Monday, May 23, 2011

real simple cliff notes

My mother-in-law gifts me a subscription to Real Simple every year.

The covers alone make me swoon.


Once the kids are tucked in bed, I curl up on our couch with my favorite blanket and begin my ritual.

1. I take out all the loose subscription forms.

2. Carefully, I thumb through the pages and mentally highlight what I'm looking forward to reading the most.

3. Reroute through it again and read all the short sections...fashion, make-up, etc.

4. Put the magazine away in my magazine basket.

5. Read the longer articles/stories throughout the week.

Bliss.

If you don't get Real Simple, I'm providing you the cliff notes. You're welcome. I've got your backs.

Um, can I just say I triple heart these colors 100 hundred times??? Do you see the words that warm any mother's heart...shatterproof...


And well, anything from Anthro has this chica at hello. Check out the vase with the flower. No real flowers needed. It is enough on it's own, don't you agree?


Two blogging mamas I know love birds. Greta and Betsi, I thought of you when I saw this yellow birdie candle.


Don't you just hate knowing which glass is yours? Unless you're my mom who always leaves her lipstick on the glass you might love the "my name is" thingy.


My kids and hubby knows that green is my most fave color of them all. Grass green especially. I'm not a chef, but this might provide some motivation.


What about you? Did you spot any thing that made your heart skip a beat?

Much love,
Katie

11 comments:

hannah singer said...

eeeeep! me too-everything you said-love it all!
those shatterproof glasses need to be mine!
green is my favorite color too. really, every color is my fave, but green rocks my socks in any shade.

xo

Mommy of three said...

Totally loved that bird too. It's nice to be known and loved. :) I love that green pot too. It is really pretty. This was a particularily good issue. I am such a magazine hoarder. I love them.
My faves: Sunset,Bon Appetite, Martha, Bettter Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, Ready Made and Atomic Ranch.
I get some of these, look for others at the thrift store or library (you can pick them up for 10 cents or a quarter!) and others I read at the bookstore.
I guess they are my guilty pleasure.
Love from,,
Greta
PS. Glad you got lots of good magazine reading time by the pool.

Alyss said...

I LOVE Real Simple. My mom gets it every month, and I always steal it when I go up to my parents' house.

Genn said...

Cute post.
Loved your clifs notes.
I am that way with In Style magazine. I have to be in total quiet so that I can pore over each and every page.

Jessica Johnson said...

LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this magazine. my favorite, hands down. i really need to subscribe.

Erin said...

Love those glasses. Where are they from?

Laurie J said...

I,too, get Real Simple and I chuckled at how you read it. Pretty much the same here, friend! :) Those tumblers look AWESOME. Thanks for the cliff notes--I haven't gotten around to mine yet!!
<3

katie said...

Hey Girls,
Just wanted to let you know that the tumblers are called Baci Milano glasses and you can find them at: elizabethbauerdesign.com

Hold your breath for a moment, though, they are $14 EACH...a little much for my budget. : (

Janna said...

I heart Real Simple too. I read Better Homes & Gardens the same way - in my quiet spot after the kids go to bed and in stages.

Nessa said...

Real Simple is my indulgence... I love that magazine. And those tumblers!

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

That's EXACTLY how I read magazines ;-)