June 30, 2016

Erin Condren 2016 Haul!

GUYS. Today feels like Christmas! I’m sharing my Erin Condren haul for this year, including my 2017 Life Planner! I got a couple other things as well, and I’m sharing it all with you. I’m also sharing some of my thoughts about ordering on launch day (June 1st).

Erin Condren Haul!

Check out my haul video below:

 

My 2017 Life Planner

Because my current Life Planner goes through the end of the year, I decided to go with the 12 month version (Jan-Dec 2017). I like to finish things completely, and because I already have things in the last 6 months of my planner, I didn’t want it to go to waste even though it’s only $5 for the additional 6 months. I think Erin Condren should offer a planner that goes from July-July to avoid this problem. Currently they offer July 2016-December 2017, or January 2017-December 2017. If you buy at any time for the rest of this year, for an additional $5 you can get the remaining months of the year. I also learned that they charged $5 for cover personalization, which I think is not right. Erin Condren products are all about personalization, so I do not think there should be an upcharge for this. When you buy extra cover, you are not charged for personalization. I will be emailing them about this, because I was not happy to learn this.

They changed things up this year, offering different colour schemes, as well as choosing your own coil and layout (vertical, horizontal, or hourly). While I liked the neutral theme, the colours are really what attracted me to the planners in the first place. They are just so pretty! I chose the colourful theme and vertical layout, with a rose gold coil. You can choose either platinum, gold, or rose gold for your coil. The rose gold coil or gold coil is an additional $10. I walk through the planner in the video, so take a look above if you are interested!

2017 Life Planner

Inside The Planner

Interchangeable Covers

Journals (Notebooks)

When these were released I definitely looked and waited until the Life Planner launch so I could grab everything together. I decided to get 2 notebooks, 1 for anything to do with my bakery, and one for everything else. I have filled up a few of the pages at the back of my planner, but wanted a little bit more space where I can make lists to my heart’s content. I chose to get the lined journals, instead of the dot grid option, and I can’t wait to use them! I decided to get the second notebook to match my planner 🙂 The colour I chose for the journal and extra covers for my planner are in Dusk- the closest to the actual design.

The difference between the Journal and notebooks are the binding. The notebooks are spiral bound (like the Life Planners). I decided to try the journals, and I will report back on how I like writing in them!

Journals

Accessories

I got two snap in dashboards to try out, and I will definitely let you know what I think if them, and which one I end up using! The first one is for meal planning, with sections for each day of the week to write meals, and the back is for a grocery list! I’ve learned how much easier it is to grocery shop when meal planning, and I think I will definitely use this when I have my own place. The second is just blank, so I’m not quite sure what I will use it for, but I’m sure I will find something! They both work with wet erase markers.

Dashboards

Ordering on Launch Day

This was my first time ordering on launch day, and I definitely learned a lot! First of all, even getting the website to load was a tall task. I can’t imagine how many people were trying to access the website at the same time. It became very frustrating because once you were on the website it was very slow and kept crashing. Once I had all the items in my cart, checking out was difficult as well. Once I finally got to the checkout page and had entered my credit card information, the site crashed! I had my email open to see if it went through (looking for a confirmation number), and had nothing, so I tried again. The same thing happened. So I gave up on it for a while. I came back a couple hours later and when I logged into my account my cart was empty. The order had been placed- twice! I emailed customer service right away and was nervous that I was going to get two shipments of the exact same things, all personalized with my name on it! I didn’t receive my confirmation emails until that evening, and I received two emails! Luckily I heard back from customer service the next day and got the duplicate order cancelled. I was so relieved and thanked them very much for their great customer service- I can only imagine how busy they were! After watching other haul videos, it turns out the duplicate orders didn’t just happen to me. It’s something I think Erin Condren could have prevented and should have been more organized to avoid.

What I took from all of this: don’t order on launch day! The earliest you planner is going to start is July, and shipping only takes a few weeks, so you can most definitely wait! I’m glad I figured this out and am happy to share my experience with you!

 

Giveaway!

I’m super excited to announce my first giveaway! To celebrate with other organize-loving people and also to celebrate the 1st birthday of A Disney Obsession on Friday (can you believe it?!), I’m giving away a journal!

Giveaway Journal

a Rafflecopter giveaway

ONE winner will receive an Erin Condren Journal! No purchase necessary. This giveaway is not sponsored. The giveaway will run for one weeks time until July 8th at 12 AM EST. If under the age of 18, please ask parental permission before entering. This giveaway is open internationally. I will email the winner directly, and announce the winner in this blog post!

 

If you would like $10 off your first Erin Condren order, use this link!

 

I hope you enjoyed a look at my haul, let me know what you would use the most in the comments!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey

Comments

  1. Adella Gonzalez says:

    I would use this as my “master-list” book. Lists for reading, household cleaning projects, organization projects…and so much more. I love making lists.
    Thank you for the chance to win! I love Erin Condren.

    • adisneyobsession says:

      I love making lists too! I think the notebook I bought will serve as my “master list” book as well. Thank you for entering and good luck! 🙂

  2. I would love to track my latest project in that notebook 🙂 Or by dream vacations!

    • adisneyobsession says:

      I have a page in my planner now that lists all the places I’d love to travel, maybe I will move that over to my notebook! Good luck and thank you for entering! 🙂

  3. Paige Kirby says:

    I would use the journal to keep me in track with my studying! 😊📕

    • adisneyobsession says:

      If I was still in school one of those notebook would have been so helpful! I’m such a visual person that I need to write everything down. Good luck and thank you for entering! 🙂

  4. I’d keep it at my bedside and would jot down notes before I go to bed. That way it’s out of my head and I’d get a peaceful night’s sleep

    • adisneyobsession says:

      That’s a great way to use a notebook! It’s hard falling asleep when you have things on your mind. I keep my notebook on my bedside table now as well! Thank you for entering and good luck! 🙂

  5. Kathleen D says:

    I would use this journal as a home project/cleaning organizer and family goal planner. I’d set up a weekly, monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual check lists. This would definitely be useful in my life!

    • adisneyobsession says:

      I hadn’t thought go organizing it in that way, thanks for sharing! I definitely plan on adding cleaning schedules or lists to my notebook! Good luck and thank you for entering! 🙂

  6. isabella salazar says:

    i would use the journal to help my sister with her wedding plans to keep everything in check

    • adisneyobsession says:

      I can only imagine how many things there are for you to help keep track of with wedding plans! Erin Condren does carry wedding planners if your sister is interested! Thank you for entering and good luck! 🙂

  7. Lauren Hylander says:

    I would totally use it as a journal to literally write everything down in! I like to write when I’m feeling sad, as well as make lists ( I’m OBSESSED with lists) It would be my Go-To that I would have with me everywhere!

    • adisneyobsession says:

      That sounds like a great use of the notebook Lauren! It’s a great size that could easily fit in a larger bag or purse! Good luck and thank you for entering! 🙂

  8. I would use is for travel planning.

    Great post, thanks for review !

    • adisneyobsession says:

      I’ve put aside a few pages so far for trip planning. It’s great that the pages come out so you can take them with you if you don’t want to bring the whole notebook! Thank you Katie! Good luck in the giveaway! 🙂

  9. xiomara fermin says:

    i would use it to plan out my everyday schudule =)

  10. xiomara fermin says:

    i would use the journal to keep everything on track cause im a very forgetful person

  11. Alexa rios says:

    I would love to use the journal to keep track of my job meetings

  12. Tara Trang says:

    I am going to University this year and I am trying to be more organize with my notes and scheduling! I would love to use the journal to jot down quick notes. I may even use half of it to be like a daily dairy. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    • adisneyobsession says:

      Those both sound like great ways to use the journal! Thanks for entering and good luck! 🙂

  13. hunter maya says:

    I would love to get this journal for my girlfriend she just loves them.

  14. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I would absolutely love this! I am old-school and I love writing things down and decorating my paper! The Erin Condren planner would be so perfect for my fun-filled, busy life. I love the Mid Century Circles one. I love the rainbow colors.

    • adisneyobsession says:

      I’m completely the same way! This giveaway is for a journal, not a Life Planner. Maybe someday I can do a giveaway for a planner! You can use my link above to get $10 off a Life Planner 🙂 Thank you for entering and good luck!

  15. I would use the journal to plan out my business trips.

  16. infinite2017 says:

    I’d turn the journal into a mini bullet journal/calendar to help me keep track of my academic life.

    • adisneyobsession says:

      I really wish I had found this company when I was still in school, it would have been so helpful! Good luck and thanks for entering! 🙂

  17. vanessa mota says:

    i would use the journal to keep a list of projects i plan to do. =) thank you so much for the giveaway.

  18. I would plan out my school year activities on the journal.

    • adisneyobsession says:

      The different coloured sections would be great for keeping activities separate! Good luck and thank you for entering!

  19. I never used a journal before .Thank you for the giveaway

  20. Dana Klement says:

    I would use the journal to record memories of my daughters’ lives.They are 5 and 7, and time goes so quickly that I forget to write down some of the special little things they do! Love your journals and planner, so pretty!

    • adisneyobsession says:

      That would be a great way to use the journal! Keep it on your bedside table and jot down all of the great things they do! Thank you 🙂 Pretty things are my weakness! Good luck with the giveaway!

  21. Marilyn Klingensmith says:

    How generous of you to do this giveaway! I would use the journal to keep track of all my sewing projects that are in progress. I could keep track of the materials I am using, when I started and who I gave to it if it was gift. I also could keep new ideas and designs for future projects and supply lists as well. I think it could work out great for me!
    Thanks again for this giveaway!

    • adisneyobsession says:

      I’m happy to give something back! That sounds like a great way to use a journal, you’ve got it all planned! Good luck and thanks for entering! 🙂

  22. This would be great to keep my family’s schedules all in one place…so many classes, events and dinners!

  23. Definitely entering the contest. This is so much fun!

    • adisneyobsession says:

      I’m so glad you are enjoying it! 🙂 Good luck in the giveaway and thanks for entering!

  24. Cassidy says:

    I would love to use the journal for school to help keep notes together and organized. It will make note taking so much simpler.

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