Valentine’s Day Contest

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Valentine's Day Contest from 2Modern – win a Thomas Paul Pillow. To win, describe what special thing you are doing for your Valentine this year. Remember to use either your blogger login or first name and last name so that we can identify you if you win. We will post the winner's name with instructions for collecting your prize, please check back Feb 14, 2009 to see if you won!

Giveaway ends February 13, 2009 at midnight PST (and sorry, prizes can only be sent to locations in the US). Good Luck!

Cheers,  2Modern.


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  1. Will Bohrnsen

    Jan 27, 2009 at 4:50 am

    I’m giving my wife a much needed break from the children and sending her to the spa.

  2. MsUnreliable

    Jan 27, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Ooh how exciting! I’m sending my mister a little letter from the World’s Smallest Postal Service, and we’re packing up a picnic and going to our favourite secret spot in Sydney…it’s in a national park next to a crystal clear river and surrounded by hills, cliffs and bushland.

  3. Artsy Fartsy

    Jan 27, 2009 at 6:39 am

    My honey loves anything having to do with airplanes. I recently bought two prints which feature the blueprints of the “Spirit of St. Louis” and “Kitty Hawk” airplanes. I’m having them matted and framed so he can hang them in his office. I think he will be pleasantly surprised!

  4. Jason Meserve

    Jan 27, 2009 at 7:10 am

    I prefer to do something simple and intimate for Valentine’s day. I have already purchase a few small items to give to my love. I will be cooking her a delicious italian meal using heart shaped pasta and a homemade sauce that we both love. :)
    Simple, but meaningful.

  5. angie

    Jan 27, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I am making a Valentines Day Breakfast for my 4-yr and 2-yr old and some of their friends. We’ll have a Valentines Breakfast party with heart shaped pancakes, waffles with heart sprinkles and even some cookies to decorate. Then we’ll pass out valentines!

  6. Sarah White

    Jan 27, 2009 at 11:13 am

    My darling love was deployed to afghanistan last year for valentines day so we actually just celebrated that one this past weekend by taking a frigid walk around the zoo (one of our favorite things!) and then treating ourselves to a little nail-care at a salon (he bites his nails something horrible and I work with my hands alot so it was a treat!). We then warmed up with some delicious home-made dinner and a bottle of wine. We finished the night (or at least what I can write about :-) ) by baking some cookies for a friend that is currently in Iraq.
    This valentines day, I plan on waking him up with breakfast in bed (heart shaped omlette and fruit!) Then, he has a special day trip planned for us. The evening is when I will take him to get a couples massage. Then out to a late dinner at a cozy restaurant downtown. Dessert is going to be a home-made heart shaped cake/pie! We will also stretch out the romance and fun all weekend since there is a good chance he will be training or deployed next valentines day as well. :-(

  7. Stephanie Fisher

    Jan 27, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I plan on staying in with my sweetie — a fire, a homecooked meal, and a good movie under a warm blanket. Sounds like heaven!

  8. Dionne C

    Jan 27, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    My husband made me promise not to spend any money on him this Valentines Day. So instead of buying him something, on Friday night while he is at work, I am going to make some pretty heart garlands and hang them all around the apartment and hide little love notes for him to find everywhere. I am going to set up a candlelight picnic in our living room and we can watch movies together. Then on Saturday I want to make breakfast in bed. This will be our first Valentines Day together as a married couple, so I am really excited!

  9. Rachel Cobb

    Jan 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    My husband is from south Louisiana, where Mari Gras gets you a week off from school and with Mardi Gras being a few weeks after Valentine’s Day, I’m having a King Cake (his favorite flavor of course) from a bakery in his hometown shipped to us. It may not be much to some, but he has yet to eat a King Cake up here that compares to what he grew up eating.

  10. Ginger

    Jan 27, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Nothing. The same thing he did for my birthday!

  11. tonya

    Jan 27, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I made reservations at a little B&B that we drove by in a neighboring town and he mentioned wanting to stay there. This was quite awhile ago so I am planning on surprising him by just taking him on a drive and pulling up in front of the B&B ;)

  12. iva

    Jan 28, 2009 at 5:27 am

    i will adopt baby dolphin in our adriatic sea…like a symbol.. to swimm through whole year in depths of our love (sea) freely and happily….

  13. Cynthia

    Jan 28, 2009 at 9:46 am

    my husband i and are making a delicious dinner. we have not decided if it will be steak or vegetarian. our daughter will probably help because she loves to cook with us. we will eat together and open simple gifts of dark chocolate!


    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I think this year, instead of communicating through emails , I will pick up the phone and just go from A through Z and tell my loved ones what they mean to me..let me “humanize” this holiday!…doesn’t cost a penny

  15. Amy

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I’m not a big Valentine-y girl. I have always confounded men in my life since I don’t expect flowers, dinner or chocolates. My husband understands this and instead of showing each other that we love each other “more” on one day a year, we set aside every Saturday night as “date night” to step away from the kids and the house and work and to just spend time together. This year, Valentine’s Day is on Saturday– so we will be spending a nice quiet evening catching up on the week and remembering how much we love each other (oh yeah, we are saps!)

  16. Anne Sides

    Jan 28, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Because our kids’ sports schedules have us driving them in different directions Valentine’s Day weekend, this year I have to get creative. I’m going to leave a saucy cd of all our favorite love songs in the stereo with a love letter that concludes with the instruction, “Hit ‘play’ on the stereo,” and the first clue in a treasure hunt throughout the house. I’ll scatter a series of clues, each accompanied by a fancy dark chocolate and hand-drawn coupon—one for a night that starts with home-cooked paella (his favorite dish) and a fabulous red wine, and ends with a massage in front of a roaring fire and two glasses of champagne in a steamy bubble bath, another for a guys poker night that I’ll personally cater, and one coupon for trying something new together, something we’ve never done before…maybe horseback riding on a perfect summer day in the Rockies or surfing lessons in Mexico.

  17. Jennifer Noland

    Jan 28, 2009 at 11:44 am

    My sweetie just lost his job because of the economy. He’s a writer and he’s mostly upset because he is scared he will no longer have a place to write.
    So for this Valentine’s Day, I want to give him a place to write. I am going to register a domain name for him, secure some web hosting and put together a fabulous design for his new blog. I just know this will lift his spirits.

  18. Lori Ziegler

    Jan 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I am taking him to a local burger place and then to a movie. We can’t be away for too long because our son doesn’t always take the bottle. Thanks!

  19. eric

    Jan 28, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    We are doing a Yoga session together at the Standard Hotel on South Beach and chow down on their outdoor bayside dock, under the stars after a dip in their pool and hot tub (with our robes on, of course)

  20. Kristina R

    Jan 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Hubby and I are going to cook dinner together. Since he works most nights this is rare treat. Then will eat via candlelight. I can’t wait.

  21. Tracy B

    Jan 28, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I will give my daughters each a box of Valentine’s colored Smarties and a note. My husband probably won’t remember and that’s alright since it’s just an excuse to raise the price of flowers by 2000%. I want a gift because he thought to get me something not because everyone else is getting something. And besides that’s what wedding anniversaries are for, just the couple to celebrate.

  22. Anna Blasco

    Jan 29, 2009 at 9:15 am

    A bottle (or two) of wine and scrabble with my significant other!

  23. Dena Straughn

    Feb 3, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I have become a new grandmother this year and my husband and I are in such baby love. We cannot think of a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to babysit the little love of our lives while our daughter and son-in-law go out for a romantic dinner. There is nothing more precious than a baby, and this little guy melts our hearts and brings us great joy. The closeness we feel looking at the culmination of our love is priceless.

  24. Tierra

    Feb 5, 2009 at 7:40 am

    On Friday morning i,ll send a love poem in blue and red colors speaking of flowers and candy them i’m going to send blue and red flowers to his job along with candy coated strawberries. He’ll come home to no kids as we get ready to see a Tyler Perry play, followed by dinner then me for dessert. He’ll wake up on Saturday morning to flowers, jewelry and breakfast then later i,m taking him to the spa where he will receive a deep tissue massage, lunch then me for dessert.

  25. tanya

    Feb 10, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Great ideas here…
    As for me… I’m planning on a gourmet ghetto style date!
    I’m painting the town of Ypsilanti, MI red with my freaky cohort, litterly!
    He has no idea, but our first stop is at the local plasma center- we will donate our plasma and earn an easy $35.00 each-
    Then we will go to The Seven Eleven and make slushies and I will for sure have my flask on me to help give it that extra kick!
    Next we are on the way to Jimmy Johns for some great tasting day old bread for .45 cents each.
    We will finish our date by paying a visit to our local art studio downtown, and hit the most ghetto bar around the corner, The Elbow Room… in which we will experience some seriously greasy budget burgers, cheep beer, and play some keno!
    oh… i am so excited… i for sure will blog about it and post pics!
    Licks -n- Lashes,

  26. brandy hazard

    Feb 10, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I can not believe i’ve made it to the age of 17 and still have not had a valentine. What ever happen to “true love”, or “puppy love”. Fourtunatley, this is going to be the most amazing valentines day ever, why? as a Even though my love life sucks, as a Godiva chocolatier employee,my manager has allowed me to take the lumpsome of remaining christmas chocolates from December, home with me to eat all by myself. Usually when the holiday sale is up, the employees are allowed to take any reamaining chocolate home, because my manager loves me soo much, she gave me the oppurtunity to spend the whole day in the stock room filling my bags with any holiday truffles of my desire. If you ask me, there were hundreds of leftovers.
    Miss Godiva Chocolatier. :]
    Ps. Spending Valentines day alone is’nt so bad after all, in fact i’d perfer it over a date [i dont like to share lol]

  27. Dallas Shaw

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    the husband and I are spending the day with some friends in phila, then seeing a movie. We don’t need anything fancy this year! Just need ourselves and some good friends…and hopefully a thomas paul pillow!

  28. Alysia

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    My husband and I are taking the train to visit my sick mom. It is cheaper (and a green alternative) than driving, plus it will be romantic to just relax and read magazines. We are packing a bottle of wine and some cheese/cracker snacks to eat when the stars come out. They have a portion of the train with a glass walls and you can watch the landscape melt away with a glass of wine. So this year, our valentine is my mother. My husband and I are going make a healthy dinner for her and watch movies at home.

  29. Aaron

    Feb 13, 2009 at 3:34 am

    “My wife and I have been together 14 years. Each year I try and come up with different things as to not do the same ol’ same ol’. …[This year] we will go to a bed and breakfast hotel at the Arcadian Inn. …It is the royal master suite and is decorated very romantic and has a fireplace, with the LCD TV/radio DVD/CD player, and a bathtub for two with jets. I will have already prepped the room with some silk red and white rose pedals in the room and on the bed, and a bottle of wine that my wife and I specifically made during Christmas. I am using a company which will actually go and pick up any specific dinner at the restaurant of my choosing and bring it to us. So we can eat by candle light in our room. In the meantime I have got on the computer and downloaded 11 romantic love songs and burned on to a CD to give to her and put on to play during our supper. Online I have pre-ordered a pair of white cotton thong panties with red embroidery on it and written on it, “Aaron’s girl”. I also have placed an ad in the Edmond Sun newspaper that will be in the announcement section that will read, “Happy Valentine’s Day Christine! My one and only, always and forever! I Love you! Your Husband Aaron.” Which I will just so happen to locate when we have just finished our meal. Then we will fill up the Jacuzzi tub and take a bath together and I will wash her hair for her. Which all should lead to a fantastic night with the one that I love so dearly. The following morning the bed and breakfast will bring us breakfast by candle light into the room to complete our stay. I have already called her boss (without her knowing) so we could both have that following Monday off work so we will have time to ride the train back home and complete our wonderful weekend.”

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