Friday, February 18, 2011

The One Where She Admits She Has A Problem

Hello, my name is Alisa
and I have a magazine addiction.

There I said it.

But in my defense, I have gotten a whole lot better in the past year.

I took some organizational action this week
and purged magazines.

This was only half of them.
I'm not exaggerating.
It truly is only half.

There is a stack of Farmboy mags in there too,
however, the 500 dollar stack of Stampington & Company magazines is mine.

Yes, you read that right.
And I now feel better for admitting it.

After taking two loads down to the library for donation,
this is what is left.

Not too shabby, thinks I.

I do also have a stack of Cooking Light magazines not shown,
but I'm not keeping those.
I plan on going through them and writing down the recipes I tried,
that the boys really liked.
(that's a future post waiting to happen)

Wishing you all a very beautiful weekend!
Lots of yard work planned for ours.

Post inspired by Organizing My Life


Lisa said...

You are not alone... :)

Caleen said...

I am so proud of you. It is so hard to get rid of magazines. Especially certain ones. I have bins filled with them and I do look at them for inspiration. I am proud of you. You are really not alone :)

knitterbeader said...

I have the same problem - not wanting to get rid of my craft magazines. I seem to wait until the stack is so large and unmanageable, then cull them out - tear out the pages I want and put them in a 3-ring binder and never look at them again....)

sonya said...

Hi Alisa!
I do that too! I LOVE magazines! I I give them away...well,not my Victoria magazines and not my Organic Gardening magazines and not my Somerset Life magazines...but all the rest!:) No, you're not alone.

Come see me!I'm having a giveaway!

Enjoy your weekend!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh can i confess too, I don't buy too many mags (well try not to) but do have a real issue with letting them go :-( love your file holders, where are they from?

Anonymous said...

LOL! Alisa, I hear you....those Stampingtons are NOT throw-aways or traders or give-aways! They're KEEPERS! No matter how many we acquire! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Alisa! Guess what! YOU WON MY GIVEAWAY!! :-)

CONGRATULATIONS! I just need your snail mail address and the little goodies will be on their way to you tomorrow morning. I hope they make you smile.


Suz said...

I may "move along" some of my Somersets to a person I am doing an exchange with in Germany. She will love them. That leaves about 300 more. I consider them books in my library. After all, at that price, they might as well be books! And they have such wonderful things in them. I adore them. And I adore your new white shelves, too. VERY nice!
Bg hugs, fellow addict.

Allie said...

Glad I'm not the only one with the "problem". I LOVE your magazine holders. They're beautiful!

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

I am not alone then! Thank you for this wonderful admittance. ;-)

Charlene said...

Oh you brave girl!!!! Hubby swears one corner of the house will crack off the foundation due to the weight of the Magazines & BOOKS! And he might be right. I was just thinking of cutting out the things in the ones that really interest me & not keep the WHOLE magazine. But, some of the ones have things I LOVE on every page. Oh a disease to be sure. I love the first step you took admitting... I too have a magazine addiction. Are we cured? HUGS!