Hello, Beautiful! You may be wondering what this site is all about. Maybe you wondered here from a recipe pin on Pinterest. Or maybe you were looking for a solution to a decorating dilemma. In any case, we are glad you're here! We are husband and wife team, Dean and Shannon Acheson. If you're new, Shannon is currently blonde and Dean is, well, decidedly not. We founded AKA Design in 2010 as a way to chronicle the renovations we were doing on our home at the time, a run-down, war-era bungalow. Since then, we've renovated another house and moved again. Funny how, three teenagers will make you outgrow a house in a hurry!
Over the years, we've shared MANY posts. Mostly they've been about DIY projects, stylish crafts for your home, and simple yummy recipes. As AKA Design has grown, we've added a few talented creators to our team. So you'll see other authors here too, as well as others who work behind the scenes. It's our genuine hearts desire to give you amazing content that will encourage you and inspire you to do your own thing. In case you hadn't guessed by now, AKA Design is about creating a beautiful home and living a beautiful life.
If you are new here, or newer, here are some can't miss posts, as well as a few personal notes.
Do you like to make stylish crafts for your home? Yeah, us too.
How about making your own jewelry and scarves? We've got those too.
Every wanted to make some DIY Furniture or give your furniture a makeover? We'll show you some projects to try, but they're easy, promise.
And we have crafts for every season too!
If you're looking for budget decorating ideas, we got lots.
We also have a whole archive of how to decorate posts, including exactly where to start your decorating.
Oh and you should know how we feel about decorating and design trends. You may be surprised!
Or maybe you just want to browse our house, and shop our style.
We love an organized home. But we also want that organization to be simple. If you feel the same you'll love our organization posts.
And cleaning is part of homemaking too, right? Oh how we love cleaning hacks that make life easier!
And a few personal things about Dean and Shannon and our family:
We've been married for over 20 years
We homeschool our three kids. We always have. Here's why and how we made the decision to begin with.
We hope you'll stick around (click around!), make some crafts and maybe have a drink with us!
Our Favorite Posts
Studies have shown that if you really get this far on our About page, you will also love our most popular articles. 🙂 I have pulled them together for you right here.
This has been fun! Thanks for taking a tour of our site! We’re so happy you're here.
Shannon & Dean