Saturday, 30 January 2010

What to do with an old, unused diary!

We were doing our accounts yesterday and we should do them each month but we don't! This inevitably leads to a build up of receipts which I then can't remember easily if they were cash (claimed back) or company card/cheque (out of company bank acc) I need something that I can write down the transactions as the form we have at home isn't working for me as it is usually jammed in the envelope with the receipts! I mentioned to Matt that I should have bought a diary as lots have been reduced recently and he suggested an unused one from last year.

Now as much as I like cricket (and I do enjoy it) I didn't really want to be walking around with a cricket diary!

I grabbed some of my favourite paper (Laura Ashley), some old book paper and my typerwriter rubber stamps.

And voila! The word expenses wouldn't fit on the front so money seemed a good enough word for me! And how did I get round it being last years diary so the days are all wrong? Simple - I just used a sharpie to cover up the days. I may go through and write the correct days in but maybe not as the dates should be enough. So I have a new book for my bag and we have re-used something that was destined to become scrap paper.

Oh and it's my birthday today so I may not blog tomorrow as I probably won't get chance to make anything :)

14 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Happy Birthday Lynsey. I hope you have a fabulously wonderful day!

Pearly Queen said...

S'cuse me - what's a Sharpie?

Pearly Queen said...

Oh - and have a great birthday!

sam said...

Many happy returns Lynsey and it's a brill idea too - see these fellas do have their uses occasionally!
Sam x

Doris said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a fabulous day.

I love what you've done with the old diary too - such a good idea.

xxx

Tweed Delights said...

Great, thrifty idea - have a fab day tomorrow :)!

twiggypeasticks said...

Great idea. Have a fantastic, sunny birthday !!
Twiggy x
PS I'm an Aquarian too, we are creative, arty farty types indeed !!!

Tizzalicious said...

I love that!

Aaaaaaaaaaand: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Glassprimitif said...

Happy Birthday L! i love this idea of reusing an old diary.

WendyCarole said...

Happy birthday. Good use for the old diary.

Nice to see another cricket lover

Jennifer Rose said...

happy birthday!

june at noon said...

Very clever. More importantly, happy birthday!

Tip Top said...

Happy Birthday!!

Petit Filoux said...

Love the diary makeover!! Oh and happy birthday!! x