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DIY // Leather Bar & Drink Tags

March 19, 2014

photos and tutorial by Molly Madfis of Almost Makes Perfect

In case the pom pom leather luggage tags were a bit too girly for you, we have a whole other type of tag to float your boat: DIY leather bar and drink tags! It’s a similar concept, but a whole new aesthetic that the guys in your family won’t cringe from, which is perfect for upcoming Spring evenings.

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Named A Top 10 DIY Blog by Better Homes & Gardens! (and other news)

March 17, 2014

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photo by Kimberly Chau photography

I’ve finally gotten settled back in this weekend after three weeks of slightly hectic traveling and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be in my own bed! I love venturing to new places, but I’m realizing more and more that at the end of the day I’m kind of a homebody if that makes any sense at all.

I’ve also realized that I’m completely terrible at trying to multi-task while I’m out of town. Am I the only one with this downfall? For those of you world travelers that manage to stay in touch and on top of your inboxes or to-do lists while you’re gone, my hat is off to you! I slaved over project posts to share here and there while I was gone and I managed to post them pretty well the first week and then I might as well have been lost at sea ever since then. I’m hoping my charm and embarrassing jokes serve me well in trying to recoup…

More importantly, I have a whole slew of things to fill you in on! I’ll be spilling the beans little by little, but first, I’m super excited for Sugar & Cloth to have been named a Top 10 DIY blog by Better Homes & Gardens! Let me just tell you that I definitely did not see that one coming when I started this little blog two years ago. It’s kind of funny how those things happen, and it seems to always be right when you need a pick-me-up. I love those moments!

In case you missed it, I’ll be hosting an Etsy Pop-Up at West Elm this month, too! Hope to see you there!

Los Angeles to home (and the prettiest gourmet bakery of all time).

March 4, 2014

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Today I fly back to Houston from a whirlwind week in LA and Palm Springs (which I’ll tell you all about soon!), and I’m so, so excited to see my own bed tonight, you have no idea! It might’ve been the only time the desert has seen flooding in the last year, and we might have accidentally rented a clunker Suzuki rental car and screamed all the way down some of the steep streets in Silverlake, but we had a good time.

It also didn’t hurt that we had the cutest Airbnb of all time in Echo Park and hit up just about every bakery and coffee shop within driving distance. My favorite hands down was Bottega Louie though, I’m ninety-nine percent certain there is not a single prettier bakery in all of the land, and I’m thankful that there isn’t one in Houston or I might be poor, out of shape, and highly caffeinated and I’m really aiming for something a bit better for my auto-biography.

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I thought I should still share a few photos of the goodies I picked up from there yesterday like macarons (in every color, naturally) and the most stunning giant macaron ever, appropriately named Le Grand Macaron. It was filled with raspberries and chocolate and was just big enough to put me in heaven for about an hour. Of course I had to buy enough macarons to fill a box to bring back for Jared, it was just a coincidence that I got to eat some too…

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DIY // Golden Pendant Lights

February 19, 2014

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We’re all pretty aware of my obsession with gold, and I couldn’t help but infect spread the golden love in my second tutorial for Lulu’s, with these simple DIY golden pendant lights. Even better, you can make both of these bad boys for under $40! Check out the full tutorial here, and in case you missed my DIY up-cycled containers, I’ve got that covered for you too.

In the meantime, I’m running around like a mad women trying to schedule some exciting collaborations and projects with a few talented ladies around Houston and get everything squared away for work before another three week travel hiatus. Hopefully you all are having a great week so far!