This is the first week I will be using my new tool for the family! I’ve filled out all the basic appointments that involve each family member and color coded it with Sharpies. The Sharpie does bleed through the page but it doesn’t leave any marks on the next page. I’m excited I will be able to use my regular, fat, “80’s Glam” set of Sharpies! They had every color for our family, so I couldn’t pass it up in the store!
There isn’t much happening just yet!
I plan to post this on the fridge and encourage my family to add things as the week progresses.
The colors are so vibrant and happy! They draw me in and beckon me to participate with them!
I think I’m going to love having this splash of color and info on my fridge! I hope my family will LOOK at it!!~Kristy
I knew this week was going to be the start of Christmas prep. So I wanted to make this page colorful and highlight my favorite month. I was also marathoning Supernatural most of this week on Netflix so I put on washi, the lyrics to a song used in an episode. I also washi’d in my thought on Paul Walker dying and also did an RIP for Nelson Mandela. I spend most of my day everyday decorating my planner, writing my to-do lists and just generally making my planner the best representation of me.~Michelle D
Photo by Michelle Dela Cruz
When you run out of tape for the label maker, washi tape to the rescue!~Michelle D
Washi tape is so much fun in our planners, but it can do other valuable things as well. I love this idea! This is much cuter than masking tape. I can think of a few things right now in my pantry that could be labeled with some Washi Tape!
She placed the book in my lap. Pure joy! I ran my fingers over the pages. The paper was thick. The colors were brilliantly chosen, all of them pleasing to the eye, but not boring or flat or tired looking. This planner invited participation on its pages, and I was ready to participate. It had everything I wanted…a monthly calendar for seeing the big picture, and weekly pages for keeping all the details. There was a section for notes, a pocket for loose papers, and a zipper pouch for stamps and stickers and anything else that needed safe keeping. There was a perpetual calendar for birthdays and anniversaries, and a year at a glance calendar with 18 months for the really big picture! There were motivational quotes sprinkled throughout the pages, and each month boasted a new duo of color, creating a mood for the season. There were customized birthday stickers, event stickers, and blank stickers designed to fit in the weekly boxes. I took a deep look at those boxes.
This was the only part that I had to think about. I had never seen a planner organized simply by “morning”, “day”, and “night”, each with a simple box of space to write in. I was used to a daily schedule, with specific time slots down one side, requiring me to fit my day onto the lines, demanding my performance precisely at the scheduled time. I stared at the more flexible option of simply morning, day, and night, and my brain fought against this freedom. Yet, at the same time, I could feel my resistance melt as I considered how much sense this made for my day. This would break my day into 3 parts, and allow me to set goals for each individual space of time. I felt challenged and excited at the same time. “I think this planner could really work for me”…the words were settling into my mind like cement drying in the sunshine. This planner offered flexibility within the daily schedule, something incredibly valuable and appealing to a working mother with 3 children in school.
She told me I could customize my cover and choose from many designs. I couldn’t wait to get home to check out the website.
This will be the beginning of a series of posts that are letters to Erin from her fans! I asked the ladies in the Erin Condren Fan Club to share what they would say to Erin if they could spend 5 minutes with her, over a cup of coffee, to tell her what they love about her products. Here is what they said (this first one is from me 🙂 )…
I LOVE my planner and that it’s so much more than a schedule book for me! I love how colorful it is and how cheerful it is, and how it just makes me smile when I use it! I’ve never had so much fun using a planner before, and I’ve planned on paper for years! I love that you are a regular mom with an incredible talent, and that you are working so hard to build this company. Keep on, keeping on!! I love everything I’ve ordered so far!!~Kristy