Erin Condren 2017-2018 Life Planner Review

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  No, it’s obviously not Christmas season, but for planner addicts everywhere it certainly feels like it is.  It is time for the new 2018 Erin Condren Life Planner releases! I know, it feels like we just got our 2017 planners, but there’s no rest for those that plan ahead.  This year is the 10th anniversary of the Erin Condren Life Planner, which is so impressive! I’ve been an EC fan since my first planner in 2013, and I’ve had one ever since. Throughout the years I’ve seen many changes and improvements made to the beautiful life planner, and this year is no different. While the general idea behind the bright and colorful Life Planner is the same, there are so many new options that allow many people to make this planner what they want it to be. Let’s take a look and dive into the 2017-2018 Erin Condren Life Planner.  

There are SO many options for personalizing your planner this year. Here’s the breakdown:

2 Color Schemes: Colorful or Neutral

3 Layouts: Vertical, Horizontal, & Hourly

4 Coil Color Options: Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, or Black

Cover options: Interchangeable, personalized covers with 12 new classic designs and 3 new metallic designs (with multiple color options in each) or  a non-removable, leather-like luxe color option with 3 color choices (light taupe, sapphire, and black), the same coil options, and 4 (3 letter only) personalization options (blind print, silver, gold, or rose gold)

Brand new this year is the HARDBOUND Life Planner.  It comes in 4 colors (each color book has a different color and theme inside) and 2 sizes.  5 x 8 (horizontal only)  & 8 x 11 (vertical layout only).  

I think that covers the basic idea of what’s available.  I got my hands on a vertical layout, colorful Life Planner, so that’s what you’ll see more of below.  However, you can see pictures of everything else on the Erin Condren website.

What’s New?

First, and quite possibly the biggest change, is the paper upgrade that all Life Planners received this year.   This year EC used Mohawk paper company to put thicker 80# paper in our planners, giving us a more sturdy page with less pen bleedthrough.  The tabbed pages are also thicker and no longer require plastic reinforcements at the binding.  A small detail, but worth noting.  Read more

2017 Erin Condren Life Planner & Accessories

The 2017 Erin Condren Life Planner Walkthrough and Review

The countdown is almost over and planner addicts everywhere are on the edge of their seats waiting for this moment.  The launch of the Erin Condren 2017 Life Planner is tomorrow!  I’m here to tell you a but about hat you can expect from the updates to the planner and some of the new accessories. 

As you probably know, one of the many joys of getting an ECLP is that you have options to choose from like what cover you want, how you want it personalized, and even what layout you want the insides to have.  This year, there are more ways to customize your ECLP than ever.  Read more

Tallulah Grace- Spotlight on Etsy


If I had one word to describe Tallulah Grace Crafts on Etsy, it would be “charming.” Everything in this planner sticker shop just makes me feel quint and homey.  The feel of each and every set of stickers is full of love and a sort of cottage vibe.

Enough about how cute I think all of the Tallulah Grace stickers are (although in a shop review, that should play a huge part in everything), and lets talk shop offerings. Read more

2016 Erin Condren Life Planner Review

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It’s that time already: time for planner companies to start releasing their 2016(!!) planners so those of us that are planner addicts can get our fix.  The big release that everyone has heard all about is of course, the 2016 Erin Condren Life Planner.  As if the ECLP couldn’t get any better, they made some changes to the 2016 edition that I think make it even easier to customize for your specific needs.  Let’s stop wasting time and dive right in.

Here’s a quick run down of what you’ll find inside the 2016 ECLP:

  • Personalized covers
  • Tabbed months
  • Monthly and weekly spreads
  • Year at a glance section
  • Notes Section
  • 4 sheets of stickers
  • Double sided Keep it Together folder
  • Perpetual Calendar
  • Zipper pouch
  • Snap-in bookmark

Now, let’s break it down.

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Alex Studio – Spotlight on Etsy

AlexStudioTitleThis week’s Spotlight on Etsy is from one of my favorite places to find planner stickers: Alex Studio.

Nicole is the brains behind this planner sticker obsessed operation that is a pretty common name among my fellow Etsy shop sticker addicts.  She’s coming up on 10,000 Instagram followers, has a growing YouTube channel that I love watching, and obviously, an incredibly successful shop that has over 20,000 sales. She’s taking the Alex Studio to a whole new level of planner sticker success. Read more

2015 Erin Condren Life Planner

ECLP2015 TitleDespite the fact we are only a few days away from April (what??), I decided that this post still needed to happen.  Last year I had the pleasure of owning my very first Erin Condren Life Planner. While I personally don’t have one this year, as I am testing the waters with a Filofax, after my obsessing over my ECLP, my sister bought herself one for 2015 and was kind enough to let me photograph it so I could write about it.  While I might not have a 2015 Life Planner, I can truly say my heart still belongs to Erin Condren products.

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Friday 5: November 15, 2013


Eat That Frog!

I finished this highly recommended book about time management recently, and I must say, I understand why it comes highly recommended.  This is a great book for anyone looking for a bit of motivation and inspiration when it comes to time management, and whether you are already good at time management or could really use some help, this book is a great read.  My only regret is that I had it on ebook loan through my library, so I have to put it back on the wait list if I want it again.  Perhaps this will find a way into my permanent book collection.  The basic concept is based on a quote by Mark Twain “If you eat a frog first thing in the morning, odds are it will be the worst thing you do all day.”  An interesting thought, but translated into time management speak: Get the task you are least looking forward to or that is the most important or the most work done first, then work from there.  Trust me, it’s a good read. Click the image to  check it out!

Illinois Legalizes Gay Marriage!

Hooray for my home state!  I won’t talk for long on the subject, but I will say this: Yes, I am a Christian woman, and yes, I support gay marriage.  We could get into it, but I prefer we don’t.  God made love.  Jesus’s number one commandment was abut love.  Some of the oat spiritual, God-loving and people loving human beings I know are gay and in happily committed relationships that I can only pray my marriage ends up like theirs. My several musical friends from Trinity, if you’re reading this, I’m talking about YOU.  I idolize you and you love of God and your relationships.  So way to go Illinois for making love be the number one here.  Check out the vide below that I absolutely adored watching.  The “kids react to” series is wonderful, and while they normally have them react to viral videos and pop culture things, every so often the Fine Brothers pull a super political one.  Listen to what these kids have to say.


My Erin Condren Planner!


I got my amazing Erin Condren Life Planner in the mail yesterday, just in time for my birthday.  I’m loving this beautiful organizer.  An added touch of fun is that it has my new last name on it (Though I blurred it out for the time being).  I know i’m not married yet, but I’m getting married 4 days into the new year, and for a 2014 planner, I think that justifies getting it printed that way. Thank you to my aunt for the great birthday present. The amount of personalization that goes into this is quite incredible.  There will be a more elaborate post on this beauty once I have broken it in a bit, but I highly encourage everyone to check out Erin Condren’s website, as her products are absolutely stunning and so much fun.


Blog Updates

As you may have noticed, Diva and the Divine looks a little bit different.  I’ve been working really hard at getting this to be more professional and unique looking.  I’ve been enjoying blogging a lot and I’m hoping to start getting content published more regularly.  Stay tuned for more exciting changes on this site.  Any suggestions or post requests? Feel free to leave  a comment below 🙂


Straight No Chaser

I had already intended to post this little bit of a cappella holiday cheer for you this week, but I feel even more compelled to do so now since yesterday Erik surprised me with tickets to go see this amazing group next weekend!  I am SO excited, and so thankful that I have a man that knows how to spoil me musically.  Enjoy this Christmas Can-Can.  It’s hilarious, and part of the reason I fell in love with these guys.