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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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We had a nice little Valentine’s Day in our household. I made some heart shaped egg biscuits and some heart shaped homemade buttermilk pancakes for breakfast. They weren’t perfect heart shaped, but enough to get the general idea of what I attempted πŸ˜‰

Let’s tally up what was spent on each of us (doesn’t count the cost of breakfast):

Our Son: $6.99 – a Deal or No Deal Case with Candy (here’s what it looks like), pencils and a card

My Husband: $2.99 – chocolate and a card

Me: $1.00 – cards

Grand Total: $10.98

Which one was the best gift? My son would argue that his gift was the best because he loves the case for putting stuff in and he loves the pencils (he’d take pencils as a gift over candy any day). I would say that the best gift was my gift. My husband spent $1.00 to get a set of Thank You cards. He filled them all out, thanking me for different things that I do. They were planted around the house for me to find.

One was under my pillow and I was completely oblivious to it last night, which my husband found funny. I guess I even put my arm under the pillow and knocked it on the floor so he had to re-situate it (once I knew I was on a treasure hunt I later looked under my pillow and found it). Another one was in the cupboard by the glasses so I’d see it when I went to get a glass of water. The last one that I found was pretty clever. I begged my husband for hints and he wouldn’t budge. He just said that I will definitely find it today. Sure enough, I did. He snuck one in with the mail. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know I like mail.

What was in the cards meant a lot and the fact my husband hid them in places he knew where I’d come across them (showing how well he knows me – or perhaps how predictable I am LOL) made $1.00 go a long way. It’s food for thought when I get something for him next year. I think we should also do something similar to that for our son.


6 Comments

  • Reply Nicole |

    Wow! What a terrific idea by your husband! Hope you don’t mind if I borrow that πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Mr Plasectomy |

    Wow, your husband did a great job and gave me a great idea for an out of the blue appreciation of my wife.

  • Reply DEBTJOURNEY |

    Tricia,
    What a GREAT frugal idea!! I told my husband about this, along with my teens for their boyfriends/girlfriends, while we were having breakfast this morning. No wonder my budget is coming in over every month! Thank you for this tip! Hope you had a BLESSED Valentines Day!

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  • Reply Margot |

    Your husband’s gift is one of the sweetest gift ideas I’ve heard of! So clever and nice, and it completely proves that one need not spend money on gift giving.

  • Reply Gina |

    Wow! Your husband rocks! I still cherish the little notes he used to send me when we were first married but worked and lived apart half the time. Things like that go a long way! Gives me a idea to start up an old tradition. Thank you!

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