Favorites Giveaway MINGLE Magazine 2012

Most bookshops have good magazine sections. Our local bookshop has an outstanding one. Its on those shelves that I find a ton of crafty inspiration, read a ton of gossip news (just being real here, people) and discover new magazines on the market.
A few months ago I discovered Mingle Magazine. It is published by Stampington and Company, which published a slew of fantastic publications like Where Women Cook and Stuffed.

Mingle is not just a magazine. I would consider it more of a beautiful piece of coffee table decor filled with more inspiring, entertaining ideas than one mastermind hostess could retain in one sitting. Its genius. And beautiful. And I had the opportunity to contribute to this season's Mingle Magazine (squeeling and dancing as I write that).

Anytime I have the opportunity to write for a publication, locally or nationally, I feel so honored and blessed. This publication is like icing on my freelance writing cake. This was my "goal" magazine. When I bought that first issue months ago I told Mike, "one day I am going to have an article in here".

The more you read this blog, the more you'll learn~ I am a goal setter and a goal reacher. In fact, I fervently believe that we can and SHOULD set and reach goals in life. I have written some posts about this here and here and a few others touch on the subject under the "creating home" tab up top. What goals are you setting? This week? This month? I have lists of them. 3 month, 6 month, 12 month, 5 year...It keeps me inspired, motivated and a more engaged mother, wife and friend.

Today I am giving away a brand spankin' new copy of Mingle. It just hit the shelves yesterday!
I'll include some other little goodies in the package with the magazine too...

Comments close on Monday at 9pm EST

1. Leave a comment here on the blog and share what entertaining you hope to do this spring.

2. Follow Art of Homemaking on Facebook and leave a second comment saying you did so.

3. Share the giveaway on FB or Twitter and leave a third comment.

(and if you aren't following on Pinterest or Twitter, you can click those nifty buttons in the top right corner to do that. AND if you want the weekly newsletter, become a subscriber up there too.)



  1. I've never heard of that magazine but now I'm intrigued! I have been meaning to have some friends over for a 'spring fling' but just haven't carved out the time to do it. Maybe I'll find some great inspiration in this magazine to get me going!

  2. Megan, this is... wow! I am doing a little dance with you! I love how you said to Mike "one day" just a few months ago! You are a perfect fit for this magazine - they were spot on to feature YOU! I want to pour a cup of coffee and enjoy paging through it. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy, or know where to find one - but I'll find a way! I'm looking forward to seeing your inspiring and beautiful work in it! I have a good feeling that you are still at the beginning of your journey.... XO

  3. I plan on giving a derby/princess themed birthday party for my 5 year old. It's only my 2nd time throwing a kid birthday party in about 8 years. Wish me luck.

  4. I'm planning to host lots of little ones, digging in the front yard and holding little chickens. Always a kid party here.

  5. I bought the first issue of Mingle, and it was fantastic. I'd love to win the next!

    I'm hosting a picnic play date for about 6 mamas and their little ones and just hosted a cupcakes&champagne night for friends.

  6. Oh, yes, an outdoor late lunch with some new friends.

  7. I'm having a small get together after my baby comes (4 weeks!).

  8. Kathleen Silvestri16/4/12 12:12 PM

    I am having some very unique entertaining adventures this Spring. My husband and I have been asked to help with some marriage and divorce counseling at our home, which we are delighted to do - good conversation together with good food and fine wine!

  9. Kathleen Silvestri16/4/12 12:14 PM

    I have liked your facebook page as well!

  10. This looks like a great magazine, just the thing I'd love. Can we win in the UK?
    We've already done an Easter lunch and I'm already planning a 2 & a half party for June (my little boy was born on Christmas day, so he has a half party, then his little friends can come!!)

  11. I love to entertain and have already planned for Sunday afternoon and evening company in a couple of weeks.

  12. Liked your facebook page, can't wait to read through!