Getting Organized + Erin Condren Giveaway!

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  I went to the Grand Opening of Barre Bee Fit Milwaukee, had a double date night to celebrate a friend’s birthday and then it was off to drill.  On Sunday, we got hit with some snow.  It wasn’t too bad but the roads were AWFUL.  I debated on whether to wait to do my grocery shopping until today, but I took my chances and went last night.  It was nice because the stores were dead and I was childless 🙂 

Over the weekend, I usually plan out our meals for the upcoming week.  This helps us to avoid eating out and helps me stick to a grocery list so that I’m not buying random things that we don’t need.  Here is what’s for dinner this week:

Monday: Buffalo Chicken Burgers (courtesy of Whole Foods) w/sweet potato tater tots
Tuesday: Crock Pot Verde Stew
Wednesday: Penne with portobella mushrooms, caramelized onions, spinach & goat cheese.
Thursday: Creamy Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup
Friday: Out to dinner

Instead of doing New Year resolutions, I make goals and one of my goals this year to get more organized 🙂 I’m generally a pretty organized person, but life with a toddler and a husband while trying to maintain a bit of a social life can get pretty hectic.  I try to write it all down in my planner but there’s not enough room to note my appointments, Madelyn’s appointments and other family stuff we have going on.  I’m not a huge fan of relying on technology to do it for me, because one never knows.  Enter Erin Condren.

I bought my first Erin Condren planner back in 2011 and I LOVED it.  First, there’s a ton of space to write down your schedule.  I never ran out of room to write notes.  Secondly, you can get them personalized with your name and by adding pictures.  Third…they’re really cute 🙂 The pages are colorful and each month includes an inspirational quote.  Unfortunately, when my suitcase was stolen last year, my planner was in there :-/  Instead of buying another one, I just ran to the closest Target and picked up a planner there because I needed one ASAP.  Well, look at what came in the mail today:

IMG_2359I didn’t want to be without one for another year.  Another thing I love is the sturdy cover!  You spill something on it, you can just wipe it up!

There’s a special place for you to write down birthdays and anniversaries…

Besides offering a full monthly calendar, there’s also a place for you to plan out your week and your day by morning, day and night.  They’ve also added a special section to write down workouts for the day & meal plans!IMG_2364This is one of my favorite features.  There are pre-made stickers for all sorts of appointments to put on the calendar.  It also comes with 2 extra sheets of blank ones to write your own events down.


Personalization to the max.  This is the back of the planner 🙂 IMG_2361

And a folder to stick any loose papers in, so that they stay secure. IMG_2368

As a THANK YOU, the wonderful people at Erin Condren have offered to send one lucky reader a $25 off gift code.

Here’s how to enter.  Each way can only be done ONCE with each person having 3 chances to win.  NO purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

  1. Leave a comment below giving me one tip on how you stay organized.
  2. “LIKE” Erin Condren on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me you did so.
  3. “Like” me on Facebook for up to date posts, healthy tidbits and future contests and come back to the comments section telling you that you did.

The contest ends on FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 2013 @ 11:59PM CST.  Winner will be picked at random and announced on Sunday evening.  Good luck!  Don’t forget to head on over to Erin Condren and check out ALL OF THEIR PRODUCTS!  Not only do they have planners, but they offer stationary, lesson planers for teachers, and so much more.

*The giveaway in this blog was provided by Erin Condren.  All opinions are my own.


19 thoughts on “Getting Organized + Erin Condren Giveaway!

  1. Jen December 9, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    I stay organized by having homes for everything in my house, and making sure each item makes it back to it’s home every day! My house stays uncluttered and clean 🙂 Great blog! I’m a huge fan of EC planners too!


  2. Rebekah December 9, 2013 / 4:55 pm

    I like to take the time each weekend to plan for the upcoming week: I prepare food for the week, get the house picked up, and review my schedule in order to minimize surprises.


  3. Carrie waschitz December 9, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    I stay organized by writing everything on my calendar and using the sticky note feature on my computers desktop. I am always looking for an easier way to stay on top of things!


  4. Gail gonzalez December 9, 2013 / 9:42 pm

    I stay organized by making lists and crossing things off as I accomplish them! Would LOVE this planner! 🙂


  5. clopez84 December 11, 2013 / 8:10 am

    I make lists per day and cross them off as I do them, I also sometimes add them to my inotes. Also, I do grocery shopping with preset recipes in my mind so I can meal prep and no food goes to waste.


  6. darkangylxiii December 11, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    I stay organized by writing everything in my planner! I use a lot of the calendar sticker too!


  7. darkangylxiii December 11, 2013 / 5:48 pm

    I liked you on Facebook. I already like EC on Facebook and Twitter. 🙂


  8. marilyn gonzalez December 11, 2013 / 8:15 pm

    How do I get to your recipes again? Your menu for Tues. and Thur. sound really good. Hope you can tell me how. Love you Grandma


  9. Karen December 12, 2013 / 5:10 am

    Honestly, making lists on paper is the best thing for me. Then I can see all there is to do.


  10. Karen December 12, 2013 / 5:12 am

    I like Erin Condren on Facebook.


  11. Karen December 12, 2013 / 5:15 am

    I like Healthy Tidbits on Facebook.


  12. clopez84 December 13, 2013 / 5:48 am

    Following erin condren on facebook


  13. clopez84 December 13, 2013 / 5:49 am

    Liked “healthy tidbits” on facebook


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