Monthly Archives: August 2013

Thank YOU!

This post is short & sweet because I only have one message today. It’s one from the heart.


Thank you to my followers for being a part of my blog journey.

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Married Girls vs. Single Girls



I am happy to share with my loyal readers that I am beginning stage two of the blog redesign! I will not work with a designer to make all my blog dreams come true. I’m so beyond excited! Thank you again for following along with me on my blogging journey. Your support means the world to me! Stay tuned for more updates & a giveaway at end =)

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of articles out there pitting married girls against single girls.  It’s the “us” versus “them” language that I have found really intriguing being a newlywed myself.  It appears that once you get married, some single gals think we have crossed over to the dark side and no longer empathize with our single friends.  We become consumed with our “we” isms and are blinded by everlasting love.  Say what?

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ShuGar Fix Mondays: In a World Casual Fashion

|1| GAP Boyfriend Jeans |2| Graphic Tee |3| Roxy Sneakers |4| Striped Cardigan

Good morning, sweet readers! I hope you had a fun-filled weekend. Don’t you wish we had one more Saturday in the weekend? Anyways, I digress.

You might have noticed that it is looking a little different on the blog. Well, after giving this much thought, I have decided to begin the process to remake my blog and give it a complete makeover! I’m so excited! This will be a process and I ask for our patience in the meantime. Most likely, it will take about a month or so for my blog to be fully completed. I promise you it will look so rad when it is done. Plus, I am planning a special gift giveaway to my loyal readers to unveil the new blog!

Ok, now, let’s talk fashion. Last Friday I reviewed the super cute film, In a World (go see it!).  Today’s fashion is inspired by the main character Carol, played by Lake Bell.  She’s all about casual clothes and is not a dress-up kind of gal. In fact, in one scene of the movie she has to wear a dress and she literally does not have one. Fortunately, a neighbor let’s her borrow one just for the occasion! This fashion is all about being comfy in your clothes. I would love to have those jeans!

I wish everyone a super happy Monday!

ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!    

Mrs. ShuGar Reviews: In a World

What makes a movie good? This is such a subjective question.  For me as an indie film lover, the film has to have quality writing and artistry.  On top of all of this, it also has to simply be a compelling story.  By compelling I do not mean a movie has to tell a story about the end of the world and how we will all be abducted by aliens.  There is beauty in simplicity and, many times, these make the best movies.

Lake Bell’s In a World is one of those movies with a simple story, which is heart-warming, funny, and makes you want more.  Not only is this Lake Bell’s directorial debut (impressive), she also wrote it, starred in it and produced it.  Now, that’s one talented lady!

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Just Dance

I’ve wanted to blog about my love affair with dance since like ever.  Aside from writing, I can’t think of anything else that defines me more than dance.  I am not a professional dancer, although I guess I could have been if I had taken dancing more seriously when I was younger.  (Tangent – follow your dreams when you are young.  It’s the best time to do it!)

Anyways, dance has saved me.  Figuratively and physically.  I want to share my heart, not to convince you to put on your dancing shoes, but instead to encourage my lovely readers to find that thing in your life that makes you smile every time you do it.

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Pasadena Day: The Norton Simon Musuem

Even though I haven’t lived in Pasadena for years, I still consider myself an East side gal.  Pasadena has the perfect combo of small town feel with still tons to do and only minutes away from central L.A.  For those of you not familiar with the L.A. area, Pasadena is about twenty minutes east (without traffic) from downtown L.A.  They’ve filmed many movies in the city, so you’ve probably seen in without even knowing it!

When our two-year anniversary was coming up, Mr. ShuGar and I both decided we would do a stay-cation. It didn’t take us long to decide we would have a Pasadena Day to celebrate our two years of marriage.

To start off our Pasadena excursion, we decided to explore the Norton Simon Museum.  I used to frequent it often when I lived nearby, but Mr. ShuGar had never been.  It was an easy choice!

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ShuGar Fix Mondays: Magenta Inspired

Good morning, sweet readers! I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  We went to a friend’s wedding at Tom Colicchio’s Craft restaurant.  I’ve always wanted to go there as a foodie who occasionally watches Top Chef. Plus, I just adore weddings.  There’s always something magical in the air.

Alright, let’s talk lips.  Before we do so, let me preface by saying I am no makeup expert.  In fact, I consider myself a little challenged in that department.  I love makeup; I just don’t know what always looks good on me or how to apply it. It’s definitely an art form.

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Mrs. ShuGar’s Snapshots: Photography Class Homework #3

My Camera

So, I have some splaining to do (ode to Ricky from “I Love Lucy”)!  I have lagged in my photography class photos because life just got really busy and I was still trying to figure out how to do these actual assignments.  I wanted to make sure I understood all about aperture and shutter speed before I blogged about it. That said, I am excited to present to you my last photography class assignments in the next few blog posts.  If you want to follow along my photography journey, please begin here.

This next homework assignment was all about exploring focus, specifically known as depth of field, and how to use aperture to manipulate it.  As usual, we were asked to put our camera in manual mode and play around with the different settings. So much harder than you think!

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A Crying Moment


On Tuesday while driving into work,  I had a crying moment.  It wasn’t the kind of cry where small tears gently drip down your face.  It initially started out like that, but then the flood gates were opened and it rapidly became an ugly cry, snot included (sorry – TMI).  There was nothing significant about this particular Tuesday and the only trigger I can think of is the song that came up on my ipod – Gwen Stefani’s Early Winter.  Tangent – I have a major girl crush on her.

Anyways, I realize I was set off by the song because of its lyrics.  I have written about musical landmines before.  With this particular song, it reminded me of a situation I have been trying to diminish or to pretend it didn’t matter.  The problem with attempting to ignore your feelings is that one way or another, they’ll erupt.

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Some Nerdy Things

nerd glasses

Hello dear friends! We’ve reached the middle of the week. Yahoo! In the spirit of hump day, I’d like to divulge some of my nerdiness all in good fun. I am a nerd and darn proud of it.  In fact, I miss wearing my glasses after I had Lasik surgery.  It made me look smarter and cuter.

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