Sunday, July 14, 2013

Erin Condren Life Planner Unboxing (and a GIVEAWAY)

Friends, I have a confession to make.
Yes, ANOTHER confession. 
About ANOTHER addiction of mine. 

I'm not just obsessed with cute storage containers or brightly colored tape dispensers. I am also obsessed with sparkly things. And personalized things. And a little ol' somebody named Erin Condren. And her amazing Life Planner. As if the regular life planner wasn't enough, Erin Condren just had to release a GOLD edition of her best-selling product and this girl just had to purchase one for herself. And because  I suspect you drool over her products as well, I took photos of my recent splurge and have a very special Erin Condren Life Planner UNBOXING to share with you. 
(I also have a little something special to giveaway at the end of this post.)

When my Life Planner arrived in the mail I couldn't wait to open it. Unfortunately, I have been so busy lately, I didn't have time to savor the experience, so my new planner just sat in my apartment. Lonely. Desperate to be opened. Waiting oh-so-patiently. 

Until today.
Erin Condren Life Planner unboxing
Eek! I was so excited to FINALLY open it!  I gently ran a knife along the seal and slowly opened the lid. Can you feel the building suspense??? 
Erin Condren Life Planner unboxing... such pretty packaging
I opened the box to find my invoice, a $10 gift card, and a small catalog of other fabulous Erin Condren products. 
Erin Condren Life Planner unboxing... such pretty packaging
And of course, more unwrapping ahead of me. 
Erin Condren Life Planner unboxing... such pretty packaging
All that remained between me and my new Planner was a layer of bubble wrap. 
There it is! 
The Gold Edition cost extra, but it is the perfect addition to my collection of sparkly things.  
Find out why I love my Erin Condren Life Planner and how it helps me stay organized
My first order of business was to get a Sharpie and claim it as my own.
Erin Condren Life Planner Gold Edition sneak peek
Even the two-page calendar spread is pretty!
Erin Condren Life Planner

I flipped through the planner and fell in love all over again with each of the extra details: the laminated tabs, the sturdy bookmark, the double-pocket folder, the pouch full of personalized gift labels. 
Swoon!
Erin Condren Life Planner goodies

I especially love how my new Gold Edition Life Planner matches my gold iPhone case from Kate Spade. Isn't it glorious when everything matches? 
Erin Condren Life Planner … love the gold!
By now you may be wondering if I am being paid or compensated in any way for this blog post and giveaway. The answer is no. I just have a great big honest love of the Life Planner and felt compelled to share the of my unboxing experience with you. 

The Giveaway

Now that you have had a chance to fall in love with the magic of Erin Condren, you have a chance to win a $10 gift card to ErinCondren.com.  Use the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!

Erin Condren Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Want to see more shiny things that I love? Check out my Sparkle Pinterest board!

113 comments:

  1. I agree with the glorious matching of things. Thanks.

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  2. I love it when my birchbox arrives! Just like you, I like to slowly savor the moment.

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  3. I love breaking into boxes when I get new games or books in the mail! I would also love to break into a planner like you did :)

    Carissa
    Home Sweet Speech Room

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  5. I love to open new craft supplies!!

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  6. You are just too precious!! Love your stuff...looking for a planner myself. I will have to look into her stuff!

    Rochell

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  7. It is so fun to finally get what you have been looking forward to!

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  8. I love getting cards from family and friends. :)

    Erica

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  9. This is so fun.. I to love craft supplies..

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  10. I love breaking into anything that helps me get organized...binders, tab dividers, etc. and then making them all pretty with binder covers and new pens, etc.

    I also recently ordered a life planner from Erin Condren and am DYING for it to come! Thank you for sharing your opening with us....but now it makes me want my own even more! :)

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  11. That was hilarious, and I think mainly because it hit so close to home for me... lol

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  12. I love amazon boxes on my doorstep!

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  13. AMAZON and or My coffee beans! LOVE it! wendy 1stgradefireworks

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  14. Greeting cards and jewelry boxes. But I would love a teacher planner form EC.
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  15. I love opening ANYTHING I get in the mail, even though I already know what it is. :D

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  16. I love getting to school in late July and seeing all the boxes of new supplies neatly lined up at my door, waiting for me to tear into them! :)

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  17. I just love to break into new teaching resources or manipulatives. I'm more of a "bust it open as quick as I can" kind of girl. I'm so excited, I just can't wait!

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  18. What a great giveaway! I love to open new bulletin board sets and other teachery things!! :)

    Melinda
    melchase@live.com

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  19. I love opening any box from Amazon especially when it's something I have been excited to get.

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  20. My son and daughter-in-law ordered an Erin Condren planner for me for my birthday...it should arrive this week!!! I can't wait to open it...I think I'll savor it the way you did! :-)

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  21. Anything from the bookstore!

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  22. I love to break into anything school supply related, Erin Condren, Mary Kay makeup, and a Scholastic book order.

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  23. Thank you for sharing your excitement with us. That was wonderful!!

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  24. I love to break in to anything I buy online but especially books & school supplies! LOVE your planner!

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  25. I recently purchased an Erin Condren teacher planner. LOVE IT. I love it so much I bought one for my teaching partner. At least 3 other teachers at my school bought planners too!! I was really tempted by the life planner... but I came to realize that the lesson planner is basically my life! HA!
    -Kaia
    Kinder Colors

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  26. I love opening school supplies, calendars, and empty journals to fill with ideas for school!

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  27. Anything boxed up that travels in the mail with my name on it! LOL!

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  28. I just love to open anything the UPS man delivers to my house!!:)

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  29. I love breaking into a box full of book orders from scholastic!

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  30. I look breaking into any type package that I receive in the mail. I even get excited to receive mail. (not the bills)lol

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  31. Oh my goodness I can't even tell you how many times I have been to erin condren's website just to drool... so jealous!!

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  32. I am like most teachers---anything like Scholastic books, teacher materials, etc. Those are our favorites to open. Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us.

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  33. Always fun to open a present to yourself! This looks great!

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  34. Amazon and Really Good Stuff are always fun to open.

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  35. Anything that I bought from Amazon or Ebay!

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  36. Amazon packages, packages of MnM's, Birthday presents; I like surprises!!!

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  37. That gold design is STUNNING!! I usually am not as interested in her designs, but this one is lovely! :)

    I always get too excited about opening boxes from Amazon. Soon, I will be getting my first Really Good Stuff box. Too excited!

    Congrats on your new purchase.
    Sarah
    Miss A's Kindergarten

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  38. I love to break into any boxes I get in the mail.

    karenb6261@gmail.com

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  39. I'm seriously drooling on my keyboard...it's pretty embarrassing! I am dying for my teacher planner to come in the mail...hopefully it's sooner rather than later!!!
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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  40. I love opening up anything I have saved for....

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  41. Gorgeous Planner. I splurged for the teacher planner. I can't wait to use it!
    krissyr@hotmail.com

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  42. Ohhh, so jealous! I love getting anything from Amazon.com, Etsy or Mailbox Magazine. Love your blog!

    kristenh2@optonline.net

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  43. Yes, Scholastic too - how could I forget!? LOL

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway! LOVE the planner!

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  45. I'm that way when my Project Life kit from Citrus Twist arrives. I have to savor it!

    At school it's when a box from Scholastic comes in. I just adore that new book smell!!

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  46. Anything I have ordered through the mail that is personalized.

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  48. I love breaking into anything school related. I just love when I get a box of goodies!

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  49. I LOVE opening pretty much anything but I really get excited when it is a book I've been waiting for from Amazon.
    Sara
    Polka Dot Kinders

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  50. ...oh I am in planner heaven...seriously need to check it out! thanks for the chance to win!
    stacey

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  51. I love diving into the school delivery! New supplies for the year! All fresh and new and clean! I love opening books! I love surprise packages! Ok so I guess I like opening just about anything- except those bills:( lol

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  52. Anything! I love packages :)

    --jen

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  53. Erin Corden is my hero!!! She combines my love for all things adorable and monogrammed with my OCD of keeping everything overly organized! I swoon! :)

    Kelly
    Beg, Borrow, Steal

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  54. I love breaking into the Scholastic book order. Love new books and I love how the kids are excited to get their new books! Great giveaway! I just purchased a Teacher Planner from her:)

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  55. I love breaking into new supplies and setting up my yearly notebook and putting dates in my new calendar and organizing the children's supplies...I could go on and on since I love how fresh and new everything is at back to school time! After 20 years of teaching new things keep ME fresh and up to date as well. I do still have some favorite things that I have used for all 20 years that are not going anywhere. Some things are classic and will never go out of style in the classroom! :)

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  56. I love breaking into my back to school supplies ordered through school!

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  57. I love breaking into things I have been wanting to buy for a while and have saved for quite a while! To know that they are finally here makes me a happy girl!

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  59. I love breaking into anything new for school! I often order supplies and new items from catalogs like Really Good Stuff and I just love breaking into them when they arrive in August :)

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  60. Things that match are awesome and new school supplies are even MORE awesome!!!

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  61. I like breaking into new make-up!

    <3 the planner! Wow, that would keep me organized!

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  62. I love all things sparkly too, my husband complains because there is never a moment in life when we have no glitter remains in the house! My mom always finds a speck on my cheeks as well :) I have to check out that gold planner!

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  63. This post cracks me up - just all the pictures :) Erin Condren stuff is fantastic! So is Kinder-Craze :)

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  64. Oh, and I love breaking into any packages! Even though I know what they are, any packages that arrive are always exciting to open!

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  65. I am obsessed with unboxing my Birchbox each month. I have a Life Planner too, so I know how exciting it is to unbox it! :)

    Kim
    Carried Away in... K!

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  66. I love opening anything to me! I would love this organizer. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Robin
    smithrc563@aol.com

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  67. Vera Bradley :)


    Daphne currend@bibbed.org

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  68. I love packages!
    byrdland@swoi.net
    http://mrsbyrdskinders.blogspot.com/

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  69. I have never heard of these products, but I must check them out now. thanks for introducing new things to me.

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  70. I just love getting packages that I forgot I ordered!
    ldegraaf85@gmail.com

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  71. Absolutely love these planners!

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  72. I have seen these planners on other blog sites. I am sooo excited!

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  73. I love the planner, the cards, and the iphone cases. Thanks for the giveaway! :) beki_moore@earthlink.net

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  74. I love my life planner also. Been trying to justify getting the teacher planner.

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  75. I love the planner! Yes, sparkly things are the best!

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  76. Oh my goodness! What fun! I have been wanting to buy one and you are tempting me! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Laura
    teachinspireprepare@comcast.net
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

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  77. Anything, really! But -- I do have a soft-spot for shoes! Love receiving a new pair in the mail!

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  78. I just got a box from Really Good Stuff and couldn't wait to open it!
    Stellaluna114@gmail.com

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  79. I ordered my first Erin Condren teacher planner and I couldn't wait until that box came in the mail. I sat down like you and savored every minute of opening that box! Love the gold edition!

    Lisa
    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten

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  80. Nothing like opening a new jar of peanut butter!

    p.s. I captured my Erin Condren with many pictures. needed to savor that moment!

    lizfarese@gmail.com

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  81. I loved opening up any kind of new teacher supplies for my classroom!! It's so exciting to get anything new! :)

    ✿ Regina
    Keepin It Krazy

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  82. I love to get new books and just sit and browse through them when I first get them. Of course then I get even more excited about reading the whole thing!

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  83. I pretty much love to open any new product! But I'm a fan of school supplies, of course . . . paper, pens, notebooks, etc..... I love the smell of new books!

    And I've been drooling over Erin Condren planners for months, and your post may have just put me over the edge! I only made about 59 dollars in June on TpT, but that could be JUST enough to order a classic planner, especially if I win this gift card! :-)

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  84. I love breaking into new owl inspired products. I have had a childhood love of owls. I get so excited! I love your planner. Thanks for giveaway and good luck to all!
    Renaada

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  85. I love love LOVE life planners! My new one just came in a few days ago!

    Ms. Cranfill's Class

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  86. I love your blog and I love EC products! I am entering my student teaching and will be relying on both for organization and ideas!

    Nadya

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  87. I love opening boxes of school supply products!
    I have always wanted one of those planners, and you make me want one even more! :)
    Cheryl
    crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
    Crayons and Curls

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  88. I don't know why, But, I love opening school supplies in the fall.

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  89. I use Erin Condren's life planner, too, and I love it! The bright colors just add happiness to my day.

    I love opening boxes with new books inside, new stationery, and packages full of new pens!

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  90. Thanks for always posting giveaways and free products!

    Misty
    Krazyaboutteaching

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  91. I have an obsession with pens, markers, etc, so I aam usually ripping the package open in my car and scribbling on the packaging in the parking lot! Lol
    Thanks for the give away!

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  92. I love when my birchbox comes! or anything in the mail!

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  93. I already have the Life planner--and am totally in love with her products. I would love to test out the new teacher planner. It looks amazing!!

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  94. I'm in love with her products. I already have the teacher planner but want so many of her other products! They are all beautiful

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  95. Everything EC!!!! Love my clipboard and my life planner! Great notepads and cards, too!!!!Crossing fingers!!!
    Growing Firsties

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  96. I just bought that kate spade phone case... maybe I need a new life planner to match! :)

    …andtheyallfalldown...

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  97. Anything from Etsy! LOL
    Ms. M
    Mels

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  98. Honestly, I love getting any mail I get with my name on it!

    Ashley
    Flying High in First Grade

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  99. I love brand new notebooks!

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  100. I love to break open an Amazon box because it is usually new books for school!

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  101. I love when school supplies come in the mail. Love the Really Good Stuff catalog and all the organizing bins. I, too, have an obsession with bins. I think it must be a teacher thing!
    BTW--bought your bundle of sight word books and I LOVE THEM! Found the George Washington one last year and became obsessed after that. Good thing I don't have to wait for those in the mail!

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  102. I love breaking into a brand new package of pens. Any type, but especially flair pens.

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  103. Love to open boxes from scholastic. Opening and putting away all the school supplies is also lots of fun.
    Kimchaiken@gmail.com

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  104. I really love getting anything in the mail...especially Amazon boxes!
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  105. I love love this planner! And I would love to have one of my own :) Lindsey4314@yahoo.com

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  106. I love notepads, notebooks, planners... anything with lots of room to organize or make to do lists!

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  107. I love using brand new sharpies or markers on my big charts... They make everything look so colorful :)

    -Lidia Barbosa
    Kinder Alphabet

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  108. I get so excited when I get a box of books from Scholastic that I have ordered!!!!

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