You know I had to

Friday, April 29, 2011

Did you wake up for the Royal Wedding?!?! I did not, but my mom DVR'd it so I'll be watching teary eyed today. I ALWAYS cry at weddings, I don't care if it's at Westminster Abby or a backyard in Mesa. Here's some of my favorite things to celebrate the biggest wedding of the year:

Source: via Diné on Pinterest

Simply Stunning.

The Portfolio Project: Second Photo Shoot Announced!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yay! I'm so super excited to announce the second location of The Portfolio Project: Tia Rosa's in North Mesa! Have you been there? It's A-MAZ-ING. I can't wait.

Visit The Portfolio Project website for details!

Hunting & Gathering

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I'm preparing for The Portfolio Project Shoots by checking out my favorite wedding blogs and collecting beautiful images. I hope mine are half as lovely as these:

Lovely Love Shoots

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Are you engaged, dating someone you're crazy about, or married and totally in love? Do you want photos of you and your man? Sweet, I want those photos too- for the engagements section of my website.

You'll get a full Engagement Package: 65 images loaded on my Smug Mug site downloadable for $1 each or you can order high quality prints directly from the site. You'll also get an online slideshow to share with friends on Facebook, and printed 3 x 5 proofs of your images.

Email me at to set up your 45 minute session at the place of YOUR CHOICE that is special to you two and be prepared to share your love story with me and have an awesome, fun time

Lucky Number 1000

Friday, April 22, 2011

Soooo, I've hit 1000 pins on Pinterest. I haven't decided if that's good, bad, or just utterly embarrassing. Let's just decide it's good and share some of my favorites, shall we?

Source: None via Rosemary on Pinterest

Source: None via Rosemary on Pinterest

Source: None via Rosemary on Pinterest

The Portfolio Project: First Photo Shoot Announced

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

So excited for our first photo shoot! Getting emails out to everyone who volunteered to model for this venue- can't wait to start scheduling people & more venues!

Remember, if you or someone you know would like to participate, have them shoot me an email at and we'll set something up!

Also, visit the website at to stay updated with new info!

Better Late than Never

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Well, in true Rosemary Fashion I have procrastinated to the bitter end, but we are having an Easter Egg Dyeing Party at my house on Thursday (yes that's in 2 days). It's a great incentive to decorating Easter Eggs, which always seem to be forgotten and then at the last minute we struggle to actually want to get them done.

Like it says in the invite, you bring your own hardboiled eggs, and we'll have dye and other embellishments for you to decorate the eggs with. Also, we'll have treats for everyone so be prepared to get your sugar on.

We had a pumpkin carving party like this for Halloween and it was so fun to see all our neighbors come over for the fun activity so hopefully we'll have as good of a turnout for this party!

PS- The invite was (quickly) designed using House of 3's Soiree Cards digi kit and Rhonna's Spring Mix Element Set. Hurry and get anything you want from House of 3, it's all 50% off and is closing next month :(

I Love Hot Glue: Felt Bow Tutorial

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I've been wanting to do a refresher on my girls bows & hair clips for a while, so I looked around for some ideas for stuff to make them and I remembered Lou & Lee.

Source: via Rosemary on Pinterest

Source: via Rosemary on Pinterest

Source: via Rosemary on Pinterest

Source: via Rosemary on Pinterest

They have some really really cute stuff (their shop is on vacation right now, but once they're back you can check them out), and I fell in love with these felt bows, so I decided to make some for the girls. Then I got kind of obsessed and made 4 in each color. It's a good start to a Spring/Summer Bow collection- and now here's a Felt Bow Tutorial so you can make your own!

Hot glue Gun
Hot glue sticks
Alligator clips

That's it. Easy as pie.

Step One:
Cut 2 strips of felt- One 7" x 1.5" piece for the body, and one 4" x 1" piece for the center.

Step Two:
Fold the body piece in half hot-dog style and snip the corners off to notch the ends.

Step Three:
Fold the body piece like so:

Step Four:
Add Hot Glue to the center of the fold and the underside of the fold.

Step Five:
Repeat with the other end of the body piece. It should look like this:

Step Six:
Glue one end of the center piece to the back of the body

Step Seven:
Wrap the center piece around the front tightly to pinch the middle of the bow and hot glue in back. Trim any excess center strip off.

Step Eight:
Clip an alligator clip to a piece of felt and cut around in rectangle. Hot glue to the back side of your bow.

The End. Now go forth and multiply these bows in every color to make your own collection.