It's not often that I run into magazines or books that are completely me.  Lots of magazines have pieces and parts of me, but I have a hard time finding a book that I just swoon over.

However, Better Homes & Gardens Do It Yourself or 100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 do it every time!  Both magazines are filled with bright & cheery images.  They use very bold paint colors.  They have vintage or old painted furniture mixed with some funk.  I adore every page.  Some things are a bit more modern than me, but I still eat it all up & want more!

I just adore orange.  I think a lot of people are scared by it's punch, but I dig it.  My laundry room is Tide orange & I wouldn't have it any other way!

Is there a fungus amongst us?  Sorry I couldn't resist!  I love the poppy color of this green & the mushrooms are so fun!  They wouldn't be cool forever, but I like to paint a lot anyway.

Gosh, so riddle me this - why don't they make more magazines & books like this?  I would buy lots & lots & I would collect them.  Yes, I collect some magazines & I would collect these!  I also feel like this is the direction Ethel Edith is going with a bit more funk to it b/c we like old things too.  I haven't ran it by my sisters, but I think they both would agree - these magazines are the shiznit.