August is right around the corner. I’ve decided to challenge myself and try One Book: August.
What is One Book: August
One Book: August is a planner challenge. You choose the month you’re going to participate. Then, you choose the planner that you are going to commit to.
This year so far, I have 7 planner systems. I started the year in my Erin Condren Hourly. I moved into a Purposeful Planner, and then a pocket size traveler’s notebook. By June, I had switched to an EC Hardbound planner. Now, I’ve settled into a B6 sized traveler’s notebook.
This month’s options
I’ve settled nicely into my B6 system over the last week. My intention was to only purchase one traveler’s notebook, but the second was a deal that I couldn’t bypass.
My two options for One Book: August are the Chic Sparrow Black Beauty and the Foxy Fix Sugar Cookie. They are both B6 traveler’s notebooks.
Inside of the notebook that I choose, I will have:
- a monthly insert by AnniePlansPrintables
- Weekly inserts by SewMuchCrafting
- Lined pages for lists and church
- A bill tracker
- A pouch for page flags and other randomness
While I love the sturdiness of the Chic Sparrow, I’m leaning more towards the floppier Foxy Fix. I love the reinforced spine, and it’s also dirt and water resistant. Unfortunately, the smell of it gives me a headache. It doesn’t have that signature leather smell that I’ve associated traveler’s notebooks. I’m hoping that airing it out will at least make it smell normal. Foxy Fix was also my first choice, but the one month wait was a bit much for me. I ordered a Chic Sparrow, and it was delivered a week later.
If you’ve seen my Instagram, you probably see that I’ve been switching between the two quite frequently. Both are amazing brands, and it’s going to be a “game time” decision for me. If the Foxy Fix can let go of that smell, it just might be a winner.