February 15 08

We at casa de martell are not big on the valentine’s day. well, maybe it’s just ali who isn’t big on valentine’s day.

(although i did get TWO free coffees yesterday. was it buy-a-wee-girl-a-coffee day…or was it in honor of v-day?

+ = happy Ali

Some man at Tim Horton’s paid for my coffee and the barrista at Starbucks said my latte was on the house)

you see, i’m not a flowers type of girl.

i know, i know, Nicole, flowers make people happy. but i’d so much rather receive a gift from someone that doesn’t, you know, erm, die in four days…two if you don’t take care of it…and trust me, if you can kill it…i will.

and i’m not a candy or chocolates type of girl.

(although my sister and i have been known to attack the christmas godiva boxes and take bites out of each one, just to taste…) and of course, if you wanted to send me anything in cookie form, i’d accept it with open arms and mouth. ..especially if it was coming from Carol’s cookies.

and i’m not a jewellery type of person. well, i take that back. i am…but i only wear fake jewels. I’m a big fan of emitations…it’s where i got my diamond anniversary band (for $50…now on sale for $39.99) that everyone thinks is real.

and i only buy them for myself…because i’m really picky. i’m a big fan of things like this:

as you can probably tell from my flickr working closet pics

i’ve said it before. i’m NOT a typical girl. i don’t like manicures (although my friends have put their feet down and i’ll be getting both a manicure and a pedicure before i go to St. Lucia in two weeks. two weeks!). i don’t like spa days. i know what you’re thinking…wow…ali’s husband sure hit the jackpot with her!!

so, i came home from work and made myself some cinnamon buns. and ate 1.5 of them for dinner. bought myself a few necklaces – on sale at RW&Co for $4.95 and $9.95. listened to TWO of my bunnies read me One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. i bought some new Smashbox foundation…did you know you could buy it at Shoppers Drug Mart?

you know what else you can buy at Shoppers?

sugar free Reese’s cups. for $1.00 a bag. but i think that was a mistake. but i still bought 6! I went and got myself a hepatitis shot for my trip to keep me disease free. made 4 cds for Tova…to begin her musical education. watched Survivor and Lost with the husband. and went to bed. (how. freaking. good. is. lost?)

between all that and the two free coffees, i’m pretty sure it was the perfect Valentine’s day.

  1. Where was the hubby in all of this? Or was he one of the bunnies reading One Fish, Two Fish… (ha ha). I would have thought you’d be right into all of the girly Valentine’s Day stuff!


    Comment by Steph on February 15, 2008
  2. Survivor and LOST? Definitely my kind of Valentine’s Day! I only managed to catch LOST.

    Mom On The Run’s last blog post..Baby Its Cold Outside!


    Comment by Mom On The Run on February 15, 2008
  3. Seriously LOST! OMG – I was dying on my couch… no one to call and litearly freaking!!!

    I’m not a huge flowers gal either, but my dad took my boy to the store after he got him from the bus and picked out a red rose from him and a pink one from his sister – Cutest little bouquet ever!

    mmmmm. coffee.

    yep, love shopper’s. the new big ones are the best!

    Holly’s last blog post..My Wish List


    Comment by Holly on February 15, 2008
  4. Wow…your husband is one lucky, lucky man…you make V-day so easy!

    As for Lost, it was a great episode, though I have a new theory: the flash-forwards of the “Oceanic 6″ are only a diversion, since we have a couple more seasons. I do think that those “survivors” will be finding a way BACK to the island to rescue those left behind…or to just stay.

    BTW, what was with that time-difference with the incoming payload? A rift in time now?!


    Comment by Scott hubby of JoAnn on February 15, 2008
  5. You know what? I’m not a big jewelry person either – I kind of like big silver things (not gigantic) or fun pieces that are not ridiculously expensive.
    But, for V-Day Mike took Matty shopping. Mike got me 2 fun rings and then Matt chose this necklace that has shiny red shoes – so sweet.

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    Comment by LD on February 15, 2008
  6. I am more confused now than EVER with Lost! But it’s a good kind of confused.

    mamatulip’s last blog post..A piece of my heart


    Comment by mamatulip on February 15, 2008
  7. LOST is on the PVR – we’ll be watching it tonight.

    I’m totally swinging by Shoppers this morning for the sugar-free Reese’s!

    Angella’s last blog post..Foto Friday: An Introduction To Photoshop


    Comment by Angella on February 15, 2008
  8. Thanks for the emitations link! I LOVE fake jewelry (because I’m known to lose it!)

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    Comment by Cristan on February 15, 2008
  9. Sounds like my kind of Valentine’s Day! All I requested was a sushi dinner and I got it.

    Thanks for the emitations link!! I just picked out two pairs of earrings! One pair matches my wedding ring, for $30!

    Megan’s last blog post..Happy Cheesy Hallmark Holiday Day!


    Comment by Megan on February 15, 2008
  10. OH! I’ve been wanting a good fake diamond ring for ages and THERE’S a link! Awesome!
    My husband brought me tulips and – more heart-warmingly – brought each of the kids there only bouguet, too. AWWWWW.

    Rebecca’s last blog post..Hearts


    Comment by Rebecca on February 15, 2008
  11. I got a laptop from hubby for V-Day… way better than chocolates or even diamonds! I was quite surprised!

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    Comment by This Mom on February 15, 2008
  12. We did the Survivor and Lost thing too. This is my favorite time with TV. I just love reality. Survivor, Lost, American Idol and BB9 are what I look forward to the most. I just LOVE those.

    Thanks for the shout-out. I’m with you on the flowers. REALLY. But I kind felt like I HAD to say something good about them since my brother got his feelings bothered. :)

    I want to know how in the world you got 2 free coffees. Did you just look cute or what? And even the barrista gave you one? I’m impressed!

    nicole’s last blog post..Flowers RULE!!


    Comment by nicole on February 15, 2008
  13. Ugh I am so with you on this! I’m not big on flowers either. And free coffee?? I am ALL about that!

    Miss’s last blog post..Happy Valentine’s Day. Or whatever.


    Comment by Miss on February 15, 2008
  14. I got me some Smashbox yesterday too. And my Valentine starbucks was pretty much a hit… give me coffee and I will LOVE YOU!

    Lindz’s last blog post..It ain’t that bad


    Comment by Lindz on February 15, 2008
  15. Thanks for the link. The jewelry is awesome. We’re not big on Valentine’s day here either. Mu husband brought home a bottle of wine, dealt with the kids and cleaned the house. That’s present enough.

    Shan’s last blog post..full day


    Comment by Shan on February 15, 2008
  16. mmmmm…those reese cups look awesome! u better hide them when i come to visit or u may not have them for very long ;)


    Comment by Tova on February 15, 2008
  17. Sounds good. I had my hair played with while we watched Big Love. That’s enough for me.

    kgirl’s last blog post..Happy Valentine’s Day


    Comment by kgirl on February 15, 2008
  18. You SO got hit on with those free coffees, hot mama. Rock on.

    KC’s last blog post..With apologies to AC/DC


    Comment by KC on February 15, 2008
  19. we’re not big on vday around here either. we tried to do the LOST thing until my daughter got sick and then it was vomit, change sheets, vomit. repeat. ALL NIGHT!
    good times at my house :)

    Melissa’s last blog post..Happy Heart Day


    Comment by Melissa on February 15, 2008
  20. I love all the things you hate, lol! But I do love the new Survivor (and three have the players have my kids’ names…Natalie, Matt and Amanda). And free coffee is always good.

    One time the register at Starbucks wouldn’t work right for the girl and she got so frustrated that she just gave me the drink for free. Yay for me!

    Hey, Becca designed your blog? Very cool! LOVE the new look (well, new to me since it’s been awhile since I’ve been able to make the rounds)

    Mia from The Blog Cafe just did mine. She’s so awesome too!

    BlondeBlogger’s last blog post..My Sophie Pup


    Comment by BlondeBlogger on February 16, 2008
  21. Sad to say but survivor and Lost made my Valentines Day great….

    Jenn’s last blog post..Fun Wednesday


    Comment by Jenn on February 16, 2008
  22. I too, am not a typical girl. Flowers die, I never get pedicures or manicures, chocolates add poundage, blah blah blah. I feel bad for the 3 gentlemen trying to win my affections. I posted the highlight of my day, getting Valentines cards from my students.


    Comment by Keri on February 17, 2008
  23. Sounds like a fun day to me!

    Multi-tasking Mommy’s last blog post..I’m all up for Cheesy!


    Comment by Multi-tasking Mommy on February 17, 2008
  24. You can buy Smashbox at Shoppers?

    I really must get out of the damn sticks more often!!!

    Redneck Mommy’s last blog post..I’ve Got My Eye on You


    Comment by Redneck Mommy on February 17, 2008
  25. Holy crap! You can buy Smashbox at Shoppers, that’s ridiculous, I cannot believe it. I’m so jealous of the two free cups of coffee, that would be all the gift I would need :-)


    Comment by Unnaturally Blonde on February 17, 2008
  26. O.M.G. Carol’s cookies are the absolute best cookie on the planet. I heart them with all of my being. I also blame Carol every once in a while, when my jeans don’t fit.


    Comment by jodi on February 17, 2008
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