Fall Decorating Tips using the Outdoors

How to decorate for Fall for less - Ask Anna

Hi Everyone! I’m Ashley from Cherished Bliss, and I’m so excited to be here guest posting for Anna! I actually had the pleasure of meeting her a few months ago and I absolutely adore her! Today I am here to talk budget with you! I don’t know about you, but I certainly can’t head out …Continue Reading

Organized Spaces and a $500 Home Depot Giveaway!

Neat Space Quote

Thank you Extra Space Storage for sponsoring this giveaway post. Today I’m excited to be able to share some beautifully organized spaces, see your organized spaces and giveaway a $500 gift card to Home Depot!!! Yep, you read that right, $500!!! I believe that organization is key to the functionality of a home. It’s hard …Continue Reading

How to Organize Halloween Candy

How to Organize Halloween Candy

Hi, Susan from Organized 31 here.  I don’t know if it’s the candy or the endless Halloween craft opportunities, but I’m always excited when October rolls around. As much as I love candy and crafting, I love organizing. Today I’m able to roll all 3 into one easy organizing project. I’ve been organizing my Halloween candy for years. …Continue Reading

A Naked Cake and an Adoption Update

A naked cake - Ask Anna

It has been a VERY long time since I wrote an adoption update. This month our daughter turned 17, yep, that’s right, I have a 17 year old (yikes!). She asked me to make a cake for her dinner party and while I was making the cake I felt like it was such a good …Continue Reading

How to Organize Spices in a Drawer

How to organize a spice drawer - Ask Anna

Since moving into our house a year ago I have rearranged the kitchen 3, maybe even more, times. This isn’t a normal thing for me, I promise, but when we moved in there was an extra wall with cabinets, that we ended up knocking down, and then we took down a large wall cabinet, and …Continue Reading

How to Tune up a Dryer and Make it Last Longer

step by step tutorial to extend the life of your dryer

Our dryer is almost 8 years old and I have noticed it has been taking longer than usual to fully dry our clothes.  My husband immediately started shopping around for a replacement, but I started to wonder if there was anything we could do to extend the life of our machine until we can save …Continue Reading

The Easiest way to Clean a Deck

The easiest way to wash a deck - Ask Anna

Thank you HomeRight for sponsoring this cleaning tutorial and giveaway! There’s something that really bothers me about a dirty deck. I don’t know if it’s because it’s ugly, or because when you walk out, and back into the house, it gets the floors dirty. Or if it’s because I have to ask my guests to …Continue Reading

How to Deep Clean a Refrigerator

How to deep clean a refrigerator

This month’s reader question is, “How do you deep clean a refrigerator and get the gunk out of the crevices?” While this may not be the most fun thing to clean, you will be happy to get it out of the way before the holidays hit. You’ll need extra room for holiday treats and entertaining …Continue Reading

The BEST Moscow Mule Recipe

The BEST Moscow Mule recipe - Ask Anna

This summer we went out with some friends and I noticed a new-ish drink on the menu. I was intrigued by this “Moscow Mule”, so I ordered it, and to my surprise, I really liked it. I was refreshing, tasty and came in a copper mug that kept it extra cold! For my birthday two …Continue Reading

Easy Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie Bars

A rich moist pumpkin layer over a sweet vanilla wafer crust cut into little squares for a delicious dessert. This amazingly simple dessert is the classic pumpkin pie in bar form, perfect for sharing during the fall holidays. Hi again! I’m Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower, and this month I’m ecstatic to be back at …Continue Reading

My First Fall Home Tour

Fall home tour - Ask Anna

This is my first time posting a Fall home tour and I’m really excited about it because this is my first time decorating for Fall in this house. Last year we were in the midst of tearing down walls, building new walls and ripping up flooring so I set out a few pumpkins but they …Continue Reading

Kids’ Halloween Activity Jar

Kids' Halloween Activity Jar

Hey, it’s Krista again.  I can’t believe it’s October already!  Has Halloween invaded your house?  Growing up, we didn’t do much Halloween at all.  My mom hates it.  I like the cutesy, fun part of Halloween and, luckily, my kids are still into that.  The blood, guts and gore aspect is not my thing.  If …Continue Reading