Okay, I confess...I am a magazine junkie! Yes, it's true. I'm lucky that I have a membership at Barnes and Noble...every little discount helps! (*_*) I am getting better though. I have really cut down on my magazine purchases this past year. I am trying to be even more disciplined even though sometimes I just can't help it. Decorating magazines are my downfall. I have absolutely no problem walking into Barnes & Noble and leaving with 4-5 magazines..and perhaps a few books as well.
I have cut out some of my subscriptions this past year. I currently subscribe to Romantic Homes, Victoria, Veranda and Country Living magazines. I love Romantic Homes for obvious reasons ~ I am a romantic at heart. At first I wasn't too thrilled with the direction the magazine was taking, but my tastes have really changed over the past while and I am embracing the new look and new direction. I also advertise in Romantic Homes and the ads have really helped my business to grow. I am thrilled to have my old friend, Victoria Magazine, back in my life. I have heaps of back issues from years gone by. The thing that I love about Victoria is that it never goes out of style. The classics never do. Veranda is another guilty pleasure. I love the thick, glossy pages of this magazine. The homes featured are stunning and even the ads are a treat to look at. I am actually going to be letting Country Living go when my subscription runs out. I am finding that I am just not too thrilled with it these days. So many of the articles and homes look the same from month to month. I think it is time to say goodbye...
Another reason why I love going to Barnes & Noble for my magazines is that they have a great section of magazines from other countries. I love the British decorating magazines, they are so lovely and the Australian ones are great too. Those bring me back to a time when I made several extended trips "down under" and I had friends who loved decorating and spending time at home. It's always so interesting to see fashions and styles from other parts of the globe.
Spend some time this month with your favorite magazines. It's such a soothing way to pass the time on a cold winter day. We are having a "real" winter here in Utah this year and I don't know of anything better than sitting down in my favorite spot with a hot drink and losing myself in a beautiful magazine. That's what I'm going to be doing...soon it will be spring! (*_*) ~Stacy~ xo