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Author: Melanie Shankle & Sophie Hudson

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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.
221 Episodes
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)
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)
Consider this episode a celebration of the arrival of Twenty Twenty-Fun, because we have lots of happy football news and happy movie news and even some happy salad news.  Yes. I said "salad."  We also talk about our low-level goals for the new year, our favorite crunchy vegetables (THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC), and last but not least, my current Five Favorites. So, as you can see, 2021 is off to a spectacular start! Hope y'all enjoy! Our Amazon Shop Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Episode 194 with Coach Mike Leach - Soul - LIfe in PIeces - Solitaire app - That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs - Christmas Party Episode 8 with Amy Grant - The Next Right Thing Guided Journal by Emily Freeman - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21 - Soul soundtrack on Apple Music and Spotify - Piano Chill playlist on Apple Music - @thesaltedtable on Instagram  - Instructions for how to add our Patreon episodes to your favorite podcast app Sponsors: - Sakara (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off prenatals) - Thrive Market (join today for free gift worth $24) - Best Fiends (download on the Apple App Store or Google Play)
Lo, it is our last episode of 2020, and right out of the gate Melanie comes in strong by sharing catchphrase she's heard for 2021. I have a feeling that this episode won't be the last time we reference it. Besides the catchphrase fun, we talk about our respective Christmases, my deep affection for a new year, and we also discuss what three product discoveries from 2020 we plan to carry with us into 2021.  Oh! And I share a recipe for an easy dip I made on Christmas day, plus we discuss the challenges of new technology at this stage of life, and Melanie shares her five favorites.  Enjoy, y'all! Our Amazon Shop Become a Patron! Show Notes: - That Sounds Fun with Annie Downs and guest Ben Rector - Universal Standard Stephanie Wide Leg Stripe Pants  - Vidalia Onion Dip (made it for the first time in forever this Christmas and remembered why we love it) - Thrive Market - Cuisinart Coffee Center (update as I'm editing this episode: we have finally figured out our best strategy for a great pot of coffee - 12 cups of cold, filtered water and 8 large scoops (that's 16 tablespoons) of ground coffee) - Kleem Organics retinol moisturizer - Kenra Heat Cast thermal spray - Living Proof Dry Volume Blast (Melanie's hair MVP) - Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo - Living Proof Triple Detox Shampoo - Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Wash - R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner - Prose Pre-Shampoo Scalp Mask - Hair Scalp Massager - COOP Home Goods Pillow (a for sure 2020 MVP) - Redland Cotton Sheets - Alexa Home Studio - Echo Silver on SNL - Colorfulkoala leggings  - M3 Anti-Cellulite massage oil - ABLE Leather & Lavender candle - @heymadinelson on Instagram - Lucky Peacock Designs Sponsors: - Pipette (use code BIGBOO for 30% off your order) - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOO90 for $90 off and free shipping) 
This week I share a terrible (okay - not really terrible - just exasperating) thing that happened when I had to go to Walmart and Target on the same day, and Melanie analyzes the Aggies' College Football Playoff chances. We also have a discussion about Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash, only I call it Sierra Mist Cranberry Blast, and clearly I have reached a point in my life where I just make up my own names for familiar products.  And as a public service to readers everywhere, Melanie makes some book suggestions that feature war / espionage as a backdrop for brave actions by gritty heroines, and I share my Five Favorites. Only I forgot to include the Five Favorites background music. I hope you can forgive me.  Please do enjoy, everyone. Our Amazon Shop Become A Patron! Show Notes: - Tasha Cobbs Leonard - Beatriz Williams (she has tons of books; Melanie mentioned three: A Hundred Summers, Golden Hour, and Along the Infinite Sea) - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck - The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott - Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton - The German Heiress by Anika Scott - The Alice Network by Kate Quinn - The Huntress by Kate Quinn - This Secret Thing by Mary Beth Whalen - Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas - Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas - Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush - R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo - Prose Hair Mask - Prose Dry Shampoo - Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo - Compassion Live Show - this Saturday, December 19th, at 7pm central - sponsorship option - If you attended the live show back in the summer, message our friend Retha on Instagram and she'll pass along a special code just for summer attendees - Buy a ticket for the live show - Bath & Body Works Fresh Balsam candles - Algenist Eye Renewal Balm - Mindy Kaling's ring finger - Old Navy sweaters in regular sizes and plus sizes - Sanctuary Project jewelry (use promo code SANC25 for 25% off) Sponsors: - NuCalm (use this link for 50% off your first 30-day subscription) - Magic Spoon (use the code BIGBOO for free shipping) - FabFitFun (use the code BIGBOO for $10 off) - KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 50% off and free shipping)
This week we talk about weather (yes, we are 107), some fun fashion memories, and college football because if we didn't talk about college football then the world would surely stop spinning on its axis. We also share part of this month's Closer Look episode from Patreon - with special guest Travis Cottrell. As many of y'all know, Travis is one of our very favorite people - and he happens to be a huge fan of 80's music. You'll hear the 80's music part of our Patreon discussion on this episode, and you'll also see a link to Travis' 80's Duets Playlist in the Show Notes below. And on top of all that: Melanie shares Five Favorites. Hope y'all enjoy! Our Amazon Shop Be A Patron! Show Notes: - Silk Reflections hose - A great Barefood Dreams alternative (I decided the Barefoot Dreams options were way too long for Martha - and this style is much more her speed) (please don't tell her that this is one of her presents) :-) - Travis Cottrell - Travis' 80's Duet Playlist on Apple Music - Travis' 80's Duet Playlist on Spotify - Revitalash - Pure Science Neck Firming Cream - Melanie's new favorite Stars Above pajamas - "Heirlooms" by Amy Grant - Allie+Bess bracelets - Lucky Peacock Designs Sponsors: - Magic Spoon (use promo code BIGBOO for free shipping) - Storyworth (use this link for $10 off your first purchase) - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order) - Acorn (use promo code BIGBOO for 30 days free)
Well naturally we kick off this week's episode with a Thanksgiving weekend recap in general and a college football recap in particular (you should expect no less from us in late November / early December). We also talk through a fairly extensive list of shows we've been watching, and Melanie fills us in on her family's recent trip to the Christmas tree lot - among other Christmas-related dramas. On top of all that delightfulness (is it? let's pretend it is, okay?), we're back in it with Five Favorites this week, and one of them is the old Instagram because the new Instagram is garbage. We sound like we're 102 when we talk about how WE DON'T LIKE THE CHANGES, and we're okay with that. Enjoy, y'all! Become a Patron! Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - The Crown - The No's of Hallmark Movies on The Popcast with Knox and Jamie - Dash & Lily  - Virgin River - Season 2 - Grand Designs - Voices of Fire - Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker - COOP Home Goods Pillow - OUR FAVORITE - Hello Fresh (IT IS A BLESSING TO MY SOUL) (use promo code BIGBOO90 for $90 off your first order) (I LOVE IT) - The Nester's thoughts on quieting the house - HomeTown on HGTV - Christy Nockels' The Thrill of Hope - A Ben Rector Christmas - Leslie Odom Jr.'s The Christmas Album Sponsors: - Sakara (use promo code BIGBOO for $20 off your first order of the Prenatal) - NoteCube (use code BIGBOO for 20% off) - Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play)
On this episode we did a little spin on our weekly Five Favorites to spend some time focusing on gratitude. Yes, 2020 has been a train wreck, but it's also given us all sorts of opportunities to be thankful for essential workers and college football and Phil Rosenthal, among other things. And just in case we haven't said it enough: we are extraordinarily thankful for all of you who make up our little podcast community. There's no way to adequately express how much you have enriched our lives over the duration of the podcast - but maybe this year more than ever. Y'all are the best, and we love you. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Enjoy episode 212! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - Hazel's beloved dog bed (she has the 36-inch) - "The act of thanks-giving is holy protest against cynicism, covetousness, fatalism, entitlement, self-pity, joylessness, discontentment, self-sufficiency, greed, arrogance, and apathy.” - @dukekwondc - Ouida Wednesday (look on Sophie's Instagram in the highlights) - Somebody Feed Phil - Ted Lasso Sponsors: - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order) - Storyworth (use this link for $10 off your first purchase) - Hello Fresh (use promo code BIGBOO90 for $90 off) (also: the joy of my life has been how much David loves to cook our Hello Fresh meals; it has been a GAME CHANGER for us) - KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 50% off and free shipping)
Well, we're back with the second installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide, and man oh man has it ever been an eventful week between part 1 and part 2. We catch you up on all of that at the beginning of the episode, and then we dig into our favorite gift ideas for men and women in lo, the year of our Lord 2020. If you missed last week's episode, you can catch up on our gift ideas for teenagers right here. Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! Grateful for y'all! Our Amazon Shop Become a Patron! Show Notes: (some links are affiliate links) - The Queen's Gambit - The Crown - Southern Charm Gifts for Men: - Eddie Bauer Oversized Down Throw - Groovelife Belts - Aggie Ring ornaments - Bose Solo Sound Bar - Fishing Tackle Storage Bag - Waterfield Laptop Sleeve - Digital Ear Muffs - Howler Bros. Snapshirts - Olukai house shoes - Pickwick & Co. Leather, Tobacco, & Woods candle - Black Rifle Coffee - Benerx MD CBD pain cream (10% off and free shipping with code BIGMAMA) - 2020 Dumpster Fire Ornaments (here's another one) Gifts for Women: - Nepresso Vertuo Coffee & Espresso Maker - Michelle Morin Animalia Flannel Shorts - Half Baked Harvest Super Simple Cookbook - Shelf Subscription from The Bookshelf in Thomasville, Georgia (would also be a wonderful gift for a man or for children) - Leila Meacham books - Old Navy High-Waist Powersoft 7/8 Joggers - ABLE Celine Huggie Hoops (use code BIGMAMA25 for 25% off) - Hobo Vida Wristlet (Sophie's FAVORITE wallet) - Jo Malone Cologne Discovery Sample - Jo Malone Body Wash / Bath Gel in Lime Basil & Mandarin - Rifle Paper Co. Island Poppy Notebook - Everyday Holy by Melanie Shankle - Gentle & Lowly by Dane Ortlund - Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison - Emily Freeman's books - Two Funny Girls 10-Count Styro Cups (code MERRYBIGBOO for free shipping - expires 11/27) - Two Funny Girls Personalized Pillowcase (code MERRYBIGBOO for free shipping - expires 11/27) Sponsors: - FabFitFun (promo code BIGBOO for $10 off your first box) - care/of (promo code BIGBOOCAST50 for 50% off your first order) - NuCalm (use this link to get 50% off your first 30 day subscription) - Magic Spoon (promo code BIGBOO for free shipping)
This week Melanie and I dig into some areas of personal dysfunction - practical things in our lives where we have largely operated as if we had no choice but to participate in poorly functioning systems (that sounds really serious, but I can assure that our discussion is not). We also spend some time celebrating the #5 Texas A&M Fightin' Aggies before we jump into the main focus of this episode: our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, this week with gift ideas for teenage girls and guys. All that to say: it's links aplenty in this week's show notes, and we hope that some of our gift suggestions will make your life a little easier this year. Next week we'll talk through our gift ideas for women and men, so GIDDY UP, everybody. Hope y'all enjoy! Become a Patron! Show Notes: (some are affiliate links) - Threshold Gold Plated Utensil Holder - Cereal containers - Melanie's new printer - Seychelles Offstage Chelsea boots - Dolce Vita Huey Chelsea boots - COOP HomeGoods pillow - Offline Real Me Crossover High Waisted Legging - Cattlebaron in Cashmere on IG - Pure Sciences Neck Firming Cream - Kleem Moisturizing Retinol Cream Teenage Girls' Gift Guide - Morgan Harper Nichols' prints - Project 62 frame at Target - Heather Schieder's prints - UV LED Nail Lamp - Galaxy Lights - ABLE Rachel Wristlet (use promo code BIGMAMA25 for 25% off from now until the end of the year) - ABLE Letter Necklace (use promo code BIGMAMA25 for 25% off from now until the end of the year) - Retro Sweatshirts and t-shirts  -- Van Halen t-shirt dress  -- Red Hot Chili Peppers t-shirt  -- Beatles sweatshirt (all sizes) - Disney+ Gift Subscription - Chelsea boots in white (and here's a Zappos link) - 4-in-1 charging station (great for girls or guys) - Bath & Body Works Sweater Weather (any product in this scent) - Massage gun for deep tissue (great for girls or guys) - Desktop Bible verse calendar by Pearl & Rose Designs Teenage Guys' Gift Guide - Sports apparel (Melanie's favorite online retailer is Shop '47) - Basketball shorts (Amazon Basics or Under Armour) - Ice Mule - Oofos Recovery Sport Slides - Foot Massager - Restaurant Gift Cards or Cash - Spike Ball Set - Goodfellow Knit Pajama Pants - AirPods Pro (for girls or guys) - on sale at Amazon right now - $55 off Show Notes: - Prose (free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off) - Thrive Market (sign up and receive a free gift of your choosing up to $24 in value) - Native (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - AcornTV (use promo code BIGBOO for 30 days free)
Well, we recognize that there's a lot going on this week (#election2020), so we do our best to PROVIDE SOME DISTRACTIONS. We talk about the storm that hit Birmingham last week, some exciting news in Melanie's family, and our unexpectedly reflective thoughts about 2020 in general and quarantine in particular.  We also discuss five of my current favorite things as well as the new devotional book I'm using in the mornings. Plus, we have a conversation about college football because DO YOU KNOW US AT ALL? :-)  Enjoy, y'all! Become a Patron! Show Notes:  - Our Amazon Shop - New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp - Everyday Holy by Melanie Shankle - Our beloved leather totes from Rural Route 3 - Stars Above Wide Leg Cozy Lounge Pants - Dolce Vita Huey Suede Chelsea Boots - Everspring Mandarin Ginger Dishwashing Liquid and Foaming Hand Soap - Everspring Lemon & Mint Liquid Detergent - Orolay Thickened Down Jacket - Living Proof Dry Shampoo - Somebody Feed Phil season 4 (IT IS A BALM) Sponsors: - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order) - Magic Spoon (use promo code BIGBOO for free shipping) - KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 50% off your first month) - Thuma (use this link for free shipping on The Bed)  
We recorded this episode when one of us (okay, it was me) was experiencing some significant sleep deprivation, but why let a little loopy-ness stop the podcast fun? We talk about an incredible meal we had in Pawhuska, a recent shampoo / conditioner revelation, and our new favorite TV show that's on Apple+. In addition to all that goodness, Melanie shares an update on Imogene from Imogene's basement (we talked about it in episode 207), and she also weighs in with a verdict on her new pillow. COULD YOU EVEN IMAGINE MORE EXCITEMENT? Hope y'all enjoy! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - P-town in Pawhuska - Emily in Paris (this is not for the children) - Ted Lasso (this is not for the children) - Somebody Feed Phil (season 4 is out on October 30th!!!) - Our Amazon Shop - R&Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo - R&Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Conditioner - Coop Home Goods Pillow - porcelain fluted coffee mugs - Good Earth Sweet & Spicy decaf tea - Black Rifle Beyond Black coffee - Half Baked Harvest - Cocina de Coco's King Ranch Chicken Sponsors: - NoteCube (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off and free shipping worldwide) - Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or Google Play)  
We recorded this episode earlier this week when we were in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, so it's probably no surprise that we talk a little bit about our trip. Unfortunately, though, we recorded before we had the feast of our adult lives at Ree's P-Town restaurant Monday night, so we'll for sure have to talk about that next week. Perhaps we will have recovered from all the deliciousness by then. We do cover some football ground this week - what with the Aggies defeating the Bulldogs and all - and we also answer one of your questions about the early days of motherhood. Plus, I share five favorites - NOW WITH THEME MUSIC - and Melanie tells us all about a recent shopping trip. FUN APLENTY, it is. Y'all enjoy! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - Pawhuska, Oklahoma - Spicy Cowgirl coffee - cast recording of Moulin Rouge! The Musical - Karen Howell on Saban's coaching status - Our friend / business manager Retha's A Better You webinar on Friday 10/23 - Offline Real Me High-Waisted Crossover leggings - Stainless steel Yeti Ramblers for cold drinks - All Rise by Gregory Porter on Apple Music and on Spotify - L'anza Keratin Healing Oil Hair Plumper Finishing Spray - Charles Hunter III on Twitter and on Instagram - Center Stage reading glasses from Sponsors: - Magic Spoon (use promo code BIGBOO for free shipping) - FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO for $10 your first box) - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order)
This week was a real home run as far as our technical prowess, because something extra bizarre happened with my sound file the first time we recorded - so we had to re-record two days later.  We're just trying to stay on brand with 2020, apparently.  So what we have here is a barely-edited episode (which is why it's a little longer than normal) - just edited enough to put the ads in their appropriate places - and you'll have to trust that we did our best to stay enthusiastic even though what we would have really liked to do is quit. Look at our perseverance! Enjoy, y'all. :-)  Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - Universal Thread Amalia Fashion Boots - Olukai Kalia Li - the shoes Perry bought and loved - Emily in Paris - Melanie's new magnifying mirror - R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo - R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Conditioner - Coop pillow - Revitabrow - magnesium - Bobbysue's Nuts - Wind River by Bailey Caliber Outback hat - Jessica Simpson house slippers Sponsors: - Best Fiends (download from the Apple App Store or Google Play) - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOO80 for $80 off across five boxes and free shipping on your first box) - NoteCube (use code BIGBOO for 20% off and free shipping worldwide)
There's only one way to sum up how the college football weekend turned out for Melanie and me: it was not ideal. So on this episode we discuss our respective disappointments (in fairness, Melanie seemed to handle things much better than I did) and do our best to believe there are great football days ahead. You can almost smell the optimism.  We also talk about what Melanie's watching, why she wants some new living room chairs, and what in sam hill is going on with her computer (I complain a little about that last thing). If all that weren't enough, I confess some sentimental feelings and share my new booties obsession. DOESN'T THAT SOUND LIKE MORE FUN. Hope y'all enjoy! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - Lane Kiffin's suit - Ted Lasso - Emily in Paris - Assets by Spanx at Target - Pickwick & Co. Tamboti Wood Candle - Dale Chelsea boots - Dolce Vita Huey Suede Chelsea boots - Crevo Maeve Suede Block Heel Chelsea boots - Sorel Lolla Cutout bootie - I took Melanie's advice about a Target "starter boot" and ordered these instead of the pricier Anthro booties Sponsors: - KiwiCo (30% off your first month plus free shipping) - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order) - Magic Spoon (use this link for free shipping)
Normally Melanie and I try to show some restraint during college football season, but this week, between the start of SEC football, Mike Leach's coaching debut with Mississippi State, and my Bulldogs winning in Baton Rouge, WE HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY. Thank you in advance for your patience with us during this very exciting time. In addition to talking about football, football, and LO, MORE FOOTBALL, we discuss my day-o-fun at a student leadership retreat and five of Melanie's current favorites.  Enjoy, y'all! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - Lane Kiffin and his baseball jersey - Weekend at Bernie's in the stands - Mike Leach says last Saturday was "better than average" - Coach Leach's postgame speech - Pickwick & Co. Leather, Tobacco, & Woods candle - Revitabrow - Goodfellow & Co. quilted pullover - Family Savvy's Spicy Hamburger Soup - Spotify Time Capsule playlist (this is the one Spotify made for me - but any Spotify user has one) - Opal Ice Machine - Melanie's new cereal bowls - Poppies on Blue china Sponsors: - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO at checkout for 25% off your first order) - Prose (use the link for 15% off your purchase and a free in-depth hair quiz) - Best Fiends - download on the App Store or Google Play - Living Proof Live Simulcast (use promo code BIGBOO5 for $5 off your simulcast ticket) (this is always one of our favorite events of the year!)  
If listening to Melanie and me troubleshoot our technical issues is your idea of quality podcast material, then this, my friends, is going to be the episode of your dreams. Our ish-ahs are thanks to a clicking noise that I believe to be the result of a short in one of Melanie's USB ports, but what matters most, I think, is that Melanie's reactions to the whole situation are SOLID GOLD. In addition to our showing off our technical prowess, we also spend some time in this episode talking about SEC football, homegating food, Coach O's Power Hour, the delightfulness of dresses, and Melanie's 162nd closet cleanout of 2020.  Hope y'all enjoy! Be a Patron! Show Notes: - Mississippi State / LSU in 2014 - Coach O's Power Hour - The Social Dilemma - Beach Read by Emily Henry - Sophie's latest dress BFF (Melanie would say to wait until it's on sale - which is what I did) - The Good Word series from The Old Try - Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener - Altra Timp 2.0 Sponsors:  - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO to save 25%) - Acorn (use promo code BIGBOO to get your first 30 days for free) - FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO to get $10 off your first FFF box)  
If you listened to last week's episode, then you won't be surprised to learn that the first thing we address on this episode is WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED WITH THE BOOTIES? It might well be the biggest cliffhanger in the history of our little podcast. Our own version of Who Shot JR?, only with shoes. And no oil fortune. And no guns. But other than that, IDENTICAL. In addition to a booties update, we talk about foot problems, Perry's upcoming 50th birthday, books, and my new favorite socks. And of course we talk about high school football and college football because we sort of enjoy it. You may have picked up on that. Thanks for listening, y'all! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Marc Fisher Oshay booties (Melanie got them 1/2 price in Cloud) - Farm Rio Benicia wide-legged pants (I got these on sale, and Melanie would tell everybody to wait patiently because they will go on sale again) - Our friend and business coach Retha, who is determined to make me develop routines so that I better manage my time :-)  - Cloth & Stone Zia buttondown - The meme Alex posted (ALL IN FUN, everyone - ALL IN FUN) - The last play in the Hillcrest / Wetumpka game - Gait Happens on IG  - Balega UltraGlide Friction-Free No Show Socks for Men and Women - Kleem Organics Anti-Aging Retinol Moisturizer - In Five Years by Rebecca Serle - David Foster: Off the Record - Ted Lasso on AppleTV+ - @nextdoorlife on Instagram - Emily Freeman's Autumn playlist - Erin Moon's Faith Adjacent episode about Hamilton - Free People Arden tee - AE Voop oversized tee - Offline Real Me high-waisted legging Sponsors: - Native (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - Prose (use this link for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off) - Care/of (use promo code BIGBOO50 for 50% off your first order)
You'll be shocked to know that we talk about football on this episode (including our favorite stay-up-to-read-the-post-game-news wins), and we also break down a little Real Housewives because, well, WE ARE STILL IN A PANDEMIC. On top of all that excitement, we discuss what we're reading, five things I'm enjoying right now, and the harrowing situation with Mel's most recent booties order from Nordstrom. Please do enjoy. Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - Kirk Herbstreit on GameDay - State / Auburn game in 2014 - A&M / Bama in 2012 - LuAnn singing "Happy Birthday" to Dorinda on RHONY - Outfits on this year's RHOBH reunion - "Viva La Diva" - The Heir Affair - Majesty by Katherine McGee - In Five Years by Karen Serle - Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi - Our business coach, Retha - Our 200th episode playlist on Apple Music - Our 200th episode playlist on Spotify - I've Got a Testimony by Melvin Crispell, III - Chef's Table: BBQ - Pilcro cords from Anthropologie - OPI Muse of Milan Collection - Suzi Talks with Her Hands Sponsors: - KiwiCo (get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on any crate line) - Thrive Market (use the link to start your risk-free membership and receive a gift up to $22 in value)
Well, it only took us thirteen years, but here we are at episode 200. Won't He do it? On average we have cranked out 15.38 episodes a year since 2007, and if you're thinking that doesn't seem like a lot, you're exactly right. This might be a good time to point you in the direction of 2010 and 2012, when we managed to record one whole episode each year. Bless it. Anyway, our 200th episode is pretty much just like all the other episodes (this feels right, doesn't it?). We talk about Melanie's weekend in College Station and my thoughts about The Heir Affair (I finally finished reading it) and five things Melanie has really enjoyed this past week. We also discuss my search for a new pair of sneakers and how Melanie's guidance on this particular issue has been invaluable (that is to say: I HAVE FOUND A WINNER). Finally, keep your eyes on our Instagram accounts this week - because we have a couple of fun giveaways planned to celebrate the big 200. We can't thank you enough for being such loyal listeners. You have supported and encouraged us (lo, even in 2010 and 2012), and we are deeply grateful that you make time to listen every week. Enjoy, everybody! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our very first podcast episode on August 25, 2007 (what tickles me the most is how slow we talked and how quiet we were - clearly the mothers of some pre-schoolers who were sleeping) - Sophie's Instagram - Melanie's Instagram  (Be on the lookout for some exciting 200th episode giveaways!) - The Heir Affair  - The Royal We - Our Patreon episode with Gulley - Converse Chuck Taylor All Star platform sneaker - Steve Madden Gill Platform slip on sneaker  - Vans Old Skool Platform sneaker  - Dr. Scholl's look out platform sneaker  - Adidas Nizza platform sneaker  - Sofft Bellview high top sneaker  - Paul Green Candice slip-on platform sneaker (these are the ones I got - and my goodness they are comfortable) - The Blazer from Nike - Nike Air Force Ones - Nike Air Max 270 - Nike Air Max 90 - Nike CruzrOne (I ordered these because they're wider than the average Nike shoe - and I can confirm that they are suuuuper comfortable) - My long black dress from Amazon - which is very cute with my new sneakers (regular and plus sizes) - Chrystal Hurst's new book - Julia Reed's gorgeous obituary by Jon Meacham in Garden & Gun - NEEDTOBREATHE's new album, Out of Body - PJ Morton's new album, Gospel According to PJ - Gregory Porter's new album, All Rise - Pickwick Leather, Tobacco, & Woods candle - Weimann leather conditioning wipes - Stainless steel mixing bowl set of 6 - Homegating styrofoam cups from Two Funny Girls - Amazon joggers for $14.99 Sponsors: - NoteCube (20% off with promo code BIGBOO) - Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play)  
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Mary Wilkie

Hey, you might want to edit the name of Phil's show in your "About this Episode" from Feel to Feed. 🤭

Jul 31st

Charisse Nurnberg

A classmate of my daughter's is on the Cheer team. I messaged him and told him you would love to interview his coach. 🤞

Jan 19th


This has become one of my go to feelgood podcast!💗I love listening to these two lovely and funny ladies.😊 Knox and Jamie from the Popcast mentioned them so many times so I had to give them a listen!

Mar 19th
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