Michelle and I both love calendars and planners. We basically love anything with pretty paper and writing. She actually helped me design my wedding announcements. I will have to post about that another time. I thought I would tell you all about my favorite planner. I know a lot of people just use the calendar on their phone but I like to be able to write things down and just quickly reference what I have going on.
I heard about Erin Condren about 3-4 years ago. A lot of people I work with were getting her planners and as soon as I looked through her website, I knew I had to have one. These are my last three planners.
I get the life planner and I love how much you can customize them. There are tons of design options and you can also change the colors. You can put pictures and your name if you want. You can even put pictures on the back cover if you want to. They have options to change your coil color and lots of options for the design of the inside. I’ve tried each of the layout options and for my life, I think I prefer the vertical layout. I switch it up on whether I want the inside to be colored or black and white.
This was the layout of the first planner I got. I did the horizontal colored layout. That year, I used colored pens and used a different color each month. I get a little crazy like that but I love it.
The next year, I tried out the hourly layout. I had gotten a new position at work and I thought this would be more beneficial to try.
The picture above is a shot of my planner this week. I decided to go with the colored design and I only write in black pens. I think the vertical layout has been my favorite. I write in various things such as things I need to do that week, meals I’m planning on cooking and of course, the normal meeting or appointment times. I love writing everything down and being able to cross things off. You can see that this week, I am not doing great at getting things done around the house. I’m going to try and cross at least one off tonight. Cross your fingers for me!
I know that these planners can be a little on the pricey end but I promise you it is so worth it. They hold up great all year long. The cover is laminated and the paper inside is of great quality. They come with stickers and even a ruler bookmark. They come with a little zippered pocket too. I believe if you refer a friend, you can both get $10 off!
Their website offers tons of other cute notebooks and accessories. They have planners for teachers and even for wedding planning. When you get your order in the mail, the packaging is so cute and they usually throw in some fun stickers.
Let me know if you’ve tried out any Erin Condren products and tell me what you think!