Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fresh Find Friday

March 30, 2012

photo by Kate at Petal and Print

Oh goodness. I’m so glad it’s Friday. I think I say that at every week’s end. April is almost here?!? And that means April Fool’s Day. Friends of mine, you better watch yo’ selves.

The photo above is by the lovely Kate of Petal and Print. She made these gorgeous petals for the staff at a delicious restaurant for Valentine’s Day. Every member of the staff was wearing one that day. Isn’t that great?

The goods:

**Happy Weekend**


I’ve been Liebe’d.

March 28, 2012


I normally don’t do “tagged” posts because:

1. I don’t wear cute outfits, so cute and stylish people who tag me are sorely disappointed.

2. I don’t wear new and exciting makeup, so beautiful and makeup-savvy people who tag me are sorely disappointed.

But this is a different kind of tag. continue reading

Fresh Find Friday

March 23, 2012

Photo by Katherine Elizabeth Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Have you seen some of the photos of The Cream event? They’re starting to circulate and my eyes about fell out of my head. Everything is so gorgeous. Did you attend? You must tell me if you did. So that I can bug you to tell me more and more about it.

The string heart above was made by Green Wedding Shoes. And Jen is kind enough to share this DIY with the world. It’s perfect for a wedding. Or as art in your home. Maybe it could be in the shape of the state you live in.


The Finds:

Paint chip roundup

March/April issue from Rue Mag

Pics from Cream here, here, and here

Things to do with matches

Paint dipped ceramic

Wallpaper blows my mind

Amazing deal from one of my faves


Y’all have a great weekend! Ooh-rah!




Inspiration: Can we all just work for Sweet Paul?

March 22, 2012

Hola. Aren’t you so happy it’s Thursday? One more and then it’s Friday. Friday. buh duh duh DUH duh DUH duh. That song… I’m not a fan.

The cute spread below was spotted on Sweet Paul. This guy. He continues to amaze me with his amazingly simple ideas. They’re simply amazing. Amazing.

When you take a closer look, you realize that this table is actually very simple and can be created with a few different dishes, fabric, and some foliage. Simply amazing, no? Yes.

This fabric isn’t even hemmed and it’s gorgeous that way. And you can print out any quote and place it atop your choice of greenery. OR you could type out some of your own words that you KNOW will someday be recorded on some page in some famous book of quotes.

Fabric or scrapbook paper attached to the ends of straws. Looks so good.

This was styled by Sweet Paul for BHG. Click here to be inspired times ten. BHG = Better Homes & Gardens. BFG = Big Friendly Giant by Roald Dahl. Completely different, but incredibly close.

All photos by Dana Gallagher


Wedding: M loves M

March 21, 2012

Let’s talk about one of my new favorite bloggers, Mara of M Loves M. Mara and her husband, Matt, were married last year. Their wedding was outside and is too gorgeous for words. Mara is the most adorable person who, with help of friends and family, made almost every detail of her wedding her own.

Isn’t the cake just lovely? Buntings are perfect because they are homemade but they still look unbelievably chic on top of a wedding cake. And this cake is so sleek with just a few touches here and there. Oh. I love it.

Speaking of cute bunting…

Mara had a milk and cookie bar!!!! (I just love sugar.) She hand-stamped little treat bags with a stamp designed for her by her brother. I mean, this family is so talented.

Left: Simple table numbers made with tree stumps and a square of linen. So classy. So classy.

Right: The menu board made by, you guessed it, Mara.

A woodburned box containing the programs for the ceremony. I may have to jump on the woodburning bandwagon.

Mara and Matt. Aren’t they just so in love?

Check out all of the DIY details from her wedding here.

All photos by Bret Cole Photography

Fresh Find Friday and a St. Patty’s DIY

March 16, 2012


Hey y’all! Another week has come and gone and we have been through some BIG CHANGES. Are you as excited as I am?

Let’s get down to biz-ness. To make these lucky desserts you will need:

  • mini angel food cakes
  • green icing
  • green sprinkles
  • knife

Cut the angel food cakes into  pieces that have two scallops each. Drizzle green icing and lightly sprinkle. Pipe a small green stem on the plate and you’re done!


The goods:

A cute pillow for a child’s bedroom.

Blue or pink. I love both.

A fun summer trend everyone should try.

Chelsea can style any table any time.

I dreamed of making this, but she did it better. Perfect for tomorrow!

Transfer paper makes everything better.


**Happy Weekend**


Nails done. Hair done. Everything did.

March 15, 2012

Hey guys!!! It’s finally here.  The Proper Pinwheel has a new look.  This new site has been in the works for a while and I’m so glad to finally share it with you.  We gots a makeover.

I’m happy to say that this is MUCH more interactive than the tumblr you’ve come to know and love. If this is your first time visiting, read all the info below and have some fun poking around the blog! If you’re not new, and you just feel it in your gut that you can navigate through without any problems, scroll to the bottom of this post to learn about the amazing designer who helped make this project come to life!

Let’s have a few lessons, shall we?

Tabs. Who doesn’t love ‘em? These are pretty self-explanatory. You can learn a little more about me and this blog on the about page. Check out a ridiculously cute cake on the events page. And send me a message via the contact page! continue reading