The Best Crafting Tools on Amazon

The 10 best Craft Supplies to Buy on Amazon. A Drool-worthy list for when you can't get out of the house! | Saynotsweetanne.com

For me, there is nothing more relaxing than getting dressed in my coziest pants and sweater, listen to my music up loud while heading to the craft store, and spending far too long perusing the aisles.  But, I rarely have time for that sort of thing anymore. between working and my strong-willed toddler, craft shoppingRead more

25+ Cozy Winter Drinks

25+ Delicious and Cozy Winter drinks that you can make from home! Save money, and avoid going out in the cold with these DIY Lattes, Cocoas and Spirits! | Saynotsweetanne.com

Whelp, it is officially TOO DANG COLD here in Michigan. That means negative wind chills, and drafts that penetrate 3 layers of sweater and a wool coat. There is ice on things that should never have ice on them. Also, it is dark. The days are twilight and overcast almost all the time. So, nowRead more

Five Ways To Get Your Kids Active This Summer

5 Ways to Get your Kids Active This Summer. Don't let the summer go by in front of a screen! Make some family time and get active this season! | Saynotsweetanne.com

I must say, when I take a look at my nieces, I see brilliant children who are adapting so well to the fast-pace changes that take place in today’s technology. Now, these aren’t only words of a proud auntie, but when I catch a glimpse of them teaching their grandmother how to work the newestRead more

5 Secrets of a Perfect Party

5 Secrets of a Perfect Party. Planning a get together? Start here. | saynotsweetanne.com

This past weekend, my little Squish turned 1 year old. I don’t have the time to get into how complicated my feelings are about it. What I CAN talk about, is his adorable Monster themed first birthday party. Parties are sometimes stressful events. They tend to come around during the most poignant moments in life.Read more

5 Things I Wish I Knew After Graduating College

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Graduating college was definitely one of my proudest moments. I remember how at one point, I wasn’t even considering attending because I had my mind set on a career in music – pop music, at that (as a recording artist). My parents urged me to apply to a local school as a back-up plan, and itRead 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

Four things I wish I’d told my father

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Growing up I had a tumultuous relationship with my father. There were plenty of factors involved – but the basics are that he was a hard working man from a family that didn’t fit my Disney expectations. I was a headstrong young woman who disagreed with him on every point, and longed for a different, betterRead more