brown eyed fox

the fox den

lil bit's room

nestingcarissa fox9 Comments

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so after much dragging of my feet...
i think... tHiNk... we've decided to switch lil bit over to a bigger bed.
 it's something she's wanted for a really long time.

so this is me taking a few pics to help me remember her room.
her space.
where she layed her head at night.
where she dreamed.

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one thing i'm freaking over... her dresser.
no way i'm letting it go.
it's a favorite.
so i'll either have to find a compliment for the other side of the bed...
wish i could find a match...
or find another spot for it.

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since moving in... we used a lot of what we already had for her room.
many things since the girls were babies.

we've kept her room quite simple too.
 and really...
these days... i know i've mentioned before... the simpler... the better.
once all their toys & clothes start flying... it doesn't feel so overwhelming.

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i want to remember... and love... that she wanted that scooter on her wall.
so her! 

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i imagine her hide will stay... she loves that thing.

the big discussion has been full or queen.
i'm for queen... that six inches makes a difference when you need to fit two.
she found a bed though... she loves... and it only comes in full.
i'm going to try to hold out... see what else i see... might find.
full i know would be fine... but i'm still thinking queen is the best all around.
hmmmm 

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it'll be so different with the one bed in there... so used to the twins.
since they were babies.
will take some getting used to for sure.
goodness... i'll miss those beds.
let's see how much longer i can drag my feet.  :)
♥︎ 

the powder

buildingcarissa fox13 Comments

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it's a small space... but it packs a corky punch.

thanks to the penny cork wall we had intalled from Jelinek Cork.
i simply adOrE it!

actually made from discarded wine corks... love that...
it gives the space a little special "something".

it runs from the floor to ceiling on the wet wall.
i love it so much... i could cover every bit of wall in there...
every bit...
but clearly i needed to be reasonable.

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i really like how it's warmth & the gray of the vanity play off each other.

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for now... i've kept it very simple in there... let the wall do it's singing.
and i do like her tune.

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wasn't sure how we'd like the wading pool sink...
would it be practical... fit our home... look... overall style... ?

it's turned out to be gReAt!

just the feel...
look...
that bit of edge... i was after.

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we did hang one... handsome sheep fellow... piece in there...
for no other reason than... i felt it just worked.

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a bath that gets lots of use...
with it's close proximity to kitchen... dining... laundry... and the mudroom...
it for sure is the most popular.

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i just like to think it's because she's so much fun.

pile of good lessons

buildingcarissa fox19 Comments

house sketch

it almost doesn't seem real.
like it hasn't happened yet.
or it did... but just wasn't quite the experience we thought it would be.
yeah that.

i thought i'd get the "ugly" out first...
out of the way.
done.
it's taken me... since before we moved in... until now... to LET IT GO.
and Lord knows i still have my days.

i know lots of y'all know...
i pretty much wear everything on my sleeve...
God made me chatty & open like that...
:)
well... i want to be open just like that about our building experience.

the lessons we've learned...
they're big... they stack up deep... as far as you can see.
and just that...
they are lessons!
many uncomfortable... joyful... downright painful...
but oh hOw thankful we are to have experienced it ALL.

the whoo hooo jump up & down "that's exactly what i envisioned"...
"not sure i like that... could we try this instead?"...
"what in the world was he thinking?"...
"where IS our builder anyway?"...
oh the color choices...
"what in the world was i thinking?"...
who knew white could have so many shades...
tears...
waiting...
promises broken...
blue tape everywhere...
ummm... "i wish i would have chosen the other"...
workers up in our hair nine months after we moved in...
still finishing... or nOT...
sadness...
happiness...
gut wrenching disappointment...
frustration...
anger...
triumph...
lessons.

we can't go back...
switch things around...
choose someone else...
make it how it was supposed to be... make it "perfect"...
like my hubby always says "it is what it is".

from the wise words of the nester...
"it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful".
i remind OCD self that all the time.
:)
it helps.

you know she's right.
it doesn't have to be perfect.
thank goodness!
perfect is way too hard to dO & bE anyway!

with our building experience...
we might not be able to change much of the "wrong" that was done...
but by golly we can move forward & continue making it our home...
make it beautiful.

we're together...
healthy...
happy...
BLESSED !

i imagine as i jump back into this blogging thing...
i'll have to jump around a bit...
so much has happened!
my goodness... i was scrolling through my iphone clicks from the last year...
it was enough to make me cry.
and realize i really wish i would have kept up.
oh looky there... another lesson.
:)
i'm learning lOts lately!

house
now we get to actually walk through the sketched door.
how cool is that.
that door (more on that later) is for sure a favorite!

this was our first drawing to tangible house we've built.
and after all the roller coaster hoopla...
i think we'd do it all over again.
ha!
after all... we've got all those learned lessons piled up.