This & That

Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? Sloan took the SAT for the first time, putting her that much closer to college. It’s crazy to think one year from now we’ll be planning her graduation and all the fun that comes with it.

If you’re doing the same, I shared some fun gift ideas for Grads and Teachers HERE (plus some Mother’s Day gifts HERE, HERE and HERE… which is next weekend, by the way!)

Today I’ve got a hodgepodge of life lately, so let’s get to this month’s This & That…

Pretty in Blue //

Our darling (not so) Little Miss celebrated her Junior Prom, and had an absolute BALL! She took her best friend, and they both agreed ‘no dates’ was the way to go! You know I’m on board with that idea, ha!

We hosted the pre-prom party at our house, and LAND Party Rentals knocked it out of the park with a fun balloon backdrop for photos! If you’re local to DFW, I highly recommend them!

Halter Prom Gown (on sale!) | Blingy Bag | Heels | Earrings

We made a fun Before & After reel of them getting ready that is just too cute! See it HERE.

Fun at Prom Reel


Back in Stock //

I’m crazy for these designer-style totes, and have been carrying them for everyday… but turns out they also make great pool and beach bags!! The faux-leather repels moisture and sand brushes right off. Not to mention, they’re DARLING!

This fun ‘rose red‘ color I’ve been wearing on repeat is finally back in stock, but I’m sure not for long… find it HERE.

Leather Woven Tote Bag (Rose Red) | Hoodie Cover-Up | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | All-Weather Bangles | Hoop Earrings


Cover Me in Sunshine (Tienda Hats) //

Speaking of beachy styles, my favorite super stylish Sunshine Tienda hats are now sold at Social Threads!! They carry their best-selling hats plus a range of accessories HERE… and the good news is our code SUGARPLUM10 gives you 10% off!!

I have the ‘Rosita Multi’ colorway, but it won’t be long before I add another. Assuming I can choose… they’re all so cute!!

Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | High-Waist White Two-Piece | All-Weather Bangles


If You Can’t Tone It, Tan It //

It’s shorts and skirt season, which means it’s time to put some color on my winter-white legs!! I’ve been a long-time fan of St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse, but the moment I tried this Loving Tan 2-Hour Express Mousse, I knew it was my new go-to!

The color is SO GOOD, the smell is minimal, and it lasts for days! It gives immediate color, which makes it so easy to apply, and develops in a few short hours. I wear it all day before rinsing before bed, and my tan will last about a week. This mitt is a must-have for applying with a flawless finish, too.

Self-Tanner | Tanning Mitt (35% off!)


Splish Splash, I Was Taking a Bath //

These two cuties got a spring cleaning last week, and they’ve never been fluffier or smelled better! We used Barkbus, and it was so convenient!! They roll up to your house in a decked-out sprinter van, complete with power and water supply, and an hour later the pups emerge squeaky clean!

Our pups get distressed spending a full day at the groomer, so this was a much more stress-free experience.


Dime Skincare Faves //

One of my most-requested codes over on Instagram is for Dime!! Which means y’all are loving their products as much as I am! I love their clean formulas, and the lash serum works wonders!! The new tinted Wonderscreen is the perfect everyday SPF with just a hint of coverage and glowy finish. It’s rare to find an effective mineral sunscreen that actually leaves your skin looking better after applying!

I’ve also been wearing these two scents, and absolutely LOVE them! Dime Beauty already has fair pricing, and my code SUGARPLUM20 gives you another 20% off on top of it! Find my faves HERE.

Dime Beauty Faves


DRD Jackpot //

My latest Dressing Room Diaries was hands-down my biggest style jackpot in months! Retailers are really bringing the cute styles, and for the first time, I actually kept more than I returned! #ooops Find it all HERE.

Dressing Room Diaries


Closet of Our Dreams //

We’ve slowly started making a few changes around the house to fit our needs… starting with the primary closet. It is a gorgeous space, but had no shelves, drawers, or space to hang anything other than shirts. After living in it for eight months to see what it truly needed to be as functional as possible, we recently added adjustable shelves, drawers, and removed some of the smaller sections to allow for longer hanging styles like dresses, skirts, and pants.

My friend Annie from SOS Home Organization came over to work her magic, and we could not be happier with how functional and beautiful it turned out!! I added the links to some of the key organizational pieces we used below.

Sunglasses Display Case | Handbag Dividers  | Drawer Dividers | Accessory Trays | Command Hooks | Woven Laundry Bins | Felt Hangers | Bamboo Pant Hangers
Gauzy Plaid Button Down | Braided Sandals (TTS)


Spring in Texas //

Welcome to Spring in Texas…. one moment it’s breezy and cool, the next your yard is covered in golf ball-sized hail! This storm was one of the craziest I’ve seen!!


Always in Our Hearts //

Some days it feels like yesterday, and others an eternity… but it’s been a full year without our darling Bridget. We celebrated her life and what would have been her 17th birthday last month. It’s never easy to let those emotions come to the surface, but also so beautiful to honor her precious life.


Ten Tops //

Part Two of our Darling Tops for Spring was a popular one…did you catch it yet? See the fun styles HERE.

10 (More) Happy Spring Tops


Sloan is Seventeen //

Our precious Sloan is 17!!??? Hooowwwwww?!?! We had a series of small celebrations, but celebrated her actual birthday at a volleyball tournament in Kansas City. We had so much fun together, and really loved KC!!

She played her favorite sport by day, and we celebrated with her team at night. Chicken N Pickle was the perfect spot for a casual team party, and they easily accommodated our large group.


Amazing Amazon //

Amazon Hauls continue to be the most popular posts each month, and my latest was no exception! But hello… look how cute all these styles are!! See my latest finds HERE.

Amazon Fashion Finds


Monday Mail Day //

Speaking of popular series, Monday Mail Day is the repeating request on Instagram Stories! I’m thrilled you like my random, QVC-style finds I share each week! Here’s a peek of what arrived the last few weeks… but if you only buy one thing, let it be this… ok, or this!

Travel Steamer | Teeth Whitening Strips | Makeup Brush Case | Crochet Cover-Up | Colleen Rothschild Tinted Eye Cream (code SUGARPLUM20)

Exfoliating Mitt | Turquoise Bead Necklace | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10 for both) | Nail Polish (Also HERE) | Gel Hand Soap (Also HERE) | Gel Refill | Bucket Bag

Acrylic Display Case | Black Sunglasses | Tan Sunglasses | Aviators | Faux Tulip Stems | Rattan Vase | Acrylic Divider | Eyeshadow Primer

Stanley 40 oz. Tumbler | Wooden Bowl | Faux Moss Balls | No-Show Socks | Wristlet Phone Case


Bedroom Updates //

Our primary bedroom has slowly been getting a makeover, and I love how it’s coming together! This is such a large space, so we’ve been taking our time and waiting for the best sales. We really scored with the bed… I found an ‘open box’ deal, and it’s perfect!

Here’s a peek of a few of the updates, and I’ll share the full design direction soon.

Georgie Area Rug in ‘Jade Sunset‘ (Size: 10’x14’) | Rug Pad | Canopy Bedframe (Open Box deal we bought HERE) | Mattress is SleepNumber

Faux Olive Tree | Swivel Chair | Shades are by The Shade Store & basket is old Nate Berkus x Target


Besties Abroad //

It’s always a good time with these cuties, and San Miguel proved to not only be an incredible backdrop to shoot our new GLxHSP Summer Collection (announcement coming this week!), but also the perfect girl’s trip location! I shared more about the fabulous hotel we stayed at HERE, and some of our outfits HERE… but a full Trip Report is coming soon, plus the launch of our new Collection!

Suzie’s Dress | Val’s Dress (code SUGARPLUM10 for both)


Wowza, Walmart //

Um… cuteness check on aisle 13! Walmart has been slaying the fashion game lately, but these pieces even turn it up a notch! It’s all under $50, and I’m a size XS in all pieces.

Sports Bra | Biker Shorts | Gingham Dress | Gauzy Button-Down Top | Lounge Shorts Set

Lounge Shorts Set | Pullover | Biker Shorts | Hoka Sneakers | Gingham Dress | | Braided Sandals (TTS) | Gauzy Button-Down Top | White Jeans


Wanderlust Necessities //

With summer around the corner, our frequent flyer miles will start racking up again!! After years of trial and error, I have my carry-on life down to a science, and these are my go-to essentials! Find them all HERE.

Travel Essentials

And my travel style is pretty much always the same… Vuori + denim jacket, and always the Calpaks!

Scoopneck Tee (XS) | Jean Jacket (Small, Jeanie) | Vuori Cropped Pants | Rothy’s Sneakers | Rolling Suitcase | Carry-On Duffle Bag


How’s that for a random round-up? But that’s the This & That of life around here lately! Happy Monday, lovebugs!


P.S. If you’re looking for more of my recent finds, check out my latest Amazon Fashion Finds HERE and Dressing Room Diaries HERE.

Leave a Comment


  1. Kim wrote:

    Sloan and her friends look so pretty! How fun!

    Cassie, how do you like the SleepNumber mattress? Are you a repeat customer, or are you trying it for the first time? Does it stay cool? Do you wake up when Mr. Sugarplum rolls over?

    Posted 5.8.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      This is our first one, and it definitely took a few months to adjust to it…but now we love it!!

      Posted 5.10.23 Reply
  2. Sandy wrote:

    That not so little anymore, Little Miss dress is so gorgeous, I’ll be surprised if you don’t steal it and find a reason to wear it! Those sweeeet puppy faces/googly eyes!
    Super fun, nice, interesting post. : ) xo.

    Posted 5.8.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Ha, you’re sweet Sandy!!!!

      Posted 5.8.23 Reply