Organization - I Treated Myself!!!!

Ok, I love to be organized and I LOVE pretty things that organize me.  Well, last year about this time, while I was blog stalking and super new to blogging, I came across a post by Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade about Erin Condren planners.

I'm one of those people who likes to see lists and things written down...sure, I have a phone that can do all that but it's not as fun and I'm not super good at it.  I NEED it written down, I NEED to cross it off my list, I NEED to see progress and times and dates and did I say I need to write it down?????  Anyone with me??

Well......can you say obsessed anyone???  I wanted one of those yummy Erin Condren planners in the worst way.  Like really bad.....but then, I did what I always do.......I don't need it, you can live without it, save your money, you don't need it.....

I don't usually spend money on things for me (like hardly ever....mostly on kids or house but rarely me)...........well, peeps..........I DID IT!  I have lost a chunk of me (weight) so decided I deserved a treat!  Here it is:
Fun box!  I about knocked the FedEx guy over to get it!!!!!  I have issues!!!  See, told you I don't treat myself often.

Wrapped so pretty!!!  Makes me happy!!!  The wrapping AND the fact that I didn't knock the FedEx guy over!!!!

TaDA!!!!!!!!  There it is:D Can you stand it????

Out of the box on my chippy not dirty desk!!  (See Farley's post here)  (I have several chippy pieces because I love shabby chic, remember, chippy not dirty)

Peek inside!!!!  It's so pretty I am scared to write in it!

Love this!  It's right inside the cover!  Now I'm off to go stare at it!!  LOL!  
Just kidding.....I don't have that many issues but I am stinkin excited!!

I am linking up with my bud Elizabeth at Fun in Room 4B, for her Fabulous Finds linky!  Now, I know I just got this but after
two seconds with it, am pretty sure that I can't live without it:)


  1. I want one SO badly, but I'm not sure if I should get the Life Planner or the Lesson Planner. I tend to write my lesson plans and print them, so I'm thinking maybe I should get the Life Planner... I don't know.

    I do know that I have longed for one FOREVER.

    1. I got the life planner for the same reason. My lesson plans are typed and printed and kept in a binder....I wanted it for ME!!!

  2. I'm jealous!! It's so pretty:) You definitely deserve it!

    Surfin' Through Second

  3. ooooohhhh maaaan Tara, you are making it hard for me to resist the urge to buy one!! I've put it off forever, but when I saw the package open and your name on it, I just sighed at its beauty. I'd be afraid to write in it too!! AND I would sit and stare at it, I am that bad. Off to admire your pictures again and maybe, just maybe, head over to Erin's site. Congratulations on your lovely purchase!!!

  4. It looks so pretty. Congratulations on your purchase, and the reason you treated yourself!


  5. You have the same exact one that I do! You will absolutely love it! It has been a lifesaver for me this year. Enjoy it- you deserve it! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. Did you know that there is one of them that you can create custom colors on... I can't remember which design it was but I could create a red, black, and white one. I have been resisting but I oh so want one!!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach
    Honey Bunch Blog Design

  7. I have one and it is amazing. I love your design! Enjoy your new planner. I was too worried about messing it up to write in mine too.

    Swimming into Second

  8. You are NEVER going to BELIEVE this....then again, maybe you totally will....I really think we were separated at birth.

    I have THAT SAME EXACT PLANNER!!! (Yes, I'm screaming....)


    Seriously...why don't we live in the same state?

    Thank you so much for linking up! You rock!

    Fun in Room 4B

  9. Love some Erin Condren!! So excited for you!!!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  10. I realllllly want one too! But wasn't sure about ordering one! I might just have to now!
    I LOVE your colors!

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

    1. what colors are those...I think I am going to get one:) I mean, I need it;)

  11. yay!!! I LOVE my life planner!! Did you see it when I brought it to the meet up?!?

  12. Love it! It's so cute! I've seen so many bloggers with them! :)

  13. I love mine!! I too was hesitant to write in it until I found Sharpie Pens!! I love them too!! Did you get Erin's pens to go along with it? I am jealous you have laminated tabs!!

    I might have to order a new one now (even though I don't have to until December)!!
    Teresa :D
    Teaching 3rd Grade

  14. Now I'm stalking the website and trying to tell myself that it's ok for me to buy one lol I love these planners!! I've found that a good planner will make things so much better. You deserve it!


  15. Love!! You deserve it; way to go! :)
    ~ Laura

  16. It's BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am so excited that you got one!! You are going to love it!!!

    Lessons with Laughter

  17. I had the lesson plan book last year and LOVED it!!! I haven't ordered my new one yet. With all the time I put into teaching I figure I'm worth it-at least that's what I tell myself!

  18. I love it... I don't have an excuse for ordering mine... I need a good excuse!!! I so wish we lived closer to each other we would be a HOOT together!!! thanks for the shout out and YAY for you... mine should be here sometime this next week!!! HOLLA

  19. I ordered mine on the first day of the pre-order and it is supposed to come TODAY! I am so excited and I cannot wait. Yours looks amazing!!

  20. I am anxiously awaiting my Erin Condren Life Planner!! It has been shipped & should arrive around July 5th! I already purchased some brand new Flair pens for it. I have a problem (but don't we all:)

  21. I just ordered the teacher planner last week!!! I figured I deserved a little treat, too! (although I wish losing a chunk of weight was my excuse). So EXCITED for it to come in!

    Runde's Room

  22. I just ordered one. I can't wait for it to come in the mail! The one you got is adorable!! Yay for treating yourself!!


  23. I was totally going to post about my planner too! I got the chevron one! I can't wait to use it! I love your blog so so much. I just started my own and I am your newest follower!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  24. Oi lOve that planner, I need one. I have nominated you for
    One lovely Blog. I want to thank you for the Monday make its I have really accomplished a lot this summer, your linky parties have inspired me.


  25. Tara, I am also a planner lover. I have some many, and don't always work them to the best. Thanks for all your great posts. I have given you the Versatile Blogger award. Come on over and get it!!!

  26. Tara, I have one of the Life Planners, and an Erin Condren Teacher planner too! I had one last year and loved it, and got another one for next year! I am already obsessing about next year's Life Planner, and I want the pens that go with it! Plum District sometimes has vouchers for EC...that is how I have bought my others, since they are so pricey. If you spend $25 for a voucher, you get $50 worth of product! I am keeping my eye out for a deal!

  27. Hi Tara,

    Love the planner. Good for you for treating yourself. I am already checking out the website. :-)

    I am a new follower.


    Innovate, Create and Relate

  28. I just wanted you to know that I'm giving you The Lovely Blog Award. Would love for you to stop by and check it out!

    Julie aka Southern Teacher

  29. Oh. my. goodness! LOVE the organizer! I think we would be best friends in real life! haha!
    Rowdy in Room 300


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