Coming in October… a 31 day series!

31 party planning tips

Every year, for the past few years, the Nester has written a 31 day series for the month of October.  Last year I found out about it too late so this year is my first year taking part in the challenge.  I thought long and hard about what I could write about for 31 days.  …Continue Reading

Gluten free pumpkin snickerdoodles

Gluten free pumpkin snickerdoodles

Hello there, Ask Anna readers!  This is Sarah from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free Treats and I’m so happy to be sharing another one of my favorite gluten free treats with you!  I’m pretty much in love with this time of year.  The change in the weather, the colors on the trees, and the warm apple …Continue Reading

My favorite FREE fonts

Favorite fonts -- Ask Anna

Today I want to share some of my favorite fonts with you.  I love using cute fonts for so many things, and you want to know the best part… All of these fonts are free!  I just love free stuff! {smile}  To download any, or all, of these fonts visit  Enjoy!  I can’t wait …Continue Reading

How to Write a Blog Post about Tips & Tricks

How to write a Tips and Tricks blog post

Today I’m going to give you a few tips and tricks on how to write a blog post about “tips & tricks”!  The first thing you need to do, when writing a tips and tricks post, is decide what your topic will be.  For my example today I’m going to use a post I have …Continue Reading

A Challenge to Streamline Your Kitchen

kitchen gadgets you probably don't need

If your home is anything like mine, the kitchen is hub central. You not only cook and eat in the kitchen, but you pile mail, stash gadgets, and your kids may even do homework on the breakfast bar. It’s the pulse, the heartbeat if you will, of your house. Your kitchen may also be a …Continue Reading

Pinterest Party Time!

Top organizing bloggers Pinboard

Today is a Pinterest Party day!  I’m joining up with seven other organizing bloggers to bring you an organizing pinboard that you definitely want to follow!  Get ready to start pinning – all you need to do is go to this pinboard, follow all the organized bloggers (up at the top, you’ll see our pictures …Continue Reading

When God Speaks


Today I’m going to share something a little different {well actually a lot different} than my normal tips & tricks.  Today I’m going to share a piece of my heart with you, a journey that God is taking Matt and I on.  It’s an exciting and terrifying journey, but it’s God’s journey, we are just …Continue Reading

How to Create a Design Board

How to create a design board--Ask Anna

After posting the design board for my front porch makeover many of you asked me questions about how I made it and what program I had used.  So today I thought I’d give a little rundown on how I like to create a design board.  Now that I’ve made over the front porch I’m itching …Continue Reading

Back to School Routines for Kids & Mom {Guest Post}

back to school routines

A few years back (quite a few now) when my oldest daughter was in Kindergarten, I found that getting out the door on time was difficult.  I had no real routines and was just “winging it” to get out the door every morning.  About that time, I discovered  Marla Cilley (aka Flylady) is a …Continue Reading

Front Porch Makeover Photos!

Front Porch Makeover

Our front porch has come a long way since we moved in just over 2 years ago.  About a year ago I got sick of the tan door and painted it black and added a “welcome” vinyl to the door. It was a great improvement over the boring tan but the porch still seemed to …Continue Reading

How to Organize Your Family’s Wardrobe Needs

How to organize your family's wardrobe needs

**Image taken from Built In Wardrobe** Fall is quickly approaching… And I don’t think I’m alone when I say I absolutely love this month! The pumpkin patch, hoodies, football games, hot apple cider to name a few, but are we organized with our family’s wardrobe? Do they have what they need to get through until …Continue Reading

Front Porch DIY Chalkboard

Front porch DIY chalkboard

I’ve had this old window in my garage for almost a year but I haven’t been able to decide what to do with it.  When it came time to makeover my front porch I really wanted to fill up the large, empty wall to the left of the door and I immediately thought of the …Continue Reading