I’m swamped this month with some other projects (and other pressing priorities, like going to the beach), so I thought I would cheat and borrow some material from some of my favorite bloggers. I don’t know how I stumbled upon this blog, called Wabi-SabiHomeandGarden
, but I loved the author’s writing, and sassy attitude, and overall scrappy sensibility from the start. She goes by MamaHolt, has a brood of kids and animals, says Y’all a lot, and of course, lives in Austin, Texas, which seems to be a hub for all things progressive, and groovy, and just plain fun! She cracks me up. Here’s one of her recent posts:
Is there anything better than a good fat dress? I use that term lovingly as I have had my share of skinny dresses and fat dresses over the years and I can tell you that there is really nothing better in the world than a good fat dress. I get all mine at Savers – the best thrift shop evah. They are just soooo perfect for gardening in the summer or for putzing around the house. No need for underwear or slips or bras or any of those torture devices.
I have to admit that I am this close to moving from the less-than-horrible, comfy fat dresses one rack over into the actual house dresses. I have avoided these for some time because that’s a slippery slope, me dears. Once you get a mauve, button-up dress with embroidered bees on it, you’re done for. Now, don’t get upset with me if you’re already there cuz I’m telling you that I’m almost there. It’s that damn flounce at the bottom that really keeps me away. But if there was a thin cotton one in blue tick pinstripe with no flounce… oh, I’d be done for.
Don’t you just love a good fat dress? Am I the only person who actually gains weight in the summer? I just cannot get much exercising done unless it’s before 8 in the morning and, um, that doesn’t happen much around here. I also drink a lot of cold beer (and mojitos) and eat a lot of summery pasta dishes because, well, it’s summer, FFS!
So, three cheers for the fat dress!!
PS I wonder what the equivalent of a fat dress is for the boys?
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Anyway, this is classic MamaHolt, irreverent and just putting it all out there, and besides her funny musings, I have found some great garden ideas on her blog, too. She helped introduce me to the concept of Wabi-Sabi, which I embraced immediately. Here’s how she describes it on her blog:
WHAT IS WABI-SABI, YOU ASK?