Smorgasbord Sundays: Erin Condren Life Planner 2014/2015 & Accessories

Erin Condren Life Planner 2014 & 2015In June, I pre-ordered the newΒ Erin Condren Life Planner 2014/2015, and I opted for the 18-month version that runs July 2014 through December 2015.

It was a major splurge for me because the Erin Condren Life Planner I purchased is $50 USD. (Yeah, my wallet felt the burn like thighs on a StairMaster!) And it was an extra $5 to get the 18-month version instead of the 12-month version (January 2015 to December 2015).

You can customize your Erin Condren Life Planner to include a lot of bells of whistles, and that’s the advantage of purchasing it compared to a generic kind. This allows for greater self expression.

It has been since university that I used a planner, and now that things are getting really busy for me, I thought it was worth the investment in not only a practical planner, but one that also looks really nice. This is the Rolls Royce of planners, and considering that I intend to use this on a daily basis, I can justify the high price tag.

I’ve been going through a lot of traumatic personal things, and having this planner helps me to look forward to a bright future. It’s my little piece of optimistic sunshine that’s a daily reminder. To me, it represents more than just a way to organize my work, personal, blogging, and other schedules. It symbolizes the fact that I am setting goals to work toward to build and improve my skills and my perspective. Even when life throws curve balls at you, it’s up to you to turn things around and rise above.

This blog post contains tons of photos of the planner I chose to customize, as well as some Erin Condren and non-Erin-Condren accessories that I purchased to use with it.

Erin Condren Life Planner Pictures

Erin Condren Life Planner Box

Even the box that the Erin Condren Life Planner was shipped in is pretty! I love how the ‘experience’ begins even with the box.

Erin Condren Life Planner Box Packaging

Erin Condren Life Planner 2014 2015 Box

2014 2015 Life Planner Erin Condren

Erin Condren Life Planner Unboxing

The seafoam green tissue paper was so pretty. I love how much thought was placed into wrapping my Life Planner!

Life Planner Erin Condren Unboxing

The bubble wrap kept all of the contents safe and undamaged during transit.

Erin Condren Planner & Accessories

Erin Condren Life Planner 2014 & 2015 Photos

I asked the Erin Condren team to use the script font for my name and then the plain text for my website. I wanted just “SwatchAndLearn” to be colourful, and I’m so happy with how it turned out! πŸ™‚ I blanked out the rest of my name for privacy.

Erin Condren Life Planner Elastic Band

The elastic band I ordered has a loop that conveniently can hold an Erin Condren marker.

Erin Condren Life Planner 2014 2015

Life Planner Erin Condren Laminated Tabs

The monthly tabs are laminated for durability.

Erin Condren Life Planner

Life Planner by Erin Condren

The design I chose was the Erin Condren Classic Life Planner in Fleur Feliz. I really love the rainbow colours!

Edit:Β I forgot to mention that this year, the Erin Condren planners have removable and interchangeable covers! That means if you want several different covers with different names or designs, you can just switch out the old one and pop in a new one.

Erin Condren Planner Inside Front Cover

Inside the front cover, you can put your information. I think I’ll use this as a dashboard for cute post-its and flags that I plan to purchase.

Erin Condren Weekly On the Go Life Planner

Erin Condren Life Planner Work Hard

I love this first design because I have a strong work ethic. Totally agree with the statement of working hard!

Erin Condren Life Planner Play Hard

And hells yeah! I play hard, too!

Erin Condren Life Planner Year at a Glance

Here’s the yearly overview.

Erin Condren Life Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Wonderful

I like this quote because I’m a firm believer in happiness over perfection. It’s actually one of my life philosophies. If you follow my blog, you’ll know this.

Erin Condren Life Planner Design

Do you remember Spirograph from back in the day? Well, it reminds me of those! When I was a kid, I had a knock-off of the Spirograph, and I loved it! Haha, I would create designs all day!

Erin Condren Life Planner Monthly View

This is what the monthly view looks like. It begins with a Sunday.

Erin Condren Life Planner Monthly View 2

Erin Condren Life Planner Weekly View

The weekly view begins on a Monday, which I prefer because when I think of my week, I often think of Monday being the beginning.

Erin Condren Life Planner Weekly View 2

Erin Condren Life Planner Weekly View 3

Erin Condren Ruler

You get a clear ruler that can be popped in and out easily. It also acts as a bookmark. It’s made out of a sturdy plastic, which I like. Mine was laminated a little weird, though because there was a horizontal line near the bottom. EDIT: Thanks to a sweet Swatch And Learn reader, I was informed that there is a plastic film that protects the ruler. I couldn’t even see it, haha, so I felt silly not knowing to peel it off. I’m happy to report that I peeled the film off, and the ruler is in pristine condition – no weird line!)

Erin Condren Life Planner Ruler

It snaps in easily, and it won’t cover up much, which I like.

Erin Condren Life Planner Lined Pages

You also get a few pages of lined sheets.

Erin Condren Life Planner Blank Pages

There are blank pages with neat designs on the top.

Erin Condren Life Planner Blank Pages 2

Erin Condren Life Planner Blank Pages 3

Erin Condren Life Planner Blank Pages 4

Erin Condren Life Planner Blank Pages 5

Erin Condren Life Planner 2015 2016 Yearly View

At the end, there’s a yearly view for 2015 and 2016.

Erin Condren Life Planner Stickers Birthday

There are stickers for birthdays, and they are re-positionable.

Erin Condren Life Planner Stickers Pictures

You also get these stickers.

Erin Condren Life Planner Blank Stickers

Plus there are blank stickers that you can write on.

Erin Condren Life Planner Blank Stickers 2

Erin Condren Life Planner Keep It Together Folder

The Keep It Together folder has a deep pocket on the front and the back.

Erin Condren Life Planner Keep It Together Folder Photos

Erin Condren Forget Me Not Perpetual Calendar & Contacts

This calendar lets you fill in important dates once and then you can transfer it to your future planners.

Erin Condren Perpetual Calender & Contacts

Erin Condren Life Planner Perpetual Calendar & Contacts

Erin Condren Perpetual Calender

Erin Condren Perpetual Calendar Pictures

Erin Condren Life Planner Plastic Pouch

The Erin Condren Life Planner also has a clear plastic pouch that’s attached. I really like this because you can carry little knick-knacks with you.

Erin Condren Life Planner Cards & Paperclips

They also included a couple of cards and coil paper clips.

Erin Condren Let's Get Together Cards

Erin Condren Free Stickers

They gave me a complimentary envelope filled with stickers!

Erin Condren Sample Stickers

Erin Condren Free Stickers Life Planner

Erin Condren Life Planner Free Stickers

Erin Condren Stickers Life Planner

Erin Condren Stickers Life Planner Photos

Erin Condren Stickers Sample Pack

Erin Condren Stickers Life Planner Pictures

Erin Condren Stickers

They also included these stickers.

Erin Condren Stickers Embrace Your Journey

Erin Condren Stickers I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends John Lennon

Erin Condren Stickers Reach for the Stars

Erin Condren Catalogue

The Erin Condren catalogue includes information and prices on the other items they sell.

Erin Condren Catalogue 2014

Erin Condren Catalogue 2014 2015

Accessories for My Erin Condren Life Planner

Erin Condren Coil Clips

I purchased the Coil Clips because you can insert things into your Erin Condren Life Planner. They can snap it in and be removed easily.

Erin Condren Coil Clips Picture

Erin Condren Keep It Together Elastic Bands

The elastic bands keep the pages together. Currently, I’m using the silver one.

Erin Condren Elastic Bands for Life Planner

Erin Condren Markers

Here are the markers I purchased. They don’t bleed through the pages.

Erin Condren Markers Back of the Box

Markers by Erin Condren

Papermate Flair Felt Tip Pens

I also bought the Papermate Flair felt tip pens, which also don’t bleed through the pages.

SandyLion Tape Works Owl Washi Tape

When I went to Staples, I found cute washi tape for $2.99 CAD.

Owl Washi Tape

I couldn’t resist the owls.

Flower Washi Tape

And this floral design came home with me.

Recollections Washi Tape

At Michael’s, I picked up more washi tape. You can’t see in this photo, but they have cute polka dots!

Hello Kitty Sticky Flags

These Hello Kitty sticky flags were really cute, so I had to get them. They were from Michael’s.

Hello Kitty Stickers

At Michael’s, I also found a sticker book with Hello Kitty stickers. It was around $3.99 CAD, and there are 340 stickers!

Hello Kitty Stickers 2

I didn’t take photos of all the sticker pages, but here are a few!

Hello Kitty Stickers 3

Hello Kitty Stickers 4

Hello Kitty Stickers 5

Hello Kitty Stickers 6

Hello Kitty Stickers 7

Hello Kitty Stickers 8

Hello Kitty Stickers 9

Sticko Bow Stickers

Here are more stickers I purchased to jazz up my Erin Condren Life Planner!

Sticko Clouds & Rain Stickers

Sticko Cupcake Stickers

Sticko Flower Stickers

Sticko Heart Stickers

Sticko Holographic Heart Stickers

Sticko Holographic Stars Stickers

Sticko Smiley Face Stickers

Sticko Whale Stickers

The shipping was pricey – $40 USD! But I received my planner within a week of pre-ordering it. I was surprised how fast it arrived, considering all the customization.

I love how the Erin Condren team put so much attention to detail!

If you’re interested in purchasing an Erin Condren planner, check out her website. (That is NOT an affiliate link. I purposely chose not to use an affiliate link.)

Do you use a planner? Have you ever purchased an Erin Condren Life Planner? Do you jazz up planners with washi tape and stickers?


26 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Sundays: Erin Condren Life Planner 2014/2015 & Accessories

  1. Holly

    I’ve thought about buying an Erin Condren planner because they are so cute and colorful but never did. I’ve been using a filofax for a couple years now and like it a lot because it’s ring bound so you can open it and take things out and add things in.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Holly!

      I’ve been watching some YouTube videos on the Filofax. They look really practical yet a lot of fun to decorate. There are so many creative people out there who are inspiring me to jazz up my planner.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Polished to Precision!

      Hehe, I know, right? They have so many designs to choose from and also a variety of colours. You can really find something that fits in with your style. And if you really can’t decide, at least now they make interchangeable covers, so you can get more than one!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      Definitely this is the coolest planner that I’ve ever come across. Can’t say that I’ve ever drooled over a planner before this one!

  2. Rachel

    Love it! You’ve accessorised perfectly too!

    I use a Filofax which I customise like crazy because, after many years of starting and abandoning planners, I now know that if it’s beautiful (ie colourful and fun) I will keep on using it!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Rachel!

      Haha, why, thank you! This is the first time that I’m really trying to decorate my planner and stick to colour coding to make things more organized and fun.

  3. Alicia

    That is my cover from last year! It got so many compliments. I just received my second LP and I need to switch over to it! On your ruler…there is a thin protective film on it. Have you pulled it off? That might solve your line issue πŸ™‚

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Alicia!

      Awesome! You have great taste – hehe! πŸ˜‰

      Which cover did you decide to go with this year?

      Oh, I didn’t even know the ruler had a protective film on it! I’ll have to try peeling it off. Thanks for letting me know about that! (Haha, I feel a little silly about not knowing.)

      1. Alicia

        I went with the “Beautiful Reasons” cover in Navy and Lemon! It’s gorgeous. I’m a part of a group on facebook called “We Love EC” and they have some great idea for managing your planner, and I think you would like it since you bought some washi and stickers. πŸ™‚ They are about to cap the membership though, so you should join now if you want to! (They are also how I found out about the film on the ruler – I would not have noticed otherwise!)

        1. Mary S. Post author

          Hey Alicia!

          Very nice! πŸ™‚

          Thanks for letting me know about that Facebook group. It sounds like a lot of fun and very inspiring to share ideas with other members!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Helena!

      It’s my pleasure – I was really thrilled to share with you my excitement over the new planner! πŸ™‚ I’m having a blast using it. It’s always nice to see a rainbow of colours daily!

  4. Jessica

    Wow, it looks like a rainbow exploded in every picture! I love it! πŸ™‚ All the colors remind me of those Lisa Frank products I used to covet when I was a kid. I always need a good planner in my life, since I’m pretty forgetful and don’t remember things unless I write them down. Now I want to look into getting one of these fun ones…if I have to look at my planner every day, it might as well make me smile!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      Hehe, isn’t it so much fun? It’s always fun to see a rainbow on a daily basis to pick up your spirits. Plus this planner is also function, not just pretty! πŸ™‚

      You’re right – It does remind me a bit of Lisa Frank. Oh, it brings back great memories from my childhood! πŸ™‚

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Cary!

      Hehe! You should’ve seen me at Staples. I spotted it from the corner of my eye, doubled back, and then scooped it up. It’s my favourite washi tape so far!

  5. Carlota

    I really need a good organizer, so I might splurge on this one. I’m way too addicted to stationary though…

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Carlota!

      If you already have lots of fun stationary, definitely get this planner because you can put them to good use and jazz up your planner! πŸ™‚

      Tomorrow, I actually have a blog post scheduled about how I decorated my Erin Condren Life Planner.

  6. Cindi

    I’ve been drooling over these since I first saw them a while back. The steep price stops me, after all it’s only good for a year. But the planners are so pretty and I love the fact that it is old fashioned paper and ink and not high tech. I may have to splurge and treat myself to one of these instead of getting a new nail polish collection. (gasp…. I know give up polish for a planner? and with all the new collections coming out?!!!)

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Cindi!

      The steep price stopped me at first, but then I caved! Haha, and boy did I cave! πŸ˜‰ Once you get into decorating planners, there’s no going back. Hehe!


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