Happy 2017 and a Behind The Scenes Lately Update!

Our Christmas cards and a Happy 2017 and a Behind The Scenes Lately Update by lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

I’ve missed you all! It wasn’t my plan to fall of the face of the earth last week, but with the holidays, getting food poisoning, and then getting the cold of the century, it just panned out that way. Now I’m back to wish you a happy 2017 and a behind the scenes update!

Let’s take a quick step back to pre-Christmas and go from there. We spent the few days before holiday break tying up loose ends at the studio,

Our Christmas cards and a Happy 2017 and a Behind The Scenes Lately Update by lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Happy 2017 and a Behind The Scenes Lately Update!

I’ve missed you all! It wasn’t my plan to fall of the face of the earth last week, but with the holidays, getting food poisoning, and then getting the cold of the century, it just panned out that way. Now I’m back to wish you a happy 2017 and a behind the scenes update!

Let’s take a quick step back to pre-Christmas and go from there. We spent the few days before holiday break tying up loose ends at the studio,

Printable DIY Golden Globes Drink Tags

Printable DIY Golden Globes Drink Tags with Lindt Chocolate - by lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth in Houston, Texas

Happy new year, everyone! We’re officially back at it with our regularly scheduled programming, and fully equipped with a new life motto: if you can’t be you, be a celebrity instead. Okay, so it’s not really that true, but these printable DIY Golden Globes drink tags will help you be one for the night.

Are any of you hosting or going to a watch party this weekend? If so, you NEED these! We’ve got all of the 2017 nominees (Ryan Gosling is mine,

Printable DIY Golden Globes Drink Tags with Lindt Chocolate - by lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth in Houston, Texas

Printable DIY Golden Globes Drink Tags

Happy new year, everyone! We’re officially back at it with our regularly scheduled programming, and fully equipped with a new life motto: if you can’t be you, be a celebrity instead. Okay, so it’s not really that true, but these printable DIY Golden Globes drink tags will help you be one for the night.

Are any of you hosting or going to a watch party this weekend? If so, you NEED these! We’ve got all of the 2017 nominees (Ryan Gosling is mine,

NYE Style Must-Haves for a Night In or Out

NYE Style Must Haves for a Night In or Out by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

It’s just around this time of year that I start filling my online shopping carts with an abnormal amount of sparkly dresses, shoes, and other shiny items.. Seriously, I can’t help it! The sparkle struggle is absolutely real when it comes to the weeks leading up to NYE.

Still, I typically ring in the New Year in a relatively quiet way..  I like to enjoy my cats (of course),  sip on champagne, and go to bed at around 12:03am..  So,

NYE Style Must Haves for a Night In or Out by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

NYE Style Must-Haves for a Night In or Out

It’s just around this time of year that I start filling my online shopping carts with an abnormal amount of sparkly dresses, shoes, and other shiny items.. Seriously, I can’t help it! The sparkle struggle is absolutely real when it comes to the weeks leading up to NYE.

Still, I typically ring in the New Year in a relatively quiet way..  I like to enjoy my cats (of course),  sip on champagne, and go to bed at around 12:03am..  So,

Cranberry Sidecar Cocktail

Cranberry Sidecar Cocktail by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, recipes, and lifestyle blog.

This time of year I always look to classic cocktails for inspiration for holiday drinks to serve at parties. Just like with a LBD, I, Ashley of Craft + Cocktails, believe you can’t go wrong with a classic! Once you have a classic recipe down, you can start branching out and make variations on them. By adding in syrups, swapping out juices or even changing the base spirits, you can create a whole new drink without having to start from scratch.

Cranberry Sidecar Cocktail by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, recipes, and lifestyle blog.

Cranberry Sidecar Cocktail

This time of year I always look to classic cocktails for inspiration for holiday drinks to serve at parties. Just like with a LBD, I, Ashley of Craft + Cocktails, believe you can’t go wrong with a classic! Once you have a classic recipe down, you can start branching out and make variations on them. By adding in syrups, swapping out juices or even changing the base spirits, you can create a whole new drink without having to start from scratch.

3 DIY Winter Cheesecake Toppers

3 DIY Winter Cheesecake Toppers by Lifestyle Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Before we get too far into these 3 DIY winter cheesecake toppers, I feel like I should mention that I didn’t actually make these cheesecakes. In good consciousness, I will admit that I did partake in eating all of them though. Basically I was just heavily involved, and then left the actual dessert crafting to The Cheesecake Factory. Hey, at least I know when to accept baking defeat!

Since we’re on the topic of leaving it to the pro’s,

3 DIY Winter Cheesecake Toppers by Lifestyle Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

3 DIY Winter Cheesecake Toppers

Before we get too far into these 3 DIY winter cheesecake toppers, I feel like I should mention that I didn’t actually make these cheesecakes. In good consciousness, I will admit that I did partake in eating all of them though. Basically I was just heavily involved, and then left the actual dessert crafting to The Cheesecake Factory. Hey, at least I know when to accept baking defeat!

Since we’re on the topic of leaving it to the pro’s,

The Gift Guide for People Who Love to Entertain

the gift guide for people who love to entertain - by lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth - Houston

Well friends, we’re here with one last gift guide for the people who love to entertain! You know, just helping you “sleigh” the holidays (see what I did there?!) one perfect gift at a time! I just can’t help myself when it comes to a good holiday pun.

To keep it simple, we’ve picked all of our favorites from Bed Bath & Beyond so that you can snag awesome gifts both online and in-store (hello, fellow late shoppers!).

the gift guide for people who love to entertain - by lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth - Houston

The Gift Guide for People Who Love to Entertain

Well friends, we’re here with one last gift guide for the people who love to entertain! You know, just helping you “sleigh” the holidays (see what I did there?!) one perfect gift at a time! I just can’t help myself when it comes to a good holiday pun.

To keep it simple, we’ve picked all of our favorites from Bed Bath & Beyond so that you can snag awesome gifts both online and in-store (hello, fellow late shoppers!).

We’re Officially Homeowners!

ashley rose and jared smith of sugar and cloth - houston blogger

And we’re FREAKING OUT excited! Honestly I thought it was going to be a loooong time before we could announce that we’re officially homeowners. Luckily the stars aligned, and here we are! The best part is we don’t even have to move!

Yes, I know, super confusing. Long story short is that I signed up for a really sketchy site that let’s you get emails for people, and then blindly emailed our landlord (that we’ve never met, we’ve only ever gone through a property manager for our town home!) asking if he would sell to us.

ashley rose and jared smith of sugar and cloth - houston blogger

We’re Officially Homeowners!

And we’re FREAKING OUT excited! Honestly I thought it was going to be a loooong time before we could announce that we’re officially homeowners. Luckily the stars aligned, and here we are! The best part is we don’t even have to move!

Yes, I know, super confusing. Long story short is that I signed up for a really sketchy site that let’s you get emails for people, and then blindly emailed our landlord (that we’ve never met, we’ve only ever gone through a property manager for our town home!) asking if he would sell to us.