50% OFF Life Planners

NOW is the time to try out an Erin Condren Life Planner! They are only $25 right now, plus if you sign up with the link on the right sidebar, you’ll get a $10 off coupon code sent to your meal that you can apply to the order! 

THIS IS THE BEST DEAL OF THE YEAR!!

I have used an EC for 3 years now and I love it more each year!  I’ll be sharing how I use it for a Fitness Journal  this weekend, so stay tuned!

There are so many lovely designs, just look at all these options!

   
   
   
   
   
 
If you’ve been wavering on this decision, it’s time to take the plunge!!  

HIP – How I Plan March 28-April 3

Sunday is one of my favorite days because it’s the day I get to plan the upcoming week in my Erin Condren vertical life planner!!

Usually my week has a few things already on the pages. 

  
The first thing I do is remove my weekly sticky note from the right side of this layout and take a good look at everything coming up for the week. My large sticky note allows me to scribble everything down as I learn about it and because all of the information is on one sheet, with a strong removable adhesive,  I’m never worried that a small page flag will be lost or misplaced. 

  
Once the week is just ahead of me, I can evaluate my plans and cull out anything that is not a priority. 

Now comes the fun part!

STICKERS 😍😍😍

I’m participating in KAD week this week, so I’ve got both of my KAD binders ready to go! (Join the group Krissyanne Designs Stickers on FB for more information)

  
I’ve recently moved my planning supplies to my bedroom, so all the magic is now sprawled all over my bed!

  

Choosing stickers for appointments, bringing undone tasks from last week to this week, and planning out my schedule is something I find to be very relaxing and therapeutic. 
This week I’m color coding with my KAD stickers. With five people in the family, this usually produces a fairly colorful week!

  
The final layout includes everything from my weekly sticky note that I decided was a priority. 

  
As the week unfolds, more things will be added!  I’ll post a photo of my final spread next Sunday on Instagram! 

@myec_kristy 🎀📔💞

Happy Easter!

One of my favorite things to do in this blog is to share the unique and creative things people post in all of the My Erin Condren groups that I have on FB!

Look at what this creative hubby did for Heidi in the MyEC Simple group!

  
Wait for it………

OMGoodness!!!  How cute is this?

  
Take a closer look!  The cuteness factor is out of the ballpark!!

  
This post knocked me over the edge and now I have this cover heading my way on a new dot grid perforated notebook!  

I’ve been told this cover is even more brilliant in person and I can’t wait to get it in my hands. I plan to use my notebook for all the poetry I’ve written through the years!

Hope everyone (that celebrates)  is having a blessed Easter holiday. 

Happy Sunday to all!

@myec_kristy 🎀📔💞

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Creative, Pretty, and Functional

I always love when someone in the My Erin Condren groups shares a gem of an idea!  This one popped up in my feed last night and I think it’s brilliant and wanted to share with all of you!

  
 
It was a huge hit in the group with almost 200 people liking this idea!

 
From what I can tell, looking at my own planners, this 2 page layout is found in the horizontal version of the Erin Condren Life Planner. 

  
This is so easy to implement and requires nothing special, just a pen, and a list of all the things you love!

Are you going to do this? If you do, please send me an email with a photo of your page and I’ll include it in this blog post!

Covering The Words Above The Lines

Aren’t we glad we no longer have to do this?  This was an old post in draft mode, but I decided to post it now anyway, even though it’s obsolete. I DO still use the whiteout tape as it covers a multitude of mistakes very well, and I love how easy it is to use!

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These words used to drive me nuts!

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I had to cover them, but I didn’t want to lose the space to Washi tape. 

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So I used whiteout tape!

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I did the entire planner!

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You could barely even see it!

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I’ve heard some talking about the new Hourly layout and not liking the printed times. 

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Grab some whiteout tape and go to work!  

It’s quick!

It’s easy!

And it gets the job done!

Plan With Me: December 21-27, 2015

One of these days I’ll upgrade my phone and get the Periscope App, and share planner stuff in style, but for now, I’ll do my first “Plan With Me” right here on my blog!

It wasn’t long ago when I learned about using a weekly large sticky note to jot down upcoming events, appointments, and ideas. I had been using sticky note flags and I always had this worry that one might fall out and I’d forget or lose one of my notes. I don’t worry any more because I’ve attached a large sticky note to each of my weeks in the planner. 

 
This does not add a lot of extra bulk and I have done this for 3 weeks now, and I’ll never go back to the tiny notes. I call this my “scribble sheet”, and it allows me to scribble things down quickly with any old pen, and I can add “maybe” events as well as “for sure” events without worrying about plans changing. Everything can land on the scribble sheet without much thought, allowing me to see and contemplate what the final schedule will be.  

By having a sheet on every weekly layout, I can do significant future planning, just jotting everything down, without needing to cull my activities until closer to the actual date things are happening. This provides so much freedom for my brain because I can wait to make final decisions until closer to the event, allowing for schedule changes or accommodating things that may come up, like sick kids, or needed family time instead of another event. 

On Sundays, I pull my scribble sheet off my weekly layout and I begin to add my activities and appointments.

   

This is my sheet for Dec 21-27, 2015. With it being Christmas vacation and Christmas week, there wasn’t actually very much to add.  

This is my planner BEFORE adding anything. 

 
There are some things that get added along the way, so my week is never really a blank slate when I add my scribble sheet. For any events or activities or to do’s that I know are already set in stone, I usually just add those randomly as they happen, and don’t wait till Sunday to put them in. 

In the above photo, the very first thing I did when I got my planner was add all my rainbow weekend stickers, so those were already there. The day after Thanksgiving, I added my Krissyanne Designs (www.krissyanne.com) Christmas countdown stickers, so those were already there as well.  I also added along the way, a few Christmas decor stickers just because, so those were also already in place.  

Last Friday, I had a few puppies that were going to need medication all week, so I took the time to add all that information because I knew it HAD to be done, so it needed a prominent placement in my days and week. 

Having a planner is all about managing your time and being more productive, so getting the most important things into your schedule first, allow you to prioritize and accomplish those things that are most important in your life.

Now, with the space still available, I began to add the things off my scribble list. 

   

I get a little worried when the week is so full even before the week begins. Plans tend to shift and change, and that is much harder to do when the schedule is already packed. 

  

The movie stickers are from “The Pretty Planner” on Etsy. We are in the midst of a Star Wars marathon so we can have the story fresh in our minds before seeing the new one in the theatre!

  

This is what it looked like after I added everything from my scribble sheet!

   
1st half of the week

  

2nd half of the week. 

Next year I’m going to try and make Christmas week a little more festive with a LOT more green and red!

This is the final layout. We didn’t get all of the persimmons delivered and we watched “Terminator” on Sunday (which I did not enjoy at all).  And the week was basically overrun with dog chores, but it was the best Christmas day we’ve had in a while, and I was thankful for my family and our friends that spent the day with us. 

  

Merry Christmas! 🌲❄️⛄️

Perfect Fit

I don’t have one myself…yet…but I will have the new Erin Condren Hourly planner when the new 18 month ones come out in June. 

In the meantime, I am gathering all the info I possibly can, and even started a new Facebook group for this layout specifically, called “My Erin Condren (Hourly)”!

Today, this was shared in the group and I felt it was worthy of finding a place in the blog!  Thank you, Sarah, for sharing this great tip!!