may flowers

K and i made up a new cocktail saturday night and named it may flowers

beefeater, fresca, muddled strawberry, lime on ice

it’s delicious and super refreshing

perfect for this spring/summer

let me know what you think of it if you try it

oh, and of course we had to have a mini photo shoot with barbie

happy monday everyone!

Self. Barbies, Kens and Skippers

Welcome to the first “self” post where I share the little things that have made me “me” since I was little.

Like I said on here, when I was in Portugal visiting my family, I got to look through old picture albums and visit my young self.

Well, I also got to visit (are you ready) a big bag of Barbies, Kens and Skippers that my mom has kept in the attic.

It had been years since I had seen these good old friends of mine.

I was a late bloomer for sure! I think I was still playing with Barbies at the age of 14.

I would spend hours taking them to the theater, parties and creating a world that I guess I thought was pretty fabulous. (little did i know that Ken was gay and him and Barbie could have had more fun at those fab parties)

Not only did I create a fabulous world for these friends of mine but, I also created a pretty fierce wardrobe for them.

That big bag of Barbies, Kens and Skippers is mostly filled with clothes that I made by hand and hand knitted sweaters (with matching skirts mind you) that I would sucker my mom into knitting.

So, it really doesn’t surprise me that I was taken with the fabulous world of fashion and worked retail all my life.

P.S.- If any of you would like to join in this “self” exercise, just leave me a comment letting me know you did so and link back!

i think i predicted Paris Hilton at the age of 12. hand made fur coat with matching hair band. seriously!

the gang


The Barbie series

I’m working on a Barbie series.

Do you guys remember THIS post?

I can’t help myself. When one thinks of Barbie, I guess one thinks of her with Ken in a pink shiny car or walking her poodle in high heels wearing whatever ridiculous outfit.

I would like to thank Adelaide and Lily for showing me a very different Barbie world.

Have a great saturday everyone! We are off to the beach.