Where Roses Bloom celebrates Spring!

Bethany & I have been so busy updating our Etsy store with our new Spring collection! Over the past few days, we’ve had our first sale of Spring, and it has been so fun! We hope that you’ll take a … Continue reading

Polished For Valentine’s!

14 Shades of ValentinesSince Valentine’s Day happening in just a few days, I thought I’d share with you all a few of my favorite fingernail polishes that are just meant for these love-filled days!

01- OPI in A Ruby For Rudolph
02- Essie in Play Date
03- Sally Henson Maximum Growth in Fearless Fuschia
04- Bonita Nail Enamel in
05- Sally Henson’s Hard as Nails in Bubblegum Pink, #470
06- Confetti in Just Dancin, #039
07- Wet ‘n Wild in On A Trip, #213C
08- Wet ‘n Wild in Bite the Bullet, #207A
09- Wet ‘n Wild – Wild Shine, #435G
10- OPI in Smitten With Kittens
11- Sally Henson’s Hard as Nails in Flirt, #210
12- Bonita Nail Enamel in Prom Queen
13- Pure Ice Crackle in Purple, # 570CP
14- Bon Bons (Pink Confetti)

Rosemary_Nails Nailpolishes NailsI’m wearing OPI’s Smitten With Kittens here. It’s a great red!

Happy Valentine’s Week… now get to loving the people who you adore! 🙂

Love,
Rosemary

A Flannel Friendsgiving

It was our first time hosting a gathering under the name of Where Roses Bloom, and what a success it was! A Flannel Friendsgiving came together over many, many dedicated hours to painting leaves, handwriting place cards, gathering pine cones, and creating elegant floral arrangements. Oh, and lots and lots of baking.  We are so incredibly happy with how everything turned out, and extremely impressed by the talented cooks we call friends! Who knew?!

We are two very blessed girls who are so thankful for the opportunity to have their friends gather together and enjoy each other’s company during this busy holiday season. Take a look at our pictures as we reminisce on such a beautiful night with a few close Nashville friends.

We hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with those you who are dear to you.

With lots of love,
Rosemary & Bethany Rose

Harvest Bark

Well, November’s already here, folks. The majority of the leaves have fallen, the cold air has set in, and all the Nashvillians have pulled out their flannel shirts, thick coats, and tall boots from the back of their closets. I can’t believe the temperatures dropped so quickly!

In between projects I thought I would try a quick and easy dessert. I quickly discovered that harvest bark is one of my new favorite treats! With the salty pretzels mixed with the chocolates, I couldn’t quit eating it. It was so fun to come up with a simple recipe for  a fun and easy dish.

 

The most time-consuming step in this recipe is melting the chocolates. I used a white chocolate bark that I found at the grocery store. All you have to do is melt the chocolates according to the instructions on the back. Pay close attention to the bark and stir while it melts- if you overheat, your bark turns will burn and will not work for your needs.

 

I added a handful of melted orange chips to the top to give my bark some color. Once the chips were melted in a separate pot, I poured over the white chocolate and used a spoon to make a swirl effect.

 

While the chocolates were still warm, I added in my toppings so that they could stick well. I used 1/2 cup of pretzels, 1/3 cup Reese’s Pieces, 1/4 chocolate chips, 1/4 cup of walnuts, and really liked the taste of these ingredients together. But don’t be afraid to go and try a new mix! I think craisins and pecans would be pretty tasty together. 🙂

I ended up using a pretty thick dish so my bark was a bit hard to cut through, so my suggestion would be to pour the bark on wax paper so that it is easier to break & eat.

I really had a great time making this recipe for the blog. There are so many recipes that I want to try and so many projects I want to do this season! I’ve been so completely inspired by the fall this year, and that makes me really happy.

Happy harvest,
Rosemary

Painted Pumpkins


I can’t believe Halloween is just around the corner! Only a few more weeks before things get spooky and kids get crazy over candy. While decorating for Halloween this year, I tried to take a different approach and instead of pulling out a knife to carve my pumpkins.

I grabbed a few acrylic paints and a paint brush (& a few friends for company), went to the park, and spent the afternoon creating colorful patterned pumpkins. The great thing about painting a pumpkin is you don’t have to stress over your paint job being perfect!It was a lot less messy & took a lot less time to paint them instead of carving them. Plus, with paint, they can last a whole lot longer because you’re not cutting into the pumpkin!

I definitely plan on painting my pumpkins next year too, and I am already dreaming up some pretty crazy ideas!

Hope your fall is fantastic,
Rosemary

 

 

Painted Lyric Curtains

Just a few months ago, I moved into a new house. It has been so fun to try and be truly creative with decor for each of the rooms. One thing that I fell in love with when I first walked into the home were the huge oversized windows. I knew that they would be a great source of natural lighting in the studio and bedroom, but I didn’t realize just how hard it would be to find curtains that I liked to cover them during the day. After thinking a couple of days, I finally decided to use my curtains from the old house, but change them up just a bit.

I’ve always been such a lover of song lyrics, so I decided this was my perfect opportunity to put a few in my room. I chose to paint the lyrics to “I Can See Clearly Now” because of the optimistic words that fill the song; having those lyrics be the words that fill my room when the sun shines through excites me!

The cost of supplies is extremely less than $15, such an inexpensive makeover!

Because I used a sponge brush instead of a paint brush, my brush strokes tended to stay rather large and created a big text across my curtains. If you wish to have a much smaller sized font, I would suggest using a very fine-tipped paintbrush.  I chose to do only two coats of paint to create a more of a graffitied look to my curtains. The more coats you paint, the smaller amount of light that will show through the painted letters which will create a more solid looking letter.

I think my favorite thing about the curtains is that during the day, the paint seems to be a rich grass green because of the lighting, and then at night, the color changes to a sea foam green. Funny how light changes things, huh?

I hope you give these curtains a try & they bring you a room full of happiness. My dog Rubie seems to like them a lot, too. 🙂

Love always,
Rosemary

Our Mountain Getaway

Last weekend, we snuck away for a few days to visit our friend Chip at his home in Asheville. It was so thrilling to take in the ever-changing fall leaves & experiencing the unique tastes of this one-of-a-kind city. Asheville truly is a place of its own- from the organic restaurants to the retro dance floors- we just couldn’t take all of it in over the weekend!

Just to name a few of the great places we visited- The Admiral, Ultimate Icecream, The Junction, and last but not least, the breathtaking mountains of the Blue Mountain Ridge.

We both decided that getaway trips like the one we experienced definitely need to happen more often. Who lives somewhere cool & wants two visitors? 🙂

Go & Experience!
Bethany Rose & Rosemary