Author Archives: Ashley

DIY poolside pattern kimonos

06/30/15

DIY poolside pattern kimonos - sugar & cloth DIY poolside pattern kimonos - sugar & cloth

After being on the hunt for the perfect kimono that didn’t have fringe longer than my entire body, or overly weird florals from top to bottom (says the girls wearing a 90’s leaf print above. Oh, the irony…), I have finally decided to make my own.

To start, I needed the actually kimono itself, which I found in the form of what Amazon calls a “sheer cardigan”. No clue why, considering it has no buttons or closures, is knee length, and is almost totally sheer. Alas, I refuse to bite the hand that feeds my Amazon Prime addiction, so I’ll let them call it whatever they want. Around here though, we’re going to call it a DIY poolside pattern kimono, okay?

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DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Yard Game

06/29/15

DIY flamingo ring toss yard game - sugar & cloth DIY flamingo ring toss yard game - sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

It’s safe to say there’s a sure fire flamingo trend happening these days, and I’m so totally all up on that train (don’t you love my way with words?)! Although I wouldn’t exactly call myself a yard ornament kind of girl, and that’s if I even had a yard, so you won’t find any plastic flamingos flocking around my town house. That being said, I’ve been known to get a little creative with my choice of plastic animals (not weird, I promise), and this time I’ve gone and made a DIY flamingo ring toss yard game that’s perfectly friendly for those of us that don’t have grass.

For those of you that do, congratulations! I’m slightly jealous, and you also get to skip the second half of this tutorial, so consider yourself winning today… DIY flamingo ring toss yard game - sugar & cloth

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9 Yard Games for Summer Gatherings

06/28/15

the best yard games for summer! - sugar & cloth

I’m pretty much a self proclaimed game night fiend. If someone so much as hints that they’re down for some board games, I’ll be the first one to start digging through closets to bust one out. I think I have my Dad to thank for not being able to sit still, so anything that keeps my mind busy (even while “relaxing”) is a good thing, and these 9 yard games for Summer gatherings will definitely keep your 4th of July guests entertained this year!

Plus, they’re all cute enough to not ruin every family photo that gets snapped with games in the background, is that too shallow to say out loud? Don’t judge me, I’m just here for your styling pleasure…

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Simple Iced Caramel Macchiato Recipe

06/26/15

simple iced caramel macchiato recipe -- sugar & cloth simple iced caramel macchiato recipe -- sugar & cloth

When I was younger, I used to try and surprise my Dad by already having his coffee made for him in the mornings when we were headed to school. He always used (and still does) two squirts of honey, a splash of cream, and the same travel cup– it was like our thing. At the time I wasn’t allowed to have coffee, so then when I did strike a lifelong love affair with my new morning ritual, we were like two peas in a (coffee bean) pod, and that was BEFORE I introduced him to a caramel macchiato and frappe as a sweet treat. Once that happened, it was game over on regular coffee (we clearly share the same sweet tooth genetics)! Alas, we’ve now upgraded to a little something sweet I like to call Coffee-Mate

All of that being said, we’re not fancy people when it comes to making morning coffee, but it definitely holds a special place in my heart. Mostly that’s because I’m not a morning person, and the quicker I can have my liquid fuel, the better, but the point is I never go without it, which makes this simple iced caramel macchiato recipe perfect for Summers on the go! simple iced caramel macchiato recipe -- sugar & cloth

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