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PG Pearl #3 – Only the Fortunate Mourn

I heard it explained once during a funeral service that only those who experience love ever have cause to mourn. That they are the blessed ones. The luckiest of people. I scoffed at the stupidity of it as I sniffled into a tissue. Fortunate to mourn. Pah. Loved and lost. Pffft. But the idea...

Performance or Persistent Complaint

Do you find yourself repeating the same mistakes, thinking the same things and even doing the same things over and over expecting a different result? Pretty sure there is a definition of craziness in there somewhere. Do you ever feel like you could doing anything if only it was easier? Or had...

A Beginning of Only Nice Things

Welcome to the beginning of what I hope will be fun place, filled with lovely things, thoughts and images; without an ounce of significance or meaning added. It's my version of it all anyway. Who am I you may ask? I'm Melissa. I'm 26 years old, self employed, web loving nerd. Yay for the first...

Make something, even if it sucks: Ask Suger

Make something, even if it sucks: Ask Suger

Considering I was in my office this morning before 6 am, you'd think I'd be ready to roll with this email early, right? Apparently not. I got caught up making a few changes to the blog branding I had a dream about last night. Saying it came to me in a dream seems a...

How much I made on Fiverr in my first year

How much I made on Fiverr in my first year

It all started with a simple question, can I earn money on Fiverr as a photographer? Keen to get into doing more product photography, I was looking for a way to find clients and generate more work for myself. A YouTube video about a freelance copywriter on CNBC's...

Feeling left behind in life: Ask Suger

Feeling left behind in life: Ask Suger

A couple of weeks ago, I received an Ask Suger talking about the changes they had been going through in their life and how they felt behind everyone else they knew. And it wasn't that they were not getting what they wanted, feeling as if they were taking giant steps...

How did I disappear from my life?

How did I disappear from my life?

Where did I go? That's the question I've been asking myself lately. How did I manage to disappear from my life? Somewhere around late 2020, I stopped documenting my life, being in pictures and outside of the weekly Suger News emails sharing. Where did I go? I don't...

Taking Shape x Elverina Johnson collection

Taking Shape x Elverina Johnson collection

Taking Shape is thrilled to reveal the first-ever First Nations designs by the highly regarded artist Elverina Johnson. A highly respected Gungganji Gurugulu woman from Yarrabah in Far North Queensland, Elverina is one of the Nation’s most recognisable and...

Puma x Modibodi

Puma x Modibodi

Modibodi has partnered up with PUMA to launch a range of leak-free period activewear and underwear*, created to help women stay comfortable and active during their period whilst making a positive environmental impact. Awesome news for my inbox this week, right? I love...

A few of my favourite things…

A few of my favourite things…

A little while back, I thought it would be fun to do favourite things kind of post. Feature books and products, homewares to skincare—stuff I've seen on the interwebs in a roundup style post. But then, from memory, it was Afterpay Day. And the very idea of sending out...

Where to Buy Wide Fit Boots for Plus-Size Women

Where to Buy Wide Fit Boots for Plus-Size Women

Welcome to the next instalment of the Where to Buy posts. This week it is wide fit boots. Boots for the plus size, large legged amongst us. Some have extended shoe sizing. Others offer wide fitting calf and ankle boots. Earlier this week, it occurred to me that it was...

Do you still subscribe to magazines?

Do you still subscribe to magazines?

I've always loved the glossy pages of a magazine. Not literally, the glossy pages drive me nuts with fingerprints, but you know what I mean. Whether it was about fashion or home decor, far off adventures or food. A lot of why I wanted to be a writer when I was a child...

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