Friday, February 19, 2010

Homemade or Store Bought?

Happy late Valentine's Day Everyone! I'm always amazed at all the different ways people can come up with to say 'I Love You'. A friend of mine gets a dozen red roses every year. That's all she wants. But if those flowers aren't there, it gets very ugly. Although I think that roses are beautiful and I used to love getting those deliveries when I worked in an office full of women, now I just kind of think they die too easy and are a waste of money.
Some women love chocolate. I'm not one of those "have to have chocolate right now or somebody is going to get hurt" kinda chicks.
I bet you are dying to know what I got this year, huh? Instead of torturing my husband into trying to find something I would like, I just picked out my own gift. This year I treated myself to some expensive makeup. That I ended up being allergic to. My face itched for three days. Awesome.

Maybe I'm getting old and sentimental but my favorite valentine's are the sticky, crooked hearts my boys cut out for me and the simple everyday gestures that my husband does all year long (like putting a glass in the freezer for my milk, putting toothpaste on my toothbrush, and cleaning out my filthy car) that mean more than flowers, chocolate, or makeup.


What was the best thing/gesture you ever got for Valentine's Day? I'll pick my favorite and the winner will get a copy of Spring Breakup.

xo,
Stephanie

10 comments:

Steph said...

I haven't gotten anything from any secret admirer or anything, but I have gotten the typical valentines day candies and some valentines.My school sold these valentines day bracelets that you could send to people, including yourself, and I got 3 which were all from my friends. I'm not complaining that I don't have any secret, or open, lover because i have the rest of my life to find one. :D

jpetroroy said...

Honestly, I remember the first dozen roses I ever got: from my dad when I was fifteen ;)

Marjolein said...

how cool is it to get flowers from your singer idol..well ..it happened to me a few years ago..means nothing I know..but cool anyhow!

Rosie said...

My favorite valentine was a pair of brand new mountain bike tires. They didn't come with any chocolate or roses...but they have been a fun way for us to spend time together!

Heather Davis said...

Homemade valentines are the best! I got a sweet card this year and a pair of perfect, sparkly, dangly earrings that I love. Most of all, I loved that my valentine picked them out with my tastes in mind. He knew they would make me smile. ;)

TinaFerraro said...

My husband made a fantastic meal for us this year: red snapper, mushroom risotto and sauteed spinach. Perfect!

Llehn said...

It was my first Valentine's with my husband. He rented a car and drove us up to a mountain resort where we had a great weekend just chilling out and hanging with each other. Nothing else could be so perfect!

Bee said...

My favourite Valentine's Day gift is one I got from my best friend; she wrote a poem for me :)

mariska said...

My favorite Valentine, A pan of Brownies with lots of chocolate frosting topping That we Eat together (Me, My DH and my 3.5 yos son) ! just perfect :)

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