Found & Foraged Linky Party #17

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been trying up up my Instagram game. If you follow my feed, you’ll know I try to post something creative every morning. Definitely challenging and not the easiest thing to do. But I love getting my camera out on the daily and just shooting whatever inspires me. Be it store bought cookies on a plate or a new pair of kicks. It’s fun and creative. Why am I tell you this on Found & Foraged night? Well, a lot of you linked up your own Instagram posts last week! By the end of this post you’ll know everything you need to know about Instagram hashtag challenges and who to follow.

Before we get into it though, I always like to recap my week a bit. Let you know what I’ve been up to. Since I’ve been shopping for my master bedroom, I posted a few of my Wants + Wishes. If you want to see what I’ve been pining away for, check it out. And I also wrote my very first style post. It was so much fun and you guys gave me such wonderful feedback. I’m so grateful. Thank you for being kind…I’ll admit to being a bit nervous.

I also went to see Dear John Hughes last Thursday. If you’re in Chicago, I highly suggest buying tickets. It was such a fun show. Since John Hughes was so influential on my teen years, I’m actually thinking about posting a little bit more about it next week. I’m also still working on that “I Make Emily Henderson Cry” post. It’s going to be a good one. Promise.

One more thing, I know I asked if a Saturday night linky party worked in your schedules. Everyone who answered, answered yes! Majority rules, Saturday nights are here to stay baby! With that being said, Let’s see some features and link it up!

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Avery Street Design   ///   Instagram Hashtag Challenges

DISCLAIMER: Most of you already know Laura from Avery Street, but did you know she is like Instagram royalty? If you didn’t, check out her feed. I’m not trying to give her special treatment because she is one of my blogging besties. I’m simply featuring this because it is one of THE most informational posts on Instagram that you will ever read. If you’re looking to up your game, read this and get familiar with the hashtags she listed (there are more in the comment section). And also be sure to check out the Instagram hashtag challenge Laura, Grace and I run #foundforaged.

A Tutorial for Instagram Hashtags

 

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Thrift Score Thursday

Hey, hey, hey you guys! (I’m suddenly feeling like Fat Albert here.) I’m back again to guest host another Thrift Score Thursday on Instagram. I really hope you brought your a-game and hashtagged all your thrifted treasures with #thriftscorethursday. Unlike last time, I was perfectly prepared, well prepared until my lovely ladies added in a twist. The gals want to add in a bit of a challenge (if you can handle it) called “Have Yourself A Merry Thrifted Christmas”. Yep, that’s right, if you’ve got a holiday thrifted item, photograph and hashtag that puppy up before December 18.

Thrift Score Thursday

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Found & Foraged Linky Party and Instagram Challenge

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

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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Instagram?

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

House Of Hipsters Instagram

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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