Thursday, October 31, 2013

INSTASALE-Live on Nov. 1 at 12pm PST

I will be hosting an Instasale on my Instagram tomorrow at 12pm PST. If you don't follow Love Sparkle Pretty just yet, be sure to do so and get in on this sale, just in time for Christmas shopping!

Here is a little peak into what will be posted.

There will be 5 of these hand painted feather necklaces available. Originally $20 + shipping in the shop, they will only be $14 shipped! Each chain measures approximately 30" around which make them great for layering this season. **one black and one brown left!**

These druzy necklaces will be available exclusively for this Instasale! There will be several of each. Each necklace measures 16" around and will be $12 shipped! **8 gold left, 4 blue left & 1 bronze left!**

There will be 3 of these pretty little bow bracelets available exclusively for this Instasale. They measure approx. 7" around and will be $7 shipped!

There will be one of these pretty little necklaces available. It measures approx. 16" around and will be $7 shipped!

3 of these boho-inspired headbands will be available at $18 shipped (originally $20 + shipping).

2 of these tribal inspired necklaces will be available at $22 shipped! This piece measures approx. 16" around and will be available in the shop after reopening from vacation (Nov. 15- Dec. 3). 

All you will need to do is follow my IG account and comment on each item you'd like with your email address. Don't have an Instagram? Comment below with your email address with what you'd like. If you order more than 1 item, shipping will be combined and discounted. Invoices will be sent to your email address within 24 hours. You can purchase using Paypal, credit card or debit card. Invoices must be paid within 48 hours of them being sent. Otherwise, item will be available to next customer in line.

Repost this photo on IG or FB using #shoplsp and be entered to win a leather tassel necklace from the shop!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Glitter & Spice {A Creatives Workshop}

This past Saturday, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a local craft workshop, Glitter & Spice, which was hosted by Brier Rose Design. Collette of Brier Rose Design put so much pretty detail into this wonderfully inspirational day. From her gorgeous floral design, sparkly decor, unique crafts and the yummy food choices, this event made for a perfect afternoon.

Once we arrived and met several other like minded ladies over hot cider and coffee, we settled in with full dishes of delicious entrees. While we enjoyed our vegetable pasta and salad with feta cheese, each of us listened as Christa from Christa Mortimore Photography and Publish spoke to us about her journey as a business owner. There's always something to take away from hearing someone else's story of striving to use their God given gifts to their full potential. It's inspiring to get to know someone behind their brand and where they came from as well as their future goals. Thank you so much for sharing Christa!

Afterwards, we gorged on scrumptious desserts and headed to the crafting table. We created floral arrangements in cute little pumpkins, wooden signs with pretty writing, faux candy apples and fall inspired wreaths.

We also had some fun with a few giveaways and took home some amazing swag to top it off!
Here's a little peek of my Saturday afternoon at Glitter & Spice. Enjoy.
Embroidery hoop by Kristina Carter
My sweet and super talented friend, Tara from Laila's Charming Pieces. I'm so blessed to share this creative world with this gal. We are two peas in a pod. Love you girly!
It was so great to finally meet these ladies!! Thank you so much Colette for hosting this event and your attention to pretty detail. I'm so excited to be a part of your future workshops!

Christa, you are truly talented and amazing! Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring each and every one of us. You will certainly accomplish great things!

Sara, you are SO kind-hearted. Thank you for opening your beautiful house to all of us gals. I wish you and your husband the very best in your adoption journey and photography endeavors. BEAUTIFUL!

If you have been to any workshops lately, what has been your favorite and what have you learned?

Happy Tuesday my friends!

Friday, October 25, 2013

A bridal photo shoot featuring Love Sparkle Pretty lace bridal caps

I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with the very talented Marilyn of Marilyn Duvall Photography out in Texas. I sent her a couple of my bridal caps including a brand new one that will be available in the shop come December!

She worked with another photographer, Catherine who modeled beautifully as a bride. Although it ended up raining after Marilyn started shooting, the photos still came out really pretty. That's the thing about photo shoots, you never know what weather you're going to get once you step outside and start snapping away (like that time I found myself in a photo shoot in the middle of a storm)! It's part of the adventures of shoots though.

Here are some of the photos captured by Marilyn featuring Love Sparkle Pretty bridal pieces.
This delicate point de esprit lace bridal cap will be available in the shop come December (after shop vacation).
This intricate lace bridal cap is available in the shop here.

See more of this photo shoot on Marilyn's blog.
Photography Credit: Marilyn Duvall Photography
Bridal Cap: Love Sparkle Pretty

Monday, October 21, 2013

Shop VACATION announcement & a $200 cash giveaway!

It has been a bit crazy in my house since we are in the middle of escrow on our new home! I am SO excited to move into a bigger (& super cozy) space including a larger work room for all of my crafts that make up the Love Sparkle Pretty brand. As of right now, we should be moving Thanksgiving week, if not sooner. In the mean time, lots of packing will be underway as well as setting up and decorating our new home in time for the holidays and my son's 2nd birthday! EEEKKK!

I will be putting the shop on vacay in a few weeks and will reopen early December with new bridal pieces that I am so excited to share including the infamous seashell crown from this photo shoot!! 

I'm not too sure on the exact vacation dates just yet but will keep you posted

You can still put in your orders until vacay time. If you have a wedding sometime next year, you can put your orders in now to secure your spots on the order list but they won't be sent out until after reopening of the shop.

Until then, here's a great giveaway to win, especially for those who love spooky stories! I, myself, can't handle the terror of scary-anything-anymore but the cash would be great for holiday shopping! :D

Welcome to the $200 Cash Giveaway!

Sponsored by Michael Phillip Cash.
Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve.
Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple's destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle's choices alter the course of her life?

Find out when you read The Hanging Tree by Michael Phillip Cash!
Michael is the best selling author of Stillwell: A Haunting On Long Island and his debut novel, Brood X.
The Hanging Tree is his first novella. To celebrate the release, Michael would like to offer one fan $200 Paypal Cash and signed copies of his books Stillwell, Brood X and a kindle download of The Hanging Tree!

Enter to win $200 Cash via PayPal as well as signed copies of Stillwell, Brood X and a kindle download of The Hanging Tree

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One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
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Ends at 11:59pm EST on November 3rd, 2013.
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Handmade Love featuring SheDoes Designs + DISCOUNT CODE!!

I am so passionate about the handmade business market and the love, value and craft that goes into pieces within handmade shops. Today, I am so excited to share my best friend's BRAND NEW Etsy shop, SheDoes Designs!

Crystal, my best friend since kindergarten, has put a lot of thought into creating her online shop of handcrafted infinity scarves, flower hair clips, sailor knot headbands and floral crowns.

Here is my beautiful friend and a little bit about her & SheDoes Designs in her own words:

"Hello, My name is Crystal, I am a 24 year old gal living her dream of creating beautiful things and being a daughter of the Lord. I decided to create SheDoes Designs because I wanted to use my gifts and talents to the fullest. It has been a long 2 year process of pushing myself through a lot of fears and doubts but here I am ready to take this new journey with my shop and the Lord by my side. 
My whole desire for creating SheDoes Designs is to bring inspiration to women. After praying a lot for the name I was personally inspired by Proverbs 31:12 and that is how I got my shop name. I am so excited to design pretty pieces for you."

Look at a few of her gorgeous shop pieces!
This teal sailor knot headband is available here.

This pretty floral scarf is available here.

This lovely lace headband is available here.

More pretty items will be coming soon to SheDoes Designs including floral crowns and flower clips!
Follow along with this sweet handmade shop via Facebook, Instagram (#shedoesdesignss) and go show some love by favoriting SheDoes Designs on Etsy.

In celebration of the grand opening, SheDoes Designs is offering a 20% discount on all items in the shop!! Use the code SHEDOES20 at checkout! Share this with your friends and help spread the love. <3

What is your favorite item from SheDoes Designs

Have a beautiful day my friends!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Recently {A Mommy Mission, A Photo Shoot, New PRETTIES & Pocahontas}


As you may have noticed, I have been blogging less to spend more time with the family and really "being" with my son more rather than just "present." As a stay at home mom, I have the power to really instill qualities and teachings in my son if I just give my time. He needs my time more than anything else and I am learning this.

I am so used to having a long "to-do" list (I still have one but it has been shortened) and being so busy to get things done. I want to breathe and I feel like I'm being renewed as I go through the Mission of Motherhood study with the women's bible study Thursday mornings. The first time I came to this study, I was so overwhelmed and had an emotional down because of (what I thought) was my son's overbearing behavior while we were there. (If you have a strong-willed child, you may know exactly what I mean!) What I have come to realize was it wasn't my son, but my patience and my attitude that needed to change.

If you are a momma, this book is an AMAZING read and will help with the struggles, the teachings, the grace, finding so much to be thankful for and the soul-shifts that may need to take place within ourselves.

If I'm not with the family, I'm been cranking out several pretty custom orders including these garter sets for brides-to-be. You can get a custom garter set created just for you right here in my shop!

I also had the privilege once again to collaborate with Beyond the Wanderlust (as well as Jenni Bost from A Well Crafted Party) on a bridal-inspired photo shoot. I created 2 veil pieces including a long finger-tip veil which will be available in the shop soon! Here's just a sneak peek of the amazing shoot styled by Jenni Bost.
Photography credit: Suzanne Du Bose Veil: Love Sparkle Pretty
Photography credit: Suzanne Du Bose Veil: Love Sparkle Pretty

Photography credit: Hurtienne Photography Veil: Love Sparkle Pretty
Photography credit: Hurtienne Photography Veil: Love Sparkle Pretty

Speaking of veils, I also created this custom birdcage veil with the prettiest rhinestone detail. I may have to add this one to the shop too!

I created this dream catcher as a reminder of the big dreams I often think of and the abundant blessings that have been graced upon my family and I. These blessings certainly include the beautiful home we just opened escrow on TODAY!!!!!!! I'm SO excited! 

I also created some recent hoop art during Levi's nap time. I adore this new craft I have started. It's so relaxing!

I gifted this anchor hoop to one of my dearest of friends, Megan.

These woodland inspired hoops currently sit on my mantel. Love. Love. Love them!

I was Pocahontas for the day at Disneyland as a sweet birthday gift from Megan. We had such a great "mommy trip" and was able to ride every single ride we wanted to! Not to mention we also left with 2 full bags of candy EACH from the trick or treating we did there. Some serious kids at heart.

Homemade pretzels were also created in our household recently and I will leave you with these tasty treats. If you haven't had homemade pretzels, you should. Not only are they delish, but it's a great workout for your arms. Hence, the pretzel bites because my arms got too sore! 

Have a beautiful weekend!
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