Moving Day – Moving Into Your New Planner!

When we think of “Moving Day”, most people dread the thought! However, there is something so wonderful (and even therapeutic!) about MOVING IN to a new LifePlanner™. If you are a #plannernerd like I am, you too can appreciate the feeling of a blank canvas and an entirely new “journey” that awaits. 

Choosing a cover is always tough for me. I’m trendy and I like to switch things up depending on the season, the event I’m going to or the outfit I’m wearing… I love that our covers are interchangeable!

I love to add special photos (with a CoilClip™ Connector!) that are nostalgic and spark wonderful memories throughout my LifePlanner™. I transferred this one from my old planner, I’m just not ready to part with this memory!

I recently saw a greeting card that said, “Facebook did not need to remind me that it was your birthday!” The LifePlanners™ comes with 4 sheets of colorful stickers that help to highlight birthdays and other special events. I also love to add “bling” to my book with designer stickers that can decorate and inspire….

 The idea of a PERPETUAL calendar is so that you can keep one book year after year that holds all the important birthdays and events that never change. However, I must confess that I actually ENJOY rewriting these special dates year after year in the new Perpetual Calendar. Can anyone else relate? Ha!

Even after years of planning and organizing, I still get a thrill each time I start a new planner. What’s your favorite part of “moving day?” Share your thoughts with us on social!

BLOGGER TAKEOVER: Summer Travel with Life in Wanderlust

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Kana, the author of Life in Wanderlust, is a Japanese American Travel Blogger and Instagrammer. She recently made the choice to leave the corporate world in favor of a year of travel and exploration. Her blog is a source of inspiration and honest travel tips for anyone who’s been bitten by the travel bug!

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As a long-time traveler and recent Travel Instagrammer & Blogger, a question I frequently get is: “What apps do you use to plan or organize your trips?”

The short answer is: None.

As tech-savvy as I am, there’s a huge void in my life when I don’t physically write things down. My several Erin Condren Life Planners™ throughout the years can attest to that. I’ve experienced several different apps that were supposedly going to make my travel experience easier. List apps, plan apps, packing apps, of which all of them have collected dust-bunnies on my phone. I enjoy the convenience of what technology has brought to travel just as much as the next person but I just can’t prep or plan without a pen and paper.

Now my longer answer: I use notebooks and lists to plan my trips!

I know planning a trip can be stressful. For example, New York City. The amount of things to do and places to eat are completely overwhelming. But I’m here to help ease that process for you! Here is my tried and true method for planning a trip efficiently once your destination and accommodations are decided:
1. Research: Go to Yelp, the destination’s Travel Bureau or your favorite Travel Blogger for recommendations.
2. Jot down places you’re interested in: Once you find some places, jot them down on your notebook. Don’t forget to check their hours and days of operation. You don’t want to arrive somewhere for it to be closed; been there, done that! I color-coordinate everything and these party pops markers markers are perfect as they don’t bleed through the page.    

3. Prioritize places you’re interested in: Chances are, you jotted down too many places and won’t have time to go to all of them. Number them by priority and see what shortened list you come up with.

4. Create a rough schedule: With that shortened list, flip over to the back side of the snap-in travel dashboard and start planning the days out. I’m obsessed with this dashboard because it’s erasable in case you want to modify things and of course, you can reuse it!  

5. Make reservations if necessary: If places take reservations, make them. You can thank me later.

6. Start packing: Truth be told, packing is my least favorite part of traveling. I despise the “I wonder if I forgot something” stage as you’re driving away from the house; am I the only one? In the past, I made checklists for myself but with the frontside of the snap-in travel dashboard, it’s not as stressful! It lists all the essentials! I love that it’s erasable so you can use it over and over; plus it’s environmentally friendly!

7. BONUS – make an info page: This is really up to you but I personally love having all of my confirmation numbers for flights, hotels, rental cars, all on paper. You could lose your phone or run out of battery when you need that information. Can we take a moment to appreciate the perforated pages on these journals? I take my page out and keep it in my purse.

What summer travel plans do you have in the works? Shop the entire travel collection to find everything you need to jetset in style!

Take Your Dog to Work Day!

We’re all wags and wiggles over here… it’s National Take Your Dog to Work Day!

If you’re anything like us, your love for your canine companions extends beyond the four walls of your home. Our dogs were invited for a day at the office to celebrate this special occasion, which got us thinking: how could we customize some of our favorite EC items to honor our furry friends?

‘Bark Book’ Notebooks, Journals & Notepads

Personalizing a LifePlanner™, TakeNote™ journal, notebook, or notepad with your pup’s name and photo is a great way to keep them close to your heart, even when you’re far from home! They are also a great way to keep track of your puppy’s growth month-to-month, as well as milestones (puppy’s first day at the beach!) and everything in between. Your ‘bark book’ can also be used to keep vital information, such as a feeding and walking schedule when you’re away.  

‘Bone Appetit’ Acrylic Box

There is no better way to show your love for man’s best friend than with a delicious treat! We personalized an acrylic box with a dog-inspired saying that is both fun and functional for your home. It’s especially exciting to think outside of the box and personalize it with a quippy quote to make it your own! After all, everyone wants to be the person their dog thinks they are 😉 Best of all, because the box is entirely acrylic, cleaning is a breeze- just wipe and go!

‘Flying Fido’ Dog Carrier Luggage Tag

When traveling with your pets, the term “precious cargo” doesn’t do it justice! Ensure your fur babies arrive safely (and in style, of course) with luggage tags that hold all of their vital information. We customized ours using the create your own design on the GO! ID tags and simply uploaded our favorite photo for a truly unique tag. There’s always something exciting going on around the EC office! For a sneak peak inside our colorful world, follow us on Instagram.

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!

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

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! 😉