Monthly Archives: September 2013

Falling for Him

|1| Coat   |2| Scarf   |3| Oxfords   |4| Shirt   |5| Hat   |Inspiration|

Hello all!

Hope you all had a fab weekend. I had lots of fun as I played host to my British friend from years ago. It’s always nice to know that neither time, nor an entire country + a pond, can separate good friends. We were flatmates way back when I studied abroad in London and we’ve been buds ever since.

So, last week’s ShuGar Fix was all about my fall wants, right? Well, this week I dedicate it to the fellas for fall. I’m inspired by Mr. ShuGar and the many outfits I’d love to see him in.  Ever since we’ve started watching Project Runway together, Mr. ShuGar has developed a deeper appreciation of fashion and I kind of want to take credit for that 😉 To me, everything looks good on him so I love to go shopping for him. It’s so rad to pick out things for him to wear and see him look hot in new threads.

In general, I think fall has amazing fashion. You can look so much more elegant. Case in point with all the above men’s fashion I am currently coveting for Mr. ShuGar. By the way, if you want to follow along my dreams for Mr. ShuGar’s fashion, feel free to follow my pinterest board.

I absolutely love to see Mr. ShuGar in hats. Totally sexy! Any man looks good in a coat, too. Swoon! Enjoy my dear readers!

What do you like to see your man in?

P.S. I’m still crushing over my new blog design! I like! Thank you to everyone for all your kind words.

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

Welcome to the {new} ShuGar Love!


I am so happy to welcome you to my new and vastly improved blog! I’ve wanted to do this for so very long and I can honestly tell you it’s been a dream come true. Everything you see, from the colors, to the font (which is the Beatles’ ‘bootle’ font – of course!), to the hearts were all custom to reflect who I am as a blogger.  I heart it all!

I must thank Blair from Leap Marketing & Design, who was a doll to work with.  She patiently read through all my requests (which were many) and tailored everything to meet my needs. My girl, Blair, is uber-talented and, on top of that, super-duper sweet! I highly recommend using her for any of your design needs.

I still have some minor tweaking to do with my overall brand. I am so excited to work with the amazingly gifted #behappy leader, Erin, from Art Social to make this happen.  Can’t wait to share the final results!

For now, please take this key and open my heart, which is my blog.  I share it with you with all my love.

P.S. I plan on doing my first-ever giveway on el blog in the next few weeks to celebrate this joyous occasion! More to come!

Photo credit: Keys


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First Guest Post!

Hi all!

I am so excited to share with you that I have written my first ever guest blog post on the lovely The Baking Yogi blog.  Alyssa is such a sweet person and I love reading her blog all about fitness, baking and, my personal favorite, happiness! We met through the #behappylinkup, which I do every Thursday. It’s the time I dedicate to writing about happiness and love.

Well, I’ll keep it short because I want you to visit my guest post by clicking here.  I wrote about friendship and how important it is to value those special, true friends in our lives. They are gifts to cherish forever, don’t ya think?

Hugs to all!

Photo credit: Friendship sign

ShuGar Fix Mondays: Falling for Fall

|1| Polka Dot Coat |2| Pink Gloves |3| Hat |4| Pink Dress |5| Heart Sweater |6| Burgandy Boots | Fall Inspiration |

Hello all! Long time no see! I had to take some time off to attend to some personal business, but I am glad to be back to my blogging world. I’ve missed it.

My blog redesign is almost done. I am so excited to unveil it to you all. I will be offering my first ever giveaway to celebrate so stay tuned. More to come!

It’s officially fall and for me that means one thing: Fall Fashion! It’s actually my favorite season because of the endless accessories you can wear. You know I am a fan of accessories and fall is the perfect reason to wear that cute hat, those stylish gloves or throw on a fun sweater. Above are some items I’ve been dreaming of. Ahhhh…time to start making that hot cocoa too.

I’m sending you all my love…

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

The One

How do you know when you have met the “one” you want to spend the rest of your life with?  For those of us who decided to stay single throughout most of our twenties and into our thirties, this question becomes even harder to answer.  It’s as if the older you get, the more cautious you become because the more you experience people who are “not the one.”

I wish I could say there is a perfect formula to discover who the “one” for you will be, 100% guaranteed or get your money back.  Imagine how amazing that would be! No more heartbreak.  Although, I am glad I experienced a broken heart because it makes you appreciate true love when it enters your life.

I can share how I knew Mr. ShuGar was the husband for me.  I knew it probably a year into our relationship, but I never shared this with anyone because it was too soon to think such things (for me).

But, wait! I want more reading!

ShuGar Fix Mondays: Print It!

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Raise your hand if you’re obsessed with Pinterest? (I am raising my hand real high!). I just can’t get enough of it! If you want to be Pinterest friends, you can find me here. I always love discovering new friends to follow on pinterest so feel free to leave me your info in the comments.

We’ve been working on a lot of home improvement projects lately and I’m getting inspired to finally decorate our house. Up to this point, it’s a hodgepodge of Mr. ShuGar’s stuff and my old stuff. Little by little, I am collecting my favorite prints so that I can decorate our ShuGar house. I love the idea of having art from independent artists displayed throughout our house. There’s something inspiring about this.

Above are some of my favorite prints. I can picture the first two in our living room. The photography one would look great in my office. The blueberry print would look rad in our kitchen because we eat lots of blueberries. Finally, the abstract plum one is so mesmerizing. I can see it at the center of our living room.

I hope everyone is having a beautiful day!  

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

Photo credit: Love Print, California Print, Girl Photography Print, Blueberries Print, Plum Print

Live Your Life with Love

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I tweeted this last night:

The older I get, the more I realize some things don’t happen for a reason. They just happen & there is no explanation as to why.

We received some devastating news about someone we love just a few days ago.  We are heartbroken. I have no words to describe the feelings, but I will try my best.  Rather than divulge any personal details, I’d prefer to share what I have learned.

Live your life with love. Now.  You don’t know what tomorrow will bring.  That in it of itself is the beauty/scariness of life.  We get so busy with our routines.  We rush to the bank, swerve through traffic, partially listen through conversations, and forget to say I love you because life is busy.  Well, I say, stop the madness. Live every day with love. Cherish all moments because even the bad ones can be seen as gifts.

Another lesson I have learned the older I get is the power of family.  In moments of happiness and in moments of despair, you can count on your family to be there through it all. This is what matters in life.  All the rest is worthless.

I challenge everyone to reframe your attitudes when it comes to life and its many challenges. It’s more fulfilling to live a life of love than that of regret, jealousy and hatred.

Do you see the sun or the moon out there? It’s telling you that you are alive. Go out there and live it. What are you waiting for?

Photo credit: Life Poster


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ShuGar Fix Redux: Head Bling


Hello all! Hope you had a fun-filled Labor Day weekend (for those of us in the States).  We started working on some overdue home improvement projects so it was a very productive weekend.

Since I didn’t post yesterday for ShuGar Fix Mondays, this post is a redux fashion shoot. I’ve wanted to do this fashion photo shoot all summer, but somehow the summer just slipped away from me.  This post is all about one of my favorite accessories: hats & other fun head accessories! I cannot deny that I love wearing head bling year round. In honor of the last days of Summer and the beginning of Fall, I present to you some of my head accessories.

But, wait! I want more reading!