Welcome to Suger Coat It! I’m Melissa Walker Horn; a thirty-something plus-size woman with big feet and an above average height. I’ve been a real estate agent and executive assistant and was pretty good at both. Just not so great hanging in with the whole sticking with one career thing.

Ah well, better luck next life. 

I had a pretty great start to life with an amazing family. A daughter of business owners and all round great people. Like the song says I grew up slow and loved every minute of it. I have two younger, I feel that’s important for you to know, siblings and a bucket load of nieces and nephews.

And I have my husband, Kel, a house in the suburbs, a fast car and a life that is as wonderful as it is beautifully calm. Most of the time. You can find me in the gym, drinking green smoothies probably as a side order to too much pizza, wearing stripes and blogging.

I do love blogging.

As a child when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I said that I wanted to be the Prime Minister. If pushed for an alternative, I said a writer, interior designer or advertising accounts manager.

An interesting combination, yes? Don’t you just think that a blog like Suger Coat It is the perfect expression for such a diverse range of interests? I can be all those things now in the one place and do it wearing amazing clothes.

Just call me Prime Minster Suger, of Suger Coat It.

I started a blog as a way to express all the good things in life. A scrapbook, I didn’t have to get out the glue for. Over the years it turned into a place to discuss confidence, being yourself and expressing who you are. This blog changes and develops as I do. I love that about this place.

Short version? This blog is about living your best life, whatever that may be.

Ellos Dress - Suger Coat It

Who are the people who read this blog?

The readers of this blog are between the ages of 25 and 45, predominately. They come here to smile and laugh along with a life being lived un-seriously {yes I made that up}. They are smart, savvy and know what they like. And they’re fun without being an idiot.

Well, not ALL the time, anyway.

Some have families of their own and some don’t. All appreciate what they have and acknowledge it when they can. They are open-minded and opinionated. Warm, welcoming and love to meet new people. And let’s not forget, up to big exciting things.

And most importantly Suger Coat It readers are loved.

So, are joining us for the first time? Consider visiting the Newbies page. It has some links to great posts, old stuff and new, so you can get a feel for the way I run things around here. The comments are always open. I love it when people talk back.

Melissa Walker Horn - Suger Coat It

I’m Melissa; they call me Suger. Welcome to my home away from home.

Turns out a few short and snappy sentences really isn’t my thing. Whoops.

  • Angela


    Your blog rocks! I love it so much, I’ve nominated you for a Shine On Award, which you can pick up here http://givingupsugar.net/2013/08/01/the-shine-award-encouraging-others-who-inspire-you/

    keep up the good work!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thank you Angela! It’s much appreciated.

  • Wichser Jochen

    Super Goddess

  • Danielle

    I’ve just stumbled across your blog via Pinterest….. and I love it! Well done. You write so well and present your ideas in such a clear manner it’s definitely given me plenty to think about in regards to my own blog.

    Thanks again

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      You’re welcome Danielle. Thanks so much for visiting. All the best with your blog.

  • Naomi Ellis

    I adore this picture of you. Stunning. N x

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thank you Naomi. x