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Pie Plate + Candlestick = Cakestand

I saw a really cute & simple DIY project a couple of weeks back involving the use of a candlestick and a pie plate (I can’t remember where). I went thrifting here in Ajax with one of my daughters shortly after that (she is her Momma’s girl and LOVES to shop – at 9!). While perusing The Salvation Army Thrift Store, we found a pretty little silver candlestick. I tried

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Reusing Our Old Step Back Cupboard

About a million years ago, Dean made his very first piece of furniture for our house. Okay so it was only about 7 or 8 years ago. It was two houses and two cities ago, so it seems like a million years. Anyway, several years ago I desperately wanted a step back cupboard, but we didn’t have the money to buy one. So I showed Dean some photos and he

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Grilled Pineapple Bites with Strawberry Dipping Sauce

Grilled Pineapple Bites with Strawberry Honey Dipping Sauce

Hello lovely AKA Design readers! I’m Cat from The Rustic Willow and I’m going to be sharing some delicious recipes with you from time to time here on AKA Design! Shannon & Dean have welcomed me with open arms, and I’m really excited to “hang out” with you all and bond over the love of scrumptious recipes! Since summer is quickly approaching, though the weather here in Colorado is a

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