The Big Boo Cast
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.

Travis is here!

I feel like that's all we need to say about this episode, really. Because Travis being with us means that we talk about kids and sports and Christmas traditions and concession stand food and our favorite moments of 2018. Basically it's an hour (and change) of talking about everything and nothing with one of our very favorite friends.

Enjoy, y'all - and Merry Christmas!

Show Notes:

- The Cottrell Family Christmas Picture

- Angela's Chocolate Gravy Recipe

- Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls

- Amy Hannon's Love, Welcome, Serve

- Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti

- Salted Chocolate Toffee Pretzel Bark

- Hamilton Chicago

- Kelly Corrigan's Tell Me More

- Ben Rector's Magic Tour

- Harry Connick, Jr.'s New Orleans Tricentennial Tour

- The Great British Baking Show

- Worship Together Conference

- Living Proof Live

- Leslie Odom Jr.'s Simply Christmas

- Travis' Ring the Bells

- A Johnnyswim Christmas


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PrepDish (promo code BIGBOO for two weeks free)

Direct download: thebigboocastdecember202018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm CDT

So it's only been a few days since the last episode, but here's the second part of the conversation we started on episode 126. We jump straight into a discussion about skin care - which includes an update on some new methods we're trying and Melanie's evaluation of her new products from The Ordinary.

It's the skincare deep end, and I think it's safe to say that it's one of our favorite places to be.

We also talk about Melanie's recent trip to New England, what we've been watching over the last month, and why everyone needs to go to a Ben Rector concert.

Enjoy, y'all!

- Jamie Golden's Instagram

- Sunday Riley's CEO Moisturizer

- Kate Somerville's Exfolikate

- Clarisonic Mia Prima

- LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream

the ordinary ascorbic acid 8% + alpha arbutin

- grown alchemist hydra repair day cream

- Hummingbird Farms Unscented Heavy Cream

the ordinary granactive 5% retinoid 

- the ordinary aha 30% peeling solution

- jade roller

- Thrive Eye Brightener

- Dumplin'

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

- Bodyguard

- The Princess Switch 

- Harry Connick, Jr. Tour

- Ben Rector Magic Tour


- Little Passports

- FabFitFun (promo code BIGBOO for $10 off your first subscription box)

- care of (promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first month of personalized care of vitamins)

- Simple Contacts (promo code BIGBOO20 for $20 off)

Direct download: thebigboocastdecember142018.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm CDT

Real life has been FULL SPEED AHEAD the last few weeks; between traveling and speaking stuff and keeping up with our people, there hasn't been a lot of time for podcasting. So, this episode is part one of our Official Late November / Early December Catch-up. We talk about my most recent shopping trip with Martha, our respective Thanksgivings, and of course, our Bulldogs and our Aggies.

Because I'm not sure if you're aware of it, but my Bulldogs won the Egg Bowl 35-3.

And - just a guess - you're probably very aware that Melanie's Aggies beat LSU in a game FOR THE AGES, a seven overtime thriller in College Station.

So, sit back and wrap some presents (or not) and drink some hot chocolate (or not) and prepare yourself for so many thoughts.

Seriously. It's a lot of thoughts.

Enjoy, y'all!

Show Notes: 

- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

- Mississippi State’s win over Ole Miss

- Texas A&M’s win over LSU


- Poshmark (download the app and use promo code "BIGBOO5" for $5 off your first order)

- FabFitFun (promo code BIGBOO for $10 off your first subscription box)

- PrepDish (promo code BIGBOO for 2 free weeks)


Direct download: thebigboocastdecember102018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm CDT