Once upon a time I attended Marshall University for Art & Design. Then, against my parents’ better judgment, I decided to take a break from school.
That break turned into a few years — I moved across the country to Houston, learned from a few mistakes, and found an entirely new appreciation for all things creative after waiting tables to make ends meet. In the midst 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 inspiring things 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.
Things only got more interesting once we introduced navigating parenthood to our life lessons when our daughter, Gwen, was born in January of 2018!
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.
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Last updated June 19, 2018
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Last Updated June 19, 2018
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Welcome to Sugar & Cloth, your online destination for contemporary design, décor, and entertaining DIY, as well as information about products and services we think you would enjoy. This Disclosure Policy is our best attempt at informing you that information you see on our website may be due to compensation or other business relationships; that we reserve the right to edit comments and information provided by users and third-parties. In addition, while we may be enthusiasts of the products or services found on this website, it is up to you to use your best judgment and knowledge before buying or using anything you find on this website. In addition, even if specific safety measures or concerns are not presented you are still responsible for exercising safe and legal handling of any products or services you may acquire based on information received from this website.
COMMENT POLICY ON SUGAR & CLOTH
This website accepts various forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation.
The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics, or posts made on this website. The content, advertising space, or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content, although the website will take efforts to be in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission guidelines for disclosure of content provided as part of a material business relationship where appropriate. In addition, this website may utilize advertising networks or affiliate programs to bring you products or services for which you may have an interest. This compensation may impact how products or services are displayed on the website.
AFFILIATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION
Sugar & Cloth engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Site. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Sugar & Cloth is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Site will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
Sugar & Cloth also participates in affiliate marketing programs with other third-parties which may utilize cookies to track visits for the purpose of assigning commission on sales.
All content, including photographs and videos, created by Sugar & Cloth is subject to copyright restrictions. Sometimes we work with third parties to provide photography or video content. If you’d like to share any of the projects, photos, videos, or articles found on the website please do so through the share features enabled on the post. We have tried to make it easy for you to share our posts on social media. In addition, we often have available the option to email or print the blog post for your personal use.
We ask that if you wish to repost or reproduce any text, projects, photograph, or video content that you please contact us to find out about our licensing service.
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