House hunting… and dreaming

08/25/14

dream home | sugarandcloth.com

While pretty much everyone I know is pregnant or just had a baby, I’m dreaming of houses. Leave it to me to be the odd man out, but what can I say? It’s like a disease. I seriously drive by every house and think of what I could do with it, but it just seems so far out of reach most days, especially in the heart of Houston. Property here can be kind of ridiculous if you’re wanting to stay inside the loop.

Real talk: Did/do you all ever have the “How am I ever going to afford a house?” thoughts? I guess considering I’m not married, 26 years old, and trying to kickstart my own business that I’m probably really jumping the gun on this, but sometimes I feel like I barely afford life, let alone buying my own home in the kind of up and coming area I’d want to be in without a mountain of debt.

My Dad is Mr. DIY so I lucked out on the sense that I could buy a river rock and between his handiness and my ideas, we could turn it into a diamond, but even river rocks cost a pretty penny these days! What I lack in cash I make up for in Pinterest boards though, so we’re practically all square. Here are some of my dream spaces for someday…

Read More

Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter3Email to someone

Eats // Mojito Ice Cubes

08/22/14

mojito ice cubes | sugarandcloth.com mojito ice cubes | sugarandcloth.com

Well friends, it’s the weekend! Believe or not I actually won’t be working this fine Friday evening. In fact, we’re headed to Louisiana for a quick overnight break that involves sun and fun sans the emails. Basically it’s a weekend miracle.

In other news, I’m sharing these mojito ice cubes over on Lulu’s today! They’re actually the only reason I can make a decent tasting mojito at home. For those that prefer to skip the adult version, they’re also reallllly good in lemonades and sparkling drinks. You can thank me Monday.

Share on Facebook1Tweet about this on Twitter4Email to someone

A Sweet DIY Thank You (literally)

08/21/14

web (2 of 6) web (5 of 6)

Thanks so much to all of you have left feedback yesterday about hiring/finding resources for extra hands, it was really enlightening hearing from all your different perspectives! On the flip-side, I’ve also been working on new designs and little thank you’s to send out to the people who have collaborated with us in the past (and ones to come!).

Of course, it wouldn’t be the token Sugar & Cloth style if it wasn’t white and gold, with pops of color, and just a dash of sugar…

Read More

Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter1Email to someone

DIY // Pom pom cake (and intern/assistant advice!)

DIY pom pom cake | sugarandcloth.com DIY pom pom cake | sugarandcloth.com

If this sweet little DIY pom pom cake doesn’t brighten your Thursday, I don’t know what will! Unless you had doughnuts for breakfast, in which case you owe the rest of us good vibes instead, but I’m not pointing fingers. Nonetheless, be sure to check out this ridiculously simple cake tutorial over on Julep today.

In case you’ve been wondering what’s happening behind the scenes at S+C lately, it can pretty much all be summed up in a very graphic image of me racing like a mad woman to finish deadlines for the rest of this week and next. I’ve also decided that I HAVE to get an intern or thirty. What are your alls thoughts on interns? Do they have to be through a college for credit, paid well, not paid at all if it’s through the university, any horror stories of things you wish you would’ve known before hand, is it easier just to pay for an assistant, do I need to preface working for us that I may or may not cry over cupcakes on certain days? Wow, if you stuck with me through that run-on sentence you’re already hired!

Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter2Email to someone