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Friday, May 20, 2011

{Giveaway} 1 Year Blogging Anniversary!

**This giveaway is now closed! Thanks for the great response!**

Time sure flies when you're having fun! I started this blog a year ago, on a whim, as a way to distract myself from the grief of losing my grandfather. I thought it'd be a good motivator to get some updates done around the house, and be the creative outlet I craved.

Little did I know that I'd make so many amazing new friends. Some of you I've met in person (Megan and Emily!), and others I only know online. Regardless of distance, you are friends I've come to rely on and adore. Blogging is certainly a little community, but it's also a family. (geez, hormonal much?)

So much has changed in the past year at Sugarplum Casa.

My son is living large in his vibrant new bedroom:


The kids don't complain as much about brushing their teeth now that they have a fun striped bathroom:



I'm motivated to cook more now that I have a fabulous remodeled Kitchen:



Babygirl is no longer a baby, now that she lays her head down in a Big Girl Bed:


I have the confidence to tackle larger projects.

Like creating my own oversized wall mirror:


Build a Pelmet Box out of poster board:



Make pillows without the ability to sew:



And throw some pretty rad Birthday Parties:



I've also had some pretty unexpected opportunities arise because of Hi Sugarplum! I hope to share them with you soon. (Even though one continues to fall through, I won't mention any names. It may or may not rhyme with Tate Nerkus. Oh well, it's flattering to be considered, right?!?)

Mr. Sugarplum says he's proud of the work I'm doing too, but I think he's mostly grateful I'm not chattering on about fabric and ModPodge to him anymore! I have an outlet...and an audience! Lucky you.

So as a big, fat THANK YOU for reading, supporting, encouraging and all your amazing comments and emails, I'm having the Mack Daddy of Giveaways! (You were wondering if I'd shut-up long enough to get to the good part, weren't you?!)

anniversary giveaway


Some of my favorite Etsy shops and blog supporters have generously donated to this amazeballs giveaway.


Told ya! Mack. Daddy. Giveaway. You know you want all those goodies.

To enter, here's the drill:

*Be a follower of Hi Sugarplum! and leave a comment on this post.
*Tweet, Facebook or Blog for additional entries, then come back and tell me about it.
*Bonus entry by commenting on your favorite type of post (Outfit Inspiration, DIY Projects, Travel, etc)


My head is still swimming with ideas, and my house overflowing with spaces that need sprucing up, so I hope you'll follow along for another year! Thank you for making my first year so amazing!

Giveaway open until midnight, Thursday May 26. I'll announce the winner Friday, May 27. Good luck!

192 comments:

  1. I am a follower of your blog!! Happy Anniversary!!

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  2. Wow, one year! Congrats! I'm a follower.

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  3. I love reading about the DIY projects. I love getting new ideas, especially ones that I wouldnt have thought of! I also love outfit inspirations! I am a big fan of fashion and love to see how you use your unique style to coordiate your outfits!!

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  4. And the DIY project posts are my fave... I really love those pillows you made! :)

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  5. I tweeted about the giveaway!

    @brittlizz1102

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  6. Congrats on one year of blogging! You really have done so much in a single year - from garnering over a thousand followers to the beautiful renovations in your home, it looks like it's been a great experience! Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway and best of luck with all your future blogging endeavors!

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  7. I'm so happy to have met you Cassie! You are inspiring, funny, and I read your blog everyday!!!! Congratulations on ONE year- dang, that's a lot of projects and posts. Wishing you an ever better year to come:)

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  8. this is a great giveaway!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

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  9. I have enjoyed following your blog!

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  10. I especially love the DIY projects!
    Elizabeth

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  11. Congratulations to my sweet Cassie on ONE YEAR of blogging! I can't believe how much you've accomplished. You're kind of a bad a*$. And totally family to me!!! : ) [which means when you meet Tate Nerkus you have to take me with you, duh] xoxox

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  12. Wonderful giveaway! I'll keep my fingers crossed. I love the DIY posts the best. :)

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  13. Congrats on a year! You've done so much - I feel like a slacker :) Love your blog- cheers!

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  14. Congrats on your first year!!! I've enjoyed being a follower. What a great giveaway :) :)

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  15. I love reading the DIY project posts! for sure my fave :)

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  16. hmmmm.....favorite posts - so hard to choose - I love them all because you're so dang funny - you could write about doing laundry and I'm sure I'd read it because it would be so dang funny! If I had to choose I'd say outfit inspirations!

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  17. Congratulations on one year of blogging! I look up to bloggers like you!

    Im a follower and excited about your mack daddy giveaway! Hilarious...

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  18. I'm inspired. Not just about decorating but about being motivated and interested again!

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  19. Congratulations on one year blogging!!!

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  20. It's been so fun following you this past year! Congrats on 1 year of blogging!

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  21. My favorite posts are your DIY projects

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  22. Happy First Year! I'm already a follower :)

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  23. Im a follower!! Happy anniversary to you! Its an amazing blog!

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  24. I don't know if I can choose a favorite...I love them all! But, most of all, Id say I love the DIY projects. You do a great job of explaining and documenting them.

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  25. Happy Anniversary Sugarplum! The name says it all...sugarplum just sounds happy! Your projects are amazing...My favorite...tha's super easy....the pancake PJ party! INCREDIBLE!
    thank you for sharing your home with me!

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  26. Loving all that you do!
    Come make my house over! Wish you could move in!

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  27. congrats on your one year anniversary!! :) what a great giveaway :) i love your travel and DIY posts. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  28. I love the DIY project posts! Happy Anniversary!

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  29. Yaaay! Happy 1 year anniversary!!

    Emily Hewett
    A Well Dressed Home
    awelldressedhome.com/blog

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  30. I'm a follower! Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Thank you for all the inspiration. (and please please let me win. ;-))

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  31. I have been a follower for a while. I enjoy your writing humor a lot!

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  32. I am on a decorating budget and lack decorating motivation at times. Your blog definitely gets my creative juices going. Really like what you have done around yourself on a budget.

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  33. I'm a follower! Happy Anniversary!

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  34. I think the DIY projects are my favorite posts. I love all the projects you did in your daughter's room!

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  35. I am a follower of Hi Sugarplum!! Happy one year!!

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  36. I was OBSESSED with your travel posts!!

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  37. I'm a follower! Happy Blog Anniversary!

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  38. I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway! xo

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  40. Happy Blogiversary! I've been a follower for about 2 months. I love your blog!

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  41. congrats!! You have rocked the first year! Can't wait to see what is in store for year 2! You go girl!;)

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  42. Happy Anniversary! So glad I found your blog. You inspire me with all of your projects. :)

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  43. I am a follower! Great giveaway!

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  44. I am a follower of your lovely blog & what a great giveaway! It is hard to pick a favorite blog topic- I really love all of the decor, crafts & outfits. Keep the great ideas coming!

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  45. Congrats on your year of blogging! You have accomplished an insane amount of stuff around your house! Can't wait to see what's in store next.

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  46. I am a follower! Love your blog, and awesome giveaway too :)

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  47. My favorite type of post is probably DIY, because it gives me hope that one day my home can be gorgeous too without breaking the bank.

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  48. Holy crud, you weren't kidding about the mack daddy of giveaways!! On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd say this one is an 11...(c: happy Weekend!

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  49. Congratulations on one year!!! I love reading your blog. You crack me up! Great give-away!!

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  50. And as my bonus: I love you DIY posts. I am always amazed at what you think of. The pelmet blew my mind. But all of your posts are awesome because of all the sass you put in them ;) I love.

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  51. I'm a follower! Happy one year!

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  52. My favorite posts are your DIYs!!

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  53. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!
    I love your outfit inspirations! Thanks for being a supporter of my blog and your witty insight when I frantically tweet you late at night!

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  54. I love your beautiful kitchen! Wow. And that striped bathroom is gorgeous too!

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  55. I follow you and lust after your kitchen on a daily basis. :P

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  56. I love DIY Project posts. Nothing like learning how to do something in your home without spending a fortune.

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  57. A HUGE congrats on a year! You are very inspirational!!! Im already a follower and would love to be entered in the giveaway! Love the goodies!

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  58. Congratulations! I've been following your blog for a while now and just love it!

    I recently inspired my sister who is super crafty and talented to start a blog and she's been doing some GREAT DIY projects- if you want to check out some of her awesome before and afters take a look at naptimenovelties.blogspot.com

    Happy blogiversary!

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  59. congrats! I've really enjoyed your blog, esp the DIY stuff :-)

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  60. I follow you. Happy anniversary!

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  61. My favorite posts are DIY projects. I love the idea that I could potentially follow directions & make something myself

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  62. I'm a happy little follower! (: Blogging is amazing...so glad I've met you through it! AND congrats (:

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  63. My favorite types of posts are the outfit inspiration and DIY! You rock xoxox

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  64. Love following your blog! We should all be giving you paper or something for your 1 year!

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  65. Happy Anniversary! Yours is the first DIY, home decorating blog I started reading and it is still my favorite.

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  66. My favorite blogs are the DIY projects.

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  67. Congrats!! you've come a long way in year!!

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  68. My favorite posts are the DIY ones and I've got this special thing for kids' bedrooms too!

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  69. I'm a follower! Congrats on one year! Can't wait to see what you have in store for the next year

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  70. I am a follower! Happy Anniversary!! Woo-hoo!

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  71. My fave posts are your amazing DIY projects. Love 'em. So inspiring!

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  72. What a great giveaway! I'm a new follower of your lovely blog!

    repurposedlifedesigns.blogspot.com

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  73. I also blogged about your giveaway here!

    http://repurposedlifedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/05/check-out-hi-sugarplum-1-year.html

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  74. My favorite posts of yours are definitely all of the fabulous DIY projects! What great inspiration!

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  75. Wow! your home is fabulous! I haven't been a follower from the beginning so I haven't seen your whole house until now. I love it... you are amazing!

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  76. Oh yay! Huge congrats one year of fabulous blogging! I am so happy to have "met" you through this blogland. Keep up the good bloggin', girl :)

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  77. And I couldn't possibly pick a favourite - variety is the spice of life! I want them all - Outfits, DIY and travel!

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  78. Congrats on one year...I'm a total follower!

    I love the DIY posts the best

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  79. I love the DIY Projects. I keep meaning to take a picture of the footstool you inspired and email it to you! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  80. I love your diy projects! And your witty sense of humore.. gets me through my day. :)
    ~LaNaya~

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  81. I am a follower of your blog!!!

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  82. I tweeted about the giveaway

    @SimplySara83

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  83. Your DIY projects are my favorite

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  84. I also facebooked about the giveaway!!!

    Sara Haga Gore

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  85. Happy 1 year anniversary!! Congrats to more years of blogging!

    andreaworley@live.com

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  86. Congraats on your year annv! I have enjoyed reading your blog daily. I hope my blog takes off like yours has!

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  87. One of my favorite DIY projects you did was the painting of your daughter's bed. I love the Radish color and it has inspired me to want to paint everything in sight!!

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  88. I am a happy happy follower of your awesome blog :)

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  89. My favorite kind of posts are your DIY home stuff. I like all of the other stuff too though :)

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  90. I'm a follower:) Love your blog:)

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  91. My favorite kind of post is DIY:)

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  92. Maybe I'm a little bit backwards technologically but I can't figure out how to follow you. I'm not even sure what you mean - on Twitter?

    NEWay, I love everything you posted here. I had two questions - what kind of tile is that gorgeous backsplash in the kitchen? Also, how did you make pillows without knowing how to sew as you said? I want to make pillows without knowing how to sew...

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  93. Oh, Mega-duh! I found the Follow button.

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  94. I am a follower! Love your blog.

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  95. Happy Anniversary! Of course I'm a follower!

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  96. happy follower! i feel like i have been there since the beginning almost! so happy for you and love following you and your life!

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  97. my fave posts are the diy/crafty ones. i have loved all your furniture transformations, and my pal emily (misadventures of a furniture fairy) and i chat about your daughter's bed... she is going to paint her daughter's similarly! i also love your fancy paints highboy!

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  98. I enjoy reading about DIY projects with before and after photos. :0)

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  99. I follow you via Google Reader. I like the home improvement posts, but really, all your posts are fun to read. Happy blogoversary!

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  100. Happy Anniversary Cassie! So glad I found your blog this year. You're a doll.

    And that Nate, I'm sure he'll come around!

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  101. Happy Blog Anniversary, Cassie! I'm a follower. I always look forward to your fun and colorful posts. They're very uplifting and inspirational. Glad to have found your blog!

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  102. I think a mixture of what you've been doing (DIY projects, travel and outfit inspiration) is just perfect! I enjoy all of them!

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  103. Happy Anniversary! I follow :)

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  104. Love your blog. It is hard to just pick one thing...of course the DIY, also the outfit inspirations and LOVED your pics from your recent trip. They were great!

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  105. I'm a follower. I've been despretely searching for an old bed to paint it red for my little girl! So inspired!

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  106. I'm a follower! Can't believe its been a year :D

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  107. Favorite posts are DIY! Love the hugue mirror and the bathroom stripes.

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  108. I tweeted my username is @beachcovejewel

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  109. pick me, pick me!!! i love your blog!

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  110. Congratulations Cassie! So fun to see the recap! And AWESOME giveaways!! xo

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  111. Congrats on one year! I'm a follower. Fun giveaway!

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  112. Favorite type of post... diy... like that pelmet of yours!

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  113. I am a follower! great giveaway- thanks and congrats on your anniversary!

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  114. I seriously LOVE your kitchen! Happy blogiversary! :)

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  115. Happy blogaversary!! Your blog is one of my faves!!

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  116. I love your DIY posts! Your projects are so fabulous! But I adore all your posts because they always make me smile haha I love the way you write!

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  117. Happy Blogiversary!
    I LIKED you on Facebook!
    Trindin in Michigan

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  118. Favorite Project.....hmmmmm probably baby girls room and the steps you took to put it together!
    Trindin in Michigan

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  119. Holy fabulous is right! I'm looking forward to our blogs growing old together :) heart you missy! x

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  120. Cassie, I'm so stinking happy you chose to start this blog. What would blogging be without a little Cass? Also, you need to email me right this second with these fab opportunities you have up your sleeve. I need details :)

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  121. Congrats on all your success this past year!! I love your DIY posts!

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  122. I'm a follower and I LOVE reading your posts! Great giveaway and happy blog-i-versary!

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  123. Congrats on your first year, and cheers to you.

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  124. I have been visiting regularly but am now officially a follower :)

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  125. I love your outfits...more please on outfit inspirations :-)

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  126. Congrats and Happy, Happy 1 yr Blogiversary!!! I am a follower. AJ
    queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

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  127. Happy 1 Year! You have accomplished so much!

    Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful giveaway. I follow via GFC!

    xo,
    Laura
    soalaurable at gmail dot com

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  128. I love all of your posts, but especially the DIY Projects!

    xo,
    Laura
    soalaurable at gmail dot com

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  129. amazing!
    boon1211atgmaildotcom

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  130. I love your DIY Projects. I just wish my husband would let me get so creative lol

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  131. Happy Anniversary. I love your DIY posts.

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  132. Congratulations on your anniversary! Love your DIY posts.

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  133. Hi there and happy blogiversary! I follow via Google reader. :)

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  134. Oh, and I'm a big fan of the DIY projects (nice work, lady!)

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  135. I am a follower! Great giveaway! Congrats on the anniversary!

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  136. My favorites are definitely the DIY! Love those!

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  137. I love all of your DIY projects - they're so inspiring!

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  138. Love your blog. I follow! Love this giveaway! My favorites are DIY ideas, and just seeing how other families survive the day to day messes!

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  139. I'm a new follower. Thanks for this great giveaway. Happy anniversary to your blog.

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  140. great blog and great giveaway! i follow via google reader! :)

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  141. Cassie, happy blogiversary!! You have been busy this year!! I am a happy follower of your blog and thank you for the chance at your lovely giveaway!

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  142. I'm a huge fan of your DIY projects, but also love to live vicariously through your travels!

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  143. Congrats on one year! I am a follower.

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  144. I enjoy your DIY projects most and I enjoy when you let us into the thought process and fabric choosing.

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  145. I am a follower of your blog!! Happy Anniversary!!
    Sabrina
    sfairchild1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  146. My favorite posts are your DIY projects.
    Sabrina
    sfairchild1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  147. happy anniversary! i love reading your fun blog and your fab diy's.

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  148. i love your kitchen....makes me covet a new kitchen desperately....i just made a cornice board using insulation foam board because it was thicker, but I wish I would've seen your tutorial prior to making mine! happy blogiversary to you!
    h

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  149. Happy Anniversary! I just recently found your blog and love everything abougt it. My favorites are the DIY, and your daughter's room is gorgeous.

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  150. I absolutely love your blog. It was the first one I added to my favorites list.
    Happy Anniversary!

    My favorite posts are the furniture re-do's..... Its inspired me to finally turn my "junk room" into a guest room (for my nephews=kid friendly)
    I LIKED your Facebook page & posted to my wall!
    Shameka Barnaba-LaDay (fb name)
    rsladay@aol.com

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  151. I am a follower and a fan. I would certainly love to win the items above.

    I love the DYI and/or the posts regarding reusing common items.

    Keep up the good work and Happy Anniversary!

    Haley
    haleymirandarose@gmail.com

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  152. I am losing my mind, I thought I commneted on this but guess I didn't! Congrats on your 1 year blogging anniversary!! I am so totally impressed with all you have done to your house. You know I heart your blog big time!

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  153. Ooh Cassie I only just saw this!! As you know I'm a big fan and already a follower!!
    Love the travel posts, parties and all the randoms!! (pumpkins for all seasons anyone??!)
    Your blog friend
    Rachie xo

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  154. I'm a follower. I love your DIY projects and parties!

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  155. Wow congrats! I hope to be where you are after a year with my blog! I'm a follower and I LOVE your DIY posts! Thanks!

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  156. Awww Congrats on a year of blogging!! So glad my sister introduced me to your blog! You've sure tackled a lot during the time you've started your blog! Keep on givin us more!! ;)

    Of COURSE I'm a follower

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  157. I love your DIY Projects!! Helps us folks that like to take cheap and fast shortcuts more prone to use our crafty finger!

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  158. Happy Blog-iversary! (And to channel Rachel Zoe) those pillows? i die.

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  159. What a great giveaway! I am a follower!

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  160. The DIY posts are my favorites!!!

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  161. Just became a follower of your blog. It is AWESOME! You have so many great ideas. Congrats on the anniversary.

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  162. I really like all the DIY projects. You are so creative! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  164. Happy anniversary to one of my fave blogs and bloggers! I'm a follower!

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  165. Do I have to pick just one favorite? I love your DIY posts, but your Outfit Inspiration photos always speak my language. J Crew cardi anyone? :)

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  166. I'm a follower, love your blog. Happy Anniversary!

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  167. My favourite posts are the ones about your travels. Always make me jealous!

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  168. I am a follower of your blog.

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  169. I'm already a follower. Love your bright sunny attitude & great DIY projects! So inspiring!

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  170. I like your DIY posts the best

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  171. I'm a follower - what a fun way to celebrate your anniversary and to share it with all of us!

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  172. I can't decide on my favorite type of post because I love them all. Maybe the DIY stuff, but I also really loved your travel posts - the pics were gorgeous and I absolutely loved that it was like a mini virtual vacation for your readers at home!

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  173. Happy Anniversary! I follow your blog.....

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  174. I would have to say that DIY stuff is my favorite. Thank you.

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Your comments are like crack, or popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. xoxo, cass

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