{Top Ten} April

I don’t know about you, but April just flew by, don’t you think?! I’m not too mad about that, actually, because I can’t wait for what May has in store…starting with speaking at the Bloom Workshop today! I met up with my darling friend, Jen, yesterday in Florida, and am so excited to spend the week with her, as part of the gorgeous workshop. I’m sure I’ll recap it here, but follow along on Instagram for peeks now, if you’d like.

Some weeks days it seems I’m doing nothing but chasing a To Do List, or playing catch-up, so it’s nice to take a moment each month and look back at the projects and content I managed to create. So just in case you have a finicky router (like me!), here’s the top posts from April.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten April

Our washer & dryer bit the dust, which somehow led to a full-blown
Laundry Room Makeover! We’ve had some pretty good progress, with the
I frolicked in the bluebonnets just to show you One Cardigan | Four Ways. It 
also led to the holy grail of white jeans…which really are that good. 
Eating is one of my favorite parts of travel, & I’ve racked up quite a list
Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten April
A pink military jacket? I can’t even stand the cuteness…or the countless
ways to wear it! I started with these Three Ways. (Get it now for 40% off + free shipping
Obviously pink is mah signachuh culla (#namethatmovie), & it always manages
to find it’s way to most every outfit. I’m particularly smitten with the fresh combo of
blush pink & white, and styled it for Work to Weekend.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten April

The swing dress with flattering neckline has become my go-to
Date Night Style…easy to wear, looks great, & has room for dessert!
We had a big family week in Big Sky, Montana.
Little Miss’s closet got an overhaul & is now a great space for both

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten April

I found a darling maxi dress that requires no hemming…regardless of your height…
and styled it for Day to Night. And then Day again. #overachiever
The upstairs Bonus Room has quickly become our favorite space to hang,
It was Girls Gone Wild at a blogger conference I attended. If lots of tacos
and in-bed-before-midnight is considered wild. But we sure looked cute doing it!

Last month also had another round of Sugarplum Style, and everyone’s favorite, Dressing Room Diaries. Both of which have nifty little graphics in the sidebar, so you can catch up on them anytime. I also threw in a quick Five Under $50 and Ramblings, featuring fun new things I’ve got my eye on.

(Sidenote: I also updated my Sugarplum Picks to reflect what I’m loving and wearing these days. You can check it out anytime using the shopping bag graphic in the sidebar.)

May is sure to be another fun one, with more Spring style inspiration, showing off some home makeover progress, and a dream trip straight from my bucket list!! Thank you so much for stopping by when you do…your support and comments mean the world to me! Especially for yesterday’s post…you totally made my Mom’s month!

If you’re new around here, or just playing catch-up, here are some good places to start:

Leave a Comment


  1. This outfit is so nice! Love the fashion lip it goes so well! xx

    Posted 5.3.16 Reply
  2. I just adore your style! Every post is my new favorite!

    Posted 5.3.16 Reply
  3. Is there anything better than a Steel Magnolias quote?! That movie is chock-full of lines to live by

    Posted 5.3.16 Reply
    • I agree!!! There is literally a line from that movie that applies to most every life scenario!!!

      Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  4. Candice H wrote:

    Where did you get the wood panel world map??!!!

    Posted 5.3.16 Reply
    • It's from Ikea…you can find the direct link in the original post about the Bonus Room makeover. xo

      Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  5. Everything you do is fabulous! You make me want to rip everything out of my house and start over, or maybe you can come for a loooooong visit and remodel for me!!! hehehe You are such a ray of inspiration for me! Thanks!
    Sara Oberton

    Posted 5.3.16 Reply
    • Thank you for such sweet words, Sara…you just made my week!! xo

      Posted 5.4.16 Reply

{Top Ten} April

{Top Ten} April?! Already??? How is it May? How do we have just five more weeks of school? How did Kate look that good only 10 hours after having her second royal baby?! And how long do we have to wait for her name?! So many questions!

April was a crazy month, mostly consumed with the {One Room Challenge}, but we did manage to slip some other projects, and a bit of fashion, in the mix. For those who took a blog-reading sabbatical, here’s the {Top Ten} posts of the last month.

Hi Sugarplum | Top 10 April

We kicked the month off with Week 1 of the {One Room Challenge}, followed by Weeks 2-5 with the design boards, floor plan, new wall color, bedding & pillows, and drapes! Whew! Stay tuned…the final reveal is coming up Wednesday! #Lordwilling

Hi Sugarplum | Top 10 April

I stepped outside my comfort zone with a body-conscience dress…then styled it two ways in Day to Night.
I created these quirky planters, along with five other recycled projects, for a fun Earth Day feature in Parade’s Community Table.
Banish those pale legs with my tips & tricks for sunless tanning.
Hi Sugarplum | Top 10 April

It’s finally warm again, so I shared my tips for How To Transition to Spring.
Look for Less has become one of the most popular posts, and there were some good ones in this latest round-up.
Our sweet Babygirl celebrated her birthday with another Art Party…complete with a colorful Splatter Cake.

Hi Sugarplum | Top 10 April

Here’s {5 Ways} to Wear Maxi Dresses..some of which you might not have thought of!
We built this Console Table. Like with our own four hands. Except it was so easy, you really can’t call it building…nor does it require four hands.
Aye-aye-aye…tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! Here’s a fun table I set for a recent fiesta dinner party.
And finally, we had Vol. 12 of Sugarplum Style…that mostly involved me recycling my favorite military jacket every other day.

May is set to be a doozy…we’ve got the Master Bedroom reveal, final Kitchen reno updates, more fun Spring fashion, and a couple of trips planned! I hope you’ll follow along! Happy Monday, lovebugs!

If you’re new around here, or playing catch-up, here are some good places to start:
{Top Ten}

Leave a Comment


  1. I love your Look For Less posts! And that military jacket is the stuff dreams are made of. I wear mine a couple of times a week and LOVE it, so I snagged one for my mom for Mother's Day!

    Posted 5.4.15 Reply
  2. So excited to see your Master Bedroom in all it's glory!

    Posted 5.4.15 Reply
  3. Loved your post on how to transition into Spring…you have amazing style in everything it seems!

    Heather // lacepearlsgrace.blogspot.com

    Posted 5.4.15 Reply
  4. Looking so good! I have those double folding doors from my master to the on suite and I've been debating having a sliding door built. It would definitely have to be a painted door I think but I'm seriously thinking it would make me happier. Yea for a couple trip…that sounds amazing!

    Posted 5.4.15 Reply
  5. Jillian wrote:

    april flew by!! i loved your bedroom posts and of course looks for less 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    Posted 5.4.15 Reply
  6. I'm a high-end thrifted fashion blogger and finding a military jacket at the thrift store is definitely on my list! Love your style!!!

    Posted 5.4.15 Reply
  7. I have to say – I always love your fashion posts! You have great style.
    Have a good week!
    "The Busy Brunette"

    Posted 5.4.15 Reply
  8. Clareio wrote:

    Little Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, she's gorgeous!

    Posted 5.4.15 Reply
    • Oh thank goodness…I was about to bust with anticipation!! 😉 xoxo

      Posted 5.5.15 Reply
  9. I could just gush about each of these :). I think my very favorite are the pics of you and Mr. Sugarplum…just so cute!

    Posted 5.4.15 Reply
  10. Leslie wrote:

    You have been one busy lady! Love the recap!

    Posted 5.4.15 Reply

{Top Ten} April

It feels like I was absent from blogging for most of April, but when I looked back, I realized we were busy-bees around the house before our trip! In case you passed out along the way (surely this joke will get old sooner or later?), here’s a recap of April’s hot projects.
Hi Sugarplum | {Top Ten} April
Color exploded in the pan for this Rainbow Swirl Cake.
Our family’s Command Center got an update thanks to Martha.
Being the Southern Belle I am, I had to have some dramatics at the start of our trip.
Hi Sugarplum | {Top Ten} April
Our Patio is bright, cheery, and ready for Summer.
A fun new series had some favorite bloggers answering 20 Questions…this is Barbara Walters level interviewing!
Hi Sugarplum | {Top Ten} April
It was a year-long project, but the Dining Room finally has fabulous New Drapes.
I shared the first leg of our Italian adventure…magical Venice.
Hi Sugarplum | {Top Ten} April
Thanks to Command’s new products, my aunt has a snazzy new Organized Dog Station.
I’m still pairing Stripes & Florals, and loving it. 
Babygirl celebrated 7 years…with another Rainbow Art Party.
What was your favorite project this month? Lots more planned for May, so ya’ll come back now, ya’hear?!
New around here? Catch up with these {Top Tens}

Leave a Comment


  1. That art party is definitely my favorite for this month! It looks so awesome!

    Posted 5.2.13 Reply
  2. love all of your projects. your patio looks so fun and summery – i can't wait to fancy ours up for the summer too!

    Posted 5.2.13 Reply
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Please please tell me about Florence! We are in rome now and heading to Florence tomorrow. Would love some great travel tips…especially where to eat!

    Becky 🙂

    Posted 5.2.13 Reply
    • Becky!! I;m so jealous you're on the way to Florence! It's a little hectic around the train station, so don't let that throw you. Here's my tips:

      1. Trattoria ZaZa and Caffe Italiano were great.
      2. Venchi and Vivoli were amazing gelatos.
      3. Wander the Ponte Vechio at dusk, as the sun sets.
      4. You can walk to the top of the Duomo or Bell Tower.
      5. Piazza Michelangelo on the other side of the river, great view of the city. Little cafe a good spot for a drink at sunset.
      6. A hidden gem: Renascente Department store has a rooftop cafe, in the shadow of the Duomo. Great view!
      7. We had lunch at a really busy stall in the Mercado and it was great.

      Have fun!!

      Posted 5.3.13 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Cassie! We had great time in Florence and covered 1-4! More restaurants than time! I was thinking it would have been fun if we were in Florence at the same time! Then we could have met and I could have said thank you in person. It was so sweet of you to reply. Our trip continues to Switzerland and Paris, but I wanted you to know how much I appreciated your thoughtfulness!

    Becky 🙂

    Posted 5.5.13 Reply