Bill Index

October 24, 2007

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I have a lot of index cards of different sizes and color coded too. Some times I don’t know what I’ll use them for. But this year, I’ve been tracking my monthly bills on the 4 x 6 horizontal cards. My goal is to reduce the bill into the 3 x 5 size.  Something like the above photo would do.  Both, the Myndology and RealSimple, have horizontal lines and comes in a 3×5 size.  The horizontal or landscape orientation is good because it has a longer line to note the date, amount and confirmation numbers.  Although the Real Simple has the 4×6 size also.  I put the month and year on the top line. Then I alphabetized the bill names. I write down one line for each bill. One can skip a line for clarity. I usually put the date paid or due and the amount and any confirmations numbers to keep track. At the bottom, I add all of the items up and I can see the total spent for the month and anticipate my budget for next month.

That’s your tip of the Week!

Be Blessed

April 2, 2007

Be Blessed

Originally uploaded by lexly87.
I received this postcard in the mail from New Hope Community Church. This is the Easter Celebration announcement. The glossy card stock is heavy enough to be the cover. The quotation is an inspiration for my Commonplace book.

Again, look at the punch mark silhouette of the Circa Portable punch. It is an almost perfect semi circle. The Circa notebook’s punch mark is slightly different.

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Address File Box 3

March 30, 2007

Address FIle Box 3

Originally uploaded by UglyKitty.
I’ve been searching for a good container to store the index cards. This is a good example.

Kitty has some other exampls on I like the recycle indexbncards that she has laboriously rounded the corners. Inside the box is an amazing variety of cards. I think I spotted some library due date cards?!?

Flirty Library Cards

March 26, 2007

I had posted ealier my yearnings for the due date card.

Remember these guys, reminders for due dates? Go back to those simple times again with this flirty card provided by Papertrail.

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Somewhat related:  highsmith

Mary from Papertrail sent me this email:

PS. I wanted to tell you that I’ve had more time to check out your blog and I LOVE it! I have had a HPDA for about 2 years and I am always interested in GTD and notebook info.


Tab Index Card Drawings.

March 12, 2007

Originally uploaded by Ramon Martins.

Ramon Martins draws on old used vintage Tab Index cards. I thought this was such a good idea. I often want to draw on old paper back pages behind the cover as you can’t age a new paper the same way. Only time can age the paper properly.


March 9, 2007


Originally uploaded by lexly87.
List of Candidates. When I’m at the library, bookstore or video store, I can come up with lots of titles that I want to read, or view on DVD. Well here’s a version of a bookopda to gather those titles.

Paul has come up with a brilliant hack to store Circa Rolla discs at avwrites. 

Index card book marks

February 28, 2007

Index card book marks

Originally uploaded by naynay25.
Index Card Book Marks. Great idea. good for taking notes as you go when you’re reading a book. For the Perservationist, the index cards allows you to write the page number of pertinant subjects that you would like to index.

Let’s bring back the whole index system. Let’s go retro and re instate the due date cards. That was a really handy tool to remind me when my books were over due.