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The Entryway is Finally Finished!

Just over a year ago I shared our entryway in our fall home tour. It wasn’t finished. Sure there was new tile, some new paint and new door hardware. But the doors and wood paneling were just primed. Primer doesn’t take wear and tear real well. Which makes for a lot of scuffs, scratches and knot stains…. 

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12 Christmas Decorating Crafts

12 Christmas Decorating Crafts

It may seem early – but the Holidays will be here before you know it! And anyone who knows me knows that this girl (pointing to self) can hardly wait! Here are 12 Christmas Decorating Crafts to get you inspired and ready to decorate. Pinecone and Rusty Jingle Bell Wreath | Vintage Sheet Music Ball Ornaments | Snowflake Embroidery… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #89

It’s Thursday – and you know what that means, right? Time to share some inspiration and get some too! Streusel Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread from My Name is Snickerdoodle  | Caramel Apple Snack Pack Stacks from Delightful E Made | Halloween Rat Wreath from Fynes Designs | Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie from Architecture of a Mom Brittany’s… 

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crockpot cabbage casserole

Slow Cooker Cabbage Casserole

I’m a big fan of my slow cooker. Well, except for cleaning it. That I don’t like too much. It’s so heavy! Anyway, this time of year is the perfect time to make comfort foods in a crock pot or slow cooker. The yummy scent that fills the house as foods gently simmer all day. Mmm…. 

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rolling pantry shelves

Rolling Kitchen Pantry Shelves

Shortly after we moved into this house almost two years ago, we gave the kitchen a bit of a makeover. We painted the cabinets, added a breakfast bar and used our Restoration Hardware Inspired shelves as a makeshift pantry. After all they seemed to fit the space. The problem was that we didn’t originally design them to hold… 

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fall dining room table

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO OUR CANADIAN FRIENDS! We hope you are blessed by love, laughter, friends and family this Thanksgiving. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1 xo, Shannon & Dean and family P.S. If you’re not Canadian or you are already full up on Turkey and need some nap… 

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Dome Clock to Cloche | Trash to Treasure

I think at one point everyone and their uncle had one of those faux brass dome clocks. I know Dean and I did several years ago. They pop up with great frequency at thrift stores these days. My friend Lucy from Craftberry Bush brilliantly uses the glass tops for cloches. Which look an awful lot like… 

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Flash Giveaway! $50 Amazon Giftcard or Paypal Cash!

Who wants to win $50? You know before the holidays?! For THREE Days ONLY we are offering this Flash Giveaway! One lucky reader will receive $50 USD Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card!! I’m not at all kidding… This giveaway is for THREE Days Only! Enter Now! We are making it easy peasy to enter!… 

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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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replace and repair

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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