When I opened the box and realized it said the contents needed to be refrigerated immediately, I was still clueless. I figured maybe it was some odd Valentines gift from them like Harry and David Pears. It wasn't until I opened the styrofoam cooler found in the box that I found this, along with a packing slip saying they were purchased by Ben:
Pavillon Leydoyen, to be exact. Ben and I sampled a few last night (and by that, I mean half of them because macaroons have a short shelf life) and he was disappointed in them, especially that the brown is cafe and not caramel. I have to agree that they're not the most delicious macaroons we've ever had; yet this is one instance where it's the thought that counts and this was such a wonderful surprise!
Luckily I had a few minor (and boring) gifts up my sleeve. So, to start off the day, I left this little note for Ben to find when he wakes up.
And that's the start of my Valentine's! I hope yours is off to a good start as well.
Today's Deals and Steals:
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- Barnes and Noble: 15% off one item through 2/18
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- Gap: Up to 40% off in store President's Day sale through 2/18
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- Old Navy: All Jeans on sale; adults starting at $19 and kids/baby at $10 (2% back via ebates.com)
- Piperlime: 20% off sitewide ends tonight; use code XOXO (2% back via ebates.com)
- Sports Authority: Today and online only, 10% off your order
- Three Bird Nest Boutique: 40% off entire shop with code LOVE40
- I bought SIL this scarf for Christmas; they have some adorable stuff!