Organizing in the New Year

It's a sick obsession, but I can't help it! Nothing makes me happier than sitting down with a brand new planner, a brand new pack of pens, and filling all of those lovely white spaces with birthdays, anniversaries, school events, meetings, vacations, and dentist appointments : )

This year I got a little crazy and splurged on my first Erin Condren life planner. So far I am loving it (obviously the stickers for birthdays, appointments, etc. increase my joy!)

It's probably embarrassing how many things I have personalized now (iPhone case, ipad cover, life planner). People are probably going to start thinking that I don't know how to write my own name, and need a constant source of reference. 
No new planner is complete without a new pack of pens to go with it! I awkwardly stood in the pen aisle at Staples for a little too long, scanning barcodes on packs of pens and looking up their Amazon reviews.  I settled on these beauties:

Being left handed can be a challenge when shopping for pens, but these ones don't smear, and their color is very vibrant and strong.  The reviews also say the ink lasts for a long time as well.

Another part of my new year's planning, is calendar sheets that I post on my fridge through out the year that contain my meal plans for the week.  I just created my 2014 calendar set and I'm ready to start trying out all of those new recipes I have pinned from Pinterest. If you would like a free copy of this calendar click on the link below!



  1. Cori ~ I also am obsessed with Erin Condren's planbook. You suggested Staedtler colored pens. Do they "bleed" through to the next page? I spent a small fortune on pens last year and ended up using pencil.

    1. Hi Marcia!
      I was unsure about spending the small fortune for an Erin Condren planner, but I am sooooo glad I did! The Staedtler pens do not bleed through to the other side, but you can definitely see that the page behind was written on. This is just because the pens are a nice dark color. For me this doesn't matter, since every week ends up getting ridiculously full of to-do's, and the previous week's writing doesn't interfere with the new week's writing, if that makes sense? : )