The Little Things: What a Fox

I haven’t the slightest clue how it started but one of my most recent obessessions is foxes. It’s weird to me that I like foxes because they hold no special meaning to me and my only real life experiences with foxes have been ones I’d rather forget. {Growing up in such a wooded area means lots of foxes. A howl from a fox sounds like a woman screaming which is a very unsettling noise to wake up to in the middle of the night. Also, I was very young when I witnessed Animal Control…take care of…a fox in my front yard. Traumatizing.} I also hate that stupid song that tries to play on my Kids’ Radio station on Pandora. The fox doesn’t say that. Anywhoo, I’m going to blame my love on the coloring of foxes. Real foxes and pictures of foxes seems to have my favorite color combination of black, white, and brown. Sometimes the brown can look really orange but other times it’s that perfect saddle brown leather color. The colors together seem to be the palette I prefer when interior decorating.

I use lots of paper clips at work. {I know that sounds completely random and unrelated to foxes but just stick with me for a minute!} My paper clip storage and access at my desk just wasn’t working. And then I found a fox that would fix my problem and add a little bit of fun.

CitySouthern Magnetic Fox

Not only is it wood, white, and gold…It’s magnetic! When the package with my new fox friend arrived in the mail, he came with a paper clip and a bobbi pin. How genius is that?! Not only is he perfect for your desk but you could stick this little guy on your nightstand or bathroom sink to help you corral those loose hair pins! Trust me, if he goes on sale, I will buy a second one for that very purpose. I love that the clip and pin were attached in the box to show you ideas on how to use him to the fullest!

It really is the “little things” that make such a difference in life. Last time I mentioned how fresh flowers can always brighten my day. Now this little fox makes me happy every time I see him on my desk. And we could all use a little happy at work!

If you’re jealous, head on over to CB2 and get a foxy friend of your own!

The Little Things: Flowers

Sometimes, it’s all about the *little* things. Small or seemingly insignificant moments, gestures, even purchases, can brighten your day, change your mood {for the better}, and make you realize what’s really important in life. Today, it’s sitting at my desk, looking out the window, and seeing the flowers that Avery helped me pick out on Sunday. They are mums because the weather here lately has made me realize that Fall is right around the corner, but they are vibrant shades of purples and oranges because I’m clinging on to what’s left of this Summer. And because Avery really did help pick them.

City Southern Mums

Flowers always do the trick for me. Potted flowers, fresh cut flowers, even air plants and straight greens {a crate full of succulents may or may not have made it into my wagon at the plant nursery too} – I’ll take them any way I can get them. 

So tell me, what are some of the *little things* that brighten your day?


PS – *My Bad* on not posting in FOR-EV-ER. It’s been a little cray-cray over here and we have lots of catching up to do! Dozens of half-written posts are waiting to be finished and posted, but in the meantime I’m promising myself {and you readers…all 30 of you} that I will get more posts DONE and PUBLISHED even if they are super short and not “perfect”. It’s better to get sh*t done than for it to be perfect! {…or is it?!}

Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Catherine Calligraphy