Oh hey New Zealand, heading your way!

Oh hey New Zealand, heading your way!

Mr. Suger and I planned to honeymoon in New Zealand not long after our wedding. With young businesses at the time, we thought it might take us a year or two to get around to. Fast forward and as our 11th wedding anniversary looms large (in August) we decided we’d better get the heck on with that. Then our friend Fi mentioned she was having a 40th birthday bash and WELL. Game on. New Zealand, brace yourself, the Sugers are coming. Kicking off in Auckland, we are travelling a few hours for a friend’s birthday party, after a few days…

Grey days call for white jeans

Grey days call for white jeans

My grey hair is actually washing out like no one’s business. I’m pretty much a golden girl now and I’m with that. My Aunty Dell and I could pass for sisters, not a bad trade my Mother and Aunt barely age, like ever. I’ll take it. But before that went down I had one of those rainy days where all a girl needs is some comfy layers but what she gets is a visit to her accountant to finalise a tax return or two (personal and business because we ALL know I learnt my lesson when it comes to lodging…

All the newness for winter

All the newness for winter

Tonight the local show kicks off for the general public. Event and stall holders and the like have been here a while, but tonight with a bang of fireworks, it all begins. It’s show time. A hot topic of discussion leading up to this week is where is the normal show weather. Where are the cold nights, the temperate days, the sunshine or the rain (we alternate between both). There has been none of it. Until yesterday. Yesterday there was a killer sunset and bam, the cold descended and we find ourselves with a heaping helping of show weather. Mr…

Suger’s Place Office Makeover

Suger’s Place Office Makeover

Oh yeah, it happened. Or IS happening. It was office makeover time. If you follow me on snapchat (sugercoatit, derr) you would have seen progress as we went through the first day. On Instagram, I shared a before and after of the floor. But what you didn’t see is the transformation of this once single garage turned 90’s bedroom into the home of my business Suger Social. I mean before, it was bad. Smelly bad. Old blinds and stinky carpets bad. This bad. And yes, my entire house prior to her recent paint job was that lovely shade of 90’s…

Letting Go vs. Holding On

Letting Go vs. Holding On

This post could have just as easily been titled, sometimes you’re just at the beach with sand in your face. It’s about letting go and holding on. It’s about knowing the difference and not knowing the difference and trying to figure it all out. It’s about choices. As I sit in the sand, the wind is buffeting my face and beach umbrella flaps perilously behind me, I think to myself, this makes no sense at all. Why am I here, forcing a day to be perfect when it’s clearly not. Why do I do that? Over and over again. Why…

Confident You returns for 2016!

Confident You returns for 2016!

It was the first of November 2012 when the original Confident You challenge launched. I’d settled into blogging and I was receiving emails from people who read the blog. They wanted to know about my confidence. Where it came from, how I maintain it and what it took to create living it every day. So I created the challenge. 28 days because it was long enough to form a habit. Long enough to make changes in your life and see genuine results. And people did. My inbox overflowed, the photos came in (and really, Instagram was still pretty new) and…

BeMe takes us into the cooler months

BeMe takes us into the cooler months

Bought to you by beme beme has sent out the word. It’s move over Summer, step aside Autumn, we are heading towards Winter and even the Queenslanders have gotten wind of such things. Literally, it was WINDY AS HECK around here last weekend. It brought with it the cooler weather and we were rejoicing! Brrrr. So what that means is that the layers start coming out in force. No more flimsy, sheer layers… Nope. The day of the knit is here. I planned an outfit and everything. beme asked me to share the newly released May range, I told them no…

Living your greatness, errr how?

Living your greatness, errr how?

Living your greatness? I know what you’re thinking, how do you even do that? How in a world filled with jobs and mortgages and other more major concerns do you find a way to be who you are and live that? I’m asking. Really. I have some ideas on the subject, obviously. This post will be pretty lame otherwise. But what do you think about it? DO you think about it? Where does your greatness lie? One of my favourite quotes is the one in the image above. Live your greatness and let the world catch it. It implies that…

Suger’s Instagram for Business Workbook: Out Now!

Suger’s Instagram for Business Workbook: Out Now!

In 2015 I conducted a workshop focusing on Instagram for Business. And not just any kind of Instagram for Business, the kind that doesn’t creep people out. The kind without the follow for a follow then unfollow strategy. The kind where you don’t spam like people or beg them to ‘check out your profile’ in their comments. None of that. Just the plain old building a community of people interested in you and your business. I called it the non-creep guide to Instagram for Business. The workshop was a roaring success. We were SO into the content that we went…