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How I Use My 2017 Erin Condren Life Planner

How I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to get organized in 2017. Learn how I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to balance being a mom and blogger.

Just a few days ago, I received my Erin Condren Life Planner in the mail.  Not only is it shipped in a beautifully designed box, you are able to customize it in so many ways.   When I was in high school and college, my planner was my life. Once leaving school, I found myself getting more and more out of control in terms of organization the less I used a planner.  I am ready to take back control over this area in my life and step one is committing to organization.  What better way to do this than with a beautiful planner?

The Erin Condren Life Planner

How I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to get organized in 2017. Learn how I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to balance being a mom and blogger.

After researching different planners, I finally decided on the Erin Condren Life Planner.  I loved the customizability of the planner when choosing the cover, layout, and color options.  After looking at all of the options, I choose the Floral Ink cover, vertical layout, and neutral color scheme for my planner.

Another reason I like this planner is that there is a large monthly calendar, as well as a weekly layout.  There are so many different ways to use this planner as your own.  I have been using my Life Planner for about a week now and am absolutely in love with it! Here’s how I’ve been using it so far.

How I Use My Life Planner

 The first few pages of the planner are filled with fun designs and cute quotes.  After this is a 2016/2017 mini monthly calendar.  I love using this to quickly glance at the month ahead.

How I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to get organized in 2017. Learn how I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to balance being a mom and blogger.

Next are two pages of blank boxes that I will use for monthly goal setting, as well as keeping track of my popular blog posts for the month and overviews of my blogging stats.

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Monthly and Weekly Layouts

The next section of the planner are the monthly and weekly planning pages.  Each month has a notes page, as well as an inspirational quote and design.  My goal is to use the monthly notes page to keep track of possible blog topics for the month.

 How I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to get organized in 2017. Learn how I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to balance being a mom and blogger.

On the monthly spreads, I will be using this to track bills that need to be paid, as well as important dates or appointments.

How I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to get organized in 2017. Learn how I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to balance being a mom and blogger.

Erin Condren life planners come in three different layouts for the weekly spreads: horizontal, vertical, and hourly.  I chose the vertical layout.

How I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to get organized in 2017. Learn how I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to balance being a mom and blogger.

My top box will be reserved for what I need to get done each day, important appointments, and overall personal things.  The second box will be used for my blog, whether it be posts that need to written, pictures that may need to be taken, etc.  The third box will be for my social media tracking and posts.

Also included in the weekly spread is a thankful thought box, a lined side bar, and lines below each day.  I will use the thankful thought box to include an encouraging quote or scripture to reflect on throughout the week.  I will be using the lines below each day for meal planning.  Here, I’ve shown you what last week looked like in my planner.  I tried my hand at decorating just a little and used my side bar to add a memory verse to reflect on throughout the week.

How I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to get organized in 2017. Learn how I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to balance being a mom and blogger.

Planner Extras

How I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to get organized in 2017. Learn how I use my Erin Condren Life Planner to balance being a mom and blogger.

The front and back covers can be used with wet erase markers which is a great for quick lists or notes.

At the back of the planner there are several extra pages of lined, graph and blank paper for additional notes.  There is also a 2018 monthly planner at a glance.  Also included in the planner are sheets of stickers and a two-sided folder to store important papers.

Each planner also comes with a ruler, a perpetual calendar, and a Plan for it Pouch.  The pouch includes sample stickers, a coil clip, post cards, compliment cards and two coupons for future purchases.

I am so excited to continue using my planner and will definitely share my planning routine with you all once I get a good system in place.

If you’re interested in an Erin Condren planner, use my referral link here to get $10 off your first purchase! How do you use your planner to get organized? Share down below! If you don’t have a planner, I’d love to hear your methods of organization too!

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Mimi Green
    January 25, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Really cute and fun. In a planner addict from way back when. I’m using the Happy Planner this year.

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      Kimberly
      January 25, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      I’ve heard great things about the Happy Planner. I just got one of those for my cousin for Christmas.

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    Tanya Barnett
    January 26, 2017 at 7:04 am

    This is really cute. I love that it comes with the extra items.

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      Kimberly
      January 26, 2017 at 11:43 pm

      Yeah, it is definitely one of my favorite things about the planner.

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    Kirstin Fuller
    January 26, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Planners seem to be all the rage right now. I love he floral cover on this one. Currently I use a printable calendar for my blog and throw some life stuff on there as well. lol

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      Kimberly
      January 26, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      Nothing wrong with that! Printable calendars do the job too lol

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    Stacie
    January 27, 2017 at 10:30 am

    My daughter loves her Erin Condren planner. I don’t have one but I do use a few planners. I can’t do without my good old notebook though.

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      Kimberly
      January 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      I love a good notebook too! My husband thinks I have too many lol

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    Shoshana Sue
    February 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    That’s a cute planner. I doubt we have it here in South Africa. I would have wanted to lay my hands on it.

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      Kimberly
      February 7, 2017 at 11:45 am

      They may ship to South Africa, I’m not 100% sure but I’m pretty sure they ship world wide.

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    Cassidy's Adventures
    February 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I always use planners, and this one is especially great because it’s so cute! Thank you for sharing. I will save this post for my next 2018 planner.

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      Kimberly
      February 18, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Thank you! You’ll love it for sure!

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    Ashley
    March 2, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I’ve seen this planner mentioned on a few of the YouTubers’ channels that I regularly follow, and always wondered what the heck they wrote in it! Mystery solved, haha! Great post, thanks!

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