Candy Cane Affogato

What’s your Christmas party style? Are you the games and appetizers kind of hostess, preferring a casual hangout with friends? Or do you go for a more formal affair, a complete dinner with a fancy spread type? My (Rebecca’s) personal favorites are caroling parties, traipsing around the neighborhood with all of your friends and singing to the neighbors until their ears hurt and your toes and nose are frozen. Hoop skirts, bonnets,

Candy Cane Affogato

What’s your Christmas party style? Are you the games and appetizers kind of hostess, preferring a casual hangout with friends? Or do you go for a more formal affair, a complete dinner with a fancy spread type? My (Rebecca’s) personal favorites are caroling parties, traipsing around the neighborhood with all of your friends and singing to the neighbors until their ears hurt and your toes and nose are frozen. Hoop skirts, bonnets,

How to Make Holiday Wreath Meringue Macarons

colorful holiday cookies - How to Make Holiday Wreath Meringue Macarons by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #holiday #cookies #meringues #wreath #christmas #ideas

I’m super excited that I was able to get my hot-mess self in gear enough to make some holiday wreath meringue macarons for a blogger cookie exchange with some of my faves! Last year I was way too insanely pregnant and overwhelmed to partake, so I’m jumping back on the bandwagon this year, woohoo!

You may remember my everything sweet sugar cookies (which I’ll definitely be making with Gwen this year) from our last cookie exchange,

colorful holiday cookies - How to Make Holiday Wreath Meringue Macarons by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #holiday #cookies #meringues #wreath #christmas #ideas

How to Make Holiday Wreath Meringue Macarons

I’m super excited that I was able to get my hot-mess self in gear enough to make some holiday wreath meringue macarons for a blogger cookie exchange with some of my faves! Last year I was way too insanely pregnant and overwhelmed to partake, so I’m jumping back on the bandwagon this year, woohoo!

You may remember my everything sweet sugar cookies (which I’ll definitely be making with Gwen this year) from our last cookie exchange,

A Party Scavenger Hunt Game Kids Activity

it's a holiday instax party! A Party Scavenger Hunt Game Kids Activity by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #DIY #printable #game #ideas #kids #activity #holiday #christmas #scavengerhunt

Before we get into the details of this party scavenger hunt game let me give you a little background story…

My new favorite word to use when it comes to parenting is “deflect”. When Gwen is about to scream her head off because I won’t let her empty all of our media console cabinets onto the floor, boom, deflect!

Which then means I bust out a random household object… like a spatula… that she likes far better than her 100 baby toys in plain sight.

it's a holiday instax party! A Party Scavenger Hunt Game Kids Activity by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #DIY #printable #game #ideas #kids #activity #holiday #christmas #scavengerhunt

A Party Scavenger Hunt Game Kids Activity

Before we get into the details of this party scavenger hunt game let me give you a little background story…

My new favorite word to use when it comes to parenting is “deflect”. When Gwen is about to scream her head off because I won’t let her empty all of our media console cabinets onto the floor, boom, deflect!

Which then means I bust out a random household object… like a spatula… that she likes far better than her 100 baby toys in plain sight.

The cutest gift wrap for all of your gifts

Give It A Twist: Gift Your DIY with Kate Spade! Christmas gifting with lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Gift wrap anyone?!  When we think of gift wrap we usually think of something that is going to be thrown away so why spend the money on nice, pretty gift wrap.  For us this isn’t the case!  We like to look at gift wrap as being just as important as the actual present. Presentation is key in this department.  We love getting creative when it comes to wrapping.  Adding a handmade bow, creative gift tag or a pom pom topper on your gift are a few easy ways you can impress anyone receiving a gift.

Give It A Twist: Gift Your DIY with Kate Spade! Christmas gifting with lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

The cutest gift wrap for all of your gifts

Gift wrap anyone?!  When we think of gift wrap we usually think of something that is going to be thrown away so why spend the money on nice, pretty gift wrap.  For us this isn’t the case!  We like to look at gift wrap as being just as important as the actual present. Presentation is key in this department.  We love getting creative when it comes to wrapping.  Adding a handmade bow, creative gift tag or a pom pom topper on your gift are a few easy ways you can impress anyone receiving a gift.

Gifts for Pets (and Pet Parents!)

the cutest gifts for pets and pet parents for presents this year! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #gifts #giftguide #pets #presents #christmas #holidays #ideas

Around here we are allll about our cat, Thomas! If you’re new here, Thomas is basically our second child, so it’s only natural for us to spoil him like crazy for Christmas, too. Let’s just say Christmas is as exciting for him as it is for Gwen since his favorite thing in the entire world is to attack the Christmas tree every 5 seconds (see photo above).

Since we realize not everyone is just a cat lover, we put together a gift guide for pets that covers a little of everything (sans reptiles,

the cutest gifts for pets and pet parents for presents this year! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #gifts #giftguide #pets #presents #christmas #holidays #ideas

Gifts for Pets (and Pet Parents!)

Around here we are allll about our cat, Thomas! If you’re new here, Thomas is basically our second child, so it’s only natural for us to spoil him like crazy for Christmas, too. Let’s just say Christmas is as exciting for him as it is for Gwen since his favorite thing in the entire world is to attack the Christmas tree every 5 seconds (see photo above).

Since we realize not everyone is just a cat lover, we put together a gift guide for pets that covers a little of everything (sans reptiles,

Cute Gifts for Baby and Kids

Gwen helping us bring this gift guide to life, haha! Cute Gifts for Baby and Kids! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #gift #giftguide #baby #ideas #christmas #presents #holidays #kids

This has to be my FAVORITE shopping guide this year!  Now that I’m a Mom, I’m finding it so much more fun shopping for Gwen than anyone else.  I know I’m not alone here! Plus, it’s her first Christmas so the excitement level around our house is growing rapidly every day.

There are so many shopping guides and cute gifts for baby and kids around this time of year, but if you’re like me, you enjoy giving really unique gifts.

Gwen helping us bring this gift guide to life, haha! Cute Gifts for Baby and Kids! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #gift #giftguide #baby #ideas #christmas #presents #holidays #kids

Cute Gifts for Baby and Kids

This has to be my FAVORITE shopping guide this year!  Now that I’m a Mom, I’m finding it so much more fun shopping for Gwen than anyone else.  I know I’m not alone here! Plus, it’s her first Christmas so the excitement level around our house is growing rapidly every day.

There are so many shopping guides and cute gifts for baby and kids around this time of year, but if you’re like me, you enjoy giving really unique gifts.

Abstract Shapes DIY Nursery Wall Decor

As it turns out, I was basically made for nursery decor if you’re taking into account our brand color schemes, ha! These DIY nursery wall decor in abstract wooden shapes are no exception, and I LIVE for a good spray paint makeover. I basically spray paint everything! I even spray painted the drawers on a crib!

I’m not going to claim that Krylon® Brand should put “Sugar & Cloth” somewhere in the Ballet Slipper and Catalina Mist spray paint color names for my personal branding purposes,

Abstract Shapes DIY Nursery Wall Decor

As it turns out, I was basically made for nursery decor if you’re taking into account our brand color schemes, ha! These DIY nursery wall decor in abstract wooden shapes are no exception, and I LIVE for a good spray paint makeover. I basically spray paint everything! I even spray painted the drawers on a crib!

I’m not going to claim that Krylon® Brand should put “Sugar & Cloth” somewhere in the Ballet Slipper and Catalina Mist spray paint color names for my personal branding purposes,