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Lexy Ward

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Craft & prop stylist. Joke teller. Donut eater. Diet Coke drinker. Denver liver.

Recent Posts By Lexy

White Chocolate and Pistachio Mug Cake + A DIY!

Mug cakes. If ever there was a dessert that everyone in the world should be making, it's a mug cake. Without even trying, you can manage portion control in a cute and delicious way. If you're planning to cook a meal at home for Valentine's Day, why not whip up a mug cake or two? This white chocolate & pistachio is a winning combo that is the ultimate in sweet satisfaction! And it's made in under three minutes. Instant gratification is a thing. xoxo ...

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DIY Gilded Leather Acorn Coasters

"Use a coaster!" I feel like a piece of me can relate to Monica Geller of FRIENDS. I prefer folks to use coasters - especially when entertaining! But I don't like guests to use just any coaster, I prefer pretty. Possibly leather. And always gold. These gilded leather acorn coasters are the perfect accessory to your Thanksgiving feast and guests can take them as favors when the party is over! xo ...

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Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cookies

When it comes to the chocolate chip cookie, I literally can't even. (When will that phrase pass? Is it still cool? Am I cool?) I'm a bit of a snob when the chocolate chip cookie is involved. I've tried literally hundreds of options and recipes, and I feel like this one is the ultimate. With the marshmallow. Sans marshmallow. They're both winning treats. xoxo Lexy Ward Of PROPER So throw a little get-together with your pals and...

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Easy Pumpkin & Chocolate Bars

It's no secret that pumpkin is like the "IT" flavor of the fall. Every September, I can usually be found waiting in anticipation for the local bakeries and cafes to release their fall menus. I gotta have the pumpkin! These pumpkin bars are my go-to dessert hack when entertaining. xo Lexy of PROPER They seem like they're 100% made from scratch, but sometimes we just don't have time for that when we need pumpkin on the fly! The...

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Grandma’s Homemade Bread

Whenever I have a hankering for heavy-duty, delicious, homemade bread (which is often!), I don't hesitate to reach for my grandmother's recipe. Not only is her bread the perfect blend of crisp crust and a soft, bread-y center, but the aroma in the kitchen while it's baking is enough to make you drool an inappropriate amount. xoxo Lexy Ward Of Proper Her recipe is super simple to follow and yields two giant loaves or four...

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Homemade Fudge Pudding Pops

We're officially mid-summer and the heat is on around the clock. We've been making an assortment of frozen treats in our house and these homemade fudge pudding pops have been on repeat for weeks! Their deliciously easy and ready in an hour! Everybody wins! xoxo Lexy of PROPER...

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Three Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

Here in Arizona, we basically live on the Sun. It's hot, hot, hot and the only way I stay refreshed these days is with a little ice cream. Now, it's not that hard to make ice cream in a machine, but you have to wait for it to churn and then freeze, and by that point, my craving has passed. This three ingredient banana ice cream can be made in under 30 minutes and is just as satisfying! xoxo Lexy of PROPER...

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Brownie Snap Ice Cream Sandwiches

There are ice cream sandwiches and then there are ice. cream. sandwiches. These are the latter. The brownie snap is sort of a brownie that wants to be a cookie and is tossed with sugary goodness. Sandwich any flavor of ice cream you love between them! Or eat them alone. You can't go wrong! I suggest making some right away. xoxo Lexy Ward Of PROPER...

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Simple Yellow Mug Cake

At any given point in our house, someone is usually trying to eat on the healthy side. That someone is usually not me. While I could devour a family-sized cake myself, I am too impatient to make one. I need cake and I need it now! If you're the same way, then these simple yellow mug cakes are for you! Bonus - they can be made in the microwave, the stove, or over a fire so you can cake while camping! And they're the cutest lil' size! So grab your mug and get in the kitchen! xoxo ...

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DIY Woodburned Gift Tags

For me, any gift is great if it's wrapped cute. I don't care if you're wrapping a jar of dirt. If it's got a cute piece of twine attached, well then, you've won my heart. Take your gifts a step further by attaching personalized wood-burned gift tags! They're color-blocked. And they're from Target. A winning combo if I ever saw one! xo Lexy Ward of PROPER color-blocked wooden gift tags (currently in the Target dollar spot!)...

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DIY Succulent Place Cards

I know you've seen succulents used as place card holders. They make excellent little stands for paper, but did you know you can write on the actual succulent? These are sturdy little plants and I put them to the typography test and it worked! Skip the paper, grab a marker, and go! xo Lexy of Proper assorted succulents bistro chalk markers baby wipe (for mistakes!) This is so easy. Simply write the name of each guest on a...

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DIY Pucker Planters

I call it The Pucker Planter. Too cute? You be the judge! Spruce up your home this Valentine's Day by adding a little something to your plants! You can be on trend with the love-y theme without going over the top! xoxo Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel ceramic planters in assorted pink colors (mine from IKEA!) liquid gold leaf paintbrush There really isn't a science to the art of painting lips. It's really just a...

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NYE Gold Spun Sugar Cupcakes

Anytime there's a get together, the food has to be pretty. It's a sickness of mine, really. With New Year's Eve just a few days away, the parties are inevitable. You can dress up your desserts by topping them with spun sugar. The sugar turns gold as it cooks so it will match all your NYE decor! Gilding up your cupcakes and other treats never seemed easier! You'll honestly want to kiss them once midnight rolls around!

Cupcakes

1 and 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 teaspoon...

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A Cozy & Creative Apple Pie Workshop + A Recipe!

With the holiday season upon us, people have pie on the brain. I have pie on the brain ALL the time. So naturally, I held a pie workshop for a bunch of creative folks in Denver, CO! We focused on the steps it takes to make a great and gorgeous pie. From the crust to the assembly to the final touches, it's an art! [iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/110635895 600 338] We met up at one of my favorite warehouse-like venues, 3126 Larimer. It's so open and spacious, and felt like the...

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Classic Breakfast Popovers

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And brunch is a close second! The breakfast popover is similar to a German pancake. It's light, eggy, and super tasty! These popovers are one of the easiest ways to feed the masses and to do it in the cutest way possible! For more fun recipes & ideas, check out The Proper Pinwheel! xo, Lexi...

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DIY Pretty & Polished Thumb Tacks

The kids may be heading back to school, but that doesn't mean we can't get in on the organizational fun! I live for school supplies, organized work spaces, and tiny items that bring in pops of color. Hello, pretty & "polished" thumb tacks! These babies brighten up any inspiration board and take mere seconds to make! Xo ...

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S’more Popcorn

S'mores are THE snack of the summer. We all know this. The marshmallows. The chocolate. All smashed between two graham crackers?! It's a diet's worst enemy! Attempt to tone down the sugar damage by creating a much healthier version with popcorn! Chocolate in small amounts is considered healthy, right? XO, The Proper Pinwheel...

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