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Shopping for Tall Men

My eldest son has reached 6'5, so I'm struggling with shopping.  I asked tall friends for advice, so I thought I'd share the websites they suggested, and see if readers have more ideas!

Old navy
LL Bean
Amazon
Lands End
Dillard's big and tall
Macy's , big and tall - Levi's
American Eagle
GAP
eastbay.com
deluth trading company
Kohls
JCp.com. The non wrinkle flat front khakis are 34 x 38 online only and they even have some hem to let out if you need more. 
BUCKLE is great for jeans because they can also order but have several 37.5 lengths in store. Give them a shot for jeans. I know they are expensive but they fit wonderfully. 

SALDLY athletic pants are the hardest - Adidas tall have the longest inseam. Nike's tall ones are a JOKE 

for shoes: www.oddball.com

Potty Training Tips

I've forgotten all about potty training, since my big kids are ages 9, 11, and 14.  But with the baby at 15 months, it won't be too long 'til we pull out the potty chair. I saw simple mom's post on potty training, so I thought I would share:  http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2016/06/favorite-potty-training-tips-printables/

Dee Henderson's new novel - Traces of Guilt

Dee Henderson's newest novel, Traces of Guilt, is one that I could not put down this week. It is an Evie Blackwell cold case mystery.
I loved to get into know the Thane family and their friends through the various mysteries in this book. The characters are delightful, easy to relate to, and real. The relationships are deep and rich. The mysteries are intriguing and creative, though also heavy and sad. Henderson's writing style is so easy to read, & I always sink into the lives of her characters.
From the publisher:  Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois State Police detective . . . mostly. She's very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job.Gabriel Thaneis a lifetime resident of Carin County and now its sheriff, a job he loves. Gabe is committed to upholding the law and cares deeply for the residents he's…