Cassie Freeman is the DIY and designed-obsessed creator of Hi Sugarplum!. This mother of two has been married to Mr. Sugarplum for 17 years, and is a lover of travel, fashion, and Mexican food. She shares inexpensive projects, fashion tips, and budget travel ideas on her blog.
TT: What is your decorating mantra?
Cassie: It’s your house and you and your family are the ones who live in it…so have fun and make it what you want!
TT: What is Christmas Eve like in your household?
Cassie: We drive around looking at lights in our neighborhood, then come home and prep things for Santa…write his letter, leave cookies, and read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.’ Once the kids are in bed, my husband and I watch ‘Family Stone.’ We’ve been doing this for years, and I still cry at the ending!
TT: How did you decide on the color combination for your tree?
Cassie: We moved to a new house this year, and it’s a very traditional gingerbread style…and I felt inspired to stay true to that with plaids, furs, and woodsy accents. I’m sure I’ll be back to my usual jewel tones next year!
TT: What are the first and last steps when decorating a Christmas tree in Technicolor?
Cassie: Big bows tied using colorful ribbon is an easy, inexpensive way to not only fill your tree, but add fun new colors each year.
TT: Why did you pick this specific tree to decorate? How does this tree your tree from last year?
Cassie: Our new house is blessed with 10-foot ceilings, and I couldn’t wait to get a taller tree to show them off!
TT: Is there a specific part of your Technicolor tree you want to highlight?
Cassie: I love accenting the top with more than just a star, and the glitter curly sticks add some wow-factor and a little bit of quirk.