Friday, October 1, 2010

I think I fell in love with Costco...

Sometimes I get these really great ideas and either the follow through kind of.... sucks or sometimes I just have NO idea how to go about it.

I bought some 16x20 frames at michaels on clearance. $3.99 a piece. I looooovvvve clearance. I thought I had pictures big enough to fit inside the matt that came with it... I was wrong, so I put them to the side until an idea of how to correct it came to mind.

I was playing with some of my favorite family photos on picnik when the idea hit me, I could have some of my pictures enlarged!

So I began looking, mainly for prices, at enlargements. Most of my old standbys, Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, did not do 11x14, which is the size I needed, I became depressed, searched on the internet and found the cheapest place to do it was $7.99 plus shipping.

Then I decided to start asking around and my friend Audra said, "Have you tried Costco?"

Why no, no I hadn't.

And my mom has a membership...

I check their online site, go to photo, register, upload the pics.... select the sizes and hold my breath. For both pictures to be enlarged to 11x14....


I freaked out and called my mom, placed my order (which turned out to be 6.49 because of tax, but still) and went to Costco with my mom and wandered around.

Got my pictures, (an hour and a half after I placed my order, not bad!!) and placed them in the frames.


Want proof?

(they have since been realigned)

This is my absolute favorite picture of me and my husband ever. We had a professional photographer at our wedding, but somehow all of our pictures came out bad because his lens was smudged. Thankfully, we got our money back for that... anyway, this picture was taken by a friend of my moms, a guy who had a digital camera and took literally 495 pictures of us at the wedding.

I am soooooo happy to have it in 11x14 size now :)

Ever have an experiance like this? One that could've been bad, but turned out fantastic?


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  1. I have heard great things about Costco's photo enlarging services too, but haven't tried it yet. Yours turned out great! Our wedding photos were awful too, and saved only b/c my dad's childhood friend came and took great photos. :)

  2. Very cute picture of you two. I belong to Costco and never took advantage of their photo service. I will now!

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I had never thought of doing that, great idea. Thanks for stopping by earlier (:

  4. I wish we had a Costco darn it. Your photos are beautiful. What a blessing for your mother's friend to have taken all those photos. I would have been devastated. Thanks so much for your sweet words on my DIY Crystal Wirelier!