i am on a vintage kick these days. i think those campaign photos from Misha Lulu's Spring/Summer collection are to blame for my current obsession;). i was browsing through Etsy trying to find some gems to add to my own collection and stumbled upon these great finds.
one year ago today, the first Diaper Style Memoirs post was published. i wasn't sure where it would take me or if anyone would ever read it. i created it for Sasha and myself. a diary for her and a little outlet for my cooped up creativity. throughout the year, i was fortunate enough to get a little following and make lots of friends along the way. thank you all for a great first year. for all of your kind words, guidance and support! can you believe that a year ago i had to cut out pictures, make collages and scan them in in order to create a composed layout? photoshop what? had no idea! no wonder it took me weeks to publish one post ;).
i have been smitten with Misha Lulu's whimsical retro inspired designs for a while now. the brand's Spring/Summer collection does not disappoint. i always find myself buying a few pieces from the collection each season for Sasha. this season i am a little lost. i can't decide what i want to get. the array of charming pieces is overwhelming. an increase in the Misha Lulu budget may be in order ;). which pieces are your faves????
so you know how i love chocolate. i mean LOVE! chocolate pudding is my favorite way to indulge in this delicious concoction. yesterday i was lucky enough to find a chocolate pudding cup in the back of the fridge. as i was savoring each spoonful i noticed my nuki laying next to me. i looked at it for a second and pondered, "what would happen if the chocolate met my other love - the nuki?" i wasn't sure but i was excited to find out. i grabbed the nuki and dunked it in the chocolate. i put the chocolate covered nuki in my mouth. HEAVEN! i was at a loss for words. i don't know why i didn't think of this before. this has to be my greatest invention yet. forget about chocolate covered fruit. a chocolate covered pacifier is the way to truly indulge.
while i am on the nuki subject, can you believe my mommy tried to trick me last night? lazy mommy! during the night, i am not really sure what happened, but i woke up and noticed my nuki was not in my mouth. i was probably dreaming of Kingston again and the nuki fell out of my mouth as i was drooling. anyway, long story short - i called mommy so she can come and find it for me. i tried to locate it myself with no success. she came in with eyes closed, stuck a nuki in my mouth, and left. i closed my eyes but quickly realized that something was terribly wrong. the nuki in my mouth was not the one i lost. she tricked me! instead of looking for my orange nuki, she gave me my white one instead. she thought that i wouldn't be able to tell the difference in the dark. right! so i called out, "mommy, i wanni orange nuki! orange nuki!" no response. "no white nuki mommy! ORANGE!" the door opened and the light went on. a very irritated mommy with one eye open, got on all fours and crawled around the bed. "aha! there it is! thank you mommy. go sleep sleep mommy." oh, and don't try to trick Sasha again!!!
i really enjoyed making the Ready, Set, Sail illustrations and thought the dolls i created would make a fun download. so i made some for you. Jack & Jill. download them, cut them out, connect the parts with little brads and take them along on a sailing adventure. enjoy!
nautical is always in and every season you can find many great items bearing the classic horizontal stripes and sail boat prints. here are some of my favorite finds. and a classic little nursery rhyme to get you in the mood to set sail!
i was able to view the entire Anais & I collection while in New York. it is simple and stylish. designed to perfection and easy to wear. i love this brand and their Spring/Summer collection. pieces from Anais & I definitely have a special place in Sasha's closet.
today i was really excited to get back to one of my favorite pastimes - painting. mommy bought me some new paint and let me go to town. i painted yet another masterpiece. this one was as exceptional as ever. it made me really proud. the composition was stunning and the color combination was divine. overall a great piece. i lifted it up above my head at least 20 times, making sure everyone saw my artistic achievement. "look, look at this. wow. butiful!" i repeated over and over. here it is. my newest creation. i call it "spring"
anyway, on with my tale. so after i was done painting, i helped mommy clean up and afterwards we sat down to play a matching card game. then the phone rang. mommy picked it up and put it next to her ear to answer. she said, "hello" and made a curious face. as if i made a "pook" or something. i sniffed around but didn't smell a thing. she said a couple of words, said bye, pulled the phone back and examined it. i looked at mommy, pointed to her ear and began to cry, "mommy hurt! hurt mommy." there was blood all over her ear. all over the phone too. but then i quickly realized that it wasn't blood after all. during all that artistic expression, i must have painted the phone. oops!