Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great week. This past week was a crazy one at school and at home!
So, over the past few weeks I have been seeing lots of people talking about planners. I love how teachers get excited about the next school year when the current one is not even over yet..lol
There was LOTS of talk about teacher planners. At my school we have to do all our plans online so I knew that would not work for me. Then I posted a questions in one of my facebook groups asking for ideas on life planners. I was looking for a way to keep my teaching, TPTing and blogging plans all in one place. People RAVED about Erin Condren planners. Now I know why!!
Yesterday THIS arrived!
I was so excited to open it! Even the way it was packed and shipped was amazing
It took me F O R E V E R to figure out which cover I wanted. Since I felt like such a newbie to this whole world it was SO hard to pick just one. I finally came to a decision
As you can tell by my logo and blog I LOVE color!! I also love inspirational messages and this one just made me smile so BIG!! As you can see I was able to add my name and business to the cover. Isn't it cute??!!
Now I had watched some videos so I kinda new what was inside but, was still excited to explore. The cover is made with a thick, laminated cardstock which is great! I know it will hold up for the rest of the year.
This is what the inside first page looks like and then
MORE messages!! Just love it for motivation!
At the beginning of each month there is a 2 page layout. I think here I am going to be writing all the events that will be going on. I also plan on getting some washi tape to decorate my heart out!!
Each week is listed and I really liked how each day is broken down to Morning, Day and Night. Some people use this as daily tasks. I think I am going to break it up with blog, TPT and Life. I even read about how some people color code their ideas and tasks. There are some great ideas out there of how to create a planner that works for you. Who knew!!
After December there is a section for notes! LOVE that. There are lined sheets and also reallly pretty designed pages. I am still afraid to write anything on these sheets. Need to do some research about the best way to use them 😉
After the notes pages there are STICKERS!! Some of them come labeled for you to place where you need
Then there are blank ones that can be used for whatever! There is even an option on the website to order extra stickers. I am not sure how much of them I will use so I have not ordered any more just yet.
Near the back is the great pocket to store papers and inside the pocket was another great addition!
Great idea to have a book where you can store all important dates! Very helpful.
Lastly there is a clear pouch on the inside back cover where you can store lables.
When I opened my box I was sooo happy to see that they threw in so many goodies as a thank you!
These stickers and labels are super cute! I placed them all in my plastic pouch for now. Those folks at EC sure are good at marketing their products and even make me want to go buy MORE..haha
As I started to fill in my planner I began to wonder about which pens would work best. I love love love my flair pens and was SOOO happy to discover that they do NOT bleed through!! WAAHHOOOO