Does Baking Sharpie on Ceramics Really Work?

by SweetSugarMama on March 14, 2013

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I must confess, I have many failed attempts at art.   So many projects end up in the trash.  This one was no exception.  Not that I let my failed attempts stop me from trying again.  It actually encourages me to ask why and what I can do differently.  Fails help me learn from my […]

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End of Year Gift for Teachers

by SweetSugarMama on June 7, 2011

Every year I face the same dilemma once school is about to end.  What to give someone who’s made a difference in my child’s life that screams out “Thanks”?   This year, along with a gift certificate to a neighborhood bookstore (beach/summer reading), I will be giving them homemade gifts.  Out of my son’s notebook […]


Cute Summer Top for Girls

by SweetSugarMama on May 31, 2011

This is on my To Do list this Summer.  I know my 4 year old niece will look Adorbs (with a capital A) wearing this easy as peasy Summer top. Instructions and pictures from  Martha Stewart Living – Bandana Projects. Beachcomber Apron How-To: You will need: one 22-inch yellow bandanna and 1 1/2 yards white […]


Sand Castle Pro

by SweetSugarMama on May 31, 2011

Calling myself a pro at making sand castles is a huge exageration (as you can tell from the pics).  I find the whole process to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience I can share with my boys.  As we get deeper into Summer, my collection of tools becomes larger.  Every kitchen tool becomes a fine […]


Ugly Doll Party

by SweetSugarMama on May 30, 2011

So my son decided he wanted to have an Ugly Doll party, and I must admit I was worried. I went on an internet frenzy trying to figure out what to do since there are no party supplies available for these adorable plush toys. If you are not familiar with these funny looking creatures, beware, […]