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my whatever craft house stay

capturing, smiling, travelingcarissa fox11 Comments

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to say it was a treat... i mean like the yummiest kind.
from the goodness kimberlee whipped up in the kitchen...
to the happy in my heart.

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waking up in the whatever craft house...
was pretty much as surreal as i thought it might be.
kind of like walking onto the set of your favorite show.
you've seen it lots... many times... but this time you get to be IN it.

getting to be a helper i flew in thursday afternoon...
that way i'd be there & ready for friday. 
i got to hang with & get to know kimberlee & meg better.
they are a hoot!
fun to be with and comfortable to be around.
their beauty... what you see... it goes to the core.

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i even got to play with stanley.

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all of the ladies were awesome...
truly neat!
i feel super blessed to have met each of them.
and really loved how they all embraced the fun... they leaped right in.
so neat to see.
neat to see meg & kimberlee shine too.
sharing their beautiful God given talents.
He gave them big portions.

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the house... oh the house... what is it about an old home?
they speak to you.
share their soul.
i was listening. 

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the cherry on top...
i got to help along side Jess!
i've adored & admired her from a far for sO long.
her spirit... her heart... her pretty style.
the adoration... well... it just got bigger. 

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so many little parts & pieces i'll remember.
all so special.
a gift... i was so lucky to get to open.
♥︎

" i did it "

celebrating, freaking, smilingcarissa fox15 Comments

bhg... "i did it"
even when you know it's coming...
some things can still be a TOTAL surprise!

it's been... and we're still in the midst... of a crazy week/weekend... when...
last night we were headed to the homecoming football game...
all proudly dressed in our blue & white...
when we needed to run by the store for some more drinks...
HOW i even noticed it... i have no idea...
we were already running late!

i glanced over... and there it was...
the november issue of Better Homes & Gardens!

with the family waiting curbside out front...
i quickly grabbed four copies... :)...
and pushed my cart full of beverages to the truck.

y'all...
  i almost didn't want to look...
would it be there?

i always know where to find the "i did it" page...
flipped my way back to it...
HOW SURREAL!
a tangible gift i was holding in my shaky hands.

of course i will be sharing more bits & pieces...
but wanted to make sure to pop on here today and say...
grab a copy... :)!
like i told the bagger... it's a magazine packed with goodness!
i'm not even a baker and i am sO making that pie!

oh... and... i imagine you already know this...
but BHG also offers a digital version.... they dO... lOve that...
it offers a few more fun pics & ideas!

thanks sO much y'all for letting me share in my giddiness!

color in the clouds

sharing, smilingcarissa fox9 Comments

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we've been getting lots of rain lately...
tHaNk yOu Lord...
today it's been falling again... making for a cloudy day.

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i love a good rainy day...
especially when i get to curl up & enjoy.
honestly... isn't it the best?
the cozy it brings? 

not curling up today...
too much on the agenda (darn)...
but one thing that struck me as i ran back by the house...
was how much i love the bits of color peeking through the glass over there.

it some how feels more noticeable on a cloudy day.

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not sure why that is... but i'll take it.

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my granmama's yellow bowl...
the green scale...
simple... silly... they're just things sitting on a shelf for goodness sake...
but they sure make me smile. 

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color does that.
it catches my attention... draws me in... brings happy when skies are gray.

hoping your wednesday has you grinning a bit too.
we're almost over that hump.  :)
♥