Fresh Style: The Holiday Issue – Magazine Review

4 Sep

This magazine grabbed my attention for multiple reasons. 20 DIY gifts under $20 dollars -HECK YES. Easy decor – Yes Please. Quick Projects – WIN! I love all of those things šŸ˜‰

When it comes to gift giving for my family I love to go out and buy things that they really want (with a budget in mind) and then on top of that I like to make something that’s more personal as well as budget friendly. Whether it’s an ornament, home decor, or just something fun I couldn’t resist – it makes Christmas over here a lot easier to handle. When you have a large family like mine it’s even more difficult to give a lot of gifts when there’s just way to many people to buy for!

So when I saw this magazine, I instantly picked it up, didn’t look at the price, and trucked it to the check out counter! You can never have too many cute, small, budget friendly gift ideas!

After one quick flip my heart was already racing and ready to go. They have enough choice options to make sure there would be something for everyone in here. From buttons, to books, to personalized pieces; this magazine really makes you feel like you could be a gift giving queen! Another plus? If you don’t feel like making these things – you can easily purchase them from their directory in the back.

Not sure where to pick up all the pieces for these crafts? Oh they got you covered there too! Under Resources for Readers in the back they list where they got what pieces and how much certain things cost (decorative things). Talk about getting your homework done for you? Right!?

Now I didn’t forget – the how to’s, pictures, and descriptions. Icing on the cake people. Their pictures are fantastic – for those who see instructions better through pictures; they give you a taste here and there so you aren’t lost. Their descriptions are easy to read and not so long-winded to keep the attention of those easily distracted people like me šŸ˜‰ Lastly: How to’s! If the descriptions don’t give you enough details in the back they have Step by Step instructions. Ahh what a life. This magazine beats anything I’ve ever seen so far and I am so in love with it that I’m not willing to let it go!

Since Fresh Style only comes out once a year they don’t do subscriptions but since it’s only $7.99 a magazine – it’s totally worth it. I’m adding this magazine to my yearly inspiration šŸ™‚

  • 5 points for ideas & inspiration
  • 5 points for easy how to and guide steps
  • 5 points for exciting pictures & fun reads
  • 2 points for the amount of issues
  • 5 points for price (7.99 for one issue)

Four out five stars for this one!

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12 Responses to “Fresh Style: The Holiday Issue – Magazine Review”

  1. Alex @ northofseven September 4, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Home made gifts are the best!

  2. Hannah Ackroyd September 5, 2012 at 3:09 am #

    Wow this magazine is stunning! What a great review! I wonder if it is available in the UK…

    • underestimatedmom September 5, 2012 at 7:28 am #

      Thanks! It’s def a favorite of mine! I’m not sure if it is – I’ll have to try and find out!

      • Hannah Ackroyd September 5, 2012 at 7:30 am #

        I have a pretty reliable newsagent nearby who normally stock the magazines that can prove tricky to find…I may have to have a look!

      • underestimatedmom September 5, 2012 at 8:51 am #

        Lucky you!! I’ve been searching everywhere for fun magazines šŸ™‚

      • Hannah Ackroyd September 5, 2012 at 9:11 am #

        Ooh I love browsing ours before I start work…they have hundreds of magazines! And a very good selection of craft ones!

      • underestimatedmom September 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

        So maybe I should mail you the ones we have here and you can mail me the cool ones you have there šŸ˜‰ haha!

      • Hannah Ackroyd September 6, 2012 at 2:41 am #

        Haha good plan!

  3. crystinmargo September 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    I love this. I am a huge magazine fan šŸ™‚ I especially love BHG loved the review. šŸ™‚ thanks

    • underestimatedmom September 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

      I’m glad you loved it šŸ™‚ I have an addiction to finding inspiration and lately magazines have been my favorite.

  4. Homemade Sarcasm October 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    Just found your blog! This magazine looks awesome! I will have to try and find one of those for myself–thanks for the review šŸ™‚

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