Planner Preview | Erin Condren 2015 – 2016 Life Planners

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Planner Enthusiasts and Erin Condren fans: Life Planner Launch Time!  Every June releases their new lineup of life planners.  I am very excited to share a preview of a couple of the new planners and accessories with you.

erin condren 2016 life planner preview

The friendly folks over at Erin Condren reached out to me about a week ago and asked if I’d be interested in previewing the new Life Planner.  I happily shouted, “Yes, please!” at my computer screen before writing my reply.  While it is my policy never to guarantee reviews or even mentions in exchange for product, anyone is welcome to send anything they’d like to me and if it’s something I’m genuinely interested in sharing, I will do so.  If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I’ve used and loved Erin Condren products for a few years now.  I just had to share a look at this exciting box of new goodies with you!


I watched my front door like a hawk yesterday waiting for the package to arrive and luckily it did so pretty early in the morning or I wouldn’t have gotten anything done all day!  The box is beautiful as always.  I love the new purple color!  A design sticker and postcard were included as well as a package of gift labels and a $10 coupon.  And this was all before I even opened the tissue!  Erin Condren does packaging right!  Under the tissue and bubble wrap was a beautiful array of planner awesomeness.


Please note – Items with an asterisk (*) will become available on the 2015-16 Life Planner Launch Day, June 9, 2015.

There were a bunch of planner accessories at the very top of the package, including the newly redesigned Live Life in Color Markers*, a Keep It Together Pen Holder, and new Keep It Together Elastic Bands*.  Additionally, I received three of the color coding dot sticker packs, including Colorful Date Dots, Daily Dots, and Do-It-All Dots.  I am most excited to try out the new Designer Sticker Book* with a beautiful variety of colorful and foil stamped stickers for use in the Life Planners or with cards and gifts.

Of course, the stars of the package were the two gorgeous 18-month 2015-16 Life Planners nestled carefully inside.  I received each of two available layouts this year, including the standard vertical weekly calendar as well as the all new horizontal weekly calendar option.  The icing on the cake was seeing that gorgeous rose gold coil on the vertical layout.  I’m so happy I am able to preview these two beauties for you!

Vertical Layout

erin condren life planner 2016 rose gold

The 2015-16 Life Planner is now available in rose gold!  Swoon!  It is absolutely stunning in person.  I’m afraid my photos don’t do it justice.  The included cover if you purchase a “Ready To Ship” planner in the rose gold is this beautiful pearlescent periwinkle with rose gold foil stamped details.  If you purchase a ready-to-ship planner, you are also sent a unique coupon code good for one free customizable cover (please be advised that shipping and taxes are not included in this promotion).  That way, you can get your new planner right away and order your custom cover that takes extra time to design later.  It’s also a great way to give the planner as a gift and let your loved one pick out their own custom cover.


The interior of the 2015-16 Life Planner is similar to last year’s edition in the colorful brights palette with paisley and party pops design elements, although there are some changes.  The vellum decorative fly leaf page is now included in all planners, not just platinum/foil stamped editions.  The Keep It Together folder in the back feels a bit sturdier and is glossier.  The vinyl zip envelope is now totally clear with the exception of a subtle printed design on the edge.  The contents now include samples of planner accessories, such as Compliment Cards*, Do-It-All Dots, Coil Clips, and Referral Cards.  The new Life Planner includes the Perpetual Calendar* just like last year but with an updated cover design.


The extra planner pages include a year-at-a-glance section as well as a new goal planning section in the front.  Each monthly spread now has a dedicated cover page with an inspirational quote using that month’s color palette.  There is also a sheet of lined paper at the front and back of each month.  The notes section in the back of the planner includes lined, graph (new!), and blank pages, all decorated in the whimsical style of the rest of the planner.


The monthly and weekly calendar layouts have undergone some revisions since last year as well.  The month-on-two-pages spread is a bit cleaner looking without the inspirational quote on the top right corner.  Some polka dot flourishes have been added to the Goals column on the righthand side, but they are subtle and do not interfere with the writing space.  The week-on-two-pages spread has been cleaned up even more.  The month-at-a-glance calendar previously located on the top lefthand corner has been replaced by a “Thankful Thought” box.  Text that used to mark off the lefthand column and bottom row as well as the “Morning, Day, Night” labels in the spread have been removed for more customizability.  Even the top row of dates is more streamlined.


I think pictures are the best way to illustrate these changes.  In the photo collage above of my 2014-15 Life Planner you can see some of the revised elements I pointed out, including the updated vertical calendar spreads and vinyl zip envelope.  Also noteworthy is how much bigger the coil is with the new life planners, allowing for more flexibility.  Even the snap-in rulers have been updated with a less busy design (the new one has the polka dots and stars) making it easier to see through.

Horizontal Layout


I was also sent a Life Planner with the new horizontal layout to preview.  This is something that Erin Condren fans have specifically asked for.  Not only is the calendar layout different, but the entire planner design has been tweaked to a more subtle “colorful gem stones” palette with prism and geodes design elements.


The interior of the horizontal Life Planner is structured in a similar way to the vertical option with a vellum fly leaf and four included sticker pages.  The planner has a Keep It Together folder and vinly zip pocket in the back with the same goodies.  You can see the more subtle palette in play in these sections.


The design differences really stand out in the planner pages.  It’s the same concept, just toned down a bit.  I personally think the geodes and prism design elements are rather elegant and lend a more sophisticated tone to the planner pages.  Just as with the vertical layout Life Planner, the horizontal option includes the year-at-a-glance and goal planning pages in the front, and lined, graph, and blank note paper in the back.


The monthly and weekly calendars are absolutely stunning.  I am in love with this new design!  They’ve simplified the month-on-two-pages layout even further by removing the polka dots by the Goals column.  The week-on-two-pages spread includes equal space for each day of the week with a combination of lightly lined and blank boxes.  The color palette is soft and fits well with this more streamlined look.

I am impressed by the two new Life Planner options and the changes the creative folks at Erin Condren have made.  The new Life Planners and accessories launch on Tuesday, June 9.  Prices are not available until launch.  You can receive $10 off your first Erin Condren purchase by using my referral link if you’d like.  I save my referral credits to use on giveaway prizes.

I open the box and share my first impressions as well as a detailed look at each product in this video:

It’s giveaway time! I wanted to share the Erin Condren love with you.  The Life Planner Launch Giveaway will run until Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 6 PM CT.  The giveaway is open internationally.  All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter.  FIFTY winners will receive a $150 electronic gift card.  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’ll announce the winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always.  Good luck!

Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties. If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about the new Life Planner lineup if you care to share.  Let me know if you plan on purchasing one!
Happy Planning!

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 * Post contains referral links.  This is not a sponsored post. kindly sent me all products shown for consideration.  I am not affiliated with  I am using my referral credits to purchase the prizes.  All opinions are genuinely my own. *


327 thoughts on “Planner Preview | Erin Condren 2015 – 2016 Life Planners”

  1. So glad you posted a review. It was really helpful since it will be the first time of me getting one because of the new horizontal layout & more subdued palette 🙂 Can’t wait for your blog makeover!

  2. Thanks for the video…you and other you tubers are the reason to why I have an erin conderen in the first place. I am a planner junkie and since I have had my planner I have not looked back..there are other planners out there I’m sure I’ll like, but her planner suits all my needs and works well for my hetic life. I plan on buying after September. ..maybe November when I got the current one I’m using. I can’t wait to get one in my hand!!!

  3. Thanks so much for your generous giveaway Jen! I enjoy all of your videos, especially your planner reviews!

  4. Hi Jen, thanks so much for reviewing this for us. I really appreciate your honesty and your reviews are always so thorough! I love the bigger coil and I really liked the rose gold…not thinking I would initially! I also love all of the extras. I really was set on a horizontal and whilst I like the different colour palette, I’m not sure about the water pattern! Lol! Haven’t decided for definite though! Think I will have to watch the video again to see a close up again…any excuse 😉 If I stick with the vertical layout then I’m really pleased they have taken away the morning, day and night. I also really love the box where you can put something positive and that you are thankful for-think this is a lovely touch! Thanks for introducing them to me…love your planner videos, keep them coming! Thanks for getting this done so quickly and thanks so much for a fabby giveaway, so generous!!xx

  5. o my god, SO GORGEOUS !! I’m in love with the rose-gold one. How can they do this to us.. The wait is killing me!! Can it be Tuesday already?!?!

  6. Jen! This is awesome! I watch all of your videos! You, Don, and Winnie seem like the sweetest family. Thanks for giving me the chance to win one of these new planners. I treated myself to one last year and use it everyday. Im in school currently and on a tight budget so winning one of these will be amazing! *fingers crossed* Thanks for all of your hard work and your awesome videos! Give Winnie a hug for me!

    Love your videos 🙂
    Cara Prendergast, Nova Scotia, Canada

  7. Thank you so much for doing this review, so exciting to see the updates from Erin Condren. I can’t wait to place my order for a new planner.

  8. Hi, I’m from Austria and constantly binge watch your videos!!! I particularly Love your planner videos because I am a huge planner/decorating addict .
    Best wishes from Austria

  9. So glad I came across this. I am thinking of ordering 2 of the horizontal layouts. I need the horizontal layout for my work and have been making them myself and would really like to not have to continue to do that. I have searched near and far for this type of layout and was unsuccessful in finding one out there on the mass market. For my personal planner, I prefer the horizontal layout since I like to be detailed in my planning/ scheduling and don’t care to only write a small snippet of the item to be done, leaves too much chance for me to not remember what I was abbreviating. With this layout I can write out appointments and to-dos fully.

  10. I’m for sure getting a 2016 ECLP! I’m super happy with all the changes. I can’t wait to get my hands on it! I honestly teared up when you said you were doing a giveaway with 50 winners. So very generous! Thank you so much!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing Jen. I’m absolutely in love with everything you shared. Thank you for the chance to win a gift card. Also, I love your background in your video! Such bright and fun colors and patterns!!! 😉

  12. Thank you so much for reviewing the new ECLP, I was very excited to see all the new features. I very thankful that EC sent you the planner review because you did such a very thorough and fair job. Believe it or not you answered all my questions. I am looking forward to one day getting one of theses beautiful ECLP. The Rose Gold edition is jaw dropping, our expression made me giggle. I am curious to see if they will include the standard gold coils as an option, as well. Also, looking to see the new cover options that will be available…So very much excited, I am new to the ECLP community and I have been enjoying the ride in anticipation for the new release. Love, love , love it all and again thanks for your on time video.. All I can say is Ready..Set…Happy Planning everyone!!!!!

  13. Thank you for the amazing review & giveaway! I am surprised that I like the horizontal version…although I feel I would love the vertical more. The horizontal pages are just so, so pretty! Are you planing on trialling time at the same time? Would love to see how they compare in your day to day activities.
    Take care (ps. love the new wall colour!!)

  14. G’day Jen ! Thankyou so much for posting this video. I am so extremely excited about these planners, and I thankyou so very much for posting such a concise, honest, and thorough planner of both the horizontal AND the vertical planners…. and for building the excitement more. So excited…. thanks also for your generosity & giveaways, and I wish to congratulate (in advance) all winners of this giveaway, and a special thanks to Erin Condren for sending them to you early so that we (everyone) can get really excited prior to the launch.

    Kudos to you Jen for such wonderful videos that you do. xx

  15. This is incredibly generous of you! I’m excited about the changes they’ve made! The reason I went with a different planner is I didn’t like the boxes labeled for me and I really preferred a different layout, all fixed!

  16. I can’t wait to order my first planner! The changes they have made with the vertical layout have completely sold me. It’s going to be such a splurge just to have it even shipped to Ireland but I think its going to be totally worth it 🙂

  17. Thanks, Jen – the rose gold option is GORGEOUS! I so appreciate all of your ‘walk through’ looks at planners over the past year+. I purchased an EC planner last year and love it/love it/love it.
    Can’t wait to order the rose gold vertical layout – THANKS!
    Best your way–>>>

  18. Hi Jen, thank you so much for doing this review! I just got my first planner in March but now I see this one and am in love!! Love your videos 🙂

  19. Great video! Thank you so much for sharing, this will be my third year using EC planner. Definitely want the rose gold, now need to decided which design to pick

  20. Thanks so much for posting this video. I just recently bought an ECLP when they had a sale, and have been a little….a lot frustrated with the headers (morning day night) I LOVE that they’ve left that blank in the new ones. I really love the colors in the horizontal version they sent you, I really hope they give a choice of color palette in both versions- that would totally rock. Either way I love the small tweaks they’ve made to the pages. It feels much more customizable to me. Thanks again for sharing your unboxing. And thanks bunches and bunches for the chance to win an EC gift card. Best wishes to you Jen!

  21. Thank you for the sneak peak and review! I first learned of Erin Condren (and other goodies) from watching your YT channel and I relied on your review to purchase my very first EC planner last. I was not disappointed. Now, I am over the
    Moon happy to see your review of the new planner! Thanks!

  22. It’s truly beautiful! Thank you for the video and the giveaway. I have been addicted to planner reviews and such.

  23. I will be ordering my 6th Erin Condren Life Planner this year! I LOVE her planners and they keep me so organized! I manage my household of 2 very very busy sons, my husband and our dog! On top of that I am working on my doctoral degree and I work full time! Life is busy! I have also given several of them away as gifts and the recipients LOVE them! I think it is so extremely generous of you to give away your credits! Whoever wins (fingers crossed, I do!) is extremely lucky and fortunate! Good luck to everyone!!! Thanks Jen for all you do to add some positivity to the world! I look forward to your videos and blog posts! You are truly a breath of fresh air! xoxo


  24. Thanks so much for the amazing review, I shall order one now, can’t wait to get organized! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  25. Jen you are an inspiration. I am fairly new to your site and am so impressed. I look forward to incorporating more of your organization into my life. Thank you! I know it’s a lot of work but it is appreciated!!!

  26. Thanks for the great review! I have been wanting to see these up close since they issued the teaser photos! Thanks also for the chance to win such an amazing prize!

  27. Not sure about the purchase. It will depend on price.

    There are things I want different and might wait until the first of the year to see if they have changed them.

    Thank you for the in depth review!

  28. You always deliver!!! Awesome job on the Sneak Peak ECLP review!!! I love all the new stickers, layouts and new cover options!!! Once again thanks for and awesome giveaway!!!! Your time in getting this together and sharing is ALWAYS appreciated!!!

  29. Hi Jen! Thank you so much for your detailed and informative video and blog post, as well as for the super generous giveaway. I know I can always count on you for quality reviews. I’m interested to see how you end up using the vertical versus the horizontal layouts! I’m really looking forward to launch day on Tuesday 🙂

  30. I would love to have one just cant afford it I have never had one before I have a very hard time keeping up with everything so I think this would help a lot

  31. Hello, Jen! Thanks for the review (planner reviews are my favourite type of videos), and also thank you for the giveaways you always do. I have never bought an Erin Condren Life Planner, mainly for two reasons: 1) the vertical view/spread is not my cup of tea (yay for the new horizontal one) and 2) the price is a bit too much, specially considering I live in Europe. Whether I’m one of the lucky 50 or not, the horizontal view (and the other minor changes) have me seriously considering getting a 12 month LP (maybe as a Christmas gift for myself) later in the year.

  32. I am so excited about the horizontal layout!!!! I already loved the ECLP’s but now I think I’m going to love them even more!!!!

  33. Ahhh. Nice. Nice. The rose gold and horizontal really speak to me. The funny thing is that with EC I always loved the covers and all they did but the designs on the inner pages were just always too much for me. They did a nice job of toning it down a little without making it cold and too businesslike. Might have to reconsider them. Especially since you said Periwinkle Blue. It looks grey on my screen. Thanx.

  34. WOW! I am impressed by your generosity and I am jealous you got to preview early. How cool was that! I am loving the horizontal layout but I still like the colors of the original one, so I am undecided which I will get. I say that but I will probably get the horizontal because I am one of those that have been wanting it. Thank you again for the preview and the giveaway!!

  35. Jen you are seriously the sweetest person I know on youtube. I almost teared up when you said you were giving away 50 of them. Maybe I’m just always an emotional wreck haha.

    I really like to new look. I’m undecided if I’d like the horizontal or the vertical layout just yet. They both do look really nice though! As I’ve gotten older the past few years, I’ve really grown to like the clean and simple look, but I LOVE that it’s still brighter. Even the dates at the top of the vertical pages look so much cleaner. I think the planners will definitely work for those who don’t even decorate their planner because it’s still way more customizable.

    By the way… I accidentally put my instagram name (stephinefit) in my pinterest entry LOL. My pinterest is @stephinexo.

  36. Hi Jen,

    Enjoyed your review. I have been on the fence about ordering an EC Planner. Your review has me leaning more and more toward ordering one….a few more video reviews and I may fall off the fence and into the shopping cart!


  37. Hi Jen,
    Fantastic review! Can’t wait to get mine. Looking forward to seeing your office purge. Have an awesome weekend!

  38. I thought for sure I would stick with the vertical layout, but after seeing your video I might just go with the horizontal! Decisions decisions

  39. Thank you for this post, Jen. I hadn’t realized there were to be such drastic changes to the vertical planner. I LOVE my current planner. I appreciate the removal of the “meals, exercise, etc. at the bottom of the weekly pages, by WHY make the numerical date smaller? It seems more sanitized, not streamlined. I’ll miss the decorative feel that I have come to love. I won’t be getting the 2015-2016, but I will be getting the 2016 full year version of the horizontal…maybe….I Might be too attached to the vertical. I have time to ponder though.
    Thank you again, your planner posts are always so helpful .

  40. I agree that Erin Condren is awesome for taking customer’s suggestions and making improvements every year. I am loving the horizontal layout, but I prefer the brighter color palette from previous editions. I didn’t like the old pens, so I’d love to try out the new ones as well as all the fun stickers! 😀

  41. Hi Jen!! Thank you so much for the review:) I am super excited for the release of the new planners for 2015/2016 🙂 I love how thorough and honest your reviews are and I love your videos!

    God Bless:)


  42. Hi Jen,Thank You for the New Erin condren planner review.I currently using other planner.I used EC planner 2years ago but the layout of planner wasn’t for me since I like decorate all over the planner.Then I see new planner you showed us on YouTube,just amazed me!!!Thank you for showing all the details of planner,so helpful.

  43. Amazing! My first life planner helped me organize my life once I began grad scool while also working 55+hrs a week as a teacher! Looking forward to exploring the new horizontal layout and can’t wait to try out a new planner to help me finish my last year of grad school! Thank you for your generosity, Jen! Best of luck to all of your lovely subscribers!

  44. Holy poop Jen! So lucky to receive that rose gold! *here’s hoping they aren’t too limited* Im having trouble deciding between the horizontal and the vertical. Not sure how the horizontal is going to meet my needs. >.<

  45. As always, thank you for the thorough review, and incredible generosity. I will most definitely be going with the horizontal layout. I LOVE the color palette and favor that format.
    Thanks Jen! Much love to you, Don, and Winnie!

  46. Jen, thank you so much for all your hard work on this post (and the video too). The photos and your description really help to get a feel of how beautiful the planners are. My favorite is the rose gold! I bought my first EC planner last year and absolutely LOVE it. Thank you for your generosity and for the opportunity to win such an amazing prize.

  47. Thanks for getting up the review up so quick Jen! I love that you did this as an open box video; I really enjoy the PopSugar open box videos too btw.

    I love the rose gold planner too, but I liked the color palette of the horizontal layout better. I would like to get an EC planner this year (it will be my first EC planner!) but I don’t know how I will decide between the layouts. The thankful thoughts box is nice, but I would have preferred that they left the month at a glance calendar in the top corner. I’m sure I can get a calendar sticker to put there though. I really like that the vertical layout boxes are customizable now, This was the deciding factor for me getting an EC planner this year.

    One feature I would like to see in the future is to have the three boxes in the vertical layout column just be outlined in the monthly colors rather than filled in as a solid color of the monochromatic monthly colors. I just think it would make it easier to label or fill in the boxes with my existing color coding system.

    Do you think you still stay with the vertical layout planner this coming year?

  48. I enjoyed this blog review of the new EC items and headed over to YT right now to watch your video! I’ve never been the owner of an EC Life Planner and honestly didn’t like the planner for this year but I LOVE the changes in the new ones!!! And ROSE GOLD, oh my goodness, IAMTHISCLOSE to caving and joining the EC bandwagon! Thank you Jen for a great review!

  49. My granddaughter begins High School this September and I’m going to purchase this planner as a gift. Thank you for introducing me to this planner.

  50. Thanks for the review and the giveaway! It really helps me ‘see’ it and I’ve decided to get one based on your review (and previous reviews of EC). And I vote for always opening stickers! You know we want to see them…:)

  51. Hey Jen!
    OMG just finished watching your video and I can not wait to get a new planner!!! I love mine! I an assistant director of a daycare center in Texas and it keeps me on track! Love all of your videos!

  52. OMG Thank for the opportunity doing this giveaway…I will be with my fingers crossed…that is my dream planner! Thank you again for the opportunity!!!

  53. Have been waiting since the moment you posted on Instagram yesterday! Love all the changed you’ve pointed out that EC has made, really appreciate that they’ve been listening to their customers. Also curious as to the different color schemes for the two layouts or for different versions (i.e. metallic vs. standard silver) of the planner. Your insight has been so helpful though, I can’t wait to order one once they come out. Crossing my fingers that I win the giveaway. Thanks so much for the review, and for getting it up so quickly Jen!!!

    1. The different color schemes are just for vertical vs. horizontal layouts, not the different metal coils. Hope this helps!

      1. Thanks for looking into that! Personally I am so glad because I liked the colors in the vertical better and that’s the layout that I also want! I bet some people will want the vertical colors in horizontal and vice versa…. something for next year.

  54. thanks you so much jenn i would really want to win..fingers crossed thanks for this wonderful giveaway I think im going to stick with the rose gold vertical layout i am use to this layout and it fits me better.I am so excited for the new sticker book…

  55. Thank you so much for the review, I have been soaking in as much as I can about the new launch! I can’t wait to get my hands on the horizontal view! I love the layout and love the colours and I am super stoked about the new pen/marker colours!!! I am a teacher and order both the life planner and teacher planner each year…I can’t wait to see what the new teacher planners look like!!! I sure hope they have one that matches the colour palette of the horizontal life planner!! Shipping charges kill me (I’m in Canada) so I’m so excited for your giveaway! fingers crossed! Thanks for being so generous! You rock!

  56. Hey Jen,
    Really appreciate these videos especially on the NEW planner in comparison to last years planner. You’re youtube channel is solely the reason I tried Erin Condren Planners and I was very pleased with my purchases primarily because of your videos. Well Just want to shoot over some good vibes and Thanks !
    *Snaps for Jen ***

  57. I’m so ecstatic that Erin Condren decided to offer horizontal layouts this year! I think I want to a horizontal rose gold, if that’s offered! Thanks for doing a video and posting blog photos Jen! I love your videos!

  58. Thanks for the review. Knew we could count on you for that! My ECLP is through the end of the year, and I need to be a good little planner girl and resist new planner purchases until November. I might go with the Horizontal view. I hope I have it by January 1 if I order it then…if I recall that is when you ordered it before? Not sure…BUT my sweet 14 year old daughter wanted one and so I will be purchasing hers for her as soon as the June 9th rlease comes…or at least asap next week. We had put hers in our basket but then when we went to order they were done as it was time for the new ECLP’s to come. Would love to win one for her! THanks again, your videos are a joy! I am jelly (I love that term) that you got your goodies up front and right away! BUT, you are so gracious – you deserve it with all you do for your followers and for ECLP! Wowsa! Take care, Jen!

  59. I Loved watching the unboxing. You are always very thorough and honest. I think the rose gold in horizontal design is my dream planner. Thanks for sharing!

  60. Jen, Thank you so much for such a detailed overview of the new E.C. planner! I am in love! Now I’m determined to get a rosegold vertical planner! Its gorgeous! I’ve never had an E.C. planner but I’ve been yearning for one for some time. I love diy-ing and crafting so I can totally see me being one of those girls who decorate! Thanks again!

  61. You are so kind to offer such a generous giveaway. I’ve been following you for a few years now and I find immense joy in your spirit and kindness. Thank your for being such a blessing and inspiration to those you touch in real life and in cyber space.

  62. Thanks so much, Jen! I’m so glad to hear you’re feeling better. Love your vids. Oh boy, am I grateful you received an example of each! I pored over the two look books! I kinda liked the sweeping artsy look of the horizontal layout, but didn’t realize from the look books just how subdued they are and that the months’ color themes are not as tied to the holidays. I suppose some don’t want that, but I like it. I process the differing layouts in diff ways so in my ideal world I could have both views….horizontal for notes, etc and vertical for specific appts throughout the day! I’d love to see EC do an edgier look for next time…something between the classic look and that artsy look…
    Thanks to your very close look at each, I’m opting for the vertical layout now…mostly due to color is brighter and themed with holidays (red for Feb and green for March etc)….of course, now I’m going to wait to see if I win the gift card! SQUEEE!

  63. Hi, I have been watching your YouTube videos for a long time and love them. Thank you for doing another giveaway. This is my first time entering. This is my first time entering any giveaway and made a mistake on the instagram one by clicking the wrong button, I don’t have an account and can not create one. I don’t know how to undo that entry into the giveaway. I was not cheating and don’t want to be accused of it nor do I want to be disqualified because of it. I am hoping you know how to fix it. Thank you and I am sorry for causing a problem.

  64. Awesome review, I love the new rose gold, and the sticker book! Thanks for the awesome chance in the giveaway!

  65. I rarely ever participate in giveaways but this is a good one! I hope I win! And thank you for the generous giveaway Jen!

  66. Thank you for doing this review! I’m excited for the rose gold horizontal style. I really want the stickers too! Thank you for offering the give away. You really take care of your audience!]

  67. HI Jen,

    Thanks for the preview. I am going to get the Horizontal. It would be great to have the planner in A5 to put into my Kikki-K… Have decided on Color as yet. So much to choose from.

  68. Thank you so much for making the giveaway international, I’m so grateful for the chance to enter! This is the first detailed review of Erin Condren I’ve seen and they are BEAUTIFUL! I’m not normally a fan of rose gold, but that rose gold planner is really lovely. Thank you for such a helpful review!

  69. The Rose gold (almost a copper) and periwinkle is such an elegant duo. I love my 2015 planner but I think my favorite change from the photos that you posted is they took away the labelling for morning/day/evening. With all of your goals from blogging and your hobbies and personal goals, how do you feel about that new change, Jen? Do you think you’ll customize the vertical layout and if so, what would you track? I’d love to hear others’ thoughts on this too. I’m thinking maybe work/social/personal improvement. Awesome giveaway and good luck to everybody! 🙂

  70. Thanks for the video review and the generous giveaway!

    I was leaning toward switching to the horizontal but I really don’t like the color scheme. I wish they had kept the same bright color scheme on the horizontal as on the vertical. Also, I was hoping since they put the quotes on the month dividers that they would also have figured out a way to put the dividers where they belong. It seems like when a week breaks across two months that they could just include some extra notes space or something in order to not have the awkward month breaks.

  71. Thanks for doing the review! The vertical layout would be great for me so I can keep track of work, school, and errands/to dos. Such an awesome giveaway!! You are so nice to do that.

  72. LOVE the review! I was eagerly anticipating your youtube video 🙂 Thank you for all your attention to detail!

  73. I love the review!! I’m so happy to see they have a new horizontal layout. I just might have to order one this year… and since they come out on my birthday that makes it even sweeter!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  74. I loved your video looking through both styles of planner! I loved seeing them both side by side and looking at the revisions! I am totally going with the rose gold, 12 month in vertical. I absolutely love having the Morning/Day/Night boxes more customizable! That has been my number one complaint about the ECLP that I have! I love everything else about it! Your giveaway opportunity is amazing! You are so giving and caring for your subscribers it is amazing! It is the perfect thing for a college student like me who needs a planner for every aspect of her day! Your videos are always so inspirational for planning and organizing! I cannot emphasize how amazing you are! Thank you again for the opportunity in this giveaway!

  75. How beautiful is that rose gold planner ? I’m in love. I never had one of the planners it is not in the budget yet but maybe as a Christmas gift. Do the planners always start in July or at whatever month you buy them? I just had that question in my head and couldn’t find the answer. I would love the see planners not only with set months as some ppl start planning in maybe April but now they might have to wait to July. Does that make sense? Also I think if there was maybe a month review page at the end of each month kind of like : my highlights this month were…xyz and maybe a lil part where you could put ur favorite picture could look back in it, almost like a journal. I pray that I am one of your 50 winners. But I am realistic you just have so many subscribers trying to win it is unlikely. But what a blessing to those winners. Love your videos! Much love, C.

  76. Thanks for another great planner review. I thought I’d stick with Plum Paper for next year…than I saw the ECLP in rose gold….than I saw the ECLP horizontal layout….how am I going to decide???!?! LOL

  77. Hey

    Absolutely love your videos, and I just entered your giveaway. I never win anything basically anyways, it’s a long shot out of thousands of planner addicts but I’d thought a Canadian name out there and try. Just new to Erin Condren myself and got my small supplies. You are very helpful and fantastic throughout your videos, keep it going!

    Actually I loved the video where u received a Fit bit, I’m saving for one and wanted to know how it is overall so far.

    Anyways, heading to bed for 3am for work at 5am, yawn, good night

    Mrs. Cody R.

  78. Thanks for the walk thru. You are right these are exciting times, and the ECLP team has done an awesome job providing excellent/beautiful product for their customers….the new horizontal design is so beautiful. I love the colors she chose for this design so classy! I think I will be going horizontal this round….you’ll have to tell us which one is your fave!

  79. Great and thorough video! I have been so curious for an up close look at the changes. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win your very generous give a way!

  80. Thank you SO MUCH for the preview and review of the 2015-2016 planner!! I’m a HUGE Erin Condren fan. You are the SWEETEST to spoil us and share your goodies!! I LOVE watching your videos. Keep up the GREAT work!!!

  81. I’ve been waiting to hear your review as well as knowing what’s new in the EC planners! Love the changes they have made and that new Rose Gold, AMAZING! I guess now we have to wait for the launch and find out the price tag Also, I am very curious of what other covers do they plan to offer

  82. Wow, Jen! You are both quality and quantity!!!! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for the give-a-way!!!!! You are so sweet and kind.

  83. awesome video jen!!! i always look forward to your planner videos!! you are so good at showing everything in detail and explaining everything!! thanks 🙂

  84. I was so hesitant to invest in an ECLP last year because I didn’t love the vertical layout… But I’m sold on the horizontal layout! I’m just waiting on buying until I can afford it (after I finish this quarter in school and am on summer break) and the off-chance that I win the giveaway. 🙂

  85. Thank you so much for doing such a nice in depth review of the planners… The Rose Gold is drool worthy!!! From what I have heard, it might have a price to match so winning your super generous giveaway would make it a reality. Thanks for all you always do for your viewers and blog readers. I hope the office declutter is going well. I am getting ready to start the same process in my craft room, so I can’t wait to see what inspiration you have. 🙂

  86. Thank you so much, Jen for this amazing giveaway!
    You are so kind and generous! I thought you a did a great
    job with comparing the two planners. I’ve only previously
    had one EC life planner ( I’m new to the community)
    but I’m def. undecided on which one I like more this year!
    I love the subdued colors in the new horizontal layout, but
    I love the boxes that are featured in the vertical one. Thanks
    again for this chance.

  87. OMG! Absolutely loved this EC review video. The best one I’ve watched all night!! I won’t lie; winning one of your eGift cards on the 14th would be THE BEST birthday present EVER!!!!

  88. Hi Jen, I’ve recently found your website through Pinterest! I’ve been having trouble staying organized lately, with work, school and a social life, and reading your blogs and watch your videos have helped me excite myself again into getting organized, not only for me but for my boyfriend and family members as well. Just wanted to say thank you!

    And I’ve been geeking out with excitement for this planner to finally be released.

    Thank you!


  89. Thank you Jennifer for doing the preview review. I always love your videos on YouTube and really like your honesty about the products that you are interested in and that others are also. I really am pleased with the new designs of the Erin Condren Life Planners and the nice colors that have been added. These are a lot nicer and easier to customize the way you want them. The new ring size is so much nicer and gives you the option of being able to add things to your planner as you wish. It was a lot of fun watching you unpack all the goodies inside. I am very Thankful for the opportunity to win a planner. I like to have at least two planners. I have one that goes with me everywhere and one for at home. This keeps both my husband and I in the know of what is going on for us and who needs to go where and such. You are so delightful and fun to listen to. Hope that you are having a blessed day and that you are truly on the mend. Take care and Thank you again. 🙂

  90. Omg I am in love with the rose gold planner!! I have always admired these planners but have never purchased one before. Will definitely have to check these out when they are released. Great video review and it’s so nice of you to be doing such a generous giveaway.

  91. Hi Jen,

    The planners are so gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing them. I loved the youtube-video and definitely loved the blogpost with all the beautiful photo’s 🙂
    I have a question, this fall I will start at university and I was wondering if you think this would be a good planner for a student?

    Thanks again!


    1. I think you could definitely make it work for school. Planners are very personal. If you think the format would work around your schedule, then go for it!

  92. Jen,
    Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. I really enjoy my EC planner and have helped several friends become addicted as well. Can wait to order the new rose gold one. I hope you have a great summer. I look forward to watching all your new videos. – Sonja

  93. Soooo awesome all the detail you went into for each planner. Makes it easier to figure out what will work best for me with my next purchase! Thank you for taking the enormous amount of time to make the video! 🙂

  94. Loved your review! I’ve never been the organized type but my first attempt to organization is to buy a planner. At first I was looking at the Erin Condren design to get ideas on how to create a similar myself but the more I saw hers, the more I wanted it. Lol! I want to begin with organizing my weekly tasks, I tried to do it on my ipad but I feel like writing things down helps me more

  95. I am excited to see the 2015-2016, love the rose gold edition. I purchase my 2015-2016 in January, now I feel so jealous that I have to wait til 2016-2017 to enjoy the changes.

  96. Hi Jen,
    Thank you for the awesome review!!

    Just want you to know, I have been watching your videos since the beginning and I enjoy the time I spend watching, learning about new things and going out and buying the new products you review. So as you grow, I’m growing with you. Thank you and continue to be awesome.

  97. I absolutely love the horizontal layout, and that’s what I will be purchasing this year.
    I usually order in October or November to get ready for the New year. I wish I could get the 18 month one, as I love how even the coil is bigger. The last 18 month planner I had, the coil wasn’t big enough for my liking so I switched to the 12 month after that.
    The colors and also the changes, have pulled me in.
    I’m a direct seller, so I love the fact that I can use the monthly view for my work planning (parties, meetings, trainings etc) and then the weekly I use for my home. Being a mom of 4 kids, I have a lot to do everyday so the lines will be a huge PLUS this time around!
    Loved the video, and can’t wait to see what mine will look like!
    Thanks for all you do!

  98. Hi Jen!

    I just wanted to say, I love Erin Condren life planners, as well as the new 2015 – 2016 one! I haven’t bought one yet, because of the money, but I really love the detailed review you gave, as well as the giveaway at the end. Best of luck to all who entered!! I loved the new rose gold one, as well. Isn’t it cute??

  99. Jen you do such a great job! Loved seeing the new layouts! Thank you for comparing the new and the old. It made it so much easier to see the changes. I love the changes! It is always great when a company really listens to the people and gives them what they have asked for! Thanks again for doing such a great job!

  100. Thank you thank you thank you!! I absolutely love this review!!! I am like you said drooling over this new edition!! Can’t wait to have my hands on one! Thanks Jen!

    🙂 <3

  101. It was nice being able to thuroughly check out the new planners before the launch. Thank you Jen for the wonderful review! I am super excited about the Rosegold edition. Although I am a little torn between the two layouts. I really like how toned down the horizontal layout is, but I prefer the vertical layout. I really hope that they give you a choice in the color prefferences. Which style do you prefer when you are planning? Thanks again for the review, and good luck to everyone that has entered the giveaway! May the odds be ever in your favor.

      1. Thanks for the reply! I am still new to the planner world and am trying to manage/organize my time more wisely. It is much harder than I thought it would be. I am looking forward to more reviews, and teatime videos. 😉 Many well wishes to you, Don, and Winnie.

  102. I was always waiting for the horizontal layout, but I still can’t decide which one would be best for me.

  103. Thanks so much for an AWESOME review! I love the rose gold, it’s absolutely stunning! Thanks for this gracious giveaway very amazing of you to help so many people 🙂

  104. Thank you for this fantastic review and the video you shared,I really enjoyed discovering the beautiful planers!
    and really well presentated.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    Entered with pleasure,fingers crossed!
    Wish you a fab sunday!

  105. Hi Jen,
    Thanks a lot for sharing this previous so quickly, so kind of you.
    I will definitely buy the horizontal layout and stickers books.
    I prefer the soft colors of the horizontal version.
    Not i just wait to know if it will available in this beautiful pink.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity too.
    I have used tour referral link last year, when I discover EC’s world.

    All the best from France.

  106. Thanks so much for this! I was torn between the new EC and another, and needed to make a decision soon so I could have it in time – I work in schools, and our new year starts in July. I was worried about not seeing the full product / reviews before buying, so yours really helped me make a decision – EC for the win!

  107. Thanks Jen for giving us a peek inside!!! I adore the rose gold, and plan on ordering it! Discovered Erin Condren through your videos 🙂

  108. Thanks for the post! I still can’t decided if I’m going to purchase, but I do want the new sticker book for my current EC planner.

  109. Just came from you you tube video! Loved how detailed you were at showing us the newly released (or soon to be) ECLP!!! So drooling over that rose gold one!!! Must have one!!

  110. This might have to be my first Erin Condren purchase!!!!!
    I love a company that really listens to their customers and actively makes changes based on what their customers want. So awesome.

  111. Thanks Jen! Love the rose gold and the vertical layout. We are moving into a new house in July and the EC planner would be a great way to start fresh!

  112. Can I just say how INCREDIBLE you are for doing such a huge giveaway! HOLY COW! You’re the sweetest!! <3

    I am obsessed with planners and before making a purchase I ALWAYS search your channel for your opinion because let's be honest…you KNOW your planners! I literally can't wait for this release of EC! Rose gold is calling my name.

    Thanks again!!! You ROCK!

  113. I love the Erin Condren Life Planners!..Couldn’t afford to buy one this year so I am so excited about your giveaway!! I pray I will win one!..So excited about the launch of your new channel! You are my all time favorite Channel and the first one I ever subscribed to. You are AMAZING Jen!..Love You, Don, and Sweet Winnie!

  114. Thank You so much for posting this review up. I’ve been debating if I wanted to purchase my first ever Erin Condren life planner and it’s definitely a go now! I’ve been searching for the perfect planner and I think I finally found it!! Super excited!

    Warm Regards,

  115. Thank you! Loved your review and seeing the products as you unboxed them. I am trying to decide between a few planners, and you helped tip the scales. Great Youtube. 🙂

  116. This a will be my second EC planner and I love love love everything about it and the community! My favorite changes this year are the bigger coil and the untitled boxes! Maybe next year they will add lines in the boxes too.

  117. I came across the planner online a couple months back and I fell in love with it. I was so happy when they announced the new ones coming out. Thank you so much for showing the new one. I am in love with the rose gold. I am from Canada and so wished that it was cheaper to get delivered ( but it won’t stop me from buying lol). I also wished that they had an option for the calendar to show US and Canadian holidays. This planner looks like it will help keep me and 4 kids lives planned and my schooling and work schedule. I also look forward to being able to use the teacher planner when I become a teacher in four years.

  118. Thank you for your generosity and review. I love EC products. I am disappointed that the horizontal is in different color palette. I am not a fan of the “watercolorish” look. I am hoping there will be more options! 1. Vertical or horizontal. 2. Rose gold or silver. 3. Original color or new color. I feel like I maybe be asking for too much!

    Thank you again!

  119. I was wondering if the # of notes pages in the back were the same as last years planner or are there fewer since there are notes pages spread through out the planner??

    Thanks 🙂

  120. Love it Jen thanks so much. I love these planners but have not bought one yet. Thanks for a chance to win one you are so kind.

  121. Great changes for the new planner. I’m a vertical gal, but I love the subdued colors of the horizontal format. I was actually considering going with a different planner company this time, but after seeing your video and the beautiful rose gold, I’m sticking with my ECLP. Your generosity with your give away is amazing Jenn. I entered …. Fingers crossed.

    Blessings to you and your sweet family ❤️

  122. Thank you so much for your review. It helped my decision to get the new planner! You are very kind in your giveaways and your reviews of the product. Keep up the fantastic work!

    I entered and awaiting ….not so…..patiently!!!!

  123. Wow- everyone’s out in masses ;-)! No wonder the EC folks send you such nice packages… you bring in a ton of business! I ordered from them because of/through you but I did it as a splurge for a friend’s birthday. So I am hoping rafflecopter loves my # so I can get something for myself :-). Thank you for being SO generous in sharing with us!!!

  124. Thank you for this detailed review and your generosity:). I was one of the lucky winners of your give away last year ! I was so surprised! I have been an EC fan for years and had purchased many life planners over the past 5 years:) I love that she really takes her consumers suggestions and alters her planners every year:). I’m looking forward to the horizontal layout:) Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping I get lucky again this year:) Love your channel and blogs:).

  125. Thanks for the review. I love the colors of the horizontal. I may have to make the switch from vertical to horizontal!! Your giveaway is so generous! Thank you so very much!!!

  126. Very generous giveaway Jen, thank you. Shipping to the UK used to be as much as the planner but EC brought it down to £19.95 which I think is quite reasonable so I shall be ordering, just can’t make up my mind which layout, especially with all the (good) changes to the vertical layout!! x

  127. I’m not even done with this years planner, but so excited to see the colors and designs for 2016! Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  128. Can I just say that I am beyond happy about the horizontal layout and new color scheme?!?! That was one of my biggest pet peeves with my 1.5 year calendar that I currently own is that I feel it’s almost too “girly” to take in the office and whip out during a meeting. I started keeping a Moleskin planner for work and EC for play.

    Muchas gracias to EC for making some fantastic changes and to you for laying the new planners out so nicely.


  129. Thank you for the post. I just purchased a Color Crush Planner a few months ago because I like the vertical layout. So I am happy to see that the EC Planner has a vertical layout now. I might have to get one.

  130. I miss the dots going down the side between the goals of this week and the first day 🙁 but overall it looks pretty. Have to admit the hundreds of bloggers already reviewing the new planner has kind of popped my bubble of excitement. I was all excited about Tuesday ordering first thing in the morning but now I’m just like “blah” maybe I’ll wait a little longer. I do want the rose gold but was hoping there would be more accessories and stuff to match.

  131. Thank you for the giveaway! I would like to know whether the subdued color palette is only for the horizontal planner or if it will be on the other as well.

  132. Thanks for the review.My wife never had an Eric Condrin before and I knew she really wanted to have one. I hope I could give her one for her 40th birthday. Thanks for sharing your blessings….

  133. Thank you so much Jen for your very generous giveaway. I am fairly new to planning and was drawn to the ECLP because of the vertical layout. So…I will be staying with ‘Team Vertical.’ I do like the more subtle colors of the horizontal layout though. Loved the tour through both in your video. Tuesday just can’t come fast enough!!! Good luck to all!

  134. Thank you Jen for the awesome giveaway – very thoughtful and generous of you. Love the new ECLP and esp. the new horizontal layout and colours.

  135. Hi Jen,
    Oh my goodness…LUV LUV LUV THE NEW HORIZONAL PLANNER!!! I must try to get one. The rose gold, colors are beautiful.
    Luv your videos and all your thoughtful planning you do and share with us all. Your GIVEAWAY IS SO GRACIOUS.
    Have a wonderful week…

    Happy Monday,


  136. It’s really kind and amazingly great for you to do this giveaway. I live in England and they are a lot of money when you add the tax british boarders add. And shipping. Loved the detailed post and at how excited you get when talking about it it makes me feel less of a dork knowing others are the same xoxo

  137. Thank You so much for the generous giveaway!!! I want the horizontal layout but I like the brighter bolder lay out of the vertical – way more my personality.. I kind of miss the inspiration quotes at the top.. And I think the numbers and days at the top look a little blah compared to last year. But I like a lot of the other goodies.

  138. Thank you for taking pictures of the planner. Yes, like you I have been drooling over the planners as well. I can’t wait to purchase my second erin condren planner.

  139. Love the video and detailed pics! Love the rose gold but the subdued colors in the horizontal layout are gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win! What a blessing!

  140. So glad to hear your review. Been seriously thinking about buying a planner and I think this is the one…love your videos!

    I look forward to seeing your videos and reviews.

  141. Thank you so much Jen! Video was super helpful. I’ve been interested in hearing about the new horizontal layout and what you thought of the rose gold. And WOW what a giveaway. Thanks so amazing and generous.

  142. I’m so excited for the release! I’ve been waiting rather impatiently. I have one of her teacher planners, and love it. I wish it had some different options for those of us who don’t teach elementary school… but I know it’ll come in real handy when I start homeschooling my daughter. Right now I mainly use it to keep track of scheduling and writing down curriculum or choreography ideas. (I’m a dance instructor at a community college, teach up to 12 credit hours a semester). I just ordered a notebook to use as a personal/choreography journal. Can’t wait for it to get here! I will be ordering a life planner soon to keep track of my crazy schedule! Can’t wait to see all the goodies available. Thanks for posting this and the video. Loved seeing all the new features.

  143. LOVE your review, very excited about the new layout! and thank you as always for your incredibly generous giveaway… too spendiferous!

  144. thank you so much for this review and awesome giveaway! I had an ECLP several years ago, but the vertical layout just didn’t work for me. I’m so excited to see that they now offer a horizontal layout! and I love the softer more subdued colors in that style as well. much more my style!!!

  145. I love these planner posts! The rose gold planner is by fair my favourite they’ve launched yet BUT I do prefer the monthly quote pages in the horizontal planner, that water colouring is so pretty! I’d love an EC planner, I’m always on that site putting together my deem little planning kit – I already have that gift card spent if I’m lucky enough to win thats for sure!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  146. Hello Jen,
    I don´t know if you´ll have the time to go through this mass of comments, but I wanted to thank you for your review. As I live in Germany, it´s really a big decision whether to get the life planner or not, because it is quite expensive (and additional 20 $ of shipping -.-*). I love planning, but I could not get my hands on a planner so far, that I would stick with. This year I tried a filofax version – it lasted for three months and kinda is too bulky. I thought about getting the life planner, then I thought that it´s too epensive for me right now. After reading your review I really want to get it again. Obviously I would prefer the rose gold in the vertical design, but I assume that it will be over 70 dollars for that – so I guess I´m going for the basic one. I hate that we don´t have similiar designed planners in Germany, I love that you can get tons of stickers on etsy for the erin condren one.
    BTW after seeing you cleaning out your closet lately, I did the same two weeks ago – felt so refreshing! Thank you for inspiring me for years now!
    Love from Germany

  147. What a great review! Thanks for showing us all the goodies in detail. I just recently found your blog and videos and I love them. I used a planner years ago then switched over to just using a calendar on my computer. I’ve been thinking of switching back to a physical planner and this new one is coming out just in time for my 40th birthday (oh my!) in July…I think that’s a good sign…might have to splurge and buy myself the planner a gift! 🙂

  148. Great detailed video. I’ve been undecided about spending that much on an EC but it looks pretty great. Can you tell me how big it is— like 9×12???

  149. I love your video! I am extremely excited about the EC launch tomorrow and cannot wait for the horizontal layout. I actually did not know about the new rose gold coils so thank you so much for showing that to all of us!

  150. Thank you for doing such a great review! i’m so interested in the horizontal layout, and “hello” the rose gold spiral bound!!Thank you as always for your generous giveaways!!!

  151. Thank you so much for such a detailed review. It was nice to be able to see all the items in your video and in comparison to the current planners. And thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. That is so generous of you!

  152. I love both the vertical and horizontal designs! I am having a difficult time deciding which one to purchase.

  153. Fabulous! Thank you so so much for the early look and review!!
    The rose gold is stunning! And you ate always so awesomely generous with your giveaways.. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  154. Thank for this excellent review! So excited to order a ECLP and use it to track our baby’s schedule/appointments/first year starting in November!

  155. Thanks for reviewing and the opportunity to win. I think EC has made some awesome changes and I love to see what new, amazing things they come up with each year!

  156. Jen you have the most generous giveaways!!! Thank you so much for the very detailed review I’m going to purchase my first EC!! 🙂

  157. Hi Jen, great video and blog post, you are always so thorough. I love the Rose gold planner and think the changes were made because of customer requests, but already, even just on your posts, people are not liking all the changes. You just can’t please all the people all the time. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. PS it looks like international shipping is $19.95, great news.

  158. Thanks for the video! You are so lucky to get an advanced copy!! I LOVE the colors, patterns, and font of the horizontal layout, but I hate change and have been using the vertical layout. I think the colorway may get me to change to the horizontal. The stickers are fabulous, but I’m not sure how much use they will be in the horizontal layout. I guess I’ll have to wait for the creative “experts” to show me what they do with the horizontal layout. I ordered last year at the launch, so I can wait a month or two before I truly decide what to order.

    Sadly, I am an Erin Condren junkie!!

    1. You have to sign up for the newsletter when prompted and then they email the coupon to you. I’m not sure how long the turn around time is. It only works for first time purchases.

  159. Awesome review. I’m trying so hard not to order my planner until the giveaway winners are announced but your review is making it so hard.

  160. Thanks so much for posting this video and for the giveaway!! You are so awesome!! 50 winners?!! That’s crazy! 🙂 I really love your review!

  161. Thank you so much Jen for such an in-depth review of the planners. I have just started a new business doing a Monthly Planner Subscription (which I would be thrilled if you would review for me) and one of the planners would be BRILLIANT to keep me organised. I am loving the horizontal style as this is always the style I have used in other planners but I’m not sure about the Rose Gold, I’m more of a Silver Girl lol.

    Anyway, whilst I am here I just want to say I was sorry to hear you hurt your back and hope it is on the mend. Nothing worse than a bad back! 🙁 I am glad I looked into the Give-away as I have never thought of looking for you on some of the social medias mentioned. Will be having a good read tonight. Thanks again for such a wonderful giveaway, you are a very generous person.

    Crafty Hugs from me to you Rachel x

  162. Oh my goodness! This is such a generous giveaway! I have been using Erin Condren planners for a while now and they are so nice! I would be so thrilled to win this giveaway. Thanks so much!

  163. Oh my goodness! This is such a generous giveaway! I’m really excited about the new changes. I can’t wait to see them in person.

  164. Hi Jen,

    Thanks for the video. It was great to see the new planner. Your give away is very generous!!!

  165. Love your review! It really helps new planner buyers informed shopper! Your other posts are also inspiring as I try to get my blog started. Thank you!

  166. Hi Jen,
    I was super disappointed when EC removed the bound-in monthly calendar option in the Notebooks. I used that for 2014, as I didn’t think I wanted the weekly pages (too bulky, and wanted lots of lined pages for note-taking). I really like seeing the month at a glance (which I can’t do on my phone). I ordered the separate EC monthly calendar for 2015 and tried to stick it in my 2014 Planner/Notebook (after tearing out the 2014 calendar pages). Not happy with that solution either. I see that EC is once again offering a monthly calendar in the notebooks, but you have to put the dates on them yourself with stickers (not sure I wanted a “scrapbook” monthly planner). When I got the email from EC announcing the new LP, my research landed on you. I must say, your video was excellent and coerced me pull the trigger on a LP (rose gold, vertical). I’m so inspired in fact, you are my first ever (and only) subscription on YT. Can’t wait to watch more of your videos. Thank you for sharing!

  167. Thank you for your amazing generosity Jen, the chance to win one of these planners is amazing. My fingers will be crossed! Once again thank you. I love watching your videos and like that you are straight in your reviews and give us your honest opinion…..

  168. Thanks so much for your great review and giveaway. As a Canadian customer I’ve been waiting to be sure this is for me since the shipping is so expensive. Thanks to your review I am convinced this would be a great thing for me. And having a chance to win is that much better. Thank you for including international entries in your draw!!!

  169. Hi Jen,
    Thank you so much for the video and blog post! I am so excited about the new horizontal layout! I am so thankful to you for putting in so much work for all of the Erin Condren fans! And your giveaway is so generous as well! I hope I am one of the lucky 50. 🙂

  170. Thank you for the reviews. I just love your excitement and energy. I love both planners for their own reasons and I was so sure I would want to get the Horizontal because I need and want lines ( I do wish EC would have added lines to their Vertical style as well), but now I am perplexed because I REALLY love the colors and designs in the Vertical EC, I love that they are so vibrant but for me the Horizontal I think would function better. One other thing I wish was that EC would give us the options of adding a few more lined note pages as another way to customize. Anyway thanks again for your review and your generous giveaway!

  171. And thanks for showing the horizontal layout i am in love with it this year as its perfect way to keep take of my college and work schedule I’m one planner

  172. Thanks Jen for the wonderful insight into the new planners. It really helped me decide what I wanted to go with. Really generous giveaway. Thank you xx

  173. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this pricy beauty! , review is so thorough, it doesn’t leave any doubt now….i definitely need it, also like your bl9g, especially the organization bits….i love to see all the creative ideas to get organized.

  174. Thanks jen for such a generous giveaway and your review was amazing though it was long but not boring im really excited to buy an ec planner thank you so much
    Lots of love jlee

  175. I love the font in the horizontal planner. I like different things in both planers. Deciding on which one to get is gonna be difficult.

  176. This is my first time visiting your site and I must say I LOVE IT! Fabulous review for the new life planner. Detailed, informative and enhanced by the pics & video. I bookmarked, subscribed and entered the wonderful giveaway (with high hopes of winning!!!). I look forward to reading your future reviews and tips! #newfan #loveerincondren

  177. Hello Jen,

    I aspire to be organized like you, it’s not as easy as it seems, but I do put some of your practices to work. I watch your videos and do appreciate your dedication for order and details. Thank you for the opportunity for a possible planner, I am a full time student and can use one of these gorgeous planners to stay on top of assignments and deadlines. Thanks again Jen!

  178. Oh wow, not jealous at all :-p

    I have big lust for the Erin Condren planners (the new horizontal one looks amazing), I get itchy fingers just looking at them. But I just can’t justify the expense, especially with the UK shipping on top, however gorgeous they look and despite my conviction that if I had one I would automatically become ten times more organised. Here’s to hoping your internationally-opened giveaway can reach me so I can prove it!

  179. Wow! Thank you for the thorough review I really want to get a horizontal layout version of the ECLP it would be so planner peace for me to finally connect the needs I have in a lifeplanner. It looks so amazing. Thank you for the chance to win this is an amazing review. Thanks!

  180. That rose gold!! Ahhhhh!! I wish it weren’t so much more expensive! Here’s to hoping I’m a winner so she can become mine!! <3

  181. Hey Jen!
    Thank you for your amazing videos and blogs with detail description of the new life planners! Also, thank you for the chance to win a new life planner! I really want the new horizontal life planner, however it’s just not in my budget at the moment due to my wedding coming up on June 25th. I really appreciate all the work that you put in for this blog and your videos. I’ve been a fan for awhile now. P.S. I love your craft room! It’s amazing!

  182. Thanks so much for your review & generous giveaway. I want to purchase a planner but I’m trying to hold off until a little later in the year since mine runs til December anyways. So tempting though!

  183. Hi Jen!
    Your videos are amazing! Thanks for your tips on organization and taking the time to review the new planners! I’m loving the new horizontal design!! Hope your back is better!! Keep up the great work and thanks for being so generous!

    Sincerely, Allison

  184. done entering your very awesome and generous giveaway…i hope i win one of the gift card because i want to have my very first eclp from you i want to have planner peace and i do not own one…this is my dream planner and i can’t afford it especially in my country that the taxes are too pricey…i really wish i could get it for free …and also just want to say thank you for inspiring us…i love your blog and videos, it keeps me inspired always . again, thank you so much 🙂

  185. Hi Jen,
    thank you for this amazing review. I´m loving the great designs of the erin condren planners. It´s one of the best way´s to stay organised. I´m thinking about buying one of them for about a year but the delivery to germany is so expensive…. With one of your give aways it would be easy to get one to europe. I would take a metallic cover with the vertical design and love the new version without the “morning, day and night” section, so I could personalize it more for me.
    Stay as you are – you´re great!

  186. I think it’s really nice of you to use your referral credits as giveaways… I really appreciate that! If I don’t win I know I can use your referral code.


  187. Thank you Jen for the great review ! Thank you for the chances you give us for all of the fantastic giveaways you always do. You have blessed so many people with your kindness and ideas and sharing your sweet family. Hugs from a Kansas friend.

  188. Great review! I ‘m so torn. I had to do a pros and cons list for the vertical and horizontal layouts. While the added space (or so it seems) in the horizontal is so appealing to me, I think I’m leaning toward vertical because of the color and design theme throughout. And, also I feel I would be able to decorate more to my liking with the vertical. Yay for hard decisions made! 🙂

  189. Thank you for posting such a detailed review! I love EC and all of her planners/books/accessories! Seeing your video made me want to go to her site and order more goodies lol!
    Thank you also for doing such a generous giveaway! xoxo

  190. Thank you Jen for the review, I was really excited to see how the new planners look like. Also, thanks a lot for your generous giveaway!

  191. Thank you so much for hosting this great giveaway! Would love to win a new planner and some new planner goodies!

  192. Jen, this is soo kind of you. I’ve wanted an Erin condren ever since December of 2012 but I could never afford one. honestly, even if I don’t win this I don’t care because 50 people are getting that $150 and I know that they’re probably going to be so thankful for you which makes me so happy because what you’re doing is amazing. we love you!!!!!

  193. Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win such a generous gift. Our budget is tight this year, so purchasing a new horizontal eclp would be a stretch even though it is key to my sanity most days. I keep checking the Rafflecopter making sure it didn’t end already when I know it isn’t going to end until Sunday!

  194. Hi Jen! I always love watching your YouTube videos! Your videos are so informative and personable, they bring me such joy that I can’t even begin to thank you enough. I’m obsessed with planners, and I’ve never been introduced to Erin Condren, so I was super excited to see your review on their new planners. I absolutely fell in love with them. I just recently got engaged (like the day your video came out!) and I got so giddy at the thought of starting my new adventure with the rose gold planner. At the moment we’re working incredibly hard to save up for a wedding, but if and when I get the chance I can’t wait to be a proud owner of my first Erin Condren thanks to your wonderful review.

  195. *Girlie Squeels*TM I am soooo glad you did the review, I was looking forward to that! My problem is that I wouldn’t know which to choose, they’re both equally fantabulicious!!! Thank you for this awesome opportunity, I’d love to win, as a former journalist starting my freelance business the verticle planner would be ideal! Love your channel, your vids, and blog! Great job, keep up the good work.

  196. Thank you Jen for the review. My Daughter is going to high school so I want to get her this planner to make life easier on her(and me).

  197. Hi Jen!
    Thank you for explaining the differences between the two layouts so well. I was trying to decide which one would suit my needs best, and you helped me to decide. While I love the way everyone decorates the vertical design, I think that the horizontal layout would be best for me because I’m a full-time grad student with a TON going on. Visually, the horizontal one will be easier for me to follow. Hopefully I’ll be able to get just as creative with the horizontal layout! And thank you for posting the giveaway! It’s very generous of you. 🙂

  198. I really appreciate your review of the planner. I have been hesitant purchase one, but now with horizontal layout I am so excited to get one. It helped to see a detailed review and some of the items available in addition to the planner itself. Thank you for such a kind and generous giveaway.
    I really enjoy your You Tube organizational videos as I am currently on aid soon to declutter my life. I am find them very helpful.
    Thanks for those as well!!

  199. i have purchased an ECLP already but would love one for my mother! thanks so much for your honest and concise review!!!

  200. Hi Jen!

    Just discovered your Youtube channel and came over to this blog! Absolutely love everything your doing girl!!! I’m new to this planner society and I am loving it so much! I Ordered the new Erin Condren Life Planner and I am awaiting its arrival! My only complaint with it is that I WISH WISH WISH that the vertical layout came in the same colour scheme as the new horizontal! Does anyone feel my pain!!! I LOVED the new colours and look of the new horizontal layout but I could never imagine myself planning in the horizontal layout! I am a vertical planner for life! Just wish there was an option to get either layout in either colour scheme! But other then that I am so excited for my new planner to arrive!!!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for your amazing review and sneak peek into this beautiful thing!!

    Jenna Rose,

  201. Such a good review! I have been on the fence but after seeing the video and the pics of the horizontal layout I don’t think I am going to be on the fence anymore! Thanks Jen!

  202. I really loved your review of the new Life planner! I’ve been considering getting back into paper planning and the EC planner is at the top of my list!!

  203. cant wait to see all 50 of the winners!! thanks for the amazing review and opportunity to win one!!!! love you & your videos Jen!! <<<<3333 jaclyn crumpton,

  204. Thank you so much for your review!! I”m just getting started in paper planning and intend to purchase the new ECLP! i’ve been thinking about it a lot, and I really think in order to get organized I really need to write things down. Plus, there’s nothing more satisfying than crossing off items from a to-do list. I learned a lot by watching your video, and I appreciate you taking the time to do it. It was really fun seeing the whole thing unboxed. Thank you also for the generous giveaway!

  205. I’m somewhat “new” to the planner world. I’ve been researching them for the past year in hopes of finding one that is able to be personalized and work for our family. I love spiral bound planners and think Erin Condren is the planner for us! Thanks for for such a thorough review! I can’t wait to order my first REAL planner!!!

  206. I can not believe that I had this oportunity and lost it becouse I haven´t seen your video before!! nooooo,why!!! so so sad, I am from Argentina and the cost of shipping and everything is so expensive!!! so so sad!!good luck to all!! Jen I love your videos and everything!!! I just comment on you tuve too!!! xoxo

  207. For years I’ve always wanted an Erin Condren planner but was too scared to do it or didn’t have the money for it. But, now, thanks to your review…I’m gonna save up so I can buy one for myself!!!!! Thanks a bunch. I might get the rose-gold one in horizontal layout or a different one that’s platinum and that’s in vertical. I just heart it so much, and I want it so much!!!!!

    You rock!

  208. So excited to get started! Thank you for the great post! Wish I could find a review this thorough for the teacher planner so I could utilize mine even better!!!

      1. Awesome giveaway!!! Did you also email the winners? I see my name, but can’t remember if I used my Facebook name, or legal name to enter. So exciting!

  209. Congratulations to those who won this awesome gift! Sigh…maybe next time I’ll get lucky. 🙂
    Thank you Jen for your sweet and giving heart.

  210. Hi. I see my name in the winners but I’m not sure if it’s me or not. Did you already send out the winner email. I guess if I havent receive an email then it’s not me.

  211. Hi!! I see my name but I don’t see an email. My daughter called me at work to tell me my name was listed as a winner. I will be bummed to the n’th degree if it’s another Valarie!
    Is it me, Jen?

  212. I’ve checked my email. I don’t see it. I’m not sure which email you may have sent. Can you confirm the email address by sending a “test” in the subject line. That way I can confirm if I am the winner. The spelling of my first name makes me think it’s me.

    1. I’m sorry, all winners have been contacted by email and the Valarie that won uses a different email address than you. Good luck next time!

  213. Hey Jen! Loving the new website!

    I’m just wondering if you’ve sent out the gift cards yet?
    I see my name listed above, but I haven’t gotten it!
    I know there’s a possibility it’s not me, but I just wanted to check!

    I signed up for the giveaway with both my personal account and my private one, so I’d be super happy if you could check the winners T.T I really want that rose gold planner

    Wishing you the best of luck with the new things coming your way


  214. Hello, my name is Madelena and i am a portuguese fan. I love your blog and your videos.
    I have one question, if i bought a Rose Gold Erin Condren Life Planner, i will receive just one of them, right’
    Thank you for attention 😀

  215. Hi Jen!
    You sure do know how to sell a planner! I’ve never gotten an ECLP before since I’m simply not a vertical layout person. But seeing your video of the new horizontal layout has me OBSESSED, it’s literally shown up in my dreams! Will you be having another giveaway anytime soon, one with more winners but a lower prize amount? Even $20-$25 could help! Love your relaunch! You’re doing great things!

  216. OMG. I am freaking out over this Erin Condren life planner. I have never seen these products before and have searched all my life for a planner like this. I didn’t even know there was a community for people like me. I always wondered if my obsession for all things stationery and organizational was a disorder. =) Thank you so much for your blog. It is quickly becoming one of my favorites!

  217. Loved your review so much that it led me to make my purchase that very night!!! 🙂

    …unfortunately sad to say that I’m *so* disappointed in EC’s customer service. HEADS UP FUTURE CUSTOMERS: I had no idea they were sending me the first time buyer discount via email, and I went ahead and purchased the planner thinking that maybe they didn’t offer the discount anymore — since there was absolutely zero mention of it on the website. Of course, only after ordering did I checked my email, and there was the email with the discount code. Ergh…

    Huge oversight on EC’s part, in my opinion. At least have a big thank you note to direct customers to their email for a “special gift” after signing up. When I nicely contacted them about it, they basically said “too bad; use the discount coupon we send you with your planner.” :O

    That’s how EC’s going to treat their customers? Customers they’d like to have repeat business from and spread the word for? So sadly disappointed and less excited about my planner. :-\

    With that said, I recently discovered your site, Jen, because I was looking for reviews and images for the EC planner, and I can’t wait to explore your site for more amazing organizing tips! 😀

      1. Thanks, Jen! I have an UPDATE… I got an email from EC CS a couple of hours ago. The rep talked to his supervisor, and they’re able to credit me. They gave me a few options to choose from. Super thankful they corrected this.

  218. Hey Jen! Got my EC in, also got the Weekly Menu and grocery list. Used a fine tip sharpie to write…it wouldn’t come off. I scrubbed so hard that I ended up having to throw it away. So i’m going to order another one, and probably just use wet erase markers. Did you have a solution to remove the perm. marker?

    Thanks Jen! Love the new branding!!

    1. I used rubbing alcohol, but some say that’s not a good permanent solution as it could damage the plastic over time. It could help you remove the sharpie the one time though!

  219. Hi
    I read reviews about the reduced pages in the back. I was wondering if the note pages is reduced in both the vertical and horizontal version or just the horizontal
    Thank you

    1. I haven’t done a side by side comparison, but I believe each planner is equal in terms of numbers of note pages.

  220. I have loved my ECLP for the past three years. Very disappointed in the new one I ordered. I wish the site had explained that there are fewer blank notes pages in the back–there were barely enough in the old versions and that number has been cut in half. (I also dislike the thicker coil.) I’m using a Plum Paper Planner now and I ordered EXTRA pages in it. Perfect for me, and cheaper on top of that.

    1. I wonder if they reduced the note pages in the back because they added one at the end of each month, but they didn’t want to add more total pages to the planners. I’m glad you found something that works for you!

  221. Hi Jennifer I really love your new website design, so easy to access. Pregnancy really suits you. I was wondering is it possible to reuse the EC planner covers. I don’t want to repurchase another planner as they are expensive and this one has my name on it. I would really appreciate any help with this. Thank you. Donna

  222. hello Jen! I would like to order a planner for my mom for Christmas and I have saved my money from doing things for grandma and neighbors (I am 15) and I finally have saved enough! But the link for the $10 dollars off is not working do I use a code to type in? I would like to order some extra things with it.
    thank you,

    1. Hi Chrissy – that is a very thoughtful gift to give! The link takes you to sign up for the Erin Condren newsletter. After you do this, they email you a code for $10 off your first purchase. Sometimes it takes a little while for the email to go through. Hope this help!

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