13 August 2011

My Erin Condren Life Planner Is Here!

For most of my life I have been a freak about planning and have always kept calendars or planners. Wheter it was a pocket calendar I carried in my purse through high school and college, or a Day Timer or Franklin Covey daily planner I would get from the companies I worked for, I always had to have some kind of calendar or planner. Back in the day, I was so obsessed with daily planning that I even got a job working for a local retail Franklin Covey store!

For the past few years I have used a Moleskine planner as well as two electronic calendars (Outlook for work, accessed on my work issued BlackBerry CrackBerry and Google Calendar for personal life accessed on my iPhone). Yes, I'm one of those people who keep electronic and paper planners both. Anyway... I'd been eyeing the Erin Condren Life Planners for quite some time but just couldn't justify paying $50 for one. But then I found a Groupon deal for her website and my life is now forever changed and my obsession has started!

I ordered my Life Planner right after Erin Condren released their new designs for their 2012 Life Planners. They added monthly tabs! There's such a demand and obsession for her Life Planners that it takes almost two weeks from the date of order to the date they ship your customized planner out and I must say that it's so worth the wait! But the anticipation is killer and makes you want to stalk FedEx drivers while you are waiting for your own Life Planner to arrive!

OMG Look @ the lovely box my FedEx courier delivered today!  It's my @ErinCondren Life Planner! So excited!

I spent this past Thursday in NYC for work and was so excited when I got home to find this beautiful box on my doorstep!

My husband made me eat dinner and relax a bit before opening the box because he knew I'd spend the rest of the evening filling in the pages of it. So after I gobbled down my dinner, I cleared the table and attacked the box!

I'm lovin my first @ErinCondren Life Planner - such details even down to the corrugated box! Erin Condren Life Planner 2011-12

I was so excited to see that even the details down to the corrugated box were a focus to this wonderful company! And look at they way they packaged everything inside the box! Tissue wrapped over bubble wrap!!

Erin Condren Life Planner 2011-12

Erin has so many beautiful designs that it was difficult to choose which one to order. It actually took me about a week to decide and I went with the fleur fleiz in the splash colorway. What is so cool about these Life Planners is that they will customize them for nearly any way you desire and you can pick your own colors! But I'm not so creative so I stuck with their color scheme.

Hmm... In my excitement I realize I didn't take any photos of the inside pages. You can view them on Erin's website but I'll post more on Flickr later.

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Behind all of the calendar pages there are lots of blank pages for notes and lots and lots of stickers to use on the calendar pages for special events (again, I forgot to take photos of them). And, just past these pages there's a folder that is two sided so you can "Keep It All Together" and there's a zippered pouch which had lots of extra goodies inside! There were customized labels (6) as well as general labels (6) that can be used on gifts for various occassions. There were also "Lets Get Together" cards (2) and extra discount code cards (2) you can use or share with friends. These Life Planners used to come with colorful binder clips to help you keep your page, but now they come with these cute swirly round paper clips as your page holder.

Erin Condren Life Planner 2011-12

Inside the back cover are calendars for 2013 and 2014 for future planning. As you can see in this photo, I have a packet containing two customized notepads that match my Life Planner's fleur feliz design - this is an extra add on you can buy with your Life Planner.

I cannot tell you how excited I am for this planner and am looking forward to filling all the pages of it with my life happenings!!

Right now there are Erin Condren deals on One Kings Lane until Monday 08/15 at 11am EDT.

Do you use a planner? What kind do you use? And if not, how do you keep yourself organized?

1 comment:

  1. I just purchased mine as I used to make my own ( can't wait to get it!!