This week I received my first Erin Condren life planner, that I purchased as a birthday gift to myself. I've been eyeing it for over a year but could not justify getting such an expensive planner. I know this is so hyped up but I had to try it out, especially since my A5 ring binder is running out of space. I'll keep the ECLP just for my weekly planning, while my A5 binder will be used for everything else, such as tracking down expenses (home and work related), long term to-dos, blog ideas and posts, wishlists, and so much more. It was getting too full to house the weekly pages, so I knew I needed to get something else for that - so for my birthday I treated myself :)
I was a little nervous to order, since reading some complaints online, about the ECLP customer service but my ordering process was fine and I received it in 3 weeks. I got the "ready to ship" version, with the Jolly Jester cover, with my initials on it. I really like the colors and geo pattern and I like that the covers can be switched around. It arrived in perfect condition and has no flaws. It's a nice notebook style planner with a huge coil and has a substancial weight to it. The covers are laminated and seem very sturdy. I don't know if I'm a fan of it's paper, seems too thin but again, it probably needs to be thin in order to fit 18 months. Overall it's a great quality planner (as we hope it to be, considering the hefty price tag).
It has several inspirational pages throughout, as well as note pages (in graph, blank and lines), along with a monthly view before the weekly spread, and a calendar page that goes until 2017. It also comes with a folder, made of nice glossy cardstock and a clear pvc pouch, that holds some freebies (like the coil clips and the icon stickers). There are some sticker pages, with box stickers, for birthdays, appointments and blank ones - they come in handy to mark things on the monthly view.
I'm not going further into much detail, as this has been reviewed by half of the earth population, but I thought I'd share my personal opinion on it - overall a beautiful planner that I'm happy with. Is it worth the price? Probably not but there's an irresistible appeal to this cult brand, how it makes planning so much fun and enjoyable, while bringing people together in a shared passion. The planner community is exciting, creative and vibrant, and I'm so happy to be part of it :)
This is my first week on this planner and I went with pink - always looks great :) I found this amazing washi tape on etsy - it's so cute and girly! The ombre stripes washi is from lorabailora. Most stickers are from my shop, Hello Petite Paper, as well as The Reset Girl and Cosmic Stickers (the little cellphones and plannet on the top left).
And this is my inspiration for next week, I'll go with Harry Potter! I've been re-watching (for the 364532467 time) all the movies with my boyfriend and he actually made the clipart, that I *HAD TO* turn into stickers, with his approval of course - love them! He has an etsy shop , with lots of cute illustrations :)
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Thank you for reading,
Vanessa ~ ♡
Hello and welcome! I'm Vanessa, the creator behind Petite&Co and Hello Petite Paper. I like to blog about planners, lettering, stationery, jewelry, food, traveling and more!
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