The other day I watched one of my favorite movies, Baby Boom. It’s a predictable chick flick made in 1987 that I can watch over and over again because it gives me a feeling of business/creative empowerment. The story in a nutshell: heavy hitter, single business woman working for a large marketing firm inherits a baby, moves to the country, experiences many pitfalls to owning a country house on many acres of orchard, learns to make applesauce out of boredom and necessity, sells the applesauce as “gourmet baby food” and becomes a huge success in her own right. Cool, right? And plus the movie stars Diane Keaton, who I love.
A pivotal scene in the movie is when Diane Keaton is at her wit’s end and is contemplating burning down her money pit country house. She ordered two dozen cans of kerosene at the store when two yuppie couples come in. The city couples go mental when they see Diane Keaton, her baby and the homemade applesauce with its cute country packaging. “Gourmet baby food! Fabulous idea!” They buy a couple dozen jars each.
Gourmet baby food! Fabulous idea!
Lately I’ve been working on some new drink charm sets and am pursuing a new way of marketing my bottle cap magnets. I’m also testing some lovely little beeswax container candles. New twists on things I’ve been making for years.
Not one of my new sets, but a best seller. Who can resist the characters of Oz?
I’m excited about the new charms and “twists” I’ve come up with. When I hit the shows this summer I’ll see people look at my wares, pick them up, inspect them and tell me, “fabulous idea!” Those are the times that make a crafter proud.
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The question isn’t what are we going to do, it’s what aren’t we going to do.
Ladies and gentlemen, you are such a wonderful crowd. We’d like to play a little tune for you. It’s one of my personal favorites and I’d like to dedicate it to a young man who thinks he hasn’t seen anything good today. Cameron Frye, this one’s for you.
Do you have a kiss for Daddy?
The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands.
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Posted in A Visit To The Shop, Etsy, tagged Auntie B's Wax, Bobby Brady, Cindy Brady, Etsy, Greg Brady, Jan Brady, Marsha Brady, Peter Brady, The Brady Bunch, TV, wine, wine charms on March 14, 2013|
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Here’s the story of a lovely lady, who was bringing up three very lovely girls. All of them had hair of gold like their mother, the youngest one in curls.
Here’s the story of a man named Brady, who was busy with three boys of his own. They were four men living all together, but they were all alone.
‘Til the one day when the lady met this fellow and they knew it was much more than a hunch that this group must somehow form a family, that’s the way they all became the Brady Bunch.
Mom always says don’t play ball in the house!
Glasses! Oh, no, mom! Not glasses! They’ll make me look absolutely positively goofy!
Adios, Johnny Bravo!
I don’t snitch, I just tell it like it is.
All day long at school I hear how great Marcia is at this or how wonderful Marcia did that! Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!
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Posted in Drink Charms, Nostalgia, tagged '70s, Auntie B's Wax, Danny Bonaduce, David Cassidy, drink charms, nostalgia, retro, Shirley Jones, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, TV, wine charms on November 13, 2012|
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Do you remember Tiger Beat magazine? I never bought a copy but would look at it when I was buying candy at Reed’s Drug Store. Tiger Beat was (and still is from what I understand) all about teen idols, music, and fashion aimed primarily teenage girls. Back in my day the popular heart throbs on the cover of Tiger Beat were Bobby Sherman, David Cassidy, and Donny Osmond. Which one of those was your favorite?
I was more of a John Denver fan myself, but nothing beat the coolness of the David Cassidy and The Partridge Family. Remember that show? I didn’t really think Keith Partridge was that dreamy, but I though Laurie was just about the coolest with her long straight hair. Of course Shirley was the best mom in the whole world, always knowing what to do. And when they were performing she always dressed like Austin Powers.
Why oh why couldn’t my family be that groovy and travel around in a painted school bus to sing at Holiday Inns around the country? Well, a young girl dreams.
Now that I’m not so young The Partridge Family adorns my wine glasses once in a while. A set of Partridge Family drink charms are available in my Etsy shop for you too! If you really want to go all out, pair them up with a set of The Brady Bunch charms and you’ll have the most far-out party ever!
Come on! They’re all so sappy they’re cool! These charms are a retro gift any child of the ’70s would love. See you at the shop!
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Posted in Drink Charms, Etsy, Nostalgia, tagged Auntie B's Wax, Batman, Cat Woman, drink charms, Joker, Penguin, Riddler, robin, TV, video, wine charms on August 13, 2012|
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Ever heard the phrase guilty pleasure? Of course you have. I’ll be you even have one or two. Lately I’ve been hearing about TV shows being a guilty pleasure, mostly those reality shows like Real Housewives or The Bachelor. To me there is nothing “real” about those types of shows and frankly I have no time for them. My guilty pleasure is on another channel.
Every Saturday at 6:00 p.m. I tune into MeTV to watch something even more unreal than reality TV ~ the original Batman series.
Don’t judge me.
Totally unreal but more hysterical than you could ever imagine. I remember watching Batman when I was a kid, but these days it’s even better because they show two episodes back-to-back. The first episode ends with a cliffhanger and the conclusion immediately follows. I don’t have to wait for a week to tune in “same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.” What’s better than that?
I’ll tell you what’s better. I offer some really fun Batman drink charms in my shop. And not that angsty, dark Batman you see on the big screen these days ~ it’s the totally schmaltzy Batman of ’60s TV. Because I love nostalgia.
Holy Merlot, Batman!
All of your favorites! Batman, Robin, Cat Woman, Joker, Penguin, & Riddler
It’s a little embarrassing to admit I spend Saturday nights with the Caped Crusaders. Maybe I’ve got a weird affinity for men in tights. Or a fascination with things like the Bat Computer, Bat Ropes, Bat Spray, and Bat Pills. Most likely I like to watch shows from my childhood and wonder how it is I turned out to be a functioning member of society growing up with such ridiculous influences.
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Confession: Reality TV does nothing for me. I mean the kind of reality TV that matches millionaires with “regular” people, focuses on “real” housewives, or presents competitions to find the next singing sensation. I don’t have time to get caught up in the drama, and frankly, I think watching people beg for fame by exploiting their “real” lives is not entertaining to me. When I want entertainment I turn to movies.
In the midst of my day-to-day life I occasionally want to just escape. What better way to do that than to lose myself in a story on the big screen, or with a DVD on the little screen for that matter? I can get the whole story in less than three hours, which is just about the amount of time I have to spare.
For lots of people (maybe you?) the Academy Awards is the only reality TV that makes any sense. Every year when this awards ceremony rolls around I can’t help but think about the glamor of old Hollywood. Can anyone today really come close to the dashing Cary Grant? Is anyone as elegant and beautiful as Grace Kelly?
If you like to throw an annual Academy Awards party, I have something that will make your event a smash. Charm your guests with Auntie B’s Wax’s Movie Stars drink charms. They’re perfect for the theme of your party and pay homage to the golden age of Hollywood. Sip your wine or cocktails with the dazzling stars that made Hollywood great. When your guests aren’t talking about the current nominees, they’ll look to their charms and reminisce. There’s no way your party can miss!
You can find these charms and others at Auntie B’s Wax. Easier still, just click on the pictures.
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