Archives for November 2017

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 88

I know. We didn’t expect to record a new episode this quickly, either.

But our football coaches are no longer our coaches. And we found out this morning that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged.

As you might imagine, we needed to talk about these things.

Please do enjoy.

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

You can also listen on Stitcher.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

Here’s where you can get more info on the stuff / products / places we mention:

The targeting call on Deshazor Everett (aka the targeting thorn in Melanie’s side)

– Prince Harry & Meghan Markle talk about their engagement

– Melanie’s favorite picture

Closing Song

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 87

When Melanie and I decided to do a Christmas Gift Guide for the podcast, we thought we’d pick five gift options a piece. Ten total. Easy breezy.

Here’s how many gifts we actually discuss: EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY NINE.

That might be a slight exaggeration, but have mercy we talked about all manner of Christmas gifts and chased all manner of Christmas gift rabbits, so to speak. We had the best time talking about fun things to buy for your favorite hostesses or teenagers or husbands or friends or parents, and we hope our suggestions make your gift buying a little easier. And if Christmas shopping isn’t your thing, we hope you enjoy our commentary. Because clearly we have SO VERY MANY THOUGHTS about various gift options.

Links for everything we mention are below. Enjoy, y’all!

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

You can also listen on Stitcher.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

Here’s where you can get more info on the stuff / products / places we mention:

Teddie Organics rosehip oil (not on our list, but always worth mentioning)

– Leslie Odom, Jr.’s Simply Christmas – Deluxe Edition

Baker Stripe Dish Towel Set (on sale for $15)

5-Word Prayers by Lisa Whittle

Two Funny Girls’ Personalized Styrofoam & Coffee Cups

Pioneer Woman casserole dishes

Pioneer Woman batter bowl

Pioneer Woman Christmas measuring set

Heather Gauthier canvases, tea towels, and prints (Heather designed the cover for Melanie’s Church of the Small Things)

– Letterpress prints from Old Try

– Waterproof Birkenstocks for men and women

Lash Stash Gift Set at Sephora

Stila Star Studded All Day (8) Liquid Lipstick Set

Joy Susan Brushed Mini-Convertible Wristlet

May Designs – folios, agendas, and personalized stationery

Glitter Gel Pens

Lucy Perfect Core Leggings (just an FYI – not the gift guide)

– Lucy Final Rep top in long sleeve and short sleeve

– JoyLab Women’s Performance Leggings Confetti Print in women’s sizes and plus sizes

Grippy Socks Stocking Stuffer

Feetures Socks Stocking Stuffer

North Face Apex Bionic Windproof and Waterproof Jacket

North Face zip-up fleece – Cap Rock fleece jacket

Rechargeable Waterproof LED Headlamp

LED Light Bulbs

Surefire Sidekick Ultra Compact Triple Outlet Keychain Light

GAP stripe ribbed sleep leggings

Gilligan & O’Malley pajama pant joggers

Pup Socks

3-in-1 Wireless Speaker Cooler

All in All Journaling Devotional

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 86

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So, full disclosure – we recorded this podcast episode over a week ago, but then I went out of town last weekend for speaking stuff and this past week was jam-packed and I just now got around to editing and recording the sponsor stuff and etc. Better late than never, I guess. And for your sake it’s probably better that we recorded before my Alabama / Mississippi State heartbreak. What a game that was.

As far as this episode goes, we have A LOT OF THOUGHTS about November heat, social media, the anger that results from wearing Spanx (Melanie has a fantastic term for that), and college football. There’s also some talk about a cat with a jar on its head.

Enjoy, y’all!

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

You can also listen on Stitcher.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

Here’s where you can get more info on the stuff / products / places we mention:

Will Ferrell’s bellybutton

– Tasty video for Halloween treats (this video made Sophie irrationally angry)

our friend Jamie who used to make cake pops

“Oh, Happy Day” video that Sophie has watched an excessive amount of times

the Next Door app

OPI You’re Blushing Again

Bobbi Brown Plum Brandy lipstick (Sophie’s new favorite)

Hummingbird Farms Big Boo Box (you won’t see the $49 price until you enter the coupon code mentioned during the podcast)

Hummingbird Farms Big Boo Too Box (you won’t see the $49 price until you enter the coupon code mentioned during the podcast)

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 85

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This time around we discuss the Mississippi State / A&M game, the Astros’ win in the World Series, and the glory of a redemptive sports moment.

(For example.)

(This is the GIF Melanie texted Sophie during the State / A&M game.)

(This is the GIF Melanie tweeted after the Astros’ victory.)

(You can see the contrast.)

We also talk Sol Dance (edited to add: pretty sure that I said Selena Gomez instead of Demi Lovato, but that is understandable since I am 104 and had also just read news that Selena and the Biebs are back together), the reality of life with our high-maintenance dogs, and Sophie’s simmering jealousy about the fact that Melanie has calves that will fit into any boot. There might also be about ten minutes where we look at the Free People website and talk about the stuff that we like. 

So. You know. Super important, deeply serious things.

Enjoy, y’all!

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

You can also listen on Stitcher.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

Here’s where you can get more info on the stuff / products / places we mention:

Carlos Correa’s post-game proposal

Melanie and Sophie at Houston’s First Baptist The Gift of Christmas: A Women’s Gathering on November 30th

GAP striped sleep leggings – Melanie’s fall and winter ministry

Sam Edelman “Camellia” boots – a boot unicorn

Your Girl tunic at Free People

One Interlaken Tunic at Free People

We the Free So Fresh Tee at Free People

We the Free Blossom Thermal (the shirt Sophie loves but doesn’t think is long enough)

Happy Weekend, everbody!