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!

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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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You guys, I don’t know the last time I really went on vacation. Even when we’re visiting family I’m usually checking in with things on the blog at least a few times a day. But tomorrow we’re going to Maui! Posts are all lined up and ready to go, so I am going to do my darnedest to make this next week as unplugged as possible. I’d love your help with suggestions for your favorite things to do, eat, and see on the island (keeping in mind that we’ll have an 18 month old with us). So far we’ve been told to grab lunch at Mama’s Fish House and check out the nearby tide pools. Anything else we can’t miss?

Speaking of can’t miss… here are my favorite links from around the web this week to send you into your weekend. See you when I get back!

Gennine's Art Blog Gennine’s Art Blog

Envelope art.

Sweet love story from Humans of New York.

You should finish a book whether you like it or not – thoughts?

Or you could just read short stories written in a single tweet.

I’d totally go back to a flip phone except I’d really miss my iPhone camera. And Instagram. And group texting. And Googlemaps. Hmmm…

Quirky paper mache animal masks, via Mindy.

DIY napkins that double as place cards.

A ring with a love letter on it.

The Japanese art of decluttering, via A Cup of Jo.

Victorian angel wings.

Apple as a luxury brand.

Check out fun new designs over on Milkfed Press.

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

Elegant UVA wedding at Pippin Hill.

Preppy pineapple wedding inspiration from Southern Weddings.

Three perfect bridal looks: romantic, glam, playful.

Portland wedding at Sandbox Studio with a full ceremony.

Restaurant wedding in NYC at One If By Land, Two If By Sea.

Moody purple wedding palette inspiration.

Words to love by from Joni Mitchell.


Milkfed Press is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor.

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Vintage-y looking pumpkins with party hats.


Happy Halloween! Today I’m taking my little firefly to a party to show off her cuteness (big thanks to my mom for putting her creative costume skills to work yet again). I’m terrible when it comes to dressing up, so I’ll probably just draw some whiskers on with eyeliner and go as a black cat (need this last minute cat ear headband!). You guys… you’re probably going to find this shocking but… my life really doesn’t look anything like my Pinterest. I have all these grand ideas of constant crafting and handmade homemade everything like a fabulous Halloween costume, but when it comes right down to it, I very rarely take time to get creative and crafty. Which is too bad because I love it when I do! I have the terrible habit of believing I’m too busy (plus I’m a perfectionist so if I can’t do something just right then I’ll often not do it at all), but re-reading this book has me thinking that I really just need to apply some discipline (especially regarding web browsing and television), and make time for the stuff I care about doing. From holiday crafts to organizing my closet to branching out with Snippet & Ink (I’ve got ideas people! just got to get them out there!), I’m determined to find some time. Gosh… who knew talking about my non-existent Halloween costume could inspire so much gut spilling? Do you find yourself wishing you had more time for XYZ? I have a sneaking suspicion I’m not the only one.

If you’re wondering what kinds of crafts I’m not doing but wish I was, read on for weekend links…


A fascinating take on food and identity.

Not my circus, not my monkeys (idioms from around the world).

What you learn in your 40s (I’d like one of these for my 30s, and I wish I’d had one for my 20s).

These mummy cookies are adorable, via Camille Styles.

And these monster cocktail stirrers are kind of amazing.

Maybe with some Halloween pumpkin punch?

What a teach learned when she spent two days as a high school student.

These are super fun, but I can’t help thinking you couldn’t DIY a pair of splatter pumps for about $700 less.

This is like the grown-up couture version of my dwarf wedgmussel costume.

The Willy Wonka of Sriracha.

Gilt has gorgeous garters on sale!

Congrats to Select vendor Stacy McCain on the lovely new website!

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

This romantic sweet home Alabama wedding.

Gorgeous ring boxes from The Mrs. Box – did you enter the giveaway yet?!

Apple farm wedding with a real budget breakdown.

A rainbow of vintage engagement rings.

Words to love by.


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