My husband's family has this tradition of giving each other money and the birthday boy/girl picks out his/her own gift. I've always thought that the tradition was weird and resisted it every year. Every May, I would put "my" money in the bank and use it to buy groceries, household stuff, etc.
Well, not this year...no, I bought something for me! I bought myself a Kindle Fire.
I've been wanting one since last Christmas but have resisted the purchase until now. A few days ago, I got the idea of using my "birthday money" to buy it. Did I wait until I received said money? No. I whipped out that credit card and bought it ASAP. You see, I have a problem. When I decide to buy something (esp. electronics), I want it right then and there. I'm an almost 47 year old woman that acts like a child when it comes to electronic gadgets. Shameful!
OK, here's what I really wanted to tell you. When I played with my new toy yesterday, I discovered two really cool things.
One, the gorgeous set of the TV show, "Hot in Cleveland". I had never watched it but always heard about how pretty the girl's house is on the show. So, to try out the video on the kindle fire (which is beyond awesome, btw), I watched an episode of "Hot in Cleveland". The set is design is beautiful. Most of the scenes take place in a simulated Victorian farmhouse. Here are my two favorite "rooms" of the show.
The kitchen. I'm in love with the stove! And just look at the floor. A little "modern" touch in a vintage kitchen?
Another cool thing I discovered was the magazine, "Old House Interiors". I picked it to see the image quality of the kindle fire when looking at magazines. I was immediately hooked on this magazine. Here is their website. Just look at some of these pictures from their May/June 2012 issue.
Well, needless to say, "Old House Interiors" was my first magazine subscription for my kindle fire. I am very impressed at how clear and detailed the images are.
Do you have a kindle fire? What magazines or books do you have on it? Anything good? Do tell....
If you don't have one, go get one. You'll love it. You can always create a pre-birthday for yourself.
You're welcome :)