Budget CPR

Today is one of those days when there’s a million other things that I could be doing…. that I should be doing…. and I don’t feel like doing any of it. Perhaps it is the coffee wearing off and the mind-numbing tiredness greeting me like an unwanted guest, but either way, the only productive thing my hands have found to do in the past hour is have absolutely nothing to do with my “to-do’s”. In my defense, school is back in session as of today. I’ve always loved the first day of school. This morning a school bus passed me while I was on my morning run and all of a sudden I felt the most overwhelming urge to go buy a Trapper Keeper and a Jansport. So, of all the things I would resort to doing this afternoon, I have chosen to play with paper, glue, and scissors.

You may remember a few months ago I created a more stylish version of the cash envelope system developed by Dave Ramsey. It looked a little something like this…

My friend, Lindsay commissioned me to customize a set of cash envelopes to suit her budget needs. I was thrilled to make them for her. The only problem was that after 3 months, my envelopes began to look like our bank account… tattered and in need of repair.


Nothing like a broken down set of cash envelopes to throw a wrench into your budget.

I did a little brainstorming to come up with a way to reinforce and preserve my scrap paper envelopes. And lo and behold…

Con-tact paper!

Now, I haven’t bought Con-tact paper since the 9th grade when I had to cover my textbook for Madame Strochein’s French Language class. Turns out high school wasn’t a complete waste of time after all!

I will test out this latest set of envelopes on myself before I send them out. Oh, and what do you think of my “fun” new label design?

Not bad, huh?

OK… I’m off to be productive… {if you call throwing Mexican Chicken into a crock-pot and fixing myself a cup of tea “productive”}.

Enjoy just “be”-ing today!


1 Comment

  1. Jade said,

    August 25, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    shot out to Madame Strochein!!!! super cute stuff. I loved that you asked if we had a crush on someone in that class:)

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