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A peek of the new studio and the most excited I’ve ever been about window treatments


sugar and cloth studio decorview windows | sugarandcloth.com sugar and cloth studio decorview windows | sugarandcloth.com 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…

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A new site and this weekend’s travels!


marfa by brooke schwab photography

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

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My Home Tour on The Everygirl!


my craft room

As if these last few weeks haven’t been enough to make me want to pinch myself, The Everygirl goes and features my home for a home tour. Have I died and gone to heaven or what? Seriously.

Also, this little adventure gave me the opportunity to meet the lovely Kimberly Chau who photographed everything. The girl is awesome, that’s all I can say! Go check out my cat, DIY’s in action, and of course, where I jump on the bed in the full tour. Plus, all of the details on what’s in my home, how I got started blogging, and what I’m into these days. Let me know what you think!

Ashley of Sugar & Cloth

my livingroom

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DIY Packets of Love.. (or something like that.)


DIY packet business cards DIY packet business cards

I have a tendency to get bored with things somewhat easily, and I usually try and move things around and/or switch everyday items up to keep things fresh. Obviously this means that no 8 month old business card is safe around here, so I spruced up my business cards before for the Better Homes & Gardens stylemaker event in NYC this Thursday.

It’s the same packet that I made for Alt this past January, but I also made “I heart DIY” magnetic cards and kraft bags to go with it. Can you really have too many hearts or too much DIY? I think not!

DIY packet business cards




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