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A Pocket Full of Posies: 10 Cool Vases to Get You Ready for Valentine's Day


 

That time of the year has arrived yet again - time to bust out the chocolates and sentiments of undying emotion, along with the bouquets. I do love me some flowers (you can save the maudlin displays, however). They seem particularly special in winter, when they are so incongruent with the snow and bitter weather outside. These vases will help make your posies all the more special, and may inspire you to keep a fresh supply of flowers coming well past Valentine's Day. read more »

Send Your Valentine Recycled Elephant Poop

The title is meant to catch your attention and maybe even make you smile, but seriously Uncommon Goods is selling an alternative eco-friendly solution to fresh cut flowers. So, this year instead of buying your loved one perfumed pesticide-filled roses, which by the way will die in a few days, consider these roses made with elephant poop.

Sexy Eco-friendly Love Thong and Not So Sexy Eco-Friendly Boxers

Sometimes there are images you come across online you wish you would have never seen, like a skinny hairy man in uncomfortable boxers made out of recycled circuit boards. Unfortunately, instead of turning away you realize you need to know why and who created this eyesore.

First "Rom-Zom-Com" Gives Heart To Zombie Genre

Just when you thought you couldn't get enough of zombies combing the post-apocalyptic landscape, in walks another herd titling the genre either backwards or forward, dependent on your point of view. So much so, that your next popcorn outing might just include walking dead sweethearts, just in time for Valentine's Day.

A Valentine’s Day Gift That Will Grow On Your Sweetheart Or Maybe Not

Some people like fancy jewelry. Some people like plants. So, what does one get a person that loves both for Valentine's Day? You could get her the same old unsustainable diamond ring and a bouquet of flowers or you could prove to her that your love for her is green and always growing with a growing ring.

Stanford Research Team Trying To Repair Broken Hearts

Neurobiologists at Stanford University have created a 'broken heart' that actually floats in a petri dish and beats.  The beats are irregular and slow, like the child's whose skin cells were donated to create the heart.  The child has Timothy syndrome, a rare genetic disease with irregular heart beat as its most serious characteristic. Children with Timothy syndrome have an average life span of 2.5 years.

 

Send Your Valentine The Right Message: Use These Business Services With Caution

Whether you possess the romance gene or not, it's important to send the right message to that special person this Valentine's Day. While some of the businesses discussed in this article are great concepts, they just might generate the wrong effect if you're not careful. If you insist on using their services anyways, proceed with caution and take note of the messages you may inadvertently be sending, changing the day from one of romance to one filled with obscenities.


Trash to Treasure Valentine Art

A great way to save money and give the love of your life an eco-friendly gift of love this year is to look through your miscellaneous drawer. You know, it is the one in your home filled with miscellaneous items like: found buttons, found game pieces, unmatched earrings, broken jewelry, unidentified keys and so on. Gather a few of these items from the drawer and make a valentine craft like the innovative one in the picture above.

Magic Bean Grows “I Love You”

I've always told my husband I prefer a potted plant to cut flowers any day. Potted plants last longer, bloom longer and are far more eco-friendly than cut flowers. So when I came across a link for magic beans with a message of love I was naturally excited.

Love Is Blind... Or Blinding?

Love may be blind, but in this case love is blinding!

3D-Printed Chocolate Truffle Self-Portraits Make Tasteful Valentine's Day Gifts

Smile, you're on candied camera! Japan's FabCafe is employing a 3D printer to create extra sweet, eminently edible, chocolate truffle self-portraits just in time for Valentine's Day.

Top 5 Valentine's Day Gifts It Never Crossed Your Mind To Give. Until Now.

With Valentine's Day being today, there's no time left to search out the perfect gift for your heart's desire. Flying in the face of reason, here are 5 last minute ideas for anyone without a clue as to what to give this Valentine's. 

Avoid Love With One of These Terrible Valentine's Day Gifts

Do you really think it's a coincidence that the nickname for Valentine's Day is VD? It seems the sickeningly sweet day sneaks up on us every year just like a recurring case of genital herpes. And yes, the outbreak is here again.

 If you're looking anger your significant other and you really don't want to get any love this year, then simply try any of these great gifts and you're certain to spend the rest of the night relaxing (and sleeping) on your couch.


Couple Pays For Their Entire Wedding Through Recycling Because They Can

In the past few years I have read a lot about stories of kind, generous, crazy and even sad things people will do to help the environment. However, the story I came across today was so sweet I couldn't wait to write about it. It involves a wedding, love and a generous couple with an idea that just keeps on giving and recycling.

Blooming Fair - Buy Fair Trade Flowers For Valentines Day

Buying Fair Trade Certified flowers for Valentines Day will make more than just your loved one happy.

Small Businesses Hope To Overcome Recessionary Times On Valentine’s Day

Recession or no recession, a recent study shows that Valentine's Day is a crucial holiday for the success of small businesses. Learn more about strategies used by businesses to boost their Valentine's Day sales and other related statistics by reading on.

Government's 'Love' Stimulus Plan For Valentines!

Hey, if the economy can receive bail-outs, why can't the LOVE department? Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, the nation's number sex therapist and octogenarian love ambassador, Dr Ruth Westheimer thinks "stimulus" is the operative word for her new campaign to promoted a 28-day romance stimulus plan for the US capital.

Philo's Social Media TV Brings "Ridin' QWERTY" Into The Home

The Urban Dictionary lists "Ridin QWERTY" as the play on words for "riding dirty," and defines it as the illegal act of texting while driving - with Q-W-E-R-T-Y being the first 6 letters on any standard keyboard. Philo, a new social networking for TV fans is taking that concept off-road and moving it into your living room or home office. Commencing on Valentines Day, check your local listings and start 'ridin QWERTY" from your favorite 'coach potato' perch.

Cozy Up To Your Lighting With Diana Lin's D°light Lamps

Ever want to cozy up to your lamp? I'm not really that strange, because I think you will want to cozy up to the  d°light lamps by Diana Lin Design.  They're huggable.  They're squeezable. And you can place (or throw) them anywhere like pillows throughout your decor. Who said you can't have some fun with lighting design?

 

Surprise Your Valentine with Chocolate Dipped Squid!

Finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your ex-spouse, ex-boss or ex-friend can be ex-hausting... until now, thanks to Saki Ika Chocolate. This "sweet dainty" snack from Japan combines fragrant dried squid with sweet milk chocolate. The term “snack attack” was never so appropriate.