About Us


We are the faces behind Sugar, Sass, and Sawdust

Courtney & katie-6main

– Courtney –

Courtney & katie-1COURT MAIN

I am a 26 year old from Denver, CO who loves to spend her free time playing with her puppies, baking (I am the sugar, in sugar + sass+ sawdust), working out, and being a Wife!

I graduated from Metropolitan State University of Colorado with a degree in Human Services: Addiction Counseling Concentration in 2013.  After a few internships, and about a year in the field I was given the opportunity to transfer to Billing and Claims within the same company.  I took the job, so I could have weekends off and I feel it is a much better fit, but with such a detail oriented, sometimes tedious job… this blog is the perfect creative outlet and getting to share it with one of my oldest friends is even better.

Before starting this blog with Kate, I used to share all my projects and cake pops.  Please feel free to browse through that website for all the pictures of my past cake pop orders.

I am married to my High School Sweetheart. His name is Bobby and we met at a Halloween Party our senior year.  Funny thing was… we did not say one word to each other that night. We exchanged numbers on Myspace a few weeks later, and the rest is history. I even had to mention that in my vows because I just can’t let him live that down.

We bought our first house in Littleton, CO in September of 2014.  We are slowly making it our own.  We added Bora into our family in October 2014, and we adopted Das in October 2015, and Quey in October 2016.  We have a joke, that we just keep adding to our family every October.  I know I am biased, but they are the best dogs ever 🙂

I cannot wait to share my life, house + DIY projects, and treats with you!

Bobby & Courtney next to water stream with dogs -1


– Kaitlyn –

Hi, I’m Kate!

After years of doing little DIY projects together (BFs for 10+ years!), we decided to put our love of making, baking, crafting, and design into this little place we call Sugar Sass + Sawdust. Court and I want Sugar Sawdust + Sass to be a place to get inspired, create, laugh, and as always – get a little sassy!

I’m Kate – a Residential Construction Administrator by day & blogging, creating, wood burning artist by night. I love to be busy. If I’m not working on my latest custom wood burning commission, or writing up a tutorial for my latest DIY project – you can usually find me outdoors. Wading in a river, tucked away in the mountains is probably my most favorite place to be. It is definitely my happy place and where I go when I need a little escape. But if I’m not on the water, I’m most likely hiking, playing in the dirt, at the gym, or spending time with the ones I love. If i could, I’d spend my days in a little house on a lot of land, making things & raising babies with my best friend.

In 2017, I opened my shop – Grit + Grain. It’s a place I can mix my love for the outdoors and nature with art and design. And oh my goodness do I adore it. I love how each and every commission I have received so far has been completely and 100% unique to each client. I enjoy getting to collaborate with my clients to come up with something so custom and special they will cherish for years to come.

So please – say hi, leave a comment, ask a question! I’d love to hear from ya!






1 comment

  1. Grandpa and I loved your blog and look forward to seeing and reading more of your exciting lives.

    Katy your fish pictures were great, Grandpa would have loved to have been fishing with you.

    We will be visiting in Colorado next July and will certainly order some cake pops. They really look yummy, almost to cute to eat.

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