Hey hey hey!! It’s Monday already. This weekend flew by in a flash, but December weekends always do! It was so fun to see the snow so many of you got! All we had were freezing temperatures, but it gave me a chance to wear my new coat I scored on Black Friday!

Did you know that today is Green Monday? I’m not really sure where the green part comes from, but apparently it’s a sale day like none other…so I rounded up the best ones and have them featured throughout the post. I hope they help you finish up any leftover holiday shopping!

Today it’s time for a big brain dump of what’s been going on lately, and rambling through my head.

ONE // I was trying to show a friend a picture from my phone, and had to scroll through a million selfies to find it…which was fairly obnoxious embarrassing. So I started cleaning them up and deleting the randoms, and found several shots I forgot to share in Dressing Room Diaries posts.

This sweater I actually featured last week, but it also comes in this rich burgundy color (even though the pic looks brown), and is so pretty paired with caramel or cognac booties.

Mockneck Sweater | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Earrings (25% off!)

This tulle midi skirt would be fun for holiday parties, and has so many styling options! I’d pair it with a fitted turtleneck, or a tight tee and a statement necklace (like this look). You could even do a cami and moto jacket. It slips on with an elastic waist, and fully-lined.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS and it sits on my natural waist. 

Turtleneck | Tulle Midi Skirt

This knit skirt has a fun asymmetrical ruffle and hemline, and is both work and party appropriate. It’s a thick knit with elastic back, and a lot of stretch.

Fit Tip: It runs a little big, I’m wearing an XS and doesn’t want to stay on my natural waist. 

Turtleneck | Ruffle Skirt

I honestly never tire of fair isle, and loved the traditional cotton weave of this bright one. The colors are bright melon, gray and lavender, and the fit is a bit cropped.

Fit Tip: It’s true to size, I’m wearing an XS.

Fair Isle Sweater | Jeans | Black Booties

These classic pajamas are great year round, but especially comfy in the warmer months since they are a lightweight, crisp cotton. I love the navy piping and drawstring waist for a good fit.

Fit Tip: They run a little big, but I suspect they’ll shrink a bit in washing since they’re cotton. I’m wearing an XS.

Classic Pajamas

Another classic, this tartan plaid scarf never goes out of style. The colors are black, green and red, and it’s warm and soft, without being too voluminous. Plus, it’s 40% off with code NICELIST

Tartan ScarfMockneck Sweater | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Earrings (25% off!)

I love the deep red of this shirred blouse, which is great for work, but also easily dressed up or down for all kinds of occasions.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Blouse | Jeans | Black Booties


TWO // Our sweet Mollie is growing like a weed and has almost doubled in size in the month we’ve had her! We originally thought she’d be around 20-pounds, but that theory is wrong considering she’s only four months old, and already 18-pounds! Funny enough, she just keeps longer, not taller.

She’s also found her voice and loves to ‘talk’ to us constantly (watch my Story to hear her raspy voice). She’s always hungry, loves to snuggle, and sleeps through the night. (Seriously, it’s like having a baby again!) The only casualties to her puppy teeth so far are my purse strap, and a corner of our duvet, so I’m calling that a win. We’ve trained her to ring the bell on the back door when she needs to go outside, and she’s trained us to open the door when all she wants to do is lie in the sun.

Sidenote: We first tied a random jingle bell on the door, but it wasn’t loud enough for us to hear…this one does the trick!

door bells for dog training

And in case you’re curious how she’s taken to being in our family…

little girl puppy sleeping


THREE // We got dressed up and headed downtown to see The Grinch Who Stole Christmas this weekend, and loved the music, costumes and set. These are my favorite holiday traditions and I look forward to them all year.

I added a collared shirt and blingy earrings to this dress and felt so festive! This dress has the cutest puffed sleeve and pattern, and is a steal right now!

Fit Tip: I sized up to a small so the dress would hang instead of hug.

Dress (40% off!) | Collared Shirt | Fave Tights | Earrings (on sale) | Block-Heels | Bag

Mr. SP’s company party was a more casual event…so I paired this velvet peplum top with a moto jacket and OTK boots. It was simple and comfortable, but still felt pretty festive. These earrings didn’t hurt, either!

Peplum Top | Moto Jacket | OTK Boots | Earrings (on sale!)

I wore this outfit to church yesterday, but it felt pretty festive, so I thought I’d share it, too! My favorite pleated skirt with a classic plaid…the added bling brings it up a notch (my necklace is only $20!).

holiday party outfit
Plaid Shirt (50% off!) | Pleated Faux-Leather Skirt (40% off!) | Fave Tights | Block-Heels | Necklace ($20!)


FOUR // I’ve rarely shown pictures of our downstairs Family Room, in fact, this is the only one I could find! But it’s featured in my InstaStories a lot since it’s our main hangout space, and I’m always asked about the rug…which happens to be on sale!! Find my 9×12 here, or the rest of the sizes here. Mine is actually more muted in person than their online images show.

medallion rug
Rug | Pouf | Navy Chair | Pillow | Boots


FIVE // Several months ago I filmed a series of videos (25 actually!) with JCPenney, and they’ve been playing on their website, and all social channels for the last several weeks. It’s so crazy to be scrolling Instagram or Pinterest, and BAM there’s my face…and voice! #cringe Have y’all seen them pop up in your feeds? They’re only a few seconds each, and I’m talking about different gift ideas and products. One may or may not be a face massager. #doublecringe

jcpenney video


SIX // And since this blog also serves as my personal scrapbook, I have to share my son’s Homecoming and Little Miss’s first musical theater pics from the last month! It’s ridiculous how much I love these kids!!

homecoming date little girl musical


SEVEN // I shared our plans for Phase Two of the Kitchen Renovation (see those here), and then left you hanging!! #badblogger We’re actually very near complete, but I’m working on a full progress post so you can see the different stages in case you’re planning your own renovations. Until then, here’s a sneak peek of the new upper cabinets going in! Pretend my cabinets are better organized, mmmmkay? We also added these bar stools and it’s shocking the difference they made!

kitchen renovation kitchen renovation


EIGHT // How’s your Christmas/Holiday shopping coming along? I still have a few stragglers on my list, but I’m hoping to finish this week. If you’re looking for some inspiration, be sure to check out my Holiday Shop for all my gift guides, including My Favorite Things! It’s a random list, but trust me, they’re all good!

Hi Sugarplum Favorite Things gift list
Tassel Earrings | Flannel Pajama Set | Cozy Cardigan | Monogrammed Bag | Illuminating CC Cream | Shower Cap (trust me!) | Sheet Set | Eye Opening Mascara (on sale!) | Sheer Renewal Day Cream | Hair Dryer


NINE // We’ll start our holiday baking this weekend, and I’d be a bad friend if I didn’t share the world’s easiest and most delicious recipe with you…Christmas Crack. It’s seriously amazing, but you’ll be cursing me for telling you about it. It’s okay, I can take it. It has a pretty funny story about Mama SP, too, so you check that post out here. And if you’re looking for more yummy sweets, check out my Christmas Morning Coffee Cake and Oreo Cookie Bark.

christmas crack recipe


TEN // And finally, lets chat sales and restocks…this dress is back in a slew of colors, and as sassy as ever!

Lace Dress | Nude Sandals | Leopard Clutch | Bracelet | Ring | Earrings | Lipstick in “132 Caprice”

As is this one…I’m seriously considering it in another color! It’s the best dress for parties, weddings, whatever…and a total steal for the chic style and quality.

Lace Midi Dress | Clutch | Cuff Bracelet | Earrings | Sunglasses | Similar Nude Heels

This cowlneck is crazy soft and perfectly relaxed…and 40% off!

Cozy Turtleneck | Cargo Pants | Earrings | Watch | Bracelet | Sunglasses

This fair isle is chock-full of awesome colors, and so fun layered over stripes or gingham. It also has a cute tie-back and is 40% off! The earrings are outfit-makers and on sale, too!

Fair Isle Sweater | Striped Shirt | Earrings

I shared this outfit on Instagram recently, but the sheepskin vest had sold out…well, it’s back and on sale!

Faux-Sheepskin Vest | Plaid Shirt | Jeans | Booties | Monogrammed Bag

Camo anyone?! This fun puffer is only $15 today! The starburst earrings are on crazy sale, too. (See the full look in this Camo | Two Ways post)

Sweater (on sale!) | Puffer Vest | Jeans | Pearl Cluster Necklace | Starburst Earrings (on sale!) | Sunglasses | Watch | Bracelet

And finally…have your grabbed this peacoat for yourself yet? I have it in three colors, and even gifted one to Mama SP last Christmas. It’s still on sale under $40, but the blush color pops in and out of stock. I also found these boots restocked in a  few sizes here, and my tassel necklace that’s been on repeat all season is back and on sale! Whew.

Peacoat | Scarf (similar)Dolman Sleeve Sweater | Tassel Necklace | High-Waist Jeans | Boots | Sunglasses | Bag | Hoop Earrings | Sunglasses | Lipstick in ‘Punch’

Ohemgee…that was a huge brain dump, are you still with me?! Oh, one last thing…my hands-down favorite mascara (I raved about it in this post) is on sale, too! I’m stocking up!

How’s your holiday season going? What have you been up to?! I’d love to hear what’s going on in your world.

{Green Monday Sales}
I’ll update this list as sales are announced, so check back!
NORDSTROM // Huge seasonal sale, including this Barefoot Dreams cardigan!
LOFT // 40% off everything with code NEWNOW
GAP // 40% off everything with code DEAL
OLD NAVY // 30% off everything, no code needed (I’d grab this tartan bag!)
J.CREW // 40% off everything
J.CREW FACTORY // 50-60% off everything, plus extra 50% off sale
BACKCOUNTRY // 15% off Patagonia fleece pullovers
BAUBLE BAR // 25% off site wide with code GIFT25 (this $10 necklace is a great stocking stuffer!)



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  1. So there are Green Monday sales now? I didn’t know such a thing existed, sweet! 😀

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  2. Sandy wrote:

    Oh, how does she do it- all! What a post!
    C.- you look absolutely a d o r a b l e in everything, all the time.
    Can’t wait to try the Christmas Crack, and see your JC Penny videos.
    That one photo of you in the public bathroom is so COOL!
    Thank you for sharing your family & everything.
    And does anyone out there know what we call the nose smears dogs leave on home and auto windows???? : )

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  3. Sharon wrote:

    I am actually cursing you this morning for that Christmas crack!!! I made it yesterday and may or may not have eaten more than my share. Our oldest son had friends over for dinner and I thought they’d eat more of it, but, sadly, they left some that I’ll probably need to finish off today. That recipe is our middle son’s favorite and he’s been begging me since the beginning of December to make it but I put it off because I can’t resist it! It’s become a Christmas tradition! So, thanks…sort of. 😜

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      LOL — I can take that! 😉

      Posted 12.13.17 Reply
  4. Gail Wilson wrote:

    The picture of Little Miss and Mollie is just beyond adorable; you/Santa should frame it and put it under the tree!!

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  5. Julie wrote:

    The picture of your daughter and the puppy is just too cute! Since we are rambling, here is a random question for you. I saw your instastories where you were playing the hearing things game. The reviews say that the noise in the headphones is too loud and gives many people a headache. So how loud is it? Is it really that bad? I’m considering giving it as a Christmas gift. Thanks!!!

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      We actually had to speak softer than regular speaking tone bc we could still hear the person talking while wearing the headphones! So no, I wouldn’t say they’re too loud.

      Posted 12.13.17 Reply
  6. Ronda wrote:

    Hi Cassie! Great post, I like the new font but miss the pink!

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      That was a technical glitch…should all be back to normal!! xo

      Posted 12.13.17 Reply
  7. Kelsey wrote:

    Your blog is always too cute! I have two corgis so I love hearing about your latest family addition- she is adorable! I’ll have to check out the JCP videos, I love your gift ideas!

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  8. I can’t wait to see your finished kitchen. Those upper cabinets will be awesome. Looks like you and your family have been enjoying all the Christmas things- love the grinch!

    Posted 12.12.17 Reply
  9. Cindy wrote:

    I accidentally bought milk chocolate chips to make the crack. Do you think that’s ok, or are semi-sweet chips better? Thanks!

    Posted 12.12.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      It’s totally a preference thing…I love milk chocolate!!

      Posted 12.13.17 Reply
  10. Your blog is always too cute!

    Posted 6.19.20 Reply