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Sometimes you find a dress, you could even say The dress. I love everything about this dress—the color, fit, and style. I love 40’s style dresses and this one was no exception. My friend found it at an estate sale for Ravishing Rabbit. I just had to wear it before we sold it in the shop.

I also wanted to take the time to thank my husband for helping with pictures and anything else I needed for this blog. He is so talented and I’m so thankful that he helps me when I need his expertise. He’s always ready at the drop of a hat to take pictures; that’s usually when I ask.  Father’s day is coming up and I’m thinking I need to make it really special for him.

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What I’ve been pinning.

I have a pretty extensive Pinterest board and I’ve decided to start sharing what I’ve been loving recently. I’ll show a recipe I’ve been wanting to try, something for the home, an outfit, accessory, art, a book, a place I want to visit, a person and something for my daughter.

For instance this mug is perfection, I seriously can’t get over it. Glass, gold foil and a Unicorn with a floral crown! Is there anything better?!

This art work by Boyoun Kim is so great, the colors, composition and shapes are spot on. It’s whimsical, clean and bright at the same time which is hard to find.

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I’ve made a few Honey Pies and Honey Buttermilk pies but I have been dying to make a Salted Lavender Honey pie. Now that I have dried lavender I’m excited to finally make some.

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This bracelet will be my diy/child pick. This is such a good idea and I can’t wait to make this with my daughter and let her pick out the beads.

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This book will definitely be a mommy and me book because I know my daughter will also love it. I’m kinda obsessed with Julia Child, I was a weird kid and totally watched her show when I was little. Yes, I watched cooking shows when I was a kid. I liked cartoons too so I wasn’t completely weird.

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This little purse is perfect—I’m always wanting to carry small bags in the summer. I can’t stand the extra weight of a shoulder bag when it’s 90% to 100% humidity outside in Florida.

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I have been loving Ace&Jig—the color’s, craftsmanship and just over all style is what I love. Everything is so beautiful but comfy, which is what i’m looking for as a mom. I will say it’s a splurge but it would be so worth it.

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Not only did I watch food shows when I was little, I also preferred the AMC channel to cartoons. When I had the control of the remote (which wasn’t easy being the second child of four), I would usually pick a classic—probably a musical—over cartoons. I don’t love musicals as much now but I still love a good classic. The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins were definitely favorites.  After seeing Saving Mr. Banks I have a new found respect for Mary Poppins and can’t wait to read the books (I had no idea there were books). I think it’s safe to say Julie Andrews was one of my absolute favorites—the list has grown as I’ve gotten older and my taste has changed a little but she is still at the top of the list—I mean, look at these pictures!

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I only have one question, is this place still open?! If so, I will be making a pit-stop there this summer on our way to New Jersey. Is there anyplace cooler?! And it’s in North Carolina!  Seriously, I die, the website says you can have a party there—I hope it’s not a cruel joke. You can see the rest of it here.

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I had so much more to share but I’ll save it for next time. Let me know if there’s anything you have been loving and what your Pinterest name is. I’m always looking for new boards to follow. My Pinterest name is Rebekah Dear if you want to see what else I’ve been loving.

Ravishing Rabbit at Community Loaves Backyard Bazaar

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Ravishing Rabbit is an Instagram shop that I have with two of my friends Chastaney and Brittany. We sell re-purposed clothing where we change the hemline and make other modifications to update a vintage or thrifted piece that most people wouldn’t know how to wear otherwise. Our goal is to help ladies of all sizes have a chance to get great pieces without the hassle. Lately we’ve been really wanting to get out into our community and last Friday we got that chance.

Last Friday night I had the opportunity to set up a booth for Ravishing Rabbit at the Backyard Bazaar Kick-starter for Community Loaves. It was a great night of getting to know other local small business owners, listening to great music, and eating great food. We had a lot of friends come out and support us and I’m so thankful for them. I’m also thankful for everyone who came out that I didn’t know, but said that they followed us on our Instagram shop; it means so much to us. It was so great seeing the community in the area support Community Loaves and their goal of getting a new stove so that they can keep making such amazing bread and other awesome treats.

Thanks to Carla, a local blogger and good friend, for coming out for the night to support us and represent us by wearing Ravishing Rabbit shorts. Go check out her blog, she has amazing style. I met with a lot of local small business owners like Sally Ann; Sally’s another local blogger who makes awesome bags she sells out of the cutest retro camper. Bold City Pops was also there.  I tried their amazing watermelon mint Popsicle. I also chatted with the girls at Fiber and Threads about local vintage spots and great yarn shops.

I am wearing a fun 50’s dress I got in St. Augustine years ago with my favorite vintage find, this red wool hat that I just Love; I’m really wanting to find a pastel one.

Most of what we had for sale at the booth is still for sale in our shop so go check it out.

Mother’s Day

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Disney pictures above and Mother’s Day Sunday pictures below.

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      Mother’s day is usually spent waiting for a table at a restaurant after church but that’s not my idea of fun or relaxing. So we celebrated by going to Hollywood Studios with my mother and father. It was a great way to spend my mother’s day and to celebrate Mother’s day with my mother. It’s always fun going to Disney with my daughter; she keeps us entertained as well as all the fun rides and shows.

Mother’s day has changed for me since from the time I was a child to now being a mother. It’s no longer restricted to just one day, I feel it every day. I received the benefits every day when my daughter tells me she loves me, when she says I’m her best friend and when she picks flowers to give to me. It’s nice to have one day that everyone celebrates but I feel celebrated everyday with the love I receive from my daughter and the meaning she adds to my life. I’m so blessed that God allowed me to be a mother and if I’m never able to have another baby I know that just being Alice Jane’s mother is enough, is more than enough.

Vintage top and gifted shorts that I shortened in Disney pictures with Salt Water Sandals and Zero UV glasses.  Mother’s day Sunday pictures I’m wearing a thrifted dress and gifted old Forever 21 shoes with vintage wool hat.

Starting Out

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I’m so excited about starting this blog! This blog will be a place where I share a few of my passions. I’ll be sharing thrift finds, clothes I have re-purposed or made, art, diy’s and recipes that I have tried and love. This has been a long time coming and I can’t wait to share it with you.

These pictures were shot close to my house by my husband. This dress was given to me by someone who bought it at a estate sale. I originally thought a possible wedding dress for my shop Ravishing Rabbit that I have with my friends but I love that I can dress it down with this suede vest that I thrifted years ago. I also added my riding boots(similar) to help dress it down. I finished it off with a necklace I received for my birthday that can also be a broach, braids and Zero UV glasses(similar).