Welcome to Peep My Planner, a monthly link up for the organization & planner obsessed. For me, my planner is a work of art. I know that’s the most geeky thing you’ve ever heard, but it is true. It’s a colorful, fun, & inspiring way to look at my goals & plans for the year/month/week. This is a place where we can all share & inspire one another with organizer/planner ideas, tips, & tricks, & offer a peek into one another’s schedules. Each month, I host a link up to showcase how you utilized your planners in the previous month. This is a place for all the self-proclaimed planner nerds out there to gather & share.
I know I recently shared my Whitney English Day Designer, but in the end, I came back to my Erin Condren Life Planner. I finally got used to my weekly spreads rather than daily pages. For me, it boiled down to what was easier at a glance. My planner is a media journal & organizer, so having the week’s view all at once worked better for me as a blogger. Though I absolutely adore the Day Designer & would highly recommend it, for me the ECLP works best.
As usual, I use my monthly view to track & schedule blog posts/ideas/sponsored posts. This is such a huge help for me when I’m working with potential sponsors & mapping out my blog for the month. There is usually a lot of moving around & I end up crossing things out a lot on this page; so I’m trying to find another system so that this sin’t always a hot mess at the end of the month.
It has taken me an entire eight months to find my groove thang & discover my planning style, but now that I have, I’m loving the results in my planner at the end of each week. The Erin Condren Life Planner has opened up a whole new (& fun!) world of planner decorating to me. I love getting crafty with it & creating something I can keep & look back on.
Since I don’t like committing to the morning, day, & night tabs in each day, I typically washi tape over them with a coordinating color. Instead, I break up each day into three categories: appointments/meetings in the top square, household chores/tasks in the middle square, blog/desk work tasks in the bottom square. Empty days/squares are fun to embellish with stickers or quotes & sometimes even little notes about something funny the kids did that day.
You guys, I’m fully aware of how dweeby my little hobby is, but it keeps me organized & my life together. It’s a cheap & silly way to give myself some me time at the end of every day & I have been infinitely more productive since using my Erin Condren Life Planner. I’m so obsessed, I bought my mother & sister each their own & they have become just as excited about their planners as I have. Ha!
The ECLPs are a little costly, but believe me when I tell you that they are totally worth it. I’ve definitely used my money’s worth out of it. The covers are superior quality (& interchangeable!) & I haven’t had a single pen/marker bleed through the pages. Laminated tabs, extra note pages, a folder in the back, & even a zip pouch are all included with the price, so you are getting a fabulous product.
I’m not being paid to tell you guys about Erin Condren & I wasn’t given a free planner either. I just love, love, LOVE this planner & ain’t afraid to let my geek show.
Are you a planner junkie like me? What planner do you use? What are your favorite supplies? Share your planner geekery in the comments below.
Holly is a self-described SoCal Mama with a Michigan heart. The mother of a blended family, she is passionate about normalizing step-mother and step-children relationships and bringing awareness to the ever growing blended family lifestyle. Holly is the creator of popular lifestyle blog OurHollyDays.com and writes for her local and regional newspapers as a recipe columnist. She is a lover of holidays and a stationery addict who is never without her trusty planner.