Day Designer Planner Review

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Today I'm going to talk about the Day Designer which is a revolutionary planner for creative entrepreneurs.  Since moving to Germany, I have taken on so many projects, hobbies, and deadlines that things were getting a little crazy. 

 I'd like to mention that I carry my iPhone everywhere and this is was my main source of inputting things I needed to remember throughout the day.  I felt like I had so many little tasks on my to do list that I'd forget them the second I didn't write them down.  Now this method worked alright for me in terms of helping me remember things, but that's really where it ended.  I also had these goals whether weekly, or monthly, or yearly that I felt I needed to be writing down and physically crossing off.  A phone couldn't really help me with that. 

I started looking into planners and I had stumbled across the Day Designer.  The look of it alone with its black and white stripes with gold details, caught my attention.  It's like the creator Whitney English was peeking into my head.  What a great design.  Though the past couple of years I'd strayed from using a paper planner I felt that I needed to really get organized again.

Below you can see the layout of the Day Designer.  It has a schedule, to do lists, and various other little spots to record things you need to remember or goals you need to pursue.  There is also an inspirational quote for each day.

With all of the traveling that I do, education, blogging, freelance writing, work, and personal goals, I needed a planner that was just as detailed as my life. 

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My Thoughts on the Day Desinger:
The Design:
The look of the Day Designer alone will make you want to buy one.  It's like a personalized book of your life.  The design is wonderful.  Not only does it come in black/white and gold/white, but Whitney just released more than a handful of new designs that I already can't wait to get my hands on next August.

The Planner:
As far as planners go, this one is extremely detailed.  It is made for the creative entrepreneur and people who are very busy and have a lot going on.  If you only need a bare bones planner then I'd say don't bother with this one.  But if you're like myself, you want to keep all of your appts., projects, and to do lists all in one place and a simple planner ain't cuttin it.  What is also great is you can get a planner than starts in either January, May, or August.

The Price:
I'm just going to say it, for a planner, this one is expensive. The planner alone is $59.  I've never spent that much on a planner and my husband thought I was crazy.  But honestly, if it's something that you will use and rely on daily, it's worth spending money on.  Also, you are essentially buying a hardcover book with pages for 365 days a year plus extras, so it can't be cheap to make.  The extras definitely make it worth it.

The Extras:
Whitney doesn't just show up.  She's shows up with presents.  The Day Designer is chock full of extras like "Define your Core" worksheets which are designed to help creatives either figure out what thier goals are or fulfull those goals.  There are also Monthly Challeges that Whitney creates to keep you working towards those goals.  And you can attend webinars and join the FB groups. It's like you are getting a planner with technical support.  What a great idea.

So overall, I love the Day Designer and it already has a cult following, especially with bloggers.  I've only been using it for a month so I can't wait to see how it's helped after a year.  Also, there is something called the Year Designer which I'm curious about.  So a big thumbs up from me and if you are interested in buying one you can visit the Day Designer Etsy Shop. They sell out very fast so sign up for one of her social media accounts to find out when more are being released.

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If you have a Day Designer, what do you think about it? Or if you have a comparable designer, let me know what it is in the comments!

*This is my honest review of the Day Desinger.  It is not a sponsored post, I just felt the need to share :)
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  1. I love planners! During my postgrad studies, I relied heavily on it and I just love writing things down, and notes, etc. This one looks very detailed like you say, perfect when you have tons going on! It's really cute too!

  2. The design does make me want to buy it! But I really do use my iphone for appointment reminders and such. Even so, there is nothing like carrying a lovely wodge of paper to write on. I am a paper and pen person by nature. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  3. I bought a new planner today :) I don't know how I would live without one! This is lovely, I can see why you didn't mind paying the big bucks for it!

  4. I love planners, notebooks, etc. In fact, I may be a hoarder. LOL :)

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