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


Sylvia Cannon said...

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

Stephen Andrew said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Susie said...

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

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pom Pom said...

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

Launna said...

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

Happy Thanksgiving ♡

Trisha said...

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


Boopnut said...

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!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

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

Unknown said...

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

20 North Ora said...

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

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


Lorrie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Diana!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

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

Nellie said...

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

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

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

Karen said...

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

Karen said...

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

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

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

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!

Red Rose Alley said...

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

Merlesworld said...

Not seen it here but will keep a look out.


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

Amy said...

Happy Thanksgiving Diana!!!

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

Hugs, Amy

Amy said...

Happy Thanksgiving Diana!!!

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

Hugs, Amy

Missy George said...

Beautiful...Enjoy your Thanksgiving Diana xxoo

BeachGypsy said...

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!

White Lace and Promises said...

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.

A Joyful Cottage said...

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

Beemie said...

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

Gypsy Heart said...

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? :)


AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

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!

Chatty Crone said...

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

Bethany Carson said...

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

Adam said...

Have a happy thanksgiving

tammy j said...

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

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

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.

Laurie said...

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!!

Rose L said...

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

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

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.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Maria Elena said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Diana! xxx Maria

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

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!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

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!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

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

Ana said...

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


Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

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

Kelly said...

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.

Kim said...

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

Connie said...

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 :)

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

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

Suzan Sweatman said...

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Diana !!!

Art @ Home said...

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!


Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

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!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

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

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

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

Alex said...

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.

Feral Turtle said...

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.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

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

Kimberley Seasideave said...

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