Thursday, February 26, 2009

I {heart} Magazines

Hello! Once again, this week is getting away from me. I just can't seem to keep up. My Grandpa used to say, "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get." That is how I feel!

Sweet Girl has had a great week! The greatest sound in the world is her giggles. We've gotten to hear some of those this week. Yesterday was a beautiful day for her hippotherapy. Man, I love to see her riding that horse! In the world of Rett Syndrome research there was some promising news this week. I won't go into it all right now (and I don't understand all of it), but every little step takes us closer to a cure!

My boys cut these branches and brought them in to me this afternoon. They are such a pretty shade of red. Thanks, boys!

Now on to the subject of my post. I love magazines! My heart goes pitter-patter when I open my mailbox and a new issue peaks out at me. Just so you know, I do some serious "shopping around" to find cheap subscriptions. I subscribe to a few and do occasionally splurge on a magazine at the store. I look at them over and over. I dog-ear my favorite pages. Then I tear my very favorite pages out and put them in my inspiration folders.

Sadly, the magazine industry is struggling. Now, I know there are more serious economical issues than magazines, but still.... This week I received my very last issue of Country Home. It is no more. I've also read that Cottage Living and Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion are no longer being printed. Today another blogger mentioned that Hallmark magazine has sent out its last issue. Wow!

All is not lost, though. Yesterday I received the most beautiful magazine in the mail. I've blogged about it before. You really must have this magazine in your hands to understand how wonderful it is.
This issue is 96 pages (with no advertising). Ninety-six beautiful pages! I photographed a few so you could see for yourself.

See. I told you. Now, do me a favor. Subscribe to this publication! It is a bit pricey and normally I wouldn't pay that much for a magazine. But I want to make a statement. I want the editors to know what they are doing is worthwhile. If you aren't ready to subscribe yet, how about asking your local retailer to carry this magazine. I just know you will love it!

Instead of typing in a scripture tonight, I am going to leave you with one last page from life:beautiful. (Remember, you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.)


Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

That's a great scripture! I'm glad little girl had a good week...Giggles are so sweet to hear!

Isn't great watching the dogwoods and pear trees bloom!

kristy mae said...

I just subscribed to that magazine and can't wait to get my first issue!
I got an email from Hallmark that said they were closing up shop. I am very sad about Home Companion too, I loved that one. I've collected M.E. stuff for years and years.

Don and Dixie said...

Can't wait to hear Sweet Girl's giggles again. I love to hear her sweet sounds. Sorry so many of your lovely magazines are disappearing. Seems the printing industry is struggling. Dan gave me the link about Rett. Each step brings us a little closer to answered prayers.

Corene said...

I love magazines, too. So sad to hear Country Home is going, as that was one of my favorites.

bec4 said...

That magazine looks wonderful, I will definitely check it out since my faves are gone :(.

usbornebooks said...

I never can find this magazine. Have you seen it at any stores?

The Mayberry Sparrow said...

I'm SO sad that Mary Englebreit (sp?) is done with. Same with country homes. I hope that they resurface someday!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

I love children's giggles, they make it all worthwhile.

I am so sad to see so many magazines folding. I am a magazine-a-holic. LOL

Enjoy your weekend.