I’m Amanda Nelson, a lover of books, food, and lazy days at home with my bearded husband, Drew. I live in Mobile, Alabama, the birth place of Mardi Gras! By day, I work in marketing and by night, I binge true crime documentaries and eat way too much Boom Chicka Pop on the couch with my three rescue dogs. I grew up in a small town where painting your own furniture and making jam from blueberries off the side of the road was a normal part of life. That way of life has influenced my mission behind The Borrowed Sugar and the desire to create a beautiful life, at home.
I’m Drew Nelson, Amanda’s husband and resident recipe tester. I am an industrial sales representative by trade and lover of nice bourbon and local oysters. Since I was a kid, I have always been an outdoorsman. I love deep sea fishing trips in the gulf and walking through the woods to listen to a turkey gobble.
I’m Aubrie, but my mom calls me handsome, bubbers, and prince charming. As a deaf boy, I don’t do a lot of barking but I love digging holes, taking long naps, and rolling in mud puddles.
I’m Belle, also known as: the queen of the house. I work daily to keep the peasant I live with in line and make sure I get a steady supply of snacks at my disposal. It’s a hard life, but being this cute is a burden I must carry.
I’m Willow or better known as ‘Big Willie.’ Everyone tells me I have the best smile and most energy! I love zooming around the yard and barking at fences, butterflies, grass, delivery drivers, golf carts, trees, squirrels, walls, and air.
Decades ago, before Postmates, Waitr, and UberEats, it was common to run over to a neighbor’s house and share ingredients. Out of sugar for your cake? Ask your neighbor! Lost your hammer to hang that photo in the hallway? Borrow one from next door!
The past few years, we have all become more separate and isolated. I know I have. The pandemic changed how we create communities and how we gather. But it also made us fall in love even deeper with our homes, creating things ourselves, and learning to appreciate our towns.
And that is why I named this place The Borrowed Sugar. In hopes you’ll come by and borrow some recipes, books, decor and craft projects from my little home here on the web. Don’t be a stranger!
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Yes! Our family harvests organic meat including venison and wild turkey. However, we love vegetarian meals as well and will always strive to have a good mix of both options and include substitutes when we are able.
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