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?
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!
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! :)
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!
Get the how-to for this Washi Tape Heart Installation!
Get the how-to for this DIY Heart and Arrow Headband! continue reading
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.
Keep reading to hear all about what I thought about last year and what’s going to be different in 2015! It’s big stuff, guys! continue reading
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.
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!),
photography: Sally Mae Photography
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.
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?!
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.
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
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.”
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?
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!