5 Things I Wish I Knew After Graduating College

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Graduating college was definitely one of my proudest moments. I remember how at one point, I wasn’t even considering attending because I had my mind set on a career in music – pop music, at that (as a recording artist). My parents urged me to apply to a local school as a back-up plan, and itRead more

DIY Marbled Paper Stationary Set

Easy DIY Marbled Paper! Make a lovely stationary set to give away - perfect for kids to make for teachers or Mom. | saynotsweetanne.com

I’m a big fan of paper and stationary. I mean, I designed my own planner for crying out loud. So, while it is true this project could be a gift… I’ll skip the formalities and admit I made the DIY Marbled Paper Stationary for myself. I’m not even ashamed. I can’t wait to use it! ThereRead more

5 Ways to Combat Mommy Guilt

All moms feel it at some point. Here are 5 ways to combat that Mommy Guilt. | saynotsweetanne.com

“Mommy Guilt”. The fact is, all mothers feel it. Maybe not all of the time, maybe not over the same things. (I actually think some of the comments that spurred me to write about Why I’m One of “Those” Moms were born out of Mommy Guilt.) There is something about the immense task of raisingRead more

Beautiful Empowering Printable

A beautiful Ariana Dancu poem printable about strong women. Perfect as a gift to Mom, as an inspirational office wall hanging. | Saynotsweetanne.com

I think we’ve all had situations where our ability to form words just isn’t enough to express our feelings. This Mother’s day printable came from mine. Each year around Mother’s Day, I feel just that way. My feelings toward the women who have shaped me, and now toward motherhood itself, are complicated and rich. TheRead more

Four things I wish I’d told my father

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Growing up I had a tumultuous relationship with my father. There were plenty of factors involved – but the basics are that he was a hard working man from a family that didn’t fit my Disney expectations. I was a headstrong young woman who disagreed with him on every point, and longed for a different, betterRead more

Growing up Anxious: How I Deal With Panic Attacks

Growing Up Anxious: How I Deal With Panic Attacks

Growing up, there were a lot of things that worried me – things that probably didn’t even phase my childhood peers. For example: I remember constantly being in a state of nervousness after school. Somehow, I always thought that I didn’t take the homework down correctly. It would be a full night of tears and telephoning various classmates to confirm (and re-confirm, ofRead more

Tested Tuesday: Fresh Step® with the Power of Febreze™

I took some time to review Fresh Step® with the Power of Febreze™ - See the results! | Saynotsweetanne.com

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step at Target. All opinions are 100% mine. Many cat owners know the feeling. You come in from a long day, open your front door and whoosh! You are greeted by the awful smell of a litterbox. Somehow, no matter how clean you keepRead more

Watercolor Stenciled Box

Easy DIY Watercolor Stenciled Box. Great way to dress up a boring craft store box, or add a wash of color to any wooden project! | Saynotsweetanne.com

Sometimes, when you’ve been crafting for a while, you take the techniques you learned along the way for granted. There are ideas, recipes, ways of doing things (like this watercolor stenciled box) that come so naturally you assume others know them too. This home-made watercolor wash using a clear mod podge to resist the paintRead more