brown eyed fox

team-up thursday

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{ everyday beauty }

it's that time again...
for my partner jenn & i pull together our team-up diptych.
the group was going with "everyday beauty"... so we went for it too.

 i told jenn last night... how i love that our pics seem to go together.
i can imagine my mirror right there in her pretty morning vignette.
the crazy thing...
when i took that pic... i also took one further away...
with rolled towels & a glove mold... kid you not!
some weeks it amazes me how similar we think!
always so fun!

that mirror is very special to me.
it sits where i see it every morning... as i get ready for each day.
it is a treasured gift from a friend.
it also has bits of history pinned to it.
that red and white piece... has been around a LONG time.
it's a tiny piece from a quilt that i was given...
that was passed down from my great grandmother's mother.
did you follow that.  :O)
we think it was actually my great great great grandmother's quilt.
needless to say... it holds a lot of family history for sure!
and that pin... it was my great grandmothers'... we called her mamie.

when i hold that mirror in my hand every morning...
you gotta check the back of your hair you know...
i get to hold a bit of everyday goodness and beauty in my hand.
my friend that gave me that mirror...
my grandmother & great-grandmother...
they were and are the most amazing women!
strong... faithful... determined... and oh so very beautiful.

the interesting thing...
when i think about it now...
when i hold that mirror... 
i SHOULD be standing tall & proud...
and finding something in me that has beauty... each and every day.
we all should!
that's what they would tell us.
i think so often as women we are quick to find what is NOT right.
is that what those that love us would want us to do?
look at ourselves and only see our faults?
no way!

there IS so much beauty around us... in simple everyday things.
in moments... gestures... even objects that hold precious memories.
i say today...
in the spirit of all the beautiful women before us...
we should make sure to look at ourselves in the mirror...
go on... you too...
and find a bit of that everyday beauty... that spark... that special something...
that lies within us all.