I’ve been lucky to have my sister in town for the past two weeks, and since she’s leaving Sunday (nooooo!) I’ll be making the most of these last couple days with her here. And by “making the most of it,” I mean, “convincing her to bake some delicious treats for us.” The girl is a baking whiz (she has a dessert food truck after all), and she’s always got some yummy recipes up her sleeve. So, happy weekend for me! And some weekend links for you!

Kilian Schoenberger Kilian Schoenberger

Step into a fairy tale with these incredible photos by Kilian Schönberger.

Adorable cherry clutch for spring!

Could you cut your wardrobe down to just 25 pieces?

This pineapple cheese ball is retro deliciousness at its best.

Tiny concrete heart necklace.

Help your local honey bees – plant a bee friendly garden!

Chocolate steamed pudding and coeur a la creme would be perfect for Valentine’s Day dessert.

This dress is totally wacky and whimsical and I love it.

Trying to remember these words of wisdom.

In case you missed it this week on Snippet & Ink:

Great Gatsby inspired wedding.

Minted’s new save the date collection.

Vintage meets modern in this Omaha wedding.

Lakeside wedding with a full ceremony!

More words to love by from Swiss Cottage Designs.

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Signing off for a family weekend, but wanted to leave you all with some of my favorite links from around the web this week! Have a lovely weekend!

The Sarojin, Thailand The Sarojin, Thailand

I want to sit by this pool.

Oh my, this dress!

To fall in love with anyone, do this.

I have a newfound love for crispy meringues. This cake is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

What a lovely way to dress up a bar cart.

This girl can.

I know we’re halfway through January, but I’ve figured out my resolution for 2015. Send mail like this!

Have you seen Bella Figura’s beautiful new website?

Confetti chair!

7 cultural concepts we don’t have in the U.S.

In case you missed it this week on Snippet & Ink:

Summer restaurant wedding in Oakland.

Parisian-inspired wedding at an elegant hotel.

Darling customized return address rubber stamps.

Breezy beach wedding in Maui.

Words to love by #14.

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Hello dear readers! And happy new year! I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing holiday – it was definitely nice to unplug for a few weeks and spend time with family. This year promises to be one full of exciting changes, big and small, personal and professional, and hopefully I can share some of them with you soon. But first tell me – what do you hope 2015 brings?

The Happy Mail Project The Happy Mail Project

The Happy Mail Project may be a few years old, but it makes me happy.

New Year’s snow covering the Grand Canyon.

The Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook was already on my wish list, but after seeing this cake it’s moved straight to the top.

MTV and the U.S. teen birth rate.

DIY painted canvas clutch.

A little bit of spring with this pressed flower iPhone case.

The Oatmeal test drives Google’s self-driving car.

I love this paint chip wall – simple and beautiful.

This yellow pleated skirt feels like a lovely way to brighten up January.

Plastic-eating mushrooms could save the world!

What does one size look like in 10 different brands of jeans?

A fascinating look at kids, The Holocaust, and “inappropriate” play.

A totally unique way of preserving history.

I’m loving the idea of a tiny house… not sure how it would work with kids, but there’s something so appealing about trimming away all the excess stuff.

And in case you missed it this week on Snippet & Ink:

Sweet California ranch wedding in yellow and white.

Beaulieu Gardens gets a bold makeover in this fun wedding.

What to pack for your honeymoon, with printable checklists.

Texas ranch wedding with charming flowers and an Airstream.

Words to Love By are back, here and here.

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Well friends, ’tis that time! I’m signing off to spend time with family and friends for the holidays, finishing up the year with one last link round-up, and a couple weeks of some of our very favorite weddings from the 2014 archives. Thank you to all of our wonderful readers – we love sharing beautiful weddings and ideas with you, and can’t wait to bring even you more inspiration in the New Year. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday, and we’ll see you in 2015! I leave you with a little peek at Christmas in our house…

Caroline and the Christmas tree | Snippet & Ink Caroline and the Christmas tree | Snippet & Ink

 

How to make a jelly donut cake for Hanukkah.

Have you listened to Serial? I thought it was fascinating! Also appreciated this thought provoking take on it.

This is on my Christmas list in case anyone needs a last minute idea. Wink wink.

Cookbooks are also always a favorite gift to give or receive. Three on my wish list: Smitten Kitchen, Sheet Pan Suppers, and Baked Explorations.

Blondies with salted pistachios and lemon sound unexpected and delicious.

DIY mini snow globe ornament.

Is it possible to extinguish the sun with water?

The Bumblebee Truck has been nominated for a design award!

The divorce surge is over but the myth lives on.

Why truffles live up to the hype.

What winter looks like in Slovenia, via A Cup of Jo.

Seeing this dog running for the first time brought me to tears.

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With the cookie party last weekend (so much fun!), a Christmas tea with some girlfriends, and making my way down my list of gifts, it is definitely feeling a lot like Christmas around here! I’m thinking of making some St. Lucia buns tomorrow, though I admit that yeast recipes intimidate me. Anyone made these before? Any tips? And since we don’t have white Christmases in this part of the world, I’ve been spending an embarrassing amount of time in this Pinterest board.

Also, if you’re in the Bay Area, stay safe! It’s still raining as I write this, and I imagine there will continue to be flooding in certain places, so I’ll say it again – stay safe!

50 Snow Domes from LA Times Magazine 50 Snow Domes from LA Times Magazine

50 snow domes, via Getaway Girl.

Gingerbread farm tour, part one, part two, and part three.

The Hipster Logo Design Guide - so true!

It’s kind of pricey, but I love this home fragrance for this time of year.

100 years of beauty in 1 minute, via Camille Styles.

Can America’s desert cities adapt?

In that same vein: my beloved avocado might be in short supply?! Say it ain’t so!

The cutest little UPS driver.

Why does this bar of chocolate cost $260?

A lovely old video of how marbled paper is made.

Sign language in The Family Stone (one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies!).

Mobile food market for “food deserts.”

How darling is this ukelele?!

Our solar system is a vortex (this is so fascinating!).

It bears repeating: things on Facebook aren’t always as they appear.

Ugly Christmas suits, via Design Crush.

Whimsical floral fabric birds by Josephine Hague.

And in case you missed it this week on Snippet & Ink:

Romantic New Orleans wedding.

Laid back winter wedding in a Wyoming barn.

Vermont wedding on the shores of Lake Champlain.

Austin wedding at Camp Lucy.

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