Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons recipe by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

For many of us, coconut is the dividing line, you either love it or hate it.. I, Alex, seem to live in a divided house as well.  My husband can’t stand the look of it and of course, I’m coconut’s biggest fan! My favorite desserts include a coconut cake, a dollop of coconut whipped cream and these simple dark chocolate coconut macaroons.

Since they are raw, these macaroons are softer and chewier than the traditional baked version.

Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons recipe by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

For many of us, coconut is the dividing line, you either love it or hate it.. I, Alex, seem to live in a divided house as well.  My husband can’t stand the look of it and of course, I’m coconut’s biggest fan! My favorite desserts include a coconut cake, a dollop of coconut whipped cream and these simple dark chocolate coconut macaroons.

Since they are raw, these macaroons are softer and chewier than the traditional baked version.

DIY Printable Photo Wall Calendar

Free DIY Printable Photo Wall Calendar by lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

I’ve come to the conclusion that there are several types of calendar people in the world. There’s the type that loves token picture calendars, and a twist of nostalgia. The type that buys a really cute one and then forgets to flip the pages until October (my usual category), and then ones that prefer yearly calendars but can’t ever read read the dates because it’s so small. I like to think my DIY printable photo wall calendar solves all of these issues,

Free DIY Printable Photo Wall Calendar by lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

DIY Printable Photo Wall Calendar

I’ve come to the conclusion that there are several types of calendar people in the world. There’s the type that loves token picture calendars, and a twist of nostalgia. The type that buys a really cute one and then forgets to flip the pages until October (my usual category), and then ones that prefer yearly calendars but can’t ever read read the dates because it’s so small. I like to think my DIY printable photo wall calendar solves all of these issues,

#SMITHSGONEMILD: A Major Plot Twist in Wedding Plans

#SMITHSGONEMILD: A Major Plot Twist in Wedding Plans by top Houston lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Sometimes when real life hits you smack dab in the face, you might be left announcing a major plot twist in wedding plans. That’s exactly what happened to us, so grab a cup of coffee and brace yourselves for this one– we’ve decided to cancel the Harbour Island destination wedding plan.

Before I get too chatty, we did a TON of debating back and forth before coming to this decision. At the end of day,

#SMITHSGONEMILD: A Major Plot Twist in Wedding Plans by top Houston lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

#SMITHSGONEMILD: A Major Plot Twist in Wedding Plans

Sometimes when real life hits you smack dab in the face, you might be left announcing a major plot twist in wedding plans. That’s exactly what happened to us, so grab a cup of coffee and brace yourselves for this one– we’ve decided to cancel the Harbour Island destination wedding plan.

Before I get too chatty, we did a TON of debating back and forth before coming to this decision. At the end of day,

Yes, I Got My Eyebrows Microbladed…

Yes, I got my eyebrows microbladed! by top houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Yes, yes I did! Actually I got my eyebrows microbladed back in October, and then the standard touch ups done in December, so I’m now officially all healed and finished! I shared some of the process on Instagram stories at my first appointment, and a TON of you have been asking me about it since! To show you the cold hard difference that good eyebrows make, I’m sharing my no-makeup, non-edited, horrible iPhone photo before and after shots. You’re welcome in advance.

Yes, I got my eyebrows microbladed! by top houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Yes, I Got My Eyebrows Microbladed…

Yes, yes I did! Actually I got my eyebrows microbladed back in October, and then the standard touch ups done in December, so I’m now officially all healed and finished! I shared some of the process on Instagram stories at my first appointment, and a TON of you have been asking me about it since! To show you the cold hard difference that good eyebrows make, I’m sharing my no-makeup, non-edited, horrible iPhone photo before and after shots. You’re welcome in advance.

15 Accessories you Need to Accomplish your Goals & Win this Year

I do what I want birthday cake smash celebration - sugar and cloth

Let’s face it: 2016 was sort of a mixed bag. Maybe not completely, but I think we can all agree that it feels GOOD to start a chapter!  It’s the perfect time for us to hit the reset button, reevaluate what’s important to us, and refocus on what we want from the next year..  Plus, we’re fresh faced enough to believe that we’ll stick to the fifty new years resolutions we make, ha! But seriously..

I really let self-care fall by the wayside last year,

I do what I want birthday cake smash celebration - sugar and cloth

15 Accessories you Need to Accomplish your Goals & Win this Year

Let’s face it: 2016 was sort of a mixed bag. Maybe not completely, but I think we can all agree that it feels GOOD to start a chapter!  It’s the perfect time for us to hit the reset button, reevaluate what’s important to us, and refocus on what we want from the next year..  Plus, we’re fresh faced enough to believe that we’ll stick to the fifty new years resolutions we make, ha! But seriously..

I really let self-care fall by the wayside last year,

Please Send Help: Our Year End Reader Survey and a Kate Spade Bribe

be you, you are enough: our salt flats videos and photo shoot - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - youtube

Basically you can just consider this a consultation for our new 2017 blog health plan. Our year end reader survey never hurt anyone (maybe just my pride, ha! tis’ a necessary component for growing though!), but we thought we’d make it even better with a Kate Spade giveaway to help entice you! Why? Mainly because I reallllly need to hear from you!

If you read my recent post on the newest change around here (re: we’re donating 5% of every sponsored post to charity),

be you, you are enough: our salt flats videos and photo shoot - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - youtube

Please Send Help: Our Year End Reader Survey and a Kate Spade Bribe

Basically you can just consider this a consultation for our new 2017 blog health plan. Our year end reader survey never hurt anyone (maybe just my pride, ha! tis’ a necessary component for growing though!), but we thought we’d make it even better with a Kate Spade giveaway to help entice you! Why? Mainly because I reallllly need to hear from you!

If you read my recent post on the newest change around here (re: we’re donating 5% of every sponsored post to charity),

DIY Decanter Tags

DIY Decanter Tags tutorial by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

I, Erin, scored some cool decanters while thrifting this Fall, and have been excited about setting up our bar cart ever since. One thing I hadn’t accounted for though was once the beverages are decanted, how do you know what’s what? Is that Vodka or Gin?

Precisely this conundrum is how the idea for these monogram-esque decanter tags were born, which use a letter to signify the type of booze inside each decanter. “V” for Vodka,

DIY Decanter Tags tutorial by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

DIY Decanter Tags

I, Erin, scored some cool decanters while thrifting this Fall, and have been excited about setting up our bar cart ever since. One thing I hadn’t accounted for though was once the beverages are decanted, how do you know what’s what? Is that Vodka or Gin?

Precisely this conundrum is how the idea for these monogram-esque decanter tags were born, which use a letter to signify the type of booze inside each decanter. “V” for Vodka,