I’ve Got A Love For Shopping

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Ok, in all honesty Valentines day hasn’t been that dreamy! I’ve spent it washing, tidying and painting. Where’s my Valentine you ask? His snoring on the sofa! Looks like a date with Eastenders for me!

Well, at least I have my dreams and a Groupon competition I’ve discovered on the net has given me the perfect excuse to showcase them.

So… What was the challenge? All I had to do was pull together a blog post that describes my perfect Valentines day, with particular attention on the gifts I’d like to receive.

Now I know that this wish list of mine is likely to seem a tad far fetched, especially given its already gone 8pm and the one I call my valentine is snoring like Daddy pig from Peppa pig on the sofa! But hay… whats a girl without her hopes and dreams?

First check out the little trailer I created below then I’ll give a little more detail on just how well I’ve dreamt this all up!

So as you can see, being woken to a gift of stunning earrings & breakfast in bed would be much appreciated, as would the delivery of 12 beautiful red roses.

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There would be no time to sit around. starring longingly into one another’s eyes! First I’d be whisked off up town to London for a no limits shopping spree. I’d be able to engage my love for shoe shopping without protesting form the ‘other half’!

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We’d eat lunch at a smart little restaurant then I’d be taken to have a tattoo of any wild thing I wanted, before settling down and relaxing with a full body message.

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Suddenly, just when I think my already blissful day has reached its climax, I discover we are not heading home but instead to the airport.

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Totally speechless (and that’s a first for me) I discover my loved one, has packed my bags and arranged for them to be delivered to the airport. I then find myself boarding a plane that takes me to a magical place of peace and tranquillity.

The hotel is devine and the beach has wonderful fine white sand.

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The king size bed is a wash with gifts including that of beautiful delicious belgium chocolates. Having filled my tummy, I slip into a little black number and as it approaches the early hours of the following day I find myself partying to the sounds of old Skool garage and a little drum&base just like I used too.

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Filling a tad tired but extremely happy, myself and my valentine stroll along the peaceful beach as the sun begins to rise. Here I’m lavished in diamonds by way of a big fat diamond sparkler! For me? Oh, yes… it so is?

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And then…..

I wake up!

Yer… Ok, Maybe next year!

This is my entry into the Groupon ‘A love for shopping competition’

Love for shopping

How Too Make A 2013 Hopes & Dreams Jar

So why make a 2013 hopes and dreams jar?

The whole idea is to create your jar filled with wishes for the coming year on the last day of the current year (New Years Eve). Hopefully during the course of the year you will somehow forget what you wished for making it all the more fun when opening your jar on New Year’s Eve (2013) to see what dreams were achieved.

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What you will need to make your hopes and dreams jar. (My chosen colour for my jar is red but you can use whatever colour you like.)

An old jam jar
Deco pen (black)
Red glass paint
Paint brush
Elastic band
Red ribbon
Circle of material (red patterned to cover jar lid)
One sided patterned card
Scissors
Red gel pen

How to make….

First ensure your jar is clean then in black deco pen write the coming year (2013) in the middle of the jar and the words hopes and dreams above and below the date.

Now use the red glass paint and your brush to cover the jar in red dots to decorate.

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Leave to dry.

Once dry cut your patterned card into stripes. On the plain white side using your red gel pen write one of your hopes or dreams for 2013. Now fold into a small square and drop into your jar.

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Repeat the process in till you have all your hopes and dreams inside your jar.

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Now take your circle of material (ensuring its big enough to cover your lid) and secure it over your lid with the elastic band.

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Cover the elastic band with red ribbon. Tie the ribbon into a pretty bow.

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Place some place safe for opening in a year ( New Year’s Eve 2013).

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