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Heidi Swapp Marquee Letters

I think it’s safe to say I have a bit of a thing for typography. Marquee letters – big or small – seem be one of my favorite crushes du jour. And the Heidi Swapp marquee letters (from Michaels) that can be decorated any way I choose? Well those just rock! Supplies Heidi Swapp Marquee… 

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Caprese Sandwich with Mushrooms and Sundried Tomatoes

Chicken Caprese Sandwich with Mushrooms and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Hi, friends! It’s Cat from The Rustic Willow again. I’m back to share another delicious summer recipe with you! I’m so happy you loved my Grilled Pineapple Bites with Strawberry Honey Dipping Sauce last month, but this month I really have something special for you. When I think of summer, I think of firing up… 

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Cupcakes for all occassions

Cupcakes For All Occasions

Does anyone else love cupcakes as much as I do? They are just so stinkin’ cute – and delicious! I’ve gathered a collection of cupcakes for all occasions. Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes on Swanky Recipes Snickerdoodle Cupcakes on Simply Stacie Death by Chocolate Cupcakes by Raking in the Savings Mimosa Cupcakes on Home Made Interest… 

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Health Progress – Jawbone UP MOVE

It’s been a few weeks since we talked health so I wanted to check in with you again. I’ve been wearing my Jawbone UP MOVE on most days. I’ve been walking and moving more. Trying to go to sleep a bit earlier. Eat a little better. It seems my UP Move helps me to remember to think about… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #124

Who’s ready for this week’s link party?! Red, White, and Blue Scavenger Hunt on Play.Party.Pin | Breakfast Taquitos on Mommy on Demand | Updating the Vertical Garden on AKA Design | Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta on The Best Blog Recipes If it’s your first time here we love to feature YOU! This party is shown on… 

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DIY Rustic Arrow Wall Art

Hey there AKA Design readers! I am so excited to share my very first contributor DIY project with all of you. AKA Design has been such an inspiration to me and I am so honored to be part of this creative team with an awesome bunch of ladies! So, a little bit about me and… 

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Father’s Day Garage Makeover

This Father’s Day Dean got something he’s wanted for a loooonnnngggg time…. …a clean, bright and organized garage! Just for reference here’s what our garage looked before. Take a moment to let all the ugly sink in… Way too much stuff, brown and green walls and zero organization. SCARY! Garage Makeover So the idea was to… 

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Early Summer House Tour with bHome PLUS $200 Painted Fox Treasures Giveaway

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It seems funny to be sharing a summer house tour with you when we’re sort of working on a few things. Like finally getting new white blinds for the living room and doing a switcheroo with the dining chairs. But such is the nature of blogging our house for a living… 

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Updating the Vertical Garden | It’s Not Pretty…Yet

Do you remember this project from last year? It’s our vertical garden and as much as we LOVED the look of all the adorable little clay pots we’ve since decided they just aren’t practical for us (as we mentioned in this post). You see, all those little pots required daily watering. Which is totally fine and quite fun if… 

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Building a Framework – The Ultimate Blogging Handbook Giveaway

In my post about How to Start a Blog I talked about Abby’s book – Building a Framework and how much I loved it and recommend it for new bloggers. Well Abby has gone and stepped it up. She’s completely revamped the book and added so much content it’s ridiculous! And she’s added packages so you can… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #123

Happy Thursday friends! DIY Faux Coral from AKA Design | Linguine Carbonara with Chicken, Pancetta Mushrooms and Asparagus from The Best Blog Recipes | Copy-Cat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad from Mommy on Demand | DIY Jewelry Holder from a Cork Board from Play.Party.Pin If it’s your first time here we love to feature YOU! This party is… 

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Tie Dye Your Summer - Tie Dye Kit

Tie Dye Your Summer

Michaels knows how to kick off summer the right way – with the Tulip One-Step Tie Dye Party Kit! Inside are 18 different colors, gloves, elastics and enough dye to make fun goodies for 6 people. Plus a handy dandy leaflet with instructions on how to get different tie dye looks! When I originally got… 

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Drop Cloth Chalk Board Banner

  Hello AKA Design readers!! I am totally honored and super duper excited to be here with you today!! This is Shonee and you can find me sharing all kinds of DIY projects along with home renovations and makeovers over at Hawthorne and Main.   With summer almost here….fingers crossed… I wanted to share with… 

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DIY Faux Coral

DIY Faux Coral (Pottery Barn Knockoff)

I have to tell you summer decorating totally snuck up on me! I mean wasn’t it just yesterday that we were shoveling a ton of snow every day and cleaning the road salt off of everything? No? Oh. Well then, summer decorating time it is! Today I have the exciting pleasure of sharing the summer… 

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7 Best Closet Cleaning Tips

Spring is when most people think of cleaning out closets. At least it seems like that’s when we should do a big purge and organize. But I find with three kids, a husband, a dog and a business I run from home, I could literally clean out my closets at any time of year! So… 

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Fabulous Furniture Makeovers

  I love a good furniture makeover, don’t you? So to start off your weekend, here are a few of my favorites! Chalky Finish Pained Entryway Bench by Aka Design Trash to Treasure File Cabinet by Little House of Four Painted Secretary Desk in Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black by AKA Design Thrift Store Bar… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #122

A Coastal Summer Mantel from AKA Design | Korean Beef from Mommy on Demand | Funeral Potatoes from The Best Blog Recipes | Big Paper Flowers in Minutes from Play.Party.Pin If it’s your first time here we love to feature YOU! This party is shown on 4 blogs and we all pick features + 2… 

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