To Daybook or Not to Daybook?

A pink planner, lifestyle organizer, and wellness guide all-in-one. This is the Tranquility du Jour Daybook story.

After months of dreaming, design, research, and edits, on November 11, 2012  I announced its release. The seed for this project was planted by an email from a blog reader/friend and took sprout with the $100 donation from the 2012 World Domination Summit.

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For the past many months I’ve been debating whether to produce a 7.0 version and, after much inner reflection, I’ve decided not to create one this year.

Honestly, I wouldn’t change much from 6.0 (other than that darn typo that shall not be named) and right now I lack the necessary creative space that designing, reviewing, editing, packing, and shipping these little gems entail.

My biggest fear of not producing a new version was leaving Daybook supporters without a tranquility-filled option for planning.

To alleviate this concern, we’re offering ALL six editions of the Daybook and one edition of the Playbook as PDFs for you to print, cut, and assemble in a way that fits your needs best. And below are some ideas on how to DIY your planner!

Here’s a video by Daybook connoisseur Barbara who has personalized and assembled hers over the past six years.

Here’s a blog post by Darca who also created her own version.

While I know this isn’t the same as receiving a completed product in a pink envelope via snail mail, I hope this will allow you to continue using what you most love about the Daybook and enjoy a dose of tranquility, organization, and love in your every day!

I’m honored to know that this labor of love touched the hands of creative women around the globe.

Thank you also for understanding as I ponder if this project may have run its course or if I simply need a small break from producing it.

So to Daybook or not, that, my dear friends, is the question. Bisous. x

13 comments

  1. Debbie says:

    Although I’ve bought so many of the planners I didn’t dive in until this year! {I did t want to “mess them up”, but that’s a whole other story!!! 😂 I’m so glad you’re making them available to print. I loved using it. Please let us know which planner you’ll be using to embellish with your own beautiful pages. Oh ~ one more thing ~ you do so much for those of us who have followed you for years, you will never disappoint!!! xoxo

    • Kimberly Wilson says:

      Debbie, thank you SO much for your kind words, I REALLY appreciate it! I’ll use a basic planner and added printed pages from the Daybook 6.0 PDF into it to personalize it. I’ll be sure to post photos. Thanks for supporting the Daybook project! x

  2. barbara! says:

    In December I am going to try the TUL DISC method to put together my TDJ Planner (2014 combined with 2018). I have been toying with incorporating TDJ sticker pages into my pink Next 90 Days Planner from Savor company. Some here may be interested!

  3. Helen says:

    Lol, now I can confess! I bought your day book most years and incorporated your ideas into my personal size Plannerpad. The size fit in my bag and it was a little lighter. But, I have several editions of your design to revisit each year as I set up my PlannerPad. Not to mention that I found PlannerPad through you years ago.

    My only question…what will you use? Are you giving up paper???

    Thank you for all the day planning guidance.

    • Kimberly Wilson says:

      P.S. I could never give up on paper, Helen, I’m old school! I’ll print pieces from Daybook 6.0 and attach it into a basic planner (possibly the personal size Planner Pad) and make my own makeshift Daybook this year. 😉 x

  4. Jen says:

    Thanks, Kimberly for revolutionizing my organizing routine with your daybook!! Your decision is actually a timely one for me, as I’m trying to reduce paper and the number of things I carry with me. Even without paper and scissors and glue, your methods and principles are now a habit that I can incorporate into a PDF version on my tablet where I can still cut and paste and doodle and sparkle, but with an Apple Pencil instead. Thanks again for embracing creativity and change in equal measure, and for sharing your inspirations with us!!

    • Kimberly Wilson says:

      Thank YOU so much, Jen, for your support of the Daybook and I’m DELIGHTED to read that you’re utilizing the various methods and principles in your own way! Genius, and thank you again for your support and kind words! x

  5. Elyse says:

    Oh Kimberly! I absolutely understand not creating a daybook this year but know how much I’ll be missing it!
    Thank you for letting us know ~ and if you have any suggestions of something that comes close please let me know.
    Thank you, thank you for all the past years!💕

    • Kimberly Wilson says:

      Oh Elyse, thank you for your sweet words and I’m honored to know that the Daybook was helpful to you! I’ll print pieces of Daybook 6.0 and paste it into a basic planner to keep in touch with all the Daybook tools like Month’s Dreams, Month’s Review, Year’s Dreams, Year’s Review, etc. 🙂 x

  6. Kelle says:

    I can’t deny I will miss getting a printed version lovingly packaged, but it’s way more inspiring to see you take a stance about “after much inner reflection, I’ve decided not to create one this year”. Takes guts to say no, and that message is more important to me than getting the printed version!!

    • Kimberly Wilson says:

      Kelle, your comment made me so happy! I felt quite anxious hitting publish on the post as I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. Reading your comment helped me feel okay with, and actually proud of, my decision. Thank you for your kind words and support. It means a lot! x

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