Thursday, April 8, 2010

Friday Favorites -- Some Magazines I Love

I confess: I love magazines just about as much as I love books.  It makes my day when I get one in the mail, especially if it's one of my favorites!  At the end of the year, there were some really low subscription offers, and I thought that nothing could be better to begin my retirement than with a couple of new magazines each week.  Here are some of my favorites:

Mary Engelbreit Home Companion -- Yes, I know that this one has ceased publication.  I had a subscription for about ten years, and have always gone back to look at the older ones.  I'm still doing that; the crafts, decorating ideas, and other articles all still seem fresh to me.
Country Home -- Another one that has ceased publication.  I miss it!
Country Living -- I've been reading it since it began publication.  Still love it and look forward to its arrival.
Better Homes and Gardens -- Started receiving it when one of the others ceased.  I like it and am continuing my subscription.
Good Housekeeping -- This used to be a favorite, years ago.  I got a good deal on a subscription and am enjoying it again.
Traditional Home -- I just ordered this one.  I used to have a subscription and the offer was three years for about $20.
Food Network Magazine -- I like this one, but it puts a lot of pressure on me.  All those recipes!
Southern Living - An old favorite.  Just as good as it ever was, except they've dropped the "Southern Books" column.  I'd like to see more personal essays, too.
Body and Soul - Another new one that I'm enjoying.  Helps me to focus on taking care of myself.
Prevention - Good for same reasons as Body and Soul.  Good stuff for my hubby as well.
Oklahoma Today - Great travel articles and features on our beautiful state.  I don't have a subscription, but plan to order one.

I also enjoy some of the Somerset publications, especially Somerset Life, Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, Artful Blogging, and Where Women Create, for their beautiful photography and creative ideas.

Happy reading!  Annie Joy

5 comments:

Carol said...

I loved ME Home Companion & was so sad when publication ended. The only magazine I receive in the mail is Southern Living, it's my favorite.

Teri Lynne Underwood said...

I loved Home Companion too! I have many ME "things" ... and love that Michael's always has her goodies in their $1 bins. Casiday's bday party this year used all ME decorations - "Have Your Cake and Eat it Too." It was adorable.

I also love magazines. I've had a BH&G subscription since we first married ... MANY recipes in my box are from there.

Annie Joy said...

Carol and Teri Lynne, my little office is decorated "ME" style. Tom works in here, too, but doesn't complain. I'll post photos one of these days. The compromise is that our master bedroom is comfortable, but hasn't a trace of femininity.

Mollianne said...

Have you ever seen Southern Lady? I enjoy that one a lot when I remember to get it.

Annie Joy said...

Yes, I have purchased it a few times. It's not always in the stores here; maybe I need to add it to my "subscribe to" list!

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