Monday Mess . Shop Pretty Mommy

I know you all know Michelle, mother of two, shop owner of Shop Pretty Mommy and finder of all things awesome.  And if by, some small, chance you don’t know Michelle, than you will be glad for the introduction.  Michelle and I haven’t met in person (yet) but it almost feels like we have   We had babies around the same time and found ourselves up late at night on the interwebs, around the same time, looking for signs of life outside of our own four walls.

I have to say Michelle is a definite style icon.  The girl is in the know on every cool thing that is out there.  She find things before they are “things” and then they become a “thing.”  I’ve added some of my favorite purses, jewelry and so on to my accessory collection from Michelle’s shop (and there is so much more I want to add…this is my go to shop when I want to treat myself).  But above all, Michelle is a super great mom.  She knows how to strike a balance between life’s demands and seems to do so, very, effortlessly.  I’m always inspired by her thoughts, her view and her finds.

I like to think of our dining table as an ever changing still life…especially pretty on lazy Sunday mornings…post breakfast & farmers market run…a lovely newspaper reading, coffee drinking, crown making mess…

Our backyard and patio…since Lila has been out of school & the grandparents dropped off a blowup pool we have been in the backyard nonstop…hoping to spruce up our deck and find some great outdoor storage for all the random summer flotsam & jetsam…I just bought this cabana set up at Ikea  so I can hide in the shade with the baby and sip some ice tea cocktails while the neighborhood kids splash around.  Oh, and finally declutter and plant up all the pots strewn about…wish me luck!

The basement…out of sight, out of mind, eh? (until my husband goes down there to try to find something then all bets are off!)


“You can do anything, but not everything”  I know this one has gone around the interwebs quite a bit but it nothing has rang more true with me! As a decidedly non type A gal this makes me breathe a huge sigh of relief…and then go back to some quality veg time ;)


A bit more about what is on Michelle’s table :

+ The blue & white bowl is Paula Greif
+ Jewelry is Odette & Dream Collective
+ Candle – Carriere Freres from Spruce

*I love how Michelle looks at her table as an ever chaining still life.  I’m going to try to take that view too.  What about you lovelies, do things tend to pile up on your dining table to?

More Monday Mess here




  • Torrie @ a place to share...
    Commented on June 11th, 2012 at 10:18am

    without a doubt, michelle is one of my favorite people in this little {maybe not so little} blog community. i find that every time i get dressed up for a special occasion (or just a night out) or pack for a vacation, that i reach for a piece (or 2, 3, 4……. :)) that i’ve treated myself with- from her shop. one time, i realized i was fully clothed (and accessorized! jewelry, bag, shoes!) with ‘shop pretty mommy’ gear!

  • Trina
    Commented on June 13th, 2012 at 4:02pm

    She does have the best goodies! Def my fave place to treat myself. I bet you looked gorgeous all decked out with your Pretty Mommy gear! xo . t

  • michelle @ pretty mommy
    Commented on June 11th, 2012 at 10:41am

    Thank you so much for having my mess!! You are a constant inspiration to me and so looking forward to getting to meet in person ;)
    xoxo, M

  • janis - pinecone camp
    Commented on June 11th, 2012 at 11:15am

    Well, first of all, she is adorable! Her mess still manages to be kinda cute. ;)

  • estelle
    Commented on June 11th, 2012 at 12:00pm

    Of course, Michelle’s mess is all artful and pretty and generally inspiring. I love having this peek into her beautiful life. She’s a real gem!

  • Kate {domestikatedlife}
    Commented on June 11th, 2012 at 2:40pm

    just found your blog from the rue la la post, it’s so cute!

  • Trina
    Commented on June 11th, 2012 at 4:05pm

    Hi Kate…thanks for stopping by! And thank you for letting me know about the rue la la post! I had no idea! xo . trina

  • Emma at The Marion House Book
    Commented on June 11th, 2012 at 3:02pm

    Love Michelle, her mess and her shop!

  • Alexis
    Commented on June 14th, 2012 at 8:36am

    LOVE Michelle! such a fun post!!!!!!

  • Jeanne
    Commented on June 19th, 2012 at 7:01pm

    Oh, how I wish my mess can look like her mess! Michelle is so cute. I’ve always heard of her shop but never knew how she looked like. So good to put a face to a shop!

  • Trina
    Commented on June 21st, 2012 at 8:26am

    I know, always good to put a face with a name. You will LOVE Pretty Mommy Shop. Michelle is such a great curator of stylish things! xo . t

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