praise God and pass the grosgrain!

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finally. a trend that -- as far as i know -- never left west Texas, is finally back, and on the runways in yankee states, no less. it's big bows. hello! and yes! even smockdaddy said, "well, it's about time" when i told him the good news.


not even a pair of black matte italian leather kitten heels designed by michael kors himself can make the smock giddy like a big ol' bow atop a big ol' head a'hair. i mean, shoes move the smock, don't get me wrong. but they, if i may, are more carnal in nature. who can deny that bows are more spiritual? if fashioned properly, bows even look like angel's wings. and hair, biblically speaking, is simply more spiritual than shoes are. you know it's true. you remove your shoes to stand on sacred ground, right? anybody ever hear of sampson? and hair is a woman's crown and glory.

bows are such a delightful way to crown a pretty little girl. yes, i decked out all the lassie-smocklings with bows -- at least until they could rip them out themselves. sniffsniff. but, it was a happy day, i can tell you, when i presented my little goddaughter, mila, with her very first summa mama bow.

of course, the big hair fashion statement hasn't made a huge comeback nationwide ... yet. but, its day is coming. and, as everyone in Texas knows, the bigger the hair, the closer to God. and even though larger hair accouterment is not the full-meal-deal, it's still one step closer.

or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

***interested in making a few bows of your own? visit for great materials and ideas.


And hey, I found a bag of assorted ribbon for 1.99 at Hobby Lobby tonight and bought it, just might have to do some bow making since someones hair is ohsoshort. See you in the morning Smock.

Oh, my.

Well, the one thing good about being the old one is that I would look absolutely bizarre with a bow on my head!

Mila has her godmother's love of big bows for sure. I'm glad. Clipping her requested "pretty" on and the strutting that ensues gives me more pleasure then I would have thought.

Don't you think we could hash a bow pattern to attach to the Jane Eyre hand band, MamaT?



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