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weekly wrap up + illustrated book marriage proposal

since we began the week with love letters, it seems only fitting to close out with the ultimate love letter – this illustrated book marriage proposal! illustrator joel kimmel proposed to his girlfriend of five years, chantal bennett, on new year’s eve 2010 by writing and illustrating a short story – the final page revealed an antique brass ring with a coral art nouveau design that was hidden inside the book! my favorite part of the story is that chantal, also an illustrator, and joel work side-by-side every day – so joel was working on the 20+ illustrations for the proposal while sitting right next to her! isn’t that sweet? (read the whole story) {congratulations joel and chantal!}amy a.

grace will be back from salt lake city on monday! so have a wonderful fun-filled weekend and we’ll see you next week! below is a summary of this week’s highlights:

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How very sweet!! My husband did something like this for me. I’ll have to photograph it and post the pictures. The proposal took place eleven years ago on Valentines Day.


I swoon, my heart flutters, I am very very pleased. So pleased I will need to eat some chocolate just to go with the moment!

Hey I’m near Salt Lake! Now I feel special by association!


That really is a great way of proposing, who knew that I guy could be that creative and romantic at the same time?!

Jessica Zee

What a fantastically creative and unique proposal–truly something they can both cherish. What an amazing surprise, that he was working on it while sitting right beside her.

Laura Ingalls Gunn

A man who goes to such lengths for a proposal will make a fine husband indeed. As I have my own hidden ring story and have fast forwarded 13 years later, you’ll have to trust that I know this to be true.


My eyes are watering, that’s the sweetest proposal I’ve ever seen.


Completely irrelevant question to this post, but I’m looking for birdcage to keep a small bird (probably a lovebird). I don’t like the typical ones pet stores sell, and was wondering if you creative people could help me out. I was thinking of looking for a vintage one, but was worried about lead or chipped paint. Thoughts?!

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