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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Erin Condren vs. MomAgenda: What’s Right For You?

First of all, thanks to everyone who visited me yesterday! Y’all have left me such sweet comments and I am slowly but surely making my way around to your blog. I hope if you were here yesterday, you will keep visiting often!

Erin Condren has been quite the buzz word on Twitter recently. A few weeks ago, Erin from Blue Eyed Bride raved about the life planner, and it made many people’s ears perk up. Shortly thereafter, Erin Condren was a featured deal on Plum District ($25 for a $50 credit). Tons of folk on Twitter and blogs took advantage of that deal to order a life planner.

I had already ordered a 2011-2012 MomAgenda and was very happy with my purchase. But because I am a bit of a sheep and can’t resist having the new, hot thing I also purchased a life planner. I got my life planner for free (because I referred people to Plum District and had a credit) so I figured it couldn’t hurt. I plan to use the Erin Condren life planner at home and the MomAgenda at the office.

(Yes, I got the job! Thanks for your prayers!)

Since I have both calendars and have had plenty of time to study both, I figured I would do a vlog comparing and contrasting the two calendars. If you haven’t already ordered a calendar, I hope this will help you make a decision!

Before you watch the vlog, there are a few things I’d like you to keep in mind:

  • It was a million degrees in Georgia that day. I’m not looking my finest.
  • I have not been paid by either company to endorse their products. I wasn’t provided the products for free. I paid for both calendars with my own money.
  • I forgot the definition of “column” and “row”. You can clearly see me struggle to remember which is which.

Here are the detailed pictures I promised you.

IMG_4512MomAgenda – desktop of left and home office edition on right

IMG_4514Monthly calendar for the home office edition

IMG_4516Weekly calendar for the home office edition

IMG_4517Erin Condren life planner

IMG_4519Special Dates pages – month at top, follow by a row for each day in the month

IMG_4520Monthly calendar

IMG_4521Weekly calendar


IMG_4523Important numbers on left/Stickers on right

IMG_4524Pocket – one on both sides of the page

IMG_4525Pouch on right

IMG_45262013 & 2014 quick view calendars on the inside of the back cover

There you have it! I hope this answered some of your questions. If it didn’t, feel free to email me and I will see what I can do to help!

What kind of calendar do you use? Do you have an Erin Condren life planner or a MomAgenda?


Girl in Carolina said...

Neither! :) I prefer disorganization in my life. JK! Cute vlog though and very helpful for those that are still trying to decide.

Rebecca Jo said...

I wish you woulda done this last week :) I just ordered the Erin Condren planner but I think I woulda picked the Mom Agenda after seeing this! I like the bigger blocks too! :)

I loved the Erin planner mainly for the personalization of it, but woulda lived without it - especially with it saving me $20.00. Shipping on the planner was a big thing too - over $11.00? OUCH!

Optimistic Mom said...

I am in the process of updating my planner and getting more organized. I like planners with quick views and large amount of writing space. I write pretty big. lol
I am familiar with the MomAgenda but not the Erin Condren life planner, thanks for informing me about them.
It is nice to have someone else do the comparison work. ;)

Stephie @ Our Marriage Adventure said...

I'm one of those people who um well, gosh this is embarrassing, has her whole life mapped out on the calender on my phone.

Plus I have all of our bills in a little day planner I bought at B & N.

Plus I have a cork board in my bedroom and a wall calender with pockets in our kitchen.

etta said...

I missed the big sale and can't justify spending that kind of money, though I looooove the bright colors! I have an 8.5X11 desk calendar that I keep on the fridge. It's used mostly for meal planning, the occasional dr's appt (haha... every other week appt), and my very rare work schedule.

Jennifer B said...

I should have my EC life planner within the week! It should ship tomorrow! Can't wait!

Mrs. Fabulous said...

You know I LOVE my momAgenda!! (wink, wink)!!
But, I always love to hear about new products. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

Lindsay said...

I ordered an Erin Condren planner and can't wait for it to get here...hopefully next week!

LG said...

Girl you went from Blog MIA to Blog AWESOME! I love all these video blogs and that was a great topic. I have been hearing the twitter buzz and am SO tempted. I love notebooks and making lists but I kind of made my own little book to use.. so confused Thanks for sharing tho! Maybe I will blog my book soon!

Beach Bum & Baby said...

Ahhh! Love you vlog!!

And I love BOTH of my planners so much too (my EC one was $8 after some of my friends bought the plum deal too!) so yea, I got sucked into it too. Even though I LOOOVE my mom agenda. And I don't think I have told you - my MIL got me a kitchen planner mom agenda thing that matches it. I need to do a blog post about mine too. Darn it, I just need to blog period. LOL


Shawn said...

I've really never used a planner. Prior to having my beloved MAC and iPhone I used a regular calendar. I've always admired those that used their planners so efficiently but I've just never done it.

I will admit the Erin Condren planner looks cool.

I love seeing and hearing you, it makes our friendship seem so much more real!

Brandy said...

What a cute vlog! I love when you do videos! Super helpful.

I actually use Google calendars. For a million reasons:

-color coded
-accessible anywhere: I don't always carry a bag! Or I forget a physical planner sometimes.
-it syncs with my phone!!
-The ability to repeat events: birthdays, weekly meetings, etc.
-Shareable with fam, friends, and sig others

Plus I like that I can use the time blocking to see a visual picture of how busy my week is. I have SO many random meetings and projects that it's essential that I be able to schedule things quickly and accurately!

I use to swear by agendas and the EC one looks so so cute (love the COVER!!) but this digital girl needs something efficient to keep up with her!

Seriously keep doing vlogs! xo

Natalie said...

I use a small Lilly agenda. Fits in my purse. Enough room for me to write in it.

I used to use Google Calendar A LOT when I lived in Chicago. I liked to share the calendar with friends so we could coordinate all sorts of things (happy hours, classes, parties). Don't too too much of that these days LOL

Controlling My Chaos said...

Aack! I can't believe I just forked over that much money for the E.C. Teacher Planner. Baaaaaaaaa.

yourmorninglory said...

now that you have used the Erin c planner for a bit how do you like it? any new comments? love the post

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