah October 22, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Love this honor roll. I am especially inspired by the post on not saving your clothes – which is a trap I’ve definitely fallen into since I work from home. I still don’t plan on wearing a suit to my desk in the living room – but I also plan on shopping for clothes that aren’t just casual or work, but somewhere in between!
    Sarah

  13. Allison October 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    I loved reading the article about wearing and loving your wardrobe instead of saving outfits. I’m definitely guilty of this. No more saving outfits for another day.