Disclosure: I received product from Erin Condren for purposes of this review.
Do you love pretty paper? Notebooks, journals, planners, just about anything that holds the promise of greater organization?
If so, we have a lot in common!
These beautiful journals inspire creativity.
Let's look at both styles separately.
Erin Condren Softbound Notebooks
The new softbound notebooks are a lay flat style that are slim enough to slip into your bag and take with you just about anywhere.
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You can add personalization to the cover and choose from either a lined or a dot grid page style – so they are great for bullet journaling too!
The dimensions are 5×8 and there are 124 pages of 80# paper.
I just love the bright and colorful cover choices – and my favorite part are the edges of the pages.
Depending on the cover that you choose, the page edges are either metallic or color coordinated.
Erin Condren Coiled Notebooks
The new coiled notebooks are also lots of fun.
They consist of thick 80# paper and include 160 perforated pages, so you can neatly tear them out if needed.
In true Erin Condren style, you can customize the cover to your hearts content – and the covers are interchangeable, too.
You can choose from 2 sizes – the 7×9 which is similar to the LifePlanner or a larger 8.5×11 standard notebook size.
I went with the 7×9 because I find this size to be a bit more portable. Also, I happen to have lots of interchangeable covers for my LifePlanner so I like that I can use some of these on my notebooks as well.
Each book is bound with a standard platinum (silver) coil, but you can upgrade to gold, rose gold, or black if you like.
Inside, you can choose from four page layouts:
- dot grid
- blank (sketch book) or
I decided to choose the Marquee cover for one of my notebooks and I personalized it with the words: Very Important Info.
One of my plans is to create a centralized place for important things that people in my family might need to know in case of an emergency.
You can read more about my philosophy in this article – Would You Gift Your Mess to Those You Love?
Also, at the end of the coiled notebooks you will find a set of useful stickers you can use to highlight important items.
How Will You Use Yours?
There are so many ways to use these gorgeous Erin Condren notebooks:
- bullet journal
- hostess gifts
- conference notes
Tell me, how do you plan to use yours?