rustic & vintage

 My mood is usually set by the music I wake up to. This morning, it was soft folk, which translated into a rustic, vintage, full-of-fresh-flowers kind of day. Fresh, warm cinnamon rolls for breakfast  even though planning ahead is necessary, as well as a bit of work, they're so worth it  following my morning Bible time and I was in heaven.

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mason jar

This morning I became lost in thought, dreaming of country brunches, white farmhouses, fragrant fields of wildflowers, and drinking sweet tea from mason jars.

cinnamon rolls

While I'd already known I loved food photography, this morning I realized my passion for it. I mean, getting to use pretty antique silverware, arranging flowers in jars, food, and a camera? Yes please.

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After my refreshing morning, I felt a little daring and courageous while I was picking out my outfit. Thus, I mixed stripes and florals together today. Gasp. But really, it didn't look as awful as I thought it would. I was rather fond of the combination, actually. Thoughts?

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mixing patterns
tank top: target / watch/bracelet: american eagle / owl necklace (which is unfortunately flipped over): new fashioned whispers / belt: thrifted / skirt: thrifted / shoes: target
Sometimes stepping out of one's comfort zone is nice.


I'm repicking winners of the giveaway, since some didn't respond. The new winners are...

The winner of the twenty five dollar gift certificate to New Fashioned Whispers is C!
The winner of the rosette bobby pins from Blythe is Michaela!
The winner of the four 4x6 prints from my etsy shop/blog is Mia Helen!

Congratulations winners! Please email me and we'll get your prizes to you as soon as possible. (note: If I don't hear from you within forty eight hours of this post being published, I will have to pick new winners.)

I've also "restarted" my project 365 blog, embrace. It has a fresh look and is now more of a visual journal than just a project. I'm excited, y'all, I'm not going to lie. I'd love if you'd stop by!

Happy Wednesday!


PS I'd love your thoughts on the new it? Hate it? Do tell!