SAVE THE DATE: 2016-17 LifePlanner™ Launch

2016-17 Erin Condren LifePlanner™

The countdown is officially on. Mark your calendars; June 1st is our official LifePlanner™ Stylized Organizer Launch Date!

Erin Condren LifePlanner™

The ordering process has been revamped on our website this year to reflect the new changes, and we think you’re really going to love the update! You’ll start by selecting your cover design – and oh do we have some beauties for you to choose from (there’s two of them in the image above)! Our designers created a collection of new designs, updated classics, and of course sparkling metallic options in rose gold, gold or platinum. PLUS, the front inside cover now includes a lined dry-erase board section, while the back inside cover includes a blank dry-erase board.  More room for notes & doodles!

Erin Condren LifePlanner™

Once you have your design selected (drumroll, please…) you can then select which coil you’d like. Yes, you read that right! Select from gold, silver, rose gold, or the trendy NEW black option. Mix and match metallics, or opt for a sleek black coil with a bright cover. The options are endless and the customization is incredible!

Once you have your cover and coil combination selected, you’ll then move on to personalization. You asked, we listened… all LifePlanners™ can be personalized with your name or you can let the pattern have the spotlight without personalization! Want to know one of most exciting site updates?!? We will now offer a preview of your personalization right on the screen – from the text you entered to any custom color combinations selected!

Colorful Theme Sneak Peek

Neutral Theme Sneak Peek

Now we’re getting to the really good stuff… the insides of your LifePlanner™! As you could in 2016, you’ll be able to choose from either a horizontal, vertical, or hourly weekly layout. A BIG update to the layout is the ability to now select your color theme – colorful or NEW neutral! The site will allow you to explore each layout & color theme combination, so you can investigate all of your options before making the final decision. Each weekly layout will be available in either color scheme.

LifePlanner™ Features Sneak Peek

Last, but certainly not least, there are other exciting updated features inside every LifePlanner™. The vellum overlay front page, the ruler, and the perpetual calendar all feature the mid-century circles pattern which you will also see throughout the interior of all color schemes & weekly layouts.

LifePlanner™ Pouch Sneak Peek

The Plan For it Pouch will also feature Mid-Century circles and for the first time ever you can decide where to snap it in! You’ll receive a 6in CoilClip™ connector that you can adhere to your pouch, allowing you to clip it into your LifePlanner™ in the front, the back, or leave it in your bag! You’ll have to wait for launch day to see what other free goodies are coming in the pouch. 😉

As always, the Erin Condren LifePlanner™ will be available in two calendar options at launch, 18 month (July 2016-December 2017) and 12 month (January-December 2017). Now comes the fun part… deciding which LifePlanner™ you’ll be using this year! Let’s get this (planner) party started!

 

#VIPlanner Sneak Peek: Luxe & Launch Date

Save the date & don’t be late – LifePlanner™ Stylized Organizer Launch is coming JUNE 1st and as #VIPlanners, you’re the very first to know! We also have even more sneak peeks that I just couldn’t wait any longer to fill you in on.

Turquoise Luxe Line LifePlanner™

I’m so excited to introduce the newest edition to the LifePlanner™ family, the 2017 Luxe Line! This special collection features stunning metallic quotes on supple, rich leather-like covers. These beauties are just so gorgeous in person!

2016-2017 EC LifePlanner™ Luxe Line

2016-2017 EC LifePlanner™ Luxe Line

The interior of the covers have been dyed to match and are then pressed to the leather-like material, creating a sturdy, durable cover protecting the interior pages. Choose between rose gold, gold and platinum quotes with a matching metallic coil on these permanently bound books. Our designers pre-selected the most flattering shade to coordinate with each metallic, and I’m just in love with the end result!

2016-2017 EC LifePlanner™ Luxe Line

You then get to customize the inside of your book to fit your personal look! Choose between horizontal, vertical and hourly layouts and opt for either our colorful classic or NEW neutral color way. For full customization capabilities, our classic LifePlanner™ now gives you more options than ever before!

2016-2017 EC LifePlanner™ Luxe Line

So the question is… which combination will you do? Whether you go with an #ECLuxePlanner OR an #ECLifePlanner, I know you’ll LOVE your custom LifePlanner™!

Plus, you could always just get one of each! 😉

Teacher Tee: #ECootd

My parents were both teachers and I really always thought I would go into the field of education too. I had such fun mingling with some true mentors as we photographed our new TEACHER TEE at our local elementary school. I couldn’t resist hamming it up in my sassy plaid skirt that made me feel like a school girl again!  

Our fun apple inspired teacher quote (which was hand-drawn by one of our super talented designers, Aby!) can be seen across our new teacher products, including the limited edition teacher tee.  While supplies last, all orders of $100+ will receive a teacher tee for free!

*TOV maxi skirt is from my fave boutique in Palm Springs (@wilstiles)

BLOGGER TAKEOVER: Jen Ross

jen and charlotte january 2016Hello, fellow Planner Enthusiasts! My name is Jen and I’m a midwest gal who blogs and vlogs from home over at Pretty Neat Living. I have an amazing husband (who cooks!), the hairiest dog princess pup you’ve ever seen, and a sweet four month old daughter named Charlotte who is the light of my life.

I’ve been a planner enthusiast since I was old enough to keep a calendar. My first planner dates back to fifth grade! Fast forward twenty or so years and I still enjoy taking notes, writing down goals, and keeping track of tasks in my planners with color coding and stickers.

I was introduced to the wonderfully colorful world of Erin Condren a few years ago and I’ve kept a Life Planner to help plan my posts, videos, and related tasks since January 2014. Over the past year it has become my one and only planner where I organize not only my online content but also my daily goings on. I prefer the vertical format for easy day to day planning. When I became pregnant with Charlotte I knew I wanted to keep a planner for her as well. As someone who is particularly fond of documenting life’s happenings in writing, I decided a Life Planner would be the perfect tool to help me track Charlotte’s growth, development, and milestones both big and small.

  I opted for the gold coil Life Planner for a bit of pizzazz and ordered a lace interchangeable cover which I had personalized with Charlotte’s name. A beautiful planner for a beautiful girl! Charlotte was born on December 28, which just happened to work out perfectly to start documenting her days with a 2016 calendar.

 

The monthly spread is perfect for an at a glance overview of Charlotte’s milestones and special moments. I use planner stickers that I purchase on Etsy to highlight certain dates. I sum up Charlotte’s milestones in a list on the sidebar.

  I use the weekly spread for “the daily report,” as I like to call it. Custom stickers from Paper Loving Mommy on Etsy mark off each section. I track Charlotte’s feeds and sleep to note any developing patterns. As a new mama it helps me navigate this unknown territory as I figure out what’s best for my daughter. I document anything noteworthy from the day in the lined space at the bottom of the spread, such as Charlotte’s moods, any new tricks she’s showing off, outings we take together, people we see, etc. I use the sidebar on the left to sum up our week each Sunday and always make sure to fill in the thankful thought section.

 

I love using my Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer with Charlotte’s planner. I take lots of pictures of her every day with my phone and thought it would be fun to include a daily snap in her planner. There’s nothing quite like a photo a day to see how much she grows and changes! One sheet of the Polaroid ZINK photo paper is perfectly sized for two photos that fit neatly inside one of the sections on the Life Planner vertical weekly spread. Every other day I use the Polaroid Zip mobile app on my phone to design a two-photo collage print out, cut the photos into two, and stick them to the page using the self-adhesive backing on the photo paper. It’s quick and easy to do and is the perfect finishing touch to my documentation of Charlotte’s first year.

 

I make a daily practice out of filling out Charlotte’s planner. I use an acrylic tray to corral the planner, a notebook (to document longer stories), and the Polaroid Zip on my bedside table. Every night before I go to sleep I fill out the day in the weekly spread using information I keep track of during the day with the BabyConnect app. The whole process takes less than five minutes. On Sunday, I’ll write out my thoughts from the week on the side bar and fill in anything noteworthy on the monthly spread. It’s a quick and easy practice that helps me track patterns and document moments both big and small from my daily experience of my daughter.

I haven’t been able to find the time to start working on Charlotte’s baby book yet, but I know once I do I’ll have all of the information and memories I need to make a beautiful keepsake for our family. The planner in itself is its own little time capsule of this sweet time in my life as a new mama. Having the daily photos makes it all the more special. I’m sure how I keep track of Charlotte’s growth will change with time, but I hope to keep up the daily photo documentation practice over the years.

I’d love to hear if you use a planner or something similar to document life with your little one. Feel free to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram if you care to share!

#VIPlanner Sneak Peek: Color

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It’s no secret that I’m wild about COLOR and I love embracing and celebrating that fact through all of our products. But over the years we’ve seen lots of feedback from shoppers wanting a more subtle color scheme. Sooooo, ask and ye shall receive! I am so excited to introduce a more monochromatic, stylish spin on the colorful LifePlanner™….we’ve saved a seat for NEUTRALS!

That’s right….this year we have a new option that is primarily black and shades of grey, with just subtle pops of color throughout the book. When I say neutral, I don’t mean boring, lackluster or missing any of the key design elements that make an #ECLifePlanner so special.

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This stylish colorway embraces the design elements of Midcentury Circles (inspired by the tile I chose for our remodel, see blog post here!) but has a more sophisticated vibe than our Colorful Classic. With Calligraphy back in fashion, we’ve felt it was appropriate to illustrate each month by hand, as well as the stunning inspirational quotes. Black and greys blended with ivory and an occasion pop of pastel make for a book that you can pare down or pile it on! Meaning if you’re a gal who likes simple sophistication, this is your book. However, it might also be the perfect “canvas” for the gal who wants to create her own weekly color scheme and can pile her personality on each page with stickers, washi tape and other accessories!

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For all my colorful enthusiasts, don’t worry…we still have you covered! Gorgeous gemstone hues are seen throughout the book in motivational quotes, pops of pattern and in the mulitcolored Midcentury Circles design. Colorful tabs and bright accessories further enhance this colorful classic. Decisions, decisions…which color scheme will you choose?