Erin Condren Life Planner Review

Happy Thanksgiving week! If you are local then you know all about the huge windstorm that hit the Inland Northwest last Tuesday. Thankfully for us my parents, who are hosting Thanksgiving, got their power back at 2am this morning! Ya! We were thinking we might have to alter our plans to a different location. Our neighbors also just received their power back yesterday. Luckily ours never went out, and for that we feel extremely blessed!

There are still thousands of people without power, but our community is gathering together and helping each other as much as possible in this time. I love our little Spokane.

Okay, moving on!

With New Year right around the corner it’s aperfect time to do a review on my Erin Condren Life Planner, as many of you may be in the market for a new planner for 2016!

Make sure to read through to the end to find out how to get $10 off your first order!


Like I mentioned before, I fell in love with this planner when I saw it on Pinterest over a year ago now. I knew someday I would have one. I am such a pen and paper kind of girl. I find it relaxing to write out my plans instead of typing them into a computer or phone. Plus electronics and me have never been best friends, so I don’t really trust them to hold my important information.

When I got my check from Beachbody a few weeks back, I knew exactly what I would spend it on! I went on Erin’s site and picked out just the one I wanted! For no extra charge they also added the last two months of 2015, which I really appreciated!

When it arrived I literally squealed with joy!


I appreciated the attention to detail with how it came. Little touches like that just make me want to order from them weekly so I can get cute packages in the mail all the time!



It also came with so much free stuff! Like, a lot!


A ton of labels, a inspirational postcard, a bunch of mini stickers to mark up my planner with, a moveable ruler to hold my spot, and more! I was floored with the level of appreciation for their customers this company has. And it’s all made in the USA. Erin Condren started her business not too many years ago, and since then has opened a second distribution center and now gets over 1,000 orders a day! I love supporting a woman who started her own business! Hits close to home, ya know!

And you guys, I love all the inspiration tucked into this planner. Each page you open uplifts you in some way.

In this short video Erin covers the new 2016 planner. It’s amazing what she has stuffed into this thing! She seriously thinks of everything and takes into consideration the information her customers provide on areas to improve.

And I just love that the covers are interchangeable! Like, you can get a Christmas cover! Say what? How cool is that!?

This is a quick run through in photos of my favorite parts of my planner.

PicMonkey Collage

My name below is a little hard to see because of the velum cover over it.



It shows the month first, then breaks it down into weeks so you can write it all out and plan better. I got vertical days but they also offer a horizontal layout.


It comes with TONS of stickers to help keep everything organized and easy to see!




It also comes with two sheets of blank stickers to write out your own!


Sorry, my phone is on it’s last leg and the photos are a bit grainy.


It also comes with a pouch to hold all the stickers and extras. There are tons of pages and places to take notes as well, which was a huge seller for me. I’m a doodler!


Like I said, quotes abound in this book!


Most planners are about $50, but if you use my referral link you save $10!

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I was in no way compensated for this post, I simply love her products and want to share them with the world!

I also added, for $6 more, a wellness planner for when I get serious about my marathon training.


I am so glad I found her site and can’t wait to fill my planner up with 2016 goals, events, business stuff, and more!

Hope I inspire some of you to get this as your go-to planner. You’ll love it, I promise!

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November Updates

Travis has been gone for just over a week on a business trip and gets home today. As I put Tyrion down for bed last night I told him daddy would be home today. I didn’t really think that through well because at 4am he came crashing into my room saying, “Daddy car-a?” He always adds an “a” at the end of car. It’s pretty cute. Anyhow that’s why I have a chance to blog today! Because at about 6:30 both Tyrion and Evelyn decided to call it quits and sleep again. Ya, we will all be exhausted today.

I really can’t cover in updates everything that’s been going on of late, so we are going to start from scratch here. Well except for some Halloween photos because my little hunter and pumpkin are the cutest!






Tyrion is still the doting brother and showers Evelyn with snuggles, hugs, and kisses until she can hardly stand him.  It’s adorable. Lately Tyrion has been able to get her to laugh by being extremely silly. So. Cute.

Anyhow in spite of my little munchkins I was able to get my first ever “Freedom In Fitness” newsletter out this month. I send it out to all those in my fitness challenge groups, and those who have contacted me regarding Beachbody. It was really fun to make and I have lots more ideas for upcoming emails. I’ll post a link on the blog here soon and anyone will then be able to sing up to receive it, so stay tuned. It comes out the first Wednesday of every month.


And I’m going to dedicate (soon!) a whole blog post on my new Life Planner! You guys, this stationary girl is freaking out! This planner is so cool!


If you can’t wait until I post to learn all about it click here! <- Use this link to sign up for a account (my referral link) and get $10 off you first purchase! Seriously worth every penny. I have been filling it out all last night and this morning. Such a quality product!

And with that little update I’m off! Today is filled to the brim. I have to do some shopping with the kids this morning, then Travis gets home, then I am frosting the cake I baked yesterday for a wedding I’m delivering it to on Saturday. Gah! Wish me luck!

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Super Saturday 2015

Sorry!!!!! I have not been good at popping in at all lately! I feel so bad but I’ve been crazy busy. Coaching is rewarding but time consuming as well. In a good way! I am dedicated to helping those in my challenge group get the most out of their programs and enjoying the journey.

Speaking of coaching, I went to my first Super Saturday last weekend. Super Saturday is an event Beachbody hosts quarterly, brining coaches together to listen to top coaches in the company, get inside info on upcoming programs and products, and mingle and encourage each other in our chosen career! They host them nationwide, but the closest to me was in Seattle! So at 2am Saturday morning my sister Emily, little Evelyn and I set out on an adventure!

A little drip coffee and cream for the drive.


We settled in for the long drive and thankfully Evelyn slept the whole way except for a short stop for gas and to nurse quickly in Ellensburg. We were there about 5am and Starbucks was open!!!! Yay! Emily bought us coffee and we were on our way again. We made it to the Shoreline Convention Center about 7:30 which gave us plenty of time to change from our driving pjs, dress little Evelyn and nurse her, snack on some breakfast we brought with us, and then head over to sign in.

It was surprisingly smaller than I thought it would be, about 300 coaches total. For some reason I was thinking there would be many more people. Regardless of the turnout it was still very informative. Beachbody flew in Elite top ten coach Carly Del Carlo to speak and she was full of wisdom!


She talked about her journey to elite coach, the hurdles she overcame, and about adding to her team along the way. She explained that there will never be a point in your career that you can become complacent. You must be teachable and willing to grow as a new coach, and continue those same two ideas even as top coach in the company.

They also had leadership coach Josh Coats speak about growing your business and presenting the coaching opportunity to potential coaches.


And you guys, Evelyn did so good! She pretty much slept through the whole thing! I sat in the very back so I could nurse her on and off and she was just an angel.


The event went from 9am to about 12pm, when they took a small break and allowed everyone to change into their workout gear since they were hosting a sneak peak workout of The Masters Hammer and Chisel that comes out January 2016!


They also had a Shakeology bar set up to try different flavors, and a small section of local Pacific Northwest Coaches gear like hats and such.

We sadly decided to skip the workout since Evelyn was about done and wanted nursed and needed another nap shortly. Plus I wanted to take Emily downtown Seattle and walk Pikes Place since she had never been to Seattle until our trip! Say what!?

That’s when things went a bit off course. After nursing Evelyn I hooked her into the car seat and we buckled up to head out. I turned the key . . . and nothing happened. Yep. Dead battery. In Seattle. All alone. Great.

I called Travis and he said if I could get a jump from someone then he would see if his dad was home (his parents live very close to the event location) and we could meet up and follow him to a battery store and have it switched out.

Thankfully Dean was home and headed out as soon as Travis called him! I found someone relatively fast who had cables and was willing to jump us, and we headed over for our meet up. Dean was so, so great and had us on the road again faster than I expected. Thank you Dean!!!!!! You saved three ladies in distress!

And let me tell you all, I was so proud of myself. I have NEVER driven in Seattle in all the years of visiting I have done. Travis didn’t really trust me, I didn’t trust me honestly! But with Google Maps on my phone we were unstoppable! We found parking at Pikes Place our first try and were out and about ready to explore!

PicMonkey Collage

Evelyn got to see the gum wall, walk through Pikes, and along the pier. She doesn’t look thrilled, but again, she did stellar!

We didn’t stay too long, just enough to give Emily a taste of how amazing Seattle is, and then headed back to the car. I must have been an okay tour guide though because Emily claimed she “could totally live here!” Before we left. We found the best coffee in a small local cupcake shop. After passing three Starbucks that had lines out the doors we were desperate! So glad we gave the local shop a try, because the iced coffee was a little piece of heaven. We also treated ourselves to a cupcake while there! Eat clean 80% of the time, and have fun 20%. We got our food fun in for sure! I’ll have to ask Emily what the place was called and post it, because it’s totally worth stopping by if you are ever in Seattle!

And that was our trip! We made it out of Seattle relatively easily and on the road home with no more surprises. We pulled in the driveway at 9:30, and I had told Travis to keep Tyrion up because I wanted to squeeze my little boy. I missed him all day! He was barely awake when we walked in the door but came-to quickly when he saw momma, sissy, and Aunt Emily were here!

Overall our trip to Super Saturday cemented the fact that I have truly found my calling as a coach, and that I’m willing to go the whole way. My overall goal is to be an elite coach and have one of the top teams in the company. It won’t happen overnight. It will takes years of dedication. But, I’m teachable, willing, and ready to help people take their health back.

If you are interested in joining my growing team of people on fire for this opportunity, message me and let’s get you started towards a rewarding career!


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Kitchen Painted!

Sorry to leave you hanging about Tyrion and his bathtub accident. When I took him to the doctor the day after it happened he said if he had seen him right away he would have stitched it, but since it had been over 12 hours the risk of infection is too high and they don’t suture lacerations closed. It had a good scab on it, no sign of infection, so he said just leave it be! It will scar, but it’s under his chin most people will never notice. I was glad we didn’t have to put him through the traumatic event of stitching it closed. He would NOT have been okay with that.

On to my kitchen update! If you remember we painted the cabinets white shortly after Evelyn was born. I don’t know what got into us to undertake such a big project with a infant. We are crazy like that apparently.


And while the cabinets looked great, it made the rest of our kitchen look worse. All it takes is a party and I want to spruce up my house. We did the cabinets for Evelyn’s “Sip and See” which weren’t even finished in time! Oh well. This time around I’m hosting Bunco again and wanted my kitchen updated. Last Bunco I had Travis change out the kitchen light to a recessed one. I’m telling you, if I had more get togethers at my house I’d have it transformed!

Last week I decided to paint our oven overhead because it was a dingy yellow color and so dated looking. What started out as paining the overhead turned into painting the whole kitchen and also part of the living room. Go big or go home!


I am a neat freak so the chaos painting causes stresses me out! I can’t stand mess! I’m trying to work on letting go, but it’s just a tick of mine and bothers me no matter how much I tell myself to get over it.


I had mess everywhere!


And when we pulled out the fridge to paint behind it, you don’t even want to know the grossness we found. I mean, ick.


Overall I’m absolutely in love with how it turned out! In. Love.

Why did I wait five years to do this?





We still have to:

– Texture and paint the ceiling

– Tile the backsplash

– Get new countertops

But we are well on our way now!

It’s very white I know! But, I want to add in some lime green accents with a few reds as well. I am very pleased with how it turned out! No more dingy yellow for this girl!


Like I said, it bled into the living room. I wanted to open things up a bit and with the gray tile we did the fireplace, I thought bringing the gray paint into the room would pull everything together. Again, love it. I’m not in love with my décor or that you can see cords, but I’ll work on that in the future.






I still have to paint the cabinet on the left, and I’m probably going to pain the red wall on the right white, but that’s off in the future a bit.

And that’s what I’ve been up to in between children, running fitness challenge groups online, and keeping the home running smoothly!

All the paint and updates will help the house sell much better when we finally list! So glad to have these projects over!

Have you undertook any big home projects? Liked how they turned out? Would you have done anything differently?

Happy Tuesday, I’m off to enjoy my handiwork!

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Headed To The Doctor

I was going to do a post today about my randomly inspired kitchen painting project, but I will have to keep this short since we have to head to the doctor soon for this little guy.


This photo breaks my heart! My poor little boy!

He was in the bath last night, got up, sipped, and hit his chin on the side of the tub. It burst open. It looked deep and we contemplated heading to emergency, because of course it happened after hours and no one else was open. However it stopped bleeding pretty quickly, so we applied triple antibiotic ointment with a Band-Aid and decided to sleep on it. Poor guy also got a dose of medicine because we could tell it was hurting pretty bad. Thankfully he slept all through the night, but already hit it again this morning, causing more blood and lots of tears.

I’m afraid he will keep opening it up from playing hard and cause a massive scar, plus take forever to heal. So sadly off to the doctor we must go. Wish us luck, this boy is not a lover of doctors.

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