To be honest, I've been pretty good about sticking to a very tight budget for the past....while. I'm excited for February because we've already bought and paid for all things we were saving for so now I can adjust my budget. Meaning, we can spend more on groceries and actually GO OUT both as a family and also as a couple (date night? what's that?!!). So, to celebrate, I made myself some money envelopes. I've seen a variety of versions out there. Some people use coupon organizers. While that is fun, it wasn't fun enough. I pulled out some of my favorite papers from Cosmo Cricket (I LLLLLLOOOOOVVVVEEEE this line) and here's what I came up with:
I added some tabs that I've picked up at a garage sale this summer. They just snap on. I sewed up the sides and left the top untouched so I slip in the green. I think my 5-yr-old took the picture of the sewing machine, so I had to include it. I used alphabet stickers to write what each envelope was for (groceries, gas, fun, misc (expenses)). I tried writing with markers, but the tabs were too dark and nothing I had showed up. They are fun to carry around and I can't wait to put some money in them.