Women in Business I follow on YouTube (favs!)

So, you know I have a thing for YouTube. It beats out Netflix for the top spot in my viewing schedule. I watch all sorts of content from vlogs to gaming, tutorials to DIY and pretty much everything in between. Along the way, I've collected a rather substantial...

Today I cooked…

Lately, Kel and I have been ordering a meal delivery service (which we love) but in the interest of saving a little extra money for our upcoming cruise, we cancelled it. This isn't such a big deal except that it's been a long time since I took any joy from preparing...

I’m selfish; are you?

I've been called a lot of things in life. You know the drill, I'm sure. The no one escapes the being called 'things' thing. The words and the descriptions that define you, the ones you take on and stick to you like glue. Some stay to be a trigger for years to come....

The way women talk needs to change

I heard them in a cafe. Then again on the footpath, as I walked to my car and in line to pay for petrol at the service station. Women, talking about other women and bodies, fat and diets. I wonder if I'm more prone to hearing these conversations because it's such a...

Shit, I did it again!

Three weeks without a blog post, team. Almost four, but who's counting. How did I let this happen? AGAIN. And I'm not beating myself up about it. I'm just determined to update you more often on what's going on around here. The Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad was great, but...

Pesto Chicken Summer Salad

Something that we have started getting back into lately is pasta salads. Pasta salads are so easy to take with you to bring a plate style gatherings. And even if you're not going anywhere, most of them make well in advance and keep (a caution about avocado and...

Easy favourite

Every girl needs a go-to outfit that doesn't need ironing, is easy to wear and can but slipped on (or off) at a moment's notice. For me, that kind of thing is exactly the type of clothes I love to wear. Piece by piece I'm building up a wardrobe of these type of items...

New year, same old me

Well, here we are, team. In a whole new year; do you feel it? That nothingness? It turns out we are all exactly who we were before that magical step through into 2019. As much as I prepare for that moment when nothing magically changes, I'm...

Layering t-shirts under camisole dresses

As a teenager, and much smaller plus size person than I am now, finding things that I wanted to wear was impossible. I've talked about this before (over and over and over again). There was no chance of finding a cute cami dress, that's for sure. A smock maybe, but...

What I’m reading heading into 2019!

Oh hey, team. Look at this, it's not a Netflix list for once, it's a real live BOOK list. Haha. Actually, I read a quote on Pinterest (maybe it was Instagram) the other day that said that no one has time to read, some people just MAKE time. So, that's my aim for 2019...

Do you know what’s next in your career?

It's that time of year where we review and revise our plans for the year ahead. There's a pretty good chance that it might be around your career. Whether it be making the move in your current position or expanding a side hustle. Quitting the day job or finding your...

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....

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