Who DOESN’T Love to bake!?

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The smell of warm lemon-butter cookies, or pumpkin bread throughout the house is a dear one to me. The Holiday season feels to full of joy and love when I and the people around me pour our love into food. Its tangible, its giftable, and its delicious. Each year I try my best to make aRead more

Holiday Traditions Warm Your Heart and Hands

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When Amy from One Artsy Mama contacted me a few weeks ago about her awesome Holiday round of posts- I spent some time trying to think of traditions that I could craft out of. My family is very large- and we’ve got a lot of really great traditions- but how do I make a guestRead more

Thanksgiving Favor/Placecard

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I really enjoy things that do double duty. Lamp that organizes? Neat. Spatula that also plays music? Awesome. Thanksgiving Favor Box that can be used as a place card? Super cool! This box is very simple to put together. It requires just a smidge of glue, and the bottom folds to hold itself together. OnRead more

Thanksgiving Banner [Free Printable]

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Its getting that time again! Thanksgiving is right around the corner. And since we moved into a house with a fireplace mantel, one of my favorite elements to holiday decorating is banners. They look so festive and simple draped across the mantel. Also- I’m a typography nerd, so I really like decor that focuses onRead more

Inspiring To-Do List [Free Printable]

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  Hey there email subscriber! If you are here, that means you’ve got your freebie and you are ready to make your first SayNotSweetAnne project. I hope its just the first of many! I wear a lot of hats in life, which means a lot of “juggling the panic” and staying on top of aRead more

Oracle Party Game

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For centuries there have been games where children pretend to divine their future. From dripping wax into water, to casting a glance through a mirror over your shoulder, to a magic 8 ball,  these types of games have always been a hit party game. So, in preparation for a Halloween Party my sister is throwing,Read more

One Little White Pumpkin

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Do you remember the pumpkin that turned in to Cinderella’s BEAUTIFUL white carraige? Well I do. And a couple weeks ago when I stumbled across a pretty white pumpkin with the words “Happy Halloween” on it, I was instantly transported to a realm of up-scale, chic and modern whimsical Halloween decor. I was snapped outRead more

Pumpkin Grams

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When my husband and I first started dating we were in High School. My High School allowed student groups to sell something called a “Pumpkin Gram” during the Halloween season in order to raise money. Basically they were little strips of paper you paid $1.00 for, and on Halloween they were delivered to whichever friendsRead more

Spooky Time!

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Since I’ve been posting a lot about all of my Halloween decorations and getting all sorts of great ideas from tons of places, I’ve decided to share my final results. (I say final, but I know that between now and Oct 31 I will add to this collection.) First up are some table decorations I’veRead more

Happy Sweetest Day [Giveaway]

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To commemorate this (albeit dubiously commercial) holiday- I’ve made a card. Not just any card- mind you. A card, and an envelope with embellishments. The idea was that from one template I (or you) could make many different cards. I’m a pretty big fan of things that do dual duty, so this versatile approach reallyRead more