Bluesky planners are cute, affordable and functional. After going a tad overboard and purchasing basically all of their weekly layouts to try, I thought it was about time I actually tried one of them!
Before the Pen
After the Pen
This was the final days before my big Europe trip! I definitely under-utilized the planner since about half of it was empty. I probably could’ve just used a list notepad for the week. Or a planner with a smaller page size like the mini Happy Planner.
Since the pens I wanted to use cut through whiteout correction tape that I normally use, I attempted to try something different to cover up the times (since I’m at my day job on weekdays where I use a separate planner, so I don’t need times pre-printed for each day). I don’t like how it turned out. It looks messy and a bit weird to have the pink line in each days box. Think I’ll be sticking to correction tape from now on.
I’ve been using my printable travel planner and keeping a master checklist / countdown on the printable checklist in that printables kit, and then copying into each weekly spread. I didn’t end up re-writing all the travel tasks – I just referred to my list from my travel planner since it was basically just all that was left had to be done this week. So I didn’t really need to schedule or pull things out when I could clearly see what hadn’t been ticked off the list. I just did a summary in the weekly spread and reminders.
The great thing about having so many pens is that you have a pen to match just about everything. So when I saw the shade of pink in the planner I immediately knew if I wanted to match it – I should use the Tombow Twin Tone. These marker pens are some of my all time favorite (read more in this post), as the colors are super bright, they write smoothly and there’s a distinct difference between the fat and thin ends to creates a good contrast on the page. I wish these pens came in more colors!
- Tombow Twin Tone (pink from the bright colors set)
Would I use this planner again?
No. Vertical hourly planners just aren’t the right fit for me. The columns are too narrow and I don’t plan by hour so covering up the pre-printed times gets annoying. It wasn’t an issue for this week’s spread since I was really only planning Monday to Thursday, however if I was planning a full week I’d definitely need more room to plan Saturday and Sunday.
This planner would be good for a teacher or student.
Past weeks’ spreads
- Rainbow Color Coded Weekly Spread Using the Passion Planner
- Minimalist planner decorating and color coding using pencils
- 7 Planner supplies I don’t regret splurging on
- Planner Hack: Using binder covers to create a reusable checklist (plus free printable binder covers)