• Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop
  • 3 Little Things We Can Do to Save Our Landfills
  • 4th Blogging Anniversary
  • The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #76
  • Halfway Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
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A Few of My Favorite Etsy Shops Part 1

I think my absolute favorite place to shop online has to be Etsy! With all of the variety and beautiful things that can be found, it’s my go-to place for fun art, paper party goods and more for our house. Here are a few of my favorite Etsy Shops and a small sampling of what… 

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chalkboard embroidery hoop | www.akadesign.ca

Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop

Can you name two things that are popular in craft and DIY projects right now? Go ahead. I’ll wait. Okay. Time’s up! How about chalkboards and embroidery hoops! Yup. And I’ve combined them both in this simple little chalkboard embroidery hoop project. Supplies embroidery hoop chalk cloth jute string scissors pencil glue gun (optional) Instructions… 

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3 Little Things We Can Do to Save Our Landfills

I believe this planet we call Earth was given to us by its Creator to love and look after. I’m not a tree-hugger. I use antiperspirant. I wear a bra. (Too much information?) And I don’t keep all my scraps in the freezer to make into one big pot of soup ( I tried that… 

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4th Blogging Anniversary

This weekend marks the fourth anniversary of AKA Design. On one hand I can hardly believe it’s been four years since I started this blog. And yet, at the same time, it feels like I’ve been blogging forever. I can’t imagine doing anything else. Here’s a fun little recap of the last four years. Readers’… 

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weekend retreat link party 76 | www.akadesign.ca

The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #76

Happy Thursday friends! It’s one day closer to another lovely summer weekend. What have you been up to this week? Fruit-Infused Water by Bitz & Giggles | Ginger Mint Melon Salad by Confectionalism| Homemade Sausage by Frugal Farm Wife | Strawberry Blueberry Iced Tea by Simply Sweet Home Brittany’s Favorites Ice Cream Sundae Bars from I want Crazy… 

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quick spaghetti sauce | www.akadesign.ca

Halfway Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I’ve always loved to cook. Not gourmet meals by any stretch of the imagination, just simple yummy dishes. I’m no Ina Garten or Julia Child, after all. But I do love to spend time in the kitchen creating delicious food for my family and friends. Often though time is tight and made-from-scratch is completely impossible because of… 

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SCRAP WOOD AND FABRIC SAILBOATS | WWW. AKADESIGN.CA

Scrap Wood Sailboats

A few weeks ago I showed you our nautical beachy summer mantel. Today I want to show you the scrap wood decorative sailboats I made at the last minute to fill an empty spot on the mantel. The best part is there are no power tools needed and the whole project only takes about 10… 

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3 AMAZING CRAFT BLOGS WE LOVE

3 Amazing Craft Blogs We Love

Handmade crafts and DIY projects are a great way to spruce up your home without spending a lot of coin in the process. Thanks to talented bloggers the world over there are a plethora of ideas out there to be found. Here are 3 amazing craft blogs we love… Positively Splendid  Easy Fringed Table Runner… 

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oh the places you will go

New Art Prints in the Shop!

Did you know we have a wee little shop on etsy? Well, we do. There’s not too much in there right now. (We’re working on some good stuff!) But we do have a couple of new art prints available for immediate download! Love is all you need. Chalkboard heart, chalked XO. Oh, the places you… 

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extra long shower curtain

Decor Hack – Curtains as a Shower Curtain

Have you ever wanted better shower curtain options than the juvenile or floral selections available at most big box stores? What about making a dramatic statement by having your shower curtain hung high, but gently brushing the floor as well? Well, here’s my decor hack… …actual curtains as a shower curtain! Okay, so once again,… 

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Weekend re-Treat Link Party | www.akadesign.ca

The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #75

How has this summery week been? Did you fare okay with Arthur? Are you still having fun with your kids? Do you have any projects or recipes to share at this week’s link party? Yes?! Then link up! No? Then why not peruse what everyone else has been up to! 3 Ingredient No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream… 

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MINI BARN QUILT | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

Mini Barn Quilt

Have you ever heard of a barn quilt? Until a sweet reader emailed about her barn quilt couple of months ago, I hadn’t either. But I’ve since decided I love them! Basically a barn quilt is a quilt square painted onto a board and mounted to a barn. Although they’re starting to pop up on… 

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CHOCOLATE MONKEY MILKSHAKES | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

Chocolate Monkey Milkshakes | Dairy Free

One of the most delicious ways to cool off in the summer is to whip up a cold smoothie or a frothy milkshake. And judging by the humid weather, cooling off is definitely a good thing right about now, yes? One very hot a sticky day last week, I pulled out some Silk Almond milk,… 

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