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While I was in Austin Texas attending Go Wild, I had the opportunity to visit the Erin Condren Flagship Store. Ever Since Erin Condren announced she was opening a actual store it has been my dream to visit the store in person. The only obstacle in my way was that unfortunately I live in PA and the Flagship Store is located in Austin Texas.
The very first thing on my mind as I was checking into my room at the Hilton was how to get to the EC store but by that time the store was shortly closing. The following day was registration day but didn’t start until 2PM, my roomies ended up coming early that day. We ended up taking the train from Downtown Austin to the Domain where the EC Flagship Store was located.
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The Erin Condren Flagship Store is extremely unique, creative and colorful. This store is any planner girls dream come true. As you walk in are a set of colorful rainbow steps that lead to a upper level with a marquee type EC lighted sign. The upstairs was blocked off all though you could go on the steps to take a picture, you just couldn’t go up to the loft type room!
The steps were the iconic place everyone took picture!
Secondly, as you walk to your right were big screens made of of four smaller screens displaying pictures of the Life Planner, Accessories and quotes. There were quite a few around the store!
Thirdly, the breathtaking white tree that was located by the checkout counter. This tree went floor to ceiling and branched out throughout the entire store above head looked like a attic type room but this was blocked off for employees only.
As I was browsing throughout the store there were tables upon tables of planners, acssessories , covers, totes, t shirts , stickers and so much more. More so walls with shelving displaying petite planners, notebooks , sticky notes , stickers and accessories
On the back wall was a display of covers and this is where you connected with an employee to create your perfect life planner. Amanda, My helpful customer service rep was super friendly, helpful and kind. She helped me pick all the details to create my perfect Life Planner and guided me throughout the entire process
The process for creating your Erin Condren Life Planner was mostly the same process as ordering it online , if you are a repeat EC customer then you have this process down pat. You choose a coil color (I love the black coil) layout, whether you want colorful or neutral and your personalization. Yes your life planner is personalized and coiled right in store!
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After putting in my order with Amanda I glanced over and noticed 3 carpeted steps that lead to a SUNKEN PIT with these modern style pretty couches and tables where you could sit and relax or even use your new EC goodies.
As I was browsing waiting for my planner employees were giving out mimosas along with sparkling water. The cover I chose was the white woven wonder. (Picture next to this) More so are the amount of cover options from brand new patterns to old !
I ended up grabbing a bunch of accessories I have been eying up for a while now. After paying for my planner along with my other items and accessories , I headed over to the counter where the life planners were placed after being assembled and personalized.
All though the planners do not change drastically from year to year she is always improving them based on customer feedback. For example - last year she teamed up with Mohawk paper company and up’ed the paper quality even better then it previously was.
This new planner has lined paper between the months instead of the 3 circles and two columns. I always loved the idea of that page and actually made a video here if your interested. I tried really hard to be consistent with that page but struggled on utilizing it. I think going back to plain note pages was a excellent idea.
Wrapping up this post I would say that the Erin Condren Flagship Store is not only creative and unique but most importantly the customer service is the best I found while shopping in stores.
Now I love to here what you think.
Do you love your Erin Condren Life Planner or have you never purchased one before?
Let me know in the comments below!
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Welcome back for another Bullet Journal post. I truly hope this post helps up your Bullet Journal game. Bullet Journaling unfortunately can be very intimidating more so if you do not have the neatest writing, like myself.
I swoon over all the beautiful layouts and color schemes of these talented woman and there layouts we see on Pinterest and Instagram . Enough fan girling......Do you want to create perfect and neat layouts that look as if you spent hours doing?
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Today I will be discussing a couple tools I use to create Bullet Journal spreads that not only look perfect but are super simple to create. For anyone out there who are Bullet Journal challenged such as myself, these tools are absolutely a must. But mostly these are amazing tools to use when creating spreads without the constant frustration of feeling like a Preschooler learning how to write your name for the very first time! ( Guilty )
I have been trying to utilize Bullet Journaling now for almost 2 years. Shamefully also can’t tell you how many 20$ notebooks I’ve purchased from Amazon with the mindset that this time will be different, that this time I will get it down. Unfortunately, that was never the outcome.
However, I wanted to keep a bullet journal in the worse way and started thinking of alternative options to creating the perfect layout with a little assistance! And this is how my list was created. Let’s get started .
How To Create Perfect Bullet Journal Layouts Simply!
1. Bullet Journal Stencils:
Bullet Journal layout stencils are absolutely amazing. You get that PIntrest worthy layout even if you are bujo challenged such as myself
I’ve owned a couple stencils already but they weren’t layout stencils ~ meaning the layout is already precut and all you have to do is trace along the lines .
These are also your best friend if you are like myself and have sloppy writing because most shops who sell Bullet Journal Stencils also sell lettering headers
One of my favorite - go to shops for stencils is Love Cynthia also you need to check out Love Cynthias clear stamps. I own many if not most of her stamps and they are absolutely adorable as well as functional. Stamps are also a fantastic way to make your Bullet Journal layouts look AMAZING!
Another brand I love is MoxieDori on Etsy! This shop sells so many creative Bullet Journal stencils that I can't wait to order more. They literally have a stencil for every layout and collection imaginable. Even your beginning month pages such as Hello February. It was the best 8-9$ I've invested in my notebook.
2. Alternative Option... Bullet Journal Stickers
There are a good amount of shops out there who sell Bullet Journal Stickers among Planner Stickers. They have everything from headers, boxes, habit trackers and more. Some even have a full page sticker that fit perfectly in a A5 notebook! Here is a list of shops who sell awesome Bullet Journal Stickers:
The picture listed below is a printable A5 layout I purchased from Boho Berry Paperie on Etsy. I printed this on sticker paper, trimmed it down a tad and added to my Bullet Journal. This is a great way to get beautiful layouts when you absolutely suck at Bullet Journaling!
This printable is from Boho Berry Paperie On Etsy aka the talented Kara Benz from BohoBerry.com .
You can check out her wide variety of bullet journal layouts, doodles and stickers here!
- Sunshine Sticker Cfo. On Etsy
- Birds Fly Studios On Etsy
3. Notebooks That Work Great For Bullet Journaling:
Go on Amazon and purchase one. You don't have to start out with a Leuchtturm that is if you want to of coarse. I would love to add that I have purchased multiple notebooks for 5-10$ that had the paper quality of the Leuchtturm but just Spiral Bound . Honestly, I really like Spiral Bound being the Pages year out easily , especially if just starting out.
Below are a list of my favorite Bullet Journal Notebooks
- Milko Dot Grid 2 Pack Spiral Bound Notebooks These notebooks range for about 10$ for two and the paper is smooth and has a heavy gsm count I really love this brand and since it’s spiral no worries about messing up!
-Rhodia Wirebound Grid Notebook This has amazing paper and also comes in a bound version. This ranges between 8$-10$.
Leuchtturm 1917 A5 (medium): This is my favorite and well Know and favored in the Bullet Journal community. This notebook has number pages , ribbon bookmarks, incredible paper a index and side pocket folder in the back cover. The paper quality is amazing and has a elastic closure.
Scribbles That Matter: This is another good one with excellent paper, ribbon bookmarks and a elastic enclosure. This is a close second in the community.
4. Other Items You Could Incorporate:
I love all washi but Love Cynthia and Simply Gilded On Etsy have beautiful washi.
Good Ink For Stamping:
If you plan on coloring in your art after stamping be sure you choose a good permanent stamp pad that won’t smear using Alcohol Markers such as Copic. One of my go to stamp pads is Momento Pigment Dye ink pads. More so , If you plan on using colored pencils then you could use really any ink pad, I love the Versa Magic Chalk ink pad. Also a newer favorite is the Distressed Ink Pads. Like I mentioned above choose permanent pigment ink if coloring in with your popular alcohol markers to prevent bleeding. You could try some good color pencils from prismacolor.
These are double sided pastel highlighters. One side has a chisel tip and the other side has a bullet tip. These are amazing to add a pop of soft color to your bujo but they are not to soft meaning you actually can see your writing. Mildliners are the perfect combination of highlighting and writing.
5. And if you need to keep your kids busy while you get stuff done:
My 3 kids got this from Santa! This bounce house is awesome and at a great price. And it's super sturdy and handles all the wrestling that come along with three boys. This will not only keep your kids busy but tire them out in the process. Win Win
So that's about it for today. I hope you learned something from this post. Just keep in mind Bullet Journaling doesn't have to be fancy or neat. That's the beauty of it. It can be daily pages of your cleaning or to-do’s up to fancy colorful layouts. If you want to try it first just grab any notebook and pen you have lying around. You do not need a $20 notebook ( it is a great incentive however to make you use it )
I plan on posting many more Bullet Journal posts so if you like to subscribe to my newsletter it will ensure you don't miss any cute posts. Until next time.
Now onto you.
Do you Bullet Journal or do you want to Bullet Journal but just don't know where to begin?
I would love to hear in the comments below.
Hi Everyone and Welcome Back. Today I will be talking about my Erin Condren Spring 2018 Seasonal Surprise Box. This box is beautiful and only 35$ and that includes shipping.
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The Erin Condren Box is a seasonal surprise box with a price tag of 35$ and that's including shipping. It's a great value, at least I think so. These seasonal surprise boxes are packed full of seasonal planner goodies from exclusive items to sneak peaks ~ Meaning you get them before there even up on her site to buy.
I remember the past summer surprise box, I wanted to place a order but completely forgot. Unfortunately when I logged back on they were sold out. A couple weeks had passed and I was seeing this gorgeous summery interchangeable Life Planner Cover all over Instagram that came in that past summer surprise box that I missed out on ordering . Well that cover was never for sale, It was an exclusive just for that box. Huge mistake on my part.
A little advice from my huge mess up, just order the surprise box if your tempted. 35$ with shipping included is a great value for everything that comes packed into these seasonal surprise boxes. Enough rambling!!
Let's take a peek at each individual item shall we.
This Box is beautiful and interchangeable meaning you can use it inside out-that is if you plan on keeping the box. I usually keep all my boxes anyway so why not!
The outside is light green with the white signature floral print that Erin Condren uses for all her shipping boxes but this box being it's reversible has a gorgeous pastel green color with a metallic quote inside.
Here is everything that is included in this seasons surprise box. Enjoy!
And the contents inside:
1. Exclusive! Metallic Interchangeable Cover
This beautiful cover is floral with a denim background and metallic accents. I love how these covers are interchangeable since I change my mind constantly.
2. Exclusive! Reusable Bag In Painted Petals Design That Folds Up.
This bag is absolutely adorable and folds up with a metallic band to wrap around it so you can just throw in your purse. When this is unfolded however it's a great size to fit planners, pen cases, sticker, sticker binders etc. It can hold anything your heart desires.
3. Sneak Peak! Set of 3 adhesive patches.
These patches are super vibrant and super cute. They are fabric with a adhesive backing. Super cute to stick on your planner covers , dashboards or even make a adorable paper clip with them. The possibilities are endless.
4. Sneak Peak! Pack Of Two Red And Peach Metallic Gold Inspirational Quote Pencils
These pencils are not only beautiful but perfect for making bullet journal layouts or even to use as props for planner photos. The colors are gorgeous and the metallic quotes add a pop of style to them.
5. Sneak Peak! Set Of 2 Notecards With Metallic Accents W/ Envelops And Seals.
These notecards are so pretty for sending to family or planner friends. More so with some happy mail or even as a thank you card. They come with everything you need so your not looking for an envelope or seal last minute. And these cards will make you look like you have your shit together. Ha
6. Sneak Peak! Pencil Pouch
This Beautiful but yet durable vinyl pencil pouch looks as if it's made out of denim fabric. It's roomy but also compact so you can toss your favorite pens or pencils in it and throw it in your purse. This pouch has a beautiful red lining with the trademarked Erin Condren leather logo stitched inside. My favorite thing about this pouch especially if you are hard on things ( this girl here) it can be wiped down easily if something spills or gets on it.
7. Exclusive! 1 Functional and 1 Illustrated Sticker Sheet Both With Metallic Accents.
Stickers!!! What Planner girl doesn't love stickers. These stickers are adorable and the deco sheet has a adorable spring theme with quotes. The functional sheet is perfect to stick in your planner to mark appointments, to dos, birthdays etc.
A 25% off coupon!
So there you have it. The Spring 2018 Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box.
What do you think of this box or even past boxes. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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