Friday, May 31, 2013

Better your blog with a HUGE blogiversary GIVEAWAY

Chelsea from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles is having a HUGE 2 year blogiversary giveaway! This is the perfect package for all things bloggy including sponsorships on Living in Yellow (love Erin!), Casey LeighSunny with a Chance of Sprinkles and Hoppy Bottoms! {Amazing-ness} + I'm pretty excited to be a part of this!
Go enter the giveaway here (only 4 days left) + good luck.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Recently {A lesson learned, a new adventure + the sweetest moments}

I feel like these past few days have been a roller coaster of emotions. I'm sure just about every girl has said that. Ha! 

Starting it all off with a big learning lesson, I made a decision based on valuing my time and efforts. Have you ever felt totally taken advantage of where your time and energy into something went unappreciated or discounted? Without getting into too much detail or naming names, I was asked to help someone with a project-a pretty big one and long story short, I felt as if that "pretty big project" turned into my pretty big project. My boundless efforts, countless hours and best intentions to help someone else were actually criticized and it hurt.

I took this as a learning lesson in my career and in valuing my time. I know that we are individually created with unique qualities and I can now say that I am relieved of this "project" and look forward to the great blessings and events ahead!

Speaking of events, I am TERRIFIED-yet equally EXCITED-about the one my husband and I are about to embark on next week. For his birthday present, I purchased a sunrise hot air balloon ride for 2 over the vineyards of Temecula valley with a champagne brunch afterwards. I have a huge fear of heights so floating in a basket connected to a balloon thousands of feet off the ground is frightening to say the least. I'm so excited though and look forward to crossing this off my "bucket list."

I came across this quote in a sweet love book and thought it fit this craziness perfectly. :)
Are you embarking on any great adventures soon?

The past couple days have been some much needed relaxing family days. I took a break from the craft room for a while to celebrate my husband's birthday with his family which turned into a great night of food, a sweet video of our son, pool games, jacuzzi time and heart felt conversations.

The next day, we had a bbq at my mom's house as well as a bbq at a friend's house. More yummy food I must say!

As far as "mommy-hood" goes, I have had some of the sweetest moments with my son. Since he is now in a toddler bed, he thinks bed time doesn't really exist since he can't be "contained" in his crib anymore. To help get him to sleep in his bed, I have crawled into it with him to cuddle and read Berenstain Bears books. Although my efforts can last well into the night and most of the time he just ends up in bed with me, these have been some of the most memorable nights.

After a few relaxing days (and some exciting news from one of my favorite photographers-more on that later), it is back to "work" this week! I have orders to ship out, pieces for photo shoots to finish and a floral design portfolio to complete.
glasses: Firmoo || scarf: Austenland || camera lens coffee cup: Nomorerack

How was your extra long weekend friends?

Monday, May 27, 2013

{Biggest} shop discount {ends TODAY}! + Remember our troops

Saturday, I posted a great discount code on Instagram and Facebook for the shop  Today, is the last day to use it and it's the biggest discount yet! Get 20% off in the shop (including the NEWEST headpieces) with the code LOVE20. Hurry. Hurry. HURRY!

Land of the free because of the brave. THANK YOU so much to our troops!
Have a beautiful day my friends! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

{Patiently Waiting} Baby Shower

Yesterday, my friend Aurora and I threw a baby shower for 4 beautiful ladies from our women's bible study. We came up with the theme "Patiently Waiting" and used clocks as the main decor along with wildflowers, fabric buntings, mason jars and wood details for a bit of rustic feel.

We enjoyed a pot lock with yummy homemade pasta salad, broccoli salad, fruit, and desserts including macaroons by Love & Ganache.

For games, we played an A-Z baby name game and the Price is Right (get free printables here). We were supposed to play another game blindfolded to see who can change a baby doll's diaper the fastest...BUT and this where it gets a little chaotic...we had 11 babies running around with the oldest being 4 I believe. Needless to say, I was tired after a 10 hour 3 hour baby shower but it was quite entertaining. Thank you Jesus for healthy, curious and loud babies! :)

Here's a little glimpse of the morning.
 Love & Ganache Macaroons


Have a beautiful day my friends!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Boho-inspired photo shoot featuring Love Sparkle Pretty {NEW headpieces}

This past weekend, I had the pleasure to work with Kayla from Kayla V Photography again. She wanted to create a boho-inspired shoot so I was thrilled to create some new pieces to match this vision.
Her photos are  always sooo pretty and she captured the new headpieces I created-beautifully! It also helps when you have a gorgeous model. Thanks Randi! :)

Here are some of the boho-inspired shots that were taken!
 This chain headpiece with white rhinestones is available in the shop here.
 In LOVE with this floral crown! Coming to the shop soon!
 This dainty chain and feather headpiece is coming to the shop soon!
This pretty tie-back headband is available in the shop here.
This GORGEOUS rhinestone headpiece will be available in the shop soon!

Photography Credit: Kayla V Photography
Model: RandiMae Van Deventer
Headpieces: Love Sparkle Pretty
Have any questions about these pieces or want a custom piece? Email me at kaylanicole0317[at]

Have a beautiful day my friends!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Recent "Pretties" + a sneak peek of NEW headpieces coming to the shop!

I'm sure most of you know by now that I love to share some of the custom orders that I do for my amazing clients-seriously AMAZING people. :)
Today, I wanted to share a few recent "pretties" starting with this order of peacock hairpieces. I created these for a unique art deco wedding in Georgia coming up next month. The bride wanted to give these to her bridal party to wear in their hair on the big day. I el. oh. ve. ee. them! They are made with peacock feathers, rooster feathers, hackle feathers and vintage-inspired buttons.

I also created a boutonniere order for a sweet bride in South Korea. I used gold skeleton leaves, various ivory, champagne and blue feathers, lace and pearl detail, and twine. I also created the vintage-inspired buttons by using 2 different types of buttons and making them work together. I love the color of these little beauties!

A few days ago, I received some gorgeous photos of a beautiful bride whom I created a one of a kind necklace for. I always get SO excited when clients send me photos of the pieces I made for them and this sweet gal was no exception!
For this piece, I used various fabrics and vintage buttons. I ADORED the way it turned out but haven't made another bridal necklace since. So, she has a pretty unique piece!
She paired the necklace with her great grandmothers pearls and they actually look like they belong together!
"Thank you so much Kate for being so kind and wonderful to work with! You made a gorgeous bride! I wish you all the happiness in the world!"

Want to see a peek at what's coming to the blog tomorrow? Not only will this AMAZING boho-inspired shoot by Kayla V Photography be featured in the blog, these pieces (and many more) will be showing up in the shop soon! Love. Love. LOVE!

Have a "pretty" day today my friends!