Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Erin Condren Bandwagon

Thank you for all your kind comments about losing the baby weight. It's seriously the nursing. I have a post coming up about post-baby body soon.

After seeing the Erin Condren life planners all over blogs, I didn't get what the big deal was. I have my phone, everything goes into my phone so I didn't see a need for a planner. But what if something ever happened to my phone? I would be lost. Seriously. All Dr. appointments, work engagements for B and me, dinners with friends, everything goes into my phone.

Since Zulily had such a great deal on Erin Condren products recently ($25 for $50,) I purchased one and then used  a promo code to get an even bigger discount so I ordered the life planner and a gift card.

I'm always like a kid at Christmas waiting for any packages to show up in the mail so I squealed with excitement on Saturday when this beautiful box was delivered.
Cute packaging always sucks me in.
I'm obsessed with my kids so of course I chose their picture for the front.

The planner seems pretty fantastic so far. I love the tabs, the page marker, the area for goals (I'm writing down something I'm thankful for each day in November.) One thing I didn't expect was how big it is. If I would have read the description better I would have seen that it's 7x9. I'd heard rave reviews about the big boxes to write in but it didn't occur to me that the planner would be significant bigger than other planners I've had in the past. As a former Huge Handbager, I'm trying to simplify a bit so I'm not sure how easy it's going to be to carry this around with me everywhere like I was planning to.

I do have one problem with the planner though. The planner is so pretty and colorful, not just any old pen will do. I need pretty, colorful pens to go along with my wonderful new planner. I'm a little OCD and want everything to be color coded so I need to get my butt to Target and finally find colorful pens I looked for all weekend at other stores.

Does anyone else have that problem?


  1. Love it! I want one for next year for sure...I just need to bite the bullet and do it!

  2. omg! i think yours might be the cutest one i've seen so far!!

  3. I am with ya momma!!! Love me some COLORFUL pens...I adore that pic of you and the boys. Sweetness...

  4. That packaging is cute! And YES! I'm all about pretty pens, so I totally understand!

  5. OMG I love the packaging first of all :) Also love the picture you chose! Let me know how much you like it because I want to purchase it for a Christmas gift.

  6. Seriously, I've been totally uninterested in all this hype until YOUR POST TODAY. And now I want one!!! Greeeeeaaaaaat. haha.

    Yours is adorable and you should definitely get colored pens to match. I'm kind of obsessed with office supplies, particularly amazing pens.

  7. I found sharpie pens at walmart for my life planner, all sorts of fun colors!

  8. I had to get me some new pens too! Lol. And I do agree it is BIG. I carry a very large purse all the time and I have to carry it in my work bag. That's the only downside I have found though!

  9. I'm totally out of the loop! Erin who? I have to go check this out now.

    And I understand about the OCD and the pretty pens... mine is so bad that I will actually go buy a new planner if I feel I've messed it up too badly by scrawling in it with non-pretty pens and messy handwriting. I know I have a problem.

    Thanks for the tip! :)

  10. I just got mine in the mail on Wednesday and love it as well! I took pictures but haven't blogged about it yet.

    I'm also struggling with how big it is. I carry big purses but it's taking up a lot of room.


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