How to Pack an Organized Diaper Bag

How to Pack an Organized Diaper Bag

With just 5 weeks before our impending arrival, I thought it would be the perfect timing to share some tips on how to pack an organized diaper bag. We are planning to take our diaper bag to the hospital with us for delivery “just in case” we need it on the way home. With our …Continue Reading

My Better Home and Gardens Experience

Better Home and Gardens tour - Ask Anna

If you follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram then you probably saw that a couple weeks ago I got to go tour the Better Home and Gardens campus. Wait what!? Yes, for real I got to go to the Better Home and Gardens headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa!!! It’s still so surreal that I can …Continue Reading

Back to School “School Rules” Clipboard

Back to school "School Rules" clipboard

Hi, I’m Michele. I blog over at Shelstring and am so excited to be a new contributor here on Ask Anna! With back to school fast approaching, I have been getting ready  since school supply sales started way back in July. Having five children to get ready and a few health issues to conquer, it …Continue Reading

Lampshade Makeover and an Eddie Ross Hack

Lamp shade makeover, an Eddie Ross hack - Ask Anna

One of the many projects I did this last weekend was a fun little lampshade makeover. When I was at the Better Homes and Gardens headquarters in Des Moines a couple weeks ago we got to take a styling class with Eddie Ross. (More on my trip coming up later this week, I have SO …Continue Reading

Black and White Kitchen Makeover Reveal!!!

Black and white kitchen makeover - Ask Anna

I am sooooo excited to show you my black and white kitchen makeover reveal! It has been a long time coming but it’s finally here! And just a warning this is a picture heavy post because there’s so much to show you! Before I show you the reveal, let me remind you where we started. …Continue Reading

How to Clean Glass Shower Doors

How to Clean Glass Shower Doors - Ask Anna

This month’s featured reader question comes from Kathryn, who posted in the Ask Anna Facebook Group: “How do I get my glass shower clean? I want it really clean before I try putting on Rain-X.” While Anna directed Kathryn to a previous post she had written with 8 must-try tips for removing soap scum, I …Continue Reading

Back to School with Post-it Brand

Back to school with Post-it Brand - Ask Anna

It’s no secret that I love Post-it Notes. My friends all know it and my sister-in-law even got me Post-it Notes for my birthday one year. So when Post-it Brand sent me a box of all their new products for this upcoming Fall, it was like Christmas in July! The best part is that their …Continue Reading

How to Organize School Clothes

How to Organize School Clothes

Hi, I’m Susan and I blog at Organized 31.  I’m thrilled to be sharing organizing tips with you here at Ask Anna.  We’re a military family, so most of my organizing tips are  low cost (often using recycled items), flexible and non-permanent since we never know when and where the next move will take us. …Continue Reading

Polka Dot Bedroom Wall

Girl's polka dot bedroom wall - Ask Anna

Malea’s bedroom is finally finished! I know I’ve already shared the initial makeover, the tutorial for her floating bookshelves and her hanging art gallery but now it is officially done! I really wanted to do a feature wall in her room but I couldn’t decide between chevron stripes or polka dots. I put it up …Continue Reading

13 Brilliant Back to School Ideas!

First day of school picture ideas

I can’t believe my girls start school next week! In California we start pretty early, so this time next week they will both be sitting in class! To get in the mood for school starting I wanted to round up some brilliant back to school ideas for you, everything from 1st day of school pictures, …Continue Reading

The Easiest and Most Delicious Peach Crumble

Peach Crumble | Cooking with a Wallflower

Baked sweet juicy yellow peaches topped with delicious crispy crumble, perfect for a quick and easy summer dessert. Hi everyone! My name is Andrea. I’m a registered dental hygienist and a food blogger over at Cooking with a Wallflower. This is my first time contributing to Ask Anna, and I’m so excited to share my …Continue Reading

How to Clean and Condition a Leather Purse

How to Clean and Condition a Leather Purse

Even though I am not what I would call a “fashion person”, I have a weakness for purses.  Well any bag really!  And when it comes to purses I am pretty brand loyal and I love a high-quality leather purse.  Since purses are a high-use, easy-to-get-messy items, knowing the proper way to maintain them is …Continue Reading