Sunday, July 24, 2011

so what if i'm a planner?

I don't keep it too big of a secret that I'm a planner. I mean, I take pride in my color-coded Excel spreadsheets. I'm just that kind of girl. I'm also a fan of journaling and I like to keep a planner (as in the calender kind) with me at all times. I'm a huge fan of the cheepy ones from WalMart and the like, but as my life has gotten busier, these little ones just couldn't keep up with me. This summer, I've found myself forgetting things left and right. I cannot stay on top of things (could be the 6 hours of school- crammed into month- and the twenty hours-ish of work each week). But, I'm just tired which is leading to forgetfulness. And I hate being forgetful. It's like my biggest pet peeve EVER (okay. maybe it's second to being late). But, regardless, I've started the search for a planner for this next year. I know it's going to be busy and I have to stay on top of things. I need to ensure that I remember all my homework, appointments, and the such (and remembering to eat and brush my teeth and other important stuff like that).

At first, I was going to make my own planner. You know, super creative like I did for Mom's Christmas present last year.

But, then I decided I needed something more detailed then I was willing to put the time in for. Since time is money and all and I don't have enough time in the first place (though I'm thoroughly enjoying a lazy weekend for the first time in a LONG time). So, I started looking at various sites that sold planners. I started with Target and Walmart...and failed. Then, I moved on to Etsy. I found some I liked, but the shops were closed until August. And I didn't want to wait that long. I pondered the MyAgenda, but wasn't feeling it. Then, I got an email from Erin Condren. 2011/2012 Life Planners now on sale. Super cute. Personalized. Colorful.

Check. Found my planner. It's a little pricier than I planned on, but I found a $10 off coupon code online. And I justified the fact it was pretty much what I was looking for. And would last me until graduation from college. And...I get a paycheck now, so I can splurge every now and then. :)
You can go here to check out and see what all the fuss is all about. (No, I'm not getting paid to do this. I didn't even get a discount. I just like them this much that I wanted to share it with you.) Obviously, since I just ordered it, I don't have my planner yet. It'll be a week or two before that. But trust me- I'm planning on sharing about it once I get it in the mail. Hurry Mr. FedEx, hurry!


  1. at a great website Erin Condren has! Enjoy your planner :)

  2. LOVE her site!!! I need to be on the lookout for a new planner!

  3. I love that! It will be worth the investment! I love a good planner. Makes me feel soo much better about living life. ha!

  4. Lauren! I am so glad you found me because that lead me to your beautiful blog! you have such a gift for writing and your passion for the Lord is so bright! so great to meet you! :)