We've become so used being able to find anything and everything instantly on the Internet. Occasionally, however, I'll see something in a magazine that I can't find, such as a cute handbag, hat, or a household good. When that happens, it seems I want the item even more. About a month ago I saw a beautiful, artsy print of New York City in a magazine. I went home and googled variations of "art print of NYC, Caribbean green, turquoise, green", etc., to no avail. I LOVED living in NYC in my early 30s and I had to have that print. After repeated searches on Etsy, Pinterest, and so forth, I gave up. Then, recently, as I was coveting various paper goods online at one of my favorite stores, Rifle Paper Co., I found "my" print. Even better, I found that there were a set of City Maps. I have lived in or visited all of these places. So, I decided to buy the cards ($16 for 8) rather than the one print ($40), and frame four of the them. Since I didn't want to spend a lot of money, I bought four inexpensive frames from A.C. Moore at 50% off ($26.00). Unfortunately, the photo mats were not the right size. Can someone please tell me why photo mats are so expensive? The woman at Michael's told me that each mat would cost $12/piece. At A.C. Moore they said a single mat would cost $30! Really? I didn't want my DIY to break the bank so I ended up just mounting them on white card stock. On a related note, I splurged recently and bought this Rifle Paper Co. recipe box. It comes in two other styles. I am in the processing of copying our family's favorite recipes to put inside. I'm going to buy two more so that my step-daughters and my daughter can each have one.