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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This weekend I’m hosting my third annual holiday cookie party – I’m so excited! I’ll be making chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies, and some gingerbread for people to decorate, and it’s always so fun to see (taste) what everyone else bakes to bring. If you need some holiday cookie inspiration, check out my Pinterest board! And have a happy weekend!

Handmade Charlotte Handmade Charlotte

An outdoor Christmas tree trimming.

My sister has a real food truck, but I’d be happy with this little cardboard version.

A yuzu sidecar cocktail sounds delish.

Raspberry phyllo “pop tarts” look amazing. And easy. Best combo ever.

This is what “one size fits all” looks like on all.

The perfect Christmas ornament for newlyweds!

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

Pretty pastel wedding at Cornerstone Gardens.

Rustic camp wedding at Camp Wing.

Black and green winter wedding inspiration.

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Well dear readers, I’m signing off early this week to spend some time with family – and headed straight for the kitchen! But before I go, here are a few fun links for your Thanksgiving holiday…

Punched Tin Candle Holders from A Beautiful Mess Punched Tin Candle Holders from A Beautiful Mess

Punched tin Thanksgiving votives from A Beautiful Mess.

Great round-up of Thanksgiving printables.

Cranberry pie with pecan crumble – yum!

10 things to do with fresh cranberries.

Great pics of one of my favorite hometown sites.

Another way to think about the problem of world hunger.

Why procrastinators procrastinate, and how to beat it.

This wallpaper is crazy fun.

I want some of these chocolate mint bars.

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

Romantic North Carolina wedding with a charming boat house dinner for two.

10 cranberry cocktails and 10 pumpkin layer cakes.

Last-minute elopement at Lover’s Leap in Chattanooga.

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Last week we were basking in the warmth of Maui, and tomorrow we’re headed for the tundra of Wisconsin (Kidding. Sort of.) to spend Thanksgiving with Ryan’s family. With record-breaking cold happening in the Midwest, it’s going to be an adjustment to say the least. This year Ryan’s mom and I collaborated on the Thanksgiving menu, and I’m really excited to make all kinds of goodies, especially this sourdough stuffing with sausage and apples. Drooling. Before I head out, of course I have some links for you below. And I’d love to hear what yummy things you have on your Thanksgiving menu, so leave a comment and share!

Mini Ice Cream Mobile by Kim Baise Art Mini Ice Cream Mobile by Kim Baise Art

How darling is this ice cream mobile?!

This Thanksgiving hat tradition is hilarious.

The United States of Thanksgiving.

Lovely pear garland.

Solange Knowles’s wedding dress - so glam!

DIY wire leaves for your Thanksgiving table.

And DIY copper leaf candles.

Leonardo da Vinci’s brain.

Thanksgiving leftover pie printables.

Not that I think there will be any leftovers of this hazelnut chocolate pie

Six stretches for people who sit at desks.

Christmas list for a child of the 1980s.

Love this guy’s resume.

Transparent concrete, what?!

Jordan’s tips for creating a dessert table.

Jewelry for a cause.

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

Our 2014 bridesmaid gift guide!

A pup-themed wedding at Villa Terrace in Milwaukee.

Elegant winter wedding at BridgeStreet in Birmingham.

Orange County wedding at Rancho Las Lomas.

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