brown eyed fox

freaking

" 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!

red whining

believing, creating, freakingcarissa fox22 Comments

slipcover
thank goodness for slipcovers…
slipcovered furniture that is.

my good idea of a glass of wine last night…
(to try to get rid of a three day headache)…
turned into a really good glass of FLYING wine.
red wine of course.
flying.
across the room.
making landing strips of the wool rug & sofa.

four machine washes later…
i think the slipcovers/sofa is good.

the rug…

salt
not so much.
i did what i have SEEN work before.
the salt thing.
you know… pour it on… it soaks it all up… let it dry… vacuum it away… wah lah.
well…
no wah lah this time.
not sure why.
any advice?
had any luck removing wine from wool or rugs?
do tell!
i think i might try my sister’s “go to” remedy.
hydrogen peroxide… water… splash of dish soap.
at this point if i can’t get it out… i might as well try it all right?

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thankful the furniture is okay.
hope to fix the rug.
and trying to REMIND myself…
puuuuuleeeeease…
it’s just a rug!
a rug!
i was SO mad.
LOST was just about to start.  :)
got myself all worked up over it.
it’s a RUG for pete’s sake.
sure… i don’t like stained things but…
come on…
in the grand scheme of things…
it IS just a rug.
just had to say that out loud again.  :)
why do i get so mad?
get myself worked up?
over silly things.
craziness.
”oy vey!”

sitting in the snow
in other news… :)…
i have been cutting… 
adding patina…
and trying to finish up some pieces for the shop.
thanks for the inquiries… SO nice…
they will be added later this week.
i will also say…
the wearable pieces that will be listed…
will be it.
sort of a get while you can get it… thing.
if you have any questions don’t hesitate to give me a shout.

art in progress
hoping to pull out the paint brushes and such later in the week too.
would love to finish up some pieces i’ve had in progress.
happiness… is what that brings… happiness.

now… if i could just get rid of this headache.
it’s a doozy.
feels like my head is in a vise.
it’s been days!
i can barely think.
any advice on that too?

gosh… have i complained enough?
sorry.
i better shoo.
find something to help my head…
and
make valentines with lil bit.

i pray your day has been good…
i BELIEVE… know… mine will get better.

mini me…

freakingcarissa fox21 Comments

so…
the other day…
on about the last five hours of our drive from Texas…back to Wyoming…
i felt about like this…

 

 


ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
i wanted to pull out some grass or MY hair!
that is one LONG drive!


FIRST… let me say… i REALLY AM a good mom!  :)
this was after a LONG day… LOADS of fun… no nap… and not getting HER way!
i am CONFIDENT you moms can SO relate!
she really is a doll!

i could probably count on one had the number of fits she’s had…
this was the BIGGY
she was just EXHAUSTED!
long story…
but basically what caused her meltdown…
was ME not sitting where SHE wanted me too on the four wheeler!
silly goose!
i just look at this and think…
she will be one STRONG & DETERMINED gal one day…
i am SO glad nonny got it on video…
AND
we could win some big bucks on America’s Funniest Video!
ya think!!!!!!!
i sure love my little drama queen!

 

we HAVE made it back to Wyoming…
and are SO looking forward to getting into our house!
we did hit a small delay… and will be closing a few days later… boo!
but… soon!
our “living out of a suitcase” days are coming to an end!
beside ourselves ready & excited!

looking forward to the LITTLE things that make BEing home so great!

 
big hugs to you
AND please tell me your kids have had a tantrum like this too before… PLEASE!