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 #15

Welcome to Found & Foraged night you guys! I gotta tell ya, i was a bit nervous last week when only a handful of you showed up, but apparently everyone had fabulous Valentines Day plans…jealous! Y’all arrived on Sunday though and brought your A-game. I had such a fun time looking at your projects. You shared everything from Oscar parties to Valentines to St. Patrick’s Day and many a rockin’ makeover.

As for me, I had a pretty fun week. Had my very first style shoot today at Presidio in Chicago. It’s this shwanky new restaurant and cocktail lounge that will be opening March 3rd. If you live in Chicago, I highly suggest you check it out. My photographer was the very talented Hallie Duesenberg. I was so nervous, I thought I might barf…BTDubs, I didn’t…Hallie was super sweet. I just love her; can’t wait to do it again!

If you remember, last week I was armed with rubber gloves and Lysol. I’ll have you know, the plague has finally vacated the premise! Hallelujah! We netted out with Little Dude having walking pneumonia and pink eye. He was not a happy camper. But as of yesterday, he’s got his spunk back. I’m shakin’ my buns to a happy dance over here!

Before we get tonight started, I just want to let you know I have a giveaway with The Honest Company that ends soon. So, if you haven’t entered to win, go do that before you take off tonight. You can find it here. Let’s get this party started with some features already!

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Lemon Peel   ///   Faux Sheepskin Bench Makeover

Faux Sheepskin Bench Makeover

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I Make Emily Henderson Cry

Yep, it’s that time again. Time to show you how the imperfect nooks of disaster in my home make Emily Henderson cry tears of sadness. Today I’m going to feature my guest bedroom dresser. You may remember seeing a picture of it on my to-do list post (and yes, I’m still hacking away at that sucka). This nook is still a work in progress as are most nooks in my home, but let’s just have a gander, shall we?

Gasp. Oh sweet kitten, I would not be surprised if you just fell to the floor in sheer and utter disappointment. Quick, someone help Emily up before she wrinkles that adorable floral pullover! Plus, it might make Charlie cry to see her in such a state. And no one wants to make a baby cry.

Guest Bedroom Dresser Makeover

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inspiring spaces + places

hey guys, so on my first inspiring spaces + places post i was really drawn to collage and gallery walls…it kinda became a thing…but this time i was all over the (pinterest) board. see, i stopped pinning for about a year and recently picked it up again…ever since laura invited me to pin on her staging, styling & shelfies board (which you should check out), i’ve been more inspired. this new found inspiration is a much needed pick me up in this home design funk i’ve been in.

see, what you don’t know is i have this “little” patio project and basement project that didn’t quite happen at the same time, but literally my house has been a crazy construction zone for like 3 years. project after project…contactor after electrician after plumber after carpenter…the basement (which was a complete refinish…barebones, exposed walls and pipes, to now having a bathroom, entertainment room, playroom, office, and storage space) has wrapped on construction, but i’m completely failing in the design and styling department. and to make matters worse, i’m in the thick of things with the patio…it’s one of those projects that never seems to end. and since i like to customize everything it takes that much longer to source and finish…ugh! thank gawd the boy is putting up with all this nonsense.

not that i’m complaining…i know i’m very lucky to even be able to do these things…but it’s been overwhelming and frustrating at times…sometimes i think i’m going to go outta my mind…but it’s exciting as well to see a vision that is in your head come together…although it can be very difficult for a general contractor to wrap his head around the fact that you want vintage doors that have been salvaged from a high school to be sanded, refinished, and custom hung in your house oh and the writing on them all has to read the proper way so make sure to put that light switch on the correct side once you open the door to the room…ya, that was a whoopsies…such is life.

i hope you find these spaces + places as beautiful and inspiring as i do…i swear i want to jump into each room and just hang out, read a book, eat an amazing meal, take a bath…ok, ya that might get weird and awkward…but you know what i mean.

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