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Chevron Wall Art with Weatherwood Stains

So the other day on our Easy Painted Sign post I mentioned a new line of ready-to-decorate crafts that I found at Michaels. Genius I tell you. Anyway… Today’s project uses chevron wood pieces from that brilliant Michaels line plus some fabulous stain called Weatherwood Stains developed by my friend Becca. Weatherwood Stain is used to create an… 

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Patriotic Holiday Decorating

With both Canada Day and the 4th of July coming up, I thought it would be fun to share a selection of Patriotic Holiday Decorating Ideas with you. Star Spangled Banner Trunk on Redo it Yourself Inspirations DIY Canada Day Banner on Yummy Mummy Club Fourth of July Bunting Tutorial on HMH Designs Oh Canada Party… 

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Easy Painted Sign

Easy Painted Sign

I have a confession to make. As a DIY/craft blogger it’s a tad embarrassing actually. I’ve hinted at it before I think. But I’m not sure I’ve ever come out and typed it here on the blog. Before I tell you, dear friends, can you promise to keep a secret? Okay. Here goes. I don’t… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #125

How are we at our 125th Weekend Retreat Link Party already?! I so love seeing all your talent each week – thank you so very much for coming!!! Roasted Garlic Chicken with White Sauce on The Best Blog Recipes | Strawberry Jello Crunch Cups on Mommy on Demand | Fried Chicken and Sweet Corn Puree… 

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Vintage Window Flower Box

DIY Vintage Window Flower Box

Good morning! I’m so over-the-moon excited to be here today sharing my very first guest post as a contributor for AKA Design. Just in case we haven’t met yet, I’m Kristi, the gal behind making it in the mountains, where I love to share all sorts of rustic DIY and design projects as we journey… 

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Throw Pillows in the Living Room

I think it’s safe to say I have a real thing for throw pillows in the living room. (She says with a sheepish grin.) It started innocently enough – a pillow here, a pillow there. Until I had a whole collection of throw pillows in the living room. But when I find really awesome throw… 

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Caprese Sandwich with Mushrooms and Sundried Tomatoes

Chicken Caprese Sandwich with Mushrooms and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Hi, friends! It’s Cat from The Rustic Willow again. I’m back to share another delicious summer recipe with you! I’m so happy you loved my Grilled Pineapple Bites with Strawberry Honey Dipping Sauce last month, but this month I really have something special for you. When I think of summer, I think of firing up… 

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Cupcakes for all occassions

Cupcakes For All Occasions

Does anyone else love cupcakes as much as I do? They are just so stinkin’ cute – and delicious! I’ve gathered a collection of cupcakes for all occasions. Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes on Swanky Recipes Snickerdoodle Cupcakes on Simply Stacie Death by Chocolate Cupcakes by Raking in the Savings Mimosa Cupcakes on Home Made Interest… 

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Health Progress – Jawbone UP MOVE

It’s been a few weeks since we talked health so I wanted to check in with you again. I’ve been wearing my Jawbone UP MOVE on most days. I’ve been walking and moving more. Trying to go to sleep a bit earlier. Eat a little better. It seems my UP Move helps me to remember to think about… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #124

Who’s ready for this week’s link party?! Red, White, and Blue Scavenger Hunt on Play.Party.Pin | Breakfast Taquitos on Mommy on Demand | Updating the Vertical Garden on AKA Design | Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta on The Best Blog Recipes If it’s your first time here we love to feature YOU! This party is shown on… 

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DIY Rustic Arrow Wall Art

Hey there AKA Design readers! I am so excited to share my very first contributor DIY project with all of you. AKA Design has been such an inspiration to me and I am so honored to be part of this creative team with an awesome bunch of ladies! So, a little bit about me and… 

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Father’s Day Garage Makeover

This Father’s Day Dean got something he’s wanted for a loooonnnngggg time…. …a clean, bright and organized garage! Just for reference here’s what our garage looked before. Take a moment to let all the ugly sink in… Way too much stuff, brown and green walls and zero organization. SCARY! Garage Makeover So the idea was to… 

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Early Summer House Tour with bHome PLUS $200 Painted Fox Treasures Giveaway

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It seems funny to be sharing a summer house tour with you when we’re sort of working on a few things. Like finally getting new white blinds for the living room and doing a switcheroo with the dining chairs. But such is the nature of blogging our house for a living… 

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Updating the Vertical Garden | It’s Not Pretty…Yet

Do you remember this project from last year? It’s our vertical garden and as much as we LOVED the look of all the adorable little clay pots we’ve since decided they just aren’t practical for us (as we mentioned in this post). You see, all those little pots required daily watering. Which is totally fine and quite fun if… 

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Building a Framework – The Ultimate Blogging Handbook Giveaway

In my post about How to Start a Blog I talked about Abby’s book – Building a Framework and how much I loved it and recommend it for new bloggers. Well Abby has gone and stepped it up. She’s completely revamped the book and added so much content it’s ridiculous! And she’s added packages so you can… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #123

Happy Thursday friends! DIY Faux Coral from AKA Design | Linguine Carbonara with Chicken, Pancetta Mushrooms and Asparagus from The Best Blog Recipes | Copy-Cat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad from Mommy on Demand | DIY Jewelry Holder from a Cork Board from Play.Party.Pin If it’s your first time here we love to feature YOU! This party is… 

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Tie Dye Your Summer - Tie Dye Kit

Tie Dye Your Summer

Michaels knows how to kick off summer the right way – with the Tulip One-Step Tie Dye Party Kit! Inside are 18 different colors, gloves, elastics and enough dye to make fun goodies for 6 people. Plus a handy dandy leaflet with instructions on how to get different tie dye looks! When I originally got… 

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