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Filling a gap with a wrap dress

(contains gifted item) When I gave up the last of my office jobs, I gave up wearing corporate clothing AT ALL. It'd been in steady decline for a while, but that was the nail in the corporate coffin. My wardrobe was made up of relaxed fit dresses, casual tee's and...

GOOD VIBES

It's a Monday morning outfit post just like old times! Can't argue with the good vibes of THAT. I hope you had a great weekend, team. Mr Suger and I were kicking all sorts of goals. When Saturday afternoon came around we had some time on our hands, we made ourselves...

You don’t HAVE to Christmas

What if I told you that you don't HAVE to Christmas? How would that make you feel? If it's even a tiny bit relieved let's talk for a minute, if you would. I know what this time of year can be like. The stress and pressure, the expectations and traditions to uphold....

Hear Us Roar Pop Up, Brisbane

Friday night the ladies and I popped into the Hear Us Roar pop-up shop. What an amazing night! As a stockist of a massive selection of Australian plus size fashion (size 12 - 26) to be able to go into a pop-up has been a popular strategy for the brand. They've done...

Oh boy, what have I done!

This morning I committed to a blog post. That was before I realised that my to-do list really didn't leave much room for such things. But, a promise is a promise. After digging through a bunch of drafts with no half-finished winners (judge me if you will, haha), it...

I don’t want fine; I want great

In the latest Suger News, I shared that I've been unwell mentally for a while now (read it and subscribe here). And that my tricky tricky mind had done it's best to convince me that I was fine. Days were fine. Nights were fine....

A tarot card reader told me to watch my back

A few weeks ago now I had my tarot cards read. It was an impromptu thing at a party (shout out to Liv and Ben!). Given it was only weeks after giving my notice, of course, I wanted to know how my business would go. How would it all turn out, this leap of faith I'd...

I don’t know if you heard…

But as of two weeks ago, I am back working for myself 100% of the time! Eeeekkk. We made it, team. AGAIN. If you've been following this blog for a while (hands up!) you would know this isn't the first time. I had a cafe when I was 21 (craziness! Haha) and there was a...

Oh hey, 30’ish podcast

It's announcement time! Samara and I are relaunching our podcast, Suger + Ink as the 30'ish podcast. It's about that time right now where we are madly trying to pre-record some episodes and get everything set up to go. But before I go into all of that, let me tell you...

Are you ready to work for yourself?

Just last week I gave notice at my day job to go back working for myself full-time. Even though it's been pretty casual over the past year, this will give me the ultimate freedom to work in and on my business. I'm excited and nervous because you never can tell when...

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser: a tale of fat girls

You didn’t think I’d let the new Netflix movie Sierra Burgess is a Loser go by without my comment, did you? Knowing my love of all things Netflix Originals movies, you can’t be surprised. Add in that it had not one, but TWO fat girl story lines in it and I was sold. Here’s why as a fat woman I loved it, and you should see it too. And not just for Noah Centineo.

So your kids want a digital career?

So, your kids want a digital career? I get that. There's a shift away from traditional employment happening. So maybe your child will be a YouTuber or eSports Gamer or any of the other hundreds of things people do online as jobs.  But I can help you, and your kids, be...

Documentaries to watch on Netflix

There is only one thing I love more than a sports movie, that's a documentary or biopic. Real people, people with stories and lives. Lately, I've been working my way through the Documentaries section on Netflix and thought you might be keen to know what I'm loving....

When Kate broke me

Recently I hit the road for a bit of work/play adventure in Mackay (and Proserpine!). I was heading up to stay with my friend Kate, maybe you know her, and attempt to be helpful in the home stretch of her renovation/visit. The second to last time I was in Mackay Kate...

But WHAT do you do?

It comes up in conversation more often than I can count. People wondering what IS IT exactly that I do? I have a blog, for sure. But that can't earn me a living, right? (right! Haha). So with family Christmas card season just around the corner, I thought I'd make my...

My new style of casual work wear

Look, I hate to brag, but for me these days, work wear is super casual and pretty much always includes sneakers. After years of working in real estate and therefore offices, it's the best change! I said the other day that it's been years since I wore heels for longer...

Five simple edits for better photos

After I posted my tips for capturing and editing food photos at home, Michelle mentioned it was nice to see someone who produced a 'natural' kind of result. In an overly photoshopped world, I get that; it's exhausting to look at the perfect image after perfect image....

Lucky 13

Monday was our 13th wedding anniversary. This dude and I are the lucky holders of the 13 years of marriage, 15 years together, trophy. Which, they tell me isn't a thing but I'll raise it high anyway. Because marriage is hard and making it work can be harder. Can I be...

When it’s not yours to tell

I've been a little quiet for the past couple of weeks. From the high of daily (ish) blogging it was a bit of a comedown. So, without excuses or blame, I want to tell you what was going on in the hopes it might clear the way for some words to show up. “You own...

Suger Eats; it’s a thing

Remember when I used to post recipes? I did it all the time and cooking was something that made me super happy. Only when I didn't HAVE to do it, mind you. But happy none the less. I sort of lost my mojo because life came up and stole my beautiful kitchen from me,...

I was weighed & measured as a kid; what a fuck up

You've heard the news, apparently against all common sense and recent science, they want to resume weighing and measuring kids in school. I say resume because when I was 11, I remember being lined up in the front of the class in order of our weight. Or maybe it was...

My kind of people

We've talked about this before but it really hit home for me today. One of the things I love most about working for myself is that there is really no one to tell me what to do. My favourite part of THAT is choosing who I want to work with. I know, for others in...

Belonging to something

This weekend we celebrated my cousin's 40th birthday. If you've been around for a while now, you know that cousins are something I have plenty of! My Dad is one of eleven children, and my mother is one of five. There's a lot of us. And when we get together it's always...

Weeknight pasta dinner

I hadn't planned to put this recipe on the blog. There's not much to it, and the photos from my kitchen counter at 8 pm on a weeknight are hardly the stuff of Pinterest dreams. But, this is a delicious, simple meal that with a few fresh, simple ingredients can make...

The order of things

There's an order to things and sometimes you just have to stick to it so things WORK. But, I mean, how the heck do you tell the difference between the order of things and change? How does one know whether they're being a change-maker or a jerk with no consideration...

30 days of daily blogging.

Well, it's been 30 days of daily blogging; give or take a few days. I made it, sort of. While I may not have blogged every single day, but I did the majority of them. In the last 30 days, I made stuff; took more photos and wrote what was there to write day after day....

IGTV; so that’s a thing

I don't know about you, but the minute I saw IG TV launched online, I downloaded the secondary app immediately. Not sure what I'm talking about, read this from the Instagram blog first. Short version. Watch the video if you're interested. I've embedded it and...

Find your next (or first!) client

When I asked for video ideas the other week, Vanessa asked for suggestions for getting new (or first) clients. I haven't had time to record anything, but in the process of making some notes about how, I wrote this post. Bonus! Maybe after this month of daily blogging,...

The future of girls

This morning while we worked, we had America's Next Top Model, Cycle 11 (that's like a season, in Tyra speak) playing in the background. Soon, watching took over as we gasped and WTF'ed our way through the first two episodes. I mean, we've come a long way since 2008...

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