Big Mama

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

Trippin’ 2014

Well. It’s that time of year. On Sunday Gulley and I loaded up the kids and headed out for our annual summer road trip ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition let’s pretend like it’s not summer

The heat has finally gotten to me this week. And it’s not so much the heat as it is the humidity. Yet in spite of the fact that I am currently living with temps that make me want to pack myself in ice and have possibly caused third degree burns on the backs of my legs every time I get back in my hot car with the black seats, I am drawn to fall clothes at the moment ....more

The dog days of summer

Perhaps a few of you have been wondering what the puppies have been up to this summer. I’ll tell you. No good ....more

Girl, put your records on

A while back someone asked in the comments about the music I like to listen to while I write. And I thought that was a great question and was a perfect thing to write about and then I saw something shiny and forgot all about it. But then I spent some time writing and listening to music last week and it reminded me that I’d never answered the question ....more

Because some people are non-happy campers

It has been quite the eventful week around here. In fact, I’ve spent the last ten minutes staring at a blinking cursor just trying to figure out where to begin. So I’ll start at the beginning which always makes sense ....more

Fashion Friday: it’s the Nordstrom anniversary sale

I normally don’t feature things all from the same store, but the Nordstrom anniversary sale opens to the public today and there are so many great deals to be had that I feel compelled to let you see some of my favorites. It’s a great time to stock up on some fall and winter things that are marked way down from their original prices for a limited amount of time. And, just a word of caution, if you see something you love you better grab it fast because I’ve experienced the disappointment that is putting something in my shopping cart only to see they’ve removed it because they’re out of stock ....more

Things you want to know…maybe

1. My dear friend Kelly Minter has the best book called Wherever the River Runs that’s coming out on August 1. I read an early copy several months ago and I can’t even tell you how much of it has stayed with me ....more

Big Boo Cast: Episode early morning version

Sophie and I recorded this at the crack of 8:45 a.m. yesterday morning. I was barely awake. Consider this my apology ....more

Summer, it turns me upside down

Summer, summer, summer. It’s like a merry go round. See? ...more

Fashion Friday: Edition hotter than the 4th of July

Well. I haven’t been a great blogger this week. But that’s just how summer goes ....more