GROCERY STORE FLORAL ARRANGEMENT transform your $5 florals into an arrangement

IMG_6651You know when you are in the grocery store & you pass the floral department and you think, “you know what, I think I am going to get some flowers for my house! That is the best idea.” So you pick up some flowers, head home, pop them in a vase, and it’s totally lackluster. Flowers are great no matter what, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes you want an arrangement not just flowers. You know?

Well, feel lackluster no more, friends! We put together a nifty little guide on how to turn your grocery store florals into a fabulous arrangement. Here’s how…


– Shallow dish

– Scotch tape

– Ranunculus

– Foliage

– Acacia

– Scissors



1. Grab that shallow dish (think shallow cereal bowl or dish for dip) and your scotch tape and start to make a crosshatch pattern. Start by putting a piece of tape across the middle top to bottom, then side to side. Now cut those sections in half (both top to bottom & side to side) and work from there.

TIP: I like to leave a pinky finger width in between each strip, but if your dish is bigger, it’s okay to leave a ring finger size gap. Fill with an inch or so (depending on your bowl) of water

2. Here is the fun part! I grabbed ranunculus because they were the most wonderful shade of orange, but you can grab any smaller blooming flower you like. Cut the stems off the ranunculus so that they sit just about the lip of the dish & slip into the right-hand squares moving in. Repeat until you’ve almost reached the left side of the arrangement

3. Now it’s time for your greens! Slip some foliage & a few fun sprigs (we used Acacia) to create some asymmetry. Balance out the arrangement by tucking in a few smaller foliage leaves and sprigs on the right side (see image below).

4. Voila! You’ve mastered your very own $5 arrangement. Looks like a million bucks, doesn’t it?


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4806For all our gluten free, vegan, soy free, lactose intolerant, nut free, and sugar free readers, THIS POST IS FOR YOU! We are always trying to cut back on the junk and increase the good things we put into our bodies here at and thanks to Wink Frozen Desserts that just got a whole lot easier.

It’s hard to find something truly delicious that satisfies that sweet tooth and doesn’t break the dietary restriction – am I right? Well, we are whipping up this crazy good cookie dough milkshake that is 100% guilt free. Like, zero guilt. Swap the milk for whatever you can drink (rice, almond, coconut, you get the picture) and use your favorite cookie recipe for the toppings, and Wink does the rest! See the full recipe below & make sure you tell us what you think!


1. Iced Latte flavored Wink Frozen Desserts

2. Milk

3. Freshly baked cookies!



1. Scoop several spoonfuls of Wink Frozen Dessert into blender

2. Add one cup of milk

3. Blend until smooth and thick (add more Wink if necessary)

4. Pour your yummy milkshake into a tall glass

5. Crumble freshly baked cookies on top & stir to mix in

6. Serve, sip, repeat!


Photos by This Girl Sylvia

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