Best of 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Hello, hello! Are you still digging out of the holiday aftermath like us? As much as I loved our Christmas decor this year, I’m itching to get it down and have my house back to normal! The urge to purge has already started, and I feel the need to minimize everything! What is it about a new year that does that to us?!

I’m taking this week to reflect back on what we accomplished and experienced in the last 12 months (did you catch yesterday’s Top Ten Reader Favorite Buys?). This year, I shared several DIYs of a different varmiety…tips on styling, beauty, and packing…as well as a few recipes to keep you guessing. Here’s a round-up of the most popular, click the link under each image for the full post.

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How to Get the J.Crew Sleeve Roll & Other Outfit Zhushing Tips


Healthy Tuscan Veggie Soup (from Mama SP’s Diet Plan)


Tips for Using Self Tanner


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How to Pack with eBags


15 Simple Tips for a Luxe Closet


My Travel VIPs


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How to Make Fluffy, Non-Toxic Slime (a video by Little Miss!)


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Tips for Creating a Cozy Outdoor Space


Five Makeup Tricks to Make You Look Younger


My Make-Up VIPs


How to Style Family Photos & Tips for Styling Holiday Family Photoshoot


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Sweet & Creamy Sriracha Dip


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How to Create Beachy Waves


How to Cuff Skinny Jeans for Ankle Boots


Do you have any requests for specific Sugarplum Style Tips for 2018? Which was your favorite this year? Up next is a round-up of last year’s Travel! #ticketsplease


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  1. Your Tuscan Vegetable Soup sounds really good right now. I think I’m going to make it tonight! 🙂

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    Posted 1.2.18 Reply
  2. Sharon wrote:

    So many great reads here. I really could use some makeup to make look younger, ha! How is it 2018 already? Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  3. Sandy wrote:

    C-you are such a pro!
    As I munch on last night’s sweet potato fries for breakfast, I can’t wait to dig into to these posts!

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  4. Ronda wrote:

    Happy New Year Cassie! So many great posts all in one place!! I loved many of these! As for the future, I’d love to see/hear anything that gives a glimpse into your thought process as you put together an outfit or a room or a space. That sounds funny because it seems like it comes naturally to you but for those of us it doesn’t, it would be so helpful!
    Because this doesn’t come naturally to me, I’d love to see more 5ways as I’ve purchased a number of items inspired by your outfits but lack the creativity to put different outfits together around them.
    As for purging, I’m right with you, wanting to purge every part of my house!

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    • Cassie wrote:

      Happy New Year darling friend!! Some outfits and rooms come together quicker than others, and honestly, inspiration can strike from anywhere! Color or pattern pairings I see out in real life, and that sparks an outfit or room idea! I love the 5 ways too, and hope to include more this year! xo

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  5. Karla Rose wrote:

    I love the style posts and wondered if you could add how you care for a particular clothing item? I find myself shying away from certain fabrics because I can’t seem to launder them correctly.

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    • Cassie wrote:

      That’s funny bc honestly I just throw virtually everything in the washing machine!! If it’s questionable, then I put it in a mesh laundry bag, and wash on delicate cycle, then hang dry. xo

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  6. Pam wrote:

    Happy 2018! Love all your how posts and your style posts. Love the beachy waves hair tutorial. Also, love the beauty products you recommend. Have started using the Colleen Rothschild line and the IT cosmetics CC cream. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Cassie wrote:

      I’m thrilled my posts have been helpful, and that you love those products as much as me!! xo

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  7. Noreen wrote:

    Love all of your posts!! Would love to know what you do to stay in shape???

    Posted 1.8.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I started doing Orange Theory about 4 months ago and it’s helped so much!

      Posted 1.13.18 Reply