brown eyed fox

better homes & gardens

found her

nesting, sharingcarissa fox6 Comments

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i have gotten oodles & oodles of questions about that console over there.
it was the one i was sitting atop... here... on the bh&g page.

so... of course... i inquired at the local shop where i purchased the table...
to make sure to share...
bUt they informed me that it was no longer being made.
what?!
really?
"oh man"... i thought.
i even doubled checked with them... to make sure.
nope... no luck. 

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but i kept having people ask.

things like that sort of make me obsess.
surely it hAs to still be out there!

so i kept my eye out... would search every so often...

when low & behold...
a place i had already looked...
positive...
but felt strongly they had to have it... such a fit there...
hAd it!
there it was... they hAvE it!

maybe i missed it before... what?!... or maybe it's just back.  :)
either way... gReAt! 

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she's a good mix of soft warm wood & strong iron.
pretty great pair those two.
when i saw her i loved her size... her drawers... and her awesome woodsy smell.
plus she seemed a great fit for the intended spot in the entry. 

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i'm happy to say...
if you were one of the curious...
you can find it over here... at the oh so neat Hudson Goods.
and if you weren't one of the inquiring minds...
for sure still take a peek... they have some really gorgeous pieces!

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some wire... a frame... a big thankful

creating, dreamingcarissa fox26 Comments

When i received the email from Kit Selzer... editor with Better Homes & Gardens...
i actually forwarded the message to my mom & sister...
to make sure it was for real.
:)
i did.
I was simply tickled!
 
She had seen my "thankfuls" board i did a few years back... liked the idea...
and wanted to feature it on their "i did it" page.
They were so kind... so nice and encouraging.
Woud i like to share the idea?
Of course!
Yes! 

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On the day of the shoot...
I really had no idea what to expect...
as in... would I faint from the shock & excitement... :).
Thank goodness my sweet cousin headed over for moral support.

I had the pleasure of meeting Edmund Barr...
hello amazing photog!
And designer Jenny O'Conner...
I've drooled many a time over her beautiful designs.
They not only made me feel totaling comfortable...
but they are FUN!
Edmund at one point had Gretel... our yorkie... sitting on the table next to me.
We laughed... because she just sat there... loving every minute of it. 
I had a ball.
For me... i must be honest... it was like a dream come true.
A tangible "thankful" i could feel in my grateful belly.

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Have y'all seen the November issue yet?
i think i said this before... but it IS packed with lots of goodness.
I get such a kick out of seeing the amazing homes they feature each month.
Inspiration you can dog-ear for days.

Today... over at the Better Homes & Gardens style spotters blog...
I'm sharing the board... and a couple other ideas & uses.
I would love it if you'd stop by over there too!!!
Say "hi" if you want... or just peek through their lovely blog.

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There are loads of uses really... for that wire & frame board.
All that awsome artwork your kids create...
the art YOU create.

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A spot for those inspirational bits & clips...
all your to do's/reminders...
your busy monthly calendar.

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I love that you can even bypass on the clips if you want...
and just wedge in your favorite photos.

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And call me crazy... but i think the board is fun to add a bit of texture...
just about anywhere.

If y'all would want a little more detail in the "how to"... let me know...
i'd be happy to do a step by step.
Promise it's easy peasy.
I think I'll be pulling out that wire again soon anyway ... :).

I'd love to hear... would you ever make one?
Where might you use it?

Thanks y'all!
For stopping by... letting me share... always being sO gReAt!

" 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!