Friday, November 29, 2013

The shop is REOPEN!! New items and Black Friday Sales!

After about 2 and a half weeks of "shop vacation" due to our move, Love Sparkle Pretty is now officially REOPEN!

There are Black Friday Sales going on and there are so many new items making their debut along with others that will be added in a couple of days!
Here are just a few new items:
Photo Credit: Kayla V Photography

Photo Credit: Kayla V Photography

This is just a peek. Check out the shop right here!

I hope everyone had a BEAUTIFUL Thanksgiving! I know we certainly did. Although it was kind of crazy to host Thanksgiving dinner after moving into our new home a week and a half ago, it was totally worth it. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Emotional New Beginnings

As the leaves change this fall season, so brings a new transition to my little family. A couple weeks ago, we closed escrow and received keys to our new and first home that we can call ours. After 3 years of living in a home that we have been renting, it was time to start a new chapter in our lives.

We are so thankful to have lived in our little home for the time that we did and have so many memories tied to that house on Poplar street. From moving in once my husband and I said "I Do," to bringing our little man home to his first bedroom, it housed a lot of important "firsts" for us.

The last day of packing and moving, I went into the empty blue room where 2 years ago, my husband was putting together Levi's crib as I supervised with a large pregnant belly-the room that housed many of Levi's coos, giggles, tears and smiles. I laid on that bare carpet with my baby boy by my side and stared up into the ceiling. As Levi took his last nap in the room we first brought him home to, I cried.
I couldn't help but feel like I was losing something. As I was packing up my closet, cleaning the bathrooms and walking through the house with bare walls, I was reminded of all the great moments and all the blessings we have been given.

As I was driving away and into the new town we now call home, I cried some more. I felt like I was leaving family and leaving a piece of myself some place else. Truth is, this move was a lot harder than I ever thought it would be (even if we were moving only a half hour away). I wasn't prepared for the rush of emotions that overwhelmed me but with new beginnings come new memories and I'm so excited! 

As we are settling into our new home, I am loving it more and more as the days pass. I am happy where we are and can't wait to see what's in store for us! We have experienced joy even amongst the stresses of moving. Although the workload seems intolerable at times, there is light at the end of the tunnel and it's within reach. This house is turning into a home-our home-each and every day.

As of now, we are just about done organizing. It's really coming down to finishing up with paint and decor-which I am having a really hard time making decisions on...especially since we are having family over for Thanksgiving and I want the house to at least be "decent" and still feel home-y. It's comin' along.

I will be updating some of the home projects soon but until then, have a beautiful Thanksgiving! 
What are your plans for the holiday?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

SPEAK NOW-link up

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Today is an exciting day, new friends! 
Welcome to the first ever community fair for women empowerment. 

My name is Ellie Coburn, I'm the owner and founder of the Speak Now Organization and movement for women empowerment. 

Today exists to inspire you to love yourself.
Today exists to challenge you to empower yourself.

Today exists to spark a movement that is of such importance.....

A movement of self-worth, self-appriciation, and self-love.
A movement that strives to create a community thousands strong of women who believe in themselves and their abilities. 
Today Speak Now is teaming up with 30+ bloggers, woman, and empowerment leaders and telling you that you are beautiful. 

Why are we here sharing this information with you?

We live in a culture that defines our successes based on our weight, general appearance, or financial successes. A culture of female mothers, lawyers, doctors, waitresses, bloggers, realtors, house maids, interior designers, graphic designers, photographers, and endless other lifestyle choices. Interestingly, despite our dynamic differences based on demographics or choices we are expected to fit in with the expectation of the "ideal woman" Today we are here to tell you: 
Speak Now exists to inspire and empower you to look in the mirror each day and pledge to love yourself. Are you in? 

Link Up Below to Show your support. Be sure to share your support with family, friends, and fellow bloggers.
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Special Thanks to, 
Sarah Moog, Casey Wiegand of the Wiegands, Annelise Rowe of Aunie Sauce, and  Jenni of Story of My Life

This Event is Sponsored By: 

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Monday, November 11, 2013

SHOP VACAY + {sneak peek} of NEW items coming soon + SOLE HOPE auction

It's official! The shop is on vacation from Nov. 11-28th. I will reopen just in time for Black Friday sales with new products making their debut. If you placed your order within these past few days, I will be shipping your items out within this week just before our move. If you have any questions, email me at:

Here's tiny peek of a few new items coming to the shop upon reopening.

Lace bridal cap with Spirit D'esprit lace detail.
Photography Credit: Marilyn Duvall Photography

Birdcage veil with rhinestone detail.

Ivory & gold floral crown with a new line of floral crowns coming in January!

New garter design.

Seashell crown with moss and starfish details. See the styled shoot here in a past blog post.
Photography Credit: Kayla V Photography

Black feather crown. See the styled shoot here from a past blog post.
Photography Credit: Kayla V Photography

There will also be more accessories coming to the shop and new boutonniere designs!

***P.S. Tomorrow evening, Natalie from Take the Cannoli is hosting an Instagram auction where all proceeds go towards an AMAZING cause to put shoes on children in Africa. I am donating a couple headpieces from the shop that will be up for grabs as well as so many other handmade items! Be sure to follow Take the Cannoli on Instagram to participate in this wonderful auction.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Clinging onto Fall Attire & Another Shop Announcement

It seems as if Fall has finally arrived to southern Cali and I am soaking it in! My favorite color of this season seems to be mustard yellow and I love pairing it with mulberry red and browns. My favorite cardigan from Target has been a staple item in my wardrobe this past month-see it in my post from our trip to Oak Glen.

I scoured some pretty shops for pieces that would look divine together or as separates. Comfy scarfs, cozy cardigans (love the maxi look), boots and cross bodies are my favorite right now!  

What is your favorite color combo this season?
Want to shop handmade? Look at this GORGEOUS crochet scarf my friend Tara of Laila's Charming Pieces created!
She will be adding these to her shop soon. :)

Speaking of shops, my shop vacation dates have changed to Nov.11-Nov. 28th! We are moving sooner than expected but the shop will reopen just in time for Black Friday sales with new items making their debut. Follow along with the move and new shop creations on my Instagram.

Have a beautiful Fall day my friends!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Oak Glen-A Sunrise Trip to the Mountains.

Early this morning, I woke up bright and early with my little family for a trip to Oak Glen. We met up with my mom, brothers, grandma, a brother's gf, brother's friend and my niece to head to the mountains at sunrise for another family tradition.

The day was full of sun-kissed scenery, yummy food, playing in a flower garden, feeding animals, petting horses and enjoying the fresh, crisp air. A few times we did have to run from bees though...but we made it out ok! 

Here is a little sneak peek of the morning. I may have left my mind on vacation in the mountains...Enjoy!
When I try to take a picture with my littlest big brother...
Cozy fire in the cafe
 My other baby brothers will my sweet little niece, Emilee.
Baby love. This bug's belly is in almost all of the photos! Lol
Feeding the goats and sheep.
Such a great family day in the mountains! 
How are you enjoying November so far?