Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Valentine's Day Blind Date


BAM.

Aside from munching on See's chocolates and snuggling with my honey, THIS is what I'm doing for Valentine's Day.

Yep, a Valentine's Day Gift Exchange!  
Thanks to Holly Noelle (the Domestic Dork)'s  amazing matching abilities, I got paired with Lauren of The Little Goat.  Lauren's this spunky, fun, eclectic blogger from NorCal who's got all sorts of fun stuff going on on her blog.

For example:

♥  She just got engaged...
  She has an Etsy shop...
[and]
  Every now and then, if you're lucky, you'll get to read a post by her fiance, Mick

Since I had only just met Lauren and didn't know much about her, I set out to reading some of her posts to get a better idea about who she is.

First, I found this post that she wrote about her new-found love of houndstooth.

"Hmm..." I thought, "That hat up there has a little heart on it... Would that make a good Valentine's Day gift...?"

"Nah."
It just wasn't quite right.

So I read on.

And I checked out her store.

And I saw this. 

"QUE????" I asked myself, before quickly reminding myself that I don't speak Spanish.

She likes mustaches??  This is awesome!  This is great!  I like her already!!
But then I couldn't find anything with mustaches on it that seemed appropriate for Valentine's Day.

:-/

I had to keep reminding myself that this wasn't supposed to be just a regular shmegular present.

Blah.

So I went back to her blog.  And I read further.  And then...

...then, my friends...

I found this (on this post here):


Isn't it GLORIOUS!?  
Oh it's so fantastic I can't help myself -- I want it for ME!  
ME ME ME!!

But sadly thankfully I had someone else to buy it for.  So I did.  I bought it for her.
HER HER HER!!

And I hope she likes it.

And I think she will.

And I think you should go check her out, because, well, she's pretty neat.

She might even be worthy of a mustache ;)

No promises, though!

14 comments:

  1. I will go check her out for sure. She sounds like she's mustache worthy,lol.

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  2. Ok all that stuff is soo cute! And thanks for the recipe! I think I may just have to try it out tomorrow...you know a taste test/more for me!...That is if I can drag myself away from the computer. You wouldn't happen to have the cream cheese frosting recipe would you? since I'm sure yours is better than I can find online

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  3. I really want to do an exchange with some bloggers but always seem to find them AFTER they happen! boo:( be sure to share what you get, i'd love to see:)

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  4. Popped over from SITS: I am in love with that apron. It has Anthropoligie written all over it. My love store. Have a great Wednesday!

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  5. That apron is adorable.. lol on teh one with the mustache

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  6. oh it just makes me want pie...

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  7. Cute blog! Stopping by from SITS!

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  8. Thinking of you today! Have a great 1st day :)

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  9. What a great gift, I know she will love it!

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  10. Cute blog - funny stuff! Popped over from SITS - stop by sometime!
    Susan

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  11. Umm....is it just me or are you kinda ruining the whole surprise gift idea?? Do this lovely blogger write but not read? Perhaps I am not well versed on the rules of these-here exchange thing-a-ma-jiggy's, I assumed the regular rules of gift giving would apply - no??

    Anyhoo......hope you are baking your little heart out at the new J.O.B. right now. Thinking of you.

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  12. I love that apron so I know she will love it too! If not then she’s just crazy, and I’ll gladly take it off her hands-haha.

    Well, I hope your first day of baking and decorating has been spectacular! I’m so happy you have found the perfect job for you, let us know how it went! :)

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  13. I picked it up from the Post Office the same day that this blog posted...so no surprise ruined! I love it. Its perfect. and I will bake in it and make the cupcake master proud. I hope im worthy of a mustache!

    And for all you who want to know..the mustache bib is still for sale!

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  14. Good for you, for resisting keeping the apron for yourself! :)

    Thanks so much for participating! I hope you had fun!

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