OK, so almost all bloggers fall into a little writing routine after a while to help them gain focus and to help their ideas remain fresh. Otherwise it's too easy to veer into "25 things to do with a bale of hay" or "12 inedible sandwich fillings" territory. So, I've decide to break up my blogging into Magazine Monday, Type Tuesday, Wishlist Wednesday, Theatre Thursday and Frugal Friday. See how the topics start with the same letters as the days of the week. Wildly clever, no?
Anyhow, so it's Magazine Monday. When I was doing my budget, I added a line for books and magazines because it's a not insignificant expense. I adore magazines. Always have. I'm the person who collected every issue of Victoria magazine since the magazine's inception (I was an odd teenager) only to discard them in a fit of organization. I then had to buy them all back again on eBay because I missed them. Yes, it's a problem.
So, the pretty pretty this week is the new issue of House and Garden. I love love love British design magazines even though we get them delivered way late. It's all Reversal-of-Fortune Chic: way too much stuff crammed into a small space, plus an Ikea kitchen. It's how I love to live.
Look at the eye candy. Even the ads like the one in the bottom right corner are pretty!
I love the mash-up of design styles. I figure that if you decorate with things you adore, it all works together.
And look at the ads for the bargain chairs. So pretty. I want that dress!