What We’re Packing for our Elopement this Weekend

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As you read this, Jared and I are allll packed up in a large van (and one redeeming convertible) headed to New Mexico to get hitched! We’re super excited to exchange vows with close family there and friends there, but before we get too distracted, I wanted to share some of the goodies we’re bringing with us.

This is also a PSA to excuse any radio silence on our end over the next couple of weeks, because we’ll heading on our honeymoon next week (more to come on that!) and looking forward to disconnecting a bit.

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What We’re Packing for our Elopement this Weekend

As you read this, Jared and I are allll packed up in a large van (and one redeeming convertible) headed to New Mexico to get hitched! We’re super excited to exchange vows with close family there and friends there, but before we get too distracted, I wanted to share some of the goodies we’re bringing with us.

This is also a PSA to excuse any radio silence on our end over the next couple of weeks, because we’ll heading on our honeymoon next week (more to come on that!) and looking forward to disconnecting a bit.

Our Favorite Cool and Quirky Statement Earrings

Cool and Quirky Statement Earrings by Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

I’ve always been a small earrings kind of girl, but lately, I’ve started getting a wild flair. My Pinterest has been all over the fun and abstract jewelry game for a while now, and it’s making me see things differently! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still partial to my favorite pair of tiny gold bars, but I’m also all about getting out of my comfort zone.  After all, I’m still the same girl who covered her head in polka dots,

Cool and Quirky Statement Earrings by Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Our Favorite Cool and Quirky Statement Earrings

I’ve always been a small earrings kind of girl, but lately, I’ve started getting a wild flair. My Pinterest has been all over the fun and abstract jewelry game for a while now, and it’s making me see things differently! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still partial to my favorite pair of tiny gold bars, but I’m also all about getting out of my comfort zone.  After all, I’m still the same girl who covered her head in polka dots,

#SMITHSGONEMILD Week of Wedding Update: My Dress, Vows, and Other Things

a one week out wedding update and writing our own vows! by top Houston lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

It’s officially the #smithsgonemild week of wedding update! Thank goodness! While this whole planning deal has been entertaining and all, it’s safe to say we’re both ready to just be hitched already.

We head to White Sands on Thursday morning, and for the most part, we’ve gotten almost everything covered. One thing in particular, which was writing our own vows (the stationary we’re reading from is by Moglea above!). We thought this was going to be a pretty easy task on account of how many stories and references we have to tell,

a one week out wedding update and writing our own vows! by top Houston lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

#SMITHSGONEMILD Week of Wedding Update: My Dress, Vows, and Other Things

It’s officially the #smithsgonemild week of wedding update! Thank goodness! While this whole planning deal has been entertaining and all, it’s safe to say we’re both ready to just be hitched already.

We head to White Sands on Thursday morning, and for the most part, we’ve gotten almost everything covered. One thing in particular, which was writing our own vows (the stationary we’re reading from is by Moglea above!). We thought this was going to be a pretty easy task on account of how many stories and references we have to tell,

Winter Citrus Smoothie in Grapefruit Bowls

Winter Citrus Smoothie in Grapefruit Bowls by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

I’m the first to admit I don’t do healthy resolutions, goals, workout plans, endless bowls of kale, etc when the new year rolls around. But I, Alyssa, do believe there probably needs to be some semblance of balance in between the holiday cookies of December and the chocolates of Valentine’s Day. As long as that balance comes in pretty, tasty packages, it’s totally a resolution I, and I’m sure you, can get behind.

As long as that balance comes in pretty,

Winter Citrus Smoothie in Grapefruit Bowls by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Winter Citrus Smoothie in Grapefruit Bowls

I’m the first to admit I don’t do healthy resolutions, goals, workout plans, endless bowls of kale, etc when the new year rolls around. But I, Alyssa, do believe there probably needs to be some semblance of balance in between the holiday cookies of December and the chocolates of Valentine’s Day. As long as that balance comes in pretty, tasty packages, it’s totally a resolution I, and I’m sure you, can get behind.

As long as that balance comes in pretty,

DIY Knot Pillow

DIY knot pillow by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, recipes, and home decor blog.

It’s always at this time of year, that I, Erin, am looking for a little something new to liven up my place for Spring, and these maritime-style knot pillows are just the ticket! They’re soft, sculptural bundles of goodness that are playful in design, but sophisticated enough for the living room sofa.

If you’re wanting a little home décor refresher too, grab some stretchy knit fabric + poly stuffing, and let’s tie up some pillows!

DIY knot pillow by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, recipes, and home decor blog.

DIY Knot Pillow

It’s always at this time of year, that I, Erin, am looking for a little something new to liven up my place for Spring, and these maritime-style knot pillows are just the ticket! They’re soft, sculptural bundles of goodness that are playful in design, but sophisticated enough for the living room sofa.

If you’re wanting a little home décor refresher too, grab some stretchy knit fabric + poly stuffing, and let’s tie up some pillows!

How to be your Own Valentine this Year

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

How are you spending Valentine’s Day this year?  In college, my girlfriends and I (along with every other millennial girl in America) loved celebrating Galentine’s Day. I, Kayla, would always look forward to it all month — we’d exchange funny gifts like boob balloons and spend the night downing carbs.

Since moving to Houston and living alone for the first time, my definition of community has shifted.  I’ve learned to zip up my own dress,

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

How to be your Own Valentine this Year

How are you spending Valentine’s Day this year?  In college, my girlfriends and I (along with every other millennial girl in America) loved celebrating Galentine’s Day. I, Kayla, would always look forward to it all month — we’d exchange funny gifts like boob balloons and spend the night downing carbs.

Since moving to Houston and living alone for the first time, my definition of community has shifted.  I’ve learned to zip up my own dress,

DIY Boob Macarons & Valentines Printables

DIY boob macarons and printable Valentines by top Houston blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

We’re never really ones to blend in when it comes to DIY, and Valentine’s Day is no different. To make sure we really stand out, or be over the top as I’d like to think, we opted for DIY boob macarons and printables this year. Mainly because we have no reason not to, but also because macarons are better in pairs.

Of course, no two sets are the same. Much like other things in life, and I tried to make very sure that all were represented — the supportive,

DIY boob macarons and printable Valentines by top Houston blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

DIY Boob Macarons & Valentines Printables

We’re never really ones to blend in when it comes to DIY, and Valentine’s Day is no different. To make sure we really stand out, or be over the top as I’d like to think, we opted for DIY boob macarons and printables this year. Mainly because we have no reason not to, but also because macarons are better in pairs.

Of course, no two sets are the same. Much like other things in life, and I tried to make very sure that all were represented — the supportive,