Saturday, January 19, 2008

I can't wait to get the mail!





LOVE CL magazine!

LOVe the decorating tips...

I find Romantic Country at my local grocery store every couple months and I LOVE it- Does anyone know how I can subscribe to this??? I have looked online but haven't found a way to do it yet!!!

The cream of the crop!

Last night I was browsing through my fresh new stack of magazines that came over the last week and I was so excited~ my mind was racing with new decorating and craft ideas! I just Love magazines, always have. I remember when I was in middle school and my mom got me my first subscription to TEEN magazine...I thought I was so cool. That started my love affair with magazines. Sometimes when I am really down I go to Borders for magazine therapy. I'll just go through and pick up any magazines that make me happy~ sometimes I just browse them- sometimes I buy em', but they take my mind off of the sad things and I get whisked away into the pages of romantic country homes or a beautiful travel magazine.
Last week tragedy struck when I decided to go through some of my old Country Livings~ because you know I keep them-ALL. Anyhow, I had some of my favorite issues from years past that I often like to browse through in my living room. I keep them stacked in this beautiful galvanized wash-bin, set under my sideboard. Anyhoo- I was heart broken to see- and smell- that one of my kitties has been using this beautiful old bin full of my favorite CL issues- as a litter box! Sadly(and as fast as I could while holding my nose) I picked through the ones that weren't "used" by my kitty and tore out my favorite pages- but sadly- they all went into a big black garbage bag...and in the trash, beautiful bin and all.
I am a firm believer in "everything happens for a reason"- but my magazines??? Really???
I am so bummed~ but with this fresh new batch of beauties that my mailman delivered to me this week I am rejuvenated...out with the old, in with the new...
My husband- knowing my love for all things CL, is determined to buy me every back issue we ever see at antique malls and flea markets, he's the best like that.
SO heres to my 2003-2006 Country Living magazine's...you will be missed.

6 comments:

Bristol said...

I had a lovely cat like that. It would drive me crazy. And of all things the magazines~~
Bristol

Beth Leintz said...

My dog has done things like that- once to a tub full of jewelry findings- talk about instant patina!

I'm just getting ready to go toss my old magazines and I'm sure I have some CL from 2006- I'd be happy to send them to you instead of throwing them out. Just email me with your address.

Sadie Lou said...

Hello!!
You should be getting a little thing in the mail soon...
(I hope)
*hugs*
I bought that issue of Somerset Life and the month before that, on Etsy--yay!
~Sadie

Julie said...

I saw that issue of Country Living and I thought of you because it was all pink! And, why are you blogging at 4:45am?

m i c h e l l e said...

Tragedy, indeed!!! You have a great attitude though...just think of the fun and friends you'll find along the way while rebuilding your collection. And your husband sounds like such a sweety! Good luck Jenelle! :-)

Tracy M. said...

Oh how horrible, I know just how you feel. I am a total magazine junkie and I keep most of mine too. You just never know when you might need to look at them.
Take Care,
Tracy M.