Big Mama

Wife. Mom. Texan. Writer.  New York Times Bestselling author of Sparkly Green Earrings and The Antelope in the Living Room.

Fashion Friday: Edition winter has finally shown up

The high temperature here yesterday was 49 degrees. And in San Antonio that’s about as close as we get to an arctic event. Had it been raining, I have no doubt that they would have brought out the sand trucks because there is nothing Texans fear more than roads that are both cold and wet ....more

Christmas gift guide for teen boys!

Listen. This is one of the many reasons why Gulley is my best friend. Many of you asked if she’d put together a Christmas wish list for teen boys and I had this in my email inbox about six hours later ....more

Christmas guide for teen girls

Gulley and I had a full weekend of shopping even though it was cold and rainy here. Although I will say that we called it a day much earlier than usual on Saturday afternoon because we both felt like we were close enough to being finished and, also, ONLINE SHOPPING. So we did the only smart thing that could be done and drove home, put on dry pajamas, poured some wine and shopped on Amazon ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition and here we are in December

In case you were wondering, I still have pumpkins on my front porch. And my yellow mums have bloomed again. Essentially, I have the porch I wanted to have two weeks ago ....more

Christmas gift giving guide for her plus a giveaway!

So apparently it’s that time of year. Which, at my house, just means that it’s the time of year when I feel bad that I still have pumpkins on my front porch. But if Instagram is to be believed, then many of you have already decked your halls and are in full blown Christmas mode ....more

Ladyfingers, turporken and family. This is what Thanksgiving is made of.

When I was fresh out of college and living in my first apartment, I had big dreams for myself of how glamorous and sophisticated my adulthood would eventually be. This was never more evident than in the fact that I purchased a subscription to Southern Living magazine even on my very limited new career girl budget. I would look forward to that magazine arriving in the mail each month and spend hours perusing the pages, turning down corners of pages with recipes and decor that seemed especially inspirational and dreaming of the day that I would perform these same feats of decorating and culinary greatness in my own home ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition Black Friday

Well I worked on this while watching the Aggies “play” LSU. And that’s all I have to say about that. On the upside, there are tons of great Black Friday deals to be had and tons of Thanksgiving leftovers to eat ....more

Happy early Thanksgiving and such

I cannot tell you how grateful I am that we have an entire week off for Thanksgiving. We spent most of our weekend – and by most I mean every waking hour – at a soccer tournament for Caroline. It was the first cold weather of the year and I got to wear not just one, but two different stocking caps and so that felt like a win ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition the last Friday before Thanksgiving

I follow a lot of fashion bloggers because I love to see outfits and what people wear and it always gives me new ideas of ways to use things I already have in my closet. And here is what I’ll tell you. I will never be a fashion blogger ....more

Big Boo Cast: Episode 66

You wouldn’t even believe how long we’ve been trying to make this happen. All I can say is that life is crazy for both of us right now. But this is everything you’ve come to expect ....more