Day Designer Planner Review and Giveaway

Day Designer PlannerPlanning and productivity are very important to me. Everyone knows I enjoy all things planner related. As a busy mother, decorator, organizer, blogger, and YouTuber, I’m always looking for tools to help me create balance in my life. When Whitney English Day Designer and Blue Sky collaborated to make an affordable and functional planner, I immediately wanted to review one and offer a few to my subscribers. This particular Day Designer can be purchased at Target. Target offers several different planner options from pocket size to a desk pad.

The cover

I absolutely love the striped black and white cover on this planner. The cover is hard bound and durable. The spiral coils are gold and is a great contrast to the cover. The monthly tabs are laminated and does not stick beyond the cover.

Pages 1 & 2

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The first page shows a two year at a glace reference. This is excellent for a brief overview of two years. The second page displays “The Story” of the planner. It contains a letter and information from Whitney English, Day Designer Creator and Founder and Jim Freeman, Blue Sky Founder and CEO.

Start with The Big Picture & Set Your Goals

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This page is where you can write down the important things in your life such as your goals, ideas, and aspirations. I think this section is great to really look and revisit the “big picture.”

I absolutely love the idea of being able to set multiple goals. The specific goals listed are “Personal Goals”, “Family, Friends, & Relationship Goals”, “Heart & Spirit Goals”, “Financial Goals”, and “Work, Career, or Study Goals.” There is also an “Accomplish By” section for each goal. This is good for annotating either your projected completion date or the date you actually completed your goal.

Design Your Days & Stay On Course

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In order for me to have a productive day, I must plan my morning and evening routines. I love the idea of being able to plan my everyday activities in this section. The Stay on Course section is great for keeping track of important milestones. You can review your course throughout the week, month, or year. This allows you to do whatever works for you.

Monthly View

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The monthly view is printed on a two page spread. It has a section for monthly “to do & notes.” It also shows the previous month and upcoming month. Holidays are indicated with a little page flag as a reminder. I love being able to see my entire month at one time. Each block is lined. This feature is great for me.

Weekly View

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The weekly view is also on a two page spread in a vertical style. I love the “Today’s Top Three” section for each day. By focusing on the most important things, you may be able to accomplish them more effectively. Each week also contains an inspirational quote. The daily schedule is listed in one hour increments from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Although it’s listed in the hourly increments, you can be creative and do what works best for you. The bottom section of the day is listed as “Tonight.” Feel free to list your evening activities. You can also use this section as a meal planner or to track your water intake. The last section is for gratitude, notes, and next week.

Blank Pages

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There are 11 lined empty pages which you may use for notes.

Holiday Calendar

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A list of all holidays and some important dates are listed in the back of the planner.

Overall, I am very pleased with this planner. It is an excellent option for anyone wanting to design their day and increase productivity.

The Giveaway

We are giving away several of the Day Designer planners to our followers. We are also including planner supplies as well. This giveaway is open to all US residents as well as our International friends. If you are under the age of 18, I only request that you receive your parents permission. You may enter the giveaway on Rafflecopter. There are several ways to enter and you may have multiple entries which will increase your chances of winning a planner. The winners will be announced on July 20, 2015. Let me know what you think of this planner and/or review in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you. Good luck and have a Divine Day.

You may review our YouTube video here.

You may enter the giveaway at Rafflecopter here.

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74 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Katy Upperman
    Jul 19, 2015 @ 15:55:51

    Such a beautiful planner! I’m in an ECLP right now, but seriously considering switching over to the Day Designer. So many awesome features! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  2. Kelsey
    Jul 19, 2015 @ 16:05:07

    I never thought I’d find such a well designed planner — I’ve been wanting the Day Designer since I first saw it!

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  3. jacksond2611
    Jul 19, 2015 @ 16:05:32

    This is a gorgeous planner!

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  4. marie
    Jul 19, 2015 @ 16:25:12

    Lovely giveaway!

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  5. Kathy
    Jul 19, 2015 @ 18:19:18

    I have never seen one in person. Looks nice and organized!

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  6. Antoyia
    Jul 19, 2015 @ 18:27:47

    Super cute planner! Looking a for a new system to help stay consistent with my daily tasks, this may be the perfect system.

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  7. Patti Pierce
    Jul 19, 2015 @ 19:28:46

    This planner looks amazing. Thanks for doing this give-away.

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  8. Julie
    Jul 19, 2015 @ 20:10:15

    This planner seems more elegant than my current EC. Thank you for the review.

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  9. Belén (@belenesq)
    Jul 19, 2015 @ 20:10:36

    I love the subtle lines and colors. Really appealing to let your own words stand out.

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  10. Kristy as Giftie Etcetera
    Jul 19, 2015 @ 21:30:12

    Looking forward to checking it out.

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  11. Dana
    Jul 20, 2015 @ 07:46:50

    Love this more than many expensive planners I tried. One word of caution: shadowing is terrible even with regular ball point pens.

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  12. Mandie Gibson
    Jul 20, 2015 @ 15:37:04

    Hi. How do you announce the winners?
    My fingers are crossed, and I would love to win one for my birthday!

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