Thursday, August 2, 2012

Free Printable Envelopes and Date Night Ideas

i always thought it was sad when the people who lived in a big touristy city never got around to seeing any of the attractions in their city.  i mean if you live there you might as well check it out right?  well, sadly, i've become one of those people.  i've lived in honolulu for more than a year now and i haven't really gone to see anything.  i mean i go to the beach and snorkel and all that, but i haven't really visited any of the museums around here.  so my boyfriend and i decided to make a list of some of the things we want to see/do and set up a sort of drawing system for what we do each weekend.  we're both desperately indecisive so we needed a system to make decisions for us lol!  

i used a template and made some printable envelopes with a description of the activity on the front.  if you want it to be a surprise you can always leave it blank in the front, but since some of my activities are day specific i decided to put them on the front.  usually we don't carry cash but since we both get tips at our jobs (yeah he gets tips working at a hardware store weird right??) we'd saved up some money in cash.  so i allocated the monies to each envelope for bus fare, snacks, admission, etc.  plus, if you have a budget this is a good way to keep you from overspending.  you can just make the envelopes if you have extra cash and only spend what you give yourself!  of course, if you actually put money in the envelopes make sure you don't lose them!!  that's something i'll probably end up doing...i'm notorious at organizing/putting things away and then promptly forgetting where i put them lol.  

right now we have 8 envelopes set up and we (and by 'we' i mean 'i') still have more to make!  i think we will make a more another version for more expensive activities like doing a shark dive!!  i've always wanted to do one of those...speaking of sharks, i love shark week!   

the original template i used can be found here and you can find my template with the stripes here (they are both designed to make 2 envelopes per 1 sheet of computer paper).  sorry for the low resolution, i didn't realize the original was so low until i had already done the stripes.  and then i was basically committed lol.  or you could always find a pattern you like print it, and print the template on the back.  or just print on to card stock or something.

linking up with these blogorific ladies!

hope everyone has a good weekend and happy crafting!


  1. What a great idea and a wonderful printable. I feel inspired to get out and re-explore my city.

    1. And, I am an organizer that forgets where I have organized things to.

  2. I like it very much. Its so interesting. I want to sharing this topic with some of my close friends. So thanks this post.


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