Kid’s Artwork: Make Your Own Plush Figures

by SweetSugarMama on February 28, 2013

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I have to say, this is by far, one of our favorite things to do.  We spent all morning coloring our dolls, and then stuffing and sewing them.  The kids love when their creations come to life.  Put them in an old mints tin (like Altoids), and make a bed or a carrying case to […]


Lunch Art….So Much Fun!!!!

by SweetSugarMama on January 3, 2012

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I’m no fan of starting back after two great weeks of sleeping in and hanging out.  No homework, projects or driving like a mad woman through town.  School will be back in session tomorrow and the necessary madness begins. My kids thought it would be a great idea to write a post about the daily drawings […]


Freebie Friday – Surprise Your Kids with these Lunchbox Notes

by SweetSugarMama on September 29, 2011

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Here’s a Freebie to start the weekend just right. Print  these out and send a note in your child’s lunchbox tomorrow.  If they’re too cool for love notes (like mine) then send them trivia and facts.  Their friends all gather around the lunch table to read the trivia of the day. I get most of […]


Clever Way to do Old Things

by SweetSugarMama on September 13, 2011

Courtesy of Martha Stewart.  Store sheets inside their matching pillow case. Courtesy of bon appetit.  How about making PB&J rolls for lunch?  Kinda cool! Use clips to keep those cables from sliding down the table. Courtesy of Martha Stewart.  Keep lids organized with towel holders. Courtesy of real simple.  When painting a door, wrap the […]


DIY….Unique Party Invites

by SweetSugarMama on September 5, 2011

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First impressions do count.  An invitation is an announcement of great things to come. This is the perfect invite if you’re planning an outdoor picnic under the stars.  Your guest get an early head start on the festivities with these goodies.  The clear boxes can be found at a craft store, usually in the baking […]


Napa Valley with Kids

by SweetSugarMama on June 16, 2011

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During our visit to San Francisco, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take one day out to see Napa Valley.  We really thought twice about Napa with the kids.  Little did we know, when we planned it , that it was going to be one of the best day trips we’ve taken as a […]


Hiking in Topanga

by SweetSugarMama on June 15, 2011

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So many sweet spots to hike in Los Angeles.  Topanga Canyon is one of our favorite hikes, by far.  It’s crazy to see that so high up here, you can find so many different species of fossils.  Make sure to take lots of water, since it can get extremely hot during Summer.  


Art on Inspirational Quotes for Kids

by SweetSugarMama on June 10, 2011

I just finished this little drawing.  I’m inspired by quotes, especially the ones I can use on my kids.  This one in particular is a great message.  In today’s society, our kids are constantly being bullied and sheltered from groups of friends for  being different or just not being good enough in something.  This one is […]


Colorful Girl Bedrooms

by SweetSugarMama on June 8, 2011

If you are tired of the old pink color in your daughter’s bedroom, and are ready to kick it up a couple of notches this may be what you are looking for.  These colorful girl bedroom ideas are just what you need to get them to start picking up their rooms.  The vibrant colors are […]


Quick Tip: Play Dates for Boys

by SweetSugarMama on June 7, 2011

Once your kids get to be around 8 or 9, a play date of four or five kids can be a pretty good deal.   I find that a play date with just one or two kids can leave you scrambling to be the entertainment of the event.  If four or five buddies get together, […]