Darn magazines and their perfect lives…
You know the ones I’m talking about, the evil ones that lure you in with their beautiful models, picture perfect products and meticulously sculpted scenery all telling you that you will lead an inferior unhappy life if you don’t fill your home and your person with these fine products.
Back in the day, I used to fall for the hype… but now, not so much. I still love beautiful things, but here is an example why I can’t lead a “magazine life”.
Soft Surroundings magazine-they start reeling you in with just the name, who doesn’t wanna be surrounded with soft stuff, brilliant marketing;)
Exhibit 1- The incredible plush looking perfect magazine bed
This incredibly beautiful lush lisette bedding costs about a $1000 bucks and would last about a day at my house. Once it’s been slept on forget about it, the pillows… smushed, the bedspread… wrinkled. My daughter would have christened it with goldfish and other greasy snacks and it would have been given the once over by my dog, leaving a faint doggie smell.
Exhibit #2 Good Morning!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t look like this when I wake up in the morning and eat my breakfast. My hair is crazy, I have mismatched pj’s with only one sock and I’m stumbling around with one eye open searching for coffee and grumbling about getting up.
Exhibit #3 The ‘ole Beach scene
They always look so beautiful on the beach, don’t they. Well, I rarely look like this chick. The wind is usually blowing a hundred miles and hour, I am covered in sand, sunburned and my hair is usually in some sort of wet ball on top of my head.
Exhibit #4 The Outdoor Space
I don’t know who this Robin person is, but they are pretty lucky to be drinking wine and taking a casual nap on this luxurious patio daybed. This set up is exclusively for magazine folk only.
Oh Boy, let’s get dressed up in our finest $84 dollar linen shirt to go do some yard work.
Exhibit #5 The Un-Lived in Living room
This is the one they always reel me in on. The un-lived in living room. The showroom quality, no dust bunny, non-trashed, color coordinated, designer, no life, standing room only living room. Looks good on paper, ya’ll, but forget about it!
Hey…..wait a minute..I do like these terrace pants. Something I can have but sadly I probably won’t cause these britches are $80 bucks. When they go on sale perhaps.
So there you have it…magazine life, a pretty perfect paper life that is pretty much unattainable. Do we really want it anyways, seems like a lot of trouble to me..LOL. How bout you?