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A Week in My Erin Condren: Jan. 23 – Jan. 29

January 30, 2017

A Week in My Erin Condren | The Rebel Planner

So I totally missed the memo last week in the Oh, Hello Stationery Co. Helloigans Facebook group that there we were doing a Blobby PWM week. Where was I? And I’m even a part of the PR group. This just shows how out of touch I am with my communities. To make up for my dumb mistake, I decided to plan this week using the Blobby kit from one of my favorite sticker shops, Oh, Hello Stationery Co. I really used the mini kit and the half boxes sheet, but it’s still a Blobby filled week! Find out how I got this spread in a Week in My Erin Condren down below!

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Keena Prints Haul

May 25, 2016

Keena Prints Haul | The Rebel Planner

Today I have an exciting haul for you! I haven’t ordered any new planner stickers since January, and when I saw that Keena Prints was having a 20% sale until the end of May, I knew I had to place an order. I might even place another before the sale is over!

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My Favorite YouTubers and Bloggers

April 25, 2016

Favorite YouTubers and Bloggers | The Rebel Planner

This past week I’ve been dealing with horrible seasonal allergies. My eyes have been itchy and my nose won’t stop running. I’ve been sneezing like crazy too! Because of that, I don’t feel like wearing makeup. So for this Monday post, I thought I would share some of my favorite YouTubers and bloggers.

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A Week in My Erin Condren: April 4 – April 10

April 12, 2016

A Week in My Erin Condren April 4 - April 10| The Rebel Planner

It’s feels like it’s been forever since I’ve done an overview of what’s in my Erin Condren Life Planner. Last week was incredibly busy and filled with joyous times, exciting things for my college and also immense loss and heartbreak for the community. See how I planned out this week after the jump!

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A Week in My Erin Condren: Dec. 28 – Jan. 3

January 6, 2016

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Happy New Year! 2015 was good to me, but I have this really good vibe about 2016.

I spent New Year’s Eve at my boyfriend’s house hanging out with him and his family. It was really lovely, but it meant that I was away from my planner for three days, as to why it’s so sparse. But I love this layout, mainly for the lettering I did on New Year’s Day. Check out this week in my Erin Condren Life Planner Horizontal!

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A Week in My Erin Condren: Oct. 26 – Nov. 1

November 2, 2015

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I can’t believe it’s already November. I know that every blogger starts out their blogs like that, but looking back on previous months in a planner makes the statement even more shocking.

Last week wasn’t particularly busy. Although it was deadline week, it went really smoothly and I didn’t have much stress about it.

A friend of mine celebrated her 21st birthday on Friday, so me and my boyfriend travelled into the city for dinner and dessert. I met some of her high school friends and had a really lovely time eating a ton of chocolate at Max Brenner. I also took my senior portraits. It’s hard to believe that I’m graduating college in May, but taking those pictures made the fact more of a reality.

Stickers this week are what I normally use. The skinny flags, due stickers, TV show flags and small tear drops are from abundanceoferica and the bigger flags, checklist and color-coordinated icons are from LadybugzDesignz. The pumpkin and bat are from a sticker book from Michael’s and the birthday cakes and “right here” sticker are from a Happy Planner sticker book.

I’m hoping to buy new sticker soon to mix things up, but I’m pretty happy with the stash I have now.

-Allie

Inside My Erin Condren

October 26, 2015

Erin Condren Horizonal Cover

As a busy college student, I need to carefully plan out my days. Juggling class, papers, tests, meetings, clubs and being the news editor of school’s newspaper is a lot of work. In the past, I’ve used smaller, simpler planners to plan out my day, but I never had enough room to write or the motivation to actually look at it. But because it’s my senior year, I decided to switch to an Erin Condren.

The Erin Condren is a popular planner in the planning community. Many people like it because it has two different layouts (vertical and horizontal,) it has colorful, customizable covers and an avid community for stickers. I thought that if the planner was large, colorful and filled with stickers, I might actually use it for than just writing down homework assignments.

I chose the horizontal layout since I write really large. I need more space than others to write what I need to get accomplished. I also don’t use that many decorative stickers compared to others, so the vertical layout was out of the question. I’ve always used a horizontal planner, so this layout is very familiar to me.


Erin Condren Horizontal

This is what a typical week in my planner looks like. Pretty crazy, huh? I use stickers to emphasize the most important meetings and tasks that day, as well as when tests are given and when papers are due. Towards the bottom in the notes section, I have a running to-do list as well as a place to track my workouts.

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Here is a closeup on that week’s spread. I have plenty of space to write. What I like about the Erin Condren are the customizable covers. As you can see up top, I was able to put my name on the cover. The covers are even interchangeable, so I can change up the designs depending on the season. I also like that the pages are thick and of good quality. I have never had a rip at the coil or have ink bleed onto the next page.

However, there are things I don’t like. Even though the horizontal colors are more muted than the vertical colors, I find them too bright. I would never bring this planner into a business meeting or a professional setting. It’s just too flashy and bright, even if I didn’t use any stickers. I also don’t like how inconsistent their quality is. I’ve heard people complain of getting the wrong planner, getting customized items that weren’t theirs, pages that are missing and even waiting three months to get a ready-to-ship item. Thankfully I haven’t had any problems, but it happens too often for me to whole-heartily recommend this planner to others.

While I initially planned on using this planner for school only, I think I will continue to use this once I graduate in May. It’s too cute to just put on a shelf to collect dust! I’ve also noticed that I’m more motivated to get homework and tasks done if I write them on a cute sticker.

Do you use a planner? If so, which one? Let me know down below!

-Allie

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A Fresh Start

October 17, 2015

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Hi everyone!

I’m starting over on this blog. Fall is the season where plants start to lose their leaves and bugs and animals start to hibernate, but I’ve always seen the fall as a time of renewal and the opportunity for a fresh start. I guess it’s because for most of my life I’ve been in school and the fall means the start of a new school year. But there’s something in the crisp, fall air that begs for a new start.

This blog will be dedicated to my hobbies: makeup, nails and planning. I am a avid makeup lover and collector, so I will be posting Face of the Day (#fotd) as well as reviews, hauls and swatches. I love creating nail art, so I will be posting my Nails of the Day (#notd) as well. Planning is a relatively new hobby for me, so I’m still figuring out what my planning style is and how I will reach the coveted planner peace.

While I won’t have any new posts for a while, follow me on Bloglovin’ so that you will get all of my new blog posts directly to your email. It’s a great website to find new blogs and have they aggregate in one place. The link is above.

Hope to see you all soon!

-Allie