Recently I was contacted about an AMAZING collaboration between Whitney English and Target! After being away for three weeks, I hadn't been in a Target or else I would have been ALL over this venture from day 1! If you are an avid planner, blogger or blog reader, then you probably have heard of Whitney English's "Day Designer", which is a beautiful and incredibly well thought out and organized series of planners. They are extremely popular and I have followed her journey for years! Everyone always seemed over the moon with her designs and truly appreciative of how well her planners keep them organized.
However, as a stay at home mom, or anyone in fact who is on a budget, some of these beautiful products are a bit out of our range. While I have always wanted one of her planners, I never pulled the trigger, as there are always many other places I could be spending our money.
So, you can imagine my sheer joy when I found out that Whitney did a line with Blue Sky Planners at Target!! I was a bit skeptical that they would be cheap or not live up to her original planners, but let me tell you, they are both adorable and functional! Let me show you a few of the choices out there and then the one that I decided to use this year!
Here is one of the small planners. It's about 3.5" x 6" and retails for $5.99. Perfect size if you just need a small calendar to pop in your handbag and keep track of appointments. There is a monthly view as well as a week at a time view. There isn't loads of space due to the small size, but perfect for keeping track of important dates and such!
The next planner is a bit thicker and bigger overall, as each day has it's own page (5 x 8 and $11.99). This is set up much like Whitney's original Day Planner and is wonderful wether you are a teacher, mom or business professional! It has room for your daily schedule, to do lists, nightly duties (where I write what I plan to cook for dinner) and a spot to write a reminder of daily gratitude.
And finally, here is the planner that I'll be using this year (by the way, her planners run from July 2015-July 2016). It is a larger size (8 x 10, $14.00) and has both a monthly and weekly view. I was drawn to the black and white stripes and gold finishes. I was sure that I had wanted a page for each day, but decided I like being able to have the planner open on my counter and be able to see the whole week at one glance. It also comes in a gold and white stripe that is equally as chic!
So what do you think? Great, right? Stop into your local Target or check the entire line out here to see all the sizes, colors and patterns. They also have a full line of desk/wall calendars if you're looking for one!