Saturday, July 25, 2009

Inspiring Magazines

1. Victoria magazine, 2. Brown Paper Packages, 3. artful blogging article 3, 4. martha stewart living, april '09

Magazines and their glossy pictures have been an inspiration to me as long as I remember. I have clippings dating back to elementary school that I'm working on incorporating into inspiration books and it's been a blast to sort through so far. I have four particular favorites:

Victoria I've read this publication since I was a little girl and my mom would subscribe. Years ago they stopped publishing, but recently they came back with Bliss tacked onto the name and a renewed spirit. I love everything about this magazine from the gorgeous photography to the articles on all things beautiful from gardening to art to style.

Somerset Life I came across this a couple of years ago and it has since become my personal favorite. The theme of the publication is finding ways to beautify everyday life from dressing up office supplies to little ways to surprise others. This is a personal mission of mine so I really connect with it. The inspiring projects and photography only fuel my love for this beautiful publication.

Artful Blogging It will come as no surprise that I love blogs. I love reading them. I love writing them. I love the community surrounding them. This is the magazine that inspired me to start blogging in the public sphere again. It's also introduced me to some of my favorite bloggers.

Martha Stewart Living It was a happy accident that led me to subscribing to this. My points on a survey site were running out and this was the only prize I was interested in and I'm so glad it was. The amount of inspiration I find each month from this magazine is amazing. From projects to recipes I have so many new things to try!

What are your favorite magazines? Any old favorites that have since been discontinued?

I'm running a little late with this one so I'll keep this short. I was hanging out with mom for a change of scenery and I lost track of time...

Song of the Half Hour: Bubbly - Colbie Caillat


  1. My fav's are Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, Used to be Mary Engelbreight, Coastal living, i also like the two you mentioned - artful blogging and somerset life, I also enjoy the CPS Studios magazine!

    Love, Violette

  2. @violette I've been meaning to take a peek at Somerset Studio, I'll have to do that next time I'm at the craft store. I haven't seen Cloth Paper Scissors in my area, it looks fantastic though... I love the colorful photography in both Coastal Living and Mary Engelbreight!

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