Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What's Up Wednesday? Why I NEED an Erin Condren Planner!

Ok, I skipped yesterday and I felt really guilty about not blogging (but a little ice cream and my a few lost hours over on Twitter made me feel so much better) I am back today and ready to go!

I don't know about you but I am a planner...I have to have my life and each day all planned out. As the mother of a very busy 13 yer old, and the wife of a police officer whose schedule rotates every six weeks, we always seem to have something (or multiple somethings) going on at all times. Add to that, I just started a Master's Program with papers, group projects, etc.  I have (and need) calendars for my calendars. The problem is, I am overwhelmed a lot of the time, and I still feel like I am always forgetting something. I know a lot of you have blogged about Erin Condren planners. I absolutely love them and have wanted one FOREVER. I struggle with the cost-benefit analysis...especially justifying it to my husband. **If you have never heard of Erin Condren and her Ah-Mazing planners...go HERE to take a look-see!

I would love to hear from this of you who have used one. Was it worth the money? Did it help keep you more organized? What are the Pros of using it, and what are the Cons?  Are there other planners out there that are less expensive and just as good, or more expensive and better?  I REALLY need some feedback on this so please tweet or share this blog post with others who you think might be able to help me make some hard and fast decisions.

In the mean me decide which of these three planners I should get, if I decide to go with an Erin Condren planner. Follow the link below to a Google form to vote. If I get 100+ votes, I will do a random drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift card.  So SPREAD THE LOVE!!!!

 Planner A- Be Brave

Planner B- Initial It

Planner C- Collage


  1. hi! if you're on the fence, you can always check out some of the fab YouTube reviews our fans have done! if you're looking for inspiration on different ways you can customize your planner, check out our Pinterest!

    here's our 2014-2015 launch video, highlighting all of the new features & improvements we've made this year!

    promise you'll love it if you decide to take the plunge. regardless of whether it's ours, we hope you find the planner that works for you!


  2. I vote for A...I'm assuming you can personalize with your own quote.

  3. I just ordered my second EC Life Planner on launch day last week. For me, it was worth it. I have used it constantly for the past year and can't imagine not having one again. It helps me keep my schedule, my kid's schedule, and my husband's schedule in order. If I didn't have it, I know I would be double booking our time!!

    I did a lot of research on planners before finally deciding to stick with EC. My #1 reason is the laminated covers. You don't know how many times I've dropped it on the kitchen counter only to be right in the middle of a wet spot. Or, putting it in and out of my purse every single day and not having the corners and edges get all torn and buckled. Secondly I LOVE the zipper pouch in the back. It helps me keep all my 'things' together. It's definitely been a life saver. I also just love the colors, customization, and quotes. It just makes me happy :)

    But, if cost is a concern for you, Plum Paper Planers (on has a great alternative for less money. But, it lacks the three things I wanted most (outlined above). Those things made the extra cost worth it to me.

    Hope that helps!!!

    1. Jennifer- Thanks for visiting and the great advice. DH and I had a talk about finances (its almost July and he knows I tend to go a little overboard with Back-To-School sales....he said "Got for it! You are the CEO of our household and you deserve it." I a excited about ordering it....just have to decide which one now!!!

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