*Disclaimer – I purchased all these stickers myself, and I was not paid to give my honest review of these products.*
Another month, another chance to decorate! I’m still not happy with my planner skills, but I’m practicing and learning. I think it’s mostly because I’m just not that happy with the layout of my ELCP as I initially thought I would be. My handwriting is big and unless you’re ambidextrous it’s really difficult to fill out a spiral-bound book. I also just can’t find a STINKING PEN that doesn’t smudge and works on matte and slick paper! I end up using white-out (ew). I’ll definitely be looking for some better pens this month – its a goal for sure! Hopefully I can do a review post on them. Do you have a favorite? Comment and let me know!!
Despite my setbacks, I DID find a really great sticker shop on etsy! The SweetPaper Co had a super cute May set that I tried and I liked it. The stickers match well to the ELCP month’s colors, and they are matte so they are easy to write on (if you have the right pen). Next month I’m going to try and not have everything so matchy-matchy. It’s not bad, I guess it’s just not my style! Here’s my layout:
I. love. planners. Apparently a TON of people feel the same way. (There is a whole planner addicts community on instagram and youtube)! My sister in law also loves planners. We like to talk about how much we love our paper planners in front of my husband, who thinks paper is obsolete and that I should stop living in the past and just “use your iCalendar already”. Then, we like to keep talking about how we will use our paper planners despite his attitude towards them because.. well WE DO WHAT WE WANT. And what we want is to physically cross off our to-do lists with a writing utensil … amen?! Haha!
Anyway… my super awesome sister-in-law, Tiffany Malloy, introduced me to the wonder that is the Erin Condren Life Planner and OH MAN am I excited! If you haven’t heard of these planners before I highly suggest you go to her website for a review! She has an affiliate link to get you 10$ off your purchase 🙂
Anyhoo – I just received mine and could barely wait to start organizing and decorating. While I was waiting to get it I found a lot of cute ways to personalize the planner and I thought maybe I’d share what I came up with each month. So here it is… the month of January!
I found these great stickers on Etsy
I’ve also seen someone print off instagram photos on sticker paper and decorate with them – which I think is an excellent idea! I still haven’t decided exactly how I’m going to use the calendar, especially the week by week pages. I don’t think it’s quite big enough for me to fit everything I do on daily basis, but I do think it would be a fantastic milestone calendar for my baby girl! I’ll do my best to keep up with this month to month, and let you know how it goes.
Do you have an Erin Condren Life Planner? How do you decorate? Show me!!