The Finer Things in Life

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Do you remember when we received letters and cards from those we cared about? It was wonderful to be able to keep those special ones in a Memory Box and look at them from time to time. How I treasure letters and cards from loved ones who are no longer around!

It is not the way it is today! We email our messages and thoughts via email. Facebook has become the easy way to convey our congratulations and warm wishes on those important occasions. “Hard copies” sometimes mean much more and show that we took the time to go that extra mile!

Scrapbooks are one way to have that “hard copy” and keep memories alive.Ever since I was a little girl, I loved to make scrapbooks. I started by cutting out pictures from magazines and pasting them into a scrapbook and drawing frames all around them. Then, my final touch was to add stickers. I next graduated when I was a little older to making scrapbooks for friends and relatives as gifts on important occasions.

My first one was a biographical one for my dad on an important birthday. I asked all of his sisters to send photos and I started from his birth to the present. I added the written as well as the artistic embellishments.

My next one was after my sister’s bridal shower. That one was totally different because I got to use all of the feminine touches such as floral embellishments and included all of the messages her friendsImage and family sent her.

I still continue to do those gifts. They are a labor of love! I have branched out since then and do them as part of my business.For me, it is a process. If I am doing just the cover of the scrapbook so the person can fill the scrapbook themselves, I get to know something about the person so the cover reflects their personality. If I am doing the whole scrapbook,I lay out everything I have been given including photos and all of the little notes and memories and see what the theme is and what embellishments fit to make each page POP!

Scrapbooks are wonderful gifts as well as ways to mark certain milestones in your child’s life as well as to remember those special occasions.

For me, I love to see the smile on the recipient’s face when I present them with the finished product. I love to create and the artistic side of me comes out when I make a scrapbook as it does when I create a customized gift basket.

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ImageI was so honored to have been invited to attend an event given by The Wedding Connection about a year ago. I have been meeting the most dynamic,successful and wonderful people there. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Rev. Mary- Rose Engle for lunch and got to know her and realized what a special person she is.Mary-Rose is a non-denominational minister and any couple would be lucky to have her officiate at their ceremony. I have since recommended her to a couple of wedding planners who put her on their list for future weddings. She in turn has recommended me. That is what networking is all about!

I wanted to do an interview on her because I feel everyone should get to know her as I have begun to do. She has passion for what she does and wants each couple to come away from their ceremony with a blissful feeling.

Read on and get a peek into Rev. Mary-Rose Engle as well as Mary-Rose Engle on the personal side.

                                              Questions for Interview

“The Finer Things in Life”- Eight Questions for Someone Fabulous

1) Give me your vitals and how the public can visit your place of business.

a) Name- Mary-Rose Engle

b)Title- Reverend

c)Business Name- EngleHeart

d)Address- New York City

e) Phone- 646-872-6085

f) Website-

2a) How do you describe your business?

I create personalized ceremonies for couples who don’t want a traditional ceremony but who want a personalized ceremony.

2b) What is your message to your clients?

Your ceremony should not be boring and delivered with enthusiasm and by someone who wants your ceremony to be personalized and about you.

3) For all the aspiring entrepreneurs out there what is the secret to your success?

I love what I do. All my previous experiences have helped me. “No previous experience is irrelevant when you are an entrepreneur.”

4) Who are four guests you would want at your dinner table? Why? They can be from the past or present. These people can also be historical figures, celebrities,family members,etc.

a) Ghandi- “My life is my message.” He lived that. He influences so many people and he was a humble guy.

b) my grandmas because I never knew them

c) Jesus Christ- I would get some facts. What was he thinking?

d) Any of America’s founding fathers- What did they envision our country to become?

5) What is the best gift you ever received? Why?

My name Mary. My mother is Mary and my dad’s mom is Rose.

6) What is your guilty pleasure?

I love to waste time window shopping.

7) What is The Most Fabulous Place You Ever Visited?


8) What are The Finer Things in Your Life?

Getting to spend the whole day with my husband.

Spending time with my nephew.

Spending time with my cousin Rosemary who lives a few blocks away

I hope you enjoyed reading this interview as much as I did conducting it!

“You never know what tomorrow will bring your way!

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