Tuesday, November 24, 2015


About a year ago 
I started getting this magazine.
I can thank a school magazine drive.

The school(s) should send me a tax refund
for all the "support" I have given over the years.
Sometimes I get rooked -lol-
but not this time! 
I got what I paid for....
THIS "Journal" is so beautiful.

Want to take a peek?
Care to sit for a spell on this porch?
Jim Bathie/Yukie McLean
After you sit a spell you can pop in to
an inside porch at 
Home Sweet Home
After sitting a while we will
move right along to
 the home of 
Mark & Nancy Peeples.
Look at this
 light and bright dining retreat.
Katie Wood/Stephanie Melbourne

There are some great kitchens featured, too.
This warm and wonderful kitchen
 belongs to  Cathy & Mike Harris.
I  just knew the magazine would be a winner
with a front cover like this:
and a 
that is equally enchanting!.
So, if you happen to pop into a 
Barnes & Noble 
-or any bookstore-
 is worth a second look.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!!
I am over at the VA today
enjoying my time with the vets.

I will be off until after 
Thanksgiving and I will catch up
with all of you then.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I hope each and every one of you
has somewhere special to spend the holiday
and that it is with someone you love.

As for me-
I am getting my turkey ready!

your photo name


  1. Loved viewing the magazine!
    I am off to the doctor for blood work, Have a Happy and great Thanksgiving!

  2. Diana, I think your stuffing is so different than ours. LOL. Remember this old recipe, make the stuff and put in a cup of un-popped popcorn, when the popcorn pops and blows the arse of that bird it's done....actually an 80 year old lady told this recipe to Johnnie Carson many years ago. LOL. I just think it's funny. LOL. Yes, I am sick like that. :):) I loved that magazine...I can see now I will be taking different ones this coming new year. Blessings to you and all your family, for a wonderful thanksgiving, xoxo,Susie

  3. Have a great Thanksgiving, sweet Diana!
    I bought the digital Christmas issue of Cottage Journal. I love it!
    Gobble! Gobble!

  4. Diana, I need some of that stuffing... lol

    Happy Thanksgiving ♡

  5. That looks like a magazine I would love too! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!


  6. Love the pics, but magazines and HGTV make me want something I can't have. I try to be content with what I have, but it's fun to get ideas. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. I will look for the magazine! I have a longing to live in a log cabin or cottage style home or at least have one for a 2nd home.
    Have yourself a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your loved ones! XO, Liz

  8. I love this magazine, I save the old ones and read them over and over again!

  9. Love that magazine - however, it seems sometimes it has a lot more than other times.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


  10. Thanks for sharing such a lovely magazine. May you have a happy Thanksgiving. xo

  11. One of my favorite magazines, Diana, if not the favorite! I love it! Our last home improvement project came straight from inspiration in an earlier issue! That turkey will be a big hit!:-) Have a blessed Thanksgiving! xo Nellie

  12. Ha...I'm sure everyone will be asking for seconds!! LOVE that magazine!
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

  13. Great magazine photos! I hope you have a "stress-free" Thanksgiving!

  14. Great magazine photos! I hope you have a "stress-free" Thanksgiving!

  15. Lovely homes you featured, Diana. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! xo ♥

  16. Have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. The Cottage Journal, what a delightful magazine, Diana. I don't think I've seen it on the stands before. I really like all the ideas you have on here today. I love that kitchen with the brick. My mom had brick in her house, and whenever I see it, I think of her. And that white rooster is so charming; I've been looking for one just like it.

    Happy Thanksgiving to one of my most dearest friends in blog land.

    love, ~Sheri

  18. Not seen it here but will keep a look out.

  19. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family! I'll be cleaning tomorrow, making dressing & baking.

  20. Happy Thanksgiving Diana!!!

    What a lovely magazine...I may have to see if I can find that one!!

    Hugs, Amy

  21. Happy Thanksgiving Diana!!!

    What a lovely magazine...I may have to see if I can find that one!!

    Hugs, Amy

  22. Beautiful...Enjoy your Thanksgiving Diana xxoo

  23. I see that magazine all the time but have never bought it. Thanks for the peek! I love those kitchens that have the big ole brick arches over the big fancy stoves! I would sure love to cook there!

  24. I've never heard of the magazine, but know it is right down my alley. I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings come your way.

  25. This looks like a great issue, Diana. I love every photo you shared. Beautiful. Have a very lovely Thanksgiving, my friend. :) Hugs.

  26. Ha ha...love it! Both the magazine and Prozac for all.

  27. I've looked at this magazine several times while shopping and I think it's great! Just costly I think...as most are these days. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!

    Hope you have a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! Try to get some "me" time, ok? :)


  28. That magazine looks like a good one! I love reading those from back to front....crazy I know! Have a wonderful day Thursday with your loved ones!

  29. I hope you have a warn and wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy being with your family,

  30. Beautiful homes in the magazine! You have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  31. oh my gosh.
    thank you!
    i must find that magazine. my kind of living!
    happy thanksgiving dearest bean. your smile will light the day!
    they won't need the prozac! LOLOL

  32. Diana it's a journey with each issue of the cottage magazine, soul enriching, I dwell in my daydreams in a cottage surrounded by nature and where I raise bees that feed in my Lavender field. A girls gotta have her dreams!!! Happy Gobble gobble day, John and I will watch the Macy's day parade on TV while preparing our meal. Giving thanks Diana, I am thankful for you befriending me at a time when my heart needed laughter and light from a humorous wicked woman living in Green Bay.

  33. Gah! I'm drooling over that magazine. I never heard of it, but will look for it now. Hope you and your family have a very nice Thanksgiving! Just one question before I go....are you and Maxine kin? Lol!!

  34. Enjoy your holiday respite. I am spending mine with my best friend, Sue, and her family so drive to Roseburg tomorrow!!

  35. I love that magazine and have been getting it for years now.

    I am going to my friend Phyllis's daughter for dinner. Wishing you and your a most wonderful Thanksgiving. I can hardly wait to eat turkey and dressing.

  36. Happy Thanksgiving, Diana! xxx Maria

  37. Happy Thanksgiving, Diana! Sending many wonderful Thanksgiving blessings your way! I've been staying with Dad and I cannot comment on my tablet- so sorry!

  38. Oh, I love that first porch! I want it! I've gotten that magazine and it definitely has eye candy in it! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Diana!

  39. Hi Diana, I have this issue and love it. That porch is gorgeous. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving. xo

  40. Looks like a great magazine. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving Diana.


  41. Hi! That does look like a good magazine. I am fussy about what I like in a magazine but will keep my eye open for this one. Thanks for sharing;
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!! Nancy

  42. That is such a nice magazine! I have looked at it on news stands already. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family tomorrow.

  43. I get this magazine, too. I agree, it's beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving, Diana! Gobble, gobble!

  44. Hi Diana, before I say any think else, "Happy Thanksgiving"!
    I love that you always incorporate humor into your posts.
    Leave them with a smile!
    Do you have any vaudeville in your family tree?
    Love that kitchen with the brick range enclosure . . . so warm and wonderful.
    Keep Smiling,
    Connie :)

  45. Prozac in a turkey...LOL!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  46. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Diana !!!

  47. I have this issue of The Cottage Journal. I taught the twins who are the CEO and CFO of the company that owns the magazine in HS, so I read most of their magazines! BUT I haven't read this issue yet.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your sweet family!


  48. That looks like a nice magazine- I don't recognize the name, so I will have to be on the lookout. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  49. One of my faves, Diana - the photography is always stunning. Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours. Thank you for being such a blessing to the blog world. You are a true friend. Jane

  50. Love that magazine Diana! Stunning pictures, great quality paper and no ads! I can get lost in it for hours. Wishing you and yours a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Catch up with you when you get back!
    XO Barbara

  51. I love that porch..top pic..looks so cosy. Hope you have a Thanksgiving full of love and giggles, family fun.
    Your heart is so warm, I am sure you will do.

  52. What a fantastic magazine Diana. Such cozy and inviting pics. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great holiday weekend! Cheers.

  53. That magazine truly looks lovely! So fun when you stumble upon a good one like that! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  54. I don't think I have ever bought that magazine before...I will have to look for it, it looks beautiful!
    I laughed at your Mad Maxine cartoon! Funny!!
    I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
    Hugs, Kimberley


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