Unwrapping my new Erin Condren Life Planner

I don’t know are aware of this or not… but I love to plan.

Earlier this year a former supervisor of mine named Tiffany (whom I adore) came to a staff meeting  with the fanciest planner I had ever seen…

It was all downhill from there. Or uphill, if you’re an optimist like me!

Tiffany introduced me to the colorful, organized world of Erin Condren – and I decided that I had to have one of her Life Planners.

The price was a little steep ($50), but I made myself wait months and months before deciding that, yep, I still wanted one really bad. Then I made a little pinky promise to myself that I would use it all year long.

I’m doing pretty good so far! It’s helping me stay super organized and on top of my life. Before, I had to-do lists that were a mile long, but now it’s easier to space tasks out throughout the week.

It’s official. I’m in love with a planner.

If you love to plan, this is the planner for you. I highly recommend it! It would also make a lovely gift.

Tip: Production & shipping can take a while… it took almost a month to get my planner and I ordered it on August 1! I wish I would have specified my planner to span from September 2012 – September 2013 (instead of August 2012 – August 2013). Be mindful of that if you order for yourself or a loved one!

Happy planning (and Happy Labor Day!),

Comments

  1. I’m totally intrigued! Why is it so expensive? Is it custom? What does it dooooooooo?
    I’m going to the site now, but I’d love to hear it from YOU!

    • Sweet Sarah says:

      I think it is more expensive than your run-of-the-mill planner because it is full-color (each page) and designed/fully assembled in the USA. You also have the ability to customize MANY different aspects of the planner – play around on the site and you will see!

      Personally, I love how it is laid out (both monthly and weekly), and how it has the added benefit of the pocket in the back as well as the plastic compartment. I have all my pens in there and Post-Its.

      I hope this helps! Thank you for commenting :)

  2. ARG! I just looked at the site and I almost wish I hadn’t.
    I WAAAAAAAAAAAAANT ONE!
    *tries desperately to remember that she’s SAVING money now, not SPENDING*

  3. I love my Filofax, so don’t tell it, but it’s entirely possible that I may love this more! I can’t afford one, but it will be on my wishlist!

  4. i too love to plan! it’s one of the best feelings, i think. i may need to check out this planned, but i should probably finish using my Lily Pulitzer planned first…

  5. What type of pen is it that is also shown? I have an EC planner and I want color coded pens that don’t bleed for it, and I need recommendations :)

    • sweet sarah says:

      Hey Alyssa! I am a die-hard Stabilo user. The pen in the picture is the Stabilo Point 88 (http://www.stabilo.com/pages-com/products/point-88/). You can get them in lots of colors, and I recommend using a 40% off coupon at Michael’s/Hobby Lobby/AC Moore to save you a little moolah. That being said – they last a long time and write like a charm! I also *love* Sakura Gelly Roll pens (http://www.sakuraofamerica.com/gelpen). And then beyond that… I can’t deny a good ol’ Bic ballpoint pen :)

      Thank you so much for your comment!

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