You might have already noticed that this is not the closet tour I promised last week. I really dislike breaking promises like this, but to be completely honest I just need more time to work on the space. So, I am not going to make any promises about when the closet post will be up, although it will be up sometime soon. In the meantime, I have something else exciting (at least IMO!) to show you today. My Erin Condren 2014-15 Life Planner just arrived and I am sharing an unboxing and first look at it and the accessories I purchased to go with it with you! Shall we have a look inside the box?
Planner Cover & Front Interior
As soon as I saw they were launching a Platinum Foil collection this year along with the gold, I knew that was the perfect cover for me. I purchased the Turquoise Platinum Edition 18-month Life Planner (LP), which includes a calendar for the remaining months of 2014 as well as all of 2015. The beautiful hand pressed foil editions come with a matching elastic band as well as a gorgeous vellum overlay right inside the front cover with a foil party pops design. It felt a bit less difficult to settle on a cover this year thanks to the new interchangeable covers (more on this later). The first few pages of the LP include a motivational “work hard, play hard” design dash board as well as a yearly 2014-15 calendar spread on two pages for easy reference.
Calendars & Notes Sections
This part of the planner hasn’t changed much since last year with the exception of the new clear ruler (yay!), which makes it easier to see your calendar spread. The calendar is organized in chronological order with the week-on-two-pages set between the month-on-two-pages for each month. They added new quotes and new designs to embellish the calendars without interfering with the ample amount of writing space provided. The weekly spreads are broken down into morning/day/night time slots with space on the bottom to write extra tidbits. The notes section follows the calendars with both lined and unlined pages. There are new deigns on the unlined pages this year and they are gorgeous!
There are a few extra goodies located in the back of the planner, including four colorful label sheets with two preprinted pages and two left blank. The labels are all now repositionable, which is what I prefer for my planners.
The Keep It Together folder has been redesigned to hold items better. This is a super handy place to keep any extra labels, notebooks, and other loose paper you might want to keep in your planner. It’s also the perfect place to stash the new perpetual calendar that comes with the LP. There is also a clear vinyl zip ouch that comes with twelve labels, half of which are custom designed to match your planner, a couple of cards, and two coil paper clips.
The Forget Me Not Perpetual Calendar & Contacts notebook is now separate from the planner so that can write all of your important dates and contacts just once then use the same little book every year. How handy! It includes a special holidays & dates to remmeber section, month-on-a-page layouts for all of your personal special dates, and an important numbers & contacts page in the back. I really like that they separated this part from the planner itself so that it can be used every year without having to write everything out again.
I ordered some of the coordinating accessories to go along with my new LP:
✻ Party Pops Interchangeable Cover – I couldn’t resist picking up one of the new interchangeable covers! This is such a fun option, especially if you’re like me and it’s hard to choose just one of the gorgeous cover designs. There is an included card that explains how to replace the cover. It’s actually super easy in practice! I find that by pushing up against the coil, the covers snap in easily. You can also watch target=”_blank”>this helpful video for guidance. I’ve always loved the Party Pops design and now I can have it and the gorgeous turquoise platinum cover to suit my fancy!
✻ Customizable Event Stickers – Now that the labels are repositionable, I wanted to order some customized stickers to use with my new LP. These help me stay on top of my posting schedule. I love how you can pick from so many beautiful colors!
✻ Pen Holder – What a handy little thing to stick in your planner to keep your favorite pen or pencil at the ready! I’m going to attach mine to the back of my Keep It Together folder now that the covers are interchangeable so I don’t have to buy a new one for each cover.
✻ Designer Sticker Sheets – I love the gorgeous colors and patterns of these repositionable sticker sheets. They include 12 designs (2 sheets each) with helpful grids on the back for easy cutting.
✻ Coil Clips – These neat little guys are new to the LP range this year and help you to customize your planner by adding your own items right inside! The coil clips have an adhesive backing that you can stick to whatever you like and then easily snap in and out of the coil. Easy peasy!
You also receieve a few fun design stickers with your LP order as well as a beautiful color catalogue of Erin Condren products plus a $15 gift card to use on your next order. Opening this box is like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one!
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If you’d like a closer look, I open the box on camera and go through the planner and accessories in more detail in my coordinating video:
I am hosting a massive giveaway of twenty-five $100 ErinCondren.com Gift Cards in celebration of the awesomeness that is the Erin Condren Life Planner. That’s right, there will be TWENTY-FIVE winners! The Erin Condren 2014-15 Life Planner Giveaway will run until Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 6 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally (you can find information about Erin Condren international shipping costs here). . All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. Twenty-five people will win a $100 electronic gift card good for use on any purchase from ErinCondren.com. You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways). I will contact the winners directly though email, as always. Good luck!
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Congrats to the winners of the Erin Condren 2014-15 Life Planner Giveaway!
The Poll Results for *What would you like to see in future Erin Condren LP’s?* out of 4188 entries:
More fun accessories (1434) 34%
A smaller size edition (1379) 33%
Inserts for binder-style planners (1219) 29%
Something else (leave a comment!) (156) 4%
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Thank you to Christie who was one of the winners in my last Erin Condren giveaway for sending in photos of her lovely new 2014-15 Life Planner! I love how she decorated the July month-on-two-pages calendar. 🙂
I will be switching out of my 2013-14 LP into this new one in July and plan on using it in the same way (as a post scheduler). If I change up how I use it and my Filofax, I will post an update! I’d love to know if any of you have ordered the new LP or plan on ordering one and how you use yours, if you care to share!
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