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SLOW COOKER CHILI | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

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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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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5 STEPS TO ORGANIZE ANYTHING

5 Steps to Organize ANYTHING

No matter what type of person you are – the born organizer or, well, not – anything can be organized in five simple steps. Just five. Don’t believe me? Keep reading. 5 Steps to Organize Anything Step 1. Sort. Place like with like. Don’t try to be tidy with this. The mess actually has to… 

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CREAMY COLESLAW | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

Summer is the time for picnics, lazy days on the beach and family barbecues. The last thing anyone wants to be doing is slaving in the kitchen for hours. At least I’m pretty sure it’s the last thing I want to be doing! While fresh and homemade, this creamy coleslaw recipe can be whipped up very… 

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The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #74

Well, it’s the first week of summer holidays here. We started things off with a weekend up north (in Muskoka) at my sister’s for her son’s baptism. We spent time at the beach, bbq’ing, visiting gorgeous stores and just hanging out. We also visited Dean’s parents, which is always full of adventures and various card… 

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5 PLACES I RARELY CLEAN | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

Confession Time: 5 Places I Rarely Clean

I think the biggest lie ever would be that our house is always perfectly clean and tidy. It is quite frequently tidy and the important parts are clean. Not many people will see dirty laundry on the floor or tooth paste splatters on the bathroom mirror. (If you have, consider yourself one of my closest friends!)… 

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embellish lamp shade with ribbon

DIY Ribbon Chandelier

If you’ve ever wanted to bring a little extra color or movement into a whimsical space, perhaps a diy ribbon chandelier is just what you need! Our little basement corner is a great space for building lego, crafting and coloring or playing a board game. And truthfully it was just fine as it was before…. 

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PlaidFox Industrial Favorites

There’s a New Shop in Town Called PlaidFox

Okay so maybe not “in town” exactly. But there is a new shop online and they have all sorts of gorgeous goodies for your home! Barbary Coast Cart Table | Camfer I | Celestine Ceiling Lamp Twine | Gilbert Galvanized Clock | Helix Chair Rustic Wood | Hartford Dining Table Distressed Wood | Toro Chair Charcoal | Square Ottoman | The… 

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etsy art favorites | www.akadesign.ca

Current Art Favorites on Etsy

It’s been a really long time since I’ve written about my Etsy favorites! I love to shop on Etsy because there are so many gorgeous little shops with such fun finds. And art is one of those things I love to buy on Etsy because there is such diversity and creativity in the art available…. 

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