Guess what, you guys. Guess what! It’s a new blog. You guessed it. A new blog. With a new logo. And a new name. And a new everything. Me? I’m still the same. Actually, that’s not true. I’m another year older. Today’s my birthday. And to celebrate the fact that my obscene amount of grey hair is here to stay, I decided we needed a big ol’ facelift for this here blog. So let’s talk about some of the new changes AND discuss how to make some cute DIY pink & red cheerios for Valentine’s Day, mmmkay?!
As you can see, we’ve dropped all-things-‘pinwheel’ and just gone for a simple name – PROPER! I’ve had this on my mind for over a year now (and hinted every now and then!) and slowly started making changes last summer. And then I got a little lazy and this project took a backseat to life. And then I realized that this change had to be at the top of my to-do list if I was ever going to get back into the swing of things! We’ve got a lot of crazy (read: kick-you-in-the-crotch-spit-on-your-neck-fantastic) opportunities coming up this year and I knew that we were going to need a facelift to keep up. So here we are! We’re still making tweaks here and there, but I couldn’t wait any longer! There’s even a directory of DIY so you can peruse the projects that suit your tastes! So please, read on, look around, click the stuff, subscribe to the mail, leave a note and let me know what you think!
AND, for the love, make the cheerios!
- Wilton Color Mist in Pink & Red
And the rest is basically history. Simply pour out a bunch of cheerios on some parchment paper and spray, spray, spray. It dries instantly and you’re ready to pour in a bowl
and admire! I mean, pour in a bowl and devour with milk!
This is real fun to do with the littles. Or to do with the big. For a Valentine’s brunch, maybe?!
And listen, it doesn’t change the taste one bit! It’s tasteless! Nothin’ but wholesome cheerio goodness! The color mist is designed to be used on all sorts of edible goods so you can spray this on anything! I’m not saying you want to, but you could totally spray this on carrots. Can you imagine? Pink carrots.
This was actually really fun to shoot in my bowls from CB2! Kelly had a bunch at her wedding and I instantly fell in love and had to buy a small collection for my cheerio dinner parties!
Tell me, would you ever paint your food if it only added an additional 30 seconds to the prep? I’m planning to make some colorful cereal for Vita on Valentine’s Day! I know. She’s young and can’t fully appreciate the color, but she can absolutely appreciate the taste!
photography: all photos by Proper
Kelly Smith says
LOVE< LOVE< LOVE it all!
Kelly! Thank you so much for your sweet encouragement and friendship! You are so sweet and have, honestly, given me a little confidence boost when I’ve needed it! xoxo!
Kara Rosenberry says
you are a.may.may.mazing and I just adore you! Happy Birthday and cheers to all things Proper!!!! I love it!
Kara!!!! Thank you! You’re my favorite because I get a unique message from you on every platform! You’re such a good friend! I can’t wait to get some breakfast and just RELAX with you!
I love your new name and blog, I love you, I love your gray hair, I love how I can just picture you saying everything you write and I laugh out loud. Miss your guts. Love you birthday lady
I love you more than you know. TRULY. Like, we’ll be texting and I’ll be like, “ahahahah you’re so funny!” and then in my head I’m crying and am like, “whhhyyyy did she move?!?!”.
Thanks so much for the birthday love. Come out here. Or I’ll come there.
Happy for you and I LOVE the facelift! Can’t wait to see all that 2015 brings:). Happy Birthday!
up!Ohhhh, Mykol! Thank you! This has been sooo needed for SUCH a long time! I’m so glad it’s up! We’re still tweaking things, but I couldn’t wait any longer! 😉
Dude! blog looks awesome, congrats. And as a happy birthday to you, I’ll remind you that there’s only 3 months until Pitch Perfect 2 comes out!
Bahahaha! Yesssss, I am so ready for more aca-children. Can we somehow make a reunion happen?!?!
Happy Birthday!! The blog looks beautiful and so do those cheerios. Who knew cheerios could be so pretty. Happy times all around. xoxo
Oh thanks, Julia!!!! I know! The cheerios just went up about five classy notches!!!! 🙂
Happy birthday and those Cheerios are super pretty. I’m now convinced I need a marble slab for photo taking of food 😉 What a great background.
Brenda~ absolutely!!! It makes all the difference! Thank you for the birthday wishes! 😉
Congrats on the rebranding! And the pink cheerios!
ha! Mindy! We’re so happy about our pink cheerios. 😉 Thank you!!!! I’m just glad it’s finally live! I am still constantly editing, but it feels good to be up and running again!
Monique | WritingMonique says
Wow! These look so incredible. Absolutely perfect for Valentines Day Breakfast!
Thanks, Monique!!!! We have had so much fun coloring all of our cereal lately!!! 🙂
Amanda Tarlton says
I’m a writer for Taste of Home and currently working on an article on how to cook with Cheerios. I’d love to reference your pink and red Cheerios recipe in it.
Would you be okay with one of your photos being used in our article? You will of course be credited and there will be a link back to your blog.
Let me know!