I am a person who loves routine and prefers to stick to what I know and love rather than try something new (I’m working on changing that though). However, when it comes to my planner setup, I am almost always willing to test out planners and systems that I haven’t before. Right now, I am deep in love with the Travelers Notebook system. The one above is from Webster’s Pages and it has a gorgeous blush and gold foil dot pattern which, obviously, I love.
The TN system is unique because it features straps on the inside that allow you to insert multiple notebooks and designate each one for a different purpose. My favorite notebooks for this setup are from May Designs because of their gorgeous designs and functionality. I recently picked up the Academic Agenda in Blush and the Health and Fitness Notebook and thought that I would share with you how they look inside as well as some of my initial thoughts on them!
Both of the notebooks I picked up are the “Classic” size which are 5″ x 8″ and fit perfectly in my pretty cover. Tip: when starting out with Travelers Notebooks, make sure you get inserts that fit inside of your cover! It may take some research to see what fits. The Health and Fitness notebook is super simple; there is a goals page in the beginning, 76 daily pages, and a notes page at the back for Reflections.
I love that I can pick whatever fun and colorful color I want for the outside of the notebook, but that the inside remains clean and simple. There is a spot to mark the date, which is convenient if you don’t want to track 76 days in a row, but would rather do a few weeks at a time. Then there is the perfect amount of space to write down your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for each day, a hydrate tracker, exercise record and a small notes section at the bottom. There is plenty of room to write down everything you need to stay on track for whatever diet/exercise/health plan that you are following. I like to keep my tracker simple, but you could also count calories, record each workout you perform and have space to spare.
The May Designs agendas are so pretty! They have so many new designs for 2017, but I picked up the 2016-2017 Academic Agenda in Blush so that I could test out the layout right away. It begins with a simple goals page which is a positive and motivating way to start off any planner.
The monthly layout is super spacious and, again, has that clean, fresh look that I won’t get sick of looking at for a full year. I love that they took advantage of the space well by keeping the name of the month smaller and making the days as large as possible. They have the national holidays highlighted in pink (or blue if you pick up the other color!) and other fun holidays without a highlight. I’m a huge fan of grid or graph paper so that notes area is definitely one of my favorite aspects of this book.
The weekly pages feature a week per page which saves space whether you are carrying this book in a TN or just by itself. Each day actually has a great amount of writing room although it may not look like it. I also really enjoy the fact that the sewn book format is more flexible and thinner than other coiled or spiral-bound planners.
The covers are a sturdy, textured cardstock and you will fall in love with their unique and beautiful cover designs. The pages are much better than typical printer paper but is still not the thickest paper, although I do think that adds to the functionality of the book and makes it much easier to take everywhere with you. Along with the Agenda and Health Notebook that I have shown you, they have even more inside page layouts from basic lines and graph to pregnancy and wedding books! If you’re looking for a simple notebook for special times in your life or even for everyday notes, I highly suggest checking May Designs out!
Have you tried out any May Designs notebooks? Let me know what you think!