Lately I've been drowning in magazines.
My mom cashed in all her frequent flier miles for a bunch of new magazines to try (mainly ones that include anything about Robert Pattinson), including some that she thought I might like. She was pretty right on in some cases. This Old House and Health are two that I enjoy that I had not read before.
The Martha Stewart Living magazine? So not my favorite. Martha makes things too complicated. She also stresses doing things "the right way", which I have neither time nor money (not to mention the lack of patience) for. I also think I'm a little too casual at this point in my life to be a Martha fan.
In the real world, Martha and I would not be friends.
Anyway, the other one that mom got right was this one, Coastal Living.
I had already been getting Coastal Living, so for a few months I was getting duplicates, a concept that my mom didn't quite grasp.
Anyway, I like Cottage Living for the cottagey-beachy style of houses they show. I am a huge fan of beadboard, which shows up in abundance in Cottage Living and will hopefully show up in a few places in our new house. I also kind of like the semi-rustic cabin style, though not too rustic. I'll have to post some examples to show what I mean.
We'll be re-doing our new kitchen soon, hopefully within the next year. We (Hal) decided that we need to live with it a while and see if we want to change more than the superficial things like counter tops and hardware. It is a good idea, so I agreed. (And our nice, though a little outdated, medium-oak kitchen table already matches the nice, though a little outdated, medium-oak cabinetry. Right now a new kitchen table just isn't in the budget.)
Now I don't feel as guilty spending so much money on all the new bedding and towels I've been collecting.
Ahhhh, don't you just love new towels? I do!
Now you won't need to be scared to use our new guest bathroom when you all come and stay with us.
Though not at the same time, of course.
Martha might not approve of how I would handle things if I had too many guests at once.