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Distance won't do us apart

An apple pencil ordered via amazon to draw sketches on the ipad
I have a special relationship with my childhood bestie. We have now lived apart longer than we have spent together...but despite...

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Raadhika Nair
Aug 30, 2017

My first adult lunch box

A bento box lunch box
In the weeks leading up to graduating college, I thought it would be a good idea to treat myself to a new professional wardrobe for...

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Shadia Martin
Aug 08, 2017

He can now listen to music on the go, cuz I listened to him!

Wireless earphones for my boyfriend who wanted to make his gym workout fun and entertaining
My boyfriend is not always motivated to go the gym and on multiple occasions I have heard him say, "if only I could watch something...

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Raadhika Nair
Jul 16, 2017

Sneakiest Surprise Ever

Two framed photos, sneakily obtained from my computer.
One of the best gifts I've ever gotten was from my friend Alyssa. She was over at my apartment one day and we were looking through...

A Surprise Massage

My boyfriend got me a 60-minute massage!
My boyfriend knows how much I love massages. He surprised me with a massage at a wonderful studio in Lakeview and then came and pick...

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Jasmine Shells
Jun 30, 2017

Happy 1st Father's Day

A daddy's survival kit, and a onesie for our new baby
I was 41 weeks pregnant and with all the attention and love I was getting, I wanted to do something for my husband. So starting with...

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Deepti Gangwani
Jun 06, 2017

Playboy Magazine from Your Birthday

A vintage Playboy magazine from my brother's birth year and month
One of my buddy’s dad died recently. After some time of sadness and mourning, the family moved on and were left with the task of...

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Jeffrey Lipp
May 24, 2017

Blown away by my 1-month anniversary present

A stuffed penguin wearing a tie of 'punny' pins
As a 26yo female in a big city, I've found myself feeling a bit jaded when it comes to dating - what with all the apps and people...

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Anonymous Penguin
May 16, 2017

surprise poetry performance for my girlfriend

Wrote a poem for my girlfriend’s birthday & read it for the 1st time during a poetry slam, to her surprise
TL;DR: Wrote my girlfriend a poem for her birthday and got up and read it for the first time during a poetry slam to her complete...

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Anonymous Penguin
Apr 30, 2017