Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Magazine giveaway

Robin at Robinznest is celebrating her 100th post by having a drawing for a free magazine subscription. Go here to check it out.
If it's a magazine, I'm all over it. There's nothing like a bright, glossy cover touting the answers to everything I ever needed to know, to get me to open my wallet in a heartbeat. I'm a sucker for articles that promise to get me organized; reduce my make-up routine to 3 easy steps, and look like Catherine Zeta-Jones in the process; or outline my meal planning for the next six weeks and make grocery shopping a snap. I just know that the next magazine I buy will be the one with all the answers.
My favorite of all time is Mary Englebreit's Home Companion. Oh, someday, I'll have a craft room that will produce beautiful things and look like a designer project itself. Then there's Simple Meals. I just know that if I can master the recipes in one of those magazines, everyone in my family will agree on the same menus for supper. Picking up the newest copy of Woman's Day at the check-out stand just puts a smile on my face and a bounce in my step. I know when I get home and unload the groceries, then it's Me Time and I get to put on the kettle and sink into my favorite chair with a brand new magazine. I don't know what's better, buying that little surprise at the grocery store or finding it, unexpectedly, in the mailbox one day.
I guess there are worse things in life than being addicted to the latest issue of Good Housekeeping. Not being one to hoard years' worth of periodicals, when I'm finished with my reading -- if I haven't clipped the bajeebers out of them -- I take them to the next doctor or dentist office that is in need. So everybody wins:)


kris said...

Karen - thanks for your comment - it's nice to hear from friends when something like this happens. I'll be back later to read your post - the brain is blurred right now.

Zoey said...

Hi Karen,
I feel the exact same way about magazines. I have been addicted ever since I learned to read! As a young mom, I always looked forward to picking up Woman's Day at the checkout line and, just like you, couldn't wait to get a cup of coffee, put my feet up in the lazyboy and delve into it.

Ah, life's small pleasures!

Robin said...

Karen - you crack me up!! And you described perfectly how I feel about magazines. In our busy lives sometimes all we have time for is an article - sometimes just an advertisement! But there is something that makes me all swoony when I pick up a brand new - never been opened glossy covered magazine! Good luck in my drawing - I would love to know I brought you so much happiness ;)

Becky said...

I love magazines too! My favorites are Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Living. But I also read Woman's Day and Family Circle.

HOwever ... since discovering blogging and learning how to knit, I have piles of magazines I have not read, going all the way back to early spring. I'll catch up. Someday :)

Karen said...

I think I just figured out part of the reason I love blogging so much. Reading other people's blogs is like opening up a new magazine each day:)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh wow, a kindred magazine-loving spirit! I've had a blog post brewing for quite a while about my "thing" for magazines. I have so many I get and I stay perpetually behind in reading them. But does that stop me from renewing my subscriptions? NOOOOO! If anything, I just subscribe to more or buy more at the grocery :)

Great post!

gail@more than a song said...

I like to read magazines too! I saw this over at Robin's....but I don't keep up with the ones I have now! I do tend to keep them and am trying to learn to go through them, clip what I want and throw them out but still have lots to go through yet.

Karen said...

Karen!!!!!I'm so glad you put your picture up! You are truly lovely........inside and out!! Good for you!!!
I, too, am addicted to mags, but since becoming a blogger, I don't read them as often. I have them waiting for a time when I don't have any blog material! LOL!
I'm proud of you, girl!!

annie said...

I love ME magazine too!
So cute!

Scratchin' the Surface said...

I'm a sucker for them too, sometimes I even tell the dentist I have to take one of his home to finish it. I do check them out of the library more than subscribing these days, just to eliminate the clutter. I just heard about one on organization, checked Barnes & Noble and they dont carry it, nor does the library so I may need to check it out and order it. By the way, saw you love Martina McBride - heard her song yesterday, "Do It Anyway" - can that woman sing or what?!

Judy said...

Home Companion is my favorite also.

Everything stops when that one comes!

I'm so addicted to magazines that I even read my husband's "Car and Driver". They have the BEST letters to the editor. I am always SO amazed at what can make a man upset!