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My Trouble with Social Media

08/27/15

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Before I delve into this quick thought, I want to say that I’d love to hear your feedback and thoughts on how you may balance your social media presence. As the daughter of a counselor, I’m a firm believer that sometimes you just have to talk things out to figure them out, and I’m super excited to hear your perspective on this topic. So, here goes the story on my trouble with social media…

Ironically, I’ve always loved social media for the most part. I remember when Facebook used to require a college email address in order to sign up, and I had to wait a whole year to catch up to my friends that were a bit older than me before I could join this elite, cool kids club that was known as having a Facebook profile. Clearly a lot has changed between then and now, and fast forward ten years later, here we are discussing this first world problem as we know it. To say it bluntly, I’m a little tired of social media.

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Sweet & Savory Dinner with Aces of Taste!

08/17/15

Sweet and Savory Dinner with Aces of Taste - Houston, TX - Sugar & Cloth - Macarons - Chicken and Waffles Sweet and Savory Dinner with Aces of Taste - Houston, TX - Sugar & Cloth - Macarons - Chicken and Waffles

photos by Jared Smith

You guys, we have another exciting event coming up on August 28th here in the studio! We teamed up with Aces of Taste to host a Sweet & Savory dinner along with some other local favorites, Maple & Love, Honeychild’s Sweet Creams, and Tout Suite! We’ll be serving some fun combinations that feature our love of macarons, like this play on chicken and waffles featuring my hand drawn waffle macarons from this brunch idea.

Of course we never let a studio event go by without just as many photo-ops as there are sweets, so prepare for a pretty and tasty evening! There are only 35 seats, so go ahead and grab your tickets right here, and we’ll see you next week for dinner!

Sweet and Savory Dinner with Aces of Taste - Houston, TX - Sugar & Cloth - Macarons - Chicken and Waffles

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See You at the Heart Home Wayfair Conference!

07/16/15

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photo by Kendall Hanna

Jared and I are ready to bring this blogging party up to Boston to speak at the Heart Home Wayfair Conference in October, and I’m super pumped! I’ve actually never been to Boston before, so you can count me doubly excited! I’ll be speaking on a panel and sharing bits and pieces from behind the scenes and along the way with three other online powerhouses (which you can see here!), so you know it’s going to be a good time.

As of now there are only a handful of tickets left before it’s sold out, so be sure to snatch them up while you can, and I’ll see you in October!

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Sending my love back home on Mother’s Day…

04/23/15

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photos by Jared Smith

Living in Houston has posed multiple challenges for me with life as I used to know it. For instance, learning to live with extreme humidity basically year round (I thought I was bad at styling my hair before, ha!), navigating a thousand different highways to get just about anywhere, and having to miss out on a lot of holidays with the my Mom and Dad back home. The latter of the three breaks my heart all too often, so I’ve gotten super accustomed to finding ways to of sending my love back home, like ProFlowers for Mother’s Day (though my Mom absolutely requires chocolate at every occasion, so I have to add that on too, ha!) and my token Polo hat in the same color every year for my Dad for Father’s Day. Except the time I bought him a microwave, but that’s a story for another time….

My parents separated when I was really young, so I know all about how hard it can be on holidays, especially Mother and Father’s Day, when there isn’t a second parent around to make sure the day is made special when kids are young or to be able to take a break even if just for the day. Knowing all of that, I have a very special place in my heart for single parents, so I decided to give a little extra attention to two single, hard working, and dedicated Moms here in Houston that we know and love by doting on them and their little families with sweets, a photo shoot, and a bouquet that we thought reflected their awesome personalities in honor of Mother’s Day…

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