Plus-size maxi dresses I’m wearing now

Plus-size maxi dresses I’m wearing now

It's been a while since we talked about clothes, team. Even longer since I last covered off on plus size maxi dresses. When was the last time? Can anyone remember? But this felt necessary because I...

How I’m improving my phone social media habits

How I’m improving my phone social media habits

As far as being on social media goes, I consider myself pretty balanced. I work a lot online and over the years have developed ways to manage the distractions of notifications and the draw of new...

Things you should know about working for yourself

Things you should know about working for yourself

Maybe these things are universal or perhaps they are just me. But I thought, maybe it would be fun to talk about the things you should know about working for yourself. I'm a veteran now, basically....

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...

My Work from Home Daily Routine

My Work from Home Daily Routine

Having a work from home daily routine isn't something I planned on. I was pretty casual about such things. But, I've been working for myself for a while now, so it was time, right? I left my job...

My CEO Uniform

My CEO Uniform

You know the whole concept of the CEO outfit, right? The one look that you can pull on day after day. I wrote about considering a personal uniform here, and for some of you, it was a little meh,...

Dry July 2019; Let’s do this.

Dry July 2019; Let’s do this.

Firstly, this post was supposed to be finished yesterday. I took a nap instead. Kel wasn't well over the weekend, some sort of cold situation which I appear to have picked up. I feel off, a little...

10 ways to lift your mood

10 ways to lift your mood

Let's talk about 10 of my favourite ways to lift your mood! Not feeling it? I made a list! Ten ways to lift your mood, and most of them you can do right now! Because you deserve to have a better day...

My Go-To Winter Night Out Outfit

My Go-To Winter Night Out Outfit

As Queenslander, my winter wardrobe is pretty limited. I have some jumpers and knits and a few essential jackets. That said, in Gympie, where I live, when winter shows up, it brings its A-game,...

What I’m Wearing {Weekly Wrap Up}

What I’m Wearing {Weekly Wrap Up}

Been a while since an outfit post, right, team? Today, let's make up for that with not one, not even TWO, but FOUR outfits as shown on my plus size body, that even includes some new season stuff. I...

Health was never the problem

Health was never the problem

Maybe you're wondering why I haven't commented on the Nike mannequin and the resulting shit show on the internet. ARE you wondering that? I know some of you have sent me links and articles or tagged...

We grew up together (a post about relationships)

We grew up together (a post about relationships)

You know the story; Kel and I met when we were barely twenty. Engaged six weeks later, broke the news to our families a few months after that. Then married at 22, moved around a lot in the same...

How to handle your big energy (for good)

How to handle your big energy (for good)

When you're happy, that's my favourite thing sings Elmo loudly from the tv screen I'm using to distract my niece. She dances to the song, and I smile that she's settled into her visit. Elmo is...

Women in Business I follow on YouTube (favs!)

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...

Today I cooked…

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...

I’m selfish; are you?

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...

The way women talk needs to change

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...

Shit, I did it again!

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...

Pesto Chicken Summer Salad

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...

Easy favourite

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...

New year, same old me

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...

Layering t-shirts under camisole dresses

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...

What I’m reading heading into 2019!

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...

Do you know what’s next in your career?

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...

Filling a gap with a wrap dress

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....

GOOD VIBES

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...

You don’t HAVE to Christmas

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....

Hear Us Roar Pop Up, Brisbane

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...

Oh boy, what have I 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...

I don’t want fine; I want great

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...

A tarot card reader told me to watch my back

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...

I don’t know if you heard…

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...

Oh hey, 30’ish podcast

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...

Are you ready to work for yourself?

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...

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser: a tale of fat girls

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?

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...

Documentaries to watch on Netflix

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...

When Kate broke me

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...

But WHAT do you do?

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...

My new style of casual work wear

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...

Five simple edits for better photos

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...

Lucky 13

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...

When it’s not yours to tell

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...

Suger Eats; it’s a thing

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...

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

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...

My kind of people

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...

Belonging to something

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...

Weeknight pasta dinner

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...

The order of things

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...

30 days of daily blogging.

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...

IGTV; so that’s a thing

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...

Find your next (or first!) client

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...

The future of girls

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...

I almost didn’t make it

I almost didn’t make it

This fine Wednesday evening I was sitting here thinking that maybe this time I just wouldn't make it with a new post. Nothing really to say. No words coming. Then I remembered that that was the...

The horse blanket…

The horse blanket…

As if getting my outfit post mojo back wasn't difficult enough, now the fam is comparing my outfit to horse blankets! I mean, what the heck am I supposed to do with THAT!? Haha. So this is a post...

The end of season three of the podcast!

The end of season three of the podcast!

Time flies when you're having fun and tonight we've scheduled the final episode of Season Three of the Suger + Ink podcast. Phew. Done and done.  There were 10 episodes in this season. Samara and I...

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