Tuesday, September 20, 2011

::magazine pretties::

I love receiving magazines in the mail!  I am currently a subscriber to Country Living and I love it.  It's the perfect mix of country without being too shabby.  And, many of the pictures are bright and colorful, which I love!

I am not a fan, however, of stacks of magazines sitting around a place.  I have very limited space for magazines.  So once I accumulate a small stack, I sit down one day and rip out all the ideas and pretty pictures that I like.  I have a notebook where I store these pretties.  Also, I recently started an inspiration board.  A post about that needs to be done on that soon.  :)  I think you'd be surprised at how many advertisements there are in one single magazine.  Frankly, it's quite ridiculous.

I'm a bit obsessed with maps and I'd love to have a wall for maps in my house one day.  My favorite part of Google Analytics is looking at the maps.  I've even become a bit better at my geography due to Google Analytics.  Yes, indeed.  I believe I have a ginormous map of Texas stuffed in a box somewhere.  I think it was in my Granny's things when we moved her here to Indiana with us.  My Mom has family in Texas and I'm sure Granny and Paw Paw used that map faithfully on their trips to visit family.

Pyrex!!  I love it!  Actually, I just despise plastic so much that anything old-fashioned like Pyrex is a guaranteed la-la-love item for me.  My Mom has the blue Pyrex dish in the bottom left-hand corner. 

Now, what is it about these pictures that is similar?  Virtually nothing!  But I love both bedrooms minus one thing for each picture.  In the left picture, I dislike the quilt hanging on the wall.  In the right picture, I despise the hideous blue throw.  This is where I face a conundrum regarding my style.  What is my style?  I don't know because I love both bedrooms.  They are both airy and bright and have lovely colors.

What is your favorite magazine?  Do you diligently file away  magazines or do you only keep selective portions like I do?

Oh....a new tote was listed in my shop!  Check it out here!

Happy Wednesday.


Ellen @ The Hairbow Chronicles said...

I love your taste! My fav magazine is probably the travel magazines or cooking ones. I CAN NOT make myself look at decorating magazines while we are still renting. It makes me sad! ha!
Oh well...I just throw them away after using them b/c I already have too much stuff around. It makes me crazy! have a great day!

Kali said...

I have a big pile of magazines that I need to go through. :) I went through some close to two years ago and ripped out the pages that I liked...I think I may have gotten the idea from you or someone else in blog world!

Lauren Nicole said...

That's a great idea to have a notebook full of the inspiring and beautiful magazine pics you like! I am definitely going to have to start doing that :)