Life Planner – Life Organizer

If you’ve been apart of the blog and social media world for the past few years, there is a good chance you’ve heard of a life planner. No, it’s not a person. It’s a planner that you write in. The first year I got mine, I didn’t use it all too much because I was on baby routines and schedules and I really didn’t do much else! Last summer, I blogged about my second one. I have LOVED having it this year. It’s exactly what I needed!

Well, today the new Erin Condren 2013-2014 Life Planner is available for purchase!

I love that there are daily columns in this planner. When I look at a specific day, I feel like I can see how it plays out. I write in things I have to do in the morning, appointments that I might have during the day and then maybe what I’m planning to cook for dinner in the evening. I do like that the new planner has a little more space for writing extra notes on each day. I had lots of arrows previously :) The planner also has a monthly view where I typically put bigger events and appointments, too.

Last year, I got the picture photo stickers, text stickers, colorful stickers, markers, pen holder and notepads. So basically, I got the works! I plan to do that again this year because I have utilized it all. I did end up switching to the pens I prefer so I’ll be curious to check out the new, improved markers this year!

My planner looks pretty much the same as it did the day it arrived in the mail, besides the inside pages, of course. I did lots of life planning this year :) Actually, I really think of it as more life organizing! I just like to be able to open it and see what’s going on versus searching through a digital calendar. The tabs and cover look untouched, most likely because they are laminated, even though this thing has been in cars, stores, doctor’s office and the list goes on. The coil hasn’t bent out of shape whatsoever.

From the videos I’ve watched and the browsing that I’ve done, there seem to be some fun new features and improvements that I can’t wait to check out!

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There are so many new, fun covers this year! I might have a hard time deciding which one I want. These are just a few of them….

There is also a new Erin Condren Life Planner Gold Edition! I love gold so I think this is really pretty!GOLD edition planner 

Guess what! Erin Condren decided to give 10 lucky readers a 2013-2014 Erin Condren Life Planner! You can customize it however you would like and include all the extra goodies, too!  There will also be one GRAND PRIZE winner that will receive $500 worth of prizes from This could include the Life Planner, the Functional Family system, an iPhone cover, an acrylic tray, or stationery and return address labels. If I had $500 to shop with on this site, I would have so much fun picking out everything! For now, Ill just be debating which planner I want! 


Erin Condren Life Planner Giveaway

All the Hostesses:
Nina Helleny from According to Nina, Erin from Blue-Eyed Bride, Kelly from Kelly’s Korner, Jessica from The Mom Creative, Katie from Marriage Confessions, Akemi from Mommy Guru, Kacia from Coconut Robot, Jennifer from Life in the Green House, Megan from In This Wonderful Life and Sheaffer from Pinterest Told Me To.
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  1. says

    I LOVE Erin Condren Life Planners…I think I'm on year 3. I just ordered the Teacher Planner since I'm going back to teaching in the fall! So excited to get it!!!

  2. says

    I am a huge list maker and need to keep super organized with all the different things my daughters are involved in. This would be amazing to have and also to gift.

  3. says

    Loved my EC planner!! Always received so many compliments on it :) Would love to get one for this next year since I will have one in kindergarten and 2 in Pre-K and on in Pre-school…lots of dates to remember :)

  4. says

    Hi Megan! I'd love a planner! I'd use it to track play dates, baby classes and to meal plan healthy meals so I can loose the rest of this baby weight. :)

  5. says

    I've been wanting one of these forever!!! I love her stuff. I want a life planner to organize my life & a teacher planner to organize my classroom (if that's possible!)

  6. says

    I am already dying of the gold stamped life planner! I've been using Erin Condren Life Planner's for 2 years now and I'm hooked. Would love to win!!

  7. says

    I am SUCH a life planner in personality. Some people feel naked without their phones, I literally feel naked without my planner. That being said I've gotten my previous ones at Target/Walmart and they stink. :( I would LOVE this one!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

    • says

      I just really love the GOLD edition! It looks so awesome! I would use it to keep track of my stationary orders, maybe use it as a little diary to keep notes from the day and what we've been up to (I love looking back and seeing what I use to do!)

  8. says

    Thanks for hosting! I have 5 kids, a husband, and a dog. I need organization desperately! I'd love to have one planner that functions for all my needs instead of 3 different calendars lying around!

  9. says

    YAY! I've been wanting one of these things for forever. How will I use it??? To plan my crazy life! :) Sometimes if I don't write it down somewhere, it gets lost an an abyss to never be remembered again until its way too late. :)

  10. says

    I've tried using the calendar on my iphone, but it's difficult to see everything at once. I'd love this planner to keep all of our schedules put together.

  11. says

    I would use the planner to keep myself organized as my husband is a scatterbrained mess when it comes to organization. Keeping up with him is enough to make me loose my head without this planner!

  12. says

    Oh this looks so me. I need organization, with pen and paper, I have the ipad, iphone, etc. but I'm old fashioned, I want pen and paper.

  13. says

    I LOVE this! I am an Erin Condren junkie—I have used her planners for going on my 3rd year, and would be lost without it! As a busy mommy of a 3 year old, a wife, a full time RN and a full time student, my life is complete chaos! But with my life planner–I keep everything organized! I also have been eye-ing the Functional Family systems….love them :) I would love to win!

  14. says

    I love this giveaway! I bought a life planner last year because of you and I love mine!!!!!! I would love to win this giveaway. I have 16 month old and this helps keep our life organized!!!!!!! Love love love this!

  15. says

    Oh gosh, with my husband starting his doctorate, me finishing my degree, and the talk of bringing a new little one into our lives this planner would be a life saver!

  16. says

    I have been wanting to give one of her planners a try but just haven't taken the plunge and made the purchase! It would be so fun to win one!

  17. says

    I LOVE staying organized! I would use my life planner to keep our big move back to Texas organized as my husband and I both start new jobs!

  18. says

    I ordered mine after reading your post last year, and I could not be happier with it. It is exactly what a working-mama needs to keep it together! I love it and it is as beautiful as the day it arrived in the mail. Total quality.

  19. says

    I am quite the list maker, I could make a list of lists to make really! I love staying organized and knowing where my 6 year old son and I are headed next. Budgeting is a challenge on a single mommas pocket book. I would love my very own life planner to better help guide me to more successful budgeting and planning in our daily lives.

  20. says

    I would live breathe and die to have one of these planners!

    I teach Piano and my students are constantly jumping around and changing times, it is SO hard to keep them straight!

  21. says

    I would definitely love this planner to plan out my days with my husband and little girl. It'd be great to have space for meal planning and exercise, etc. in addition to appointments and events. Would love to win!

  22. says

    I would love to have a new planner! I bought one for my sister last year and never purchased one for me :( With a new addition coming to the family in August, this would be a perfect gift to help organize my family's life!

  23. says

    I would use the life planner to keep my life together- especially since I'm starting a new and exciting job in the fall! :)

  24. says

    This will be my second year with a life planner and I am in love. It's so great to plan everything from dinners to kids' appointments and PTA meetings. Thanks for hosting this!

  25. says

    I love my Life Planner! This is my second year as well and it is perfect for scheduling my days. I love that there is enough room for me to meal plan for the week along with my weekly to-do list.

  26. says

    Too funny! I actually found your blog by doing a blog search for Erin Condren. I was trying to find honest reviews of the Life Planner before I purchased. I purchased one for 2012, but I was also not yet a parent at that time and felt I didn't really need the planner. Now that I'll be a working mom in a couple week when my maternity leave ends, I want to purchase a new Life Planner to organize and keep track of our days!

  27. says

    Would Love, love, love this planner to help me get more organized. As my kids are getting older, we have more activites to attend and this would be great to keep me in line!

  28. says

    Would love one of these!! I have one 2 years ago and loved it but didn't have the money for it this year!! I would love to have another one and get reorganized!

  29. says

    I'm on my second EC Life Planner–love it–and have converted several friends! I have a new baby so would like to explore new ways to use it and have it grow with us!

  30. says

    I hardly used my Erin Condren planner this year and told myself I wouldn't buy another one but seriously, I can't get over how obsessed I am with the sea life covers. So I'll probably cave in a few months and buy one for next year.

  31. says

    Loved my life planner last year but just haven't been able to push myself to spend the money to buy another. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE one! :) and off topic but i miss your "twin treats"!

  32. says

    Oh this would be so helpful to keep track of my committments related to my new job, my part time job, and my turn as fundraising event chair for the Junior League.

  33. says

    I have never tried an EC planner ( even though I love the look of them) becasue i needed more writing space in a different format. I didnt know she changed that this year so I am about to look into that! Would be so fun to have a pretty calendar this year

  34. says

    I'm a list maker, but I make eight different lists in eight different places and that gets confusing! Having a planner like this will REALLY keep me organized! :)

  35. says

    My husband is deployed and will be coming home this year. I would love to have this planner to keep a countdown for when he comes home. Also, to keep track of all our family happenings when he returns. :)

  36. says

    Love reading your blog! I'm going to be a freshman in college plus have lots of medical problems so I would love to use the life planner to keep me organized with all my classes and doctors appointments next year! :)

  37. says

    I looove my planner! I've gotten one for the past two years for Christmas and it has been my favorite gift! I can't even imagine how much fun it would be to have a shopping spree on the site!! I'm thinking I could def use the darling gold stamped planner. This is my lifeline for keeping track of everyone's schedule.

  38. says

    I would love to use this to keep track of meal planning and all my daughter's play dates! I've been doing it electronically, but this looks like a much better system.

  39. says

    I didn't even know I needed one of these life planners until now! It looks awesome. Even if I don't win I'm buying one to keep track of appointments and meal planning!! :)

  40. says

    being as this is my last full year of college, I graduate in dec 2014 I would use it for school, the school has planners but they are always so ugly, I love that you can personalize this one with your own pictures!

  41. says

    i've been using these planners for two years now! i would use this one to continue making my schedule, keeping track of birthdays, and writing down all of those "don't forgets!"

  42. says

    I will use it like I did this year. I use it for personal appointments and to do lists, but I also note important meetings for school so I know if something is coming up.

  43. says

    I would love the chance to win a planner. The last two years it has been a wonderful resource for this old school gal who likes to write it all down.

  44. says

    We recently found out that my step-daughter was diagnosed with MR and we are not very very busy with getting her involved in different camps and making sure her future is the best. We have many many appointments for her now and I know that they will continue to be that way. This would be perfect for keeping us all on the same page! :)

  45. says

    I just know this planner could help me keep my family of 6 better organized. They're such cute patterns–would make me WANT to keep them with me.

  46. says

    I have 4 kids ages 6,5,3,1 we ALWAYS have something going on need a real planner as some one just erased my calendar on my ipad. Eeeekkk

  47. says

    In totally need of a good planner this year.. with work, kid, and the military life along with building a house I need all the help I can get.

  48. says

    An Erin Condren planner would eliminate my insane need for post it notes! I'm not even organized enough to use my phone, I just stick post its to everything. Ha! I need help. :)

  49. says

    I LOVE my Erin Condren Life Planner that I have right now! This year was my first time purchasing one and I will never go back to any other brand planner. I will use my new planner in graduate school to help me keep track of all my accounting classes!

  50. says

    This will be my 2nd Life Planner and I use it daily!!!! I too love that I don't have to look through my calendar on my iphone and love that I can flip through all the months and plan far in advance. Also I just love handwriting things!

  51. says

    I've been comptemplating ordering one of these planners for the past two years… I just can't seem to do it because I don't know how much it would help but I'd love to win one to try out and see if it can win me over!

  52. says

    I would love to have a planner! I try using my phone but it doesn't have the full month view. I use a wall calendar at work, but it doesn't help when I'm at home.

  53. says

    I love my EC planner. It was a hard adjustment but I write in my volunteer schedule, work, birthdays, exercise, lunch dates, meal planning and more. It is nice to have so much room per day.

  54. says

    I would use my planner to keep track of the usually work appointments, toddler appointments, and the hubby's traveling work schedule, PLUS my brother's fun wedding festvities before he gets married!!

  55. says

    Love the look of this planner! I love that you have lots of room for each day to write out what there is to do! I depend on mine…but don't nearly have this much room! LOVE!

  56. says

    I love my Life Planner! This year I'll be using mine to keep me on track as we move from Japan to San Diego and I rejoin the workforce!

  57. says

    I would use it to try to keep all the kids activities organized. This summer is crazy with my daughter's softball, volleyball and swimming lessons. My son has T-ball and swimming lessons. It would definitely be a wonderful resource. THANKS!

  58. says

    This may be the best giveaway ever! I would be LOST without my EC planner, but I would LOVE to win the $500 to get a Teacher Lesson Plan book among many other items!!

  59. says

    This organizer will help me keep up with obligations at work, home, church and help me plan play dates with my grand baby! Thank you!!

  60. says

    Oh my goodness, I've seriously been thinking about purchasing an Erin Condren planner. I am a busy full time working mama and wife… I also just got my personal training certification and life us about to get even busier… This would be so handy for tracking training appts with clients, family appointments and "to do's", tracking my workouts… The list goes on and on!!

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