Dollar Store = LOVE

I have been sick for several days now. Being sick can do a number on your state of mind. For example, I had to go to the store and get some supplies while I was sick, and the first thing that entered my mind was flowers. Roses, actually.
You see, I was feeling sorry for myself, and when I feel sorry for myself I do dumb things. Like buy chocolate. Or flowers. Or both.
I really wanted flowers, but they are so expensive. Even at Walmart they go for $9.99 a dozen and I just couldn’t justify that so I could “feel better”. So I got a bag of chocolate truffles instead. It didn’t help. 
The good news is I only ate 4 of them, the bad news is that I still wanted flowers.
So I went to Aldi’s and got 6 big roses for $3.99. That I can justify. I thanked my husband for so kindly bringing me flowers when I was sick.
Then I went to the Dollar Store. I can justify that too. It’s only a dollar, after all. I fell in love with this little heart shaped candy dish. I also discovered that they sell floral foam and Spanish moss. I love Spanish moss.
The moss was a dollar, the candy dish a dollar, the foam a dollar, who could possibly be grumpy with that?

I used a piece of paper as a template to cut the foam to fit inside the candy dish.
Suddenly I began to feel better.
I added water to the dish and tested the foam by pushing down on it to make sure the water would not over flow.
The I pulled apart the Spanish moss and began to shape it around the edge of the dish. I pinned it in place with my extra bobby pins. Floral pins would work too, I just didn’t have any.
Then I did the unthinkable. I be-headed those beautiful flowers. My heart began to sing.
My husband was mortified.
Then I poked holes way down into that foam so that the ends of the flowers would reach the water at the bottom of the candy dish. I filled the entire dish with the cut flowers.
And today, when I sat down at the breakfast table, all sniffly and grumpy and feeling sorry for myself, I saw the LOVE there on the table. 
I instantly felt better.
sick = grumpy
chocolate = less grumpy
flowers and chocolate = even less grumpy
Dollar Store bargains = feeling even better
Dollar Store = LOVE
Visit your Dollar Store and spread the LOVE!

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3 thoughts on “Dollar Store = LOVE

  1. So clever–love the heart shape of the arrangement! And I'll bet you could take leftover leaves and use them to go around the inside of the glass dish so that the foam is covered–what do you think? Thank you so much for sharing this at Grace at Home– I love it so much that I featured you at this week's Grace at Home party! 🙂

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