Blue Sky is one of my favorite planner companies. They always have functional planners for affordable prices. I especially like the planners they make when they team up with a designer. So when I saw this cute chevron planner which was a collab with Dabney Lee ( <3 that lady’s stylish products) – it was a must have for me!
The other reason I was drawn to this planner was the non-typical page orientation. Instead of portrait, the planner is landscape which I had only seen one other planner company do before (Personal Planner).
Before the Pen
The weekly spread extends across 2 pages with a giant column for each day that can be used for list making with the pre-printed bullet points, or split into multiple sections for each day. It also has a huge sidebar!
After the Pen
I kept it simple and just used colored dot stickers I made (they’re sold in my sister’s planner supplies shop, Carefully Crafted) and Sharpie Pens. I tried to match the colors as close as I could to the planner – it actually turned out to be quite a close match!
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned how much I love the Sharpie Pens. They’re similar to the Staedtler Triplus Color 0.3mm – write super smooth, come in nice colors and a case that can be converted to a stand.
Because of the landscape page orientation, you’ll need a fair bit of space to open this planner up… but the columns are the perfect width so it’s something I can put up with. Plus the wire binding means the pages can be folded back completely to only view one side of the spread at a time.
The weekly sidebar is as wide as the daily columns with plenty of room for list making. It does come with dots print printed for tasks, but I opted to add my favorite checkboxes. I like being able to track the progress of each thing by drawing a line through the box when started, shading half the box when in progress and shading the entire box when the task is complete.
There are tabs in the planner but it’s so much quicker to use a butterfly clip to hold the page you’re up to.
My day job was moving offices and going paperless so all stationery was up for grabs (I literally got full boxes of paperclips, butterfly clips, highlighters etc. for free :D)
Pros of this planner
- Wide columns perfect for list making
- Open ended, functional weekly layout that can be customised in numerous ways
- Plenty of space for each day
- Open ended sidebar
- The planner is lightweight
- Colorful without being over-done
Cons of this planner
- If both pages are open the planner takes up a lot of room due to the landscape page orientation
- Large page size can be bulky to take with you
Would I use this planner again?
Yes, I really liked this planner! Much more than I thought I would. Even though it’s vertical format which I tend to avoid, the columns were a great width. There’s no wasted space in this planner and it can be customised in various ways. If you’re looking for a vertical planner but haven’t been able to find one with wide columns, lined writing space and lots of checklists, I recommend trying this one.
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