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Better Homes: Holiday Crafts! Magazine Review

21 Aug

Better Homes: Holiday Crafts!

Magazine Review Time 🙂

Well let’s see here. It didn’t take much for me to want this magazine the second I saw it on the rack. Just the front cover had me giddy for multiple reasons. 1) I love making Christmas presents 2) I love the holidays in general 3) It’s Better Homes and Gardens

Since this is a special interest magazine they only have four a year but between this one and DIY together. I may have found my perfect match in inspirational magazines. Like I said in my last post about Better Homes and Gardens: I love their pictures, their how to pictures, their supply lists, and they way they give instructions but what I also love..

Is that this particular magazine comes with PATTERNS! Not only do they tell you how to make it – they give you all the pattern pieces to make it NOW! I am resisting the urge to quit blogging so that I can go make Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas presents right now.

So while I’m sitting here impatiently waiting to go get crafty crazy I’ll go ahead and finish this post for you 😉

Sadly I can’t find where I can just subscribe to this particular magazine 😦 I’ve looked all over the Better Homes and Gardens Magazine website and it got me no where. This magazine by itself costs a whopping $5.99 for loads of amazing inspiration and How To’s. It’s totally worth the buy and if I can ever find the subscription page I’ll update it for the total cost for a year or two or whatever they offer 😉

  • 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 (5.99 for one issue)

Four out five stars for this one!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

 

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Do It Yourself

31 Jul

This past weekend I picked up a Better Homes and Gardens Special interest Publication called Do It Yourself and it got me way excited!

Sometimes as a crafter all you need is a little inspiration. I find my best motivation and inspiration when I want to adjust something in my home. I’ll look around and think hmm.. wouldn’t it be nice to have some bright new curtains? OOOH! Or what about some fun new pillows – and then it’s off to the fabric store I go. Other ways I like to find inspiration are pinterest, other bloggers, friends & family’s homes, but lately I’ve been missing that feel of a quick little inspiration in a few pages kind of way. Complete with pictures, examples, tool lists, and how to’s!

What better way than a magazine or crafty book to keep me on my toes and get me motivated?! So for the next few months I’m going to be reviewing magazines and books for all those crafty people out there 😉 I’m ready to make a commitment and get a subscription with one of these magazines and follow a couple of new authors but I have to find the perfect ones first. After all – I only want the best inspiration right?

This Do It Yourself magazine was one of the first ones I picked up. Needless to say my first judgement was perfect. It didn’t take me long to open up this magazine and be completely lost in it in seconds. I was making notes – writing in the edges – things I want to try, things I want to buy, things I can’t wait make now!

With it’s easy to understand how to’s and great guidelines on tools you’ll want to buy, I feel like I can just jump right in and knock these projects out of the park! It also helps they have A TON of pictures along with the how to’s – I’m a person who needs to see what they heck I’m supposed to do. They even have a Q&A with one of my favorite blogs: YoungHouseLove! Another plus (not like they really need anymore 😉 haha) I already have a list of websites and places to check out.

If you can’t tell by the multiple LOVE’s up at the top of this page – I absolutely love this set up and want to use this in my studio room. The ideas and inspiration in this magazine is more than a dream come true for my first magazine find! To subscribe to this magazine it only costs about $20.00 for two years – which is 8 magazines. As much as I love this magazine, I’m going to have to find another one because I don’t know if I can wait every three months for a new issue!

I give this magazine a 4 out of 5 stars.

  • 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 (4.99 for one issue – you can’t beat that!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

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