Are you ready?  Because it’s our fourth and final giveaway of the week and it’s based on one of my VERY FAVORITE THINGS!!

The Erin Condren Life Planners!!!!!

I say this every single year…but I could not function like I do without my Erin Condren Life Planner.  This is my sixth year in a row to have one, and they are hands down, without a doubt, absolutely my FAVORITE!  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 away!

I’m obsessed with all of her products (note cards, note pads, markers, return labels, stickers, stationary file folders, etc).  It’s all HAPPY, CHEERFUL, FUN AND FUNCTIONAL!  My sister-in-law Catherine is obsessed too!  Every time we order a new one, we discuss how we’re going to do the layout (there are three different options), which cover we’ll get, etc.  They’re just FUN!

Here I am with Erin Condren herself…


…isn’t she a doll?!  She is as cheerful and upbeat as her designs!


So, why am I talking about them today?  Because today, you can order the newest edition!  For those of you who are like me and prefer an academic planner to a annual planner, they came out today and run July 2018 to July 2019.  Here is my new one (she let me order one early!)…


…isn’t it so cute?!?!  Here is what it looks like inside…





Plus, there are lots of places for notes…


…and loads of reminder stickers too!



I get asked a lot what the inside of my planner looks like, so I shared this one time of how I organize mine…


…loads of stickers and then everyone is color coded in my family.  This way, instead of writing down “Smith’s doctor’s appointment”, I can just write down “doctor appointment” in orange and know it’s for Smith.

Erin Condren told me that today, I could giveaway 3 ($75) 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 fun way to wrap up our giveaways, right?!  #ilovemay

Don’t forget, you still have a few days to enter to win this…


my Apple Watch Giveaway!  The details are HERE.

And to find out if you won this…


…a fun new Barrington tote, click HERE.

Have a wonderful Thursday, friends!  Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 3, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Ah, the planner is super cute! Another awesome giveaway – thank you, Shay! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • maggie Taylor May 3, 2018 at 4:52 am

    I need this in my life! Organized and cheerful. I love it but can never justify the money!!!!

  • polly peterson May 3, 2018 at 4:55 am

    HI there–

    What is the price point of the calendars? They look super fun to use! Could be the perfect gift!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2018 at 5:33 am

      I believe they’re $55!

  • Erika Slaughter May 3, 2018 at 5:18 am

    I’m sad the giveaways are coming to an end!! This was a fun week!!

    • Jenny88 May 3, 2018 at 9:40 am

      I love the dress you are wearing in that photo? Do you by chance remember the brand? 🙂

  • Elspeth Mizner May 3, 2018 at 5:29 am

    How fun!!! I’m loving these giveaways! Also, staying organized is a must for me! I would definitely benefit from this planner!

  • Heather Bramlett May 3, 2018 at 5:34 am

    I LOVE my Life Planner! Just ordered my new one!!

  • Sheaffer Sims May 3, 2018 at 5:36 am

    Best planners around!!!! What a great giveaway!

  • Denise Ebersbach May 3, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Happy planners make planning more fun. I love it planning with my Erin Condren planner!

  • Narci Dreffs May 3, 2018 at 6:12 am

    What a fun giveaway week!! These are the best planners! I love mine!

  • Nikki Merritt May 3, 2018 at 6:18 am

    I haven’t used a paper calendar in ages, but now that I’m back at a ‘real’ job, I’m thinking I might need to try one again. It’s HARD to juggle life!

  • Ashley Ziegler May 3, 2018 at 6:46 am

    This is so fun! I love your cover of all the different photos. SO cute!! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams May 3, 2018 at 6:48 am

    These planners seem like the end all be all of planners! I’m back to using a paper planner now after many years and I don’t know why I stopped in the first place!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Amy May 3, 2018 at 7:16 am

    OH WOW!!!! THis week has been extra special every morning! I teach school and my planner comes to an end soon! I would love to win one of these!!!

  • Renee King May 3, 2018 at 7:18 am

    I don’t know who would like one better, my college freshman or me to keep track of all of my girls!

  • Coreline Mayfield May 3, 2018 at 7:29 am

    What a fun week of giveaways! Always considered a Erin Condren planner but have never taken the plunge!

  • Jennifer Robertson May 3, 2018 at 8:17 am

    What a great planner! What is the difference in the academic planner and the annual planner??

    • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Annual runs January through December.

  • Keisha Dawson May 3, 2018 at 8:22 am

    I’ve always loved your planners! What a great giveaway!

  • Jennifer Y May 3, 2018 at 8:28 am

    I love my Erin Condren Life Planner! I currently on my fourth one, I read about it in one of your blog posts four years ago and have been hooked ever since! Thanks Shay!

  • Lynn Winter May 3, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Love my Erin condren! And jealous you got to meet her!

  • Betsy May 3, 2018 at 8:37 am

    My family would be lost without our linked google calendar. When scheduling appointments, it is so nice to pull up the calendar to see what everyone has going on that day and do make sure my husband is available if need be. Do you also use an electronic one? If not, how does Andrew stay in the loop with everything going on with the kids?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      We don’t. I always email him dates to add to his calendar and then he has his own system (his is digital).

    • Tabitha May 3, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      Betsy, I’m with you — my husband and I would. Be. LOST without our Google calendars!! LOL.
      iPhone, ipad, Apple watch, computer, they’re all seamlessly connected. We color-code all the littles’ activities, as well as our “adult” functions. A true life-saver and replacement for paper!! AMEN ma’am.

  • Amanda May 3, 2018 at 8:56 am

    I love my EC planner. Even with the expensive shipping to Canada, I still order one every year!

  • Alexis deZayas May 3, 2018 at 9:01 am

    I am so loving this week! I’m also a huge Erin Condren fan thanks to you! I love when she sends gift labels and things with your packages as a little added bonus!

  • Faye May 3, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Love these planners! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  • Lauren D May 3, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Her planners are so cute but I had a terrible experience ordering one. 🙁 They sent me an outdated version and I couldn’t get them to correct it. Was so bummed out, and with the prices being so high I didn’t want to risk getting another outdated one.

    • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      I’m so sorry! I’ve never heard anything like this before, but yeah, that stinks.

  • carly May 3, 2018 at 9:22 am

    omg Shay! I have been waiting for the new life planners! You got me obsessed and now I seriously love all her products! I was the person who kept commenting asking if you bought your new one already lol! I would be lost without the life planner too!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick May 3, 2018 at 9:34 am

    So cute! EC has the best cover choices! Love your week of giveaways!!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Kerrie May 3, 2018 at 9:40 am

    How did you get your name to be rainbow? I can’t find that option. Love it!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      That’s just how it prints! I didn’t pick that.

  • Alexandra C May 3, 2018 at 9:45 am

    I just ordered my Fifth EC planner! I’m obsessed with the notebooks and desk calendars as well!

  • Tish Ferry May 3, 2018 at 10:14 am

    I color code my 4 kiddos too! Plus myself and my husband have our own colors! Ha! LOVE a good paper planner! Thanks for all the fun giveaways this week! 🙂 Simply Tish

  • Jacqueline Cunniff May 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    I have been DYING to try an EC Life Planner and would love to win! Between work commitments, scheduling work outs and meal planning, this would so come in handy!

    Thanks for an amazing week of giveaways, Shay!!

  • KimW May 3, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Ahhh I so want to try one of these planners!!!

  • Megan May 3, 2018 at 10:54 am

    I’m wondering if you’ve ever used an Emily Ley planner for a comparison? Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      I haven’t!

  • Meg May 3, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Oh my goodness, love, love, love her stuff!!! Cute new profile pic BTW 😉

  • Kathy L May 3, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Erin Condren makes the best planners and stationery!

  • Michelle May 3, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    My college bound daughter would LOVE this!

  • Angela Ellingson May 3, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Love the EC planners! You got me hooked 5 years ago! I tried a new layout this year (where it lists specific times) and I like it but think I’m going to switch back to vertical next time. I’m also wanting to make the switch from calendar year to academic, but it’s hard to waste half of one. 😉

  • Christina May 3, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Shay! This has been such a fun week! Are there any new features in this years calendar? Thanks, Christina

    • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      Not the version I got! I kept mine the same as last year. I’m not sure about the other layouts.

  • Erin May 3, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Do you carry it around in your purse? I always wish I had my calendar with me, but they seem too heavy to lug around.

    • Mix and Match Mama May 4, 2018 at 5:51 am

      Not typically. It sits on my desk unless I know I”m going to need it when I’m out.

  • Lisa Richardson May 3, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I love my EC planner. Last year mine had pics like yours and this year I went for a predesigned front, but I’ll go back to designing my own next year. Love it!!!

  • Kathy H May 3, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Every planner I have tried does not work. Some are so small I can’t write anything (I write big), then some are too big! I am really having a hard time finding the right one, until now!! This one is a good size and I love the different sections!! Thank you!

  • Kasey May 3, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Hi Shay! I am finally biting the bullet and getting one of those amazing planners! Is the academic one only for 6 months? Do you recommend that even for a non student(but a teacher who lives her life according to the school year)? Thanks for all the great tips!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 4, 2018 at 5:49 am

      It’s 12 months! July 2018 through June 2019!

  • Gabrielle Storey May 4, 2018 at 1:10 am

    I have been reading your blog posts for the past several years about these planners and finally just ordered my first one!! I CAN’T wait!!!!

  • Regina May 4, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Can you customize pics on the back of the Life in Little squares?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 5, 2018 at 8:27 am

      I don’t think so.

  • Debbie Carr May 4, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Love organization. This planner is awesome!