Wednesday What not: The vintage mother

So with the wold of Mad Men blowing across our nation, what man doesn’t want his own Betty?

I’d love to be able to stay home and participate in the activities of the 1950s, but what did a stay at home mother really do?

Top Ten in the life of a 1950s mother

10. Taking care of the home.

9. Grocery Shopping

8. Crafting

7. Sewing

6. Baking

5. Socializing with friends

4. Volunteering through social clubs

3.  Taking care of children

2 Making sure the house stayed together.

1.  Staying beautiful for her husband!

What do you do that reminds you of the vintage mother?  Funny thing at my house we have a dishwasher, however I’d rather wash the dishes by hand.  Something about it just calms my nerves.

Also, I love to put on a little apron and imagine myself back in time.  Didn’t things seem so much simpler?

Perhaps, your mother deserves to feel like a goddess in her home while crafting, baking, sewing or whatever her heart desires.  Don’t forget that trishatrixie designs has a huge selection of aprons and apron accessories.

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Mad Men Monday: Who Are You?

I thought for today we would start the new blog with a little more style in what I have wanted Mad Men Monday to be about. About Mad Men. So I am going to start us off with a little quiz.

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What Mad Men Character are you? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT

I took the Mad Men Quiz and got Trudy Campbell http://qz4.me/OFRiE8

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You are Trudy Campbell–devoted wife to Pete. Like, Trudy, you are supportive and caring, even when your actions aren’t always appreciated.

I think that is funny because at present I am NOT married but all the rest is true.

Take the quiz and come back here or on our Facebook page and tell us what Mad Men Character are you?

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Knowing who you are, who you resemble and what character you are committing to will help you to hone in on the traits and characteristics you desire to emulate. I was thinking I was either a Betty or a Joan but Trudy never came to mind. As soon as I saw the results, I thought “Hmm, yeah that could be me” LOL

I do however think I am more of a Betty. She was a model (like me) yet still had the stay at home life. Betty is very much a Grace Kelly kind of gal. Not sure just yet which one of those I would want to own up to. I think I need to research Trudy CAmpbell a bit more. Maybe the test is right, maybe I am more Trudy than Betty.

Betty: Pale Blues, Winter whites, camels, grays. Blonde hair, blue eyes, rosy lips and fair complexion.

Joan: Jewel tones, forest green, coral, purple, teal, and of course-Red. Alabaster skin and striking red lips.

Peggy: Mustard (though the character hates it) is her signature style. Lackluster tones of greens and yellows convey her modesty.

Trudy: A young city version of Betty (hmm maybe I am more of a Trudy). Cool Sixties prints, paisley and geometric, shades fo blue from teal to azure. She wears those colors to compliment her husbands suits. (Funny My man and I try to dress to compliment each other when we go out)

So the more I delve into each woman and character and share bits about Mad Men (I can’t wait until next season comes out) it will be interesting to see how things turn out for the cast as well as for myself in learning about this lifestyle.

I generally feel I am more of a 1930s, 40s, and 50’s kind of gal, but I do, (OH HOW I DO) love Mad Men. Maybe I could be a Mad Men gal after all. 🙂

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XoXo Trisha Trixie

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