Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I WON! + new ruffled scarf added to etsy! :D

A couple weeks ago, I won a giveaway on Sandy a la Mode's blog! I was super excited because it was my very first giveaway that I actually won! :) Want to know what I won?
Shop credit to Salvaged Strawberry-a cute vintage etsy shop owned by Amanda. She was super nice and I was so happy to use up my credit at her little online boutique. I picked out these lovely leather vintage heels! :)

Adorable right? Also, I'm wearing the "natalie" purple dahlia available at my etsy shop right HERE.

Do you know what else is available (just added) at
Love Sparkle Pretty?
The black & white ruffled scarf!
View all the details & get it HERE.

Want to win one of my scarves & flower hairpieces?
Head on over to much love, illy & enter this AH-MAY-ZING giveaway by following my blog & adding Love Sparkle Pretty to your favorite etsy shops for 2 extra entries!

{Have a beautiful day}

Monday, January 30, 2012

Vintage Inspired Boutonnieres for the Ireland Wedding

This morning, I sent out an order for 4 vintage-inspired boutonnieres to Ireland (I soo want to go there)!
I used champagne colored goose feathers, white marabou feathers, gold skeleton leaves, ivory lace with pearl beading, twine, and vintage buttons for these little beauties.
Here they are!!!

At the last minute, I decided to add an extra feather to the grooms piece so it stands out a bit more :)

These boutonnieres were inspired after my original creation available

I'm excited that they turned out so beautiful!
I am now finishing up 9 boutonnieres & 2 combs for a wedding in San Diego that are also inspired by this same piece.
As well as a hairpiece with accents of mustard yellow (love)for a wedding in Kingsburg, Ca. :)
It's a wonderfully busy crafty time for me!

Want to win a couple of my creations for yourself?
Head on over to much love, illy & enter this AH-MAY-ZING giveaway by following my blog & adding Love Sparkle Pretty to your favorite etsy shops for 2 extra entries!


{Have a beautiful day}

Sunday, January 29, 2012

7 {Pretty} things on {Sunday}--From Winter to Spring

It's Sunday, which means it's time to post my
7 {Pretty} things.
I decided on the theme
From Winter to Spring
because Spring is just right around the corner! As much as I love the winter time, I can almost smell the fresh blooming flowers and feel the warm sun hit my face! :)
Here's a little pretty inspiration for your day!

{From we heart it}

{From Special Event Rentals}

{From 100 layer cake}

{From Modern Rags}

{From favim}

{From A Low Country Wedding}

& here's my newest creation inspired by the upcoming colorful season! View all of this little beauty's details here at my etsy shop!
{From Love Sparkle Pretty}

Linked up on:
Cherished Treasures

Saturday, January 28, 2012

My ever growing belly + our little man :)

Just about a year ago, my husband and I found out we were going to have a baby . About 11 weeks after that, we found out we were having a boy .
{Our little Levi}
During my pregnancy, I took tons of belly shots (as most pregnant women do) . I compared his height and his weight to different foods and recorded it by taking photos of the foods with my ever growing belly . I have compiled some of the photos from my weeks carrying our little man inside of me and I'm excited to share them! :)
It's funny when I think back at my early second trimester, I thought I was HUGE...& then I entered my last few weeks of being pregnant...I got HUMONGOUS...ENORMOUS...XXL! LOL
But that GIANT belly carried the littlest love of my life for 41 weeks and nutured him to become a beautiful healthy baby boy that we can call our own . :) We are so incredibly blessed .

On Dec. 2, 2011, our little guy entered the world weighing in at 6lbs 11oz and 20" long . That was the most amazing feeling in the world when my husband and I got to meet him for the very first time . It's really indescribable .
Here's little Levi...
from newborn to
now 8 weeks old :)
{Our Heart}

His {many} smiles :D

It really is completely life changing when you give birth and/or have a child . He makes me look at life differently and appreciate the smallest moments in life a little more .
I love you Levi Joseph

“Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ”
― Elizabeth Stone

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

{Winter Valentine} Wedding Inspiration

Valentine's day is coming up and I thought, "how cute would a winter valentine wedding be?!" So, I got to searching and found some pretty cute inspiration for this great idea...or at least I think it would be a great idea! :)









Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine Inspiration Link Up!

I have joined the Valentine Link Up Party over at The Pink Ruffle & Keeping Up With The Cantelmo's.
Here are some Valentine inspiration ideas for this wonderful lovey-dovey day coming up! :)


{Super cute scrabble LOVE pillows from dirtsastudio etsy shop}

{Adorable felt envelope to put love letters in! From Shabby CHic Crafts}

{Pretty dessert table from In the Now}

{How about this adorable valentine card guest book? Also from In the Now}

{A winter valentine theme! From The Bungalow Blog Online}

{Yummy strawberry icecream sandwiches from Mint-includes recipe}

Monday, January 23, 2012

3 weddings, 1 vow renewal, 4 baby showers, & a giveaway winner in 2days?!?!!

So within a matter of 2 days, I received 3 orders for weddings (one is in IRELAND!), 1 order for a vow renewal (so sweet!), & I started on my projects for 4 baby showers coming up!! I definitely feel blessed and excited to see all of the finished projects! It's an amazing feeling knowing that you are able to be a part of someone's special day through creating something that they will love :)
OH! & within those 2 days, I found out that I was a winner on Sandy A La Mode's blog giveaway! I won $25 shop credit to Salvaged Strawberry! I used that credt to get an amazing pair of vintage heels which should be in my mailbox very soon! :D
(will post photos soon!)
Exciting stuff right?

I'm going to be one busy momma...especially seeing how I start school again in a couple weeks (my first "official" nursing class!) so I need to start creating!!

Here's the list:

OH!!! & my giveaway will on Much Love, Illy's blog on January 30th!!!! I'm still debating what I should give away (hmmm...any ideas on what you really want? View some ideas here) Also, an entry will be to be a follower of my blog so you can get a head start now...::hint hint::

{Have a beautiful day!}

Sunday, January 22, 2012

7 {Pretty} things on Sunday

7 {Pretty} things on SuNdAy.

I have joined a blog hop with Gussy Sews, Matchstick Molly, Much Love, Illy, & The Letter 4 to present to you 7 {Pretty} things that inspire me :)









Have a beautiful day!

7 pretty things on Sunday

Friday, January 20, 2012

New plaid scarf added to etsy shop!

I just added a new black and white plaid flannel scarf to my etsy shop:
Love Sparkle Pretty

This adorable scarf was made using:
*Black & white plaid flannel
*3 pink jersey knit flowers
*Pearls for the center of the flowers
*3 large pink buttons (can be unbuttoned to wear the scarf in several different ways!)
*& A whole LOT of Love

For more details, check out the listing