Hey Squadettes! XOXO
Lindsey here, and I’ve missed y’all soooo much!
I am pleased to announce that I am back in “planning mode” (whoo hoo!) and so excited to bring you a review post of one of my favorite planning items: the Erin Condren Life Planner!
A new year is coming and you know what that means: new planners!
At Erin Condren they provide 18 month planners that launch in July each year, and this year they have a special little surprise for us: The Luxe Planner!
This gorgeous specimen is different than their original life planners in one important way: the cover.
This is not an interchangeable cover; this is a hard, sturdy cover that stays attached and has the feel of leather, and is engraved in the most beautiful gold or platinum foil lettering.
If you know me, then you know I love taupe and platinum.
Keepin’ it classy! 😉
There is also the option of teal and plum. Both absolutely gorgeous colors!!
But there are also other changes to the Life Planner this year and I’d love to go through those with you right now.
Let’s get started!
2016-2017 Erin Condren Luxe Life Planner
So if you are new to the Erin Condren family then know this: Erin Condren Life Planners are great quality planners which wonderful features, beautiful colors, and the cutest add-ons and supplies!
In my little “surprise box” I was excited to see the Erin Condren sticker book, wet erase markers (that dry instantly!), a clip in dashboard, elastic bands, and (new this year!) see through zip-lock pouch with samples, including a new! 6 inch coil clip that sticks on to whatever you’d like!
Immediately upon opening the planner you will see the beauty and quality of this planner, as the first page is a thick but sheer cover with a beautiful design, showing the greeting and name/owner page that lies beneath. Last year this page was decorated with platinum foil but this year it has a beautiful and bright pattern called mid-century circles (so adorable) that we will see throughout the planner.
Speaking of quality: the paper weight has been increased for minimal bleed or show-through when using pens and markers. (Us “glam planners” and our pens!!)
The next few pages are complete with a few inspiring quotes, a yearly calendar, and (one of my favorites) a place for focused goal setting. Whether it’s a list of life goals, important events organized by month, or a collection of quotes, the goal setting page is the perfect way to focus on your aim!
I love that throughout the years Erin Condren has redesigned her planners so that we can use them more creatively. Many sections are left blank for our own designs and titles. She truly wants us to feel inspired and to create!
The Monthly and Weekly Layouts
Now starts our monthly and weekly sections. Notice that each month has one designated color. Last year there were two. But this gives us a bit more creativity, as we can layer which colors we like, instead of trying to match two.
Each month begins with a quote…
and then a monthly view (with a sidebar for goals).
After each monthly calendar, comes your weekly spread.
Using a vertical planner is my choice, as each of the three boxes for the day can be labeled as to your liking. I sometimes divide them by time of day, but then again, I’ve been known to divide them by “type” (school, home, spiritual, etc.)
One added change this year is the gorgeous watercolor print across the top of each weekly page.
And when the month’s change from one to another, the watercolor blends so beautifully across the page.
The back of the planner comes complete with note pages: lined, graph, and blank. These are great areas to practice creativity: sketch, scrapbook, or simply jot down.
It also holds a calendar for the following year, which has a new and updated feature. You can now jot down appointments and dates for the following year.
Finally, at the very back is a gorgeous folder and perpetual calendar. The graphic is awesome, but my absolute favorite is the folder on the backside and the metallic quote.
Now let’s get down to business 😉 :
At ErinCondren.com there are many choices you can make regarding your planner. Today I have shown you the Luxe Planner in Taupe with the silver coil, but you also have the option of choosing the following:
- an interchangeable cover that can be personalized with names and photos vs. the Luxe cover (taupe, plum, or teal)
- a horizontal planner vs. vertical layout…and an hourly option!!
- a gold coil OR silver, black, rose gold, and gold (wow!)
- and a colorful theme vs. neutral color theme (think greyscale)
Equally exciting are the many accessories at ErinCondren.com: pencils, highlighters, markers, colored pencils, erasers, journals, sticky notes, stickers, pocket folders, elastic bands, coil clip connectors, and more!
For $10.00 off your first order, follow this link and register and a coupon code will be emailed to you!
I hope that you all are as excited as I am! There’s nothing like a new year and a new planner, right?
For a live view and “sneak peek” watch the video below.
Happy Planning and…