Today is an exciting day around here! It’s launch week for the new 2018 Erin Condren LifePlanners, which, if you’ve been around this blog or my social media for any length of time, you know how much I love my LifePlanner!
Planning in general is a vital part of living a purposeful life, so using a planner that can accommodate all my appointments, notes, family events, and schedules is key to keeping my family organized and my work successful and productive.
While I count my LifePlanner as a must-have life accessory, I’m also a fan of the woman behind the company, Erin Condren herself. You probably know by now how much I admire women who go after their passion and dreams with such fierceness. Erin’s one to watch if you’re looking for inspiration as an entrepreneur or successful businesswoman.
2018 Erin Condren LifePlanner
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This year’s LifePlanner has a few changes that I’ll talk about, along with the same fabulous features and accessories that make me a loyal customer.
The new design this year is the painted petals that you’ll see throughout the planner and on accessories as a theme.
One of my favorite parts of the ECLP is that you choose the best layout and style for fully customizable planning.
This year I chose the 18 month colorful hourly, which I am so excited to show you! I marked the options I picked for my new planner with an asterisk.
- 18 months (JULY 2017-DECEMBER 2018)*
- 12 months (JULY 2017-JUNE 2018 OR JANUARY-DECEMBER 2018)
Each planner comes with the pretty printed vellum overlay on the cover page.
Motivational quotes are printed throughout – joy for the word lover in me!
A two-page spread for planning is included. I have seen people use these pages for all sorts of neat things: health and fitness goals, yearly appointments, journaling.
3 Layout Options
2 Color Schemes
- Rose gold*
Just as last year, the LifePlanner has three calendar layouts in each planner: mini yearly at the beginning and end (for 2018 and 2019), two-page monthly, and weekly spread. I use each of these calendars for different purposes, so I’m happy to have the options again this year.
Over 20 new cover designs with personalizing options. I chose the Dimensional Stripes with personalization.*
The removable front cover is sturdy, laminated cardstock that can be used as a dry or wet erase dashboard.
If you’re a planner already, this is the part you’ve been waiting for – what’s new?!
Paper weight – new premium 80# weight paper is super thick and delicious for this paper lover.
Monthly notes page format – four circles and two lined sections to use for goals, thoughts, or lists.
Stickers – two sheets of gorgeous foiled decorative stickers and two sheets of traditional functional flag stickers. The colors coordinate with the planner’s colors.
Academic calendar – new this year, a July to June option for those of us that like to plan on a traditional school calendar.
I like to tell my planning classes and friends who ask that all you really need for planning is a pencil and paper…but the accessories make it so much more fun! I get asked a lot what my favorites are, so here’s my list of planner essentials:
- Sticker book – how pretty is this new Classic Edition 3?
- Dual-tip Markers – they write like a dream, and the new pastel pack is perfect to toss in my Planny Pack for planning on-the-go (which for me means a whole lot of baseball field planning).
- Stylized Sticky Notes – a MUST for pre-planning. Must.
- Magnetic Page Marker – I keep mine in my monthly view to hold the page.
- Mini Snap-in Bookmarks – These I pop in and out depending on which section of the planner I am working in: notes sections, monthly overview, coloring pages. They help keep me organized.
The accessories are all updated with the new painted petals design this year including the vellum overlay, bookmark/ruler, Plan for It Pouch, and the Perpetual Calendar and folder that come with all LifePlanners.
And to make this planner just that much more fun, the 2018 now comes with 4 coloring pages after the traditional notes pages.
I hope you’re as excited as I am after reading about the fabulous new Erin Condren LifePlanner! Using my planner every day is the one habit from which I see the most positive results in my life.
Now it’s your turn
I have two little gifts for you!
First, a $10 coupon for your first order through my affiliate link here.
And second, a chance to win a $50 e-gift card to use for your Erin Condren Life Planner! (This contest is now closed. Thank you for participating! Please see comments for the lucky winner.)
Enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post about what your favorite part of planning is, or anything you’re excited about with this EC launch!
The Erin Condren 2018 Life Planner Giveaway will run until Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6PM EST. This giveaway is open internationally. One person will receive a $50 electronic gift card to erincondren.com. The winner will be announced here on this blog post and I’ll email them directly as well. Good luck, friends!
I’d love to hear from you about your planners and how you use them! Tag me or use the hashtag #willowcrestlaneplans to share!
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