Blue Sky and Day Designer have done many collabs for weekly planners but I realised I was yet to post the daily version!
- Size: 5.5″ wide x 8″ high
- Wire binding
- Softcover with frosted cover to protect
- Dates at a glance
- Colorful inside pages
- Day to a page layout (weekends share 1 page)
- 2 Page monthly calendar (starts on Monday)
- Goal planning pages
- Notes pages
Let’s take a closer look!
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The cover is a thin cardstock with the frosted cover to protect it (which Blue Sky do for most of their planners).
Approx 1″ thick. For being a fat planner it doesn’t feel that heavy.
Week starts on Sunday.
Holidays have a little flag banner and the occasion printed on the box.
One of the very few planners that has lined writing space on the monthly calendar <3
The notes and to do column, due to the page size, is quite narrow.
Unfortunately the split date boxes make an appearance in every Blue Sky planner.
At the end of each month is a lined notes page.
Day to a page layout with the classic schedule and to do list. The schedule is for early risers starting at 6am to 8pm.
Weekends are combined onto the one page i.e. 1 full page for weekdays, half the space for Sat & Sun.
There is no to do list on the weekend page 🙁
I don’t see the point of a next week section as you can just skip to the next week in the planner… and start planning.
At the front are some goal setting pages. They’re in the same format as the other Day Designer / Blue Sky collab planners however because the page size is smaller the planning space is shrinked really small – the design of some of the pages should have been extended over 2 to give more room to write.
At the back of the planner are some notes pages (8 double sided) and holidays list. It’s a USA planner so has USA holidays.
The tabs are the same as all the other Day Designer / Blue Sky collab planners. They aren’t the strongest but the cover extends beyond the pages so they’re protected.
The paper is the same for all the Blue Sky / Day Designer collabs so here is the results of the pen test for the vertical hourly weekly planner.
The Day Designer planners are expensive and the Blue Sky Planners are affordable so I was interested to see which end of the spectrum the paper quality fell. You get what you pay for: with the cheaper price comes thin paper that, while not horrible, is prone to some ghosting from pens, markers, stamps and highlighters.
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
- Portable size
- Very lightweight for a day to a page planner
- Tabs are protected by the cover
- Lined writing space on the monthly calendar
- Very functional daily planning page layout
Cons of the Planner
- Lots of pink throughout the whole planner – if you don’t like pink, don’t buy this planner
- No cover personalisation
- Hard to get outside of the USA
- Paper quality is ok but not great
- The coil is chunky and gets in the way at times
Would I use this planner?
No. I don’t use daily planners as I don’t need to plan in that much detail and use a separate planner for my day job. However, if I did use a daily planner this would be near the top of the list due to it’s very functional layout.
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