For those of you who have been to my house, I am sure you have seen the stack of home renovation magazines I have lying around. I have multiple subscriptions and love to gather decorating ideas and recipes from each. I have reviewed a few of the magazines I frequently read below.
1. MAGNOLIA JOURNAL: BUY!
While at the grocery store yesterday I came across the first issue of the Magnolia Journal and decided to try it out! Of COURSE I love it...everything this couple touches turns to gold. Joanna Gaines has such an honesty about what she does and the entire magazine comes off very sincere with a lot of thought put into it. This first issue has great gift ideas, great stories & hosting ideas. I can't wait for the next issue!
2. HGTV MAGAZINE: PASS!
I always flip through this magazine really quickly. There are a lot of ads and I don't love the standard sections that they have in every issue. They have a section called, "How bad is it..." and it is just a waste of pages. I don't care how bad it is to eat my kid's Halloween candy without telling them (seriously...that is an entire half page of the magazine). There are some good ideas that come out of this but overall I prefer some of my other magazines to this one.
3. THIS OLD HOUSE: BUY!
These are my boys, I love them! Along with having a date with them every Sunday morning on PBS, I also subscribe to their magazine. I love everything about this magazine. They give great tutorials on how to complete projects and always highlight renovated older homes. I also love the "Save a House" section at the end where they highlight an old run down home that is for sale (usually super cheap!).
4. BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS: BUY!
I have enjoyed reading this magazine for years. It is the perfect blend home renovation, recipes and gardening. If you are getting into gardening, I would recommend this magazine because they always have fabulous landscaping ideas and information on certain plants.
What home renovation magazines are you reading? Any you would recommend?