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The Moistmaker

The Art of Simple Podcast 27

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It’s almost Thanksgiving! In this episode, Tsh and Emily talk turkey. Well, not really—but they do chat about minivans, boot socks, and Friends. What’s not to be thankful for there?

Especially for minivan mustaches. Mustaches definitely make minivans cooler. Tsh’s doesn’t have one, but she does have congealed crayons in the cupholders. That’s something.

Emily and Tsh both write books, which is all kinds of crazy and still makes them feel like we’re playing grownups.

Emily’s books are Grace for the Good Girl (for women) and Graceful (for teenage girls). Her current book she’s writing is nicknamed The Art Book. It’s gonna be amazing. She frequently blogs about making art, too.

They both love Annie Downs.

A smart lady.

Emily was right—Mark Batterson wrote The Circle Maker after all.

Boot socks—they’re really a thing. But where do you get them? Apparently Amazon has them. And Target. Or, you can reuse an old pair of legwarmers and make your own, like Emily:

Or you could ask Angie Smith, who seems to know where to find all the great boot socks.

Avoid the Nazi pants look with skinny jeans. They don’t have to hurt—really! Tsh loves hers from H&M.

Thanksgiving is almost here—time for some of the best food ever! Pumpkin cheesecake, of course, but their favorite is stuffing. So is Ross’, in sandwich form:

Actually, it turns out a “moistmaker” is a piece of gravy-soaked bread in the middle of the sandwich (oops), but there’s still stuffing involved. Here’s a recipe, if you’re so inclined:

Don’t forget about making your own peppermint mocha. Red cup optional.

Did you know that Black Friday is actually Red Friday? According to Emily it is. Turns out she’s a synesthete, someone with synesthesia. What?!? We get to this at the very end of the episode, so apparently we’ll have to start with this on her next episode. Crazy cool.

We’re both crazy thankful for our families.

Have you found decent skinny jeans? What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish? And do you think T is green, too?

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