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Currently Reading: Mr. Kate A Hot Glue Gun Mess

Currently Reading: Mr. Kate A Hot Glue Gun Mess

True confession: I have a total girl crush on Mr. Kate (aka Kate Albrecht). She's funny, a DIY ninja and a blogger who created an empire. Empire might seem like a grand word. But what else do you call a jewelry line, a temporary tattoos line (the adorably named "BeautyMarks") appearances on/in The Today Show, Access Hollywood, W-Magazine, Lucky, and…
Mad Men Musings: Person to Person

Mad Men Musings: Person to Person

If you’re a Mad Men fan, you SHOULD HAVE joined us here regularly for Mad Men Musings - a space to discuss selected highlights, low points, or just plain water-cooler worthy moments of each episode. You would have liked it, I promise. “What the World Wants Today is the Real Thing”—(2nd chorus from I’d Like to Buy the World a…
Virtual Mad Men Party winners: New York, here we come

Virtual Mad Men Party winners: New York, here we come

Remember the virtual Mad Men party for the mid-season 7 premiere we were part of? You know the one; 50+ blogs shared their favorite Mad Men inspired food and drink recipes (many from the Unofficial Mad Men cookbook) and Heather whipped up Shrimp Curry Canapés and Whiskey Sours. Well, what you may not have known is that there was a…
Mad Men Musings: The Milk and Honey Route

Mad Men Musings: The Milk and Honey Route

If you’re a Mad Men fan, join us regularly for Mad Men Musings - a space to discuss selected highlights, low points, or just plain water-cooler worthy moments of each episode. You guys, it’s really ending—and this penultimate episode really brought that point home. I hope everyone had a nice stiff drink to see them through “The Milk and Honey…
Mad Men Musings: Lost Horizon

Mad Men Musings: Lost Horizon

If you’re a Mad Men fan, join us regularly for Mad Men Musings - a space to discuss selected highlights, low points, or just plain water-cooler worthy moments of each episode. Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is the perfect (albeit ominous) song to close out this episode; our SC&P survivors are unmoored in the vast universe of McCann Erickson, and some of…
Mad Men Musings: Time and Life

Mad Men Musings: Time and Life

If you’re a Mad Men fan, join us regularly for Mad Men Musings - a space to discuss selected highlights, low points, or just plain water-cooler worthy moments of each episode. Much of what we’ve seen this season (this half, specifically) has been slow, laced with ennui and a sense of “is that all there is?” But “Time and Life”…
Mad Men Musings: The Forecast

Mad Men Musings: The Forecast

If you’re a Mad Men fan, join us regularly for Mad Men Musings - a space to discuss selected highlights, low points, or just plain water-cooler worthy moments of each episode. If you have a magic eight ball just laying around, you should probably get it out for this recap - our theme is prognostications, and the future is looking…
Mad Men Musings: New Business

Mad Men Musings: New Business

If you’re a Mad Men fan, join us regularly for Mad Men Musings - a space to discuss selected highlights, low points, or just plain water-cooler worthy moments of each episode. Transactions are the name of the game this week, tying in perfectly to the episode title “New Business.” Everyone’s out to beg, barter or steal what they want, or…
Mad Men Musings: Severance

Mad Men Musings: Severance

If you’re a Mad Men fan, join us regularly for Mad Men Musings - a space to discuss selected highlights, low points, or just plain water-cooler worthy moments of each episode. We’re down the first episode of Mad Men’s final season, and I already just want to hoard the forthcoming final shows like a closet full of precious chinchillas. Alas,…
Mad Men The Final Season Preview: Our Top 5 Questions

Mad Men The Final Season Preview: Our Top 5 Questions

If you’re a Mad Men fan, join us every Monday for Mad Men Musings - a space to discuss selected highlights, low points, or just plain water-cooler worthy moments of each episode of the final season. It’s hard to believe, but soon our time with Don, Peggy and company will draw to a close: the last half of the Mad…