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Make your Valentine's gift a hit through repurposing

Are you still searching for that perfect Valentine's gift? Do you have something you've bought and want to give it a bit of a personal touch? Or are you searching for ideas using items already in your possession? Here are a few creative ideas for those wanting to recycle, reuse or repurpose items already found in their home.

Feb. 14, 2009: A whole latte love at the Starbucks

Allan Tortorice and Laura Strain were married this afternoon in the place where they met: the Starbucks on Kildaire Farm Road in Cary. The wedding ... more

There she goes: Valentine's Day the 13th

An odd confluence of dates today, the first Friday the 13th since last June bumping up against Valentine's Day. How to mark the occasion? With a beautiful love song, one of my all-time favorites -- even though it's actually about something far darker than love.

Going local on a Valentine's Day present

The Monday Life, etc. story was all about buying jewelry for Valentine's without spending a fortune.

And, of course, it couldn't include all the great finds, especially the locally made ones, in the area.

If you are in the market, check out Nature Art Gallery at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. There you'll find pieces by Triangle goldsmiths such as Chrissy Jahnes, Rebecca Neigher, Monica Hunter, Monnda Welch, John Fetvedt, Bonnie Wright and Kathy Herring. Here's a picture of a piece from Welch.


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