This is the beautiful 2017-2018 Day Designer for Blue Sky planner!
Help me I’ve never been able to break my love of planners (don’t actually help me, I love them). Today we were at Target, just browsing as one does there, and lo and behold I found one heckle of an adorable planner. The Day Designer for Blue Sky planner is SO pretty and the paper is SO great that I might just switch to it full-time. Well, at least for a few weeks! Luckily it was Andrew that suggested buying to review so…technically it wasn’t my fault. Now, let’s take a look at this adorable planner!
Obviously when Andrew showed me this beautiful piece of pretty paper I couldn’t help but need it in my life. Like, how can you resist this beauty?? The paper felt so nice: not too thick but thick enough that it won’t have ghosting (at least it hasn’t with my blue Le Pen pen). This might be weird to some, but oh man does that paper smell good too! It also has nice, laminated tabs for each of the months, space during Monday – Friday to have both a “schedule” section and a to-do list, and there’s an adorable goals section in the front. Each holiday is marked with a super cute flag, there’s a two year overview, a notes section, and a really sweet section for your goals in the front.
I was honestly so impressed overall with the planner that we picked it up right away! The size, at 8.5×11, makes it a little big but using it in a larger bag it would take up little space and add very little weight. It would also make for a great desk planner!
Actually Using the Beauty
Once we got home I started tearing into adding appointments, to do’s, and other items to it. I really did love the paper, there’s very little (to no) ghosting. With a lighter pen like Papermate it would have absolutely no ghosting! I haven’t tried a Papermate Flair yet, but I’m inclined to believe that while it may ghost, it wouldn’t be too bad.
The amount of space is amazing! Because there isn’t as much coil as an Erin Condren Life Planner has, it’s much easier to write with your writing hand when opened flat or folded back. The tabs make it so easy to find the months, and because the months aren’t all at the front, the weekly pages are super easy to get to/find the day you want.
The month pages have SO MUCH ROOM. I feel like I’m talking about spacing a lot but honestly, it’s one of the biggest upsides about the Day Designer for Blue Sky planners. There is 6 lines of usable space for each day (except for days that are in the same block, they have 3 each, but that’s still a good amount of space. The monthly pages have one of my favorite planner items: past and future month preview days!!!! Best. Thing. Ever. Invented. My old Rifle Paper Co. planner (that I also turned into a tattoo, oops) had that as well and oh man I loved it.
Only a few items I would wish for. It would be nice if the back was more sturdy. As it is the entire planner is soft and bendy, which feels nice until I need to use my laptop or a table to get better looking handwriting. I’d also really love a tab to indicate where the note pages start. Erin Condren’s planners do have that and, man, that’s a really nifty feature. Lastly, the pages are somewhat thin and “sticky” (not literally, the pages just like to stay close to each other) so it’s easy to miss the page you’re looking for and you’ll end up putting a note where you don’t want to. I kind of may have already done that without checking the date, oops.
Ending that on a cute note, there’s a little section in the front encouraging you to make goals for the year and how to keep up with them. Cute? Cute.
Buy that Day Designer for Blue Sky planner. Right now. Go get one. There a bunch of super cute covers! And you can add in photos to the cover! Plus, how can you lose with a price like below??
They sell them directly on the Blue Sky website for $19.99. You could also just be like me and go to Target where they are all of $9.99!! I’m so down with that discount, y’all.
Wishing you amazing planners with pretty covers and good smelling paper,