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I'm Anne, an editor at Inspired House magazine. Our official newsstand/launch date was October 14 and we are curious to know if you have seen the magazine yet. If so, please tell us where you saw it, if you bought it and what you think of it. We appreciate any feedback.


Also, as Mark/SYSOP mentioned earlier, I'll be the moderator for the IH forum. So far I've been hanging back, listening to what you have to say and seeing how the discussions develop. I can tell that House Chat is going to be a creative and resourceful community!


Please let me know what you think of the magazine and if you need any help on the forum.


- Anne

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Hi Anne,


Can I say coonass in here? Just checkin...lol.


Me, I am Fledge, your cajun connection.  I will be looking for the magazine.   Pleased to meet you.


p.s. Don't listen to anything Li or Amy Albert has to say about me.


And look, I curtsey  too,


Fledge



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(post #175703, reply #2 of 101)

Anne,

I subscribed several weeks ago, but haven't received my issue yet. Guess it takes awhile to get over the Rockies on the mule train.

I can curtsey, too. Whoops, OK, I can't, fell on my nose. Darn, should have tilted the other way, more padding there.

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Our customer service group is terrific. I'd recommend that you give them a call to find out the status of your subscription...800-477-8727. And let me know how it works out...

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Hi, Anne,


I went looking for it yesterday at my local Blows (Lowes' of course). They didn't have it, hadn't heard of it, and when asked why in general they haven't been having the Taunton magazines, said they just put out what the distributor sends them. Not at Kroger, either. Tomorrow I'm sallying forth to try Walmart, Kmart, and CVS, and will report back on any success. I treat myself to magazines when I accumulate enough quarters in the sofa, so I'm looking forward to this one.


I think if you decide to put up any video clips on the Web site, the first should be one of Fledge giving curtseying lessons, 'cause I have forgotten how. And I really think that everyone had Breaktime should have to take ballroom dancing lessons, too.


"Our whole American way of life is a great war of ideas, and librarians are the arms dealers selling weapons to both sides."
-James Quinn

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Can Fledge paint a mural on the ballroom wall?  How long do you suppose it will take for the lessons to start after the BT guys strip, sand, and refinish the dance floor?  Will there be a shed out back to stack up the combatants after we hog-tie them with their own cummerbunds?


No I haven't seen IH yet.  I got my answer why from the previous posters.  I did get an invitation to subscribe just yesterday.  I subscribed and paid on the website a few weeks ago.  I think that it's a PO thing, not a Taunton thing. 


Hey, should House Chat be the forum where we post all the stories about our pets?  We could call the folder Inspired Cage...No, that's not good.  Settin' and Pettin'...NO, that's awful.  Think what BT will do with that.  Pet Peaves?  No House is Complete Without Pets?  It Was Here When I Moved In?  It Goes With The Curtains (See, There It Goes Up The Curtains)? Puppy Biscuits?  Cat Hair Goes With Everything?


 

If a woman is to have a well-kept home, she must have power tools and a tool shed to call her own.

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Just plain Dog House and Cat House both have some interesting denotations.

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>>Hey, should House Chat be the forum where we post all the stories about our pets?  We could call the folder Inspired Cage...No, that's not good.  Settin' and Pettin'...NO, that's awful.  Think what BT will do with that.  Pet Peaves?  No House is Complete Without Pets?  It Was Here When I Moved In?  It Goes With The Curtains (See, There It Goes Up The Curtains)? Puppy Biscuits?  Cat Hair Goes With Everything?<<


Pet Hair?


Fur, Feathers and Drool?


I've seen the Charter Issue of Inspired House - loved it. great article on Craftsman homes that made me utterly homesick for my first house. I still dream about it, and miss it so.


 


~RuthAnn

~RuthAnn

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is this "charter issue" different than the first issue we're all expecting? If so, where did you get it? and when?

Ellen

Ellen

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I believe it's the same - it's issue #1.


Li, the moderator of the Cook's Talk board, brought a bunch of the charter issue to MeanieFest2 in Seattle and gave them out.



~RuthAnn


Edited 10/15/2003 9:59:50 PM ET by Kitchen Witch

~RuthAnn

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"How long do you suppose it will take for the lessons to start after the BT guys strip, sand, and refinish the dance floor?"


Sheesh, Tish, I'd prefer they stay dressed.


How about good ole Animal House for the pet threads? Pet Palaver? Or Critter Comforts? That sounds very lifestylish.


Oh, and Anne, I hope you've come to some sort of personal peace with the fact that Taunton forum threads go off topic and get silly at times.


"Our whole American way of life is a great war of ideas, and librarians are the arms dealers selling weapons to both sides."
-James Quinn

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I had a parakeet once. He could curtsy and liked to land on my head. He could not paint. But his cage would have make a great accent with its stained glass panels (seriously)!


Where do we sign up for those dance lessons?


It is going to be a long two or three weeks waiting for the magazine. Then we can celebrate!



 

Eroomgardener, Zone 6 or 7 depending.

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(rolling eyes) OF COURSE the people here are creative!  Taunton forums tend to attract creative, intelligent people w/terrific senses of humour/taste, pets, acreage (le sigh), and talent.


Now if we could get the rest of the planet to convert to our point of view...


This jobless recovery has done more to promote the consumption of exquisite chocolate than the finest chocolatier.  Cost be damned.

Thanksgiving - a holiday for side dishes.

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hehehehehe


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I have an African Grey

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Anne,

Your customer service group is very nice. They told me that they printed the labels last week, and it takes about 3 weeks from then to receive it. So I should get my eagerly awaited mag in 2 weeks time. OOOHHH the pain of waiting. Oh, wait, that's just my nose still smarting from the failed curtsey. Where do we sign up for lessons again?

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Hi Anne! Haven't seen IH on the newsstand but I just subsribed. I'm looking forward to this new member of the Taunton family.


Edited 10/15/2003 5:09:04 PM ET by TXgal

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It Was Here When I Moved In?  lol


or They were Here When I moved in?


funny Tish..


Silly floor refinishers. Don't they know all it takes is a little rosin and we can dance them smooth?


Now, the mural would have to be with a latin flair....cuz,


although pasa doble is my fav, I AM NOT painting anything velvet and anything resembling velvet.


 


 



Reality  check.....30 days is up.
Le Sigh

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

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Checked out my Albertson's Grocery that usually carries FHB, FWW,  and FC. 


All of the mags were pulled or discontinued to make room for seasonal stuff.


Of course I complained and wrote a note.


 



Reality  check.....30 days is up.
Le Sigh

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

(post #175703, reply #15 of 101)

Hi, Anne.


I have not seen IH yet, but am looking forward to receiving the first issue. BTW, we usually see Taunton magazines on the rack before we receive our copies in the mail. It would be a great benefit for subscribers to have priority.


 



 

Eroomgardener, Zone 6 or 7 depending.

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I picked up the only copy at my local drugstore the other day, but won't have time to delve into it for a while. The TOC looks good.

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Hi Anne,

I tried to find Inspired House at the supermarket tonight. They carry all of your other mags, so I thought that it might be there, but it was not.

How do you choose which retailer will sell which magazine? Do you automatically send it to the ones that sell your other mags? Or do they have to request it?

How can I find out what stores are selling it in the Atlanta area?

Thanks!

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How do you choose which retailer will sell which magazine? Do you automatically send it to the ones that sell your other mags? Or do they have to request it?


I'm not quite sure how this works but I can check into it for you. I think that if we have Taunton magazines in one store or chain, we will have Inspired House there, too.


How can I find out what stores are selling it in the Atlanta area?


The Inspired House web site has a listing of retailers that are selling Inspired House magazine. Just click on the Inspired House tab at the top of this page...


One other thing...you can get a free copy from us by subscribing (also through the web site). You'll get a copy of the magazine and then you can cancel when the bill comes. We do that because we hope that you'll like it enough to subscribe...but the only way for you to know that is to see for yourself.


 


 

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Thanks Anne. I will check it out.

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I checked in a Victory supermarket last night.  They had FG and FC, but no Inspired House.  I have already subscribed and I'm waiting impatiently for the first issue.  ;-)


 


AnnL; MotherHen/Hobby Farmer

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

(post #175703, reply #21 of 101)

Anne,


I saw it on the shelf at Barnes and Noble on Tuesday (I believe).  My wife and I both looked through it over a cup of coffee.


 

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I read Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking regularly. I also own several other Taunton publications. My disappointment with Inspired House is that it is borrowing photo's/ideas from the other publications. Will we see anything new?

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Anne - I found IH yesterday (10/18) on the checkout endcap rack at a local Meijers -  a regional(?) discount "everything" store.


I liked the first issue, but wonder what the heck the "stove pipe" coming out of the foundation on the back cover photo is.


I sure hope it isn't some sort of combustion appliance flue - but at least they'll have plenty of water to fight the fire! {TG}  


BTW, I never saw anyone comment in the Taunton fora on the irony a couple of FHB issues ago of Sarah Susanka advocating bigger columns {G,D&R!}


And, finally, to be "crassly" commercial, I think you folks need to hone up on your cross selling.  For example, regarding the counter-top article, I can think of several FHB articles which have details how to do various counter details.  Seeing as you're new to here{???}, I'll only charge 10% of the back issue sales you generate from here on out by cross selling to the other Taunton mags {G}


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Bin-go!


Found it, and bought it, this morning at JoAnn Fabrics store, where I usually pick up Threads. Was a bit surprised to find it there, but pleased.


Also saw it on the rack at Walmart, a place I have only been in twice in my life, and while in there I deliberately checked for it.


Now I'm off to have a cup of cocoa, and peruse happily!


"Our whole American way of life is a great war of ideas, and librarians are the arms dealers selling weapons to both sides."
-James Quinn

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I picked up a copy at Safeway yesterday morning.  I was sort of flipping through it during halftime of the (5-1) Seahawks game and before I realized it I had read a couple articles, couldn't put it down. 


Very good start.  I'm not ready to subscribe yet, you're gonna have to do it again and again.  But I'll be looking forward to the next edition to see if you can maintain this excellence - kudos to the entire staff - lots of well written text and I'd like to mention I noticed you burned in the view through the windows in several photos, instead of leaving them overexposed like I so often see in magazines - very, very nicely done.


Absolutely love that little house on the Bandon bluff.


Keep up the good work, "inspiring" indeed - Jim


 

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Okay, I found it at Lowes.


Um, .....


Beautiful architecture, especially if you are one.
Loved the storage solutions especially the step stool/stair.  Brilliant idea!


The kitchen draw solutions where wonderful and innovative.


But,


I swear I have never seen so many straight lines in one magazine. I certainly hope this magazine will not just reflect this very rigid form of space.


I kept looking for archways, something round...
Houses in our south are nothing like what has been featured in this issue.


So, can we look forward to different styled homes?
Huh?


Respectfully submitted, and I will be out on the deck,
Fledge



Reality  check.....30 days is up.
Le Sigh

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

(post #175703, reply #31 of 101)

We are planning to cover a wide variety of house styles from different areas of the country. Stay tuned and you'll see...