The day you've been waiting for is finally here! How did you ever make it through the weekend while waiting for me to reveal my Every Day (except the weekends) in May theme?
Your patience is truly inspirational!
For the month of May I am going to do a little consumer reporting. I am a big fan of magazines. I love the way you can pick one up, read for a few minutes, look at the pretty pictures, be tempted by the alluring ads- the delicious sounding recipes - the promise of a flawless face - the behind the scenes look at Oprah's mansion - then put it down and get on with your life.
Magazines aren't like books. You don't think about them when you're not reading them. You don't stay up late to read one more article. You're not usually sad when they end.
They are literature "lite". Very lite. As in weightless :)
But I still love them.
The problem is: they multiply. You think they're only coming once a month, and certainly your life is not so busy that you can't flip through one skinny magazine every 30 days. But, alas, it's May and sitting right there on your coffee table, unread, is a magazine telling you how to have "the best and brightest holiday ever", or (and I'm reading from an actual magazine from my current "to be read" stack.....) "6 ingredient holiday meals".
You sign up for a monthly subscription (or two..or three) and next thing you know you have 812 magazines stacked beside your toilet.
But I still love them.
So....My bright idea for May was to pick a couple of magazines and try to justify subscribing to them by doing something from a magazine each day in May. Can magazine reading improve one's life? I plan to find out!
Here's just a few things I could choose from:
"Your Whole Life Makeover: 100 Easy ideas for your home, hair, diet & life" (Good Housekeeping May 2009)
"The Barefoot Contessa's Inspiring Garden, plus Her Favorite Spring Recipes" (Better Homes and Gardens March 2009)
"26 Weight Loss Tricks that Work" (Women's Health Feb. 2009)
"Triple Crown Cocktails" (Southern Living, May 2009)
"Time-saving tips and smart products for as little as $4" (Real Simple, May 2009)
"Celebrating Greece" (Cooking Pleasures, July 2008)
"Jennifer Anniston Finally Pregnant" (Star Gazers, March 2009)
(this one would be kind of hard to implement since I don't know Jenn, nor do I really want to be pregnant at this time in my life..)
The only thing I haven't decided is whether I should pick one magazine and implement as many ideas/tips/solutions/recipes/travel tips (!) as I can - or whether I should just pick one thing a day from any magazine I choose.
Do you have an opinion? Hurry and tell me since I start tomorrow!
And magazines are not the only place to find good deals. Check out these:
The Nester is giving away free e-books filled with her great decorating advice
And I just signed up to win some beautiful tableware at A Soft Place to Land.
And I left a link to here at Chatting at the Sky, where she has a great idea for Unwrapping Your Tuesday -plus an adorable picture of her girls. You'll love the way she writes.
Check them all out.....But make sure to come back to see how magazines are changing my life .... or not.