rainy day smores

Rainy Day Oven Smores

There’s nothing like ooey, gooey, sticky smores. Unless of course it’s raining or the fire wood is wet or there’s just no time to build a fire and babysit it. Enter the humble kitchen oven. Rainy Day Oven Smores   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins  … 

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Stunning Room Makeovers

Everyone loves a good makeover, yes? Here are just a few of my favorite room makeovers! One Room Challenge Reveal on A Burst of Beautiful Rustic Chic Master Bedroom Reveal on AKA Design Our Imperfect White Kitchen on AKA Design Master Bedroom Makeover on AKA Design One Room Challenge – Rustic Boys Bedroom Reveal on Making it in… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #129

DIY Dominos on AKA Design | Cookie Stuffed Brownies on The Best Blog Recipes |Low-Fat Zucchini Cookies on Mommy on Demand |  Anchor Shirt with Embark Cutouts on Play.Party.Pin If it’s your first time here we love to feature YOU! This party is shown on 4 blogs and we all pick features + 2 most… 

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DIY Trumeau Mirror

DIY Trumeau Mirror

Hello! Kristi here from Making it in the Mountains and I’m SO excited to be back at AKA Design sharing this DIY Trumeau Mirror with y’all today!!! I’ll tell ya, this project has been such a long time coming! Since first laying eyes on this beautiful trumeau mirror from Restoration Hardware, I’ve been wanting dying… 

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Scotts EZ Seed

EZ Seed – Our Front Lawn is Finally Gorgeous + a Giveaway!

I don’t know if you noticed it when we shared our front porch makeover. It was in the before pictures. I’m talking about the horrible state of our lawn. Even in the photo above you can’t see the lawn for all of the leaves. But in this one (below) even progress isn’t good. Just look at… 

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maple bacon french toast sticks

Maple Bacon French Toast Sticks

Hi again, AKA Design readers! It’s Cat from The Rustic Willow here again to share a delicious recipe with you. Today, we’re tackling the realm of scrumptious breakfast. Usually for breakfast I either have a bacon omelet or a bowl of cereal–how boring, right?! So when I do break out of my shell, I like… 

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summer salads

Delicious Summer Salads

With summer in full swing salads make the perfect lunch…or dinner…or side dish! Here are some delicious summer salads from around the web. Honeydew Cucumber Salad on Cincy Shopper Tropical Fruit Salad on Meatloaf and Melodrama Creamy Coleslaw on AKA Design Chunky Chicken Salad on AKA Design Pulled Pork Cobb Salad on This Cookin’ Dad Sweet… 

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Around the House – Elte Mkt Finds

If there’s one thing I love it’s shopping for new home accessories. Seriously. Working from home and homeschooling our kids means I spend a LOT of time in our house looking at the same walls. All day. Every single day. I love to make things, rearrange things and yes, buy things to create cozy, neutral… 

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WEEKEND RETREAT LINK PARTY

Weekend Retreat Link Party #128

DIY Dominos on AKA Design | Cookie Stuffed Brownies on The Best Blog Recipes |Low-Fat Zucchini Cookies on Mommy on Demand |  Anchor Shirt with Embark Cutouts on Play.Party.Pin If it’s your first time here we love to feature YOU! This party is shown on 4 blogs and we all pick features + 2 most… 

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PANTRY DEFINITION LABELS FANCY

Fancy Pantry Labels Silhouette Cut File

Awhile back I was inspired to create some fancy pantry labels. We sold them in the shop briefly before the Holidays. Until I realized I didn’t really want to deal with shipping and orders, etc. Call me a funny duck if you will, but I kind of like sharing things that you can make for… 

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Wood dominos square

DIY Dominos

  Hello again AKA Design readers!! This is Shonee  from Hawthorne & Main here to share with you these super fun DIY dominos!! I have loved having these at my house and I think you will too!! SUPPLIES: 2in x12in  board cut into two 8inch lengths Grey chalk paint White chalk paint Paint Brush Spouncer… 

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rustic industrail projects

Rustic Industrial DIY Projects

If you’ve been around here for oh even a couple of posts, you know that rustic industrial DIY is our number one favorite type of project. So we’ve rounded up several rustic industrial DIY projects – some of our own and a few others – to share with you this week. DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired… 

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aka design house summer 2015

Summer Porch Makeover

One of the features I fell in love with when we first looked at our house was the long front porch. It was badly in need of aesthetic work, as you can see from the realtor photo below. But the bones were good. The potential for great curb appeal was there. Before the Porch Makeover You… 

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WEEKEND RETREAT LINK PARTY @ AKADESIGN.CA

Weekend Retreat Link Party #127

I’m so happy you’re here this week! How is your summer going? Are you getting out and enjoying it? Are you relaxing? Or are you creating? Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich on Mommy on Demand | Easy Chalkboard Wall Design on AKA Design | Easy Color Block Vases From Foam on Play.Party.Pin | Logan County Hamburgers on… 

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clay pots and wooden spoons as place cards

Clay Pots and Wooden Spoons as Place Cards

My friend Stacy wrote a book. It’s called Natural Accents and it’s filled with projects and ideas for decorating indoors with items from the outdoors. To show you a bit of what the book is about – both in support of my friend and perhaps to whet your appetite – I’ve created a little project… 

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Oversized Rustic Clock | Create this dramatic oversized rustic wall clock using some old fence boards and paint. Get the full tutorial here!

DIY Oversized Rustic Clock

Good morning! This is Amanda from Burlap and Babies and I am so excited to be back with you again this month to share this DIY oversized rustic wall clock. You know that one shelf in your home that is always getting redecorated, or maybe it’s the mantel above the fireplace, or your entryway? That… 

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TEACHING KIDS THE IMPORTANCE OF DONATING

Teaching Kids the Importance of Donating

Does anyone else feel like their house is constantly overrun with stuff? Like more bags, boxes and packages come in than go out? Maybe it’s just me and the nature of our blog business. Or maybe it’s just life with kids that are constantly growing out of clothes and toys and books. But I often feel… 

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