Three Free Printable Erin Condren Planner Covers Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Oh these gorgeous planner covers. I do so love them you guys.

Love this life free printable planner cover for valentine's day #erincondren

Finished, laminated cover on my planner

February is here and I am ready to dive back into planner decorating. I have a tendency to make big plans and then never complete them because I didn’t have everything lined up just how I wanted them to beforehand.

Plans are a fickle thing aren’t they? You make a good effort to accomplish things that are noble and then life happens.

Nevertheless, I am strong willed and determined, and I am not giving up. I have things to plan and goals to accomplish.

This year I bought my Erin Condren LIfe Planner at Staples. I was so excited to see that they are selling them at select Staples locations now. If you haven’t gotten yours already, you can save $10 when you order your Erin Condren Planner through this link.

I liked being able to use a coupon on Erin Condren planner when I picked it up my planner, and I definitely loved being able to have my planner right away. The only thing missing was the ability to personalize my planner and all the extras that come in that lovely shipping box.

To be honest though, last year I got all those beautiful extras and never used a single one. Since I really love to personalize my planner myself, I figured I would make the retail store version of the planner work this year. Plus, I may have been a bit behind on ordering it in time for the new year.

Valentine's themed free printable erin condren planner coversI’m so excited to share some beautiful planner covers for February.

I wanted to be able to make my cover reversible so I had to make more than one. I went through a few failures, before I settled on these three favorites. I think I might keep the striped one on way past February, I love it so much and I hope you will love them too.

I went ahead and made these planner covers to be printed on standard size paper or card stock. I have yet to find specially sized paper that is the same size as the Erin Condren Planner. Cutting this simple rectangle out should prove simple enough though.

If you are planning on making your reversible, remember that the inside cover of your planner will be upside down. I printed mine and taped them together with double sided adhesive before laminating. Very, very easy.

love this life free printable planner cover, erin condren life planner valentine's day planner cover>>Click here to download FREE Printable Love this Life Planner cover <<

Click the above link to download the printable file of the “Love this Life” Planner cover. Print, laminate and then you will need to line your laminated cover up with your removable cover that came on your planner to mark where the holes will be.

I manually punch mine with a 1/8 hole punch and then place it on my planner with the aid of a pencil to force the plastic down between the binding. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to anser them.

Smartandsavvymom, Free Printable - love arrow mint and gold erin condren planner cover>>Click here to download FREE Printable Gold and Mint “Love” Planner Cover with Arrows<<<

I am having a color crush on mint lately, or always. Teal, turquoise; I am a cool tones kind of girl. I wasn’t sure I would make it the entire month of February with black and pink so I wanted to be sure to have something with my favorite colors that still fit the occasion.

I am pretty sure I can make gold and mint appropriate for all occasions though.

smartandsavvymom, Love flag banner and flowers Free Printable planner cover>>Click here to download FREE Printable “Love” Flag banner Valentine’s Day Planner Cover <<

Lastly is this great cover which almost made me create a fourth design just so I didn’t have to chose only two. The flags on the banners have tiny white polka dots and we are sticking with the “love” theme.

Love banner fre printable planner cover for valentine's day for #erincondren

I am not really big on Valentine’s Day for no particular reason. February, however, is the month that my husband first asked me to be his girlfriend, so I can’t help feeling extra romantic this time of year.

This year my husband and will have been a couple 15 years. I am a lucky woman.

I hope you enjoy these planner covers as much as I do, and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s day.

Stay tuned for some upcoming Valentine’s Day outfit ideas, I am pretty excited to get all dolled up in pink and red.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ashley

My December Erin Condren Decorated Planner Pages

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I had such a great time decorating my planner pages in December that I couldn’t wait to share them with you even though I have yet to share my November pages. Don’t worry those will be here in the next couple weeks and I hope you guys love them. In the meantime I made December in my planner so fun and festive.

I have not purchased next year’s Erin Condren Life Planner (I just can’t decide what style I want!). It is an investment, but I love it for planning all things blogging and special events and appointments.

If you are interested in buying an Erin Condren Life Planner make sure you buy it through this link to save $10 (for new customers only).

I can’t wait to show you this month’s spread. I went a little scrapbook  paper crazy, using Scotch roll adhesive to stick everything to the pages. Way quicker than browsing through thousands of (beautiful) stickers on Etsy and waiting for them to arrive in the mail.

december monthly spread 2015 erin condren life planner #EClifeplannerI found glitter red and green washi tape in the $1 spot at A.C. Moore, not the easiest to use but I cut it in half and used it to line the bottom of the daily boxes all the way across the spread.

I used green for the weeks my kids were going to be off from school. I cut out some scrapbook paper with these foil deer silhouette  and layed out the word December with individual letter stickers. Across the top on the right side of the page is another strip of scrapbook paper I cut to size.

On the right margin, is a t do list notepad I cut down the center. It just adds color even though it only covered up a list space of lines underneath.

I took the photos of the monthly spread before it was filled out. While it was still clean and pretty.

december week 1 in my #ECPlanner. Winter ice blue decorated planner spreadWe should just establish before we get too much farther that I am currently obsessed with deer silhouettes and plaid.

I used a flag punch on card stock to cover up the letters and then wrote the numbers in with a sharpie marker. A trick I learned watching @belindaselene on YouTube.

winter blue #ecplanner decorated weekly spreadA few sticky notes and planner squares go a long way towards adding color my planner, but without filling up the space I need to write. I actually live my life out of 3 planners. This is the only one I decorate to this degree. Some weeks I do find I have to add in a post it note or 2 because I filled up the space, but I can’t help it, it is so pretty.

deer silhouette decorated winter planner #ECPlannerI took this gorgeous silver deer silhouette paper from a paper pad I got during a black Friday weekend sale and cut it out for a bottom border. It also had this square with the deer silhouette on sheet music and laminated it for a page marker.

buffalo plaid December week 2 in my #ECPlannerFor this weeks spread I printed out some pins and made up some ornament stickers, buffalo plaid planner squares, and to do list squares, cause I just couldn’t let December go by without some buffalo plaid in my planner.

red and gold christmas decorated planner #ECPlannerI really loved my buffalo plaid snowflake and my red and gold Christmas ornaments. I printed them on Avery label paper. People are always asking me about the quality of Avery labels, the quality is amazing, but remember a week in your Erin Condren Life Planner goes by in 7 days, how high quality do you need the sticker paper to be?

I think that the Avery Label paper is outstanding. I don’t know why I would use anything else. Besides being great quality and turning out beautiful stickers, they are also very affordable.

You can get 25 full standard paper size labels for only $6.99 on Amazon HERE.

red and gold christmas decorated planner pages idea; #ECPlannerI made the weekend stickers with deer silhouettes of course. I did finally find some buffalo plaid washi tape at Michael’s, but only after I had printed and cut my own, but both are gorgeous. Pretty much all red and black plaid is beautiful to me. I hope this trend last forever. Plus, how cute are these pens from the Target store dollar spot?

December week 3 decorated baking, cooking theme planner spread #ECPlannerI think baking with my family may be my favorite thing to do with them ever. Yes it is always a little too much sugar in the bowl, and flour on the floor, but still, we have such fun.

I frequently have cooking time with the kids during our homeschool time. They are very little but it is great to teach them about measuring and other things while we laugh and poor and scoop.

With the anticipation of all the baking the holidays bring and a fabulous pad of stickers that were only $1 at Michael’s with all manner of Christmas baking stickers in it.

holiday baking theme decorated planner pages idea. Erin Condren Life Planner #ECPlannerI had a sheet of baking card stock stickers I found on clearance quite a long while ago, and I finally used them on this week’s spread.

The little square cupcake and muffin stickers are the exact right width to fit in the vertical layout squares. I used a pink to do list note pad on the left. I found this super cute cupcake washi tape at Dollar General in October when I was on the hunt for Halloween Washi tape.

pink and green holiday baking planner decorating idea #ECPlannerIt was my daughter’s birthday this week so I added some foil birthday balloon stickers. These stickers are easy to find, I’m pretty sure I bought these at Walmart.

I liked how cheerful the bright pink and mint colors are in my planner. For the date squares I cut up some polkadot scrapbook paper I had on hand. It was loose or I would love to tell you where it came from. Just stuck it down with some adhesive. I really like how covering up the numbers on top can transform the whole look of the spread without taking up any of the space you would normally use to write on.

christmas decorated weekly planner pages, Erin Condren Life Planner #ECPlannereChristmas week in my Erin Condren Life Planner! I just jam packed it full of beautiful things. I don’t have a lot of appointments the week of Christmas and didn’t think I needed to write in “shop, wrap, cook” so I felt like my options were wide open. I printed some stickers from Etsy and a lot of them ended up in this spread. You can check out my post on these affordable stickers HERE.

christmas decorated planner pages Erin Condren Life Planner #ECPlannerA little fun with Santa on the to do list and this amazing washi that reminds me of fairisle print sweaters.

My favorite Christmas verse on Tuesday and red and green glitter washi stacked across the top border of the page.

christmas decorated planner pages. Erin Condren Life Planner #ECPlannerCandy canes, Christmas presents, and Rudolph. I only wish I wasn’t so, so busy that I have barely have had time to look in here this week.

Even looking through the photos of my planner make me happy, I am going to be sad to pack this up. The pressure of a totally blank planner, right you guys? I keep telling myself “You own everything you need for decorating your planner, buy nothing!” Somehow that thought always turns into “Make everything yourself!” I am really looking forward to making myself a few planner covers. At least I can share all the gorgeousness with you.

New Year's Eve decorated planner pages in black and gold. Erin Condren Life Planner #ECPlannerI really wanted to do black and gold for New Year’s decorated pages.

I used scrapbook paper along the bottom and side, and these glitter hearts that come in packs of six from the $1 spot at Joann’s.

black and gold New Year decorated planner pages. Erin Condren Life Planner #ECPlannerObviously a page marker that says “YOU ARE AWESOME” always belongs in my planner. At least one of you is wondering if I’m kidding, and the answer is; sort of.

Really sometimes we need a daily reminder of how awesome we are, and that is why I like to fill my planner with quote stickers. I like to feel encouraged and uplifted whenever possible.

Since everyone always asks, the only Etsy shops I used are the printable stickers from the Shops Listed in My Previous Post HERE. Most everything I use in from local hobby stores. Washi tape, stickers, scrapbook paper and paper punches are about the only things I use.

Here’s a look at my desk before I sat down to do all these spreads.

how I decorate my Erin Condren Life Planner. Organized desk set upI keep my big pads of paper and paper punches off to the side, along with some big trash cans so that I can try to keep it tidy.

Feel free to ask any questions you might have below or leave a link to your decorated pages blog post, I love seeing all the great ideas everyone comes up with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affordable, Printable Planner Stickers for Fall and Winter

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As much as I have tried to be present in every moment of every day, I still feel kind of surprised how close we are to Thanksgiving.

This is definitely the busiest time of the year for me, and I really rely on my planner to keep everything together during this time.

I love all the wonderful planner stickers available on Etsy and have seen some beautiful spreads incorporating them, but for right now, I just can’t decide how I am going to lay out my planner with enough advance notice to order stickers that would arrive before I needed them. It will happen though.

For my last minute planner session in November I went ahead and downloaded some printable stickers from Etsy for such great deals I had to share them with you.

Affordable, cheap planner printables fall and winter from EtsyThe nice thing about the printables is that I will never run out of them. I can use them over and over again every year. I love that about pdf files. I am the type of person that doesn’t want to spend money on something unless I love it (unless, of course I can’t live without it).

Of course, after all that searching through Etsy gorgeousness to find the perfect planner stickers, and then waiting for them to arrive in the mail, they just make that one wonderful planner spread and then they are gone. It’s not all bad news, cause that gives you an excuse to go on the hunt for something else lovely, or of course you can always reorder.

No need to do any of that with downloadable, printable files from Etsy. It’s really easy to get these with a .pdf viewer like Adobe, but even if you don’t have the software, all of the downloads listed today also came with an image version so if you can print from your computer you can print these.

My version of the Erin Condren life planner is vertical  and the November pages are themed in blue so as much as I love to cover up the preprinted colored portions of the planner and create something totally new, like I did with my patriotic pages.

patriotic planner pages, red white and blue, 4th of July, Memorial Day, #planner #erincondren #eclpYou can save $10 on your Erin Condren Life Planner when you use THIS LINK to create an account. The coupon will be emailed to you and will be good for 30 days!

It’s faster and easier to just go with the colors that are already there, and besides, they are so pretty anyway. I like to decorate mine both ways depending on what I want it to look, like, and what I have time for.

november erin condren inexpensive pritnable stickers from etsyThese November planner stickers from MeeDigiScraps were only $1.20 with a 50% off sale she has going on right now.

Came with 2 pages of custom designs in the perfect colors for this months layout in your Erin Condren Life Planner.

november erin condren inexpensive pritnable stickers from etsy meedigiscraps page 2I particularly like the stickers that fill the full square of the vertical spread sections (morning, afternoon, evening) because they are easiest to cut out and add a lot of color to the spread.

Next stickers I liked for your november planning were these great fall quotes. I actually liked these for October too. I guess if you live where it gets cool a bit earlier you could use these in September as well, it’s still too hot here at that time for me to even think about falling leaves and pumpkin everything.

These next stickers I want to show you are from a shop called MonBonBon

I love the stickers in this shop and you will definitely see some her stickers gracing my planner pages in the months to come. Her designs are great.

erin condren thankful planner stickers for november inexpensive etsy printableHer November Planner Stickers are great and she had a set Fall Quote stickers I was equally fond of. Honestly I am probably going back to buy those. Her sticker sheets were only $1.49 per download and she had discounts starting at $5 with 10% off.

Next up are these really great stickers from an Etsy Shop called MeeDigi Scraps

inexpensive christams planner printable stickers from Etsy Yep, that’s right. Same shop that made the first stickers I showed you, earlier in this post.

I wanted to get 4 or 5 sheets of stickers, a mix of squares and qutoes and flags, so I wanted the price point to be low so I could get just as many sheets as I wanted, and the prices at this shop helped me do that, plus look how cute!!

I love making planner stickers like this to print out myself, and do it whenever I can, but with prices like these, it is nice to take a break from making them myself. Although the perfectionist in me is just dying to make the perfect planner stickers for Thanksgiving. Next year, you guys, probably in January when my life slows down.

I liked a few of these, and for the price it was worth getting the whole sheet even though there are some stickers on here that I know I will not use, but that could be true for any number of stickers in my box.

They were a little preachy, but I wanted a few more Christian stickers for my planner over the holiday season. A little Jesus is the reason quote gets me every time. I have to remind myself daily that the way to show Christ is through love for others, so if you are like me a little reminder in your planner that this time is about Him and for Him is great. If not, keep scrolling.

These are $2.25 a sheet from Random Blessing.

Half of the sheet is Christmas themed and half of the sheet is Easter themed.

random blessing inexpensive christmas easter quote planner stickersThat’s it, I’ll be back here next week to show you how I used these stickers in my weekly and monthly spreads, until then Happy Planning and thanks for stopping by!

Ashley!

June Decorated Planner Pages from My Erin Condren Life Planner

June planner pages, easy ideas for decorating your erin condren life plannerI really love decorating my Erin Condren Life planner. So much fun. My love for washi tape and stickers and being organized all come together in one place.

Save $10 when you order your Erin Condren Life Planner though this link!

The new Erin Condren Life Planner looks to be as great as it has ever been, but as an added feature you can choose between two layouts, vertical (pictured above) or horizontal. Also, the weeks start on Sunday instead of Monday as they do in last edition.

June started with National Donut Day so I had a lot of fun decorating my planner with some donut stickers I bought mine from Walmart you can find them online here you can find them on Amazon by clicking here if you cannot find them locally.

june planner pages national donut week donut themed planner pagesInterestingly enough I did not even enjoy one of the lovely frosted pastries on National Doughnut Day. I guess it is better than I had my indulgence through stickers (for my waistline anyway).

june planner pages national donut week donut themed planner pages left side of weekly spread decorated planner pagesThis is a really easy layout to do. Just had some pink polka dot washi tape, you should be able to find something similar wherever you buy your washi tape. You can get a good value buying washi tapes in sets online. Buying individual rolls of washi tape online can a little overpriced. Here is a great set of polka dot washi tape on Amazon if you are loving the polka dot look.

june planner pages national donut week donut themed planner pages right side of weekly spread decorated planner pagesI placed my polka dot washi tape across the top and bottom of the page first and then added dount stickers just randomly wherever I thought they would look good.

Still have plenty of donut stickers left over for another day too, so the stickers really go along way. I like to give myselft a lot of space for writing. I usually take my planner spread pictures before it is completely filled in. I just write in a few things so that you can get a feel for how it looks when the writing is included.

june planner pages butterfly themed planner pages weekly spread; decorated planner pagesWeek 2

For this week I used some slim rolls of the MT brand washing tape from AC Moore you can see as the blue stripe that goes across the bottom of the “night” rectangles and the teal stripe that goes across the very top of the page above the numbers of the day.

These are a lot harder to find online so I would suggest you just keep your eye out for them when you are at any craft store of get them from your favorite Etsy shop.

june planner pages butterfly themed planner pages left side of weekly spread; decorated planner pagesButterflies and some of the flowers are from a set of cardstock stickers that I purchased last time I was at Hobby Lobby. The stickers are listed here and I got them during a 50% off sale so they were about $1.25. If you don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you I recommend shopping online during one of their sales, it is worth the cost of shipping. Only problem is there is a ton of inventory to browse through so if you are thinking of purchasing from Hobby Lobby online start with making a list. A fun list, that you can put on pretty paper and add stickers too!

Across the very bottom margin is We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape, in Orange. Also use it along the left side margin next to the “to do list” section.

june planner pages butterfly themed planner pages right side of weekly spread; decorated planner pagesI am starting to love my weekly spreads so much I am sad wen the week is over. I think I could use several of the same spreads over and over again. I never know when I am going to come across another great affordable set of stickers though, so I guess I have trouble committing.

Week 3

june planner pages easy hearts and flower theme weekly  spread; decorated erin condren planner pagesPolka dots and flowers in teal and pink for the third week in June.

I prefer my weekly spreads to be easy and clean. I have seen some wonderful spreads that are completely covered in stickers and that is not for me (at least not at the moment.) I love negative space.

june planner pages easy hearts and flower theme left side of weekly  spreadI finally got myself a pack of Metallic Gel Pens on Amazon. I thought I was going to find some out shopping, but I never have time to make trips out of the house to only retrieve pens so although I left the house many times including several trips to stores that may have carried these exact pens, but never remembered to look.

After a few weeks of constantly forgetting to look for these pens, I went ahead and ordered these great pens. I am so glad I did. they were less than $7 and they are awesome. They write really smoothly and leave that great metallic shine and come in great colors. I love my Staedtlers but they don’t have gold and silver so I guess it was inevitable that I would have to branch out.

june planner pages easy hearts and flower themed right side of weekly  spreadSince washi tape is usually sheer I don’t mind putting it over the numbers across the top or sometimes if I have extra time (so almost never) I will cut the washi tape in half to fit into slimmer spots in my projects.

Week 4

june planner pages gold and mint decorated erin condren planner pagesMy favorite spread of the month. What could possibly be better than gold pineapple washi tape?

The pineapple washi tape is from A.C. Moore and the gold flower stickers are from Walmart.

I am pretty sure that I found that gold washi tape at Dollar Tree a couple of months ago.

june planner pages gold and mint decorated erin condren planner pages; left sideSlim gold washi tape came in a set of gold washi tape and I used it to cover up my time of the day titles on each rectangle. I also love these great big glitter gold heart stickers from the $1 section at Joann Fabrics.

Of course my favorite part of this weeks spread is the insert card I made to pop onto the binding.

june planner pages gold and mint decorated erin condren planner pages; right sideThe insert card was great and easy. I used a project life card I found in a clearance set and added some gold sticker letters from Walmart. Then for the back I took a piece of coordinating cardstock from a scrapbook paper pad and traced the shape of the card onto it and the cut it out with scissors.

From there I just added the wording and a heart sticker, glued them together and laminated them.

All that was left to do after laminating it was to punch some holes in it. Unfortunately my hole punch was too large so I had to get creative. I have since invested in a 1/8 hole punch for future projects.

Hope you enjoyed my planner pages, please post any comments or questions in the section below and I will do my best to reply promptly!

 

 

Decorating My Erin Condren Life Planner in May

So I recently was able to get the Erin Condren Life planner. I was able to get an amazing deal and I am so happy I finally took the plunge.I love the bright layouts and the vertical style, and I love making it personal and adding stickers to decorate it. Of course you can decorate any planner, but this beautiful planner has kept me more motivated then other planners I have used previously.

I have had so much fun decorating it. I have also had a lot of fun looking through pictures on Instagram and Pinterest seeing how everyone else is decorating theirs. There are so many great ideas out there.

I wanted to share some of the great weekly spreads I had come up with so far. I have seen some amazing spreads, but I have found for myself I like when my planner looks less cluttered. I don’t want to have 100 stickers. I prefer to do my spreads quickly and leave enough white space that every thing I have planned is easily viewable. I would rather have 3 or 4 planners than have everything jammed into one single planner.

my May 2015 decorated planner pages in my Erin Condren Planner using washi tape, masking tape and stickersI loved mixing this Scotch Brand Floral Masking Tape I found at Target with this pink gingham washi tape I got in a multi pack at Michael’s.

Added some floral stickers from a $1.00 book from Joann’s and I used a list pad from the Target dollar spot as a planner square. Added in a couple of stars from this sheet o shiny own stickers I had in my sticker box and one shiny owl a page flag and my little “Be Happy” sticker and it was just perfect.

I don’t over glorify being busy, but I did almost wish I had more to do so I had more need to open to this page.

Decorated weekly spread in my erin condren life planner may 2015The following week, I used this super cute polka dot washi tape. My hubby had brought home this wonderful blue floral washi tape from a recent trip from Japan. I really do love the look of these page flags but I have to always cover them in stickers to get them to stop from flying up. I have considered using some glue dots, but I keep them in a separate place from where my planner stuff is stored so it hasn’t happened yet. They really do look great, but I wouldn’t buy them again, though I will continue using them til they run out.

Found this cute little birdie sticker in the $1.00 spot at Joann’s and was able to use some coupons as well, very good deal. Took this picture before I finished filling it out.

Decorated Erin Condren Planner patriotic for Memorial Day. I was a little obsessed with finding these patriotic whale stickers in the Target One Spot. I won’t even tell you how many times I dragged my family to Target. Finally was able to find them and couldn’t wait to do my planner in some patriotic colors for Memorial Day.

I used a to do list from the target dollar spot, and cut off the star spangled portion to put vertically along the side of this spread.  The sparkly silver washi tape is actually from dollar tree and the red and white striped washi tape is from some Christmas clearance. I cut the red border from around the sheet of whale stickers and placed them over the morning, afternoon, and night labels so my planner could be only the red white and blue colors I wanted.

Came out perfectly.

Hope you are having fun decorating your planner. If you have not already gotten your hands on one of these planners click here to order through this link and save $10 off your order!

 

My New Erin Condren Life Planner

I know that for 2015 I’m officially up to 3 life planners now, but the deal on the Erin Condren Life Planner was too good to resist.

I am so grateful to a dear friend of mine who helped me save on this awesome life planner.

In case you haven’t heard, the 2015 Erin Condren Life Planners are on sale for only $30!

Best news is if you use a referral link (you can use mine by clicking here) you can save an additional $10, making the planner only $20 plus shipping.

erin condren life planner saleI ordered a planner from the quote planner selection. I ordered the planner from the picture above that is on the right. You have the option to choose from a variety of colors, and to personalize it with a name on the bottom.

I chose mint for the background color and navy for the foreground and lettering. I love it!

my mint and navy erin condren life planner and all the extras that came with itIf you didn’t know already, when you receive your Erin Condren planner (which came rather quickly by the way) you get lots of lovely extras. The Erin Condren website has a lot more than planners to offer. They have notebooks and personalized stickers, plus alternate replacement covers and the extra things that come with your planner are just a little preview of what they have to offer as well as a thank you for your purchase.

I received personalized stickers, and gift tags, plus a post card and a quote card, all very cute stuff.

I am using a separate planner to keep track of my homeschooling, and a planner to schedule blog stuff. I am a serious planner addict and statistics junkie (who makes these terms by the way?). I really want to track everything. I am happy to make a tracking chart of some sort for most things I do in my life. I want to track my housework, my running, my eating, I could go on.

It is my desire to make my own planner, like I did for my homsechool planner which I love. This Erin Condren planner is so nice though, I might just change my mind.

Of course I could not wait to decorate it. So here is the second half of the current week. The Erin Condren Planner varies from month to month with the colors on the pages. The weekly pages of May are in pink so I went with pink for my decorations.

May 2015 weekly decorated planner viewI cut some washi tape in half to fit it into the top and bottom margins. I just wasn’t ready to cover up too much of the planner page yet.

I also added some polka dot washi tape between the days and a few flowers and hearts and page flags. Quick and easy and gorgeous. Can’t wait to share more gorgeous spreads with you guys.

I definitely recommend this product. I love the heavy weight coil and the weight and size and quality of this product.

Yep, I am in planner heaven.

If you are considering buying this planner, now is a great time. These planners have been on sale for a while now, and now that I am holding the planner in my hands I do wish I had ordered it sooner.

Make sure to use this link to get $10 off of your planner purchase. Your order even comes with a coupon code for $10 off of your next purchase that never expires!

We will see if this ends up being my favorite planner, it definitely is beautiful. Do you guys have a favorite planner? Please tell me what it is in the comments below. I am always in the market for a great planner.

 

 

Cute Planner Supplies
for $1 or Less

I love decorating my planner. I don’t always find time to get every week looking pretty, but I usually decorate my planner at least 3 weeks out of the month. I know that planner supplies can get super expensive, and the planner itself can be pretty pricey as well.

Right now I am using a notebook I made into a planner and another planner for homeschool I printed up and had bound at the local office supply store for about $5. I don’t decorate my homeschool planner so that is one way i save money.

I made the homeschool planner so I purposely made sure that it would have a lot of lovely things throughout so it wouldn’t get bulky with washi tape and sticky notes, just in case my homeschool association ask to look at it.

We all like saving money and having pretty things, and sometimes it can be pretty tricky to do both. I admit finding wonderful inexpensive things can take time. I don’t always have a lot of time, but I do have 3 go to places where I feel like I am guaranteed to find inexpensive supplies for my planner

Joann planner supplies from the dollar spotNumber one place (which I cannot always get to because it if far from where I live) is Joann Stores.

They have a section in their scrapbooking section that is filled with lots of items that cost just $1. Even better, periodically these items go on sale for 50% off, which means that you can get each item in that section for only $.50 each!

If you are lucky it may even happen on a weekend that their is a coupon out for 20% off your total purchase, which is what happened to me. The photo above are all items from the $1 section of scrapbooking items. My entire purchase was less than $8. Phenomenal.

Dollar Tree stores washi tape, inexpensive planner suppliesNext up is Dollar Tree Stores. Did you know that Dollar Tree sells washi tape. There is a Dollar Tree not too far from here in North Chaleston (South Carolina) near an Old Navy store that is absolutely the biggest Dollar General I have ever been to.

I have heard some people say that their Dollar Tree location does not sell the washi tape, but it is worth checking because each roll is only $1, and some of them are super cute.

While you are at the dollar store don’t forget to check out the stickers in the school supplies section and nearby to the greeting cards.

I have found the cutest Eiffel tower sticker theirs. The package was 96 Eiffel Tower stickers (or 4 sheets) for only $1!

Target dollar spot planner supplies, inexpensive planner suppliesLastly the Target Dollar Spot. They have a lot of great things in the dollar spot at Target. I love to look in there for office supplies and activities for my children. Better than getting them a candy bar any day.

I have also recently found that they have a lot of wonderful things for planner addicts like me.

If you are looking for inexpensive planner supplies check the Target Dollar spot for items like the cute pens pictured above, to sticky notes, to do list pads, and even washi tape! They also sell stamps and candles and clip boards. Careful though, those dollars can add up quickly.

The candles I purchased in the picture above were not $1, but they are super cute and they smell good, and they really made that picture look pretty, right?

The pens pictured above came 2 or 3 to a pack and I can’t remember the last time my pen ran out of ink or I used and entire pad of sticky notes. Pretty good investment for $1.

You can really find some great deals on planner supplies if you are patient and consistent. I hardly ever go out just to find planner supplies. Almost never, really. I just stop by the $1 spot at Target whenever I am in there (which is way too often) and I do pretty well.

Remember that you don’t need to have a lot of stuff to make your planner beautiful. One sheet of stickers and some washi tape can really go a long way.

Have fun with it, don’t let it take up too much of your time (unless you have lots of time), quick and easy, simple and affordable can still make a gorgeous planner.

 

Save on Planner Supplies At Joann Stores

Decorating my planner is so much fun. I love all the neat stickers and washi tape I have collected to put into my planner. I am always on the lookout for stickers or paper tape wherever I go, in hopes that I’ll find some rare or undiscovered set of stickers I’ve never seen before.
Recenlty I was doing some shopping nearby to a Joann Store and I decided to just stop in and see what they had in stock in the $1 spot. I am guilty of going into Joann’s unprepared and coming out wondering how I spent so much money. So I was a bit reluctant to go into the store at all.
I told myself I would just buy 4 or 5 things. No more than $10, and then, I prayed a little.
I went straight to my destination and was pretty pleased to discover that they were having 50% off paper crafts, including all the stickers and other things I love for my planner that are available for $1.

Since I had not signed up for the text alerts yet I was able tot do that as well and that allowed me to save 20% off my total purchase in addition to the sale.

joann stores $1 paper crafting items, planning items, scrapbook items for plannersSo I ended up with more things than I had planned on getting, but I was so thrilled about the price.

Usually there is not much to chose from as everything is normally out of stock at the location I have available to me. Not this day though, this day they had everything. I got some for me and some for my 6 year old daughter who has a notebook she decorates with me.

I got everything pictured above for less than $8. It was a very fun shopping day. I happened to be alone, so I stayed and talked with the cashier way too long and got more than I needed for less than it cost. Seems like a winning situation already

I can never plan a trip out just to go to Joann’s because of the sheer distance it is from the house, but whenever I am out that way I try to remember to stop at Joann’s if there is time.

What a fun haul, I have enjoyed these stickers so much, and I just love the little notebooks they sell in this same area of the store.There are so many cute items available to in this $1 section and after my coupons I averaged just $.20 per item.

What is your favorite place get supplies for your planner?

Have a wonderful well planned week everyone!

 

St. Patrick’s Week
Weekly Planner Spread

I cannot believe that it is the middle of March already. I am always surprised by how quickly time passes. When we were getting ready to move across the country I thought this is going to be such a slow painful process. I was (am) sad to leave behind people that I love, and i figured it was going to be a slow painful process of healing those wounds.

Now it’s like snap your fingers and 6 months have flown by. Trying to keep things organized and their are no goals achieved without first devising a plan.

The problem that I always seem to run into is each task take longer than I have allotted for, we must always keep working toward our goals though. So I will keep trying and seeing what works and then go back and plan better the next time.

st. patrick's day week - life planner weekly viewI am still thoroughly enjoying my Planner from a Notebook and have been making stickers that have been making it so much better. I haven’t had time to look through the oodles and oodles of stickers available on Etsy, but it is on my list of things I want to do, and that list is also in this planner.

I love my Church planner stickers, and recently made them in a varied color set so hopefully I will have a color to go with every spread idea I come up with, but somehow I doubt it.

Always have my meal tracking stickers at the bottom even though right now my fitness goals are on hold as we all recover from my husband being back from a very long business trip.

Planning on getting back on track next week. not sure if I have the will power for another detox right off, but I miss eating healthy.

worship the lamb song lyric planner sticker in greenJust finished a new set of planner stickers (more details on these coming soon) using some of my favorite contemporary christian song lyrics. I have so many ideas for stickers! There just isn’t enough time. Most important thing to do with my time of course is to spend it with my God and my family, and then the rest of it is for running and planning and blogging.

I love seeing little bits of inspirational phrases in the sections of my weekly view. This is the planner I primarily use for my blog so I try not to use it for everything, but right now it is the only planner I have besides my homeschool planner so I find I am often adding other things into it that are not blog related. I don’t think I could manage another planner right now.

Before we moved I was working on a life planner for myself that would be a little bit thicker than your average planner, but it would have everything that I needed all in one place. I need to get back to working on that planner.

For this week however while I am loving my lyrics stickers and my church stickers, I think my favorite part of my last few weekly spreads have been these margin stickers I have made with quotes on these. Sometimes I need this space so I cannot always do this, but when I can it is quite lovely.

green quote margin sticker dreams don't work unless you do weekly printable planner stickerI even added a four leaf clover to the margin quote this week, being in the spirit of things and all.

I had to make my weekly spread in a hurry so I didn’t get to use the neatest handwriting, but it was still wonderful to turn to the green flowery pages of this week and check off the things that I accomplished.

Probably the worst part of the week is when I sit down to plan next week and have to transfer over all the things from this week that I didn’t get to. I am hoping to get to do some craft shopping, although I can’t imagine buying anymore washi tape, but I do have to go to Old Navy this weekend and there is a Michael’s right there, so…. I guess that will just give me a great opportunity to practice self discipline. Should come in handy with some upcoming health and fitness goals I have.

Haven’t decided on the colors for next week, but I am feeling floral and probably pink, although all things purple and turquoise are lovely as well. Good thing their are 52 weeks in a year.

Beautiful Blue Floral Washi Tape for Planners

I just love these new washi tapes I go in the mail this week from Amazon. I had to order something for the kids so I decided might as well throw in something for myself, right?

This set was called Wrapables Sweet Dusk Washi Masking Tape, 10M by 15mm, Set of 3 and they were about $3 a roll, which is how much washi tape can tend to run so not outrageously over priced, but just about average.
I love getting washi tape from $1 spot at JoAnn and of course when it is on sale, but this was just a special treat and how I love it so.

teal turquoise and blue floral washi tape for planner, erin condrenThe two tapes on the right are from the set I just ordered from Amazon. The tape with the large blue flowers is from the clearance box at Walmart. That tape is scotch brand and is glossy a little different from the matte finish of the more traditional washi tape.

I think teal and turquoise must be my favorite colors. I could just look at these tapes all day, but instead I think I will look into making some wall art with these as inspiration.

blue floral washi tape styles decorative tape for planners in teal, turquoise and blue floralsI admit that my washi tape collection has recently outgrown the current storage arrangement I had, but that just gives me another project to look forward to. You can never have too much beautiful in your life right. Plus, having extra means there is plenty to share with all the little grabby hands around here. I let my 6 year old have a length of each of these when I was done taking this photo.

IMG_4633I wish that I could get out of the house and shop more, but I know that the more I go the more I spend so I am happy to have my once monthly excursions to go shopping for little things for my wardrobe and my planner. Makes everything you come home with seem like little treasures this way.

In the mean time I will stare at the beautiful pictures of washi tape and planners I find online and on Instagram and try to add my own beauty to the mix. Of course there is always online shopping, but I find I don’t have much time for that either.

Where is your favorite place to buy washi tape or other planner supplies? I have heard of communities on Facebook where you can get discounted washi tape, anyone a part of one of those? I would love to check that out.