How Do You Sticker?

It’s probably no surprise to y’all that I am a very visual person… so when it comes to seeing my schedule, I am a sucker for stickers! Without the array of asterisks, colorful flags, and motivational quotes, it would be much tougher for me to make sense of my days- and a whole lot less fun! We know our fans are just as stoked for stickers, which is why we’re constantly developing new books and sheets so that your personality can shine through your sticker design!

There is no “right” or “wrong” way to use our stickers – I encourage you to find the system that suits you! However, if you need some ideas and inspiration, we’ve put together two short videos featuring our monthly and classic edition 2 books to walk you through all the ways you can sticker your way to success! I’ve also outlined the different ways I use some of our sticker styles below.

Monthly Sticker Book:

Classic Sticker Book Edition 2:

Flags: I attend a LOT of weekly meetings, so the brightly colored and uniquely cut flags are a regular lifesaver. The metallic accents make them pop against the page, they’re the perfect size to write on, and I love that I can color coordinate them so I never get confused on which meeting is which!

Asterisks: Aside from being adorable, I use these stickers to mark appointments and errands! We cut them in many different ways to fit all areas of your weekly and monthly spreads.

Quotes: Perhaps my proudest sticker accomplishment, the stunning metallic quotes are cut to fit the daily boxes of your weekly LifePlanner™ layout, giving you a a weekly dose of motivation or inspiration!

Borders: I’m a total weekend warrior, so I love to anticipate a fabulous weekend of fun by bordering my Friday-Sunday stretches with the metallic border stickers! Cut them to the size you need, or use them to fill the margin above your monthly spread header- they are just the right dimensions!

Sheets: The most versatile of all our sticker collections, designer sheets are a do-it-all dynamo when it comes to organizing your LifePlanner™! These sheets can be cut to make all sorts of stickers (more info on that here) and look absolutely lovely in the margins of a neutral planner to add pops of color!

Sticker heaven is waiting…buy any sticker book and receive our first classic edition FREE!

How To Decorate Your LifePlanner™ with Just Washi Tape

If you consider yourself a crafter of any kind, you are probably already familiar with the wonderful accessory that is washi tape! If not, prepare to be inspired: this do-it-all DIY must-have is absolutely perfect for decorating your LifePlanner™– even if you aren’t exactly the next Pinterest professional. Using classic washi tape and our designer sticker sheets, we’re going to show you a few simple techniques to turn your LifePlanner™ into a work of (washi) art!

What You Need:

washi tape and/or designer sticker sheets

– ruler (your free gift with every LifePlanner™ purchase!)

– scissors

pen or marker (optional)
Design Option 1: Borders

Creating fancy frames for your monthly or weekly calendar is a gorgeous way to add personality and excitement to your LifePlanner™ – particularly if you chose the neutral interior and are looking to add pops of color or metallic highlights! However, we found the designer sticker sheets just as easy to mix and match with a colorful interior. Watercolor against the goldenrod theme of August is simply stunning!

Begin by selecting your washi or sticker sheet (we used metallic asterisk washi tape in gold for the monthly calendar and watercolor for our weekly selections). Using your ruler, measure the perimeter lengths of your borders and mark your washi tape or sticker sheet to cut the right lengths.

As an added tip, you can also use the pre-ruled lines on the back of your designer sticker sheets as a guideline. Whether you want to add borders to just the goals section, mark a super-special day, or outline an entire week is totally up to you and your creativity!

Design Option 2: Day Flags

Fun, colorful flags are a staple in our designer sticker books, but you can create your own using just washi! Simply cut a triangle section of washi or sticker sheets, then snip a triangle portion from one of the ends. Pro tip: don’t toss the triangle section- you can repurpose it for use in the next two design options!

 

Design Option 3: Banners

Who doesn’t love a darling banner, particularly when it’s in your LifePlanner™?! This decor staple is even more delightful as a planner design, and is super simple to create. First, grab your favorite pen or marker (we love using our Party Pops markers) to draw the string of your banner. Then, using the triangle portions you cut earlier or small triangles you cut just eyeballing it, attach your teeny-tiny flags to their “string,” and ta-da! A beautiful banner for a weekend of festivities.

Design Option 4: Shapes

It may seem terribly obvious, but one of the easiest and most versatile design options for your planner are shapes of all kinds! To take it a step further, you can invest in hole punchers that create even more unique shapes- like our classic asterisk, a heart, or even a pineapple!

Want more LifePlanner decorating inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest! 

Meet The Luxe LifePlanner™

It’s true, we can’t get enough colorful quotes and bright accents – that’s what the Erin Condren brand is all about! But we couldn’t resist giving our customers something they’ve been asking for…

…a permanent LifePlanner™ cover made from luxurious, leather-like material!

Introducing the luxe LifePlanner™! It’s permanent, leather-like cover is beautifully embossed with a metallic quote that looks simply stunning against three rich hues: plum, light teal and taupe.

Combine that with a matching coil color in expertly coordinated metallics, and you’ve got one of the most beautiful books we’ve ever made.

Materials matter – and we didn’t skimp on the luxury when it came to luxe. Water-resistant and extremely durable, your book will hold its beauty through a year of whatever, whenever, wherever.  

Want an exclusive look at all the exciting new designs and back to school goodies coming your way? Follow us on Snapchat!

Geaux Wild Conference in NOLA!

When I was first approached to keynote the inaugural Geaux Wild conference in New Orleans, I was SO excited. One of our company initiatives this year is to get out and meet as many of our fabulous fans as possible, so this made for an easy decision in sponsoring the conference, and bringing our fab marketing team on the road for the party!

We all met at LAX, and of course we won the most stylish luggage at the airport award. We’re asked quite often if we are going to carry luggage again, and we may…. we just have a few other exciting projects to conquer before revisiting that realm.

We landed in New Orleans and embraced the humidity as we drove to the hotel. We could not have prepared for our arrival in our wildest dreams. The hotel lobby was filled with hundreds of attendees who welcomed us with so much joy. These amazing women all use their planners to manage their lives in a different way, and it was incredible to hear the different stories of how we help them stay organized.  After a few selfies and hugs, we headed to our rooms.

That night we headed out to Peche for an amazing seafood dinner and cocktails. We enjoyed Bourbon Street, O’Brien’s, and we were even caught in a flash storm.  We seriously were soaked to the bones, and arrived back at the hotel like drowned rats! The lobby was again filled with amazing fans that wanted to meet us all, and we were happy to hug, chat, and take ‘mascara running down our faces’ selfies with them.

Geaux Wild day 1, was incredible. We were blown away with the professionalism of the conference, the charge of energy in a room of 450 smart women, and we realized that we had found our people! Planner Nerds Unite! We enjoyed the day listening to the various speakers, meeting so many of our customers and fans in person (beats email communication any day), and answering questions about our products.

Friday evening was very special. A handful of girls that we have worked with for years were also attending the conference. We knew we had to do something special to show our appreciation of their hard work, and to finally get to know them, outside of an email inbox. We planned an intimate dinner at Emeril’s and together, we all celebrated our journey, made personal connections, and toasted to future endeavors. It was a very special evening. I even shared my engagement story to #foxyhilary (I saw online somewhere that he had his own hashtag… ha!), we lamented the challenges that we’ve faced as a growing business, and shared a ‘Cheers!’ tradition (we’ll save that for another blog post!) and we ate, drank, celebrated, and gave party favors to all!

Saturday was also fantastic. This was the day of my keynote speech and I was blown away by the support and warmth I felt from the room of over 400 like-minded, beautiful, strong women. Also, shoutout to Jen Dufore who spoke before me, your speech was AMAZING! It was such an inspiring afternoon, and the party was just getting started.

We were still on a high from the keynote, but had a lot of work to do to prepare for the grand finale…. PlanJama! We set up a lounge to view the new LifePlanner™ collection, blew up massive balloons, added our products to the tables, and set up a meet and greet area. We headed out for a quick dinner and then raced back to our rooms to put on our matching mid-century circle PJ’s that were made especially for this event!

We arrived at Planjama and the party was in full swing. We spent the night dancing, mingling, taking selfies, and greeting all of the attendees. It was SO much fun and I can officially say – all parties should require pajamas.

We were a little slow getting up on Sunday… we packed, ate one last amazing New Orleans meal (obvi), grabbed beignets from Café Du Monde, and headed to the airport.

Thank you so much to the Geaux Wild organizers for having us and making us feel so welcome. We were truly touched to meet each and every attendee at the conference, and we’re looking forward to taking our party on the road again soon!

Color Guide to Your 2017 LifePlanner™

This year’s wash of watercolors in our colorful classic interior is arguably our prettiest palette ever! Not like I’m biased, or anything 😉 Seriously y’all, the monthly shades we selected coordinate perfectly with the seasons. Rich gemtones during the holidays, light & airy pastels for spring, & classic combos like Sapphire in July and Magenta in February round out a color scheme we’re crazy for!


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Now if these shades aren’t swoon-worthy, we don’t know what is! Shop 2017 LifePlanner™ and behold the beauty for yourself.

Let’s Party: Au Fudge Press Event

You don’t need to ask me twice to throw a party… so when my team came up with the brilliant idea to host a press event showcasing our new LifePlanner™, I was immediately sold. We reserved a serene space at the amazing new restaurant, Au Fudge in West Hollywood and began the party prep. We knew there had to be food, flowers and FUN, and so there was just that. Mixed summertime blooms in bright corals, pinks and yellows brought the LifePlanner™ party to life one pop of color at a time.

As the intimate group of influencers started to trickle in, the room began to beam with excitement and chatter of which layout each attendee had chosen. We pre-printed each gal’s book to ensure she was ready to rock her new LifePlanner™ look upon arrival.

We even set up a DIY decorating desk for attendee’s to stage a snapchat or start filling out their new book!

Planning is hard work, so we made sure all attendees we’re fueled up for a long day of chatting and planning with light bites and sweet treats. Mini waffles and tea sandwiches made for a delightfully delicious afternoon.

All that was left was for our guests to go home and start planning. It was such a pleasant afternoon showcasing our new LifePlanner™ collection and getting to know a few of the gals we work with and appreciate so dearly. We can definitely say the event was a success and we can’t wait for the next!

Are you interested in working with us? Please email our team at social.media@erincondren.com!

The reviews are in…2017 LifePlanner™

We think this years LifePlanner™ is our best yet…but don’t take our word for it! See how a handful of stylish & savvy bloggers use their books to plan their day, their way.

Norah Pritchard, Willow Crest Lane 

Norah chose her cover design because it really spoke to her: do what you love, love what you do! Added bonus, this LifePlanner™ cover and coil combine to look like the most gorgeous sunset we’ve ever seen. Read her full blog post here!

Jen Ross, Pretty Neat Living

Our friend Jen is a total planner addict, which is why she couldn’t resist trying one of everything in this year’s LifePlanner™ launch! She noted that the new coil options are just as sturdy as ever, and the new wet-erase board with matching gemtone markers make for a fabulous and functional addition! See her entire haul here.

Suzanna Stein, Noodoso 

Suzanna took neutral to new heights with her 2017 LifePlanner™! A Prismatic cover, neutral interior, and black coil with gold accents makes this book look ultra-luxe. See how she completes her look with matching accessories here.

Sarah Vandiver, Little Vintage Nest

There are two words to best describe Sarah’s favorite new features of the 2017 LifePlanner™: cover & coil! She chose the permanent luxe cover in peacock, which features a beautiful gold foil quote. Read her thoughts on our new permanent luxe covers here.


With all this amazing inspiration in front of you, how will you design your 2017 LifePlanner™? Share your unique style on our social channels using #ECLifePlanner!

2016-17 LifePlanner™ – Build Your Own Book

I’m beyond excited to introduce the 2016-2017 LifePlanner™ Stylized Organizer to you all! Check out our ‘Build Your Own’ video above for a visual of how these beautiful books come together.  To recap your options (and help you start planning out your planner choice for the June 1st launch!) each LifePlanner™ will offer the following choices:

  • Calendar Options: Choose between an 18 month planner (July 2016 – December 2017) or a 12 month version (January – December 2017)
  • Interior Color Theme:  Go crazy for colorful, or nutty for neutral!
  • Weekly Layouts: Plan your day YOUR way with a vertical, horizontal, or hourly weekly layout
  • Coil: Match your coil to your cover (or go for a mixed metallic look, if that’s your thing!) and choose from gold, silver, rose gold, or black
  • Cover Design: As always, we will have beautiful new cover designs in both our ‘Classics’ and ‘Metallics’ collection
  • Personalization: Add your name to your cover, or choose to let the design shine alone!

No matter which combination you choose, every LifePlanner™ will also come with the following:

  • New & Improved Keep It Together Folder, in either a colorful or neutral mid-century circle pattern (dependent on which color theme you choose)
  • Mid-Century Circle Vellum overlay at the front of every book, in either colorful or neutral
  • Snap-In Bookmark, featuring the mid-century circle pattern
  • Perpetual Calendar (with gorgeous gold foil accents on the cover!)
  • Dry-Erase Boards on the front and back insides of every cover design
  • Detached Plan For It Pouch, allowing for placement wherever you’d like with a free 6-in CoilClip™ Connector
  • Plus FREE goodies in your pouch that you’ll just have to wait to see!

From coil to cover, customize your LifePlanner™ any way you choose! How will you build your book?


If you’re calling in sick June 1st, don’t worry…. we won’t tell 😉

Get the Party Started

We are SO EXCITED to introduce the new 2016-2017 Erin Condren LifePlanner™ Stylized Organizer! It’s almost back.  It’s bold.  It’s beautiful.  With so many stylish choices and combinations, there’s a LifePlanner™ for everyone!

We all had way too much fun shooting this video! Get a behind-the-scenes look at our video-shoot below:

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Stay tuned for a more in-depth video as we get closer to LifePlanner™ Launch on June 1st.  We can’t wait to get this (planner) party started!

SAVE THE DATE: 2016-17 LifePlanner™ Launch

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

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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!

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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!