Fashion Friday: Edition hand me the cough medicine

Not much going on here except for my ongoing cough situation and I won’t bore you with all the details of my various cold medicines. So let’s talk about cute things I’ve seen this week. 1. bright and twirly dress I love the color and the cute style of this dress ....more

Big Boo Cast: Episode let’s make a deal

Sophie and I decided to record a podcast this afternoon because she was home all day due to possible snow and I was home because I sound like I need an iron lung and no one really wants that out in public. If you follow me on Instagram, then you might already know this and we talk about it on the podcast. Several people emailed or tweeted me earlier to let me know The Antelope in the Living Room was a clue on the game show Let’s Make A Deal ....more

Sometimes a girl likes her space

It’s been so cold here that Piper has resorted to curling up next to Mabel. I think we all know this isn’t Mabel’s preferred scenario. And that she’s been spending some nights by the fire writing her thoughts ....more

And six months later

On Sunday night I began to feel like my throat was scratchy and started to develop a cough due to cold and/or allergies. I’m not sure which. But the good news is I had nowhere I had to be on Monday unless you count working out at Smart Barre and I decided against it ....more

Tales from the housebound

Before I say anything else today, let us begin with a prayer: Dear Jesus, Please let this be the week that my child manages to go to school all five days of the week and does not get any sort of virus and/or other type of illness that causes her to lie on the couch as she repeatedly blows her nose and leaves used tissue all over my coffee table while continuously asking, “What else do we have to eat in the house besides all twenty-six of those things you just named?” Amen. So by day three of Caroline’s mystery flu-like virus, I was starting to feel a little bit stir crazy. And by a little bit stir crazy, I mean I felt more like I was being held hostage in my own home than having any sort of vacation ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition the house of illness

Well I had high hopes that Caroline would feel significantly better today and be ready to head back to school, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. She still had fever all day and continuous mentions of how bad her throat hurts. So it looks like we will be resuming our position on the couch for at least one more day ....more

You may want to bleach your computer after you read this

I think it was Monday evening when Caroline mentioned that her throat felt a little scratchy and I gave her mom response option B which is “You’re fine. It’s just allergies.” But then she woke up Tuesday morning and it did seem like her voice was a little scratchy. However, she tends to play up any symptoms to their fullest and I felt like there was a little dramatic effect thrown in for good measure, mainly because she sounded less like someone with laryngitis and more like Kermit the Frog ....more

This, that and a giveaway

Just a couple or four quick things today. 1. Red beans and rice recipe Several of you asked for my recipe yesterday but there are a couple of things you need to know. First, I don’t actually use red beans ....more

I’m just grateful for the Thin Mints

It’s been a nice three day weekend around here except for the part where Caroline just remembered at 9:00 p.m. that she had a bunch of makeup math homework due tomorrow from the two days of school she missed last week. Related note: I just poured myself another glass of wine and opened up a box of Thin Mints. On Friday night Caroline had plans with friends and P was at the ranch, so I had a couple of friends over and hung out until the late hour of 8:00 p.m. when I decided I was in need of my pajamas and the couch ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition happy valentine’s day

That’s right. This Saturday is Valentine’s Day. We’ll be celebrating in our usual way which basically involves avoiding eating at a restaurant at all costs on the day when you’re guaranteed to have a forty-five minute wait time ....more