How to turn your summer dress into a top!

How to turn your summer dress into a top!

If an item of clothing is going to live in my wardrobe, it had better be versatile. I don’t want any one trick ponies. After wearing a dress as a top the other day, I thought I’d share more about how. So, this post is about how to take that summer dress you love, and turn it into a top you can wear all year round. No sewing and still keeping it as a dress. I’m about to double your summer dress’s potential. If only I could do so as easily with creepers on the internet. Ah well. Because we all need a bit of assistance in our lives when it comes to maximising your wardrobe. Turning a dress into a top…

15 women, 1 dude and me; what body confidence means to us

15 women, 1 dude and me; what body confidence means to us

It’s been a big week so far for the Confident You Body Confidence challengers. Wow. We’ve talked about everything from our insecurities and body shaming to celebrating our body wins and those people who love us no matter what. To say I’m proud of where we are as we enter the home stretch is an understatement. As part of the challenge, I sent out a crazy number of requests for body confidence related quote, thoughts, and tips. The people you see below are those that responded (I could have done better representation-wise, I will spread the net wider again next time) and became our daily poster child. It’s funny how with a pre-planned idea of daily emails, that these quotes all…

How I managed to over pack my suitcase by 10kg+

How I managed to over pack my suitcase by 10kg+

So this post is about how I managed to over pack my suitcase by 10kg AND THEN lived in basically the same 5 items. As per. You’ve been there, right? If you’re a chronic over packer then you know the fear of the airport scales. My mother once had a bag too heavy to load, it surpassed health and safety limits. Seriously. Over packing, it’s genetic apparently. I’m an over packer. There, I admit it. I try not to then end up majorly under-packed and can’t help but wish for my back-breaking suitcase stuffed to the gills with every item of clothing I own. I have a feeling that Nat Tucker’s Boss Course would help me overcome that… But until…

Oh hey, surprise! I’m doing a podcast.

Oh hey, surprise! I’m doing a podcast.

Hey team, I’d love to introduce something COOL I’ve been working on behind the scenes… The Suger + Ink podcast. I’ve teamed up with the super fun Samara from Blonde Ink on this and we cannot wait to launch our iTunes assault on the airwaves (assault may actually be correct, we’re new at this) on August 1st! Why a podcast? HOW? Samara is a big podcast listener. Me? Not so much. But Samara identified pretty early on that one thing that was missing from the podcast world was one about plus size women. So when something is missing why not create it for yourself, right? And after Samara emailed me floating the idea, then some back and forth, that was…

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 almost an hour over time and we could have stayed there all night. ALL night literally, I could’ve kept talking…

What Mindy Kaling taught me.

What Mindy Kaling taught me.

I finally got around to finishing Mindy Kaling’s book. I’d opened it and been distracted by other things at least 5 times throughout 2015 and it turns out that a hot summer beach day is just what I needed to knock it over. Front to back. An easy read full of laughs and humour, I’m sorry I didn’t read it sooner. I should have known, who doesn’t love Mindy, right? But it taught me something. Yup, this light, easy read taught me everything I needed to know about how I want to blog and express myself in 2016. And it has nothing to do with starting a new career in television and movies. I know, I’m shocked too, flair for…

How taking small steps towards your goals will change your life

How taking small steps towards your goals will change your life

One foot in front of the other, that’s what this post is about. How taking small steps towards your goals will change your life forever, starting now. Ever been told to look for the silver lining? Look on the bright side, find the positive or be grateful for what you have? Yup. Me too. And I’ve said it myself, a million and one times. But the thing is that when you are being knocked on your ass time and time again, that’s easier said than done. So how do you then start to take steps towards being positive when all you can feel is ick? I have a few thoughts on that. Some ideas that I’ve garnered from years of…

Posts about ProBlogger: An anthology

Posts about ProBlogger: An anthology

So I’ve been to #PBevent before. You knew that, of course. It’s a fine alumni club it is the ProBlogger Training Event graduates. Some of us go year in and year out. We soak up the good times with friends and the occasional expert speaker and return to our dark corners to continue to, alone, write our blogs for the people of the interwebs. For me, each year requires a wrap up of sorts. A way for me to put into words what I’ve taken away from the weekend before the pages of notes flies out of my brain, lost forever. Some of them are serious reflections on this thing we do. Others are somewhat instructional (if you count telling…

How to coerce, bribe & force your partner to help with your blog

How to coerce, bribe & force your partner to help with your blog

Welcome bloggers to a must read post. How to coerce, bribe and force your partner to help with your blog. Lovingly, of course. I mean lovingly, really I do. We love our partners, friends and family. We love our blogs. So sometimes it’s essential for the two to meet, to interconnect and intertwine. So how do you get your partner/sibling/cousin/friends involved to take photos, participate in events or posts and generally be behind the blog? How indeed. I’ve got the hot tips for you. They’ve been a long time coming. You’re welcome. Ease them into it Mr Suger didn’t start out his role as blog wingman all in one giant leap. First he took an iPhone photo here or there, then…