Hooked on Treasure Hunts

by hookedonhouses on September 10, 2009

treasure-chest2Welcome to Hooked on Fridays, a blog party I host at the end of each week to celebrate the things that make us happy. I have always enjoyed organizing treasure hunts and scavenger hunts for my kids, and today I had an idea. Wouldn’t it be fun to plan a little treasure hunt for you? And the “treasure” will be an Amazon gift card!

All you have to do is figure out where these two photos (below) came from (hint: try the links in my right-hand sidebar) and e-mail me the answers.

Photo Find #1:


Photo Find #2:


The Rules:

  1. Visit the links in my right-hand sidebar under “Sites to See” until you find the photos.
  2. Send me an e-mail with the subject line “TREASURE HUNT” and tell me where you found them. (Don’t leave the answers in the comments–they’ll be deleted and you’ll be disqualified!)
  3. I’ll draw a winner at random from those who send me the correct answers before Monday. At stake: a $25 Amazon.com gift card to spend however you want!


Happy Hunting! (Be sure to stop by Melissa’s Beautiful Life party today, too. It’s always a lot of fun!)

Now it’s your turn to tell us what you’re hooked on today! If you have something to share with us on your blog, then add your link below.

Hooked on Fridays Participants

1. Porch Days (Sewing)
2. Arlee @ Seasons for All at Home
3. Olive Rue (Designer Blogs)
4. Christi at A SOUTHERN LIFE – apples (first time)
5. Atticmag (FDR’s Historic HomeTour)
6. Songbirdtiff-Creating Pottery Barn Style
7. The Stylish House {Cozy Autumn Decorating Ideas}
8. Emily @ Remodelingthislife (mason jars)
9. Terry (It’s a Teardown)
10. Maya (A Seashell Mosaic)
11. Beach Cottage Love (cozy cottage bedrms)
12. Amy @ Finer Things (Date Bran Muffins)
13. Amanda @ Serenity Now {Goin’ to the Chapel}
14. cristin @ simplified bee (Eco-friendly and Reusable Lunch Kits)
15. PamperingBeki {Hairy babies!}
16. Sara@theCincyLife
17. Your home, only better. (inspired by a vintage fan)
18. Heather (Fall Resolutions)
19. pk @ room remix (design your own fabric)
20. A Penny Saved – disguise for a plasma TV!!!
21. MissCaron (a rocket experience)
22. Linda a.k.a Heartfire At Home – Where Did The Music Go?
23. Black eyed Susan’s kitchen
24. Kate @ Stolen Moments (double chip cookies)
25. Bouevard Interior Design Free Advice-diffifult drapery and color palette
26. Joan@anythinggoeshere ~ Spooky Cloches
27. Sofia @ Expressive Creations
28. Sue@solsticehome
29. Deb@Ribbonwood
30. the BLAH BLAH BLAHger (fascinators/feathered headbands)
31. Oops! I Craft My Pants- Hooked on Closets!
32. Laurie@My Domicile Style (Friday Find: One Kings Lane)
33. elizabeth@alizardsdailyjourney.typepad.com
34. Christy @ Embellished Bayou (embroidery)
35. Wayfaring Wanderer {Hk’d on Festivals}
36. In Everything (Reusable items giveaway)
37. ImagineCozy (Above kitchen cabinets)
38. casaCARA (Old Philadelphia)
39. Carolina Mama (Hooked on Performing Arts)
40. Jen (Getting Rid of Fruit Flies)
41. Our Nifty Notebook (Gymnastics)
42. Styling by Coty Farquhar – Wood wool & birds nests
43. Donna (Black Eyed Susans)
44. Really Rainey {9/11/09}
46. Leeann {little french cakes}
47. Kitchen Stewardship (Baby Signs Reduce Tantrums)
48. Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm (beautiful berries and brambles)
49. Trish@TheOldPostRoad
50. ….Its Lisa @ Coastal Nest!!..
51. It Feels Like Chaos (bread)
52. Hooked on a Painting GIVEAWAY!
53. betsy
54. e-Mom (Julia Child’s Apron Memories)
55. Pat
56. Nancy
57. Victoria @ DesignTies (Leaded Glass)
58. Nancy@Live Love Laugh
59. Dagny @ Beautiful Living (Scandinavian Properties!!!)
60. Happy Nester(Fall)
61. Tara @ Feels like home (my grandma’s house)
62. Tracey @ Girls to Grow (Piano)
63. TidyMom (Gallery Wrap Canvas & Giveaway)
64. Pam (New uses for Fallen Leaves)
65. Newlyweds (Playdough Fun)
66. Janmary, N Ireland (wall decor)
67. Kelli@JOY(Hooked on Cookies)
68. Liz @ IGTBH (Ruidoso, New Mexico)
69. Erin’s Awesome Blog (Organizing Queen)
70. Geezees (Giveaway!)
71. Robin~All Things Heart and Home~Butterscotch-Pecan Apple Crisp
72. Julia @ Open Hand Living (hollywood regency decor)
73. Kathy@Creative Home Expressions {white slipcovers}
74. Paula Grace
75. Eileen@Star’sFault (Sweet Sourdough)
76. Jennie @ A Welcoming Heart (Apple Wreath Redo)
77. TheLittleBeanBlog (Chalkboard paint)
78. Jenny@Kerr Family Blog (Amy Butler’s New Collection “LOVE”)
79. Rhianna Claire (Night Tables)
80. Supernatural Botanicals: Tips To Organize Your Closet
81. Naomi@Thirteen and South (BLING for the home)
82. La Maison et le Jardin – Celebrating People
83. Leanne@Organize & Decorate(feathered friends)
84. Amy (A $10 gift chest)
85. Jane @ Finding Fabulous
86. Mustard Seed Creations
87. Our Creative Life (hooked on Candles/SALE)
88. Marilyn@Unshelved Words
89. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove (Thrifty Autumn Decor)
90. Gabrielle @ Home..be inspired
91. Alea@ Premeditated Leftovers (pumpkin cookies)
92. A Day In The Life Of Ramona~30 Days Has September
93. Sarah @ In A Dream (New Obsession: Ornately Carved Frames)
94. Melissa Burford (Hooked on Fashion Documentaries)
95. Things That Inspire (a magazine featured home on the market)
96. WhisperWood Cottage (numbered benches)
97. Lisa (Bedroom on a Shoestring)
98. Claudia@DipityRoad(Pink Fades)
99. Carissa {GoodNCrazy}
100. Brenda
101. Gail (chalk boards)

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Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home September 10, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Hi Julia. What a fun game! Happy Friday and thanks for hosting additional fun this week. ~Arleen
.-= Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home´s last blog ..Decorating with Shades of Orange =-.

Emily@remodelingthislife September 10, 2009 at 8:48 pm

How fun! I am going to go hunting…

happy almost friday, Julia! Thank you, as always, for hosting.
.-= Emily@remodelingthislife´s last blog ..A Lived-In Home is a Beautiful Home =-.

The Stylish House September 10, 2009 at 8:49 pm

I loved treasure hunting when I was in grade school, what a fun idea! Thank you for hosting Hooked On Fridays.
.-= The Stylish House´s last blog ..Cozy Autumn Decorating Ideas! =-.

Atticmag September 10, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Aha! I know where the kitchen came from. It’s right near me!! And it’s “time” again to see more beautiful ones ;D

Jane T.
.-= Atticmag´s last blog ..Pres. F.D. Roosevelt’s Historic Home =-.

Olive Rue September 10, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I loved playing the giveaway game. What a great idea. That gives me some ideas. :-)

Christi at A Southern Life September 10, 2009 at 9:00 pm

This is my first time and now I’m going hunting. How exciting. Great idea. Love your blog!

.-= Christi at A Southern Life´s last blog ..Hooked on Southern Apples! =-.

Amanda @ Serenity Now September 10, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Fun!!!! :) A party and a giveaway! How much fun is that?!

Thanks for hosting, Julia!
.-= Amanda @ Serenity Now´s last blog ..DIY: Flip Flop Basket =-.

MissCaron September 10, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Thanks for hosting this fun party … I love it. Also, I’m definitely going to try hunting tomorrow if I get a chance! Have a wonderful weekend!
.-= MissCaron´s last blog ..Mapping The 7 Deadly Sins =-.

pk @ room remix September 10, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I love a good treasure hunt! How fun…
.-= pk @ room remix´s last blog ..Small Space Office Solution =-.

Linda (HeartfireAtHome) September 10, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Oooh! Love Treasure Hunts! And I adore the side drawers in that first photo – they are to die for. Thanks for hosting Julia! Linda. x :)
.-= Linda (HeartfireAtHome)´s last blog ..An Interview With Australian Artist Lauren Perkins… =-.

sue@solsticehome September 10, 2009 at 9:56 pm

what fun for a friday! TGIF & TYJ {thank you julia}
.-= sue@solsticehome´s last blog ..The Great Crate Caper =-.

Angela @ Imaginecozy September 10, 2009 at 10:43 pm

What a fun idea! I know just what I could get with an amazon card! Thank you again for hosting.

I posted as #36 and had the wrong address, I could not quite figure out how to delete it, is that something you can do? I resubmitted my post as #38 it is correct.
.-= Angela @ Imaginecozy´s last blog ..Above Kitchen Cabinets =-.

Jenny September 10, 2009 at 10:56 pm

How fun! I’m off to try to figure it out!
.-= Jenny´s last blog ..Homeschooling Workboxes: Week 4 =-.

Fifi Flowers September 11, 2009 at 12:41 am

What a FUN idea!!!
.-= Fifi Flowers´s last blog ..Handsome Fashionable Friday… =-.

e-Mom September 11, 2009 at 1:01 am

Lots of fun going on here! I’m enjoying getting to know you and your blog, Julia. :~D

e-Mom @ Susannah’s Aprons
.-= e-Mom´s last blog ..Easy Black Bean Quesadillas =-.

Pat Smith September 11, 2009 at 1:42 am

Hunting is too hairy for metonight!
.-= Pat Smith´s last blog ..Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow =-.

Pam Kersting September 11, 2009 at 7:12 am

Woo and Hoo! I love treasure hunts!
.-= Pam Kersting´s last blog ..From Tree to Table: A New Use for Fallen Leaves =-.

Janmary, N Ireland September 11, 2009 at 7:37 am

Always love a treasure hunt!

Thanks :)
.-= Janmary, N Ireland´s last blog ..Lessons Learned – and the Room of Gloom =-.

TidyMom September 11, 2009 at 8:19 am

What a fun twist this week!! I sent in my email!!

.-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Gallery Wrap Canvas & Giveaway! =-.

Terry September 11, 2009 at 8:28 am

Somebody else will have to find the treasure. I can barely find my socks.
.-= Terry´s last blog ..It’s a Teardown =-.

Janet September 11, 2009 at 8:31 am

What a great idea! That was fun.
I just have to get something together for Hoooked On Friday’s. I am such a slacker. ;)
.-= Janet´s last blog ..Style At Home =-.

Jenny K September 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

I didn’t do a hooked on post this week because I was updating and slightly redoing my blog layout the last two days. :( I don’t know where the photo is from, but I love the bedside table in picture #2!
.-= Jenny K´s last blog ..Combining Blogs Sorta-Kinda =-.

Paula Grace September 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

How fun are you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paula Grace ~
.-= Paula Grace´s last blog ..Fun Friday ~ Shouldn’t Renee Be Here? =-.

Naomi September 11, 2009 at 10:49 am

I love treasure hunts! So behind on work or I’d go searching. Thanks for throwing the party Julia! I look forward to reading everyone’s tonight.

xo Naomi

PamperingBeki September 11, 2009 at 11:11 am

This is a super cute idea, Julia!!
.-= PamperingBeki´s last blog ..Fingerprint Friday =-.

Leanne September 11, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Thanks for the fun game and giveaway. I’m off to go hunting now.
.-= Leanne´s last blog ..Feathered Friends =-.

Marilyn September 11, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I love the Treasure Hunt game!!! Thanks for the generous prize!
.-= Marilyn´s last blog ..Hooked on Sugar Cookies! =-.

Diann September 11, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Hi Julia! What a fun Friday post! Have a wonderful weekend!
.-= Diann´s last blog ..A Little Autumn Decorating – Thrifty Style =-.

Anci September 12, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I’m hooked on tiny houses today.
You have a lovely blog !

.-= Anci´s last blog ..Den andra – The other one =-.

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