2013 Address Book

Many people have requested photos of the inside of the Erin Condren address book.  This is the current book that is available now for purchase.  You are able to choose your own cover design, and the one pictured here is the Instagram Design.

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Photo by Tiffany Swindlehurst

There are currently no tabs on the address book, but each letter is designated with a bit of color on the pages.  You can see the sections when you look at the book from the side.

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Photo by Tiffany Swindlehurst

The address book has a section, similar to the Life Planner, for Special Dates.  Each month boasts a full-page to note birthdays, anniversaries, or any other date you want to remember!

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Photo by Tiffany Swindlehurst

The actual address pages are nicely laid out with slight color variations so you can see where one address starts and ends.

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Photo by Tiffany Swindlehurst

There are some blank notes pages included.

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Photo by Tiffany Swindlehurst

There is also a clear pouch for address labels, stamps, or other small items needed when writing a letter!

I hope you enjoyed taking a look inside the address book!  Now take a minute and write someone a letter!  You will send some sunshine into their mailbox!! ~Kristy

Oh! What a Week!

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!

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There isn’t much happening just yet!

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I plan to post this on the fridge and encourage my family to add things as the week progresses.

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The colors are so vibrant and happy! They draw me in and beckon me to participate with them!

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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

My Week December 2-8 (Michelle)

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

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Photo by Michelle Dela Cruz

The Obsession Begins!…part 2

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.

Dear Erin…from Kristy

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 🙂 )…

Dear Erin,
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

The Obsession Begins!

It was August 11, 2013.  I had been sharing a couch with a gal at a meeting.  I don’t know how far we were into the meeting, but suddenly my eyes rested on the most colorful and wonderful book sitting in her lap!  I remember trying to keep my attention focused on the speaker, but I could not peel my eyes off of her book.  What was it for?  Why had I never seen one before?  Where did she get it from?  How is it organized?  I want a pretty book…right now…today….YESTERDAY!!!

It definitely looked like a planner of some sort as I could see numbers mixed with words written in the neat little boxes.  The colors were calling my name, the pastels on the inside and the vivid stripes on her cover.  Somehow I caught a glimpse of the cover.  “What??  It has their name on it?’  I had to know more.

When we were dismissed for supper, I spoke up immediately before she could slip into the food line…

“I need you to show me your planner, and I need you to tell me why I need one too.”  The words rolled off my tongue with conviction and anticipation.  I already knew I wanted what she had, but I had to get a conversation started.  She began to tell me what she loved about her planner, and a bit about Erin Condren and her company.  I didn’t really need to hear anything she had to say because I was frustrated with my tiny iPhone calendar, I wanted to see my whole month at once, and I was ready for a paper planning system again.  And this was the most fun, colorful, and cutest planner I had ever seen in my life!!  ~Kristy