You know how much I love planners. I keep bouncing between paper and electronic…Cozi and Google Calendar…Arc, Filofax, Erin Condren Life Planner, Day Planner, etc….I’m not entirely what happened to my thinking, but one day I pulled out my 2015 Erin Condren Life Planner which I had stopped using again. I decided to start filling in appointments again. I had gotten a new 31 purse and the ECLP fit in the bag perfectly. Walah!
I have been using the ECLP daily now for a couple of months. The 2015 one I had ended in August so I ordered one that started September 2015 and goes through to August 2016. In this new version there was one significant change which I am just thrilled about. The days are broken into three sections. Last year’s version the sections were Morning, Day, Evening. The new version the days are still broken into three sections, but now there are no labels. You can make them be whatever you want them to be! What a novel idea.
The format that I have been doing and seems to work pretty well for me is: Appointments, To Do, Miscellaneous. I recently ordered some customized stickers from http://www.erincondren.com for the three sections and they are: appointments, to do, blog. The stickers should be here in a couple of days. I am so excited! I will post a new pic when they arrive.
Below is a shot of a previous week. I added washi tape around the borders of the pages. I used Cross washi tape to mark our time in Church; green and white polka dot tape for the Eagles game; a yellow sticker that came with the planner for our Choir practice.
You’ll see some of the appointments are highlighted. I tried over the years to assign each of us a color for appointments in my planner, but it doesn’t really matter. If there is a really important appointment or something I need to do specific for an appointment then I highlight it. I also circle tasks that need to be done so they grab my attention.
This definitely seems to be the planner for me right now. I love how I can personalize it so much right now. And did I mention that the covers are interchangeable? No? Well, that will be another post. Are you intrigued by what you see? Check out Erin Condren Life Planners for all the planners they offer: teachers, wedding planners, notebooks.
If you want to get one for your own, click on Kristine’s referral link and let me know what you decided to get.