Ella Sophia Design: Winner!!


The lucky winner of the Personalized Sewing Tin, along with a coordinating Learn To Sew a Pillow Project, is lucky #17 (results generated by random.org): Evelene S said… I am a follower.  Congratulations Evelene!!!  Thanks for following. Please email me within 48 hours so that we can get you your Sewing Tin!

Feta & Veggie Pasta Salad

Feta and Veggie Pasta Salad - Ask Anna

I’m honestly not sure where I got this recipe from but it’s a great one for summer!  I love the freshness and bright colors in this beautiful pasta salad.   Feta & Veggie Pasta Salad3 cups tricolor Rotini pasta, cooked, drained and cooled1 cup Traditional Crumbled Feta Cheese (I usually use an entire small container …Continue Reading

How to Clean a Humidifier

How to clean a humidifier -- Ask Anna

    I have had multiple people ask me how to clean a humidifier, so I think it’s time for me to post about it! Spring is here, the “sick season” is almost gone and it’s time to clean out those nasty humidifiers.  I have to admit I used to be good about cleaning ours …Continue Reading

Silver Spoon Garden Markers


A couple weeks ago two things happened: 1. I saw this great post over at a bird and a bean and 2. I got a large bag of silver spoons from my MIL.   Perfect!  I’m glad I saw that post because other than giving a few spoons to Malea and using 3 of them for …Continue Reading

How to Clean the Dryer


I recently posted on how to clean your washing machine and after that post I had a reader, Kathy, email me a post that she had done on cleaning her dryer.  Her tutorial is very thorough, I don’t know if I could have done it better myself.  Of course I asked her if I could …Continue Reading

Winner of As You Wish Design Giveaway


  I’m sure you are all dying to know who the winner or the As You Wish Design giveaway is… Well the lucky winner is lucky number 35 (Result: 35 Powered by RANDOM.ORG) KatieQ said… I liked As You Wish on Facebook and left a comment on their wall.  Congratulations Katie!   You have 24 hours …Continue Reading

Spicy Steak Panini


  I found a steak panini recipe in a little Food Network pamphlet that my mom gave me and I thought it sounded like a great base recipe that I could spice up.   Of course every great steak panini needs to start with perfectly cooked steak.  I had to take a picture because my …Continue Reading

Weekend Warrior: Backyard Transformation


Guess what! I’m starting a new Link Party called the Weekend Warrior.  It launches on Monday (in 3 days!!!) so in celebration of my new link party I thought I’d share this ongoing Weekend Warrior project that my husband and I have been working on for almost a year!!!  Just a warning you might get …Continue Reading

The Small Things


A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to guest post on Org Junkie!  I love her blog because, as you know, I’m totally an organization and cleaning junkie too.   I know it’s been awhile since it was posted on her blog but now that we are through with Spring Fling and my Spring …Continue Reading

Spring Hostess Gift


I’m so excited to show you all this hostess gift that I made for a friend last week.  We very rarely get invited over to other people’s houses for dinner (I’m usually the hostess) so when we do I go all out! About a month ago I saw this super cute idea over at The …Continue Reading

How to get rid of a fishy smell & other Reader Questions answered


I am so behind on answering my reader questions because of Spring Cleaning and our kitchen makeover.  I decided that it would be best to answer multiple questions in this post so that multiple readers can have their answers (rather than it taking weeks to get them all scheduled!).  Plus this will help me get …Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning: Giveaway Update


I am so proud of all of you that took on my Spring Cleaning Event!  I have been hearing stories from so many readers telling me how much they love how clean everything is!  I have loved seeing before and after pictures and reading all of your testimonies. If you haven’t finished don’t worry, there’s …Continue Reading