Monday, March 4, 2013

FOLK Magazine || review and giveaway



Are you familiar with FOLK Magazine? If not, you should be. I'm a huge fan of the people at FOLK Magazine and I'm so excited to be able to share their work with you. FOLK Magazine was founded by Ben Ashby, the editor in chief  and CEO (who, I may add, is still a college student, which is so great!), and their motto is to live authentic. Here's how Ben describes FOLK on their site:





So great, right? It's been so cold in southwest Ohio lately, and I've really been longing a bit of Spring,  so I was excited to receive the Spring issue a bit early to review for you. First of all, I really love the look and feel of the magazine. Secondly, as a visual person, I'm really drawn to the photography in each issue. All of the images are beautiful, and they often capture simple day to day scenes which are transcended to exquisite moments in time.



Case in point. And this totally makes me want to buy a few sheep for our new house.

The stories are what capture your heart, though. From the tale of a young couple who leaves the big city to start a family and a handmade business in the foothills of the Appalachians in rural North Carolina, to an interview with Ben's childhood idol Leann Rimes, and really everything in between. There are features on artisan Lori Ann Corelis, author and gardner Margaret Roach, musician Greg Sczebel, designer Melody Doyel, and much more. There are stories about a mushroom farmer in New York, a shop owner in Portland, Oregon, an antique store in Nebraska, and a sheep farm in Massachusetts. And more. Plus there are some great recipes and fun craft and DIY projects, too. I'm totally going to make an old ladder stand for the new house, but instead of plants (as suggested) I think I'm going to display some of my vintage quilts on it. 



I've seen two issues of FOLK Magazine so far, and I'm honestly pleasantly surprised at the amount of great content that is included in each one. These days, many magazine are so full of advertisements, so it's really a nice change of pace.

Ben and the team at FOLK are offering a great deal on their subscriptions as well. Just enter the code #FOLK for 50% off of the regular price. You can purchase your subscription here.

Plus, I'm giving away a subscription to one lucky reader. To enter, please leave a comment below. The giveaway will end on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at midnight ET. Please be sure to include your email address in your comment if your blogger profile doesn't include it, so I can contact you if you're the winner.

Be sure to check out FOLK Magazine on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram for daily doses of inspiration, too!

28 comments:

Katy David said...

It looks like a really great magazine! I'd love to get my hands on a copy or six.

Svetlana said...

sounds like such a fun and interesting magazine, thanks for the chance to win the subscription.

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance!

gccmom said...

Looks like a very interesting magazine...thanks for the opportunity.

Marla's Crafts said...

Never heard of the magazine but it looks interesting. Nice give away.

Gill said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Esch House Quilts said...

It sounds like a fantastic magazine, Heather. Thanks for the giveaway!

Gwen said...

It looks like an interesting magazine which just might have a lot of quilty inspiration in it, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Melody said...

I'm going to have to looks for this one. Looks like a wonderful magazine!

Jenny said...

wow Heather, that looks great! there blog is beautiful as well! thanks for a chance, id love a subscription

carina said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, I would love to win a copy!

Tamie said...

Looks like a really cool magazine. I'm off to check it out.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Thank you for a lovely give away! That looks beautiful and interestin magazine!
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Rebecca said...

Woohoo, I've been following Folk on Twitter and Instagram for a while now, but haven't seen a real magazine yet. I'd love to win; thanks for the giveaway!

Eileen Gianiodis said...

Seriously, is there someone who doesn't love great photos? Sounds like a great magazine!

mjb said...

This would be an inspiring magazine to read

Karen said...

Thanks for bringing this magazine to my attention. I am with you in southwest Ohio (Dayton) and am so done with all the wind!

Sowing Stitches said...

I wish I had a copy right now in my hands! Sounds like th eperfect cure for Spring Fever as the rain has begun and we are expecting snow later today. I am thrilled at the thought of content...and less ads! Great review!

Anne said...

I've been hearing a lot about this magazine and haven't seen it anywhere yet. Would love to win.

Beth said...

It's been pretty gray here in the Pacific NW, and I, too, am ready for a blast of springtime. Thanks for the chance to receive it in such an inspiring package.

Maxine said...

I'd love to win a subscription to FOLK Magazine! Thanks for the chance!

hueisei said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Thanks for the chance!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! Sounds like a neat magazine. I have not heard of Folk so Thanks for a great review and post.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

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hookedonquilting said...

Thanks for pointing out this new magazine! Since I'm from the Appalachian area I will definitely have to check out that article. Interesting how these tech saavy "kids" are now going back to the roots of their ancestors.

Diane said...

It looks like a great magazine. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kelly said...

This magazine looks like something I could really appreciate! I would love to win but I'll probably get myself a subscription even if I don't!

B Greene said...

Looks like a wonderful magazine (and I think you do need a sheep or two!)

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