I love magazines. Home decor, decorating, crafts, sewing, beading, etc. I have every issue of Home Companion magazine. I read Martha, Country Home, Country Living, Romantic Home, Romantic Country, etc, etc, etc.
I started years ago to tear out my favorite pictures or articles from these magazines and chuck them into a file folder.
But a few years ago I got myself ubber organized and put everything into sheet protectors and then into 3 ring binders.
So before passing along my magazines when I am finished with them, I tear out any pages that I find inspiring.
I know have so much material that I have had to categorize my clippings and start separate binders.
The biggest binder by far is just general, pictures that inspire me.
Another binder for decorating/craft projects.
Gardening of course.
Gotta have one for Christmas ideas.
Most recently I started one for purse/tote ideas.
Nothing gets me more motivated than thumbing through these books. One of these days they will even inspire me to make pretty covers for the plain binders themselves!
I keep meaning to add my fav clippings to old books, then cover them in fav fabrics a la Posy. But alas, I’ve done nothing yet. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂
I do the same thing. I cut out ideas and put them in a binder.
This is such a great idea! Magazines are overflowing at the house and the studio! I actually started a couple of these years ago but I since forgotton about them so thanks for the reminder! I am a brand new blogger and can’t believe what all I was missing! You Gals are all so creative!! If you don’t mind, I have added your link to my new Blogspot 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration! Liz
I must do that! I only get as far as tearing out pages I find inspiring, now I must organize. I soo envy your organization!
I do the same thing but haven’t quite gotten them into binders yet! In fact I have stacks and stacks to go through…but you have inspired me to do so!
What a great idea. I’ve been using my brain as a file for those wonderful inspirations I see. Haven’t had a lot of luck in accessing those files after a couple of months–I think I’ll give the notebooks a try!
I have boxes and boxes yet to file. I do have a rolling file cart already full. I really should eliminate some of the pages.
Have a great afternoon – love your daughters haircut.
I got a kick out of your post – I have done the same thing. And I’m pretty sure we have a lot of the same clippings inside of our binders! I see Amy and David Butler biking in that one article. Loved their old house, love the new one, too! I can SO relate about all of the magazines! I , too, have saved every issue of Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion, and also Victoria, Martha Stewart Living – etc, etc! Since I simply can’t save every issue of EVERYTHING, I started a few years ago categorizing them in binders. Part of me still hated to cut up fabulous magazines – but a girl only has so much room!
I stumbled onto your blog this afternoon. I love it! I too am a binder junkie!