I’m back from London (we arrived last night, cuddled Bananas and then went out to dinner) and right now I’m relaxing at home (I took an additional day off from work) and this morning my new Erin Condren life planner arrived! I chose the watercolor palette cover and it’s the 18 month version. I also purchased two sets of the Erin Condren markers (we don’t have Sharpies here). I filled out the past week and what went on during our vacation.
As you know, I’ve had my Erin Condren Life Planner for almost a week now and I don’t think I could love it more (well I could, if I had those awesome US/UK stores available but that’s not happening unless I move, which isn’t likely). After one week I can already say that it has been a good investment although it has been a pricey investment as well. From washi tapes to post its to cute pens and stickers, these things aren’t always cheap. Anyways, even though it has only been one week, I’ve already learned a lot about what I like to do with it vs. what didn’t work so well and also a few things about myself in general. Here’s what I’ve learned so far:
Hip Hip Hurray! My Erin Condren life planner arrived today (one day early) and I couldn’t be more happy with it. I absolutely love decorating it! So far I’ve done a bit of this week, all of last week and the two weeks before. I’m using washi tape to mark the weekend and also to hide the writing on the bottom (that just says lists, meal plans, exercise etc.)
I have a bit of an obsessive compulsive personality and when I get into something, I really get into it. (Hence my huge shoe collection or my Lush stash.) I’ve been pretty good with make-up (I’m using up the items that are already in my collection and not buying new ones; but the hoarder in me is going slightly nuts when I run out of something and don’t repurchase. Because what if all of a sudden I need it out of the blue, what if there’s a zombie apocalypse and I’m left without my favorite make-up foundation?? Actually, yes, I totally will be repurchasing my favorite foundation, just not the other stuff. But foundation is very important. Priorities people.) I’ve been quite good with shoes too (but that’s more because I’ve run out of space to store them). I’ve been okay with Lush (I’m not buying any more bath bombs until I use up like half of my collection.)
But now I have a new addiction: I’ve gone planner crazy. It all started with placing an order for an Erin Condren life planner. No, actually, it all started with realizing that I am so unorganized and I that I totally need to buy a planner to plan ahead and have things listed and written down. I’ve always been into cute pens and stationery even as a little kid, I’ve always loved stickers so it’s actually quite surprising that it has taken me so long to get into the planner craze. Anyways, I thought I’d share some of my planner decoration collection and if you’re from Czech Republic, this could help you with where to look for cute stickers and washi tape.
I wasn’t supposed to buy anything but I couldn’t help myself. I placed an Asos order today. I feel a bit guilty as I’m on the verge of being very broke but I NEEDED an outlet for my stress (I working on my thesis paper again and it’s about as stressful as it gets). Here are some of the things I purchased:
I’ve had my eye on this New Look strawberry clutch and it was the one from the new line that I wanted the most (along with the pineapple one). I was thinking of getting the Skinny Dip Unicorn Tears clutch bag but that one was more than twice the amount that this one cost, so in the end I just went to the cheaper option.