• Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Gluten Free)
  • White Washed Numbered Crates | Shelf Organization in the Living Room
  • Weekend Retreat Link Party #90
  • Homemade Hamburger Helper (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
  • Wooden Polaroid Magnets
weekend retreat collage week 91

Weekend Retreat Link Party #91

Hello friends! It’s Thursday night which means it’s party time! But first some news… We took a couple of days off posting this week, but we’ve been really busy behind the scenes working on our NEW ONLINE SHOP! It’s going to be full of art prints, decorative cut outs, fancy pantry labels and more!  Make… 

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gluten free apple cinnamon muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Gluten Free)

Perfect for a quick breakfast or a light snack, these apple cinnamon muffins are gluten free. They’re also free of nuts and dairy (if you use milk and butter substitutes), so pretty much anyone can enjoy them. Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Gluten Free)   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins… 

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Office Shelves in Living Room

White Washed Numbered Crates | Shelf Organization in the Living Room

We recently did a little shelf switcheroo when we built new Rolling Kitchen Pantry Shelves and moved our Restoration Hardware Inspired Industrial Shelves to the living room. Initially we literally just moved all the kitchen stuff out to the living room to make space for building the new shelves – food, dishes and all. When the Rolling… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #90

Happy Thursday friends! We had my nephews here for much of this week while my sis was away, so we’ve been busy. Nothing like 5 kids to keep this momma hopping! What have you been up to? Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake from The Gold Lining Girl | Turkey Meatball Soup from A Pretty Life |… 

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homemade hamburger helper | www.akadesign.ca

Homemade Hamburger Helper (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

I’m fairly certain if you grew up in North America you’ve probably had Hamburger Helper. If you don’t know what that is or what I’m talking about, let me explain. Hamburger is ground meat – beef, turkey, chicken, pork. It’s inexpensive and quick to cook. Hamburger Helper is a boxed package of spices and dry… 

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Wooden Polaroid Magnets

Awhile back I had this idea to take thin craft-wood rectangles and cut squares out of the center with a jigsaw to make Polaroid-shaped photo frames. The project sat on my craft to do list for weeks. Imagine my surprise when I finally went to buy the wood and found pre-cut Polaroid rectangles whilst looking for something entirely… 

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12 Christmas Decorating Crafts

12 Christmas Decorating Crafts

It may seem early – but the Holidays will be here before you know it! And anyone who knows me knows that this girl (pointing to self) can hardly wait! Here are 12 Christmas Decorating Crafts to get you inspired and ready to decorate. Pinecone and Rusty Jingle Bell Wreath | Vintage Sheet Music Ball Ornaments | Snowflake Embroidery… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #89

It’s Thursday – and you know what that means, right? Time to share some inspiration and get some too! Streusel Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread from My Name is Snickerdoodle  | Caramel Apple Snack Pack Stacks from Delightful E Made | Halloween Rat Wreath from Fynes Designs | Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie from Architecture of a Mom Brittany’s… 

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crockpot cabbage casserole

Slow Cooker Cabbage Casserole

I’m a big fan of my slow cooker. Well, except for cleaning it. That I don’t like too much. It’s so heavy! Anyway, this time of year is the perfect time to make comfort foods in a crock pot or slow cooker. The yummy scent that fills the house as foods gently simmer all day. Mmm…. 

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rolling pantry shelves

Rolling Kitchen Pantry Shelves

Shortly after we moved into this house almost two years ago, we gave the kitchen a bit of a makeover. We painted the cabinets, added a breakfast bar and used our Restoration Hardware Inspired shelves as a makeshift pantry. After all they seemed to fit the space. The problem was that we didn’t originally design them to hold… 

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fall dining room table

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO OUR CANADIAN FRIENDS! We hope you are blessed by love, laughter, friends and family this Thanksgiving. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1 xo, Shannon & Dean and family P.S. If you’re not Canadian or you are already full up on Turkey and need some nap… 

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Dome Clock to Cloche | Trash to Treasure

I think at one point everyone and their uncle had one of those faux brass dome clocks. I know Dean and I did several years ago. They pop up with great frequency at thrift stores these days. My friend Lucy from Craftberry Bush brilliantly uses the glass tops for cloches. Which look an awful lot like… 

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Flash Giveaway! $50 Amazon Giftcard or Paypal Cash!

Who wants to win $50? You know before the holidays?! For THREE Days ONLY we are offering this Flash Giveaway! One lucky reader will receive $50 USD Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card!! I’m not at all kidding… This giveaway is for THREE Days Only! Enter Now! We are making it easy peasy to enter!… 

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