September 29, 2010

The Best Makeup

I love makeup and used to think I was going to be a hugely famous makeup artist.  When I lived in California I sold makeup, learned new tricks, tried every new product and gave women my advice for what would be the best color and look on them.  I had so much fun.  I still try to put makeup on anyone who will let me and I love recommending new products.  Here are a few of my favorite products. 

Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer (great lightweight base)
Loreal true match super blendable makeup (gives the perfect amount of coverage)
Sue Devitt silky blush - Belize (perfect pink with a soft shimmer)
Lancome Definicils mascara (the best mascara ever!)
Estee Lauder artists eye pencil – slate writer (perfect smoky eyeliner, doesn’t smudge)
Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow – cement (best neutral, I wear it daily)
Loreal Endless matte lipstick – in the buff (love the matte natural look)
MAC Lustre lipstick (best moisturizing lipstick)

September 27, 2010

Wedding Albums & Sign-In Books

When you create photo albums, weddings understandably become a popular topic.  I love doing wedding albums because the pictures are always fantastic!  I try to create a simple yet elegant page so the photos stay the focus of the album.  We also do many sign in books.  Most of the time these contain engagement, dating and bridal photos with lots of empty space for guests to write their thoughts and well wishes.  These albums are priceless and are some of my favorite because the handwriting gives it such a personal touch.

Click here to EMAIL US about our wedding albums and sign in books.  To visit Memoir's website and see more photos CLICK HERE.

September 23, 2010

My Fall Fashion Favs

Well, I just got through all my fall magazines and there are so many new ideas I'm excited about.  Lately I have been wanting to switch up my style (sometimes you just need a change).  I'm thinking of going preppy - what do you think?  Before I transform myself, here are some of my favorite fall fashions.  Now if I could just find time to shop!

September 21, 2010

The Classic Album

Throughout the years I have searched for perfect album to contain all my clients photos.  I wanted something that could fit into any room and classic enough to last through the ages.  I tried just about everything and finally found exactly what I was looking for.  We R Memory Keepers make Memoir’s signature leather & linen albums.  They have every color you could ever want (except white, not sure why, maybe because it might start to look a little 80’s, but vanilla is a great alternative).  And if you can believe it they look even more beautiful in person.  I always get the 3-ring album as apposed to the post-bound album, they allow for more pages and look much more crisp.  I’m so glad to have finally found an album that is almost as beautiful as the pictures in them.

September 20, 2010

Song Of The Day

The other day I was driving my car and an old 40’s style song came on the radio with trumpets and everything.  I found myself smiling so big.  Sometimes you just want to go back to the simple and charming music of the 40’s.  I was dreaming of myself in a great dress at a wonderful dinner party with a live orchestra (occasionally I am convinced that I was born in the wrong era).  For my song of the day I thought everyone would like a throw back to the glamorous days.  Enjoy…

Ella Fitzgerald – A Kiss Goodnight

September 15, 2010

Easy Pages

Sometimes you just want to make a simple page and forget about spending hours on the details.  Here is my idea of the easy page.  Two 4" x 6" papers side by side, one a picture the other a fun detail, think paper flowers, glittered letters or a variety of ribbons.  Put together in 20 minutes and love every inch of it.

September 13, 2010

What I’m Working on Right Now

Currently I’m doing a growing up or youth album.  I get to work with great retro photos so likewise I have chosen paper to fit that same style.  This page has pictures of my client with her friend in a photo booth.  I love this tween age when our imaginations ran wild.  I use to make music videos with my friends and didn’t we all go to the mall and buy friendship bracelets and take funny pictures in the photo booth?  I know I did and here are my photos to prove it.  

September 9, 2010

{mini} Travel Album

This is such a fun idea for displaying the photos of a favorite trip.  It's small (6" x 4"), it's picture focused and it's definitely cool.  You can flip through it every so often and reminisce on all the great memories you've made.
Click HERE to email Memoir for pricing info on your own little travel book.  We'd love to create an awesome space for your memories.

September 7, 2010

Personalized license plates

Oh the personalized license plate.  What can I say about you?  I realize you are trying to tell me something but your code is difficult to solve.  The longer I stare at it the closer I get to understanding your message.  It must be important if it’s on your license plate. 


Oops, wrong again, it’s not important at all but it sure does give me a laugh!  Thanks for giving me something to do on long car rides. 


September 1, 2010


This ice cream is amazing!  Haagen-Dazs went back to the basics and made ice cream with only five key ingredients and the result is fabulous!  I have tried strawberry, lemon, chocolate and passion fruit (but I fully intend on trying them all).