Favorite things giveaway: Erin Condren

I’m so excited about today’s giveaway, because it’s something that I use on a daily basis and feel hopeless without it: my Erin Condren planner

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I had heard a lot of hubbub about these planners, and being a “paper over technology” kind of girl (when it comes to planning, at least), I figured I’d give it a try. My random notebook method was working ok for me, until I lost whatever notebook I was working on. 😉 This planner changed my life. It’s so much easier to navigate the grand scheme of things and organize my days, which are often broken down into multiple segments. I ordered mine a couple of months into 2014, and already have my 2015 one designed and ready!

Here’s what a less crazy week looked like (Thanksgiving week!).

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Some special features of these planners:

-You can personalize them. You add your name, pick your pattern, add a photo if you’d like, and can design it to make it truly yours.

-Monthly and daily schedules. I like to write big events on the monthly calendars, and during the week, I’ll plan out each day according to teaching, events, deadlines, etc.

-Stickers! I wasn’t quite sure how often I’d use these, but they have been awesome. You can write on the stickers to make certain events stand out, and even create personalized ones. I made some that say “deadline,” “out of town,” “Tom gone,” and “Liv event.” They include blank stickers and some generic ones with the planner. (Doc appointment, hair appointment, etc.)

-Folders: I can easily store receipts or important swatches of paper. There is also a sealed pouch with fun bonus stationary. I have some notecards and business cards stashed in that little pouch.

I was so excited when I reached out to Erin Condren and they kindly offered $50 gift certificates (the perfect amount to create your own planner) to two lucky readers.

Here’s how to enter:

-Leave a comment with something you’re looking forward to in the next month

-Tweet “I want to win @erincondren from @fitnessista #favoritethings” and leave an extra comment with the link to your tweet!

Ready, set, go!



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  1. Spending a nice relaxing Christmas with my family…and going on a quick little winter getaway right after the holiday with my boyfriend!

  2. Chelsea C says:

    I cannot WAIT to have a break from grad school, go on vacation with my best college friends and get geared up for another semester!

  3. Seeing my family over the holidays!

  4. I am looking forward to spending time with my family and friends and enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation.

  5. I’m looking forward to Christmas! I’m doing a Frozen Christmas so decorating, making fun treats, listening to Let It Go on repeat. 🙂

  6. Oh. My. Gosh. This planner is my dream prize!! We are so incredibly busy this entire month but I am really looking forward to venturing to Washington to spend time with my in-laws over Christmas. I need a break from work!

  7. I’m telling ya, I want to win one of these baaaaad. 🙂 https://twitter.com/kt_hood/status/542511858431692800

  8. Cute planner!! I am looking forward to a trail half marathon I signed up for, on Dec 27!

  9. My birthday, time with family during Christmas, and a trip to Tahoe!

  10. Adorable planner. I’m looking forward to Orange Theory opening up in my city and giving it a try.

  11. Looking forward to getting married on 1/2/15!

  12. Tonia Smith says:

    I’m looking forward to holiday vacation and whipping up some yummy goodness for my family. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Dyalmis Izquierdo says:

    This holiday season, I am most looking forward to finishing up my finals, receiving wonderful grades (God willing), and spending a tremendous amount of time with my wonderful family. 🙂

  15. I am looking forward to moving back to FLORIDA over New years!! WOOHOO!!

  16. I’m looking forward to making videos for my blog 🙂 I am nervous to get in front of the camera but I think it will take some getting used to.

  17. I am looking forward to Lush B1G1 the day after Christmas! It’s my favorite time to shop for Lush. And I’m looking forward to next year….and my very first 5k RUN in March.

  18. I’m looking forward to doing more wedding planning and taking up a new fitness class next month!

  19. I am most looking forward to just spending time with the family looking at decorations!

  20. I adore my EC planner! I’ve been using my 2015 one for a few weeks now with the rest of 2014 added on to it. I will say that I would rather have the option of not being able to change out the covers. My planner gets stuffed into my purse and teacher bag and the covers tend to fall off. Not a huge deal, but I would rather commit to a cover for the year and not have to deal with it.

    I’m curious- how do you break up your day? Do you use it for morning-afternoon-night or do you break it up by to-dos, meals, etc. I color code mine so all my school activities are in purple and then write to-dos wherever they’ll fit in between. I’m always curious to see new ways to use it!

  21. Getting to spend time with family!

  22. cynthiasolc says:

    family in town

  23. I am looking forward to being one step closer to the new year and getting more organized.

  24. Yohany Herrera says:

    I look forward to spending time with my mom this christmas.

  25. I’m looking forward to my husband & I celebrating our 15 year anniversary! God is good….

  26. I’m looking forward to spending time with friends and family!

  27. Elizabeth Ashe says:

    I start student teaching in 2 weeks and I can’t wait!

  28. Elizabeth Ashe says:
  29. I’m looking forward to starting the new term (grad school) where I can finally start taking more focused courses.

  30. Ina Vanderhorst says:

    Looking forward to starting my last semester in college! 🙂

  31. I’m looking forward to swimming outdoors! <3

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