Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WOYWW 319 - Day Designer On the Desk

Visit the the What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday crafty desk party right here at Miss Julia's Stamping Ground.

My love of paper, planning, and scrapbooking has led me astray into the planning community! Basically, it's like scrapbooking in your planner, and you end up with a beautiful book of your days.
Scrapbooking in my planner
I still love my big home planner that I made myself. It's huge, has weekly planning pages, folders for mail, clippings, and recipes, a dashboard for post-it notes, menu planner and grocery lists. Made it myself, made it for me and my life, and I do love that thing.

My big home planner filled with pretty papers and what I need.
That doesn't mean I wasn't secretly longing for one of those gorgeous expensive planners that you could only buy online, like the Whitney English Day Designer. And then, my thoughts reigned in the universe and my local Target store actually had the Day Designers. What!
For 11.99 I got a smaller version of the Day Designer. Apparently, they teamed up with Blue Sky and brought these to Target. I love that it's hardback, the coils are gold and very sturdy, and the pages inside are delightful. It's small enough to travel around--and I love decorating my weeks in it, which makes it my scrappy planner. So while my home planner is headquarters, this is a satellite office. Target had a big Day Designer display with all sizes, shapes, and layouts. But the gold stripe was always what I wanted, and a bit of a smaller version as well. I couldn't believe the price, and of course there's no shipping cost or wait. That was a fun morning at Target!

 I repurposed an old makeup caboodle to help clean up my desk a little--it's holding washi tapes inside and out, exacto knife, favorite little scissors, little diecuts. and several of the pens I use all the time. Was I patting myself on the back for this idea? Yes I was!

Lastly, just wanted to say that the news of our dear Eliza's sudden passing broke my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and close friends. She and I chatted back and forth through this blog party many times, and I always looked forward to photos of her cute kitty Yoda. We all will miss this sweet lady.

Hugs and love.

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch


  1. That planner really is a work of art Sandy! I do admire the way you've jumped into the spirit of the things and can only look on in amazement at your skill in the day to day planning department. I'm completely rubbish at it, but do think that those good folk who are able to make lists are a breed apart!! Julia is another who can do it....I can make a list but usually forget it or don't stick to it, so there's not much point really :-). You got a real bargain with that ring bound'll be perfect for what you want to do!
    I've just got back from holiday and then going to see my dad in Wales. We also cleared out my sons flat at University and have brought all his junk home. It's all shoved in the garage at the moment, he can sort it out when he gets back :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 12 xxxx

  2. I love your new planner - what a bargain. And I'm super-impressed with your tidy up idea and that lovely little pink box - I so need somewhere to put my washi tape and I love the idea of hanging them on a large ring like that - how clever!
    Hope you have a great week
    Diana #36

  3. What a great planner! I should really do something like that. I make a list every day on 3 different bits of paper, shopping, do-list and menu planner. But I have so many other things going on.... Same old story....
    Have a great week,

  4. The planner idea is great - I just tend to flit from job to job and crafty activity to crafty activity - maybe I need to be more organised! x Jo

  5. How wonderful that you found the planner you wanted. Have fun with it!

    Thanks for the blog visit earlier.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #17

  6. You really are organised. The planner seems a great idea. I write notes to myself that I leave around the house and lose. I do have a craft journal now though that a craft buddy made and sent to me for Christmas. Barb #27 xx

  7. Welcome to the planning world. We're only in july and I'm already thinking ahead to 2016 LOL. I love 365 but their planners are 18 months. I just don't get the July to December next year thing... but then again in light of previous statement, maybe I should ;-) Great repurpose of the caboodle! Creative Blessings! ~Kelly #49

  8. I love the scrapbookie journal idea! I'm determined to do a year book for Ben's first year (perhaps I should have started this at day 1!) so might dig out a diary or something. Feeling inspired!x

  9. How great that you found the planner of your dreams for such a great price!!! I love Target too! Have a lovely day!