Thursday, April 20, 2017

Budget Blooms: $15 or under

April could not be any busier for us. From the crawfish boils to traveling, I feel like a chicken with it's head cut off. With that being said, April is probably one of my favorite months. To me, it's the month of love. So many people I know, including Mike and I, met and fell in love in April. Not to mention, my mom and Mike's birthday is in April. 
To start the month off, literally on the 1st of April, we hosted a crawfish boil as you know. Anytime we are having guest over gives me an excuse to buy fresh flowers. Because I was so short on time when I bought the flowers (the day before the boil), I didn't get to lay them all out for you like I normally would for Budget Blooms. And I shouldn't be surprised, but I didn't take the opportunity to snap photos of the rest of the sunflower stalks I bought for the crawfish boil. I think sunflowers are the perfect flower to have around for a boil. Maybe it's the yellow of the flower with the red crawfish, but it just works.

I am sharing a couple photos of my anniversary flowers, which was really a branch from what I believe is some version of a Cherry Blossom tree. I never got the name, nor saw it on the tag. However, I did know I needed it when Mike asked if I wanted to get some flowers "from him"while we were grocery shopping. The sunflowers I had were housed in the same vase I put the blossom in, so you can use your imagination and get an idea of where and what the sunflowers I had were in and looked like. I can't believe I didn't take photos of them, and all this time I thought I had. I'm telling you, it's been a crazy, busy month. It's not over either. We are having another boil this Saturday at the house. That only means I have an excuse to buy more fresh blooms.

I'll do better for the next budget blooms and have more photos for you. Not including the anniversary blossoms, this weeks total for fresh blooms was under $15. The roses and sunflowers came from Trader Joes, and I grabbed the carnations at HEB Central Market. It's time too to toss them, I just haven't done it yet, but the carnations are still in a small vase on the coffee table. They were still kicking up until last weekend, just to give you an idea of how long carnations last. 
Total for 1 sunflowers/5 stems (est. $3.99), 1 bundle carnations (est. $4), 1 bundle roses (est. $4.99) was under $15. Like I said, I did terrible for Budget Blooms this week and didn't even keep track of the receipts for the exact total.
Cheers loves, 

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