About Suger

I’m Melissa Walker Horn, but around here they call me Suger.
I’ve been blogging since 2009 and implementing digital plans for small businesses since 2010. I can’t resist coffee so you’ll often spot me in local cafes with my laptop. I love social media almost as much as I love my husband and family. It can be a VERY close second some days. Ha!

Yes, the ”e” in Suger was a mistake, but I decided to run with it, and it has become a whole thing.

I love taking photos, long days at the beach, changing up my hair colour, summer in general and cheese platters accompanied by wine. Once when I first started out blogging, I was sent an email by someone who thought they had found my doppelgänger on Pinterest. It was me, just with different coloured hair.

I have billions of first cousins. It’s literally over 50, with way more second cousins after that. Which is good, because family means the world to me, and I’m determined to spend more time hanging out with them. I met my husband, and we were engaged six weeks later. We were idiots of course, but that was 15 years ago.

AND I’ve got a thing for wine, cheese and stripes but there’s no way you’ll ever catch me eating honey carrots or apricot chicken.

Think of me as your straight-talking interwebs BFF.

I’ve had a lot of jobs, studied most things, and I’m not so great at the whole sticking with one career thing. Better luck next life, right? What I’ve always done is work for myself and run a blog. My story is one of self-awareness and confidence, a gift I wish I could offer every woman and girl out there. Maybe one day, that’s what I’ll be able to deliver.

And as far as I’m concerned there are no secret weapons to online success; you have to keep showing up for people. That’s about it! Great to meet you.

Welcome!

Recent Blog Posts

Kelvin vs. The Apocalypse (Part One, I’m sure)

Kelvin vs. The Apocalypse (Part One, I’m sure)

I've been doing my best not to leave the house since we came home from the beach at the end of March. Because Kevin is still attempting to run his business, he has been in charge of supply missions. He has been to the supermarket and bottle shop (when will the wine I...

The power of women

The power of women

I've had some time on my hands; you might have noticed. First I thought maybe I'd tackle some of the hundreds of classes I had saved on SkillShare. But focus is a fickle friend, so that didn't work out. Instead, I turned to my list of documentaries about talented,...

Why I think 2020 will see the return of the personal blog

Why I think 2020 will see the return of the personal blog

This is it! The time has come for the resurgence of the personal blog. Not that they were gone-gone or anything. But with the rise of the Insta-blogger, twitter-superstar and all the tween Tik-Tokers, blogging has been a little out-dated. Short, punchy and on platform...

Best of the Blog: 2019 edition

Best of the Blog: 2019 edition

It's about that time, team! Another year has come to an end (this one went FAST). And since I still consider myself something of a blogger, it's wrap-up time. I decided that we should do the best of the blog. Take a walk down memory lane and all that. Which as you'll...

And then they ripped out the doors! | Suger’s Place

And then they ripped out the doors! | Suger’s Place

The plan is to keep this short and sweet. This draft has been in my inbox since late LAST week and its time has come. It's an update. It's a catch you up on all the things happening around the old homestead kind of post. If you missed my last update, about the...

Renovating the Patio | Suger’s Place

Renovating the Patio | Suger’s Place

After a storm left us with some damage to the main roof, garage roof and sheds, we have been working with our insurance to do repairs. Along the way, a few maintenance items were added to the list. Which, having lived here for five years' ish, it was about time we...