Caramel Praline Celebration Fudge [Recipe]

Caramel Praline Celebration Fudge at SayNotSweetAnne.com

Holy New Year Batman! Its hard to believe that it is almost 2013. I’ve been bumming around my mom’s house for the past week, hanging out with family, doing some DIY redecorating in my brother’s bedroom and all in all taking it easy. But don’t go thinking that because mom and I are couch-potato-ing thatRead more

Healthy Santa Shooters [Recipe]

HealthySantaShooters

The holiday season is full of overly sweet, overly fattening and generally good for nothing desserts. I say good for nothing, but really, they are good for being DELICIOUS. So, I thought I’d try my hand at something a little less heavy. My mother in law makes a no-bake cheesecake that my husband adores. Its mostlyRead more

Woodland Christmas Countdown Blocks [Free Printable]

Sweet Rusting Christmas Countdown! Made entirely out of paper from an easy free printable! | Saynotsweetanne.com | #rustic #Christmas #printable

Yeah, I’m a sucker for a good countdown. There is something so satisfying about walking into my office each day and turning the blocks to reflect some fast approaching holiday. It helps me to keep on top of things that need to be done before I take time off, as well as generates buzz and excitement. “OnlyRead more

Hard Candy Christmas Tree [Free Printable}

Hard Candy Christmas Tree

I’ve had this idea in my head for a while, ever since I saw this Candy Buttons post by the Amazing SugarBelle . I never particularly cared for candy buttons when I was a kid, but The concept of it has always been intriguing. Candy arranged neatly on a peice of paper. But what if itRead more

Filled Pumpkin Ginger Snaps

Butterscotch_Pumpkin_Spice_Filled_Gingersnaps

Today I want to share one of my favorite go-to holiday recipes. These spicy ginger snaps are filled with a sweet butterscotch and pumpkin filling, spiced with a little pumpkin spice. I usually pull this one out for work functions, or when I don’t have a lot of time. I’ll show you how to makeRead more

DIY Paper Advent Calendar

DIY Paper Advent Calendar with free template or cutting file! | Saynotsweetanne.com | #christmas #printable #advent #calendar

I love Christmas!!! Really, that’s an understatement. Christmas time is hands down my favorite time of year. I love spending time with my family, I love to give gifts, and see smiles. I love to make great food and eat great food. I love to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Moreover I like winters inRead more

Home Made Peeling Mask [Recipe]

Make your own peeling mask

I remember having little spa moments with my mom. She had a peeling mask she kept in the medicine cabinet. She would let me put it on, and I danced impatiently waiting for it to dry. Then I peeled it off and stared at all those little skin cell impressions (I was too young toRead more

Easier Than Pie Rolls [Recipe]

Easier Than Pie Yeast Rolls

Well, this weekend was the big day! My hubby and I hosted dinner for his brother & brother’s girlfriend, and his parents. All week I’ve been cleaning, prepping, cooking and doing everything I can to make my home inviting. This is the first time my in laws have seen our house here in GR- andRead more

DIY Lunchable Jar [Free Printable]

SayNotSweetAnne DIY Yogurt and Granola Jar

Last week, I had the AMAZING pleasure to guest post on SkipToMyLou. Cindy and her helper Laura are two amazing women. They are always a joy to work with.  Today, I’m sharing that post with you all! There are some things you never outgrow. For some it’s tearing the crust off their bread or eatingRead more

Roasted Acorn Squash + Chai Ice Cream [Recipe]

Delicious No-Machine Chai Ice Cream and Roasted Acorn Squash #fall #squash #icecream #chai

Autumn is in the air. Autumn is definitely one of my absolute favorite seasons, I have been waiting for this since the oppressive heat wave we called “summer” began several months ago. The crisp dry air, the earth scented breezes and the magnificent colors are a comfort and a delight. Of course, the farmer’s marketRead more

Pumpkin Pie Granola [Recipe]

Easy Pumpkin Granola

Right now, my house smells amazing. Wafts of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and pumpkin are making their way to my office from the kitchen. Nope, not pumpkin pie this time. I’ve tried my hand at Pumpkin granola. You see, I don’t particularly care for pumpkin pie. Its heavy and dense, and while the first slice isRead more