Thursday, December 18, 2008

My latest (soon to be) subscription!

So Michael ran to the store the other day to buy something random and less important than what he ended up bringing me home. He discovered my newest favorite magazine! Many of my close friends may not even know that magazines for one reason or another are one of my only weeknesses...I subscribe to at least 7. Which may not seem like a lot to someone who shares my love for them...but for someone who doesn't even subscribe to one, it may seem extreme.

Anyways I fell in love with it! It has inspired me, given me the desire to begin sewing again, the desire to repair old furniture, build a table, open a small hang out cafe and even make these adorable lamps on the cover! I now want a new paper cutter, I again want to live in a loft with Michael (A dream of ours in college!), I want to visit every website suggested within it's pages and in their Holiday Gallery of Handmade items, I even want to attempt to enter their "Macgyver" contest (This months challenge is recycling keys...how fun!)

Reasons (or justifications) why I can subscribe:

My birthday is tomorrow...
Michael said I can..
Inspiration is a wonderful and marvelous thing..
I have not yet renewed any of my old subscriptions..
It teaches me how to recycle..
I could create wonderful gifts..
I would share it with others..

Do I need more reasons than that?

6 comments:

Callie said...

No. You are totally justified! I am lame, I only subscribe to Rachael Ray, and Church magazines. Ready Made sounds pretty fun though!! You will have to post any projects that you end up doing!

Simmonds/Wilson Clan said...

Christen,

You are such a beautiful, fun, creative person! It's fun to see how excited you get about these things that you can do and create. Keep up that ambition (especially for those of us who are lacking :) And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I wish I lived next door so I could take you out....bummer....maybe someday :) Love you,
~Tara

Andrew said...

We were shopping around the other day and I went into a store that had the coolest dressing rooms. They were out in the middle of the room. I will have to take a photo of them for you. Its right next the store where everything is for sale all the furniture and clothing. You guys would love to see these stores.

Didi said...

Okay, so like I want to see your house and how you decorate! Make sure you show off any creations.

jami said...

Christen, I hope you're opening up the cafe with me! I can't wait to see the great things you're inspired to make! Happy, happy birthday!

Leslie said...

I LOVE magazines. I don't get to read them anymore but they are a vice for me too.

Hope you had a great birthday!