Nikki and Paul’s Florida Wedding

I have no idea how I didn’t share this earlier, but better late than never! I had the pleasure of working with Paul as him and Bash By Brenly crafted the most epic proposal last year. This couple had such a beautiful story and vision and they were so wonderful to work with. Amy and Jordan went to florida with them and took these incredible pictures of their big day! Be sure to check out more on Amy and Jordan’s site! I love how the invites looked with Kelly Place’s calligraphy!

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Indie Gift Box Necklace

Another post that’s way too late, but pretty great! You know my love for Indie Gift Box, and they asked me to send them some goodies for a photoshoot, so I immediately thought of my sister’s jewelry (which let me just say, is impossible to photograph). I was blown away by how fun the bubble necklace looks paired with other statement pieces, and immediately started layering my own! IMG_9165 IMG_9250 IMG_9270 IMG_9273 IMG_9279 IMG_9280 IMG_9297 IMG_9327 IMG_9332 IMG_9338 IMG_9340

Check out more jewelry from Danielle Sara here. She does tons of custom work so don’t hesitate to reach out!


This week I watched Marie Forleos Marie TV on How to Insult Proof your Ego. The Question was about dealing with criticism when you’re putting yourself out there everyday in your own business. Marie said “criticism comes with creativity”. She dropped this quote from Aristotle, and it totally sat with me that day.

Do Nothing - Sugar and Type

I’m learning to embrace both the good and bad as an opportunity to learn, even if it’s learning that I really hate doing a certain type of project, or learning that I want to do something more often! Constructive criticism is great, and there’s not a chance you’ll see me just sitting back and doing nothing, so I’m sure I’ll be facing plenty of criticism in my life. Some of it is really great feedback, but it’s always better when it’s said in a nice way. I’m going to keep creating work, continue sharing it, and if someone doesn’t like it – that’s totally okay!! People can say whatever they want, but it doesn’t have to ruin your day.

Creative Crush: Jonathan Stiers

There’s nothing better than getting a love letter, so when Jonathan Stiers of Stiers Aesthetic emailed me to tell me he liked my work, I felt wonderful! I clicked on the link in his signature, and was blown away! I felt so complimented and couldn’t wait to chat more with this talented guy.stiers aesthetic on sugar and type stiers aesthetic on sugar and type stiers aesthetic on sugar and type stiers aesthetic on sugar and type stiers aesthetic on sugar and type stiers aesthetic on sugar and type

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS : Getting to share what I love and what inspires me – OH – and total creative control. :)

FAVORITE CANDY/TREAT : Ferrero Raffaello Almond Coconut Treats

WHAT’S A RECENT FAVORITE FIND : I love food photography so I’m currently obsessing over “Donna Hay: The New Classics,” cookbook. It’s beautiful. The Kate Spade Melamine collection from Macy’s.  And I may have sipped on some of the Taylor Swift, “1989” Kool-aid. I think it’s laced with kittens and rainbows. Don’t judge.

WHY DO YOU BLOG : Working in the graphic design industry, design and photography have always been a passion. And while I’ve always loved food photography, I never had the opportunity to art direct many shots, where the sole focus was FOOD. I’d drool over issues of Bon Appétit and Food & Wine, wishing I had shot this and that, so a blog made sense. This allowed me to share the things I love, from restaurants to recipes to design AND would provide me with a creative outlet, outside of my day job. The only problem: I didn’t have a camera and I had never actually been the guy with the camera in his hand!

ANY ADVICE FOR FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS :  Be a sponge. Learn all you can. Do the research and avoid taking shortcuts, just because “it’s easier.” Have a plan! Flying by the seat of yours pants is fun and all, until it isn’t. Map out your path, setting goals that give you something to work towards. Most importantly, be authentic.


Get to know Jonathan!  Site


DIY Planner Pocket

You guys have blown me away with your support for the 2015 planner, I cannot thank you enough! I am so excited to help you live a more organized life, dream bigger, and get shit done.

I really wanted to add a pocket to the planner this year, but it wasn’t in the cards (we’re already working on 2016 and it’s going to be amazing!). I decided to do a series of DIY posts for you to put some awesome additions in your planner. I’m starting out with the easiest one – adding a pocket! There are SO many ways to do this – and I’ll try and share as many as possible so you can pick which one is best for you. I’m apologizing for my lack of photography skills in advance, have you taken a photo class online you recommend?


  • Envelope (A2 size works great)
  • Craft Glue – make sure to use one that works on papers so it doesn’t warp.
  • Your Rule The World Planner

DIY Envelope for Sugar and Type's Rule The World Planner

This couldn’t be easier! All you need to do is glue the front of the envelope (not the side with the flap) and place it to either the inside front or back cover of your planner!

As easy as 1, 2, 3! Be sure to share your pictures on instagram using the hashtag #ruletheworldplanner so I can see how you’re using your planner!

Happy New Year

I’ll take any excuse to work with Audra Zaba, I love when my type totally makes out with her images. I realize these are late, but oh well, life happens. I’ve been changing my views on resolutions in the past couple of years – instead of starting something on January 1, I start it when I have the idea, I start RIGHT NOW. I work on things to better myself when I see the need for it. However, I do have plenty of goals for 2015 and I can’t wait to hear yours! Sugar and Type NYE Promo

Goals Goals Goals

goalsWhen Promise Tangeman launched her new site, I loved listening to the interviews she had during her launch week. She talked with the girls from the incredible 31 Bits, and what they said really resonated with me. The conversation was about goals. When you have a lot of ideas, it’s so important to set goals. I like to set small and large goals. It’s important for me to make sure my small goals help me reach my larger goals. When projects come my way, I want to make sure they are inline with my goals. The girls talked about how this helps with accountability, especially if you write down your goals. Every decision can be weighed through your goals. You can look at each opportunity and make sure it feels right, otherwise you’ll be all over the place! I’m excited to focus on my goals, one of them is practicing hand lettering! Share your goals with me!

Like this graphic? It’s available in my society6 shop!

Last Minute Gifting

GiftsIs it almost the new year? I swear 2014 flew by! Even when the days are long, the weeks just fly by! I had some big ideas for gifts this year, and most of it has fallen to last minute shopping. I made a little printable to help keep me organized and budget what I wanted to purchase. I was surprised to find out that our family genuinely wanted us to give them wedding photos (I swear, I’ll be sharing them in the new year!). If you’re like me, and have some last minute shopping to do, feel free to download the printable and get shopping!!

Download the Gift List Printable!