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Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Gift Hop



Welcome to the Valentine's Day Gift Hop. I love holidays. Don't you? They provide an excuse to decorate the house in a different way. The Month of Love is one of my favorites. I get to drape the house in red. Tablecloths, placemats, and napkins—all red. Heart clings on the windows. Heart-shaped candles on end tables. Throws with heart designs in the weave tossed on chairs. Strings of lights and red poinsettias left from Christmas.

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Now, light the candles for ambiance. Let's play soft music. Open a bottle of fine red wine. Snuggle before the fire and kiss that hunky Highlander husband or boyfriend.

Romance is in the air. Pass the chocolates.





Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? Do you have special plans?


Valentine's Day Gift Hop Grand Prizes:



Dawn Marie Hamilton Writes Prize:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Before continuing with the hop, consider helping me select a cover for the soon to release paranormal romance Sea Panther. I'm giving away an autographed pre-release trade paperback copy. Cast your vote here.


Thanks for stopping by. Happy Valentine's Day!
~Dawn Marie


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81 comments:

  1. Jessica Hale(Parsons)February 10, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    never really done anything for this day i use to do small gifts like a card with a personal poem i did or stuff toy but not anymore

    jessicaoz(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Jessica! I love the idea of a personal poem. For my DH, I usually cook a favorite meal. :)

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  2. thanks for such a wonderful giveaway

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  3. nope dont decorate and no plans. too close to my birthday so will just go out for that a week later.

    indiansgirl9@aol.com

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    1. Happy Birthday, Samantha! Hope you have a special day!

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  4. I don't do anything special. I usually don't have a date so it's spent with the kiddos. this year I'm running my daughter and her boyfriend around.

    cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi, Cindi. Hope you find some time for yourself.

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  5. My husband and I go out for a romantic dinner.
    liese1235 at gmail dot com

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  6. Happy Valentine's Day!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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    1. Happy Valentine's to you too, Janhvi! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. No decorating for me but ur red house of love sounds fabulous!
    ilookfamous@yahoo.com

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    1. Thabks, Elise-Maria! In March it will be green. :) Have a fabulous Valentine's!

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  8. Great to meet you and thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi, Debbie. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Enjoy Valentine's!

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  9. Looking forward to getting to know your books. Thank you for doing such an awesome give away. Hope you have a GREAT Valentines

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    1. Hi, Robin. These blog hops are so much fun. Thanks for hopping in. Happy Valentine's!

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  10. We're not decorating since we'll be spending the weekend away! Thanks for participating in this awesome hop!

    prettylittlepages@gmail.com

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    1. Away sounds good. Somewhere special? Have a wonderful Valentine's, Kristen!

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  11. Want to sign up for your blog. but no mobile link:(

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    1. Hmm. I'll have to do something about that, Thelma. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy Valentine's!

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  12. No special plans here yet. My husband has his dodgeball league on Friday nights so I think I'll be spending this one at home with a book :) Thank you!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Spending the evening with a book is right up my alley. :) Me and the hubby are celebrating at a restaurant next week after the rush. Have a Happy Valentine, Tiffany.

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  13. I'm single so I'll probably go out with friends to watch a movie. :)
    Thank you for participating in this hop and for your giveaway :)
    kalliopedamala@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, Lorelei! Spending the evening with friends should be fun. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lilith. Hope you have a nice Valentine's!

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  15. No special plans! Having dinner with the husband and kids! Thanks for sharing! amybowens34@yahoo.com

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    1. Family time is a great way to celebrate, Amy! Enjoy!

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  16. thanks for this awesome giveaway! :D
    krizia_kmga06(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for dropping in for the hop, Krizia. Hope you have a terrific Valentine's!

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  17. I want takeout, a movie and Godiva at home. I'll be happy.
    leighannecrisp at yahoo dot com

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    1. Sounds great, Melissa. Especially the Godiva. :) Have a very happy Valentine's!

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  18. Just planning a quiet evening at home with the hubby. Thanks for the giveaway. wcraig5432@yahoo.com

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    1. Sounds nice, Wanda! I'll be doing much the same. Next week, dinner out after the rush. :)Have a fabulous Valentine's Day!

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  19. thanks for the great giveaway. Favorite is Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts...SO good

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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    1. Reese's. Yum! Thanks for participating in the hop, Mary. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  20. I do decorate.
    No special plans.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Natasha! Glad to hear you decorate. Have a splendid Valentine's Day!

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  21. No & No Going to read a great book. Thanks for sharing the hop and giveaway. Happy V Day! evamillien at gmail dot com

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    1. Cuddling with a good book is always a great plan, Eva. :) Have a happy Valentine's Day!

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  22. Happy Valentine's Day!
    No special plans for me.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Dovile! Enjoy Valentine's Day!

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  23. Happy Valentine's day to you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hello, Veronika. Hope you have a spectacular Valentine's! Thanks for stopping by.

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  24. We're in the middle of V day and no big plans other than being super happy the snow is melting so we can get around. Thanks for being on the hop. Happy V day!
    writeforward at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi, Zoe. Thanks for stopping by. I'm sure the snow has made it difficult for some to celebrate. Enjoy the weekend!

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  25. We will just be having dinner & watching a movie with the kids.
    ncprincess96 at yahoo dot com

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  26. tee hee...i actually don't decorate for valentine's. but i plan to go to a new-to-us restaurant with my husband :)
    thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
    youngcou@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, Courtney. We enjoy trying new restaurants. It's fun. And we're such foodies. :) Hope you have a great weekend.

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  27. happy valentine's day!

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    1. Happy Valentine's to you, Melissa. Have a terrific weekend.

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  28. single, not decorating or have any plans - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Daniel! Have an awesome weekend.

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  29. I don't celebrate V-Day so there's not a single decoration in sight. i didn't have any plans either.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, H.B.! Have a great weekend!

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  30. Thanks for the chance!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! bw2323bro(@)yahoo.com

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    1. Happy Valentine's, Brittany. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  31. Hi! Happy Valentines! I honestly dont celebrate this holiday. Its just another day for me. Ill be staying in and reading. Thank you for sharing and for ​the amazing giveaway!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Shadow. Hope you enjoy a good book. Have a great rest of your weekend!

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  32. Thank you! I don't celebrate it :)
    alinutza4u2004[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

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    1. Thanks for visiting during the hop, Alina! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  33. I don't really do anything special.

    Arantza
    soy_super36(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi, Thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  34. just another day

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for visiting during the hop. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  35. Nope we didn't do anything special, just had a quiet dinner and watched tv as a family.

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    1. Quiet is nice, Donna. Have a good remainder of the weekend!

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  36. I don't decorate for Valentine's.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thinks for dropping in, Jan! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  37. Thanks for the giveaway. Don't really do Valentine's Day.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for the visit. Have a terrific rest of the weekend.

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  38. All I did was stay home and read. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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    1. Reading is always a fabulous alternative. :) Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  39. On Valentine's Day my husband and I share a romantic candlelight dinner at home. I decorate mainly the kitchen and dining room for Valentine's Day. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, BookLady! Sounds really nice. Soon, I'll take down the Valentine decorations and switch to green and shamrocks. :) Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  40. No decorating this year but we did our tradition of staying home to make dinner with kids then cuddling up to watch a movie.
    shannonw1978@hotmail.com

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    1. Cuddling is nice. :) Thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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