1.25.2010

Heart Shaped Giveaway!!

This is this week's giveaway!!!

But first....The winner from last week's giveaway of a Pampered Chef Cookbook is.....
Jennifer Howard!!

Congrats, Jennifer!! Please email your mailing address to loveactuallyblog @ hotmail.com

If you'd like to see what other products Shari has to offer, please email her at shari.trujillo @ live.com

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Now, on to this week's giveaway!!

I saw these ridiculously cute kitchen towels and heart-shaped silicone baking cups at the store and there was no way I could resist. The only way I justified buying them was to give a set to one of my followers. So, I hope you won't mind this selfish pursuit of mine... :)

  • Set of 2 Kitchen Towels
  • Set of 8 Silicone Baking Cups (Heart-Shaped, 4 pink, 4 red)

How to Qualify:
1. Be a Follower --->
2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite Valentine's Day memory (perhaps an event/date, a gift you gave or received, etc.)

Bonus Entries:
(Leave a seperate comment for each bonus entry!!)

  • Vote for Love Actually Blog on TopMommyBlogs by clicking HERE
  • Post my Button on your blog
  • Follow LAB on Facebook
  • Follow LAB on Twitter

Giveaway ends Sunday, January 31st!

389 comments:

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Jenny said...

I am a follower!

Jenny said...

My favorite Valentine's Day memory is when my daughter was born! The best Valentine I could ever receive!

Jenny said...

I am following you on twitter also!

Nate & Millie said...

My favorite Valentine's memory is from our first Valentine's Day together. We dressed formal and went to a nice resturant and hotel!

Nate & Millie said...

I have your button on my blog!

Nate & Millie said...

I'm a fan on Facebook!

Gabi said...

I'm a follower

Gabi said...

Favorite valentines is all of them since my daughter has been born. She loves valentines.

Gabi said...

I'm a fan on facebook.

Randi said...

My favorite Valentine memory happens every year. We began when the children were small, and now they return home with their spouse and children! We make individual heart-shaped pizzas and play games together.

Randi said...

I became a Facebook fan.

Randi said...

I voted

amber said...

It would have to be the first year that i was married, i got roses.

amber said...

I have your button on my blog

Tasha said...

I am a follower!

Amy B said...

I am a follower!
My favorite Valentine's Day memory is my first real date with my now boyfriend - and I didn't even think it was a date in the beginning! But by the end, it was sure a special date! A walk, dinner and a movie was never so exciting! This February 14th will be our six year anniversary together and I hope it will become my new favorite Valentine's Day memory.

Amy B said...

I am a fan on Facebook!

Amy B said...

I put your button on my blog!

Tasha said...

My favorite Valentine's day memory was when my husband and I were dating and trying not to marry each other. On Valentine's day, our conversation went from if we ended up getting married to when we ended up getting married.

Tasha said...

I have your button on my blog.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Oh my goodness, how adorable! I would love to win this! :) My favorite valentine's day memory is a sunset catermeran sail my fiance (boyfriend at the time) surprised me with! It was very romantic!

Already a follower :)

seasidesmitten@aol.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

I voted! :)

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

Your button is on my blog in a post I did about your lovely blog :)

http://seasidesmitten.blogspot.com/2010/01/love-actually-blog-review.html

seasidesmitten@aol.com

The Lund Five said...

I am a follower of your blog. My favorite Valentines Day was when I was pregnant with my first child and my husband and I were living with my parents. We tried to go to Olive Garden but there was a 2 hour wait. We ended up getting our food to go and went back and ate and played Skipbo at my parents house.

Kecia said...

I'm a follower now. My favorite v-day memory is the year my husband surprised me with a date in. He rented a projector and set it up so we could watch "A love affair to remember" in bed. He also ordered take out. It was cozy and fun.

Chelsea said...

I am a follwer! My favorite memory is dressing up "prom style" and going to McDonalds with my roomies for V-day!

amybyrd said...

I am a followe--my favorite Valentine's memory is the the first one with my now husband--it was cold and snowy--I was housesitting--he barbequed us steaks and gave me a beautiful diamond heart necklace!

amybyrd said...

I am a facebook fan too!!

Carol said...

Those towels are soo cute! My favorite valentine memory are the parties I give my family every Valentine's Day. I make special treats and give them little gifts and I decorate. It's sooo much fun! Great giveaway!

Jeanette said...

I am a follower

My best memory is when my late husband was out of work and I knew that valentine's day would not be celebrated. I came home and he spent the day hauling gravel and made me a heart shaped parking pad.

Carol said...

I'm following you on Twitter!

Carol said...

I'm a fan on Facebook!

Liz Wilcken said...

I'm a follower!

The Lund Five said...

I follow you on facebook!

The Lund Five said...

I added your button to my blog!

Jessica said...

Lucky girl, Jennifer! I hope you enjoy it.

I love those silicon cups though - how cute is that?!

I'm a follower!

thisthatandmyblog at gmail dot com

Liz Wilcken said...

I loved v-day as a kid and making those cool "mail boxes" with construction paper, and trying to read too much into the valentine's I'd get from the boys I'd have a crush on! ;)

I also met my hubby around v-day!

Jessica said...

Last year my sweetheart and I went shopping and just spent the (relaxed) day together. That night, we got a hotel room and spent time away from home. We didn't dress up and go out really fancy, we went to a casual chain restaurant and enjoyed our time with each other. I hope we can do the same this year!

thisthatandmyblog at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I just added your button to This, That & My Blog!

thisthatandmyblog at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I voted for your blog!

thisthatandmyblog at gmail dot com

KatieB. said...

Great giveaway! I'm a follower. And, my favorite Valentines memory is Valentine's Day 2008. My wedding was 2/16/08, and on 2/14/08, my fiance and my parents went to dinner - we were so excited about the wedding and it was a truly special night!

KatieB. said...

I'm a Twitter follower!!!

suburban prep said...

I am a follower
msgb245 at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

I got engaged on Valentines day in '98. Then one yr later we were married and I was making a chicken dinner and well lets just say that Chicken Limone turned out to be pucker chicken.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

Carol said...

I have your button on my blog!
http://songberries.blogspot.com

dougandcheryl said...

I'm a follower!

Jen said...

I'm a follower and one of my favorite memories is of my first kiss as a 16 yr old girl on Valentines day!

mandy said...

i follow! my favorite v-day memory is from growing up and my mom would give us a little something and i am excited to carry that tradition on!

mandy said...

i follow on twitter

mandy said...

i voted!

The Allen Family said...

Sheesh, I'm having the hardest time coming up with a great Valentine's Day memory. Neither my husband or myself are very romantic... I guess I love the golf clubs he gave me last year, but only because it meant he wanted to spend even more time with me. :)

The Allen Family said...

I voted for you.

The Allen Family said...

I have your button. www.sethdez.blogspot.com

The Allen Family said...

I follow you on twitter. @dezroute

The Allen Family said...

I follow you on Facebook. Dezi Allen.

Jenn said...

I follow this blog

Jenn said...

My favorite valentine's memory is going to dinner with my parents, brothers & sisters and their spouses.

Jenn said...

I became a facebook fan

Jess said...

I'm a follower! and my best memory is our valentines tradition. We're not mushy people so we always order a pizza, drink some wine and just watch a movie at home.

Jess said...

I'm a fan on face book

Jess said...

i voted for you!

Jess said...

and your button is already on my blog :)

M and C said...

My favorite Valentines memory is when I was out of town for a dental convention.. My boyfriend (husband) suprised me at my hotel with roses and taking me out for a great night.

M and C said...

Im a follower!

M and C said...

Follow you on twitter.

M and C said...

button is on my blog!

Anderson Family said...

2004 Valentines Day. I just moved to Hawaii and my roommates and I thought it would be fun to make cookies and deliver them to different people. We Started making cookies around 8 pm and didn't get done delivering the cookies until 12:00 am. I had other wonderful Valentine's Day but that sure was a fun one and I don't think any of my roommates will forget it.

Lindsay Phenes said...

I'm a follower - I'm currently 'copying' your advent calendar! I'm so excited to surprise hubby with it.

Lindsay Phenes said...

I'm a facebook fan of LAB!

Lindsay Phenes said...

I added your button to my blog :)

Lindsay Phenes said...

I've never cared much for Valentine's Day (a mishap a few years ago is the reason behind that)
But THIS year will be my favorite V-Day, by far.
In trying to work on throwing excitement back into my marriage, I'm using some of your ideas along with some of my own. I'm making your advent calendar, I bought Reese's to carve and put in hubby's lunch, and I've got cute V-Day window clings I'll put all over hubby's car on the 14th! Just to name a couple. I'm determined to make this the best Valentine's Day ever :)

The Gosfam said...

I follow your blog: my fondest memory is every year in my family we make heart sugar cookies. I love it!! Also when I was 7 we got GIANT heart sugar cookies and they were so YUMMY!!

mattles22 at yahoo dot com

The Gosfam said...

I voted for you

The Gosfam said...

Button on my blog: rantsravesandpetpeeves dot blogspot dot com

The Gosfam said...

I follow LAB on facebook: Gosfam

The Gosfam said...

I follow LAB on twitter: Gosfam

Lindsay Phenes said...

I voted for you on mommyblogs!

Josh and Emily said...

I am a follower

Josh and Emily said...

My husband and I's first kiss was on Valentines day- we were in the backseat of my roommates car waiting for her to go get her date so we could go to Taco Bell and the $ theater with them. (The excitement of dating on a budget)

Anderson Family said...

I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

Anderson Family said...

I put your bottom on my blog

Scrappy Gifts said...

follower! Those towels are so adorable! Those baking cups would be awesome too. In case I don't win, what store did you get them at?

diva2129 at yahoo dot com

Scrappy Gifts said...

favorite Valentine's memory - church dances with my husband...last year they set up a nice dinner too

diva2129 at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

The first Valentine's Day my husband and I were dating he gave me a Swiss Army knife. What a gift huh?? Besides my wedding ring it is the only thing he has ever given me that I keep with me all the time.

Amy said...

I am a follower

Scrappy Gifts said...

have your button on the bottom of my blog here
http://craftymommydiva.blogspot.com/

diva2129 at yahoo dot com

Scrappy Gifts said...

facebook fan - Maryanne Nelson

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Scrappy Gifts said...

Scrappy Gifts follow you on Twitter

Rebecca said...

I follow!

Rebecca said...

My favorite v-day was when my hubbie got a babysitter and made me a homemade (candlelit!!) dinner and the kids were even gone overnight!

Rebecca said...

I voted for you!

Rebecca said...

Im following on FB :)

Rebecca said...

I follow on Twitter!

Christy said...

I am a follower! I have had a lot of GREAT V-Days but I am really excited for this year. My daughter is in kindergarten and watching her pick out which V-Day cards she wanted to give to her classmates was so cute. She is so excited for her V-Day party and has been counting down the days. Watching your children be so excited about something makes it more than special!

Christy said...

I am a fan on Facebook!

Christy said...

I am a follower on Twitter!!

Christy said...

Whooohooo! Moving on up! I voted on TopMommyBlogs!

Audrey said...

I love all of your ideas!!! I can't wait try some of them out!! I'm a follower!!

Cat said...

cute! i am a follower.

Audrey said...

I'm a follower on facebook too!

Christy said...

Your button is on my blog at:
http://princesshairboutique.blogspot.com/

Cat said...

my favorite valentines day, my fiance took me on a secret date where he parked in an area i've never been, we rode up the incline (pittsburgh) and ate in a beautiful restaurant. it was fun dressing up.

Cat said...

i also have your button!

The Smith Family said...

My favorite Valentines was the Valentines right before my hubby and I were married...he cooked me a yummy romantic dinner and we ate by the fireplace. It is the ONLY time he has EVER made me dinner in the SEVEN years we have been married!!!

The Smith Family said...

Follower on facebook

Roxy said...

I am a follower

Roxy said...

My favorite valentines was coming home from a day at work and my husband had decorated the entire bedroom, he moved the bed to the center of the room and hung streamers from the ceiling to drape the bed...it was so sweet and then he had rose peddles leading up the stairs to the bed. :)

Roxy said...

I voted

Lyndsay said...

I'm a follower, count me in!!! They are so cute!

Lyndsay said...

My favorite valentines day was when my husband and I were dating and I made this cute heart shaped cake for him. We ended up having an icing fight and were covered in yummy chocolate!

Lyndsay said...

I am also a follower on facebook.

Andrea and Kyle said...

I am a follower!
My favorite memory is when my husband worke me up with our song, when I came out there was rose petals leading me to the kitchen where he had breakfast ready for me! He is so cute!

Joe*Nikki said...

I'm a follower!!

Joe*Nikki said...

Valentine's Day is my ALL TIME FAVORITE HOLIDAY!!

Joe*Nikki said...

Valentine's Day was a BIG holiday is my house growing up. My mom always put Valentine cards in our lunches. We woke up to Valentine presents sitting at where we ate our Valentine breakfast! So much fun!!

Joe*Nikki said...

I follow you on facebook!!

The Woodin's domain said...

I'm a follower. My favorite memory of valentine's day was my first date with my husband. He happened to have the day of work so, he asked me on a date. He showed up early to my house with a canation which happens to be my favorite flower. He had planned everything and I had no clue what we wre going to do. He drove us to the beach ad in his trunk he had a frisbee and a ball. We played frisbee and kick ball on the beach until it got dark. Then we sat on a rock and watch the tide come in and talked. We walked around until we were hungry and then we found a restaurant that was open. When he drove me home we didn't want to say good bye yet so he stayed and we watched movie. That date was the first of many and still counting.

The Woodin's domain said...

I'm a fan on facebook.

jjw258@yahoo.com

The Woodin's domain said...

I have your button on my blog.

jjw258@yahoo.com

Jami Schoettler said...

I'm a follower! I don't have a favorite Valentines memory yet. Maybe this year will change that. -Jami

Katie Lane said...

Too cute!! I'm a follower.

jengd said...

I follow you!

jengd said...

Sounds goofy but my husband showed up one year with 2doz. roses. 1. I thought it was overkill and 2. I couldn't believe he would have spent that much. Turns out he picked them up at our local Trader Joes and it was like 2doz/$14.99 on Valentine's Day which is just CRAZY! I was so happy with him. :)

jengd said...

Does it count if I TRIED to vote for you over at Top Mommy Blogs? Everything I clicked on just brought me back to your page. :(

Tiffany said...

I am a follower.
my most memorable v-day was my and scottys first v-day and he didn't know it was valentines day and he didn't get me anything... he say how upset I was and went out and got me all kinds of stuff and took me out to eat... he hasn't forgot another one LOL...

Tiffany said...

your button is on my blog...
My Blog

Tiffany said...

I am following you on twitter...
http://twitter.com/tiffanyj84

Tenille said...

I'm a follower!

Tenille said...

My favorite Valentine's Day gift was simple but perfect- 2 dozen pink roses from my amazing hubby last year. It was our first VD since we'd been married but I had been really sick so they brightened my mood and really made my day!

Tenille said...

I voted for you!

Tenille said...

Facebook Follower :)

Heather, TJ, Brock, and Jillian said...

Your button is on my blog!!!

Tenille said...

Twitter follower!

Heather, TJ, Brock, and Jillian said...

I am a facebook follower!

Heather, TJ, Brock, and Jillian said...

To make up for my husband being out of town working on V-Day last year, I got to spend all day with my super sweet kiddos playing and making sugar cookies!

One Happy Family said...

Valentine's Day is always extra special to us, because it's the anniversary of our first date! One of my favorite memories though, was when we put our daughter to bed and then had our own private dance in the living room. We even decorated with crete paper and red and pink balloons, and bought snacks, and just danced to the songs on the radio. So fun!

One Happy Family said...

I have your button on my blog!

One Happy Family said...

I voted for you on TopMommyBlogs!

One Happy Family said...

I follow you on facebook!

One Happy Family said...

I follow you on twitter! (@leccalave)

The Fergy Bunch said...

I follow on Facebook!

The Fergy Bunch said...

I follow on Facebook!

Rhiannon Banda-Scott said...

Favorite memory? Anything involving the fiance :)

The Fergy Bunch said...

I follow on Facebook!

blkenigma888 said...

I'm a Follower!!! And I advertise on my blog!!!
My favorite Valentines Day is when My husband and I were barely dating and we walked in the rain and he gave me this giant heart candy that said "You're Awesome" on it. Which the word awesome was an inside joke to us. When I got home i was soaked because of the rain.

blkenigma888 said...

I have a button on my blog

blkenigma888 said...

I am a fan on facebook

blkenigma888 said...

I follow you on twitter

Geneve said...

I am a follower!

Geneve said...

My favorite valentine's day was when I cut out hundreds of red, white, and pink hearts out of construction paper and pasted them all over our apartment. We were "Heart Attacked." It was fun to see how surprised my husband was when he woke up and saw it all.

Geneve said...

My button is on your blog.

Geneve said...

I'm following you on FB!

Matthew and Larissa said...

Valentine's day is actually been a sad day for some years now. I lost my sister in law to drunk driver. So we celebrate VDay a week before now. But these towels and silicon hearts were too cute.. I am follower here and on facebook...

Matthew and Larissa said...

Your button is now on my blog...

Leah said...

I am a follower!

Leah said...

My favorite Valentine's memory is from when my husband & I were dating & didn't have much money. We made a steak dinner together at my apartment & ate it picnic style in the living room since I didn't have a dining room table yet.:)

Leah said...

I am a FB fan!

BrittNeal said...

So cute! I'm a follower!

BrittNeal said...

My favorite valentine's memory is probably when my first boyfriend got me Winnie-the-Pooh socks. At the time I was crushed thinking it was such a lame gift, but now its pretty funny.

Heather said...

Best Valentine's was in 2002 when the olympics were here in my hometown...spent the night at the olympic plaza rockin' out to Sheryl Crow with some of my favorite people. Good times!

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Jen said...

Just e-mailed you! Thank you so much! I'm super excited to get cooking with this new book!

Anderson Family said...

I forgot to put my name down
Kellie Anderson I would be a follower on Twitter and Facebook if I participated in either of those things. Sorry about that

Jonathan and Chelsea said...

My favorite V-day was before I was married. I was single and spending it alone, My parents called and asked if I wanted to go to dinner with them.. I felt like a total goober being the only one out with out a date.. But I look back on it now and love it!!

Jonathan and Chelsea said...

I also have your button on my blog

Kat Wynn said...

My favorite Valentines memory the first Valentines ever... when we came to the US as a family. We came on Valentines day 1195.. this year will be 15 years total... so very special <3

Dani N' Steph Bates said...

I remember when i was little, it was just me and my sister, and my mom would always have a goodie bag/present at the breakfast table while we waiting for our "Valentines" Breakfast. Valentines was always so fun, because we were with family :)

Dani N' Steph Bates said...

I have your cute button on my blog! in fact it's the only button on my blog :)

Lisa said...

I am a follower!

The girl in pink said...

Im a follower!

Lisa said...

My favorite valentine's memory... hmm... well, I think it's going to have to be whatever happens this year, because I haven't had the best V-days in the past.

My plan is to hang out with my friend Jen, who split with her husband this past year, and cook dinner together and watch a girly movie together. I'm also packaging up my boyfriend's Valentine's day deployment care package right now with cookies, a psp game, a photo of the two of us, a cd of songs, his snack requests and some cleaning cloths that he requested.

The girl in pink said...

My fav V-Day memory is my first one with my husband... we didn't do anything fancy, just stayed in and made dinner together and watched a cute movie. But it was my first one married, and my last one before I had our son :)

The girl in pink said...

I voted! You're the best :)

The girl in pink said...

I follow you on twitter!

The girl in pink said...

We are friends on facebook :)

The girl in pink said...

and I just posted your button!

Thom, Laci, & Tailynne said...

I am a Follower. My favorite Valentine's memory is when I was in College.My husband prepared a dinner and a giant I love you sign in sign langage on the floor made out of hershey's kisses and surrounded by candles while I was in my night class. So sweet.

Thom, Laci, & Tailynne said...

I voted!

Thom, Laci, & Tailynne said...

I have your button on my blog, quisthappenings.blogspot.com

Thom, Laci, & Tailynne said...

I'm following you on facebook.

Momto3crazykids said...

I am a fan on Facebook!

Momto3crazykids said...

I voted!:)

Momto3crazykids said...

Ok now for my favorite Valentines memory. It goes back 10 years, to my first date with my husband. We met at my work, and started talking. He finally asked me out for dinner and a movie, we made it a date. Well (I didn't forget) he must not have realized it was valentines day that it was scheduled for. So we went to dinner, had a little bit of a wait, but it was nice to sit and talk. We went to the movie and then home. It was so nice, comfortable and absolutely perfect! I went to work the next day and told everyone he was the man I knew I was going to marry. Went home to find flowers on my doorstep, telling me thank you for dinner. It was so sweet. And 10 years later, we're still together, getting ready to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary in May.

Momto3crazykids said...

Ok now for my favorite Valentines memory. It goes back 10 years, to my first date with my husband. We met at my work, and started talking. He finally asked me out for dinner and a movie, we made it a date. Well (I didn't forget) he must not have realized it was valentines day that it was scheduled for. So we went to dinner, had a little bit of a wait, but it was nice to sit and talk. We went to the movie and then home. It was so nice, comfortable and absolutely perfect! I went to work the next day and told everyone he was the man I knew I was going to marry. Went home to find flowers on my doorstep, telling me thank you for dinner. It was so sweet. And 10 years later, we're still together, getting ready to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary in May.

Momto3crazykids said...

Oops sorry about the double post! LOL


I have added your button to my blog

Melissa and Doug said...

I'm a follower!

Melissa and Doug said...

My favorite Valentine's Day memory is my first one with my husband. Valentine's is so much better when you're not single! We didn't do anything fancy, he made me a nice dinner then we watched a cute movie. Simple, but was my first one married, and little did we know it was the last one just the two of us.

mandy said...

i have your button!

Lena said...

I am a facebook fan.

Lena said...
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Lena said...

I am a follower. My favorite Valentine's Day memory is when my husband (then boyfriend), pulled out a jewelry box and saw the excited look on my face. There were earrings in the box, but he could tell I thought it was an engagement ring. He got all flustered and quickly said it was earrings so I wouldn't get too excited. It's a good memory because we were both embarrassed and laughed about it!

Lena said...

I voted for you!

Marishannon said...

I'm a follower!

My favorite Valentines Day memories are from when I was a child and getting a little box of chocolates.

Marishannon said...

I'm a FB fan!

Marishannon said...

I voted!

April Mitchell said...

One valentines morning when we were young and poor, my hubby put tiny yellow post it notes all over the house. Each one was a clue that led to the others. The treasure at the end was a booklet of post-its made out like coupons for things like a back rub, not having to make dinner, a night out by myself, a date night, etc. It was sweet because my husband is not that creative. I still have some of those coupons-should cash them in.He forgot an expiration date ; )

April Mitchell said...

Your button is on my blog, I told all my friends how awesome your blog is!
http://ambitiousapril.blogspot.com/

April Mitchell said...

I'm following you on Twitter now!

April Mitchell said...

And now I'm your biggest fan on Facebook!

utmommy said...

I am a follower.

One of my favorite Valentine's memories is when my hubby and I had only been married for 2 months. We were broke, so we had no expensive plans. When I got home from school, my sweetheart had decorated our apartment with homemade flowers, and cards. It was super cute. I loved it!

utmommy said...

Facebook fan!

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