Behind The Blog Scene // Lexy Ward of The Proper Pinwheel

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Well it's no secret we've been a little slack on the blog posts around here lately - my fault. Posting (and laundry) have taken a backseat while some event planning takes priority but I haven't forgotten about you my lovely readers.  In fact this little forced hiatus has me itching to get back into our regular posting schedule so as of next week we're back on track, promise.

What did get me motivated was talking to the incredibly talented, generous and oh so clever Lexy Ward from one of my all time fav DIY blogs, The Proper Pinwheel.  Lexy crafts like nobody's business, is obsessed with Diet Coke and is pretty damn hilarious - she's like the blogger you hope to be seated next to at any conference as she'll keep you laughing and smiling (not to mention impressed with her amazing entertaining DIY projects). Get ready as she's here with us today talking about The Proper Pinwheel and more..

Describe your blog in 3 words…
Quirky, Colorful, Relatable
What is your blogging manifesto?
The Proper Pinwheel is a place to inspire anyone and everyone to create and celebrate. Even the small stuff! We are happier when we are making. At least, I am! ;)
Top 3 blogging essentials?
1. Hot glue gun. I need it for almost everything!
2. Instagram. If that went away, I'd probably die.
3. Diet Coke. Because I always end up working in the middle of the night after my daughter is asleep!
My biggest blogging moment/milestone was?
When someone other than my family left a comment! Ha, no seriously though, it would have to be when Daily Candy contacted me and wanted to run a big feature of a party I styled. I was on Cloud 9 for a very long time.
My dream collaboration would be?
Oh goodness. I look up to and dream of working with so many people and brands. Martha Stewart (of course), and I would love to work with Kinfolk Mag! The aesthetic is something I'm obsessing over lately!
Right now I'm listening to?
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It's my daughter's fave show and has to be on when I'm working or I'll get nothing done! When I'm not listening to Mickey, I'm usually listening to Christmas music. Or Rufus Wainwright.
Best piece of advice to a newbie blogger?
Stick with it. Success doesn't happen overnight. And it may not even happen in the first year or two. If you're doing it to make money, you'll be disappointed more often than not. Do it for you. Do it because you want to inspire others and share a piece of you with the rest of us! Also - ya gotta work hard. Really, really, really hard. Good things will come if you do. :)
If I wasn't blogging I'd be...
At Disneyland ALL THE TIME.
Behind the scenes of my blog looks like...
A mess. I only photograph the pretty stuff! You don't see what is just outside the shot. If you did, you'd see random props everywhere from various projects, Diet Coke cans filling the trash can, and my daughter probably getting into something she shouldn't.
In 2014 I'm most excited about... 
The unexpected. Just when I get comfortable, something exciting comes along and pushes me out of my comfort zone. It's all for the better, I tell you!

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All images courtesy of The Proper Pinwheel