I have been waiting for a special delivery! It was supposed to arrive Monday, but got delivered today, and I couldn’t wait to get it open and show it to you!
So Erin Condren was having a sale, half off planners, so I picked up a deluxe monthly to use for our 2019 budget. That way I don’t have to worry about paying full price come November/December when shipping is also a pain. Yay!
I also got two petite planners. There are a few. There’s a pregnancy one (I do not need that ever hopefully), baby tracker, gratitude journal, budget book, a wellness log, and a meal planner. I picked out the wellness log and meal planner.
I got the meal planner because as of right now, I’m using just a standard coiled notebook. It doesn’t always fit in a purse. But this is smaller, thinner, a bit more portable. You also get some stickers!
It gets to the meal planning bit straight away. You have a full week of meals on one page.
On the opposite page, a shopping list for all your groceries for that week.
It also has a meal prep strategy area. I’m not sure that I will necessarily use this, but maybe?
You also have a few pages of dinner party meal plans. I don’t do dinner parties, so I’m planning on using these pages for holiday meal plans instead. They are a section all their own in my opinion!
The dinner party meal plans have shopping lists as well, and also, cooking schedule. Super helpful for planning out multiple dishes around one or two appliances.
I looooove tracking prices. I budget our finances, so having an idea of item cost is necessary and absolutely helpful. Using a budgeting method, combined with meal planning, I am able to keep our grocery bill down (for a family of four, plus two dogs mind you) to around $500 a month. It helps eliminate impulse spending. You have your list, you walk in, get what you need, get out.
You also get a few pages of recipe logs. I already know the very first recipe I’m putting in, and that’s the tomato cucumber feta salad I found on Pinterest. I’m not joking. Look. I don’t like cucumbers all that much. I dislike vinegarette dressings, and I LOVE this salad. It is so delicious!
So that’s the meal planner. A handy little go-to! The wellness planner is one I’ll be using just as much! And yes, it also comes with some stickers!
Naturally, it’s going to have a couple pages at the beginning for you to set things up. Goals, weight, sizes, etc.
Then it gets you right into the nitty-gritty of it all. You have a page to log activities, water, steps, sleep, etc.
Food logging happens on the opposite page!
You also have monthly progress pages to update anything you need to. And at the back of the book is a few lined note pages!
These planners look like they will not only tremendously help in my own goals, but they won’t be taking up such a large amount of space. Petite is the perfect word to describe these! And if you’re interested in trying one or more of these yourself, follow the steps below to save $10 on your first order with Erin Condren!
- Head here and sign up!
- Check your email for your coupon code (it expires after 30 days)!
- Place your order, and make sure you are logged in when ordering and using your coupon!