Win a $50 Gift Card for My Favorite Life Planner- from Erin Condren

Colorful, inspirational, and most importantly, functional! The new Erin Condren Lifestyle Planner brings our worlds together.

As a homeschooling, work-at-home mom, scheduling is important. When I have things written down, and a time set to do them, I can be present wherever I am. If I am with my kids, I am not worried about what I am forgetting, or what work is slipping through the cracks. If I am working, I know my time will be spent efficiently- because I am just checking off my to-dos.

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Quotes that inspire! Win a $50 gift card to ErinCondren.com

The less time I spend working, the  more time I get with my kids. I spent much of 2014 looking for a way to organize the work part of my life for this very reason. I have looked at systems and planners, in Target, Staples, Office Max, Wal-Mart, and loads of online places. I have downloaded sample planners from designers. I have printed out sample planners- ones whose pages are well thought out, accounting for seemingly everything.

Each of these contained something useful. Each of these could have worked. None were what I was looking for though, so I kept searching.

Finally, I got smart, and asked the folks on our Facebook page what they recommend. There were some excellent suggestions, and I thoroughly investigated every one of them. Erin Condren though, stood alone.

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Win a $50 Gift Card to ErinCondren.com The covers are customizable, and can be changed as often as you want!

These lifestyle planners not only have a place to keep my weekly goals, to-do’s and schedules, they offer colorful, tasteful, and fun designs. Opening my planner makes me happy. The colors jump out at me. The inspiring quotes, well, inspire me! As importantly, there is plenty of space for me to record all the things I need to do, throughout each day, week, and month.

There is a notes section in the back, for ideas, thoughts, and doodles ( I doodle a lot while I plan and create :) ). Durability is evident with this planner- from the sturdy cover (that can be changed throughout the year!), to the extra thick pages, I am confident that this planner will hold up to the business and strenuousness of a homeschooling, work-at-home mom’s life. My planner comes everywhere with me- from the park to gymnastics, and it needs to hold up!

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Win a $50 gift card to ErinCondren.com Plenty of room for daily, weekly, and monthly goals and to-do lists!

The coolest part about Erin Condren planners though, it how customizable they are. Choose your cover, choose your colors, add your name, or a photo- you can tailor this to be as unique and one of a kind as you are!

This is by far, the best planner I have ever had (and I am a planner addict ;) ). I recommend it with thumbs and toes up! Enter here to win a $50 credit for your planner. If you can’t wait to see if you win, here is a code for $10 off your purchase:  Click here for it!

Note: I plan to order a second one of these. It is perfect for tracking homeshooling activities for the power that be.

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