3.30.2011

Magazine Madness


I am so excited about my new discovery!
 Today I stumbled upon DownMagaz.com. For $10 a month you can 
read almost any magazine you want - all from the convenience of your computer. 
It is the best thing ever. I'd like to share with you some of my favorite finds.


I have always adored Home & Antiques Mag. 
Infact, I have the print issue sitting right next to me. 
This month's publication is all about springing up your space. 
The colors are fresh & fabulous. Ofcoarse, this style of decorating isn't for everyone
 (defintely not me), however, how wonderful would it be to
 spend a day in a little slice of sunshine? 










Okay, this has to be my favorite.. I just discovered Canada's Style at Home magazine.
 As far as I know, this little treasure is not available in US bookstores. However, you can read it for free at Zinio, (a free, digital magazine site). This publication has every interior you could imagine. From french country to chic eclectic - Style at Home seems to meet every style preference. 







Fun Tip of the Week: Keep a Skrapbook
( a mix between a sketchbook & a scrapbook)

As we all know, blogging is an easy, enjoyable, and artful way
 of cataloging inspirational material. But there are other creative alternatives that
 can be just as entertaining - if not more. If you don't already, start keeping 
a personal skrapbook to document tangible finds that interest you.
 Keeping a blog is cool, but keeping a skrapbook is way cooler.

3 Steps for Getting Started:

1. Start collecting material for your inspirational inventory.
Ex: images, fabric swatches, buttons, jewelry, tissue paper, 
scrapbook accents, sequins, foil, trim, letters, 
newspaper, artwork, cards, etc.

2. Be disciplined
Set aside atleast 20 minutes a day to collage your
 inspirations. In the begining it might take some effort to sit down
 and scrap. Keep at it though - soon it will become a habit. 

3. Don't be afraid of failure
There is no such thing as messing up. Don't worry so much about 
"how it looks," worry more about incorporating your ideas. This will become
 something you'll cherish all your life. Promise. 

A skrapbook is like a tangible slice of your soul. 


[ keep calm & blog on ]

20 comments:

  1. whaaaaat?? that's AWESOME!

    finally, limitless magazine material! the only problem i foresee is the huge drop in my productivity once i'm signed up...;]

    thanks for the skrapbooking tips. i think i will try to start keeping one. i have all these lovely blank journals and old magazines. i should be putting them to good use, right?

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  2. Thats excellent Katy I keep seeing photos all over blogland from magazines i cannot get my hands on, its really frustrating my a blog friend says they are being featured in a magazine I cant get to see, so this is great.

    I have scrapbooks everywhere I didnt realize how much I had accumilated until I recently started packing up my house to move. I got quite excited all over again at some inspirational finds

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  3. Thanks for sharing tons of useful information and images! x

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  4. Hadn't heard of this yet! Thanks for sharing, off to go sign up!

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  5. How cool!! I will have the check it out...thanks !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  6. I want this to be my house.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  7. So excited to go and check out these sites. My addiction is mags so any that are free or on the cheap are musts for me. thanks. new follower of your blog. I luv your blog look too.

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  8. OH MY GOSH I did not know this!! I have been wanting to get Style At Home for so long now! Yay! Thanks for sharing =)

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  9. Beautiful images. I especially like the floral papered shelves, and little blue bottles holding flowers. So fresh and lovely. Have a wonderful day ~ xox Alexandra

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  10. Hi!! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I loooove yours by the way :)) So great! xoxo

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  11. Style at Home is my favourite as well- gorgeous publication!

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  12. Hey Katy!

    I don't know if you already got this or not, but I awarded you with the Stylish Blogger award. More details on my post.

    Have a great day!

    MBL

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  13. Hi, I am helping a friend who'd like to give her house a new and fresh look. I am not an interior designer but I'm trying to help following your inspiring pics and following your tips!!

    ciao!
    Ylenia
    from longuette

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  14. Hi

    free download magazines in PDF
    http://storemags.com/category/home_garden/

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  15. I am very excited I found your blog! As an artist myself I really appreciate all you offer! I am now a new follower!
    dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

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  16. I am a new follower of yours. The Zhush featured you and your lovely art on her blog and I had to stop by to take a peak! I LOVE your style and look forward to following you! Hope you will stop by my new blog too!
    Happy Saturday!
    Crystal

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  17. I just found your wonderful blog-also via The Zhush-LOVE IT!! I'm a total magazine junkie so this post was right up my alley! I'm a new follower and looking forward to reading more inspiring goodies!!!:)

    http://areafarehome.blogspot.com/

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  18. Thank you for visiting me the other day..your blog is lovely. I am soooo going to look into this...thank you. I an Canadian so I am familar with Style at Home ...it is lovely.

    Hope your weekend is off to a great start. xoxo

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  19. That's awesome! I need to check that out! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I am new to your blog and a follower. Thanks for all of your great tips. Love your blog.

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You just made my day!