Home decor shopping (and now my double excuse, the studio!) is probably my single favorite pass time outside of the blog. You can call it scheming really, seeing as how I’m not above a good thrifting hunt or DIY’ing a statement piece. The good news is that even though I do have a lot of unique, one of a kind things floating around my home and the studio, we teamed up with Joss & Main to curate a collection for you to be able to shop my home and studio favorites (plus a few extra things I’d add to my wish list!).
You can hop on over to Joss & Main to check out the full list, or see a handful of my top 5 favorites to help you start your home decor shopping search!…
photos by Jared Smith
I really, really wanted to get custom boxes printed for our thank you’s and shipping things here and there, but everywhere I got a quote from was outrageously expensive for small quantities, or entirely too much of a commitment to get the large quantities be could afford. Alternatively, I’ve turned to self-inking stamps (thank you, Re:Marks!) so that I can make any shape or size box, paper, envelope, or tissue paper branded however I’d like, and I’m here to spread the love by showing you how to make your own DIY branded packaging on a budget.
Now before you go and judge me based on your parents old self-inking envelope stamp for bills, this is much cooler, I swear! I even did a side by side comparison of a regular stamp to my self-inking one from Re:Marks and it will kind of blow your mind, just saying…
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…
I’m super, super excited to announce the first Sugar & Cloth floral workshop happening this September in Houston. It’s still kind of surreal that it’s even an option to have workshops now that we have the new studio. Before all I could’ve hosted was a small get together in my livingroom to watch my cat Thomas do his same three party tricks, and one of the three is just a stone cold death stare. I mean, I know a few people who might’ve bought tickets, but I still would’ve done down in history for that one.
Good news is I’ve teamed up with Maria of Maxit Flower Design to bring the pro tips considering I happen to kill things slowly, and not quite as poetically as the Fugees sang it. Although I can make a mean alphabet out of pretty stems (case in point is the top photo). You win some, you lose some I guess..
Well that was a long winded title if there ever was one, huh? It’s true though, I am officially my mother with with how excited I am over the new studio window treatments that I mentioned the other day. I seriously think we spent half the day looking for reasons to open and shut the shades…
The light in the studio is one of the main reasons I chose it, add that to my love affair with all things white and gold, and you’ve got yourself one giant sun-reflector. Okay, it’s not really that intense, but it does get pretty direct sun during the day which is counter productive for a) not sweating myself skinny in the middle of summer (which normally I would love if it wasn’t at work), and b) it makes for not so great DIY project lighting since it’s too harsh.
That’s where these magical built-in light diffuser Hunter Douglas window treaments (as I’ve since named them) by Decorview and come in, and yes, I felt the need to include a mini animation to show you the difference…
Alright, confession time everyone! I’ve been in a little bitty slump lately. I’ve hinted at it here and there so I’ll spare you the sob story, but I’m excited to announce a fresh new look to Sugar & Cloth to help get myself back in gear. It’s kind of like having a twenty-something life crisis and painting your entire house on the spur of a moment. You know, just the usual. The ladies over at Blogzilla provided the makeover and I’m pretty much in love! I’m working on a few loose ends here and there, so forgive me for any untidy corners.
On another note, I’m headed to Marfa this weekend! I’ve lived in Texas for almost four years now and I’ve never been further west than San Antonio so I’m pretty excited. I hear it’s pretty spectacular! You can follow along on Instagram if you’d like (which you should like, see what I did there?).
photo by Brooke Schwab Photography