Grey Wash Wood Finish

GREY WASH WOOD FINISH

Welcome to day two of Barn Door Week at AKA Design! Yesterday we gave you a materials list for the whole barn door project and today we will show you how to get the aged grey wash wood finish  - no matter what type of wood you use! To get the look of old barn… 

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Weekend re-Treat Link Party #63

weekend retreat logo week #63

Well it’s almost Easter, so I’m sure that many of you have great place settings, recipes and decor to link up this week! I cannot wait to see it all. With so many great posts (almost 500!) linked up last week, it was hard to choose just eight of our favorites. This week includes lots… 

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Weekend re-Treat Link Party #62

The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #62

How are you friends? Are you having a good week? Oh, I so hope you are! How about some great projects and recipes to start your weekend? Brittany’s Favorites A dozen different ways to color Easter eggs from Kennary 3-Cheese Breakfast Casserole from Butter, with a side of Bread Britni’s Favorites Coconut Shrimp with Thai… 

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April Goodies Giveaway

APRIL GOODIES GIVEAWAY

Do you know how much I appreciate that you come around frequently, read my random thoughts and tutorials…and then keep coming back to leave comments and encouragement? Last month I told you I wish I could thank you personally and take you to the spa. I hope this month’s little giveaway shows you in a… 

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Weekend re-Treat Link Party #61

April 3rd Party Collage

Spring has finally come!!! Which obviously makes me insanely happy! Honestly I’m doing a little happy dance over here…wanna join me? No? Okay, let’s get this party started… My favorite part of each week’s link party is choosing favorites. Don’t get me wrong…it’s TOUGH! We sure do appreciate each and every one of you taking… 

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Monday, Creating with the Stars and Coming This Week

round 2 eastcoastcreativeblog

Hello sweet friends, happy Monday. We’ve got some sunshine and the weather is finally warming up…crossing to the positive side of the Celsius thermometer for the first time this year! (Photo belongs to East Coast Creative and originated at instagram.com/eastcoastcreative) We had a busy weekend painting for our Creating With The Stars Round 2 project. Voting is… 

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Weekend re-Treat Link Party #60

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I think I’ve started the link party post every week for the last several weeks with some comment about the weather, yes? I’d like to say it’s not on my mind anymore. But quite frankly it’s still wintry outside. COLD! And there are still snow flurries every other day. Please Lord, tell me it’s almost… 

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We Are Moving on to Round 2! #cwts

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You guys!!! I’m so psyched! We made it through to round 2 of Creating With the Stars!  (pie chart image belongs to East Coast Creative) That’s us – the light grey – in the pie chart. We got 10.29% of the total votes! That means we came in FOURTH ! We didn’t get voted off the island.  We… 

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My Favorite Love Story

HE STOLE HER HEART framed

My favorite love story of all time is actually our very own story. Mine and Dean’s. It’s no secret that I adore Dean. I have for almost 20 years. And I’m quite sure he adores me too. Next month will be our 18th wedding anniversary. Eighteen years. We count ourselves as extremely blessed to have the relationship… 

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3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

pulled chicken sandwich and coleslaw

We’re working away on our Creating with the Stars project for Week One and that means we’re a little extra busy. But I’m still Mom and everyone still needs to eat no matter how busy I am. Enter the slow cooker. A busy mom’s best friend. 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken I’ve seen several variations… 

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Weekend re-Treat Link Party #59

weekend retreat link party top of post collage week 59

Happy 1st Day of Spring!!! I’m going to pretend it didn’t snow here today. Honest to goodness – The Great White North is really living up to its name this year. Can I go to the islands? Pretty please? Thankfully it’s party day… Every week it gets harder and harder to pick out features because… 

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Hello Monday!

SPRING IS COMING

Hello lovelies! Happy Monday. My kiddies and I are off on an adventure today – as it’s the rare day we have the car to use. (Dean is at a First Aid/CPR course for work. But instead of driving into the city, the course is only 5 minutes away from home. So we dropped him… 

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Painted Metal Clock | Trash to Treasure

PAINTED METAL CLOCK thumbnail

It’s been awhile since we did a Trash to Treasure makeover around here. Since there are four of us (KariAnne, Jamie, Jenna and I) that do Trash to Treasure, one scheduling conflict or another makes this the first T2T this year! My Project Sooo, I had my project ready to go for February, but like I… 

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The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #58

Party Collage - March 13

I hope you’re somewhere warm. Because where I live, it snowed. Again. Blah! Let’s look at some pretty pictures to make us feel better, yes?   We have changed things up a little to give our features more exposure. In addition to displaying large pictures of each of our features in this blog post, we… 

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Why We Choose to Homeschool

why we choose to homeschool

I think it best to begin at the beginning. Obviously I’ve mentioned that we homeschool our three kids. And even though I’ve told our story to many people in person, I’ve never written about it here.  So, let’s go back to the very beginning… I remember growing up that I wanted nothing more than to… 

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