You have questions, I have answers. Kind of.

This is going to be brief because I’m determined to be in bed by 9:45. My cold is so much better but I am still so dang tired. And I helped chaperone a field trip yesterday which didn’t really help my energy level. However, I did learn more than I ever wanted to know about the Pecos Indians.

So there’s that.

And now here’s a numerical list of things:

1. Here are a few answers to questions y’all had about the living room yesterday.

The trim color is Behr Ultra Pure White.

The fabric on the chairs is Richloom Cornwall Garden.

The red bird plate is from Pier One. The rest are a mix of Anthropologie, World Market and antique shop finds.

The picture frames are all from Target.

The large glass jugs are from World Market.

The Nest pillow came from Pottery Barn a few seasons ago.

And I think that’s it. The antelope is spoken for and, although I know many of you want it for your own, I cannot give it away.

2. Several of you have inquired about Larry the frog and wondered how he is doing.

(That is a total lie. Not one of you has asked about Larry. It’s like none of you care that he barely escaped death as he made his way on a palm leaf from Florida to Texas.)

But I’m taking it upon myself to share that Larry has taken up residence in our kitchen because we (P and Caroline) were concerned it was the only room warm enough. And we’ve done our best to give him an environment with proper humidity.

However, Larry appears to be on a hunger strike. He hasn’t eaten since we got him. So either he doesn’t care for meal worms or he’s protesting immigration issues. We aren’t sure which.

3. There’s still time to sign up for the DotMom Conference in Dallas on Feb. 22-23.

I don’t want to be pushy on this, but this conference is so good and filled with so much good information that I want to make sure you don’t miss out. How often do you get to hear so many good speakers on one stage?

And not that this is any real incentive, but I’ll be signing books at the conference on Friday night.

Anyway, it’s filling up fast, but you can still find registration information here.

4. The new Dallas

I realized yesterday that I missed the season premiere. And I am having a hard time caring because I know J.R. is obviously going to die and then what’s the point of the whole thing?

As much as I hate to end with four, I think that’s all I have.

See y’all tomorrow.

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  1. Leigh says

    Received, read and really, really enjoyed Sparkly Green Earrings today! You did such a good job, Melanie. I know you probably don’t want to think about it right now, but I do hope you plan on writing more.

    As much as I laughed while reading (the Gigante Unicorn pinata comes to mind), I think what I loved the most was how well you acknowledge the Lord without being preachy or “prissy pious”. Just honest love for our Savior. Your book honors Him.

    And it is laugh out loud funny!

    I plan to be first in line for the signing at dot Mom!

  2. Jeannette says

    I just assumed Larry had been released to the great outdoors. I pray you are taking your vitamin C, drinking lots of water and taking your Zinc. I don’t want short blogs any more

  3. says

    Larry looks like a Cuban TreeFrog (based on his toe pads) and here is a list of things they seem to like to eat: Crickets can make up the majority of their diet. Other food items such as wax worms, moths, earth worms, house flies, silkworms, roaches, and slugs can be offered instead of crickets every few feedings. Adult Cuban tree frogs can be fed two to five food items every two to three days. Juvenile frogs should be fed everyday. These frogs have been known to eat small lizards and frogs, including other Cuban tree frogs. Adults should have their food coated with high quality reptile vitamin and mineral supplements once every two to four feedings. Juveniles should have their food supplemented more often.

    if he is Cuban treefrog, he is poisonous (sorry) and should never be released into the wold as they are an invasive species known to eat other frogs, etc. Sortof clean up their neighborhood in their own unique way. Ugh.

    I’m thinking Larry may be a Hit Frog in disguise sent accidently to Texas by FiddleDeeDee in her quest to eradicate of amphibians from the face of Florida. Just sayin’ ….

  4. Michelle says

    My 10 year old son returned from a duck hunting trip with a tree frog in a coke bottle. I have learned that I must purchase crickets and provide a loving, nurturing environment for them to feed “Si”! I tried the meal worm route and he wouldn’t eat them. This being because they don’t move around enough to attract the frog, so says the reptile/fish/all things creepy crawly girl at PetSmart (my new BFF!). Si has tripled in size. Joy! Also we turn Jack’s desk lamp on during the day for him. Good luck!

  5. Jill Ann says

    When I watched the highlights of the inauguration I noticed that Beyonce was wearing sparkly green earrings….and I thought, hmmm – when can I get my hands on Big Mama’s book. :) And I also thought Beyonce could probably benefit from your book. 😉

  6. says

    I can’t wait for my copy of the book!!! :) I do wish I could have it signed…but alas, I am in Ohio and I don’t know when I’ll even be in Texas or you will have a need to be in Ohio :/

    I do hope Larry decides to eat soon!

  7. Joan Miller says

    Puh-LEEZ give Dallas a shot. The first two episodes were so good and there is enough going on without JR. As a bit of forshadowing he gave John Ross some pearls of wisdom in true JR style. He was also so nice to Sue Ellen that you felt like there was some closure for her. Give it a shot…you should…just sayin’

  8. Emily says

    I loved your Larry the Frog update. It had me cracking up and I needed a laugh this morning. Thanks!

  9. Merri Jo says

    My 3-yr-old son Brady told me “Nana, if I was a tree frog, I would eat flies, crickets, & leaf hoppers.” When I asked him how he knows what tree frogs eat, he exclaimed, “from books we read!” Silly Nana.

  10. says

    You have secured “mom of the year” for bringing a frog into the family. Frogs give the heebie geebies. I don’t even know if I spelled that right, but that’s how crazy frogs make me. You deserve a pedicure and a grande mocha. Counting down the days until “Sparkly Green Earrings” hits the stores. :)

  11. says

    I just received Sparkly Green Earrings! I can’t wait to finish the book I’m currently reading so I can devote my full attention to yours!

  12. Abby says

    Crickets? God Bless your Soul. Maybe the zoo will take him if you can’t release him into the wild.

  13. Sandy says

    Oh my!! Dallas is a must watch! That John Ross is just as ruthless ad his dad!! Don’t miss it.

  14. says

    Do you guys take probiotics? They’ve made a HUGE difference in our family! :~)

    You’re coming to Dallas!!! I can’t go, but hurray! :~)