The Art of Being A Little Girl

There is a garden in her eyes, where roses and white lilies flow.
-- Thomas Campion


Little girls, like butterflies, need no excuse.
-- Robert A. Heinlein


When I look at my daughter I see myself...only better.
-- Author Unknown


Grace was in all her steps.

Heaven in her eye.

In every gesture; dignity and love.
-- John Milton


Courage, determination, pride...that's what little girls are made of.
-- Author Unknown


What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, whatever that may be.
-- Helen Claes


This dress is one of my all-time favorites.
It was designed and handmade by ManiMina.

She also made this fantastic dress that Sweetie and I adored
until we both cried that I couldn't squeeze her into it anymore.
ManiMina's elegant designs and color choices always remind me
of the best in true European fashion.
I'm putty in her hands when I visit because her creations just leave me
weak in the knees.
Case in point, I went over this weekend to grab her link
and I fell for another amazing dress that we had to have
(...and I'm eyeing about 3-4 others! )

Oh, I think I need an intervention.


I'm joining Stefanie this week at one of my favorite blogs, EVER!

Make sure you stop over and visit her and all the Sunday Snapshotters

(and, the as usual, late to the party Monday ones like me, too!)

Click here on her link below!

Ni Hao Y'all


  1. I recognize that first quote ;-))

    So good to catch up with you and hear your warm voice.

    Sweetie Pie is working the clothes, but I think she would shine in a paper bag.


  2. I'm going to check out her stuff because I love the dress that Sweetie's wearing!

    Love the last picture!

  3. BEAUTIFUL....
    Love the cute little dresses...
    Have a great week..

  4. Your little one is so beautiful! I love the picture of her hand resting on her belly showcasing her ring. :-)

    I just took a peek at ManiMina's Etsy store. Unfortunately my daughter is too big for any of those gorgeous pieces of clothing. You will just have to keep on buying and taking pictures of your Sweetie Pie so I can admire them from afar.

  5. beautiful. photos and quotes. SP wears the dress and the hat/flower well. I just adore the last photo!

  6. Love the quotes. Your daughter is precious...I love the simple shot of her ruby ring & the blur you captured.

  7. Pretty pretty girl! The dress is adorable, off to check out the site.

    Have a great week, my friend!

  8. I was just thinking to myself how beautiful & grown up little Sweet Pea looks here! These are adorable little pieces that ManiMina carries! I can't wait for Isabella to get a bit older to dress her up in the works!

  9. What a beauty she is!!! Just like her mama! :)

    The dresses are adorable and she sells patterns too! Hmm...

    Thank you for sharing the sweetness of your Sweetie Pie...she always takes my breath away... oh yes she does! :)


  10. She is adorable and the dress is beautiful!!!!! : )

  11. She is gorgeous....and always carries this sweet innocence about her. I just peaked at the link......OMG, I am in LOVE..... might have to hit her up after I know what size I will need to buy REF:)

    Hope you had a great Monday~



  12. Hmmm....an intervention you say? I think it may be too late. The deal is sealed. And who could blame you? Certainly not I.

    Dita - SP justs gets more gorgeous - that face!!! Made more adorable with that darling little dress. (Gee....guess I'll be dropping some more money soon!)

    Happy Monday my sweet!

  13. I love these pictures so very much. They are stunning. GORGEOUS. You are growing by leaps and bounds every day and I adore you!