Boom. The weekend is here. It’s Friday. It’s my favorite. I always look forward to the weekends because we try to take Vita-girl swimming. That kid loves the water. It’s so fun. I actually snapped a photo of her in the pool for Instagram and won a summer contest with Better Homes & Gardens! See the cutie here.
The photo above is a lil’ snapshot from a party with BING & The Alison Show a few weeks ago. Sharing more on that soon! Before I head off into the Friday sunset, here are a few of my fave projects this week.
These woven hanging planters give a whole new meaning to the craft.
A gold sequin cake. That’s edible. WTF?!?
These pineapple ring dishes are on point.
Ice cream cone elbow patches. I’ll take two for every sweater.
The pom pom placemat of my dreams.
Holy moly mother of flamingo. Straws.
I’d drink anything with these mod drink stirrers!
Hanging paper lanterns for parties. They’re just too pretty!
Hey-o! You know that yesterday was the first day of spring, right? Did you make memories? I sure did. V and I trekked over to the newest Trader Joe’s in Denver! And it was organic. And busy. It was organically busy. But we picked up some gorgeous ranuncs and chocolate (of course), and it was a magical time. Luckily, the weather cooperated and sent some sun our way! Sun on the first day of Spring is a requirement, no?
We’ve got plans this weekend. Television plans. Downton Abbey plans. Vampire Diaries plans. News (?) plans. While we work on our plans, you should work on these plans:
Saw these wordy balloons made firsthand!
And I was gifted one of these airplant cups!
Copper & marble shelves. For under $2 bucks!!!
You’ve been flocked.
I’m thinking this technique would make an excellent garland!
Postpartum. Black clothing. Of course.
Mini treat boxes for Easter eggs!
I’ve been obsessing over this floral mirror.
An excellent read on how to choose flowers from the market.
Oh my. These balloons. I’ll be making.
Don’t forget to enter the colorful giveaway!
photography: Instagram via The Proper Pinwheel
The weeks are just breezing by. The days are blurring together. I am scrambling to find a few minutes to shower. And do the dishes. And catch up on Vampire Diaries. Stefan!!!! Ack!
I absolutely love Halloween. It’s my favorite holiday. And then comes Christmas. And then the fourth of July. And then my birthday. But back to Halloween! I normally go crazy-crazy every October, but I’ve had to let loose now that Baby Vita is here! V totally loves Halloween. I’m still working on her costume. It’s gonna be cuh-ute! I haven’t had two seconds to shower, let alone carve a pumpkin. If you want some festive gourds hanging out on your porch this year, but don’t want to deal with the pumpkin-gut-mess, then you need to make this string & nail art pumpkin! Chelsea of Lovely Indeed shares exactly how she made it over on her blog! Genius, I tell you.
These darling pumpkin place cards are perfect for your dinner party.
Pumpkin animals! Say what?
Candles. Washi Tape. Golden.
Last minute Halloween costumes. My friends are awesome and their projects were featured by Martha. Applause. Applause.
A spooky black feather wreath for your door!
10 black & white Halloween ideas. I love them all.
Get outta town. Hot cocoa served in an orange?!?!
Is it possible to love these DIY origami bats TOO much?
Lighting the porch for trick-or-treaters!
Make a Halloween treat for your neighbs.
photography: Lovely Indeed
To say I’m smitten with my baby would be an understatement. The weeks are just flying by. Baby Vita (pronounced vee-da) is over one week old. Can you believe it?! I can’t. I also feel like I haven’t showered since she was born. I can believe that. So far, motherhood has been an insane adventure that I’ll have to tell y’all about when I can sit down and process it all. It involves a lack of sleep, a trip to the emergency room, and a car accident! You can’t make this stuff up, my friends. It’s a good thing my mom was here with a 12-pack of Diet Coke! She keeps me young.
We plan to do lots of snuggling this weekend. Logan’s parents are coming into town to meet Baby V so there will be lots of hugging and kissing going on! And eating. And *hopefully* sleeping.
lovely floral headpieces that everyone should sport.
why chelsea DIYs. why do you?
the cookie i’m craving: old fashioned sugar cookies.
h&m halloween. get outta town.
i swear. her costumes get cuter and cuter every year!
i may have it in me to make this octopus costume!
curl up with a halloween movie and these popcorn party tubs!
amazingly spooky wire signs for halloween!
You guys. This is the last Fresh Find Friday I will post before becoming a mom. This is my last weekend before becoming a parent! I better go to Mcdonalds and eat all the nugs I can before it’s too late!
I’m spending today finishing projects and learning how to be awesome with the help of Alt For Everyone. Is anyone attending that online conference currently? Are you heading to SLC in January? I want to know!
The lovely bedroom above looks so cozy, doesn’t it? I absolutely love those pillows and am ready to lay down on the bed. Brittany from The House That Lars Built shares how to make those envelope pillows in five minutes! I’ve been sewing SO MUCH lately and could have really used this tutorial last week! :) Head on over to The House That Lars Built to see the tutorial.
A doily backdrop perfect for a whimsical party or wedding.
My mind has been blown. Plantable confetti.
The most darling no-carve pumpkin party!
An adorable cotton candy cake. Yum!
One of my newest favorite Etsy shops. Just look at those brooches!
The winner of last week’s ottoman pattern giveaway!
photography: Meta Coleman of One More Mushroom
Another Fresh Find Friday is here! 37 weeks down! A few more to go! Holla at yo’ boy! Or yo’ girl. We’re having a girl, so that’s more appropriate. These weeks are flying by now. And we are totally NOT ready for BG-dub’s arrival. I have several projects left in her nursery so I’ll be busy this weekend!
The pom pom table runner above was created by the amazing gals over at Ruffled! I currently have a bunch of pom trim from a DIY fail. Now I know exactly what to do with it! Head over to Ruffled to see more pics and read the full how-to!
You can mail a piñata. Kelly does it again!
I’ve been eating PB&Js this whole pregnancy. And now there’s a whole cake!
Fabric vases. Yes. Yes. Yes.
Rootbeer Float Cupcakes for the win!
I want this freakin’ lunch box.
A pretty cool Jackson Pollack pumpkin!
Who wants to cozy up in this Emerson Fry sweater?
DIY colorful napkin rings!
What a week this has been! From the bump shots to the surprise virtual baby shower, I’ve been super spoiled. It’s been a week all about BG-dub over here. We’re slowly getting ready for her. And when I say “we”, I mean “Logan”. He’s been a real sport. I plan to start tackling some projects for baby girl’s room, so if you want the inside scoop, check things out on Instagram! I’m @properpinwheel and we should be friends. You’ll get lots of Diet Coke spam. I kid. I kid. ;)
The amazing chic ice bucket above was created by my girl, Mandy, of Fabric Paper Glue. This girl has such an eye for the DIY. She also takes amazing photos. You should probably have an end-of-summer-misery-party. And if you’re going to have a party, you’re going to need an ice bucket. And if you’re going to need an ice bucket, you should probably make this one. Head on over to Fabric Paper Glue for the full tutorial!
Rainbow soap foam. I’m not even kidding.
Apply fabric dye directly for a watercolor effect. You got it.
Clay letter cake toppers for the win.
An ombre swaddle blanket is perfectly perfect.
I’ll be making this pillow for baby girl. I should, right?
Recycled lights made into a chandelier. FROM CARDBOARD!!!
Eat this: a patchwork strawberry and apple pie!
photo cred: Fabric Paper Glue
FRIDAY. Yessssssssss. I’m just so happy it’s the weekend. I’m trying to convince Logan to take me camping tonight. This is the last weekend I have open until BG-dub arrives. What the what?!?! I’m pretty sure you can camp and hike while 32 weeks pregnant. It’s actually a rule.
This cute llama was created by one of my fave makers, Merrilee of Mermag. How fun would it be to create a bunch of these for a Llama party?!?! Head on over to Mermag for the full how-to!
A stenciled cake dome is the perfect party touch.
A flashy passport holder that everyone should have.
You need to get this DIY votive kit!
I love these elegant DIY party blowers.
A few of these fabrics will have a place in BG-dub’s nursery.
A s’mores table runner. You have to see the cuteness.
Donuts & a shared love of Dave & Buster’s.
A root-beer float party. For kids. Adults, too.
Make a gift box from wood veneer!
photo cred: Mermag
What’s that you said? I haven’t posted a Fresh Find Friday roundup in a long while? Oh that’s correct. But let’s not dwell on the past, mmmkay? Even though I work from home, I cherish the weekends. I look forward to them ALLLLLLL week long. We’ve got nothing-but-baby-projects on the docket this weekend. First up: the painting of the nursery. Stay tuned for how that goes down. We’ve got to cover some dark brown walls with some super light paint. And when I say “we”, I actually mean “Logan”. He’s such a trooper and he doesn’t even know it.
The photo above is an illustration of our beloved Taggers created by my pal, Joy Laforme. She’s created a fun series called The Pet Project where she illustrates other bloggers’ pets! I’m so honored to have Tagg included. Doesn’t he look so classy and regal in those wellies? Yup.
Painted beach balls. Ya need ‘em.
A sweet, sequined pillow.
I’m all about the picnics these days.
Summer camp in a box. I love her.
A GIANT lawn matching game!
A cotton candy garland. How sweet. Literally.
The recap of our EAT DRINK CREATE SUMMER event!
What I made with the Trade & Made Challenge!
photo cred: Illustration by Joy Laforme
Happy First Day of Summer!!! It may have been feeling like summer for while where you are, but here in Denver? It’s official. No more snow. (Finger crossed!). And we’re in the 90’s, my friends. Whoop whoop! I absolutely love the summer time. We try to go on weekend adventures as much as possible in the summer.
This weekend’s adventure: Mt. Rushmore! We’ve got a route all mapped out and will be stopping at several other hot spots like the nation’s largest Cabela’s. Heck yeah. We’re gon’ have some fun there. :) What are you up to this weekend? Any travel plans? DIY projects?
The photo above is from Melanie of You Are My Fave. She’s having her sometimes-annual First Day of Summer party tonight here in Denver. I’m so sad we’ll be missing it because look how awesome this popsicle photo backdrop is! I have a feeling the party will be popsicle-themed and no-less-than-awesome. Check out how to make the backdrop here on You Are My Fave!
links for your weekend:
Beautiful flowers AND a printable.
A birthday box. With confetti!
Wall art and tips on buying it.
I would gladly wear a fresh flower party crown!
It’s time for pie. Blackberry Lime Pie.
A no-sew project. I’m on board.
A sweet and simple birthday party.
photo cred: You Are My Fave