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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:

Shira said...

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

CosmeticCrazy said...

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

(Rosie A)

Elena said...

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

Ashley B. said...

The Luxe Leather shopper is gorgeous!

Dawn Norman said...

I love the maxi saddle bag! Gorgeous!

Sara A. said...

Love all the Boden dresses.

fran4123 said...

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

Nicki said...

I love the poppy lace top!

Kelly said...
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Kelly said...

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

San. M. said...

I like the Lizzie Pants

Olga Bakalenko said...

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

Diana C said...

I love the red drawstring bag. So classy.

Diana C

Vickie said...

I love the bootcut ponte!

Jenni T. said...

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

Allie | LunaVida said...

The GLORIA PONTE DRESS is adorable!

Allie | www.lunavidablog.com

Megan B said...

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

Nikki Vosburgh said...

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

Jeremy said...

Would love to have the Boat shoe for work.

Jeremy said...

Would love to have the Boat shoe for work.

Alina Conn said...

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

Bianca Andrea said...

LARA WRAP DRESS is my Favorite

Melissa Aiello said...

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

Danielle said...

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

Elle said...

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Elle said...

I like the Grey Marl logo crew sweater for boys.

Mikijiu said...

She is so cute ♥

https://roseaud.blogspot.com/

Stafford Brix said...

The
Barbara Ponte Dress is my favorite.

Rachel Travis said...

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

Mercedes Lyne said...

Riva Jacquard Dress is adorable! Thanks for the chance!

Vanessa Esperanza said...

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

Vanessa | Nessa's World

Elisabeth Rennell Hosmer said...

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

latanya t said...

Genevieve Jersey Dress

Tina Woo said...

Love the Drapey Joggers

Tiffany Schantzenbach said...

I like the Phoebe Jersey dress in blue swans.

Marquis Clarke said...

Love this!! Ya'll are so cute!!

jdine said...

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

Cindy Peterson said...

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

Oh So Glam said...

Beautiful photos! You two are adorable!

Wehaf said...

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).

Neeha Agarwal said...

Love the STRIPY NESSIE PLAY SET for my kiddo.

Madelyn Sue said...

I love the Wrap Dress in meadow green!

Andrea Rust said...

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

Planning for Paris said...

I LOVE the new bunny shoes!!

Leslie Richman said...

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

Leslie Richman said...

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

Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

I love Boden! The ruffle tights are my fav!

By Lauren M

Meg S said...

Love the Sienna Textured Coat!

Meg S said...

Love the Sienna Textured Coat!

Lexi Holzberg Kritzer said...

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

Cynthia Gaarder said...

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

Maritza said...

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

Maritza said...

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

tannawings said...

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

ellen beck

aDw said...

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

Carol-Leigh Harvey said...

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

Emily Helm said...

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

Alyssa Whitt said...

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

Illy Junus said...

I love the REVERSIBLE HOODED T-SHIRT for my son

Abbie said...

I have a Boden baseball shirt that I love.

Kelssey Layton said...

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

Anna E. Fox said...

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

Alicia said...

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

xo, Alicia | AliciaTenise.com

Yvonne Delgado said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Jennifer Herman said...

I like the ABINGDON TRENCH in navy blue.

John Herman said...

I like the BERMONDSEY PATCH POCKET BLAZER.

Alyson Cornman Photography said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Emily said...

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

Whitney said...

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

Sara Sabaliauskas said...

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

xo, Sara

Sara Sabaliauskas said...

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

xo, Sara

Sara Sabaliauskas said...

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

xo, Sara

Something Gold, Something Blue said...

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.

Jenna Colgrove said...

This is just precious!