Monday, January 16, 2012

Magazine Maintenance!

Every few months, I realize my magazines are starting to pile up right about the time we have a rainy/cold/sick day. So we huddle up and watch movies all day. Since our 5 year old usually dictates what we're watching, I need to occupy my mind while they play. Perfect time for Magazine Maintenance!

I grab some magazines -- usually 3-4 at a time so I'm not overwhelmed by a huge stack -- and comb through them, making separate piles for things I want to keep.
Magazines I love are House Beautiful, Real Simple, Self, Better Homes and Gardens, just about anything European. 

I start going through them, making piles.
This is my word/phrase/caption pile. I'll plug the words into my 2012 Intention Workbook to dress is up a bit.
A pile of images, backgrounds, and photos I'll use in my collage and visual journaling art.
This is for my home ideas file. It's huge!
This is a new pile I started this year: my fashion wish list. Being on an Xtreme Budget has helped me realize how much I love clothes! I'm going to make a little 'look book' and attach it to my Workbook.

I use a box cutter so I can follow any shape easily and quickly. Leftover pages get recycled. Love me some Magazine Maintenance! 

What's next?

*Come Gather & Giggle this Sunday January 29, 2012, from 2-5pm at Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce, 27 Chestnut Street, Suite 1B, 1st Floor, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. We'll make Valentine's Day cards (cuz it's almost time!). We'd *love* to see you, so make a reservation. $10 at the door.

*Wishing Well Weekend Workshop! March 2-4, 2012

We women are always in transition! We move, get married, divorced, raise children, switch jobs. Transitions of any kind -- even good ones -- can leave us feeling lost, alone, and unsure about what to do next. We're here to help.

Our fun, creative exercises will help you reveal *your own* answers and insights. Beginners to professionals welcome: no crafting experience necessary! Space is limited; register (here) early!

***Special offer for the first 4 paid registrants: a free 5 x7 print of your choice from the Ruby Shea Etsy shop.
***See "What's New" page for information about a scholarship.

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