Monday, January 24, 2011

A Splash of this and a Dash of That

Friday night, kid in bed, hubby in Vegas, tivo exhausted, I thought I'd have a little pity party and scan twitter for all the goings on over at Alt...caught a little link "Best in Up and Coming Blogs" and scanned the list for some new reading material - but lo and behold there was my goofy blog (maybe a typo? but I'm assuming the dear, lovely Joslyn was responsible for the mention)...I really wanted to run outside and turn a couple of cartwheels but the -5 temps were a little daunting (and I'm pretty sure that gymnastics and pregnant bellies are a little off limits?)... if you're checking out the list (oh so many of my faves and new ones to discover) here's a little snapshot of what's cooking over here:








Pretty Mommy Cocktail:
Take one slightly frazzled mommy
2 cups unhealthy obsession with fashion
1 heaping helping of 3 year old hijinks and 1 baby on the way
Some good tunes courtesy of the mister (heavy on the cute, indie rock boy variety)
Long Hair, Bangs, Red Nails, and a little leopard print
a bit of good design with a pinch of tacky
a pitcher full of pink
1glass of champagne when no one is looking
2 tsp homesickness for Austin, TX and 3 tsp bitching about Minnesota Winters
A generous TBSP of inspiration from style muses Sofia C, Joslyn, Garance, LA girls HBT & Jeana Sohn, et al
muddle with Lots and lots of love for all my fellow blogettes
throw in a busy little boutique*
shake, stir, stay up too late watching Tivo then wake up at 6 am with a little miss and see what happens...

xoxo, M

images above: a few things I never get tired of: anything by Banquet and esp her new gold heart print, simple & pink plank chair, Willie and Texas nights, a well packed suitcase, an armful of Dream Collective bracelets, a modern icon and an artist's muse...via pinterest

*since this is already a totally self indulgent post I might as well mention my shop, full of things I love, mostly designed by women (with one cute boy - John Robshaw - in the mix), mainly made in the USA, and a healthy dose of sustainable products - whew! - a few highlights - handbags by Clare Vivier, Organic clothing by Stewart + Brown & Lina Rennell, jewelry by Bosquez, Dream Collective by Kathryn Bentley & Laura Lombardi, Virginia Johnson & Matta scarves and lots of other fun goodies...


17 comments:

  1. Of course you belong on that list...and I can say "I knew her when..." =)

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  2. Here is the thing you, your blog is amazing, and it is in my top 5.....You need to realize what a talent you are....You deserve this...Truly a joy to read, new friend....xoxo

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  3. blushing, blushing, and blushing some more - y'all are two of my faves as well ;)

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  4. congratulations!! i think you already know how much i love your blog and shop! ;-) p.s. i love following you on pinterest too.

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  5. the beauty of having your own blog is that you're allowed to be self indulgent :)

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  6. woohoo! i saw the list also. very cool indeed :)

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  7. YOU are a rockstar. Rockstar diva design blogger Michelle. Yep. So happy for you.
    P.S. that Pretty Mommy cocktail belongs right permanently on your blog. LOVING it.
    Best,
    Tina

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  8. Michelle, you're so silly! Your blog is lovely and so are you and your tastes (we share more than I realised...not just one girl and another baby on the way!). I love your cocktail btw!

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  9. so glad i just discovered your blog...congrats on being on THE LIST! :) very well deserved! can't wait to read more...

    xo,
    joAnn

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  10. It's your awesome blog! Go ahead and be self-indulgent!

    (PS I feel your Austin homesickness right now - too cold in NYC for my blood, can't imagine how you survive!)

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  11. You know you're one of our favorites. We can't think of a better addition to the list!

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  12. Congratulations again lady!

    (I'll take one of those cocktails anytime, maybe 2:)

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  13. Congratulations. Love the cocktail!

    Jacy Grais

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  14. love this post and the pretty mommy cocktail. (and my youngest was named after willie's version of georgia on my mind.=)

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  15. love the recipe! congrats on the list - wonderful blog you've got here!

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  16. Thanks so much for including us on this amazing list. Also, love your shop. So many things to covet.
    xo

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