Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Night for Idea Collecting

Every once in a while I like to burrow away at my nearest Barnes and Noble armed with a Tall Caramel Light Frappuccino in one hand and my journal in the other.
I have a love of magazines, but I'm cheap. Problem. So I figured out a way to get my fix at the store for free! By the way, why are Mollie Makes and Marie Claire Idees so crazy expensive? Anyone want to make a trade for some back issues? I know a girl who has a fun shop, just sayin'!
So back to my cheap plan... I ever so carefully read them, collect my favorite ideas, and put them back on the shelf so someone with pockets a little more padded than mine can enjoy them at home. This time I found out about some great new websites... Mollie Makes and The Making Spot. Not exactly new, but new to me.
Some fun ideas...
And some books I'd like to forget I ever saw...
Oh my goodness there are just so many things wrong with that.... gag!

6 comments:

Loretta said...

I've often done this while standing in line at the grocery store, but haven't thought to take advantage of b&n lounging area to grab ideas this way - I'm usually in a hurry!

I can't believe there's a book on collecting cat hair! Better, still, I can't believe it sells!!

Sargent Family said...

My husband and I do date nights at Barnes and noble doing that very thing! (although he peruses the computer and gaming mags:))
We also craft with cat hair for date nights too! Ok, not really ;)

MamaMunky said...

Are you part of NetGalley (netgalley.com). IF you don't know about it, its a website where you can review books advanced copies of books. Well, one of the books available is that Martha Stewart's Holiday Crafts book. I got to review it before it came out. Loved it!

Alicia said...

ummmmmm, so ya. i did that exact thing last wednesday. but i wasn't prepared and didn't have a notebook for collecting ideas.
also? i saw that disgusting cat book and took a pic of it in b and n a while back. just think? if you went the cat hair route, you'd totally have a different product than other stuff out there :)

Sarah said...

Alicia, you're disgusting! ;)

leaf and letter handmade said...

marie claire idees is so expensive because it's imported from france! [which you probably already knew since it's, ya know, IN french.) i had a subscription for awhile through amazon, but it was quite expensive & i only got a few issues per "year" since they took so long to mail from france. BUT i have about 2 dozen back issues if you want to borrow them! :)