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i`ve been ordering the erin condren lifeplanners for 3 years now (i first heard about these on defining tabitha), but i`m always so impressed with the packaging! it ships in the prettiest boxes! and when you open it up, it`s even more impressive. the planner is carefully wrapped in tissue paper and thick bubble wrap. you can tell just from this that erin condren takes great care in her products.
i always do the custom covers, but this year i really wanted to go back to a personal one. these are some of my favorite photographs that the boyfriend took on kimchi`s 3rd birthday.
love that you can write down all the important birthdays and anniversaries in one place! it`s so easy to prepare gifts and cards at the beginning of the month vs. scrambling last minute.
the year at a glance is also helpful when planning ahead, but i don`t really use this that often.
the monthly view is standard in most planners. i use this mainly for important appointments & birthdays. i get colorful and fun on these pages, but keep it simple for my weekly planning.
the week is what i love most about these planners. i LOVE that it starts from monday to sunday because that`s how i see my weeks in my head, which you can view in a two page spread. i also LOVE that each day is separated into morning, day, and night. i don`t like to be bound by time, but this way i can organize the time of day i do things..which is really handy when you work a 9-5!
blank pages for notes, doodles, etc.
the contacts pages are the only pages i do NOT use in the planner. i store this information in my phone, and i also get a little paranoid in case i lose my planner and someone finds all my information.
cute stickers included with the planner! these are great to use in the month at a glance. it also comes with stickers that say doctor`s appointment, girls night, vacation, etc.
love these extra folders and pockets in the back on the planner! i keep extra stickers (you can make custom ones! i make them for the boyfriend`s schedule) and papers in the folder. the little flower stickers i use to keep track of the monthly flow (ladies..it`s so important to keep track of your days!). the pocket is used for just-in-case gift tags and my foodie list..a little book i keep with restaurants i need to try/tried.
E X T R A S
i keep all my extra things in a little pouch. this one is a makeup bag from neiman marcus, but it`s small and thin enough to keep in my bag. in it, i keep washi tape (obsessed!), pens, a permanent marker, and a highlighter. that empty space is supposed to be where my post it notes go, but i`m still waiting for them to come in the mail! can`t wait to show you, they`re so cute!
P E R S O N A L I Z I N G
on my covers, i personalized with my own glitter letters. i like that it gives the book more dimension, and i have control of placing the letters exactly where i like it.
i had extra glitter letters (you can find them at scrapbooking stores) so i use them for my birthday and special anniversaries.
these stickers were a new addition to erin condren last year. you can pick and choose pictures for your stickers and she`ll print them out for you! i like to do this for birthdays.
a lot of people were asking me what i use washi tape for. i use it to block off dates (mainly for vacations and boyfriend`s work trips) because it`s more eye-appealing than drawing a line across the page!