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Paula Zargaj-Reynolds
Interests: marketing, advertising, direct response
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The model in this Hang Ten ad from the 70s went on to become a is soap opera actress Robin Mattson. Does anyone remember her name? Found at Just Seventeen Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Found in Mom's Basement
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Get the 1960s recipe for Crusty Spam Bake. 1.42 million Hawaiians can't be wrong. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Hey, my mom used to make that!
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This woman's having trouble making friends, poor dear. Then she sees an ad for Lux detergent and realizes what's wrong. "I have been wearing undies several days between Luxings." Oh, my. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Found in Mom's Basement
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The way to a man's heart is... CAKE. Spring Rhapsody Cake Old recipe from 1951 Swans Down advertising Cake: Prepare Happy Day Cake as directed on the back of Swans Down Cake Flour package. (Find the cake recipe HERE.) Frosting: Prepare fluffy 7-minute frosting. (Find the frosting recipe HERE.) Flavor... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Hey, my mom used to make that!
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The Brady Bunch, ran from 1969 to 1974: The Six Million Dollar Man, ran from 1973 to 1978: Welcome Back, Kotter, ran from 1975 to 1979: Mork & Mindy, ran from 1978 to 1982: Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Found in Mom's Basement
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If you're of a certain age, you grew up with these TV shows. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, ran from 1964 to 1968: Gomer Pyle, USMC, ran from 1964 to 1969: The Munsters ran from 1964 to 1966:... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Found in Mom's Basement
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Do you watch the British TV series Home Fires? The first season takes place right before World War II, the second season — which is running on PBS, right now — takes place during the early days of the war. Home Fires follows the wartime lives of a group of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Hey, my mom used to make that!
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This guy reminds me way too much of Negan from The Walking Dead. He's the villain whose weapon of choice is Lucille, a bat wrapped in barbed wire. Found HERE Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Found in Mom's Basement
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If you don't celebrate Easter, run to the grocery store and buy up all the discounted Cadbury Mini Eggs! Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Hey, my mom used to make that!
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Find out how to dye Easter eggs using onion skins, beets, red cabbage, uncooked rice and more. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Hey, my mom used to make that!
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Adorable collection of old Easter postcards featuring bunnies and rabbits. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Get the recipe for a Baileys Easter Espressotini, a delicious Easter cocktail made with Baileys with a Hint of Coffee. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Hey, my mom used to make that!
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This adorable Bunny Brand spice tin is valued at $1,667!!! Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Easter Egg Pie. An easy make-ahead dessert, made coconut. Recipe originally comes from 1950s Jell-O advertising. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Hey, my mom used to make that!
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1959 ad from McCormick. Speaking of McCormick, if you have any old McCormick spices lying around, you might want to read this. Via Shelf Life Taste Test Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Found in Mom's Basement
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I have no context for this photo of Ozzy Osbourne dressed as the Easter Bunny. The internet was of no help. I've scoured the image for some sort of hidden image or message, but I couldn't find any. Apparently, Ozzy's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Is it time to toss out some of your spices? Learn which of your McCormick spices are older than 15 years. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Hey, my mom used to make that!
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Inadvertently hysterical advertising from the 1970s. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Heavy-handed eye shadow looks from old advertising — before blending brushes were invented. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Old Valentine's Day-inspired ad from 1952 for Green Giant peas. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Old Valentine's Day advertising, complete with cake recipes. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Roadside treasures — gorgeous old neon signs with Native American themes. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Imagine grown women referred to a "little girls." These sexist headlines make me want to set my hair on fire. There's nothing "girly" about the garish blue eye shadow in this old Revlon ad from 1962: Old ad from 1967... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Very weird old 1950s advertising campaign for men's and boy's underwear. And, yes, it's real. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Found in Mom's Basement
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Two versions of the Ultimate Chocolate Cake recipe originally found in an old ad. One recipe version is from scratch, the other is made from a mix Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Hey, my mom used to make that!