As you can see, I'm trying out a "theme" week here. I don't have much knowledge to impart, but this week's posts are designed to share a few things I'm discovering lately.
I really appreciate your weighing in on the cabin prints and I wanted to share with you the end result. Think my father-in-law will love them? I'm a little jealous - I think I may be making some for us!!!
I ordered the prints from Walgreens - $2.99 for an 8x10 print. The frames, if you remember, were on clearance for $3. I ordered 8 prints but realized that two of them are a little too dark, so I have them lurking behind the chosen prints (in case my in-laws want a change).
Yesterday, Staples.com had a sale on their 12-month calendars. Each calendar was $4.99. I made six of them - and it took me 6 hours. It was ridiculous. I'm not sure if it was my computer or the website. It took forever for each photo to download - and then when I submitted it the first time there was a "problem with the administrator". Thankfully, when I finally re-submitted at 9pm, it registered and we can pick them up on Thursday December 9th. Hopefully our family will enjoy the calendars. And, I ordered six of them for $29.95. That's pretty inexpensive!
I'll also be bartering my services (cooking) for gift credit at my friend's store. I've already found gifts for my niece and nephew and I'll be "buying" gifts for our mothers and sisters.
What do you do for inexpensive presents? Are you crafty? Do you re-gift? I've given ready-made meals, I've given food items (hot fudge sauce, canned peaches, jellies, and jams), and I've tried to be crafty (candles, decorative table runners, etc.). I can't wait to hear your ideas and strategies for hand-made and inexpensive gifts!