My first blog entry!! Eeek, the pressure!!

Hi!! And who exactly am I saying ‘hi’ too?! No one knows about this blog, so no one is reading it?! I take that back, my friend Jen is probably already reading it. She helped me with my blog header…and by help I mean, “That’s a pear, not a plum! Can’t you change the color!?” I’d like her to try and find a cute blog header online that contains a plum! But seriously, thanks for your help, Jen. Really.

Anyway, I stalk countless blogs everyday, and am so inspired by all the home projects, cute outfits, and fun vacations that I figured I’d join in. I lost my precious grandfather suddenly in January; and in order to keep from drowning in grief, I picked up a paintbrush for a house project, and haven’t put it down yet! So my blog is appropriately named because he always greeted me with a cheery “Hi Sugarplum!” I miss you Poppoo!

I’ve got a backlog of projects I’ll be posting as soon as I figure this thing out…so come back!!

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  1. shopchic21 wrote:

    Love it! I can't wait for more!

    Posted 5.19.10 Reply
  2. lindley wrote:

    So excited to start each day with you!

    Posted 5.20.10 Reply
  3. Leslie wrote:

    OMG! I just made it back to the beginning of your blog and want more! I love your style, personality, and "that's what she said" references. Please be my decor dealer!

    Posted 10.14.10 Reply
  4. Leslie — I have no way of contacting your directly so hopefully you check back here! I feel like I should send you a prize for making it through the entire blog?!?! Are you high?! How many brain cells did you lose in the process?! I kid…thank you so much!!

    xo, cass

    Posted 10.18.10 Reply
  5. Amy wrote:

    Hi Cassie! I just found your blog through Live Like You, and I always love to read the very first post of a new-to-me blog! I just wanted to say that I love the sweet story behind your blog's name!

    Posted 6.3.11 Reply
  6. Okay so I just stalked your entire blog during my entire lunch hour (and then some). Go ahead send out an alert. 🙂
    I've been following you for a while but got curious today and read all about ya. Great blog!

    Posted 3.7.12 Reply
  7. Okay so I just stalked your blog during my entire lunch hour (and then some). Go ahead and put out an alert! 🙂
    I've been following you since last year and got curious today. So I read all about ya. Great blog! 🙂

    Posted 3.7.12 Reply
  8. I am relatively new to your blog and thought I'd read your first entry… I just started "really" blogging after years of having a semi-private family blog so I'm curious to see how other bloggers really begin. I was not expecting this… because my Grandpa called me Sugarplum too.. and he died when I was a teenager and I miss him terribly. This really tugged on my heartstrings. I love your blog, by the way.. you are darling, and I'm happy to be following along!

    Posted 11.23.15 Reply
  9. Elizabeth wrote:

    Hello! Had to laugh. Leslie started from the front and worked her way back; I find the very first post, and work my way to the front. And that Domino pic, with the black door? Thirteen years later, it’s still killer. I think this is going to be fun!

    Posted 5.13.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks for being here, Elizabeth!!

      Posted 5.14.23 Reply