Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's Day

I've always loved Valentine's Day - well except for that Charlie Brown feeling I had at the school parties where everyone exchanged valentines and, always being hypercritical and unusually self-aware, knowing that a good percentage came from people who wouldn't have given them if they weren't required. Anyway, a good cinnamon candy heart makes up for all of that. In light of the holiday, I thought I'd compile a short list of Valentine's Day gift ideas for your sweeties. Here goes...

1. For those of you in Las Vegas, Frisco, or Dallas, head to The Cupcakery. I especially recommend the fabulous Southern Belle.

2.  Ted Kooser's book Valentines.  For more than two decades, the former US Poet Laureate has written a special Valentine's Day poem to distribute to women who requested them.  They aren't particularly romantic, and are certainly not erotic, but are evocative none-the-less.

3.  Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.  Doesn't every girl love it?  Get both the book and the movie, preferably this version, with Colin Firth.

4.  How about this adorable, and more than affordable ring from ModCloth? 
5.  My BB would love a new Holga!

6.  This sweet little book from Etsy seller CoriKindred is what Valentine's Day is all about.  Try wrapping it in a small box filled with conversation hearts.

Happy Valentine's Day!  Enjoy all of those you love. BB, our kitty, and I will be celebrating this last Valentine's Day before the baby arrives at home with some crepes, candlelight, and YoYo Ma.

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