Friday, October 23, 2015

Things I Am Loving: My Erin Condren Planner

I guess I should start off by saying there are many things that I am loving lately. I actually have a few things that have been making me happy lately, but the one thing that I am absolutely loving is my Erin Condren Life Planner. My new 2016 planner came in the mail on Monday and since then I have been like a kid on Christmas morning.

I first started buying it after seeing my friend's planner while at work. It was love at first sight. Since then I have been getting the life planner every October (for the following year). It is going on four years now. Now I know that many people are all about using their phone as their calendar, but that was just never for me. I have always liked putting things down on a planner and seeing it all layed out. I've had both an Iphone and a Droid phone but neither one of them worked for keeping my life on track, regardless of all their user friendly apps. My husband made fun of me for purchasing my planner. He said that it was a waste of money. Boy was he wrong!

Erin Condren prides herself is creating stylish organizers to fit every person. When she first started selling planners she was also told no one would buy them since we live in a technology world. But she kept at it and boy am I glad she did! Not only does she have life planners, but she also sells address books, notebooks, wedding planners, teacher lesson planners and many, many accessories. You can personalize your planner with photos. And if you get really crafty, you can get stickers and colored pens to personalize your planner even more. You can get lost looking at all that the website has to offer. When you receive your planner, it comes in beautiful wrapping and she always places a few extra goodies as a thank you.

I like to have my life as organized as possible. Having it all in front of me, makes my life so much easier. From my work schedule, different appointments, birthdays, and even my running training schedule...this planner just keeps me in control. Even my husband now says it was a great purchase.  

Each year I choose a different cover from the dozen of covers there is to pick from. Sometimes choosing the cover is the hardest part! This year they offered both vertical and horizontal weekly layouts. I opted for the vertical layout. I personalize my planner by using both stickers and bright colors. I even just ordered some more stickers from Etsy. Can't wait for those to arrive! If you could see the inside of my planner you would automatically think this person is a total type A personality.

The planner can be a bit pricey compared to other planners out there. But the way I see it, you will use it for 365 days so the price is fair. And if you are considering buying one, I have a referral code that can get you $10 off. 

Do you have a planner?
What are you loving lately?
Any plans for the weekend?

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  1. Oh my goodness, Erin Condren planners are my favorite! I love that you can personalize them too :)