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
Aloha, friendlies. We are just wrapping things up here in Hawaii and I am so depressed about it. This week has flown by and it’s almost time to return to Denver. I’m sad, but knowing that there is no snow awaiting me softens the blow a bit. The photo above was taken the other evening and has NO filter on it! Canyabelieveit? No filter. That’s just how pretty it is here. Dangit, Denver. While I’m soaking up the last few drops of Colada, here are some links to kick off your weekend. :)
A party hat. For your neck.
IKEA shelves that don’t look like IKEA shelves!
Fruit-dyed wooden ice cream spoons.
An ice cream crawl in your city. It can happen.
Mint and coral bowls! Yes!
All geometric. All the time.
And paper lanterns. For outside!
photo cred: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel
People of the web! I am sooooo excited for this particular Friday. Why? Because we are heading to M-A-U-I tomorrow morning! That’s right. Prego Lexy is gettin’ on a plane. And I’ve got drugs. I’ve got a travel pillow. I’ve got the seventh book of Harry Potter to keep me company. That plane ride better be a piece of cake. I’ll be out all next week but have some amazing guest contributors sharing some quality goods with y’all each day! So make sure you come on back. Make sure.
The photo above is of theeeee most adorable long johns for babies I have ever seen. They were gifted to Baby Girl Ward by the lovely folks at RedEnvelope and I need her to get here so she can wear ‘em! Cashmere lambs are the new black. She’s going to be more fashionable than Logan. Hard to believe, but true.
I’m sharing a few other links of crazy cool goods found at RedEnvelope. Father’s Day is just around the corner and you need to get something for those pesky men in your life.
For the golfer who prefers chilled bevs.
For the James Bond wannabe.
For the hairy beast.
For the muncher.
For the photographer.
For the street DJ.
For the Boy Scout.
For the Jedi wannabe.
For the athlete.
For the musician.
To see more manly gifts, click here!
photo cred: Red Envelope
*While the long johns were a gift, I was not paid to promote RedEnvelope in any way. I’m just obsessed with everything in their online shop!