Hi! I'm very excited to share this with you today!!!
I'm linking this up with my sweet friend Holly for
I'm sure at this point you have heard of the Erin Condren planners. Of course, when I first heard about them I looked them up and thought WHOA that's expensive for a planner. So, I pretty much just let it go, even though it looked sooooo nice.
Then, everyone started blogging about the great features and THEN she threw a Teacher Appreciation Sale. I'm to the point where I rarely spend money on myself (3 children who need stuff constantly, I feel selfish when I do spend a lot on just me) but I felt like this would be a year long investment and my hope was that it would be so
So, I did it. I ordered one.
And last week it was sent to me!
We had gone out to dinner and we pulled up and I saw this!
Her birthday is not until July 31st. Not sure where that came from. I said, "No, it's a present for ME!"
I guess my kids could see how excited I was because all 3 crowded around me while I opened it. (I knew once I opened it they were gonna be like, whaaaaat? It's a notebook!! Why are you so excited??")
I tried to contain myself when I opened it. But, I got too excited!
So, the kids saw all this and walked away. I have no idea why.
So, I go show it to my husband. It went like this:
me- Look! My teacher plan book came!!
him- <half smile>
me- Look!! How cute! With my name on it and then it has all of these pages!! (I'm showing him the inside).
him- <raised eyebrow, half smile, slight nod>
me- Look! It even has tabs that separates everything.
him- You could make something like that.
me- <sigh> I can even put my grades in here and it's all in one book so I don't have so many random pages everywhere.
him- How much did that cost?
me- Did I show you the dividers??? It's so exciting! (as I walk away)
Yeah. He didn't get it. I mean, he understood I was really excited, but he didn't GET IT. So that's why I'm sharing it with YOU because I know YOU GET IT!! You'll be excited WITH me!
Now, I did tell him that I was going to tell this story and he said, "What?? I'm glad you are so happy. I was just saying, you could totally make something like that, too!"
Yes, I probably could. In all of my spare time. (love him!!) But I think I'll leave it to Erin Condren!! ;O)
Now, I was worried that it wouldn't be everything that I had built it up to be. But it was everything I had hoped and more! I did have them add extra grading sheets (I counted out how many I'd need based on my classes) and a pen holder. Oh, and 2 extra sheet protectors. But that was all. The rest is just the basic planner!
Now, I still haven't written in it yet...I just like to look at it right now...but I will write in it...soon...
So, if you are on the fence, maybe this knocked you over it. It's worth it!
PS- I have not been asked to do a review of any kind, this is just how I feel about the planner!