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Fall Vignette and Free Fall Printables

With kids back in school and leaves already falling while we were up in cottage country this weekend, fall is certainly on its way. Around here fall comes with so much seasonal excitement – apple picking, bonfires, corn roasts, Thanksgiving and pumpkin spice lattes. And fall decorating, of course! I showed you our fall mantel… 

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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

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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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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Halfway Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I’ve always loved to cook. Not gourmet meals by any stretch of the imagination, just simple yummy dishes. I’m no Ina Garten or Julia Child, after all. But I do love to spend time in the kitchen creating delicious food for my family and friends. Often though time is tight and made-from-scratch is completely impossible because of… 

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Scrap Wood Sailboats

A few weeks ago I showed you our nautical beachy summer mantel. Today I want to show you the scrap wood decorative sailboats I made at the last minute to fill an empty spot on the mantel. The best part is there are no power tools needed and the whole project only takes about 10… 

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3 Amazing Craft Blogs We Love

Handmade crafts and DIY projects are a great way to spruce up your home without spending a lot of coin in the process. Thanks to talented bloggers the world over there are a plethora of ideas out there to be found. Here are 3 amazing craft blogs we love… Positively Splendid  Easy Fringed Table Runner… 

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