Momma Told Me: You may be Daddy's Little Princess, but you're Momma's Little Monster!
Momma had the unfortunate honor of filling the role of disciplinarian, educator, activities coordinator, and parole officer whenever school was out. Pop worked a 9-5 job that often saw him working M-F and every other Saturday, leaving plenty of time for Momma and I to break in her title of 'Stay At Home Mom'- and boy did I try to break her. When I was youngest I'd spend my afternoons searching for shiny, sticky, and sometimes fluffy things to put in my mout; as I grew older I'd find ways to sneak off with friends in 'forbidden' parts of the neighborhood. Whenever I'd get caught, or a less than stellar school report would arrive, I'd be deferred to father's 'wrath'. Unfortunately for Momma I learned quickly the power of a well practiced pout and warm tears. And whatever the dilemma was I simply 'did not know I wasn't supposed to' and I was always 'very, very, very sorry'. Add in a little batting of the eyelashes and I was golden!
So, when a loyal Momma Told Me follower raved about NissaLisa, complete with adorable photo of her own little monster in NL garb- I was instantly in love. Here was a brand, with a special handmade touch, that truly captured the wonder, tantrums, giggles, and tears of childhood with a unique set of clothing and accessories as individual as the kids that wear them. Founded by two sisters in law, with 8 kids between them, NissaLisa features friendly ferocious cartoon monsters in varying shapes and colors. The soft, textured felt and fabric transfers are full of patterns and character to engage infants and charm children of any age. Sam, Bernard, Stanley, and Reagan are just a few of the whimsical characters the brand has created, and I'm happy to report you can find them with matching accessories, in multiple colors, and on adult sizes- or collect the whole gang for a wardrobe that will make anyone smile!
While my favorite of the NissaLisa tees has to be Blue Bernard, there are also some witty graphic tees with fun facts such as: "More Than 10 People A Year Are Killed By Vending Machines" (SRV: 23USD). For any expecting Momma NissaLisa is the place to shop for one of a kind non gender biased apparel and accessories. With adorable Monster Burp Clothes, Hooded Towels, and onesies that will have grandma grinning, you simply can't go wrong. For the picky monsters, or Momma's who lover personalization, NissaLisa will gladly make your little one a custom Monster Blanket, or 'ABC' tee sure to gather plenty of compliments at all the play dates! Our Momma Told Me reader shares that her 5 year old daughter caught endless inquiries about her Blue Bernard NissaLisa!
If the prices seem a little higher than your average child's or even adult's tee- remember these are hand made and uniquely designed. Customer testimonials speak highly of the quality, and the adventures had with NissaLisa monster friends, coincidentally sold as friendly plush mates too! You can save a few dollars, and add to the individualism by shipping the ladies a shirt of your own (guaranteed to fit, right?) and they will add a custom monster to your specifications. Additionally, the branded sizing is much broader than your average Etsy, or even kid friendly label, and hard to find toddler sizes are frequently stocked. Head on over to NissaLisa today, there is plenty of adorable-ness going around for everyone!
What Daughter Says: NissaLisa has the perfect wardrobe for your little monster!
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