Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Inspiration

As I write this, I am sitting in the lobby of our local community center waiting for my daughter to finish up with one of her many activities.  Keeping me company today is the current issue of "Where Women Cook".  I am currently on page 118, not having skipped a page, and taking special notice of each beautifully created photograph.  There aren't many pages remaining, and I then plan on starting over once again to make certain I haven't missed one single thing.

I first heard about the magazine from my blog friend, Koralee, from Bluebird Notes.  She is actually featured in the magazine on pages 86-91.  When she blogged about the magazine a couple of weeks ago, she was offering a copy in a giveaway.  Of course I left a comment to be entered in the giveaway; but knowing that the odds were against me actually winning, I began to look for the magazine locally.  I first caught a glimpse of it in a Michael's store, and immediately reached for a copy; however, as soon as I saw the price, I retracted my hand in disappointment.  It is a bit expensive, and my mind wandered back to the giveaway wondering just what exactly my chances might be of winning a copy.  Thinking about it realistically for a moment, I wondered if I might be able to find a copy at Costco, which was to be my next stop.  After arriving at Costco, I half heartedly looked not expecting to see it; but lo and behold, there it was at a discounted price.  I immediately placed it in my cart, and decided that would be a treat to myself for the day.  And what a treat it has been.  The articles and photography are delightful.  Unlike some magazines that after perusing, I set down never to return to, I have even already attempted making my friend, Koralee's, cupcake liner flowers that she gives instructions for on page 90.  Mine still need a bit of tweaking to be as cute as hers; but I thought they looked just fine on a couple of very special birthday presents I recently wrapped.


Woman of the House said...

Yes, very cute! :-)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Sweet, Koralee....aren't those flowers fun!

Sheila said...

I see you have a Michael's there; you should look at their dollar section for cupcake liners. Our local Michael's has been carrying a huge variety of cupcake liners for $1 and I have picked many up. They would make great 'flowers'.