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The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #81

It’s been a busy week around here! My parents came for a few days. We played games with the kids, shopped and chatted. It was a good visit. But I didn’t get any work done! We also introduced you to 17 other bloggers – all from Canada – who have impeccable style through the first… 

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The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #78

Can you believe it’s the last day of July? For us that means summer break is halfway over. For some of you I’m sure that means your kids go back to school even sooner. Has it been a good summer? Have you enjoyed your kids? Have you spent some time creating? Sweet Almond Butter Oatmeal… 

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July Favorites

Despite being the lazy hazy days of summer there was a lot of projects, crafts and recipes going on around here. I thought it would be fun to share some of the highlights in a round  up style post. We kicked off the month (Happy Canada Day too!) with a little ribbon-chandelier action and our… 

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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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Mini Crate with Catalog Pull

Oh how I love quick little crafts that can be done from start to finish in less than an hour, don’t you? This cute little crate from Michael’s (similar crate boxes can be found at other craft stores and even big box stores like Walmart), started out as a plain Jane unfinished mini wooden crate. But now… 

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Buying Blog Traffic is NOT Okay!

(NOTE: This post has been updated and edited for clarity.) I really went back and forth about writing this blog post.  I’m still feeling ill about the whole thing. Especially because since sharing this I’ve been personally threatened with legal action and accused of saying things I have not. I don’t think there’s anything to feel… 

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DIY Brickmaker’s Coffee Table – Restoration Hardware Inspired

You have all been so patient! Since we posted the reveal of our Restoration Hardware Inspired DIY Brickmaker’s Coffee Table, a few of you have emailed and messaged asking when the DIY post would be up. Well, here it is! Better late than never, right? My hubby Dean works in sheet metal for those of… 

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The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #77 | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #77

Can you believe it’s another Thursday already? Seriously. Time flies! Have you spent any time creating this week? Whatcha got – a recipe, craft, DIY? Let’s see! Gluten Free Sloppy Joe Bites by Almost Supermom | How to Make Cornhole Game by My frugal Adventures Easy Crockpot BBQ Sandwiches by My Life Abundant | Caramel… 

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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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