Hi, there! I’m Candy Peterson. A desert dweller, born and raised in Tucson, AZ. Lover of all things chocolate, La Croix, all of the washi tape, and a really good chick lit book. You can usually find me dancing in the kitchen, creating a unique meal to share with family and friends or sprawled out on the family room floor with my latest DIY project. Saguaros & Sugar is a place for me to share my daily adventures with you. I hope you’ll enjoy unique recipes, DIY tutorials, and the crazy Peterson family antics!
I am the proud wife of Todd, also known as my stud muffin. We met when we were 14 and spent 10 years being really good friends. Then the guy moved 1,000 miles away to Houston and finally realized he was in love with me. Apparently distance really does make the heart grow fonder! He convinced me to make the move to h-town, where our story of love and adventures continued. He is honestly my better half and life is wayyyy more fun with him by my side!
After an amazing three years in Houston, we made the tough decision to move back to AZ. Really, it wasn’t that hard. Both of our families live in the old pueblo and I’m pretty in love with the place. There is something special about the smell of the desert after a summer evening monsoon storm and the slower paced life. Not to mention, I’m a sucker for dark night star gazing in the desert and still after 28 years, those mountain views get me every time! Whether you are a local Tucsonan or just visiting, I hope you find some great Tucson treasures right here on the blog!
Todd is an engineer with an amazing eye for photography. The majority of the photos on this blog are the product of his skillful artistic eye mixed with his engineered editing process. To check out more of his work visit ToddPetersonPhotography.com and follow him on instagram @toddpetersonphotography
(Wedding Photography by Something Blue Photography)