Monthly Archives: March 2013

I hope I’m not over sharing here, but lately I have been feeling incredibly overwhelmed at the idea of not only getting ready for baby, but also trying to get Snippet & Ink ready for me to take some sort of maternity leave. What if I can’t get everything done? What if everything falls apart! Sometimes I pile on even more stress by thinking that I shouldn’t stress out so much and should make more time for relaxing and enjoying these last couple months of life pre-baby. It feels like there’s this deadline for Getting Everything Done, and after that comes a whole new life that we can’t possibly plan for. As parents!

Anyway, I suppose I’m sharing this because in the five and a half years since I started Snippet & Ink, I’ve always found that it’s better to be honest and open with my readers instead of just rolling along like everything is perfect. And my guess is I’m not the first person who’s ever felt this way, so I’m trying to just breathe, take things one at a time, remember that what needs to get done will get done, and to be thankful for all the support that Ryan and I have from our loved ones. And thank you, dear readers, for allowing me the space for a post like this – if you have any tips or advice, I’m all ears.

And now, some links for your weekend!

Vintage kitchen inspiration via Apartment Therapy.

Twins separated at birth – what an amazing project!

Toasted lemon meringue pie.

This straw hat has me dreaming of a beach vacation.

Something about this Easter shoot makes me think of Alice in Wonderland.

Five fabulous French souvenirs.

Bunny ear favor bags.

What Twitter teaches us about writing.

Loving these beautiful slippers! I’ll take one in every color…


Have a Happy Easter weekend everyone!

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Weekend links are coming up in a sec, but first a sneak peek from Flutter magazine…

Stylist Kelly Oshiro explains a bit about the shoot: “Kim from Flutter Mag approached me about doing a 12 look series on bridal style inspired by the signs of the Zodiac. For each sign, I looked to famous celebrities to get a sense of that sign’s style as well as researching the various characteristics of each sign. For Gemini, I looked to the most famous Gemini of them all, Marilyn Monroe. I choose a figure hugging mermaid gown and paired it with a colorful orange and yellow bouquet I arranged (Gemini apparently love color). Gemini are also playful so we used BHLDN’s Seaspray veil and had some fun with the wind that day in the tower at Sunstone Villa. For hair and makeup, we went with a 60’s bouffant, dark merlot lips and vintage earrings. I loved how this look came out!”

Catch more sneak peeks over on Grey Likes Weddings, The Sweetest Occasion and SB Chic.

Photographer: Michael Costa / Styling, Floral Design: Kelly Oshiro / Venue: Sunstone Winery / Bridal Shop: Lovely LA / Dress: Mathia by Lee-Ann Belter / Jewelry: Kanupriya / Veil: BHLDN / Hair, Makeup: Chateau Belle / Jewelry: 33 Jewels
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Last week’s wedding updo post was a big hit, but we didn’t want to leave those down-do brides hanging! Loose curls, half up, sideswept – here, 60 of our favorite long hairstyles for brides…

Jessica Chastain // Emmy Rossum // Marion Cotillard
Maya Rudolph // Megan Fox // Rachel Weisz

Freida Pinto // romantic half-up hair // Angelina Jolie
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley // Zoe Saldana // Martha Stewart Weddings

Kate Winslet // Gisele Bundchen // Jessica Alba
long wavy hair // Reese Witherspoon // Lily Aldridge

Jenny Packham // Rosie Huntington-Whiteley // Sandra Bullock
Taylor Swift // heavy bangs // Cushnie et Ochs

Brides // The Knot // Brides
Oscar de la Renta // Reese Witherspoon // The Knot

Jessica Chastain // twisted back hair // Lauren Conrad
Lela Rose // Jordana Brewster // Gucci

Gwen Stefani // Oscar de la Renta // twists and curls
Rebecca Minkoff // Alicia Keyes // Badgley Mischka

Blake Lively // Elle Sweden // Dita Von Teese
Dianna Agron // romantic vintage hair // Diane Kruger

mod flip // Fashion Gone Rogue // deep side part
Mollie King // mod-inspired half-up hair // mod curls

Carolina Herrera // Dianna Agron // Claire Danes
Reese Witherspoon // Kate Beckinsale // Brooklyn Decker


Looking for updos? Check out our last round-up, with 60 of our favorite bridal updo hairstyles!

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You might know Minted for their range of well-designed wedding invitations, or maybe for how easy it is to use their website and place a personalized order. Now, Minted is taking things to another level with quality letterpress printing, luxurious museum board paper, and new premium consultation from their Perfection Team. Read on for the details (and to get a peek at some of Minted’s new letterpress designs)…

Returning to their roots, a number of Minted wedding invitations are now available in letterpress. Using vintage Heidelberg presses, Minted prints creates crisp, deep impressions by hand (in up to 3 colors!) on thick 100% cotton paper, for a beautiful tactile experience that will impress your guests.

Minted has also added Luxe Museum Board paper, a gorgeous option for brides who want the flexibility of digital printing, but also want their invitations to have that extra something special. 3 times as thick as Minted’s Signature paper, it gives invitations a luxurious feel – it’s actually so thick, it’s unbendable!

Minted has also elevated already-stellar customer service with their new complimentary Perfection Team. Get the help of dedicated design consultants who can guide you in choosing the perfect invites, customization options, and even offer etiquette advice! And thanks to new online screen sharing, all of this is available from the comfort of your living room: collaborate with your design consultant over the phone while seeing real-time design changes on your screen. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

And just in case you’re unsure about ordering wedding invitations online, Minted continues to offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and will work with you until your invitations are exactly what you envisioned.

As I’ve said again and again, there’s no way to properly convey how luxurious letterpress is by looking at a computer screen, so be sure to request a free sample kit for the chance to feel the quality of Minted letterpress. They do not disappoint!


This post sponsored by Minted.

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