Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Works for me Wednesday - The Looooove edition!

Valentines day seems like a luxury when we are all trying to save as much as we can at the grocery store and anywhere else! I however, believe that one of the most precious gifts we can give our children is seeing their parents in a happy marriage. The time and effort put forth doesn't have to be expensive and can really go along way. Some of the things that my hubby has appreciated the most are the things that are free! That being said here are some budget friendly ideas for your special someone. Happy Heart day!

- Wake up early and fix your spouse his favorite coffee/tea. Prepare it the way he likes and bring it to him in bed. Its amazing how much this can mean to a tired man :)

-Have grandma watch the kids and surprise him with a gourmet supper in. (Aldi has Fillet Mignon for $1.99 each) You could easily make a VERY NICE dinner at home for under $10. You could eat your food while its hot and you could actually talk to each other in your own home.. wow!

-Strawberries are on sale this week at both Kroger and Aldi's (.99 a lb at Aldi's) Take advantage of the good prices and have some chocolate dipped strawberries after the kids go to bed and rent a movie.

-Everyone likes chocolate on V-day. It doesn't have to break the bank however. Buy some Hershey kisses ( That the leftovers can be made into kiss cookies for the kids class at school) Wrap up the kisses with a bow along with a note that the chocolate kisses can be turned in for the real thing later. :)

-Write a simple note telling him how much you love him. Times are busy with kidlets and often its the marriage that gets put on the back burner. Just hearing that he is still the man in your life can really mean alot!

-Pull out your old "nightwear" that hasn't seen the light of day since you got pregnant with your firstborn. Men are visual beings so this would be the gift of the century :) he he

- Have your kids help you make cookies for your significant other. Everyone will have fun making them, and your spouse will enjoy them. Take them to work the Friday before V-day (if they allow little visitors) so they can share them with their co-workers.

I would tell you which idea that I am giving my spouse for Valentines day but my mother in law reads my blog!! Whatever you choose I hope you have a very special Valentines day with the ones that you love. And that works for everybody!

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Wani said...

I love these ideas! I hate that so many people feel like they have to spend alot of money to tell someone that you love them! No way! Keep it simple! Thanks!

Julie Bagamary said...

GREAT ideas. I'm planning a "stay at home" meal. And I've made a giant chocolate chip cookie for years too. Hubby asked if I had the ingredients for it already!