Cartoon Mother’s Day Card

DIY Cartoon Mother's Day Card with Your Own Photos! Use an online editor to turn your photos into a cartoon, then make a special Mother's Day card from the result! | saynotsweetanne.com

I am so excited for Mother’s Day! Not because it’ll be my third year being a Mom on Mother’s Day, (although that is amazing on it’s own) but because I’ve got an adorable Mother’s Day card in the works for my mom. It seems obvious to use family photos for things like Graduation announcements and ChristmasRead more

10 tips to becoming a Home “Chef”

10 Ways to Cook like a Home "Chef" . These 10 tips are a great jumping off point for beginners, as well as a great reminder for "seasoned" cooks! | syanotsweetanne.com

The last several years have seen the rise of what I call the Home “Chef”. Different than the Home Cook, a Home “Chef” has honed their skills with Food Network, tested their prowess with difficult recipes from their favorite bloggers, and refined their pallet with amazing meals from farm to table restaurants. Really, the worldRead more

Printable Camping Journal Cards

Free Printable Camp Themed Journal Cards! Great for outdoor adventures, summer camps and road trips! | saynotsweetanne.com

Scrapbooking seems to be one of those “gateway” crafts. You know, the thing you are exposed to that makes you get interested in other crafts? Are you a scrapbooker? I admit, I want to be but I’m not really. I generally take the time I would spend making scrapbook layouts and use it making otherRead more

DIY Exfoliating Coconut and Coffee Scrub

Easy DIY Coconut and Coffee Scrub! Great for skin health, and perfectly pampering. | saynotsweetanne.com

I know it doesn’t look like much. I considered not even sharing this Coffee Scrub because it looks, well, like dirt. But let me tell you – you can’t judge this scrub by its color. I’ve been looking for a while for a good facial scrub to use periodically with my DIY Face moisturizer andRead 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

Watercolor Stenciled Box

Easy DIY Watercolor Stenciled Box. Great way to dress up a boring craft store box, or add a wash of color to any wooden project! | Saynotsweetanne.com

Sometimes, when you’ve been crafting for a while, you take the techniques you learned along the way for granted. There are ideas, recipes, ways of doing things (like this watercolor stenciled box) that come so naturally you assume others know them too. This home-made watercolor wash using a clear mod podge to resist the paintRead more