Five Ways To Get Your Kids Active This Summer

5 Ways to Get your Kids Active This Summer. Don't let the summer go by in front of a screen! Make some family time and get active this season! | Saynotsweetanne.com

I must say, when I take a look at my nieces, I see brilliant children who are adapting so well to the fast-pace changes that take place in today’s technology. Now, these aren’t only words of a proud auntie, but when I catch a glimpse of them teaching their grandmother how to work the newestRead more

DIY Simple Bracelet

Easy and Beautiful DIY Bracelet. Perfect for kids and beginners, classy enough for fashionistas! | saynotsweetanne.com

I don’t know why I’ve been obsessed with DIY bracelets lately. Maybe because they are so versatile? This simple bracelet can easily be made custom with more colors, different beads, or different charms. They can be big and chunky like these DIY Strappy bracelets, or sleek and simple like these simple DIY bracelets. All in all,Read more

Printable Grill Themed Father’s Day Card

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I’m pretty candid here on the blog talking about my father’s death. I’ve written about the things I’ve learned, and wish I’d told him. I’ve talked about celebrating my Father in Law instead of my dad on Father’s Day. However, now that my husband and I have a child, Father’s Day has a renewed spiritRead more

Baked Pears Recipe

Delicious, Simple and easy Baked Pears Recipe | saynotsweetanne.com

This baked pear recipe get’s me thinking. I don’t know exactly why – but we never really had pears when I was growing up. I used to have fun carving apple jack-o-lanterns, writing messages on banana skins, and trying to catch grapes in my mouth, but I can’t remember ever having a pear until IRead more

A Better Sharpie Mug Method

A Better Way to make a Sharpie Mug! More than just coloring a mug and baking it, this method creates a beautiful water color effect, allows you to erase while coloring and uses Dishwasher safe mod podge! | saynotsweetanne.com

There have been hundreds of tutorials written about the Sharpie Mug method, some using plain Sharpies, others using the oil-based kind. Essentially, you write on a mug in Sharpie and then you bake it until the drawing becomes semi permanent. Sounds amazing huh!? Always excited for new ways of decorating my coffee mug, I’ve had thatRead more

DIY Exfoliating Coconut and Coffee Scrub

Easy DIY Coconut and Coffee Scrub! Great for skin health, and perfectly pampering. | saynotsweetanne.com

I know it doesn’t look like much. I considered not even sharing this Coffee Scrub because it looks, well, like dirt. But let me tell you – you can’t judge this scrub by its color. I’ve been looking for a while for a good facial scrub to use periodically with my DIY Face moisturizer andRead more

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