I never actually subscribed to Martha Stewart Living in the first place. It (she?) was a replacement for another magazine that ceased publication partway through my subscription.
As I am out of work -- and frugal under any circumstances -- I am thinking hard about whether to "place the seal on the Reinstatement Form." So I'm carefully considering what I have learned from being a reader of Martha Stewart Living:
- If you have floral wire, spray paint, a hot glue gun and a little arugula, there is no entertaining situation you can't meet head on.
- I should never have discarded anything from the 1960s. Heck, I should never have discarded anything, ever.
- Every month should have a theme. And a front-door wreath to match.
- With just a few simple steps, I can keep my spanakopita from emerging soggy.
- Light and flaky phyllo dough pastries topped with seasonal fruits are a more appropriate dessert for company than my specialty: Jello mold and Twinkies and milk.
And if not for Martha, how would I ever know that October 25 (our wedding anniversary) is when I am supposed to install heat lamps and water heaters in our chicken coop? Maybe I'll send in my money.....