Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sweets // Individual S’mores Cakelettes


recipe for individual smores cakelettes cake

I may or may not have drooled on my keyboard when I found the recipe to these s’mores cakelettes. I mean, they are called cakelette’s for crying out loud, even if they weren’t drool worthy you’d still eat one just because the name is so cute. I haven’t even told you that it’s from the blog Dessert for Breakfast, isn’t that the truth though? How could you resist? Graham crackers totally fall in the breakfast food group..

recipe for s'mores cakelettes by dessert for breakfast

 Individual Gimme S’more Cakelettes

makes eight 3-inch cakelettes

for graham crackers:
1/3 cup honey
2 Tbspn molasses
4 Tbspn whole milk
2 Tbspn vanilla
2 1/2 cups + 2 Tbspn AP flour
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tspn baking soda
3/4 tspn salt
7 Tbspn butter, cold

1. Whisk together the honey, molasses, milk, and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
2. Place the flour, light brown sugar, baking soda, and salt in a food processor and pulse until combined.
3. Cut the butter into the food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
4. Add the pre-mixed liquid ingredients to the food processor and pulse just until a dough begins to form.

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photos & recipe by Dessert for Breakfast / design by Sugar & Cloth
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Soiree // Garden Party


recreate this DIY summer garden party inspiration

I thought I’d try out a new column by finding key pieces to recreate some of the prettiest parties I’ve seen. With wedding season and summer gatherings getting started, surely you can find ways to incorporate them! If nothing else, I can at least fulfill my dreams of being full time in the hostess business (not the cakes, although that might be fine also).

how to recreate a garden party on a budget


vintage linen bunting, 35.50 Etsy | gold pressed placemat, 10.00 Sur La Table | scalloped lace tablecloth, 4.98 Amazon | azura blue goblets, 8 for 23.99 Target | dancing ranunculus & lemons from the local market | handblock print table linens, 4 for 19.96 World Market  | thrifted mis-matched chairs


photo 1  / design by Sugar & Cloth
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DIY // Tasseled Gifts


how to make a tasseled and layered bow gift

I’m back! Well most of me is, the other part of me got a little lost with the massive quantities of coffee and not so massive quantities of sleep over the weekend. I should be full circle by this afternoon, I’d say.

In between doses of caffeine I got to put together a gift for my sweet friend Erin’s bridal shower (let me just say out loud how much I love weddings!), and I thought I’d show you how I created a rather overstated gift wrap inspired by these balloons.

how to make a layered bow for a gift wrap

To make them, I wrapped a strand of ribbon around the box (as you would with a typical gift) and tied tassels to it. Then tied a handmade bow on top with the excess ribbon. Fast fact: I actually learned how to make handmade bows from working at a camera store where they thought I was better off managing the gift wrap than actually selling cameras. True story.

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Currently // Reorganizing The Pretty Things


If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that the last two days have been a little off here at S + C. As chaotic of a a transition as it may be, I officially own this little corner of the web now! Long story short, in a few more days everything will be business as usual, but with extra pretty things and the freedom of doing whatever we want. Who doesn’t love that? I may just go DIY crazy!

I hope you have a great weekend, and I’ll be here typing away to get everything sorted to see you on Monday! xoxo- Ash


photo by San Francisco Girl By Bay design by Sugar & Cloth

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DIY // Cross-stitching Never Looked So Cool


jessica decker modern cross stitch wall art

Call me crazy but I’m about to say out loud that cross stitching is now cool, or well, J.D. at least makes it look that way. Wouldn’t you love to have one of these pieces? I need to start collecting my pennies for her Make It Rain cross-stitch. You can find all of her handmade work here, but be warned that you may be overcome with crafting jealousy.

modern cross stitch wall art

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