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Valentines Day 5 Days And Counting!

Valentines Day 5 Days and Counting!

The time just slips away and you could be wondering what can I do that is different? 

My friend Tim Wilson was looking for posts with Valentine ideas and I haven't seen many so here you go Tim! 

You can create you own slide show with pictures of you and your sweetheart or whoever you want! 

It's easy and Free!  Just go to  register and away you go! 

Now buy a bundle of flowers from Safeway or the local grocery store and save money.  Go to TJ Max, Ross, Pier 1 or some discount store and get a beautiful vase!  Put those bright colored flowers or even the rose specials in the beautiful vase.. and you are set! 

Wait there is more.. with the money you saved on the flowers... you have can purchase a wonderful fragrance.

My favorite perfumes:

Issey Miyake 3.3 ounces about $100

Chance by Chanel 3.4 ounces about $98

Private Collections by Estee Lauder 2.5 ounces about $56

Of course you dressed up in a bow is always a hit! 

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Share the LOVE!


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Comment balloon 18 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • February 10 2010 12:33AM


Thank you for the work you do and it is a great idea.

Posted by Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team (Elite Home Sales Team OC) over 10 years ago

Mark/Tim,  It was fun.. Russel Ray got me started on the and I really like it!  Hope you can use it too... great for home presentations or community events.. they have many different formats you can use! Cosmic Cow

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Carra-a cute idea.  Always looking for something a little different to do and this would work especially well for a little gift for my granddaughter.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 10 years ago


Good point about the flowers. A dozen roses are $100 on the 14th, but $20 any other day.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 10 years ago

Carra, an early trip to Costco on Saturday gets a bouquet for $15.00, and of course the card. Get's me a stay out of trouble card good for at least 24 hours

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 10 years ago

Hi Carra - Happy Valentine's Day!  I love the fact that mostly men are responding to your post about the upcoming holiday.  BTW - I've used and love it!  I believe I did a post on it many months back.  I'm looking forward to Blog Talk Radio at 10:00am on Thursday.  Should be lots of fun!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 10 years ago

Cindy~ Be sure to let us know how your granddaughter likes it!  That is a great idea.. I have 5 grandkids and I bet they would love that too!  Thanks Cindy.  How is your weather back there... sounded like you were snowed in on Super Bowl Sunday! 

Brian ~ Yes, the florists do take advantage of the day with markup.. so like Ed said, Costco or the grocery store has the same roses for a lot less....

Mr. Ed ~  Your wife is one special woman so 24 hours of "stay out of trouble card"..  is sooo worth it once a year! Do you have a bow outfit?

Pam ~ Happy to share... is fun! I am excited to talk with your team on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. MST on blogtalkradio. I have been tweeting and posting!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago


I had the foresight to pick up a card before I left, so I don't give the missus a Spanish card.

Posted by Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) over 10 years ago

Terry ~ you are one smart guy! Have you been to the "Office" in Cabo yet... the bar/restaurant on the beach where they do shots while you eat and make balloon hats?  Could be a romantic/rowdy spin for Valentines day!  Check it out.  The balloon hats get very spicey! 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago


Great ideas, we have a whole collection of heart shaped stones, that we have discovered on our daily walks on the beach, and we keep finding them, proving what is true for us that Valentine's Day should be everyday!

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 10 years ago

Hey Vday art thou...

Loved your comment on agent develpment..u rawk !!

Gary d in Denver

Posted by GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC (THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279)) over 10 years ago

Carra:  Thanks for the heads-up on the ... much appreciated for this occasion and the future! 

My wife just doesn't fall into the pattern you describe ... (of course!)  Cut Flowers are a "no-no" for her (preferring something she can plant) and sweets ... the same.  Perfume?  She gets migraines from most ... so that's out.  What have we decided to do to make the day special?  Even when the kids were little, we got Chinese take-out, something we just never did often.  It was fun for the kids and us .... and a real treat.  Simple ... but it made her happy.  I was well-fed and happy too!  Works well for both of us still ... even now that the kids are gone.  Our little tradition that we look forward to ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 10 years ago

I love Valentine's Day! Thanks for sharing the cute idea. I will have to check that website out! :)

Posted by Jessica Steele (Welcome Home Realty) over 10 years ago

Carra - I love the slide show idea.  I have never heard or seen that!

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) over 10 years ago


Cool idea to share!  It is a wonderful way to show off some creativity fairly easy.

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

That's a great slide show, Carra.  I can't remember if I tried it, but I think I use Picassa.  I will definitely try slide next time.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 10 years ago

Ron and Alexandra ~ Would love to see your heart collection.. what a fun idea! Makes sense to think about Love everyday!

Gary ~ Doing great thanks for asking! Had a great CRS webinar yesterday on Linkedin. Anyone can purchase the replay for up to 1 year.. lots of good info.

Gene ~ What a special tradition you started with your wife.  Thanks for sharing and you know traditions are something that make life special.. that might be a wonderful blog post!  Get people starting to think about making something just for them! 

Jessica ~ Glad you liked it and knowing you.. we will be seeing some fun pictures!  Can't wait. 

Dawn ~ Happy to share something so fun and FREE!  Look forward to seeing some shows from you too!

Michelle ~ there are about 20 different formats and ways you can present the pictures.. fun place to mess around with! 

Jane ~  I use Picassa too and basically they are similar.. this one just had some more fun and easy layouts... I look forward to seeing your shows!   



Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Five days and counting? I thought Valentine's Day was today! Now that I have five more days to buy something.... LOL

Posted by Not a real person over 10 years ago