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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rainy Days and Magazines

Last month I was a winner of Avon's ANEW Platinum Beauty Boost Giveaway.  The prize was a year's subscription to the Better Homes and Garden magazine.  BTW - I haven't tried Avon's ANEW Platinum Beauty Boost yet but would love too do a review on that.  Are you listening Avon?

It had been awhile since I had even looked at a Better Homes and garden.  So with a cup of tea, and some mini Cadbury Creme eggs I took some time that afternoon to browse the pages and daydream.  I really enjoyed it too. 

I stopped buying a lot of magazines including my beloved "Southern Living" because they are so overloaded with ads and had very little solid content.  Some of the magazines are down right skinny.  While Better Homes and Gardens is not immune to having plenty of ads, there was more content then most of the magazines I've looked at in a while.  There's a little something for everyone.  Articles about home, garden, style, food, better family and even my all time favorite coupons.  What could have possibly made that day any better?
A stormy rainy day, that's what.  Well that wish is coming true tomorrow.  How many of you love to settle in on a rainy day with a good magazine?  I do.  I even love the thunder.  I know a lot of you have had more rain than anyone ever should but we're having to deal with wildfires here.  There was a really big one today and U.S.#1 was shut down.  We can even smell the smoke at our house. But there's good news on the way.  We should get a big ole'  stormy day tomorrow.  Just in time to enjoy my new copy of the May Better Homes and Garden magazine that came today (yesterday by the time you're reading this).  You know, I miss getting magazines in the mail.  It's always such a treat to open the mail box and find one. So tomorrow I have a date, just me and Better Homes and Gardens.  I can't wait.....a cup of tea and  just sitting back and flippin' pages.  Yippee!  It's not that I don't have plenty of other things that need to be done, that's never case.  But I got a lot done today and I plan on getting a little more done early so I can enjoy the rain.  If it's now blowing too hard, I think I've even sit on the porch.  Ummmm....I can hardly wait.

Quote of the Day
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns 
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses".
                              ~ Abraham Lincoln

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tracy!! I'm following you too now ;)

    I have noticed the same thing lately.. there are sooo many ads. So annoying!! I'll have to give Better Homes and Gardens a try. Thanks!

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!!