Found & Foraged Linky Party #23

Welcome to the Found & Foraged Linky Party! How’ve you been? Did you have a good week? For me it was a whirlwind you guys! The Boy was traveling, my parents were in town helping me and Jen Harrison aka @fleamarketfab just arrived from Ohio to help me finish the master bedroom. And let me tell you, we have been shopping up a storm! The room is looking absolutely spectacular.

Because I don’t have enough on my plate, I decided to jump into another room makeover head first. This time it’s my guest bedroom and I’m working with Decorist. Have you heard of them? I’m sharing my entire experience, start to finish, with you. I just posted Part 1 last Thursday of the 2 general mood boards. Can you guess which one I picked? I can’t wait to see the board with all the details. You know, the fun stuff like rugs and vases and artwork and pillows (that I don’t have to match myself).

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Alex Inspired   ///   Mmmm…Mimosa

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Found & Foraged Linky Party #22

Happy Saturday you guys! During the last Found & Foraged party, I mentioned that I had kinda fallen behind, but I didn’t fully explain. Not only did I have family in town for the holiday, I had been prepping for some really fun and exciting projects that finally came to fruition last Tuesday. For all my fellow bloggers reading this, you know how every once in a while you have one of those amazing blog days. That day for me was last Tuesday. It doesn’t happen often, so I cherished it!

I published my latest I Make Emily Henderson Cry, and thanks to a little birdy…eh hem, I’m lookin’ at you Gilly =) …the REAL Emily Henderson wrote on my Facebook post. Literally, it was 6AM, and I about to head out to the grocery store. (Because is there a better time to pick up deli meats and avocados?) Anyhoo, I was scrolling through my phone and there she was! My eyes popped out of my head like a cartoon character, and I started to jump up and down like a banshee in the kitchen. The Boy looked at me like I was insane and completely off my rocker. I tried to speak, but the words wouldn’t form. I finally just threw my phone at him and managed to say, “LOOOOOOOOK!!!”

Also that morning, Chairish blogged a little interview about me and the Instagram Sales I’m completely addicted to. Not only am I doling out tips and tricks on how to snag the items you want, but I’m also sharing how I’ve styled the items I’ve purchased. The next one will be hosted by another one of my favorite bloggers, Waiting On Martha. She took Chairish thru the Scott Antique Market to find 25 amazing items that will go up for sale on Instagram Sunday, April 12th 9AM PT.

An to really top Tuesday off, I was filming with WGN TV (Chicago TV station) for a couple home hack segments that will appear soon on Weekend Workbench! Which reminds me, I owe an email to Ashley. Phew! That was everything I think.

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A Pretty Life   ///   Blueberry Baked French Toast

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Found & Foraged Linky Party #21

Woah you guys. I have never ever missed a post until last Wednesday. I felt sooooo guilty! And kinda like a slacker, but I just plain old fell behind. I caught Little Maus’ cold, had family in town, and was on deadline at work. Life just got a bit cuckoo. You probably didn’t even noticed, but if you did, I hope you forgive me.

So, I said I had family in town this week for Spring Break. I gotta tell ya, it was crazy but so much fun. The Boy’s sister’s family came to stay with us, which meant we had five kiddos under the age of 6 in the house! Yep, it was insane, and it was loud, and it was a blast. The cousins don’t get to see each other very often because they live in Charlotte, NC. The 3 eldest had sleepovers every night in the basement, and I hope they remember that time together as they get older. The second night we had a minor incident with gum at 9PM. The 6 year old ratted out her brother and my son (thank goodness), and my son hid his gum in between the couch cushions. That was the only casualty. Oh, there was also some sort of foot licking incident, but I was in the shower when that happened. But from what I gather, my son’s socks were missing and the 4 year old had one very wet sock? Let’s just say, little boys are not always the smartest decision makers.

So a bit about one of tonight’s features. We had a lot of newcomers, and one in particular was one of my favorite Instagrammers @meandering_mari. Her posts feature incredible artwork that she creates from plants and flower petals. If you don’t follow her on Instagram, you should. She blows my mind daily, and I’m honored she chose to link up at Found & Foraged.

If I had to pick a theme for tonight’s features, I guess it would be “painted whimsy”. The projects I chose were mostly hand painted fun. I have to say, each one of you shared amazing projects and made it really difficult to chose only a small handful. I’m so very thankful that you share your creativity with me, and I can’t wait to see what you bring to the table this evening. And with that, let’s get this party started, shall we?

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Meadering Mari by Mari Orr   ///   Inspired By Roses

Painted Whimsy - Meandering Mari by Mari Orr

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Found & Foraged Linky Party #20

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

Mudcloth Planter DIY

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Found & Foraged Linky Party #19

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

DIY Globetrotting Cabinet

 

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