Friday, July 08, 2016

Planner Love: My Erin Condren Life Planner :)


You may recall that last month I wrote about how much I adored my Erin Condren planner (please note, referral link used - it's not an affiliate link as such but I always like to flag up anything different :) If you make a purchase using this link, you should receive a $10 discount, and I'll receive money off my next purchase too. I'm all about saving that money!), and how excited I was to be ordering a new one after trying out different planners in the first half of the year. Well, now it has arrived and I am loving it! I opted for a pale blue-green cover with an inspiring quote on it - in this current season of my life it's nice to see something inspiring at the start of every day!


As well as the planner I also opted for a bundle of extras and I'm excited to see how they work out. Already I'm learning that some of them are perfect, and others are less my speed! I adore the elastic bands for keeping everything neat and pretty, and the stickers are such fun for making planning each week happy.


Stationery makes me so happy, for serious. I'm also loving using my trusty Pilot Frixion (affiliate link) pens in my planner to keep everything bright and busy. I love that I can erase them, it makes the planning process a lot easier and allows for the flexibility we all need!


How cute are these little extras? The meal planner bookmark is a godsend - I love that it's right there and so easy to see what we're eating. As I check my planner often, it means I'm always aware if I need to pick up ingredients or beverages when on my travels.


And this is how I'm planning week on week. I think the coloumn on the left will be great for noting longer-term projects such as chapters, freelance pieces and the like. The area below I'm using to track stats - really handy.

So all in all, I am adoring being back on the Erin Condren team. Settling down on a Sunday evening with my planner and lists is a real treat and definitely helps me to feel I have a handle on all the things I need to do. I use a google calendar too, but writing it all down makes me feel much more on top of things - how about you? Which planner do you use?

48 comments:

  1. Wish I could plan life a bit better and blogging too. Looks great and I think it would help a lot. What's your favourite but about it now you've been using it?

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    1. I love how easy it makes planning out my days!

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  2. I love having a planner in my life. I've seen the Erin Condren planners before and like te look of them.

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    1. They are oh-so-pretty - really make admin a joy.

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  3. I am addicted to planners and this one looks pretty cool. I LOVE the bookmark meal planner - genius idea x

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    1. I had a lightning bolt moment when I saw it - how had no-one done this before?

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  4. The Erin Condren planners are just gorgeous and I love all the stickers you can get - I wish I could justify spending that much on a planner!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. It's pricier than some but so worth it - great quality and a proper workhorse!

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    1. They are such a joy - let me know if you decide to go for it!

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  6. I've heard SO MANY good things about this planner! Looks like a really great way to stay organised.

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    1. It's so helpful - I get on so much better when I write things down!

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  7. I love planners too! This one is so cute. I love the colors!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

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    1. Thank you, Candace - I am an utter sucker for blues of every hue.

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  8. I am more into journals than planners, but I do love these inpiring cover designs. :)

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    1. They are so pretty, and you can swap them out, too.

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  9. I don't use a planner, i think they are a really good idea though. They definitely make everything organized x

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    1. I love being able to keep all the balls in the air.

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  10. I have always wanted one of these planners but I know I would forget about it after a while x

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    1. I plan a little window each weekend, and it's a real treat - coffee, a little Green and Blacks, and planning.

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  11. I could seriously use a proper planner in my life. I love notebooks, but as for remembering to do stuff.... ergh!

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    1. It's something I'm working on, and the planner defintely helps!

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  12. I have a planner but it has sat unopened oops, if I used it, I might not forget things x

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  13. I am awful at keeping a planner - I always start them with good intentions but it always goes wrong at some point. x

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    1. It can be hard to keep going, but I always give myself grace if I miss a week or similar. Sometimes we're all just getting what we can done!

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  14. I am the same as sarah above, I buy with good intentions, use it religiously for about a week and then it falls by the wayside.
    I normally like to think that I am an organised person, but actually i'm not :(
    grreat post and carry on with all the good work :)

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  15. Just got a new planner and notebook but I'll be adding these to my list. You can never have too many.

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    1. Ain't that the truth! Stationery is my achilles heel!

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  16. I dont think I could keep up with a planner but I LOVE the idea of them. I love the quote on the front of yours xxx

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    1. Thank you - I thought the quote was so lovely!

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  17. I love the meal planner bookmark. I need to get more organised and get a journal... I keep forgetting things so need to start writing things down.

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    1. I work better with a paper planner - something about ticking things off!

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  18. Such a beautiful planner! I absolutely LOVE planners, stationery and journals however I'm so bad at actually keeping them up to date. I love them for a couple of weeks then go off the boil... what is your secret to keeping it up to date??

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches Travel & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I plan a little window for filling it in each weekend, and it's a real treat - coffee, a little Green and Blacks, and planning.

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  19. I keep seeing all these planner posts and feel really left out because I don't have one! They always look gorgeous. I need to get one for myself soon!!!

    Louise x

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    1. Oh, let me know if you do - I'm such a fan!

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  20. This planner looks like a god send and I especially love the meal planner bookmark - perfect that you can wipe it off and start again the following week! This would be great for planning my lunches for work, I'll have to look into getting one x

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    1. The book mark is so useful, so great for making sure I have an eye on our menu for the week!

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  21. I am obsessed with planners and stationary of any kind, so this sounds perfect for me. off to check them out!

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    1. Ooooh, enjoy! Such a useful tool and a beautiful item too!

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  22. This is a great planner! That reminds me I need to get myself a new one and start planning again, it really helps getting things done and remembered!

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    1. Oh, good luck! I love having everything written down and ready to go!

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  23. My wife wont stop going on about this Erin Condren planner! Are they really that much of a game changer?

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    1. In a word...yes! I've tried others, but the EC is the one for me.

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  24. Ooh I love this planner. I'm rubbish at planning since I had a child haha I write in my diary and in my phone and still never do what I should be doing x

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    1. That's the case here some of the time - but the planner at least means I always have a vague idea what's going on, even with a few curveballs!

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