How I Met Your Blogger with Hi Sugarplum!



Cassie from Hi Sugarplum!


1. How long have you been together? How did you two meet?

He was a professional musician at the time, and my roommate had the serious hots for the lead singer of their band. She kept telling me we had to meet because she just knew we’d hit it off, but really she just wanted a stalking partner. Finally, one night when they had a show in our town, I agreed to go with her.

 I couldn’t take my eyes off of him the entire show…he was just so completely different from me, or anyone I’d ever known. I was an insecure, shy girl, and he was larger than life. I was instantly smitten, and at the same time, completely intimidated. 

My roommate introduced us after the show, and I think I just giggled the whole time. Something must have intrigued him, too, because we became inseparable pretty soon after. We’ve been together 20 years, and will celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary this year. If you’re doing the math, yes, I was 12 when we married. #notreally
Hi Sugarplum | Family Photos

2. How did he (or you!) propose?

He was touring North America with major recording artists at the time, and I’d meet up with him whenever I could. This particular trip, they were headlining a show in Niagara Falls, Canada on New Year’s Eve…literally outside, across the street from the Falls. I was backstage wrapped in 87 layers, and hovering near heat lamps (this Texas-girl doesn’t do well with sub-0 temps!), and not paying any attention to the show. When suddenly I hear, ‘Speaking of love, my keyboard player has something he wants to ask his girlfriend…so Cassie, please come to the stage!’ 

I think some very un-ladylike words came out of my mouth, and I may have peed my pants just a little. He had to drag me out, and there, in front of 50 THOUSAND screaming Canadians, he got on one knee and proposed, ‘You’re the sunshine of my life baby, and I want to love you forever. Will you marry me? Please say yes in front of all these people!?’

 We have it on video, and I am literally like a deer in the headlights the entire time, and never utter a sound! I hug him, grab the ring and bolt from the stage! But I recovered later and we got to celebrate our engagement and New Years with our friends. I’m still shocked he was able to orchestrate all of it without me knowing!

3. What was your wedding like? Any funny, special, or crazy stories about your big day? 
Our wedding was an absolute blast, full of everyone we love. We had the ceremony in a gorgeous church, with a magnolia framed by a large bay window as the backdrop. A horsefly made it’s way inside, and buzzed our heads the entire time! 

I wore my grandmother’s dress, but changed into a simpler dress for the reception, which was held in a converted old train station. Even then, I DIYed much of the decor and favors. We even had guitar pics with our names and wedding date on them. The party went pretty late, and not a single person left the dance floor all night.


4. What do you love to do together?
I love to do just about anything with him…he’s just the type that makes everything fun. But our favorite thing is to travel. We leave the kids, friends and family behind, and go on grand adventures that take us out of comfort zones
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 5. What’s your favorite thing about him? What’s his favorite thing about you?
 He called when I was writing this, so I asked him. He proceeded to repeat the question back to me multiple times, which is a guy’s stalling technique. His first answer I shan’t repeat in public, but he followed it up with, ‘You’re cute-as-pie, but also hot…and funny. And you laugh at my jokes. Oh, and you’re a good mom.’

I love so much about him, but my favorite is he’s honestly the funniest person I know. He’s also always up for anything, and has a way of making people feel comfortable. After all these years, not only do I love him, but I like him more everyday. And for you married folks, you know that’s a big one! I can’t imagine living this life with anyone else.

Hi Sugarplum | Family Photos

Thanks Beth, for the walk down memory lane! Happy Valentine’s Week, lovebugs!



Cassie, what an awesome story! I don’t know what I’d do if I was proposed to in front of 50 thousand people! :) Thanks so much for taking the time to share your love story with us!


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  1. Thanks so much for having me, Beth — it was so fun answering your questions! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. Oh, such a sweet interview! Cassie is one of the funniest bloggers I know so I can only imagine how her home with Mr.Sugarlum is always filled with laughter.

  3. This was so very cute! And love the cowboy get up in the proposal photo :)

  4. Loved this. LOVED IT! Hilarious, kind, loyal, & hotties–they were made for each other. Love you, Cass (& Mr. Sugarplum)!!

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