Found & Foraged Link Party #18

Welcome back to another night of Found & Foraged party fun! Like last week, I found myself returning to a theme with your projects. This week some amazing DIY spring wreaths were linked up. Don’t get me wrong, everything was so great…like this Cheesy Taco Skillet deliciousness that I’m presently noshing on. You made it very difficult to pick and choose. Just stop being awesome already, okay? Seriously. Just an FYI, my navigation is a bit funky right now. I’m having a programmer working on it…fingers crossed it’ll be fixed soon!

Before we party, I always like to give a little recap of me week. I went to see For The Record: Dear John Hughes. It was a musical mash up of all his teenage angst movies. I soaked up every bit of the awesomeness and reminisced of days long ago. I also couldn’t take my eyes off Rumer Willis. I must say, when the show finished, my girlfriend stood up and said, “Is it just me, or does Rumer Willis have the best butt ever? I couldn’t stop staring at it!” ERMERGERD! I felt the same way! It was mesmerizing! You’d tell yourself to stop looking at it, and 2 minutes later, nope, there it was again. I told my trainer the following day that I will do whatever it takes to get her assets. He proceeded to have me push a large 150+ pound box back and forth across a gym floor in front of the women’s Rutgers basketball team (they were in town for the Big 10 Championship). Slightly embarrassing…there were snickers, but completely worth it.

Other then Rumer Willis’ perky fanny, I finally revealed my living room in another I Make Emily Henderson Cry post. I’m slightly hard on myself, but I write in jest. I’m actually thrill with my “good enough” post. I also posted my childhood favorite soup recipe, Vegetable Cheese Chowder. My mother would make it on cold winter nights. It’s one of those comfort foods I can’t live without. In fact, I usually just want to swim around in a vat of it! But I won’t, cuz that’s kinda gross. Anyhoo, with that being said, let’s party!

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Brave New Home   ///   Marimekko Inspired Spring Wreath

Marrimeko Inspired Floral Spring Wreath



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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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Found & Foraged Linky Party #16

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

Home Decor - Office Makeover


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Found & Foraged Linky Party #14

If you were paying attention, you might have noticed that little old linky party #13 is missing. Kyla, come on…don’t be silly. Are you really that superstitious? Why yes, yes I am. Don’t believe me? Just read my about page and scroll down to #14. Besides, I need all the luck I can get these days. Yesterday, Friday the 13th, the plague entered my home again, and this time it was armed with a side of pink eye. Which I have to say, ranks up right there as one of the grossest ailments on the planet. I’m once again armed with rubber gloves and a force field of Lysol. I have to say, it’s been one heck of a battle. This bug has put up it’s dukes and fought a good fight. But hear me roar, I will reign victorious!

A quick what have I been up to…hmmm, well, next week we are going have a little giveaway fun, so check back. Mark your calendars and don’t forget because it’s going to be a good one! I promise! If you’re in need of a last minute Valentine’s Day gift idea, don’t you worry, I got your back! I whipped up a couple pretty Valentine’s Day printables that are free to download. (BTDubs…you’re cutting it a bit close…just sayin’…but not judgin’) And speaking of Valentine’s Day, I did a little number with on my gallery wall to jazz up the place. You’ll have to let me know what you think.

Enough about me though, let’s get on with this shindig, shall we? How are you guys doing tonight? Is everyone wearing red? Did you have dinner with someone special? Did you get a fancy gift? Are you eating bonbons by the fireplace? Enjoying a liquid libation? Tell me all about it so I can be jealous.

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Legal Miss Sunshine   ///   Valentine’s Day Donuts

Valentine's Day Donuts Recipe


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Found & Foraged Linky Party #12

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

personalized moleskin journal


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