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Martha Stewart February 2007 issue? One out of five bananas, absoloodle. While she’s got a great shortbread recipe and a few cute valentine ideas, there is only one thing spectacular in this issue and it is this crafting table.

dream craft station, MSL Feb 2007

Yeow! Awesome. I’d love to have a space like this one day.

Real Simple February 2007 issue — three out of five bananas, absoloodle. I liked their jeans review and their feature of couples offering their marriage advice.

jeans review

Otherwise, I didn’t fall over backward for this one either. (Maybe I’m too harsh a critic.) I did cut out a bunch of new vegetarian recipes that look pretty good.

roasted root veggies
warm lentil salad

I did enjoy both the November/December and January issues of Country Living. I even pulled out a few ideas for my domestic bliss folder. This magazine makes me dream of restoring an old home in Tempe — in a county island — where I can have a huge front and back yard and a teeny tiny chicken coop with a few birds, a couple huge dogs and a giant vegetable garden.

How cute these would look on my kitchen windowsill

And these on my kitchen windowsill.

In the meantime, back to my bookshelf…