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I think her tractor’s sexy: Re-evaluating the modern beauty pageant

by Austin Moore Editor’s note:  Special thanks to Oklahoma cattle rancher Melanie Pennebaker for sharing her personal photographs of ranch life at Pennebaker Cattle Company. She works hard, homeschools, cans vegetables, and just about everything else a working mom can do. We think her images celebrate true beauty. There is a princess living in my house. A 2-year-old, hell-raising, danger-seeking, pink-clad princess who has me woven around her fingers in such a way that people mistake me a set of...

Sticks & stones: Shame on you, body shamer

Sticks and stones. I wept over my computer as I read the cruel words from my treasured fan and faithful reader, “westtex.” He loathed my May 29 piece spoofing this year’s presidential hopefuls with a write-in candidate of my own. In the pale glow of his computer monitor, he unleashed his razor-sharp wit in hopes of cutting me to the bone. “I hardly ever gave this woman even a passing glance in the paper. I find her ‘blog’ to be...

My sweet Magnolia? Not so much

by Sarah Toth Like many people, I am completely enamored with the HGTV show Fixer Upper. While it’s highly unlikely that my house will ever even closely resemble any house that appears on that show, a girl can dream. In fact, if I even utter the word “shiplap” in my home, Mr. Aggie rolls his eyes. I’m a little obsessed, I can admit it. Tons of people have been hitting the highway to venture to the farmhouse-chic mecca that is,...