This is My Tough Face

Grrrr. (I’m so intimidating when I’m on my roller skates at Derby Lite.)

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  • cara
    May 20, 2011 at 10:43 am

    you look super skinny in this pic. :)

  • Joy_UK
    May 20, 2011 at 10:45 am

    You look super skinny in this pic :) [2]

    • Danielle
      May 20, 2011 at 11:02 am

      Times 3!

      • mribaro
        May 21, 2011 at 2:59 am

        Times 4! And so soon! Is it exercise or Photoshop? :)

  • bethany
    May 20, 2011 at 10:50 am

    You are freakin adorable in this. I know that may not be what you want to hear when you’ve posted a tough face, but it’s totally true – in a bad ass kinda way! :)

    • Making it Lovely
      May 20, 2011 at 10:59 am

      I felt ridiculous giving the tough face! I’d much rather be adorable.

  • cindy
    May 20, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I am so jealous that you have Derby Lite in your area. Wish we could get it out here in Boston.

  • Mirakel
    May 20, 2011 at 11:10 am

    So cute, oops, I mean, I’m scared! :-)

  • Funnelcloud Rachel
    May 20, 2011 at 11:11 am

    So cute! Do you get a tough derby name to go with your tough face?

  • Susie
    May 20, 2011 at 11:17 am

    There’s no rule that says you can’t be bad ass AND adorable at the same time — and here you are proving it!

    P.S. I’m with Rachel — I want to know your derby name!

  • Making it Lovely
    May 20, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Elle DeGore? I haven’t found one that I like better, so maybe I’m going with that.

  • Giulia
    May 20, 2011 at 11:20 am

    OMG, you look so cute ;)
    Love the pink tights.

  • design elements
    May 20, 2011 at 11:20 am

    adorable! happy weekend

  • Rachael
    May 20, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Love your pink tights! Do they not run if you fall?

    As for the derby name, how about Black Loves Blue?

    • Making it Lovely
      May 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

      They probably will eventually, but I have a surprising amount of derby-appropriate legwear to fall back on!

      Black Loves Blue is cute.

  • Laurie
    May 20, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Looking good! what no pink helmet? Love the tights and is that the gap body bottom that was possibly too short?

    • Making it Lovely
      May 20, 2011 at 11:41 am

      The very same. I love them! And I didn’t like the pink helmets (too fluorescent), so I went with a sparkly lipstick-red one instead.

  • Gwendolyn
    May 20, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Awesome picture! You look great!

  • shortsweetseason
    May 20, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Dang, lady! You look smokin! I cannot believe you just had a baby!

  • Danielle
    May 20, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Too cute! :)

  • Janice
    May 20, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Rockin’! And might I add, you are teeny tiny!

  • Kristín
    May 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

    hahaha love it!

  • Mariesa
    May 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Love this! You look hot and tough!

  • Stephanie
    May 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Nursing has done your body good! I wish I looked that good..I have been nursing for 3 months now!

    • Making it Lovely
      May 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      Yeah… except you can’t see my tummy in this pose. I still look five months pregnant (yay). I’m working on it though!

  • Heidi
    May 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    This picture totally made my day!

    So awesome!!

  • Carey
    May 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    You look amazing! What a cool mom :D

  • patricia
    May 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Love it!! :)

  • donaville
    May 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    fierce! haha. really diggin’ your tights.

  • Carrie
    May 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    You look amazing!

  • Jules
    May 20, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Is Brandon framing this and keeping it next to his nightstand? ;)

    • Making it Lovely
      May 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      I like the idea of him waking up to that picture, then turning around to see me doing the same pose. Ha!

  • Emily
    May 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    This is awesome! What made you get started? You look so hardcore!

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    May 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm


  • Melissa M.
    May 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    You are SO FABULOUS!!

  • Mefi
    May 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Awesome pic!

  • Matt
    May 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Whip it!

  • Wren
    May 20, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I was a roller derby girl last year, I enjoyed it, but I couldn’t keep up with the time commitment between gradschool and being a mom. One day I’ll get back. Shout out to River City Roller Girls!

    Have fun!!!

    • Making it Lovely
      May 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      That’s why Derby Lite works so well for me. It’s a two-hour time commitment, once a week.

  • Melissa
    May 20, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    You look ferocious in a very cute way!!

  • Married In Chicago
    May 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    This is awesome!!! I love rollery derby :) My husband and I always go see the windy city rollers at least once or twice during their season.

  • Tara
    May 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    This picture is… adorable! I love how the tough derby look contrasts with your immaculate hair and sweet pink toned makeup. You’re such the girly-girl with an edge. Pink meets brown.

  • Laura Gaskill
    May 20, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Okay that’s it, I’m looking into Derby Lite! You are too awesome Nicole. An inspiration to mamas everywhere! Happy weekend! xo Laura

  • Audrie
    May 20, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Haha this is awesome! I love that you’re doing this!

  • dawn
    May 20, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    haha! that’s awesome! purty pink tights too!

  • Heidi
    May 21, 2011 at 12:28 am

    I can’t believe how gutsy you are! I went to the first game of the season here in Houston and its brutal!! Hope you have an amazing experience!

  • Jan
    May 21, 2011 at 5:03 am

    You look AWESOME!!!!

  • Megan
    May 21, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Great tights!

    What about Pinky Swear for a derby name?

  • Sarah
    May 21, 2011 at 8:44 am

    You look exactly like Eleanor here!

    • luuvely
      May 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      i totally thought the same thing! lol cute pic!

  • Miss B.
    May 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Love this shot! And the tights are perfection;)

  • bink & boo
    May 22, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Lookin’ good, and I love your tough face!

  • Khemy
    May 22, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    You looked like Eleanor. :P

  • kat
    May 23, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Oh my gosh, you are so adorable!!! Yep, love the tights too.

    I also have to say, I just LOVE your blog. It’s not pretentious, it’s not filled with filler, it’s just got great content :) (And we like the same stuff, which might make be biased).

  • Ali
    May 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    You are so tiny, cute and TOUGH! Love the pic! You must frame it! One day when your daughter is grown and she sees this pic she will be so PROUD of her fun loving, stylin’ and gutsy Momma!

    Loved this pic of your in your roller derby gear! :)

    ~ Ali

  • jbhat
    May 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    This is AWESOME. I hope you have so much fun!


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