Let’s All Chip In!

I recently came across this brand new site called Chip In which I think is a fantastic idea! A way of organising group events where everyone can easily pay their own way for a fabulous experience. Perfect for a Hens or Bucks Day, Chipin.com.au offers many great ideas including Thai massage, group makeup lessons, hot air ballooning and even cooking classes.

The site looks after everything from emailing your friends, collecting the payments and delivering the gifts which means no worry, no stress and all you have to do (other than pick the experience!) is sit back and enjoy your day!

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Hot Air Ballooning, Twilight BBQ, One Hour Massage

Give the heads up to your bridesmaids and groomsmen about Chip In, after all the wedding planning you’ll be due for a great pre wedding celebration! Or if you want to get the newlyweds a great gift then Chip In can be used to have all your friends contribute!

Editor’s Note February 2010: Please note, Chipin has now closed.

Wedding Reading – Tuesdays With Morrie

Excerpt from Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

“Still,” Morrie said, “there are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don’t respect the other person, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don’t know how to compromise, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can’t talk openly about what goes on between you, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don’t have a common set of values in life, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike.
“And the biggest one of those values, Mitch?”
“Your belief in the importance of your marriage.”
He sniffed, then closed his eyes for a moment.
“Personally,” he sighed, his eyes still closed, “I think marriage is a very important thing to do, and you’re missing a lot if you don’t try it.”
He ended the subject by quoting a poem he believed in like a prayer: “Love each other or perish.”

It’s Black and White and Polkadotted!

I received a lovely email from Casie alerting me to this gorgeous polka dotted tableware from Rosanna



It’s currently on sale and is a great way to dress up any table, especially if you pair it with the Kate Spade design I wrote about previously. Add a touch of whimsy with the elegance of black and white. I’m not sure if they ship internationally, but if not you can always use a shipping service! Check out Rosanna’s very sweet range of tableware here.