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About SouthernSugar

A Southern girl who's used to small town life, I found myself moving to Washington, DC, in 2008 for a new job, and living there was an eye-o

A New Chapter: Baby Shower Fun

Last year, I had the chance to take the Wilton cake decorating classes, and I fell in love. Now, when someone offers me the chance to bake for them, I jump at it. This baby shower was no different. I … Continue reading

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Eating My Fill in The Big Easy

I have a confession to make: Half of the reason I’m excited about our short vacation in New Orleans next year is because of all the possibilities of good food.  And beignets.  I’ve been dying to try one since my … Continue reading

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My Newest Venture: SouthBySouthGems

I’ve taken a break from blogging lately, less because I stopped doing recipes or crafts and more because it became more difficult to find time to take pictures and document my new recipes and crafts while running around after the … Continue reading

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Trying to pump up the health

Since I got pregnant, I’ve really slacked off on eating healthy all the time.  Or even most of the time.  Combine that with a serious lack of exercise lately, and I’ve gotten sadly out of shape.  I haven’t really put … Continue reading

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Tasty Lunch Reviews

I’ve been gone for work a few days this week, and I have to say that I have had some seriously fantastic lunches while on the road.  Like, possibly the best sandwiches I’ve ever eaten in my entire life good. … Continue reading

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Orange Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread

The holidays are a never-ending source of culinary exasperation and inspiration.  Exasperation as you try vainly to make forty bajillion recipes for holiday parties and holiday dinners.  Inspiration from the recipes everyone else is pinning and new delights at old … Continue reading

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Giving Nail Polish Jewelry a Shot

I kept seeing these pins on Pinterest proclaiming the easy awesomeness of nail polish jewelry, but I didn’t need any pretty, shiny things, so I passed them on by.  Then I realized that, okay, I don’t need pretty, shiny things, but … Continue reading

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Dragon Noodles

Mondays aren’t exactly my favorite day of the week.  They’re the first day of the work week, after all, taking me back to the office grind.  And on a week like this, Monday is freezing cold with accompanying sleet and … Continue reading

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Twice-a-Month Cooking

This is my latest play on once-a-month cooking.  Call it twice-a-month cooking, if you will.  I realized that trying to do everything at once, all in one day so my mom can babysit the Munchkin, is too much for me. … Continue reading

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Christmas Craft Ideas

We’re looking to dial back a little bit this year for Christmas, especially since we have two friends having babies who need baby shower presents, but I still want to be able to give some great gifts.  As a result, … Continue reading

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