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.

On this episode we talk about what we feel is the worst of the take-out food as well as the joy of getting to eat in a restaurant (at safe distances) again. We also discuss my obsessive analysis of patio furniture as well as one of Ben Platt's most recent songs. So all that to say: we may have reached a point where we need some new hobbies.

That being said, we also dig into some potential summer reading goals and talk though my favorite parts of the Downton Abbey movie. Then we get real sad talking about how much we miss sports, so if you need us, we'll just be at our respective houses watching old Mississippi State and A&M baseball clips.

Enjoy, y'all!

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Show Notes:

- Wicker Egg Chair from Walmart

- Melanie's favorite outdoor LED lights

- Oofos

- Kindle Paperwhite

- Sophie's newsletter

- The Silent Patient

- Heavy

- Such a Fun Age

- Carnegie's Maid

- The Heir Affair

- Downton Abbey (the movie)

- Sweet Magnolias

- Ben Platt's "Take Me to the Pilot"

- Acousic Covers playlist on Spotify

- The Last Dance


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

- Thrive Market

- Magic Spoon (use promo code BIGBOO for free shipping)

Direct download: thebigboocastmay282020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

This week we recount our adventures during this past weekend's Living Proof Livestream, which was the biggest blast and good for the soul in so many ways. We also talk about an exciting new powder option I've ordered, and we do a quick run-down of a couple of funny moments from various Housewives

So yes. We basically start the podcast talking about Beth Moore and work our way to the Real Housewives. This is what you call a microcosm of our real-live lives.

We also discuss some recent Southern Charm news and continue to analyze my calf injury (which is so much better, by the way). Basically it's all the riveting content you've ever wanted. Sort of.

Enjoy, y'all!

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Show Notes:

- Living Proof Livestream (it'll be up until the end of May, I think)

- Melanie's hair tutorial on Instagram

- Living Proof volume spray (for the record, this is not Beth Moore's line of hair care products) :-) 

- Sophie's favorite folding chair (IT ROCKS)

- Jouer Soft Focus Hydrating Powder

- Olaplex No. 4 shampoo

- Olaplex bonding oil

- David's favorite lake shoes

- Dead to Me

- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

- Real Housewives of New York

- Southern Charm

- Outer Banks

- Friday Night Lights

- gaithappens Instagram

- peanut roller

- foam roller

- Superfeet

- Part 1 of our Patreon episode with Perry


- Beachbody on Demand - special free trial membership when you text BIGBOO to 303030

- Care/of - 50% off your first order with promo code bigboocast50

Direct download: thebigboocastmay212020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm CDT

Occasionally we have big news to report on the podcast, and this is one of those times (well, at least for us): Melanie's internet has been fixed. Like, REALLY fixed. Like, the AT&T technician of the decade was assigned to Melanie's house, and he GOT IT HANDLED. So Melanie's going to tell us all about that, and she is literally so keyed up by her newfound internet speed and reach that her microphone has never been less stationary. At one point I wondered if she was putting things in drawers. But listen - she deserved to not worry about that microphone because INTERNET SPEED APLENTY. What a glorious day.

We also discuss my calf injury (sorry - it's a pandemic, so we have to talk about things like muscle strains because we're not leaving the house very often) and some fun finds to make the day-to-day more enjoyable. Like good bobby pins. Because you can never underestimate the power of a good bobby pin.

Enjoy, y'all!

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Show Notes:

- 1917

- "Paper Dolls" by John Mayer

- AirPods Pro ($15 off at Amazon)

- "You like these little bags you just hold"

- The wallet / clutch I decided on

- Outer Banks

- Dead to Me

Sophie's They Still Write Love Songs playlist on Apple Music

- Sophie's They Still Write Love Songs playlist on Spotify

- spiral bobby pins

- Radical Night Repair (this is the "shed like a snake" peel that Melanie did a couple of weeks ago - and she loved it!)

- Cabales Seamless, Wireless Sports Bras (Melanie's new favorite comfy bra)

- C9 Champion's Women High Waist Capri Legging

- Living Proof Livestream


- FabFitFun (coupon code BIGBOO for $10 off your first order) #fabfitfunpartner

- Magic Spoon (promo code BIGBOO for free shipping)

- Best Fiends (download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play)

Direct download: thebigboocastmay142020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

In this episode we get an update on how Melanie's face has fared  after she tried a NO JOKE exfoliation product. We also talk about a show we both loved watching, and I demonstrate some remarkable self-pity related to a recent calf injury. As one does, of course.

And if you're looking for some graduation gift ideas, we are here to serve. We share several ideas for guys and girls, and as always, we've never met a gift-giving opportunity we haven't enjoyed talking about.

Y'all take care. Hope you enjoy!

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Show Notes:

- the foam roller Sophie bought at Target

- the peanut massage ball that's going to bring about Sophie's walking comeback

- Never Have I Ever on Netflix

- Our Amazon shop

- Mindy Kaling's books

- "Don't make me sing."

- Two Funny Girls - notepads, notecards, laundry bags, clear crossbody bags

- Tony Evans Study Bible

Everyday Holy (in stock at Amazon and only $9!)

Rifle Paper Co. journals

All in All (in stock at LifeWay and 25% off)

Minted heart collage

Anthropologie Block Letter Monogram necklace

personalized stacking rings

goodr sunglasses

Eddie Bauer oversized down throw

Project Repeat t-shirt quilt

Old Try awesome letter-pressed prints

essential oil diffusers for girls or guys

Laurel Mercantile Co. Gardiner Park candle

-  Monogrammed Leather Charger roll-up

Hanging Toiletry Bag from Amazon

Hanging Toiletry Bag from Lands' End (it's actually 1/2 off right now with code PLUMS - so it's a crazy good deal)


The Relief Products (use promo code BIGBOO for 50% off your order; offer expires June 1st)

Direct download: thebigboocastmay72020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm CDT