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Sunday, January 22, 2017

My Daughter, My Hero - Mini Boden Feature & $500 Boden Giveaway!!

Mini Boden Line with my daughter
On Me:  Jeans (on sale!) // Sweater (on sale!) // Scarf (Leighton's) c/o // Booties // Beanie
On Leighton:  Jeggings c/o // Top c/o // Beanie

There are quite a few definitions to the word hero, and there are so many heroes I've come across in my lifetime, but today I want to talk about my littlest hero, Leighton.  She may not be the most traditional hero, and to many, she may not even live up to the definition of hero, but to me, she does.  I envy her innocence, her excitement, her happiness, her compassion and her nurturing personality.  From the moment she was born, she taught me what life and unconditional love really was.  She also taught me what struggling, motherhood and even a miracle is.  But what she really taught me was what truly matters. 

Sure, I wiped off the kitchen counters 7 times already today, did 4 loads of laundry and vacuumed twice today...but I know I don't have to.  I know it doesn't matter.  I knew it didn't even matter if I got this post up in time today.  I knew the only thing that mattered was spending time with her today as I teach her and she teaches me.  That is all she needs today, and that is all I need too.  And if nothing else gets done today, that's okay.  She reminds me everyday how blessed I am to have my little IVF miracle in my life.  She has been a fighter since day 1.  And she reminds me how we could all display a little more happiness and compassion towards others.  The world doesn't have to beat it all out of us everyday.  Maybe one day I'll be Leighton's hero too, but she will always be mine. 

We had such beautiful 70 degree weather this weekend that we hit a new park yesterday morning.  The sunshine was so refreshing!  Leighton could have played on the swing and slide all day.  She had a ball, and it was honestly hard to get her to stand still to get some pictures.  We both did a little coordinating in Boden, and I think both of these looks are so perfect for spring (and my sweater is on sale and perfect for Valentine's Day too!)  She wasn't feeling her adorable pom scarf, so I got to sport it.  ☺  But the good news is she wore a beanie for the first time ever since the first month of her life when we wore one every single day to cover up all the black and blue bruises and swelling all on her head.  She normally does not like anything on her head, but from the moment she saw it yesterday morning, she refused to take it off all day!  And I ordered my beanie in the girl's section, but it fit perfectly in a large so we could match.  The weather was so nice, we even went back to the park that afternoon when she got up from her nap too.  These are the beautiful days I live for!  

I am teaming up with a few favorite blogs to celebrate the new Mini Boden line that is inspired by heroes and to giveaway a $500 Boden gift card.  Be sure to visit their sites for more cute styles and heroic fun.  The Chirping Moms have a DIY cardboard rescue boat and super hero accessories.  To go along with the accessories, Lay Baby Lay and Hello Baby Brown have DIY super hero capes.  Hello Happiness visited local heroes to say thank you, and I Love You More Than Carrots has a yummy rescue themed snack and hero masks.  Seven Graces is sharing why her kids are her heroes too.  For great spring style inspiration, visit Style Smaller, Jordan & Co and Fancy Ashley.  And make sure you use code 2E9T for for 15% off plus free shipping on orders over $49 now through 1/29/17.  To enter the giveaway, just use the rafflecopter widget below and good luck!  Who is your hero?  What is your favorite item from Boden?

Mini Boden Line with my daughter
Mini Boden Line with my daughter
Mini Boden Line with my daughter
Mini Boden Line with my daughter
Mini Boden Line with my daughter

76 comments:

  1. These photos are beyond precious! I love the Louisa sandals!

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  2. This jumpsuit, so cute! http://www.bodenusa.com/en-us/girls-new-in/clothing/33510-nav/girls-ivory_starboard-stripe-jersey-jumpsuit

    (Rosie A)

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  3. I love the RETRO PINNIE http://www.bodenusa.com/en-us/girls-dresses/73246-blu/girls-mineral-blue-spring-farm-retro-pinnie

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  4. The Luxe Leather shopper is gorgeous!

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  5. I love the maxi saddle bag! Gorgeous!

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  6. Love all the Boden dresses.

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  7. I guess it's not new bc it's on sale, but I love the
    Hannah Seam Detail Dress.

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  9. You two are the most adorable with those hats and your hair looks gorgeous! My favorite item is the Rebecca Ponte dress!


    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  10. The pretty tea dress with the little birds has got to be my favorite!!

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  11. I love the red drawstring bag. So classy.

    Diana C

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  12. I love the bootcut ponte!

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  13. Love the long line cardigan. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. The GLORIA PONTE DRESS is adorable!

    Allie | www.lunavidablog.com

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  15. Love the wrap dress in the green linked floral print for a cute postpartum look for me in April!

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  16. I am loving the Sailor Crew Sweater for my little man!

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  17. Would love to have the Boat shoe for work.

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  18. Would love to have the Boat shoe for work.

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  19. I'm loving the ROSANNAH CASHMERE SWEATER. Great color options.

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  20. I'm pretty obsessed with the Hebe Leather Sneaker!!! So cute!

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  21. I love everything in their Roald Dahl collection! (Wish stuff came in my size!)

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  22. I like the Grey Marl logo crew sweater for boys.

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  23. She is so cute ♥

    https://roseaud.blogspot.com/

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  24. The
    Barbara Ponte Dress is my favorite.

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  25. Oh my word...these clothes are SO CUTE http://www.bodenusa.com/en-us/baby-new-in/clothing/76088-mlt/baby-grey-marl-seaside-sprouty-jersey-overalls--and-t-shirt

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  26. Riva Jacquard Dress is adorable! Thanks for the chance!

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  27. So cute!! Mama you are rocking that scarf and beanie!! love the pictures!!

    Vanessa | Nessa's World

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  28. I love the jersey jumpsuits, the pretty playsuits, and the pretty collar dresses

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  29. I like the Phoebe Jersey dress in blue swans.

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  30. I love the HOTCHPOTCH PRINTED T-SHIRT for mini Boden.

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  31. The SAILOR BRETON TUNIC could be styled many different ways. I really like the versatility.

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  32. Beautiful photos! You two are adorable!

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  33. From Boden I like the Freya denim dress; from Mini Boden I like the pocket rocket t-shirt (which would make a great baby shower gift).

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  34. Love the STRIPY NESSIE PLAY SET for my kiddo.

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  35. I love the Wrap Dress in meadow green!

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  36. The printed tunics are so so so cute!

    http://www.bodenusa.com/en-us/girls-tops-t-shirts/tunics/30113-blu/girls-mineral-blue-air-sea-rescue-printed-tunic

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  37. I love the long sleeve Georgia dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I love the long sleeve Georgia dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. Love the Sienna Textured Coat!

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  40. Love the Sienna Textured Coat!

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  41. This is such a sweet post! Love Boden for little girls clothes. <3
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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  42. http://www.bodenusa.com/en-us/womens-coats-jackets/coats/we600-nav/womens-navy-with-red-abingdon-trench

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  43. So many cute clothes for babies! I love the FARMYARD CROCHET CARDIGAN.

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  44. So many cute clothes for babies! I love the FARMYARD CROCHET CARDIGAN.

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  45. I adore the womens ankle socks and so many other thins it is hard to choose.

    ellen beck

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  46. This animal shirt is so cute!FUN ANIMAL T-SHIRT

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  47. You have inspired my daughter who has a new little girl herself! Thank you for your honestly and transparency!

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  48. Oh my goodness she is just too cute! I love Boden and mini Boden is simply ADORABLE!

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  49. The Medal of Honor T-shirt is a must. But I love the Nessie sweater!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  50. I love the REVERSIBLE HOODED T-SHIRT for my son

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  51. I have a Boden baseball shirt that I love.

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  52. You two are so cute in matching pom beanies! I absolutely love Boden!

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  53. This is such a sweet post! I love the matching outfits!

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  54. This is such a cute line. Love the matching outfits!!

    xo, Alicia | AliciaTenise.com

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  55. I really like the idea of a hooded tshirt that is reversible.

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  56. I'd totally get some of the little matching outfits for my littlest one.
    I LOVE those pom-pom hats too, I might have to get those!!!

    Andrea @ mommainflipflops.com

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  57. I like the ABINGDON TRENCH in navy blue.

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  58. I like the BERMONDSEY PATCH POCKET BLAZER.

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  59. Oh man my little man would look so cute in the Indigo Knitted Jacket or one of those whale sweaters:)

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  60. You and your daughter are absolutely gorgeous! And thank you for reminding me to shop for my little dude at Boden!

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  61. You and your daughter are absolutely gorgeous! And thank you for reminding me to shop for my little dude at Boden!

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  62. Such adorable photos!!! You girls are the cutest! What a great giveaway too!

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  63. You two are such beauties! I adore your matching beanies and the bright pops of color in your outfits!

    xo, Sara

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  64. You two are such beauties! I adore your matching beanies and the bright pops of color in your outfits!

    xo, Sara

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  65. You two are such beauties! I adore your matching beanies and the bright pops of color in your outfits!

    xo, Sara

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  66. This post is so sweet - I love how you described your daughter as one of your heroes! And your clothes are totally adorable! Boden has some of the cutest items.

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