Coffee Goddess and Sitting Dog


Would it be entirely vain to say I absolutely love these pictures? The lighting today was fabulous. I just wish some of the fog had stayed from earlier. *sigh* So dreamy!

Today, I was told by a new customer that I was basically his coffee goddess. This was before he tasted my coffee. I’m just, you know, that good. πŸ˜‰ Actually, he was very thankful that we were open before 4am, and also that we have white coffee. You know, I’ve never really understood the pull of white coffee. I think it smells like peanuts and tastes like… well… watery peanuts. And who wants to drink watery peanut juice? Not me.

Other interesting things about today: one of my customers had the last name “Sitting Dog”; I’m going to paint my room today; this outfit was the third thing I wore… and I’m not going to paint in it, in case you were wondering.

I got this skirt a while ago. It was an impulse buy: I knew that I probably didn’t have much to wear it with, but the color and details were too pretty to pass up. So it’s been sitting in my closet for about a month, waiting for me to up and wear it.

With this styling and this hair, I feel like a doll. Fun fact: my hair curls MUCH better now that it’s been dyed red. Which means I want to curl my hair all the time now, because it actually curls and doesn’t fall out as soon as it leaves the curling iron.

Also, I really want my hair to be redder. It is more red in real life than it seems in pictures, but now that I’ve gone this color, I want it to be even brighter. I may never go back to my Β natural color.

Ignore the button popping. This is why I wear camisoles under my cardigans. Who knew button-up sweaters could be so very scandalous?

I think the mushrooms in our back yard look like pancakes.

And now I’m kind of hungry.

Cannot. Resist. Leaves.

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I hope you all have a beautiful Thursday! Happy almost Friday!

And yes, in case you were curious, I AM addicted to making GIFs.


  • Georgia

    Love the outfit today! πŸ™‚
    I especially love the skirt, it’s sooo pretty! But then, I’ve fallen in love with almost everything you own, so that doesn’t say too much, does it?
    This also can’t wait until a letter, but guess what? I’ve got a job interview next Thursday! Hurrah! I might be working at a Bunning’s Warehouse, which is a hardware store. Except massive.
    Hope you have a great weekend! <33

    • Mara

      Thank you! Hehehe. It’s still nice to hear, though. πŸ˜€

      That’s so exciting! Good luck! I’m still working on that letter. We’ve moved, so I sadly haven’t gotten to sit and write you back yet. But maybe I’ll have time at work tomorrow. πŸ˜€ I can’t wait to hear how it goes!
      Happy Halloween!

  • Emily

    I have natural auburn hair myself, but dyed it a brighter red, and … I’m addicted too. I can see my roots now, and have been obsessively looking for another red color. Its SO much fun πŸ˜€
    Gorgeous outfit! πŸ˜€ And I’ve got to say… I might steal all your owl earrings with my secret ninja powers. Just because… they’re that cute xD :p
    Have a great day πŸ™‚

    • Mara

      Isn’t it a fun color? I haven’t dyed my hair I loved as much as I love this one, though. I’m not sure why I like this so much better (I’ve done red twice before.) It might just be one of those perfect shades. πŸ˜€
      AH! No stealing my earrings! These are some of my favorites.

  • Avra-Sha Faohla

    I’m excited to see pictures of your new painted room! Have fun with that.

    No, don’t keep your hair red forever! It looks good, but your natural color looks really nice too! Obviously, it’s up to you, but . . . not everyone likes the dyed look, but I’ve never heard of anyone who thought natural hair colors look bad. Plus, you know, people’s natural colors suit them (obviously), so it would be a shame to never show them.

    Thanks for the kiss! πŸ˜‰

    • Mara

      It’s all done now, and I LOVE it. I need to take pictures of it (during the day when the light is better– my room doesn’t have a ceiling fixture light, which is weird.)

      Hehe. I don’t think my natural hair looks bad, I just really love this red. I will most likely get tired of it eventually and go back to natural. I always do. πŸ˜€ Thank you for liking my natural color. πŸ˜‰
      You’re welcome.

  • Booksphotographsandartwork

    The coffee shop was open before 4 am! Oh my gosh I had probably just fallen into a deep sleep by then.

    I have never heard of white coffee. I don’t think brown coffee is so dang good unless it is filled with lots of other stuff.

    Love the little owl earrings.

    • Mara

      Yeah, so many people are surprised and thankful that we’re open before five. πŸ˜€

      White coffee tastes really, really weird. It’s basically just coffee beans roasted to the white roast (which, I’m assuming, is less roasting) and ground like regular coffee. I think it’s gross. And I have to say… it depends on who makes the brown coffee whether it’s good or not. πŸ˜€
      Because my mom doesn’t like coffee, flavored or no, but she does like mine. πŸ˜‰


  • shreejacob

    Ooo you look so lovely and the pictures do look very..I feel like saying ethereal? I love white coffee! Its like the must have over here, unless of course one feels they are too hip and only have their Starbucks!

    How do you make the GIFs? I think its fascinating!

    • Mara

      I like that word, ethereal. Thank you!
      I should try white coffee with flavoring in it. I’ve tried it with just steamed milk, and I’m not fond of the taste. I think it’s too bitter. But that could just be because I haven’t made it right. πŸ˜€

      If you click on the picture, it’ll take you straight to the website. You just upload your pictures in succession, pick your size and speed, and hit “create”!

  • Sarah

    Loving your curly hair! You look so adorable!!! Also, that skirt = AMAZING. And… coffee godess, will you bestow upon me your powers so that my coffee will be just as amazing as your coffee? (apperently mine was weak this morning, according to Andrew)

  • Demy

    OOOMYGOD!!! These pics are breathtaking! You look so pretty, i love the vintage feeling. You reming of these old Hollywood movie divas! You’re stunning, really! As for the outfit, I think it’s one of my absolute fave outfits ever! The skirt is a beauty and omgod, do I love the polka dot cardi! Actually I LOVE everything!
    I think you’re right. I do love your natural color, but ever since you died it, I’m obsessed with the way red looks on you. I think that God made a mistake and instead of giving you red hair, He gave you brown… So I say YAY for dying it even brighter, but oh well it’s up to you! Curly looks awesome by the way! I adore it! I don’t recall seeing you again with curly hair before and I think that you should style it like that more often now that it obeys to you lol!
    White coffee? What is that?? It’s the first time I hear it, and in a weird way, I hate it lol! I don’t know, but…white coffee? REALLY? Why not drink milk then? πŸ˜› I’m not a huuuge fan of coffee myself and I started drinking coffee this year that I have to stay awake till really late to study, so I need caffeine in my blood, but it’s ok. I’m not fan, not a hater either πŸ˜› You’re a coffee godess nonetheless πŸ˜›
    I’m so excited for your new room! Can’t wait to see pics! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ <3

  • Asia Morela

    I’ve already seen those shoes before, but I still really like them. πŸ˜€ My favourite pic is the one before last (save the little animation), in which you’re squatting. So lovely.

  • dusanabotswana

    Awesome thrifted find on this skirt, the color is so lovely & the pretty knitted-looking pleats are great! Great romantic look here & you’re right, these pictures are so so pretty, looks like an amazing place. As so white coffee… never heard of it in my life before. Odd. I used to dye my hair a similar color in fact but you look much better in it haha. Happy Halloween : )

  • dusanabotswana

    Grr don’t know if my comments are posting to plz excuse the double if it is… anyway, beautiful skirt, great thrifted find. the color is great & looks like it could go w/ lots more things as well as this romantic look. beautiful pictures, looks like an amazing place. Happy Halloween : )