25+ Kid Friendly Valentines

25 + Adorable Valentine crafts, Valentines and treats perfect for little helpers! | Saynotsweetanne.com

Valentine’s Day is often shuffled into one of two piles. Either it is for lovers, with wine and chocolates – or for kids with 25 identical flimsy paper cards to share with the class. Today, I’m talking about moving Valentine’s Day into a wonderful new pile about working with hands and kids. These 25+ KidRead more

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

DIY Simple Bracelet

Easy and Beautiful DIY Bracelet. Perfect for kids and beginners, classy enough for fashionistas! | saynotsweetanne.com

I don’t know why I’ve been obsessed with DIY bracelets lately. Maybe because they are so versatile? This simple bracelet can easily be made custom with more colors, different beads, or different charms. They can be big and chunky like these DIY Strappy bracelets, or sleek and simple like these simple DIY bracelets. All in all,Read more

Printable Grill Themed Father’s Day Card

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I’m pretty candid here on the blog talking about my father’s death. I’ve written about the things I’ve learned, and wish I’d told him. I’ve talked about celebrating my Father in Law instead of my dad on Father’s Day. However, now that my husband and I have a child, Father’s Day has a renewed spiritRead 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

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

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