These Things You Definitely Need to Know!

Thursday has arrived and I'm smiling. Are you?

Today I want to tell you a few things that you absolutely, positively need to know. 

First, your responses to the Five Things I've Done to Save Money Lately post made me smile from ear to ear! It makes me happy to know that others are selectively frugal. It makes me happy that you decorate from your stashes and shop as smartly as possible. We are all in this together when it comes to making a home the way we want it to be and we have to be smart about it. If you have a moment, be sure to read the comments from that post because there is wisdom there.


Second, when you comment here I always, always read it. Quite often I'm not able to respond which makes me crazy! The blogging powers that be (whoever they are) often do not show me your email address so I can respond. If you don't hear back from me, it's not because I don't appreciate you more than you know. It's because I can't see a way to do so. If you ever want to email straight to me and bypass the comment system my email is stacey@poofingthepillows.com . I tell you this specifically today because you shared such neat ideas for saving money and I want this to be a conversation and not just me yapping over here. :)


Third, when you see words in my blog posts that are highlighted in red they are links to places in the blog or elsewhere that are relevant to the current subject. I thought that was worth mentioning.


And last but not least, some of you said you don't know about Cottage Journal which behooves me to give away a subscription to one of you! Leave a comment on this post if you'd like a chance to get the magazine. *** If you aren't sure whether or not I can respond to you then send me a message at stacey@poofingthepillows.com . We will draw the winner for the magazine on Thursday, October 25th. Pretty sure you have to be a resident of the US...and one more thing... please tell a friend so she can enter too. 


Thank you for reading and commenting. I am honored that you are here!

**10/24/18 The winner of the Cottage Journal subscription is Donna who commented on 10/18. Donna, I don't see your email. Would you please send me a message at stacey@poofingthepillows.com? Thanks and congratulations.


36 comments

  1. All very important stuff from a very important and sweet lady!!! Have a terrific Thursday!! xo

    ReplyDelete
  2. The Cottage Journal looks very interesting. I will check my local shops to see if I can buy a copy. Barnes & Noble has a huge magazine section and you could go broke buying favorites. We live in a mid-50's Bedford stone ranch but with a little encouragement, I think she could become a cottage. If I win the lottery, I would build an English cottage. Like that will really happen....since I don't buy tickets...ha! Enjoy your day...I'm off to clean floors...ugh...

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would love to receive this magazine! And I'm going back to read more of the comments in the last post. We really do share great ideas here on our blogs! We're all so smart! heehee! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh hooray! I love the Cottage Journal and used to be able to find old issues for sale at reduced prices at the Tuesday Morning in our former city. I haven't found them here and never considered a subscription until you mentioned yours. Pamela

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have never heard of the Cottage Journal either. But would love to check it out. I too loved the blog post Stacey. It is good to know we aren't alone in our attempts to be frugal! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  6. Not sure I've heard of Cottage Journal before your blog either, but I'd love to have a subscription. It looks amazing - thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Happy Thursday Stacey. Have a good one. Thanks for the chance at this subscription. Mine just ran out. I love this magazine. Thank you for a chance. Have a great rest of the week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'd love to win that magazine! There's something so nice when a magazine is in your mailbox:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I would love to receive Cottage Journal. Thank you for taking your time to do this for us. Have a great Thursday.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Stacey, when I have time I will read the comments from your last post on ways to save money. I am not familiar with this magazine but it looks like a good one. Thanks.
    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  11. I would love a chance to get acquainted with this magazine!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love that phrase - selectively frugal. Thanks for all the tips and for the fun giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I recently found Cottage Journal - I smiled all the way thru it!! Lovely photos and ideas

    ReplyDelete
  14. Stacey.. I have never heard of cottage journal either. It makes me crazy that I can't write back to some bloggers too. Hope you have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I hate when I don't see an email to respond to a comment.

    And, I absolutely love The Cottage Journal from the quality of paper they use to the beauty throughout the magazine!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am new to your blog and have enjoyed all the great ideas and information. Have a wonderful weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Unknown! I would love for you to have a chance at the Cottage Journal. Be sure to email me at stacey@poofingthepillows.com

      Delete
  17. How wonderful Stacey, to give a subscription to the magazine. I look forward to my issue every time it arrives. Love this magazine as well as Romantic Homes.

    Good luck ladies.

    Enjoy your weekend

    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  18. I will go back and read the comments. I always want new frugal ideas! Love that paper leaf wreath too. Hope I win the mag! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ooh...what a lovely giveaway!! Please add my name to the list!
    I love your phrase "selectively frugal". I always knew there had to be a name for it. My hubby says we are tight, but I like your term much better :^)
    Blessings,
    J

    ReplyDelete
  20. This magazine is so inspiring!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Cottage Journal is my absolute favorite! It’s the only magazine I ever save to look at over and over again.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very good tips for all readers to know and what a great giveaway. I don't get Cottage Journal anymore. Maybe I should ask Santa this year!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Stacey! Love Cottage Journal - always beautiful inspiration and for whatever resson, am smitten with the feel of the paper it is printed on, lol. Seems luxurious to me. Thanks so much for the chance to win - you are so sweet. Jane

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh my, I've never heard of this magazine, and would love to be entered in the giveaway. I'm sure there is lots of inspiration for me and my little Plum Cottage.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

    ReplyDelete
  25. I ADORE the Cottage Journal and would love a subscription. Fingers crossed! Happy day. :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I too can not afford to buy a $9.00 magazine! Some are even $12.00! I would love to look forward to this beautiful magazine. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi Stacey! Oh, my word I would love love love to win a subscription to Cottage Journal magazine! ♥

    Thank you for this generous giveaway opportunity! Count me in, please!

    Whoo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks Stacey i would love to win and love all the ideas i get.

    ReplyDelete
  29. This sounds lovely Stacey.
    I agree completely about The Cottage Journal magazine.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Such a nice post. I am sooo behind in reading! But thanks for the opportunity to win the magazine subscription. I've never seen one of these but I love anything COTTAGE!!! Now to catch up more!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I totally relate that I find it hard to keep up with all my blogging friends. I enjoy all your posts, Stacey.
    I'm a fan of Cottage Journal but haven't subscribed. Great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I LOVE the Cottage Journal! I buy it now and then and have always wished I could have a subscription to it! It is just such eye candy and I just swoon and drool when I read it! I always enjoy your posts. Marilyn

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love the Cottage Journal! It's always my best read. Haven't bought it yet, but I surely will. :)
    hugs,
    Jann

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a message. I love hearing from you.

If you do not have a blog or Google account, you will need to email me at stacey@poofingthepillows.com