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Friday, February 14, 2014

phoning it in | Random 5 | Valentine | Friday ...

[iPhone: Barnes and Noble 1/6/14 - photo box edit] 

 Random #1: "Before you take that tree down, can we interest you in some Valentine's Cards?"
Holiday Whiplash - it can happen to anyone.

Random #2: Save these, if you are in need of a Tums / antacid and none can be found, 
I'm guessing these chalky candies might be a good alternative.

Random #3: I bought some Daiquiri Coolers a couple of years ago while at the beach and of the 4, two are still in the fridge.  This bottle managed to be saved from one that was tasted, and poured out.
{Daiquiri Coolers --- seemed like a good idea at the time}
Question: Do Coolers age like wine and get better with time?

Random #4: When I first got married (eons ago) I got two cherub Christmas stocking holders. The frail little things could barely hold a ribbon let alone a stocking; unless of course you unwrapped the sticky tape on their buttocks and permanently affixed them to the fireplace mantel.  Frankly, sticky buttocks on the mantel has never sounded like a good idea. Long story short - they tipped, they chipped, but against all odds, over 20 years later they are still around.  They have been repurposed and now serve to hold dried flowers or a light ornament on Valentine's Day.
 One has lost his wings and harp - but not his smile.

Random #5: Sometimes I buy holiday accessories without a clue of what to do with them. This wire strand of hearts and beads being one of them. A necklace maybe? 

 Well, that's it.
 Have a happy day - with or without chocolates, flowers, or a date. 
 The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself 
  - Steve Maraboli

 I'm linking up today


  1. Holiday whiplash! Hilarious. Have a great weekend!

  2. i love #5 ... i buy things with the thought i know i will do something with them - but not a detailed plan. so fun. it is so creative. enjoyable too. i love the valentine's day box ... so fun. Happy <3 Day!! ( :

  3. Oh your cherubs still look wonderful. B

  4. Love the Mariboli quote. Your images are great. Holiday whiplash --- too funny. love the cherub story and the daiquiri's. Great post! Happy Friday!

  5. Lmao!!! Holiday whiplash!! I wish I could rummage around that head of yours!!! Love that last shot. Very cute story on the cherubs. And those candies? Puke-they are only good for shooting. I'll take the TUMS any day!! Xo

  6. Your pictures are fun and creative, Nicki!
    Hope you have a fun Valentine's Day. Looks like you already have a festive start!

  7. Holiday whiplash - now that's a term to be remembered and used. Your header looks great.

  8. I love the vintage valentines... reminds me of when I was in grammar school. xo

  9. Love the vintage valentines - so cool!

  10. The vintage valentines are so cute. And I love to repurpose things for holding flowers....I have some very interesting shaped beer bottles that I use.

  11. A lovely Valentine post! I collect old valentines so I love that cube.
    I'd wrap those heart/beads around a candle. :)
    My hubby always want to leave the tree up year round and decorate accordingly. He hates taking it down. My answer is always NO!
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  12. I am with you on the buying random things and then trying to figure out what in the world I am doing with it. Those cute little valentines remind me of days gone by. Happy Love Day, Nicki!!

  13. Holiday Whiplash? LOL
    I love the cherubs story ... awwwww! So nice that you still have them.
    Love the beads!!!
    I brake for beads!!! LOL
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    diane @ thoughts and shots

  14. Love the idea of the conservations hearts as antacids.

  15. Love the old Valentines; brings back lots of memories....I too buy things I don't have a clue as to what I am going to do with but usually a use turns up at some point....I hope you have had a good Valentine's Day....

  16. Your post has me smiling... I hope your Valentine day was a happy one.


  17. I am not sure what I'd do with the wire strand of hearts, but I do know I like them.

  18. Ah romance was here today. Loving your little Cherub, so cute. The heart strand was pretty too. You still had your tree up? That is a record I bet. I love Wine Coolers so mine never last long enough to wonder if they taste better with age.