Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day friends!  Any fun and exciting plans?  Ryan has been feeling under the weather lately, so we’re going to be postponing Valentine’s Day celebrations until he gets better.  Looks like I’ll be making tacos tonight, staying in, taking care of the hubs, and snuggling with little Soph… still not a bad night!

Here’s a shot from our engagement session last year in Laguna Beach.  I loved our sign from Brandy at Baybee Dahl Boutique, and it works out perfectly for today!

kristena_ryan_052Sargeant Photography

All my favorite wedding sites are packed with beautiful and sweet Valentine inspiration… here’s a few I just love:

Love Struck via Glamour & Grace
Valentine’s Day Soiree via Hey Gorgeous Events
Pink, Gold, & Glitter via 100 Layer Cake
Valentine’s Day Elopement via Grey Likes Weddings
Love Yourself First via Ruffled

I promise, you’ll be happy you checked out those links! 

Have a great rest of your day and enjoy Valentine’s Day!




Sweet Valentine’s Day Board

Guess what?  One of my favorite holidays is upon us … Valentine’s Day!  With just under a month left, I put together a little inspiration board of Sweet and Saucy’s cakes and sweet treats  featured on Style Me Pretty.  I’m pretty sure that I’ll be visiting the new Sweet and Saucy Shop soon, which opened up in Newport Beach last year (yay!).  All of Melody’s creations are so beautiful and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with this year.

Gabriel Ryan Photography via Style Me Pretty | Sweets: My Sweet & Saucy

I love those chocolate covered heart rice krispie treats!  Look for more Valetine’s posts and DIY projects in the next few weeks.



Valentine’s Day Decor

So I’m well aware that Valentine’s Day is over BUT I had to share with you all some of the pictures from my Valentine’s Party.

I used the cutest Love Sweet Love printables from The Sweetest Occasion.  Love the cupcake toppers and Love Sweet Love sign 🙂

I also printed out a little heart banner and straw flags from The Sweetest Occasion.

The Sweetest Occasion

I added a little glitter to mine and used red baker’s twine to tie up the hearts.

Love these!

And last but not least, my little Valentine’s tree with the cutest heart ornaments from JoyAnna.

Time to put away the Valentine’s Day decor and get ready for Easter!



Crafting: Heart Garland

Good morning friends!  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’ve been doing some decorating with heart garland that’s super easy and fun to make!

via Oh!Crafts

I started with punching out some hearts using Martha Stewart’s heart punch

You can use paint chips as shown above, or in my case, card stock.  A sewing machine (which I don’t have but want!) works good with this craft as well.  I just used a needle and thread and threaded the cut out hearts until I had my desired length.  They came out really cute!

And here’s my little Valentine’s Day tree 🙂

Once I finish up all the decorating, I’ll post more pictures!  Happy crafting!



A Valentine Engagement Shoot by Simply Bloom Photography

Hello there and good morning!  I can’t believe it’s already mid-January and Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching.  I’ve started to decorate my place for one of my favorite times of the year; who doesn’t love hearts, candy, and flowers?!  There’s so many darling Valentine inspiration out there, and I’m soaking it all in 🙂

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo shoot shot by the talented ladies of Simply Bloom Photography.  The details that went into this one are fabulous, I’m so in love! 

This might be my favorite shot … looovvveeee the heart confetti … too cute!

All photos by Simply Bloom Photography | More images from “A Valentine Tale” here

Talk about ideas for my upcoming engagement session!  I might have to steal the heart confetti concept, love it!

You all have a great rest of the week okay???  See you back soon!



P.S.  Did you know that Live What You Love will be turning one year old in February?!  I can’t believe a year has already gone by.  I’m very thankful for all my readers!