Top Ten | May

Happy Monday, friends! Today marks the last full day of our trip, and we’re spending it exploring the Amalfi Coast. It is an absolute dream, and I pinch myself a dozen times a day…but this mama is ready to see her babies!! We start our long journey home tomorrow, but you can bet we’ll soak up every second, view, and gelato cone while we can today!

I don’t know about you, but May was a whirlwind, don’t you think?! Two trips and the end of school will do that I guess. I’m not to mad about it though, because June means the kids are home, and Summer is here! I’m sure it will take me a few weeks to find a new rhythm, between spending time with them, working, and keeping up with the blog.

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 spent too much time in that weird dead spot at Target, here’s the top posts from May.

Hi Sugarplum | top ten may
I spent two days on a gorgeous Southern plantation as part of the Bloom Workshop, 
We drew up the plans for the next phase of the Laundry Room Makeover, 
and the Mudroom should get started sometime this month. #fingerscrossed
I somehow swung an invite to a special dinner hosted by Kendall Jackson wines
and Williams Sonoma…and prepared by none other than a Top Chef winner!
Hi Sugarplum | top ten may
I’m not too serious or invested in fitness, but I do try to stay fairly active. I shared
Little Miss’s room got some major makeover progress with a rug, lamps and 
Hi Sugarplum | top ten may

My everyday beauty and makeup routine is simple, but even more so when I travel. 
We chatted about all things Mediterranean Cruises, and y’all had some amazing tips
that have come in so handy for our trip!
My gorgeous mom, Little Miss and I went on our annual Mother’s Day Tea.

Hi Sugarplum | top ten may

Dorothy’s ruby slippers have nothing on these darling yellow espadrilles. 
I fell for them so hard I styled them Three Ways.

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.)

June is sure to be another fun one, with Trip Reports, new home projects, and Summer style inspiration! Thank you so much for stopping by when you do…your support and comments mean the world to me!

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

Leave a Comment

11 Comments

  1. I have to tell you, I look forward to your emails so Thank You. I checked out Colleen Rothchild's line, ordered some and I'm in love!! I can't wait to wash my face and use her products. Thank You again for tuning your fans into some great products. Safe travels!! Shirl

    Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  2. Oh my goodness! What a MAY! I can't wait to see your top 10 for June too. It's already looking fabulous!

    Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  3. I'm so ready to see your travel posts recapping the trip of a lifetime! All of the pictures on instagram are stunningly gorgeous!!!!!

    Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  4. COME

    Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  5. HOME

    Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  6. NOW

    Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  7. I've been loving your snapchat, Cassie. I keep interrupting my husband to show him more of your Italy pics. I don't know if I'll ever get to see Italy in person, but I kind of feel like I have through you.
    P.S. Your husband cracks me up:)

    Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  8. I'm wearing my new green racerback dress AND blush/taupe tote today too! These dresses are seriously the best for travel – so light and easy to pack. Love the bag, too – I used the cognac/sky version practically every day last year and bought the blush/taupe for this summer (plus one for my mom).

    Posted 6.7.16 Reply
  9. You are a 12 on a 1-10 scale girl! Love you posts and how do you stay so flipping FIT as a blogger?! must be the model diet! lol xo

    Posted 6.7.16 Reply
  10. It took me about a 1.5 days to find our new summer groove and I'm loving it. Mine are 14 (starting high school!) and my baby girl is 12 and I think this is the best age ever.

    Posted 6.7.16 Reply

{Top Ten} May

Hi friends, and happy Monday! We arrived back home last night, with an extra 10 pounds, and a memory card overflowing with stunning pictures and experiences I can’t wait to share. It’s surreal to think yesterday we were cruising the Sea of Alaska, and today I’m back in an office. #pitypartyofone

And no way it’s June 1st. How the heck does each month fly by faster than the last? It seems like just last week we were taking the obligatory first day of school pics, and now we’re four days away from having a high-schooler and fourth-grader! #gulp 

Our May was jam-packed with travel, spring style, and house updates. In case you slept through Spring, here’s the {Top Ten} posts of the past month.
Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten May

The warmer the weather, the simpler my outfits seem to get…
so I love the added pattern and color a fun scarf can add. This little picture tutorial
shows how I tie and wear scarves year-round.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten May

The {One Room Challenge} was a hectic six weeks, but we came out the other side
with a fully decorated Master Bedroom. See the reveal here, and the full source list here.

We celebrated Mother’s Day with a Family Date Night.

The Kips Bay Showhouse is chock full of amazing inspiration.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten May

Packing posts have quickly become one of your favorites, so I shared what I packed and wore 
on a recent girl’s weekend.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten May

Volume 13 of Sugarplum Style showed some of my everyday outfits for Spring.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten May

With the last day of school around the corner, I shared some simple, yet thoughtful, 
gifts you can DIY for the teachers in your life.

Most everything in my closet will transition from Day to Night…including party dresses!

The final pieces of the Kitchen Reno arrived, and they are glorious.
Now to find time to shoot the full reveal!

Hi Sugarplum | Packing for a NYC weekend
Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten May

And finally, we started Dressing Room Diaries…a new series showing you
real clothes on a real girl.

June is set to be a another doozy as we celebrate my sister’s wedding in Montana, start a new room makeover,  re-cap our trip to Alaska, and hopefully, share the finished Kitchen! I hope you’ll follow along! Happy Monday, lovebugs…I have a mountain of laundry and a bunch of catch-up in my future…I hope your day is more interesting. 

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

Leave a Comment

8 Comments

  1. Welcome home! I loved all of your instagram photos and can't wait to see the rest!! My daughter officially starts summer vacation today and has a few weeks before she gets busy again so I'm hoping to do some fun things with her!

    Posted 6.1.15 Reply
  2. Hi! Welcome back! I just have to say — you have the best style! I always love seeing what you wear. Have a great week!
    "The Busy Brunette"
    http://thebusybrunette.blogspot.com/

    Posted 6.1.15 Reply
  3. You've had a busy month mama! The dressing room pic of John is going to be on a canvas in my house somewhere. I hope that's not weird. πŸ™‚

    Posted 6.1.15 Reply
  4. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Time is flying by, I agree…how is it June??? Can't wait to see the pictures from your trip. Sounds heavenly.

    Posted 6.1.15 Reply
  5. Love the Top 10! I thought I made a point to never miss one of your posts, but somehow I missed the packing for NYC one. Love your go to dress and how you pulled it together for both day or night. I just ordered one in black and hope that the fit is as flattering on me as it is you πŸ™‚

    Posted 6.2.15 Reply
  6. mwimp wrote:

    i luv them all! keep it up and them coming

    Posted 6.2.15 Reply
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi! I'm leaving in a couple of days for what seems to be the same Alaskan cruise that you went on (same excursions too) and would LOVE to see your packing list/suggestions since I am torn about what to bring! Any suggestions you have would be awesome!

    Posted 6.2.15 Reply
    • Hi Anon! I'm so excited, and a bit jealous, of your trip! I'd love to go back tomorrow!! I'm planning a packing post, but I can't get it together before your trip..so sorry about that!! It's the last week of school, and I'm slammed at work from being gone, so my week is crazy. Just check the weather in each of the ports for an idea of the temps. I took lots of light layers, and just put them on and off as the day dictated. The only time I was cold was the morning of the Tracy Arm Fjord (but you're on the boat), and on top of the glacier for dog sledding. I was fine with a silk underwear shirt, long sleeve tee, fleece vest, and windbreaker-type jacket. Most days we were actually warm!! As for the ship, anything goes for 'at sea' days…and dinners are dressy for two nights, and 'date appropriate' for the other nights. Have so much fun!!!

      Posted 6.2.15 Reply

{Top Ten} May

I know I sound like a broken record in every Top Ten post, but I
really can not believe another month has flown by!? But here we are in June, at the year’s half-way point. Crazy! It’s been a fun and busy month around here, and in case
you took a really long nap (or maybe you’re just new to these parts), here’s a recap of my top posts for May.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten May

I don’t know why Susans got a bad wrap for being lazy, but I do know I love my easy
{DIY} Serving Tray with a nifty Lazy Susan on the bottom!
Consider this little white dress, at an affordable $50, my Summer staple. I especially love it in this White & Hot Pink {Outfit Inspiration}.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten May

A full {Trip Report} Vieques on the third and final leg of our Puerto Rican adventure!
A pretty and fancy Tea Party fit for three generations of Sugarplums.

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten May

This month marked 1000 posts, and 4 years of blogging. That is a lot of blabbing to strangers on the internets.
Backyard season kicked off with a little Citrus-inspired party, and a yummy Orange Creamscicle Float!

Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten May

We got crafty with a box and some pom poms.
The little people I birthed proved they can still clean-up, and thanks to some smart shopping, it wasn’t entirely unpleasant!

This month also featured several fashion moodboards, but these were the most popular
(click the link to see outfit details and sources):
Hi Sugarplum | Top Ten May

That’s
a wrap for May, and I can’t wait to show you the projects and treats
I’ve got planned for June! How was your month? Thanks so much for popping in here!!

If you’re still playing
catch-up, here are some good places to start.
{Top Ten}
January | February March | April

Leave a Comment

9 Comments

  1. Your pictures are just happiness. Whether it's a picture of yourself, your kids, a rug or a table top…they're all happy. Pure hapiness!

    Posted 6.3.14 Reply
  2. ahh where did the month go!? love all your highlights πŸ™‚ xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    Posted 6.3.14 Reply
  3. That's another great month on the books! You don't know where Susan got the reputation for being lazy? Now THAT'S funny. πŸ™‚ And we both know that I would know.

    Posted 6.3.14 Reply
  4. What a great month of May wrap up! O.M.G. loving every inch of your outfits {that white dress is in my shopping bag at Nordstrom!} And your Puerto Rican trip sounds like perfection! Now I'm dreaming of a tropical paradise… πŸ˜‰ β™₯Brittany Lee

    Posted 6.3.14 Reply
  5. I have saved your blog packing post…I need it. Actually, will you just pack for me?

    Posted 6.3.14 Reply
  6. Allison wrote:

    I can't believe it's June! How'd that happen! I always enjoy your fun and colorful posts on any topic. I loved your tea party with the 3 generations. It brings back special memories of times with my mom. My mom would take my sister, my niece, and me to The Palace Hotel in San Francisco for their fancy Christmas tea. It was our annual tradition. Happy June Cassie!

    Posted 6.3.14 Reply
  7. Your photos are fabulous! Makes May look like such a happy, and productive, month! πŸ™‚

    Posted 6.3.14 Reply
  8. How can you create these boards? I love your style!

    Posted 6.4.14 Reply
    • Thanks, Anna! I use PicMonkey to make these type of collages…and Polyvore to make my outfit moodboards. xo

      Posted 6.4.14 Reply

{Top Ten} May

Somehow, without me even realizing it, May has completely whizzed by! How is tomorrow already June 1st?! I hope the Summer doesn’t fly by as quickly as the first half of the year…I want to savor every last second of it! I can’t wait to show you some exciting projects in June, but in case you dozed off, here’s a recap of the Top Ten posts for May.

Hi Sugarplum | Top 10 May

I can’t believe it’s been a month since we came home from Italy. I’m ready to go back! I last shared the charming island of Burano, and hopefully soon I’ll get my act together and finish the {Trip Reports} for Florence, Cinque Terre and Milan! You won’t want to miss them.
I dressed up a plain mason jar with an Etched Monogram. It was the perfect Teacher Appreciation gift.
Summer means houseguests…here’s how I prepare.

Hi Sugarplum | Top 10 May

I’m obsessed with all the uses for these caddies…including as a Teacher’s Essentials Gift!
I paired Spots & Stripes, and showed you real-life behind the camera of my {Outfit Inspiration} posts.

Hi Sugarplum | Top 10 May

We’re serious about our coffee, and keeping it stylishly organized.
I DIYed a monogrammed doormat and revived the sad door hardware for a quickie Front Porch Makeover.
Hi Sugarplum | Top 10 May 

We’re turning our organization to the garage, starting with the Spraypaint.
Things got a little saucy with Hot Pink & Leopard.
 

Hi Sugarplum | Pink Walls & Red Ceiling Dining Room

And my favorite project of the month, is hands-down the pink walls and red ceiling in the Dining Room!

What was your favorite project? Are you tackling any new ones? Happy weekend, lovebugs!

New around here? Catch up with these {Top Tens}
 
* * * * *
 
I’d also like to welcome Quality Bath as a renewing sponsor!
Their support allows us to produce this many projects every month…so go check them out!
200x200_kitchen_sink

Leave a Comment

8 Comments

  1. DANG you were busy this month! Love the front porch!!!!!!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  2. Rhonda wrote:

    Girl, you never cease to amaze me! Can you come down here and work your magic?!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  3. I just love your newly painted dining room – it's just so beautiful! Have a great weekend hot stuff!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  4. hummm you are getting these same Anonymous spammy comments too ^^

    anyway – I'm so glad you do these little round-up posts – I have been crazy this month and missed a bunch of your posts! So glad I have them all here to refer back to πŸ™‚

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  5. Tiffany wrote:

    What a busy month! Love the revived front porch! Totally getting online and ordering that monogramed rug!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  6. I'm seriously in love with your dining room! It's great!

    Have a great weekend!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  7. Another great month!! Yay!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  8. Lisa Mende wrote:

    Love all your projects Cassie! Im envious you were in Italy, a bucket list item for sure for me!

    Posted 6.1.13 Reply