Meet the Sullivans: My Erin Condren Life Planner for 2013

July 31, 2012

My Erin Condren Life Planner for 2013

I’m linking up today with Meredith from The Tichenor Family for an Erin Condren Life Planner link up. I'm a little late to the party since I took so long to decide on which cover to pick for next year.

This year I chose the Candy Lace cover design and went with a custom color way (light grey & multi). I chose to start my 12-month planner in January since my current 18-month EC planner ends in December.

This year there are a few new changes, all for the better of course, and my favorite has got to be the laminated tabs! I take my life planner with me everywhere I go. My current one went in and out of my purse every morning and now it's in and out of the diaper bag daily--so it's nice to know these tabs will stand up to the challenge.

They've also traded out the less sturdy plastic coil for a thicker aluminum one.

Another notable change worth mentioning is that this year they've made the planner slimmer and thus less bulky. 

The monthly views have been expanded into a 2 page spread, which allows for so much more space to write in.

I added on the set of personalized notepads, which have adhesive on the back now so they can stick to the back of the planner. I used up my pads from last year really quickly. 

I also added the adhesive pen holder. I've been clipping a pen onto the spiral / coil when I take it with me, but this will be so much more convenient--and I probably won't lose as many pens this way!

They've included a laminated bookmark / ruler to make keeping your place easier.

The "keep it together" folder changed just a bit. It is no longer double sided, but the deeper pocket will hold papers, etc. together better.

Erin is so nice to also include a few coordinating gift labels.

There are a few different kinds of pens (and a pencil) I like to use with my planner:

I considered buying the colorful pen set, but thought I'd wait on those since I obviously have more than enough pens as it is!

I rotate the pens depending on what I'm in the mood for and the pencil is for things that are tentative. I swear by that pencil. It is the very best one I've ever used. I used that style and brand all through my years of teaching in my lesson plan book.

Okay, enough about my pen obsession! Happy Tuesday!

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Jess at Just Rainbows and Butterflies said...

So after your tweet a couple weeks ago, I definitely went ahead and bought one of these planners myself. So far, I've been doing to-do lists that end up getting lost or a google calendar, but its just not the same. I'm so excited for my planner to come and the designs are so cute!

Mary said...

Nice set...and with name. Very cool..
what a way to keep up with EVERYthing.

Unknown said...

thanks for the great post and thrilled that you love your planner! enjoy!

Erin Lukas said...

I LOVE your planner! I'm having such a hard time deciding what colors to do and I definitely want to pick my own! Did you just specify "multi" for your second colorway option to get that?

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Colleen Sullivan said...

Hi Erin! Yes, I just asked for light grey and multi in the section where you chose your colors.

I had a hard time pocking mine too. It took me a while to decide!

Erin Lukas said...

Great! Thank you so much for getting back to me! :) I didn't know that was an option, but now that I know I think it will help make choose colors easier!!