Oh Martha!

I am loving the newest Martha Stewart Living Mag (Jan 2010 issue). When I read a magazine and see something I like I rip out the page immediately! That way I am sure to look at it again. I have a file in my studio that holds all my ripped out magazine pages. It is full of gift ideas, cleaver gadgets, great clothes, beauty do's and don'ts, organizational tips and tricks I want to try, and crafts I want to make.

Ok so I tried to scan the pages for you to see but I am having a little disagreement with the scanner... Allow me to stand up on my soap box for a moment... I don't think it's too much to ask that my dell laptop communicate with my dell printer! HELLO-- I bought them to use together and since day 1 they've resisted each other! FRUSTRATING to the max!

Any way I LOVE this and I've never seen anything like it! I WANT I WANT I WANT! In our house we drink lotsa water and how fun would it be to make your own sparkling water!! I love that you don't have to go through tons of plastic bottles like we do now and over time it would a real savings to buying bottles at the store!

These are a really great idea for the fire lover in your life! One scented candle replaces the need for kindling and adds a woodsy scent to the fire. But at 4 for $40 they'd have to be a special occasion kind of deal in my mind.
And there's a really great recipe for homemade ginger bath soak that I am going to make for myself!

2 cups baking soda
1 cup Epsom salts
2 tablespoons ground ginger

Add to warm water and soak up to a half hour. It's so easy and would be a really thoughtful and inexpensive holiday gift.

And if you are in need of a little digestive aid ginger tea is wonderful if you have an upset tummy. My fave is Yogi Tea.

Happy Monday!