Last Saturday, Lisa, Charlotte and I had so much fun meeting Melanie Shankle, aka Big Mama, and her daughter Caroline at a book signing for Melanie’s new book, Sparkly Green Earrings. If you don’t know who Melanie is, you MUST start following her blog TODAY. She usually posts 5 days a week and never fails to make me snort with laughter. She also is a regular contributor on the Pioneer Woman’s blog. She is funny, honest, and an incredible writer. Reading her posts are one of the highlights of my
days 3 am nursing sessions.
Melanie and Caroline were just as adorable and sweet in person as they are on the internet. We chatted for a few minutes about Texas A&M, friends, and how having a girl really does get you in trouble what with all the cute clothing they just have to have. Then they both signed our books and we took a picture. Cute, except I look so dumb with Charlotte’s blanket covering my whole body- ugh, should have moved it- oh well.
Anyway, I read Sparkly Green Earrings in a day, and it did not disappoint. It’s a memoir about motherhood, and it made me laugh, cry and want to keep reading and reading. When it was over, I wished there was more (Caroline is only in elementary school, so hopefully there will be a sequel or two!).
One of my favorite lines in the book, because yeah, this IS my life…I don’t know if this is in any of those books about parenting, but if I had to give you a definition of what motherhood really looks like, I might just say it’s a woman who catches her child’s throw up. With her bare hands. YEP.
I loved this book so much, and I want to do a giveaway and give a copy to one of you! Leave a comment and I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner tomorrow. Here is the promo video for the book- warning, it’s a tear-jerker!
22 thoughts on “Do You Wear Sparkly Green Earrings?”
Okay..now you have me wondering when I can find time to go out…We all have "that" motherhood picture..whether the blanket wearing or other..treasure it!
Ok. I should have listened to your warning because the trailer has me crying. :-). Danel
Ohhh I really want to read this! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
This sounds like a great book, would love to read it! Thanks 🙂
After raising 4 children of my own and having 10 grandkids I am still wondering how her story ends in the book. Never dull moment and lots of smiles and tears. I will bereading this book. Thanks for the post 🙂
I never read anything anymore but this does sound good! Maybe if I win it, I'll have to find the time to read it!! 🙂
Awh, that looks like a great read!
Never read her blog but use to read PW all the time! Probably will see if my library has it the book!
Looks like a great read…and YUP…I totally get the catching throw up with your bare hands. BTDT. If I don't win, I may just have to go get this myself!Melody
I think sweet Charlotte is the best accessory possible!
What a fun trip and so so cool that you met her! I for sure want to read her book, her wit and humor is amazing!
Sounds like a good one!!! With three kids the adventures are endless…
It seems like a good book. I am going to have to start following her blog.
Thanks for the book and blog recommendation!!
Can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing. We are just about to start trying for a family so I look forward to seeing what life holds for me. 🙂
Sounds like a great read! Would love to read it!
Can't wait to read the book! And I'm so inspired to get a pair of Stella and Dot sparkly green earrings 🙂 Congrats on the new baby girl!
Not watching the trailer because I'm at work and I don't need to be the crazy, crying social worker at the hospital, lol. But I always love a good book!
Ditto to Becky's statement, not watching as at work, cant be the boss and cry…. Looks like a must read either way!
Would love to read this book!
I'd love to read it too… if I don't win, I'll have to go and pick it up. Also, you look stunning with a blanket shirt. 😉
I have literally caught throw up in my bare hands so I'm pretty sure this book is right up my alley.