After hearing the news of Borders bankruptcy, and finding out that in their "re-organization" they are leaving some stores open...rumour? Anyhow, they are closing all of the ones in the Austin area. I stopped by to see if there were any real deals so far. The only thing that caught my attention was the magazines being 40% off. This is exactly the price I like to pay, but since we can no longer use coupons for them at Michaels, and JoAnn's has them on sale every week for 10% off, I haven't bought a single magazine for weeks and weeks. Especially those $14.99 ones. But I may have gone a wee bit overboard in the feeding frenzy...the place was a mess and the lines were long, and they still didn't have a couple of the mags I was looking for, so I bought a few I wasn't looking for!
Here's my stack.
There's the British ones, Tattler, IdealHomes, and Selvedge. Stuffed and Art Journaling from Stampington, seriously overpriced at $14.99. Well Selvedge is $14.99 also, but it used to be $25. (for a MAGAZINE??) Quilting Arts, just because I haven't bought one in a long time. Vogue, Bazaar, the Spring fashion issues have good ads and stuff for collage. Then Flaunt, really out there, with ads you don't see anywhere else, and nice quality paper. Whew!
Hubby hates when magazines come into the house and none leave. He reads his, then gets rid of them. Not so me. I felt the need to justify to him that there were two large paper grocery bags full sitting by the back door that needed to be donated to the library. He just wishes I would do that more often. But being the paper addict that I am, I always think there will be just the perfect image in that stack that I can use for journal or collage fodder. But one needs to take time to go through them once in awhile, right?