Girl’s Room Makeover

Girl's room makeover - Ask Anna

I am so excited to show you my little girl’s room makeover!!! And there’s a giveaway at the end of the post so don’t miss it! When we moved into our house, until last week, Malea’s room was ugly mauve, yes, UGLY, picture the early 90′s. It’s hard to capture it’s true ugliness in a …Continue Reading

Makeover – Garage turned into a Photo Studio

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I have a treat for you today! One of our local photographers, Jamie Solorio, emailed me awhile back and told me she was going to be turning her garage into a photography studio, and asked if I’d like to blog about it. Always in search of fun, new ideas for the blog I said, “why …Continue Reading

How to Create a Kid’s Rainy Day Activity Kit


Hi there! Wendy here, from Pretty Well Organized. My family lives in Iowa and we have been having some really aggressive summer weather. Normally this time of year we have 90 degree heat and clear skies. Not this summer. We have been having a ton of harsh storms including days and days of rain. Did I …Continue Reading

How to Organize Kitchen Knives

How to organize kitchen knives - Ask Anna

I’m not a fan of having a knife block on the counter so I’ve always stored my knifes in a drawer on all the wall. At our old house we had a magnetic knife strip on the wall and I loved it! However in our new house we have this awful extra tall backsplash which …Continue Reading

15 Ways to Update a Kitchen on a Budget

Affordable kitchen updates

I recently shared the new open shelves in our kitchen, which inspired me to see how others have updated their kitchens by making simple little changes. I went on HomeTalk and was actually blown away by some of the things people had done to update a kitchen on a budget! I can sometimes find a …Continue Reading

Ask Anna 2014 Call for Contributors

Call for contributors 2014 - Ask Anna

We have such an awesome team at Ask Anna but I’m excited to open up the contributor search to find new voices and new ideas! I’m opening up a handful of slots for awesome contributors in decorating, printables, cleaning tips, crafts, and maybe even more! I love writing this blog but the thing that makes …Continue Reading

How to Set up a Charging Station for Multiple Electronics

Quick and Inexpensive Charging Station

Hi it’s Kim, from A Real-Life Housewife, and it’s time for another Q & A post! Each month, I help Anna out by answering one of your questions. Today’s I’m answering Cindi’s question for how to set up a charging station for multiple electronics. “Do you have any “interesting” ways to store/display/hide all the cords for …Continue Reading

How to Clean a Car Seat

How to Clean a Car Seat, a simple tutorial - Ask Anna

It is summertime!  And for some strange reason, we spend more time in our car during the summer.  Whether we are going somewhere in town or going on a road trip, we seem to use our car more in the summer.  So, I have road-trips on the brain lately.  I am hoping to make a …Continue Reading

Closet Organization tips with thredUP

Closet organization tips with thredUP - Ask Anna

Every summer and winter I switch out the clothes in my closet to keep down the clutter. The only problem is that every year I end up with more clothes because of Mother’s Day, my birthday, etc. By the time summer rolls around my drawers are usually unorganized and needing to be purged. Warning these …Continue Reading

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Summer Recipes!

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Summer Recipes - Ask Anna

Summer, summer, summertime.  It’s all about those cold desserts for those hot summer days. Today I’m sharing a collection of gluten free and dairy free summer recipes that are all served chilled, making them refreshingly delicious. From a gorgeous layered strawberry shortcake to the creamiest cookies n’ cream ice cream. These cool treats will be the star …Continue Reading

Organized Camping and a New Summer Tradition

Camping trip games for kids - Ask Anna

This July we are starting a new summer tradition with our kids and friends; we are planning our 1st annual family camping trip. I say annual because we really want this to become a fun family tradition that our kids, and all our friends kids look forward to each summer. So today I’m sharing how …Continue Reading

Last Minute 4th of July Party Ideas

4th of July food and drink ideas - Ask Anna

June was an absolutely crazy busy month for my family so now that it’s already July 1st I’m starting to think that I should plan for my annual 4th of July party! (Yikes, where has this year gone?) So to get inspired for my own last minute party planning, today I’m sharing 15 last minute …Continue Reading