Meet the Newest Ask Anna Team Member!

Meet Monique

For a few months now I have been overwhelmed {and blessed} by the amount of work that it has taken me to maintain Ask Anna.  I have been hoping and praying that an angel would fall into my lap to help me with my work load, someone I could hire as a part-time assistant.  I …Continue Reading

How to Create a Luxurious Home on a Budget

5 ways to make your home feel luxurious on a budget

For many of us, our homes are the place we feel most secure, comforted, welcomed, and loved. If you are anything like me, I feel that as a wife and a mother, it is my mission to create a great home for my family.  But, what is a great home? Is it just having a …Continue Reading

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


Hi there Ask Anna readers!! My name is Kristyn, and I blog over at Lil’ Luna. Come on over and say hi for some fun and cute crafts, recipes and printables. I’m so happy to be here today while Anna is at Haven. Actually, I wish I was with her!! LOL! I’m sure she is …Continue Reading

How to Organize your Summer


Organizing Your Summer I love planning our summer! Hanging out at the pool all summer long is one of our favorite places to be. Hot days, summer tans, cool drinks…it’s what summer is all about, but there are the rainy days and times when we’re taking a break from the pool and having some fun …Continue Reading

How to Iron a Dress Shirt the Dry Cleaner’s Way

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  Hi Ask Anna readers, it’s Kim!  I’m back this month to share with you a skill I honed during college. While attending school, I got a part time job as a presser at a dry cleaners and believe it or not – I loved it!  It was hard work, but really satisfying.  There’s just …Continue Reading

I’m off to Atlanta!


I am so excited to be attending my first every blogging conference!  My flight leaves Sacramento at 6:40am tomorrow morning and then I’ll be spending the next few days in Atlanta, Georgia!   Not only am I stoked about going to a city I’ve never  been to but I’m also excited about meeting so many of …Continue Reading

Mad Men Birthday Party {sneak peek}


I survived last week.  I think it’s pretty much a miracle that I survived, but I did.  Let me just tell you that I do not recommend scheduling a blog transfer, having your daughter’s 1st ballet recital, having your daughter get sick for 3+ days, and planning a huge themed birthday party all in the …Continue Reading

June 15, 1981


I’ve written in a million times and I’ve celebrated it 30 times, but it never gets old.  Every year I get giddy about my birthday.  I think it’s because my mom used to make a huge deal of our birthdays every year, or maybe it’s because I’ve realized that with each passing year life gets …Continue Reading

Tour the NEW Ask Anna

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Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED Ask Anna site!!!  I am so excited to give you a tour today! Before I get started on the tour there are a handful of people I want to thank first.  This move was incredibly stressful for me and I wouldn’t have survived if it hadn’t been for a …Continue Reading

Oreck Magnesium Vacuum Review

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I am so excited to introduce to you a fantastic set of vacuum cleaners!  My friends, meet the “Brand New, Oreck Magnesium Vacuum Cleaner Power Team”!!!   Oreck sent me this dynamic duo to review and I was eager for the opportunity to try out a pair of vacuum cleaners from such a well known …Continue Reading

Is it a Car? Is it a Dino? It’s a Vtech Switch & Go!

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This post brought to you by VTechKids. All opinions are 100% mine.     We had so much fun playin with the Vtech Switch & Go Dinos!  As you all know I have a daughter, so we took the dinos down to my sister’s house to let me nephews take them for a spin!   …Continue Reading

Ask Anna is Moving!!!


Guess what!  I’m moving!   Add caption After much anticipation and preparation, Ask Anna is officially moving over to Word Press.  What this means for you is that things might get a little messy around here for the next couple of days, but don’t worry, I have the best crew working on it, and before you …Continue Reading