What a week! Being back in my hometown means I don’t have to hop on a plane to see friends and family, and it also means I get to meet up with some awesome folks that until now I’ve only ever known through the interwebs. This week I had dinner with Meg (twice!), hung out at Jordan‘s craft night, and got snacks with Caroline and Daniel from Tinywater. And I’ve got lots more dates planned in the coming weeks (like a donut date with Anne).

And now, some links…

Wall of flowers.

Lady in red, via seesaw.

Fab wedding style.

I’d like to lounge around in this.

Touching story about the kindness of strangers.

Pretty Jackie with sassy short hair and a fabulous dress.

Sign painters.

It’s always sunny everywhere.

These invites are going straight into my inspiration files.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Still working on this one…

Check out my guest post on Unruly Things.

I have so many blank books in my life, and I’m not sure I’ll ever get through them all, but I think I need to add this inspiration pad to the stack.

The entire wedding party wore Toms.

Have a wonderful weekend, dear readers!

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I blinked and now it’s July – how did that happen!? I have a little counter on my Google homepage that tells me how many days until our wedding (yes, yes, I’m a big nerd), and I just can’t believe how quickly the time is flying by. Our 4th of July plans are as yet unformed, but I think they should involve patriotic desserts and sparklers. What about you? If you haven’t already left for the holiday, then here are some links to take you into the weekend.

Loving manila.

This is why I’ll never be an adult, via Lovely Morning.

Pop-up boxing ring.

Since we’ll never be able to afford a house here, we’re thinking Airstream.

But if I had a house, I’d be hand-painting stripes on the wall.

Cute, crafty wedding.

If I had an extra $120, this recipe box would be mine.

Things I’d like to tell my 17-year-old self.

Darling rooftop engagement pics.

And inner tube anniversary pics.

I already bought my wedding dress, but I think I’m in love.

Yangtze River.

Special cake forks.

County fair Field Notes, via Design Crush.

Taking chalkboard paint to a whole new level.

Have I shared these already? I don’t care, I’m sharing them again.

Weddings from days gone by.

Watercolor popsicles.

Dig these photos from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, via Ruby Press.

Prairie Girl’s Guide to Life sounds like it might be a fun summer read, via Lost and Fawned.

Thinking about organic farming.

PS – I just can’t keep it to myself any longer: if all goes as planned, I’ll be launching the new Snippet & Ink in about a week! It’s been a long time coming, and I’m totally anxious and excited about it, and I can’t wait to share it with you…

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This week involved a lot of catching up on emails and blogging, but I think I’m starting to make a dent. My goal is to set a good schedule for myself, so that I have some time to enjoy the summer, because (and I think anyone who’s self-employed will agree) it’s just so easy to never stop working! So, I’m trying to be a better time manager, to make time for things like the farmers market and art exhibits and trips up or down the coast.

The other thing I want to make time for, and that I’m just so excited about, is starting to plan our wedding ceremony. As much as I’m having fun thinking about all the little design details, choosing readings and music for our ceremony and talking with our officiant about what we want for our wedding really reminds me of why we’re planning this event in the first place, (and it makes me feel not so bummed out about the fact that getting married in December means no garden roses). I’ll probably talk more about all of this more down the road, but for now we’re really just getting started. How are you going about planning your wedding ceremony? Any great readings or resources that I just have to know about?

The other thing I’ve been doing is catching up on my blog reading, so I’ve got loads of links for you to enjoy!

A recipe for radishes in soil.

Custom Scout Books would make the cutest favors.

Charming vintage paper crafts and incredible paper flowers.

Urban picnic.

Green rooftops, via paper tastebuds.

Loving these wedding portraits. And that dress!


Hoping to find rhubarb at the farmers market this weekend (I don’t know about you, but I prefer my rhubarb pie unadulterated. No strawberries, thank you very much.).

Someone please buy this amazing vintage tropical fabulous dress

Love this desert wedding – that last pic is an especially good wedding day reminder.

Poster on a stick, via Twig & Thistle.

A menagerie of clutches, via Kris Atomic.

Computer icons as stationery.

Rugs inspired by the view out your airplane window.

It’s a mod, mod wedding.

A delicious map.

Sunrise engagement shoot.

I really love the chalkboard place mats.

Even though we just spent three days moving cross-country, I’m still thinking my summer needs a road trip.

Cheerful yellow business cards.

I dig The Sartorialist, but this is too funny.

Seersucker invitations are perfect for summer.

These shoes want to live on my feet, via Santa Barbara Chic.

Socks for your bridesmaids.

Is there anything cuter than vintage baby Nikes?

Knots in a frame.

I want one so bad.

Well lovelies, have a wonderful weekend. I hope you get a chance to enjoy some sunshine!

PS – I just remembered something! Tomorrow is our would-be wedding date, if we hadn’t decided to put things on hold. We were planning on getting married at my family’s summer home in Montana, where it’s supposed to storm. Funny how things work out… I think my honey and I will go out for dinner here in San Fran, instead.

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This has been quite the week – so so good, and so exhausting. I haven’t had a chance to spend much time browsing my favorite blogs, so I only have a few links to share with you today. But I do hope you’ll enjoy them!

Fantasy honeymoon #2.

Stripey bags.

Charming English wedding.

Oh Cheree, I just love what you do.

Undies online

Color crush in blue and pink.

Have a happy, happy weekend!

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After loading a moving truck in the Austin heat and humidity (if my honey is reading this: you’re my hero), and then a three-day drive, we arrived at our new home! Well, our new temporary home – we’re house sitting while my mom is away for the summer, which means we have some time to find our own place (and which also means we’ll be moving all this stuff again, just not as far). Our kitty is exploring everything, and has discovered how fun it is to slide across hardwood floors. I’m working on some great posts for you, but until I can get those finished and posted, here are some awesome links to check out…

My dream honeymoon spot.


Hero supplies for dad.

I’m thinking of going with bangs after the wedding.

Stepford wife gone rogue.

Preserving Van Gogh’s palette.

A greenhouse wedding.

You can bet I’ll be making strawberry ricotta graham tartlets this summer.

My iPhone wants one wants one, via automatism.

Adding these (totally perfect for summer) beach blankets to my wish list, via {frolic!}.

Inspired by a summer camping trip.

Have a happy Tuesday!

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