Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Erin Condren 2016 Life Planner unboxing and first impressions - including link to $10 off your first order :)

It's here!  After much deliberating which diary to buy for next year, and hours quite a lot of time looking at pretty stationary online, my gorgeous Erin Condren 2016 Life Planner has arrived!  Even the box it arrived in is pretty!

After looking at many options, such as Filofax and family calenders, I opted for the Erin Condren Life Planner.  The possibility of collating all the day-to-day tasks, future appointments, meal-planning, shopping lists, other musings and general notes appealed to me.  It even has a double sided wallet for storing paperwork e.g. appointment letters.  Ready to ship covers are available, or some designs can be personalised with your name, initials or family name.

Erin Condren products famously arrive carefully packed, to keep your order safe during shipping.  Each order is wrapped with jumbo bubble wrap.

Whilst it's not stated on their website, each first customer order includes some stationary freebies:
  • Cellophane wallet with stickers and a voucher for $10 off your next purchase :)
  • Postcard with motivational quote
  • Sticker with a saying

In this order I purchased:
  • 2016 Life planner - Watercolor palette cover, vertical layout
  • Elastic bands - Sherbet 
  • Pack of 6 markers - Fleur feliz
My initial impressions of the life planner are positive.  I live too far from their stores to have viewed one in person, so based this purchase upon their website information and pictures.  The spiral coil appears sturdy and of good quality.  The cover appears robust and fit for purpose.  The front and back cover can be popped on and off.  So if you fancy a different design during the year, you can order another set!  The paper doesn't feel like it will tear easily.  I've yet to use the markers and elastic bands, but will keep you posted on how they fare!

A few pics inside the front cover .....

Each month begins with a motivational quote.  This acts as a bookmark, as it has a laminated tab with the name of the month.  This is followed by an overview of the month spread across two pages, which includes a sidebar titled "Goals".

Then it's straight into the month.  The main feature is each of the seven days of the week, which have three vertical boxes.  I plan to use mine for morning, afternoon and evening.  But the headings of each box have been left blank for your own use e.g. work, home, kids etc  There are also some lined areas for notes.  Each month ends with a full lined page.

And that's the months sections of the Life Planner!  At the back there are some extras:
  • Pages of paper - lined, graph and blank
  • Stickers - two sheets of pre-printed (e.g. birthday, dentist) and two sheets of blank stickers
  • Two sided wallet for storing paperwork.  This comes with a Perpetual Calender (calender for entering recurring events e.g. birthdays, anniversaries
  • And finally, a clear plastic pouch which can be sealed.  This comes full of more lovely Erin Condren goodies...!  These include extra stickers, compliment cards, coil clip and friend invites.

I can't wait to start using my new Life Planner in January.  Watch out for a further review and would I we-purchase? blog in 2016!  If you want to get your hands on one of these planners, check out the website.  It comes in a vertical layout, hourly layout (like vertical but broken into hourly timeslots) and traditional horizontal diary format.  To get $10 credit, just follow this link -

Referral Link :

Erin condren also do other accessories and stationary bits ..... and they're all so pretty ..... oh, how to resist the temptation?!!

Cheerio for now
first time mammy

All opinions expressed in this blog are my own.  I purchased all items featured and have not been paid for this blog.

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