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.


Recent Blog Posts

How to wind down after a busy week

How to wind down after a busy week

As you may know, I started this week embraced by the sunshine and rolling in the waves. I did that because I knew the week ahead was going to be a busy one. It was a preparation for the storm and a recharge of my batteries. So, with lists and plans, I powered through...

Finding quiet

Finding quiet

With a busy mind, like mine, finding quiet can be almost impossible. I look for it in places most people would avoid like cafes or crowded public spaces. The bustle of the crowd, at a distance, is my preference, allows quiet inside the there’s a hum outside. It's why...

Time for an update!

Time for an update!

I realised today it was time for an update, you know, in case you are crazy enough not to be reading your Suger News every week (gosh!). A few things have been happening for us, and I've been dealing with a few things personally that are impacting the way I create...