Thursday, May 27, 2010

I am super excited to announce that my friend Laura will be offering Pampered Chef products at the Intro to Digital Scrapbooking Class tomorrow night! If any of you have been wanting ANY new kitchen gadgets, I'm telling you, the Pampered Chef is where it's at. I love love love their spices (especially the dill mix, I always use it on my salmon) and this Greek rub sounds amazing. The thai peanut sauce sounds delcious too. . I have been needing a new chef's knife and I found this beast. I can't wait for tomorrow night!

There are still 2 spots available so if anyone would like to join us for food, take home projects, and lots of digi information to blow your mind email me at!

Friday Night Fun at My House!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's the 2nd round of our Intro to Digital Scrapbooking Class! We're offering it again for those of you that couldn't make it to the last one!

I will show you how to make cards, home decor, baby projects, spruce up your blog, and a whole lot more so you will NOT want to miss the fun on Friday!

Space is super limited, since we're going to be in my cozy little kitchen, so leave a comment or email me at to reserve your space today!

Intro to The World of Digital Scrapbooking
Friday, May 28th 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Class cost: $10 (once you reserve your space I will send you a paypal invoice you can pay online!)
You will see where I go to get my digital designs, how to buy and download them, how to use them with your computer & software, what software I use, and all the amazing things you can create with them!

Plus, you get to hang out with me at my house for a couple hours and eat some delicious treats. What else would you rather do on a Friday night?!?!?

SURPRISE SALE and some new stuff

Monday, May 24, 2010

There's some fun new stuff going up at the Handmade Parade Etsy Shop. We're getting ready for our big photoshoot June 5th (we still need more people so let me know if you want to participate!) , so you'll be seeing a lot more fun, bright headbands & necklaces and some cute new pettiskirts (as well as some new secret products that I can't wait to share ;)

I am having a surprise sale on the Raquel Rosette Headbands for TODAY & TOMORROW ONLY! You can get the adult headbands for $10 and the baby headbands for $6! Remember, you can request custom colors, just convo me or leave me a message when you check out.

Also, check out the handmade parade blog to see who the winner of the Raquel Rosette Headband Giveaway!

Calling All Models

Friday, May 21, 2010

We need a bunch of cute ladies, girls, and babies for some new product shots for Handmade Parade! We have a bunch of new designs in the works, and we need some fabulous pictures of all our merchandise. If you are chosen as a model you will get a copy of all your shots in our cute stuff (and you may get a little prezzie for helping us out too!) It will be a fun filled, cupcake and balloon laden shoot so if you (or your children) want to participate leave a comment, email me at or text me at (480) 316-0098. It will be on Saturday, June 5th at 5:30 pm, and we'd love love love to have you!

Announcing The First Mini Photo Session Date!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I'm excited to announce a new project I've been waiting to debut for some time now, Mini Photo Sessions!

What are Mini Photo Sessions you ask? They are half hour photo sessions at a low price of $60 that you come and get whatever pictures you want done. Families, couples, babies, dogs, even just some of yourself if you've been needing a new portrait done.

The first one will be held on Sunday, May 30th from 5:00-7:30 pm at the Scottsdale Civic Center. That means there are 5 spots available, so hurry and book today because they will fill up fast.

With your session you get a disc with ALL your proofs, edited copies of your best shots, and you can view the edited ones online at my newly revamped photography website (which is currently under construction, but will be ready to go once the Mini Session hits). You get a full release with the disc so you can do whatever you want with your pictures, they're all yours! Print as many as you like, where ever you want!

Call or text me at (480) 316-0098 or email me at to book your session!

Wedding Fevah- Pt. 1

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Our dear dear friend Kathie is eloping next month (how romantical), and I have wedding fever something fierce. Since her, her fiance, and their 2 kids are going to be the only ones at the actual ceremony, we are having a celebration dinner for them once they get back. AND GUESS WHAT?!? I get to make their wedding cake :)

I am so excited I can't even stand it. And of course, in true Rosemary fashion, I have become completely obsessed with wedding cakes and have though of nothing else since. Seriously, I lie awake at night trying to come up with the perfect combination of deliciousness to bestow upon them.

Genoise sponge cake moistened with Chambord and covered with white chocolate fondant?

image via Miette

Or Luscious Caramel Cake?

image via Canelle et Vanille

Or a Peach Cake with fresh peach jam filling and custard buttercream? (This might be an amazing idea, since it's peach season at Schnepf)

image via Martha Stewart

Or do I just stick with my stand-by favorite, the Chocolate cake with Marscapone mousse and Ganache Buttercream?

image via Cheeky Kitchen

Sigh. So many choices. I guess I'll have to make them all and see which I like best ;)

Intro to Digital Scrapbooking Class Rescheduled

Monday, May 17, 2010

Have you guys missed me? I had to finish a wholesale order and a wedding order up last week so I did nothing but hand sew all week long. But now it's done, and I'm all caught up and I'm ready to start fresh.

Unfortunately, I have to reschedule the Intro to Digital Scrapbooking Class because a very good family friend was killed in a car accident over the weekend and his funeral will be on Friday afternoon. It's very hard to see a family you grew up with go through such a terrible tragedy.

We will be having the class next Friday, May 28th, 7:00-9:00 pm. Those of you that have already signed up, please let me know if the new date and time works for you.

Tomorrow I will be back to my daily blogging; today I don't really have the heart.

Intro to Digital Scrapbooking Class

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I had a couple people that had to cancel coming to the last class, and a lot of people say they wanted to come, but couldn't make it to the last one so I'm holding another Intro to the World of Digital Scrapbooking Class. It will be next Friday, May 21st and cover the basics of Digital Scrapbooking. See the details of the last class here

Class cost is $10 and it's a pretty sweet deal since you get to eat some tasty morsels AND you get some super cute take home projects! Email me at or leave me a comment to reserve your spot. Space is limited, since it's just at my little house but it's gonna be fun so come on over!

P.S.- If you came to the last class and want to review I'd LOVE to have you! You can waive the class fee since you already have the materials!

A Bake Off & Some Recipes

Monday, May 10, 2010

Some friends of mine are holding Mesa's first annual Summertime Bake Off on June 12th and I am stressing out. I have soooooo many good recipes I can't choose just one. I will pretty much be a baking maniac until then trying to find the PERFECT recipe to bust out at the bake off. Anyone who lives in or around Phoenix should enter because what could be more fun than spending a day baking and testing out other people's recipes? Yum. Get the details here.

And if you need to find some amazing recipes to test out go to to Ming Makes Cupcakes and make one of her amazing cupcakes, cookies, or savories.
I want to make these homemade thin mints NOW.

Senior Pictures- Jordyn 2

Friday, May 7, 2010

Here's more shots of Jordyn that we took yesterday. Love her crazy blue eyes. She could seriously model (she's like 5 '11''). More on the website

The Twins Birth Announcements

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Isn't is funny that when I say I will be neglecting my blog, I have a TON of things to blog about so I blog every day anyway?

I know they will be 2 months old next week (time really flew by) but I am JUST getting around to doing my babies birth announcements. We did their photo session today and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how they turned out. They're getting designed and ordered over the weekend, and I'll be hopefully popping them in the mail by next Friday so if you want one sent to you email me your address! I'll be putting the final product on the blog too, so check back for those! These are just a few of my favorite shots.

House of 3 Mini Birthday frames & JF Ringmaster font used!

Jordyn's Senior Pictures

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Here's some of the shots of the Senior Pictures I took today. More on the website!

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Perfect excuse to eat some delicious fish tacos, drink some Coronas, and make these delicious Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Buttercream Frosting!

This recipe is from Annie's Eats, but if you are too drunk to make your own go to Urban Cookies and buy some!

Miranda Family Pictures

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hi Nikki, here's some of the darling pictures of your sweet family. More on the website!