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Valentine's day.....

So in about two weeks some of you are going to be scrambling for that perfect 'I love you' or 'Im going to buy you this gift to avoid an argument' gift.......

So for those of you want to skip the little blue boxes,imported chocolates and 47 dozen roses(that you recipient doesn't even know how to take care of,lol),or simply can't afford it....
 I have once again compiled a list for the perfect BUDGET FRIENDLY Valentines day......



  • A home cooked meal; with all the moving, school, late hours,etc I have to admit I can be a bit of a 'Carry Out Queen',so Im not always able to cook like I would....... So a simple meal from the heart, moderately priced wine,and a yummy dessert can take so little time but say so much....
  • 'Its the little things'; They always say the little things count,so why not compile a gift basket or box of the little things s/he loves? The favorite body wash that he can never find,that nail polish that she ran out of that looks amazing on her fingers,those Nike dri fit socks to replace the ones with the holes in them,UGG spray because she always forgets to buy it every year,a gas gift card because he is always ridding around on E,etc.....  
  • Coupon craze; An amusing coupon book for him would be super cute, '3 nag free hours of Madden' or ,'Get out of laundry day free' card will be more appreciated than ANY box of chocolates!
  • Build-a-Bear; I am one of their biggest fans......Its totally a labor of love,to stand in that brightly colored store and battle out twenty 5 year olds for the last hypoallergenic bear truly says 'I love you'
  • The mix-tape:  I remember as a kid when my brother made a cassette tape(God,Im getting old) with all his crush's favorite songs recorded off the radio......I just thought that was the coolest thing in the world.....I guess the 2013 version of that would be a playlist snuck on your love's smart device?
  • My funny Valentine; Before the days of purchasing a $5.99 Hallmark card to express your feelings,you had red/white/pink construction paper, silver glitter, some glue and a crayon.....Some things are best done the old fashion way 
  • A little pot; Well...not that kind of pot. A flower pot,seeds and some soil to replace a $50 arrangement( that she is probably going to kill) , is personable and budget friendly. 
  • Can you pay my bills?: Bills,Bills,Bills....We just came out of a MAJOR holiday season and some of us are STILL paying it off....Nothing says 'I love you' like a paid phone bill, half on the rent,or a full gas tank! 

For my list from last year,click HERE

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