brown eyed fox

loving

come to mama...

lovingcarissa fox9 Comments

this is the door i mentioned earlier.
when i saw it my heart said...
i love you!
i must find you.
you are simply... what's the word... lovely!
you are what i am looking for!

now i realize...
i may not be able to track you down "exactly" but...
here's to hoping i can find or have made...
something similar to your awesomeness!
and those hinkley lanterns... yum!

image grabbed from... hinkley lighting
(where beauty in light resides)

this & that... on my mind

loving, praying, sharingcarissa fox7 Comments

my emotions have been getting the best of me lately.
feeling a little torn again.
i think the enemy likes to get me all riled up.
make me doubt... feel insecure... make me wonder.
oh he's been trying.
doing all i know to keep busy... remain faithful... mindful.
finding my tongue in constant prayer...
which is helping me stifle out all that junk...
and helping me remember His promises.
.

i purchased ONE THOUSAND GIFTS yesterday for my ipad.
 when my friend cathy recommends something... i leap.
i started clicking the pages right way.
her words and her spirit... grabbed a hold of me immediately.
this book... no doubt... will leave me... and many... changed.
learning to embrace... see... notice life's moments... with new eyes.
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i have been gathering as much as i can on the new home front.
to show the builder/designer.
inspiration... ideas... thoughts... adding to our "must have" list.
have you been to houzz?
oh my... how it's packed with great spaces & inspiration.
i started an ideabook...
bookmarking images that have details in them we are wanting.
thinking i will need to have a few...
so it can be by category... better organized but... for now it's a start.
i love that i can find something...
 like maybe an exterior/elevation i drool over...
door hardware i love...
or even just the awesome "feel" of a space...
and then forward it to todd in houston.
to see if we're on the same page.
see what he thinks.
we've been having lots of fun so far in our immature building stage.
it should be interesting... to say the least...
to see how we fit all our tastes/styles into one cohesive home.
 .
riley brought this picture home from school yesterday...
placed it on the counter for me...
how did she know it was just what i needed.
little love... drew me a picture... and brought me such a smile.
she even put me in my boots!
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my friend & the ever creative heather is up for the top 25 creative moms...
over at circle of moms.
talk about creative...
she is truly blessed with a knack for that!
she has a home packed with love & personality...
a precious family...
and a heart of gold.
would love you to join me in voting for her...
and if by chance you've not been by her site... run there now...
you'll see all her fun and why she deserves it!
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 here's to wednesday yall...
and the great "we're almost over the hump" day it is!

knock knock

lovingcarissa fox15 Comments

"so what's with the doors"... was the question?
ha!
what doors i asked?
"well... you have one above that bed and one above that bed."
ohhhhhh... those doors.
well...
the one in the guest room i made years ago... back when we lived in Houston.
i didn't have a headboard and wanted something fun... fast... and cheap.
then i laughed because...
that's exactly why i have another door above our bed now.
didn't have one... so... a door it was.
there are just too many great heavy wood doors out there.
raw unfinished blank slate ones too...
all ready to cover with our own personal taste and color.
hey...... why not!


he was a realtor... during an open house... that asked... he liked them btw.
and so do i.
i think they're fun.
not sure if he noticed that the coffee table was a door too.
ha!
she's one of my favorites.

kind of funny...
as i was doing this post... i glanced over and saw those!
ummmmm... yes... i think i might just have a thing for doors!

there must be something about them.
can't put an exact finger on why i adore them so but...
they're tall...
mighty...
strong...
they stand the test of time.
and one thing's for sure...
when one closes...
low & behind...
another one opens.
wide open!
you just have to grab that handle and walk through!
what's not to love.