Erin Condren Life Planner Review

Erin Condren Life Planner Review

I love the Erin Condren Life Planner so much that I decided to make a full week worth of Blog Posts about the planner! Today I’m going to start at the basics and review my beloved planner, and then I’ll show you how to make coil clips, compare it to a similar product, and a few other fun things in store for you! 

BUT FIRST! If you’re here because you already know about the Erin Condren Life Planner and know you want one? I’ve got a link to get you a coupon code for $10 Off your first purchase! (You just click the link, enter your email and they will email you a $10 off code!) 

Now, for the good stuff!  (And if you just want to skip forward – there’s a YouTube video at the end with all the features!) 

Unboxing Erin Condren

This Mom’s Review of the Erin Condren Life Planner

Six months ago when the Erin Condren Life Planners went on sale (like they do every April, when they are getting rid of this years inventory so they can start selling next years in June) I decided to make the jump from my old planner to the ECLP, which I’d been drooling over for months! 

My planner arrived three days before the estimated ship date, so I was incredibly pleased with that!  So I immediately tore into the box and that was the end of it. My addiction was off and running! 

Decorated ECLP


I have tried countless planners before. Cheapies that you buy at Target and Walmart. Digital ones on my phone or iPad. A wall calendar in my kitchen. None of them have worked. None of them. But my ECLP? For some reason, the layout, the price, whatever? It works for me. This planner goes EVERYWHERE I go. And I use it. And I’ve turned it into a journal too! (Please ignore my bad drawing skills, I was never good at that! Stick figures for the WIN!) At the end of my day, I grab the markers and just color for a bit – something to tell me what I did that day. 

Blank Planner Page

But what it comes down to? I LOVE THIS PLANNER! The Morning/Day/Night boxes just seem to click with me! (And I do use them in that way – Morning is anything  before Noon. Day is Noon – 5pm and Night is 5pm-Bedtime. And I’m a Washi Tape addict!  I typically pick one color for all of my church stuff (which is a 4 or 5 day a week thing for me) and then one color for everything else! That way I can tell at first glance what my “plan” for the week is! 

I write things on the monthly view as I find out about them, then on Sunday nights I sit down to decorate my planner for the next week and pull the activities forward from the monthly page! (I also have a coil clipped note card that has all of my weekly stuff that doesn’t change! Tomorrow I’ll show you how to make your own coil clips – which can work GREAT for any planner or notebook!) 

Notes Pages

One thing I really love is the Note Pages at the back of the planner! I’ve used them for various things – I made a Summer Bucket List, an Autumn Bucket List, a step-by-step guide to how to run the computer for a church service (I’m an audio/video tech at my church) and hours of local businesses that my kiddo likes to frequent! 


I know that the ECLP is pricey (starting at $50, and going up easily if you customize your planner!) But it’s well worth the price, these planners are super cute, durable and functional! And? I have a $10 off coupon code for your first order! (All you have to do is enter your email address, and they email you the code!)

I’m a Nebraska girl transplanted to Southern Colorado! I’m a homeschooling, coffee loving, book reading, hockey mom with a passion for music, blogging and serving others! I’m glad you’ve joined me in my little corner of the web!

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  • Hi, I LOVE your post! 😀 I know what you mean when you say “it just clicks” with me 😉
    I’m planning on buying on when there’s a sale too, because it’s my first time ordering an ECLP so if I don’t like it (I can’t see how that would be possible but anyway) I don’t have to feel bad that I spend so much money.
    Do you remember the price that you got it for? (if you don’t mind me asking) And if it was sold out quickly?
    Thank you in advance!

    • I got my original planner in April, and I think I paid $30 for it! (I know I used one of the first time buyer coupon code – you can click here to sign up for mine!) I think about 2 weeks after i got mine, they sold out for the year. So if you are waiting until April? Make sure you order as soon as they drop the price!!

      (In about 45 minutes I should have another Erin Condren review up – I’m addicted to her stuff, if you hadn’t noticed!)

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