Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar

Gwen loves the colorful boxes advent calendar - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #crafts

I’m not going to lie to you, I pretty much have zero chill when it comes to Gwen’s first Christmas. I’m like a PTA Mom with unlimited time and way too much caffeine. Except, I’m actually neither of those things. What I do have is a DIY advent calendar idea that’s worth writing home about, though.

While Gwen is still too young to actually have any understanding of an advent calendar, I still find joy in it and love the idea of starting our first traditions as a family of 3!

Gwen loves the colorful boxes advent calendar - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #crafts

Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar

I’m not going to lie to you, I pretty much have zero chill when it comes to Gwen’s first Christmas. I’m like a PTA Mom with unlimited time and way too much caffeine. Except, I’m actually neither of those things. What I do have is a DIY advent calendar idea that’s worth writing home about, though.

While Gwen is still too young to actually have any understanding of an advent calendar, I still find joy in it and love the idea of starting our first traditions as a family of 3!

Photos of Our British Isles Cruise with Family! | Part 2

Standing with sheep along the coast in Belfast - Photos of Our British Isles Cruise with Family! | Part 2 # travel #familytravel #cruise #decor #design #britishisles

If you made it through Part 1 of our British Isles cruise recap and are still here with me, I applaud you! If you’re new, Jared is the one narrating all of the photos in the gallery below from the second half of our Princess Cruises trip. He’s usually the one that barely speaks hiding behind the camera, so this is really monumental for us.

Part 2 features the rest of our itinerary from our 12 day trip through the British Isles to see: Guernsey, 

Standing with sheep along the coast in Belfast - Photos of Our British Isles Cruise with Family! | Part 2 # travel #familytravel #cruise #decor #design #britishisles

Photos of Our British Isles Cruise with Family! | Part 2

If you made it through Part 1 of our British Isles cruise recap and are still here with me, I applaud you! If you’re new, Jared is the one narrating all of the photos in the gallery below from the second half of our Princess Cruises trip. He’s usually the one that barely speaks hiding behind the camera, so this is really monumental for us.

Part 2 features the rest of our itinerary from our 12 day trip through the British Isles to see: Guernsey, 

Table Decor Idea + Hostess Gift Guide!

You guys! Holiday entertaining is here and it is my fave! Mostly because I love nothing more than making allll of the unhealthy things because people are always willing to dig in without guilt this time of year. Am I a bad influence or what?!

To bring you gifting and entertaining inspiration, I put together a quick and easy Christmas table decor idea and hostess gift guide with some of my favorite things.

To help make sure everyone gets their own dose of sweet treats,

Table Decor Idea + Hostess Gift Guide!

You guys! Holiday entertaining is here and it is my fave! Mostly because I love nothing more than making allll of the unhealthy things because people are always willing to dig in without guilt this time of year. Am I a bad influence or what?!

To bring you gifting and entertaining inspiration, I put together a quick and easy Christmas table decor idea and hostess gift guide with some of my favorite things.

To help make sure everyone gets their own dose of sweet treats,

Photos of Our British Isles Cruise with Family! | Part 1

Dying over the Peggy Porschen entrance in London! Photos of Our British Isles Cruise with Family! | Part 1 # travel #familytravel #cruise #decor #design #britishisles

You guys! This might be a blog miracle because somehow I convinced Jared to recap allll of our British Isles cruise photos from our Princess Cruises trip!

Consider he’s 1 step away from being mute on the internet, this is a real win at our house. That said, can’t be held responsible for how interesting or overly honest these captions might be.

Since we were gone for about 3 weeks total, we could wallpaper a small house with the number of photos we snapped.

Dying over the Peggy Porschen entrance in London! Photos of Our British Isles Cruise with Family! | Part 1 # travel #familytravel #cruise #decor #design #britishisles

Photos of Our British Isles Cruise with Family! | Part 1

You guys! This might be a blog miracle because somehow I convinced Jared to recap allll of our British Isles cruise photos from our Princess Cruises trip!

Consider he’s 1 step away from being mute on the internet, this is a real win at our house. That said, can’t be held responsible for how interesting or overly honest these captions might be.

Since we were gone for about 3 weeks total, we could wallpaper a small house with the number of photos we snapped.

How to Make Easy Christmas Cocktails in Ornaments (+ Video!)

serving up rumchata holiday ornaments! Pour your own ornament holiday cocktail! How to Make an Easy Christmas Cocktail Ornament by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #christmas #cocktail #easy #ideas #holidays #winter #ornament #decor #recipe

You guys! I’m not going to lie to you, I’m patting myself on the bag for this one! I just think these Christmas cocktails in ornament glasses are SO STINKING CUTE!

Since this is mostly all about the absolute preciousness that is cocktails in a Christmas ornament, I’m going to mainly stick with the supply lists for how to put these together. When it comes to the cocktail recipes inside them, the sky is the limit!

You could do an old fashioned,

serving up rumchata holiday ornaments! Pour your own ornament holiday cocktail! How to Make an Easy Christmas Cocktail Ornament by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #christmas #cocktail #easy #ideas #holidays #winter #ornament #decor #recipe

How to Make Easy Christmas Cocktails in Ornaments (+ Video!)

You guys! I’m not going to lie to you, I’m patting myself on the bag for this one! I just think these Christmas cocktails in ornament glasses are SO STINKING CUTE!

Since this is mostly all about the absolute preciousness that is cocktails in a Christmas ornament, I’m going to mainly stick with the supply lists for how to put these together. When it comes to the cocktail recipes inside them, the sky is the limit!

You could do an old fashioned,

Faux Flower Bottle Brush Tree DIY Christmas Centerpiece Idea

a cozy Christmas dinner table setting - Faux Flower Bottle Brush Tree DIY Christmas Centerpiece Idea by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #decor #howto #craft #entertaining #centerpiece #ideas

There are seriously very few things that I love more in the world than the magic that is Christmas time!!! The decorating, the coziness from twinkling lights, the music… it’s just one big holiday hug! Do I sound like Buddy the Elf yet?

To help get you in the spirit, we’re celebrating with one of my favorite Christmas playlists from Sony Music and this DIY Christmas centerpiece idea to give you a headstart on holiday entertaining.

a cozy Christmas dinner table setting - Faux Flower Bottle Brush Tree DIY Christmas Centerpiece Idea by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #decor #howto #craft #entertaining #centerpiece #ideas

Faux Flower Bottle Brush Tree DIY Christmas Centerpiece Idea

There are seriously very few things that I love more in the world than the magic that is Christmas time!!! The decorating, the coziness from twinkling lights, the music… it’s just one big holiday hug! Do I sound like Buddy the Elf yet?

To help get you in the spirit, we’re celebrating with one of my favorite Christmas playlists from Sony Music and this DIY Christmas centerpiece idea to give you a headstart on holiday entertaining.

Everything Sweet Sugar Cookies aka Pinterest Failproof

Sweet Everything Sugar Cookies aka Pinterest Failproof! - Sugar & Cloth

I can hand paint macarons for days, whip up a unicorn cake no problem, and even cook-up tetri cookies, but slaving over holiday cookies is just not for my short attention span. Especially when I see the Monet’s of sugar cookie art on Instagram from the cookie pros. So then I decided “hey, if you can’t make them perfect, make them crazy!’. I wouldn’t say that’s a great motto to live life by or anything,

Sweet Everything Sugar Cookies aka Pinterest Failproof! - Sugar & Cloth

Everything Sweet Sugar Cookies aka Pinterest Failproof

I can hand paint macarons for days, whip up a unicorn cake no problem, and even cook-up tetri cookies, but slaving over holiday cookies is just not for my short attention span. Especially when I see the Monet’s of sugar cookie art on Instagram from the cookie pros. So then I decided “hey, if you can’t make them perfect, make them crazy!’. I wouldn’t say that’s a great motto to live life by or anything,