Many may know that I have been a Martha Stewart follower
(truly a follower)
I have admired her ability and talents(with her collaborators) to create
and make entertaining and food beautiful and so much more.
I have collected
for over 20 years.
Have you closed your mouth yet?
I think at my age or my stage in life has given the the time
to finally go through boxes and boxes and boxes...of magazines.
I have to say; that it was easier than I thought it would be to
purge this really interesting obsession. Be what it may... it was interesting
the process or the steps that I took to do this dump!
I wanted to get photo's so I could look back on this final history, share
with others that you can do this too! I leave you with this
documentation so that my children will know and see that I cared enough
(at least with the magazine obsession to throw it
out so they would have to deal with it!)
I unpacked boxes by date, scanned each magazine and tore out
whatever I thought was still an interest to me, that meant, patterns,
clip art, articles that I wanted to read but never had the time.
(that was time consuming)
|Downstairs in what I call the dungeon, table set up and ready to go.|
|Martha published several types of magazines |
through the 20 + year span.
I never counted the total magazines I kept but I think
it was around 300+
|Photo of her "Living" Magazine|
|A "Food" magazine that lasted only a few years|
|Loved, Loved the "Kids" magazine. It was full of fun crafts and |
adventures and stories, science projects.
|The BABY issues were the shortest lived, how can you |
compete with Parenting Magazine and blogs!
|While I was doing my purge, the Swede was going through his Sh_ _ !|
We both had our moments of laughter and micro-managing each others Cr_ _!
Stay tune for Part 2..