Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I have a magazine problem

More than likely, I will end up as one of those sad women who order tons of mail because they like getting things in that cozy little mail box.  That's how excited I am at getting my magazines each month.  Pathetic, I know.

Here is a picture of SOME of my magazines.

Not pictured that I also get are: House Beautiful, Elle Decor and National Geographic and InStyle

I go in phases with my magazines.  Lucky I have been reading for many years.  They have a new editor and I am not necessarily crazy about some of the things since then.  Mostly that everything is super expensive now, and they don't have stuff in the price range that most Americans fall into- you know, the poor range.

Vanity Fair is my secret liberal indulgence.  I have always, always been conservative.  But I really like this magazine because it gives me just the amount of liberalism that I have in my life.  Can I just state how the two party system in this country sucks?  Both need some serious improvement.

I go between Food Network and Rachel Ray for meal ideas.  Basically I flip-flop each year.  Helps me break out of my food rut.

HGTV is new and I am liking it so far.  I don't have the channel, but the magazine is pretty good.

Martha Stewart.  Every couple of years I give her a try, and generally I come away each time thinking, too much money and too much time, both of which I don't have.

Country Living.  I am probably the furthest thing from country that I know of, that being said, there are some great rustic ideas in this magazine, and I love a good rustic touch mixed with everything else.

House Beautiful is probably my favorite.  Elle Decor tends to show homes that are too modern for my taste but I usually get the subscription cheap so it's worth it.

Love National Geographic.  Interesting articles and lots of great pictures.

Am also thinking about getting Discover again.  Fascinating science articles.  The Smithsonian is also an interesting magazine that I get on and off, it's cheap and each month the articles are so random you never know what you are going to get.

So there you have it, a fairly serious magazine addiction.  I would love to get Canadian House and Home, but at $40 per year, I have yet to bit the bullet.  And can I just add my forever lamentation of Domino?  Hands down the best home magazine ever invented, and then they had to go and do away with it because of the great 2008-2009 recession, and I will forever be sad.

Any other great magazines that I am missing out there?


  1. You should get the Mpls. St. Paul magazine. I love it mostly because it's local. It's a great insight into the Twin Cities!

  2. I loved Domino!!! I used to read Dwell a lot back then, too but there's only so many hipster homes I can bare checking out.