Posts Tagged ‘link love’


Worth Noting: Blog Improvement

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013


2013 is going to be the Year of the Blog, I can just tell. To set you in the right direction, take a look at what some of these fine bloggers have to say about improving your own.

5 Things to Remember Before You Hit Publish at Hey, it’s Justine

40 Ways to Get Your Blog Off On the Right Foot at Campfire Chic

6 Weeks to a Better Blog at Silly Grrl

Primp your Facebook at Her New Leaf

Should I Get Paid for That? at Home to Heather

Why Every Blogger Should Have a Media Kit at VMac & Cheese

10 Reasons to Blog Ahead at Going Home to Roost

Blueprint for the Perfect Blog Post at Business2Community

The Four Faces of Link Building at Shellshock.UK

58 Ways to get Noticed as a New Blogger at Blog World

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Curated | Interior Inspiration: Science

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Interior Inspiration: Science

  1. 1895 Spectra Of The Sun Stars, Nebulae and Gases print from Vintage Inclination  |  $35
  2. 1950s Microscope and Casefrom Housing Authority  |  $30
  3. 12-Inch Replogle Globe from Lucca Bales Vintage  |  $40
  4. 100ml Vintage Pyrex Laboratory Flask from BaraWen Vintage  |  £7
  5. Human Body Book from Old Vintage Goodies  |   $25
  6. Earth Art Space Print from MeganLee  | $28


I stumbled upon some beautiful sciencey finds at Savers yesterday, so today’s inspiration is rather laboratory-inspired. All of the items are from Etsy, and most are one-of-a-kind.

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Inspiration: Holiday Nails

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

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Obsession: Norwegian Mittens

Friday, October 26th, 2012

I’ve always thought of Norwegian Mittens as the traditional, stranded-colorwork mittens with a pointy tip, featuring an image on the back of the hand and a simple repeating pattern on the palm. I wanted to make sure I actually knew what I was talking about, though before I posted. Unfortunately, Wikipedia doesn’t have a page devoted to Norwegian mittens, so you’ll all have to wait a bit before I can get some more information.

In the meantime, I’ve scoured Ravelry for the most beautiful examples of these mittens. (If you don’t have a Ravelry account, you might not be able to access the links. But – why don’t you?? Sign up! It’s awesome!)


JaneMumbles Mitten Swap Mittens


Craftivore’s Selbu Mitts

David’s Squirrel Sampler Mittens


ItalianDishKnit’s Northman Mittens

TheLittleRedHen’s Paper Doll Mittens


FrazzledKnitter’s Fiesta Mittens


Fern1Knits’ Skulls and Flowers

Pinneguri’s Purple Beauties


SpillyJane’s Cupcake Mittens


IgnorantBliss’ Burnham

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Link Love: Upholstery Basics at Design*Sponge

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

One of the unfortunate things about some of the bigger and more popular blogs is that I always feel like I can’t keep up with them. I adore blogs like Apartment Therapy, Poppytalk, and Design*Sponge, but if I added them to my RSS reader, I’d have to spend all my time reading blogs.

The bright side is that when I do get a chance to browse, I discover really fun stuff! Meet today’s discovery: Upholstery Basics at Design*Sponge!

This beautiful Leather Bookcase rivals even *my* ambition

The author, Amanda Brown, has a series of posts with detailed instructions on all kinds of furniture and upholstery projects. I love it! Having the knowledge to revamp (or build from scratch!) furniture opens up a whole world of possibilities!

Lampshade tutorial - no, no *covering* a lampshade. Making it from scratch.

The most exciting thing, though, was this post on building a boxed ottoman from a coffee table. I am not kidding, Matt and I just got home from looking at ottomans at the furniture store.

Boxed Ottoman Tutorial at Design*Sponge


I am definitely doing this! Stay tuned – I’ll absolutely be posting photos when I do.

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Blog Brunch Blogger Directory

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Have you heard of the Blog Brunch Blogger Directory?
If you’ve participated, you can submit your info and they’ll link you on an interactive map of all the Blog Brunchers. Pretty cool!

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Worth Noting: 9/14/12

Friday, September 14th, 2012


1. Roxy, the super-sweet girl behind Society Social, was featured in Southern Living magazine! That’s so cool!
2. Round-up of some aesthetically pleasing inspirational quotes over on Miss Indie. (My favorite: “If you’re making mistakes, it means you’re out there doing something.” -Neil Gaiman)
3. Bobbi shares photos of Zurich – “I kind of felt like I was at Disney World, except nobody was running around in mouse ears.”
4. Ez of Creature Comforts shares some free inky Photoshop brushes. She never disappoints!
5. Kristin shares a great quote and graphic: “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.”


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Link Love: Society Social

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Through a link from the “Things I’m Afraid to Tell You” challenge (this thing just keeps giving and giving!), I happened across the lovely Roxy, who owns a business called Society Social.

They’re¬†”bringing the bar cart back”, and I, for one, could not be more excited about it.

For starters, I could not stop drooling over their website and magalog (yeah- they have a magalog. How freaking cool is that?)  The photo styling and design is impeccable; I love it.

They actually have a wide variety of furniture, but I’m really loving their bar carts. I don’t even really like drinking, but I’d love one of these in my house. I think my favorite is The Hostess? They’re all so very Mad Men.

That’s not even everything- they sell Hostess Gowns, vintage items (gasp!) and – wait for it – cocktail rings! Mother of God, I love cocktail rings.

I’m in love with how their items are so classic and vintage, yet updated with bright colors. They’re all seriously gorgeous.

Now, if you’ll leave me be, I’ll be daydreaming that I’m Joan Holloway, serving cocktails from a turquoise bar cart on my patio.

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Link Love: Creative Market

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Guys guys GUYS. There’s a really cool site I want to tell you about.

I’ve been a long-time fan of Colour Lovers. Mostly because I love colors. Thank you, Captain Obvious. ¬†SO when they started talking about their very own digital resources type of site, I was intrigued.

Creative Market


Basically, Creative Market isn’t unlike any other digital/designer resource site, but it’s from the good people at Colour Lovers.

Here’s the best part: signing up gets you $5 in free credit (and the resources aren’t terribly expensive, so $5 is significant!) and if you’re an “early subscriber” (their site hasn’t officially launched yet), you can download all of their current resources for FREE. Yep. Free.

It gets better. When you refer people, you get credit, too! $10 for 5 referrals, $30 for 20 referrals, and $200 for 50 referrals.

You don’t have to enter in any personal details to join and download the free resources; just your email address.

I’ve already used a bunch of the stuff I downloaded- they have everything: brushes, textures, web design templates, .psds, vectors, UI’s, fonts, etc etc. Here, I took a screenshot of a few of them!

Creative Market Free Resources


I have absolutely no idea how long the offer lasts, but I’d take advantage of it asap. There are TONS of things that would be useful for bloggers.

If you’d like to join, sign up here!

Yes, I will get some credits if enough people sign up. But, like I said, YOU’LL GET CREDIT TOO! It’s really a win-win. :D


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Things I’m Afraid to Tell You

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Image credit: Creature Comforts Blog

***Update*** I’ve gotten some of the nicest, most sincere responses to this, and I appreciate every single one. I’ve tried to personally respond to each of them, but for some reason, WordPress is giving me issues and won’t accept all of them. If I haven’t replied to your comment personally, please know that I did read it and really, truly, appreciated it. Thank you to everyone who commented!

One of my favorite bloggers, Ez of Creature Comforts, just wrote this awesome post about her “real” life- not the one portrayed in every post. She’s not the only blogger talking about this reality – she even linked a huge list of other bloggers participating in the same challenge.


I’m going to try to participate, too. Here goes:


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Hazel & Agnes is the creative blog of Natalie Matz. Click above to learn more!