The BEST Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

The BEST crockpot chicken noodle soup - Ask Anna

As soon as the weather cools down I start craving childhood favorites like corn chowder and chicken noodle soup. But who has time to stand over a hot stove for hours? So today I’m sharing the best crockpot chicken noodle soup, it’s easy, delicious, filled with fresh ingredients and your family is guaranteed to love …Continue Reading

Easy How to: Classic Caramel Apples

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There are certain foods that, when mentioned, you automatically think of as a “fall food”. Ever since I can remember, caramel apples have been one of those foods for me. It’s also such  a fun Halloween treat! The farms are stock full of a variety of apples this time of year, most of which are …Continue Reading

How to Never Run Out of Hand Soap

How to never run out of hand soap - Ask Anna

Okay my title might be slightly misleading because obviously at some point you will run out of hand soap, but with this trick it will be a LONG TIME before you do. A few months back I was refilling the soap dispenser that came with our kitchen faucet, you know, the kind that goes under …Continue Reading

“Give Thanks” Wood Burned Plaque

"Give Thanks" wood burned plaque

I’m Randi from Dukes and Duchesses and I’m so thrilled to be posting at Ask Anna today! With Thanksgiving approaching, I want to share a simple DIY project that also doubles as a great reminder {and don’t we all need it sometimes?}: a give thanks wood burned plaque. To make this plaque you’ll need a …Continue Reading

Bourbon Maple Apple Cider – the Perfect Fall Cocktail

Bourbon maple apple cider - Ask Anna

There’s something about the seasons changing that makes me crave sitting by the fire. We didn’t have a working fireplace in our last house so I cherish the evenings when my husband and I sit by the fire, talking and enjoying a cocktail. Today I’m sharing the perfect Fall cocktail, bourbon maple apple cider, it’s …Continue Reading

Fall Decorating Tips using the Outdoors

How to decorate for Fall for less - Ask Anna

Hi Everyone! I’m Ashley from Cherished Bliss, and I’m so excited to be here guest posting for Anna! I actually had the pleasure of meeting her a few months ago and I absolutely adore her! Today I am here to talk budget with you! I don’t know about you, but I certainly can’t head out …Continue Reading

Organized Spaces and a $500 Home Depot Giveaway!

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Thank you Extra Space Storage for sponsoring this giveaway post. Today I’m excited to be able to share some beautifully organized spaces, see your organized spaces and giveaway a $500 gift card to Home Depot!!! Yep, you read that right, $500!!! I believe that organization is key to the functionality of a home. It’s hard …Continue Reading

How to Organize Halloween Candy

How to Organize Halloween Candy

Hi, Susan from Organized 31 here.  I don’t know if it’s the candy or the endless Halloween craft opportunities, but I’m always excited when October rolls around. As much as I love candy and crafting, I love organizing. Today I’m able to roll all 3 into one easy organizing project. I’ve been organizing my Halloween candy for years. …Continue Reading

A Naked Cake and an Adoption Update

A naked cake - Ask Anna

It has been a VERY long time since I wrote an adoption update. This month our daughter turned 17, yep, that’s right, I have a 17 year old (yikes!). She asked me to make a cake for her dinner party and while I was making the cake I felt like it was such a good …Continue Reading

How to Organize Spices in a Drawer

How to organize a spice drawer - Ask Anna

Since moving into our house a year ago I have rearranged the kitchen 3, maybe even more, times. This isn’t a normal thing for me, I promise, but when we moved in there was an extra wall with cabinets, that we ended up knocking down, and then we took down a large wall cabinet, and …Continue Reading

How to Tune up a Dryer and Make it Last Longer

step by step tutorial to extend the life of your dryer

Our dryer is almost 8 years old and I have noticed it has been taking longer than usual to fully dry our clothes.  My husband immediately started shopping around for a replacement, but I started to wonder if there was anything we could do to extend the life of our machine until we can save …Continue Reading

The Easiest way to Clean a Deck

The easiest way to wash a deck - Ask Anna

Thank you HomeRight for sponsoring this cleaning tutorial and giveaway! There’s something that really bothers me about a dirty deck. I don’t know if it’s because it’s ugly, or because when you walk out, and back into the house, it gets the floors dirty. Or if it’s because I have to ask my guests to …Continue Reading