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Vintage Synonym Flashcards – Restoration Hardware Knockoff

Don’t you just love Restoration Hardware? I mean, they have some of the most stylish art and furniture around. (Sometimes I think I like RH Baby & Child the most.) But, although I’m sure it’s worth it, the prices are often out of reach for the average family. Which explains all the RH knockoffs that are online!… 

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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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Halfway Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

As promised when I shared our Halfway Homemade Croutons recipe last week, I’ve got a yummy halfway homemade Caesar Salad Dressing recipe to go with. Making homemade Caesar salad dressing from scratch isn’t usually possible around here. Who am I kidding? It never happens. But I can greatly improve upon a healthy bottled dressing by… 

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Goodbye Vinyl Door Decal

Last week I shared my first Silhouette project with you when I showed you how to make yourself a ‘Pumpkins’ Wood Sign with a Silhouette-cut stencil. Today I’d like to show you another cute little project made with my new toy Silhouette… Goodbye Vinyl Door Decal We’ve had a vinyl decal that says “hello” on the… 

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Canadian Bloggers Home Tour and Our House Tour

I know I say I’m excited about a lot of things. And truly I am. I’m a bit of an all or nothing girl after all. But this. The Canadian Bloggers Home Tour. THIS I am extraordinarily excited about. The Canadian Bloggers Home Tour I love all of our readers, no matter which country you… 

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Pumpkins Wood Sign | Silhouette Stencil

I don’t think you’d be surprised to hear that I like to make things for our house. Big things, little things. Complicated things. Simple things. As long as they’re stylish, I like to make them. Often it’s a matter of spending less and still making our home a cozy, cheerful place. Frequently it’s also a… 

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The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #80 | www.akadesign.ca

The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #80

Well, it’s Thursday night again friends. Which means it’s time for you to show us your creations – recipes, DIY, crafts, etc. We want to see them all! And while you’re here, be sure to check out our favorites from last week and this week’s featured blogger too! Egg and Avocado Salad by More Than… 

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pumpkin pedestals | www.akadesign.ca

Pumpkin Pedestals Craft

I do believe that several of you told me that you liked short and sweet, simple little crafts. Mostly because it means you felt you could get something done in one sitting and without any of hubby’s help. Well, if nothing else, I aim to please. Today’s craft is definitely short and sweet. And simple…. 

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gluten free croutons

Halfway Homemade Croutons

Awhile back I mentioned that even halfway homemade is better than preservative laden pre-packaged foods. It’s totally true. I would rather eat something almost from scratch than something out of a package any day! Which brings me to these halfway homemade croutons. They’re only halfway homemade because as much as I love the idea of making… 

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donate old shoes

Donate Old Shoes

We are a household of so many shoes. For real. Flip flops, rubber boots, running shoes, curling shoes, sandals, winter boots, church shoes, heels, flats, slip-ons, lace-ups… It’s ridiculous how many shoes five people can accumulate. And most of the time the kids grow out of their old shoes before they wear them out, so we… 

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Fancy Framed Art Turned Chalkboard | Trash to Treasure

There is always something so satisfying about finally finding an item you’ve been hunting for. Something like this deliciously fancy framed art turned chalkboard! I’d been looking and looking for a beautifully detailed picture frame. Every time I visited the thrift store I scanned for one. When we visited antique malls I looked over, under… 

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Weekend re-Treat Link Party #79 collage

The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #79

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’re on a bit of a family break this week. Hubby’s family is visiting from all over North America and we’re celebrating his parent’s 50th wedding anniversary! So I’m sort of here and sort of not – but don’t let that stop you from joining the party! I… 

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Swedish Chef Meatballs #MuppetsMostWanted

Did you see the newest Muppet movie – Muppets Most Wanted? I love the Muppets. Seriously. I have always loved the Muppets! The original Muppet movie was the very first movie I ever went to see in the theater. And ever since I’ve loved them because they make me laugh! Fun for the whole family… 

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