If you are the type who gets anxious before travelling, here’s a tip for you: writing down your checklist helps. When you’ve got them written down, you spend less time worrying about forgetting something, and spend more time imagining all the fun you’ll be having in your trip.
On this printable Travel List, I’ve included in the checklist some of the most essential items for your trip: passport & visa (if you need one), currency or cash, tickets (might it be plane, train, bus tickets or car rental voucher), phone & tablet (hands up if you can’t life without them!), chargers (because your gadgets might as well be bricks without them), voltage converters (this goes hand in hand with chargers, unless you’re only travelling domestic), toothbrush (I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS forget to bring my toothbrush. You might be able to find toothbrush in any convenience store, but FYI, “convenience store” in some smaller towns might not be too convenient), medications and of course your trusty ol’ camera. You can write down your own personal needs on the empty list on the right.
I have also included “Travel Priorities”. I know this sounds like something that your therapist might ask you, but it’s important to have list of priorities in everything you do, including travelling! When you booked that air ticket to Bali 3 months ago, you wanted a relaxing and pampering holiday, spending your 5 days in Bali lazing by the beach, swimming in your villa’s pool, drinking cocktail and getting Balinese massage we all love. However, as soon as you stepped onto that “Ungodly island of God”, you went straight to Seminyak for a shopping spree, eating all those delicious (and fattening) Balinese food you’ve seen in food blogs, and spend the night partying and waking up the next day with massive hangover (somewhat based on true story, ahem). By day 5 you’re anything but relaxed and pampered. It’s good to have priorities so that you won’t end up missing out on experiences you wanted the most.
The other two pages are for you to list down what you’d like to see and do, and what you’d like to eat and buy.
This travel list is the same size as regular boarding passes, therefore they will comfortably fit into your travel wallet. Here are the things that you need to assemble your travel list:
Adhere the sides where it says “Adhesive here”, and paste the pages on top of each other. The top page should be the one with the illustration, and the bottom should be the checklist page.
Carefully score the dotted line underneath the Adhesive part, and fold them into three. At the end, the checklist page should be in front.
You can be as decorative and as creative as you like with your list! I decided to be more visual with mine, by adding stickers, colourful washi and doodles.
Have an enjoyable trip! (and don’t forget your Travel Priorities ;D )
Check out this new printable freebie I have created for you! Printable Matryoshka in 6 different designs, and many ways to use them.
Some ideas on what to use them for:
Aren’t they adorable? Find the download link at the end of this post.
Blogging is fun, but it could get a little overwhelming sometimes. Most of the time, blogging is not someone’s full time job (only a few lucky ones get to do that *sob*). So when you’re still balancing between blogging and doing your full time job, it helps to plan your blog posts in advance.
I have created for you a Printable Weekly Blog Planner. It’s a pretty straight forward planner where you put the date, posts that you’ve planned for each day of the week, and your to-do list (anyone you need to contact? any DIY you need to create? any products you need to photograph?). For each day when your post is up, you’ll also get a reminder to share it on three main social medias: facebook, twitter & pinterest.
With this blog planner, your blogging will be more organized and fun! I am also using it for my own blog too :)
Download the planner from the download link at the end of this post
I’m a note-aholic. I have a collection of notebooks in different sizes, materials and thickness. Sometimes I feel guilty when I buy yet another notebook or notepad. But just like a shopaholic, I couldn’t stop. The weird thing is sometimes I don’t really use them. When I’m feeling like everything around me is so bland and boring, I like to look through my pile of notebooks and notepads. They make me feel happy.
My favourite type of notebook is the pocket book. They are cute and easy to bring around. I made three printable pocket book covers for your own D.I.Y Pocket Book. It’s very easy!
All you need is to download and print the pocketbook covers on thick carton paper (200 gsm and above preferred), plain or lined paper cut into 20.5 x 13.8 cm size for the insert and some twine or staplers. You can find the download link at the end of this post.
They will also make an awesome gift!
I created three animal cards for your Valentine’s. A bunny, a bear and something that reminds me of Pokemon. I also created two pattern squares that you can make origami hearts with!
These are what you’ll get when you download.
Write your message at the back of the square, so that it’s going to be inside the origami heart.
I found this video on youtube that gives crystal clear guide on how to make origami heart. If you don’t know how to make one, I recommend you watching the video.
Carefully cut the dash lines on the cards to make slots for the origami hearts.
Ta-DA! Slip in the origami heart with your secret message in it. These cards are no larger than 14.8cm in height, so they will fit nicely inside a C6 envelope. Or they make a nice display too!
By the way for this post, I am using my iPhone 5 camera for the photos. I think they look pretty good for a mobile phone camera, don’t you think?
I am back!
Finally after one month hiatus, this blog is up and running again (do you notice the new design?). According to Google Analytics, there is nothing you guys love more than printable. So I’d like to start 2014 with a new freebie!
On the 31st of January this year, we are celebrating Chinese New Year. In our culture, we have to give red packets (also known as hong baos) to young & single boys and girls. I feel the need to say “YOUNG” because it’s kind of weird if I have to give my 30-year-old single friends red packets :P
However, since Valentine’s day is also around the corner, I’d like to make this printable useful for both occasions. I feel like the theme shabby chic is a good fit. After all, I have done the “red and bold” packets last year.
Even though Hong Baos are supposed to mean Red Packets, but with all the cute and colourful envelopes out there, they don’t have to be red anymore. However, dark colours such as black or navy blue will be frowned upon, because in Chinese culture they are symbol of bad luck. 2014 is year of the horse, and it is supposed to be a great year for those who were born in the year of tiger (and horse, of course)… such as me! That is why I am embracing this year with open arms. I know this might sound baloney, but I actually still believe in these stuff. After all, there’s nothing bad in putting a little positive spin into our life.