Ikea Ektorp Tullsta Rocking Chair Hack

Remake an inexpensive Ikea Chair into an upscale rocker! Ektorp Tullsta rocking chair hack! | saynotsweetanne.com

Why is it my favorite things are always the cheapest? Favorite gift? Craft supplies. Diamonds are nice, but craft stuff is more useful. My favorite restaurant? My kitchen. Favorite chair? That cheap $90 number we bought when we first moved out on our own. I suppose I should be grateful I have inexpensive tastes. EspeciallyRead more

Faux Bois Cake

Faux Bois (Woodgrain) cake. Perfect for woodland themed events, or just because it is beautiful! | saynotsweetanne.com

When we first discovered we were expecting, hubby and I had dreams of a forest themed nursery. Girl or Boy, we loved the idea of soothing green tones, natural wood and serene forest animals. (You know, until the child arrives and the whole house is thrown into chaos.) So when time came for our littleRead more

DIY Faux Animal Skin Rug

Easy DIY Faux Animal Skin Rug. Create an awesome accent rug with just a couple of fabric yards and some ingenuity!  | Saynotsweetanne.com

As a part of our nursery, we  wanted to add a few rustic elements, like a plush “fur” rug. The trouble was, as it is with a lot of home decor, those things are expensive. Last I checked, little boys are not exactly known for treating their flooring with the respect a $250 rug deserves,Read more

Easy DIY Domino Necklace

Easy Sharpie Domino Necklaces! No expensive alcohol inks. Just a few basic craft supplies can create beautiful pendants! | saynotsweetanne.com

I am addicted to necklaces. Seriously. I have so many necklaces that you would think I couldn’t possibly wear them all. But I do! I love to make different color combos, different styles and designs for all the seasons. I have the perfect necklace for every outfit. But don’t worry! I’m not breaking the bank. ;D IRead more

Easy Inkjet to Fabric Transfer

Easy DIY Inkjet Fabric Transfer using Label Paper! No more freezer paper getting jammed in the printer, and beautiful results. | saynotsweetanne.com

There are literally hundreds of tutorials out there for using an ink jet printer to transfer images and text onto fabric. And I swear, I’ve tried them all. Many of them are based on the premise of using freezer/wax paper through the printer so that the ink beads up and then can be transferred toRead more

DIY Mineral Pressed Blush

Easy DIY Mineral Blush - create your perfect shade and save money! | saynotsweetanne.com | #mineral #makeup #diy #blush #beauty

Alright, I know. I’ve been going maybe a little overboard with all my makeup/DIY beauty products lately. I mean, it started with DIY Moisturizer, DIY Mineral Makeup, and then Eyeshadow, and then Nail Polish. But here’s the thing: after I bought the supplies for the Makeup, the rest was just gravy. I mean, I don’t haveRead more

DIY Swag Lamp Designer Shade

DIY Elegant Lamp Shade

Sometimes my desire for a beautiful home wars with my desire to be frugal. I love design. I love all the HGTV and Style channel shows with beautiful furniture and perfect decor. But I don’t love the idea of spending close to $400 on a swag lamp. It all started when hubby and I sawRead more

Acne Fighting Thyme Toner Recipe

Two Ingredient Thyme Face Toner - Anti-acne with no dyes or perfumes! | saynotsweetanne.com | #diy #beauty #acne

For hundreds if not thousands of years people have been creating brews, tinctures, salves balms and compresses to relieve skin ailments like acne. There must be some usefulness in these things, for our ancestors swore by their effectiveness. Interestingly, Leeds Metropolitan University presented a study with findings that show Thyme may be more affective at treating acneRead more

DIY Eyeshadow

Easy DIY Mineral Eyeshadow Compact. Make your perfect color blend without fillers or perfumes! | Saynotsweetanne.com | #diy #makeup #beauty #style

Since my foray into DIY mineral makeup went so well, I decided to take it one step further. I suffer from blocked ducts in my eyelids pretty frequently, and it is more than just painful- its ugly. My whole eye puffs up and I cannot really see. I decided that a mineral DIY eyeshadow withRead more

Sugared Marshmallow Eggs

DIY Sugar decoratioed Marshmallow Eggs - Perfect alternative to dying eggs for small children - and delicious!! | Saynotsweetanne.com | #easter #eggs #marshmallow #diy

Let’s face it. Egg dying can be a momma’s worst nightmare. I remember my mom setting up an area that Dexter would be proud of before she even let that liquid near the eggs. In constant fear of stained floors, tables, linens and walls; egg dying was a special treat that came with a lotRead 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