Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Morning Of Magazine BLISS

AAaaaahhhhhhh.........This is a Blissful morning! I spent last evening running around town with my 16 year old daughter, her bestest bud, and my 14 year old son. We hit Michaels first. After every new goodie in the store was paroosed, I walked out with some new scrapbook paper so I could cover some boxes to store artsy stuff in, some sale ribbon in a beautiful rose print (score!), some stickers (I am soooo addicted), and one block of sculpy clay (to make crowns of thorns for my Redemption tree). We had actually dropped Frodo off at Target because he knew he could not stand an hour at Michaels. When we went to pick him up, the girls decided they had better get some soft pretzels in the cafe' to tide them over till dinner. They knew once we hit the Goodwill, I would not be distracted till I was DONE with my looking. We actually popped into Joanne's first because it shares the parking lot with Goodwill and Arwen wanted to look for something. Well, I got outa there with some wood letters that spells BLISS, some cardboard scrapping letters and a few stickers (I got it bad). Then...On to Goodwill! I went in there hoping to find some vintagey cookbooks with beautiful pink covers. I am currently in cookbook envy from viewing the beautiful hutch of my blog friend Karol at . Make sure you pop in there to take a peek at the kitchen hutch she refinished. The post is "To age or not to age". She has the most wonderful cookbooks with pinky binding. Well, there were NONE to be found at Goodwill. I was just flabbergasted. Shelves of cookbooks and NO pink bindings!! Wasssuppp with THAT!! Soooo being the one to Never Give UP..........I started to think about "How am I gonna git my pretty pink cookbooks, darn it!!". I finally figured, most of them just have pretty slip covers. I can make them!! (DUH!) Heehee!! I do have several ugly cookbooks (with yummy recipes inside!) and I do have LOTS of pretty paper! Don't you just L*O*V*E those occasional creative epiphanies! So I get out of Goodwill with my few new cookbooks, a old wood handled kitchen utensil and a oak cd rack. We were all pretty hungry by then and made straight for "Double Happiness". We love Chinese food and this is the place to eat it. After dinner was consumed and fortunes read, we went on to Barnes & Noble. They kicked us out at 10pm. We stopped to pick up the mail on the way in (ours is delivered to a central station in our community) and I had received the new "MARYJANE'S FARM". This magazine is my new favorite. My old favorite "MARY ENGELBREIT'S Home Companion" has been discontinued, sniff,sniff along with a TON of my other favorites. I have a need for magazines. The photos feed my starving artsy, decorating soul. The articles feed my need to hear other peoples stories. Arwen is in the kitchen making Crepes Bananas Foster again and just asked me if I wanted ice cream or whipped cream in mine. SIGH.......magazines and crepes....does Saturday get any better than this???

Another favorite that they had discontinued for years but brought back again, YES!!

Such lovely photos in this one....Lots of decorating inspiration to be found here!!

If you like artsy stuff, this is the company for you....Somerset has several different magazines all to fulfill your creative soul!!

Here is a magazine fix for all those farm gals! Lots of useful information in our quest for self-reliance. I hope you have as blissful a morning as I am!!
Blessings- LillySue


LillySue said...

I didn't get the Christmas lights down by Sat. Nite and now we have another inch of snow!
Blessings- LillySue

sparkled*life said...

I too have wanted a super cute scrap book I am trying to make one for my mother in is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I had never scrapbooked before and wow it is a lot of work let me tell you!

I am so glad that my blog spoke to your heart!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Oh wow, Lilly Sue, thats my ideal shopping spree, Micheals, Goodwill, Joanns, Target, Barnes and Nobles... you shopped till you dropped!!

I do like your idea of covering cookbooks with your own slip covers.
Have a great week!!

Cherry Menlove said...

Hello Lilly Sue
I really enjoyed seeing all the magazines you enjoy reading. We have some good ones over here but I may have to get an internatioanl subscription to some of your ones.
I miss Home Companion also but am very glad that Victoria is back!

Cherry x

Anne Marie said...

I have all but sumerset :)
Can't pick my really all depends on the day!!

very nice to meet you!!

Betty Jo said...

What a fun day! I've never heard of this magazine, Mary Jane's Farm, I must look for it. Thank you sooooo much for the link to Karol! I used to design graphics in the same country graphics community she does. What a small world it is! ♥

The Vintage Barn said...

Thanks for all of the great magazine suggestions!! I love those too!
The Vintage Barn