Holy bananas it’s 2012! I have to confess, I’ve been feeling a little blue this week – as nice as it is to be home, I always feel a little sad when the holidays are over. Putting away decorations, saying goodbye to friends and family, catching up on emails, eating fewer cookies… Does anyone else get holiday let-down? Thankfully there are lots of exciting things happening in 2012 to look forward to! Like links!

SO many links for you today!

Quilled paper ketubah and vows.

Maybe I want to take up painting

What happens when you give kids thousands of stickers?

Have you sent your thank you’s yet? How about these flamingo pretties from Ez?

Celebrate Art Deco style with La Société Parisienne De Savons.

DIY ribbon belts for bride or bridesmaids?

Hot pink for the home.

Have pretty hair in 2012.

Drooling over this blackboard backdrop (and the flowers of course).

Train travel looks so romantic.

Gussy up with glam band-aids! via Hip Hip Gin Gin.

My wall would love Anthro’s Etched Arcadia Mural, via sfgirlbybay.

It was only a matter of time until Honey Badger got its own cocktail.

Pom-pom love.

So much inspiration in this “Portrait of a Woman” board.

Look whose face is on the Huffington Post!

Perpetual produce calendars – cute way to keep track of what’s in season.

Need to perk up your desktop? How about Rebekka’s free calendar download?

Dress up your kitchen bookshelf with Coralie Bickford-Smith‘s Greet Food designs.

Happy nautical invitation suite, via Summer’s Pinterest.

Finally going to get a new iPhone, and it’s going to need an outfit!

Brighten up your January with some winter citrus.

Send more mail!

 

Have a happy weekend, lovelies!

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Ariella Chezar is far and away one of my all-time favorite creative people ever of all time. Ever. Her work is one of the reasons I fell in love with weddings, and every time I see a photo of her flowers, it’s like a little gift. And if you feel that way, too, then you’re really going to love this: Ariella is hosting a floral design workshop in Maui!

The three-day class will focus on color, choosing the right flowers, and of course creating jaw-dropping arrangements and bridal bouquets; plus a field trip to a flower grower, and a party to wrap it all up. Be sure to check out all of the details right here.

Remember Serena and Matthew’s wedding at Haiku Mill…?

The workshop will take place at Maui’s Haiku Mill, February 22 – 24. If you love Ariella‘s work as much as I do, and you want to learn how to create floral designs that look like they grew that way, then don’t miss this chance to learn from the ultimate flower goddess herself. And if you don’t know about Ariella’s work (impossible!), then head over to her website immediately and immerse yourself in all the gorgeousness.

 

Top image by Meg Smith. Ariella Chezar is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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Mood: romantic, breezy
Palette: white hibiscus, sand, palm leaf, beach house blue

Our first inspiration board of 2012! And since it’s the midst of winter, I thought some of you might be craving a little destination inspiration. So we’re off to Hawaii! And as much as I love bright colors, I wanted to give you something light and breezy here. Neutrals like white and tan, greenery, and a bit of sun-bleached blue. I’ve drawn inspiration from things like palm trees, pineapples, and white hibiscus flowers, and added a few vintage touches like a retro fan, toy airplane, surfer postcard, and a darling Hawaiian quilt cake (I love Hawaiian quilts!).

Top row from left: palm tree on beach photo by You Look Nice Today, hibiscus embellished envelope with calligraphy by Laura HooperSaipua pineapple centerpiece photo by Justin & Mary, Hawaiian quilt wedding cake from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: photo of bride by Beloved Photo Boutique, vintage Waikiki surfer postcard, orchid and fern bouquet by Ariella Chezar
Row 3: photo of vintage fan by Jose Villa, white hibiscus, photo of leather strappy sandals by Garance Dore, photo with vintage toy plane and brass pineapple by Emma Mitchell via sfgirlbybay

 

Love Hawaii? Love gorgeous flowers? Check back in a bit for an exciting announcement!

 

If you like this inspiration board, you might also like:

Board #531: Castaway
Board #524: Southern Comfort
Board #484: Beach House Blue

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It’s not often that we feature engagement sessions, but as soon as I saw Blaire and Dave’s beautiful love shoot, I emailed Britt Chudleigh about sharing her photos with you. I’m so glad she said yes!

What’s sweeter than snuggling up with your honey on a hammock?

I’m not gonna lie – these pool photos are my favorites!

Proof that all you need for a rad love shoot is your own personal style and the one you love (and an awesome photographer, of course). See even more of Blaire and Dave’s gorgeous engagement photos over on Britt Chudleigh’s blog!

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