Sunday, October 9, 2011

My Addiction

Hello. My name is Leena and I'm a magazine-a-holic. It's true. I admit it happily. I love my magazines! Not just any old periodicals; these are Home Decorating and Gardening and Flea Marketing Magazines! They aren't just something you read while waiting at the doctor's office or in line at the grocery store. No, these are far more important than that. They are my reference materials, my text books, my entertainment, my inspiration. I have learned so much about decorating, design, gardening, period styles and architecture from these vices! They provide me with the information that I crave in order to learn as much as I possibly can about my interests. They're also useful for business as I research the latest color, style and motif trends, for my gardening hobby to discover the newest hybrid or variety of a certain plant I want to cultivate and personally? Well, I must confess, they're just so much fun to read! When I receive a new issue, I immediately flip through it, taking in all the photography. Then, I dive in head first, reading the entire thing from stem to stern, at least once. I even check out the websites listed in many of the ads, thus increasing my repertoire of resources. I collect craft instructions, new recipes and all kinds of ideas and knowledge. For example, I really impressed my family one night when, while watching Jeopardy, I knew that the top of a column is called a capital. You never know what you can gain from reading a magazine!
Some, but not all, of my favorite magazines
I do, however, have one problem and that is parting with these fun and educational printings. I know I can't keep them all, even though I did buy some nice holders to house them. So, I gather up a bunch of possible sacrifices and flip through the pages, tearing out ones of interest and placing them into page protectors for insertion into my ideas binder, recycling the remains. There are some, however, that I do not dissect. They are just so full of junky, flea markety, decorating goodness that I'd end up tearing out each page anyway. Those are the ones that make it into the special holders.

Now that I've discovered Face Book, Pinterest, Blogging and Etsy, there are even more wonderful items and ideas to look at, ponder, plan and do. There are even electronic magazines, e-zines! The wealth of reading material and eye candy now seems endless! Where am I going to find the time to read it all?

Well, now that I've cluttered the Internet airwaves with yet another blog post for you to read, I think I'll scroll down to my blog list and do a little reading myself! Have a great day, enjoy something new, learn something new, do something new and have fun! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, ~Leena~


  1. I probably have you beat with the number of magazines. I love them for all the same reasons you mentioned. They are everywhere. I even have a special section of the garage dedicated to boxes full. Before I decided to look for a new house, I considered building an addition to my current home. My son said, "You could build it with your magazines." Very funny son.

  2. Hi Leena! I just love your page, Blog? Love the Classical Music too...please tell me who it is. I need to have it. "You" are "Me" all the way...I'm a "junker" and proud of it...My good friends drive past a pile of "Junk" and think of me...Imagine that!
    Romantic Country finds it's way into my mailbox when the time is's a great pick me up ...Thanks for blogging ~ posting ~ sharing ~ You know inspiring! Rhonda @ Heirloom Jewelz...

  3. I will be having a magazine copy cat challenge soon, so hop on in. Welcome to blogging! I host the newbie party weekly too.

  4. Hi, Leena! Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog about the May Cottage of the Month feature. The closets you see were built by my husband. He actually built the cabinets giving me lots of storage. Our walk in closet is off the master bedroom, and that is next on our list of projects. I'll be sure to post them on my blog and on Face Book. If you love magazines, are you hooked yet on the Danish magazine, Jeanne d' Arc Living? That's my inspiration for our home which will be featured in the June 2012 issue. Come to my website to see the magazine at I have the May issue in stock. Hope to hear from you again! Cindy


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