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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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"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." Mignon McLaughlin / Words to Love By / Meghan K. Sadler for Snippet & Ink "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." Mignon McLaughlin / Words to Love By / Meghan K. Sadler for Snippet & Ink

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin


Calligraphy by Meghan K. Sadler for Snippet & Ink.

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Meet some of the wonderful vendors who help to support this blog. Without them, there would be no Snippet & Ink! Some of them are longtime sponsors, and others are new, and they’re all wonderful. It’s our hope that you’ll discover just what you were looking for.

Classic letterpress wedding stationery from Bella Figura.

Film wedding photographer, Christina McNeill.

Poetic Modern Jewelry from Betsey Sook.

Modern and eco-friendly stationery from Fine Day Press.

Unique engagement rings from Metalicious.

Whimsical calligraphy and custom illustration from Trial By Cupcakes.

Vintage wedding invitations from GoGoSnap.

Affordable letterpress from Parklife Press.

Wedding bow ties from General Knot & Co.


Modern wedding invitations from Foglio Press.

Hand-crafted, ethical engagement rings from Bario-Neal.

Custom letterpress stationery from Thomas Printers.

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All of those candy colored ring boxes from The Mrs. Box had me dreaming of candy colored engagement rings – vintage of course! So I’ve rounded up some of the yummiest vintage engagement rings I could find…

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Purple, Red, Yellow Stones
1. “Aliya” Smoky Quartz Ring from Brilliant Earth / 2. Art Decor Purple Sapphire Ring via 1stdibs / 3. Victorian Purple Spinel Ring via 1stdibs / 4. Art Deco Amethyst and Pearl Ring via 1stdibs / 5. Fancy Brown Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 6. “Auden” Red Garnet Ring from Brilliant Earth / 7. “Kanya” 3-stone Amethyst Ring from Brilliant Earth / 8. Edwardian Diamond and Citrine via 1stdibs / 9. “Isaura” Citrine Ring from Brilliant Earth / 10. “Sissela” Amethyst Ring from Brilliant Earth

Green Stones
11. European-Cut Diamond and Emerald Engagement Ring via 1stdibs / 12. Black Starr & Frost Edwardian Emerald and Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 13. “Forest” Green Tourmaline Ring from Brilliant Earth / 14. Art Deco Emerald and Step Cut Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 15. Edwardian Emerald and Diamond Platinum Ring via 1stdibs / 16. “Montrose” Victorian Emerald Ring from Trumpet & Horn / 17. “Rolling Hills” Art Deco Diamond and Emerald Ring from Trumpet & Horn / 18. “Weatherford” Art Deco Diamond Ring with Emerald Accents from Trumpet & Horn

Blue Stones
19. Art Deco Style Diamond and Sapphire Ring via 1stdibs / 20. “Vanderbilt” Edwardian Diamond and Sapphire Ring from Trumpet & Horn / 21. “Manica” 3-stone Sapphire and Diamond Ring from Brilliant Earth / 22. Edwardian 3-Stone Sapphire and Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 23. Edwardian Violet Blue Sapphire Ring via 1stdibs / 24. Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 25. “Essex” Victorian Sapphire Ring from Trumpet & Horn / 26. Antique Russian Sapphire Engagement Ring via 1stdibs / 27. Edwardian Sapphire and Diamond Flower Ring via 1stdibs / 28. Edwardian Sapphire and Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 29. “Landry” Sapphire Rose Gold Ring from Brilliant Earth / 30. Old Mine Cut Diamond and Sapphire Ring via 1stdibs / 31. 1920s Calibre-Cut Sapphire and Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 32. “Winterhaven” Edwardian Sapphire and Diamond Ring from Trumpet & Horn

White Stones
33. “Wetherby” Art Deco Diamond Ring from Trumpet & Horn / 34. “Alpine” Filigree Diamond Ring from Brilliant Earth / 35. Antique Tiffany & Co. Pearl and Diamond Cluster Ring via 1stdibs / 36. “Wheaton” Edwardian 3-stone Diamond Ring from Trumpet & Horn / 37. “Greylands” Retro Diamond Solitaire Ring from Trumpet &  Horn / 38. Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring via 1stdibs / 39. Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Cluster Ring from Bell and Bird / 40. Late Victorian Gold 3-Stone Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 41. Edwardian 3-stone Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 42. Vintage Moonstone Diamond Cluster Ring from Doyle & Doyle

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