How to Create an Organized Kids Closet

How to create an organized kids closet - Ask Anna

This post is sponsored by EasyClosets but, as always, all opinions are my own.   I am so excited about this project. When we moved out of our old house one of the things I was saddest about leaving behind Malea’s organized closet. We’ve made due the last year and a half but I finally …Continue Reading

7 Questions to Ask Prospective Housekeepers

7 must-ask questions for potential housekeepers - Ask Anna

Between blogging 35 hours a week, keeping up with my two girls’ schedules, making dinners and trying to be a good wife, trying to find time to stay on top of all the household chores is nearly impossible for me these days. But the funny thing is I’ve had the hardest time finding a housekeeper, …Continue Reading

Organizing Papers on your Kitchen Counters

Fast and easy tips for how to organize papers on your kitchen counters

What is it about the kitchen that seems to be a magnet for loose papers, coupons and unidentified (hey, where did that come from?!) papers? Hi, Susan here from Organized 31 with a 10 minute, under $5, solution for organizing papers on your kitchen counters! Do you have a pile of papers in your kitchen that looks …Continue Reading

Tips for How to be a fabulous Hostess

Proven tips for how to be a fabulous hostess and a free printable for what to always have in your pantry, fridge and freezer - Ask Anna

I love having people over, it’s something I crave. I start going nuts when we are in a busy season and can’t have people over. So today I wanted to share a few tips I’ve learned over the years and a list of things to always have on hand for when your guests drop by. …Continue Reading

Meal Planning 101

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I have written about meal planning before but it’s been a few years and I’ve slightly changed how I do it, so I thought I’d revisit the topic. The way I meal plan is so easy, and even though it takes a little time, at the same time it’s a valuable tool and saves me …Continue Reading

What NOT to Spring Clean

What NOT to Spring Clean - Ask Anna

I partnered with Maids.com for this post This time of year there is so much talk about Spring Cleaning. Obviously I have a handful of Spring Cleaning posts as well but today I’m going to talk about what NOT to Spring Clean. I think the idea of Spring Cleaning can be overwhelming to some of …Continue Reading

Two Places You’re Missing When Cleaning the Microwave

Clean Microwave

Hi it’s Kim from A Real-life Housewife here to share a couple tips about cleaning your microwave. I don’t doubt that you know to clean the inside of your microwave as well as the front panel. These are the most obvious places to wipe down when it comes to cleaning the microwave. However, there are …Continue Reading

How to Keep Furniture from Sliding on Wood Floors

How to keep furniture from sliding on wood floors - Ask Anna

Ever since we installed our wood floors it has driven me nuts that our furniture slides around easily, especially when we sit down. I bought some new chairs for our living room last month and every time you sit down in one it slides back at least a few inches. As someone who is slightly …Continue Reading

Strawberry Tarragon Lemonade

Strawberry Tarragon Lemonade

Refreshing lemonade filled with diced strawberries and a hint of tarragon. Simple to make and delicious, this strawberry tarragon lemonade is perfect for spring. Hi it’s Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower, and today I wanted to share with you an amazing drink. It’s spring, which means strawberry season is well under way. Are you …Continue Reading

DIY Pool Rules Chalkboard

DIY Pool rules chalkboard - Ask Anna

Spring is finally here and even though our pool is still only about 55 degrees my daughter is already swimming (she’s nuts!). And I know that as the weather gets warmer more kids will join her and before I know it summer will be upon us and our pool will be filled with family and …Continue Reading

Laundry Room Reveal (AGAIN)

Neutral palette laundry room makeover - Ask Anna

You’ve seen a couple of my recent laundry room projects, like our industrial shelves tutorial and the hooks I installed, and if you follow me on Instagram then you’ve also seen some sneak peeks of other things I’ve been up to in the laundry room. But today I’m going to show you the whole laundry …Continue Reading

DIY Side Table made from a Stool!

DIY Stool Side Table

  Hi, everyone! It’s Lauren from Mom Home Guide. I am happy to be here sharing my latest decorating project — my DIY side table made from a stool! I have been wanting an extra side table for my home’s living room for a while now. I only furnished my home’s living room about a …Continue Reading