Monday, April 17, 2017

Erin Condren 2017 Life Planner & Blossom Lunch Tote Review

You guys, I am absolutely over the moon about this 2017 Erin Condren Life Planner review I am going to share with you! *video coming soon* For those of you that have already experienced the awesomeness of Erin Condren just sit back, relax and enjoy a review from a newbie ;) However, if you are unfamiliar with Erin Condren planners and her creativity, then this is a total #plannergamechanger for you. After I review the Life Planner I also have a quick review of the Erin Condren Designer Tote. There will be tons of pictures and thoughts in this post in order to help you decide if you would like to use a special coupon code I have for you at the very end (I got you girlfriend).


Can I just say that I absolutely adore the packaging that Erin Condren has! Who wouldn't want to come home from a long day at work and find this at their doorstep? Plus the added "enjoy" sticker really adds that touch of excitement.


As you can see from my IG video, I was pretty excited.
Let's take a closer look at the planner..


Doesn't it just make you want to cry (happy tears)? Okay, I may be exaggerating a bit, but I am not even joking when I say that this Life Planner is #everything for me. I love how Erin Condren allows you to personalize their gorgeous laminated covers (which are also removable by the way) with your full name, initial, or special date that you would like to remember. Know what else you can personalize? The coil color! Choose from Platnum, Rose Gold, Gold and Black to add a bit of spice to your planner. Here is a closer look at the Rose Gold coil I chose.


There is just something about Rose Gold that adds that extra touch of fancy for me. Oh! And did I mention this ruler is also detachable? How thoughtful! Let's take a look at the inside of the planner now.


Erin Condren is famous for having inspirational quotes on her products, so of course there has to be something uplifting as soon as you open your planner! I adore her bright color schemes that can instantly add joy to the pages of your book. Not into bright colors in your planners? No problem. Your Life Planner can have a neutral theme of gray and black.


I love that the yearly reference calendar has such bright coral water colors which is reflected throughout the calendar.


With your Life Planner you are also given the option of how you would like your preferred weekly layout to look. There are 3 options:
1. Vertical: unlined, with three boxes vertically arranged on the page – organize your planner however fits you best: morning, noon, night – work, home, chores – school, home, errand
2. Horizontal: lined boxes that stretch horizontally across the page (as shown above)
3. Hourly: lined boxes, arranged vertically from 6am to 7pm.


Each month has it's own colorful theme, quote and design. Who else agrees with this quote?


Where are my sticker lovers at!? Erin Condren's Life Planner actually includes FREE STICKER SHEETS! Say whaaat! Yes girlfriend, you can put a sticker whenever you have a day off, doctors appointment, mani/pedi or even when it is time to vote.


Don't think the stickers provided is enough? Well you can personalize your own stickers with these blank sheets. They thought of everything didn't they?


Have you ever walked by a restaurant you have never been to and grabbed a menu for future reference? Or how about you were given some paperwork for a new assignment and didn't want to dig through your binder to put it away. Well now you can place these items in your handy dandy planner folder!


Okay so there are two awesome things that are going on in this picture.

1. The attached folder: I love the circular design at the top of the folder because it makes me think of clouds and dreams in general. The flap itself is completely detached all the way to the bottom of the folio, making it easy to fit a variety of papers in there! On the backside of the folder is a smaller storage pocket.



2. There is a FREE Perpetual Planner: I appreciate this handy dandy planner because I am famous for forgetting important dates (think wedding anniversary important) so this book will have tons of jotted down notes by the end of this year.


Each month is listed on a page and the intended purpose of the perpetual calendar is to record birthdays and anniversaries. Keep them all written in your perpetual calendar and you’ll always have them handy!
 

Are you one of those people who HAS to write down your friends contact information or even your passwords? Yep, there is a page for that in here.


Don't forget those important Holiday's and Dates that you need to plan around. I think by having this I can look ahead to when I can take my next vacation. There are so many ways to use this booklet.. and it comes with every Life Planner!

Psst! Want to know what else comes with your Life Planner?


How cute is "The Plan For It Pouch"!? I love the idea of a zipper pouch that I can put in my planner or in any other folder I have. But how about the goodies inside?


The mini sticker book is adorable (horray for more stickers) and I love the pretty colors on these compliment cards!

There you have it Dreamers. The 2017 Erin Condren Life Planner! I am so pleased with my planner and have already gotten so many compliments on the design. The Life Planners start at $55 (total steal for the amount of personalization as well as the FREE accessories that you receive).

The Blossom Lunch Tote


Before receiving this lunch tote I was the girl who would place my Tupper wear into a plastic bag and shove that bag into my large work purse. Or how about using a regular brown bag? #Notcute


Now I can walk to work with the perfect size tote for a full and filling lunch. Plus, how cute is it that the pattern matches my planner! #Snackinstyle


Something that I wasn't expecting was for there to be Velcro in the middle of the tote in addition to the zipper closure. This is perfect for added protection of snacks that may want to roll out of the tote (think fruits, small drink etc).


The tote is made from stretchy neoprene material and is stain resistant (great for younger kids). For cleaning you can hand wash cold and air dry for best results. The bottom expands so it’s pretty roomy and folds flat for storage.

A Gift For You
I would first like to say thank you Erin Condren from the bottom of my heart for providing me with a Life Planner & Lunch Tote to review. #Dreamcometrue My husband no longer has to hear me pester him about making a "surprise" planner purchase for me LOL For my readers, I would like to offer you $10 off your first purchase when you sign up for an account here. You will then receive an email with a code for you to use at checkout!

Do you use a planner? Is it electronic or paper? Let me know in the comments below!

25 comments :

  1. I have just started venturing into the world of planners, this looks like an excellent planner. greaat post

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    1. Oh Nicki you will love this planner! Especially since you can get $10 off when you click the link I have to create your own account :D

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  2. These really are GREAT planners. Had one last year. Tried something else this year. Big! Big mistake! Yep, they may cost more, but so worth it. I won't be without one next year.

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    1. Oh no! Yep, these planners are the real deal lol! Thanks for commenting Melissa :D

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  3. I am obsessed with stationery so anything like this is a hit with me! I love a new planner, this one looks amazing! I have a kikki-k at the moment, I'm in love with it!

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    1. Yes! Omg I love stationery. Make sure to check out the "A Gift For You" section in my blog post so if you ever want to make the switch you can get $10 off your first order :)

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  4. Awesome planner, I have to keep one, between blogging and renting out our condo I have to stay organized!

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  5. Great planer! I always need them to stay organized!

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    1. Thanks Dusica! Make sure to check out the "A Gift For You" section in my blog post so you can get $10 off your first order :)

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  6. Now that is one fancy planner and I am living for it, especially as it has a floral print! I like the stickers as well x

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    1. Omg it is even more gorgeous in person Ana!

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  7. That is a cute planner! I had to laugh when I saw the "day off" do people really take days off? One can only dream. But organization is so important to stay on track.

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    1. I think sick days, a vacation or family emergency can count as a "day off". Yes, organization is super important for me! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  8. The design looks awesome but looking at the planner practically it contains quite a lot of "clutter" pages that cannot be really used, for eg. the ones with quotes or motivations since I am personally not that much into them :) but if the planner stays on a work dest and it is not needed to carry it around in a handback then it could be nice.

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    1. The good part about the quotes is that on the back of them are the calendars! So it isn't wasting any paper. But they have TONS of color/ design options to choose from on their website. Make sure to check out the "A Gift For You" section in my blog post so you can get $10 off your first order :)

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  9. Erin Condren Life Planner looks awesome! love the design...esp the floral print one! Need to check it out

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    1. You will love it Suchi! Make sure to check out the "A Gift For You" section in my blog post so you can get $10 off your first order :)

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  10. I absolutely love her planners. They're so cute, and versatile as anything else out there. I love the customizable covers though

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    1. Yes they are super versatile! I love the covers as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Could use something like this for my dreadful lack of ability to plan anything, rather than just making it up as I go along. Such color too, something I've always found to be effective inspiration.

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  12. love, love, love this journal. the bright and bold floral design prefect for Spring and can eaily take you in to sutumn/winter too.

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  13. I currently use a bullet journal, and I love it. I have heard so much about Erin Condren planners and may get one as well as they are gorgeous!

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  14. I'm obsessed with planners myself. I would go crazy over the rose gold coil. I have been using a Day Designer 2 years and might add in a Passion Planner for the upcoming school year.

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