This weekend I plan to chill... relax, restore, refresh because I have a lot of work to do in the coming weeks and so I plan to enjoy this down time as much as possible. What about you -- what do you have going on and what will you do this weekend?
In addition to errands and the usual stuff, I will devote an evening to magazine and book reading along with journaling as this is a great thing to do for those of us who are online a lot. It helps to put thoughts into writing and pictures on paper. Do you journal? I highly suggest it. I've been keeping one since I was a little girl and though I'm not nearly as regular since I started writing a blog, I still see the need to maintain something on paper because I believe that it is equally important to document things by hand. Picking up a pencil, rolling it between your fingers, the smell of fresh paper as you crack open a new journal, the way your watercolors bleed into water creating such a lovely pattern and then a soft solid color... it's an experience that computers and internet technology, no matter how advanced they become, cannot offer and why should they when physical pleasures are so intense and warming to the heart?
Shown above are some of the magazines that I plan to read. Marie Claire Idees (French) - crafting and interiors, Luna (German) - for parents and children with beautiful images and travel ideas (similar to MILK), Living At Home (German) - Features decorating and styling ideas, entertaining, recipes with breathtakingly beautiful fresh images. This magazine gets stronger and stronger with every issue. You can view it online here. Living At Home Spezial (German) is produced by the magazine but is 3x thicker and seasonal so you have recipes, styling and decorating tips, the "best of" all rolled into one edition. And finally a Living & More Premium issue called Country Träume Wohnen which is more country style but has many lovely homes and images inside. All except for the French magazine help me to learn German better so there is a bonus to all of this eye candy since I'm also able to improve my language skills.
The tippy top image was taken this morning, I had a very nice mail day with some cards and letters to read from friends and a very nice surprise - my new subscription to VTWonen (Dutch) just arrived and included a very nice styling insert! More to read! Yay!
What are your plans for Saturday and Sunday?
(image: holly becker for decor8)