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10 August 2008

Real Simple

I am in love with all things Real Simple. I subscribe to the magazine, I read their website & my stack of magazines lives in, well, the bathroom, but really where else do magazines go? I even had the Real Simple Cleaning Guide until, ironically, one of the cats peed on it. My lust for organization, and recipes & all things domestic gets stirring when my new edition arrives in my mailbox each month, but this month was different. I think our mailman was less than gentle with my precious bible and it was a little ripped, scuffed, and for some reason had writing across the front. None of these things effect my ability to read the magazine whatsoever, but I'm a little anal about having all of my magazines in pristine condition so I can obsess over the best way to clean my sinks for years to come.



I sent an e-mail to Real Simple letting them know my copy was damaged and they sent a message back shorty after letting me know they'd send a new copy right away. Bliss! Several days later my fancy new copy of August 2008 arrived in style -- in a manila envelope, free of blemishes. Don't worry, I'm going to be giving my other copy to a friend so it will still be equally enjoyed!



Another reason I love the magazine so much is the photography. It has a certain feel to it & it's a bit of a dream to work with the magazine someday as a photographer in any capacity. I love the still life & I seek out other work by their photographers. The images are just wonderful.

These are some photographers who work with RS that I'm loving:
01. Anna Williams
02. Aimee Herring
03. Jennifer Causey (of Simply Breakfast fame)
04. Ellen Silverman

Finally, at the risk of sounding like a recruiter, go pick up a copy & curl up with it -- it's always a feel good read.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Christina said...

Thank you for visiting me and your sweet comments!

I too am a Real Simple lover! Each month I can't wait to see what goodies are tucked into its pages. A friend of mine was even in the July issue! It's great to know they have such good customer service as well.

August 11, 2008 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

Awe, you're very welcome!

And yes -- I love it so much and the e-mail back from them was so prompt!

August 11, 2008 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Insane Mama said...

I like real simple too! A good magazine always ends up looking a little abused.

August 12, 2008 at 12:37 PM  

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