Did I tell you that I’m doing the Couch to 5K program? Somehow I got the idea into my head that I wanted to take up running, despite having next to zero athletic ability or interest, and hanging on to some baby weight (it’s not actually baby weight; it’s newlywed weight – that’s a thing right? even though I’ve been married almost 4 years?). And since my main motivator in life is not looking stupid in front of other people, I signed up to run a 5K in December, then downloaded the Couch to 5K app. Let’s just say I’m glad I gave myself 16 weeks to do a 9 week program.
Basically I’m telling you this so that you’ll tell me you were once also totally out of shape until you did a similar program and it was hard but worth it and now you’re a Runner and not just someone who shuffles along sort of quickly (which is what running looks like when I do it). Thanks!
In totally unrelated news, did you see our new series, Words to Love By? I think it’s going to be the loveliest way to end the week. Except for weekend links, of course…
Would love to wear this sweet skirt to a party.
And this dress to a fancier party.
Get your office in shape with good lookin’ file storage.
Too early for maple-apple upside down cake?
This is my kind of DIY: swirl some paint around in a jar and done.
I don’t usually pay much attention to celebrity weddings, but I’m in love with what Angelina wore to wed.
Also, a bride in separates? Beautiful.
How would you describe yourself in five words?
Would you carry this Marry Me book clutch on your wedding day? Or maybe engagement party? Ooh! Rehearsal dinner!
I love lockets and charms and obviously I want one of these necklaces.
In case you missed it, this week on Snippet & Ink:
Retro glamour meets garden romance.
Rainy day wedding inspired by Jane Austen.
Plus their full wedding ceremony.
Ribbons and bows for your wedding.
A calligraphy and art workshop with Stephanie Fishwick.
A new series: words to love by.
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“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Calligraphy by Stephanie Fishwick for Snippet & Ink.
I was gathering images for this post to tell you about Stephanie Fishwick‘s upcoming calligraphy workshop, and when I looked up from my computer, somehow over an hour had passed and I felt like I was coming out of a dream. The work on her website is perfection on paper, no doubt. But her Instagram feed? Spend just 30 seconds there and you’ll want to dive right in with ink and paper and get messy making some beautiful creations of your own…
See more in the slideshow! Click arrows to scroll.
Don’t those images make you want to make something beautiful? I would sign up for this workshop just to try my hand at some of those flourishes! And seriously, how fun would it be to spend a day with Stephanie, learning the basics of calligraphy, sketching, and watercolor, and exploring your own creative side? Add some gorgeous vignettes and floral arrangements by Mallory Joyce to paint and draw from, a yummy lunch, and photos and a styling tutorial by Corbin Gurkin… it sounds like the perfect way to spend a November day!
Find out more about this incredible opportunity and register for a spot in the workshop RIGHT HERE.
When: November 16, 2014, from 10am—4pm
Where: 101 E Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Save $45.00 with code SFCLASS14. Discount expires September 30, 2014.
Space is limited.
There’s no denying it: ribbons and bows are just lovely! They can be dainty or large, sweet or sculptural, whimsical or preppy, and everything in between. Here are 10 ideas for using them in your wedding!