New Year, New Planner

A New Year can bring so many things, a new view on life, new things you want to achieve, some big life changes and special events. 

There is only one way to keep track of all these things: a brand new 2017 planner.
Over the last few years I have been amazingly loyal to my Moleskin single week view diary. I have not fallen out of love with this style, but I thought this year it was time for a change. I just felt a bit stagnant with the way I was doing things and I wanted to mix it up a little.
If any of you are slightly odd, love planning and being organised like myself, you may have heard of the Erin Condren Life Planners. They are this amazing mix of functional diary and a bit of creative fun, so you know I had to jump on this bandwagon ASAP! I think I have watched every YouTube video and searched every sticker shop on Etsy to find a planning style that suits me and the way I choose to organise my life. 
Today I wanted to do a little review/planner set up post so you can see what all the fuss is about:
The Planner Itself:


I know I know, this book is HUGE!! The only comparison I can give you is roughly the same size of an A5 notebook. I must admit, this did put me off at first, but to be fair, it’s not that bad.I did a bit of measuring and it fits is my 2 most used bags, so I was more than happy to take the plunge. 

On the Erin Condren website you can be like a kid in a candy store. You can personalise your planner more than any other product I think I have ever seen before.
You can pick you cover, personalise your cover with your name or a phrase of your choice, the colour of the coil, the length of the planner (12 or 18 months) and you can pick the page theme. 

When I say page theme, I mean you can pick from a series of colour coded months, or neutrals. I was so so tempted with the colour coded months, however the neutrals offer so many options for later on.

Just a note: the covers are removable, so you can bring your planner into a new fashion season along with you. Personally, I love my cover and will probably be bringing it forward to next year……maybe….
There is only one downside to ordering this planner: it comes from the US and the customs charge is crazy! I’m so glad this a once a year expense.
In this amazingly expensive little pack, you will also get a planner pocket, coil clip, page marker/ruler and some planning stickers. 


Set Up:
For those of you who have heard about these before, who have potentially watched the videos and even invested in these planners before you all know the best part about them…..the set up!

These planners allow you to constantly express yourself creatively whilst keeping yourself organised.
To make the most of you planner, you can go onto Etsy and find some crazy amazing stickers to help you in your pursuit of organisational nirvana! 
I have learned through many a customs charge that you should only order your stickers from stores in country you live in, otherwise you will get charged probably double what you paid for your stickers in customs charges. 

Personally I would recommend: Plannerface, Lucinda Charlotte Designs and OodlemaDoodles. Beautiful stickers, amazing quality and super quick delivery. 

So…….I know this week has been a little brief and a bit random, but the main reason I wanted to do this little sneak peek is to introduce a new series. I will be doing my own version of the ever popular “Plan With Me” that are found in the planner community. These are mainly on YouTube, but as this is not a platform I am using as of yet, we will have to stick to a blogging version. 
Have a great weekend everyone! Hugs and love xXx

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