I loved the toile (classic French pattern) look for tablewear, tablecloths, etc. in the April issue of Country Living. Interesting article on collectible figural measuring tapes also; I didn't realize there were so many different kinds! Also interesting articles on other collectibles, crafts (loved the pushpin and pencil ideas), Easter entertaining (eggs in egg cups as placecards), gardening, recipes, and home makeovers; though, frankly, taking out that beautiful bathroom art deco floor and making the whole room white, made for a boring room.
In the February issue of Coastal Living was a different sofa pillow idea; the pillows were numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. (You could spread numbered pillows through the whole house and have a scavenger hunt.) And in the March Better Homes & Gardens, I came across a webpage for countertop ideas: Choosing Kitchen Countertops (slide show). And it must have been in that issue that I discovered a portable induction burner. It looks like a handy gadget to have on hand: Circulon.com - Cookware Products - Infinite Circulon Induction Burner