Yup. Coconut cake with coconut cream filling and coconut frosting, then topped with toasted coconut. Too scrumptious for words, if I do say so myself. I know I shared in my last post that my budget is tight these days, and I share this because I don't think budget has anything to do with making things special. For example, we can make someones day by baking them a homemade cake (or pie, cookies, cupcake, rice crispy treat, whatever...you fill in the blank with what you know your special someone likes..)and decorate it with a home made banner or flag. As for big-impact-for-little-cash gift ideas...well, again, all it takes is a little thought. I took photos of my Rock n' Roll Buddy's grown kids and framed them in old frames I had stashed in my workroom for a present...it was virtually a free gift, as all it took was some time. My pal that was up visiting from the Biggest Little City when her birthday arrived..well, I designed a lil' free blog for her (she is a teacher and runs her own Day Camp on some of her weeks off from year round teaching) along with a homemade gift certificate for blogging support-help from me....the ideas are endless. Things like babysitting for a friend to have a date night with her hubbs, a delivered homemade dinner, pet sitting, errand running, or even a a pedicure given by you. (I was a licenced cosmetologist way back about, oh... a million years ago...it still comes in handy at times.)
I'd LOVE to hear your ideas for thoughtful-yet-oh-so-cheap gifting ideas...please, do share!!!