Find Your Perfect Planner 2017: Erin Condren Life Planner

Happy Monday everyone!!  I hope you had a beautiful weekend, and are feeling inspired and refreshed for the week to come!

I am so excited to share part two of my Find Your Perfect planner series, because you all know how obsessed I am with my Erin Condren Life Planner!  I always choose the vertical layout with the neutral color scheme for my Erin Condren, and this year I decided to get the rose gold coil to match my marble cover!  

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Find Your Perfect Planner (pt.1): Erin Condren

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Hi everyone, happy Friday!!  I decided to start a new three-part mini series called Find Your Perfect Planner, and I’m so excited!!  As a planner/organization addict, I have found the three best planners that work for me that I also believe will work for you!  I decided to start with my absolute favorite planner, the Erin Condren LifePlanner!  I am also going to be talking about the Kate Spade planner, as well as the Lilly Pulitzer planner so stay in touch for that!  I use all three planners in my every day life, so I promise my review will be 100% honest about which planner is best for whatever your planning need may be!  So let’s start with the review about the LifePlanner!

I use my Erin Condren LifePlanner for literally everything except for blogging and academics!  I use it to track my workouts, water intake, and meals, I use it for every single sorority/greek life related event/meeting, I use it for any plan I have with girl friends, Doug, travel, coffee, lunch/macarons, shopping, shipments… etc.  I’m not joking when I say I use this planner for everything except for my academics and blogging (which I use the other planners for)!

I purchased the new 2017 Erin Condren LifePlanner, and I bought the 18 month neutral vertical layout version!  So my planner begins in July 2016, and ends in December 2017!  I enjoy neutral colors, so I was so thrilled when they brought out the neutral version this year!  The planner is made with vegan leather, and I bought the Platinum option for the permanent cover!  So unlike the other covers, you cannot remove this one.  That doesn’t bother me though, considering the fact that I never removed my “removable cover” anyway from my previous planner!  One thing I love about this planner is that each month comes with a different watercolor color scheme, with July’s color scheme being a gray/blue combo!  Each month also starts with a monthly calendar with a goals/to-do list section on the side, and ends with a notes page in the following month’s color scheme!  Each page per month also shows a weekly spread, running from Monday to Sunday with a to-do section on the side!

At the back of the planner, there are six “notes” pages, four “grid” pages, four “blank” pages with a watercolor detailing at the top, an overview/goal list for 2018, a final quote page, four pages of stickers (some with pre-written ideas and most others blank), and a pocket with the classic perpetual calendar!

I decided to be fairly vague with these descriptions, only because I believe the pictures show exactly what is needed!  Also, head over to Erin Condren‘s website to check out even more details and designs!!  There are SO many options, and I promise you’ll find one that you love!!  I hope you enjoyed seeing inside of my Erin Condren LifePlanner, and I definitely recommend this planner for everyday use!  I love that each of the weekly spread squares are blank, so it leaves endless possibilities for you!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and it’s filled with love and good vibes!

xo, Tessa

Today’s Inspiration


How To Get Organized

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Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a great start to the week!  I wanted to share this post with you because I’m a big advocate for planning and organization!  It’s a huge part of my routine, and I wanted to share some tips and ideas that I use on a daily basis!

  • Use a Planner!  As you can tell, I use two separate planners!  I use my Lilly Pulitzer planner specifically for my academics, and I use my Erin Condren life planner for literally everything else!  That includes everything with my sorority, appointments, meals, dates, TV shows, workouts, To Do lists, and everything with my blog!  I love having everything planned and written out, and it really helps me visually see what I have going on that week!  While both the Lilly Pulitzer and Erin Condren are great options, there are also the most amazing planners at Target or HomeGoods!
  • Make Weekly Lists!  To do lists are my life, and I make one for every week!  I like to write down all of my assignments due for the week, as well as events and fun things I might be doing!  Making a to do list is really beneficial because you won’t miss anything that’s going on, or forget about an assignment or quiz!  I also like to use to do lists as a reminder to get groceries, clean the apartment, and pay my rent/dues!
  • Write It Down!  Write down any ideas, thoughts, or inspiration you have!  I use my Kate Spade notebook to write down anything and everything such as ideas for my blog, and things that I want to try!  I love looking through my notebook for inspiration, and sometimes I stumble upon ideas that I wrote down that I completely forgot about!
  • Meal Prep!  Every Sunday I plan out my meals for the week, and I definitely make an effort to stick to the plan as much as possible!  I also try to eat as clean and as healthy as I can, and it definitely helps being able to look back on recipes I’ve made from previous weeks!  I also track my water intake for each day, and write down days I want to do some meal prepping!
  • Create a Routine/Schedule!  I think we all form our own routines based on what we do per day, and personally there’s nothing I love more than having a set plan to follow!  I love making a routine based on the times of my classes, and I schedule sorority events, workouts, dates, and fun activities around them!  It makes it a lot easier for me to plan things knowing my schedule for the day, and it helps me make time for lazy days as well!

I absolutely love being organized, and these are a few of my tips that I personally use!  I hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you some inspiration or ideas!  Have a wonderful week, I’ll talk to you very soon!

xo, Tessa

Christmas Gift Guide: My Favorites

  1. Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 3.07.46 PMHunter Boots: I’ve had my Hunter boots for a while now, and I love them!  They are really good quality rain boots, and they look super cute with any outfit!
  2. Miss Dior Eau De Parfum: I have never loved a fragrance more than this one!  It’s the perfect scent for fall and winter, but I wear it all year round!  I’ve gotten so many compliments, and I honestly am in love with it!
  3. Tan Plaid Blanket Scarf: This item is so versatile, and it looks so cute with any outfit!  It’s so preppy, and blanket scarves are so soft and warm!
  4. Marc Jacobs Lolita Palette: If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I love this palette!  I don’t wear that much makeup, but I love to wear a neutral smoky eye for special events!  This is the perfect palette for any eye color!
  5. Kate Spade Mug: I love everything about this mug!  I’ve been known to sneak a few pieces of cake for breakfast with my morning tea or coffee!
  6. MAC Syrup Lipstick: This is my favorite fall and winter lip color!  It has a lustre finish, so it’s more sheer and wearable.  It’s such a beautiful color, and it looks good on so many different skin tones!
  7. Chanel 54 Boy Lipstick: This lipstick is pretty similar to Syrup, but it’s slightly more sheer and a little darker!  This is perfect lipstick to wear everyday!
  8. Dior Addict Lip Glow Pink: I absolutely love this color for the spring and summer!  It is so pretty, and it enhances your natural lip color while adding a lot of moisture!
  9. Sperry Boat Shoes: Okay, when it comes to Sperry’s I’m a bit of an addict.  I have way too many, and I always find myself getting more!  They’re so comfortable and preppy, and they are versatile for all seasons!
  10. Tiffany Bracelet: I absolutely love my Tiffany bracelet, and I love my Tiffany necklace as well!  Tiffany makes amazing jewelry, and this bracelet is so dainty while adding the perfect touch to any outfit!
  11. Michael Kors Wristlet: I’ve had this wallet for a while, and I absolutely love it!  It holds everything I need, and it’s easy to take on the go if you don’t want to take your entire purse!
  12. Michael Kors Tote: My love for this bag is unreal!  I literally carry it everywhere, and I like it because it fits my MacBook Pro 13 inch with Retina Display!  I love the look of the wallet (above) and the purse together as well!
  13. Erin Condren Life Planner: I literally plan out my entire life, and this planner is perfect for me!  I also have the Lilly Pulitzer planner, which I recommend as well!  I do like the Erin Condren planner better though, because there is more room for me to write out my plans!
  14. Coach Earrings: I love rose gold, and I love the look of these earrings!  I have the smallest ears ever, and they don’t look bulky or awkward!  They’re comfortable and they look so cute for everyday wear!

I hope you liked this surprise gift guide, I had so much fun making it!  I love all of these things so much, and I highly recommend all of them!  Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss out on any future posts!

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Gift Guide Series this year, I already can’t wait for next year when I can make more!  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and spend it filled with love and delicious food!  I’ll talk to you soon!

xo, Tessa

Let’s Talk: Cozy Autumn and Winter

image1There’s nothing better than when the leaves change, the air gets crisp, and eventually the first snowfall.  I love fall and winter, and October-January is generally my favorite time of the entire year.  I love breaking out my sweaters, boots, and coats, and the sight of the first red cup at Starbucks is unbelievably exciting!  In the midst of my favorite time of the year, I wanted to write to all of you and share some of my favorite things.

I’ve been in the process of changing my lifestyle, and I’ve already noticed such a difference.  I’ve been making it my personal goal to start each day with a positive mindset, and to get more involved in things that make me feel good.  I’m detoxifying my life, as well as enhancing the positive things that I’m interested in.  One thing that has truly changed my life is hot yoga, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to de-stress and to find peace within themselves.

I’m someone who loves to plan out everything, and I love to write things down.  Recently I’ve started writing in my journal again, and my goal is to write down three positive things about each day.  I also find comfort and joy through quotes, and this one is one of my favorites.  I actually painted this on canvas, and I absolutely love it!  Writing things down, whether in a journal or planner (or both like I do) is a great way to express your thoughts.  I love to light a candle, turn on my Himalayan Salt Rock lamp, and either plan in my Lilly planner or my Erin Condren, or write in my journal.  Of course with a hot mug of tea!

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This is a bit of a different blog post for me, however I like this style a lot.  I missed blogging more than I realized, and my resolution for the rest of this year (and 2016) is to focus a lot more on it!  (We can start making resolutions, right)? 🙂 Thank you all for sticking with me, and I can’t wait to start creating more content again!

xo, Tessa