Fashion Friday: Edition we’re a week and a half away from Christmas

Well. Here we are. More than halfway through December and Christmas is right around the corner ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

So today is the first day the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public and there are some good deals to be found. I’ve already ordered a few things for myself and a couple of things for Caroline’s upcoming birthday. I realize it is difficult to imagine you will ever wear a sweater or boots again when it’s 126 degrees outside, but yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus ....more

A small thing on a Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I’m in Dallas where I dropped Caroline off at soccer camp and am spending the rest of the week here to catch up with dear friends and maybe shop if you twist my arm. But I wanted to welcome you to my new blog design ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition have I mentioned it’s hot?

This is going to be a little quick because I’m a little tired today because we were up repairing our air-conditioning at 3:30 a.m. And by we, I mean I woke P up so he could figure out why water was dripping profusely from the vent hood in Caroline’s bathroom. Caroline and I noticed it about 1:00 a.m. and I wanted to think it wasn’t that big of a deal, but then I remembered how two summers ago the entire ceiling in her bathroom almost collapsed from a leak in the air-conditioner and decided I better wake P up. It took him a minute to process what was happening but then you’ve never seen someone get on his shoes and his handy headlamp so fast ....more

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 77

After a summer of conflicting schedules and general malaise whenever our schedules actually aligned, Sophie and I found time to record a podcast this week. We talk about how I will never go on a cruise, entertainment options for the summer, and various other things that I can’t remember right now. You can click here to listen ....more

And I’m in denial that we’re almost halfway through July

This is basically my life philosophy right now because it’s too hot to be outside right now. P really appreciated me sharing that fact with him today when he got home from a day of landscape work. I just felt that he needed to know ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition so I guess I took the week off

Yesterday morning I woke up early because I had to drop Piper and Mabel off at the vet for their annual vaccinations. It was as peaceful as you might imagine. And then I came home to sit on my couch and work on a few projects and realized it was Thursday ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition Happy fourth of July weekend!

Well we got home from the road trip about 6:00 p.m. last night and I think we all agreed this may have been the best trip ever. Mabel and Piper were there to greet Caroline and me at the back gate and, of course Mabel had written a haiku in my absence: “Some dogs like road trips But I wasn’t invited I see your dark heart” But she’s curled up next to me right now on the couch so I guess all has been forgiven. Also, we made it through the entire road trip without any kind of a car sick incident, but Gulley just texted me a few minutes ago to let me know that Jackson appears to have a stomach bug and has been throwing up for the last few hours ....more

Tales from the road: from educational tours to Magnolia to blue water

So we arrived in Bryan on Monday night, full of various barbecued meats and plans to visit the drive through safari in Franklin, Texas on Tuesday. This wasn’t really because we were dying to actually to drive through a large pasture full of camels in Franklin as much as just wanting to do something different than what we’ve done in the past because the kids had specifically requested that we take the road trip back to its hodgepodge roots of total and complete randomness. But as we drove into College Station, we went right past the Texas A&M Veterinary School ....more

Tales from the road: cold water and the meat sweats

Okay, so first things first, I am so excited that we are working on putting together a launch team for my new book, Church of the Small Things, that comes out this October 3. You can pre-order it here on Amazon or here on B&N. And you can apply to be a part of the launch team by clicking here ....more