This past week has seen the arrival of a gorgeously printed cardboard box arrive at my doorstop courtesy of UPS. This can only mean one thing … my Erin Condren Life Planner has arrived *squeals with delight*
I am a planner junkie, I love to plan, I love stationary, I have a random thing with pens – got this from my Grandad Ralph who was always on the hunt for a good pen – the struggle is real.
In 2015 I had an Erin Condren Planner which you can read about here, and I also had one 2013/2014.
I chose for 2016 to try the Inkwell Press planner, and as much as I adore the paper quality (there is nothing like it) I do feel for a SAHM with a toddler and baby on the way I am not putting this planner to good use. The goal section every month which I thought I would love is really for me a repeat every month as my goals are really things to do with Nate, places to go, people to see, rather than the options given.
I also missed the customisation which the Erin Condren offers which is why I knew that when launch day arrived for their 18 month Life Planner I would be ordering one as soon as possible.
So here is what I ordered:
I chose the 18 month, vertical, rose gold coil with the blossom covers. I also chose the option of adding my name to the cover because it’s a rare treat to have anything with my name on it!
This is one of the joys of the Erin Condren Planner you can customise everything about it. First pick the option of inside – do you want vertical, horizontal or hourly.
Next pick the coil you want platinum (silver) Gold, Black or Rose Gold.
Then you can choose from hundreds of possible covers, as you can again customise the covers in your own colour ways or one that the designers suggest.
You can chose to add photos on the back, you can have your name or not, you can even upload your own personal photos and have a cover that is completely original to you.
What I love is that should you tire of the option you have picked, you can order another cover as all the designs are interchangeable. Talk about thinking of everything!
Here are some photos of the inside planner:
Front Page with Vellum Overlay
Lined Note Pages
Graph Note Pages
Plain Note Pages
As if that wasn’t enough planner happiness in one go, I did throw a few extras in my bag as well because lets face it, I am shipping it from America so I might as well get my moneys worth!
I chose to purchase the gem tone wet erase markers as the planner covers come with a dashboard you can write quick notes or to do’s on the inside.
I also picked up the snap in dashboards for planning meals. I plan my meals for the week but often change the order I am cooking things in and I loathe scratching things out in my planner, and who could ignore the mini snap in bookmarks!
I thought the metallic elastic band trio would really compliment my blossom cover design along with the coil so they were promptly added to my bag! As well as the gem tone elastics as well purely for me to give a thorough review for you ;o)
Lastly I picked up 2 other cover designs for switching out throughout the year because how cute are they?
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