Everyone needs something to help keep them organized, so I entered the world of planner addiction. And I love it! I am more organized than ever before and there’s some therapy involved in a planning session. Especially when my stickers and Washi tape come out.
I tried digital, I really did. My phone is with me always, my ipad mini, my tablet, I’m a techy digital girl and I love my gadgets but digital planning was NOT working for me. I’m a writer, first and foremost, so I think naturally I am attracted to pen and paper.
This will be my third Erin Condren Lifeplanner, and I will be ordering it in three hours from the time this post actually goes live. Why in three hours? Because that is when the brand new, fully customized Erin Condren Lifeplanners will be released!
I remember the first time I opened an Erin Condren box and all my goodies were all folded and wrapped inside. My new planner was beautiful. I chose the Fleur Feliz planner and had it customized with my name and website. I loved the colors and it made me feel so good every time I looked at it.
It took me a long time to jump on the Erin Condren band wagon. They aren’t super cheap, so I was hoping it would be a planner system that would work for me, and I’m so happy that it did! If you’re sitting on the fence, still wondering if you should make the jump to EC, now is a great time to try it out. First, if you use my Erin Condren referral link you’ll get $10 off your first order. So you can save $10 on that first planner purchase! And not that you plan to, though it wouldn’t be hard to do, if you spend over $100, you also get free shipping. But no matter what you spend, you can get $10 off your first order!
And if you aren’t in need of a planner, there are so many other cool items being released this morning, but also that are already on the site. Notebooks, journals, teacher lesson plans, wedding planners, address books, deskpads, stationary, calendars, desk accessories, pens and more!
But why am I so incredibly excited about a planner that I have had before? Because this years, new release is different than any other previous year.
In addition to the interchangeable covers (which I adore!) but this year, you’re building your OWN book! Now you get to CHOOSE A COVER, CHOOSE A COIL (loving that rose gold!), CHOOSE TO PERSONALIZE (monogram? Name? Personal Photo?), CHOOSE VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL for WEEKLY SPREADS and more! This is the first time EC has allowed so much customization. I was actually considering trying a different planner this year, because I prefer a Horizontal spread, but now I can stay with my tried and true.
On another note, I switched to a MAMBI Happy Planner (available at Hobby Lobby, Michaels) earlier this year. There are things I love about it, and things I truly don’t. As a former Martha Stewart discbound girl, I thought the Happy Planner might work for me.
My former Martha Stewart ARC in all it’s glory. I think I maybe lasted about six months with it, maybe a little longer. It was because it was too small.
The Happy Planner was SO much bigger. However, when I went to plan this month, and the entire month of JUNE was missing, I knew that with other struggles I had with this planner, this was some kind of sign that it was time to turn again to my trusted planner – EC. And the new Lifeplanner being released was just perfect timing.