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PRINTED \\ Printable Eyeball Valentines with DIY Eye Gumballs

January 30, 2015

 

Printable Eyeball Valentines with DIY Eyeball Gumballs

Hey! You’re here! On the old blog! Don’t worry! We’ve got a few loose ends to tie up on the design and I didn’t think it fair to sit on some of the good V-day projects I’ve got under mat hat! Oh me, oh my. I love to print on the things. I LOVE IT! I’m so glad there are holidays every month that give me an excuse to wrap treats and sugar-y things and then package them up and gift them to the lucky lucky children. And adults. (And myself. My lucky lucky self.) I also love any excuse to draw on my foods (macarons, anyone?!). It’s becoming a little like I should just fall asleep with these edible markers in my hand. Because you never know when you’re going to need to draw on a treat! Today we are drawing on gumballs making them all pretty and cool for the hip, hip gumball-lover. And I’ve partnered with Avery to help you package up those v-day presents right with these printable gumball valentines and few other illustrations. Let’s all channel our inner eight-year-old, mmmkay?

Printable Eyeball Valentines with DIY Eyeball Gumballs

BONUS: There’s a whole slew of downloads for you at the bottom of this post! Take a gander at the photos below. I’m sure you’ll find something that suits your fancy and will be the perfect addition to your Valentines! Printable Eyeball Valentines with DIY Eyeball Gumballs
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A Brief Break

January 14, 2015

Proper

I know. I know. We just got back from Christmas!

“You just had a week off!”

“How could you possibly take off again?”

Here’s my thought process: we are HUSTLING to get the new site up and running. And that day is going to happen very soon. Like. Next week if the Blog Gods are cool with it. SO, I was going to have a survey for you, and then a few other projects for Valentine’s Day up in the meantime. BUT. I just want to start the year off fresh with the new blog. And it’s honestly hurting my brain to post here and write posts for the new bebe. In order to make sure the site is bright and shiny, I need to focus all my energy on it.

This blog will be quiet until next week. And I’ll notify you when the new one is up and running. It’s gonna be good, I promise. I do. There’s going to be something for everybody.

In the meantime, there’s always instagram.

See you next week on PROPER! :)

Remembering Valentine’s DIY Projects Of The Past

January 8, 2015

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! Okay. So I basically love all of the holidays. But I have loved this one for as long as I have lived. Spent it single? Loved it. Spent it married? Loved it. Spent it with a baby? Loved it. Next week, we’re going full fledged Valentines on you guys, so I thought I’d prepare with a little roundup of some of my favorite V-day projects of the past!

Washi Tape Heart Installation | The Proper Pinwheel

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Felt Headband for Valentines Day #DIY #properpinwheel

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Top Moments from 2014

January 7, 2015

I can’t believe we are here in 2015. It’s 2015. I’m writing this post and it’s 2015. Weren’t we supposed to have flying skateboards by now? Can anyone give me a status update on that? At the beginning of each year, I like to take a few and look back on some of my favorite moments from the year previous. Each project and photo led to something bigger and brighter, and I’m so grateful for all the moments last year (the good and the bad!) that helped us create the large plans in store for 2015.

You'll get there.

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See you next year!

December 24, 2014

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Welp, I don’t know how we did it, but we somehow survived 2014. What a year! I couldn’t be more grateful for everything I’ve experienced, good and bad! I really really promised myself I wasn’t going to get sappy and that I was going to keep this post short and sweet, but I have to just take a minute to thank you. After I had Vita, I didn’t know what I was doing with this blog. I had hit a plateau that I couldn’t escape. Over the last few months, I feel like I’ve really been able to hone my skills and decide what it is that I’m passionate about and what I want to do with this blog. And a big part of that came from you. Thank you so much for your encouragement, your support, and your love.  _DSC5146

I’m so grateful that I can call what I do “work”. I wouldn’t want to do it if I didn’t know I could count on you guys to bounce ideas off of.  I’m going to take off for the next little bit and will return in January with some full-fledged mind-blowing sugar-filled content. I’ve actually still got on more New Year’s Eve post for Style Me Pretty Living coming up in a few days so keep your eyes peeled for that! And you can always keep up on Instagram, because even though I’m breaking from the blog, I just can’t quit Insta.

Thank you for being here and for your comments, messages, and emails! I truly love the internet. I’m excited to see what the next year brings. We’ve got BIG things in store. Thanks for riding along with me!

The biggest hugs. The biggest kisses. And high fives all around.

Merry Christmas (or whatever you are celebrating this holiday season!),

Lexy

photography: Sally Mae Photography

A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays

December 23, 2014

A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays

I wanted to end the year with a bang. And this is it! I have been wanting to share this wreath-making partay with you for weeks and weeks! The cat wreath is outta the bag over on Style Me Pretty and I’m so excited to share this little inspiration shoot I created before Thanksgiving for Wedding Paper Divas and their new line of invitations designed by Whitney Port (Raise your hand if you loved the city and the hills!) herself. A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays

I’m a huge HUGE sucker for watercolor anything, and when I saw this stunning lavish laurel suite with watercolor greenery falling down the invitation, I knew that was the paper to rule all paper. So I decided to create an intimate bridal shower setting inspired by the invitations. And what better way to do that during the holidays than with a wreath-making bridal shower?! A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays

I’m lucky enough to have some of the most talented best friends in all the land. My girl, Sally Mae, captured everything so beautifully. She always does! And my pal, Ashley, is a budding florist (see what I did there?!) and created the most gorgeous centerpieces, garland, and posies, for the day. I told both gals what I wanted, and they absolutely delivered! I couldn’t love those ladies more. A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays A Wreath-Making Bridal Shower For The Holidays Click on over to Style Me Pretty for the full feature – you want to read it all, trust me!

Paper Suite – Wedding Paper Divas    
Creative Direction, Styling, & Wreath Design – The Proper Pinwheel 
Photography – Sally Mae Photography 
Floral Centerpieces, Posies, Garland, Crowns, & Corsage – Park Floral Design 
Bride’s Makeup & Hair – Katelyn Runyan 

Spotlight \\ In Love With Custom Wrapping Paper From MINTED

December 22, 2014

Minted Wrapping Paper

We’ve reached the last few days before Christmas! I’ll be honest, I didn’t think I’d make it! To say that this has been a hectic December would be the understatement of the YEAR!!!! I’m getting ready to wind things down and take off for the rest of the month, but I have one more surprise for y’all tomorrow! And it’s. a. doozie. I can’t wait to let that cat outta the bag! Until then, I thought I’d share one of my favorite holiday pastimes – the wrapping of the gifts! I am such a sucker when it comes to packaging. The prettier it is, the harder it is for me to open it. I have bottles of salt that haven’t been opened (and probably never will be!) because the labels are too gorgeous to tear open. I have this disease where every gift I wrap has to be packaged in beautiful wrapping paper. So when I stumbled upon MINTED’s gorgeous line of Custom Wrapping Paper, I said, “bye bye, money in my bank account.”

Minted Wrapping Paper Minted Wrapping Paper

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DIY \\ Bottlebrush Tree Cake Toppers

December 19, 2014

DIY \\ Bottlebrush Tree Cake Toppers

You’ve seen them every holiday season. I started collecting bottlebrush trees a few years ago. And then I realized I was always searching for a specific color that I could never find. So now we make our own! And let me tell you, it’s addicting. You can find an assortment of bottlebrush trees all over our house. And lately, you can find them on top of cakes! I had been wanting to do this since the typography cake toppers a few months ago, but felt that a forest of trees a top a cake in the spring just didn’t really fit. But we are in full-fledged winter now, baby! So let’s talk about how to make your own bottlebrush tree cake toppers, mmmmkay?

DIY \\ Bottlebrush Tree Cake Toppers

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Recap \\ EAT DRINK CREATE HOLIDAY BASH

December 18, 2014

EAT DRINK CREATE HOLIDAY BASH with The Proper Pinwheel I’m always so sad when a party is over. I love to party. But these days, I also love my sleep! (Thanks, Vita.) The holiday EAT DRINK CREATE event went by fast fast fast. And it was such a blast this year. Last year’s event was a huge blowout, and while that’s super fun, I wasn’t able to have a really great convo with every attendee. Instead, I was running out like a crazy person saying “hi” to everyone in my path. This year, I made things a little more intimate by capping it so only 50 attendees could come. I can handle talking to 50 people. I’m Italian. We can juggle our conversations. ;)

EAT DRINK CREATE HOLIDAY BASH with The Proper Pinwheel EAT DRINK CREATE HOLIDAY BASH with The Proper Pinwheel EAT DRINK CREATE HOLIDAY BASH with The Proper Pinwheel

I teamed up with West Elm again to host the event. I’m thinking we jmight just make that our annual holiday location because they are way too great when it comes to coordinating everything. Not to mention, the store is already gorgeous so the styling for me (while that’s my favorite part!) is minimal. EAT DRINK CREATE HOLIDAY BASH with The Proper Pinwheel EAT DRINK CREATE HOLIDAY BASH with The Proper Pinwheel EAT DRINK CREATE HOLIDAY BASH with The Proper Pinwheel EAT DRINK CREATE HOLIDAY BASH with The Proper Pinwheel

I set up several DIY stations where folks could craft to their heart’s content. EAT DRINK CREATE HOLIDAY BASH with The Proper Pinwheel EAT DRINK CREATE HOLIDAY BASH with The Proper Pinwheel

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DIY \\ Tinsel Typography Christmas Stockings

December 17, 2014

DIY \\ Tinsel Typography Christmas Stockings

Happy holidays and holy stockings! We’re a week away from Christmas, folks! ONE WEEK! Now, I’m getting into the holiday spirit. It’s taken me some time, but the stockings are hung and the mantel is decorated and the toffee has been made and devoured delivered. In years past, we’ve had really gorgeous stockings that I didn’t want anyone to touch because they were expensive and gorgeous and, therefore, couldn’t handle the fingerprints. Now that I have a Vita , I’m a little more lax about those kinds of things. We decided to forego the fancy stockings for some sweet homemade ones that I know I’ll cherish every year from here on out. They’re decorated with tinsel for the names. I call it tinsel typography! And you, too, can make your own tinsel typography Christmas stockings!

DIY \\ Tinsel Typography Christmas Stockings

DIY \\ Tinsel Typography Christmas Stockings

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