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Giveaway \\ $100 to Winter Water Factory

May 19, 2014

Winter Water Factory Children's Clothing
Guys. You should probably know that I’m obsessed with baby clothes. I mean it. I don’t care what I look like. As long as my babe looks good, I’m happy. Real happy. Most days, we don’t even leave the house. Most days I’m in pajamas. But most days, Vita’s in real clothes, and she’s all lotioned up and smellin’ delicious and lookin’ fine.

Before I had Vita-girl, I had perused the interwebs to find the cutest baby clothes that were hi-qual. (That’s Lexy-speak for high quality.) There’s Baby Gap, of course, and I’m partial to Old Navy. I was on Instagram one day when I saw Winter Water Factory tagged by one of the grammers that I stalk. I loved the patterns that I was seeing and immediately bookmarked those folks. The quality goods are quality goods, I tell you.

I’ve got my eye on this Vienna Dress. It’s the perfect item to show off Vita’s thigh dimples.

Winter Water Factory Children's Clothing

I’m on the Winter Water Factory bandwagon. I may even be the driver. And I want you in the car with me. We just went from wagons to cars? Back on track – I’m so obsessed with WWF that I was able to convince them to give away $100 to one of you. I know. I may as well be Santa Claus! ;)

Winter Water Factory Children's Clothing

“I don’t have a baby though!” – you could possibly be thinking. Don’t fret! There are adult goodies as well so you’re covered. There’s home goodies ,too!  Hello, kitchen towels

Winter Water Factory Children's Clothing

What do you need to do to toss your hat in the ring? Details below, my friends. It’s a rafflecopter kinda thing so there are plenty of chances to win!

Giveaway ends Friday, May 23rd, at 11:30pm Mountain Time. Open to US residents only – sorry internationals! I’m workin’ on somethin’ great for you!

Good luck, friends!

Winter Water Factory Children's Clothing



Congratulations to the winner, Tori Anne! :)

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photography: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel

Celebrate Spring \\ A Colorful Giveaway

March 20, 2014

Spring Fling Giveaway

Today’s the first day of Spring and I hope it’s sunshiny where you are. Here in Denver, the sun seems to come and go. It’s here today and I’m so glad because I’ve teamed up with several awesomesauce bloggers and shops, and we’ve got a fun springy linkup & giveaway going on in these parts.  It’s good. Really, really good.

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One winner gets all of the above. I’m a little jealous. You should know that if it was possible to rig this, I would so that I could win. Everyone appreciates honesty, right? Let’s lay out all the goodness on the table, shall we?

1. Tory Birch Wallet in Cantaloupe from Nordstrom (+$195)

2. A $50 voucher to Jane… you get to pick what you take home!

3. Leanne Barlow Take A Bow skirt in Mint ($130)

4. Spring Issue of Emma Magazine ($23.80)

5. 4 flavors of delish dried fruit from Simple and Crisp ($20+)

6. 14k solid gold butterfly charm with diamond & 18″ fine gold chain from Helen Ficalora ($330)

To be the champion, just enter with the rafflecopter below! There are TONS of ways to enter and my fingers are crossed for ya. I’ll be living vicariously through the winner. Giveaway ends this Sunday (March 23rd) night! Good luck!

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PS – Over the weekend, I was able to attend a sneak-peek of Rebecca Caridad’s (the lady behind Manzanita!) new calligraphy workshops! Guys. I’m horrible at it, but I’m feeling super inspired and will practice until my fingers bleed. And then some. So get ready for lots of test-runs and pictures of me shoving the callig in your face. I’ve been staying up late and waking up early to get my calligraphy on. I thought that the first day of Spring called for a little calligraphy and some happy billy balls! I’ll be sharing all about Rebecca’s class and what I’m working on next week, so stay tuned~!

Pop over and visit the other fine folks who are linking up and hosting this here giveaway, why dontchya?

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GIVEAWAY: Goods From Amelia For 24 Merry Days

December 19, 2013

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Fa la la la laaaaaaaaa la la la win a grand ol’ prize today! It’s my turn to host 24 Merry Days and I have been so excited and it’s been so hard to keep this a secret and I’ll be so jealous happy for the lucky winner! Today’s giveaway is for a gorgeous Son of A Sailor Necklace from Amelia AND a Walnut Animal Society Doll of your choice WITH a change of clothes! Guys, I have been wanting one of those dolls since before Vita was put on this earth. They are absolutely gorgeous and look good in any child’s hands.  Pick the deer! No! Pick the raccoon! Wait! You must have the fox! Ack!

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Now, this isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill giveaway! You have up to thirty possible entries using the Rafflecopter below. So, the more tasks you complete, the more times your name goes into the cyber pot. The giveaway starts today and ends December 26, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. The giveaway is WORLDWIDE! Meaning: You ain’t gots to live in the US to enter! The winner will be contacted via email so be sure to provide a valid email address! Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.


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Huge thanks to Amelia for supplying these baller goods, to all of the other 24 Merry Days sponsors, and to Audrey of The Little Street for scheming up this giveaway juggernaut in the first place!

Giveaway: A Few Of My Favorite Things

May 23, 2013

This is a group giveaway! Not a groupie giveaway. I’m no longer allowed to provide band followers to the masses.

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I love sunsets. My phone’s camera roll is filled to the brim with different pictures of sunsets that would make Ansel Adams cringe. I just can’t help myself. The color palette is always to die for. Who doesn’t love coral hues?! I mean, come on! And when paired with gold accents, you just can’t lose.

I’ve compiled a few of my favorite items that just happen to fall in this beloved category. And I’m wanting to give ‘em all away to one of you. You need these things in your life!

One lucky human will receive: a paper garland by Mara-Mi, Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Tutti Fruitti, a bag of Starburst FaveREDS, stripey wooden forks by Sucre Shop, watercolor napkins, a notebook by Rifle Paper Co., chevron stripey straws by Shop Sweet Lulu, and golden thank you cards by Mara-Mi.

Holy crap. That’s a lot of good coral-y red stuff.

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You want to enter this giveaway, you say? Awesome. Just leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about summer (as if you could pick just one thing!)

The deets:


To enter this giveaway : leave a comment on this post telling me your fave thing about summer. You must leave a comment to be eligible to win. For an extra entry, like The Proper Pinwheel on FB and leave a separate comment telling me you’ve done so! Bam. Two entries.

This giveaway ends: Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 11pm MST. Winner will be announced on this post as well as on Facebook!

Good luck!

Congratulations to Icing Designs! We’ll be sending you a box of coral goodness soon! :)

What’s better than one giveaway? A whole bunch of them! I’ve teamed up with five other cool cool peeps who are sharing their favorite things! Click on the pictures to win goods from each of us! Shiny Happy SprinklesGirl. Inspired.Confetti Sunshine, PagingSupermom, and Sew.Craft.Create.

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Giveaway: My Beso Necessities For The Perfect Bash

March 26, 2013

The Proper Pinwheel Party Collection for Beso People of Argentiinnnaaa!!! (Please tell me you’ve seen Evita.) I’ve been listening to the soundtrack for the last several days and have been channeling my inner Eva Peron. Such a great movie!!! And musical. I’m cultured.

To make up for the silence that has been going on around here for the last little bit, I wanted to bring you guys a lil’ treat! Except it’s a really awesome and big treat! I’ve partnered with Beso and created a collection of my fave party necessities. If you’re unfamiliar with Beso, it’s a super easy site that allows you to create collection boards of your fave anythings. It also provides you with links to buy those things (sometimes at discounted prices! Eek!). One of the best parts is that you can create collections based on anything your heart desires. Search for anything and add that picture to your collection! A link and other info will be included for purchase info! Shopping in an easier fashion. I’m all about shortcuts. Click here to view the collections page!

I’ve created a collection and one of you lucky people will get to win something in my collection or your very own up to $200! Easter is right around the corner and I’ve chosen anything and everything that screams SPRING in my collection! I’m sharing a few of my favorite paper and party goods that I know make any party a success! You’ll notice that there is a lot of Rifle Paper Co. in there! Of course! Click here to view The Proper Pinwheel’s collection!

Okay, the deets:


To enter the giveaway: Create your own collection of fave party goods and share the link here in the comments section! Creating a collection is as easy a pinning a photo. It takes two minutes. Seriously!

The winnings: Anything in my collection or your collection up to $200!

It all ends: Sunday, March 31st at 11pm pacific. Winner will be announced the following week!

Good night & good luck!


Congratulations to the winner, Katy DeBardelaben of All Sorts of Pretty! I’ll be emailing you to get you the hook up! :)

View Katy’s collection here!

*This post is sponsored by Beso, but all opinions belong to yours truly. We are grateful to those sponsors that help us bring you quality goodness. :)


24 Merry Days – The Giveaway of The Season

December 22, 2012

The time has come! Remember when I posted a few weeks ago about a magical giveaway-juggernaut called 24 Merry Days? The time has come for The Proper Pinwheel to host the giveaway! I was so thrilled when Audrey of This Little Street asked me to be a part of something so fun! If you haven’t yet, check out the most recent giveaways over at Lottie Loves, Down and Out Chic, and Create Like Crazy. I’m super-duper stoked to share today’s giveaway with you. As you know, I’m hooked on stamps. I love to carve them. I love to buy them. And I most definitely love to win them. Danni of Oh, Hello Friend has an uh-MAZING shop filled to the brim with stamps and other goodies. And guess what? You can win $100 worth of stamps from her shop! What the what?!?

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I’m absolutely 100% jealous of you guys. These are some quality stamps and I really want all of them. You can stamp tags, pillowcases, onesies, envelopes, gift wrap, and more! The possibilities are endless with stamps and they make gifts seem so much more personal. Don’t ya think?

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The above are just a few of the stamps I plan to acquire. They’re perfect. Danni definitely knows what she’s doing and you can tell that each stamp is carved with care. The designs are sweet, modern, and quirky all rolled into one!

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So let’s get down to brass tacks, shall we?



  • Up For Grabs: $100 worth of stamps to Oh, Hello Friend (open to US residents only)
  • To Enter: Clickity clack on over to Oh, Hello Friend and browse/drool over all of the stamps. Come back here and leave a comment telling me what stamps you’d get with your $100!
  • Additional Entries: If you want to put your name in the hat more than once, you can! 1 – ‘Like’ The Proper Pinwheel on Facebook, then leave a separate comment telling me you’ve done so. 2 – ‘Like’ Oh, Hello Friend on Facebook, then leave a separate comment telling me you’ve done so. That means you can have more chances to win! I’d be all up ons.
  • When It’s Over: The giveaway ends at midnight MST on Saturday, December 29th. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll announce the winner here on the blog and on our Facebook page. May the odds be ever in your favor! ;)
There are still two more days of giveaways to be had before Christmas. Make sure you visit 24 Merry Days for the full line-up!
Update:  Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway! I wish all y’all could have won! We have a winner! Chosen at random, I owe a huge – and slightly jealous! – congratulations to Allison from For Love & For Laughter! She says:

“Honestly, I’d pick all of the ones you featured! Those few, in addition to the multiple choice stamp, have been my favorites for months now!”

Allison, I will be emailing you today to get your contact info! Congratulations to you! Thank you everyone for participating in 24 Merry Days!

Fresh Find Friday & A Sweet Paul Giveaway!

December 7, 2012

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Friends, friends, friends. I just love ya. I also love the fact that it’s Friday. I have a laundry list of things to finish every day before Christmas is here. I’m crossing my fingers that I can check everything off! If you’re not a list-maker now, don’t ever turn into one. It’s like a drug. A very bad drug… Today’s Fresh Find Friday is a little different than usual! Oh, there will be the lovely finds and links at the bottom of this post, but we’ve got something special today! Sweet Paul is offering one of you a copy of their holiday issue! What?! And they’re offering a free tote as well! WHAT?! Guys, these mags are the prettiest things you will ever hold in your hands. There is SO much inspiration to be pulled from the pages of the holiday issue. Treats. DIYs. Home decor. You name it, it’s in the magazine. I was going to keep this a secret and just keep everything for myself, but I am trying to be nice until New Year’s Eve so…

All you have to do to enter this giveaway is leave a comment on this post telling me one holiday project you plan to work on before Christmas is here. That’s it! If you are needing a little inspiration, visit here and here for ideas. The giveaway will close on Wednesday, December 12th at midnight. I’ll announce the winner on Thursday, December 13th! Good luck! I hope we never run into each other on the street because I’d probably try to rip these goods from your hands. :)

And now for the linky goodness:

A giveaway everyday ’til Christmas. I hope you entered today’s!

Snow globes forever.

A most festive and simple Christmas village.

A peppermint candy tree skirt. Oh heck yes!

These belong in every stocking.

Brittany and her Scandinavian Christmas. It’s just perfection.

Some faves from Mission: Merry 2012here, here, and here.


photo cred: Sweet Paul Magazine

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. A winner was chosen at random using Random.org:

And the winner is Jessie! She was the 12th person to comment!

Jessie says:

I have been loving your blog lately (I’m a new follower!) and I’ve got a list problem too…so much to do, so little time. I am making your reindeer garland tonight though! So excited :)

Congratulations, Jessie! I’ll be sending you an email for your contact info and we’ll get your goodies shipped off right away! Happy Holidays!

Sweet Potato Cupcakes Giveaway

October 11, 2012

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You guys. This is serious business. Sweet potatoes are tasty. They are super delish when covered with cinnamon butter and marshmallows. And have you ever had a sweet potato cupcake? I have. (insert all sorts of crazy swears here.)  These are the cupcakes I grammed the other day and all y’all were freakin’ out with me.

I recently acquired a fancy little cupcake kit for these sweet potato cupcakes. They were baked. They were frosted. They were devoured. The kit came with the cupcake mix, frostin mix, and some marshmallows to top them off with. The frosting is dreamy brown sugar and cinnamon frosting. There would have been more cupcakes, but I ate a lot of the batter and even more of the frosting. I loved them so much that I got one more kit and am giving it away to one of you. I’m going to make all your cupcake dreams come true!

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I’m competitive. I am.

July 25, 2012

If there is any summer event I’m on board with, it’s the olympics. I CANNOT get enough and I’m starting to break out in hives just waiting for the opening ceremony! I’m not sure if it’s my competitive side, or the need I have to pretend I’m athletic, but I just love the olympics. Melanie from You Are My Fave does it right by creating the funnest little gift: Summer Olympics In A Box. How awesome right? Click here for more photos and where to get the goods. Melanie is also in love with the olympics and will be sharing fun ideas all week, so make sure you check back with her!

In other news, the giveaway for your very own copy of Mom, Inc. has closed and we have a winner! Congratulations to Kristin!

Kristin says:

If I knew I could not fail I would do EVERYTHING! Seriously. Learn to play instruments, learn to speak foreign languages, open my own bed and breakfast on the coast, bake pies every day, become a teacher, sell my photography, travel the world. The list could go on and on and on.

Way to go Kristin! Hopefully this book will inspire you to make your move. I’ll be sending you an email and we’ll get that book shipped off to you right away!

I loved hearing all of your comments. It’s funny how we all have a creative side, but other responsibilities got in the way of truly enhancing our strengths! Everyone wants to travel! Everyone wants to go back to school! There are so many dreams out there and I encourage you to follow yours. I wanted to start this blog three years ago and didn’t bite the bullet for a long time. I didn’t know how I would maintain something like this, but I’ve managed to pull it off this far and couldn’t be happier! Go with your gut! Do what you enjoy! You deserve it.

I’m off to go train for the 2020 summer olympics. I have a feeling that’s my year. ;)

photo by You Are My Fave

Fresh Find Friday

July 13, 2012

photo by Fellow Fellow

It’s Friday the 13th! When I was little I used to get so creeped out anytime this date rolled around. I’m super superstitious. Watch for black cats today, y’all.  If you feel like learning, read more about this unlucky (?) day here. A few days ago, I was at work and happened to catch a whiff of some fall-ish/pumpkin-y scent and I gotta tell ya, I think I’m ready for fall. I plan to read a lot of October Martha Stewart mags from the past. I’ll be busy!

The photo above is by Claire of Fellow Fellow. She did this sweet little DIY for Liz over at Say Yes To Hoboken. Click here to see how to make your own concrete votives. These would be great outdoors!

Oh and hey! There’s still time to enter the Shabby Apple giveaway for the $50 gift card. It ends tonight at Midnight so hop to it! Enter here.


Retro Rainbow? I’m on board.

I’m just really crazy about ice cream art.

Rachel of Mignon makes garlic naan! The girl is so well-rounded.

An interview with Miss SF Girl by Bay.

I’ll probably make this cake sometime this weekend.

Obsessed with font & branding at the moment. Great example.

These are perfect for the kitchen.

Make your office supplies prettier with this printable.

**You have a yourselves a nice weekend**