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7 Best Home Decorating Tips

Do you ever wish you could ask your favorite blogger what their best home decorating tips are? Of course you do! Well here are the 7 best home decorating tips from seven top home bloggers!    Seven of the Best Decorating Tips you will Ever Get Add Layers to your Home to bring it to Life by… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party |

Weekend Retreat Link Party #115

Happy Thursday friends! As you’re reading this I’m in the deep south – Mobile, Alabama to be exact – touring a wonderful restoration project with a few other wonderful bloggers. So as I’m very likely sweating it out down here, I’d love to see what you’ve been up to this week! Tiered Cake Pan Stand on… 

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Peach Lemonade (Spiked or Virgin) | Spring Progressive Dinner

Hi there! Welcome to our house. Today we have a super fun blog hop to share with you! Some of my favorite bloggers got together to create a virtual progressive dinner just for you – drinks, appetizers, salads, sides, main dishes and desserts all at different houses! If you’re popping by from someone else’s house –… 

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25+ Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Each Mother’s Day I wish I’d planned better. I always get so busy (story of my life) and forget that a special occasion is fast approaching. Which leads to last minute shopping – or worse no shopping at all. So to help myself (and maybe you too?) I’m sharing loads of my favorite Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!… 

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Vacuuming Wood Floors and Tile with Dyson

When I mentioned how much I adored our new Dyson V6-Absolute (so much so that I named it Mr. Dyson) for vacuuming our new wool rug, some of you asked how it worked on wood floors. I have to tell you – it rocks. I know, I know. Totally overused term. “It rocks”. Nonetheless it’s true…. 

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Undated Blog Planner AKA Design

Our Blog Planner is Now Available in Print!

If you’ve been looking for a blog planner but… you find many of them to be way too expensive you don’t want to pay for features you won’t use you just want a well-organized planner  you like our print-it-yourself planner but don’t really want to print it yourself Then you are going to love this!!!… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #114

How are you? Is it spring weather there yet? Have you created anything you’d like to share this week? Recipe? Craft? DIY? Well come on then, share! Angel Food Cake French Toast by Brittany | The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie by Shauna DIY Basketball Party Ideas by Britni | Sauteed Pasta with Vegetables by Shannon… 

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Home On Hidden Oaks Guest Bedroom

A bright and colorful guest bedroom

It’s been awhile since we shared a Blogger Homes feature…so here’s a pretty bright guest bedroom for you! Jesse’s guest bedroom was decorated on a budget. Almost everything in the space was either a DIY project, a garage sale find, or a re-purposed item used in a creative way. She used bright colors to make… 

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Cake Pan Tiered Stand Two Ways graphic

Tiered Stand from Cake Pans – Styled Two Ways

I’ve had the materials for this project kicking around for months. But after a mishap with a new stain product and the adhesive method I chose not working, I tucked it away as a craft fail. Nothing a little paint  and a handy hubby couldn’t fix though. Set of 3 Spring Form Pans here. Furniture legs here…. 

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Dyson V6 Absolute - Motor Head for Carpets

Cleaning Up With Dyson

A couple of weeks ago I shared our much-adored brand-spanking-new living room rug… Pretty, right? Well the little bugger sheds. Go figure. It’s wool. Wool rugs shed. Don’t buy a wool rug if you don’t want shedding. Period. Alas in the very same rug post, I did mention that we found a perfect cleaning solution for all… 

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He is not here

Happy Easter

Easter. I’ve shared table settings and bunnies and Easter eggs. And while I enjoy the beauty of all of that, there is something far more beautiful. The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. If you’ve been here long, you know where my family and I stand in matters of faith. If you’re new here, please read… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #113 |

Weekend Retreat Link Party #113

Happy Easter! What have you been up to this week? A Little Bit of Spring in the Dining Room from AKA Design | Easy Mexican Spaghetti by The Best Blog Recipes | How to Have a Perfect Easter Sunday by Play Party Pin | Jalepeno Deviled Eggs by Mommy on Demand Brittany’s Favorites {Mommy on Demand}… 

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Sauteed Pasta with Vegetables

Sauteed Pasta with Vegetables

When I was in college, there was this great pasta bar in part of the larger cafeteria. There was an assortment of vegetables and a couple of types of pasta each day. And at the end of the long tables were servers with saute pans all ready to cook up the veggies and pasta. I… 

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fun easter eggs

Coloring Easter Eggs with a Sharpie

It’s totally tradition. I know it. But do you wanna know a little secret? Until now, we’ve never done it. Not when I was a kid. Not with my own kids. Never. Don’t know what I’m talking about? I’m talking about coloring Easter eggs, of course! Okay, pick yourself back up off the floor. I… 

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Spring Table in Grey Dining Room

Natural Easter Table Setting

With Easter not that far away, I thought it may be fun to set a pretty, natural Easter table setting. Because setting a pretty table is one of my favorite things to do, don’t ya know! I used some fairly new pieces and a few things from last year’s spring table to create an entirely new look… 

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AKA Design Media Kit Page 1 March 11

How to Make a Media Kit

If you’re a blogger and you want to work with brands, chances are at some point you’re going to be asked for a media kit. If you don’t know what that is or the term stresses you out, no worries. Here’s a simple explanation: A blogger’s media kit shows followers, social media handles, rates & partnerships. Click To… 

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Spring Home Tour

For over a week we’ve been sharing little touches of spring at our house. First in the living room… Then in the dining room… And today, to complete the spring home tour, we’re going back into the living room to share a little bit of spring surrounding our electric fireplace… Featured items from Kirkland’s: Brown Cape… 

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