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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Swept Away: Valentines Day Blog Hop

Love is in the air and there is a hole in our wallets.

Yes, it is that time of year again. Wine, chocolate, roses and teddy bears. Singletons are hitting the town with their friends and saying "to hell with love" while couples let their guards down and go all mushy in public.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

I hope you all have a lovely day whether you are happily married, in a relationship, or single. Love is universal and should be celebrated no matter your status.

Now for the fun part! I will be giving away a swag pack to one lucky commenter. The swag that is up for grabs is as follows:

Excuse the quality of the picture it was taken on my rubbish mobile.

A 2013 Stepping Stones personal organizer/diary, a Stepping Stones mouse mat, an Overseers Series mobile charm, a 2012 Stepping Stones fridge magnet, a 2013 Razel Dazzle wallet calendar, a Cranberry Blood magnet, and two signed coverflats: She-Wolf and Cranberry Blood (The Blood Series Prequel and Book One.)

Interested? All you have do to be in with a chance of winning is leave me a comment answering the following question:

What is the best present you have had for Vals day, and the worst?

Leave me a comment to this post - and don't forget to add your email address - and you could be the winner. Competition ends on February 17th at midnight - 6pm est time - and the winner will be picked with the help of Random.org, announced on my blog, and emailed. Good luck!

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Don't forget to hop on over to The Blog Hop Stop and check out all the other awesome authors who are taking part. Many cool prizes to be won!

26 comments:

  1. Best? Beautiful red roses from my sweetie. Worst? Is there such a thing as a bad present on Valentine's Day? I don't think so. But since I don't do chocolate, I suppose the box of chocolates I got one year would qualify...even so, I loved the present and gave the chocolates to others to enjoy. It is the thought that counts, you know.

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    1. I agree. It is the thought that counts, and personally I would happily eat a family members/friends valentine chocolate. :-P I love choc. Ha.

      Thanks for stopping by Christina.

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  2. Best: a box of chocolates and my favorite roses Worst: um possibly a box of those chalky candy hearts lol
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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    1. My mother got me some "Love Hearts" this year. Ha. That sounds so sad, but I thought it was rather sweet. Yeah, they are a weird texture, but I actually like them, but then again I just like sweets. lol

      Thanks for stopping by Cassandra.

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  3. The best present I got was a GC to buy books. The worst was a wilted rose from a corner store.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oooo GC to buy books. That is a good present.

      Thanks for stopping by Michelle.

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  4. Best? The day I got my eReader
    Worst? Crushed dead flowers (ever since my soon to be hubby knows never to get them)


    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Oh dear, I'm guessing the flowers had a bad journey to you? That's a shame.

      Thanks for stopping by Beckey.

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  5. Best? A music box that played the tune from Doctor Zhivago-- Lara's tune.
    Worst? A supposedly humorous card that mentioned age-- yes I was sensitive that year!

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    1. Ooo very nice. I have a Phantom of the Opera music box and I totally love it. Oh dear, a lady's age should never be mentioned, especially not in writing, and especially not on a Vals card.

      Thanks for stopping by Flossie.

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  6. Best: a beautiful diamond necklace
    worst: nothing, Valentines was depressing when you are single and alone and young: now if I was single and alone, I would be fine because valentines day is about love and I see it as love for yourself, family and friends.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Yeah, I use to get depressed as a teen when Vals day came around. All the beautiful popular girls in school would walk around with roses and be all happy and giggly. I hated it.

      This year I hung out with my aunt and 18 year old cousin. We had a Chinese takeaway and talked about childhood memories. It was a good evening shared with two women who I both respect and love.

      I agree, Vals day can and should be celebrated with any of the people you love.

      Thanks for stopping by Susan!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway! Sometimes I wish I was swept away by someone's love especially on Valentine's Day. Being young, I have yet to have the opportunity. If I could choose any man in the world to sweep me away, I would certainly choose Alexander Skarsgard. He's nice, funny, polite and well educated. If I could pick a fictional man, I would choose Jamie Fraser from "Outlander." With his rough physicality, loving sensibility, and fierce passion, I know I would be happy for the rest of my life. I wish I could be swept away to New Zealand or Scotland, somewhere beautifully green and primitive.
    Enough with my epic daydreams…
    Happy Valentine's Day!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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    1. Never stop dreaming, Sweetie. Stay positive and open to love and send those hopes out in to the world.

      You will meet someone great one day and they will knock you off your feet.

      I'm still waiting to be knocked off mine. :-) xx

      Thanks for stopping by Meghan.

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  8. Best present was my Nook. I've never gotten a bad present. My husband is awesome, and before that my grandma spoiled us on Valentine's Day

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

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    1. He clearly knows you very well. :-) A Nook is an awesome present to get.

      Thanks for stopping by Sheri.

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  9. I've never really celebrated Valentine's Day. So no best or worst presents.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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    1. Can't say I blame you. Like Christmas it has gone idiotically commercial and lost its original and true meaning.

      Thanks for stopping by Sherry.

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  10. Ahhh I am in a boring relationship where we just exchange a card and maybe some candy for Valentine's Day. That is okay though, I have all the wonderful romance in my books to live through!

    Happy Valentine's Day,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's not boring. It's sweet that you still get each something a little something. :-)

      Thanks for stopping by Scott!

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  11. I dont really celebrate the day and im not one for getting presents either. So no good stories to tell. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're very welcome. Thank you for stopping by Shadow! :-)

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  12. The best gift I got was a really huge box of chocolates and a 3 foot teddy bear...can't say I ever got a bad gift...
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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    1. BIG teddy bears are well cool. Can't say I would know where to put one. I would have to assign it to a corner somewhere in my house. :-P

      Thanks for stopping by Ashley!

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  13. best- sweater
    worst- nothing

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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