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Saturday, November 10, 2007


back to the city

With our long Saturday runs preparing for the marathon the past 6 months our Saturdays' have been pretty full of each of us taking time to run. On of us usually left by 5:30 or 6:00 am and then the next one would go. Then we spent the rest of the day limping around from the pain. So some may have noticed we didn't do much in the city this summer. It felt good to go back downtown again today.
I took some photos of our good friends family for their Christmas card trying to recreate the one we did last year. It was so fun. It felt good to be back down there. It was freezing and I was thrilled to pull out my fifty cent garage sale find, orange scarf and hat.
We then went to visit a new family that moved to our ward and that was a pretty awesome experience for me.

My tip of the day is all about gift cards.
Some friends and I went in a baby shower gift for a friend. We all went in on getting her a gift card from Target. As I got ready to buy the one $100 gift card, I thought why not buy 10 of them at $10 each and do something cute with it. Target may not appreciate my gift as they are now out 9 more cards, but they are just too cute to buy only one. I taped them to chopsticks and then put them in a canning jar. there is no minimum to the cards so just think how cute you do a birthday gift or Christmas gift. Sorry, Target don't get mad if you soon get low on gift cards at $1.00 each...

31 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Fun to see you back in your city.
That gift card idea is genius. Such a fun way to give one!

Cara said...

Such a cute idea about the gift cards. I have started buying all Cassidy's friends gigt cards because little 9 year old boys and girls are all so different in their wants these days. THEY LOVE GIFT CARDS!!! They think they are so "old" when they get their very own credit card! You always have the ideas. When are you going to write a book????

melanie said...

Love the gift card idea. SO much cuter than one card in an envelope!

Love the orange hat and scarf. And it's great to see you out in the city again.

Kara said...

you've done it again! I love how you can take something as benign as gift cards and make them SO ADORABLE! Thanks for always sharing your fun ideas.

Marie said...

those are cute gift cards! And to arrange them like that was a stroke of genius. You have so many great ideas.

Melissa said...

You are so stinkin creative- I can't believe it!!! I just bought a target gift card 2 nights ago and the thought to make it a cute presentation never even crossed my mind. Even sadder is that if it did cross my mind I wouldn't be able to come up with anything creative. I'm so glad there are minds like your in this world.

Hannah said...

Oh my that is a great idea! At an office I worked at they did something similar for someone and taped them all over the outside of a box- like it was the wrapping and the gift. It wasn't near as cute as this!

carlo said...

that is a great idea! i will bet mom-to-be was thrilled!

i LOVE the orange hat/scarf, of course!

Amy said...

Training for a marathon is grueling. My sister's about to run the Honolulu(?) Marathon ni about a month. She's wiped out all the time! Glad you had some fun time this weekend.

Natasha said...

Love the gift card idea. Cute way to personalize it!

Nikki said...

See, this is why I love visiting your blog. Such a great gift card idea. I have HATED giving gift cards because I thought it was such a bland gift, but what you have come up with is so cute.

Thanks for more inspiartion!!
~~Nik

Jamie said...

love the gift card idea.....so cute and so much more fun and creative!

bryn said...

seriously your creativity and ability to turn simple into chic is fabulous. now i am racking my brain about who i need to buy a gift card for!

lisa h. said...

how do you come up with these stinkin' cute ideas!!!

Traci said...

What a cute idea with the gift cars. So simple yet, so adorable!! That would also be a good teacher's gift too!

crystal said...

This is such a cute idea! I love it.

I left something for you on my blog--go see.

Lauralee said...

love the gift card idea.. very cute!
love your scarf and hat too.. a buck?
I have to tell you I got the card from Claire's family.. they are in Issaquah? that isn't far from me at all.. I am doing a super saturday for north bend again this week.. anyway.. I just had to mention that.. is your husband from WA? have a good one.. I am so hoping your last marathon post is about your motivation... I tell my friends about you - you are an inspiration...

Jill said...

You look fabulous in the orange hat and scarf, what great finds!

I love the 10 cute gift cards, they pack way more of a punch than 1 card does...you're a genius.

Tasha said...

Love your hat and scarf! Great idea about the gift cards!

michelle said...

Very cute, Kristi. I especially love that ribbon! And I love your orange winter ensemble.

Christy said...

What a great idea!! I've got some gift cards I need to buy for Christmas so I will definitely use this idea.

Amy W. said...

Cute idea! I am buying gift cards all the time--so thanks for the tip. Cute hat and scarf--don't you just love orange?

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

The pictures turned out great! And I love the gift-card idea. Very clever!

Michelle A. said...

Cute ideas!

Liz said...

That gift card idea is adorable!!! Leave it to you to make something like a gift card so irresistably cute!

sockiepuppetsmom said...

Love the giftcard idea!

Jen said...

this is a seriously cute idea- i love reading other people's blogs for ideas (especially yours!) b/c i am so creatively challenged! i'm going to start putting tags on all the stuff i give away from now on that says "idea stolen from kristi!"

Kelly said...

Cute idea with the gift cards, and I love your orange hat and scarf!

Creole Wisdom said...

I love that card idea, genius!

Tip Junkie said...

That gift card idea is too cute!

lisa h. said...

totally doing this! a girl at our church teaches aerobics and we're going in on a baby gift for her...perfect! thanks so much for this idea!