Between homeschool schedules, doctor appointments, eleventy thousand meetings and activities to schedule for the upcoming MOPS year, schedules for both of Jake’s jobs (that are different every week – the schedules, not the jobs – ha), church activities, and now some of Jake’s music gigs, too – I needed a planner that could basically sprout arms and hold my hand as I tried to organize this crazy life.
After doing a ton of research, I kept coming back to the Erin Condren Life Planners. They cost a little bit more than the planners you can find at Walmart but it is so incredibly personalized, I could almost see the arms growing. Plus, I won’t need to buy another planner until 2016!
I was able to choose a pattern (and then change my mind five times), choose any color combination I wanted (and then change my mind twelve times), choose any kind of personalization I wanted (and then change my mind twice), and finally hit the order button. Then some wonderful, creative, talented person in southern California with the initials KB began to design my planner just the way I wanted it.
Once I placed my order, it was given the status of “pending” and this lasted for about a week. It updated to “invoice to print” and then “printing” in about half a day. It was in “printed” mode for a day and then it went very quickly through “in production,” “quality control” and “shipped.” I got my happy e-mail with my tracking number soon after.
With the recent launch, the orders came in fast and furious. These poor people must have been working nonstop for the past few weeks trying to meet all the orders perfectly. I’ve heard some tales about orders being delayed or some mistakes being made or customer service being slow to respond. I can’t speak to the experiences of others but my experience was perfect. When I placed my order, I was given an expected ship date. My planner was sent on its merry way to me just one day later than the estimated date.
As soon as FedEx had it, I began stalking the tracking updates like a kid watching Santa on Christmas Eve radar. The tracking updates only happen when the packages are scanned in a hub so I got really tired of seeing Bloomington, CA for days on end. But finally, it arrived in Ellenwood, GA and made its way south. I spent the morning listening for the sleigh bells (truck engines).
It arrived right on time and exactly as I ordered it! Want to know more about what to expect from the Erin Condren Life Planner 2014-2015? Check out my pictures down there.
Obviously, I’m in love with this new organizational tool. This purpose of this post was just to share how cool this product is and how helpful it’s going to be. I used my own moolah to purchase the products (forgoing having my hair done, nails done, or buying new clothes but whatevs…Worth it). Erin Condren did not ask me to write this nor does she know me from Adam. But! If you think the Life Planner might be for you, I do have a link to share with you. When you register an account with Erin Condren, you will get a $10 coupon code to use on your first order. When you place your first order, it will also send me a $10 coupon code. Win-Win! Here’s that link: https://www.erincondren.com/referral/invite/ashleypooser0108