I have been in love with my liquid glitter iPhone case; the glitter is so pretty and just makes me happy to look at and play with. As an experiment, I wanted to see if PopSockets would stick to the glitter case or if it would somehow damage the backing and cause the liquid glitter to leak. It’s been a few weeks and I wanted to share my experience, and also share my link for $10 off your own glitter case.
This Gift Wrap Book is $22 and comes with beautiful pages of reversible wrapping paper, gift tags, holiday stickers, notecards, + “To/From” labels. The colors and designs are super fun — very signature “Erin Condren”. Plus, there’s metallic detailing on the stickers and some of the wrapping paper designs. It’s so pretty. I can’t wait to start wrapping more gifts. I already have one wrapped for my sister and it is beautiful.
Check out page by page all of the beautiful designer gifting wrap and stickers that come with this Erin Condren Gift Wrap Book! —>
It’s always exciting looking forward to the new year — fresh starts and new goals. One of my favorite things to help me stay organized and keep track of all my new goals is my Erin Condren Life Planner. I got my first Life Planner earlier this year, and I loved it so much that I bought a separate one just for work.
I’m so excited for my 2015 Life Planner and the extra goodies I got (interchangeable covers, I’m lookin’ at you)! My Erin Condren Life Planner arrived in a purple themed box with pretty purple tissue wrapping.
Everything was neatly packaged inside, wrapped in bubble wrap. I’m so excited for everything! First off, the Planner because it’s amazing! The planner measures 7.25″ x 9.25″ and can fit nicely in my purse. The Life Planners are $50 but you will get a $10 coupon, if you sign up for an account through my link.
This is the 2015 Erin Condren Life Planner in Signature Stripe Blues. I love the colors and how you can always personalize your covers. Having a planner that is pretty makes me excited to use it. I like planning and making lists anyway, but I find myself thumbing through the pages of my current planner and taking it with me just because I like the way it looks.
The Planner has a transparent ruler which can double as a bookmark inside or out; it just clips in and out of the spiral binding (similar to how the interchangeable covers lock in and out). The spiral ring is thick and durable, but doesn’t make the Planner heavy or bulky. In my two previous planners, the spiral binding has never bent.
Inside the planner, there are tabs for each month to help you easily navigate the Planner. The tabs take you to a colorfully themed month-view of each month.
Just behind each month-view page is the weekly breakdown by day.The weekly view shows Monday – Sunday across the top with the date clearly posted. The days are broken down vertically into Morning, Day, and Night categories. There are fun little accents that indicate holidays or special observances near the dates.
In the upper left corner of each week view, you will find a monthly mini calendar. This is perfect so you don’t have to keep flipping pages in order to see the entire month page. Along the left column, there is a lined section for Goals & Notes. Obviously, you can write whatever you want in that space. I tend to use it for daily to-do’s or weekly reminders.
Each month’s calendar has a different color theme, but the same layout. This is amazing for me because the familiar layout makes it functional and easy to navigate, but the new color keeps it fresh and exciting. I remember when I was younger, I’d always want new notebooks before I’d even finished writing in the first — I just wanted a change from the same boring lined pages. That never happens to me with Erin Condren; I love every page and am excited to use it all year! The colored tabs will help you navigate to each month.The Notes tab in the back takes you to amazing lined and blank pages for whatever you want.
After the Notes section, there are tons of stickers built in to the Planner. There are two sheets of just colored stickers in all sorts of colors — pink, purple, grey, blue, green, teal, etc. And two sheets of “pre-printed” stickers that say things like, “Vacation”, “Day Off”, “Birthday”, or “Party”.
There is a folder in the back of the Planner with the Perpetual Calendar & Contacts insert. I choose to keep this booklet at my desk, separate from the Planner. I love how it’s no longer built in to the spiral binding, so I can transfer it to each new planner every year if I choose.The perpetual calendar is small and sleek. There is a section for your contacts and a Holidays to Remember section.
In the Planner, there is a second folder behind the first (attached). Each folder can hold a fair amount; I’ve never had one rip. I’ll usually put printouts of email confirmations, random notes, or reference materials in the folder.
There is a built-in clear plastic pouch behind the folders. It comes with cute freebie stickers from Erin Condren. I like to use the pouch for receipts or to hold stickers that I use to decorate my Planner.
And now to the extras — ErinCondren.com had a coupon code for a free cover but I didn’t see it until I had already placed my order. I was super sad because I would have to pay separate shipping if I “purchased” the cover on its own. I emailed their customer service, and Anne was very friendly and helped me to cancel my first order so I could re-order my planner and take advantage of the free cover promotion without paying separate shipping. Great customer service is just another reason why I will continue to use Erin Condren planners for years to come.
I got two of the interchangeable covers — Jolly Jester and Zen Gems. This is my first time buying the interchangeable covers, but I am excited to have variety and to continue reusing these for all of my future planners. The covers are the same durable, laminated plastic that will protect your planner and it easy to wipe clean.
I also bought a pack of the coil clips. I thought these would be good for keeping track of invitations or pictures within the planner. I don’t know how many times they can be reused, but I tried one out and it was easy to use and you might be able to get a second use out of them as well.
And finally, you can never go wrong with the elastic bands. I really like the platinum color; I think it goes best with the covers I chose. For me, it’s functional and also seems to visually tie it all together.
If you’re considering Erin Condren for a new planner, definitely go for it! And don’t forget to use my link to make your account for $10 off your order. 🙂
Check out my 2016 Erin Condren Life Planner Review.
I’m super excited about my second Life Planner. I am still loving my first planner but when the new ones were released on June 12, I knew I wanted to get an 18 month one to use exclusively for work.
I chose the 18 month planner so I could start using it immediately. I feel so much more organized with my current Life Planner and I wanted to have one that I could just take to work and use for all things work-related.
I ordered one of the Classic planners in the Scales design & I picked the colors — turquoise with white personalized with my name & department. I already had some of the elastic bands from my previous planner order and was really excited how well it coordinated.
This Planner was $57.90 with shipping; it was $5 more because I chose the 18 month version instead of the 12 month. If you’re interested in buying a Life Planner & want a $10 coupon, sign up for an account through my link
What’s new? What’s the same?
Well, the double year planner (2014-2015) is thicker than the April- December planner I have. It is still the same perfect height and still is durable and solid feeling. This is not a dinky agenda that the pages will tear our of easily.
UPDATE: November 14, 2014 — Check out my new 2015 Erin Condren Life Planner HERE
I love the thick spiral binding that Erin Condren planners have. I know it’s not going to bend in my purse or work bag and it’s not going to uncoil halfway through the year.
The Planner covers are still the thick “laminated” sheets, but this year you can interchange covers! I think this is an awesome upgrade from last years’ planner. The covers are $11 – $16 each. Even though you can take off the covers, rest assured that your cover won’t come off unless you want it too. They are slightly difficult to remove and change out, but I think that’s pretty good so you know it won’t just fall off.
The planner no longer has a section in the front for “Birthdays and Anniversaries”; instead there is a “year at a glance” calendar in the front & a separate “Forget Me Not – Perpetual Calendar & Contacts” insert included in the back.
I love this insert. And I love that I can take it in and out of my planner.
Back to the Life Planner —-
There is still a nice monthly overview calendar so you can quickly identify big events or deadlines. And still a weekly view, starting on Monday each week. Each month has a different color scheme but the same layout. I really like the variety; it really just makes it fun to use and help you stay organized.
I love these weekly views because there is plenty of room to plan my days. There are three sections for each day, Morning, Day, and Night and a mini calendar in the upper left hand corner so you can still see the dates for the entire month.
There is a “Notes and Goals” section on the left column of the left page. I usually use this a a space for lists of things I want to remember throughout the week. Along the bottom of the weekly view is a section that you can use for whatever you want – meal planning, exercise log, daily to-dos, thoughts, inspiration, lists…whatever. I usually write my to-do list for the week and a little check box next to the task.
You’ll also get a Ruler/Bookmark for your Planner. I really like how this year’s ruler is transparent. It’s nice to be able to see any writing underneath without having to flip it out of the way. This year’s Ruler is thicker seeming and more substatial. Plus, I really like the design.
I love these colorful tabs for each month. Just like last year’s Planner, these plastic coated tabs will help you find the month you’re looking for and won’t rip or fall off.
There is still a “Notes” section in the back with both lined and unlined paper. I love the cute accent designs on each page. The Notes section is actually pretty large which is nice for me because I like making lists or writing down new recipe ideas.
There is a 2016-2017 Calendar in the back which is nice if you need to look that far in advance.
Like last year, there is a ton of awesome stickers included in the back of the Planner that you can use to help color code your week. Some of the stickers say things like “birthday”, “vacation” or, “dentist appt” and then there are others that are a solid color.
The back of the Planner has an amazing folder that is so convenient. I use this often and it can hold a lot.
Also included in this year’s planner is the Zipper Pouch. I love this pouch the most of any of the non-calendar features. I put receipts or stickers or notes in here and the zipper closure is very secure. I love it.
One other cool thing about my specific planner is that the inside covers are the inverse pattern of the outside. It’s little personalized touches like that that really make me excited to have an Erin Condren Planner.
Definitely check out erincondren.com if you’re looking for a new planner. And don’t forget to use my link to make your account for $10 off your order. 🙂