Throwback Thursday: Retro Summer Fun Activities

I was watching the movie Grown Ups last night with my man and it reminded me that the kids today (wow that makes me sound so old) don’t understand what it means to enjoy life. Especially summer. When I was young, I couldn’t wait for summer. It means I got to be a tomboy, I got to play all day at Ledges in Boone, it meant I got to climb trees, and skin my knees (not intended to rhyme btw) and it meant when I loved i the city I got to have lemonade stands and go rollerskating and fly kites and all the fun outdoor activities.

If you are struggling for ideas, I have found this list for you to print off and mark off as you finish up your summer. For some like here in the mid west, school is just around the corner. For others school is a bit of time away. Regardless the days for the Summer of 2013 are soon ending and I don’t know about you but I believe in making every moment count.

Right click image, save as, then print, or print off straight away if you

There are plenty more activities and ideas out there everywhere on line. Just Google or Bing “Summer Activities”.

Step away from the computer and video games and make your kids do the same. Go play with them, connect with them and make great old time family memories. Take your kids and maybe others out with you and let the kids make friends the old fashioned way…IN PERSON.

Bring back the good ole days have some fun in the sun!

Until next time,

Xoxo

Trisha Trixie

 

What’s Happening Wednesday: Retro Auto Time

Today I need to take my truck/suv to the Auto Repair Shop. As I am describing on the phone the sounds and clanks I start smirking to myself thinking,

image of Small Best Service Tin Sign

“Is this how all women sound to auto repair guys?” and

What did women do in the past when the car or vehicle needed fixing?”

There were some women who evidently could handle it all or at least that is what the old ads WANT you to belive

Some women gave it their all

Although I don’t know why but whenever I think of Car Mechanics I can’t help but think of the boys fro Grease

Though the image below is about something else, the way it makes me feel is the same. This is what I want. I want a mechanic to be the guy who is looking over my car and tells me what to do, but won’t cheat me because he is a respectable man and I am a lady in aid.

if I could fix my car I still wouldn’t because I just feel there are some things a lady should not have to tend to.

Fix my car and I’ll bake you a cake if you want, just don’t ask a woman to do a man’s job. I know that way of thinking is out of the norm, but it is how I feel.

Now, to finish getting ready, run my last errand to shop for the home then take the car to my mechanic guy.

Until next time,

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

 

Throwback Thursday: Funny Vintage Humor

I wanted to share a wonderful Throwback spot I found many Retro or Vintage Stamps and Images. I love this little place and she also has links on the side to many others on the right hand side. Here is some funny Vintage humor on her site

http://freevintagedigistamps.blogspot.com/

http://freevintagedigistamps.blogspot.com/2012/01/free-vintage-printables-retro-humor.html

http://freevintagedigistamps.blogspot.com/2012/01/free-vintage-printables-more-retro.html

 

Vintage Kitchen

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These just make me crack up…

So, there you have it. Enjoy your Thursday and remember to not take others, bashers, haters or anyone too seriously…

 

Have fun and Enjoy the show…

Until next time,

XoXo, Trisha Trixie

Throwback Thursday: Vintage ComicCon

This Upcoming Saturday Trisha Trixie will be at miniCon Comic Con here in Des Moines Iowa. This made me wonder if I could find any images to share with you today of some older ComicCons and what they were like. The ComicCon Planners are encouraging cosplay so I thought I would start there and see where it evolves.

Here are some fun images I think you might fall off your seat in laughter about. The first one is truly funny!

These are some I found from Vintage Everyday from a 1980 ComicCon…

(Totally love the wallpaper btw)

Chad Spilkers dad perhaps? LOL

and of course, gotta have the sexy on

Some dress in Vintage Looking costumes

Vintage Trekkies

This Con looks more like an Old persons con to me, but hey at least they are there to support

Types of retro things you used to find at cons (these are all hoarded by the collectors now I think) 🙂

Retro or Vintage comics nowadays are RARE and very hard to find. If you do find any they are worth a pretty penny but as I was talking to a friend she said the Comic shop wanted her to go have them certified before he would buy them.

If you are looking for that special comic though, ComicCons are the pace to go because lots of vendors bring those specialty items to the shows.

and…

Here is Dale Messick from Brenda Starr at a Comic Con I thought you all might like

Dale Messick

I hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane with me on the ComicCon side of things. Remember if you dress Cosplay this weekend you get in FREE!

Stop by my booth, say hi, get a free signed MEME card from me

Hope to see you there! Can’t wait!

Until next time,

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

Throwback Thursday: Vintage Mother

I want to share a simple but wonderful little image I received today from Vintage Digital Stamps. I thought I would share some of these Vintage Mother Items with you and give you the links in case you want to make a Vintage Inspired Mother’s Day card, she has all the items you could download to create something special for your Mother, Mommy, or Mommie! 🙂

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Here are also some letters she gives you as well as some other places to edit, create a collage and use these items along with some other fonts to make a great card for your mom

Click on these links to find the images used today to create your own Vintage Card for this holiday or any others that you might desire.

Vintage Mother 1

Vintage Mother 2

Vintage Mother3

Elephant Mother

Mother and Child

Vintage Photo of Mom and Child

Vintage Letters

PicMonkey Edit a Photo or Collage

Kewl Mom ideas from Pic Monkey

DaFont : Great tool for downloading and adding fonts (for the more techy minded person)

My Fonts: Add Fonts (for techies)

Font Squirrel

I think that should be a good start at least to create some super cute Vintage Retro Throwback looking Mother’s Day Cards. If you use any of these, Tag me on FAcebook or Comment below and send me the link. I would love to see what you come up with!

Until Next Time,

XoXo~Trisha Trixie

Mad Men Monday: Tribute to Mom in a Different World

I always have to smirk at the thing that happen on the show, most especially things mother’s say, how they act and how the children are as well. It was such a  different time then.

This little funny from “The Daily Beast” show Betty Draper in her true glory

Betty Draper (Mad Men)

Some mothers yell when their kids won’t eat their vegetables. Mad Men’s Betty Draper goes postal. From stuffing sweet potatoes in her daughter’s mouth to slapping her when she cuts her own hair, it’s easy to wonder why this “perfect” ’60s housewife had children in the first place

The new Mother in Law in Betty’s life is one of those irritating types. I have friends who have grandmothers such as this and we hated it when they had to visit or watch us. They were so mean

Then there is Joan’s Mom. Half the time she is a great help and the other half (or more than) she meddles and irritates Joan to no end. Isn’t that how mom’s are sometimes though?

Joan however as a new mom is trying hard to keep it all together, be back int eh workforce and raise her son up right with right morals and values by standing up for what she believes in early on.

Megan’s mom is seemingly delightful to everyone else, but Megan. I know a few mom’s of this nature

Megan on the other hand, is stuck in the limbo land of I am a hottie, I am a wife, or wait this weekend I have to be a mom. I have been there. Not an easy task

Many people forget Peggy as a part of the “mother” group. She did have a baby and she technically IS a mom. She does not see her child anymore and gave him up for adoption. Though some may not agree with her, I favor her decision to do what was right for her.

What I find intriguingly interesting was then when I did a search for Mad Men Mom, there was one missing from the mix. Trudy Campbell. I would have thought Peggy would have been, but no, nowhere to be found is Trudy. Trudy is solid and sturdy. She stands up for herself against Pete who is lame beyond all compare.  She has done well in standing up for her household and her values.

When thinking of Mother’s Day coming up, remember how it used to be and how it is now. The moms have changed and the kids too. No more are the days of shoes coming off and being used as a punishing instrument or wooden spoons or paddles. Mom’s used to let their kids out for hours and not care or worry where there were. Kids used to play with dry cleaning bags to anything they could find and the mom’s of the world did NOT think to worry.

I mention the kids because there is a song from Bucky Covington that makes me think about how different things were then from now. We used to drink out of  a hose, we used to run in the streets, and eheven mentions how mothers used to smoke and drink, and you know what, we survived…

Saturday (Evening) Special-Vintage Sewing Books

I love Vintage sewing books such as these. There not only is something wonderful to me about the smell of old books, but looking at these brings backs moment of when my Grandma Hunter was trying so hard to teach me the basics. I also love the style of these books and how they teach us. There is no fancy DVD or CD with some tutorial on it. All they had was words. Words and images in and on a book to tell us everything we needed to know about how to sew. I got one of the books at a Thrift store and the other one I happened upon when I was at Domestica in East Village in Des Moines.

If you get a chance to grab one of these types books, do yourself a favor and get it. It is well worth it and you won’t regret it.

Now, I am going off to my rocking chair and ottoman and gonna put my feet up and devour into these tonight and get off this new version of a Idiot box- the computer. 🙂

XoXo~Trisha Trixie