Monday, October 27, 2014

.thirty-one days of minimalism: media, pt three.

It's no secret that I adore magazines.

And magazines are my favorite form of media for a minimalistic lifestyle.

First off, they are flat out fun to look at! And there is a magazine for any interest. I am a huge fan of Real Simple and Martha Stewart Living, and my husband is reading Auto Week and Car & Driver (opposite ends of the spectrum there!)

And then there is the minimalist aspect of things. They are a wonderful thing to read and then get rid of. You can recycle them, share them with a friend, start a fire, leave them in a waiting room, or donate them to Goodwill!

To inspire you and to celebrate making it this far in our thirty-one day challenge, I have a GIVEAWAY!

One reader will win a selection of my favorite magazines!

To enter, just leave a comment and tell me what your favorite magazine is!

Winner will be chosen and announced on Wednesday, so be sure to check back then!




  1. Family Circle and Martha Stewart are two of my favorites.

  2. Do it yourself! Is my all time favorite but I enjoy so many!

  3. I hardly ever buy magazines but I love them too! I always grab one when I am getting my hair or nails done. I love the ones about home or beauty! Great post!

  4. I love magazines, too, and there so many interesting ones here in the UK! Wish I had more time to read them... My favourite magazines are all about culture - I love reading books and films reviews! :)

  5. I love Real Simple and Martha Stewart Living too! I love that you shared how you can recycle them. I have an entire stack of Real Simple Magazines hanging out in my hallway closet!

  6. I love this... visiting from our 31Dayers fb group! I don't get many magazines anymore as I have piles and stacks of books and never seemed to get to read the magazines, but I love Relevant, and Folk, and BH&G!

  7. I'm in the middle of decluttering... so please don't include me in the giveaway (I'm doing a batch to Goodwill and recycling myself this week). But I agree - there's something cozy and wonderful about the simplicity of a magazine. (my favorites, though, are Smithsonian, National Geographic, and Just Cross Stitch).

    Happy blogging!

  8. Right now, the only magazine subscription our family has is to Zoobies. So that's my favorite right now! On a recent vacation, I came across an old edition of country woman from the early 90s. That was highly entertaining!

    1. We get Zoobies, too, Steph! haha! I forgot about that one. I don't read it that often. ;-)

  9. Real Simple is probably my favorite too. Right now I receive Lucky and Glamour, I somehow get them for free. Unfortunately they spend most of their time in the plastic cover they came in since I don't have time to sit around reading about fashion. Not that I wouldn't love to.

  10. I like Kiwi. It's a great alternative to other mainstream parenting magazines.