Happy long weekend everyone! Are you already out of the office on your way to the beach? My honey and I are headed to the wine country tomorrow to take engagement photos, which makes me super excited but also a little nervous. Any good tips for staying relaxed in front of the camera? I have every faith in our photographer, though, so hopefully I’ll have some fun pics to share with you when they come back from the photo lab. This weekend also happens to be Snippet & Ink’s 3rd birthday! Which, as far as I’m concerned, is a perfect excuse to pick up a chocolate chip marble cake and wear a party hat.

vintage couple in a boat vintage couple in a boat

{photo via Mint}

In case you’re still hanging out in front of your computer, here are some lovely links before you head out for some end-of-summer fun.

The grosgrain ribbon key chain I’ve had for a million years is finally falling apart. I think I’ve found its replacement.

Love this simple and sweet wedding.

Fabulously funky rings, via Unruly Things.

Mmmmm… blueberry pie….

Purely paper flower shop.

I want to have ice cream with ban.do!

Cuddling chairs.

These stamps of disapproval are hilarious.

Shoe or sculpture?

Don’t you want to know what Essence of A Versailles Afternoon smells like? Or maybe Extract of Topiary?

Shannon Carney‘s stunning jewelry feels so right for summer, via Clover + Bee

Little bird prints, via Mint.

Fab hand-drawn packaging, via Faye + Co.

All you need is love, love is all you need.

Happy birthday Oh Joy!

And then one last thing before everyone takes off – we have a winner in the Williams-Sonoma $150 giveaway! Congratulations to Annette Greason who said: “I am MADLY in love with their Multicolor Ceramic 7-Piece Mixing Bowl Set and have been since the day I we first made eye contact back in April -despite the fact that I could never justify the 159.95 price tag. If I won the gift card I could pay only 9.95 for the whole set!” Annette, email me to claim your prize.

See you on Tuesday, everyone!

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  1. jane

    happy third birthday, kathryn!

    enjoy the holiday weekend. :)

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  2. Kelly Langner Sauer

    Oh, totally cannot wait to see your photos! I love your eye anyway – your taste in photographers has me drooling over what is to come!

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  3. Erika – 2byDesign

    The best advice we received about our wedding photos was to pretend like we were the only two people around. Instead of posed and well, awkward, our favorite shots were taken when we weren’t “trying.” Stealing a glance or laughing at our own private jokes. Just be yourself and remember, you don’t have to TRY and be in love for the camera…you just are :)

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  4. lydia {ever ours}

    happy birthday to snippet and ink!

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  5. Amanda Bevington

    Happy Birthday!!! Can’t wait to see your photos!!! I’m sure they will be amazing!!! Enjoy the long weekend together! ; ) A

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  6. Braedon

    I freeking love that photo in the boat. Amazing!

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  7. Kari

    any wise words post-photo shoot to share? my fiance and I are going to take our’s in the bay area this weekend! did you do an outfit change?

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    • KATHRYN

      Hey Kari!
      Not sure how wise my words are, but I would suggest that you choose outfits that you feel comfortable in. I don’t mean sweatpants necessarily, but something that you can kind of move in and not feel self-conscious in. I wore a really pretty dress for part of the shoot, but the whole time I felt like I was going to flash the camera! By the end of the shoot, I had changed into clothes that I felt totally at ease in, and I have a feeling those are going to be some of the better photos (I guess we’ll see!).
      Have so much fun at your shoot this weekend!
      xoxo
      Kathryn

  8. the perfect palette

    looking forward to seeing your engagement shoot

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  9. Kirby

    Yeah for engagement pictures! we just got ours back from the Photographer and we couldn’t be more happy! can’t wait to see yours!

    xx Kirby

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  10. nichole

    So sweet of you to post my cuddling chairs. ;)

    Hope you had a lovely weekend, and that the photo shoot went well.

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