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 Read More

6 Reasons to Buy an Erin Condren Life Planner

  Erin Condren Life Planners rock. There are many other planners, and some of them are almost as good as the Erin Condren planners, but they aren’t the real thing. Some people prefer FranklinCovey  (which is more formal), or other fun ones like Filofax,   Plum Paper Planners, or The Happy Planner.  You can also find nice planners from a variety of sellers on Etsy or you can even buy one at Walmart and dress it up.  I haven’t seen any I like as well as my ECLP, though.   ATTENTION: The link below is my affiliate link. If you purchase a planner through that link, you will receive a $10 discount. And I will receive a $10 credit toward my own next purchase.  😀  ~~**ERIN CONDREN LIFE PLANNERS**~~ Reason #1:  It makes me happy.  All the other reasons are really justifications. It makes me smile to see my planner. I’m just an amateur planner, but I enjoy decorating it with stickers and washi tape, making inserts for it, using different colored pens and showing it off, especially to my granddaughters, who love it as much as I do. It’s pretty, and they can find their birthdays and special events in Read More