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planning for 2015 and a $50 Erin Condren giveaway!

planning for 2015 and a $50 Erin Condren giveaway!

If you have been around here a while, you know I love to plan….and I appreciate a helpful system.  Several of my blog posts are dedicated to organization and planning.

In 2014, I revamped aspects of how I did things (a crazy habit of mine).  Here are a few updates on how those systems are going:

My 2014 Blog Planner: YES.  I will use the same format for 2015 as this Martha Stewart discbound notebook worked really well for the months it was in use (I took a blogging break for parts of 2014).

My Errands Notebook: MAYBE.  I am rethinking this system.  Nothing wrong at all with my idea or how it worked for me.  I just, well…created another little notebook which I am using regularly…a mini budget binder.  It seems I should really combine my NEW idea with this errands notebook.  Still thinking here!  I’ll blog about it all when I figure it out.

My 2014 Erin Condren Life Planner: ABSOLUTELY YES.  Pictured above is my new 2015 EC planner, which I am so thrilled about.  The cover is personalized with a list of a few of my favorite things…okay, many of my favorite things!   The EC planner is a great fit for me, and the features are exactly what I wanted in a planner.

When I first wrote a review of the Erin Condren planner, many readers used my referral link to place their first order. This offered them a $10 discount, and me a credit to my account.

I was able to order my 2015 planner and several other items and gifts completely free!

As a huge THANK YOU, I am giving one reader $50 credit towards ANY order on Erin Condren’s site.  The credit will even cover shipping costs, isn’t that nice?

So, please enter to win!

Erin Condren $50 Giveaway – NOW CLOSED! Thanks for entering.

Details:  This giveaway is not sponsored in any way by the Erin Condren company and is only open to U.S. residents in the 48 continental states. Winner will need to create a free account on Erin Condren in order to redeem gift certificate vouchers.  Giveaway closes Tuesday, 11/25/14 at 11:59 PM and winner will be contacted via email.  Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new individual is chosen.
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  • KatieNovember 20, 2014 - 7:28 am

    Like you, I have a couple of systems in place to keep me on task. I currently use a standard paper calendar and a running list in a simple binder. My housework tasks are kept in a binder.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferNovember 20, 2014 - 7:35 am

    I currently use a homemade Midori that I filled with my own inserts … I have a monthly calendar, a graph-page insert that I use to bullet journal my dailies, and a lined-page insert for random notes and such. It works okay when I work it, but lately I’ve been letting the bullet journal slip and just working from the monthly calendar and things are starting to slide. Would love to try Erin’s calendar so thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Becky MitchellNovember 20, 2014 - 8:14 am

    I ordered an EC planner for 2014 after seeing it on your website ~ LOVED it! I am planning on ordering one for 2015 ~ love the “favorite things” cover. Thanks, as always, for sharing. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • AjeneNovember 20, 2014 - 8:18 am

    I love to plan, but took a “break” for a while to deal with some health issues. Now I am back to my systems and used the EC planner for the last two years. LOVE THEM!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara HNovember 20, 2014 - 9:07 am

    I haven’t gotten in the habit of using any type of planner so maybe this would help me! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • BrittanyNovember 20, 2014 - 9:11 am

    I currently use a notebook. I fill out a new page at the beginning of each week with tasks, dinner plans, and other important things to remember. I also use Google Calendar for appointments and such.ReplyCancel

  • BrandiNovember 20, 2014 - 9:18 am

    My phone and a dry erase board on the wall.ReplyCancel

  • Mone ThomasNovember 20, 2014 - 9:27 am

    I just use a notebook I keep in my purse and my phone. I would love to use an Erin Condren planner for next year.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea WNovember 20, 2014 - 9:47 am

    I use my phone a lot, but I would like to use a bigger physical planner.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaNovember 20, 2014 - 10:02 am

    Right now, I am using a homemade binder. I also have a notebook I keep in my purse.ReplyCancel

  • Kristina BestNovember 20, 2014 - 10:14 am

    I would love a EC one but right now I use a student planner. 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Donna ThomasNovember 20, 2014 - 10:21 am

    Oh I would so love this! I always find free pages on the internet and piece mine together but next year my oldest at home is a senior and this would REALLY same me time. I would never be able to afford this on my own.
    Love your posts!
    Thank you for the opportunity to be entered.ReplyCancel

  • Carlie @ Today's Frugal MomNovember 20, 2014 - 10:48 am

    I would LOVE to use an EC planner but they are so pricey! Right now good old paper and pen are my planning tools 🙂 Thanks for this AMAZING giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Debra ENovember 20, 2014 - 10:53 am

    The only planner I use is a daily planner for school, The Well Planned DayReplyCancel

  • Tna R.November 20, 2014 - 10:57 am

    I use an On the Go Well Planned Day planner. I’ve also used the Amy Knopp planner and liked it a lot.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn AshburnNovember 20, 2014 - 11:02 am

    I would LOVE this planner. The new year is coming so fast and I need to be on top of it. I love her planners . The pocket is amazingly helpful as well as the notepaperReplyCancel

  • Erin BranscomNovember 20, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    Would love this planner! I love Erin Condren! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • AllisonNovember 20, 2014 - 1:33 pm

    I love the EC planners! They’re so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieNovember 20, 2014 - 1:44 pm

    Hi, I just love your site! You and I have so much in common! I love my current Erin Condren planner, but haven’t had the funds to purchase my next one, so this giveaway is very timely!
    Blessings to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • Becca @ThreePlusMeNovember 20, 2014 - 3:52 pm

    I love my Erin Condren!ReplyCancel

  • HaileyNovember 20, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    I use a May Designs planner at the moment, but it’s way too tiny for me! I’ve been swooning for an EC haha!ReplyCancel

  • EmilyNovember 20, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    I LOVE all things Erin Condren! I have a planner from Target right now and think I’m going to bite the bullet and purchase the life planner this year! I’m really excited about it! Thanks for the giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Grace S.November 20, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    I just use a simple spiral bound calendar/planner from Office Max—which is actually a student planner. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer PriceNovember 20, 2014 - 6:49 pm

    Always looking for the best ways to plan and schedule events/activities,
    while being the ‘momager’ of a busy household 🙂
    A good system keeps me sane and efficient!ReplyCancel

  • Michaela FullerNovember 20, 2014 - 9:40 pm

    I would love one of her life planners with a gray and floral cover. I need a section for school scheduling as I homeschool my three littles! And a monthly and weekly section.ReplyCancel

  • KristenNovember 20, 2014 - 9:57 pm

    I love Erin Condren! Still need to get my first one!ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne :)November 20, 2014 - 10:16 pm

    I love the Erin Condren planner!!!!ReplyCancel

  • KatieNovember 20, 2014 - 10:18 pm

    This planner looks great. I have a couple different ways that help me keep everything straight. It would be nice to try to use one planner for more things. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • jenniferNovember 20, 2014 - 10:26 pm

    I got a discounted EC 1/2 way through the year. Truly love GEF planner! I also use a huge desk calendar, up on the wall for the family so we can all coordinate. Since my EC planned, I started using washing tape on the huge calendar. Makes it look neater.ReplyCancel

  • JennNovember 20, 2014 - 10:35 pm

    I use a regular calender and my phone calender (to sync with my husband). I’ve tried to DIY a planner, but get bogged down in the details. I’ve also tried several from stores (Office Depot and others) but haven’t found one I liked. This looks like it could be helpful.ReplyCancel

  • Kim DNovember 20, 2014 - 10:38 pm

    I tried the HEDUA well-planned day planner.ReplyCancel

  • DulceNovember 21, 2014 - 2:00 am

    I haven’t gotten in the habit of using any type of planner, i’ve always wanted make my own but don’t know where to start! Maybe this would help me and next year I can make my own! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lauren HilbertNovember 21, 2014 - 10:53 am

    I am obsessed with my EC planner & would love to win the $50 to order my new one for 2015!ReplyCancel

  • NicoleNovember 21, 2014 - 11:23 am

    I still have not found a system that works and have heard many good things about this one and would love to try it out!ReplyCancel

  • HeidiNovember 21, 2014 - 12:50 pm

    I am always trying new planners as my needs change or things just don’t seem to be the right fit.ReplyCancel

  • MonicaNovember 21, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    I use a EC. have the monthly section squared away but I need to figure out what I want to use the weekly section for.ReplyCancel

  • HannaNovember 21, 2014 - 6:43 pm

    Right now I use an a Erin Condren (stripe!) planner and I really like it!ReplyCancel

  • SheriNovember 21, 2014 - 8:55 pm

    I use a basic planner right now, but have been wanting to switch to an Erin Condren planner.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley CNovember 21, 2014 - 9:53 pm

    I dont’ have a planner right now, but I have an Erin Condren one on my wish list 🙂


  • AmandaNovember 21, 2014 - 10:56 pm

    I have been eyeing these planners for a while now and REALLY want one! All reviews say they are PERFECT! Interchangeable covers, coil clips, fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • MomofTwoPreciousGirlsNovember 22, 2014 - 9:10 am

    I use a mix of things. I use Cozi bc its easy to coordinate the family schedules and I don’t have to right out reoccurring items. Plus it reminds me of upcoming things. I brain dump into a notebook and my to dos are all over the place! I’m a wreck!ReplyCancel

  • AmandaNovember 22, 2014 - 9:35 am

    Hi, just found your blog through Pinterest looking for homeschool planning ideas and I noticed you live in Central PA too! I realized the way you ‘spoke’ you must be from this area, we recently moved here and it’s a very distinct way of speaking, haha! So I checked your About Page and sure enough you must be fairly close by. We’re in Altoona.

    I’m an obsessive organizer/planner too 🙂

    For your errand notebook, I think you could definitely combine it with something else. I did that recently with just a notebook and using it kinda like a Bullet journal. So now I just have my planner and my to-do journal and that works pretty well for me.

    Love your Erin Condren planner, it looks beautiful! And that’s awesome you got it for free, good job!ReplyCancel

  • AndreaNovember 22, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    I am currently using a Moleskine planner, but the space is a little tight for me (I have large handwriting, I guess!) and I’m not loving the fact that it’s not spiral-bound — I initially thought I’d like the regular Moleskine hardbound binding but planners definitely call for spiral binding!ReplyCancel

  • AndieNovember 22, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    I’m using a printed academic planner from Barnes & Noble at the moment 🙂ReplyCancel

  • LikkiaNovember 22, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    I’ve been interested in a EC for over a year. I use planners to track/plan work activities.ReplyCancel

  • D SCHMIDTNovember 22, 2014 - 8:58 pm

    I currently use a very basic mini plannerReplyCancel

  • JennieNovember 22, 2014 - 9:27 pm

    Well, since you asked, I really want an Erin Condren planner! But really, anything with to do lists, menu planning, etc would do, as long as it’s durable. The real trick will be convincing my daughter it’s not a coloring book.ReplyCancel

  • LynnNovember 22, 2014 - 11:02 pm

    I’m in graduate school so I currently use a Mead academic calendar!ReplyCancel

  • AimeyNovember 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm

    I’m currently on the hunt for a new planner to kick off the new year with. I currently use a traditional planner with no bells and whistles at all. (Actually it’s a Sports Illustrated swimsuit models edition my sister bought for me as a joke, so I guess they’re bells & whistles enough.) I decided to do some research, and just two days ago, I discovered the world of “designer” planners! I knew of Lilly Pulitzer’s but I didn’t know about Erin Condren’s LP! Omg such a God send.

    I currently use my iPhone Reminders app for my shopping/grocery list, I jot down some notes in the Notes app, and I write down everything else in my physical planner. I’m trying to consolidate everything into a one-system planner. Hopefully EC’s LP is the best decision for me!ReplyCancel

  • MystiquaNovember 23, 2014 - 9:28 am

    I am really needing a planner to help me, especially being a mom to 6 (soon to be 7) I have tried other planners but have been looking at the EC planner for a while now. Thanks for sharing this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • LexiNovember 23, 2014 - 1:01 pm

    I just use a cheap planner from Target because I’ve not found one that I love.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaNovember 23, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    I have only used a calender hanging on the wall and a composition notebook and drew in my calender. This would be a nice switch so that time could be saved in just fillin g it in when needed. Thanks for giving us the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • BonniNovember 23, 2014 - 10:19 pm

    I have probably tried 5 or 6 planners with no success 🙁 Right now I am using a notebook and a calendar. I wold love to try something more sophisticated.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica KNovember 24, 2014 - 8:26 pm

    I’m currently in between planners – again. I love planners and have yet to find my perfect fit. As a work-at-home, stay-at-home, soon to be potentially homeschooling mom, I need to get organized! I flipped through an EC planner a few weeks ago and have eyeballing the website ever since! I tried going digital, but my obsession with paper planners and all office supplies continues to win out.ReplyCancel

  • AddieNovember 24, 2014 - 9:37 pm

    I use a filofax to keep my life organized and would like to try out the Erin Condren for next year 😀ReplyCancel

  • JodiNovember 24, 2014 - 10:33 pm

    I use everything I possibly can to help me stay scheduled and organized…post it notes, a pocket planner in my purse, the calendar in my phone, my desk calendar at work, my wall calendar in my kitchen, the Cozi app for the rest of the family…I need an EC planner to bring it all together please!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Fox-EmbreyNovember 25, 2014 - 12:15 am

    I am trying to figure out what planner to order. I am sick of not being organized. I have to get it together in 2015. Currently using notebook. Desk calendar, posted notes and phone. It’s driving me nuts. Thank for the chance to win a planner that has great reviews.ReplyCancel

  • PamelaNovember 25, 2014 - 1:48 am

    I have not used a planner before but at this point in my life I’m looking for organization and I figured if I had everything in one place it couldn’t get any better than that. I use my calendar on my iPhone and a bunch of sticky notes!!!!ReplyCancel

  • ConniNovember 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    After 14 years of homeschooling I’m still making up my own planners. I’d love to try Erin Condren.ReplyCancel

  • HaileyNovember 26, 2014 - 10:58 am

    OMG IM FREAKING OUT I WON!?!!!!!!ReplyCancel

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