Goodbye 2012: A Roundup & A Thank You

I cannot believe the year is over! So many wonderful things have happened and I am so excited to see what 2013 has in store! Yikes! This blog has come to mean so much to me and I’ve worked so hard to make it a place where people can come to feel inspired to create and entertain. I hope that’s what you feel when you come here! From DIYs to giveaways (are you the winner of the $100 in stamps to Oh, Hello Friend?!?), I’ve tried to keep things interesting. Whether you’re an old reader or a new reader, here’s a quick roundup of a few posts that I love. Some are the most popular and some are my faves. I’ve also included a sneak peek of something happening early next year that I can’t keep secret for much longer!

The Proper Pinwheel, 2012 fave posts, 2012 Roundup

Wooden Fruit Cups | Pinhole Stationery | Lemon Sorbet Cups

The Proper Pinwheel, 2012 Roundup, Fave Posts

DIY Color-blocked Neon Pots

The Proper Pinwheel, Fave Posts, 2012 Roundup

Circus Party Featured on Daily Candy

The Proper Pinwheel - 2012 Fave Posts

Mission: Merry 2012 | Nutcracker Jar Toppers

The Proper Pinwheel, Fave Posts 2012

Santa & Reindeer Garland

When I wrote this post at the beginning of this year, I had great things planned for The Proper Pinwheel. I wasn’t sure how to make them happen. I wasn’t sure if I was talented enough. And I wasn’t 100% positive that I would be able to keep you coming back for more. But here we are one year later. And we’ve had a site re-design. And we’veย been featured on some pretty great places like Apartment Therapy, Daily Candy, Curbly, and more! So many amazing opportunities have come my way and I’ve made some pretty amazing friends. It’s like they always say: “Cyber friends are true friends.”ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

I can’t wait for 2013 to start. I’m here in Utah and there’s gonna be a cuh-razy NYE party going on at my parent’s house tonight. There will be games. And there will be food. I’m mostly excited for the latter. C’mon! Who else has gained their holiday weight? Am I alone? We plan to go sledding tomorrow so check in on Instagram and see what my ridiculously fun family is up to. We pull tubes and sleds behind vehicles. Like crazy people.

One of my resolutions was to find a way to make it to Altitude Design Summit. I posted about my love of Alt here. And do you know what is so crazy? I’m not only going, but I now work for them! (Taken any classes lately?) And I am working on something great for that sweet little conference in January. If you are an Alt first-timer, then this is for you:

Newbie Party, Blogger Social, West Elm Salt Lake City, Altitude Design Summit

Melissa of Lulu The Baker and I have something very special in the works. I can’t wait to start spilling the beans over the next few weeks!

As the year comes to a close, I want to get really sappy for two minutes and say how GRATEFUL I am that you come here and read what I have to say. I’m also flattered when you share your projects with me! I always hope that you leave this blog feeling inspired and happy. <—– Main goal right there. Thank you for laughing at my jokes and cheering me on when I need to just vent and confide. I feel so much support from you and feel like I have one huge family. Thank you for your friendship. Can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for all of us. :)

Happy New Year!

big kiss, little hug,


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  1. says

    Congrats on a great year of posting, Lexy! I’m so happy to have found your blog and can’t wait to meet you in person in a few weeks :) Have a wonderful time at your NYE party tonight.

    • Lexy says

      Oh, Callie! You are honestly just the sweetest. I have loved getting to know you via the webs and can’t wait to meet you in real life! :)

    • Lexy says

      Thanks, Rachel! I’m so glad we can crush on each other! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you’ll stick around for 2013! We’ve got some magic up our sleeves!

  2. says

    Just checked your instagram and that is some really epic sledding! For real! I can’t say I miss the snow, having grown up in Massachusetts and now moved far South to Arkansas, but I do miss wintertime fun.

    I look forward to “meeting” you at the tweet-up on Saturday!

    • Lexy says

      Haha, thanks, Kim! We definitely don’t mess around when it comes to sports in the snow! I live in Denver and we didn’t get that much snow this year, so it was nice to be able to play in it back home!

      See you at blog brunch tomorrow! :)

  3. says

    I’m a bit late catching up with all the blogs, but here I am and happy New Year to you too! I love your blog and am excited to see what you’ll be sharing with us in 2013. :)

    • Lexy says

      Hi Alice! I’m a bit late catching up with all the comments, so we’re even! :) Thank you for your sweet compliments. :) It’s uplifting and keeps me feeling inspired! Happy 2013!

    • Lexy says

      HI Lesley!!! Thanks for stopping by! Didn’t you just love Blog Brunch this morning? I love meeting new people from it! :)

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