Painting with Watercolors

by SweetSugarMama on September 21, 2012

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Happy Friday! I’ve dusted off my watercolors and have been busy painting, while doing laundry, cooking, and performing my bus driver duties as a mom.  If I can do it, so can you.  My favorite watercolors are Grumbacher’s watercolor, Niji Pearlescent pan sets and then I also mix in Holbein Acryla Gouache.  If you haven’t […]


DIY Chunky Necklaces Without Hurting Your Wallet

by SweetSugarMama on September 11, 2012

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Hi guys! Some of you have written to let me know how I inspire you to create. Others have written to let me know you are making money selling stuff you’ve learned to make on my site.  I say Cheers to creating, having fun, and making your pockets a bit greener.  I would love for […]


Watercolor Art Using Tissue Paper

by SweetSugarMama on July 29, 2012

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Hi Guys!  I know…I’ve been missing in action.  We’re just back from a long vacation so I’m slooowly getting  back to blogging and sharing with you all the stuff I’ve been working on.  Once the kids are back in school, I promise I’ll bombard you with new things to try.  My time off doesn’t mean […]


Crayon Art & Collage

by SweetSugarMama on May 11, 2012

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So one of my readers inspired me to think of a “fix” to the crayon art canvas I recently posted about.  It seems the crayons bled through the tape she used.  I brainstormed a bit and here’s what I came up with. * Optional: Using a paper towel I ragged on different colors of paint […]


Get Funky With Home Depot & SYH

by SweetSugarMama on March 20, 2012

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Kind of like the Poltergeist girl looking at the TV while she slowly said “They’re back!”   That’s how I feel writing this blog…I’m sloooowwwwlllyyyyy getting back into the blog world after being out for a couple of weeks.  It doesn’t mean my absence was out of lack of inspiration, it was actually quite the […]


Fun with Clay!

by SweetSugarMama on February 27, 2012

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  I must admit I’m one of those parents who seldom had Play-Doh around when my kids were smaller.  Whenever my kids received a goody bag that contained the party size containers of this stuff I would quietly stuff it at the bottom of a garbage bag.  Maybe because I’m a neat freak?  I just don’t […]


All Natural – Cheek & Lip Stain

by SweetSugarMama on February 6, 2012

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Ever since I was young, I remember my mother and grandmothers keeping a slice of uncooked beet in the fridge.  Every morning after applying their moisturizer, they would head over to the fridge and rub the beet on their cheeks and lips.  This was their daily makeup.  They always had that healthy glow about them. […]


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My boys thought I should write about our homemade hand scrubs.  We love to give these to teachers for Valentines Day and grandmothers for Mother’s Day.  You can give this hand scrub as a gift any time of the year because it’s that easy to make and as inexpensive as you want. Here’s what you’ll […]


DIY: La La Loopsy Jeans & Shirt

by SweetSugarMama on January 10, 2012

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My niece is turning 5 soon and she is obsessed  with La La Loopsy dolls and the color pink.  I’m not a lover of pink outfits so I decided to give her enough pink to make her happy and enough minty green to please me, after all I’m the one that made it (she takes […]

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Quick Fix for Too Low V-Neck Sweaters

by SweetSugarMama on January 5, 2012

It’s been over a year that I’ve worn this sweater.  I hate to wear a shirt underneath because it adds unwanted bulges.  Lord knows I don’t need more of those.  So here’s what I did!  To get a PDF on how to do it,  just click on the picture.