LOCAL Houston | The City Guide JULY 2016 - Page 49

FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE HOME SWEET HOME Photography by Jared Smith Styling by Ashley Rose, MarziFat and Carla Valencia de Martinéz Five years ago ASHLEY took a little hiatus from Marshall University for Art & Design and moved to League City, Texas, to live with her aunt and uncle. As she tried to figure out what she wanted to do with her life, she waited tables and started a little blog called “Sugar & Cloth.” Then a job at Smilebooth had her applying her graphic design skills, but more importantly, she’d met her partner in crime, JARED SMITH. Little did Ashley know that, fast forward a few years, she’d have figured out this whole blogging thing and turned it into one of the most followed local blogs. Today Ashley, who is the founder and head dessert maker of the blog, along with Jared, the super-talented resident photographer and motivator, have created one of the happiest blogs on the planet. LOCAL couldn’t help but collaborate with their particularly happy and modern aesthetic to share a few DIYs to perk up your abode. And our pom-pom game is strong. These little yarn balls perk up anything, and once you start, you won’t want to stop. To see more of their work and for detailed images and steps to these DIYs, head to www.sugar&cloth.com. july 16 | L O C A L 49