Now I’m a Legit Blogger, Some Exciting News, & 7 Wardrobe Essentials

How about that for a reach-out-and-grab-you post title?! I thought it sounded better than, “A Whole Bunch of Important, But Random Shizz, All Rolled Into One Post.” How about I stop rationalizing my poor title skills, and just jump right into the random pot I have for you today.

First up…how was your weekend?! Ours was busy and fast-paced, and I think I started a bunch of projects, but didn’t quite finish anything. You know the kind of weekend I’m talking about! My son has decided he’s too cool old for his animal art wall, so we’re giving his room a little tween update. Definitely not a makeover, just a few cosmetic changes.

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One involves building an over-sized frame, so I popped over to my handy neighbor’s…who happens to have every tool ever made…including this sweet saw thingie. After making miter cuts with a rusted old hand saw, I practically wept at the ease of this baby. Can you believe this was my first time using any kind of power tool, other than a drill?! What kind of sham DIY blogger am I?!

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I also used a nail gun and a grinder…so I’m officially too legit to quit! I think my neighbor just became my new best friend. Unless I scared him with my borderline-hysterical laugh/cry after every cut.

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So on to the exciting news…I’ve been asked to speak on a panel at the Haven Conference
in Atlanta this August! Obviously, it’s not a session on power tools, or how to make anything with just a glue gun. I’ll be part of a group discussing social media, and can’t
wait to meet the other bloggers who will be there. Are any of you planning to attend?!!!

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And finally, today I’m over at Carmel’s blog, running my mouth about the Seven Wardrobe Essentials. I don’t know why she asked me…the girl is gorgeous and has amazing style! But, I can’t wait to follow her series all week, and read the secrets the other stylish bloggers dish out! Hop over to Our Fifth House to read my closet must-haves!

Happy Monday, friends!

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29 Comments

  1. OMG if that blog conference had anything to do with me I'd be all over it – but alas I'm not really a home diy-er 😉 Maybe i'll just have to make an Atlanta trip then… 🙂

    Posted 2.25.13 Reply
  2. SO excited about Haven! And I can only imagine how exciting it was to use a power saw – I would have been giddy. It's so time for me to graduate to a real saw! Thanks for contributing to my series – you've got me searching the inter webs for a leopard button down now!!!

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  3. Christina wrote:

    Yay! Congratulations! You're so cute…make me smile every time I stop by here. I do the giddy laughing every time I use a new power tool too. It's just so exciting.

    Oh, and I don't know if it's just me or not, but your second and third pictures aren't showing up.

    Posted 2.25.13 Reply
    • Thanks Christina! Hopefully I've got it fixed now!
      xo. C

      Posted 2.27.13 Reply
  4. Anna wrote:

    You are so funny! Congrats on becoming a speaker. I wish I could attend.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Posted 2.25.13 Reply
  5. Well then we shall meet! I am going to Haven and I live a half a mile from the location they chose!!

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  6. Oh my goodness! The Haven conference?!? Uh-MAZING! Congratulations friend!

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS! Such great news. I am so happy for you 🙂

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  8. Oh girl…that's exciting! Proud of you, friend.

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  9. Cassie – That's great news and a pretty big deal in my book! Congrats! Can't wait to see the changes to your son's room.

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  10. Every post just makes me laugh! I am also going to the Haven Conference!! We SO need to meet! I would just love that. Congrats on all that is happening to you and your blog! You are such a great inspiration!

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  11. Congrats! Well deserved, pretty lady!

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  12. Congrats Cassie and I will be there as well and look forward to meeting you! I didn't get to go last year and I am so excited that I finally get to go!! Cheers!

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  13. Congrats, Cassie ~ so excited for you!! Wow, who knows what's in store now that you've moved up to power tools! 🙂

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  14. christy wrote:

    OOOMMMGGG!!! I ♥ your blog. New follower from our fifth house! Yes, Now I feel like i need more leopard in my wardrobe or some period! I have one sweater and when I wear it I feel very daring lol! I'm a black and grey user (BIG GASP)! I'm slowly trying to build up to color. I'm a plus size gal and I feel like I'm too big to wear lots of color! I know I know! HELP!

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  15. gahh!! I can't wait to see you at Haven!! Emily, and now you! They are lining up the best! yay! going now to read your stuff on Carmen's blog – ttyl!

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  16. **Carmel's blog.. so excited I can't type O.o

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  17. So great about Haven!! Loved your 7 tips over at Carmel's today. A dark pair of bootcuts, colorful cardis, and a scarf/earring wardrobe are all on my list too 🙂

    Posted 2.25.13 Reply
  18. Congrats on Haven!!

    Jenny
    http://simcoestreet.blogspot.ca/

    Posted 2.25.13 Reply
  19. Yay! I look forward to meeting you at Haven! I always enjoy reading your blog, whether its about fashion or DIY. See you in August 🙂

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  20. Yay, Cassie!! I'll be at Haven — looking forward to meeting you and hearing you speak!
    xo Heidi

    Posted 2.26.13 Reply
  21. You're so funny! Congrats on the speaking engagement, I wish I could see that.

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  22. YAYAYAYAYAY! I finally get to meet your beautiful face in PERSON! I am going to Haven this year and now I couldn't be more excited! Wahoo! Kudos girl!

    Posted 2.26.13 Reply
  23. Megan wrote:

    Where are your GOOGLES?!?!? 🙂

    Posted 2.26.13 Reply
  24. That is so exciting about Haven! Way to go girl! You deserve it! 🙂

    Posted 2.26.13 Reply
  25. Congrats on being invited to speak on the panel! That is very exciting news. I love reading all your tidbits and your blog titles every day! And I'm heading to the other two blogs to see what you have to say about fashion! Congrats again – can't wait to hear all about it!

    Posted 2.26.13 Reply
  26. Wow! That is so brilliant re the speaking engagement! You will be fab! xx

    Posted 2.27.13 Reply
  27. How convenient to have a neighbor willing to loan you power tools! My father-in-law is retiring soon, and we have discussed doing some power tool tutorial sessions. I too have never used anything but a power drill, but I so want to learn!

    Posted 3.3.13 Reply