Poolside Summer Entertaining Al Fresco (+ Sweepstakes!)

Poolside Summer Entertaining Al Fresco (+ Giveaway!) by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

We all know I’m not one to pass up a good poolside Summer entertaining al fresco opportunity! I realize we have quite the growing list of entertaining inspiration when it comes to Summer evenings, but can you ever have too much?! Good taste is always in style!

Plus it was a good reason to throw a party when Ecco Domani asked me to put together something to celebrate their Pinot Grigio that features a limited edition bottle designed by Christian Siriano.

Poolside Summer Entertaining Al Fresco (+ Giveaway!) by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Poolside Summer Entertaining Al Fresco (+ Sweepstakes!)

We all know I’m not one to pass up a good poolside Summer entertaining al fresco opportunity! I realize we have quite the growing list of entertaining inspiration when it comes to Summer evenings, but can you ever have too much?! Good taste is always in style!

Plus it was a good reason to throw a party when Ecco Domani asked me to put together something to celebrate their Pinot Grigio that features a limited edition bottle designed by Christian Siriano.

Our Home Renovations: Our Second Floor Plans & Before Photos

Our Home Renovations: Our Second Floor Plans & Before Photos by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Well guys, we’ve officially been homeowners for 7 months now and still haven’t tackled much! To say that the renovation process has been a little intimidating with our recent work/travel schedules, plus finding out we have a baby on the way would be the understatement of the year.

Despite the fact that we’re moving along like sloths, I thought it would be fun to give you a run down of our general quick plans, before photos, and what we’ve done so far (albeit only the easy stuff,

Our Home Renovations: Our Second Floor Plans & Before Photos by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Our Home Renovations: Our Second Floor Plans & Before Photos

Well guys, we’ve officially been homeowners for 7 months now and still haven’t tackled much! To say that the renovation process has been a little intimidating with our recent work/travel schedules, plus finding out we have a baby on the way would be the understatement of the year.

Despite the fact that we’re moving along like sloths, I thought it would be fun to give you a run down of our general quick plans, before photos, and what we’ve done so far (albeit only the easy stuff,

Weekend Guide to Waco: Staples to See Besides Magnolia

Weekend Guide to Waco: Staples to See Besides Magnolia

We’re only three hours from Waco, but somehow I’ve made it seven years in Texas without ever visiting! I’ll admit it, prior to three years ago, I didn’t think of the city as much more than a convenient stopping point between Dallas and Austin.

Now unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Joanna and Chip Gaines, the couple behind the popular HGTV show, Fixer Upper. They’ve made a name for themselves flipping houses, transforming Waco,

Weekend Guide to Waco: Staples to See Besides Magnolia

Weekend Guide to Waco: Staples to See Besides Magnolia

We’re only three hours from Waco, but somehow I’ve made it seven years in Texas without ever visiting! I’ll admit it, prior to three years ago, I didn’t think of the city as much more than a convenient stopping point between Dallas and Austin.

Now unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Joanna and Chip Gaines, the couple behind the popular HGTV show, Fixer Upper. They’ve made a name for themselves flipping houses, transforming Waco,

The Weekly Edit + Expanding Our Studio!

The weekly edit and expanding our studio by top houston lifestyle blogger ashley rose of sugar and cloth

Lol to this being called the weekly edit, right?! I swear I can tell time, I’ve just missed a few Fridays on account of wanting to stay unpredictable?…Clearly not true, but hey.

In more exciting news, I have at least been more on top of it behind the scenes. We’re finally getting to the point of sharing details on expanding our studio! I’m VERY excited about this. As much as I love the co-work setting, we’re literally over flowing in the current studio space.

The weekly edit and expanding our studio by top houston lifestyle blogger ashley rose of sugar and cloth

The Weekly Edit + Expanding Our Studio!

Lol to this being called the weekly edit, right?! I swear I can tell time, I’ve just missed a few Fridays on account of wanting to stay unpredictable?…Clearly not true, but hey.

In more exciting news, I have at least been more on top of it behind the scenes. We’re finally getting to the point of sharing details on expanding our studio! I’m VERY excited about this. As much as I love the co-work setting, we’re literally over flowing in the current studio space.

10 Things I Didn’t Know to Think Twice About While Pregnant

10 Things I Didn't Know to Think Twice About While Pregnant by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

I totally wasn’t joking when I mentioned needing a manual for this new pregnancy life change. I knew all of the staple/stereotypical rules when it came to expecting, but the list can be never ending! Since so many of you are professional mommas, I thought it would be fun to share 10 things I didn’t know to think twice about while pregnant that are the weirdest for me being in my second trimester so far.

For this installment of “Name That Weird Symptom”,

10 Things I Didn't Know to Think Twice About While Pregnant by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

10 Things I Didn’t Know to Think Twice About While Pregnant

I totally wasn’t joking when I mentioned needing a manual for this new pregnancy life change. I knew all of the staple/stereotypical rules when it came to expecting, but the list can be never ending! Since so many of you are professional mommas, I thought it would be fun to share 10 things I didn’t know to think twice about while pregnant that are the weirdest for me being in my second trimester so far.

For this installment of “Name That Weird Symptom”,

Whiskey Dreamsicle Cocktail

Whiskey Dreamcicle Cocktail Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

It’s officially summer and that means it’s the season of pool parties, BBQ’s, and long hot days by the water. One of the best things about this season? Spending all day by the pool enjoying a refreshing cocktail, of course! Yes, there’s also plenty of magical pool floats and breezy summer dresses to go around. But, at the end of the day, there’s nothing like having the perfect cocktail to cool off with in the heat of summer.

Whiskey Dreamcicle Cocktail Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Whiskey Dreamsicle Cocktail

It’s officially summer and that means it’s the season of pool parties, BBQ’s, and long hot days by the water. One of the best things about this season? Spending all day by the pool enjoying a refreshing cocktail, of course! Yes, there’s also plenty of magical pool floats and breezy summer dresses to go around. But, at the end of the day, there’s nothing like having the perfect cocktail to cool off with in the heat of summer.

DIY Geometric Metal Wall Hang

DIY Geometric Metal Wall Hang by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

The geometric wall hang trend is all the rage at the moment! From weavings to macramé, I’m constantly seeing lots of free-form ways to add interest to the wall.

I, Erin, love wall hangs that mix & match all sorts of materials like brass, textiles, fibers, and even wood. This DIY Geometric Metal Wall Hang is as easy as stringing together different shapes and acts as a bit of jewelry for the room.

Read on for the full (and easy!) tutorial,

DIY Geometric Metal Wall Hang by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

DIY Geometric Metal Wall Hang

The geometric wall hang trend is all the rage at the moment! From weavings to macramé, I’m constantly seeing lots of free-form ways to add interest to the wall.

I, Erin, love wall hangs that mix & match all sorts of materials like brass, textiles, fibers, and even wood. This DIY Geometric Metal Wall Hang is as easy as stringing together different shapes and acts as a bit of jewelry for the room.

Read on for the full (and easy!) tutorial,