Ashley Rose

Houston, TX

Once upon a time I attended Marshall University for Art & Design. Then, against my parents’ better judgement, I decided to take a break from school. That break accidentally turned into a few years. During that time I moved across the country to Houston, learned from a few mistakes, and found an entirely new appreciation for art and design after waiting tables to make ends meet.

In the midst of all of that, I started Sugar & Cloth in September of 2011. It blossomed into more than I ever imagined, and I finally took the (terrifying) leap to leave my day job in 2014. Now I have the privilege of getting to create and share content here with you as my full time job.

I also get to figure out work/life balance with my other half and resident photographer, Jared. He helps me sharpen my outstanding sense of humor by pretending to laugh at my jokes all day long. Oh, and we take many, many coffee and macaron breaks…


I own the rights to all original content posted on the site, all other content with be credited appropriately to the best of our ability. If your content has been featured on Sugar & Cloth and you would like it to be removed or edited, please contact us and it will be updated immediately. Likewise, you may not redistribute, sell, or use photos or written content from Sugar & Cloth unless you have been given individual permission.

Sugar & Cloth may contain paid advertising banners and some contextual affiliate links. An affiliate link means that we may receive a commission on sales of the products that are linked to in blog posts. Sugar & Cloth also contains very selective sponsored content to be sure to only introduce you to brands and products that we love and are relevant to the blog.


How do you make money from your blog?

This is definitely an understandable question. Since I get asked about it quite often, I decided to write a whole blog post breaking down all of the ways I make money from S&C, which you can read right here.

What do you use for your pictures?

Lightroom for general editing, and Photoshop for collages and header images.

Can I use your photographs?

You may use a single project or recipe image (and that doesn’t include making them into, or reshaping a collage) as long as it distinctly states that the project is by Sugar & Cloth, listed with proper photographer credit, linked back to the original project on Sugar & Cloth, and doesn’t include any how-to steps, materials, or general instructions on how to recreate the project outside of Sugar & Cloth.

You may not use photos on Sugar & Cloth to share on Instagram or other social media as your own, or bury credit in hashtags. You may not use images as promotional material with your own graphics, alter or combine multiple images into one, or use images to your own context that does not feature, relate, properly credit, and link to the original project and Sugar & Cloth as the content creator.

What is your privacy policy?

We value the privacy of readers and we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here are a few tid-bits about the types of information we may receive or collect when you visit, and how we take every step we can to safeguard your information.  Most importantly, we never sell your personal information to third parties. These are simply ways we help make your visit to Sugar & Cloth more personalized.

Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files include your ISP, your IP address, the browser you used to visit our site, the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. This basically just shows us what content you’re interested in seeing more of around here.

Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.  This could include enhancing the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums. Besides, we all know cookies are a must-have on Sugar & Cloth (if you know what I mean).

We also use third party advertisements on to support our site.  Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.  This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (meaning you will see Houston ads if you live in Houston) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see here.

You can also choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in internet security programs.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Thank you for your continued support of Sugar & Cloth, we couldn’t have frosting fights and DIY slumber parties without you.

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