Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wishful Thinking {a guest post by Pretty Mommy}

Thank you to the lovely Melissa for inviting me to hang out here for a bit in her lovely space...It was so inspiring to go back and read so many eloquent and heartfelt Wishful Thinking posts but also a little daunting - well written and deep are never my strong while, as the mother to two young girls, I wish for many things emotional & complicated and many things a good nights sleep, a strong cup of coffee and a clean house, I thought I'd tackle something a little lighthearted and frivolous....

As a young girl I was pretty convinced that I was destined (as many a young girl does) to be a big, name in lights singer...helped along, no doubt, by my uncles dubbing me "the world famous Michelle Lee LeBlanc" and so I spent many an hour roaming the backyard singing heartfelt versions of "You Light Up My Life", the entire Urban Cowboy soundtrack, and "Close to You"...but somewhere along the way, after many years of practicing Madonna's Lucky Star choreography and Gloria Estefan's sultry stylings, did I finally realize that perhaps my tunage was just one note shy of a bad Star Search audition, so I put that dream on a shelf and never looked back...after all, I had Oscar winning actress to fall back on, no?

Then many years later I happened to catch Tina Turner in concert...Tina was amazing, the real deal...60 something at the time, shimmying and shaking like nobody's business...and when she broke into River Deep, Mountain High...whoa lordy...with every fiber of my being did I want to be up there with Ms T whipping my hair around and belting the lyrics from the bottom of my toes...there was just something so liberating, so effortless, so unbelievably powerful in those must be a magical feeling to open your mouth and have that voice emerge from that's my wishful thinking...for one day to magically channel Tina Turner's pipes, hear the roar of the crowd and whip a fringy, spangly dress into a frenzy like there's no tomorrow...xoxo, M

Right on sista!  I'm all for the simple and frivolous wishes in's what we need to keep us feeling a bit lighter on days that seem so filled with 'heavy real life stuff'.  Michelle is the amazing curator behind the stunning selections of clothes and accessories that can be found in her shop Pretty Mommy.  Her blog of the same name is also a place filled with current buzz on beauty, fashion and simple every day muses of her pretty life.


  1. Love this! Who wouldn't want to be rocking it like Tina? I know I would!

  2. Oh Michelle...we would have rocked some hairbrush microphones together in our tween days. LOL! Love it!

  3. Oh I'm so jealous that Michelle got to see Tina do her thing on stage. I can only imagine how powerful that would be. And I love picturing her singing her little girl heart out. I always enjoy hearing about childhood dreams. So fun and interesting to look back and remember the things that inspired our young imaginations.

  4. How I would love to see Tina in concert. Loved reading Michelle's wishful thinking. At one point in my childhood I imagined myself a famous singer too. :)

  5. Oh... what a DREAM. (Michelle is the sweetest girl I know- that I've yet to meet :).)

  6. LOVE THIS!! so good!! I feel like you can really see someones soul when they belt it out... this is why I usually cry in concerts... kind of embarrassing but luckily my husband feels the same way and we usually share a happy tear together. ox

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