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Dyson V6 Absolute Handheld

Up High, Down Low and In-Between

By now you all likely know that our house has a new vacuum that I love so much I named it Mr. Dyson. And you’ve been told how much I enjoy using Mr. Dyson and his V6 Absolute self for cleaning both carpets and hard floors. But did you know that I can clean the car… 

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How to Make a Media Kit

If you’re a blogger and you want to work with brands, chances are at some point you’re going to be asked for a media kit. If you don’t know what that is or the term stresses you out, no worries. Here’s a simple explanation: A blogger’s media kit shows followers, social media handles, rates & partnerships. Click To… 

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Spring Home Tour

For over a week we’ve been sharing little touches of spring at our house. First in the living room… Then in the dining room… And today, to complete the spring home tour, we’re going back into the living room to share a little bit of spring surrounding our electric fireplace… Featured items from Kirkland’s: Brown Cape… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #112

Yay for another Thursday closer to good weather! Sorry I keep mentioning that – but it’s been a very long winter up here!! So what have you been up to? Mexican Spaghetti from The Best Blog Recipes | Spring Decorating in the Living Room from AKA Design | Birthday Scavenger Hunt Ideas from Play.Party.Pin. |… 

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Coconut Curry Sauce | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

Easy Coconut Curry Sauce

Rice can be pretty Plain Jane. Boring even. But I’ve whipped up an easy sauce for you. It’s really really easy. Made with just three things you can find in your pantry (or cantry!), this coconut curry sauce pairs well with chicken, veggies and especially rice! Easy Coconut Curry Sauce   Save Print Prep time… 

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Spring Table Ideas

It’s Spring, it’s Spring! The snow is finally gone, except for in the shadiest spots of the yard. The birds are chirping a little more each day. And the sunny days are out-weighing the rainy days. With Easter right around the corner I thought I might be fun to round up some Spring Table Ideas. From… 

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A Little Bit of Spring in the Dining Room

It’s Spring! Is anyone else happy it’s finally here? Of course you are! With the arrival of slightly warmer temperatures and loads more sunshine, I’ve been busy adding Spring touches inside the house. Today it’s a little bit of Spring in the dining room. While poking around online for Spring decor ideas, I sort of… 

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The New Moroccan Trellis Rug in the Living Room

Did you notice it last week in our Spring Decorating in the Living Room post? Did you notice that the old white shag area rug was gone and there was a subtle tan wool Moroccan trellis rug from Rugs USA in its place? The old rug wasn’t bad per se. But it had to be picked up for… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #111 |

Weekend Retreat Link Party #111

It’s Thursday! And this particular Thursday also happens to be my birthday! So along with sharing some great projects and asking you to link your own – I’d like to know what your favorite thing to do on your birthday is?! Just add a comment below.   Some Bunny Loves You Spring Gift Idea from Play. Party…. 

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Spring Decorating in the Living Room – Flowers, Moss & Color, Oh My!

Friday marks the official start of Spring. Not that the weatherman will agree. It’s entirely possible (and probable) that in my part of the world there will still be snow on the ground. But that’s okay. Because Spring is coming. It always comes. And since Spring is definitely coming, I decided it was time to… 

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Freezer Cooking Recipes | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

9 Freezer Cooking Recipes – Stocking the Freezer Part Two

Chili, Soup, Sauces and more, it’s so easy to prep and freeze great meals (and leftovers too) for a later date. And you know how much I love to have a stocked freezer! 9 of My Favorite Freezer Cooking Recipes There are some meals that my family requests over and over again. To help me keep… 

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Pencil Transfer Method – How to Easily Create Art

Have you ever wondered how to make large scale art or signs? Well I’ve got a really simple method that I’ve been using for years. Several of my tutorials mention it and describe it. But after several requests on how to make large scale (or even smaller scale) art, I thought I’d give it its… 

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How to Start a Blog

Even before writing about how to grow blog traffic and how to make money blogging, I had innumerable requests for how to get started with blogging. How to choose a name, register a domain, find a web hosting company and all the other things that go with starting and growing a blog. And I’ve honestly… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #110

It’s Thursday – just eight days away from the first day of Spring! And it’s time to party again! Chocolate Chocolate Swig Style Cookie by My Name is Snickerdoodle | Chocolate Waffles Recipe by My Domestic Geek | Raspberry Banana Split Smoothie by My Newest Addition | Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls by Home.Made.Interest This Week’s Featured… 

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Scrambled Eggs in a Cup |

Scrambled Eggs in a Cup

We consume a LOT of eggs. Like we could have ten chickens in the backyard if it were allowed in our city. We make omelets, quiche, poached, boiled, fried (over hard and over easy) and scrambled eggs. But sometimes everyone can’t agree on the ingredients to add. And sometimes I really would rather not dirty… 

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Be Yourself Free Printable + bHome App!

There’s a wonderful saying that goes like this: “Be yourself – everyone else is already taken.” Which is something I occasionally have a hard time remembering. I see all the other creative things everyone is doing and I wish it were me. But I am me. And they are them. (<–Awkward sentence much?)  We all… 

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Leather Bracelet from a Belt + Stamped Metal Tag

I love bracelets! Okay you got me, I love all jewelry.  But I especially have a lot of fun with bracelets. I love stacking them and mixing different materials together to create unique looks. And since I’m a DIY girl at heart and I recently tackled a couple of necklaces, I thought it might be… 

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