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Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Gift Hop





Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Each year I try to find a unique way to say I love you to my husband. I’m not a flowers and candy type of girl. Buy me something as simple as a CD and I’ll get more excited. Don’t get me wrong. I think flowers are beautiful, but they don’t last very long.
The first year the DH and I celebrated Valentine’s Day we’d only been together for 5 months. He’d make trips to NY to see me and I made trips to RI to visit him. We decided to keep the limit under $20. I think we both broke that limit, but not by much.
Personal Creations has some really cool gifts for under $20. That year I bought him a message in a bottle. I wrote him a message from my heart. I gave him a box of chocolates, because the man loves chocolate, along with Lindt’s chocolate.  The message in a bottle still sits on his desk after ten years.
He gave me the most adorable stuffed dog, chocolate and cute pajamas. The most memorable part of that morning was he ran out to the market to get stuff for us to make breakfast. When he returned he had a large steaming cup of French Vanilla coffee from Dunkin Donuts. You’re likely saying coffee? Big deal. It was a big deal to me.
The DH doesn’t drink coffee, didn’t have a coffee maker and I can’t live without my daily dose. I didn’t mention it to him, nor did I ever. I normally grabbed my coffee when I headed home back to NY. BUT he knew. He even got the order correct. I’ll never forget that because it’s the little things to me. He knows I’m not about the extravagant.
This year will be all about chocolates…quite simple.
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone. Hope your day is exactly what you want.

So you’re probably asking what’s my gift to you? A $15 Amazon gift card and a ebook from my backlist – check out HERE!  And how do you win? 
Just comment! Simple.




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64 comments:

  1. A really sweet story. I wish I had something like that to share with you. Thank you for the giveaway and for sharing your story.

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  2. Great story. valentine's Day is never a chore, but my husband makes it one.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. Very sweet! We don't do Valentine's Day, though we're both always open to receive dark chocolate ;)
    copperbeech at gmail
    Best to you!

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  4. thank you for the wonderful giveaway

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  5. your hubby sounds wonderful! does he have a brother? lol

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  6. You know, it's the thoughtful gifts that really mean so much, not the cost. Your DH's thoughtfulness in getting you coffee totally would have put a lump in my throat. I hope you and DH enjoy a romantic Valentine's!

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  7. Same here flowers are good but my hubby learned to get chocolate flower roses so I can eat :)

    Deborah H
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  8. Oh how sweet! You are right it is the little things that make everything so much more special! I came home from work and my boyfriend has cleaned my whole has had my laundry done and ordered us dinner . I think that was why I married him! LOL. Sounds like yours may be a keeper too! Thanks for sharing!
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  9. coffee and choco make the world go round.

    soknobster @ gmail. com

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  10. Noticing and remembering little things means a lot...that's what keeps couples together. It's not the big flashy stuff, it's the care taken to do for or give your loved one what they want or need without them asking. Thanks for your reminder!

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  11. What a wonderful story. Thanks for being on the hop.
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  12. Your guy sounds like a keeper!

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  13. Every holiday should be special for you and your spouse.
    This is my first year in 14 being single. I made it through the tough major holidays by the skin of my teeth and am personally hoping for Valentine's Day to skate right by me.

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  14. Nice story, it's the little things that count in today's relationship. That's what I got from this story. So people, just being thoughtful with your partner in mind goes along way. Not the expense. Wish I had someone like that, cherish them.

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  15. Coffee is a requirement for me, too! That's so sweet of him. The little things are always the best things.

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  16. What a sweet story. He certainly sounded like a keeper!! :)


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  17. Sounds like he not only saw the little things that would make you feel special but also the big things...Like COFFEE...<3

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  18. What a great story! Happy Valentine's Day!
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  19. Lovely anecdote, thanks for sharing.
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  20. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Those kinds of thoughtful things are so much better than extravagant gifts. So sweet!

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  22. I'm always thrilled with any gift that shows the giver was thinking of what I would enjoy. Have a great weekend!

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  23. Thanks for hoopping!

    The only thing I ever wanted from my (ex) husband was his undivided attention and focus. I never did get that which is why he is EX!

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  24. Such a cute story! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    jenn.marr47@hotmail.com

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  25. You definitely have a keeper. It is nice when they remember the little things. Thanks for the giveaway. wcraig5432@yahoo.com

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  26. Great ideas. Your hubby sounds sweet.
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  27. I agree, he's a keeper for sure! Thank you so much for taking part in the hop and for the awesome giveaway!

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  28. It is the little things that count. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  29. You are so right. It is the little unspoken things that really touch our hearts. When we know that our partner truly see us then we feel loved. Thanks. rameyer.nmb@gmail.com

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  30. This is sweet!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
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  31. very romantic
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  32. Really sweet story. I to am not into all the hub bub of this holiday. My husband means the world to me and she always finds a way to make it special. He's just to adorable about it.

    Mary
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  33. Thanks for being on the hop. Lots of new authors to discover! wmmccall (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  34. what a sweet story! We are the same way, our first Valentine's was 2 days after our first date! LOL so they kind of roll together anymore. This year was sweet I got chocolate covered strawberries today, and I love them bt he hates even the smell of strawberry, so to me that was over the top sweet as well a the mushy card ;)

    Happy Valentines Day Amber!
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  35. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  36. Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day! evamillien at gmail dot com

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  37. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy Valentine's Day!!
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  38. I enjoyed your story. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  39. I'll add wine to the chocolate:)

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  40. I love the little things. It's what makes it so special.

    Mary
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  41. Sweet story. My hubby really isn't very into Valentine's Day. He tries, but he's not a romantic.

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  42. happy valentines day and thanks for the giveaway! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  44. Love the little things. My husband gives me a rosebush in the spring instead of cut flowers. 27 years and counting.....
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  45. happy valentines day!
    my email is in my blogger profile.

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  46. Nice story

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  47. Chocolate and coffee! Now that's my kind of day, hehe. Lilysmomma2008atyahoo.com

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  48. Hi! Happy Valentines! Love the simple things. Thank you for sharing and for ​the amazing giveaway!
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  49. That was such a cute story!! I have always thought its the little things that matter!!! bw2323bro(@)yahoo.com

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  50. Great story. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  51. I definitely love the little things they mean more to me than anything.

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  52. So sweet! Thanks so much for giveaway!!
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  53. You guys are great :) Loved reading about your gift giving :)
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  54. What a wonderful husband! Mine is too!!! Thanks for the great giveaway.
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  55. Super sweet story of your first valentine's!
    thanks for the giveaway opportunity
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  56. Thanks for the great giveaway.
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  57. thanks for the chance!
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  58. Great story. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. I'm not into flowers either but chocolate is always welcome.
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  60. Wonderful story! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  61. I do love flowers, but you are right .. they die :( I like a simple valentine's day.... to me it shouldn't be about sharing your love more so one day throughout the year but doing so all year long :) jjo7796 at hotmail dot com

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  62. Thanks for the give away.
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