We’re heading out a bit early this week to spend Thanksgiving with our families, but first I wanted to share some of my favorite links from the week, and to tell you how thankful I am for all of our wonderful readers, for the incredible wedding vendors who contribute their talents to Snippet & Ink, and for our sponsors who help us keep things running. Thank you to all of you, and Happy Thanksgiving!


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The Gay Beards always make me smile, but glitter takes it to a whole new level THAT I LOVE.

Choosing to be grateful will make you happier.

Chocolate salami is kind of strange and totally genius – what a fun idea for an edible holiday gift.

Every year right around around this time, I wonder why I don’t have a pumpkin-shaped Dutch oven.

5 things the media does to manufacture outrage.

Marilyn Monroe was a yogi? Who knew!

Pumpkin pie pudding in a cup.

Homemade cranberry sauce in a can – the best of both worlds!

I’m sure this nutmeg and pear pie tastes delish, but what I really love is the plaid-inspired crust.

And if you have leftover pie dough? This is my favorite way to use it up.

These little lights from Schoolhouse Electric Co. are so charming.

I’d never heard of shou-sugi-ban, but came across this image of a charred wood walkway, and now I’m really curious about it. I find it so beautiful and unexpected.


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We’ve got the perfect Signature Cocktail for your Thanksgiving feast on our blog today! Called “To All a Goodnight,” this spin on an old-fashioned incorporates cranberries for a burst of fun color and fresh flavor! We would love to see how all of our readers are celebrating tomorrow… tag us @snippetandink on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Original recipe from Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, photography by Josh Gruetzmacher.


1 oz. house-made spiced cranberry shrub
.5 oz. lemon juice
1.5 oz. whiskey or reposado tequila*

*if using reposado tequila, we switch the lemon juice to lime juice

Directions: Fill ice in an old-fashioned glass, add spiced cranberry shrub, lemon juice and whiskey (or tequila!), shake & strain. Garnish with skewered cocktail cranberries.


Josh Gruetzmacher and Paula Le Duc Fine Catering are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

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We’re in a transitional time of year right now — still savoring the last few days of autumn, but looking forward to the winter wonderland brought on by the turning of the season! Today, McKenzie Powell shows us two separate floral arrangements, both perfect for this time of year.


Flowers include garden roses, spray roses, mums, scabiosa, clematis vine, lambs ear and antique hydrangea. Fall fruit, tree branches and mushroom accents lend an earthy touch!



We love the look of these next floral arrangements, which includes a variety of roses and jasmine vine.  Wouldn’t those trailing vines be so elegant for a December wedding?



Find more seasonal wedding flowers right here.

Floral Design: McKenzie Powell / Photography: O’Malley Photographers


McKenzie Powell is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor.

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