Inexpensive and Unique Gift Ideas for the Modern Hostess Under $20

Inexpensive and Unique Gift Ideas for the Modern Hostess Under $20 by Ashley Rose of the award winning DIY blog, Sugar & Cloth.

As much as I love entertaining, there’s something so relaxing about allowing other people to host for a change! And since I myself have experienced the stress that is organizing game night for the entire family (cue the crying over cupcakes references here), I’m extra thankful when someone returns the favor with an invite.

Being that we typically resort to liquor based gifts as a good fall back, I thought it was time to start thinking a bit more out of the box during this holiday season.

Inexpensive and Unique Gift Ideas for the Modern Hostess Under $20 by Ashley Rose of the award winning DIY blog, Sugar & Cloth.

Inexpensive and Unique Gift Ideas for the Modern Hostess Under $20

As much as I love entertaining, there’s something so relaxing about allowing other people to host for a change! And since I myself have experienced the stress that is organizing game night for the entire family (cue the crying over cupcakes references here), I’m extra thankful when someone returns the favor with an invite.

Being that we typically resort to liquor based gifts as a good fall back, I thought it was time to start thinking a bit more out of the box during this holiday season.

Pecan Cheesecake in Jars

Pecan Cheesecake in Jars - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - Recipe - Fall

I’ve got a major thing for miniature dessert anything and these pecan cheesecake jars are no exception. The perfect ending to a meal when just a few bites will do. Fluffy cream cheesecake filling topped with a decedent pecan caramel. I, Alexandra, can’t imagine a more perfect dessert to end holiday parties and dinners with this winter. Did I mention they’re served in jars? No slicing or serving required! These pecan cheesecake in jars are the perfect dessert for when you want something that looks fancy,

Pecan Cheesecake in Jars - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - Recipe - Fall

Pecan Cheesecake in Jars

I’ve got a major thing for miniature dessert anything and these pecan cheesecake jars are no exception. The perfect ending to a meal when just a few bites will do. Fluffy cream cheesecake filling topped with a decedent pecan caramel. I, Alexandra, can’t imagine a more perfect dessert to end holiday parties and dinners with this winter. Did I mention they’re served in jars? No slicing or serving required! These pecan cheesecake in jars are the perfect dessert for when you want something that looks fancy,

DIY Pegboard Christmas Tree

A DIY Pegboard Christmas Tree by DIY Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

We’re no strangers to alternative Christmas trees (see here and here), and this year is no exception! We actually made this DIY pegboard Christmas tree for the Girl Crush Market as signage/decor and decided it was too cute not to share. Plus you can easily hang ornaments from it just like a traditional tree, but minus the shedding cleanup or faux tree fluffing.

Since we had anticipated using it just for market decor,

A DIY Pegboard Christmas Tree by DIY Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

DIY Pegboard Christmas Tree

We’re no strangers to alternative Christmas trees (see here and here), and this year is no exception! We actually made this DIY pegboard Christmas tree for the Girl Crush Market as signage/decor and decided it was too cute not to share. Plus you can easily hang ornaments from it just like a traditional tree, but minus the shedding cleanup or faux tree fluffing.

Since we had anticipated using it just for market decor,

Behind The Scenes Lately & The Girl Crush Market Recap!

Behind the Scenes Lately & The Girl Crush Market Houston! By lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

We’re officially on the road (okay, plane) to Harbour Island for our pre-wedding trip for final detail planning! I’m so, so excited. If you’re wanting to follow along you can see it all on Instagram stories and Snapchat. As for things around the studio lately, I didn’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves before we recapped some recent behind the scenes and the Girl Crush Market!

We had a lot of fun working with Lisa to put the decor for the market together with the help of Emerson Sloan’s decor donations and hashtag printer for Smilebooth for social media sharing. 

Behind the Scenes Lately & The Girl Crush Market Houston! By lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Behind The Scenes Lately & The Girl Crush Market Recap!

We’re officially on the road (okay, plane) to Harbour Island for our pre-wedding trip for final detail planning! I’m so, so excited. If you’re wanting to follow along you can see it all on Instagram stories and Snapchat. As for things around the studio lately, I didn’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves before we recapped some recent behind the scenes and the Girl Crush Market!

We had a lot of fun working with Lisa to put the decor for the market together with the help of Emerson Sloan’s decor donations and hashtag printer for Smilebooth for social media sharing. 

Give It A Twist: Gift Your DIY with Kate Spade!

Give It A Twist: Gift Your DIY with Kate Spade! Christmas gifting with lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

The only thing better than getting to gift your DIY with kate spade new york, is getting an extra bag to keep for yourself, too. Or maybe that’s just me. Either way, I’m really excited to show you how to DIY your favorite kate spade pieces with their new personalization shop!

It was basically like getting asked out for cake by the hottest guy in school when they reached out about collaborating. Can you say- “mega girl crush”?! 

Give It A Twist: Gift Your DIY with Kate Spade! Christmas gifting with lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Give It A Twist: Gift Your DIY with Kate Spade!

The only thing better than getting to gift your DIY with kate spade new york, is getting an extra bag to keep for yourself, too. Or maybe that’s just me. Either way, I’m really excited to show you how to DIY your favorite kate spade pieces with their new personalization shop!

It was basically like getting asked out for cake by the hottest guy in school when they reached out about collaborating. Can you say- “mega girl crush”?!