Here it is, Friday again, and we've been fluttering along this week. Yesterday was our day to do our once-a-month shopping again - I can't believe how fast the past month went - and on Tuesday night Beth had a babysitting job. Then there's the house. I'm trying to declutter again, going through each room, closet, and drawer to see what we can do without and what we can keep. I really need to cull out some books and magazines. Especially the magazines. I keep thinking I'll go through those mags and cut out pictures and articles I'm interested in, but "someday" never comes and now I'm thinking I'll just toss them all. In the recycling bin, of course! ;)
I did finally throw away my years and years worth of Taste of Home magazines. After all, you can find and print any of the recipes in the magazines from their website. I finally decided I didn't need all the mags filling up a shelf when I don't use every single recipe in them; why not just print what I need as I need it and file it in a notebook for that purpose? But there were the kitchens! If you've ever subscribed to TOH, you know that one of the features is "Touring Country Kitchens," and it's one of my favorite things about the mags. I would be so sad not to be able to look at those kitchens anymore! So I googled "touring country kitchens" and found that one of TOH's sister mags, Country Woman, has a website where you can still tour those country kitchens . . . so I had no excuse. Out the door went the TOH magazines!
I also have a box full of old Victoria magazines that someone so sweetly gave me. She knew I enjoyed old-fashioned things, so she offered them to me and I gladly took them. But I've never done anything with them, so now I think I'll pass them along again. They are gorgeous and fun to look at, but I (sniff) really don't have a need to keep them. Or the space. Ahem.
I have some quilting magazines to go through now . . . oh, the agony! LOL These are old issues of The Quilter's Newsletter that I found at our rec centre. I think I paid about $2.00 for the set of 20 or so, as they were available for a donation. I've looked through them, even tried to sell them through my Etsy shop, but I still have them. I think I'll keep these for my quilting library.
So that's a glimpse of what I've been doing this week. Mag Bustin'. What have you been up to?