3 Keys to Choosing the Right Plumber For You

3 Keys To Choosing The Right Plumber For You - Ann Again and again Reviews

Many people view needing to call a plumber with as much trepidation as making an appointment at the dentist. It certainly doesn’t need to be like this. There are many great plumbers out there. The key is to select the right one for you. (That is often easier said than done.)  When a plumbing issue arises, however, it can become frustrating rather quickly. This is why you need to look through all of the plumbers Tampa to determine the person that is best suited to fix your problem. Here are three keys to choosing the right plumber for you:

Choose Only Licensed and Bonded Professional Plumbers

Not all plumbers have received the same training, and not all of them are equipped to handle every type of plumbing situation that they encounter. This is why you want to make sure that you only consider plumbers with a license. This will mean that they meet standard standards for the profession and that they are committed to the continuing education requirements necessary to retain that license. They will also be bonded and insured, so you can rest assured that they will take care of anything should something untoward happen to your property while they are on the job.

Make Sure Upfront Pricing is the Norm

Whenever you need any repair type work done on your home, the expense can add up quickly. You need to budget and plan for your plumbing work, so you will want to make sure that you select a plumber that give a comprehensive price quote and then sticks with it. It does you little good to get halfway through the job and then be told that the price will actually be double. A professional plumber should know what type of work is needed and then give you a price that fits within the scope of the project.

Get Reviews

Naturally, it is helpful to have a few reviews and references to look over before selecting a plumber. Plumbers should also be transparent with their reviews. In fact, a sure sign that something might be amiss is if your find a plumber who has thousands of glowing references and not one that is slightly negative. You want to know the good and bad. No plumber is perfect, so you want one that is honest enough to admit their shortcomings while certainly highlighting their strengths.

These three keys will help you choose the right plumber. This is an important decision. Having a good plumber is like choosing the right dentist. You plan to keep this person for years to come, so choose wisely and you should appreciate the end result.

Learn Specific Advantages of Leasing a Home


When it comes to finding a new home, do yourself a big favor = research before you search. The time you put into learning the process of purchasing a home will save you SO much stress down the road. If you have been searching for an easy way to afford a new home, leasing may be your best bet. There are many advantages to leasing a home that are well worth considering. You can find information about leasing a home from many online sources, such as Invitation Homes among many others. This is the perfect time to get started! Let’s learn specific advantages of leasing a Home

Why Should You Decide to Lease Your New Home?

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(c) Can Stock Photo Inc. / filmfoto

If you are wondering what the advantages might be of leasing a home, rest assured that there are plenty. For example, there is the obvious fact that you can save a great deal of time and money by deciding to lease your home instead of buying it outright. Not only can you negotiate a lease for the amount of money and time that is right for you, but you can also save money by not having to be responsible for certain issues, like property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and interest on mortgage payments. These are advantages that should not be underrated when you make your choice.

What Are Some of the Other Important Options to Consider?

There are other options to consider when deciding whether or not to lease your new home. For example, if you are currently serving in the armed forces or some other profession where frequent relocation is a condition of your employment, it makes little sense to take on a long-term mortgage. In such a scenario, it may be best to procure a lease for a home that is suited to the length of time that you plan to stay in the specific area.

If you are a single person with no family, it may make little sense for you to purchase a whole new home. It may be easier in your case to lease a property for a certain amount of time, especially if you are not planning on making a permanent move to the area. Leasing instead of purchasing a property allows you to keep your options open until you come to the ultimate decision that is right for your needs.

Is it Easy to Find a Place to Lease Your New Home From?

While reading this you might be wondering how easy is it to actually get the information you need to make an informed decision concerning whether or not to lease your home. As it turns out, there are plenty of sources available on the web that can quickly fill you in on all the facts. You can check out all the latest information on Invitation Homes and other important topics simply by logging on to the web and punching in a quick Google search. The sooner you do so, the sooner you will be able to get up to speed on a quick and simple solution that will save you a great deal of money in the long run.

Happy searching!

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Use Coupon Code To Save On Fun Crab Pot Christmas Trees!

Crab Pot Christmas Trees are a fun way to decorate your surroundings for the holidays!  Check out the video below to see these trees in action. Also see my coupon code below that will help my readers save 30% off your order!


Crab pot Christmas trees in Davis, NC
Crab pot Christmas trees in Davis, NC


These perfectly shaped trees are pre-lit, fold flat for storage, sparkle from EVERY angle and are easy to set up.




What makes these holiday trees so unique and the MUST HAVE of the season for home decor? Crab Pot Christmas Trees are made from the very durable PVC Coated Crab Pot Wire which withstands all that Mother Nature throws at it. Want to see these fold flat Crab Pot Christmas Trees? Check out the fold flat trees in this video, because seeing is believing and this is how you can make the season sparkle with ease.


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Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card Giveaway! - Ann Again and again Reviews

Welcome to the Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card Giveaway!


How do you feel when you walk into Target?  Does a smile come across your face?  Do you feel like you’re in one of your happy places?  Does a chorus sing “Hallelujah!” in your head?  Well then, this giveaway is for you!  With the holidays on it’s way I’m sure you could put this prize to good use.  Enter today for your chance to win a Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card!

Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.

Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card

In today’s promotion for the PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag, it started out at $19.99 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates.

Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card


You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $150 Target gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

Giveaway: Win a $150 Target Gift Card

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of this Lunch Bag and you will be entered to win a $150 Target gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

This giveaway ends on 10/17/2016; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.

Click here if you don’t see the entry form below.



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Age Appropriate Chores For Kids


Age Appropriate Chores For Younger Kids - Ann Again and again Reviews

It’s wise to start teaching children to help around the house with assigned chores when they’re young.  It doesn’t need to be perceived as a punishment, taking care of the home you live in is a blessing!  Think about it, you have a home.  Show your children that cleaning is taking pride in your surroundings and yourself.  (I’m still working on having my teenager understand this *ahem*  Oh boy! ).  Below you’ll find a chart to help guide you to Age Appropriate Chores For Kids.  Print it out and post it in your home!

Of course, a child’s age doesn’t really define what chores are appropriate, but it can give a starting guideline. The physical, developmental, and emotional age of a child all make a difference. So be prepared to adapt the list.

Make it fun and don’t expect perfection.


After all, you want to encourage chore activities, not make your child(ren) frustrated or resentful. The more kids accept doing chores when young, the better the chance they will cooperate when older.

You can find more helpful guidelines and printable charts at Association for Comprehensive Neurotherapathy – ACN Latitudes:  http://latitudes.org/ .


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(*Disclosure:  This information/infographic was shared with permission from Latitudes.org.  They provide these printables as a free resource in an effort to help parents motivate their kids, improve self-esteem, and to help raise awareness to their nonprofit’s cause.)

Peace Of Mind Tips In September

No review this time.  No giveaway to share.  I’m just checking in with you.  How are you?  Really?  It was an  interesting/stressful summer for our family and, with the beginning of the school year, the “interesting” twists keep on comin’!  I try to plan, I try to stay positive however, the anxiety (and annoyance) creeps in and I hate it.  How do you deal with anxiety? How do you create peace of mind?

Peace of mind Tips In September - Ann Again and again Reviews


While I shared many giveaways in August — Many are still open!  Go check them out!  They are good! (in the ‘Search’ box in the upper right – the magnifying glass – type in Giveaway) — I’m going to switch gears for September and focus on ways to help the family.  I plan on sharing ways to help relieve stress, find freebies/deals so that more money stays in your wallet and tips on how to create a productive, calm homework environment.

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Now, I’m not saying I’ve mastered any of these things!  I’m searching for guidance in these areas and if I find info. that is worthy of exploring and sharing, I will.  I’m sure I’m not alone in looking for peace of mind, right?  I would love it if you would share in the comments below any advice/guidance that has helped you in relation to my posts topics.  It takes a village!

So, on we go!  Let’s help each of find Peace of Mind Tips in September.  On my current list of information to share I have free meals for children at a family-friendly restaurant, an on-line tool that will help kids with their English school work and an innovative anti-bullying app that helps the victim, and the bully, to a peaceful resolution.  It’s very interesting and has me excited!

I’m searching daily for ideas.  Help this list of tips grow!  Your comments will be very much appreciated.

Peace of Mind Tips in September - Ann Again and again Reviews





Help Save Our Planet – Happy Earth Day!

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In honor of Earth Day, April 22nd (and my sister’s birthday – yay!) I want to share an app that will help reduce our utility bills and our impact on the environment —Homeselfe.  The Homeselfe app is a FREE download which can help us all be a part of a fundamental shift in our culture – to stop taxing our resources which will, in turn, take better care of our planet.  Learn more about this app and check out the tips below. Help Save Our Planet – Happy Earth Day!

Homeselfe is the leading DIY home energy saving app, helping homeowners reduce their utility bills, energy consumption and environmental impact. Homeselfe is a fun, easy, free app that provides a clear path to an energy efficient home with a personalized money saving plan, available rebates, and access to local qualified contractors.

Help Save Our Planet - Happy Earth Day!  Check out these tips


(*Shared with permission from DRIVEN PR)

Enter Today To Win A $200 Pottery Barn Gift Card!

Pottery Barn

Spring is in the air!!!  Bring a fresh look to your home by entering to win a $200 Pottery Barn Gift Card today!

Oh my, I could lose a few hours while perusing in Pottery Barn.  I love the vibe, and look, of this store.  I’ve seen quite a few treats I’d like to add to our home and I know that $200 would help me grab some of these items.  What about you?

My wish list begins with this clever rolling basket.  Time to declutter!  This should inspire me to keep only what fits in this great looking carrier (yeah Ann, good luck with that!)

Jacquelyne Recycling Bin Basket


Next, I’d like to add a dash of Spring to our rooms with a sweet pillow.  Pillows and throws are the easiest way to update a room:

Hummingbird print embroidered pillow cover


With these items I’m only half-way to spending this gift card.  (That is, if I we’re to be able to win smile for Shopify  )  Start your wish list now and enter to win a $200 Pottery Barn Gift Card! (Enter below) Good luck!


Prize: $200 Pottery Barn Gift Card

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Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 3/1 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.


**Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!**

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Made In The USA Giveaway Hop! Over 30 Participants!

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Made in the USA Giveaway

Welcome to the Made in the USA Giveaway Hop, hosted byHappy Mothering,Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network!

I’ve teamed up with a group of Bloggers to bring you the chance to win prizes that are Made in the USA. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other #USAMade giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post! Have fun and good luck!

My offering is for One(1) Scentsy Plug-In Warmer of your choice PLUS a Scentsy Bar of your choice.

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Daisy Plug-In. One of the styles to choose from

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There are many styles to choose from, check them out here


Good luck!  And have fun entering all the giveaways at the Made In The USA Hop!


(*Disclosure: This contest will run through July 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm PST (11:59 pm EST). The winner will be chosen the following day and announced on Ann Again and again Reviews. No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to this blog and not to Facebook. Please note that Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom, Brittleby’s Corner, the Green Moms Network and the Green Your Mom event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.

My Blog Forward Challenge – Won't You Join Me?

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The Blog Forward Challenge - Ann Again and again Reviews

Now that I’ve finally become used to writing the year 2014 (instead of 2013)  I’m ready to accept that it’s a new day and with that I am setting goals for myself to accomplish in this new year.  I’m participating in The Blog Forward Challenge and this is just the encouragement I need to start off on the right foot.  My first set of goals are as follows:

  1. Be more active to help my body slow down this “lovely” effect of peri-menopause midsection weight gain.  When I’m physically active I’m also a lot happier in my day, so it’s a great natural mood elevator.
  2. Paint the living room.  I have been wanting our little living room painted for years and I feel this is the year to get it done.
  3. Learn how to play a song on the piano that is in our little living room that will be newly painted.


I’m exciting about choosing a color for our living room and our girls are old enough to grab some paint brushes and help.  With regard to the piano I’ve picked out a dvd that’s going to help guide my fingers to the correct keys.  And along with my exercise I’m getting some tasty help from sponsors of The Blog Forward Challenge – ZonePerfect bars.  These bars should help me feel fuller longer and also take care of my occasional desire for something sweet.

In the past I have been so good with my physical activity.  I had a set time that was my exercise time.  I workout at home and even if family was home, they knew that I needed my space at 10 am.  No excuses.  That hasn’t been the case lately. I’m not really sure what’s happened to my energy level but I’ve got to get back on track.  Let’s see if this helps me:

*Letter to my future self*


Dear Ann of the Future,


Hey, how’s it going?  I am so proud of you for getting back to your exercise routine.  Remember how you were always tired?  Remember how you couldn’t find anything flattering to wear in your closet for mom’s special birthday party?  I bet every dress would look perfect on you now!  And I’m sure you’re a lot happier too.  Don’t let us fall back in a slump again.  Keep up the good work!


Love you!!!


Are you like me?  Have you lost your motivation?  Well, if you are, how about we start getting ourselves back on track together.   Here are some tips that will get us on our way:

Blog Forward Nutrition Tips


I’ll let you know how I’m doing with my challenge in about a month – maybe month and a half.  Why don’t you start this with me? Let me know if you do! :->


(*Disclosure:  Although I have entered this program and received complimentary product and ZonePerfect promotional items, I am free to comment about ZonePerfect in a positive, neutral or negative fashion.   I’ll be honest!)