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

Tested Tuesday: BloomsyBox

BloomsyBox Review for Tested Tuesday. I received a bouquet of lovely flowers from BloomsyBox - here is my experience.

This is a sponsored post by BloomsyBox, product was provided for review. All opinions are 100% mine. BloomsyBox is an interesting service I’d never heard of before they reached out to me. The company sends you fresh flowers monthly, weekly or biweekly. You can cancel the subscription at any time. The service caters to those who want anRead 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

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