Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Want/Need/Wear/Read - Julianne Ahn, Object + Totem

In my book, you'd be hard pressed to find many other jewelry collections as special as that made by artist Julianne Ahn...hand dyed, wrapped, beautifully glazed & hand made ceramic beads...from start to finish they are completely wearable works of art...(so wearable and covetable that every time I wear a piece of Object +Totem someone tries to buy it off my neck)...and the fact that Julie happens to be one of the nicest designers I've had the pleasure of working with? well, that's just icing on the cake!

Something I Want:
A Leather Snap Wallet by my friends, Aylor and Jessica, of Absolute Classic Masterpieces

Something I Need:
A Herman Miller Ergonomic Stool for studio - i work long hours on my bum :(

Something to Wear:
The Ferus Dress in Black by Popomomo - such a simple classic piece that can be worn "as-is" or layered...

Something I Made:
my ceramics - I've been putting corks on them so they're a bit more functional and can be used for holding things like oil, salt, spices, genies, etc.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Have a cozy weekend, y'all!

Howdy friends! Minnesota dipped into negatives this week so we ran away to Austin (the perks of being related to an airline pilot!) but if we were still snow bound I'd be dipping into my stash of Bellocq Tea. I had ordered some for myself and fell in love with it so of course I had to order it for the shop as well - current favorite is Hindu Holiday - yum!

also new to the shop, more amazing A Peace Treaty
scarves! Super gorgeous and soft - the perfect mid winter breath of fresh air...Okay, off to consume ridiculous amounts if texmex... Happy Weekend!
Ps - i almost forgot!! Take an extra 50% off all SALE items - enter "Halfoff" at checkout
Pps - sorry for wonky post - typing it via phone ;)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

An Instagram a Day..

I think I may have mentioned I have a tiny instagram addiction?  Sometimes it's just so easy to communicate via an image and I love seeing what everyone else is up to as well...I've been participating in the January photo a day challenge and here's how our month has been shaping up...
1. you - yeah, that's me 
2. breakfast - New Year's Day panettone from my favorite bakery Patisserie 46
3. something I adore - pink sunsets
4. something I wore - Small Trades stripes and my ever rotating selection of Dream Collective
5 - something that makes me smile - ruffle butt jammies and big brown eyes
6. my favorite - evening routine...vitamins, coconut oil, RODIN olio lusso ...done
7. My sky - has been pleasantly bright blue this month!
8.  Daily Routine - reading Peter Pan to Lila while Louisa naps...
9. Childhood - Lila found this heart inside a nut shell and gave it to me ;)
10. Where I Sleep - the one room in the house that is usually not a complete mess
11. Close-up - of my favorite Pink Himalayan Salt
12. In my Bag - Clare Vivier of course...
13. What I'm Reading - 40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering - all the Alice Waters pictures are amazing
14. Happiness - watching Lila pull out some impromptu dance moves at the MIA
15. Morning - usually Lou & Me 

Happy Wednesday to everyone and safe travels to all my girls headed to Alt - I will miss meeting you all in person! 
xoxo, M

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Paul photo by Linda...
Do you ever have writer's block because you have too much to say and can't wrap your brain around it all?  I feel like I'm composing great, lengthy blog posts to all of you in my head and when I sit down to write it all becomes a big I'll just say hello and this is awesome...that's all!
xoxo, M

ps - I've been having fun with the January photo a day challenge over on Instagram...wanna join me? Find me under shopprettymommy
pps - the sale continues at the shop...take an extra 20% off using "lastcall" at checkout and look for new arrivals from A Peace Treaty & Bellocq Tea later this week - yippee!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Want/Need/Wear/Read - Melissa Coker, Wren

Even if Melissa Coker of Wren wasn't one of the cutest/coolest ladies out there I'd still have a huge girl crush on her for designing some of my favorite pieces of the season including my go to date dress...always glamorous but never trying to hard - I'm super excited to get my hands on the forthcoming spring collection! Here's a peek at her holiday wishlist (yes, I'm a little behind!)...  Thanks Melissa!

Something you Want: 
 I just moved & am wanting some John Robshaw pieces for my new place 

 Something you Need: 
Desperately need a laptop case 

Something to Wear: 
 Anything Dream Collective. I've been eyeing the snakes eye cuff 

 Something to Read: 

 Something to Gift:
Friends & family are receiving cozy sweaters to keep them warm

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Nice to see you on the other side...did you have a magical NYE?  I'm a fan I must say - any holiday that revolves around eating, drinking, and dancing is good in my book...we took the girls on a lantern lit hike, roasted some s'mores, noshed on crab legs at my sis-n-laws, quaffed some champagne and the cousins jumped & twirled in a surprise snowstorm with snowflakes as big as their hands - mind you we were home by 9:30...
traditionally I'm not much of a resolutions kind of girl...something about rules & expectations has never been my cup of tea...and I think especially with young children you need to go easy on yourself (my husband would probably say I'm too easy) but flexibility and spontaneity are welcome attributes in my book!  I think the theme of the past few years has been to take a deep breath when I'm frustrated about not doing something on my agenda and say (as the lovely Trina just reminded me) "There's always next year..."  Like the fact that I just sold my ticket to ALT because Miss Lou doesn't like her mama to be away for more than a couple of hours...I'm still feeling a little sick about missing out on the fun but...there's always next this year I intend to work less and mommy more...whew!

and if I manage to cook more, 
declutter more, 
wear a red kimono (holy girl crush right? Joslyn just blogged about this site - instant addiction), 
drink champagne out of vintage coupes (I'm on the hunt after coveting my sisnlaws), 
break out the candelabra once a week (I just bought this and Lila declared our Christmas Eve candlelit feast - "The fanciest meal ever!")
make it to London for our 10 year anniversary sans kiddos (reservations set - places to go? stay?)
revive my vegetable garden
and sneak in more dates with the Mr 
and more brunches with my friends
it will be icing on the cake!

Speaking of work - fall/winter collections have been marked down AND you can take an extra 20% off any order over $150 using "LASTCALL" at checkout...

xoxo, M