You and Me & Chasing Little G

Day Designer

Why I Love My Day Designer

Organizing, LIfeSabra GilbertComment

Disclosure: There are affiliate links in this post only because it is honestly a product that I am in love with and all opinions are my own! I bought my own Day Designer and have been given nothing for this post!

Why I Love Day Designer || Becoming Sabra Gilbert

With 2016 right around the corner, I am obsessed with getting myself organized and ready for the new year. My Day Designer is a giant part of that! While I was in college, it was obvious on how I would need to use it. I had to schedule my classes, work, and when I was going to fit blogging into my day. And I also could just write my homework to do list and things that I needed to remember throughout the day.

Now that I've graduated and am working from home for myself, my Day Designer needs to do something completely different for me! 


And I honestly believe that it is one of the best parts of the Day Designer! It isn't specialized to anything and I can make it do what I want to do quite easily. Instead of blocking my time by where I needed to be, I can now block my time by what topic i should be concentrating on at that time. Am I in my office hours? Then I should be working on my blog or a client project! If I'm off office hours (which is something I need to remember to do now that I work at home!!) I should be working on something else. 

Random Fact: I'm breaking the rules of everything I just said at the moment because I'm writing a blog post and doing laundry at the same time. While watching a replay of a webinar. I'm technically on vacation too. Oy. 

The only thing that I have to do to make the transition is to customize it differently! Sure there are some things that the Day Designer has designed into it, but there are also plenty of stickers and ways to customize what your Day Designer does for you! 

For example, I really don't need to track anything in the dollars section of the Day Designer. I was part of a wonderful planner supply swap (OMG I should host one of those in 2016!) that I loved and my partner got me wonderful stickers that I could use in place of that little square and keep track of my water intake! Which is something that I would rather use than budgeting daily.

Another glorious thing about the Day Designer is that it is beautiful! The outside is built to go through anything! I mean, mine has been thrown across the room (on accident, I'm clutzy) and has been banged around in the backseat of my car, but it still looks great! And I love that Day Designer just likes to call Day Designers that maybe have a few scratches or bumps "Authentic" because lets be real! You can't keep everything super gorgeous all the time! Not if you are using it right!

With the simplicity of the design inside and out of the day designer, it screams for you to make it your own! I know people who choose color schemes, or just go crazy with all the pretty!!  I love using bright colors all over the place. I love ones that use black and gold accents through their entire Day Designer as well! 

The Day Designer doesn't just put you on schedule, but it focuses on you! And there is a fabulous community of Day Designer Lovers if you don't believe me! (Like seriously, follow them on Instagram!)

What is your favorite way to plan your day? 

Back to School: Planner Organization & a Birthday Giveaway!!

Sabra GilbertComment
It's August! Which means one thing, it is back to school time! You can see it in the grocery store in how ramen and mac & cheese is getting pulled to the front and school supplies is shoved in everyone's faces! I know that it is coming by the random calls from my little sister panicking about what she needs for her first year of college!

It's one of my favorite times because I love rebooting my organizing ways around this time to get all ready for the semester. Guys! This semester is my final college semester! This time next year, I don't know what I will be doing with myself. Or even where we will be living, but that is a story for another time and a worry for another day.

My favorite thing to look for this time around is a new planner!! I bought my newest one back in April when the Day Designer came out with their May to April edition! I adore it. It is everything that I could ever ask for in a planner and it has taken me forever to find a planner that I could say that about.

The number one tool for me to keep my planner organized is washi tape! I use it to mark off my catagories in the to do list part of my daily planner and also to mark off imprtant events in the monthly calender part of my planner. It just adds a pop of color to my everyday.

My other favorite tool for blocking my days for classes or work on the hourly part of my planner are highlighters. I use different colors for different things. Green is for work (Dolla Dolla Bills yo!). Pink is for the time that I work on my blog. Yellow is for working on stuff for MPD. Blue is for classes. I like it alot more than using lines to block off my time and I still have the space to write in things that I have to do in that color block.

I usually try to sit down a few times a week and work on dividing up my to do list to different days and planning out my week. I stuggle with meal planning but i'm trying to be better at it by putting it into my planner and making sure to put meat in the fridge the day before.

August also means that it is my birthday month as well!! So for my birthday and because I love my Day Designer so much, I teamed up with some ladies to give away a Bluesky Day Designer and all the supplies you could ever want to plan your days away!!

Included in this giveaway . . .

- Bluesky Day Designer
- Pencil Case
- White Coffee Mug
- Highlighters
- Colorful Pens
- Pencils
- Washi Tape
& Post It's!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 photo Signature_zps2e4c1f35.png