I like to think I’m pretty good at picking out guy’s gifts, but rather than have you guessing along with me, I’ve had Jared (aka the man himself) put together a list of 12 last minute guys gift ideas for Valentine’s Day just in case you’re still looking for a special something!
“From classic watches, to cool and modern sunglasses, I’ve picked out a few of my favorites that will help ease the stress of guessing on a gift. Plus there are a few everyday staples I always use like a leather camera strap for shooting projects at the studio, or the Jack Black clean and cool set as a nightly routine.” – Jared.
classic watch // dipped leather brief // polk audio desktop speakers // burgundy paseos Toms // grey chambray Toms // bison leather wallet // stanley to-go bottle // levi’s raw denim jacket // leather camera strap // barkley sunglasses // jack spade dipped cellphone case // jack black clean and cool set
photos by Jared Smith
I’m totally one of those people that has to have a list on hand at all times. For some reason it helps me relax because if not I feel like I’m constantly on edge that I’ll forget a major to-do, especially since we’re at this weird stage of being too busy for just two people, but too small for hiring more help. It’s a strange phenomenon I don’t think I’ll ever get used to, and I SUPER hope it passes soon! Anyways, all of this to say handwritten lists help me rest easier, and a reusable table top version was a must.
As it turns out, cute dry erase boards aren’t really the easiest thing to come by, so I made my own DIY desktop dry erase board out of a few token items we already had laying around the studio (cheap is my current middle name!)…
photos by Jared Smith
I know I’ve shared a few peeks here and there, but the new Sugar & Cloth studio kitchenette is finally complete!… for the most part. Technically I still have two more shelves to fill with colorful dinnerware and an extra cacti or two before it’s really done, but hey, considering it looked like this to begin with, it’s finished it my book! Plus I have to keep some things a mystery otherwise you’ll fall asleep with coffee in hand by the time we make it to the studio tour.
We teamed up with the lovely folks at Lowe’s for the bulk of the studio renovating, and though 20 tubes of caulk, paint rollers, brooms, mops, scrub brushes, knee pads, nails, screws, grout, paint, and a thousand other little sweet nothing may not seem like much, it’s actually a part of everything you see here! I really don’t think we could’ve pulled if those millions of trips to Lowe’s with a list full of questions and materials hadn’t happened.
Don’t worry though, I’m going to give you the full run down on how we kept everything within budget, all of our sources, AND the secret to our $36 countertop! Seriously, I would not even joke about that!