Birthday Blessings!

Today is my daughter Jean’s birthday. This photo taken by her dad while they were on an evening stroll one summer day, when she was 6 years old.

Jean is a born fashionista and started expressing herself when she was a little girl. As a toddler she decided what she wanted to wear. She started pattern mixing before it was fashionable. When I politely tried to persuade her to my choice in a pair of boots when she was five years old, she chose the ones she liked and looked up at me with an equally polite response, but firmly said, “Mommy, I have my own taste.”

Jean has an eco boutique in Seattle. She has a natural talent for setting up displays and creating a lovely ambience in her store, which is not surprising, she’s also an excellent photographer and painter with a flair for fashion and decor.

Jean started blogging in 2011 and I’ve put together a collage of a few of her outfits. Her style is eclectic and never boring. Whether she’s dressed up in a DVF or dressed down in shorts, she always looks elegant and classy. (click on the first photo to go through the gallery)

Happy birthday to my favourite daughter!

❤ mom

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28 Responses to Birthday Blessings!

  1. Laleh Chini says:

    Happy birthday to her.<3

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  2. Aww, Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! It’s so amazing when they’re little how they seem to acquire their own taste virtually overnight. I remember at age 9, wanting a purple “wet look” (remember that 70s fabric??) hot pant jumpsuit. TOTALLY out of my wheelhouse. And yet, my mother, to her credit, said “if that’s what you want,” and bought it for me. And do you think I EVER dared to wear such a thing out in public?? NOT ON YOUR LIFE, ha ha. And I’m sure she knew that. But she gave me the freedom to figure that out on my own. That was pretty cool of her.


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  3. Mackenzie says:

    Happy birthday to beautiful Jean!!

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  4. utesmile says:

    Happy Birthday to Jean, your beautiful daughter. Many reasons to be a proud mum. She looks great and has achieved so much. Having her own business and what a great one as that. Then she does have a great mum too 🙂 ♥ Sending love to you both.

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much for your lovely birthday greetings dear Ute! I am proud of Jean’s accomplishments, but even more that she is so compassionate and caring! 🙂

      Love and blessings!

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  5. Happy birthday Jean !! I love the photo of Jean as a young Girl sitting in the grass and holding a flower. She had her own style and ideas from an early age and kept her love of clothing up until the present day and is a boutique owner! You must be proud Carmen ! I am sure she is so happy to be the favourite Daughter, hehe. Thanks for posting the great collage of photos , take care , Terri xo .

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Terri! I was not with them when that photo was taken, Jean did her own pose. She is a blessing in our lives! Her dad had a tear in his eye as he looked at the picture yesterday and we talked about her being born 47 years ago. He said he remembers how happy he was to have a little girl, she’s daddy’s girl! 🙂


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  6. josep-maria says:

    Send many memories to your daughter and many congratulations! And tell her she has the best mother any daughter can want.

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  7. Maccabros says:

    All the best for her… and for you, of course…

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  8. Lovely having a beautiful daughter! Blessings to you both!

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  9. Child Of God says:

    Happy Birthay beautiful! God bless you.

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  10. Nancy says:

    Happy birthday Jean!

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  11. purpleslob says:

    Happy Birthday, Jean!! What is a DVF?

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  12. Ralph says:

    Happy Birthday Jean ! 🙂 ❤

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  13. Happy birthday to your daughter.
    She is elegant like her mom.

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  14. Jodie says:

    This is so sweet!! I love how she told you she has her own taste. That’s priceless, Carmen!!
    Happiest of birthdays to Jean!! She is a treasure!!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Jodie! That was the day I bought her the boots and I’m glad I did because she was so happy with them and it taught me that Jean was a little person with her own style.



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