How to Clean Baked-on Grease off Pots, Pans & Baking Dishes

This is a very simple cleaning tip that will help you clean the baked on grease off your pots and pans, and have them looking new again! | Ask Anna

I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger, and as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate 3M products. All my opinions are my own and all the results you see in the post are real.   I love to cook, and bake, during the holidays. The only problem is that by …Continue Reading

How to Organize Holiday Decorations and keep them Organized

Tips for organizing holiday decorations and how to use a label maker to make them easy to find and keep organized | Ask Anna

I’ve had the same box for my Thanksgiving decorations, for years. It’s one, really big tub, that I shove everything into, and every year when I pull it out I think “man, I need to organize this!” This year I decided I’d had enough, so armed with my new DYMO Label Manager, I whipped myself …Continue Reading

7 Must-know Tips to Organize Black Friday Shopping

Last-Minute Organizing Tips for Black Friday Shopping

Happy Thanksgiving and happy baking and cooking this week! This is such a wonderful time of year, filled with food, family, excitement and gift giving. Do you go shopping on Black Friday? Hi, Susan here from Organized 31, sharing 7 must-know tips to organize Black Friday shopping. Taking a few minutes to get organized before you …Continue Reading

Elf on the Shelf – 24 Days of Kindness

A fun spin on Elf on the Shelf - this year our elf is doing 24 days of kind acts toward others and encouraging our kids to join her | Ask Anna

In the past, Elf on the Shelf has been 24 days of mischievous acts but this past year I’ve been teaching my daughter to really be aware of what people are feeling, or needing, so this year I decided our elf would take a different route, and instead of 24 days of mischief, she’d do …Continue Reading

Delicious Dinner Ideas for Busy Moms on the Go

Delicious, 10 minute dinner ideas for busy moms on the go | Ask Anna

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. With school in session this is SUCH a busy time of year! There are so many days where we are rushing around from one thing to another, and at the end of the …Continue Reading

DIY Decorated Candles {Gift idea} & a Giveaway

A simple tutorial showing you how to create your own decorated candles. This is a perfect gift idea for grandmas, teachers or friends! | Ask Anna

Both of my daughters are very creative and right now my youngest is into all things crafty. I am not a crafty person, by nature, so her constant desire to craft is pushing me to new limits. Because she loves to make things for people all the time I thought it would be fun to …Continue Reading

6 tips to make Holiday Entertaining Fun & Stress-free!

My 6 tips that are guaranteed to make holiday entertaining fun & stress-free | Ask Anna

I love to entertain in our home and I especially love to entertain during the holidays. There’s something about the smells surrounding the holidays, the glow of candles and laughter filling our house that just makes holiday entertaining feel magical. I know entertaining doesn’t pump through everyone’s veins, like it does through mine, so I …Continue Reading

Pumpkin Pecan Maple Granola

Granola filled with pumpkin puree, toasted pecans, sweet cranberries, and maple syrup. This maple pumpkin pecan granola is the most amazing breakfast and snack for fall.

Granola filled with pumpkin puree, toasted pecans, sweet cranberries, and maple syrup. This pumpkin pecan maple granola is the most amazing breakfast and snack for fall. Hi! I’m Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower, and I’m back this month to share with you a recipe that’s just perfect for fall. Can you believe that it’s …Continue Reading

The Perfect, Soft and Chewy, Ginger Molasses Cookies

These are the most perfect, soft and chewy, ginger molasses cookies. Your family will love them and you'll be shocked at how quickly they disappear! | Ask Anna

Every year when Fall comes around, when the days are cloudy and the nights are cool, I start craving my favorite Fall cookies. There’s just something about these soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies that makes Fall ever better! Not to mention they will make your house smell AMAZING! I can’t take credit for this …Continue Reading

Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpieces

10 of the most beautiful Thanksgiving centerpieces that will inspire your Thanksgiving table this year - Ask Anna

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is decorating the table. I love a beautifully decorated table, I just wish I could pull it off all year long. The only problem I have every year, is deciding how I want to decorate it because I always have so many ideas floating around in my head! …Continue Reading

How to Save and Feature your Kids’ Artwork {Gift idea}

The best way to save, and featrue, your child's artwork. Take years of school artwork, notes, etc. and turn it into a photobook for your coffee table. Your kids will feel so proud and your friends and family will love looking at the pictures. - Ask Anna

Do your kids bring home piles and piles of artwork? I feel like since day 1 of Pre-K our house has been flooded with artwork every week. You’ve probably figured out by now that I’m not one to keep piles and piles of papers, even when it’s my child’s school work, however I came up …Continue Reading

Coffee Table Makeover – Goodbye 80’s

Coffee table makeover - I took an outdated, 80's style, Craigslist coffee table and turned it into a show piece in our living room - Ask Anna

When I was making changes to our living room, one of the things you all suggested, was that I needed to get a larger coffee table, and most of you mentioned a square coffee table would look nice. As much as I was sad to move the one we made out of the living room, …Continue Reading