Monday, August 27, 2012

Girl Crush - Caroline Ventura: BRVTVS

all photos Jen Causey - The Makers
Did you happen to catch Caroline Ventura on Jen Causey's The Makers last week?  You probably recognize her as A Cup of Jo's gorgeous hair tutorial guru/model...and she also happens to be the wildly talented designer behind the jewelry line BRVTVS...
I was lucky enough to meet up with her and fellow designer Ilana Kohn last week in New York for a rambling shopping excursion around the Lower East Side and was even more impressed in's so nice to know the personalities behind the collections especially when they are as lovely, down to earth and fun as these two!  I'm crazy about the simplicity of BRVTVS - you can shop it here...and I managed to snag a couple more Abby dresses from Ilana...perfect for these last days of summer but equally cute layered under a cardi with some booties for fall!

xoxo, M

Monday, August 20, 2012

New, New, New!...+ a winner!

Happy Monday! Okay, let me kick off the week with the Pin to Win winner - yay for Charliegirl!  I'll email you the details...a HUGE thank you to everyone who pinned and for the sweet birthday wishes - It totally made my week!**
 New arrivals for fall have been streaming into the's a sneak peek at Ace & Jig (more pics to come)... Jenna & Cary really make my dream wardrobe...easy, cool, and washable...I know I say it every time but their cotton/linen is so dreamy soft!
Beautiful and delicious smelling candles (think smoke & musk, amber & patchouli, etc) by LA based Le Feu de L'Eau ...stunning gold rings by Ilsa loves Rick...really lovely and elegant!

want to wear every single day silk tops from Loup Charmant, lighter than air and perfect for layering this fall...

more of Object + Totem's stunning ceramics and necklaces...I want to keep it all!

and more rugs on the way! Quite a few have already been spoken for so check em out here if you want to pre-order your favorite... to try to cobble some dinner together, put the house back in order, and maybe finally put some real clothes on ;)
xoxo, M
**ps - If you did play along and had your heart set on something please feel free to use "PINNING" at checkout for 20% off any order over $150 this week...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

30% Off sale - Ends Tomorrow

oops - I almost forgot to tell you...our
Ends Tomorrow!

It only happens TWICE a year so get ready to shop!

Ends Thursday
Take 30% off
 all orders over $200 

Enter "30off" at checkout 
Sorry! No price adjustments on previous purchases. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

37 + 3 = Pin to Win $300!

Well friends, tomorrow I turn 37...37, 37, 37...and I'm pretty good with is never perfect but it feels like I'm in a content place...(knock on wood)...the girlies two are growing up...The big L has one last year of preschool, little L is easing into toddlerville, the hubby and I are back to really liking each other again (hey, that new baby year is rough on marriage - just being honest!)...and the shop is growing but not getting too unruly...

Sure, I still can't remember ANYTHING unless I write it down, I'm still a month behind on emails, I can't blog these days to save my life, my house clutter will probably never be under control, my dinner menu is still utterly dependent on the Trader Joe's frozen section, there are days when a shower & a cocktail seem like heaven, and I haven't left the house past 7pm in over a year...but these are very minor, trivial things, no?

speaking of this little blog, it turned 3 a couple of weeks back!  Hopefully one day, when both littles are in school I can put my thoughts back in order for some real posts but for now I am happy to annoy you now & then with my shopping tidbits and tempt you with all that my store holds - I have to admit I felt guilty about this for a while, but the truth is that blogging about random stuff on a daily basis is just kind of a luxury for me that had to fall by the wayside...and I feel so lucky that I get to work with so many amazing designers for the shop that promoting & selling their work is pretty much a complete pleasure...
Soooo, to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone reading & shopping I came up with a goofy contest to win a $300 gift certificate to the shop...

1. Head over the the SHOP
2. Pin all your favorites to your pinterest boards (the more you pin, the more chances you have to win!) 
3. Make sure you to tag me - "@Michelle @ Pretty Mommy" on the pin
4. let me know your pinterest name below in the comments
5.  Check back on Friday, August 17th to find out if you WIN 

okay, that's it! Now start pinning...
(here's a whole board of stuff  from the shop to make it even easier)
xoxo, M

ps - and as an extra birthday bonus take 25% off any order over $200 today and tomorrow! Enter "LEO12" at checkout

Monday, August 6, 2012

Rugs, Baskets, Stripes oh my!

 Random goodness now in the shop! Would chat more but we are in full on cabin mode and my brain power is lost to campfires, root beer floats, and general vacation laziness...
xoxo, M