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Authors / speakers Melanie Shankle and Sophie Hudson - also known as Big Mama and BooMama on their blogs - talk about all the important stuff: faith, family, friends, football, fashion, and food. Plus, of course, their hair.

Melanie Shankle & Sophie Hudson


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    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 262

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 49:30

    It was a football weekend for the ages (well, maybe not for the Bulldogs and the Aggies, but anyway), so naturally we share our thoughts on All The Games. We also recap our Thanksgiving weekends and discuss the unexpected delight I experienced while doing a little Black Friday shopping. Of course there are some Side Eyes and I See Yous, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron - 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Google Doc (all the links from both gift guides) Show Notes: - Salt Fat Acid Heat buttermilk-marinated chicken (I cooked chicken breasts in the air fryer - three at a time for 20 minutes - on 390, flipped them, then cooked them for 10 more minutes before I used the meat thermometer to make sure the chicken was 180 degrees) - the Egg Bowl "injury" Melanie mentions - Michigan / Ohio State game - Auburn / Alabama game - Oklahoma / Oklahoma State game - Texas A&M / LSU - Coach O leaving his final press conference - Lincoln Riley going to USC - "Callin' Baton Rouge" played at Bedlam because of Lincoln Riley to LSU rumors - Pickwick & Co. Mahomes for the Holidays candle - Zimasilk pillow case - Lumineaux white strips - Dr. Gross Extra Strength Daily Peel - Twisted Pine Wreaths Modern Farmhouse Christmas wreath (and the Modern Christmas Hoop wreath too) - Lindsay Letters Holiday Prints - Melanie's Advent devotional, Waiting on Wonder Sponsors: - Amazon Music (use this link to try Amazon Music for free for three months) - Ana Luisa (use code BIGBOO for 10% off) - ThirdLove (use this link for 20% off your first order) - KiwiCo (use code BIGBOO for 50% off your first month plus free shipping)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 261

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 51:45

    It's no secret that Melanie and I share a love for Garth Brooks (remember: "every blessing is a curse, and every curse - is a blessing"), so we kick off this episode with a recap of the Garth show I saw at The Ryman this past weekend. We also talk about college football (of course) and the fact that Caroline is home for Thanksgiving. On top of all that, we break down a movie that we both loved, and it's my turn for Five Favorites.  Hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are super grateful for each one of you.  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron - 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Google Doc (all the links from both gift guides) Show Notes: - Garth documentary: The Road I'm On - Geist in Nashville - David Allan Coe's "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" - "Backhome Ballers" on SNL - Mike Leach gets the game ball - King Richard - Melanie's new Advent devotional, Waiting for Wonder (available Friday, November 26th) - OPI Turn Bright After Sunset - Pilcro The Wanderer corduroy pants (be on the lookout for a Black Friday sale) - Trader Joe's Vegetable Masala burger - Zippo refillable hand warmers - R+Co Thickening Spray Sponsors: - Jesus Listens - available wherever books are sold - Noom - use this link to sign up for your trial - Prose - use this link for a free consultation and 15% off custom hair supplements - Munk Pack - use code BIGBOO for 20% off your first purchase

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 260

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 52:18

    If you're wondering if we talk in this episode about Mississippi State's comeback win against the Auburn Tigers, you'd better believe we do - not to mention that we break down a big high school football milestone from this past weekend, and Melanie comes through with her side eyes and I see yous. We also discuss an exciting new cracker option and Adele's CBS special (this is going to be our topic for our last November Patreon episode, and we cannot wait). Plus, Melanie has Five Favorites this week.  Enjoy, everybody!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron - 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Google Doc (all the links from both gift guides) Show Notes: - "Note to Self" by Ben Rector - SEC Shorts that made Melanie LOL even after a loss - Mississippi State's comeback against Auburn - Mike Leach dancing in the locker room - Trader Joe's Trail Mix crackers - Trader Joe's Unexpected Cheddar - Adele One Night Only - Erin Moon's Starting Drama in My Healthy Marriage playlist - Advanced Clinicals Turmeric Face Oil - Sheseido facial razor - Jones Road Miracle Balm (Melanie uses bronze) - Laneige Glowy Lip Balm - Erika boots (get 25% off with code MELANIEBF25) Sponsors: - Thrive Causemetics (use this link for 15% off your first order) - Storyworth (use this link for $10 off your first purchase) - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOO14 for up to 14 free meals and 3 free gifts) - Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 259

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 49:40

    We kick off this episode with an Alex update and then follow it up with a Caroline / College Station update. Melanie also recaps her time at the A&M / Auburn game and shares a few side eyes and I see yous before she fills us in on the latest with Mabel. As always, we have Five Favorites (my turn this time) - complete with my personal jeans philosophy for colder weather.  Enjoy, everybody!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron - 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Google Doc (all the links from both gift guides) Show Notes: - Marty & McGee from the SEC Network at Caroline's Texas barbecue class - Achane's teammates pick him up after a fumble - Arkansas' kicker comforts State's kicker - Brooks Glycerin 19 - Cowl Neck Tunic Top - Hummingbird Farms Lavender Citrus Heavy Cream - The Oprah Conversation with Will Smith - Donna High Rise ankle skinnies in regular sizes (on sale) and plus sizes Sponsors: - Stamps.com (use promo code BIGBOO for a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale) - Rothy's (use this link for $20 off your first purchase) - Third Love (use this link for 20% off your first order) - Ana Luisa (use promo code BIGBOO to get 10% off)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 258

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 50:01

    It was a weekend-o-wins on the football front (well, Texas A&M had a bye week, so that just means Melanie was extra relaxed), so naturally we had lots to talk about in this episode regarding The Sports. Plus, Melanie shares an update on Mabel, who has spent the last several days getting some really good care at the vet (we love you, Mabes).  There's also some closet clean-out news (Mel's favorite, as y'all know), and, as always, Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron - 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Google Doc (all the links from both gift guides) Show Notes: - AP Top 25 - Laura Rutledge - Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, and Cole Cubelic (this is a great article on the SEC's very best broadcasting team) - Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan  - Lindsay McCaul's new song "Come O Lord" - Thrive Causemetics Defying Gravity eye lifting cream - Amazon Essentials soft touch hooded pullover sweater - Forever 21 quilted zip-up jacket (this is a great gift for teenage girls, too) Sponsors: - KiwiCo (use this link for 50% off any crate line plus free shipping) - Helix (use this link for up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows) - Thrive Market (use this link to get $20 off your first order and a free gift) - Hello Fresh (use the code BIGBOO14 for up to 14 free meals and 3 free gifts)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 257

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 65:25

    Melanie and I cover some ground in this episode; we move from our respective trips to Trader Joe's to Alex's Senior Night to college football (side eyes! I see yous!) to the second part of our holiday gift guide. You'll find all the links in our show notes, but if it's easier for you, you can also find the gift guide links in this Google doc.  And on top of the gift guide goodness, there's also a new round of Five Favorites (my turn this time).  Enjoy, y'all!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron - 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Google Doc (all the links from last week and this week!) Show Notes: - Defined Dish Mongolian Meatballs - Mike Leach on Halloween candy - OU's Rough Rider uniforms Gift Guide for Women - Hotel Emma Milagros Room & Body Fragrance - Thymes All-Purpose Cleanser in Frasier Fir - Mahomes for the Holidays candle - When Change Finds You: 31 Assurances to Settle Your Heart When Life Stirs You Up by Kristen Strong - Kendra Dandy Christmas car dish towel - Natahlie Lete 12 Days of Christmas table runner and dish towel - Printfresh pajamas (Bagheera print) (a little bit of a splurge) - Sonder Los Angeles cutting board - Caraway Dutch oven (GORGEOUS) (also a little bit of a splurge) - set of square wine glasses - SP Circle Weekly Planning Bundle (perfect to help people get organized for the new year) - Debra Hewitt's Joy to the World Christmas collection - Selma ring by ABLE - 20% off with code BIGMAMA20 - ABLE Rachel wristlet in spruce - 20% off with code BIGMAMA20 - Natural Life Camp Quilt - UGG Shearling Slingbacks - Book of the Month book subscription - Olaplex Healthy Hair Essentials set - R&CO THICK gift set with Dallas products - Allie & Bess bracelets - use code MELANIE20 for 20% off until December 31 - 3/4 sleeve Quilted Pullover Sweatshirt - just $25 - Madewell Stembend Ear Jackets - just $12.50 as I'm typing this, but may go back to regular price soon - High Noon Market clutch wallets Gift Guide for Men - Ice molds for cocktails and for water bottles - All-in Pants by Swet Taylor - Hey Dude Wally slip-ons - The MeatEater Fish & Game cookbook - Lacrosse Technology Weather Forecast Station - Ticketmaster gift card - StubHub gift card - LA Policegear flash light - Herschel Supply Co. Chapter dopp kit - customized Yeti mug - Columbia River folding pocket knife - This Worx car vacuum cleaner - Carfidant Ceramic Coating Spray Wax - Warthog knife sharpener - pickleball net set - Old Try letterpress prints - message board subscriptions for sports lovers - SPLURGE: Calphalon Performance Air Fry Convection Oven - SPLURGE: Kindle Paperwhite 2021 edition - BIG SPLURGE: MacBook Air Five Favorites - Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removal Cleansing Balm - Canva Pro  - Terra & Sky Walmart sweater (plus size) - Air Fryer Buffalo Wings recipe - ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint with SPF 40 Sponsors: - Noom (use this link to sign up for your free trial) - Munk Pack (use promo code BIGBOO to save 20% off your first purchase) - Canva Pro (use this link to get your 45-day free trial) - Best Fiends (download on the Apple App Store or Google Play)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 256

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 56:00

    This is episode is chock-full-o-fun: a quick recap of our live show in Nashville, plus some reflections on this past weekend's college football activity (we need not speak of the State / Alabama game). Are there Side Eyes and I See Yous? OF COURSE THERE ARE. Also, we have the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide on this episode - gifts for teenage girls and guys - because we know that in some instances shipping is taking a little longer. AND we have Five Favorites from Melanie - always a treat! Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Coach O is leaving LSU - Cowboys beat the Patriots in OT - Things got heated in Knoxville Gift Ideas for Teenage Girls: - Kodak Printomatic Instant Camera - AE Offline The Hugger High-Waisted Flare Leggings  - Marleylilly Packing Cubes - can get monogrammed  - Gold initial layering necklace - Olive & June mani system - SPLURGE: Lily & Bean cosmetic straw vanity case - Aerie Kick It High-Waisted Flare Pants  - weighted blanket - Old Navy plaid shacket - Maison Margiela Replica Discovery Set - Shelby Vafanis' scripture calendar (such a great stocking stuffer) - SPLURGE: Aviator Nation striped sweatpants and/or Aviator Nation trucker hats - Grace Upon Grace by Sophie - All in All by Sophie - Fearless Faith (for tween girls) by Melanie - Everyday Holy by Melanie  Gift Ideas for Teenage Guys: - Mission Mercantile bird bags - NFL New Era 39 Thirty Flex hat - 47 Brand sports apparel - Old Navy flannel pajama pants - ENO Trail Flyer outdoor game - Hooded flannel shirt jacket - Duke Cannon Thick gift set - Duke Cannon Big A$$ Brick of Soap 3-pack - Survival Kit (great for a glove compartment) - SPLURGE: Sony Plus wireless headset (only for PlayStation) or Elite wireless headset (for several different platforms) (If you want all your links in a handy Google Doc, here's our working Gift Guide document...and we'll add next week's gifts to this same doc.) - locking magnetic clasp for layering necklaces - Parker & Hyde neoprene camo tote - The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy cookbook - "Easy on Me" by Adele - the Walmart blazer that Melanie wore in the Nashville live show  Sponsors: - Prose (use this link for your free, in-depth hair consultation and 15% off hair supplements) - Thrive Causemetics (use this link for 15% off your first order) - Hello Fresh (use promo code BIGBOO14 for up to 14 free meals)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 255

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 56:32

    Naturally we kick off this week's episode with Melanie's recap of the A&M / Alabama game, which was all manner of memorable for her (and most people who love college football, I would add). We also break down other big match-ups from this past weekend, complete with Side Eyes and I See Yous. Plus, we discuss some recent TikTok fascinations (for me), and I share my Five Favorites. Enjoy, y'all!  - Our Amazon Shop - Live Show Tickets for October 16th (there's a livestream option now!) - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Patreon episode that's all about the A&M / Bama game - Alabama blocks A&M's punt - Achane runs back Alabama's kick-off - the Sarkisians' gameday pants (FANTASTIC) - the frozen chicken fillets from Aldi - The Defined Dish Pot Roast Chicken - Mordenmiss loose sweatshirt (sizes are limited, but the fabric is dreamy) - T-Fal 12" non-stick pan  - Emily Mariko's salmon and rice dish on TikTok (I mispronounced her name on the episode; it's Mah-REE-ko. Just wanted to correct myself.) - Women's mid-rise wide leg sweater pants - Ninja XL Air Fryer (I don't like kitchen gadgets. I love this one.) Sponsors: -  Rothy's (use this link to get $20 off your first purchase for a limited time) - Stamps.com (use promo code BIGBOO for a four-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale) - June's Journey (download in the Apple App Store or Google Play) - Noom (use this link to sign up for your free trial)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 254

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 56:55

    Since The Big Boo Bowl was this past weekend, we obviously have a few Mississippi State vs. A&M-specific things to discuss on this episode (spoiler alert: the game turned out to be an early birthday present for me). Melanie also offers her Side Eyes of the Week, along with a new segment that features the applause function on her little gadget that has primarily booed up until this point. We also talk about the Shankles' new phones and how I thought for a split second that P needed to talk to me this past Saturday. Plus it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites - always a delight. Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Live Show Tickets for October 16th (there's a livestream option now!) - Become a Patron Show Notes: - The Big Boo Bowl (A&M vs. Mississippi State) - The Bird - Tom Hart's tweet about Kyle Field - Grace Upon Grace journaling devotional (Sophie's new book) - Fearless Faith (Melanie's devotional book for tweens) - Instant Audience (what Mel uses to make the boo and applause sounds) - 24K Golden Undereye Patches - Farrah Melrose jeans - Madewell chunky small hoop earrings - Endless Praise album by Charity Gayle on Apple Music and Spotify - HeyNuts Hawthorn athletic high waisted leggings Sponsors: - Third Love (use this link for 20% off your first purchase) - Helix (use this link for up to $200 off your mattress purchase and two free pillows) - Thrive Market (use this link to get $20 off your first order plus a free gift) - KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO to get 50% off your first month plus free shipping)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 253

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 50:59

    It wasn't really a fantastic college football weekend for either of us, but we still have ourselves some laughs in this episode. After all, Caroline was home for a couple of days, Alex celebrated his senior homecoming, and Melanie assembled a fine assortment of side eyes as she watched Saturday's games.  Also, you'll hear a clip of our recent Patreon conversation with our friend Ree Drummond, and it's my turn for Five Favorites.  Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Live Show Tickets for October 16th (there's a livestream option now!) - Become a Patron Show Notes: - A&M vs. Arkansas - State vs. LSU - Auburn vs. Georgia State - OU vs. West Virginia - The Pioneer Woman: Wedding on the Ranch - Ree's Marlboro Man Sandwich - Our full (over an hour!) Patreon episode with Ree - Free People Striped Voyage Shirtdress - Morning Glory Muffins - recipe from Family Savvy - Half Baked Harvest's Everything Ranch Cheese & Pretzel Snack Mix - Oversized Sweater Tunic (thanks, @eunamaes, for the heads up) - Restocking Videos on TikTok (here's a favorite) (and another favorite) Sponsors: - Helix (use this link for up to $200 off your mattress purchase and two free pillows) - Blenders Eyewear (use promo code BIGBOOVIP for 15% off) - Hello Fresh (use promo code BIGBOO14 for up to 14 free meals) - Storyworth (use this link for $10 off your first purchase)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 252

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 54:03

    On this episode we recap our time together at the first-ever Big Boo live event - and oh, was it ever a blast. We also share our college football thoughts, including Melanie's Side Eyes of the Week. If you kept up with State's game last weekend, her first side-eye will not surprise you. We also talk about Melanie's newfound proficiency at Snapchat, and she shares her Five Favorites. Enjoy, y'all!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Hotel Emma in San Antonio  - Milagros Fragrance Spray (a room spray and a body spray - and it is divine) - Recuerdos Fragrance Spray (the fall / winter version) - Tara Royer Steele - Live Show Tickets for October 16th (there's a livestream option that goes on sale Friday 9/24 at 10 central) - June's Journey - the controversial call in the State / Memphis game - Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-up spray - High Noon Market leather bags - Sheseido eyelash curler - Tarte Fake Awake eyeliner - Banana Republic pleat sleeve top - 50% off and $32.49 Sponsors: - Noom (use this link to sign up for your trial membership) - Prose (use this link for your free, in-depth hair consultation and 15% off custom hair supplements) - Munk Pack - use the code BIGBOO at checkout for 20% off - Best Fiends - download in Google Play or in the Apple App Store

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 251

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 52:41

    There was oh-so-much college football to talk about on this week's episode, so we hit the ground running re: the Aggies and the Razorbacks and the Cy-Hawk game. Oh, and re: the cat at the Miami game because that rescue operation was, in Melanie's words, the play of the week. We also discuss our uncertainty about how to pose in some pictures we're having made (I'm traveling to Texas this Thursday), and Melanie recaps her recent visit to College Station. And if all that weren't enough (it probably is, but just pretend to be excited), it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Live Show Tickets for October 16th - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Texas A&M vs. Colorado - Cy-Hawk game - North Carolina State vs. Mississippi State - Texas vs. Arkansas - the cat at the Miami game - Arkansas vs. Ole Miss 4th and 25 in 2015 - Aromatech Santal essential oil - Pickwick & Co. Mahomes for the Holidays candle (fresh fir and old world leather) - Only Murders in the Building on Hulu - OPI Grafitti Sweetie Infinite Shine nail polish - Lucky Peacock Designs - A New Day 3/4 Sleeve Quilted Pullover from Target - American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Sponsors: -  June's Journey - download on the Apple App Store or Google Play - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOO14 for up to 14 free meals including free shipping) - Bitty Baby by American Girl (use promo code BIGBOO for 15% off; some exclusions apply) - Rothy's

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 250

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 50:36

    College football is here, and we are here for it. On this episode we break down (some) of this past weekend's football news, including my Bulldogs, Melanie's Aggies, and the latest with Alex's high school team. What a time! We also talk about Hazel's most recent trip to the vet and some exciting Perry-related developments. Plus, it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, y'all!  - Our Amazon Shop - Live Show Tickets for October 16th - Become a Patron Show Notes: - McKenzie Milton - The Georgia fan with a "G" shaved in his chest hair - Biggest Cy-Hawk game ever - Next Door Life on Instagram - Aggie yell practice - Kim Spradlin Wolfe and HGTV  - Aromatech Santal Oil - Frye Melissa Button boots (normally $378 but on sale for $149.99) - Two Funny Girls tailgate cups - Fashion Square aviator sunglasses - AE Offline high-waisted foldover flare leggings Sponsors: - KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 50% your first month plus free shipping) - Amazon Music (use this link to try Amazon Music Unlimited free for 30 days) - Native (use promo code BIGBOO to save 20% on your first purchase) - Thrive Market (use this link to join and get $20 off your first order and a free gift)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 249

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 55:47

    On this episode Melanie shares all the details about moving Caroline to A&M: the packing, the unpacking, the gallery wall-ing, and the goodbye-ing. We also talk about the start of Alex's senior football season and the fact that college football is finally upon us. We are delighted. Finally, I tell Melanie about a recent experience with some chicken wings (obviously it was not easy for her to listen because chicken), and I share my Five Favorites. Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - giant blue storage bags for moving - (I'll put pictures of Perry's truck, Caroline's gallery wall, and Alex's senior banner picture on Instagram...I can't figure out how to upload them to the show notes and who is surprised) - Haynes King - Big Boo Live Show in Columbia, TN - The Mulehouse - October 16th - Shane & Shane - Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs, Vol. 1 - 9x13 covered baking pan  - Maeve Contrast Button Down - Hannah Waddingham's skincare video - microfiber washcloths - Aerosoles Dada platform slides in brown Sponsors: - Helix (use this link for up to $200 off your mattress order and 2 free pillows) - Third Love (use this link for 20% off your first purchase) - Stamps (use promo code BIGBOO for a four-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale) - Bitty Baby (use promo code BIGBOO for 15% off Bitty Baby products; some exclusions apply)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 248

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 49:18

    We recognize that there has been a lot of build-up, but this is the last episode we recorded before Melanie and Perry took Caroline to A&M. Next week we'll have the whole run-down from packing the truck to unloading at the dorm to saying good-bye, but this week we have a lot fun memories - and lo, some humor - from Caroline's last week at home.  Also on this episode: Alabama Rush TikTok, my ongoing fascination with Dak Precott's leadership skills, and Melanie's Five Favorites. Hope y'all enjoy!   - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Alabama Rush Tok - Pants Store - Kendra Scott - Shein - Shop Molly Green - Lonesome Dove miniseries - The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys (be advised that the language is absolutely terrible, but the content is fascinating if you're a fan of football and also Dak) - Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange (one of our favorite candles) - layered cross necklace - only $12.99 - Lumify redness reliever eye drops - self tan mitt and back applicator - less than $10 - Maison Margiela "Replica" perfumes - Laneige lip mask - Benefit Gimme Brow tinted and volumizing eyebrow gel Sponsors: - Best Fiends - download on the Apple Store or Google Play - Prose (use this link for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off your first order) - Noom (use this link to sign up for your trial) - Glorify (download in your app store - and you can get 20% off Glorify Plus if you use the code BIGBOO)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 247

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 54:45

    This week Melanie shares some of her goals for after Caroline leaves for college, and clearly she's going to be living on the edge because one of those goals is refinishing the top of her dining room table. We also discuss Melanie's feelings about her birthday last week and all the ways we still feel 26.  Plus, much to our delight, we have a college football preseason top 25 poll to talk about, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Hazel's beloved donut beds - our Patreon episode about our college years - the college football preseason top 25 - State vs. Auburn in 2014 - Hollywood Feed chew sticks for Hazel - also available on Amazon - new cake pans - Toms Kallie wedge stacked bootie - tower fans, oh bless the Lord - clear Apple Watch band - less than $15 Sponsors: - Blenders Eyewear (use promo code BIGBOOVIP for 15% off) - Notecube (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off) - Munk Pack (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off) - Rothy's

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 246

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 55:16

    This week Melanie updates us on Caroline's Fish Camp experience, and I talk about the restorative powers of the lake. We also discuss how a recent book promotion video has taught me some hard truths about the current state of my face.  And on top of all that: we process Alex's last first day of high school, and Melanie shares her Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Alex's first day of his senior year - Texas A&M fight song - Jan Morton's caramel cake recipe - Grace Upon Grace journaling devotional (it comes out on September 28th, but you can pre-order now) - Melanie's College Station playlist - The song from Schmigadoon that I thought was funny without considering any suggestive meaning - The Popcast episode about Season Passes - Gabe Dixon - Kelly Corrigan - Jan Hooks - Allie + Bess gameday bracelet stacks (get 10% off with code GAMEDAY10) - Shop 47 brand tees - Parker McCollum - Gold Chain Cowboy - Cica cream age repair moisturizer - Origins Ginzing refreshing eye cream Sponsors: - Bitty Baby (use promo code BIGBOO for 15% off your order of Bitty Baby products) - Hello Fresh (use promo code BIGBOO14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping) - Notecube (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off) - KiwiCo (use this link to get your first month free on select crates)  

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 245

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 53:59


    This week Melanie reminisces about Fish Camp (she also explains what Fish Camp is), I talk about my 24-ish hours in Nashville this past weekend, and we both dig a little deeper into our feelings about 80's music. Which is interesting because I didn't necessarily think I had many feelings about 80's music. Also, Melanie reveals a new Netflix fave, and I share my Five Favorites for the week.  Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - A&M Fish Camp - Living Proof Live with Beth Moore - the 2007 post about Angela's jeans - Bebe Winans - Patreon episode about our lives in the 80s - Outer Banks on Netflix - Aerie Adventure Short / Aerie Adventure Denim Short (less than $20) - Essy Eyelash & Brow Growth Serum (less than $30) - New music: NEEDTOBREATHE's Into the Mystery album, and Coldplay's "Coloratura" - Now that Faith Has Come: A Study of Galatians by Beth Moore - Family Savvy's Redneck Charcuterie - Firecrackers (a recipe with saltines - and I like canola oil instead of olive oil, and you can also use butter but need to bake right away if you do) Sponsors: - Third Love (use this link for 20% off your first purchase) - Native (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - Songfinch (use promo code BIGBOO for an extra $20 off the special sale price) - Glorify (search in your app store and download for free; use promo code BIGBOO to get GlorifyPlus for 20% off)


    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 244

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 55:16

    Sometimes life is so uneventful that we talk about cereal, and then other times there's a news leak during SEC Media Days that the SEC might expand to include Texas and Oklahoma. That is to say: we're not talking about cereal this week, everyone. And also I would like to introduce you to a little something I like to call MELANIE HAS SOME THOUGHTS.  In addition to the SEC news, we discuss TV (Ted Lasso is back!), the Olympics, and  Melanie's Five Favorites. Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - first story about Texas and Oklahoma to SEC - Saturday Down South article on rumored conference expansion - (Just FYI: you'll hear us mention Greg Sankey a few times in this episode. That's because he's the Commissioner of the SEC - and, by the way, he is a fantastic leader.) - the Australian swim coach was delighted - Ted Lasso, season 2 (just so you know, there's lots of strong language in the new episode) - Never Have I Ever (we love this show a lot) - OPI Hue is the Artist? - Skin by Blair tonic (facial in a bottle) - Nordstrom Bliss plush throw - Caslon rounded v-neck t-shirt - Flatland Calvary - Welcome to Countryland - John Mayer - Sob Rock Sponsors: - GoHenry (use promo code BIGBOO for one free month) - Hello Fresh (use promo code BIGBOO14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping) - Noom - Munk Pack (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your purchase)  

    The Big boo Cast, Episode 243

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 60:34

    This week - following last week's discussion about cereal - we really step it up and talk about Melanie's recent eye doctor appointment. Up next week: favorite soups.  The eye doctor appointment isn't all there is, though: we also discuss Martha's recent 90th birthday party, the second season of Never Have I Ever, and a pre-birthday trip Melanie is taking with her friends Gulley and Jamie. Plus, it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Frosted Mini Spooners - Melanie's progressive reading glasses - Never Have I Ever, season 2 - Puppuccino from Starbucks (and other places you can get treats for your dog) - Pilcro ruffled buttondown - Angela high rise gauchos from Kut from the Kloth (less than $40) - straw headband (less than $10) - Hazel's dog bed Sponsors: - KiwiCo (use this link to get your first month free on select crates) - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOO14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping) - Prose (use this link for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off) - Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play)  

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 242

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 55:04

    So it hasn't been the most eventful week for us, but that doesn't stop us from finding new and exciting things to talk about - like favorite cereals, favorite milk, and I'm not even kidding about those first two things. We also discuss Melanie's most recent trip to the ranch and the extended quality time Hazel and I spent in the car last week. On top of all that, Melanie updates us on Dorm Prep '21, she shares her Five Favorites, and I offer an exciting update on toast. Just look at us go. Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Frosted Mini Wheats - Smart Start - Horizon Organic milk - White Cheddar Jalapeño Crunchy Cheetos - Tillamook ice cream sandwiches - Ricotta toast is the new avocado toast - or so they say - The Comprehensive Dorm List (y'all. this serious business.) - the dorm section of our Amazon shop - Lastia lavender and eucalyptus candle - Laptop desk with storage drawer, cup holder, notebook stand - Trader Joe's Strawberry & Jalapeño Crisps - rattan dangle earrings - less than $10 (I ordered these while Melanie talked about them - just FYI) - Gold Bond neck and chest firming cream Sponsors: - FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO for 50% off your first box) - KiwiCo (use this link to get your first month free on select crates) - Rothy's (use this link through August 1, 2021 to get $20 off your first purchase of $100 or more) - Daily Harvest (use promo code BIGBOO for $25 off your first box)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 241

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 56:24


    I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE HEARD, but Mississippi State won the college baseball National Championship last week in Omaha, so Melanie and I talk just a *little* *bit* about that on this week's episode. We also discuss the fact that lo, the Olympics are almost upon us, which means that Melanie will be living her best life as she learns about all the Meaningful Life Stories and cheers for athletes from all around the world. Let's be honest: watching the Olympics is pretty much a Shankle-tacular. In addition to the sports news, we share about what we're reading and talk a little more about a show we've both recently watched and loved. Plus, it's my turn for Five Favorites, and we have some exciting news about our Amazon shop. Or maybe "exciting" is a stretch. But nonetheless, we have news. Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Mississippi State wins the college baseball National Championship - Jake Mangum tells Coach Lemonis in 2019 that he's going to win the NC for MSU - Out of Left Field postgame podcast episode (recorded after the Bulldogs won the CWS - it is FANTASTIC) - An excellent YouTube playlist of State's path to the national championship - Karen Howell's Twitter - Good on Paper - Starstruck (not for the children) - Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu - Laura Tremaine on Instagram (her content on making time to read is a treasure) - Annie B. Jones' book recommendations - Favorite Day dark chocolate espresso trail mix - The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast - a delightful caftan / cover-up option - Peace to All Who Enter Here plaque for doorframe - Faith Adjacent episode about John Mayer - @houseinhabit (Mel's favorite Free Britney account) - "Britney Spears's Conservatorship Nightmare" by Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino Sponsors: -  Third Love (use this link for 20% off your first purchase) - Thrive Market (use this link for $20 off your first order and a free gift) - Care/of (use promo code BIGBOOCAST50 for 50% off your first order) - Native (use promo code BIGBOO at checkout for 20% off your first order)


    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 240

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 59:51

    Last week we took a little time off from the podcast, and we had ourselves some adventures, we did. Melanie and Caroline went to a resort for a Mother / Daughter getaway, and Alex and I went to Omaha to see Mississippi State play in the College World Series. So, you probably won't be surprised to hear Melanie and I talk about all the things related to both trips on this episode - including my enthusiastic but somewhat unfortunate reaction to Tanner Allen's 3-run homer against Arizona. We also discuss a book Melanie loved, a podcast I adored, and Melanie's Five Favorites. What a time. Enjoy, y'all!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - La Cantera Resort - Tom Brown's Body - Giver of Stars - gold Aerosoles slides we both adore - Framing Britney Spears - Erin Moon's Spotify playlist: Starting Drama in My Healthy Marriage - Vida Bella Weekly Glow Exfoliator - Vida Bella Shade Sunscreen - Dime Beauty Eyelash Boost Serum - No Bend hairclips - Free People Pretty Cozy maxi dress Sponsors: - Munk Pack (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - Thrive Causemetics (use this link for 15% off your first order) - FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO for 50% off your first box) - Prose (use this link for your free, in-depth hair quiz and 15% off your first order)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 239

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 68:13

    We are always so happy when our good friend Travis Cottrell joins us on the podcast, and TODAY'S THE DAY. In what turned out to be an extra-long episode, we talk about closet clean-outs and furniture shipping delays and college baseball (update since we recorded: Mississippi State is going to the College World Series!).  We also discuss our kids (the Cottrells and the Shankles are about to be empty nesters with some travel goals), our dads (FEELINGS ALERT), and I share my Five Favorites. As does Travis.  Enjoy, everybody!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Under Canvas Yellowstone - To see show notes in Apple Podcasts, you now have to click on "episode webpage" - Overcast - "I Want to Be Just Like You" (Travis has introduced us to a Father's Day song) - In the Heights (in theatres and on HBO Max) - Secret Treasures pajama shorts - "October Sky" by Yebba (live version and studio version) - Marc Ronson's post about Yebba - Benerx (my pulled muscles are so grateful for it) - High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America on Netflix - Sirius 80s on 8 - Marco Polo app - Waldo's Chicken and Beer - A&W Root Beer Zero Sugar Sponsors: - KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 30% off your first month plus free shipping) - Hello Fresh (use promo code BIGBOO12 for 12 free meals and free shipping) - Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play) - FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO21 for $10 off your first box)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 238

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 59:21

    This week Melanie shares all about her trip to A&M for Caroline's New Student Conference (to use baseball terminology, it was a real home run). We also talk about TV (I finished watching Breaking Bad and HAVE SOME THOUGHTS), and we dig into our current summer reading situations.  Plus, we discuss our current state of contentment with our beauty products (I KNOW), and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, y'all!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Chopt - Campbell University Fighting Camels - Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center - HomeTown Takeover in Wetumpka, AL - The Friends reunion - Courtney Cox and Ed Sheeran on social media here and here - Oprah's Legends Ball on YouTube - June's Journey (I'm on level 90 with no signs of slowing down) - Evvie Drake Starts Over - 2 Hearts on Netflix - The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr - Beyond Soft Fruit of the Loom underwear - Zella strength racerback tank - Kendra Scott Masie gold hoop earrings in mint mix - Stars Above pajama shorts - Cocina de Coco pressed Italian sandwiches Sponsors: - Rothy's (WE LOVE THESE) - Native (use this link or promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) (the scents are glorious) - Thrive Market (use this link for $20 off your first order and a free gift) (the internet's finest granola selection IMHO) - Third Love (use this link for 20% off your first purchase) (these bras are FANTASTIC and worth every penny)  

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 237

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 48:09

    Well, Caroline has graduated from high school, which is shocking considering that it seems like yesterday when she was telling Alex about "bad twaffic" in "San Antone-yo" on an early episode of the podcast. Anyway, Melanie brings us up to speed on the graduation festivities, and we also talk about last week at the SEC baseball tournament as well as some of Melanie's initial reactions to the Friends reunion (we'll do a Patreon episode about that very thing later this month). On top of all that, we discuss an exciting new patio umbrella option (because that's a thing at this stage of life) and my Five Favorites.  Enjoy, everybody!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Grace upon Grace (Sophie's new devotional book for young women that comes out September 28th) - The Friends reunion - Whitley marries Byron on A Different World - The Kominsky Method - Hacks - Half-Baked Harvest Whipped Ricotta Toast with Marinated Tomatoes - the fancy LED-light patio umbrella (IT IS HUGE and really substantial) - Snickerdoodle mug cake - "Survival" on Live from the Woods Vol. 2 (the guy yells for the first time around 3:58, then again around 5:12 - and I encourage you to keep listening so you can hear Madison and Calvin sing) - a simple, thin, tunic-style swimsuit cover-up from Amazon - Stand To by Shawn Brower - Architectural Digest Open Door on YouTube  Sponsors: - Daily Harvest (use promo code BIGBOO to get $25 off your first box) - Storyworth (use this link for $10 off your first purchase) - GoHenry (use promo code BIGBOO for one month free)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 236

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 51:58

    It's a big week for The Big Boo Cast: Caroline's high school graduation and the SEC Baseball Tournament. Not that those two things are of equal importance, of course (I mean, graduation = milestone). But Melanie and I talk about graduation and the tournament and TV and so much more on this week's episode. We also discuss an exciting new find in the way of summer shorts, and Melanie shares her Five Favorites.  Enjoy, everybody!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - SEC Baseball Tournament - the most comfortable summer shorts (I bought the gray camo and love them!) - The Handmaid's Tale (it's so dark) - A Place to Call Home - The Kominsky Method - Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner - Gabe Dixon's "Lay It On Me" - Warner's Easy Does It No Dig Wire-Free bra - Pavoi 14k huggies with cubic zirconia - Veno heavy duty extra large moving bags with backpack strap - Cristin Cooper on Instagram - Ben Rector's "Range Rover" and Dave Barnes' "The Lord Ain't Let Me Down Lately" Sponsors: - Best Fiends (download on Google Play or on the Apple App Store) - Thrive Causemetics (use this link for 15% off your first order) - Prose (use this link for your free, in-depth hair quiz and 15% off your first order) - iwi Life (use promo code BIGBOO for 30% off your first order)        

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 235

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 56:38

    This week we talk about the different ways we're aware that MAY, IT IS UPON US - graduation and office clean-out for me, Caroline's soccer all-star game and pre-graduation festivities for Melanie. Melanie also shares an exciting new charcuterie idea (GENIUS), and I talk about some shorts that are suddenly everywhere and clearly taking summer by storm. We also discuss what we're watching (of course), and it's my turn for Five Favorites. By the way, I didn't have my microphone on for the first four minutes of the episode, but by some miracle I realized that my microphone wasn't on, and I fixed the problem, and clearly we are a beacon of podcasting excellence. Enjoy, y'all!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Free People's The Way Home shorts in solids, colorblocks, and prints - The Derry Girls on Netflix - The Ted Lasso playlist (Ted's Locker Room Jams) on Apple Music (and something similar on Spotify) - Stylish with Jenna Lyons (just FYI: the language is terrible and definitely for adults only) - June's Journey - waterproof backpack rain cover - Hazel's donut dog bed - Aerosoles Dada wedge slip-on in soft gold - Pentel Rolling Writer - Folded Crispy Chipotle Chicken Wraps Sponsors: - FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO21 for $10 off your first box) - Munk Pack (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off) - Stories with Grace Thornton (listen wherever you get your podcasts - and click here to listen to the first episode of season 2) - KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 30% off your first month plus free shipping)          

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 234

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 55:29

    Well, it was a formal event extravaganza for Caroline this past weekend in San Antonio, and on this episode Melanie and I spend some time breaking down the details. We also talk about college baseball (such a surprise this time of year, right?) and Alex's spring football practice. On top of all that, we discuss what we've been watching this past week as well as some celebrity news that has intrigued us (please see: Bennifer). Plus, Melanie shares her five favorites. Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - The Pelican Brief on Netflix - Caroline and her gorgeous Symphony Ball dress - The Big Shot with Bethenny on HBOMax (the language is TERRIBLE) - A Place to Call Home on AcornTV - Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn - Everything but the Bagel Greek Yogurt Dip from Trader Joe's - Tillamook Spicy Berry Bite Cheese Snack - houseinhabit - Fave4 Hair Texture Takeover hairspray Sponsors: - Analuisa (use promo code BIGBOO for 10% off all products) - Third Love (use this link for 20% off your first purchase) - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOO12 for 12 free meals including free shipping) - Rothy's    

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 233

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 55:38

    In this episode we talk about the strange adjustment to speaking in public again, and we also discuss this past weekend's baseball series between the Aggies and the Bulldogs (spoiler alert: the winner was a team wearing maroon). Plus, we break down some of the events surrounding Alex's junior prom - and, on a much grander scale, how the pictures of Alex Drummond's wedding were the gift we didn't know we needed. We also continue our discussion (from Patreon) about Melanie's feelings about inanimate objects, we plan an imaginary graduation party buffet, and I share my Five Favorites. Enjoy, y'all!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Alex Drummond's wedding pictures - Jovani - Patreon episode about our quirks and pet peeves - French Onion Beef Sliders for a Crowd - Mini Caprese Salad Bites - Vidalia Onion Dip - Pioneer Woman Potluck Meatballs - Family Savvy's Redneck Charcuterie - Levain Chocolate Chip Cookie knock-off recipe - Allie + Bess Madi Summer Stack of 5 - NEEDTOBREATHE Live from the Woods, Vol. 2 - Jimmy Dean Delights - Lindsay Ferrier's guide to Birmingham - Frosted Coffee at Chick-fil-A Sponsors: - Gohenry (use promo code BIGBOO for one free month) - Thrive Market (use this link for $20 off your first order and a free gift) - Native (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - care/of (use promo code BIGBOOCAST50 for 50% off your first order)  

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 232

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 54:13

    The two of us had fairly boring weekends, but that didn't stop us from rambling about our everyday concerns: our (previously undeclared) fondness for certain Old Spice products, our difficulties finding (and ordering) some products we really love, and our realizations that certain pandemic practices may have changed us in ways we didn't expect. Also, we talk about how I've rediscovered a 70's TV classic, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Hope y'all enjoy!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Columbo on Amazon Prime - HomeTown on HGTV - A Place to Call Home on AcornTV - Topgolf - Zara flowy short jumpsuit - pink and orange camo cargo pants in regular sizes and plus sizes - Old Spice Timber deodorant - Old Spice Pure Sport body wash - Nate Bargatze's The Greatest Average American - Maverick City Music's "Jireh" - Aggie script hoodie from Adidas - Mary's Gone Crackers Thin Sea Salt Crackers - Cheeky Vintage - Colorfulkoala 7/8 length leggings with pockets Sponsors: - Munk Pack (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your purchase) - Ana Luisa (use promo code BIGBOOMD for 15% off) - Prose (use this link for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off your first order) - Thrive Causemetics (use this link for 15% off your first order)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 231

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 58:22

    This week we talk about Melanie's long-standing feud with a large electronics store, the highlights of this past Sunday's State / Ole Miss baseball game, and a couple of new recipes we've recently tried. We also discuss our personal comforter and duvet preferences, our feelings about matte vs. dewy finishes with make-up, and I share my latest round of Five Favorites. What a thrill. What a time. Enjoy, y'all!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Tanner Allen's triple - Logan Tanner's throw to 2nd - Half Baked Harvest Lemon Key Lime Pie Bars - Boll & Branch duvet - Cucumber & Avocado Salsa - Best Beauty Buys of 2021 from InStyle (this is an Apple News link, so if you don't subscribe, it may not work for you) - Anastasia Brow Wiz - Revitalash - Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon - L'Oreal Infallible Freshware Foundation Powder - Jouer Soft Focus Hydrate + Set powder - Five Questions with Annie F. Downs - The Final Table on Netflix - Top Chef - Spring lipsticks: Thrive Causemetics lipstick in Emii and Urban Decay Comfort Matte in Backtalk - BP print cargo pants in regular sizes and plus sizes - Apple News - Costco via Instacart - discovery + (I should have specified that it's only some Verizon plans where you get discovery + for six months for free - but it's worth checking out whether your plan qualifies)  - The Magnolia Table - A Place to Call Home Sponsors: - Best Fiends (download on the Apple App Store or Google Play) - FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO for $10 off your first month) - KiwiCo (use code BIGBOO for 30% off your first month and free shipping) - Analuisa (use our code BIGBOOMD to get 15% off)

    Big Boo Five Questions with Annie F. Downs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 38:33


    It was such a treat for Melanie and me to close out Five Questions - a six-week bonus series of The Big Boo Cast - with our longtime friend Annie F. Downs. Annie is a podcaster, a New York Times bestselling author, and an Instagram delight. We loved getting to reminisce about our old blogging days (Bloglines and Google Reader, anyone?) and the first few years of Annie's writing career in Nashville. We also talk about writing in the here and now; Annie has some great perspective about rejection and about a healthy writing process. Plus, Annie and I talk (maybe) way too much and way too enthusiastically about cooking shows that we love. By the way, I have since watched all the episodes of the cooking show that Annie recommends, and I have a lot of thoughts about it. This may merit some sort of follow-up episode.  Enjoy, y'all! - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Annie F. Downs - That Sounds Fun book - That Sounds Fun podcast - That Sounds Fun network - Annie's Instagram - Delicious Miss Brown with Kardea Brown - The Final Table on Netflix - Chef's Table - Somebody Feed Phil - Spring Baking Championship - Tournament of Champions on Food Network - That Sounds Fun Tour Sponsor: - AcornTV (use promo code BIGBOO to get your first 30 days free)


    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 230

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 60:37


    Here's what I'll say about this week's episode: it's a whole lot. Melanie and I both talk about our weekends, I offer a (nerdy) update on my June's Journey progress, and then we both share graduation gift ideas. It's that time of year, y'all. Plus, Melanie shares her Five Favorites, and the end result of all of that content is a pretty long podcast episode. We'll be back on Monday with our final installment of the Five Questions series (Annie Downs is our guest!), and then next Thursday we'll be back again with Episode 231. Look at all that fun!  Enjoy, everybody!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - June's Journey - Hay Day - Star Stable - Gameguard shirt monogrammed or school version - Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener (one or two of these in a cute zipper pouch would be a great gift) (my favorite shade is not in fact called Champagne - it's called Stella, which has a champagne shimmer) - Stoney Clover mini pouch - Leather valet for wallet, keys, spare change, etc. - Seersucker monogrammed towel wrap - Funky Monkey shower slides - Bagsmart large toiletry bag - The North Face Berkeley duffel bag - LL Bean extra large tote bag - ABLE Rachel wristlet (use promo code BIGMAMA20 for 20% off) - ABLE Vantage bracelet (use promo code BIGMAMA20 for 20% off) - ABLE Beam ring (use promo code BIGMAMA20 for 20% off) - acrylic stapler and tape dispenser (and I found acrylic scissors!) - hand crank weather radio emergency radio / flashlight - devotional book (All in All by Sophie, Everyday Holy by Melanie, Awaken by Priscilla Shirer, New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp, Live in Grace, Walk in Love by Bob Goff) and journals (these by Rifle Paper, these by Pencil & Paper, and these Moleskine journals which would work for girls or guys) - personalized phone power banks - Case pocket knives - a really good flashlight - Smathers & Branson needlepoint wallets and belts - Trader Joe's Rolled Corn Chili Lime tortilla chips - Old Navy dolphin hem run shorts - Mangopop round neck t-shirt body suit - Botanic Tree Glycolic Acid face wash - Kamissy smock tank top with ruffle hem cami top Sponsors: - Third Love (use this link to get 20% off your first purchase) - Hello Fresh (use promo code BIGBOO12 for 12 free meals including free shipping) - Storyworth (use this link for $10 off your first purchase) - Rothy's


    Big Boo Five Questions with Lisa Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 34:59


    This week on the fifth installment of Five Questions - a six-week bonus series of The Big Boo Cast - we're talking with Lisa Jackson, who just so happens to be our literary agent. Lisa works in Colorado Springs with Alive Literary Agency, and I know Melanie would agree that, in so many ways, she is the wind beneath our writing wings. You might even convince us to sing a duet about how much we love her. On today's episode, we talk about how publishing has changed, what agents and publishers are looking for in a book, and Lisa's favorite parts of being a literary agent. We'll be back later this week with our regular episode - Episode 230 - and then next Monday we’ll have another episode of Five Questions with one of our very first friends from Ye Olden Days of Blogging - and one of our favorite writers - the delightful Annie Downs.  Hope y'all enjoy! - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Lisa Jackson - A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet - Nobody's Cuter Than You  - Little House on the Prairie series - Loving Frank by Nancy Horan - Barbara Brown Taylor - Wendell Berry - Alive Literary Agency - Lisa on Instagram Sponsor: - AcornTV (use promo code BIGBOO to get your first 30 days free)


    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 229

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 59:37


    We have a special guest on this week's episode, and we couldn't be happier about it. Sharon McMahon (@sharonsaysso) has taken Instagram by storm over the last few months - she is a funny, wise, non-partisan former government teacher - and she has created such a beautiful online community. Melanie and I have gotten such a kick out of following her and learning from her, so when it worked out for us to get to actually talk to her, we couldn't say "yes" fast enough. And listen - we cover a lot of ground. We talk about Sharon's informational, non-partisan approach to teaching people about government and democracy, we talk about how Sharon shattered Melanie's lifelong belief about Texas' ability to secede from the union, and we talk about how important it is to really listen to one another so that we can understand one another better - especially when we disagree (my favorite quote of Sharon's: "We cannot work for each other's mutual destruction"). We're also going to talk about make-up, and if you've seen Sharon's eyeshadow skills on Instagram, you'll understand why.  We'll also have our usual round of Five Favorites at the end of the episode (it's my turn this week!), and we'll be back next Monday with a new Five Questions (featuring our literary agent, Lisa Jackson) and our usual brand of shenanigans next Thursday on episode 230. Enjoy, everybody! - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - The Carol Burnett Show - Sharon McMahon - Sharon's Instagram - Sharon's Government for Grown-ups - Dave (the movie) - BH Cosmetics Hangin' in Hawaii eyeshadow palette - Latisse eyelash serum - Revitabrow eyelash serum - Go Big or Go Home mascara by KVD Beauty - Subversion eyelash primer by Urban Decay - Get Organized with The Home Edit on Netflix - Palmer's Cocoa Butter Ultra Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil - Thrive Causemetics 3-in-1 Brightening Face Wash - Delicious Miss Brown - Kardea Brown's Fried Pork Chops with Homemade Table Gravy - Tyler Glamorous Wash in Diva (a laundry splurge - but one small bottle will last for six months or so) - OPI Hollywood & Vibe Sponsors: - Audible (use this link or text BIGBOO to 500500) - Thrive Market (use this link to get 25% off your first order and an exclusive free gift) - Native (use promo code BIGBOO at checkout and get 20% off your first order) - Stamps (use promo code BIGBOO for a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale)


    Big Boo Five Questions with Elizabeth Passarella

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 29:57


    This week on Five Questions - a six-week bonus series of The Big Boo Cast - we're talking with Elizabeth Passarella, a contributing editor at Southern Living magazine and the author of Good Apple: Tales of a Southern Evangelical in New York. We started this conversation a few weeks ago on Episode 224, so we are delighted to bring you part two today. Elizabeth grew up in Memphis, has lived in New York for the last twenty years, and talks to us on this episode about the best Memphis barbecue, the Southern food she misses, and whether or not releasing a new book was what she expected.  We'll be back later this week with our regular episode - Episode 229 - and then next Monday we’ll have another episode of Five Questions with our beloved literary agent, Lisa Jackson.  Hope y'all enjoy! - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Amy Grant & Ellie Holcombe's song, "A Woman" - "El Shaddai" - Lead Me On - Sandi Patty - Amy Grant's The Collection - "Old Man's Rubble" - "All I Ever Have to Be" - Honey Baked Ham - Sister Schubert's rolls - Good Apple: Tales of a Southern Evangelical in New York - Fran Keenan's Instagram (this is how I found out about Elizabeth's book) - Elizabeth's website - Elizabeth on Instagram Sponsor: - AcornTV (use promo code BIGBOO to get your first 30 days free)


    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 228

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 54:00

    We're back with a new regular episode after a week away, and we catch up on all manner of things: Caroline's last soccer game, the weather in Alabama, college baseball, and what we've been watching.  We also discuss what we're thinking about cooking for Easter, a new hidden object game that has captured my fancy, and Melanie's latest round of Five Favorites. Last thing: don't miss our latest Five Questions Bonus Episode with Retha Nichole - and we'll have another Five Questions this Monday. Hope y'all enjoy! - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Last Chance U Basketball - June's Journey - A Place to Call Home - Melanie's Breakfast Casserole (she uses Alexia Potato Puffs - cooked ahead of time - instead of bread) - Pioneer Woman's Marlboro Man Sandwiches (I only use one stick of butter and it's all fine) :-) - Mexican Cornbread (scroll down and you'll see the recipe) - Twice Baked Potatoes (this is our favorite recipe - except I like to cook a few strips of pepper bacon and crumble it up instead of using bacon bits) - Kut from the Kloth Gidget cutoffs - Kingdom Pets duck jerky and sweet potato treats - Good & Gather salt and pepper roasted macadamia nuts - Naturewell collagen intense moisturizing cream - Tan Luxe body butter Sponsors: - FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO for $10 off your first box) - Prose (use this link for a free, in-depth hair quiz and 15% off your first order) - SoulCycle (use promo code BIGBOO for a free pair of select cycling shoes with purchase of SoulCycle at-home bike) - Munk Pack (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your purchase)  

    Big Boo Five Questions with Retha Nichole

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 32:21

    This week on Five Questions - a bonus series of The Big Boo Cast - we're talking with Retha Nichole, our favorite life and business coach who also happens to be the business manager for our podcast. Retha has a way of cutting straight through excuses and procrastination and helping people not just see their goals - but figure out how to make forward progress. So whether you've dreamed of writing or painting or starting your own business or running a half marathon, Retha has some great tips to help you get started and build momentum. This week we'll also have a new regular episode - Episode 228 - and then we'll be back next Monday with episode four in this bonus series, a (continued) conversation with the author of Good Apple, our new friend Elizabeth Passarella. Hope y'all enjoy! - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Retha's website - Retha's Instagram - Retha's Sunday Planner - Retha's STUCK ebook Sponsor: - AcornTV (use promo code BIGBOO to get your first 30 days free)

    Big Boo Five Questions with Laura Tremaine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 37:10

    This week on Five Questions - our new bonus series of The Big Boo Cast - we're talking with Laura Tremaine, our longtime blog friend and newly published author. Laura is insightful, honest, and she has had such an interesting journey from blogging to podcasting to writing a book. We had an absolute blast talking with her. And just a reminder: there's no regular episode this week because Melanie and I are taking a little time off, but we'll be back again next week with a new Five Questions and a new regular episode. You can also find us over on Patreon where there's a new episode on spring fashion - complete with our spring fashion memories from the late 80s / early 90s.  Hope y'all enjoy! - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron! Show Notes: - 10 Things to Tell You - The Popcast Live Show - Share Your Stuff. I'll Go First. - Laura's website - Laura on Twitter  - Laura on Instagram Sponsor: - AcornTV (use promo code BIGBOO to get your first 30 days free)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 227

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 53:27

    On this week's episode Melanie and I talk about how we're dealing with the things that signal Ye Olde Passage of Time - like Caroline's dorm room decor and Alex's 18th birthday. We also discuss some things we've been watching, and I of course feel like I need to rehash some recent Mississippi State baseball developments. Just a heads up about next week: on Monday we'll have the latest installment of our new Five Questions bonus series, but there won't be a new regular episode next Thursday (it's Spring Break in Birmingham, so I am going to try to catch up on book edits). We'll be back the following week with two new episodes - a bonus episode on Monday, March 29th, and Episode 228 on Thursday, April 1st. There will also be a new Patreon episode that comes out this Friday, March 19th. Thanks so much for listening, everybody! Hope you enjoy! - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Mississippi State's latest walk-off win - The Real World Homecoming: New York - Firefly Lane - WandaVision - Dorm Rooms of Mississippi and Beyond - Canva Mood Boards - Caslon camo sweatshirt in regular sizes and plus sizes (this sweatshirt is my favorite purchase in a long time - it is lightweight and soft) - A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal, edited by Sarah Bessey - College Campus Skyline Notepads by Two Funny Girls - 50 States of Beauty - American Gouache prints - The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charles Mackesy - The Wonder Years - Big Boo Five Questions with Erin Moon Sponsors: - KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 30% off any line and free shipping) - Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play) - Rothy's - Third Love (use this link for 20% off your first purchase)

    Big Boo Five Questions with Erin Moon

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 33:22

    If you're wondering why in the world you're seeing a new podcast episode on a Monday, here's why. Melanie and I are doing a bonus series called Five Questions with some of our favorite writers - and some of our favorite people who are connected to our writing life. These are shorter, 25-ish to 30-ish minute episodes that we hope will brighten your day and encourage you, too.  This week we're talking with our dear, brilliant friend Erin Moon. She is, as always, a delight - full of wisdom about writing and Texas and a host of other things. And as for the regular episodes, they're not going anywhere. We'll be back later this week with episode 227, and then we'll be back again next Monday, and then we won't be back next Thursday because of Spring Break, but then we'll be back in the Monday / Thursday rhythm the week of the 29th. See how that all works out? Hope y'all enjoy! - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Erin Moon - Bucc-ee's - @sharonsaysso on Instagram - Explosions in the Sky on Apple Music and Spotify - Erin's Instagram - Brennan Manning - Henri Nouwen - Anne Lamott - Madeleine L'Engle - Larry McMurtry Sponsor: - AcornTV (use promo code BIGBOO to get your first 30 days free)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 226

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 56:49

    On this week's episode we discuss Melanie's Spring Break getaway in Dallas, along with how breezy (not) I was on Alex's first college tour at Samford. We also talk about a couple of fun things I found at Target - and a TV show I recently watched and enjoyed. And just in case you're wondering: we oh-so-briefly discuss the Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah, but this is not the episode where we'll break down all of that (for one thing, Melanie hadn't seen it yet when we recorded, and for another thing, we're going to need a whole Patreon episode in order to really dig into that whole thing). HOWEVER comma we still have some exciting news; we announce a new series of bonus episodes that will be coming your way over the next six weeks, *and* it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Just look at all that fun! Enjoy, y'all! - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - twenty twenty fun sweatshirt from Milk & Honey tees - Turtle Creek Lane - Revolve (one of Mel and Caroline's online faves) - The Flight Attendant (not for the children) - Harry & Meghan interview with Oprah (we have a Patreon episode coming out later this week) - Knox Rose at Target - Elf Precision Brow Pencil - Progressive multi-focus blue light blocking glasses - Halogen sleek flat hoop earrings - Explosions in the Sky on Apple Music and Spotify - Everything but the Bagel nuts at Trader Joe's - Chelsea 28 cowl neck sweater Sponsors: - NuCalm (use this link for 50% off your 30-day subscription) - Hello Fresh (use the promo code BIGBOO12 for 12 free meals) - Stamps (use promo code BIGBOO for 4-week trail, plus free postage and a digital scale) - Thrive Market (use this link to get 25% off your first order and a free gift)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 225

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 60:15


    It's quite a week on Ye Olde Podcast: Melanie shares an AT&T update, I reminisce about the South Central Bell customer service reps of my formative years, and Melanie gets us up to speed on Caroline's most recent soccer games.  Also, I overshare about Mississippi State's baseball series against Tulane, but I trust you've grown to expect this kind of thing. And to top it all off, we have a long discussion about Italian food (I made a bolognese sauce, y'all) and catch up on Melanie's current Netflix goals. What a time. Hope y'all enjoy! - Our Amazon Shop (http://amazon.com/shop/bigboo) - Become a Patron! (http://patreon.com/bigboo) Show Notes: - Pioneer Woman's Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/recipes/a12083/delicious-creamy-mashed-potatoes/) - State's walk-off grand slam in the Saturday game (https://twitter.com/HailStateBB/status/1365810201840918529) - State's walk-off win in the Sunday game (https://twitter.com/HailStateBB/status/1366188559556767747) - Bon Appétit's Bolognese (https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/bas-best-bolognese) - Article by Sarah Jessica Parker in Grub Street (https://www.grubstreet.com/2021/01/sarah-jessica-parker-grub-street-diet.html) - To All the Boys: Always and Forever (https://www.netflix.com/watch/81040397) - Firefly Lane (https://www.netflix.com/title/80994340) - Derek (https://www.netflix.com/title/70258489) - Sophie's Easter dress (https://rstyle.me/+nseDlABvsVsaZ4zj9tDjLw) - Melanie's Easter dress (https://rstyle.me/+wduYmam80buSt97naexXRQ) - Anastasia Brow Wiz (https://rstyle.me/+AiSuuC1sKJJul6khu7hyaw) - Olaplex Bonding Oil (https://rstyle.me/+kdtyjnTTtsUTRFSHHCco2w) - WandaVision (https://www.disneyplus.com/series/wandavision/4SrN28ZjDLwH) (the most unexpected TV treat of 2021 for me) - In and Of Itself (https://www.hulu.com/movie/derek-delgaudios-in-of-itself-19b9d405-40b2-483e-8e1f-e25fe10c7299) on Hulu (not for the children) -  Bobeau Long Open Front Cardigan in regular sizes (https://rstyle.me/+iiBvhs1pDd2AlSbowY_JvA) and plus sizes (https://rstyle.me/+HnYe4dHQ1p1F1087xJeVog) - Diva laundry detergent (https://amzn.to/3uG85xi) (it's price-y - so I stretch it out for special laundry occasions :-) and get about six months out of a bottle) - Kirk Franklin's Tiny Desk Concert on NPR (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRwId2RfmfA) - Prince Harry & James Corden (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oxlCKMlpZw) Sponsors: - AcornTV (http://acorn.tv) (use promo code BIGBOO to get your first 30 days free) - Native (http://nativedeo.com/bigboo) (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - care/of (http://takecareof.com) (use promo code BIGBOOCAST50 for 50% off your first order) - Thrive Market (http://thrivemarket.com/bigboo) (use this link to get 25% off your first order and a free gift)


    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 224

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 61:57

    It seems like it's been forever since we last said these words, but college baseball season is here! On this episode we talk about opening weekend for the Aggies and the Bulldogs, and we also discuss our weekend outings to the State / Alabama women's basketball game (me) and the San Antonio rodeo (Mel). Plus, Mel shares some ways we can all jump in and help Texans who are recovering from last week's ice storm. AND. This week we get to spend some time talking with author Elizabeth Passarella. I mentioned her new book, Good Apple, on the podcast a few weeks ago (you may remember that I loved it), and Melanie and I were so excited to get to visit with her. You'll hear part of the conversation on this episode - the rest a few weeks down the road - and you are going to love her. Melanie and I had both talked to her for about three minutes when we realized that it felt like we've known her forever. Hope y'all enjoy! - Our Amazon Shop (http://amazon.com/shop/bigboo) - Become a Patron! (http://patreon.com/bigboo) Show Notes: - How to Help Texas: San Antonio Food Bank (https://safoodbank.org/) , Houston Food Bank (https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/) , North Texas Food Bank (https://ntfb.org/) , West Texas Food Bank (https://wtxfoodbank.org/) - Mississippi State's new baseball uniforms with the "State" script (https://twitter.com/HailStateBB/status/1363579379511685126) (NBD but these might just be the best looking baseball uniforms in the country) - Elizabeth Passarella (https://www.elizabethpassarella.com/) - Good Apple by Elizabeth Passarella (https://amzn.to/3qM1SOa) (it's really wonderful!) - Rendevouz (https://hogsfly.com/) - Corky's BBQ (https://www.corkysbbq.com/locations/memphis) - Payne's Bar-B-Que (https://www.yelp.com/biz/paynes-bar-b-que-memphis) - Levain Bakery (https://levainbakery.com/) - Roku streaming stick (https://rstyle.me/+3X7vq-SFhL-zpcSZbiLMSw) - YouTube TV (https://tv.youtube.com/welcome/) - Quilty weighted blanket (https://rstyle.me/+b8rubVk-hQENZoR11Vs8jQ) - 32 oz. deli food storage containers (https://rstyle.me/+LfplVAEfkb0ODIquoHnGtg) - milk frother (https://rstyle.me/+CA5nB_RrzXKiTmqAiF2_Tw) - Ancestral Supplements Grass Fed (https://rstyle.me/+D15jxNUILXPPYsozgp0FxA) Dessicated (https://rstyle.me/+D15jxNUILXPPYsozgp0FxA) Beef Liver (https://rstyle.me/+D15jxNUILXPPYsozgp0FxA) Sponsors: - Best Fiends (download on the Apple App Store or Google Play) - Prose (http://prose.com/bigboo) (use this link for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off your first order) - FabFitFun (http://fabfitfun.com) (use promo code BIGBOO for $10 off your first box) - KiwiCo (http://kiwico.com) (use promo code BIGBOO for 30% off your first month and free shipping)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 223

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 59:17

    This week we talk all about Melanie's Winter Extravaganza (TM) in San Antonio, which leads to a discussion about potential winter meals and our preparation (or lack thereof) for winter weather snacks. I also chronicle my Marvel Movie Plan (also TM but not really), and you'll be delighted (though not at all surprised) to hear me confuse the Captain America and Captain Marvel movies when I discuss what I've been watching. Bless my heart. On top of all that, I share my Five Favorites this week, and next week - don't miss it! - because Good Apple author Elizabeth Passarella will be with us.  Enjoy, y'all! - Our Amazon Shop (http://amazon.com/shop/bigboo) - Become a Patron! (http://patreon.com/bigboo) Show Notes: -  Our Beauty Favorites episode on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/posts/47582188) (complete with a Google Doc!) - Ted Lasso (https://tv.apple.com/us/show/ted-lasso/umc.cmc.vtoh0mn0xn7t3c643xqonfzy) on Apple TV+ - Melanie's favorite gumbo recipe (https://www.tablefortwoblog.com/chicken-and-andouille-sausage-gumbo/) - Family Savvy's Spicy Hamburger Soup (https://www.familysavvy.com/spicy-hamburger-vegetable-soup/) - Bobby Sue's Everything Goes Nuts (https://amzn.to/2Nfuf8J) - Whisps (https://thrivemarket.com/brand/cello-whisps) - WHAT A DELIGHT - America's Test Kitchen Complete Mediterranean Cookbook (https://amzn.to/3bdMjYS) - Gimme Some Oven salad recipes (https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/all-recipes/?fwp_course=salad) - The WandaVision (https://www.disneyplus.com/series/wandavision/4SrN28ZjDLwH) Marvel Catch-up Viewing Plan (I said "Captain Marvel" instead of "Captain America" a solid three times in the episode, which really tracks in terms of my overall literacy in this area) 1) Avengers: Age of Ultron 2) Captain America: Civil War (I misidentified this one in the episode because SKILLZ) 3) Avengers: Infinity War 4) Ant Man & the Wasp 5) Captain Marvel 6) Captain America: Winter Soldier (also misidentified in the episode) (not necessary for WandaVision but oh-so-enjoyable) 7) Avengers: Endgame - Good Apple by Elizabeth Passarella (https://amzn.to/3bdCbQ0) - Pendaflex Translucent Polyfile Jackets (https://amzn.to/2ZwyaAR) - Anthropologie Baker Stripe Dish Towels (https://rstyle.me/+EAUoTOjD3TfOYWrBfPoF9w) - Merrell Antora 2 Rainbow Trail Runner (https://rstyle.me/+i6ZfuFmnXmJfvZSLOHI4sw) - $10-ish Walmart sweatshirt (https://rstyle.me/+Qa6AMYfwGfg-X7aMYI9wAA) (my wintertime companion) - and in plus sizes (https://rstyle.me/+hV7OCYOQ56MLIgOVnLyqpg) - Gotham Steel pasta pot (https://amzn.to/3u3jjvJ) - Always Pan by Our Place (https://fromourplace.com/products/always-essential-cooking-pan) (we both have pondered this one) Sponsors: - Rothy's (http://rothys.com/bigboo) - Apostrophe (http://apostrophe.com/bigboo) (use code BIGBOO to get $15 off) - Hello Fresh (http://hellofresh.com/bigboo10) (use code BIGBOO10 for 10 free meals and free shipping) - Munk Pack (http://munkpack.com) (use code BIGBOO for 20% off your purchase)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 222

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 62:45

    On this week's episode Melanie teaches us a new word related to real estate, and I talk about three exciting discoveries from my most recent writing weekend at a local Hampton Inn. We also discuss our thoughts about how dogs perceive time. And while we didn't plan it, Melanie offers her thoughts on blazers (I'm still thinking about what she said), and she also shares her Five Favorites - which I interrupt to discuss a pair of shoes I've been admiring from afar. As always, please do enjoy. - Our Amazon Shop (http://amazon.com/shop/bigboo) - Become a Patron! (http://patreon.com/bigboo) Show Notes: - Godiva Signature Roasted Almond Dark Chocolate Mini Bars (https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/godiva-signature-mini-bars/ID=300403644-product) - The Piano Guys on Apple Music (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-piano-guys-essentials/pl.e8e70f50cad446a781b236e01853bf83) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO07w8CY?si=UynNr4EWQ2W9myrgtOuiXw) - S-Town (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s-town/id1212558767) (this is not for the children; the language is definitely rated R) - In and Of Itself (https://www.hulu.com/movie/derek-delgaudios-in-of-itself-19b9d405-40b2-483e-8e1f-e25fe10c7299) (also not for the children - but one of the most compelling things I have watched in a long time) - YouTube TV (https://tv.youtube.com/welcome/) - WandaVision (https://www.disneyplus.com/series/wandavision/4SrN28ZjDLwH) - Disposable black face masks (https://amzn.to/2N6vcQn) - Living Proof Dry Volume Blast (https://amzn.to/3rA4bDP) - Old Navy Boyfriend Ponte Blazer (https://rstyle.me/+2UOsi4ELMaSzcF7KxB_iWg) - Graphic Image notebooks (https://www.graphicimage.com/collections/notebook-refills) - Aerie long-sleeve Western button downs (https://rstyle.me/+TSaItQJb4h7h6LibDH3hTw) - Two Brunettes boutique (https://iibrunettes.com) - Tinley Dolce Vita sneakers (https://iibrunettes.com/collections/shoes/products/tinley-sneakers) (interrupting Mel's Five Favorites to say that I am enamored) - Maybelline Sky High mascara (https://rstyle.me/+ZgE6yMriIspEZmdizWomwA) - silicone vibrating face cleansing brush (https://rstyle.me/+G2ve4P6Qg6sGazpog4azqg) - Revision Brightening face wash (https://amzn.to/3rCStZo) Sponsors: - Third Love (http://thirdlove.com/bigboo) (use this link for 20% off your first purchase) - Native (http://nativedeo.com/bigboo) (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - Munk Pack (http://munkpack.com) (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off off your purchase) - NuCalm (http://bigboo.nucalm.com) (use this link for 50% off your 30-day subscription)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 221

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 67:33

    Be advised that you may get whiplash from this week's episode; we are all over the place with our topics. We move from discussing the new Buc-ee's in Birmingham to Melanie's new liver supplements to the fact that I read two books in 24 hours to Melanie's determination to solve her family's TV streaming issues once and for all. And at the end of this episode, you'll hear an excerpt from our recent Patreon conversation with our friend and business manager, Retha Nichole (http://rethanichole.com) . Our conversation with Retha is one of our favorite episodes ever - she offers so much wisdom and perspective - and we are so happy that you'll get to spend some time with her today. She is fantastic! Enjoy, y'all! Our Amazon Shop (http://amazon.com/shop/bigboo) Become a Patron! (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=9858737) Show Notes: - Buc-ee's (https://buc-ees.com/) - BeneRx (http://www.benerxmd.com/) (THE BEST topical pain relief - we both love it - use promo code BOOMAMA or promo code BIGMAMA for 10% off plus free shipping) - Good Apple by Elizabeth Passarella (https://amzn.to/3rjjHnH) - The Guest List by Lucy Foley (https://amzn.to/3crkoae) - Good Morning, I Love You by Shauna Shapiro (https://amzn.to/3amc6xO) - Revision brightening face wash (https://amzn.to/3cwRUvL) - Liver supplements (https://amzn.to/3rd7TDi) (YES. YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY.) - twenty twenty fun Big Boo t-shirt (https://www.milkandhoneytees.com/listing/925944268/twenty-twenty-fun-tee-big-boo-cast) (promo code BIGBOO15 for 15% off sitewide) - twenty twenty fun Big Boo sweatshirt (https://www.milkandhoneytees.com/listing/925942518/twenty-twenty-fun-sweatshirt-big-boo) (promo code BIGBOO15 for 15% off sitewide) - Our Patreon conversation with our friend / business manager, Retha Nichole (https://www.patreon.com/posts/bbp-january-2021-46759837) - Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyeshadow in Amethyst (https://rstyle.me/+tEzXK8R_2dMUMM4FD6ySNA) - UGG Hank Joggers (https://rstyle.me/+ts1m2vCBQKp4ixXwlo5kpQ) - Share Your Stuff. I'll Go First. by Laura Tremaine (https://amzn.to/3oJXWeK) - That Sounds Fun by Annie F. Downs (https://amzn.to/2MLMdiO) - Brave: A Teen Girl's Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety by Sissy Goff (https://amzn.to/3tm9Mj2) - Perfect Coverage Bra by Third Love (https://rstyle.me/+BWQ538A2Sy2XQwe8cMHvEQ) - flat whisk (https://amzn.to/3ttHao7) (my favorite kitchen tool besides my knife) - The full Patreon episode with our friend / business manager, Retha Nichole (https://www.patreon.com/posts/46759837) (on Patreon we do two bonus episodes a month for $5 / month - and you get access to all the previous episodes when you subscribe) Sponsors: - Stamps (http://stamps.com) (use promo code BIGBOO for 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale) - Thrive Market (http://thrivemarket.com/bigboo) (use our link for 25% off your first order and an exclusive free gift) - AcornTV (http://acorn.tv) (use promo code BIGBOO to get your first 30 days free)

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 220

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 61:01


    On this episode Melanie shares her thoughts on a recent soccer game - and how she suffered after insisting that Caroline needed to stretch afterwards. We recap inaugural fashion (A BALM TO MY SOUL), and we spend some time speculating about JLo's skincare routine (whatever it is, IT WORKS).  Melanie also has some new products to tell us about (my favorite!), and on top of that, she tells us about her Five Favorites - which may or may not reinforce our 2021 great-grandma vibe. We're just here to serve.  Enjoy, y'all! Our Amazon Shop (http://amazon.com/shop/bigboo) Become a Patron! (http://patreon.com/bigboo) Show Notes: - Melania Trump's Florida dress that we LOVED (https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/style/story/melania-trump-switches-3700-gucci-dress-white-house-75405081) (We didn't know it was Gucci. This is slightly more expensive than an Anthro dress.) - JLo and ARod on the steps of the Capitol (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9171053/Jennifer-Lopez-drapes-fianc-Alex-Rodriguez.html)   - Michelle Obama's pantsuit (THAT COAT) (https://people.com/style/michelle-obama-stylist-breaks-down-inauguration-outfit/) - Jill Biden's evening coat (https://www.instagram.com/p/CKTe9W0AEnj/?utm_source=ig_embed) - Jami Nato on Instagram (http://instagram.com/jaminato) - Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara (https://rstyle.me/+0HDBdxZ4uPde49owDIaqYg) - Turmeric Oil (https://rstyle.me/+HmfMJhje3WIAlSfYj0Xc9w) - Mindy Kaling's Amazon essays, Nothing Like I Imagined (https://amzn.to/39kTYF4) - Nature's Way DIM-plus Estrogen Metabolism (https://rstyle.me/+nIHJYMr6IlWoCWKMPa8JGg) (as with any supplement, check with your doctor before taking these) - Disposable black face masks (https://rstyle.me/+MFNSfyiOslxE2IhsKiP4ew) - Laneige sleeping lip mask (https://rstyle.me/+VdhrWv_HhyFuWCtkwmtVsQ) - Bombas socks (https://rstyle.me/+YOJ_9O2RTwwmbnWIm4-oMQ) - Hummingbird Farms Lavender Body Cream (https://www.hummingbird-farms.com/products/lavender-heavy-cream) Sponsors: - KiwiCo (http://kiwico.com) (use promo code BIGBOO for 30% off your first month and free shipping on any crate line) - Sakara (http://sakara.com/bigboo) (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - Apostrophe (http://apostrophe.com/bigboo) (use promo code BIGBOO for $15 off your dermatology visit) - Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play)


    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 219

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 59:41


    Well, this is just the fanciest of the episodes. We talk about vegetables, whether or not we're bothered by food odors, our struggle to make better meal choices, and how we like to achieve volume in our hair using a chip clip. We also talk about how sometimes giving up is the best option, Melanie's new method of chronicling what she reads, and my most recent round of Five Favorites. Enjoy, y'all! - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Living Proof Dry Volume Blast  - Goody Hair Clips - Wonder Woman 1984 - Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand - Nothing Like I Imagined (Except for Sometimes) by Mindy Kaling (each essay is listed at 99 cents for Kindle, but if you click on each one individually, you can borrow it for free with Amazon Prime) - Southern Charm - @sharonsaysso on Instagram - We, the Pizza donations to National Guard members - Sunday Planning journal - Our friend and business manager, Retha Nichole Sponsors: - Apostrophe (use code BIGBOO for $15 off your dermatology) - Care/of (use promo code BIGBOOCAST50 for 50% off your first order) - Prose (use this link for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off)  - FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO for $10 off your first box)


    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 218

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 54:14

    On this episode we spend some time making predictions about the National Championship game, and then we move into deeper subjects like eyebrow pencils, what we love about libraries, and additional low-level goals for 2021. We also talk about Melanie's completely accurate assessment of the Living Proof Dry Volume Blast (I finally tried it!), my quest for the perfect hair towel, and Melanie's (DELIGHTFUL) Five Favorites. Hope y'all enjoy! Hang in there, everybody. Show Notes: - Zoe's Family Meals - Titans by Leila Meacham - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett - Soul - Sylvie's Love - Living Proof Dry Volume Blast - Anastasia Brow Wiz Jamie Golden's Brow Product Recommendations: - LA Colors Shady Slim Brow Pencil - Benefit Gimme Brow Gel - Glossier Boy Brow - Flower Beauty Brow Gel - Glossier Brow Flick Pen - Benefit Brow Filling Pen - Fenty Brow MVP Sculpting Wax Pencil & Styler - Things I Bought & Liked on IG - Rechargeable LED Book Light - Anrabess Long Sleeve Batwing Sweater - Lemon & Eucalyptus oil - Acrylic tissue holder - The Bible Recap by Tara-Leigh Cobble - ESV Large Print Bible Sponsors:   - Munk Pack (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% your purchase) - Hello Fresh (use promo code bigboo10 for 10 free meals and free shipping) - Native (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - NuCalm (use this link for 50% off your 30-day subscription of NuCalm)

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