Gift giving is expensive…

Gift giving is expensive, so this year, I made it my goal to reduce the amount of money we spend. I find that hard to do because we have such generous families and friends who are always gifting us waaaaay more than we could ever gift. Anyway, I am trying to make as many of the gifts as I can.

For my friend’s housewarming party, I made some of Bakerella’s Puppy cake pops. Man, these were hard to make! You can see below the final product, which is not as cute as Bakerella’s, but it’s a start. 🙂 Also included in the cake pop “bouquet” is a Target gift card because regardless of money-saving measures, Target can be considered a life necessity.

I am also making all the cards we give. They are just way too expensive in the store. Even the $1 cards multiplied by the 5-8 birthdays per month add up by year’s end. I’ll post some of my creations soon.