Friday, June 8, 2012

Blogging made me do it! Featuring Cassie from Hi Sugarplum!

I've really been looking forward to this post, friends. I'm pretty sure today's guest doesn't need an introduction, but just in case you've been living under a rock...break out your thesaurus look up 'Cassie' and I guarantee it'll say 'hilarious!'

Cassie's sense of humor is just as fabulous as her DIY projects, frugal travel tips and her recent pool bathroom makeover. This chica is not afraid of color!

Check out what she has to say...

Hi guys, I'm Cassie from Hi Sugarplum! I've enjoyed reading this series, and am excited to take part today. It's funny because when Dana asked me what blogging has made me do, I went in a totally different direction than the others! I thought of the head-shaking, running around like a crazed chicken, forced occasion.

Let's back up to March, and the exciting email I received from Katie of Bower Power and Sherry of Young House Love to join their next Pinterest Project. After recovering from the excitement, I went into sheer panic. I mean, I post about projects as they come to me, not create them on the fly. And certainly not for an audience as big as theirs!

I had been toying with the idea of DIY Faux Painted Antlers, so decided to give them a whirl. I tried modeling clay, plaster and paper mache....and it seemed each method was worse than the last.

But what could I do? Not post a project on Pinterest Challenge day, one that I was co-hosting with Katie and Sherry?! Uh, no! Which is how I ended up spending an entire weekend forcing a project that I'd normally have just ditched. I might have eventually posted this project, after ironing out some of the kinks, but blogging made me do it sooner than that. And actually, they aren't the worst-looking things ever to come out of my Project Gallery, but I did get a few scathing comments.

On the bright side, blogging has also given me more confidence in myself to create a home I love. It's not meant for a magazine, but to make me and my family happy when living in it. And while I stumble trying to find my way and my style, so far it's true to me.

Thanks, Cassie, for sharing your wonderful project and home with us! Make sure you stop by Hi Sugarplum! and tell her how much you enjoyed it, friends.

I hope you all have a happy weekend!


Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Love Cassie's style - her home is beautiful! And yes, she is hilarious!

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Thanks for having me, Dana!! It's such a fun series.

pam {simple details} said...

She cracks me up and almost (totally kidding!) always has a great project to share! I wouldn't miss a day of her inspiration peppered with a fun dose a sarcasm! :)

A Delightful Design said...

Cassie is a favorite. Inside and out! I'm still loving this series. I hope you keep it going.

Have a great weekend!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love cassie- she has great fun style that suits her because she is fun! and funny!

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

I adore Cassie's fearlessness with decorating her home - her personality shine through in her home!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

I adore Cassie! I'm glad she introduced me to your blog! :)

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