Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Magazines and More Library Borrowed Beauty

For years I subscribed to several magazines, and for the most part it was a satisfying relationship. But then we moved into a 1200sf home with only one (yes, as in, 1) closet for five people.

Storage quickly became an issue (bad joke, I know). And I often felt pressured to read said magazines within a few days of their arrival. Dear readers, I'm known for my amazing ability to avoid pressure, so these magazines would stack up. Unread. Cluttered. Staring at me while I tried to sleep.

Heavy sighing emanated from hubby if I prevented him from taking them to the recycling bin. I may need them, read them, someday. It could happen, ya know.


The library provided a sublime solution. Sharing. I can borrow them on my own time-table. And I no longer feel compelled to read them in order ~ or even in our current season.

I mostly wanted them for their book recommendations anyway, and those never go out of style.

The antique utensil handle was a gift from this sweetest friend.

I'm often asked, "what if you want to hold onto an inspiration page, article or recipe?" My solution: I take a picture and store it on my smoochie Penguin named Pictito (my daughter refers to it as a flash-drive). And there's Pinterest. Would love for you to follow me to the library - and I'd like to follow you as well.

What has the library shared with you recently?

xoxo Michele