Thursday, February 28, 2013

Say Hello To My February Sponsors!


Today I'm turning the spotlight over the lovely ladies on the side bar - my sponsors!  They are great, wonderful, witty and talented in their own Happy Pretty way!  Check 'em out below! 

My brand is all about modern living accessories for modern spaces. I started it in 2011 as a way to share my decor style with others. Its constantly growing to offer more products that not only enhance your living space but make every room-in-need, your favorite place to be. With bright color combinations and odd pattern pairings, Skoope Home makes accessorizing your spaces, fresh and creative.

The idea behind the brand is that it only takes the smallest details to spruce up a room; a table mat here, a throw pillow there. Its those tiny details that make you enjoy your spaces more every day."
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My name is Mo and I'm a New Orleanian, vegetarian , animal lover, pizza addict, bicycle commuter, women's college graduate who currently works in the film industry.

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I believe that once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. I believe that what you put out into the world is what you will experience in your own life. That's where Between Dreams comes in - it's all about living the best life you can live. It's a sweet little spot chock-full of sparkling inspiration, encouraging words, and new discoveries to get your blood pumping and your soul singing! It's about the journey that we're all in together, so take this as your formal invitation to hop on over and start living a big, beautiful life.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chatting with...Mo of Fleur de Moi

Today I'm chatting with fellow blogger Mo Flory of Fleur de Moi.  Mo is an awesome NOLA girl who blogs about her love of travel, food and living in New Orleans.  Let's get to know the fleur behind Fleur de Moi a little better...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Thanks to my Next Issue app-obsession - I've come across so many wonderful recipes.  I spotted this Chicken Tortilla Soup in Sunset Magazine and had to try it.  It's amazing and so simple to make!  Check out the recipe below...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Monday!

(Print by Misha Blaise)
Happy Monday! Here's to a great week - Do like Rihanna and shinebrightlikeadiamond! xo ~ n

Friday, February 22, 2013

Happy Pretty Links

It's Friday!  Which means it's time for Links!  Here are a couple of fun find that I thought you would love...



HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!  xo ~ n

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chatting with...Skoope Home

Today I'm chatting with featured sponsor and talented Atlanta designer Shae of Skoope Home. Skoope Home creates modern living accessories for modern spaces.  I can't get enough of Shae's brightly patterned pillow covers (and she's giving them away for free in this month's HPT giveaway!)  Let's take some time to learn more about this creative lovely lady...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Skoope Home Giveaway!

Today, I'm excited to announce an amazing giveaway by Skoope Home!  Skoope Home, designed by Shae of Atlanta, GA,  creates modern living accessories for  modern spaces.  I absolutely adore her brightly patterned pillow covers - and guess what?  She's giving away two matching 16" x 16" pillow covers for free!  Be sure to enter my Raflecopter giveaway below - winner gets to choose design of their choice!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Monday!

(Print by IScreenYouScreen)

Happy Monday!  Here's to a great week - make it matter! xo ~ n

Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Pretty Links

 Hello Weekend!  Boy am I happy to see you!  As always, I leave you with a couple of 
Happy Pretty Links to get your weekend going...

Clockwise from the top


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! xo ~ n

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Best Hot Chocolate I Ever Had...

...is at The City Bakery located in Manhattan's Flatiron District.  If you find yourself in New York during the month of February - then GO!  It's Hot Chocolate Month at this fabulous cafe.  Every day City Bakery unveils a new flavor from Lemon to Black Rum & Cinnamon - the one above is Banana Peel 
(what is up with me and bananas lately?...)  
If bananas aren't your thing, you can always order the classic - I mean, do you see that hunk of marshmallow they just plopped in the middle of my drink?  I had to finish this drink with a fork - a fork!
 The City Bakery - 3 West 18th Street, NYC

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup - Incredible bread courtesy of Maison Kayser!

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite soups - red lentil soup.  I loooove this recipe!  This is the soup that sparked my love affair with Food and Wine.  This is the soup that sparked my love affair soups!  This recipe is so quick and easy to make, and it "tastes like butta!"  No seriously - it does have a buttery taste which is funny because no butter was added - it's that good!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Music Monday - Robyn Appreciation Month

When it comes to refreshing my iTunes, I've been in a "meh" mood lately.  I have yet to find new music this month that really resonates within me - music so great that it urges me to scream at you - LISTEN TO THIS!  After watching a marathon of Girls, I've been inspired to throw all of my Robyn music on my computer.

Happy Monday!

(Print by Kavan & Co)

Happy Monday!  Here's to a great week! xo ~ n

Friday, February 8, 2013

Happy Pretty Links

Hello beautiful February Friday!  We made it to another wonderful weekend - which of course means it's time for some Happy Pretty Links!  Getting in the spirit of Valentine's day, here are a couple links that I spotted and hearted...

Clockwise from the top...


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! xo ~ n




Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chatting with... Eff.Y.Bee


 This past holiday season, I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting many talented artists and designers various craft fairs all over the city.  But there was one designer that stood the most and that was Alyssa Kuchta of eff.y.bee jewelry (acronym for 'follow your bliss') Not only did Alyssa's beautiful trinkets catch my eye but so did her dynamic personality.  I knew right away she was "good people."  Alyssa is bright, smart, motivated, dedicated and all around inspiring...

...And she's also awesome because she's offering a 10% discount off an entire order when you enter the promo code, "Happy Pretty Things" - How cool is that! Let's learn more about Alyssa and eff.y.bee below...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I'm Currently Obsessed...

....with my nails.  Every time I type with my glittery nails I feel soooo happy!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Chocolate Dipped Banana Empanadas

If you've been following my previous food posts, then you know that I've been big on smoothies.  One of the drawbacks to making fresh smoothies is that you are left with a bunch of fruit that you don't want to waste.  In my case it's bananas.  What does one do when their banana's start to turn?... I turn them into empanadas, of course!  

Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy Monday!


272630_14974764_lz(Print by Wesley Bird)
Happy Monday - Here's to the start of a great work week! xo ~ n

Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Pretty Links & Thank You Sponsors!


Links 5Happy February!  I am so over winter!  Let's hope the Groundhog doesn't see his shadow tomorrow.  
In the meantime, here are some happy pretty links for your happy pretty weekend...