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 everything set up to go. But before I go into all of that, let me tell you...

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 my business. I'm excited and nervous because you never can tell when...

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 things people do online as jobs.  But I can help you, and your kids, be...

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 section on Netflix and thought you might be keen to know what I'm loving....

When Kate broke me

When Kate broke me

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....

But WHAT do you do?

But WHAT do you do?

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...

My new style of casual work wear

My new style of casual work wear

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...

Five simple edits for better photos

Five simple edits for better photos

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...

Lucky 13

Lucky 13

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....

When it’s not yours to tell

When it’s not yours to tell

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...

Suger Eats; it’s a thing

Suger Eats; it’s a thing

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...

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

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

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,...

My kind of people

My kind of people

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....

Belonging to something

Belonging to something

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...

Weeknight pasta dinner

Weeknight pasta dinner

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...

The order of things

The order of things

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...

30 days of daily blogging.

30 days of daily blogging.

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....

IGTV; so that’s a thing

IGTV; so that’s a thing

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...

Find your next (or first!) client

Find your next (or first!) client

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...

The future of girls

The future of girls

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...

I almost didn’t make it

I almost didn’t make it

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...

The horse blanket…

The horse blanket…

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...

The end of season three of the podcast!

The end of season three of the podcast!

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...

I’m obsessed with Netflix Original movies

I’m obsessed with Netflix Original movies

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 are pretty proud of that. In the past, we've certainly tapered off and...

Appreciation situation

Appreciation situation

I don't know how this happened. There was a time that I would have considered myself discerning when it came to movies. An expert and connoisseur, of sorts. Then The Christmas Prince happened and it's like I've developed the taste of a teenage girl when it comes to...

How do I bring THIS over to YouTube??

How do I bring THIS over to YouTube??

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 are pretty proud of that. In the past, we've certainly tapered off and...

Cosy knits + boots time

Cosy knits + boots time

I don't know how this happened. There was a time that I would have considered myself discerning when it came to movies. An expert and connoisseur, of sorts. Then The Christmas Prince happened and it's like I've developed the taste of a teenage girl when it comes to...

We are creatures of habit

We are creatures of habit

It's finally that time of year; knits and boots time! I've been waiting for this for what seems like forever. Last year, we didn't get much winter with the occasional cold, and that's about it. But I don't know if it's my cold talking, or what, but this year it's been...

She taught me how to show up for people

She taught me how to show up for people

Mr Suger and I, we are creatures of habit. Every Sunday morning we wake up, go to breakfast, drive around for a bit, then go to work. It's the self-employed life. Sunday is a great day to sleep in, and often we do. But do you have any idea how much work you can get...

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