4.14.2011

Blogger's Favorites -- Michelle of Pretty Mommy

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I am a (huge) fan of Michelle... She's funny and smart and interesting and stylish. She writes a fantastic blog. And I seriously want to raid both her closet (sartorially, she just gets it right) and her iPod (her hubby is a music critic, so she's always in the know on the best tunes).

There's also the matter of her spot-on, fantastic shop (I should note that Michelle's shop is one of my Simple Lovely sponsors, but I'd shop it regularly {and do} regardless.) It's good stuff, I'm telling you.

So I'm happy to kick-off the official start of our vacation (we leave today) with Michelle's list. And speaking of vacation, I'll be doing something a little different next week while we're away, so be sure to check it out on Monday!

So without further ado, herewith Michelle's favorites. Enjoy and have a fantastic weekend!





Backyard Movies - Our set up isn't quite this fantastic but we bought a mini projector a few years ago and I'm counting down the days til we can set it up in the backyard and watch a favorite film under the stars



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Summer - I love waking up to the sound of lawnmowers humming, going to bed with cicadas chirping outside my window...and every hot, sticky, lazy moment in between...




Austin - my first love, the charmed land of tex-mex, bar-b-que, slackers and sunshine...hopefully someday we'll move back but until then I guess I'll have to settle for frequent visits to soak up those good Texas/hippie vibes



My Little Family - Soon (any day actually!) our cozy group of three will become four and if she's anything like her lovably sarcastic daddy or ridiculously snugly big sister then I can't wait to meet her...



Simple, well crafted things - the feel of hand carved wood like the gorgeous goodies at Herriott Grace or the weight of a ceramic mug from Heath...





Mexican Food - Is it possible to get intoxicated just by smelling limes, jalapenos, cilantro, and slow cooked meats? Throw in a good margarita and put a fork in me...




Vegetable Gardens - I'm no expert, heck, I'm not even very good at it, but few things give me as much satisfaction as planting seeds and watching as they grow into beautiful, edible delights...and the 3 1/2 year old who digs next to me for worms and eats the strawberries right off the plant makes it pretty dreamy...




Bakeries - any place where people wake up early to turn butter, flour and sugar into magic is tops in my book...show me a good pain au chocolat and I'll show you an empty plate...


The Sundress - my whole fashion philosophy wrapped up in one item of clothing - easy, breezy, pretty, not too fussy, not too precious, just a little bit of cotton perfection...long, short, simple, sweet, sexy - I'll take a closet full please! or at least this little Steven Alan number...

11 comments:

mnemonique said...

I just love the idea of making cinema under the sky! I love it!!!!!!!

Kelly and Kelly said...

love her list. I can't wait for summer. and want to go back to Austin asap.


happy vacationing!

Kim in the Cove said...

Love the back yard shots! Excellent inspiration for an upcoming project to revamp our patio. :)

betty said...

I love this edition of 'loving'.

Can I go live in Michelle's world please?!

Nicole LeLacheur said...

Love the dress!

Cheryl said...

Michelle is awesome! I love all her picks (as usual)and her shop is one of my favorites on the net...so perfectly edited.

la la Lovely said...

What a great list... love Michelle's blog and her shop!!!!
xo

Pretty Mommy said...

Thanks Joslyn and ladies for the lovely comments!! Such an honor to hang out on my favorite blog for a day ;)

Stella Turner Ruth said...

not enough people use cloth napkins - and i dont see why not. love the design and detail

JONATHAN CROSS said...

Homesick Texan is sick (in the good sense of the word). Now in my bookmark menu. Thanks Joslyn and Michelle.

Sweet William said...

Definately working on a backyard movie night!