Last month I had the opportunity to attend Alt Summit – a conference for creative bloggers held here in Salt Lake City, Utah. On the first night of the conference, attendees have the opportunity to go to dinner with some of the conference sponsors. I chose to attend the dinner sponsored by Blue Sky, which was held at the restaurant Finca. I chose the Blue Sky dinner because I was already a fan of Blue Sky, who I am familiar with because of their collaboration with Sugar Paper and other designers to create fabulous planners, calendars, notebooks & more. And when I heard that Blue Sky had teamed up with Whitney English and the Day Designer, I was even more excited to hear all about it!
When we arrived at the restaurant for dinner, we had our own private room which was beautifully decorated with gorgeous flower arrangements and a special gift was waiting for each person at their table. Dinner was delicious and the company was just as wonderful. At the end of the night, we opened our little gifts which included some of Whitney’s favorite things: washi tape, her favorite pen, fun lip balm and pretty nail polish. Then Whitney revealed one of the beautiful new products she created in collaboration with Blue Sky – it was a daily edition of the Day Designer product – very similar to her flagship product, but with a few new features including a 3 column format with half hour increments for planning your day.
I started using my planner when it started – on July 1st 2015 and have seriously loved it so far! I’ve never owned a Day Designer before so I am definitely loving the column for my day’s to-do list and top 3, plus having everything on one page for each day is wonderful and keeps me on track. The daily gratitude box is another favorite feature to help me reflect on the day and jot down at least a couple things I was grateful for that day.
I attended a class that Whitney taught at the conference titled: Taming the To-Do List: Eliminate Procrastination, Fuel Productivity, and Find Profitability. I really enjoyed the class and each attendee was given this beautiful floral binder and this classic black and white stripe weekly planner plus a chance to see all the other products that would be available in the collaboration. You all know I’m a total paper, notebook, calendar, planner lover and I was just in heaven checking them all out!
On June 22nd Whitney and Blue Sky announced that all the beautiful products in this collaboration would be available at Target stores nationwide beginning July 12th – that’s only a few days away!! I’ve definitely been seeing Instagram posts of the products available sooner though, so you might want to go stalk your local Target to see if you can find them at your store now! Sadly I haven’t seen them on the shelf at my Target yet. I absolutely LOVE that Blue Sky is collaborating with fabulous designers to bring beautiful planners and calendars to everyone through Target stores.
I think everyone’s going to have their own favorite format/layout depending on their specific needs, but I personally love the gold stripe daily planner because it keeps my days organized and focused on everything I need to get done each day. Plus I’m a sucker for stripes!
So…have you seen these gorgeous goodies at your Target yet?? What item do you think is going to be your favorite??