Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Erin Condren. All opinions are my own and honest.*

If you don’t know: I’m a big planner.

Between being a full-time student, social media manager, and blogger…my days are pretty full. And, I never want to forget any important dates/events. Because of this, I’ve been a little bit of a

Because of this, I’ve been a little bit of a planner addict for the past couple years. However, I’ve never had a planner that I absolutely loved. That is, until the Erin Condren LifePlanner™!

I’m going to walk you through my Erin Condren LifePlanner™ on the blog and show you how I use it to organize my life and spark my creativity. Seriously, you are going to be blown away by how beautiful this planner is. (I know I was!) Erin Condren also hosted a VIP Influencer event in Chicago that I was lucky enough to attend. I’ll be detailing the event and telling you a little bit more about the Erin Condren brand later on in this post.

My Erin Condren LifePlanner™

When I first opened my Erin Condren package, I have to admit: I was blown away. I didn’t know a planner could actually be so beautiful 😂

But everything about the Erin Condren brand and planner is carefully curated for both functionality and beauty. My LifePlanner has seamlessly fit into my lifestyle and it makes me so happy to have finally found a planner that I get excited to use.

The Erin Condren website has tons of different planners to choose from and even more importantly: different planner covers.  Choosing from all the different covers was hard, but I finally settled on the metallic painted petals LifePlanner™ in the linen color. I love the silver coil that goes along with the covers color scheme, and also how beautifully my name is painted on the cover.

Erin Condren LifePlanner

The LifePlanner™ is the only planner you’ll ever need. The planner comes with:

  • one stunning vellum overlay sheet
  • one designer cover page
  • two-page opening quote spread
  • two-page 2017/2018 “mini-month” spread
  • two-page goal setting spread
  • two-page monthly calendar
  • weekly spreads for each week of the month
  • and so, so much more!

Everything inside the planner is extremely cute and creative. I was (and am still) blown away by how much thought and design must have gone into creating this planner. Along with space to plan your weeks/months, the LifePlanner™ also comes with fun stickers to use for decorating your months. A lot of the stickers are gold-foiled, which makes them even more attention-grabbing! You can see all of the LifePlanner™ designs at www.ErinCondren.com. 

(Note: some of the stickers shown below were from separate sticker packs that may not come with the planner but can be purchased separately.)

Erin Condren Chicago Influencer Event

On Thursday, June 8th, I got to attend an Erin Condren event! The event was held at Dylan’s Candy Bar in downtown Chicago (mmm…candy!)

I got to meet some new bloggers + friends at the events while reconnecting with old friends. There were lots of Erin Condren products out on display, and I loved flipping through the different planner layouts!

The event had yummy cocktails + candy for everyone to enjoy. Events are one of my favorite parts of being a blogger – and the Erin Condren event was definitely one of my all-time favorites.

Looking to get organized this year? Use the discount code GETSOCIAL15 for 15% the entire Erin Condren website until July 31!

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I spend a lot of time writing about ways to make money on the side on this blog, and frankly, it’s because I have been using the methods I write about myself for years. Whether it’s taking online surveys or freelancing, I know lots of the different ways to make money for yourself online.

Read about my ways to make money online below:

Recently, I came upon a brand new way to make money on the side, and I know that you all are going to love it.

If you have designer pieces in your closet right now, you could be making money every week off them.

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How to Make Money Off Your Closet (Without Selling Anything!)

The truth of the matter is that people love designer clothing + accessories. But what they don’t sometimes love is the pretty price tag that comes along with buying designer. Luckily, there is a new Chicago company that recognizes this and wants to provide a solution for Chicagoland.

DesignerShare is Chicago’s first truly peer to peer designer rental service, that allows people to rent out their clothing/accessories to other Chicagoans while making money!

How does DesignerShare work?

  • Head over to www.DesignerShare.com and make an account. Setting your profile up is super easy, and only requires a few details.
  • Decide whether you want to rent your clothing out, or whether you want to rent a piece out from someone else.
  • Navigate to your Dashboard. Here, you will be able to see “My Lending” and “My Renting”. If renting your own pieces out, click “List a new item.”
  • Enter details about your item, like the brand, color, dimensions, etc. Then, add photos to your listing to show it off!
  • When finished, your piece will be added to the DesignerShare website and will be put up for other Chicagoans to view. When it gets rented out, a DesignerShare representative will come pick it up from you!

When I first heard about DesignerShare, I’ll admit, I was a little bit skeptical. But after trying it out for myself, I am completely SOLD. The quality of the items listed on DesignerShare is top notch and their customer service is amazing. I personally know + have met the people behind the company, and they are the sweetest.

ALSO: All DesignerShare rentals come with insurance. If you are nervous about your dress/shoes/handbag being rented out and scratched or ruined: you have nothing to worry about. DesignerShare charges insurance to protect your belongings!

How much money can I make?

DesignerShare recommends listing your items for 10% of their original price when putting items up for rent. When someone decides to rent out your item, you will be notified and someone from DesignerShare will even come to your house to pick up the item for you. They take all the hard work off your shoulders!

My DesignerShare Experience

I recently got to pick something from DesignerShare to rent for 2 weeks and it was amazing. Although there are many things I love on the website, I decided to rent out a beautiful YSL clutch.

After picking out the clutch, I put my request in for rental and chose a rental drop-off time. This is the time window when I knew I was going to be home and be able to get the YSL delivered to my door.

The rental came right on time and was delivered in a cute DesignerShare bag.

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The clutch was even more beautiful in person than online (only the best things are.)

I love the immense detail that Saint Laurent puts into their bags. I wore the clutch out around the city to several events and got tons of compliments.

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How I Styled my DesignerShare Rental

The best part about renting from DesignerShare is getting to rock your rental! Check out the pictures below to see how I styled my YSL clutch for a Chicago summer day.

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Interested in DesignerShare? Tell me in the comments below if you are going to start lending out your designer pieces to make money! And, if you want to rent something off the website for yourself, use the code “EMMA” at checkout 😉

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Thank you Codenames: Deep Undercover for sponsoring this post. Find “Codenames: Deep Undercover” now available at your local Target or online here!

If you don’t know by now, I live in an apartment in Chicago with 4 of my best friends. Because we are all in college, we’re always looking for ways to have fun together without having to break the bank/spend a lot of money.

We like to play cards together, but let’s face it: it can get boring after awhile.

I recently was introduced to the Codenames: Deep Undercover Board Game, so my housemates and I got together one night for a girl’s night in and decided to try it out. It was an absolute blast! We laughed so hard that night and can’t wait to share it with our other friends.

Girls Night In with Codenames: Deep Undercover Board Game

What is Codenames: Deep Undercover?

A new spin-off of the hit game Codenames takes players Deep Undercover with all-new words, art, and mature play.

Codenames (the original game) has been a smash hit since its release, it was most recently nominated for the prestigious Spiel des Jahres and the won the Origins Awards for Game of the Year, Best Family Game and Fan Favorite. This version combines the original gameplay with an adult theme making it perfect for bachelor/bachelorette parties, ladies nights in, or game night at the local bar!

Codenames: Deep Undercover can be played by itself, or combined with other versions of the game. It’s recommended to be played by adults 18 and up because there is some adult language.

Where can it be purchased?

Codenames: Deep Undercover is available exclusively in North America at Target and Target.com. You can also purchase it by clicking here.

Girls Night In Essentials

Girl’s Night In is only as successful as you make it 😉 Here are some of my essentials:

  • a solid Spotify playlist (think 90’s hits)
  • your best girlfriends
  • popcorn/pretzels/chips
  • cozy blankets + fairy lights
  • chocolate/ice-cream
  • a good game that everyone likes to play

What’s your perfect girl’s night in like?


 

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*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and honest.*

June 18th is quickly approaching, and nailing the perfect last-minute Father’s Day gift can be hard to do.

I’m sure that any dad would appreciate any gift their daughter/son would give them, but why not get him something he will actually use every day?

This year, I’m giving my dad a shave set from Harrys.com. Yes, the same Harry’s you’ve probably seen advertised online for selling super-affordable razors.

Father's Day Gift

About Harry’s

Harry’s is a shaving company that wants to “fix shaving.” Their company and razors are made for real men, who want to get a quality shave at a fair price.

Unlike the big-name retailers, Harry’s doesn’t overcomplicate or overcharge. Their razors and shave products are designed by professionals that use only the finest materials and ingredients.

Harry’s also donates 1% of their sales and volunteers up to 1% of their time to organizations that prepare people for personal and professional success.

The Father’s Day Shave Set

Harry’s is offering a shave set this year, specifically for Father’s Day, for only $30. It’s at the perfect price point for us college students and is still a great quality and thoughtful Father’s Day gift.

The gift set comes already nicely packaged and ready to impress. One thing I love about Harry’s is their intense attention to detail. As you can see from the photos, each piece in the set has a “Harry’s” engraved somewhere on it. You can even get your Dad’s name engraved onto the razor stand for just $10 more.

Father's Day Gift

 

Father's Day Gift

Each Father’s Day set comes with:

  • 1 Limited-Edition Storm Gray Truman Razor Handle
  • 1 Harry’s Razor Stand
  • 1 Shave Gel (4.0oz)
  • 3 German Engineered Blade Cartridges
  • 1 Travel Blade Cover

The best part? All orders over $10 ship for free in the U.S., so you don’t have to pay extra for shipping. And if you are super last minute to shopping this year, you can pay for expedited shipping.

Father's Day Gift

 

Father's Day Gift

Interested in the Father’s Day set? Check it out by clicking here.


What are you getting your dad for Father’s Day this year? I’d love to know!

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