Monday, May 9, 2011

{Contributor} La Petite Magazine #4...

Have you seen the new issue of La Petite Magazine yet? It came out on Friday & it's just gorgeous! Rachelle & Jennifer Lee have expanded their La Petite team by adding Peggy (Paul & Paula blog) & Stacie Bloomfield (Gingiber) which seems like a perfect fit. I was particularly excited to be asked to contribute another book article, given the theme of issue #4 is all about the '70's & '80's. It was a nostalgic & fun project that was really close to my heart for sure. 

At first, the task of writing, for the love of books, for this issue seemed a bit daunting. There are so many books during that time period that I adore- I ended up having to editing myself several times. Once I decided on The Giving Tree being a major part of the article, Sayer & I set out for the park with a camera, The Giving Tree, & a picnic in tow. 

We had a blast! It was the first sunny day after tons of rain so it was fun to romp in the fresh air. I was thrilled to have captured the afternoon in photos. I actually wrote the article after I chose the photos to use. I tend to work that way. I illustrate before I write stories too. It's funny, but seeing these pictures of Sayer wearing his suspenders, channeling Shaun Cassidy & Mork, took me back to the days on the grade school playground. I loved it! Sayer doesn't know the Do Run Run or who the heck Mork is, but he rocked the look all the same. 

Details of Sayer's retro look (if you are interested) :: 
suspenders- vintage from 3ringcircus 
hat- handmade by Armelle for Pure Pixie
big collared shirt- Kate Quinn Organics
owl tee- (his momma) klt:works
jeans- Old Navy

Books in my 70's & '80's time capsule stack ::

So cruise on over to flip through issue #4 of La Petite here. For those of you that lived through the 70's & 80's like me, it will give you a beautiful trip down memory lane. 

Thanks for including my article Rachelle! It's an honor to be apart of this issue!


  1. i loved your part in the mag... I am a big kids book lover and always like to see what other mums get their kids.
    and of course the cool pics...perfect!

  2. I gotta say, these are part of my fave Sayer/Klt pics. Those suspenders! I had thinner version when I was a kid and my hub's nephew wore suspenders when he was Sayer's age as well. It just reminds me of fun and innocence. Sayer as Shaun C! Totally! And your stash of books, vintage and new is just incredible Kristin. I'm glad you're becoming La Petite's book connoisseur as you pass along your passion and knowledge in 1 article!

  3. I love this post, and I love your article in the magazine! Those pics of Sayer are my favorite! He is just too cute for words! Loved your choices of books, it brought back so many memories of my childhood! Thanks again Kristin for doing this for la petite! xo

  4. love this! and congrats about the article! wonderful pictures of that cute kiddo of yours, thanks for sharing!

  5. @Peggy- Thanks! I appreciate that! :)
    @Chantale- I love these photos too. :) I had a thinner version also- plus mine were elastic- so they would snap. Seriously wish I still had my Shaun C record. I'm actually sure I do somewhere... :) Yeah, I'm excited to be a regular contributor for La Petite! It will be fun! Thanks C!
    @Rachelle- Thanks Rachelle- Which books were your favorites when you were little?
    @Sandi- Thanks! :)



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