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February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day <3

Babe, you still light my fire!

I'm working on a surprise..will update later :)

Ok...DONE! And I'm soooo exhasuted.

       This year for V-day I wanted to surprise Lover with an edible arrangement - which I know he would appreciate way more than roses lol.  Anywho, have you seen how much those suckers cost? Talk about an arm and a leg! I decided to make my own and deliver it  personally.  Lover and I are attached at the hip so it was pretty difficult to sneak around and get anything past him but I pulled it off. I totally surprised him at work and he LOVED it! I think I might have made him blush - but shhhh because he might be mad if he knew I told you ;)

Ingredient and Cost Breakdown:

1 case of strawberries = $1.98
1 mango = $0.98
2 red apples = $1.06
2 cans of Dole pineapple chunks (in natural juice) = $1.26
1 bag of Hershey's Sugar Free Dark Chocolate = $1.98
1 bag of Bamboo Skewers (100 ct) = $1.76
1 vase (already owned) = $0
1 handful of red stone pebbles (already owned) = $0
1 bunch of red ribbon/piping = $0.99
1 sheet of stickers = $0.99

Total Home-made Cost: $11.00
Edible Arrangement Cost $45.00 (similar arrangement)

WOW - that is some serious saving!

P.S. - to keep apples from browning,  sprinkle some salt in a bowl of water and let apple pieces sit for just a few mins. 

One last time...

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Aww...that looks so sweet! You know, I've been married for 5 Valentine's Days now and I've never done a surprise. LOL. I think my husband knows the way to my heart and that is with food! Haha!

    Can't wait to see what you have planned, and of course I will be your blogosphere Valentine!! <3 :)


  2. This is so great:) I made my love a candy bar bouque once. He loved it of course lol.

  3. Hey, new follower from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. So cute, those strawberries dipped in chocolate look amazing. :)


  4. Aw that is such a great idea! The arrangement looks so creative! So thoughtful of you and it looks yummy xo. Happy belated valentines day! xo

  5. That looks utterly delicious and such a HUGE savings and I like that you can control which fruits you make when you do it yourself:)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Thank you so much for linking up with the Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I am following you via GFC!! Have a lovely rest-of-weekend!! :)


    Jean {What Jean Likes}

  6. You did a great job on the edible arrangement!

    I found you through the Aloha Blog Hop and I just noticed we are neighbors! I'm in Houston too! {New Follower} :)

    Lacey @ CHARM + Sass

  7. I didn't know that about the apples! I will need to try that with the salt! My son loves apple slices, but I never pack them as snacks when we go out because they always brown. So thanks for that!

    The arrangement turned out so cute! I know how expensive those Edible Arrangements are and I can't believe you did your for a little over $10! I bet it was a fun and tasty surprise. :) <3


  8. Oww so sweet, love the idea, you have a great blog, maybe we can follow each other, let me know !!


  9. You are genius! This made me so hungry :) I love it


  10. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. Cut blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com


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