Erin Condren GIVEAWAY!

Every single year I do a post where I gush about Erin Condren and her Life Planners…and today’s that day.  PLUS, I’m going to give some stuff away because I LOVE THESE PLANNERS!

Five years ago, I read about these planners on someone’s blog and felt compelled to buy my first one.  And the minute it arrived, it was love at first sight.  And now, I would consider myself an Erin Condren aficionado.  I’m obsessed with all of her products (note cards, note pads, markers, return labels, stickers, file folders, etc).  All of the stationary for both Mix and Match Mama and Mix and Match Travel Agency are made from her products.  I’m telling you friends, I can’t get enough!  And then last summer, when Erika, Narci and I got to meet her in person…


…well, that just sealed the deal.  This sweet mama of twins could not have been nicer.  The three of us basically just stood there and gushed profusely when we met her.  Ha!  I’m sure she thought we were a little nuts!  My sister-in-law Catherine is even obsessed with her too…


…from her Instagram this past March.

So, if you haven’t seen her life planners, you need to check them out ASAP!  She offers planners that are from January through December, but I always get the ones that start in July (because no matter how old I am, I still think the beginning of the school year signifies the beginning of the year).

Here is my new planner for 2017/2018.  I’m so smitten…

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…the front and back covers pop on and off, so you can change them up whenever you’re in the mood for something different.  I always love the collage covers the best!  They’re easy to design on her website!  This is my first cover with all four kiddos!  Eeeeks!  I just LOVE that!

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This year, I selected one with a rose gold spiral to match my rose gold iPhone phone, Macbook and Apple watch.  Apparently, I’m all about the rose gold these days!  On the right there, those are stickers in the back that you can use throughout the planner.  There are pages and pages of stickers!

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Everything is so colorful and HAPPY!

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You can select either a horizontal or vertical layout…I always pick vertical.



The little bookmark here is a dry erase board.  She sells markers to go with this.


And more stickers to keep things organized and colorful!

So, needless to say, I’m in love (and my friends and family are too!).  Erin Condren told me that today, I could giveaway 3 ($50) Erin Condren e-gift cards to three lucky winners.  This way, you can go online and build your own Life Planner!

All you need to do is complete the Rafflecopter below!

That’s a lot of Erin Condren love for one day…but seriously, once you get one of these planners, you’ll understand why I gush 😉 .

Good luck!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 24, 2017 at 4:39 am

    The planners sound awesome! They look great too, and I love that you can choose the format!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Stephanie May 24, 2017 at 4:50 am

    My first ever Erin Condren planner arrived yesterday…..can’t wait for July!

  • Amy Rae DeVito May 24, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Your new cover looks awesome! I recently received my 2018 Life Planner and I love it just as much as the first one I brought 8 years ago! 🙂

  • Susan Jeffries May 24, 2017 at 5:04 am

    I still live by my planner. I don’t think I will ever use my phone as a daily planner. My 16 year old daughter uses one for school as well. I have never tried an Erin Condron planner, but they look amazing and I love that you can choose your own format!

  • Angela Ellingson May 24, 2017 at 5:23 am

    I’m on my 4th EC planner thanks to your recommendation and they are one of my favorite things! Just happy! And Catherine is so funny!

  • jamie May 24, 2017 at 5:44 am

    i purchased my first EC planner during her black friday sale. then i bought an EC notebook for our budget. i love them both so much. thank you for the super great EC giveaway! and lastly, my daughter got engaged in february. her engagement ring is rose gold!

  • Sheaffer Sims May 24, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Her planners are the best! And you’re right, they’re just happy!

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt May 24, 2017 at 5:58 am

    I love Erin Condren planners!! I’ve tried all of the layouts and the horizontal is my favorite! I don’t know what I’d do without a planner!

  • Kristie McConney May 24, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Do you decorate your planner at all with stickers and things like that? I see people’s posts of their planners and a lot are very decorated. Or is yours strictly just your schedules? Would love to see the inside of one of your weeks.

    • Mix and Match Mama May 24, 2017 at 6:04 am

      Mine is VERY decorated!!! I write so much personal info down in there, that I wouldn’t be able to show an actual page but I could create a faux page?

      • Kim Weyers May 24, 2017 at 7:47 am

        Oooooo!!- a faux page would be so helpful! I ordered a vertical also, but I’m trying to figure out what to use each daily vertical section for. Do you use one for events, one for to-do’s, meal plans etc? Thanks! I’ve been following your blog for years, you always give me great inspiration, and of course, amazing family meals!!?

      • Lisa May 24, 2017 at 8:28 am


      • Kristie McConney May 24, 2017 at 1:46 pm

        That would be awesome! Love your blog and your adorable family! Thanks.

  • Kelly Keitzer May 24, 2017 at 6:01 am

    I woke up this morning with a reminder to buy a planner. I had always liked the ones you show on your blog but couldn’t remember the name. I pulled up your website to scroll through your posts to find the info. Much to my surprise what I needed had been posted an hour ago! Thank you!

  • Liz May 24, 2017 at 6:08 am

    I had one last year and loved it!!!! I had the vertical layout but think I want to try the horizontal lay out!! I was just going to order my 2017-2018 one!!! So this would help a ton!

  • Sam May 24, 2017 at 6:10 am

    You can now get them in an hourly layout as well in addition to horizontal and vertical! ??❤️ Mine just arrived yesterday and couldn’t be more thrilled!!!

  • Eileen May 24, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I LOVE Erin Condren planners! I finally took the plunge and tried one 4 years ago and have never looked back. They’re worth every penny and they’re the only organizer I’ve stuck with and used consistently. They’re my favorite!

  • Laura May 24, 2017 at 6:19 am

    This may be the year that you convince me to spring for a life planner. They are so bright and pretty, and I could really use better organization in my life. I love that Catherine joked about you being cloned. 😀 I’m always inspired by how much you fit in your day! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Gina May 24, 2017 at 6:19 am

    I’ve been using her Life Planners for about 7 years or so now and I can’t use anything else!!! Love your picture cover!

  • Stephanie May 24, 2017 at 6:21 am

    EC planners are amazing! And did you feel the new Mohawk paper this year?!?! OMG, it feels amazing! I have my new one and can’t wait until July to start using it!


  • Vanessa kampling May 24, 2017 at 6:33 am

    I would LOVE to try one of her planners!! They look amazing!

  • Alexis deZayas May 24, 2017 at 6:38 am

    I got my first Erin Condren planner this year and am obsessed with it!!

  • Whitney Pegram May 24, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Just got a deluxe planner earlier this month & I’m SO excited to get the new life planner!! ❤❤❤ EC!!

  • Narci Dreffs May 24, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Oh, yay!!!! What a fun giveaway! Erin Condren planners are seriously the best planners ever! And, she was as sweet as pie when we met her!!

  • Dana Brodie May 24, 2017 at 6:49 am

    What if we don’t use facebook!?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 24, 2017 at 6:53 am

      I’m sorry! This one is a FB only giveaway!

  • Valerie May 24, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Love seeing Miss Madeley on the cover this year! 🙂

  • Heather Bramlett May 24, 2017 at 6:55 am

    I have tried a few other planners…No Ma’am!! Erin Condren is the BEST!

  • Candace Hines May 24, 2017 at 6:58 am

    I love my Erin Condren planner!!

  • Susan May 24, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Would love to give Erin Condren plalnners a try!

  • Heather Alley May 24, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Love love LOVE Erin Condren!!!! I’m on my 4th planner and know without a doubt that I will never find anything better than hers! I’ve never tried the collage cover – I might need to do that! Yours is precious!!!

  • Dana May 24, 2017 at 7:11 am

    I would love to see a post on how you practically use your planner. I buy one every year, but never really develop a consistent habit and by the end of the year I’ve forgotten about it. It especially throws me off when I make an appointment but don’t have my planner with me. Do you take yours with you everywhere you go? Do you leave it in a particular place where you’ll always see it? They’re kind of bulky and heavy to throw in my purse, but maybe that’s my problem. I would love for you to share your tips!

  • Nikki - Speak at Home Tonight May 24, 2017 at 7:28 am

    That is the sweetest Insta post from your sister-in-law! 🙂 I’ve always wondered what makes these planners so special! Do you use the stickers in your planner or do you give them to the kids to play with?

  • Sarah Chastain May 24, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I LOVE my Erin Condren Life Planner! I got my first one while I was still in college and was obsessed. I live by my planner these days, and I know once I have kids it will be even more of a life saver!

  • Stephanie L May 24, 2017 at 7:34 am

    I’ve seen these planners everywhere but have yet to try one! With a little one on the way I am thinking it could be exactly what I need to stay organized! 🙂 LOVE LOVE LOVE that collage cover!!

  • Jenna May 24, 2017 at 7:38 am

    I LOVE EC products. I have been using her Teacher Planner for five years now and her life planners. I simply adore her products. I also use her file folders daily.

  • Kristen Pitstick May 24, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I absolutely LOVE her products!!! They make me so happy 🙂

  • Alexandra M May 24, 2017 at 7:52 am

    I got one of my friends an EC planner for her summer internship and senior year of college…I cannot wait for it to come in for her! I live and die by my life planner and now my EC Wedding Planner!

  • Tracy R. May 24, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I started using the EC planners based on your feedback on them and LOVE THEM! I’m up for a new one so the gift card would be perfect.

  • Beth Graves May 24, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I simply cannot say enough positives about these planners. My college aged daughter introduced me and I was sold immediately. It is the first one to really think of everything you really, actually need! And the covers..eeek! So exciting to be able to change them out (or not if you choose to have it permanent). They are so awesome!! I always anticipate the next year!

  • ColleenB.~Texas May 24, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Lovely planner but I don’t do facebook; not everyone does

  • Blake G May 24, 2017 at 7:59 am

    I LOVE a good planner! I have looked at EC a million times, but my heart is stuck on a daily planner. I love her colors and covers though… so EC, if you’re listening, please make a day per page planner! 😉

  • Julie May 24, 2017 at 8:00 am

    I love my Erin condren planner and will never give it up! But I’m also starting to use my phone calendar, especially as it syncs up with my husband. It’s kind of a pain to enter everything twice! Curious how others balance electronic vs paper? Today, my cell phone completely died and boy am I glad to have paper back up!

  • Hannah Morrison May 24, 2017 at 8:04 am

    I was just looking at these yesterday because I’m on the hunt for a new planner! I love the horizontal look! I’m with you, end of summer/start of school just seems to be a refreshing way to “start” the year!

  • Rebecca Gilkinson May 24, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Erin Condren planners have *changed*my*life* as a teacher! Well worth the money, though the GC would be amazing!

  • Rachel May 24, 2017 at 8:06 am

    I got the Erin Condren wedding planner last year and I loved loved loved it! It came with me everywhere. Now I’m thinking I might be hooked and need the lifeplanner…

  • Dena Randall May 24, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I LOVE her planners and everything else too!! Love your cover!

  • Gina Gryzlo May 24, 2017 at 8:11 am

    This would be the prefect birthday gift for me, since today is my birthday 🙂 I have been wanting a Erin Condren planner after reading all your posts! I bought planners for my sons teachers for Christmas this year and they loved them!

  • Colleen May 24, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I adore a proper planner, but haven’t had one in years. This fall I will begin home schooling 2 of my 3 kiddos and am convinced I NEED an Erin Condren planner. I know I’m not super likely to win, so would you have any tips on when the best planner sales may be? Thanks, Shay!

  • Renee May 24, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Oh I love love love!!!!!! So colorful and happy!! I’d love to try one of these out for the year!! you always show us the best stuff SHAY!! 🙂

  • Barbara parnell May 24, 2017 at 8:19 am

    I love my planner..I also have the family collage on my cover. What I love about them is that each month actually has two calendars, so I use one for my family schedule and the other for my baking business.Saves me the trouble of having two claendars! Plus, as you mentioned, they are bright & cheery,and the binding doesn’t come off like it does on so many other planners. I highly recommend, especially for those who are into lists,schedules and keeping their lives/appointments organized. Honestly, I bought my first one after seeing one of your posts a while ago and I am glad I did. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  • Meaghan May 24, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I’ve been wanting to try an EC planner. Maybe this year I will take the plunge. Your planner is adorable!

  • Nikki May 24, 2017 at 8:23 am

    My favorite! I love these planners!

  • Amanda Wilson May 24, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Poor Andrews head got cut off in almost every picture lol!! These planners have been on my want list for awhile!! I hope I win!!

  • Melanie Countryman May 24, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Would love to win Erin Condren planner!

  • Natalie Clark May 24, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I read about these planners on your blog and got my first one last year!! Oh how I wish I knew about these when I was still teaching…they are the best!

  • Keisha M Dawson May 24, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I’ve always wanted one of these, but I’ve never taken the plunge. I usually have mine ordered by now, and I don’t so this just might be the year to change it up.

  • Kathy L May 24, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Your cover with all four kiddos this year is just beautiful!

  • Jacqueline May 24, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Love this post! I currently use a Lilly Pulitzer planner which I really like, but I’ve been DYING to try the EC Life Planner! My friends absolutely swear by them, so this might be my year to finally bite the bullet and convert.

    Do you have separate planners for work vs. home life with 4 kiddos or do you cram it all into one planner?

  • Kristen May 24, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I just started using an EC Life Planner and it’s been great! Fingers crossed on winning the raffle 🙂

  • Stephanie May 24, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I would LOVE these never had one but would love one!!!!!

  • Erin May 24, 2017 at 8:58 am

    I’m actually going to try her at-a-glance type calendar this year. The daily/weekly view was a little overwhelming for me. She’s got options for ALL of us!!

  • Kelly May 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    LOVE Erin Condren! I used to teach Kindergarten and now I’m an administrator at a K-2 school and couldn’t do it without my EC planner!! I’m obsessed! Love reading your blog and so glad we share a love for EC and organization!

  • Jordan May 24, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I’ve been contemplating on switching to Erin Condren, lately! I’m curious. How exactly do you use the stickers? I’m too afraid I will never use them and then be wasting money on unused stuff. Her fun colors and patterns are what started me on wanting to switch. And, I love the rose gold spiral!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      The stickers come in the back of each planner, so they’re there for you to use or not (you don’t pay extra!). I use them just to emphasize special days/events or to really remind me to do things!

  • Faye May 24, 2017 at 9:19 am

    So excited! I have always wanted to try an Erin Condren planner!! Thank you!! 🙂

  • liz May 24, 2017 at 9:24 am

    LOVE Erin Condren!!! My hardbound planner is coming in June with one of our six week interns and I cannot wait!! Grace is in love as well and does all the sticker planning and such. Mine isn’t that fancy. I just need to keep up with life and this does it!!

  • Jenn McNemar May 24, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I ordered my first planner this year thanks to your recommendation! I don’t want to wish time away, but I can’t wait until July to start using it! And because I fell in love right away, I just ordered her seasonal surprise box!!! Everything just feels fun and happy!!

  • Sarah Foteff May 24, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Love EC life planners! I had one last year and it kept me sane through wedding planning, CPA exams, and the start of a new career! Will be ordering a new one soon! 🙂

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life May 24, 2017 at 9:45 am

    I’m all about the rose gold these days too! Love your planner

  • Julie May 24, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I love planners and would love to own my very first EC one one day!

  • Jennifer May 24, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I’d love to try out an EC!

  • Nicole May 24, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Do you carry yours with you at all times, or keep it in a specific spot at home? I like to have mine always, but it tends to get worn a lot faster when I keep it with me instead of just leave it at home.

  • Rebecca Jo May 24, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I just got my 2018 life planner in the mail yesterday. I am loving it & excited to already tuck dates in it.
    These really are the best planners.

  • Laura May 24, 2017 at 10:28 am

    This is admittedly a ridiculous question, but oh well! Where do you keep your planner? I want to be a paper planner person, because strictly electronic calendars don’t do it for me, but I feel like I never keep it in the right place and then just stop using it. Do you keep it in your bag, so you can write stuff down that comes up when you’re on the go? Do you have it somewhere that Andrew can see it as well and know what’s going on? Thanks 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama May 24, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      I keep it on my desk! Sometimes, I’ll throw it in my bag or car if I need it, but it’s always right on my desk opened to today’s date.

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick May 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I love my new one!! I did a cover this year like yours too because I had the hardest time choosing pictures! I love that I can load it up with all my favorites!

    That Inspired Chick

  • Carla May 24, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Oh Shay!! I could of so used one of these yesterday…. I missed my sons kindergarten orientation!!! I felt like should a bad mama!! ? I have so much going on right now in my life that I felt and still feel so bad about it. If I don’t win I’ll definitely buy myself one. As always thanks for blogging I enjoy reading everyday. Have a beautiful day. ?

  • Meg May 24, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Love Love Love 🙂

  • Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! May 24, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I would LOVE to win a gift card! You’re the BEST!

  • Lori May 24, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Love mine and you were the reason I picked it. This will be part of my Christmas since I did Jan to December

  • Julie Bradford May 24, 2017 at 11:12 am

    🙁 Awww mannnn…I hate I can’t enter the raffle.. I don’t have FB… LOVE THE COVER!!!!! such a cute family of 6!!!!

  • Kathryn Madison May 24, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    THIS has been on my “to do” list! Maybe I’ll win…I’ve looked at her website several times and need to just bite the bullet and get mine. I LIVE by my calendar in every aspect of my life (birthdays, anniversaries, appointments for my family and myself, church events and volleyball camps and practices).

  • Kelly McNellis May 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks for the awesome opportunity, but I don’t have Facebook. I love seeing Madeley in there with everyone else. No Poppy???

  • April May 24, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Hope I win! Looks like a great planner.

  • Genelle Pretty May 24, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    You inspired me to get a deluxe monthly planner as a New Year’s present to myself after Christmas! I absolutely love it and have spread the word. My mom and I now have plans to get one for every female family member for Christmas. Thank you for a fantastic giveaway!! You and Erin Condren are the best! 🙂

  • Kayla May 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Do you keep your planner after the year is done? Or do you toss it?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 25, 2017 at 5:24 am

      I keep them!! I have them in my bookshelf in my office. They’re like little scrapbooks of my life :).

  • Cheryl May 24, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I enjoy using planners but have never had a fancy one! Thanks for the opportunity to maybe win one.
    You are a blessing!

  • Lauren May 24, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I’m about to start my senior year of college and the last year of school for me has been made SO MUCH EASIER with my Erin Condren. Before I would always buy planners and fail to use them, but this became my lifeline. So excited for this giveaway! And yes, please do a mock page of your planner! I would love to see how you organize!!

  • Rachel May 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I literally got on your site to look at details about Erin Condren planners as I was about to buy one and wanted to see what you use and prefer. Was meant to be that you’re doing a giveaway on them too! haha. Let’s go lady luck!!

  • Donna Burton May 24, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    I Love the Erin Condren planners! They are so colorful. Having a fulltime job and 4 grandkids, I need all the help that I can get staying organized!

  • Nicole May 24, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    What exactly does “visit” mean on FB? Do I have to have a Facebook account? I’m sorry… I’m not very “techy”. Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 25, 2017 at 5:23 am

      You do not have to “like” me on FB, you can just stop by and check me out 😉 .

  • Kayla May 24, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Mine arrived today!!! Best day of the year!

  • Jackie May 25, 2017 at 6:27 am

    For some reason raffle copter is not working for me. When I try to click the check after opening the pages, nothing happens. Is this an issue for anyone else? Bummer!

    I’m a teacher, so I love to start my planner in August with the beginning of the school year. I don’t think I’ll ever get out of the state of mind that the year revolves around the school year :). I was gifted my first Erin Condren at Christmas 2015 and fell in LOVE, but went this Jan-May with a regular old target planner so that I could order for next full school year this summer. It just wasn’t the same, there’s really no going back!

  • Holly May 25, 2017 at 6:36 am

    I just love office supplies!!! I am placing an order for one of these today, what are some of the MUST HAVE accessories???

  • Allison Stein May 26, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I love Erin Condren and have used a life planner for the past four years! I just ordered the seasonal surprise box, but I haven’t ordered my planner for next year- I would love this gift card!! Erin Condren is my favorite!

  • Paula Rutledge June 3, 2017 at 1:55 am

    Hi Shay, you may never read this and this is the first time I have ever left a comment…. Today I finally placed my first order for my life changing Life Planner. I live in Sydney Australia and with running my own business, kids schedules and general life I have taken the plunge to get one of these. The above post was the turning point and I simply can’t wait for mine to arrive. Even with our dollar being so lousy, whats a hundred bucks to get my life in order…

    Thanks for the great blog,


    • Mix and Match Mama June 3, 2017 at 7:36 am

      Ah!! You will love it Paula!!!!