DIY Dotted Tea Set | Paint this stunning dotted design on your own dishes using porcelain paint and a secret tool. You’ll never guess what tool you use for this fun design! Tutorial from Burlap and Babies for AKA Design

How to Make a Dotted Tea Set

Hi again! It’s Amanda from Burlap and Babies. I am so excited to be back with you to show you this super fun way to makeover your porcelain dishes. Let’s just say my white dish set doesn’t stand a chance with me now. I want to dot it all and I’m sure you will too!… 

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Michaels Makers

A bit of backstory – bear with me, it’s a bit long When I started this blog five years ago, I was sitting at home with three little kids and a tiny house that needed a ton of renovating. We’d done some renovations but were sort of running out of money to do all the other… 

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How to make a journal bible study with no time or talent

How to make a Bible journal with no time or talent

Given that I’m an maker and a Christian, the idea of a Bible journal absolutely intrigues me. In an effort to learn more about it I’ve invited fellow homeschooling mom Kari from Stone Soup for Five to give us the low-down. She even titles it well it for those of us who aren’t quite so creative… 

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Heidi Swapp Marquee Letters Lights On

Heidi Swapp Marquee Letters

I think it’s safe to say I have a bit of a thing for typography. Marquee letters – big or small – seem be one of my favorite crushes du jour. And the Heidi Swapp marquee letters (from Michaels) that can be decorated any way I choose? Well those just rock! Supplies Heidi Swapp Marquee… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #130

Honey Pork Tenderloin on The Best Blog Recipes | Roasted Parmesan Green Beans on Mommy on Demand | Pop-A-Wheelie Boy Birthday Party on Play.Party.Pin | Rainy Day Oven S’mores on AKA Design If it’s your first time here we love to feature YOU! This party is shown on 4 blogs and we all pick features… 

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SLOW COOKER CHILI

Slow Cooker Chili

While chili may feel like a meal just perfect for a cool fall day, coming home to it simmering in the Crock Pot can be a welcome treat after a long day out of the house  – at any time of year!   This chili is particularly for bean-lovers because it’s chock full of four kinds of beans… 

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diy industrial pallet wall easel

Pallet Wall Easel

Well hey there! How has your week been going? Are you ready for my awesome version of a pallet wall easel? I have been looking forward to hooking up with the fabulous AKA Design readers once again!  I hope you like the project and will give it a go to personalize your own home. Thanks… 

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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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