DIY Abstract Umbrella

DIY Abstract Umbrella by top Houston lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

They always say a good friend is one that’s super honest with you, right? Well, I’m only telling you that it’s in your best interest to not even bother making this DIY abstract umbrella unless you buy some REALLY good fabric paint.

Friends don’t let friends use that cheap stuff on sale at Hobby Lobby and then walk around foreign countries pretending to act natural while paint is sloughing off. Because that’s what I did when I had grand plans of using this throughout Scandinavia for our Princess Cruises trip.

DIY Abstract Umbrella by top Houston lifestyle blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

DIY Abstract Umbrella

They always say a good friend is one that’s super honest with you, right? Well, I’m only telling you that it’s in your best interest to not even bother making this DIY abstract umbrella unless you buy some REALLY good fabric paint.

Friends don’t let friends use that cheap stuff on sale at Hobby Lobby and then walk around foreign countries pretending to act natural while paint is sloughing off. Because that’s what I did when I had grand plans of using this throughout Scandinavia for our Princess Cruises trip.

Our Scandinavian Travels: Copenhagen, Oslo, + Berlin!

Our Scandinavian Travels: Copenhagen, Oslo, + Berlin!

I think I might still be coming down off of our Scandinavian travels high, you guys. Northern Europe and Scandinavia has been at the top of mine and Jared’s bucket lists for quite some time. I have to say, unpacking once, hanging out with friends every night, and seeing seven countries via a cruise ship all at the same time is the way to do it!

This was our third trip with Princess Cruises, so we’re basically blood relatives at this point.

Our Scandinavian Travels: Copenhagen, Oslo, + Berlin!

Our Scandinavian Travels: Copenhagen, Oslo, + Berlin!

I think I might still be coming down off of our Scandinavian travels high, you guys. Northern Europe and Scandinavia has been at the top of mine and Jared’s bucket lists for quite some time. I have to say, unpacking once, hanging out with friends every night, and seeing seven countries via a cruise ship all at the same time is the way to do it!

This was our third trip with Princess Cruises, so we’re basically blood relatives at this point.

DIY Dual Copper Candle Holder

DIY Dual Copper Candle Holder by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

I love frequently changing things up around the house, so for me having small decor items I can easily move around is a must! A personal favorite of mine is a nice candle. I, Amaryllis, love how lighting a candle can immediately gives a warm and inviting feel to any space.

What’s even better is the candle holders that come apart of the package! They are so versatile from being a show stopper center piece to a charming detail on a bookshelf or side table.  

DIY Dual Copper Candle Holder by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

DIY Dual Copper Candle Holder

I love frequently changing things up around the house, so for me having small decor items I can easily move around is a must! A personal favorite of mine is a nice candle. I, Amaryllis, love how lighting a candle can immediately gives a warm and inviting feel to any space.

What’s even better is the candle holders that come apart of the package! They are so versatile from being a show stopper center piece to a charming detail on a bookshelf or side table.  

What was your first car? + The Weekly Edit

what was your first car? + weekly edit by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

I’m throwing in a fun twist to this week’s weekly edit with a question I find SO fascinating. What was your first car?! Mine was….hideous. Like truly. My Dad loved it, but that may explain everything, haha.

It was a 1992 (I got my license in 2004, by the way) two door Oldsmobile Toronado in maroon. For obvious reasons (aka fugliness), I don’t have many photos of good ole’ Tor, but she looked just like the below image.

what was your first car? + weekly edit by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

What was your first car? + The Weekly Edit

I’m throwing in a fun twist to this week’s weekly edit with a question I find SO fascinating. What was your first car?! Mine was….hideous. Like truly. My Dad loved it, but that may explain everything, haha.

It was a 1992 (I got my license in 2004, by the way) two door Oldsmobile Toronado in maroon. For obvious reasons (aka fugliness), I don’t have many photos of good ole’ Tor, but she looked just like the below image.

Our Travels: My Girls’ Trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee!

Our Travels: My Girls' Trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

It wouldn’t be a Sugar & Cloth travel post recap if I didn’t make you wait for it, right?! But seriously, my girls trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee is worth any wait on account of The Dwell Hotel alone. I mean, it’s an Instagram lovers retro paradise.

My friend Brittni met us in Chattanooga since it was the halfway point between Atlanta and my quick weekend trip to Nashville for Jared’s sister’s bachelorette party. She shared allll of her pretty photos and recs right here,

Our Travels: My Girls' Trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Our Travels: My Girls’ Trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee!

It wouldn’t be a Sugar & Cloth travel post recap if I didn’t make you wait for it, right?! But seriously, my girls trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee is worth any wait on account of The Dwell Hotel alone. I mean, it’s an Instagram lovers retro paradise.

My friend Brittni met us in Chattanooga since it was the halfway point between Atlanta and my quick weekend trip to Nashville for Jared’s sister’s bachelorette party. She shared allll of her pretty photos and recs right here,

Our Favorite Brands that Help Us Give Back

Our Favorite Brands that Help Us Give Back by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, recipes, and style blog.

If you’ve followed along with Sugar & Cloth for a while now, you know I love a good deal! I’ve ordered my fair share of dresses from sketchy websites, and waited that inevitable four months for a suspiciously cheap piece of clothing to arrive on my doorstep. And to be honest, I’m not always disappointed by the quality. But, more and more I’m finding that it’s hard to shop from big retailers without feeling just the tiniest big of guilt about my purchases.

Our Favorite Brands that Help Us Give Back by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, recipes, and style blog.

Our Favorite Brands that Help Us Give Back

If you’ve followed along with Sugar & Cloth for a while now, you know I love a good deal! I’ve ordered my fair share of dresses from sketchy websites, and waited that inevitable four months for a suspiciously cheap piece of clothing to arrive on my doorstep. And to be honest, I’m not always disappointed by the quality. But, more and more I’m finding that it’s hard to shop from big retailers without feeling just the tiniest big of guilt about my purchases.

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles

These summer days my garden is in full bloom and I couldn’t be happier about it! With so many flowers and herbs flourishing, I could sit out there all day long! Recently I, Erin, started racking my brain for more ways to enjoy my garden indoors.

And that’s when I had the idea for this oh so easy DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles! Similar to smudge sticks, you burn them a little at a time,

DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles

These summer days my garden is in full bloom and I couldn’t be happier about it! With so many flowers and herbs flourishing, I could sit out there all day long! Recently I, Erin, started racking my brain for more ways to enjoy my garden indoors.

And that’s when I had the idea for this oh so easy DIY Fresh Floral and Herbal Incense Bundles! Similar to smudge sticks, you burn them a little at a time,