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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...

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 whole point. I've skipped days, for sure. But there was no good reason, so...

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 about a knit dress, one that apparently looks like it has the texture of...

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

I’m obsessed with Netflix Original movies

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...

Appreciation situation

Last night dinner ran late so I decided to watch a movie with the Mr instead of writing this blog post. I'm glad I did because now it's about appreciation and taking the time. Rather than whatever other b.s. I was going to pull out of my butt yesterday. Appreciation....

How do I bring THIS over to YouTube??

Genuine question. How do I transfer the renewed joy and consistency to my YouTube channel? Some of you have seen it, maybe you haven't, but I need your help and advice. I wish I was offering you something different today but when I sat down to write, it's the only...

Cosy knits + boots time

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...

We are creatures of habit

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...

She taught me how to show up for people

I want to talk to you today about a woman named Anne. A woman who through actions taught me how to show up for people. But first, let's go back to go forward, shall we? Anne worked for my parents and as kids, we saw her anywhere up to three times a week. She was Annie...

I am not critical of myself, I’m self-aware

Sometimes when I talk about the things I've learned or the mistakes I've made, people rush to my aid. They tell me that it's not that bad, that I'M not that bad. Don't get me wrong, I love you guys for that. Your generosity with me knows no bounds. But because of...

Aren’t you embarrassed?

But are you embarrassed about how it looks? She asked. Not out of the blue, or to be unkind, as part of the conversation. We were talking about Instagram. The challenges people and businesses can face there and how we aren't really that sure what to do to reach people...

A week into my daily blogging challenge

I'm a week into this daily blogging thing. You can thank the daily vloggers of YouTube for the idea behind this. To think it was just this time last week (maybe a little earlier, my bad!) that I decided to give this a shot. My writing had been in a rut for a while; it...

I’m so proud

As some of you know, I started working with an assistant earlier this year. I wanted work to continue on my other blog, The Leave Home Blog, as well as some other things. I was lucky enough to hire Charlotte, the daughter of my friend Desiree. Oh heeeey. Charlotte,...

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