Thursday, October 9, 2008

I Have a Problem


I have an addiction I must come clean about. I can't stop. Even when money is tight and it is the obvious thing to let go, I can always justify getting "one more". I have now noticed they are popping up all over the house. I seem to find ways to store them, as if to tell myself "look there is always room for this little guy". 

I can not take all the blame for this addiction, it was inherited you know? My mom has the same problem... don't let her tell you otherwise. I don't know if she is at the same stage of acceptance as I am, so be kind to her. 

Yes, I love magazines! While I only subscribe to three; Martha Stewart Living, The Ensign and Lucky -- I buy almost every months issue of House Beautiful, Beautiful Homes, Bon Appetit, Real Simple, In-Style and a few others. I'm glad to say that I don't buy gossip magazines -- unless I am in an airport and then for some reason it's okay. Oh, or those horrible themed recipe ones at the check-out stand, I stay away from those too... 

After going through them all and only keeping the wedding issues I need for my job, tearing out the pages of ideas, recipes, and crafts I want to try, and filing them so neatly away; I am now vowing to do my best to not buy and store magazines like a crazy-cat-lady-hoarder anymore! Feel free to hold me to it. You can check my house, closets, and the famous magazine basket if you wish. This should keep me on my toes knowing the "magazine police" could be around the corner. 

Little Side Note: You have to admit that you like them too. You know that when there is a neat idea on how to frame pressed flowers you want to try it!!

Here is some evidence of my offences...










3 comments:

Cheryl said...

hmmmm- you are very organized- at least you can find the articles when you need them

Valarie said...

That's a funny post...you are not alone! I stopped my subscriptions to Real Simple and Sunset, but still end up buying them almost every month. :) So many good ideas, so little time!

Church-a-rama said...

I totally have a magazine addiction too. I get American Baby, Parents, Ensign, Catalogs, BGH, and soon will get the Friend and I wish I got Real Simple. And, I can't throw them away! My magazine rack is stuffed to the rafters! I love the recipes and crafty ideas...But I know I don't have time to do them all. If I didn't get them at all I think I'd be fine. But I would miss them so.