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Hot 2016 CIL Paint Trends and Giveaway

Last week I had the pleasure of hearing from a few CIL color experts talk about paint trends for 2016 at an event hosted by Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint. Now I’m not much of a trend follower. I like what I like. But it was kind of fun to peek into the “crystal… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #134

Southwestern Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing on Play.Party.Pin | Sweet & Spicy Apple Cheddar Panini on Mommy on Demand | DIY Leather Chevron Necklace on AKA Design | Mexican Stuffed Shells on The Best Blog Recipes If it’s your first time here we love to feature YOU! This party is shown on 4 blogs… 

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Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Opener (Review)

Our house is about 40 years old and has a single car garage. That we don’t actually put a car in. Instead our garage holds tools, bikes and garden equipment. Along with even less “pretty” things like the garbage and recycling bins. When we decided to reorganize the space earlier in the summer, we also… 

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Easy Fall Basket of Flowers

Easy Fall Basket of Flowers

Sometimes we all want fast and easy. Thus the Staples ‘easy button’. Ahem. Anyway, even I crave simple and quick DIY decor ideas over long drawn out DIYs. Like this easy fall basket of flowers that takes about 2 minutes max to put together. Supplies three bundles of faux flowers (mine were purchased from Michaels) one… 

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Leather Chevron Necklace

DIY Leather Chevron Necklace

While I typically make and share DIY and crafty projects for our house because those are my favorite, I also have serious thing for jewelry and other accessories. Not real gems or expensive pieces. I’m a little too accident and spill prone for that. 😉 But I really enjoy a cheap, fun piece (or ten)! DIY… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #133

Arrow Art with Paint Markers on AKA Design | Sparkling Watermelon Juice on Play.Party.Pin | Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread on Mommy on Demand | Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls on The Best Blog Recipes If it’s your first time here we love to feature YOU! This party is shown on 4 blogs and we all… 

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Back to School with POST-IT® BRAND

I’m one of those people that loves September and back to school. Don’t get me wrong I thoroughly enjoy summer and its lack of schedules and rushing about. But come August I start to crave the routine and organization that fall brings with it. This year I wanted to really give our girls some more… 

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DIY Barnwood Jewelry Hanger

DIY Barn Wood Jewelry Hanger

Hello again my friends! I’m so happy to be popping over again today from Making it in the Mountains to share this lovely DIY Barn Wood Jewelry Hanger! If you’ve been on the hunt for a pretty way to display your necklaces (or about a zillion other things really), this one’s for you! They say… 

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Painted Arrows on Wood

Arrow Art With Paint Markers

Arrows seem to be the big thing in farmhouse/cottage/industrial home art these days. Normally I’m not much of a band-wagon-jumper, but this is one of those trends I can totally get behind! Traditionally a Native American symbol, arrows can actually have several meanings. Because an arrow was used to protect one’s family and to hunt,… 

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Thank You, From the Bottom of My Heart

If there’s anything that’s been driven home the last few months with this blog, it’s that I’m so very grateful for all of the opportunities and “things” I get to bring to my home and family because of AKA Design. Not that things are the be all and end all of life. Because they are not. There’s… 

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The Weekend Retreat Link Party #132

DIY Colored Noodles for Sensory Play on Mommy on Demand | Making the Closet Pantry Prettier on AKA Design | Mexican Taco Casserole with Chipotle Ranch Dressing on The Best Blog Recipes | Chocolate Cake Shake Recipe on Play.Party.Pin If it’s your first time here we love to feature YOU! This party is shown on… 

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Adding a Backyard Water Feature

I’m a water lover. My favorite place to be is near the water. Almost everywhere I’ve ever lived has been near water. I was born in Toronto, which is a city right next to a lake. I moved to Barrie as a kid, which is right next to the bay of a lake. I lived… 

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Simple Wood Sign

Hello AKA Design readers! This is Shonee again here, visiting you from Hawthorn & Main!! It has been so fun for me to stop by each month and share one of my latest projects with all of you!  I am a huge fan of changing out my decor…. on a semi-regular basis.  I like to… 

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