A random fact about me: I sort of geek out when it comes to planners (paper AND online). My theory is that in the craziness of my life with three kids, I long for some semblance of the structure and planning I had in my former life…It’s cathartic to put things down in little slots and check them off as you go along.
2015 Erin Condren Life Planner
So you can imagine my sheer glee when I ordered my 2015 Erin Condren life planner. Although I have tried various online planners, including my Google calendar, I just keep coming back to the paper. I have heard about the Erin Condren planners a lot lately, and I just couldn’t keep my hot little hands from getting online and ordering one for myself.
If you would like to order one too, you can sign up for an account with my referral link and you will get a $10 promotional code emailed to you. Just set up the account, wait for the promotional code, and then place your order! 🙂
Update: Check out the newly released 2015/2016 life planner (with special limited edition rose gold).
Ready to Ship Planner
I decided to go for the planner that I could get now and customize my cover later– the ready to ship planner. My planner arrived in a beautiful box, wrapped in tissue paper, and complete with a $10 gift card for a future purchase. I unwrapped the planner and found that, as described by others, it’s a substantial planner. It’s pretty much exactly what I wanted!
Life Planner Organization and Construction
The planner is constructed well. I really like how the pages are reinforced with plastic near the binding, so they won’t rip out. This is a pet peeve of mine with past calendars. The coils are substantial, and I have heard from others that they don’t start to separate from the binding like other planners.
Out of the box, the planner comes with a ruler that snaps into the planner, a vinyl zip compartment, free to/from labels, pre-printed stickers for birthdays, etc. and some blank stickers. It also comes with a forget-me-not perpetual calendar and contacts book to keep birthdays and other important dates. You can then transfer the forget-me-not calendar from this year’s planner to the next.
I opted not to get the coordinating markers, since I already had a multi color set of Sharpie no-bleed fine point permanent markers (some of my faves because true to fact, they don’t BLEED!). I have a color code for different members of the family, so the markers help me keep everything straight in brand new life planner.
I paid for this planner myself, but the post does contain a referral link. If you sign up for an Erin Condren account and place an order, I get $10 in credit. 🙂 My suggestion is to set up the account first and wait for the coupon code email before ordering. It may take a little while for the code to arrive after account set up (I think mine took 10 minutes or so).
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