Thursday, February 14, 2013

Swept Away Valentines Blog Hop

Happy Valentines Day! Hope everyone has some great plans in the works for today. I for one will be at my kids schools for this festive holiday and then my husband and I will be taking our little brood out to dinner. Life with kids and Valentines falling on a school night doesn't really allow for any super romantic plans. But that's okay! Spending time with my hubby and my kiddos is always fun.

Okay, now on to the blog hop. It runs from today February 14, 2013 until Sunday February 17, 2013. I'll pick a winner on Monday February 18, 2013 then notify them by email.

So what do you have to do to participate? Its simple. This past week I had to help my kids make their valentines day card boxes. I came up with the great idea to make robots.  My son loves the movie Little Shop of Horrors hence Feed Me Seymour on his and my daughter is a big fan of the movie Pitch Perfect. Her's says Aca-excuse me? Aca-believe it! on the back. And she has an infatuation with One Direction so of course it has the bands stickers on the front.


All you have to do to enter is tell me the most rememberable valentine box or bag you or a child has made or seen. If you've never made one that's fine an idea for one will work to. I'll need ideas for next year! Just leave a comment with a current email address so I can contact you if you win.

I'll be giving away a $10 gift card to Amazon and a any book from my back list to one lucky winner. There is a ton of other authors participating in the hop so please be sure to check them out.

Hope everyone has an awesome day and happy reading!!!


And how could I forget to add some eye candy!!



  1. Oh...this is a fun most memorable Valentine's box was a wooden mailbox that my mom helped me build...I think I was in fourth grade. It was for a class contest. So we built this wooden mailbox with a heart for a flag. It was painted red and pink and, of course, had hearts all over it. I think I won that year. :D


  2. Oh my goodness, I can't remember one. Geeze, my daughters are 39 and 43 which makes me somewhat older than that and the memory is one of the first things to fail. Hope you will count me in anyway.

  3. Nothing as unique as yours but my oldest did an old fashioned mail box with a Kleenex box and foam. Sorry don't have a picture.


  4. I've never made a Valentine's box (I was homeschooled), but I currently work at a craft store, and it is ridiculous how much some parents spend on those things! Like, a couple were almost a hundred bucks! O.O If I made one, it'd probably be put together out of all sorts of things around the house... lol.


  5. Never made, or received, a valentine's box. Would like one made of and filled with chocolate!

  6. I have limited experience with Valentine's boxes. I think that they only one I have ever done is to take a cereal box and cut the top off in such a way that it looks like a heart at the top. You can then decorate the box with construction paper, stickers, etc. Not as creative as the robots, but it is what I did when I was a kid. Thanks for doing the hop!


  7. We've made ones in different shapes and normally do some type of collage with different themes :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  8. The one I remember most was made out of a shoebox and we decorated it. I really liked that box.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  9. Pitch Perfect is a great movie and 1D actually has some pretty decent songs. As for a valentine box, I think the most creative I ever got was decorating a tissue box...lame! lol Thanks for the chance to win :)
    raynman1979 at yahoo dot come

  10. What about making a giant Hershey Kiss? You could use foil gift wrap in silver or red etc. Or decorate the silver with red hearts etc. A long wide ribbon for the name tag of Hershey at the top. Use a pie pan, cardboard etc for the bottom base etc.
    Just a thought - never made a valentine box before.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  11. Oh~ In fifth grade we made this cute as heck ceramic hearts with a little pocket to put a candy and a small fake flower (or real!) in it. I LOVED it so much. Heh... I thought mine came out awesome! I got an A anyways! lol... I think my mom still has it but yeah... that's the coolest thing I ever did for V-day. Of course, we took the whole week to make them but in the end it was for V-day. lol...


  12. Gosh, you're forcing my memory to work so hard. When I was in school, we just decorated boxes with hearts. No one made anything like the cool boxes your kids did. I don't remember my kids doing anything like that either, and they did them at school. If I was to make one now, it would be rather X-rated, so we probably shouldn't go there lol

    Ooh, I know. My new obsession - Sherlock. That's what I would do, make a Sherlock box!

    Great post, happy Vday!


  13. We always used to make them out of paper bags in school (somehow turning the bag around so the flap would be a mouth or something), so the boxes look swanky in comparison! I just saw an alligator and a basketball hoop on Google Images, those looked pretty cool...


  14. It's been awhile since I've been in school. I don't remember if/what I made back then. Thanks for the giveaway.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  15. I can't remember any. I think I gave out N'Sync valentines once.

    mestith at gmail dot com

  16. The kids at my school made these Hershey Kisses Valentine's which were so cute.


  17. All we ever did was take a shoebox and cover it with foil or white paper and then decorate it with cut out hearts and letters.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  18. Where I live, we don't have that custom of making Valentine boxes. And there is no big deal made about Valentines, mainly couples do something romantic.

    anasmith1919 at gmail dot com

  19. I've never made or sen a Valentine's Box... So, sorry don't know what it's supposed to be like.

    anasmithblue AT gmail DOT com

  20. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)

  21. I used a shoebox, covered it in heart wrapping paper, and then drew on it and decorated it with other items.


  22. I'm afraid my most memorable box from Valentine's wouldn't help you with ideas on others to make. One Valentine's night I went to bed and found a hard lump under my pillow. Pretty little pink ring box. :) Never took the rings off til months after he passed away years later(cancer), and gave them to our daughter. She wears them on a necklace.

    carolcobun @

  23. I use to love making them when I was a little kid! I always tried to make mine the coolest I remember one year I had teeth around the opening so it looked like my box was eating all my valentine's :) Yeah I was the weird kid in school ;)

  24. Well my mother decorated cakes for extra income so one year we made one that looked like a decorated cake! It was a shoe box with a hole cut in the top, covered in white paper. Then my mother the genius used her piping bags to ice pink and red flowers, hearts, and swirls all over it! To make sure it didn't rot or break off she sprayed it with some kind of clear spray paint. I'm not sure how it worked! But it was the best out of all my classmates! ;)
    Thanks for participating in the hop!
    OceanAkers @