February 15, 2012 VALENTINES DAY WAS AWESOME!!! Squeeee!!! I don’t think I need to tell you what that’s for. But just in case you don’t own a calendar, and you’ve been blindfolded every time you’ve walked into a store lately, and you somehow glossed over the title of my blog post…drum roll please…yesterday was Valentine’s Day!!! I LOVE Valentine’s Day. I know what you’re thinking. It’s probably because I’m all love sick about Brandon, and I spent the whole day writing “Nikki Roberts” in my diary and doodling little hearts. Nu uh! I didn’t! I actually think Valentine’s Day is super fun for friends…whether you have a crush or not!! So I decided to forget about Brandon and make little Valentine’s Day gifts for Chloe and Zoey. Since I know Chloe’s been bummed lately, I thought this would be a great idea. This way, we can make our own super fun V-Day tradition, and no matter who has a crush or a boyfriend as we get older, we’ll always know we have each other. (Super sappy, I know!!) First, I bought two little boxes of candy conversation hearts, because everyone loves those! Then I made a couple of paper flowers, which was actually really good practice. I’m trying to become awesome at origami so next year I can sell those flowers at school. Creative bouquets + romantic consumer holiday = me making BANK! For my last gift, I decided to make us a three-way set of BFF necklaces. In stores, you can only buy those hearts split in two…which I think it so lame! What if you have more than two BFFs, hmmmm? Ever thought about that jewelry design people? You’re TOTALLY missing out on a whole segment of friends!! (Maybe I could sell those too!) Since you can’t really cut a heart in three pieces, I decided to use stars for each necklace. (Which I think is actually much better. Who really wants to wear a BROKEN heart around their neck??) I bought the charms at a jewelry store. On the fronts, I painted “BFFs” and on the backs, I painted our initials (CZN!) I gave them these little gift packets at lunch, and they totally loved them! Chloe and Zoey were super thoughtful too. Chloe made red velvet cupcakes for all of us (so yummy!!) and Zoey brought us both cute Valentine’s Day cards she made herself. I know what you’re probably thinking: This is all SOOOO fascinating Nikki, but really?? You forgot about Brandon?? OK I lied! I didn’t completely forget about Brandon. I actually made him a flower too. But I didn’t want him to think I was giving him something girly, so I used turquoise paper. It seemed like a good idea when I made it, but every time I saw him in school, I felt super awkward. I mean, I knew it was Valentine’s Day, but it’s not like we’re boyfriend and girlfriend or anything. And what if he didn’t have anything for me? He’d probably feel totally uncomfortable! I was going to ask Chloe or Zoey to give it to him for me…and then I remembered I’m NOT five. Seriously, if I was going to do that, I may as well have sent him a note that read, “Do you like me as more than a friend? Circle yes or no!” Luckily, I didn’t have to think about it for too long, because he walked up to me at the end of lunch and handed me a box of candy conversation hearts. See, even Brandon knows EVERYONE loves those!! I smiled and handed him the turquoise flower, and he smiled back. And then the bell rang. I know, it’s not a totally romantic moment or a first kiss or anything, but I thought it was kind of perfect. 🙂 How was YOUR day??