• Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Gluten Free)
  • White Washed Numbered Crates | Shelf Organization in the Living Room
  • Weekend Retreat Link Party #90
  • Homemade Hamburger Helper (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
  • Wooden Polaroid Magnets
weekend retreat collage week 91

Weekend Retreat Link Party #91

Hello friends! It’s Thursday night which means it’s party time! But first some news… We took a couple of days off posting this week, but we’ve been really busy behind the scenes working on our NEW ONLINE SHOP! It’s going to be full of art prints, decorative cut outs, fancy pantry labels and more!  Make… 

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weekend retreat link party

Weekend Retreat Link Party #88

It’s party time! Are you here to browse or are you here to link up? No matter – I’m just so happy you came! Autumn Sunburst Twig Wreath Trio By Huckleberry Love | Taco Salad Mini Bites By Food Folks and Fun Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies By Sweet Sensations | How to Make A Stacked… 

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When is it Time to Replace Windows and Doors?

Dean and I have never bought a new-build home. Our first house was twenty years old when we bought it. Our second house was over seventy years old. And our current house is about forty years old. That is a lot of old windows and doors in just over ten years of home ownership. (Yes, we’ve moved… 

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kraft paper napkin rings | www.akadesign.ca

Easy Kraft Paper Napkin Rings DIY

Have I told you before that sometimes the best decorations are often the easiest? Like these easy Kraft paper napkin rings. They’re easy because you just print, cut and secure them with a little Scotch tape in back. You can mix fonts and napkin patterns for an eclectic look or you can choose to use all… 

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gluten free pumpkin muffin recipe

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

So in case it’s not obvious yet, I did a lot of baking last week. Hence the Gluten Free Banana Bread recipe I shared on Friday. I like to bake in big batches – and make just one big kitchen mess instead of lots of little ones. Anyway, since it’s now officially fall – and all… 

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6 trash to treasure thrift store finds

Trash to Treasure Thrift Store Finds

Each month we create something new from either scraps we have lying around or from a thrift store find. You know, as a way to show you it doesn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful. Or useful. Here are just a few of our favorite trash to treasure thrift store finds…turned projects. Thrift Store… 

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banana bread made with rice flour

Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

Sometimes it’s tough to enjoy eating gluten free banana bread. Many versions I’ve tried have been dry, crumbly and bland. Making my own seems to be the only way to get a moist and delicious gluten free banana bread. But the flour combinations I’ve seen in many gluten free recipes is a bit much. Who wants to… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #87

It’s Thursday night again – the first Thursday in October to boot! Can you believe it’s October already? How did that happen? Have you been busy? Are you back in the groove? Do you have anything fun to share this week? Chai Team Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread from Life With The Crust Cut Off | DIY… 

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Rustic Fall Front Porch | Blogger Homes

My friend Jen has exquisite style. I adore her blog, City Farmhouse. So since I haven’t been able to get to our own fall front porch decorating – I thought I’d point you to hers this morning! Big fluffy pillows, a few hits of fall color and loads of texture make up Jen’s Rustic Fall… 

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Shake it Up! Salt and Pepper Shakers

Have I mentioned that I absolutely adore this time of year? The cooler weather, the colors, the Holidays, the celebration. I also adore setting the table. Okay truth be told, I like setting a beautiful table any time. I especially enjoy shopping for or creating pretty things for the table – chargers, napkins, napkin rings, flatware… 

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jane austen silhouette art

Jane Austen Silhouette Art | Using Card Stock as a Stencil

Do you know that I read Sense & Sensibility every single year? But that until this year I’d never read Pride & Prejudice? Not until I watched a movie called Austenland on Netflix did I realize how much I like Jane Austen. Okay so the movie was a little cheesy. But I fall for sappy romantic… 

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Vintage Map Pennant Banner – #swapitlikeitshot

Happy Monday! Okay, so it is Monday. But we can all try to be happy, right? At least I’ve got a fun and simple project to share with you today. And it’s all ’cause lots of my blogging friends and I swapped some thrifty flea market finds.  Just look at all those beautiful bloggers… Swap It Like… 

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be thankful fall hoop art

Be Thankful Fall Hoop Art

Once upon a time embroidery hoops were simple utilitarian tools. One would use an embroidery hoop to create a needle point piece, remove the hoop and frame or otherwise display the completed piece, placing the hoop back in a drawer for later use. But not any more! Embroidery hoops themselves are now often used as… 

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