Fave Things Take 2 & GIVEAWAY!

—This giveaway closed April 29, at 12 p.m. central time—

I am a magazine junkie. It’s a problem. My nightly ritual consists of sinking chin deep in a hot bath with a glossy publication in hand. It’s my own little way to unwind and I’m a creature of habit. At any given time, my bedside table looks like this –

My theory is that it’s great to love what you do, and reading a mag from cover to cover is all in a day’s work for me.  In the name of research, you see. (At least that’s what I tell myself.) I like to be living testament to the power of print. If print’s ever out, I’m out of work, well, and a nighttime ritual. I can’t curl up in the tub with and IPad quite like magazine.

In honor of my love of magazines, one lucky reader will receive a one year subscription to one of my favorites, Garden & Gun, on me! If you’ve seen this magazine, I’m confident you love it. If you haven’t read it, you’re in for a treat.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your name stating PICK ME! Tell me your favorite print publication and why. A winner will be chosen using random.org. Contest closes Friday, April 29, at 12 p.m. central.

P.S. I wasn’t paid to host this giveaway, it’s just a way for me to spread the print love…

Good luck!


  • Julie Jackson says:

    Hey Amanda
    I love your blog. So proud of you. My favorite magazine is Runner’s World. I like to dream about being as fast as the runners in that magazine!!!
    Hope to see you soon!!

  • Kaitlyn Colson says:

    Hey! I’m loving the blog!!
    My favorite magazine USED to be Domino, but as you probably know, they called it quits. ;( I am always up for a good Glamour read though!

  • Eat Jackson says:

    I looooove G&G so pick me!

  • Jessica Davis says:

    I have fallen in love with any and all decorating and home magazines, but I am are a sucker for a good gossip magazine over now and then too! HA. Pick me!

  • Found you over on YHL. I love any catalog that gets sent to me in the mail, I always get way too excited. But my monthly reads are Southern Living and BH&G!

  • My favorite mag is Mississippi Magazine. Love your new blog!

  • Ashley says:

    So funny because I just discovered this magazine and had just told my mom that it’s my new favorite!!! Also love Country Living and Coastal Living!

  • Bill Billingsley says:

    I already take way too many magazines, but this one looks like it’s one I’d really like. I can relate to all three articles across the top and both the ones at the bottom, so it looks like one I’ll really like. Plus, I’m going to go out on a limb and figure I’m the oldest one posting on this, so show some respect and pick me!

  • Katie Phillips says:

    PICK ME! PICK ME! I love your blog…my favorite magazine is DIY by better homes and gardens. I’m obsessed with this magazine since we just bought a house and on a tight budget!

  • Ryan says:

    I think that food and wine might be my favorite print publication. I have a close second in G&G. F&W keeps me on the cutting edge if cuisine and wine culture across the country which is helpful to my profession.

  • Lisa says:

    Pick me!! I have not had the pleasure of reading this magazine but I will give it a try. My fav is Southern Living or Country Living I love the recipes, flowers and ideas on decorating.

  • It’s probably no surprise that my favorite magazine is American Cake Decorating. I, too, have a slight problem when it comes to magazines and love all the ones devoted to yard and garden, home decor, entertaining, and cooking/baking.

  • Abby says:

    I have to say Coastal Living–even looking at the pictures makes me feel more relaxed! I also like Paste which celebrates music, movies, art and culture from an indie yet unpretentious perspective. They even send out a monthly music sampler with the magazine. You will feel more hip for reading it!

  • Erin Ainsworth says:

    The last thing I need is another magazine subscription, but you should still PICK ME!

  • Cindy Barnard says:

    I love your blog! I’m so proud of you. I’ve watched you grow up thru the years with your mother’s stories. Now, I don’t hear much about you… your girls have replaced you. LOL Maybe I’ve known you longer than anyone else entering?
    That’s why you should PICK ME PICK ME

  • Kristle says:

    PICK ME!!
    My fav mag is Southern Living. Events, new places in the south I may have not been (or heard of), recipes… What more can you ask for?!
    Of course I read the occasional gossip magazine in the grocery line. :)

  • Jenny says:

    PICK ME! I get all the hand-me-down magazines from Aunt and Mrs. Cathy…so I read a LOT of different stuff. Favorites include: Elle Decor, Portico Jackson, and Food & Wine. :) Love the blog sweet friend!!

  • Julie Skipper says:

    PICK ME! (I dig Garden & Gun so very much!) One of my favorites is Vanity Fair. I started reading it one summer during law school because an older partner at the firm where I was clerking was an avid fan of it and always seemed to start interesting conversations with, “I read about such-and-such in Vanity Fair…” For some reason, the fact that he read Vanity Fair seemed strange to me, and I had to find out what it was about this magazine that he loved so. And I got hooked! I love that it’s a really classy, smart source for everything from style and culture to politics and business…thanks to it, I always feel like I have some good cocktail party conversation, plus I just genuinely enjoy the writing in it.

  • Hilliary O'Briant says:

    PICK MEEEEEE!!!!! :)
    My favorite magazine is Country Living because thats what I do…live in the country :)

  • Mallory Newlon says:

    PICK ME!

    I love reading your blog, Amanda! This entry, in particular, hit home for me because you can’t even see my bedside table for all the magazines and books stacked up on it. Total. Reading. Junkie. Now that my husband and I have bought our first home, my favorite magazine is Southern Living because I can get fantastic ideas for improving and decorating my home. Highlighting all the unique, beautiful things the South has to offer, SL makes me proud to be from the South. So… PICK ME!

  • Casey Carter says:

    Hey Amanda! I love your new website… it looks so great and of course I love your articles always! My favorite magazine, is Mississippi Magazine! I love reading it. Have not heard of Garden and Gun, but I am sure I would love it so PICK ME! Hope to see you and your family soon! Love you!

  • Deb C. says:

    Pick me!! Because while I don’t live in the south, I’d certainly like to do so vicariously through Garden & Gun!

  • Nicole says:

    Pick me :) My favorite is definitely People – a guilty pleasure, but so fun to keep up with all the celebrity gossip each week!

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