Going Green: Easy Eco-Friendly Items to Substitute in Your Home

Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Kitchen Makeover Reveal! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #homedecor #interiors #kitchen #makeover
Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Kitchen Makeover Reveal! by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #design #homedecor #interiors #kitchen #makeover

Going Green: Easy Eco-Friendly Items to Substitute in Your Home

Solar panels, programmable thermostats, double pane windows, electric cars… you get the idea. Sustainable living can be pricy, but the good news is that there are lots of easier ways to go green at home!

We’ve slowly been making an effort to be less wasteful, and the switch made us realize how much money we were also saving. Yep, going green can actually save you some green!…I know, Mom jokes…they’re bad.

Here are 12 eco-friendly items (all under $50) to erase your carbon footprint one small step at a time…

A Perfectly Pastel Easter Table Idea

pastel tablescape - A Perfectly Pastel Easter Table Idea by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #diy #tablescape #ideas #easter #pastel #party #decorations #brunch #bridalshower #bridal #shower #baby
pastel tablescape - A Perfectly Pastel Easter Table Idea by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #diy #tablescape #ideas #easter #pastel #party #decorations #brunch #bridalshower #bridal #shower #baby

A Perfectly Pastel Easter Table Idea

Well guys, I’ve been sitting on this one for a while now! We actually styled this perfectly pastel Easter table idea last Summer for a video shoot we did for Olay, but by the time I got around to writing the blog post, it was well into Fall so I waited until to bring it back around!

You’d think this might make me the type of person that buys gifts way in advance for people until just the right moment,

Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe Egg Free
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe Egg Free

Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies Recipe

Chocolate chip, shortbread, sugar cookies – you can’t fault the all-time favorites.  Yet, sometimes it’s good to get out of the “always-baking-the-same-thing” rut and try something different and new. And that is exactly what these Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies are! A classic flavor combination with a twist…

Instead of a standard chocolate cookie with peanut butter chips, I, Rebecca, added a peanut butter filling tucked inside the cookie dough. While baking, the filling spreads into a thin creamy layer so that both flavors are in every bite. 

The Lagarfeld’s + The Weekly Edit

Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover by Top Houston Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth
Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover by Top Houston Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

The Lagarfeld’s + The Weekly Edit

Who do we wish we were right now? Choupette Lagerfeld! With Karl Lagerfeld’s passing, his Birman cat is now an heiress to his multi-million fortune. Choupette travels via private jets, eats caviar and chicken pate for dinner, has her own Wiki page, bodyguard AND two personal maids (we’d gladly settle for one)!  Think again if you think she’s just another typical socialite kid mooching off of daddy’s bank account. Choupette earned over $3 million in modeling gigs for Japanese beauty line, 

Sugar & Cloth Casa: Updating An Old Staircase

a rendering of the new railings - a view of the old balcony - Sugar & Cloth Casa: Updating An Old Staircase by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth
a rendering of the new railings - a view of the old balcony - Sugar & Cloth Casa: Updating An Old Staircase by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Sugar & Cloth Casa: Updating An Old Staircase

I’m sure you can all think of a lot of phrases that start off with “nothing good comes from…”. In our case, nothing good comes from 1970’s spiral cases and toddlers. So we’ve totally nixed the original and are updating our old staircase in the new house.

In case you missed the announcement posts with all of the listing photos, you can check out the original stairs in all of their glory right here.

Back to the Grind + The Weekly Edit

Real Entertaining: Easy Garlic & Herb Cheese Biscuits + Our Family Brunch!
Real Entertaining: Easy Garlic & Herb Cheese Biscuits + Our Family Brunch!

Back to the Grind + The Weekly Edit

The remedy for when you’re one second away from meltdown? A getaway! We celebrated our second wedding anniversary with a quick two night trip to Vegas this past weekend and it was a much-needed pick-me-up. Ironically, we spent more time watching movies and having no plans than anything else! Basically, we could have done a staycation but we all know that’s never really how it works out if you know your babies are nearby.

I got a few DM’s joking about how staying two nights away without your kids can feel like a week of rest,

Real Talk With Real Moms: Our Thoughts on Going from One Kid to Two!

can't believe she's one! - Gwen Turns One + Her First Birthday Party Ideas! by top Houston Lifestyle Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #party #partyideas #firstbirthday #baby #birthday #howto #diy #budget #colorful
can't believe she's one! - Gwen Turns One + Her First Birthday Party Ideas! by top Houston Lifestyle Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth #party #partyideas #firstbirthday #baby #birthday #howto #diy #budget #colorful

Real Talk With Real Moms: Our Thoughts on Going from One Kid to Two!

Let me preface all of this by saying WE ARE NOT PREGNANT. Ha! I am, however, very excited to announce that this is my very first post in the Real Talk with Real Moms (#realtalkrealmoms) series with several awesome blogger ladies! Scroll through to the bottom of the post for links to everyone in the group!

Every month a group of us will write on a topic relating to parenthood, and this month is about going from one kid to two.