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Usually I’ll throw away all the candy left over from a holiday within hours of that holiday being over.  I mean like 9 a.m. the next morning over.  Somehow I missed one bag of unopened M&Ms.  The pastel colored bag was sitting in my pantry as I was pulling stuff  out to make popcorn and […]


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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Hostess Gift – Cookie Gift

by SweetSugarMama on December 24, 2011

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My boys and I love to give cookies for any occassion.  Who doesn’t love to recieve a batch of homemade cookies from scratch?  Even better an extra batch to bake at a later time.  Using a Mason jar, layer the dry ingredients of your favorite cookie recipe. Instructions on how to package ingredients into the […]


Make Your Own Snow Globe

by SweetSugarMama on December 5, 2011

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Snow globes fascinate me.  I love to see how the snow gently falls down to the bottom.  We love to make these for different holidays.  We customize with toys, figures, beads, ornaments, etc.  Get creative.  That’s what it’s all about. Here’s what you’ll need. Vegetable glycerine is optional but I highly recommend it.  It makes […]


Gift Giving Ideas for the Holidays

by SweetSugarMama on November 29, 2011

I love the holidays.  I know it’s not all about the gifts but for me giving is such a rush.  I can’t just give anything.  I have to brainstorm on things the person I’m giving to will absolutely love.  It doesn’t hurt I’m such a product freak.  Here’s my list so far.  Hope it helps […]


“Family Tree” Craft

by SweetSugarMama on November 28, 2011

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This weekend we went shopping for our Christmas tree at our local Boys and Girls club.  While they were trimming our tree, we gathered all the excess branches to make wreaths.  The tree stumps on the floor caught my eye.  What to do? What to do?  I’ve been brainstorming all weekend long.  This is one […]