Day Designer for Blue Sky Planner at Target Review & Giveaway

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If you’re a planner girl like I am, I’m sure you have heard of the Day Designer planner.  If you know of the Day Designer, you also know it comes with a price tag of nearly $60.  If that’s a little steep for you, today is your lucky day.  What if I told you that a Day Designer was most definitely within your budget and could be found in your Target?  Too good to be true? Maybe, but it’s true nonetheless.  Day Designer teamed up with Blue Sky Designs and Target to offer you a few special versions based on the traditional Day Designer.  While there are several versions available, I’m reviewing one in particular.  The basic info:

  • Hardcover,  8 x 10
  • Monthly and weekly planner with vertical layout
  • Goal setting pages
  • Tabbed months
  • Price tag: $14.99 (!!)

That’s right, I said $14.99!

To be honest, the fact that it’s a Day Designer and it’s under $20 means I probably could stop right here and I’d have some of you sold, but just incase I don’t, I’ll give you a little more information.

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The planner has a sturdy, hard cover, with black and white stripes and a bit of gold foil for the label.  Inside, the pages are white and pink, giving the planner a girly but sophisticated feel.

The first pages in the planner are probably my favorite.  The whole concept of the Day Designer is to make it easy to create, plan, and achieve goals.  There are 4 steps at the beginning of the book that let you plot, plan, and dream about the life you want.

  1. Start with the big picture: Basically, it’s a brain dump page that lets you design your dream goals, whether they be for the next few months, this year, or your life in general
  2. Set goals:  There are different categories for you to set specific goals.  Personal, career, spiritual, and relationships are just a few.
  3. Design your days: The Day Designer emphasizes the importance of routines, and this page allows you to design a morning and evening routine.  They’ve even included a few suggestions to get you started.
  4. Stay on course: Keep track of important dates and make sure you check in with your goal progress regularly.

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After those pages, we get into the actual planner.  Note: this planner’s dates are July 2015-June 2016.

There’s a pretty generic monthly calendar, which has plenty of space to write, and a column for notes.  Then you get to the weekly section.  The week starts on Monday.  Monday- Friday has a vertical layout with many details, and the weekend has smaller, generic boxes.

Highlights from the weekly layout:

  • A scheduler starting at 6am and going until 7 pm
  • A “tonight” box.  Perfect for meal planning or evening activities.
  • “Today’s Top 3”: I think this is genius.  While your to do list may be a mile long, they have you pick 3 things to make a priority that day.  Consider the day a success if you can check those 3 off the list.
  • A giant to do list for the week
  • A gratitude box (also important)
  • Notes section
  • Looking ahead to the next week
  • An inspirational quote on every week

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After the weekly spread, there are several note pages to finish out the planner.

If you want a slightly more in depth look, you can check out the video at the bottom of the post. 🙂

I definitely think that you get way more than you pay for with this planner.  Check your local Target to see if there is a Day Designer display for your perusal.

Giveaway Time

One of you will get to win the planner I talked about.  Enter with the widget below.  The giveaway will run until 11:59pm next Friday, August 7, 2015.

Please be 18 or have parental permission to enter.

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