Thinking Outside The Box (of Chocolates)

Don’t get me wrong…I love getting chocolates on Valentine’s Day!  However, this year, I thought I’d mix it up a little.  For my twelve year old daughter, the cutest temporary tattoos by Tattly.  Still fun and girlie, but not overly sentimental, I know she’ll get a kick out of sharing them with her classmates. And, when it came time to find some creative ideas for my other two children, I didn’t have to look any further than Etsy. These fun, bright pencils and this sweet little Jack Russel, both caught my eye recently.  And of course, there’s always that iconic box of chocolates! (I couldn’t resist this bargain) What do you have planned for Valentine’s Day?


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  1. designchic wrote:

    Great Valentine ideas…love the pencils!!

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  2. Cara wrote:

    Those are adorbs!
    We have been going to our favorite restaurant every year for valentine's day since we met 7 years ago but we are not going this year. We will be in Cabo all next week, and then we have a wedding the day after we get back…so I can't complain 🙂

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  3. Those pencils are adorable! I want them for my desk everyday!

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  4. Jane wrote:

    I think the link for the pencils is incorrect. Got a different seller making little cassette pouches…also quite cute but not very valentine's day.

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  5. Karena wrote:

    I love seeing the great Valentine ideas!!

    Come and see my special Giveaway for Valentines!
    Art by Karena

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  6. sampenner wrote:

    How cute are these pencils?! I love your finds Sue!



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  7. Those pencils are adorable! I'd love to hand them out to my students.

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  8. You've found some darling things!!! I think I need those pencils!!!

    Your children will be smitten with their Valentines! And love the photos below for Tiffany. Ahhhh….romance. I sort of remember that. 🙂

    xo E

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  9. alicia wrote:

    you found some pretty adorable things!

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  10. Nancy wrote:

    Hey, just a shout out for you to see our Zhush reference in our blog today!
    Thanks for inspiring us!!!

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  11. Adorable post! Gotta love Etsy!

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  12. Oh my, I just looked at the tattoo's – the watches are also so neat. Great for girls and boys! Thank you for the link!

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  13. Ally wrote:

    Valentine's Day has some of the cutest little gifts 🙂

    xoxo, Ally

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  14. Love the pencils! Very cuuute!


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  15. pve design wrote:

    I have a collection of hearts and every year I love adding to it. Some were found, some were give and a few bought.
    What sweet love you have found to brighten so many hearts.

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  16. am I too old for the fake tatt and pencils? they're so cute! when will you share your NYIGF finds? I can't wait to see what you pick up for the shop!

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  17. Great Valentine's little gifts, cute, I love those pencils, you can give them to all your loved one children and adult.

    Thanks for the inspiration,

    Published on 2.2.12 · Reply