Welcome! Practical and Pretty was created for practical people that also love pretty things. I hope this is a place people can come for general tips and life hacks they may or may not even know they needed. I firmly believe you do not have to sacrifice style on a small budget!


I’m Anna, the practical girl behind this blog. I’ve got two young kids with my incredibly supportive husband Ryan. I got my degree in Mathematics and like to channel those problem solving skills here. Because I also run a household, I needed to figure out efficient ways to get some normal housewife duties done. I hope you can learn a few things here so you don’t have to waste your own time figuring it out and make some beautiful things as well.

I have been featured on the Darice Blog and can often be seen on KSL’s Studio 5.

I do not have guest contributors post to my blog but I do love working with brands and bloggers in other ways. Reach out at [email protected]. I have a Media Kit I’d be happy to share with you.