How to be your Own Valentine this Year

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

How are you spending Valentine’s Day this year?  In college, my girlfriends and I (along with every other millennial girl in America) loved celebrating Galentine’s Day. I, Kayla, would always look forward to it all month — we’d exchange funny gifts like boob balloons and spend the night downing carbs.

Since moving to Houston and living alone for the first time, my definition of community has shifted.  I’ve learned to zip up my own dress,

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

How to be your Own Valentine this Year

How are you spending Valentine’s Day this year?  In college, my girlfriends and I (along with every other millennial girl in America) loved celebrating Galentine’s Day. I, Kayla, would always look forward to it all month — we’d exchange funny gifts like boob balloons and spend the night downing carbs.

Since moving to Houston and living alone for the first time, my definition of community has shifted.  I’ve learned to zip up my own dress,

DIY Boob Macarons & Valentines Printables

DIY boob macarons and printable Valentines by top Houston blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

We’re never really ones to blend in when it comes to DIY, and Valentine’s Day is no different. To make sure we really stand out, or be over the top as I’d like to think, we opted for DIY boob macarons and printables this year. Mainly because we have no reason not to, but also because macarons are better in pairs.

Of course, no two sets are the same. Much like other things in life, and I tried to make very sure that all were represented — the supportive,

DIY boob macarons and printable Valentines by top Houston blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

DIY Boob Macarons & Valentines Printables

We’re never really ones to blend in when it comes to DIY, and Valentine’s Day is no different. To make sure we really stand out, or be over the top as I’d like to think, we opted for DIY boob macarons and printables this year. Mainly because we have no reason not to, but also because macarons are better in pairs.

Of course, no two sets are the same. Much like other things in life, and I tried to make very sure that all were represented — the supportive,

Chocolate Fruit Cheese Cup Recipe

Chocolate Fruit Cheese Cup Recipe by top Houston blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Well friends, I’m back with yet another lazy dessert lover’s recipe for Valentine’s Day. Not to worry, no one will ever know how easy this chocolate fruit cheese cup recipe is to make, plus it’s even pretty enough for a lovebird social share. Yes, yes, you’re welcome in advance.

On top of this being valentine appropriate, it’s also a really great recipe for you to file away for future entertaining nights. Why? Because you can whip up a bunch of them in no time,

Chocolate Fruit Cheese Cup Recipe by top Houston blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Chocolate Fruit Cheese Cup Recipe

Well friends, I’m back with yet another lazy dessert lover’s recipe for Valentine’s Day. Not to worry, no one will ever know how easy this chocolate fruit cheese cup recipe is to make, plus it’s even pretty enough for a lovebird social share. Yes, yes, you’re welcome in advance.

On top of this being valentine appropriate, it’s also a really great recipe for you to file away for future entertaining nights. Why? Because you can whip up a bunch of them in no time,

The Perfect Frosted Brownies For Your Valentine

The Perfect Brownies For Your Valentine

I’m a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Mostly because of the chocolate. My favorite foodie boutiques transform their offerings to include tiny chocolate and confectionary treats just begging to be bought. Of course, while I, Alex, always pick something up for my husband, I’m mostly there for me. A bite-size piece of chocolate after dinner is my favorite way to unwind the day.

These heart-shaped brownies are a fun treat to give to anyone, romantic partner or not,

The Perfect Brownies For Your Valentine

The Perfect Frosted Brownies For Your Valentine

I’m a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Mostly because of the chocolate. My favorite foodie boutiques transform their offerings to include tiny chocolate and confectionary treats just begging to be bought. Of course, while I, Alex, always pick something up for my husband, I’m mostly there for me. A bite-size piece of chocolate after dinner is my favorite way to unwind the day.

These heart-shaped brownies are a fun treat to give to anyone, romantic partner or not,

Strawberry and Rose Sorbet Champagne

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Champagne, strawberries, and roses are often go-tos on Valentines Day. I, Ashley, reimagined this classic combo into this cocktail with sparkling wine and sweet strawberry rose sorbet that makes for one tantalizing tipple. Sorbet in a cocktail? Yes way sorbet! Mixed with bubbly champagne and some vodka for a bit of a kick, This Strawberry and Rose Sorbet Cocktail will be the perfect nightcap and sweet ending to your next date night or for V-Day.

The sorbet takes the place of the sweetness and acidity often found in cocktails.

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Strawberry and Rose Sorbet Champagne

Champagne, strawberries, and roses are often go-tos on Valentines Day. I, Ashley, reimagined this classic combo into this cocktail with sparkling wine and sweet strawberry rose sorbet that makes for one tantalizing tipple. Sorbet in a cocktail? Yes way sorbet! Mixed with bubbly champagne and some vodka for a bit of a kick, This Strawberry and Rose Sorbet Cocktail will be the perfect nightcap and sweet ending to your next date night or for V-Day.

The sorbet takes the place of the sweetness and acidity often found in cocktails.

Vanilla Bean Sparkling Iced Coffee Recipe

A Vanilla Bean Sparkling Iced Coffee Recipe with Tim Tam by top Houston lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Anyone else itching for warmer weather yet? We’re doing our “Welcome Spring” dance with this homemade vanilla bean sparkling iced coffee recipe! It’s a funny thing how I almost always want the seasons I don’t have, ha (#lifestory).

On an even brighter note, I’m super happy to introduce you to the heavenly deliciousness that is a Tim Tam ® biscuit to accompany your iced coffee. If you’ve never tried them, just ask your nearest Australian friend.

A Vanilla Bean Sparkling Iced Coffee Recipe with Tim Tam by top Houston lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Vanilla Bean Sparkling Iced Coffee Recipe

Anyone else itching for warmer weather yet? We’re doing our “Welcome Spring” dance with this homemade vanilla bean sparkling iced coffee recipe! It’s a funny thing how I almost always want the seasons I don’t have, ha (#lifestory).

On an even brighter note, I’m super happy to introduce you to the heavenly deliciousness that is a Tim Tam ® biscuit to accompany your iced coffee. If you’ve never tried them, just ask your nearest Australian friend.

Our Travels: A Colorful Harbour Island Travel Guide

A Colorful Harbour Island Travel Guide by top Houston lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Even though we ended up not going the Bahamas destination wedding route (read that wedding twist here!), there’s still a special place in our hearts for Harbour Island. We’ll actually be heading back later this year, and thought it would be cool to put together a Harbour Island travel guide for you from our recent visit for pre-wedding planning.

We also included a little video snippet of our travels, mainly because Jared is addicted to his drone,

A Colorful Harbour Island Travel Guide by top Houston lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Our Travels: A Colorful Harbour Island Travel Guide

Even though we ended up not going the Bahamas destination wedding route (read that wedding twist here!), there’s still a special place in our hearts for Harbour Island. We’ll actually be heading back later this year, and thought it would be cool to put together a Harbour Island travel guide for you from our recent visit for pre-wedding planning.

We also included a little video snippet of our travels, mainly because Jared is addicted to his drone,