Friday, June 2, 2017

Tori's Pretty Plans - 90's Kid

Erin Condren Life Planner - Glam Planner Mystery Kit - Weekly Planner Spread -  Tori's Pretty Things Blog
Erin Condren Life Planner* - Glam Planner Mystery Kit
Remember that time I let you in on one of my hidden hobbies (that I feel a little nerdy sharing)? And remember how I told you to get ready because more of it would be coming your way?

Well...welcome to my newest type of post: Tori's Pretty Plans!

Woohoo!

I started to tell you a little bit about this three-year hobby of mine a couple of weeks ago, but frankly, I'm really into it. Like, "set time out of my week" into it. Like, "block off a spot in my planner to plan" into it...

So every other week, you'll be getting a look at my Before the Pen weekly planner spread.

Think of it like a sneak peak into my weekly scrapbook, if you will. You'll get a look at my sticker decorations and planning layout to help inspire your creative memory keeping. But you don't have to try and decipher my ever-messy left-handed writing - Can I get an Internet High Five?!

So are you ready? Let's jump into the first edition of Tori's Pretty Plans.


This Week's Pretty Plans

Erin Condren Life Planner - Glam Planner Mystery Kit - Weekly Planner Spread -  Tori's Pretty Things Blog
Erin Condren Life Planner* - Glam Planner Mystery Kit
With this being the first edition and all, it's only fair to give you some insight into how this love affair began, right?

As a true Type-A kind of gal, planners took a major role in my life during college (and, really, journaling has been a huge part of my life since always!)

Planning carried with me into adulthood and I looked forward to my yearly Target trip to make the ever difficult decision - the blue planner or the green one?

Scrapbook planning, though, kind of fell into my lap. I had recently moved to New York, didn't like the planner I was using, and saw Elle, my favorite YouTuber, talking about her new glam planning hobby.

A new creative, colorful outlet that let me turn my daily to-do lists into something fun and exciting? Sign a gal up!!!

I ordered my first Erin Condren - then my first planner stickers a week after that. Now here we are, three years later, and scrapbook planning is one of my favorite parts of the week (behind painting my nails and outfit planning, of course.)

A couple other things you should know off the bat:

1. I'm very loyal to my Erin Condren planner.
Yes, I knowwww about the Happy Planner, the Filofax, the Kikki K, and even the now discontinued Michael's dupe. But I just love the EC! I love their paper, the layouts, and did I mention those pretty, bright, seasonal colors?! ("The colors, Duke. The colors!")

 2.  I like to plan chronologically. 
Most of the stickers I used are created in kits. These kits are usually formatted to plan like this. I really need a linear view of my day, though, so that system doesn't really work for me. I love the pre-made aspect of a kit, though, so I still buy them and then decorate my own way :).

Erin Condren Life Planner - Glam Planner Mystery Kit - Weekly Planner Spread -  Tori's Pretty Things Blog
Erin Condren Life Planner* - Glam Planner Mystery Kit

This week I'm using the Glam Planner monthly mystery subscription kit from March. You guys, one word: Obsessed!

How gorgeous are these stickers?! Elle is such a creative genius when it comes to detail and design. Yes, okay, her stickers cost a little more than other Etsy shops. But the design choice, along with her paper and sticker quality, completely speak for themselves. Her products are worth every penny!

I saved this kit specifically for this week for two reasons. First, the colors felt perfect for the May to June EC watercolor blend. Second, the design reminds me of everything I loved about being a 90's kid heading into warmer months :)

A tamagotchi? Bright-colored clothes? Summer vacations? Eating ice cream for breakfast during said summer vacations? Um, yes - check, check, check!
 

What Else? 

So that's it for this week's plans! Now, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

What do you think about scrapbook planning? What you give it a try?



*This is my referral link. I totally stand behind this planner and by clicking this link and making a purchase, you getting $10 off your first Erin Condren order and I get $10 off my next order. It's a win-win if you're interested :)



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