Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2014 Erin Condren Life Planner Review

I have a love for paper planners.  I hate using my phone, tablet or computer for keeping track of appointments, bills, assignments, work etc.  It just doesn't work for me.  I like being able to write everything down and organize it how I want, not how a program tells me I have to.

For the past two years it has been a struggle every September to find a day planner that I liked.  I would drag my husband around to our local stores to look at the {very} limited options.  I like having a monthly display and a weekly display directly behind it.  It seemed almost impossible to find what I wanted without spending $60.00-$70.00 for a planner that I felt like I was settling on, that I didn't {LOVE}. 

This year I finally found something that I absolutely love.  It is an Erin Condren Life Planner.  It is available in either 12 or 18 month format and is very customizable.  You can choose a cover design and then add your name, quotes or pictures.  This year the covers are even removable so that you can purchase more than one if you can't pick a favorite or if you know you'll get tired of a design mid-way through the year.    

Needless to say, living in Canada made this planner {quite} pricy for me to purchase.  In my opinion it was totally worth it.  The planners range from $50.00 USD for the {Classic Planner} to $75.00 USD for the {Gold/Platinum Edition}.  You can add extra covers, coil clips, pens, pen holders, elastic bands, custom photo stickers, event stickers and much more to your order to customize it exactly how you want it.  Shipping to Canada is where the cost grew significantly.  It was $39.95 to ship International-Economy and $49.95 to ship International-Priority.  The total for my planner, accessories and shipping came to about $145.00.  I added all the items to my cart and had a moment of hesitation before I put in my credit card number.  Then my husband lovingly said "Please, buy the planner so I don't have to hear you talking about how much you want it everyday." I must say, he does put up with a lot of shenanigans. 

So I put in my credit card number and two weeks later this beauty arrived on my doorstep:

I choose the {Jolly Jester} design and also ordered a second cover in {Gold Edition-Spearmint}.

I also ordered gold elastic bands, two packages of coil clips and two pen holders. 

These stickers also came with my planner.  They're perfect to keep in you planner for when you need a git-tag on the run.  There are also personalized stickers that match the Jolly Jester design of my planner. 

Now for a peak into the {Life Planner} itself:

Monthly overview:
**I got the 18 month planner-it actually starts in July of 2014 but I have written on the early months and wanted to show what a clean spread looks like. 

Weekly overview:

  Notes page at the back of the planner:

Future months calendar at the back:
Comes with two pages of blank stickers and one page of stickers that are pre-printed with birthday, hair appt., game, party, mani/pedi and vacation. 


There is a "Keep it Together" double-sided pouch at the back. 
The "Keep It Together" pouch comes with a {Perpetual Calendar}.  A smaller calendar that lets you track things like anniversaries, birthdays, car repairs etc. 

And that is the {2014 Erin Condren Life Planner} review.  I can't say enough positive things about it and although it did break the budget it's been worth it!
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