5 Ways to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

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I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger, and as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate 3M products. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by me.   Cold and flu season is upon us, once again. Don’t you wish that we could just skip …Continue Reading

Last Minute CASH Giveaway!

Last minute Christmas cash GIVEAWAY - Ask Anna

Christmas is going to be here NEXT WEEK!!! Can you believe it? This year I’ve teamed up with some other awesome bloggers to do a last minute cash giveaway to give you a little extra moola to get you through the season. If you’ve already finished your Christmas shopping then you can use the money …Continue Reading

How to Get the Most out of your Starbucks Gift Cards

stretch your Starbucks gift cards with these tips - check out how many rewards she got!

I feel like I am in danger of becoming Anna’s resident coffee expert, considering the number of posts I have written related to coffee.  But I am an addict and have lots of tips for getting coffee at the lowest price!  And, like many people, my habit also includes Starbucks.  During the holidays it is …Continue Reading

How to Organize Your Holiday Gift Receipts

Organize Your Holiday Gift Receipts

Hi, Susan from Organized 31 here.  I’m excited because it’s the most wonderful time of the year (to quote a well-known Christmas carol).  This time of year is filled with such wonderful traditions, one of which involves gift giving.  I don’t know about you, but I often need to find the receipt for gifts I’ve …Continue Reading

An Easy Toilet Cleaning Solution for a Crazy Busy Season

An easy toilet cleaning solution for when you don't have time to clean - Ask Anna

December is always a CRAZY month for us! It’s always filled with lots of extra blog posts to be written and Christmas parties on the weekends, this year we have 8. Yep, EIGHT Christmas parties, and that doesn’t even include the Saturday we’ll spend at my daughter’s ballet recital. With all the crazy busy-ness, the …Continue Reading

A Christmasy Front Porch Tour

A Christmasy front porch tour - Ask Anna

As promised, I’m back with a tour of my Christmas front porch. It still hasn’t stopped raining, in fact tomorrow we are expecting to have the biggest storm we’ve had in 6 years! However the rain went to a slow drizzle this afternoon so I ran out to take some pictures! I love every single …Continue Reading

Cranberry Mint Lime Sparkling Water

Cranberry mint lime sparkling water recipe

Sparkling water infused with fresh cranberries, refreshing mint, and a hint of lime. Delicious and easy to make, this beverage is perfect the winter holidays. Hi, everyone! I’m Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower, and this month I’m excited to be back at Ask Anna. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m still trying …Continue Reading

Christmas Home Tour 2014

Holiday tour 2014

I am SO excited to be writing this post, yet totally terrified at the same time. Have you seen all the amazing homes on the tour, I am so honored to be able to join this tour with this group of amazing women!!! If you’re hopping over from The Nester’s house then welcome, I’m so …Continue Reading

My Wish this Christmas


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One. All opinions are 100% mine. Last week I posted about Capital One’s #WishForOthers campaign and today I wanted to follow up to see what your “Wish For Others” is this Christmas. I have wrestled over this question ever since I shared my …Continue Reading

Holiday Home Tour 2014 {this week!!!}

Holiday tour 2014

  The holidays are here and it’s my favorite time of year!!! This week I’m joining a group of FABULOUS women to show you all the Christmas touches we’ve made in our homes. This is my first year really decorating our new home and I can’t wait to “have you over”. The tour starts tomorrow …Continue Reading

Master Bathroom Project

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bosch. All opinions are 100% mine. I know it’s Christmas time and I’m supposed to be writing about all things Christmas but I wanted to give you a little update on a project we’re working on. Our master bathroom is U-G-L-Y, it’s straight out …Continue Reading

50 Stocking Stuffer ideas for Kids, Teens and Adults

50 Stocking Stuffer ideas for Kids, Teens and Adults - Ask Anna

My mom always put together the best stocking when we were kids. But as a mom myself, I have totally struggled with coming up with good stocking stuffer ideas. The gifts are easy, but stuffing the stockings like my mom used to do, is hard! So today I’m sharing 50 stocking stuffer ideas for kids, …Continue Reading