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 […]


Buddha’s Fingers – My Weird Obsession for Good Fortune

by SweetSugarMama on November 18, 2011

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I’ve got a new obsession and I happened to stumble upon it at Fresh Market.  Bear with me if you are all familiar with this, this…thing….I had no clue until today that they actually existed.  I couldn’t help but take a long whiff of the yellow, octopus looking thing while I googled the name posted […]


Unique Holiday Decor

by SweetSugarMama on November 10, 2011

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Hello World!  It’s been a couple of days since my last post.  I’m so sorry…I’ve been busy helping out at my boys school.  Holiday preparations have me in a tangle. 🙂  I’ll be posting all this month and next holiday ideas.  Here’s the first post on holiday fun stuff.  Ya know, to getcha in the […]


Laundry How-To

by SweetSugarMama on October 29, 2011

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Here’s a cheat sheet on how to do laundry.  I made this up a while back and keep it glued next to my washer for those times my mind goes blank.  Which is quite often, I must confess.  If you know me, you know I take cleaning pretty seriously.   And if you know me, […]


House of Fun

by SweetSugarMama on October 27, 2011

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When we lived in Georgia we had two swings in our basement.  The kids would spend many cold and rainy afternoons swinging and coloring with chalk on the concrete floors.  I love this swing idea below.  This is definitely a sign of a fun house.  Now that we live where the sun always shines, there’s […]


Clever Storage Ideas

by SweetSugarMama on October 12, 2011

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Under or over stairs, so much storage potential. Use double curtain rods to make bookshelves.  Can’t get easier than that. This pulley solution from Ohdeedoh is so fun.  I bet you never thought the ceiling could be a good place to store your things. By now you know I dream of jars.  All the time. […]


Display Your Pictures in an Old Fashioned Way

by SweetSugarMama on September 20, 2011

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Don’t throw bottles away!  Use them in fun and new ways.  Here’s one of my favorites. Peel the label off a jar Fill the jar with olive oil Place a picture inside jar and close Clean any oil that may have spilled outside of the jar Display Pictured below is also the glow in the […]


Girl Bedroom Ideas

by SweetSugarMama on September 17, 2011

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A friend asked me for some girl bedroom ideas yesterday.  She’s getting ready to surprise both her daughters with bedroom makeovers.  Her little girl is transitioning from toddler to big girl and her oldest one will be a teenager in December.   She’s overwhelmed with both  projects since they’re so different and asked for my […]