Staying Organized with Erin Condren

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We recently wrapped up the first quarter of the year and it seems like January was just yesterday. The first three months of 2017 at my 9-5 consisted of over $200K in events including a ski trip, a huge Astros event, two crawfish boils, an open house and an economic forecast. On top of that, I’ve been working on some things to ensure I’m providing you all with more of what’s going to help you personally along with expanding my brand onto YouTube, creating merchandise and eventually some courses to help you all live your own brands and narrow down your passions. I also squeezed three quick vacations in there too. Sounds like a whirlwind, right? It’s especially easy to lose that New Year motivation we had on January 1st right around this time and with my schedule, it’s even more difficult to keep everything organized. Things that I need to do pop up out of nowhere consistently in my life so when Erin Condren sent over a box full of help I was elated. It was exactly what I needed and came at the perfect time.

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When I finished college and began my post-grad career I was anxious and excited. Anxious to learn a lot, do well and prove my worth. Excited to be stepping into a different field that would grant me some new opportunities. Sticky notes just weren’t enough for me. A friend of mine who was a wedding planner swore by her Erin Condren Life Planner. I ordered one for myself and fell in love. I’m one of those girls who believes in bringing ideas into fruition by writing them down, reviewing them and then looking back to see what all you’ve accomplished and for that very reason, I still flip through my first Life Planner from 2014.

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It wasn’t just a cute notebook that you write in, which I am so bad about collecting. It was a well thought out inspiring planner that not only helped you manage the million tasks in front of you, it inspired you. It’s filled with motivational notes that remind you what you were aiming for in the first place when you seem to forget. Oh and of course, it was cute! For 12 months I carried my planner around in my purse organizing tasks for work, brainstorming on businesses, listing out goals, even planning weekly meals inside of it. It truly is a life planner.

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I also ended up getting some personalized note cards. Never underestimate the impact of a handwritten note or thank you card. After every interview, every collaboration and every consultation with my brand building clients I write a personalized note to each of them and put it in the mail. It’s a candid way to express your gratitude and leave a lasting impression. You have to admit, checking your mailbox and having a card in there feels so much better than a text message or email.

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I’ve already mapped out my next three months of my year, because as most of you know I like to plan in groups of 90-day periods. I include everything from my corporate job, to my business, to my personal life. All Erin Condren items can be purchased here and if you sign up for her newsletter you’ll save 10%. Every item comes in a array of colors and designs and is customization to keep the creative side of your mind engaged.. at least for me! Ha

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*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Erin Condren. The opinions and text are all mine*


  1. April 5, 2017 / 10:57 am

    Hey Courtney,
    I remember when you first posted that cute striped Erin Condren LifePlanner on IG a few years ago! I commented and you said it was a must have. You were DEFINITELY right. Love her products and they are such a great way to stay organized in style.

    Also, I am a big fan of handwritten notes too. They do add that personal touch that is sometimes lost in our digital age.

    Great post!

    -avid reader

    • Courtney
      April 6, 2017 / 10:52 am

      I wasn’t kidding, I really loved that planner! LOL and speaking of handwritten notes, I literally just put a postcard in the mail yesterday hahaha we’re one of the few left who still appreciates the thoughtfulness behind it. Thanks for reading Cass!

  2. Kasey W.
    April 6, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Love this post! And, now I am browsing Erin Condren products now so I can too get my life in order :). I have suggestions for future posts that I hope you consider:

    1. Would you consider doing a “day in the life?” post?
    2. Did you use a tripod to take these photos? Or, did you hire someone? You may have blogged about this previously, but I’d be interested in knowing what or how do you plan and do these shoots (I’d assume on the weekends?) And, if you do them yourself or hire someone. When you do outfit shoots, do the photographers do them for free for exposure? How did you scout out photographers.

    Avid READER!!! =)

    – Kasey

    • Courtney
      April 12, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Hey Kasey!

      Thanks so much for reading. I’ll definitely take you up on the first question. Let me know if you’d want to see my weekday, or weekend life. My 9-5 life is pretty boring and repetitive. Saturday and Sunday I’m an overtime blogger, so they vary quite a bit. I also answered question #2 this past Friday on #CoffeeTalk. I hope that helps! xx

  3. valerie
    April 16, 2017 / 10:15 am

    I used to use the erin planner but then discovered the happy planner, which is much less expensive as well as all the accessories that come with it. I usually go to michaels and wait until they have coupons and purchase it half off . I did like that you could personalize the erin planner.

    • Courtney
      April 16, 2017 / 10:57 am

      I’ve never even heard of a happy planner, but I’ll definitely look into it. Erin Condren had a 50% off sale recently which made it less expensive, but I do agree. $75 is a bit steep for a planner LOL. Thank you for the suggestions!