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2010 Recap: The Blog

I already showed you what I was up to around the house in 2010, but of course that’s not all I write about here on Making it Lovely. Here are some of my favorite things from the past year.

I added three new Making it Yours editions.

This was probably my favorite style post of the year. I actually bought that dress, and I wore it like crazy (until my expanding belly would no longer fit).

I learned that I am not an inspiration board kind of person. I find them too cluttered!

I discussed my thoughts on blog sponsorship and advertising.

I spoke at the first Alt Design Summit (which is coming up again in just a few weeks). I’m bummed that I can’t go again this year, but it’s just three weeks before my due date.

I attended the Mighty Summit, and came away feeling incredibly inspired.

The Halloween mask that I made was in the October issue of Better Homes & Gardens!

And a whole new section was added to Making it Lovely: The Filing Cabinet! Have you been checking it out? I post daily (often more than once) with fun finds and extras.

Tomorrow I’ll have my third and final recap of 2010: The personal stuff.

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  • Kia
    January 6, 2011 at 9:20 am

    i love all your style post. I know this is a home blog, but I really dig your style. I was never into skirt and dresses, but you have given me ideas on how to style them so they look great on me. Also with the recent talk about Frye boots, I had to go out and try a pair. I am convinced. I bought a pair of Carsons in dark brown. I lovvve them.:)
    Keep up the great work.

  • Emily
    January 6, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I also LOVE your style posts. I am a sucker for every single item you pick out, and I actually ended up buying Fossil’s Janelle Ghillie flat after seeing them in one of your collections. I absolutely love them and have gotten lots of compliments. Keep up the good work.

  • Jessica @ Decor Adventures
    January 6, 2011 at 9:57 am

    All great things, I love your style. And thanks to the related posts, I just read about 30 other posts on your site too. So inspiring :-)

  • Chic Done Cheap
    January 6, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Wow, 2010 sounds like a great year! Very cool!!

    -Chic Done Cheap

  • Polina
    January 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Congrats on amazing year! I have to admit that your style posts are my absolute favorite feature. I can’t wait for the new one!

  • DWJ
    January 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I am fairly new to your blog (I started reading in November after I stumbled across you on Twitter). The accessories blogger in me must know, where did you get that necklace in your photo from the design summit?! I love it!

  • Bre
    January 6, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I love your blog! Such a great mix of fun stuff! What kind of program do you use for your style posts, it’s absolutely perfect!

    • Making it Lovely
      January 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      I use Photoshop for mine, but many people love to use Polyvore.

  • Justine
    January 8, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Hi! I don’t comment often (shame, I know) but I wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog. I love they Making It Yours series and style posts especially, and often find such a trove of other goodies here. I’m also expecting baby #2 this year, so I enjoy hearing about your progress in house and family as you move towards that. Hope you’re doing well theses days, that the home stretch is good to you, and that your new little boy arrives safely and sweetly!

  • Alexi Bullock
    January 13, 2011 at 3:33 am

    OH MY GOODNESS!! I’m SO so impressed by you and everything you do! You are so inspiring!! Every post I’m just floored!! Do you have a button I can put on my page? I’m a brand new blogger, but I want to feature your button on my page!! Please let me know! Ah! I still can’t get over your blog.