About 亚博全站app下载Making it Lovely

About 亚博全站app下载Making it Lovely

亚博全站app下载Making it Lovely is a design and lifestyle blog about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so.

I'm Nicole Balch (hello),and I started this blog in 2007 as my husband and I were moving intoour first home.I intended for our families to be able to see what we were up to;I have a handyman background and a love of decorating,so I knew we'd be working on some fun projects.I was a stationery designer,online shop owner (Pink Loves Brown),and web designer at the time,but the blog grew quickly and soon took on a life of its own.In 2013,we sold our century-old bungalow and moved intoan even older Victorian.I still write about my home (as I did in the beginning),but also aboutdecoratingandfashion,as well asmy lifeas a wife,三个小孩的母亲,andblogger turned breadwinner.

MyLovely Life Listis a great way to get a sense of who I am.Hopes,dreams,and wishing I had the Thriller dance in my repertoire.

Nicole Balch,亚博全站app下载Making it Lovely

My work has been featured inBetter Homes & Gardens,HGTV Magazine,The Chicago Tribune Magazine,Time Out Chicago,ReadyMade,Everyday with Rachael Ray,Ladies' Home Journal,and other publications.亚博全站app下载Making it Lovely was named one of the top 26 Design Blogs byDomino,one of the 50 World's Best Design Blogs by theLondon Times Online,and twice named one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms byBabble.

I hope to one day be able to say that I've authored a book (it's onthe list!),but I am proud to have been quoted or featured in the following:Grow Your Handmade Business,by Kari Chapin;Decorate,by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick;andYoung House Loveby Sherry and John Petersik.

I have spoken multiple times atAlt Summitand delivered a keynote speech atBlogPodium.I have taught atColumbia College Chicago,as well as several courses online forAlt SummitandBlogging Your Way.I have written forBetter Homes & Gardens,My Colortopia,The Interior Collective,andBabble.

This Website

亚博全站app下载Making it Lovely was designed and coded by me.I was the nerd in high school who programmed her graphing calculator for fun (I wrote functions to create art),and coded her first website back in the days of AOL and dial-up.I used to offer web design 亚博全站services asSmart & Lovely,but I'm no longer accepting clients.This site is based on the framework ofLaurel by Solo Pineand hosted byLiquid Web(they have thebestsupport).


There are several advertising and sponsorship options,designed to fit a variety of businesses.In addition to direct traffic and subscribers,亚博全站app下载Making it Lovely has sizable followings onPinterest,Facebook,Twitter,andInstagram.Pleasecontact mefor more information.

Contact Me

You can email me atnicole@www.teamuid.com,or if you'd like,you can also write to me the old-fashioned way.Making the trip to the post office is always more fun when there are nice letters waiting for me.

Nicole Balch
1116 Garfield Street #1268
Oak Park,IL 60304

Nicole Balch

photos byArnold Klein