House of Hipsters Book Club

November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Eve Day you guys! Are you all ready to eat like crazy tomorrow or are you still in the hustle and bustle of it all? I’m a little bit of both. In a few of my previous posts, I’ve hinted at starting a book club. Now, I’m the world’s slowest reader which is why in the past I’ve never joined a book club. I felt pressured to meet and chat and talk about the book. The book I maybe started, read 7 chapters and got too busy to finish. Work got in the way. Kids got in the way. Life got in the way. I wanted to join a book club with no obligation. Just a place where if I wanted to check in, I could. So that is what I’ve created here.

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What’s In My Bag

November 24, 2014

I think one of the most fun and interesting posts I see bloggers do is the What’s In My Bag post. Maybe it’s me being nosey and curious, or maybe it’s wanting to know another lady’s favorite lipstick or reading material. I’m not sure. But one thing’s for sure, I carry EVERYTHING in my bag. Since my commute is 3 hours long round trip, my bag is pretty much an extension of my home. I need all the essentials on hand in case any unexpected emergencies arise. It’s filled with everything I might need, but I try to clean it out once a month or it starts to overflow so badly it can’t be closed. Today happened to be a let’s clean the bag day, so I decided to share my bare necessities with you. And boys, if you are reading this, any of these items will rock your girl’s Christmas morning, so read on!

What's In My Bag

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Found & Foraged Linky Party #2

November 22, 2014

Found and Foraged Linky Party

Welcome to the Found & Foraged Linky Party. First and foremost all three of us have to say we are completely amazing by your kindness and support. The sincerest thank you to each one of you who came to our very first linky party last Saturday.

At 7:56PM last week, we sat by our computers with bated breathe wondering if anyone would show up. I made The Boy sit next to me and hold my hand. Fingers, toes and eyes all crossed. Laura texted us saying if we had 6 people in 4 days we should consider it a success. Within the first couple minutes you showed up. ALL 203 OF YOU SHOWED UP! ERMERGERD! You guys put us over the moon! We were touched by your kind words, comments and emails and are extremely grateful for your support. I hope you all received some good traffic from the party, and we are hoping this evening’s party will be just as successful. With that being said, should we get this party started?!?!?

Link up your DIY’s, house projects, vintage finds, shopping scores, upcycled projects, foraged decor, recipes…basically anything else you’ve been working on! Found & Foraged is a place to show off your creativity and how you’re using found and foraged treasures to beautify the spaces around you. It’s for all those things you’ve found – vintage pieces, curb alerts, clearance treasures, thrift store gems, and those that you’ve foraged – from the yard, the basement, the in-laws garage, the garden, and to show off how you’ve made them a beautiful part of your home.

We will be hosting this linky party every Saturday at 8PM (Central Time). So be sure to add us to your calendar and check back weekly to party with us!

The Hosts of Found & Foraged

F O L L O W  U S  A T

THE BIG REVEAL    blog   |   facebook   |   instagram   |   pinterest   |   twitter   |   bloglovin

AVERY STREET DESIGN    blog   |   instagram   |   pinterest   |   twitter

HOUSE OF HIPSTERS    blog   |   facebook   |   instagram   |   pinterest   |   twitter   |   bloglovin

F E A T U R E S

You guys all brought your A Game this week. It was so hard to choose, and we know how much time goes into each and every one of your posts, we sincerely wanted to pick them all. But after lots of texting and emailing and chatting and almost coming to fisticuffs we came up with these gems! Also, since we had such a difficult time narrowing things down, we opted to pick a few individual features on our own blogs. So be sure to pop over to Avery Street and The Big Reveal to see if  you were featured!

Reverse Dipped Mid Century Dresser with Angled Sides   |   The Weathered Door

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Boys’ Camp Bedroom Reveal   |   Dear Emmeline

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Upcycled Kitchen Pendant   |   Bigger Than The Three Of Us

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Grace’s Pick of the Week

DIY Driftwood Garland   |   Lemon Thistle

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Laura’s Pick of the Week

DIY Hanging Wood Slice Plant Stand   |   BrePurposed

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Kyla’s Pick of the Week

Felt Word Art   |   Brave New Home

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Kyla’s Individual Picks

Gray and Cream MCM   |    Martha Leone DESIGN

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DIY Tufted Leather Headboard   |   The Learner Observer

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DIY Chalkboard Globes   |   The Winthrop Chronicles

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Holiday Thrift Store Challenge Blog Hop

November 21, 2014

Holiday Thirft Store Challenge

When I got the email from Thoughts From Alice asking if I’d like to participate in the Holiday Thrift Store Challenge, I didn’t have to think twice. Yes! And yes again! Okay, how ’bout yes a third time. I was super jazzed to participate with the list of fabulous bloggers she had put together. And completely honored. But, could I keep up? I mean, I am the (self proclaimed) thrifting queen in my own little world. Well, kinda. I’m the flea market slash antiquing queen in my own little world, but thrift stores are a bit out of my element. I hadn’t been to one in a long time. You really have to know what you’re doing and have good eyes when it comes to thrift store gems. Diamonds in the rough I guess you’d call them.

So what’s this “challenge” shtuff that am I chattering about? Well, Alice asked us to venture out to our local thrift store and procure something anything for under $25 to use as holiday decor in a creative way. We could give these items a complete makeover or use it/them in a creative vignette. She wanted us to see beyond the surface of what someone discarded or no longer needed and think outside the box. She wanted us to show you, our readers, how to save money on holiday decor by using a little creativity. Well, Alice! Challenge accepted!

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I MADE YOU A MIXTAPE

November 17, 2014

Mixtape Playlist

In my teen years, if we were friends, you probably received a mixtape from me. I probably spent hours pouring over cassette after cassette trying to find the most perfect song that I thought you might just love. More often then not, it was indie music. Something obscure you’d never heard before, and my hopes were that you’d love a certain band just as much as I did. Growing up in a small rural town in Wisconsin made it difficult to find anything that wasn’t Top 40 or Country. But I lived close enough to Madison, and State Street had great college record stores that fed my need for something different.

H I T   P L A Y   T O   L I S T E N

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Found & Foraged Linky Party #1

November 15, 2014

Found and Foraged Linky Party

Welcome to the Found & Foraged Linky Party. We are so glad you stopped by! Found & Foraged is a place to show off your creativity and how you’re using found and foraged treasures to beautify the spaces around you. Link up your DIY’s, house projects, vintage finds, shopping scores, upcycled projects, foraged decor, and anything else you’re working on!

What exactly is Found & Foraged? For those of us who don’t have infinite budgets, we sometimes have to search high and low to make our homes beautiful. Found & Foraged is for all those things you’ve found – vintage pieces, curb alerts, clearance treasures, thrift store gems, and those that you’ve foraged – from the yard, the basement, the in-laws garage, the garden, and to show off how you’ve made them a beautiful part of your home.

We will be hosting this linky party every Saturday at 8PM. So be sure to add us to your calendar and check back weekly to add you links and party with us.

The Hosts of Found & Foraged

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THE BIG REVEAL    blog   |   facebook   |   instagram   |   pinterest   |   twitter   |   bloglovin

AVERY STREET DESIGN    blog   |   instagram   |   pinterest   |   twitter

HOUSE OF HIPSTERS    blog   |   facebook   |   instagram   |   pinterest   |   twitter   |   bloglovin

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Found & Foraged Linky Party and Instagram Challenge

November 14, 2014

Hi guys! In case you missed my Monday post, I just wanted to drop a quick note to remind my blog buddies that tonight (SATURDAY NIGHT) at 8PM CENTRAL TIME, I’ve teamed up with Grace from The Big Reveal and Laura from Avery Street Design to bring you a NEW Linky Party called Found & Foraged.

Found and Foraged Linky Party

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Thrift Score Thursday

November 13, 2014

Thrift Score Thursday

Hey you guys! Today I’m guest hosting slash Instagramming with the lovely ladies of Thrift Score Thursday. I seriously was so excited when I received an email from Brynne and Trisha that I leaped out of my chair. They sent me the email a couple months ago, but the guest posts were solidly filled until Halloween. And don’t hate on me for this, but I’m really bah-humbug on Halloween. Cringe, I’m sorry! Boo on me, I know! I mean, yes, I give candy to little children when they ring my doorbell. (And THAT doesn’t sound horrible and weird at all?!?! Oy!) I’m not The Grinch, but dressing up is SO not my thing. That is until this post apparently. I’ll get to more of that later, but I really want to get to the features first! So here we go!

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Gift Ideas For Guys + Giveaway

November 12, 2014

The Boy can be THE MOST difficult person to buy a gift for. He’s not fussy. Nor is he picky. And he rarely says, “I need that.” On the rare occasion he does utter those words, he just buys it. Sooooo frustrating. I’ve always bought him a cookbook for Christmas (that’s kind of our thing), and a good standby is a bottle of cologne (booooring). He’s a sweatshirt and jeans kinda guy. No wool sweaters, no fancy ties. As the holidays draw nearer, my anxiety for gift ideas gets greater and greater.

Owen & Fred Giveaway and Gift Giving Guide

Hopefully I’ve found the cure to that anxiety because today I’ve teamed up with Owen & Fred to bring you some awesome gift ideas for guys! Boyfriends, husbands, brothers, fathers and BFFs will rejoice this holiday season!

Owen & Fred has been kind enough to giveaway one of their shaving kits, a set of paisley black leather coasters and a brass bottle opener to one of my lucky readers (that’s you!). YEAH! So don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter for a chance to win. (I’m also giving you additional chances to enter because this is a really good one, so get at it!)

And before I forget, these guys are so awesome, they are offering 10% off to any House of Hipsters reader with the promo code HOH.

It's a giveaway!

 

Awesome, right?

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Instagram?

November 10, 2014

I think I need to start off here with yes, these are just awful photos, but bear with me here. It gets much prettier to look at =)

Instagram has been on my mind as of late. I joined WAAAAAY back in March 2011 and had a shtick. If you scroll all the way to the bottom of my feed, you can see it for yourself. Quiet embarrassing. My first comment is usually really obscure, and because my account was private and I only had like 12 followers it was really just something for myself. So what on earth was I commenting about? Well I constantly have my headphones streaming music into my ears. It was the title of the song I was listening to. I told you it was weird and obscure. I was also BIG into filters. Filters that kinda make me cringe these days.

House Of Hipsters Instagram

The comment here was “Excuses” a song by The Morning Benders

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The comment here was “A-Punk” a song by Vampire Weekend

I can’t believe I’m revisiting these shots and sharing them with you! Man oh man! I took them with the original 1st generation iPhone that had such a scratched up camera lens. And then to add that scratchy texture on top of it and darken it, AND I added those awful frames. What on earth was I thinking? I soon got sick of the whole song title idea, so I changed it up. Besides my 12 followers slash friends were like WTH Kyla??? Since it was a private account, I just posted pictures of my everyday life, and it stayed this way for a really long time. I only used IG once in a blue moon.

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