Hi! I'm Anna Rose. Yep, both Anna and Rose. Anna Rose. Born in Idaho, raised in Montana and currently living in Utah, I am 100% a small town girl. I grew up in a home where refinishing furniture, renovating and crafting were everyday occurrences. In fact, I plainly remember (if you can believe it) pulling up hot pink carpet at the age of 4 in my parent's room. Underneath that carpet was a beautiful hardwood floor- I've been hooked on bringing out the beauty in forgotten things ever since.

My beautiful family

Fun facts about me. I...
  • have a weird thing with food textures. I can't eat jello, yogurt with fruit in it, clams (clam chowder), gummy candies, shredded wheat, cottage cheese, bananas (unless they are green and a little crunchy), orange juice with the pulp...you get the idea.
  • can't leave a message in my inbox marked "unread," it bothers me
  • have never lived in any one place longer than 7 years
  • have a handsome husband of ten years, a beautiful seven-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy.
  • love the 20s and 50s style
  • am learning to love creating with my sewing machine
  • am named after two grandmothers, Anne and Rosa, hence the double name
  • would love to buy a "project house" and spend my days renovating!
Thank you to all who have joined me on this wild ride of The How-To Gal blog and if you're just tuning in, please join me in my attempt to turn thrifted items into stylish treasures. 

Happy beautifying!


  1. Just love your site Anna Rose...
    I could sit for hours and plan to accomplish some of these ideas! But then again only 2-3 really would become a reality. LOL
    I was blessed!

    1. Thank you Jo! I love hearing of reader's success stories on DIY projects. When you do finish yours, send a picture my way!

  2. Hi, Anna Rose,

    I would love to feature some of your fabulous tutorials on AllFreeJewelryMaking.com, like the DIY Peacock Feather Bib Necklace, with one photo and a link back to your site for the full tutorial, so none of your content is reproduced. Please let me know if you are interested in being featured, and I'd be happy to link up to some of your projects on AllFreeJewelryMaking! I can either choose the projects to feature on the site, or if you prefer, you can send me links to projects you are interested in having featured.

    Also, if you're interested, once we have linked up to at least two projects, I can set up a designer profile for you with a brief bio and links to your site/blog and social media resources.



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