Hope everyone had a fun Halloween.
Last week I went shopping for calendars for 2012…hard to believe it’s almost the end of the year. First stop was an office supply store for one of those daily calendar refills and while I was there I browsed other ones too. I couldn’t believe that the average wall calendar, (you know the type with various photos) is now $15.95. Right next door is a Micheal’s store and I’ve often found bargain priced calendars there in the past so decided to take a look.
Here are three I bought and wait for the price, the Kittens and Painted Cats were both $1 each, the Butterflies one which also has a 2 year planner and mini calendar…perfect for the kitchen was $1.50. They look exactly like the ones in the office supply store and yes, the price difference is amazing. Don’t know if all Michael’s stores carry these items but check them out. Buy some for yourself orto keep as great stocking stuffer gifts. Also something to keep on hand to give to that someone who wasn’t on your list but gives you a gift.
One thing I love about this time of the year is bargains and corresponding coupons start appearing at the supermarket. I’d say I stock about 50 percent of my pantry during the next two months. Look for things like canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, chocolate chips, flour, sugar etc., to go on sale and you can use them all year round.
I’m working on the November newsletter right now and hope to have that ready by Friday.
Have a good week.