Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Martha Stewart Living - November Issue

The November issue of Martha Stewart Living has always symbolized the true start to the holiday season in my home.  As Halloween nears, I begin to anticipate the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season.  Some may 'poo-poo' at the thought of holiday planning so early; but I've always had a 'retail' mentality when it comes to holidays!

I was so happy to see the November issue of Living in my mailbox today and I immediately sat down to page through the beautiful pages of this issue.

If you're planning your first Thanksgiving dinner, or if you're a seasoned pro at this family feast, you'll enjoy "A Delicious Tradition" on pages 78, 144, and 170.  Learn how to prepare a turkey in about an hour, family pleasing side dishes, and perfect pies every time. 

Looking for an interesting craft idea?  Try glitter-painting.  Paint by numbers meets the digital age using the new photo-conversion tool on marthastewart.com/glitter.  Upload a picture and print it in simplified color fields.  Add glue and glitter to transform favorite photos into one-of-a-lind work of art.  Turn to page 152 for all the step by step how to. 

Kevin Sharkey, editorial director of decorating, continues his home renovation:  essential basics for a small kitchen with some help from Martha.  Get Martha's help in your own kitchen on a nice pull out section on page 103. 

The ad pages give us something to look forward to this holiday season: 

The Fine Living Network is devoting every Wednesday night to holiday planning.  A new television special, "Martha Stewart's Thanksgiving Desserts" will premiere on the network November 4 at 8 p.m.  "Martha Stewart's Thanksgiving Special" premieres Wednesday November 11 at 8 p.m.  Don't miss these specials as you prepare for your family feast. 

Martha and Grandin Road are teaming up again for the holidays with beautiful decorations for your home. Watch the Grandin Road website for details on the new line from Martha Stewart.  (I checked this afternoon but no details quite yet!) 

Also, Martha is teaming up with Dove Chocolates.  Look for the blue Martha circle logo on packages of Dove Promise candies, where you will find helpful holiday tips from Martha on each wrapper.  Who doesn't love chocolate and who doesn't love a few tips from Martha?

I have a feeling this holiday season will bring one good thing after another!


Kate said...

I cannot wait to get my copy in the mail. It looks absolutely beautiful. Thanks for whetting my appetite and Happy Holidays (may as well get it in early!).

John R. said...

Can't wait to get mine. Hopefully this week! The November issue is one of my favorite issues!!
Picked up "Dinner at Home" this evening, and getting ready to page through that!!

Elaine said...

It looks like it is a great issue and I am looking forward to getting mine in the mail. That glitter painting sounds really cool - can't wait to check it out!