Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Life Planner

I am the type that needs to be as organized as possible and for me that involves planners. I don't have a lot going on in my social life but I do like to plan out when I'm going to work out and when bills are due and get my nails done, etc. As for my work life that is non-stop and an on going lists of To-Do's. So for the last 6 years I had been using my Coach planner for my personal life and it was doing the job but when it came time to buy my refill I was having hard time doing it because I felt like I wanted a change. I use a Franklin & Covey for my work life and I know the Franklin & Covey "way" is to integrate both work & personal but I had a really hard time doing that. For example if I was at work and I come across something that I need to do at home I don't want to get sidetracked at work with my personal stuff and vice verse. Plus with me amping up my work outs at Crossfit we are suppose to keep track of our daily work outs and I haven't been the best at keeping track of all that so I wanted to get in a good habit of keeping all that information. 
  Awhile back I had remembered that Groupon had an offer for this website called Erin Condren but I never purchased the offer (kicking myself now!) but I bookmarked the website. I checked out the website because I remember it had some cute stuff on it. I saw that they had planners but not just any planner but what they called a Life Planner. Which just the wording Life Planner was totally something I would go for and the fact that it had all these great tools for my personal life was amazing. Check out exactly what I'm going gaga over here. Amazing right?!? I know I know. 
 The life planner was a little expensive and since I couldn't see it and feel it I was a little hesitant to purchase. So I googled some reviews and there were TONS! Some people even did video blogs and while I contemplated this idea for you guys (and still may) I just couldn't do it quite yet. All had been very positive so I decided to bite the bullet and just order it. I picked my pattern and customized it with my name on the cover. It took almost 3 weeks and it was a long 3 weeks of me waiting and waiting. FINALLY it had arrived!! I was stalking the Fed Ex website for two days to track my package because it couldn't come soon enough. But when it did I couldn't have been more excited. I swear this could have been my only Christmas present and I would have been okay with it. 

Of course I documented every moment of the arrival and me opening it... 

My current COACH personal planner
The front of my planner
The box that holds my long awaited Life Planner
How cute is this box?? 
This was my cute surprise when I opened the box
My cute little goodies I got from Erin Condren
In my shipment I received this cute brown envelope filled with some little personalized surprises 
How adorable?! They are cute little note cards in case I wanted to drop a little note to a friend
Here is the front of my planner- I'm in LOVE

The fabulous tabs that were a new addition to the Life Planner this year 
Months for the whole year with any special dates you want to put in for a later date
Your month at a view- what I love is that every month has a different color scheme. Also perfect for logging all my bills
To Do's & Goals for the month- great way to give a big picture of your month
Your Week at a view- It's split into Morning/Day/Night- at first I didn't think I would like this layout but I've actually grown to really enjoy the separation during the day
Lots & Lots of room to write notes for any many of reasons
A spot to put any important numbers you need for quick reference  
A note page behind every Month at a View 
These amazing cute stickers to mark certain events- Wedding, No Work, Party, etc. Who doesn't love a POP of color from a sticker?? 
More Stickers w/different events
Blank stickers to add your own events- Love Love Love! 
A great double sided folder to keep any loose papers and such
A fabulous clear pocket to keep any important things- I keep my goodies from Erin in her in case I want to drop a little note to anyone. 

I have to say now that I've had a few weeks to really utilize my planner I'm completely obsessed with everything about it. I would also like to mention that I've become very diligent in writing down all my work outs. I would def. order this again for next year. 


  1. I love the planner... It's just too big for me and would add another 3 pounds to my already heavy handbag! It's perfect for you!

  2. OMG!!! I am obsessed I want this planner! Thats absolutly adorable and its so nice!! Seems like organizing everything will be such a breeze!! Definatly checking this thing out!

  3. I am equally obsessed with this planner! Yes it does weigh down my handbag a bit but whateve totally worth it!