Honor Roll

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!

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  • 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.

  • Stephanie
    June 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm

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

  • 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.)

  • amanda
    June 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm

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

  • 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)

    : )

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Simone
    June 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm

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

  • 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…

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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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