Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The COTTAGE JOURNAL & TAKING A BREAK

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! 
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.
Somehow,
I  just knew the magazine would be a winner
with a front cover like this:
and a 
BACK COVER 
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

59 comments:

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

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  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

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

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

    Happy Thanksgiving ♡

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

    ~Trisha

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  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!
    Deb

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  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

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

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

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Judy

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

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  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

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

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

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

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

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  16. Have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  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

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

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

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving Diana!!!

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

    Hugs, Amy

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  21. Happy Thanksgiving Diana!!!

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

    Hugs, Amy

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  22. Beautiful...Enjoy your Thanksgiving Diana xxoo

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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  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? :)

    xo
    Pat

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  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!

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

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

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  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

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  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.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  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!!

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

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  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.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  36. Happy Thanksgiving, Diana! xxx Maria

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  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!

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  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!
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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

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

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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  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!

    xo,
    RJ

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  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!

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  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

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  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

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  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.
    x

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  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.

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

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  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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