2009/04/12

Fun with envelopes

I hope you all had a great weekend! I was able to enjoy the beautiful weather and relax, maybe too much, because I finally finished my taxes. I've been procrastinating it until the beginning of this month, and it was not fun going through all the receipts and calculating inventory. I spent many many hours crunching numbers in Excel and setting up spreadsheets for the next year's taxes. Oh yeah, I'm totally ready for the next one.

Right.. Anyway, doing the taxes got me in the organizing mood, and this is what I did over the weekend:

Envelopes + cork board!
The board was starting to look too cluttered, and my desk was getting messy with random notes I jotted down on small pieces of paper. Apparently, I take that after my dad. I recently found this out from my mom. She said it drives her nuts that he leaves pieces of paper everywhere. Heh.


Pretty borders on the flaps with edge punches from Martha Stewart + printed labels. Love it. I'm thoroughly enjoying these and also finding them very useful.
The idea of using envelopes came about after seeing this envelope book by Derek and Lauren of Curiosity Shoppe. It's so simple. Why didn't I think of this before? Maybe many people out there do the same thing already. I feel so.. behind. ^_^;;

11 comments:

auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

What I great idea! I also have little notes everywhere, maybe I should try this too!

Ali said...

Gorgeous! I am a note hoarder too and I love your solution.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

FABULOUS idea and so pretty! I'll be linking to this idea if you don't mind.

babalisme said...

I love the scalloped border, it's so pretty!

Grace said...

This is totally random, but...
where did you get your headphones? They're so cute! I'm looking for a pair but I haven't found a suitable one yet ^^

I want to try the envelope board idea! It should help unclutter my desk... hehe

Jinnie said...

Thanks everyone!

@Grace: I got them as a gift couple years ago. Panasonic RP-HTX7, to be more specific. They should be easy to find.. Urban Outfitters has them online, too, here. The only complaint I have is that the upper band is off-white. I wish that matched the white ears. I still like them very much though. Hope that helps!

sunnygirlsf said...

ohmygosh.
I'm hyperventilating. I adore envelopes. love glassine/vellum envelopes. and I too write down things on paper scraps and then collect them (kind of).

I love your idea and hadn't seen it done anywhere else. I have a board I'm doing nothing with and need something in my little office corner to organize paper. you provided the perfect solution!

marta said...

i've just found your pretty blog. wow, it is loaded with inspiration. such pretty polaroids too. xo.

People St.Clair said...

Thank you for such a great idea. I too will be linking to this if you don't mind.

Jinnie said...
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Jinnie said...

Thanks everyone for visiting and leaving such nice comments! :)

Sure, linking is fine but please do not use/reupload the image at your sites.. Thanks!