The Crazy Suburban Mom: 2013-01-27

Friday, February 1, 2013

Vintage image of the day, A rainbow of cars.

This image is part of an ad  from a 1956 Better Homes and Gardens for the General Motors line of cars; Chevy, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac.

 While I'm grateful for today's modern features (air bags, fuel economy... Air conditioning...) I truly wish they would bring back the wonderful colors that were available.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

I'm a voyeur

I think paper planning is getting popular again.    I was at Staples the other day and saw inserts I've never seen before and that hasn't happened in, gosh.... over a decade.  Fifteen years ago (or so) Staples had a varied selection of planner brands and inserts but it dwindled to just few standard inserts and  lower end planners.   I hope this is the beginning of a trend and they begin to carry higher quality planners again.

While the binders remain a cheese fest in vinyl  these were  interesting!


It's a GTD  themed pack by At-A-Glance and only at Staples.


If Staples is creating exclusive planner content they must think it's worth the investment. 

 P.S. The pictures aren't great but I feel like a voyeuristic stationary peeper taking pictures of Post-It notes, so I click and run before I get caught. 


But who wouldn't take a shot of these crazy babies...


Monstrous Post-its.


I can't imagine what I'd do these he-man sized post-its... but I find them ridiculously appealing.  


I'm so lucky to live near a Staples with the Martha Stewart line...




The design of her line is so.... clean.  So different from everything else at Staples although...  


I definitely noticed a Marthish trend in other brands...


Towards softer colors and away from the usual florescent day-glo awful that inhabits office supply lines.   It's got to be due to the popularity of the Martha Stewart (and other) lines made to appeal to women.   

All we need now is a trend towards quality paper.  


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Big Girl Filofax part 2

Thank you to all my subscribers!  It's nice to know I'm not the only analog person left in a digital world!

Here's part 2 of the switch back to my Malden A5 Filofax.  Hopefully as my editing improves I won't have all these multi-part videos!  That said, some people might prefer the shorter ones - You don't always have half an hour to just watch.   Maybe let me know in the comment section if you prefer the longer or shorter ones?


Pink Kitchen love! Vintage Image of the Day, January 30, 2013

This image is part of an Armstrong Flooring ad from a 1956 Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.  I recently got a few more vintage magazines from the mid-fifties and they are awash in pink (atomic aqua too!)

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The ad was for the pink brick flooring (which pretty much rocks!)   Definitely click on the picture so you can check out that pink mixer!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Puttin' on my big girl Filofax

Something new in this video, awake dogs! 

Editing videos is a baffling thing.  I thought I had an entire video uploaded but it turned out to be just half a video.  The second half just vanished in the digital mist somewhere.  Part two should be up tomorrow after I film it.


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