Elizabeth M

Blogger at Life of Lovely, a lifestyle blog in crafting, fashion, reading, traveling, cooking, and baking.

Two Minute Make-up Routine

 Getting ready in the morning after spending the night with a few friends, I suddenly realized that I’m the only one of us who wears make-up every day.  As we talked while I carefully applied mascara in the bathroom mirror, my friends discussed how they usually felt too rushed in the morning to bother with make-up.  ...more

Is Everyone on Instagram Without Me?

 So, I think I might be the only person left who doesn't have an instagram.  I've come to this conclusion based on an eleven year-old child asking me what my instagram name is.  At her suggestion that I get one, I then had to explain that my phone doesn't take pictures or connect to the internet.  It is, however, very handy for texting, calling, and keeping the time.  ...more

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Gingerbread Ornaments

Looking for a last minute Christmas craft?These Cinnamon Gingerbread Ornaments are cute and easy to make.  This year my Christmas tree is covered in nothing but these ornaments, red bows, and glittered pinecones.  To see my experience making them check out my  Christmas ornament craft post on Life of Lovely.  ...more

Recipe: Baked Zucchini

During the holiday time, everyone is always looking for quick, easy, and tastey recipes.  Lately, I've liked to make baked zucchini with goat cheese.  This recipe only takes a few minutes of active preparation, and the result is more than worth it.  You can see the full recipe for baked zucchini on my blog, Life of Lovely.Does anyone else have any easy recipes that you'd like to share?  I know I'm always looking for some! ...more

Cute Summer Hair Idea ~ Inspired by Rihanna

In the summer months, it can be hard to come up with a hairstyle that keeps your hair out of your face but still isn't boring.  After all, you can only wear a ponytail so many days a week. So what can you do on the other days?While looking through a magazine we saw this picture of Rihanna and thought that it would be perfect for summer.   ...more
i use to have my hair this color, and i loved it. but once everyone started doing it i went ...more

10 Scone Recipes - The Search for the Perfect Scones Begins

  My mom likes to make this recipe for Cranberry Drop Scones on Sunday mornings.  She told me that the scones that she makes for us aren't as good as the ones she ate when she lived in England, but ...more

Thank you so much! That sounds like a wonderful recipe. I'll be adding it to my list to try. ...more

Favorite Links of the Week: Style edition

Hello everyone!  The focus is on fashion and style on our weekly links at Life of Lovely.  The wonderful thing about many of these links is regardless of how into these two subjects you are or not, you can still enjoy taking a look at them....more

Book Review: Beat This! Cookbook by Ann Hodgman

 If you cook often, you know that you have lots of cookbooks that you really only use occasionally for one or two recipes.  On your shelf, this one has the best pie recipe, and this one has the best casserole so you have quite a lot of cookbooks.  What if you had one cookbook with the best of every type of recipe all in one book?...more

Favorite Links of the Week

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Book Review - Dining with the Dollar Diva: Divalicious Menus with Ingredients Costing $1 or Less

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who feels that way. I don't mind if it's a little ...more