Woah you guys! 20 weeks of Found & Foraged! I know in like a year I’ll probably giggle at my amazement, but seriously, 20 weeks! That’s 5 months! How cool is that? I have to thank each and every one of you for making this a community to share and explore each other’s work. I’ve met so many new bloggers and discovered so many amazing projects and recipes. BTDubs, I’m still eating the Cheesy Taco Skillet. Bahahaha. We might need an intervention. It’s become my Saturday night party meal. Or maybe I just have a thing with food right now because tonight’s features seem to have a theme of yummy recipes.
Did you all have a good week? I had kind of an adventure last Saturday night. If you’ve been here before, you all know we’ve had the plague in and out of my house for a couple months now. I thought it was gone, but nope. It came back last Saturday night with Little Maus. Ended up at the ER during the linky party, and I have to send a big thank you to all of you who commented. Each one of you put a huge smile on my face that night. And in case you’re concerned, it was nothing to worry about. Just a nasty virus with a nasty fever. Little Maus is back to her sassy, stinker self as of last Wednesday night and cranked to eleven.
Last week I posted The Girl On The Train discussion page for the House Of Hipsters’ book club. If you’ve read the book, want to read the book, or are in the process of reading the book, I invite you to join in the discussion in the comments section at any time. We’d love to have you. It’s no pressure and no obligation…come and go as you wish. And I announced that the next book is All The Light We Cannot See in case you missed it. I also posted my second style post! EEP! Those fashion posts make this old lady really self conscious, but they are still fun. Oh! And I also am co-hosting this rad giveaway with a bunch of bloggers to celebrate Table + Hearth’s 1 year blogiversary. Be sure to enter to win because it’s a good one! We are giving away a $300 Pottery Barn eGift Card! Anyhoo, shall we get to some features?
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francois et moi /// Mudcloth Planters DIY
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So remember last week when I said I was noshing on the Cheesy Taco Skillet? Yep, that is still happening. This recipe is the shizzzz…pardon my language, but there’s nothing else like it. The Boy keeps begging me to make it, and we’ve had it 3 times in the last 2 weeks. We’ve had it over rice, wrapped in a tortilla, slathered in sour cream, with avocado and extra salsa because that’s just how we roll sometimes. If you haven’t tried it yet, you need to, it’s necessary. Tell Courtney I sent ya.
Last week I shared with you some styling inspiration concerning a certain credenza or two that I’ve been playing with here at the house. And yes, I’m still shuffling things around but things getting closer. And I also shared with you a few choice blogs that I like to read on my daily train ride into the city. And oh! One REALLY cool thing happened to me this week; I was featured on It’s A Beautiful Mess’s Instagram. I was doing the Snoopy dance all day long.
Unlike the last couple weeks, this week I don’t really have a theme. Maybe a bit DIY heavy? One caught my eye on Poppytalk. One was a good reminder. One made me actually lick my monitor (kidding…or am I?). One is super cool and two are makeover geniusness. Is that a word? Spell check is yelling at me, but just I’m going with it. Anyhoo, I can’t wait to see what you guys have in store for me this week. Let’s link it up!
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Nur-Noch /// DIY Globetrotter Cabinet
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Oh home decor, you’re a tricky little bugger. Last week a reader advised me to take a step back from my bedroom makeover. I took that advice, and I’m glad I did. Thankful for your comments, I’m seeing this room with much more clarity. A couple weeks ago, I was shaking the Magic 8 Ball and asking if I’d get thru this one. It replied, “Don’t Count On It”, but today it said, “As I See It Yes”. Ha, I kid. I really don’t plan my home decor around a Magic 8 Ball, but if I did, it might keep things interesting around the house, that’s for sure!
Anyhoo, last Saturday, I wound up stopping into Scout and Brimfield and found this cute Saarinen side table. Once I finally dragged it out of the car, the white was popping and the round shape was softening the space. Yahtzee! I also made you guys a mixtape last Wednesday. It’s something I do every so often to mix things up around here. If you take a listen, you’ll have to tell me how you like it. I also received my style shoot photos from Hallie. I’m really excited to share them with you; be on the lookout for that post next week. I’m also working on another “I Make Emily Henderson Cry” post.
But enough about me, let’s get to this linky party already! Welcome to Found & Foraged you guys! I’m so happy you made it. Last week we got off to a really slow start, but wound up with over 180 link ups by Wednesday. So I’m going to take a poll. Do you guys like Saturday night linky parties? Or is Saturday night one of those personal funday nights? If you want to move it, we can always move it. You let me know. So what have you been working on? Spring cleaning? St. Pat’s parties? Home decor? A cool DIY? I can’t wait to see! Link it up!
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Petite Modern Life /// Black, White and Gold Office Makeover
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Hello my lovelies! How are you tonight? I’m back to my old routine again…finally! The boy traveled for a couple weeks to Nashville and San Antonio, and as you already know, I was in Salt Lake City the other week. Yes, I know…I really need to do a post-Alt round-up. But, every time I sit down to write it, it winds up being a full on novel. I’m still not sure where to start. I will tell you this though, I’m happy to be done with all of that travel craziness! Finally, this past week was just plain old boring, and THAT was awesome. There’s something to be said about routine. Sometimes I complain because we don’t have enough adventure in our lives, but normal can be quite calming.
If you guys were here last week, you probably read the big announcement of Grace and Laura leaving the party. But I’m here to stay, so every Saturday night you’ll need to come here to keep the Found & Foraged party rockin’. With that being said, we had a FANTASTIC turn out last week. You guys brought everything from DIYs to Valentine’s Day posts to amazing recipes to room makeovers. We loved it all! I can’t wait to see everyone’s projects this week. And in case anyone was questioning next Saturday, yes, I will be here on Valentine’s Day night partying with you. My only plans are to celebrate V-Day Found & Foraged style…oh how romantic, ha!
If you haven’t visited my Getting to Know You, Getting to Know Me post, you should. I write this post once every few months to catch up with old and new readers. I answer a few questions and then cross my fingers and hope you answer them in the comment section as well. So, after you’re done linking up and visiting a few pages, be sure to check out that super fun post. I’d love to hear from you. So let’s get to the features already, huh?
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Kraft Mint /// Personalized Moleskin Journals
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Hello lovelies! It must be 8PM…welcome back to another Found & Foraged Saturday night! A linky party celebrating a community that shares, creates and inspires. I hope you all had a wonderful week. At the moment, I’m fending off my flu infested home and chomping on Airborne and Zicam like it’s going outta style. So far, only The Boy and Little Dude are hacking and barking like seals. Little Maus and I have managed to steer clear of the plague. I’m bound and determined to battle this illness, armed with Clorox, rubber gloves and vitamin c until AFTER Altitude Summit. Upon my return, I’m fair game. Until then, all you will hear out of my mouth is, “Cover your mouth” or “Wash your hands”. Wish me luck.
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