25+ Easy DIY Paper Ornaments

20+ Adorable DIY Ornaments made from paper | saynotsweetanne.com

I know, I know. There are other things going on in the world than Christmas. For example, my birthday is this month. My friend is leaving work for new adventures. My neighborhood is selecting a new Association President. But, c’mon guys its Christmas! You can’t blame me for wanting to spruce up my life (and yours!) withRead more

Frugal Wrapping Tips + Printable Paper & Tags

DIY Printable gift wrap and tags

Anyone who knows me knows that I am particular about my gift wrapping. I like things to match, and I like them to have a distinct flair. I’m the one with the color coordinating bows, paper, ribbon and gift tags on Christmas morning. In fact, I have 5 different sets of Christmas ornaments, because IRead more

Expectant Parent Gift Guide

2014 Gift Guide | saynotsweetanne.com | #christmas #gift

Whelp, I suppose it is time to spill the beans. Being an online personality is totally different than the way I interact with my in-real-life friends (not that I love you all any less!). I mean, if you and I had met at the water cooler today… you’d already know. Why? Because a 16 weekRead more

Cute Christmas Worksheets [Free Printable]

printable Christmas activities

Kids love Christmas. Its just a fact! But sometimes, their unabashed joy morphs itself into some sort of running, candy munching, drink spilling, high pitched squealing monster. This is usually the case at family gatherings and church functions, while the adults are trying to reconnect. That’s where these Christmas Worksheets come in! For a minimumRead more

Tree Painted Christmas Vase

Tree Painted Christmas Vase - Paint crisp lines even on textured surfaces! | saynotsweetanne.com | #diy #TexturedSurface #Christmas

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I think most of us, at one time or another, have seen some amazing HGTV show where a little painter’s tape and some oops paint has transformed a lackluster wall intoRead more

Easy Packaging Tape Luminaries

DIY Packaging Tape Luminaries | saynotsweetanne.com | #EZStart #Holiday #DIY

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This year, Duck Brand® sent me a couple of their new products to try out.  I was super excited when I opened the box and saw the super cute holidayRead 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

Sweet Christmas Bottles [Free Printable]

Sweet Christmas Bottles

This was a guest post for SkipToMyLou.org. I just LOVE being able to share with my bloggy friends. I’m posting it here in case you missed it! Hello everyone! I hope that the first week of December was a good one for all of you! My name is Kayla from SayNotSweetAnne.com and I am so tickled to shareRead 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