How I Lost My Way in 2018 — A Year in Review

Sharing how I lost my way in 2018, a year in review by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #travel #family #cruise #review #2018

I look back at 2018 with such fond memories. We had our very first baby in January, we grew stronger as a family, and increased exponentially as a company.  But somehow, I mostly remember 2018 as the year that I lost my way.

I’ve even avoided writing this recap post from last year because I’m still processing all of what that means, so bear with me.

I think this year is the first time I’ve had something so much bigger than myself (our baby Gwen) come into play,

Sharing how I lost my way in 2018, a year in review by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #travel #family #cruise #review #2018

How I Lost My Way in 2018 — A Year in Review

I look back at 2018 with such fond memories. We had our very first baby in January, we grew stronger as a family, and increased exponentially as a company.  But somehow, I mostly remember 2018 as the year that I lost my way.

I’ve even avoided writing this recap post from last year because I’m still processing all of what that means, so bear with me.

I think this year is the first time I’ve had something so much bigger than myself (our baby Gwen) come into play,

Our Top 20 Blog Posts of 2018

DIY Rug Hook Pillow by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

We’re seeing a common theme among our top 20 blog posts of 2018. Can you guess it? Here’s a hint: D-I-Y.

As do-it-yourself enthusiasts, we’re excited to see that you share our sentiment. Other favorites include a champagne Jello shot recipe and our best tips and tricks for Instagram – two other areas we feel make up a good chunk of our DNA, ha!

So without further ado, here’s what you all loved reading the most from 2018…

20. DIY Door Handle Tassels
19.

DIY Rug Hook Pillow by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Our Top 20 Blog Posts of 2018

We’re seeing a common theme among our top 20 blog posts of 2018. Can you guess it? Here’s a hint: D-I-Y.

As do-it-yourself enthusiasts, we’re excited to see that you share our sentiment. Other favorites include a champagne Jello shot recipe and our best tips and tricks for Instagram – two other areas we feel make up a good chunk of our DNA, ha!

So without further ado, here’s what you all loved reading the most from 2018…

20. DIY Door Handle Tassels
19.

Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette

the perfect salad! A Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

‘Tis the season for bouncing back from the crazy holiday bingeing! My sweet tooth is pretty serious, so the holiday season makes me, Rebecca, really wish that I could just eat dessert for dinner. But we all know that we can’t live on cookies alone, so this Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette will be just what you’ve been looking for!

Throw on some fruit (in this case oranges and cranberries) to make that spinach as merry as the holidays were.

the perfect salad! A Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette

‘Tis the season for bouncing back from the crazy holiday bingeing! My sweet tooth is pretty serious, so the holiday season makes me, Rebecca, really wish that I could just eat dessert for dinner. But we all know that we can’t live on cookies alone, so this Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette will be just what you’ve been looking for!

Throw on some fruit (in this case oranges and cranberries) to make that spinach as merry as the holidays were.

Shopping Guide Gifts For her

A classic skirt in Horniman Gardens London! Photos of Our British Isles Cruise with Family! | Part 1 # travel #familytravel #cruise #decor #design #britishisles

With Christmas being like… tomorrow….I’m finally hitting publish on my list of gifts for her! Or me in this instance, haha!

When I think about gifts for her AKA for myself, I always land on something that’s either practical but fun or something I wouldn’t normally justify buying for myself.

I decided this year to dedicate this list to all of my must-have accessories, beauty products, and a few household items I am dying to have but would save for gifting time!

A classic skirt in Horniman Gardens London! Photos of Our British Isles Cruise with Family! | Part 1 # travel #familytravel #cruise #decor #design #britishisles

Shopping Guide Gifts For her

With Christmas being like… tomorrow….I’m finally hitting publish on my list of gifts for her! Or me in this instance, haha!

When I think about gifts for her AKA for myself, I always land on something that’s either practical but fun or something I wouldn’t normally justify buying for myself.

I decided this year to dedicate this list to all of my must-have accessories, beauty products, and a few household items I am dying to have but would save for gifting time!

Gifts for Kids

gwen standing in the photobooth - Sharing photos via Live Albums and google hub! Pampas Grass DIY Photo Backdrop by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #diy #nye #backdrop #photography #photos #google #holidays #howto #weddings #parties #entertaining

It’s officially  Christmas time!  Who else is ready to kick back next week, drink eggnog, and spend some quality time with their family?

We love buying toys (obviously), but we’re also the parents that plan on being practical when it comes to gifts. We could literally just put tissue paper in a bag and Gwen would be totally happy with that, haha!

I have a few friends who purchase 5 gifts for their kids each year (a toy,

gwen standing in the photobooth - Sharing photos via Live Albums and google hub! Pampas Grass DIY Photo Backdrop by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #diy #nye #backdrop #photography #photos #google #holidays #howto #weddings #parties #entertaining

Gifts for Kids

It’s officially  Christmas time!  Who else is ready to kick back next week, drink eggnog, and spend some quality time with their family?

We love buying toys (obviously), but we’re also the parents that plan on being practical when it comes to gifts. We could literally just put tissue paper in a bag and Gwen would be totally happy with that, haha!

I have a few friends who purchase 5 gifts for their kids each year (a toy,

Stocking Stuffers for her, for him, and the little ones

How We Decorated our Home for Christmas! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Stocking stuffers are one of our favorite holiday traditions around here!  There are so many directions you can go with stocking stuffers from fun gag gifts, to serious gifts, to practical gifts.  The possibilities are endless.  In our house we like to give practical, useful gifts in stockings.

If you are stuck on throwing candy, socks and little toys in stockings then you have come to the right place! We rounded up all of our favorite stocking stuffers for her,

How We Decorated our Home for Christmas! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Stocking Stuffers for her, for him, and the little ones

Stocking stuffers are one of our favorite holiday traditions around here!  There are so many directions you can go with stocking stuffers from fun gag gifts, to serious gifts, to practical gifts.  The possibilities are endless.  In our house we like to give practical, useful gifts in stockings.

If you are stuck on throwing candy, socks and little toys in stockings then you have come to the right place! We rounded up all of our favorite stocking stuffers for her,

Pampas Grass DIY Photo Backdrop

gwen and I in the photobooth! Pampas Grass DIY Photo Backdrop by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #diy #nye #backdrop #photography #photos #google #holidays #howto #weddings #parties #entertaining

You may not know what pampas grass is (it’s new news to me too), but a DIY photo backdrop is basically universal! And since New Years is right around the corner, I figured this would be perfect timing for a DIY photo booth idea!

Sure, NYE is usually followed by the majority of the population writing the wrong date for the entire month of January, but it also brings other fun things. For instance, it’s well-known for countdown kisses,

gwen and I in the photobooth! Pampas Grass DIY Photo Backdrop by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #diy #nye #backdrop #photography #photos #google #holidays #howto #weddings #parties #entertaining

Pampas Grass DIY Photo Backdrop

You may not know what pampas grass is (it’s new news to me too), but a DIY photo backdrop is basically universal! And since New Years is right around the corner, I figured this would be perfect timing for a DIY photo booth idea!

Sure, NYE is usually followed by the majority of the population writing the wrong date for the entire month of January, but it also brings other fun things. For instance, it’s well-known for countdown kisses,