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Sending my love back home on Mother’s Day…

04/23/15

sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Living in Houston has posed multiple challenges for me with life as I used to know it. For instance, learning to live with extreme humidity basically year round (I thought I was bad at styling my hair before, ha!), navigating a thousand different highways to get just about anywhere, and having to miss out on a lot of holidays with the my Mom and Dad back home. The latter of the three breaks my heart all too often, so I’ve gotten super accustomed to finding ways to of sending my love back home, like ProFlowers for Mother’s Day (though my Mom absolutely requires chocolate at every occasion, so I have to add that on too, ha!) and my token Polo hat in the same color every year for my Dad for Father’s Day. Except the time I bought him a microwave, but that’s a story for another time….

My parents separated when I was really young, so I know all about how hard it can be on holidays, especially Mother and Father’s Day, when there isn’t a second parent around to make sure the day is made special when kids are young or to be able to take a break even if just for the day. Knowing all of that, I have a very special place in my heart for single parents, so I decided to give a little extra attention to two single, hard working, and dedicated Moms here in Houston that we know and love by doting on them and their little families with sweets, a photo shoot, and a bouquet that we thought reflected their awesome personalities in honor of Mother’s Day…

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Our first Home Decor DIY workshop!

02/26/15

our first home decor DIY workshop our first home decor DIY workshop

photos by Jared Smith

Well folks, the time has come! We’re finally kicking off the 2015 events in the new studio and I’m super excited to be teaching our first home decor DIY workshop with my lovely friend Brittni Mehlhoff on March 28th!

We’ll be teaching you how to make five different home decor projects with some of our favorite brands like West Elm, Color Cord, and Decor Art to take home, plus we have a killer goodie bag with even more home decor pretties to help you freshen up for Spring! As always, there will be plenty of photo-ops, sweets, and even lunch will be on us (we had to make a day of it, you know!). You can buy your ticket right here!

While you grab a friend for that, Jared and I are currently headed to Florida to visit my family for a bit and I’m super relieved to have absolutely no plans for a week. I have lots planned for you around here though, don’t worry! Be sure to follow along on Instagram for daily happenings behind the scenes!

our first home decor DIY workshop

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DIY Mid Century Planters

02/18/15

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

photos by Jared Smith

All it takes is one good Christmas tree cactus project to set me off on a cacti DIY frenzy… and I’m loving it. I’ve decided to put them in alllll the places. Two year olds beware when it comes to visiting the new Sugar & Cloth studio, that’s all I have to say.

Don’t worry though, I’ve made sure to put them on the pedestal they belong on with these DIY mid century planters that you can make on a budget (thank goodness! “mid cenutry” and “budget” rarely go together). We even made what I’ve now deemed a “drive-thru” version of this project with a spin-off that you can make in less in ten minutes that has no legs at all. We figured that one out when we accidentally busted the bottom out of the planter and needed to glue a new one in place, but hey, we made some delicious lemonade out of those life lemons, if you know what I mean!

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

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Hex-cellent: Jump on the hexagon decor trend

02/17/15

hexagon wall accent mirrors

While I’m currently pinning my life away while feeling a bit under the weather, my love affair with all things gold is getting a little jealous about having to share my time with all things hex-cellent (see what I did there?). How can you blame me though when there are so many pretty ways to jump on the hexagon decor trend these days, and I haven’t even gotten to my own hex DIY’s yet!?

You don’t exactly have to be undertaking a renovation (thank goodness, the studio did me in for a while!) or breaking the bank to add a little hexagon to your life. For instance, the brass mirrors above from a home tour by Fantastic Frank on Planete-Deco are actually from Ikea for only $15! What?! I’ll take twenty…

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