This Lil Piglet

Enjoying my Favourite Magazines Right at Home with @NextIssueCanada


I have a love of reading. Before I had little ones I could barely tear myself away from a good book before reading it front to back in one sitting. Now that I have kids I find it hard to sit down with a thick novel and read much of anything before falling asleep from exhaustion. As a parent, a blogger and a foodie, I have found a new love for short stories, mouth-watering recipes and DIY project filled magazines that I can pick up any time of the day to keep up on the newest trends. I recently signed up for a free 30 day trial with Next Issue Canada which gives me access to over 100 of the most popular digital magazine subscriptions at my fingertips any time of the day and I love it.


Traditionally I would pick up a copy of a print magazine or two that caught my eye while standing in line at the grocery store but that can add up quickly. With Next Issue I can download the newest magazine issues right to my mobile or tablet and literally have access to my favourites at any time of day. Especially late at night when I like to do a little reading before bed. I don’t have to worry about leaving the light on with a digital magazine, I can read until my hearts content, or fall asleep from exhaustion, and my husband is happier about that too. Smirk. The Next Issue Canada app is compatible with most devices; the app can be downloaded on apple, android or Windows 8 devices so you can find a few favourites like mine, Family Fun, Food Network and This Old House to name a small few.

Next Issue Canada has a variety of categories of magazines to suit any reader, such as:

  • Photography – Popular Photography; Shutterbug.
  • Fitness and Health – Mens Health, Shape, Fitness.
  • Entertainment – US Weekly, People Stylewatch, Hello Canada; Entertainment Weekly.
  • Cooking – All recipes, Bon Appetit; Vegetarian Times.
  • Fashion – InStyle, Flare, Elle, Glamour; Lou Lou.
  • Home and Garden – HGTV Magazine, Good Housekeeping, This Old House; Country Living.
  • Family – Family Fun, Today’s Parent; Family Circle.



Family Magazines are on the top of my list; I’m always seeking out new and fun ways to entertain my family. In the November issue of Family Fun I found so many adorable ideas for crafts, snacks and family time.


One of my favourites pieces from this issue of Family Fun that caught my either was this super cute String Theory art tutorial. Wouldn’t this be a unique way to bring your little ones drawing to life? I think the robot is my favourite.


This Old House has been a long time favourite magazine of mine. Being a bit of a DIY junkie, as I like to say, I absolutely adore the featured DIY projects which include full instructions and material lists. Beyond that, This Old House feature many home styling ideas, reno ideas and more. I often lean towards fall colours so naturally the Otcober issue was one of my favourites.


I loved this DIY Medicine Cabinet featured in this issue. I could easily see my plain old mirrors replaced with these cabinets with a lot more character. I could see them fitting in nicely painted black to match my cabinets.



The Food Network, need I say more? Did you realize there is a Food Network Magazine? It’s packed full of tasty recipes that you can actually make at home, health features and some of your favourite Food Network chefs giving tips and advice. In the fall issue, Ree Drummond of the Pioneer Woman featured some of her festive Halloween food ideas. Squee!



Besides my foodie crush being featured in this issue, I really enjoyed the butternut squash health tip this month and ways to introduce it into meals, as well as the inclusion of Dinners Under 500 Calories.


These were only 3 of several issues I downloaded and have been reading every day; what I love is that you can add your favourites to a personal library to sort the newest favourited issues for your convenience. Next Issue Canada has two tiers of subscription to choose from, $9.99/month and $14.99/month.


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The best part is, you can start with a 30 day trial completely for free and cancel at anytime should you decide it’s not for you. Something tells me you will love having instant access to the newest issues of your favourite magazines so much that you will decide to stay. I know Hubs and I are fans.


Get your free 30 day trial at Next Issue Canada  and connect over on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Next Issue Canada. All opinions are 100% my own and those of This Lil Piglet.

2 comments on “Enjoying my Favourite Magazines Right at Home with @NextIssueCanada”

  1. I love next issue!

    • I’m finding more and more reasons each day why I love Next Issue. I have all of my favourites at my finger tips. The best part is that now with spring coming I’m looking up mags for spring gardening or landscaping ideas without having to wait and remember to grab them in the store. Love it!

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