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 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

5 Ways to Combat Mommy Guilt

All moms feel it at some point. Here are 5 ways to combat that Mommy Guilt. | saynotsweetanne.com

“Mommy Guilt”. The fact is, all mothers feel it. Maybe not all of the time, maybe not over the same things. (I actually think some of the comments that spurred me to write about Why I’m One of “Those” Moms were born out of Mommy Guilt.) There is something about the immense task of raisingRead more

Printable Mother’s Day Cards + Envelopes

Free Printable Mother's Day Cards & Matching Envelopes | Saynotsweetanne.com

Today I’ve got an extra special treat to share! Well, it might be just ordinary special to most, but it is extra special to me. This Mother’s Day will be my first as a mom and not just a daughter. The prospect is both terrifying and so exciting! But I wanted to make sure thatIRead more

Printable Mother’s Day Card in 3D!

Beautiful DIY 3D Mother Card. Multiple uses and phrases! | saynotsweetanne.com | #MothersDay #card #printable

Mother’s Day is a little over a week away and the stores are full of pre-made lovely cards. Every drugstore, department store, and grocery store in the country has some sort of Mother’s Day collection waiting to be signed, sealed and delivered to your mom next Sunday. But do you remember back when the cardsRead more

Two Ingredient Heart Soap

Two Ingredient Heart Soap

I am not a soap maker. The people I see at the farmer’s market are pros. They’ve got pantries full of crazy ingredients, awesome molds and pretty packaging. They know all the fancy chemistry and the do’s and don’ts of a professional hard cured soap. I do not. In fact- soap making seems a littleRead more

Single Serving Bath Salts

Bath Salts Recipe

  Remember that conference I went to a while back? Well, one of the coolest things about it was that at breakfast we were served toast with mini jams. Oh no, not those plastic squares of jam you get in a diner. These were in teeny tiny glass jars! Needless to say I stuffed aRead more

Family Tree Art & DIY Shadow Box

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Mother’s Day is next week! And, since I discussed all my mushy gushy feelings for mom in the Mother’s Day Printable Coupons post, I’ll cut to the chase on this one. I wanted to do something a little more sophisticated for my mom and for my grandma. Thinking of Mother’s Day and all the myRead more

Dollar Store Candy Bar

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The summer season means a lot of pot lucks for me. Family gatherings, graduation parties, work outings and miscellaneous other picnics. And I’m not ashamed to say that sometimes, I get rather behind. That means that the night before I have to present some amazing treat to wow the masses – I’m panicked, rushing, and usually pretty grouchy.Read more

Mommy Bucks – tear off coupons [Free Printable]

Mommy Bucks - Mother's Day Coupons

I think I’ve started writing this post 15 times already. I just can’t put my feelings about my mom down in words. Everything I write sounds so trite and overdone. “She supported me, raised me, taught me…” It’s difficult to describe a person’s influence on you when it has been so vast. Moreover, its notRead more