Review: Caboodle Magazine

Caboodle Magazine

I recently found out about Caboodle Magazine from Grandma Eileen’s blog post, Let’s rave about Caboodle Magazine! Admittedly I hadn’t heard of Caboodle before, but from reading Laura’s post, I was so excited to buy my copy, which I duly did, and it arrived soon after. Unfortunately, it’s been so busy at Pugh Towers recently that I’ve only just managed to finish reading it today! So now, my review can begin 🙂


I love this magazine!

Jess ReevesI loved their interview with Jess Reeves, who is the founder of Cute Club. Her collection is simply amazing. She runs the Cute Club Zine, which is available from her Etsy shop. The current issue is Volume Four which comes with a Valentines Kewpie Cut-Out. I’ll be ordering mine as I love all things kitsch 🙂


EdinburghAs mentioned in my post Places I’d love to visit with Michael earlier in the week, we’d love to visit Edinburgh in the future. I was so excited to see earlier tonight that there was a travel feature on Edinburgh! As well as the things to do I’d mentioned in my post, I have found out about so many extra things to see and do from Caboodle, not least the Vintage Bus Tour, which is a definite!


CactusAnother great feature article was with Samantha Kay, who has created Concrete Jungles. I’ve never owned a cactus before, or really any plants as I seem to have had the opposite of green fingers in the past, and the poor plants have never lasted that long 😦 But, after this article, I think I could handle a cactus. I love the designs Samantha has created and owning a cactus is now on my list of things to buy. In fact, I think that I’ve just come up with a new blog post idea…


FlamingoI’ve recently started to get back into craft, and their ‘how to’ on making a gorgeous pink flamingo got me wanting to rush straight to my local craft shop!


Aswell as the awesome things mentioned above, the magazine is chock-full of fabulous finds. As they say on their website: “Fashion – Lifestyle – Art – Design – Crafts – Recipes – Entertaining – Home – Vintage – Beauty – Travel”

They also have ‘ideas for going out and about’ and through this I’ve just found out about Jollydays, who offer glamping in North Yorkshire with “a range of fully equipped bell tents and woodcutter huts set in beautiful woodland, on the outskirts of York”. I am so there!

The magazine costs £7.00, which sounds like a lot for a magazine, but I’d say that Caboodle is less of a magazine, and more like a lifestyle bible. You definitely get value for money. Also, they only publish bi-annually. Don’t hesitate, buy it today!


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