I have a confession!Â I LOVE magazines.Â I don’t know what is about getting a new one in the mail, but it always causes excitement.Â Last night I was working my way through Lucky, when it hit me…I get a ton of magazines.Â My husband had made a comment about it a few weeks ago after he got the mail and there were two subscriptions and a Restoration Hardware. But at the time, I hadn’t thought much about it.Â The reason for pause last night was that there are stacks and stacks of them next to my bed.
The thing is, I seldom pay for them.Â I get airline points that I use toward subscriptions or get them really cheap.Â (Country Living was just $5, when I went to the fair this year!)Â AND the best ones are the absolutely FREE …catalogs!Â I can’t wait to open my Restoration Hardware, Ballard and Pottery Barn to see what’s new.
So I rounded up just some of my recent, meaning Feb. issues, that I could find.Â There were eight and I KNOW I have more.
It’s a bit of an obsession, but I think it is harmless.Â How about you?Â Got any harmless secrets you would like share with the world?
Erin @ Where Beauty Meets Function says
I’m right there with you Angela!! I’m a magazine junky!!
It started when I was young. My mom died when I was ten years old…so I started reading Cosmo and Glamour to get ‘girl’ tips for makeup and stuff. ..things dad’s can’t teach. LOL I kept them ALL! I only got rid of them when I joined the Navy and was leaving home….so I kind of had to.
Then as I got older, it graduated to the design magazines…which I also rarely get rid of any. I will only keep the most current 2 or 3 of Pottery Barn and such…but any magazines like the “Do It Yourself” or “Romantic Homes” type stuff….I can’t part with!!
I even tried to cut out the stuff I really liked and keep a scrapbook of sorts…but it broke my heart to tear them apart!
So, I have a plastic box under the bed…both nighstand drawers…a basket in my living room….magainze holders on the shelf in my office….and growing!! YIKES! That is definitely my weakness!! I mean, I’m not in hoarder status yet, they’re all tucked away nicely.
I guess on the upside….I still pull them ALL out from time to time and flip through them when I’m bored….and too poor to buy a new one. 😉
Join the club, I have soooooooooooooo many decor and fashion magazines It’s crazy. I’ve even gotten rid of tons of them but I still have a tons. Sometimes I do go back a look through them from time to time.
Carol Ascher says
I am a magazine junky as well! Last year I was cleaning out a few closets and found MANY Christmas recipe magazines. I am addicted to them! I told myself I wasn’t going to get anymore this year since they are probably repeat recipes but broke down and bought only one!
Those are the one type of magazine I collect! I have a few stacks, of different types!
Am I becoming a hoarder? Glad there are others with my same affliction!