To Be Five – Vindie Baby {Giveaway}

At five, Lucia is a little tornado of energy and excitement, capable of spinning, and singing all day long.  I envy her seemingly endless energy reserves.  At five, Lucia’s clean up skills still leave something to be desired.  In lieu of putting everything away, she arranges her special possessions in artistic ways.  As I work through my own frustrations of messes not fully cleaned, I am always happy to find her elaborately adorned My Little Pony shrines in unknown corners of our home.  With five-and-a half came her fist loose tooth and childhood dreams to enter the first grade with a visit from the Tooth Fairy under her belt.  She recently told her father that he is not the boss of her mind.  No one is, and I hope that she lives by those words forever.  Lately, she seems so big, yet still so little in so many ways.  I’m grateful that she still needs the comfort of her mama’s arms.  Although she has been asking much deeper questions, at five she still lives in childhood innocence.  I wish that I could protect her heart forever, yet I am proud of her courage and budding resilience – qualities that can only be earned from working things out on her own.  She is a huge personality endowed to me, and I often remind myself that my moments with her today help to form the shape of her tomorrows.

One of my favorite places to watch her is at the beach, where she is free and full of  joy.  Her arms flail wide open as she runs to the water.  I understand the freedom she feels with her feet in the sand.

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vindie baby dress on the beach

vindie baby dress giveaway

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Lucia is still very much into wearing dresses and costumes.  Magnificent twirl power is always a plus.  This sweet dress was sent to us from Vindie Baby, an online affordable boutique with lovely and unique garments for little girls.  Lucia has decided that this will be her first-day-of-first-grade dress.  The cotton floral bodice makes the dress comfortable and casual enough to wear to school.  And the tulle excitement makes it quite the special occasion dress.

WIN IT:  Vindie baby is kindly giving away this dress (available in sizes 2 – 5) to one lucky winner.

TO ENTER: Simply leave a comment below.

ADDITIONAL EASY ENTRY: for Vindie Baby followers on Facebook.

ADDITIONAL EASY ENTRY: for MarinoBambinos followers on Facebook.

Three entries total and please leave a separate comment for each.  A winner will be selected in one week (US only).  Best of Luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations Christine!

Vindie Baby provided me with the above dress for review purposes.  As always, all opinions and content are my own. 

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  1. The dress is beautiful, I’d love to win one!

  2. I liked your facebook page.

  3. I liked Vindie Baby’s facebook page.

  4. Look at Lucia in her pretty dress! She loves it doesn’t she? She’s so adorable. I was reading through your post and my mouth dropped open when I read Lucia’s ‘you’re not the boss of my mind’ line. Do you know that Patrick said almost the same thing to me when he was her age? I think his exact words were, ‘you’re not the boss of my feelings!’ and I still remember it because as a therapist I felt so happy to hear him assert himself like that. I think he was sort of mad at me for something…And I had always been such a people pleaser as a child so I loved hearing this. He always had a pretty high social IQ and I betcha Lucia’s the same way.
    (Just be prepared for the teen years… hahaha)

    • Leslie – I love your comments and words of advice. I was happy with Lucia’s words for the exact same reason. I think that girls especially are steered to be people pleasers and I’m always happy to see her strongly assert herself. (and I can’t even imagine the teenage years!!)

  5. Rebecca Xavier says

    I would love to win this dress for my daughter.

  6. Rebecca Xavier says

    I like Vindie Baby on Facebook as Rebecca Xavier.

  7. Rebecca Xavier says

    I like Marino Bambinos on Facebook as Rebecca Xavier.

  8. What an adorable dress on a beautiful little girl.

  9. I follow you on FB.

  10. I follow Vindie Baby on FB

  11. Hillary Costin says

    I cant wait to see how my daughters personality develops as she gets older (although I want to hold on to her toddler years forever). The dress & your daughter are both gorgeous!

  12. Hillary Costin says

    I follow you on facebook

  13. Hillary Costin says

    I like/follow Vindie Baby

  14. Ancernetta Williams says

    Beautiful dress

  15. amy pugmire says

    gorgeous! I love the dress!

  16. amy pugmire says

    Facebook fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire

  17. I would love to win this prize!

  18. Following Vindie Baby by Kortney Nelson

  19. Following Marino Bambinos by Jortney Nelson

  20. What a gorgeous dress! Any little girl would adore this!

  21. I follow Vindie Baby on Facebook.

  22. I follow MarinoBambinos on Facebook.

  23. This is a beautiful dress!

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  24. I would love to win a dress for my daughter!

  25. I like you on facebook!

  26. tiffany lane says

    Beautiful dresses….

  27. Oh my, Alysia would look so cute in that dress!

  28. I follow Vindie Baby on Facebook where I am Margot Core.

  29. I follow MarinoBambinos on Facebook where I am Margot Core.

  30. The pictures capture her happy spirit, and the dress is gorgeous.

    I have a 5yr. old too, and can relate to every last word written. 🙂

  31. Melanie Montgomery says

    I love that dress. Its so cute.

  32. Vanessa Coker says

    Super cute dress! I love it. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  33. Following Vindie Baby on Facebook.

  34. Following MarinoBambinos on Facebook.

  35. I’m in love with that picture of her twirling! Love those flowy dresses that look so comfy!

  36. Brandy Fisk says

    I love this dress!

  37. Tari Lawson says

    My niece would love this dress. It is adorable.

  38. That dress looks great on her and I love the flow of the pink skirt.

  39. Debbie Lewis says

    My granddaughter would look beautiful in this dress

  40. Debbie Lewis says

    I liked Marino Bambinos on Facebook

  41. Beautiful dress..

  42. I follow Vindie Baby on fb as Denise Davis

  43. I follow MarinoBambinos on Facebook as Denise Davis

  44. Beautiful photos. Are you the photographer or do you have help? I love the dress. Pick me!!

  45. Of course I follow you on facebook’

  46. I would love to win this for my daughter!

  47. what a gorgeous dress on a gorgeous daughter!

  48. Vindie Baby followers on Facebook
    daniel budsy

  49. MarinoBambinos follower on Facebook
    daniel budsy

  50. I always twirled in my dresses when I was little. Cute dress
    xo

  51. like Vindie Baby on Facebook as deanna time
    xo

  52. like marinobambinos on FB as deanna time
    xo

  53. That dress is gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win it!

  54. Jessica waters says

    With 3 little girls we’d love to win!

  55. this is beautiful! and perfect for my neice

  56. This dress is beautiful!

  57. I would love to win this for my niece!

  58. Rebecca Orr says

    How pretty is that dress?! Thanks for the chance!

  59. Rebecca Orr says

    Vindie Baby FB fan: Rebecca Orr

  60. Marina Bambinos Fb fan: Rebecca Orr

  61. She is such a cutie!! I would love to win this for my 4 year old daughter 🙂 She has told me (and her daddy) that we’re not the “boss of her” as well. Their spirit is so vibrant at that age:)

  62. I follow Marino Bambinos on Facebook (Name: Jessica Frey)

  63. Your pictures are awesome and capture the energy so well! I would love to win this!!

    thanks!

  64. My granddaughter is a twirler too and I love to watch her giggle and spin 🙂 This dress is beautiful and I would love to win it for her. You have a beautiful little model yourself 🙂

  65. I am follower of Vindie Baby on Facebook.-Joanne Gentry

  66. I am also following MarinoBambinos on Facebook.- Joanne Gentry

  67. My granddaughter is just under 2, but already loves to assert her independence. Her other favorite thing is to TWIRL! 🙂

  68. I would love to win

  69. Such a beautiful dress!

  70. Lucia is a beautiful little girl and looks absolutely wonderful in that dress!

  71. I follow Vindie Baby on FB as Susan Chester.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  72. I follow Marino Bambinos on facebook.

  73. Your Daughter is such a Doll!!! Hard to believe how fast they grow, isn’t it?!?!?! Love this site, so VERY sad I missed that 60% off sale, my Grandaughter started pre-k & could really use some new clothes. Trying to help out w/School clothes for my 2 Grandkids, as my Son & his wife are separated & $$ is so very tight for everyone! ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance….

  74. I LIKE Vindie (HollyCunningham) on FB ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com))

  75. And I already LIKE MB (HollyCunningham) on FB ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks again, Happy Labor Day!

  76. I love this dress!

  77. I’m following you on FB!

  78. I’m following Vindie Baby on FB!

  79. that dress is beautiful my daughter would love one!

  80. I’d love to put my daughter in their dresses.

  81. Jenna M Osborne says

    Beautiful dress and lovely pictures!

  82. Jenna M Osborne says

    Following Vindie Baby on FB

  83. This is a very pretty dress!

  84. I follow Vindie Baby on Facebook.

  85. I follow Marino Bambinos on Facebook.

  86. Beautiful dress- love the tulle

  87. following you on Facebook-Jennifer Blanton

  88. following vindie baby Facebook-Jennifer Blanton

  89. My 3-year-old would love the dress. It is absolutely adorable!

  90. What an amazing shop! I was just dreaming of vintage-style clothing for my youngest – who is only 7 months! This dress is precious – the whole shop is amazing. This mint green chiffon dress has my baby’s name on it.

  91. following marino bambinos of fb – your kids are darling!

  92. following Vindie Baby

  93. Would love to win this beautiful dress for my daughter!

  94. I like Vindie Baby on facebook

  95. I like Marino Bambinos on facebook.

  96. Very Cute dress

  97. Like Marino Bambinos on Facebook.

  98. Jennie Sanderson (@jenpsht) says

    Sooo adorable! I would love to win this for my little niece!

  99. Angela McKinney says

    I would love this dress for my daughter. So pretty!

  100. Angela McKinney says

    Liked Vindie Baby on Facebook

  101. Angela McKinney says

    I liked Marino Bambinos on Facebook

  102. abedabun dawn says

    Beautiful dress! I would love to win it for my grand daughter.

  103. Would love to win, i have 3 girls….they would love this!

  104. Jennie Sanderson (@jenpsht) says

    I like vindie baby on facebook!

  105. Jennie Sanderson (@jenpsht) says

    I like you on facebook!!!

  106. What a beautiful dress. It’s perfect for twirly, girly fun!

  107. I follow VIndie Baby on FB.

  108. I follow Marino Bambinos on FB.

  109. Belinda Parker says

    I love this dress…so pretty!

  110. Belinda Parker says

    I like vindee baby on Facebook!

  111. Belinda Parker says

    I follow you on facebook!

  112. WHat a sweet dress! I also like the Fun at the Circus tops!

  113. I follow Marino Bambinos on FB as Adrianne Braun

  114. I love this, would love to win it for my 3 year old 🙂

  115. I have one girl and another on the way. These are beautiful dresses.

  116. Kathy Davis says

    Beautiful dress. I would love to win this for my grand-daughter.

  117. Kathy Davis says

    I like MarinoBambinos on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.

  118. Dress is beautiful!

  119. I would love to win this dress for my baby girl!

  120. Vindie Baby follower on Facebook. (facebook.com/erinjeany)

  121. Marino follower on Facebook. (facebook.com/erinjeany)

  122. Jennifer Pruneda says

    Beautiful dresses would absolutely love to win one.

  123. This dress is beautiful! I can think of 100+ places that my little girl could wear it!

  124. would love to win

  125. Oh my goodness that is the sweetest dress!!! Beautiful model too! Thank you for the chance!

  126. Vindie Baby followers on Facebook. Done! CGruning

  127. MarinoBambinos followers on Facebook. Done! CGruning

  128. I would love this for my daughter

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  129. She is SO adorable!

  130. I “like” Vindie Baby on FB

  131. I “like” {and LIKE} Marino Bambinos on FB

  132. Jennifer Shelton says

    Love the dress!!! Beautiful!

  133. Jennifer Shelton says

    Followed Vindie Baby on Facebook 🙂

  134. Jennifer Shelton says

    Followed MarinoBambinos on Facebook 🙂

  135. noelle cagle says

    The dress in the picture is too adorable.

  136. Thank you for the giveaway. The dress is pretty and your daughter looks great in it!

  137. Odessa Lee Frey says

    Love this dress, adorable!

  138. Odessa Lee Frey says

    Like Vindie Baby on Facebook as Odessa Lee Frey

  139. Odessa Lee Frey says

    like you on FB

  140. Teresa Thompson says

    I would love to win this for my granddaughter.

  141. Teresa Thompson says

    Facebook follower-Teresa Thompson

  142. Eileen Burke says

    What a gorgeous dress, thanks for the opportunity!

  143. Pretty dress!!

  144. Alisha Hodges says

    What beautiful clothing! I’d love for my daughter to dress like that.

  145. Alisha Hodges says

    I like Vindie Baby on Facebook. FB name: Alisha Hodges

  146. Alisha Hodges says

    I like Marino Bambinos on Facebook. FB name: Alisha Hodges

  147. Caroline Ivory says

    My little girl would rock this! Plus I’ll post her in it!

  148. Caroline Ivory says

    I follow vindie on fb

  149. Caroline Ivory says

    I follow u on fb

  150. Loving the dress and of course Lucia’s modeling skills! She is so beautiful and carefree 🙂 I’d love to win a dress like this for Sofia.

  151. I follow you on Facebook 🙂

  152. Lisa Garner says

    Gorgeous dress and I would love to see my daughter get her fall photos wearing it!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  153. Lisa Garner says

    I like Vindie Baby on Facebook.

  154. Lisa Garner says

    I like Marino Bambinos on Facebook.

  155. Rebecca Peters says

    I love love love this dress.. My youngest would look so adorable in it
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  156. I love this dress!

  157. Rebecca Peters says

    I like vindie baby on fb.. Becca Ann peters
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  158. Rebecca Peters says

    I like you on fb.. Becca Ann peters
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  159. kemberley crosswhite says

    i love this sweet dress!!!! and what a beautiful little girl 🙂

  160. kemberley crosswhite says

    i like you on FB 🙂

  161. Samantha Daleo says

    Thank you for the chance to win. This would be so beautiful on my niece.

  162. I followed Marinobambinos.

  163. I followed Vindie on Facebook.

  164. She sure is having fun in that dress! Would love to win one:)

  165. That looks like a great dress for twirling! Thanks for the opportunity and my five year old would light up over a new dress to wear to kindergarten!

  166. This dress is adorable! I would love to have one for my niece.

  167. I like Marino Bambinos on Facebook.

  168. I like Vindie Baby on Facebook.

  169. What an adorable dress :))

  170. Cute dress, thanks!

  171. I would love to win for my goddaughter!!

  172. I like vindie on fb under Cassandra Cap

  173. I like you on fb under Cassandra Cap

  174. I love this dress. It would look beautiful on my niece, also, like it does on Lucia!!! 🙂

  175. Love the adorable pictures!!! I’d love to win

  176. would love to win this!

  177. Diana Hatch says

    I would love to win for one of my 4 beautiful granddaughters

  178. Dress would be cute for my niece

  179. my daughter would be so cute in this dress!

  180. Radel Martinez says

    Beautiful dress on a lovely young lady!! Love to win it 🙂

  181. Radel Martinez says

    liked marino bambinos on facebook

  182. Radel Martinez says

    liked Vindie Baby on facebook

  183. I like you on facebook

  184. I like vindie baby on facebook

  185. Mechele Johnson says

    Wow! My daughter Maybelle would absolutely love this dress! It is perfect! Thank you for the opportunity!

  186. Mechele Johnson says

    I like you on FB as Mechele JOhnson.

  187. Super cute!

  188. Nichole Bentley says

    Love this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  189. Nichole Bentley says

    Follow Vindie Baby on FB

  190. Nichole Bentley says

    Follow Marino Bambinos on FB

  191. marissa kovach says

    Id love to see my little gal in the dress!

  192. I love this Dress!

  193. I like Vindie Baby on Facebook

  194. Following Marino Bambinos

  195. I love this dress! I visited their site and they also offer SHOES! So cute!

  196. Oh my goodness, this dress is adorable!!

  197. i would love to win this one and thanks for the easy entry

  198. Absolutely love it!

  199. I follow Vindie Baby on Facebook.

  200. Already follows MarinoBambinos on Facebook.

  201. What a beautiful dress! It would look so cute on my Gdaughter!

  202. I am following Marino Bambinos!!!

  203. And I am also following Vindie Baby on Facebook!

  204. Vikki Billings says

    My granddaughter would looks so cute in this dress. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  205. Vikki Billings says

    I like/follow MarinoBambinos on Facebook as Vikki Billings

  206. I love this dress is so adorable.

  207. Wow so pretty! Would love this for my daughter!!

  208. susan smoaks says

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  209. natalie nichols says

    This is such a beautiful dress. I love the photos!

  210. natalie nichols says

    I follow you on facebook as natalie parvis.

  211. allyson tice says

    Gorgeous dress! My daughter would look so pretty in this!!!

  212. katie klein says

    This would be gorgeous on my bff’s daughter. Thank you so much for the chance.

  213. katie klein says

    I like you on facebook.

  214. jenna tomaszewski says

    my daughter would love this

  215. I love, love, love this dress!! It is so cute and feminine looking. Thank you for the great giveaway…

  216. Following Vindie Baby on Facebook.

  217. Following Marino Bambinos on Facebook.

  218. Christian Alejandro says

    This would be perfect for my amazing niece!

  219. Christian Alejandro says

    I like VindieBaby on facebook!

  220. Christian Alejandro says

    I like MarinoBambinos on facebook!

  221. LOVE your dresses. Would love to win for my daughter. Thanks!

  222. Wow beautiful

  223. Like vindie baby in Facebook

  224. Liked you in Facebook

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