The new Erin Condren Life Planner’s were released. I hopped on the bandwagon on launch day and purchased myself the new planner. I got the rose gold read-to-ship planner in the vertical layout. Erin Condren is now offering a horizontal layout too, which I plan on getting to use during the school year.
Let this be said that this is the first time I have ordered an Erin Condren around launch time. This is only my second Erin Condren Life Planner and I ordered my 2015 one just in April. I probably would have waited on getting a new planner but the changes she made to this planner for 2016 are going to be way more functional for me! I’ll post more about how I will be utilizing this planner in a different video, but for now, I’m just going to give you a little look at the planner!
These pictures aren’t the best quality, I just took them quick on my phone. This planner will be around for awhile so I’m sure you’ll just much better pictures from me in the future!
Let’s start with how the planner looks from the outside.
First we have the beautiful rose gold coil. It looks so amazing in person. There is one thing to consider when you order a dipped coil, with wear it will chip and start to look worn a little. If this is something that bothers you, stick with the regular coils! The rose gold is currently sold out and they are trying to get more in stock but she also offers a gold foiled option, and a platinum option along with the regular coils.
The ready-to-ship planner comes with this pre-set cover. I love the quote on the front “And so the adventure begins”, and love the herringbone design on the back even more! These covers are interchangeable so you can switch your covers out as you please! When you order the ready-to-ship planner they also send you a coupon code for a free personalized cover. You do still have to pay shipping for that cover when you order it, but it is a great option! Erin Condren offers loads of different customizable covers! I have two covers coming for me in the mail so I will talk more about customizable covers when those come!
Immediately after opening the planner there is this beautiful foiled sheet covering your “This is my life” page. This is a spot for you to write you contact information in case you were to ever lose your planner.
They then added this new page. There are twelve little sections here that you could use for a variety of certain things. I will be using this page to track my account growth. I will be tracking my blog and Instagram progress, as I’m just starting off I think this is a fun way to see my growth over the course of a year!
Another new thing added back to the 2016 planner is a note page before the beginning of each month, along with a quote!
Now I flipped to August because I already had stuff written in July, but the monthly view stayed pretty much the same. It is very plain which leaves room for YOU to write what you have going on in the month! There are major holidays marked very small at the bottom of the boxes. Then on the far right side there is a space that says “GOALS” where you can write other things for the month!
The most important part! The weekly spreads have been revamped and look great! I’m choosing to show you September because it is the only month where the colors were changed. It use to be green and purple and now it’s a kind of grey color and purple.
Starting in the top corner they have a new spot where the little monthly calendar use to be that says “Thankful Thought”. The lined area below that now just has a little flag and then space to write things like weekly to-do’s.
The major changes to me are that they changed their dates. This style in much more simplistic than it has been in the past. I think it makes the planner look much more professional, but I will miss how pretty they use to be. The headers that used to say “morning”, “day”, and “night” are now blank so you can use the sections how you please! This is a huge deal for me because that’s not how I plan! They also took away the writing above the lines at the bottom.
Each week looks like this in the coordinating monthly colors. The monthly colors are (with main color first and accent color second):
January – Pool/Tangerine
February – Light Pink/Red
March – Lime/Aquamarine
April – Orchid/Turquoise
May – Peony/Pool
June – Teal/Coral
July – Red/Navy
August – Gold/Green
September – Taupe/Purple
October – Tangerine/Mocha
November – Teal/Tan
December – Jade/Baby Blue
At the end of the planner there is a notes section which includes 6 pages of lined paper, 4 pages of graph paper, and 5 blank pages.
There are also stickers provided in the back, some are blank like this example shown, and some come with words pre-printed on them like “birthday!” or “vacation!”.
Then there is a folder provided in the back, which is much better quality than it has been in years past, that you can use to store things in. It comes with a perpetual calendar where you can write dates that are the same each year like birthday’s and anniversaries.
Example of the inside.
Lastly there is a zip pouch which comes loaded with some goodies! There is one coil clip which can be used to clip important things like invitations or pictures into the coil of your planner. There is a sticker and a postcard. There was 3 referral cards which can be used to give people your referral link so they can take $10 off their first purchase. You can find my link here. Lastly, there were a few compliment cards in there that you can give to your friends or family for a nice surprise!
Overall, I am super excited about this new planner. I think the blank headers are going to make it so much more functional for me and I like that they went for a more professional look this year. I will share more thoughts once I actually get to start using this planner!
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This site provides a lot of personalized items and not exclusively planners so if you have never checked it out you should!
If you have any questions about this new planner leave them down below and I will be happy to answer them for you!