One Thing I’m Eyeing Right Now, Gwen Updates + The Weekly Edit

Round Top Blogger Retreat: A Farmhouse Dinner Tablescape by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of sugar and cloth
Round Top Blogger Retreat: A Farmhouse Dinner Tablescape by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of sugar and cloth

One Thing I’m Eyeing Right Now, Gwen Updates + The Weekly Edit

Our feeds and updates mainly consist of us talking about our home renovation, but there’s a lot more going behind the scenes. You may have heard me mention a few times that we’ve had unexpected hurdles getting Gwen to sleep lately, and finally had an ENT appointment this week to get some serious answers.

By no means was it fun to act as a human straight jacket for our 14-month-old baby girl, BUT I’m very glad to have had some more concrete answers on where to go from here.

24 Carrot Cocktail Recipe

24 Carrot Cocktail Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth
24 Carrot Cocktail Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

24 Carrot Cocktail Recipe

If you are looking for a beautiful cocktail to make for Easter or a spring soiree, hop to it and shake up this 24 Carrot Cocktail! Carrots may seem like an unconventional ingredient for mixing into cocktails. However, they create a nice earthy yet sweet flavor that is pleasantly delightful in a boozy drink. Plus, the carrots add such a beautiful orange color.

With some kick from the spicy muddled ginger, creamy egg white and edible flowers, this tipple is a great way to add some spring flavors into your cocktails!

Customizable Layered Brownie Parfait Recipe

Brownie Parfaits Recipe
Brownie Parfaits Recipe

Customizable Layered Brownie Parfait Recipe

If there’s any dessert I love creating, it’s one that is completely customizable. Not only does it guarantee that everyone is happy, but they also ensure that no one is going hungry. There’s nothing worse than making a carrot cake only to find out that a guest can’t have nuts, or a decadent caramel pie when someone is anti caramel!

Your guests will be out of luck if they’re anti brownies, but thankfully, that seems to be an infrequent dislike and a brownie parfait recipe is a hit 9 times out of 10!

Austin, Waco, Our Love-Hate For Screen Time + The Weekly Edit

Gwen & Ashley Houston Rodeo
Gwen & Ashley Houston Rodeo

Austin, Waco, Our Love-Hate For Screen Time + The Weekly Edit

Lots of progress was made on the home front while we were in Austin this past weekend, and we’re headed to Waco for a fun project with Texas Monthly + Magnolia this weekend!

Maybe this just means we need to leave town more often? Lol. (We wish.) The new master bath tiles are in, the new kitchen is coming along, and we even picked out some yucca plants for the landscaping!

Gwen has been such a trooper throughout this huge house renovation.

Baby Travel Gear For A Stress-Free Vacay

Colorful alley in London - Photos of Our British Isles Cruise with Family! | Part 1 # travel #familytravel #cruise #decor #design #britishisles
Colorful alley in London - Photos of Our British Isles Cruise with Family! | Part 1 # travel #familytravel #cruise #decor #design #britishisles

Baby Travel Gear For A Stress-Free Vacay

Oh, the good ole days of sharing one carry-on suitcase between the two of us. Those travel days are loonnnggg gone!

Our luggage triples whenever Gwen is added to the itinerary. We previously discussed our tips for traveling with a baby. Trust us. We never regret taking Gwen along! It really isn’t so painful if you also have the right travel gear.

Be warned. You will need a lot, BUT thankfully, most of these items can be checked-in for free!

Things I Didn’t Know About Basic Financial Planning + Insurance Until Having A Family

Real life tips for family planning - Things I Didn't Know About Basic Financial Planning + Insurance Until Having A Family by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth - #family #budget #budgeting #tips #planning #finances #financial #insurance #help #guide
Real life tips for family planning - Things I Didn't Know About Basic Financial Planning + Insurance Until Having A Family by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth - #family #budget #budgeting #tips #planning #finances #financial #insurance #help #guide

Things I Didn’t Know About Basic Financial Planning + Insurance Until Having A Family

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Have any of you all experienced the “Oh crap, I’m actually an adult and can’t keep sliding by” moment in one way or another? Or is that just me? Haha! Honestly, it really didn’t hit me until getting pregnant with Gwen that I should probably know things like what my insurance actually covers, if we were overpaying for it, and making sure we had an actual savings plan in place.

Howdy from Austin + The Weekly Edit

Create & Cultivate in Austin for SXSW with top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth
Create & Cultivate in Austin for SXSW with top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Howdy from Austin + The Weekly Edit

Howdy from Austin aka the Live Music Capital of the World! We kicked off SXSW last night speaking at The Refinery with Packed Party and some of my favorite blogger ladies, which is especially fitting since it’s International Women’s Day today!

As part of the Digital Dose panel, we talked about ways to creating an engaged online community. Most importantly, we also discussed how not to get burnt out in the process, which to be honest,