Friends. I have a fun post today! Not long ago in this Friday Favorites post I added this:
K.. this is totally off the subject, but if you have a picture of something that was inspired from my blog (something you bought/did in your home that I’ve done, clothes you bought from my fashion posts, something you do with your kids I suggested, etc…anything!) I would love to see it and share the picture! I get so many fun pictures e-mailed to me of fun things you are all doing that were inspired by my blog and they make my day. I thought it might be fun to start sharing some of your pictures in a post here and there! So e-mail me your pics! Can’t wait to see them. :)
Your e-mails started rolling in! They have all been so much fun to read! I’ve been getting e-mails with pictures like this for years and I’m so excited to share some of them with all of you! It makes my day to see spaces/purchases/anything that has enhanced your life that was inspired by my blog. Here are a few of your pictures.. (most of them were snapped quickly with cell phones which I love. Real life!)
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Does this rug look familiar? This sweet reader from Indiana actually found my blog by researching Pottery Barn rugs! She read my review of my all time favorite Chunky Wool Jute Rug, bought it based on what I said and is now 100% smitten with it. :) Then she started reading my blog regularly and has also bought some of the clothes I’ve shared in Fashion Friday posts and loves them too. This picture/e-mail made my day! It was so kind and doesn’t the rug look amazing in her living room!? I love it with the dark couch!
This next e-mail was also special to me. This darling reader from Chicago wrote me and shared the different ways my blog has inspired her from decor, organization, fashion even down to chore charts for kids. She recently built a custom home and you guessed it.. ordered my favorite PB rug. :) She also bought my same coffee table from Restoration Hardware. Don’t they look beautiful in her home!
I get e-mails/questions every day about my family room couch, rug and coffee table so I dug up a picture I took when we very first bought them. Here are the links to each of them (I’m also linking to a coffee table I love that is similar and costs less than the the one from RH. I needed something larger for this room or I would have bought it!
Happy to now have some decor in this room!
Ok.. back to my new friend (we had so much fun chatting through e-mail!) and her gorgeous custom home. Isn’t that fireplace beautiful!? And check out her kitchen..
STUNNING. Isn’t the barrel ceiling cool!? That was her husband’s idea. Smart man!
Love that oven hood.
And check out her mudroom!
So cute. I love the gray. A perfect place to sit, take off shoes and hang your jacket. Do you recognize those beautiful hooks?
My favorite striped hook from Anthro in my office!
So happy I lead her to them as well. :) I know all too well how much work goes into building a custom home like that and she and her husband did such an amazing job. I’m thrilled I could help with a few small details.
Ok.. ready for a beautiful look alike?
Can you believe this Entertainment Center!? From a sweet reader in San Antonio, TX! I had to just stop and stare at this! It’s so similar to mine right down to the silver latches. :) She is thrilled with how it turned out and I’m thrilled I helped her solve her problem of what to do with this big, blank wall.
A pic of the original. ;) I think the only main difference is that she made the top crown a straight edge. Love it.
Ok.. my mudroom! I get pictures of similar mudrooms so often and they always make me smile. I think there are many moms who (like me) want their kids’ school stuff not only in a set place, but also hidden! Out of sight out of mind!
This beautiful mudroom belongs to a kind reader in Washington DC who sent me such a nice e-mail thanking me for answering her mudroom questions when she was designing something similar. Her mudroom turned out gorgeous!
The main difference is that she kept the bottom cubbies open instead of adding drawers. Love that! And isn’t her light fixture stunning!? I also love that door.
Of course I do. :)
Remember my mudroom bench?
She even created something similar. :) It turned out so beautiful!
Ok.. this next mudroom is so similar to mine it’s scary! In a cool way. :)
RIGHT!? I did a double take when this picture popped up in my inbox. I thought it was my house for a second! This sweet reader from Boston searched pictures of mudrooms on Pinterest, Houzz, etc. but when she found mine she knew it was the one. She even put the same shelves inside for lunch boxes and used my same hooks. I’m thrilled she liked my mudroom enough to create the exact same space in her house!
Here are my lockers (just faced the other way) to compare. SO similar right!?
She even has a door to the left of the lockers like I do. Love it! We’re twinning. :)
Ok.. on to some fashion! How cute is this darling reader from Spokane Washington!? Rocking my favorite Cheveron necklace. (Similar here.) (Can I hire this girl to take over Fashion Friday? Or at least contribute form time to time! Love her!)
She also bought and loves the Neta Leather Wedge Sandals I lived in and loved all summer!
I found a picture of me wearing both the necklace and the sandals. Easy to do because I wore them so much! As soon as Spring rolls around these shoes will be my go to’s again. They look good with everything and are really comfortable for a sandal.
She also loves the faux Cherry Blossoms I shared in my formal living room.
My pic.. love Spring decor!
And she has and loves two of my favorite bags! I love that she liked the Marlow purse so much she bought it in two colors. :) It’s a great purse!
Here are a couple of my pictures of my favorite Fall bags. The Reversible tote made my list of Favorite Things for 2015. I still LOVE this bag. It’s my “toss everything in and go bag.” It wasn’t too pricey so I don’t worry if Kole’s fishy crackers spill all over it, it holds a lot and is stylish and cute. Win! It’s also a great gift idea.. I gave the gray to my sister in-law for Christmas last year. Also in this picture is my favorite Rebecca Minkoff purse. I DON’T put fishy crackers in this one. Intentionally anyway. :) Love it too.
And a closer look at my Marlow purse. It comes in so many cute colors! I have the Slate.
Ok.. one more darling reader from Canada who needs to join my Fashion Friday posts! Love her hair, love her beautiful happy smile (love those built-ins in the back ground) and of course.. love the dress!
Ahh.. my striped dress from Banana Republic. Still one of my favorites!
I wore it last summer at Haven I love it so much. It was a happy day when I found this dress! It’s sold out, but here are a few similar dresses that I adore. You all know I own WAY too many striped things (decor and clothes) so I’m trying not to pick one of these dresses up. But I really want to. They are ALL on major sale! We’ll see if I’m strong enough to hold out.. but wouldn’t the sleeveless dresses look cute with a sweater over them this time of year?… (be strong Erin..)
It was so much fun for me to share these pictures with all of you! I just love the heartfelt e-mails so many of you send.. they honestly mean the world to me. I save them all! It was such a blast to share a few of them here today. Thank you so much to those of you who contributed pictures for this post! If you all liked this post, I’ll definitely continue to share reader favorites. Keep sending in your Sunny Side Up inspired pics!
You all inspire me.