It’s Friday!!!! I love Fridays…Dean is off early, I get to go to the library to sit in peace and quiet to write, and every other Friday we host our Young Married’s small group. I have to say that Dean and I adore spending time with those 4 couples! Before the munchkins and I clean the house (our Friday mornings are reserved for laundry and cleaning), I wanted to pop in
It’s that time again! Each season we like to say a huge thank you to our readers – thanks for reading our shenanigans, following along with our projects and putting up with our ramblings – with a free printable or two just for you! This Christmas, with the addition of Oliver, we are obviously fully on the deer/stag head bandwagon. Faux, of course! Yeah, pretty sweet, isn’t he? So we
Would you believe that as much as I adore this season, our family has never fully embraced the Advent calendar tradition? I mean, I get it. Advent calendars are a way to celebrate the days leading up to Christmas. But I don’t get all the candy and chocolate and (much like a lot of celebrations) the commercialized versions of Advent. This year I was inspired to find our own way of utilizing
I want to introduce you to our Thanksgiving printables this morning…. Much like our Christmas, Winter and Free Indeed printables, I’ve made two very similar prints. You can choose to download one or both of our free fall printables – it’s entirely up to you. I’ve printed both to put in the dining room… As a side note, notice anything different about the dining room? The flooring is down in the
Does anyone else remember taking photos developed from film? At the risk of aging myself… The photography classes I took in college required film and darkroom development. Our wedding photos were shot with a 35mm camera. Even all of our kids baby photos are prints and film. Yeah, we’re that old. But we have (obviously) totally embraced digital now – we have iPhones, we’re on twitter, pinterest, facebook, instagram. I have a DSLR (finally!).
Hello friends. How is your Monday treating you so far? Well – whether you’re having a good Monday or a not so good Monday – we’ve got a little vinyl wall decal giveaway for you… I have to say, I’ve seen a LOT of letter decals in the last few years…even at the dollar store and places like Homesense! We even had one – a nice one – in our last
Okay, I have to say this is one of my favorites in our recent plethora of gold projects! I don’t know what it is about the lowly ampersand, but I just love it! Its shape, its presence. Love! Anyway, we figured we were glittering up a storm already, so why not create a little art too. Gold Glitter Ampersand Canvas Art Supplies canvas gold craft paint (I used Martha
On Friday I mentioned that this past weekend I was going to our church’s Women’s Getaway. I’ve served on the organizing team for the last couple of years. But this year was incredibly different for me. Especially on the actual weekend. I felt moved to pray for and serve the women in a way I’ve never felt before. I pleaded with God to give each woman a sense of freedom
This weekend we celebrate the death and resurrection of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth. AKA Design We don’t celebrate cute little bunnies or the deliciousness of chocolate. Although those things are good. But they are the created, not the Creator. Nest of Posies We haven’t talked much about our faith here on the blog because AKA Design is about decorating, DIY projects and home. And quite
When we showed you our New Master Bedroom Progress the other day, there was curiosity about the giant You Are my Sunshine Art that now sits on our dresser.
When I first created it, it hung in our front hallway at the Bungalow:
It’s one of my favorite pieces ever!
It is a little involved to create but I totally broke it all down for you in a step by step tutorial…
I adore the look of black and white canvas photos and Plaid’s new Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium was totally calling my name from my basement stash (I have a basement stash! LOVE the new house!) for this project. Just like our last house, we’re working on this house a little bit at a time. Last week I got a little ADD with my painting: I painted the hallway – most of
I was wondering if it was coming at all this year. I thought I was going to have to call to track it down. Turns out it just got delayed because of mail forwarding from the move. Even though I’m pretty sure I’ve changed our address with them. Oh well. It’s finally here. Woohoo! In case you’re wondering what on earth I’m talking about, I mean the Ikea 2013 Catalog,
Since most of you have now taken down your Christmas trees and other holiday accoutrements, I’m pretty sure there is a bit of a gap in your decorating, yes? You know, that sort of vacant feeling left in a home when the tree suddenly isn’t there and all the little holiday doodads and seasonal thingamabobs are put away. We’re certainly feeling it. The lack of personality and well, plain old pretty.
When we created our last free Christmas printable, we mentioned we may create another just for fun. Well the mood struck to whip up a little something between packing boxes today. Here ya go! It’s very similar to the last one, so perhaps they’d make a great pair on a shelf or something! The Not-So-Fine-Print: You can download printables for your own personal use ONLY. Absolutely no altering of the
It’s been a long time since we offered up a free printable for you…too long in fact! Since we like to change up our decor with the holidays (we’re slightly delayed this year with our move!), we thought it would be fun to create a Christmas printable for you. We may even post more later. We’ll see. Anyway, we’ve chosen a chalkboard-look this year – it seems chalkboards are everywhere these days,