Personal Notes

goodbye Madmen


The pageantry of Mad Men will come to a close this Sunday. Oh boy am I going to miss the show. I started watching on Netflix about 3 years ago and have been hooked ever since. I don’t know if it is the incredible set design… the costumes that are so on point to the decade of the characters or if it is the characters that you really do love to hate…. Eye.

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It is an emotional rollercoaster. One moment you’re cheering for Don as he figures out a character flaw that he’s had all this time and the next moment he falls from grace once again. Or Betty his ex wife who with-holds her love for everybody…is a stuck up snob…and only seems to be happy when someone else is miserable…including her own daughter Sally…..but yet at the same time you just want her to be happy….so complex….


Kiernan Shipka as Sally Draper - Mad Men _ Season 7B, Portraits - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

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She’s a mommy Dearest that dresses to the nines at all times and her hair perfectly coiffed….Grace Kelly bob…perfectly Aqua-netted. I loved seeing what she was going to wear every episode.


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I remember some of these images as a child of the mid 70’s….going out for dinner and seeing the cigarette machines right next to the candy machines…Pull the knob and cigarettes would come tumbling out. The bright fashions and furniture of that decade….the rise of woman and their place in a work environment.


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 And then there’s Peggy….who starts the series as a Secretary….and ends up to be head of copy-writing….Seeing her character evolve has been so enlightening.

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson - Mad Men _ Season 7B, Portraits - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

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The whole show has been a fascinating story of the 50’s through the 70’s….and all I can think is what happens to all these characters as they enter the 80’s and 90’s….boy I am going to miss this show.


If you haven’t gotten hooked yet….make it your next Netflix marathon. It will not disappoint.


AMC has a little  MadMen Yourself into a set….of course I had to participate:) madmen_standard


Have a great weekend friends!


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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