Carpe Diem – My New Erin Condren Life Planner!


My good friend (and fabulous author) Chautona Havig gave me a new planner for Christmas. I’ve used planners in the past, off and on, but these are special. I just finished my first one; it was an 18-month life planner from Erin Condren, starting in July of 2014. I enjoyed it very much. (You can see pictures of some of the weekly spreads HERE. )

There is an important difference in this new planner: it’s a horizontal layout instead of a vertical layout. Now, that’s not exactly earth-shattering, in the grand scheme of things, but it is significant. It’s like choosing between the iPhone and a Samsung. Both phones have ardent proponents, critical of the “other side,” but they both make calls, text and take pictures. People without a preference are just glad to have a nice smart phone. That would be me.

The vertical format looks like this:


It worked and I liked it just fine, but I approached the new format with an open mind, and I am enjoying it so far. The text boxes are bigger, or at least not broken up into smaller units, which gives me more space for writing, even after I decorate. It is new and different, and I’m looking forward to finding fresh ways to embellish it. The monthly spreads and the notes section in the back are the same – it has a double-sided pocket page, a zippered plastic pouch, some stickers, and ruled paper. It also has a few pages of graph paper, in case I want to design a quilt or something. 🙂 Everything, all in one place.

It makes me happy.

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