Day Designer for Blue Sky (Daily)

The Day Designer is often heralded as the flagship daily planner. In 2010, Whitney English wasn't seeing the planner she wanted to use on the market, so she created her own. The Day Designer page on Blue Sky's website has a message from Whitney: I created Day Designer in response to my own desire for… Continue reading Day Designer for Blue Sky (Daily)

Alina & STARTplanner (Daily Hustle)

My friend and colleague Alina is a busy mom and just passed her Masters defense! Woo! When I gave her this planner in early 2017, though, we were both still in graduate school and struggling to manage our time and work. I had purchased the 2017 STARTplanner for myself but found the content overwhelming for… Continue reading Alina & STARTplanner (Daily Hustle)

Purposeful Planner (Weekly CoCo Luxe Leatherette) by Corie Clark

The Purposeful Planner has been around for a few years, but Corie Clark's blog/website has existed on the Interwebs since 2013. Corie Clark outlines her struggle to create a purposeful life, describing her process as tugging on a rope for more more more. In 2013, she attended the Hillsong Colour Conference and learned that she… Continue reading Purposeful Planner (Weekly CoCo Luxe Leatherette) by Corie Clark

bloom daily planner

bloom daily planners is a versatile planner with prices ranging from $15--30 and products designed for grade school students learning how to plan and organize for the first time to moms trying to keep track of busy schedules in a bright and happy tool. The founders of bloom, Kaylyn Minix and Michelle Trincia, clearly spell… Continue reading bloom daily planner

XO Daily Planner

The XO Planner is a daily planner with a highly structured layout. It has intentional spaces for keeping track of multiple areas of your life. Nina Truong launched XO Planners in 2015 to accommodate more than just the 9-5. She wanted her planner to help her look after more than just her work life. On… Continue reading XO Daily Planner

Emily Ley Simplified Planner (Daily)

The Emily Ley Simplified Planner: elegant, concise, and consistent. Emily Ley--one of the big planner powerhouses where the names of enterprising women are paired with their product (Emily Ley Simplified Planner, Erin Condren LifePlanner, The Day Designer by Whitney English, & etc.)--is the brain child of, you guessed it, Emily Ley! She started her small… Continue reading Emily Ley Simplified Planner (Daily)

Kim and Kate Spade

My sister-in-law Kim had a busy career in HR, where she had a million emails a day to respond to, employees to look after, and a demanding workday. Recently, she told me that she was thinking of resigning from her job and trying to forge a new career in consulting. In late July she took… Continue reading Kim and Kate Spade