Love is in the air!
As you know, I believe that all holidays—including Valentine’s Day—are a fun family affair, which is why I hate people poo-poo-ing Valentine’s Day. Can you ever have too much love in your life?? I don’t think so, that’s for sure! I LOVE having an excuse to go out of my way and make the day a bit more special for my family. I would like to say that I remember to do that every day of the year, but that just ain’t the truth. Life is busy, people. Busy, hectic, and downright exhausting at times. And that is why I love the holidays. I love having a reason and a REMINDER to slow down and savor my family. I have carried on my mama’s awesome traditions with my own kids, and I would love to share them with you! You can read about them on my Heart Attack and Secret Cupid posts.
But here’s the thing: I think that Valentine’s Day is also a day for sweethearts. Regardless of what type of marriage or relationship you are in, it NEVER hurts to do something special and out of the ordinary! My hubs is about as wonderful as they come (seriously….I SOO do not deserve that good natured man!), but I still love knowing that there are days on which we are going to be reminded to slow down and think of one another. Sometimes life gets in the way of romance, ya know?
So if you are planning on celebrating your love this February, 14th 2014 then this giveaway is an incredible opportunity that you will NOT want to miss! It is being organized by the amazingly fabulous Dating Divas! I am SOOOO excited about this giveaway and CRAZY honored to have been invited to participate!
So, are you ready for this?! TWENTY-EIGHT of my FAVORITE bloggers have put together amazing Valentine’s Day baskets filled with everything you will need for fun, romantic night! That’s right, ladies… no more stressing over what to do or scrambling at the last minute to pull together a memorable evening.
Valentine’s Day is 100% planned for the lucky recipients of these twenty-eight gorgeous baskets!
Each of my blogging friends and I are giving away a unique themed date night basket valued at over $100 each to make your evening something you will treasure forever!
Here’s a peak at all 28 giveaway baskets:
Are you ready for a chance to enter 28 AMAZING Giveaways AND meet some of my favorite blogging friends?
Welcome to The ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day Basket + Blog Hop!!
Here’s What You Do:
#1) Get pumped to feast on all the delicious eye candy of the amazing giveaways you are about to enter! This stuff is awesome!
#2) Scroll down further in this post to get a more DETAILED description of what I am giving away.
#3) Enter MY giveaway at the very bottom of the post.
#4) Time to start “blog-hopping!” Click on each of my friends’ links below & enter ALL of their giveaways!
#5) Definitely take time to check out each of these sites. This is an awesome and varied group of talented ladies! You are in for a REAL treat!!
Ready for a sneak peek of MY basket?? I had so much fun putting it together! EEK!
Don’t worry, you will see ALL of the details of my basket below, but first let me show you where to hop around to check out these awesome blog and enter to win their date baskets.
Click on each link to view each site, and enter to win their “Valentine’s Date Night” basket. If you receive an error message, click to the blog’s home page. So much inspiration, right?!?
1. The Dating Divas 2. Bombshell Bling 3. Thirty Handmade Days 4. All Things Thrifty 5. Nobiggie 6. A Little Tipsy 7. The Crafting Chicks 8. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke 9. Skip To My Lou 10. Snap 11. Fun Cheap Or Free 12. Positively Spendid 13. My Sister’s Suitcase 14. The 36th Avenue 15. Smitten By 16. The Idea Room 17. 4 Men 1 Lady 18. Girl Loves Glam 19. The Diva Dish 20. Entirely Eventful Day 21. Tatertots & Jello 22. Just A Girl 23. Dollar Store Crafts 24. The SITS Girls 25. Lolly Jane 26. Design Dazzle 27. My Insanity 28. Not Just A Housewife
Now let’s take a closer look at my basket! My basket is based around a date post from The Dating Divas called Photobooth Fun. If you aren’t my lucky winner then you can always recreate this basket with the props included on that post. But be prepared: it will take you much longer to cut them all out than you think. Not that I learned that from experience or anything…. ;) OK, let’s take a look!!
If you win you get ALL of the things in this basket and even the basket itself! Score.
Let’s start by looking at the actual photo booth props. They are all precut for you and on sticks (or mega-cute polka dot straws in the case of the Valentine’s Day ones….cutest!). I have them in bags to try to keep them safe and unbent on the trip through the mail.
One of the sets is based on Alice in Wonderland. I love those hats!
The next set is based on Cinco De Mayo. Ole!
Last, but not least, is the Valentine’s Day set. SWEETEST!! I simply love them!
Now let’s take a look at some of the extra props that I have made and/or included for you!
First of all, I whipped up a little bag for you to stuff all of your props into for easy toting. For your necks I have included a sparkly red scarf and a hot pink boa. I love a good boa in a photobooth, don’t you?
For your head I whipped up a very silly little red cap (like my Mr. Smee hat, as seen in our Family Peter Pan Costumes from last year). I also made an INSANELY RIDICULOUS headband. Even I was shocked by its size and ridiculous nature! And that is saying something! (I sortof have an addiction to making “floofy” headbands for my daughter. It’s true.) I hope you get a kick out of it. It’s my favorite additional prop in the basket because it is something that is really only acceptable in a photo booth. ;) Don’t believe me? See the pic of me modeling it on Instagram. Ridic, am I right??
I also decided to include a chalkboard for you to write messages on (which also made an appearance in my IG pic). I make the chalkboard frame using THIS tutorial and blinged out the frame using THIS tutorial. Don’t worry, chalk will be included! :)
Finally, I threw in a bag of heart confetti (the photo booth people will just looooove that) and 20 $1 bills, along with a website that will help you find a local photobooth. Funnest!
Oh yes, and one last thing. I believe that any gal on a special date with her guy deserves some special bling, don’t you?! For that reason I have included a very Valentine-y pair of earrings from my jewelry shop, Bombshell Bling Jewelry. They were made with sterling silver and Swarovski Crystals. Pretty, pretty, and worth $40 to boot!
So HURRY—-enter below and then “hop” on over to enter to win all of the other unique date baskets! Too fun!!
The giveaway ends at midnight on January 24, 2014, so don’t delay!