Things I Love

All you need is love and … things I LOVE.

A curated list of things, people and places I’ve discovered this week that I love.


Photo via Off Beat Bride and Jenny GG

Never heard of it? Well me neither until this week. Over on Off Beat Bride (one of my favourite wedding planning/dreaming sites) they introduced us to the idea of Minglo. It’s a cross between mingling and bingo (get it), so say you have a large wedding where a lot of the guests don’t know each other, then this is absolutely perfect. You go ahead and print off the download sheet they provide and then fill in the bingo squares with interesting facts, for example one square might be, someone who has seen all the Star Wars movies, and another square might be someone with more than 3 tattoos, then you hand the sheets out during the mingling section of the event, usually while the couple are away having photos taken, and then the guests play Minglo, filling in their Minglo squares with the person’s name who matches the description.It’s a great way to get your guests talking to each other, and you could have a prize for the person who fills their card up.

 1,000 paper cranes

1000 paper cranes
Photo from

So in Japanese culture cranes are said to mate for life, and live 1,000 years, which makes them an a powerful symbol of fidelity. Traditionally it is the Father of the Bride who gifts the 1,000 paper cranes for wedding decor. And it is believed that anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes is blessed with a wish, and good fortune.I personally think paper cranes are gorgeous, and could be an inexpensive (although labour intensive) wedding decoration. I have seen them used as a wedding ceremony backdrop, and even hanging from the ceiling in an venue. Absolutely stunning.

Milk and Cookie Shots

cookie shots
Photo from Food Porn

Now I’m all about milk and cookies, and putting them together is absolute genius in my books, and that is exactly what Food Porn website has done. I think these would made cute, yummy little treats by themselves, possibly after desert, but if you want to take it up a notch, and why would you not, you could add an alcoholic beverage of your choice. I’m thinking a splash of Baileys in each one, would not be a bad idea. The website has very easy instructions (with photos, for those of you not baking goddesses) for how to make these cute little cookie shots.

You can say ‘thank you’ now.



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