How a Fresh Fruit Gift Basket Saved My Day


It was a long, hard, draining day today for both my husband and I. The kids, as always, cracked me up, but as hard as they make me smile and laugh, often the same reasons that make me laugh entail mischievous maneuvers that I have to reprimand for the spirit of good motherhood. Plus my husband and I have been dealing with, you know, the usual stresses of life.

So at the end of the day, as I trudged up the front steps with two sleeping babies in both arms plus groceries, plus beach bags full of wet clothes that’ll need washed (Still need to get on that), I saw a little something that put a huge, immediate smile on my face. I mean, I went from tired and drained, to excited and refreshed – in a second. And what was it? It was the complimentary Big Bing Cherries basket that ProFlowers sent me for review. Which was a complete surprise because it was only yesterday that they’d said they were sending the box out to me. So they got here quick!




There was an array of baskets that I could choose from their Fruit Baskets selections. I chose the Big Bing Cherries basket full of red cherries because my husband has trouble sleeping at night, and he swears that eating cherries helps him sleep, as they are a natural melatonin. Not to mention, cherries are full of antioxidants.

And I gotta say, as soon as I opened the box, they looked delicious. I even whispered it to myself that they look scrumptious. And you know when you’re talking to yourself about how good the food looks, it’s good. I mean, look at the pictures for yourself! Then, as soon as my husband came home, I immediately directed him to the kitchen and surprised him with the boxful of cherries, and he too was impressed at how fresh the cherries looked.

Boxful of Cherries

Boxful of Cherries

Notice the Nice Note That Comes With It

Notice the Nice Note That Comes With It

Even Up Close, Flawless

Even Up Close, Flawless

The Box

The Box

And it completely cheered him up to. Honestly it turned our day from a stressful one, to one that ended with us spending some quality time over a bowl of cherries. And tasting them, tasted just like I bought them from the local farm market. Juicy, full of flavor, but not so juicy that they leaked all over me. Just a perfect combination of firm skin that you bite into the get to the moist, flavorful interior. No joke, people.

And the great thing is, they’ll last us for at least a couple of days, even with my fruit-obsessed babies! Gotta make sure to wash them and pit them before I feed them to them, though, as the cherry box carefully instructs. And the usual cost of them if you buy them from the website yourself is only $29.99. Can you even get that many quality cherries for that cheap from the grocery store or farmers’ market? Anybody?

So there you have it. How a reasonably-priced and simply delicious fresh fruit basket brightened up our day, just like that!

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