1.18.2013

AND A FAB VALENTINE'S DAY, TOO

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do you sort of hate valentine's day? i think that's okay. before i married my red-headed valentine, my last name was lovin... so, my valentine's days have always been a buffet of unmet expectations. (i "went steady" with a boy named degory valentine in middle school, isn't that tragic/awesome? not nearly as awesome as the time my roommate in college's last name was dick. my maiden name was a lot of fun for me.) 

but i appreciate valentine's day if for no other reason than it's a good pop of red in the middle of a gray midwinter, not to mention a great excuse to toss up something festive in those empty-seeming corners where  our christmas decorations used to live. so here are a couple of hearty* red splashes for you, for favorite your person, or for your favorite furbaby, from the curated valentine's shop at fab. we'll make it through this holiday together. 

(*hearty? get it? ouch that's pretty bad, natalie.)
this post was sponsored by fab.
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26 comments :

  1. Ah, the cheese board is stellar!

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  2. Thank you for this does of hilarity, I needed it! I'm so sorry but I don't think I will ever stop chuckling about your last name coupled with your friend's last name....I am SUCH A 2 YR OLD! :)

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  3. i adore valentine's day, even if my relationships never seem to agree with it. i think there's something so magical about all that love in one day! last year my 4-year-old nephew showed up at my office on v-day with a pink stuffed monkey, 3 roses and a buzz lightyear valentine. (and he was wearing his beloved toy story boots.) that one will be hard to top.

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  4. Ahh, I love people who understand what it's like to have an embarrassing last night. My maiden name is Beaver. Oh, that was real fun.

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  5. My sister's best friend's last name was fanckboner. so... there's that.

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    1. Dying. That one is sending me over the edge.

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  6. Oh I never even thought about your name like that! Lovin and Valentine is so sweet, but a roommate with the last name Dick - forgive me, but that's hilarious!! My name is Fox - which I HATED until I was about 21. And then I started liking it and kept my name when I got married!

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  7. I'm eloping on Valentines Day this year so I am pretty excited about this 'holiday'!

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  8. All those plays on words made me laugh, laugh, laugh. good one.

    Happy Weekend.

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  9. Cute stuff! Especially that cutting board. I kinda want that. I've always liked Valentine's Day. I'm one of those overly optimistic, always laughing, positive people so I look at it as just a day to declare your love for people! I get annoyed with the cynics. That said, my husband and I don't really celebrate it haha It's a little too expected, I guess. I just like to buy heart shaped things and eat chocolate, pretty much.

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  10. That egg pan. Gonna have to BE MINE, one of these days.

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  11. This is so incredibly "lovely" get it? Haha thank you for the laughs.

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  12. dick lovin... oh geez!

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  13. Too hilarious! You cheer me so much with your wit!
    Dick lovin!

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  14. These ideas are really nice. And the surnames are so funny! My Blog

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  15. Love that you included stuff for the "hairy heirs"! Our dogs are always included in the holidays :)

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  16. The meat set - huh-larious!

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  17. That heart waffle maker is so cute!

    Ashley @
    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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  18. I've never been one to swoon over heart-shaped candies or giant stuffed teddy bears (seriously - does anyone ever really want one of those things?) but I would certainly love Valentine's Day more if my guy bought me a heart-shaped waffle maker. What a hearty* breakfast that would make!

    (*Er. Was that any better? Yikes.)

    Lovely post! x

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  19. valentines=chocolate. thus, I love valentines. xoxo

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  20. Valentine's Day is actually my favorite holiday. I love any excuse to wear PINK! Great post, Nat! I read this blog everyday...you make me want to live in NYC, my dream!

    PS- That heart umbrella is adorbs.

    http://www.elementsopersonalstyle.blogspot.com

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  21. Some really pretty things here nat...me and mr b always choose a book for each other on vday....takes pressure off and makes it ends up quite a keepsake....

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  22. love the way you write! keep it coming :)

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  23. OMG, how funny it must have been a Lovin dating a Valentine, thanks for the good the good laugh! I Absolutely love the umbrella and the toys for my dog. Since my hubby will be getting me luxury roses from a website I love (bfflowers.com, if anyone is interested), I guess I can splurge a little and get him that nice red sweater, hehehe.

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  24. You have categorized the gifts for ladies and gents both. This is the best work which you have done.

    Birthday Gifts

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  25. OMG Lovin and Valentine! Hilarious! ;)

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