brown eyed fox

"brown eyed fox"

thankful climb

creating, sharingcarissa fox17 Comments

it's that time again!
time that we start filling out our "thankfuls".
making note... taking note... of all those things that we are so grateful.
i have posted about this before here and here.


as much as i wanted to drive up the mountain for a big 'ol branch...
had a vision of what i wanted... it just didn't happen in time.
our trusty ladder... that i love so... will get to be dressed with our notes again.


i did make a minor adjustment to her... the ladder.
i saw this "art tape" at the office supply store (oh the fun with that)...
and thought it would be fun for the notes.
they had several fun colors but... of course the red jumped out at me...
soooooo...
it was time to change up the ladder a bit.
why not!

she was red... now... she's awesome aqua!
gave her a whole new look i think.
it took me all of fifteen minutes... and wah lah... she's got on a fun new dress.
and i have to say... i am really digging the aqua too!

anywho...
we sure love this tradition!
simple in it's form... and yet really fun and thoughtful!
kids come up with some of the best things!


each day... everyone in our family jots down a "thankful".
it might be a hot cup of cocoa on a blistery cold day.
the shelter & roof over our heads.
the deep belly laugh that made you snort outloud.
there are so many!
just counting them... remembering them.

life can get so crazy... so hectic... especially this time of year.
we can so easily rush & huff about... been there done that...
forgetting all the good right in front of us!
all the blessings big and small.
ALL the gifts.

do tell!
do you too do a thankful of some kind?
a tradition in november to shine light on the good?
i've already heard from a few friends... letting me know they too have started.
so great!
i'd love to hear about yours too.
if you don't have one yet it's so easy to get going... and so fun.
anything works!
you can post them on your fridge...
your mantel (like a fall garland)...
hang a ribbon vertically and pin them all along.
pluck twigs from outside for a neat bucket/vase/container.
a magnetic or bulletin board.
cut out a paper wreath with your favorite pretty paper.
pin them on your hat!  :O)


i look forward to seeing the notes cover the ladder.
our hearts and eyes opening.
and remembering ALL there is for us to be thankful!

little flea

nesting, thriftingcarissa fox14 Comments

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well… it wasn’t exactly Canton… but it was still fun!

got up on saturday… grabbed a quick joe and headed to the flea.
teeny tiny flea it was.
oh my!
i actually don’t think i’ve ever been to one so small.

i made a quick run through… seeing what i could see…
hoping for some BIG items…
some neat furniture finds…
not this time.

but i did find a few things that i think will be neat!
a sifter for fresh flowers.

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an old bucket… i love how you can still see the old label. 
she’ll be filled with many things i’m sure
from umbrellas to wrapping paper to plants.

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i adore this red metal box… ADORE!
i have a THING for metal boxes… boxes… i love them!
they can hold all kinds of goodies… i think it’s just the IDEA of them though…
you never know what you might find INSIDE a box!

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and then the most fun of all…
an old milking stool!
ha!
anyone have a cow or two i could borrow?

they played school with it this weekend… so funny… why not!
i think it will make a perfect little handy stepping stool for the kitchen!

i might not have found the the perfect furniture pieces…
but i think i found some perfectly FUN pieces!

now…
i better be like a flea and get hopping!
here’s to Monday…
BIG week…
filled with BIG possibilities… BIG hopes… BIG leaps!

random thoughts… YA THINK

blabbering, lovingcarissa fox14 Comments

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thursday… ALREADY!
wow!
hasn’t this week been going by FAST?

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today…
we are expected to have record heat… 70 degrees…
it is going to be a GORGEOUS day!

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headed out this morning to meet with the WY dept of revenue/tax.
WY has such a low population… they actually meet with you face to face!
like she said on the phone… “we do things a bit differently here in WY”!

ever get a message from someone and it COMPLETELY catches you off guard…
and it makes you cry… in a good way?
i got one of those yesterday… i am convinced those are little kisses from above…
he knows when you need a little lift.

working on a list of things i want to do before i turn 40…
any suggestions… things you think i must do?

loving Edie’s 12 days of Handmade Christmas
all the creative fun!
there are SOOOOOO many neat people in this world…
i find myself shaking my head OFTEN in awe!

had my first peppermint mocha of the season yesterday… in the red cup…
i think i had forgotten just how good they were!

here’s to thursday!

off to preschool… then to smile for the DMV’s camera…
hmmmm… or should i?
i always panic when i stand on that taped line…
”do i smile”… “do i not smile”…
i think i might smile!