25+ Easy DIY Paper Ornaments

20+ Adorable DIY Ornaments made from paper | saynotsweetanne.com

I know, I know. There are other things going on in the world than Christmas. For example, my birthday is this month. My friend is leaving work for new adventures. My neighborhood is selecting a new Association President. But, c’mon guys its Christmas! You can’t blame me for wanting to spruce up my life (and yours!) withRead more

20 Gorgeous DIY Christmas Ornaments

20+ Beautiful DIY Christmas ornaments! Make your holiday decor extra special, or make something beautiful to give away! | saynotsweetanne.com

It is snowing! True to form, Michigan’s weather is out of control. Yesterday was 70° and today it is snowing. Like, stick to the ground snowing. Therefore, while I know it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet (need any last minute inspiration? How about some Elegant Thanksgiving Decor?) I’m in the mood for Christmas. Who wouldn’t be, browsingRead more

Easy DIY Learning Tower

Easy DIY Learning tower! Start with an Ikea stool, add 7 dowels and 4 boards! Perfect height for little table helpers. | Saynotsweetanne.com

I’m happy to say that my little Squish is a helper. Hubby and I always hoped to include him in family errands and chores, in the everyday tasks that keep a home running. He’s only 18 months old but so far, so good! He loves to “pick up” the blankets and stuffed animals in hisRead more

DIY Wooden Pumpkin Decor

Quick and Adorable Wood Pumpkin | Saynotsweetanne.com

Sometimes, I neglect the orange and brown, warm fall colors in decor. I tend to jump right from Spooky and dark Halloween (like this wreath, or this adorable door sign) into the gold and brown tones of Thanksgiving that I’ll eventually transition into Christmas. This year – I’m working a bit harder to stop and noticeRead more

10 tips to becoming a Home “Chef”

10 Ways to Cook like a Home "Chef" . These 10 tips are a great jumping off point for beginners, as well as a great reminder for "seasoned" cooks! | syanotsweetanne.com

The last several years have seen the rise of what I call the Home “Chef”. Different than the Home Cook, a Home “Chef” has honed their skills with Food Network, tested their prowess with difficult recipes from their favorite bloggers, and refined their pallet with amazing meals from farm to table restaurants. Really, the worldRead more