PEOPLE Magazine and my mother go hand in hand. I can’t even think of a time that she did not subscribe to it. It is as comfortable to see PEOPLE Magazine in her home as it is to see my dad in his workshop. After I moved out of the house, I always knew that there would be an issue waiting for me when I dropped by. Apparently I get my magazine hoarding ways from her. You can always find a basket full of past issues in her bedroom to grab from. I gravitate towards the book reviews, although I rarely read books (I LOVE books just no time right now to read them, my time is much better suited for magazines). I love the quick hits on beauty trends and tips. Of course I love the celebrity gossip but I also really like how they share human interest stories and project positivity through their ‘Heroes Among Us’ column. There is always a sense of comfort that I feel holding a PEOPLE Magazine issue in my hands. Like all is right with the world. Inevitably, when I talk myself in to taking a break, to take some “me” time, and read a magazine on a weekday, something happens. Usually a pee accident of some sort. I really should chart it. It could probably be classified as some sort of phenomenon. But once cleaned up, the magazine brings me back to that happy place once again.
And one issue that I always look forward to is the PEOPLE Magazine’s Annual Sexiest Man Alive issue. Because how could it not be a favorite? This issue hits stores on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. You will undoubtedly see this as you are checking out with your groceries and you should totally get it. Make sure to grab a bottle of wine as well. In my opinion it is no different from the kids looking at the Toys R Us toy catalogue or your husband reading the VS catalogue. Feel free to make an event of it. While we probably won’t find one of our picks under the Christmas tree, I don’t see the harm in putting a list together from it. Who would you vote Sexiest Man Alive if you had a vote? (Note: If you are a fan of ‘Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23′ like I am, you won’t want to miss the Nov. 13 episode where James Van Der Beek is on a quest to be named PEOPLE Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive!! He’d get my vote. Dawson is lookin’ gooo-ooood).
Kroger knows that around the holidays budgets might be tight. They are generously offering a $20 gift card, to a Kroger store, so that you can put together a little “me” time without feeling guilty. To win, all you have to do is leave a comment and let me know who your favorite past PEOPLE Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive is. Be sure to include an email where I can reach you if you win! You can leave a comment through midnight,
Monday, November 19, 2012. UPDATE: THE NEW DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012. Winner will be picked using Random.org and announced Wednesday, November 21th WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012. And you might want to live relatively close (for sure in the United States) to a Kroger or Kroger affiliate store so you can use the card.