We fired up the BBQ on Saturday and enjoyed a beautiful evening on the patio with a glass of wine
while we waited for the burgers to cook and spent yesterday at our favorite local nursery chasing the grandboys around the gorgeous property and plotting and planning our next garden purchases.
Lemons (if you can call 80 degree temps in winter lemons) out of lemonade for sure.
A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a couple of magazines I was reading and a few of you asked me what Mingle magazine was all about so I thought I'd share a few gorgeous photos and do a little unsolicited review as it's always one of my favorites.
Mingle's subtitle is "creative ideas for unique gatherings" and it's put out by Stampington & Company. This is the same company that offers Artful Blogger, Where Women Create and so many other beautiful publications and it has the same high quality content and breathtaking photography.
It is a bit pricey but I treat any of their magazines as books and have a stack of them saved for inspiration and creative motivation to be browsed again and again, so the investment is totally worth it whenever I want to spurge on myself just a bit.
The articles are written by the people hosting the gatherings and they are very generous with all the details and particulars.
Not to mention the eye candy the photos provide.
I am already planning out what type of event I want to host for my girlfriends in April. Something vintage inspired, outdoors under the patio lights, with wine and place cards and a hostess gift for sure. The only thing I haven't decided on is what kind of get together it will be...so many ideas, so little time.
I can remember a time when I would anxiously await the arrival of two or three magazine subscriptions in the mail every month. Unfortunately those days are gone due to cost and the ease of pinterest but I still look forward to fixing a cup of tea, propping my feet in my favorite chair and flipping the pages of a good magazine whenever I can. What about you?
Mingle is one of my favorites and if you like to entertain a few friends or host larger gatherings, I think it will be a favorite of your's, too.
All photos courtesy of Mingle Magazine Jan/Feb/Mar 2016. This was a free, unsolicited magazine review.