Blue Sky is one of my all time favorite planner companies – cute, affordable and functional. I especially like their collaborations with Day Designer. The classy style of Day Designer mixed with the signature colorful style of Blue Sky planners + functionality and affordable price point!
- Size: 8.75″ wide x 10.25″ high
- Wire binding
- This belongs to page in case your planner is lost
- Dates at a glance
- Colorful inside pages
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday, weekends combined)
- 2 Page monthly calendar (starts on Sunday)
- Extra lined notes pages at the back
- 12 month planner
Let’s take a closer look!
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The cover is nice and simple. A sturdy hardcover with gold foil detail on the corners, the cover itself and gold wire binding.
For being a large size planner, it’s surprisingly very lightweight.
Dates at a glance
How to use the planner guide
Goal Setting Pages
Detailed space to break it down (that most planners don’t include – although they should!)
Week starts on Sunday (not consistent with the weekly spread that starts on Monday)
Lined writing space <3
This planner does that annoying thing where it splits 1 days’ box into 2, rather than re-starting the dates in the top row of the calendar 🙁
Starts on Monday.
Top 3 for each day. Saturday and Sunday are combined, however it means there are 2 sidebars for the week. Because of this the planner would probably work best as a work or student planner.
Hourly schedule from 6am to 7pm
The ‘today’s schedule’ space to write is quite small – you’ll definitely need the second sidebar.
Lined notes pages at the back. Love the pattern up the top with the title banner. More interesting than just plain boring lined notes pages.
The tabs are made of thin laminated cardstock. I’m not sure how well they’d hold up but they are protected by the hardcover.
I tried various ballpoint, gel, fine tip and marker tip pens – there was some ghosting on the back side of the page. I also did some highlighter and stamp swatches. The highlighters also had some ghosting and, as always, the MAMBI stamps bled through the page ?
If you use this planner (or any planner from Blue Sky, ballpoint pens have the least amount of show through on the other side.
Pros of the Planner
- Nice color scheme continued throughout
- Lined writing space on the monthly calendar and weekly spread
- Hardcover with gold corner detail to protect from wear and tear
- Goal setting pages
Cons of the Planner
- The monthly calendar does that annoying thing where it splits 1 days’ box into 2, rather than re-starting the dates in the top row of the calendar
- The paper is prone to pen ghosting / bleed through
- Saturday and Sunday share the same amount of planning space as 1 weekday (although for some people this may be a pro)
Would I use this planner?
Yes. I tried this planner (photos will be posted soon, subscribe to be notified when the post is published).
While the weekends being combined won’t suit everyone, it does have the 2nd sidebar to make up for it.
The spread worked for what I needed to plan the week that I used it, but I probably wouldn’t use it again as vertical + hourly is not my planner style.
This planner would be ideal for a work or school planner.
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