Mama’s Attic: Hangin’ Tough

A few weekends ago, my niece Addison discovered my old Cabbage Patch doll. As an eight-year-old, she was fascinated by my tales of Xavier Roberts and how I had an actual birth certificate with my Cabbage Patch doll’s name on it. Of course she wanted proof of this glorious detail. Because I’m the best aunt ever, I caved and begrudgingly climbed the folding ladder up into attic where stuff from

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Slink’s Links – Father’s Day Edition

Hang in there, dear reader. You’re almost to the weekend. It’s so close you can imagine yourself basking in the 90+ degree heat. Wait, is that just Houston where you feel like your walking through the steam of a hot bowl of soup when you go outside? Please send air conditioning units. Thank you. It’s Father’s Day this weekend. I thought I might offer ideas for presents or entertainment for

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Perusing Athleta

I was introduced to Athleta a few years ago by my good friend Rebecca. Her sister was in town, looking super cute as always, and because I gushed and gushed about Melanie’s attire, Rebecca told me that she shops at Athleta. You know, that store owned by the Banana Republic people. Why no, I did not know the store called Athleta owned by the good folks over at the Banana.

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Calling all readers!

When IHGB reader Martha emailed me in March asking if I was ever going to release another Beaner Book List, I smiled. Martha and I get each other. We’ve never met, but I have a feeling we would be those friends who pass books back and forth. She’d call me to try and guess why I turned down the corner of a certain page. I would laugh at the jokes

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