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2020/2021 Layers Accessories Preview | Erin Condren #ECSquad

I just posted the Erin Condren life planner open box for 2020 slash 2021. I will leave that link up in a card for you and down below. I figured I wanted to do the accessories separate than the life planner, because I know some people are just interested in the life planner and some people are interested in just the accessories plus.

The article would have been like an hour long, so we’re going to break this puppy up. So here’s just some of the accessories that are going to be available on launch day by the way public launch day is on April 29 and then also, if you’re, an ec insider. Your launch day is on April 27. So you have a couple of extra days, which is very exciting, so the planners will be up then, as well as some of the accessories there’s, probably more accessories that I didn’t get and that’s okay.

So first things first! Thank you so much to the Erin Condren team, Sam and Tori. If you guys always think of me, thank you so much. I got this all in PR and I’m just going to tell you my thoughts. So let’s go through this a one by one and I will share what I know all right. First things. First, these little dudes are some of my favorite things. These are called complement cards and they’re like little business cards, and I absolutely love them.

I bring them to my office. I think this is one of the most like underrated, Erin Condren products. Basically of all time. I think I don’t know so I use these a lot in the office. Like I said, I mean clearly I’m not in the office right now, because we’re all under stay at home orders under quarantine because of everything that’s going on. But I have given a lot of these out in the past if somebody’s having a bad day or they closed a big sale or something like that.

So like this one sounds like I’m so proud of you, it’s got a blank back, so you can just write a little note and stuff, and the really fun thing is: is I’ll just leave this on somebody’s desk and write a little note to them. Like you know, I hope you’re having a great day or whatever it is and then, like you know, a year later, I walk by their desk and they, like still have it up. It’s like super cute, so anyways.

I love these. I think these are awesome and they’re in the colorful layers. That is the theme for this year. So you’re going to see the majority of my stuff that I received in PR is colorful layers. So this is the first thing the compliment cards. Also, this bad boy is a pen and it is a ballpoint pen. They have these last year as well in the kaleidoscope. They have the gold hardware and I did test this out already.

It is a black ballpoint pen and yeah. It’s just a ballpoint pen. It’s not a marker or anything like that, so it’s just, but it’s really cool it have a cute case. You can actually pull. Could you pull this out hold on hold on? I need to disassemble things I feel like you, can pull this out and use this for something else. Ooh hold on. Oh, yes, okay, sorry, I’m breaking all your stuff, erin condren yeah! You could pull this out and use it as like a little storage box.

If you wanted, but ya thought this was really cool and definitely going to use that there are also a bunch of stickers and we’ve got just some basic event box stickers with some silver foil. We’ve also got some birthday stickers with silver foil, and then we’ve got this one here, that’s more than rose gold, foil and the gold foil, which is my favorite, love those and then another thing that is one of my favorite faves.

I use them so often every single year is these stylized sticky notes they clip right into the coil of your life, planner they’re, so versatile, so functional. Actually, here, let’s do this. Let me let me show you the pen real quick and you just turn it like. It’s not a click like it’s a turn and so yeah there you go and it’s a black ink pen. I don’t know if I said that, maybe I do I’m losing it. I don’t even know what day it is right now.

No, but I love these and I use them every single year. I always stock up on them too, because I go through several of these per year. Next up is a dashboard, it has priorities and to do, and you can use your dry erase markers on them or wet erase markers. I don’t know I never use them and then over on the back side, it has Monday through Sunday people use this for like meal planning or if there’s like a bunch of to do things or whatever you can also use which I’ve seen.

People do little sticky notes on here, rather than actually writing on here too. So I don’t know everyone does something a little bit different. So I think that’s the fun idea of planning and you just kind of do what works for you and your family in your life and whatever you want to track or shorten dates whatever so yeah. And then these also have the clip in just like the stylized sticky notes, so they fit perfectly in your coil bound planner or they also fit perfectly in the ring bound planner as well.

Next up we’ve got these beautiful bookmarks speaking of fitting perfectly in the planner. Oh, I didn’t take. All the adhesive off should have done that before the article started. Oh well, but these fit perfectly in your life planner as well. Every year I end up getting these and you know what I end up using them for is to cut washy. Here’s my one from last year, that’s like legit just sitting on my desk because I use it every day, sometimes multiple times a day and yeah.

So this has all of the different colorful layers and you can choose you know which one you want to use or you can use all of them and you can clip them in and I feel like. I got the daily planner this year and I feel like with the daily planner. You definitely need a little bookmark just to keep you on task. I mean, maybe not just depending on how you use it, but I think I’m going to be using these a little bit more this year with that we planner for sure there is also some washi tape.

This year, we’ve got the neutral layers. Let me assume you guys in the little boat, so you can see it, I’m so sorry about the glare you guys, but you know I only have a certain amount of time to film these articles. So that’s just how it’s going to go and then so. This is a neutral and then this one is colorful. Just you can see what it would look like. You know on like a white paper background, but I just love this and they’re, not the paper tape they’re, actually like the washi tape, so there are little textured and they cut really well.

I’ve already cut one of them with one of these guys. You know these. These little dudes and they cut really really well – and I really really like them so very excited about that and jazzing up my planner this year and next up whoa hold on. We need to back that train up girl. Okay. Here we go alright. So next up we have one of the petit planners, and this is in the July 2020 through December 2021, monthly planner, it’s just a nice buttery color with the classic mid-century circles from Erin Condren in the gold, foil and yeah.

So let’s take a peek at this. So the first page is, you know this book belongs to just like you normally start out and then we’ve got 20 20 into 20 21 in these smaller month of views, and then you know some boxes and then we’ve got. You know all of the months – and this is just a really really nice basic planner, especially if you’re just not super in a decorative planning, or maybe you want to plan like do a little bit of decorative stuff.

But you just want to keep track of stuff, and this is pretty lightweight fits pretty easily into most bags or purses or something you can keep in your car on your desk. So I really like that and then also in the back. There are tons of these pages that are in the dot grid. This is just so nice and at the very back we have the little folder as usual, and then we’ve got some stickers in the gold foil as well.

So you can jazz up your planner. However, you want to and then we have the beautiful plenty pouch. I love this thing, and this is so so cute, I think was it last year is the first year that they did a pattern to plan a pouch. Maybe not maybe I’m going a little insane. I don’t know anybody’s, but they have it for this year in the colorful, I’m not sure if it comes in any other colorways, I’m not sure if it comes in the neutral or not again.

This was all sent to me in PR, and things are not live on the website. Yet so I’m not really sure, but it is this beautiful leather like material, that’s textured on the back is just kind of this really deep, greenish blue color with the gold strap. This is like a little, you know, opening and that’s got gold hardware, oh yeah and inside. I actually put something inside already, because I could not fit these back in the box and we’ll talk about these right now.

But anyway I was going to say with this: you could put this over your planner cover on your planner. Also, you could do it with your petite planners as well. They’re almost the same size, the pouch is just slightly smaller, I feel like so I feel like if you like, walked into a meeting or something with this that’ll, be it’s like super cute anyway, but yeah. You can put it on your life planner as well.

So, very cute, you can put lots of different things in their pens stickers, anything it all goes in there all right. So these are an interchangeable, DIY, pen, kit, you can scribble design, write and highlight so there’s highlighters, medium tips and three fine tips and then there’s two barrels. So these are the little barrels and then you just like pop them in I don’t know how. Oh, I see huh gotcha, okay cool, so you just kind of snap them in and then turn them and then you know, like you’ve, got stuff, that’s good, I’m kind of cool.

I know that these came out in one of the surprise boxes and I haven’t gotten a surprise box in a long time you guys, like I’m totally slacking, but these are kind of a cool idea and they have lots of different tips again. These are just like the regular markers, this one’s a highlighter, this one’s, a fine tip so yeah, and I just thought that a really great storage option would be to put them in the planning back, because I don’t want to lose any of them, because I want To play with them later and I think to get through filming this article before I can play with that so anyway, I just thought that was really cute, they’re kind of a fun option and then the last item I have to show you today is going to Be the new sticker book – I am just jazzed about this.

These colors are so vibrant and so dang pretty I just can’t get over it and I’m a sucker for an Erin Condren sticker book like everybody else so yeah. But this is beautiful. The color saturation is just so deep and so pretty so yeah I’m just. I am digging on this for sure. So this has a bunch of the gold foil. We’ve got this one that has some of the cooler tones that are more of the rose, gold, foil and then the warmer tones on this side.

This is a different type of paper. I did take one off already and they like meld into your paper um. I don’t know what this paper is, but it’s not transparent, but it’s not like the normal paper either. I don’t know, but I’m kind of obsessed. I don’t know how to explain it. You guys just need to get one trust me, and then this one has a ton of functional stuff which is awesome and the gold foil, and then this one is transparent.

These are totally transparent stickers and if you want to use a pen with these, you can’t use a normal pen. You do have to use a permanent pen. So if you have like a Sharpie pen or like I really like this one, it’s the pilot ultrafine point permanent pen. The link will be down below for these. If you’re interested, they come in a bunch of colors. You just have to write on these and then wait a little bit and then you can, you know, put them in your planner but yeah since it’s like a glassy glossy sticker sheet it just you know you can’t use a regular pen with it so yeah and Then these ones are all the little circles and the silver foil love these.

These are in the transparent as well, but you don’t really need to write on them. They already have the things written down for you in the gold foil. It’s like to do me time. Hello weekend today, appointment all that so I’ll definitely use all of these, and then we’ve got some banners, which is great like weekend, vacation a bunch of other little things, and these are all in the rose gold foiled we’ve got some silver foil here in the flags And then some gold foil and some foxes and hearts, and then we’ve got some of these washi strips, which are always so pretty every year in the layers, and these ones have the rose, gold, foil and then we’ve got some more silver foil, and that is it All right now, so this is it.

Thank you guys so much for reading my Erin Condren planner accessories haul, all in the beautiful new colorway and pattern and the colorful layers, if you guys enjoyed the article, make sure to give it a thumbs up, feel free to share it with your friends. It might be interested in some of this stuff. There is an Erin Condren link down below for you guys, if you’re interested in seeing any of this stuff on their website, also, if you’ve never purchased from Erin Condren.

There is a special link for you down below that gives you $ 10 off of your first purchase. All you do is you sign up, make a profile, and then they will actually send you a unique coupon code for $ 10 off of your first purchase so check out those links down below also, if you’re interested in a review of the daily life planner, which I have right here I will leave that link down below for you guys, like I stated earlier and yeah that is going to be it.

Thank you guys so much for chilling with me today and I will see y’all in the next article bye guys. Well, folks, it’s time to kick it old school


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Organize With Me | Planner Sticker Storage

I will put it up in a card for you guys. I had some sticker organization that was working so so well for me, but in the last year or so it just hasn’t been functioning for me properly. I’m going to just explain what I had before and then we’re going to get into how I’m going to be organizing from here on out.

I had these clear pouches from Erin Condren. They had like the zip. You know things right here and I labeled them with Christian design stickers of what they were like this one was food. This one was working YouTube and I had tons of different categories and I would just put my planner stickers in here and then I actually had a pouch. This is actually the pouch I used. I don’t know if they have this design anymore, but these are those just like neoprene pouches that they have and then once they had all of their stickers in them.

I would just throw them in here, however, this got really full and even though I go through my stickers all the time, I do get a lot of stickers and PR and things like that – and I do try to you – know – trim them down from time to Time I was noticing that this little slide on some of them had broken off, because I had like used it too much and also I wasn’t very nice on my stuff and also like some of the seams had kind of ripped down.

I just stuffed them way too, full it’s, not the products fault. It was like totally my own fault, so we’re not going to do this anymore, but what I am going to do is take some inspiration. If you guys follow Jen Mackintosh on Instagram, she has her own blog too. I cannot remember the name of it for the life of me, but I will put it down below as well. For you guys, I saw the top of her Raskob card and I have a Raskin card as well and if you guys want to see a Raskin carte organization like obviously I’m going to be done with this by then.

Let me know in the comments down below or give the article a thumbs up. It just lets me that you got ta know that you guys want to see that I saw the top of her Ascot cart and she had the most genius idea. These are other pouches from Erin Condren they’re, just like a little envelope, which I absolutely love and there’s two different designs. There is this gold one and then there’s also a silver one that has like little polka dots on it, but I thought this would be really nice.

This is the one that she had, because I have an idea on the tops of hers. She actually put like right over here. I can’t remember if it was over here a little sticker. That said what was in there and that’s how she stores her stickers and I was like girl. I need to do that with mine. The issue I had with these, as they were a little bit too small, so if you can see the size comparison and not all my stickers would fit in this smaller one like the one that has the little white design on them.

So I have tested out some of the bigger stickers and they do fit in here, which is awesome and with the slides not working like even this one. Now it’s this one, oh, I was playing with the other one before this one is only open on the one side and see how this is like it’s hard to see, but this one’s already kind of ripping down this one just cause it’s a snap closure would Make it so much easier to kind of just get in and out of I just I don’t know I really like it.

So what I’m going to do is I’ll move all that away. I just got this Christine designs order in the mail and then she had sent, I think, with all her orders. Now they have like a little sampler, which is super cute, but I really wanted to get these a gold half buck, not half boxes but little event stickers. So I got a couple of these to work with there’s like a purple and and green, and then I have the bigger ones as well.

So I got two of the purple two of the green, but really what I’m going to be using is the gold glitter boxes here, because I do want to copy Jen’s stuff and put this little sticker up here and then I think for the bigger stickers. I want to put it you know somewhere on the front or maybe right here by the clasp or something like that so like, if I’m looking at it like this, I kind of know what it is versus like this way.

But the idea is one all of your envelopes. I’ve got a few, let me show you, but when all your envelopes are kind of sitting upwards, they’re going to all have the description of what is in there. So then you can just you know, grab which one you want and then go from there. So I’m really excited about this little object here. Oh I should say I don’t know if I said this. These are from Aaron Cohn and I will link the Erin Condren website down below, for you guys and when I bought these they were on sale, I’m not sure if the sale is still going on again, you can check the links down below, so I’ve actually been Out of this motive organization, for a little while – and let me show you guys what I’ve been using y’all are going to laugh.

I’ve been using plastic bags, so this one is labeled a celebration and like this one is labeled beauty. Yeah, it’s been a challenge, so I have been in this stuff for a little while, but you know what it’s been working for me and that’s really all that matters so they’re all just like in this big tote sitting. Next to me, is I’m going to pull all of them out, put them on my table here and then I’ll be able to write down my categories and then stuff my envelopes as I go, oh, and I also wanted to show you guys – I got these today In the mail as well, I got these in the mail as well, so these are get from Libyan Co.

I actually bought these because Jodi at life’s organized cast showed these on her blog and I was like I need those for sure these are from Libyan Cote and they’re, just like the little cash envelopes. So if you guys follow the Dave Ramsey system – or maybe you do like allowance for your kids or something like that or use cash for certain things – these are great little icons and I also got a ton of like fall themed things which I’m like super kind Of pumped about – because you don’t really see things in this colorway too often like the beige is Browns and like the burnt orange and the like nice cranberry, color, like from here over, is kind of my jam, the other stuff, it’s okay, but um yeah.

I got a lot of functional stickers for the Fall. I feel like with all my samplers and all that stuff, I’m always running out of stuff in the fall time. So I just got a bunch of these because I thought they looked really cute and you know need right: it’s a need situation, so let’s do the first one together as always, and then we will speed through the rest. So when you get these they most of them that I have, I think there was like, maybe one or two that didn’t have this.

They have like a little too you in the middle, and you don’t really need that. That’s just kind of maybe show the design, but the front part of this is completely clear, so there’s not like design on design. If that makes sense, and then I’ll snap that closed and the first thing I’m going to do is my category of shopping, as you can see, there’s like all these Target stickers. Currently, alright, I’m just going to start with one of these and write shopping.

Also, with the same idea, I’m going to do shopping right up here, alright, and I think what I’m going to do is. I want to start at the so there’s like a little design here and then the design kind of breaks right there. So I think I’m going to do it like right at the break. Maybe I don’t know Nona try to align the top of the word as much as possible. So now you see it says shopping. Oh, it’s kind of hard to see hold on guys.

Let me get you guys a little bit further in oh, it’s hard to see hold on move things out of the frame and then maybe it’ll show up yeah see now it says shopping so when it’s all lined up you’ll be able to see all the things That are in there, so I’m pumped about that and then this half box I want to put – I don’t know – maybe right here – maybe here yeah, maybe here’s better because I feel like if I put it like right here, my fingers going to like keep touching it All the time and it’ll, maybe like you, know, get kind of gunky, so yeah, that’s the first one and then let me get my bag out she’s such a funny way to do it.

I’m sure that there’s other like really great ways to store your stickers, but you know you’re just going to do what it works best for you. So then all my shopping stickers are in here and this category is done. I’m very excited about it and let me do the rest of them and I’ll speed. This thing up for you guys and hopefully I’ll find some good music for you too, all right, so I am all done, I’m so excited to show you guys.

The end result. Let’s use the Doyle one just for funsies and why isn’t focusing here? We go. Let’s focus up kids, alright, imma zoom, you out just a little bit for just a moment. On the very front I have the half box that I used from Christian designs. If you guys are interested in SCADA, 0, 7, 7, 7 and then at the very top, it says Doyle as well, and then this sheet was kad. 0. 0, 7, 8, 3 I’ll live I’ll, live no I’ll leave it.

The Christian designs link down below for y’all love the way that this works and then I just open it up and there is a ton of different. You know, doyle related stickers, and things like that. So I know that this is my doyle category and i’m not going to show you every single one, because that would be like way too long of a article and i’m sure y’all are not interested in that. So now, when I set up everything standing up in my raskov, it shows exactly what I’m working with so like this one: a celebration, beauty, military, functional health and then Doyle.

Those are the categories right here. Let me grab some more and I will show you my other ones, and here are some other ones to share Countdown’s household food, random, which basically, I have like emoji stickers in there, but there’s some other really random things in there that I do not fit into Any category and then travel and then my last few categories are shopping, sports, samplers, seasonal and work.

So that is it for how I am reorganizing my planner stickers, storage. I would love to know how you guys store your stickers. I’ve used the binder method in the past for a lot of my stuff, and it really only works for me with my Christian designs, stuff, just cuz, it’s already like pre-punched and everything, and I have quite a lot of it – and I’ve tried different kind of like Filing systems and those haven’t worked, and, of course you guys saw if you readed my article that had these ones in there.

It worked really well for a long time, but it just doesn’t suit. My needs anymore, but I think that’s like the fun of organizing, like I think, organizing spoons. Some people absolutely hate it, but I absolutely love it is. Sometimes it suits your needs for a little while and then you have to modify it to fit your life as it is right now. So this is how I am choosing to store all of my planner stickers and if, for some reason, I have a sheet, that’s a little bit bigger than this.

It’s very easy to just trim that down and then throw it in the little pocket envelope, which I love, oh and by the way. The back is pattern to. I don’t know if I said that also, I forgot to say the pen that I am using. It was the pilot ultrafine point permanent marker in the blue, and the reason that I used the Christian design stickers over any other sticker like that’s more papery, is her stickers are more of like a like a matte vinyl.

I go so I don’t know they’re kind of they’re not really glossy, but they’re, not matte, either. It’s very strange, but it’s an awesome sticker paper is, I felt like these would hold up as I’m like grabbing for things, and you know my nails are on things or whatever, like just the paper ones, get a little bit scratched up and they’re, not as durable When I’m using it for something like this, that I’m going to be grabbing all the time, so I thought that these would be really good and they held up really really well in this fashion.

Before so – and I there’s like nowhere on any of these – and I was using these all the time so anyway, that is going to be it for me. Thank you so much for reading. Let me know what your storage methods are down below feel free to thumbs up the article if you liked it subscribe. If you want to be part of the fde family – and I will see y’all in the next one – bye guys well folks, it’s time to kick it old-school.