Subpar audio aside, we thoroughly enjoyed catching up in this episode. And we spend some time breaking it on down in terms of some big ole takeaways from Somebody Feed Phil. MARRIAGE. You might want to pace yourself as you listen, especially considering that we've been averaging a podcast a year. Sure enough, though, we covered Melanie's bathroom remodel, the fact that I finally fnished my book, the latest developments with our eyelashes, the joys of 40-something eyesight, and some recent beauty product finds. What you've got here in episode 7 is a SUPER-SIZED podcast, a combination of the one we recorded right before Thanksgiving and the one we recorded a couple of days ago. Today we found out that Mike Leach is the new head football coach at my beloved Mississippi State University. - the foam roller Sophie bought at Target, - the peanut massage ball that's going to bring about Sophie's walking comeback, - Two Funny Girls - notepads, notecards, laundry bags, clear crossbody bags, - Everyday Holy (in stock at Amazon and only $9! So if you play about 5 minutes a month between now and next June, you should be all up to speed by the time we record episode 23 in 2013. Anyway, our 200th episode is pretty much just like all the other episodes (this feels right, doesn't it?). The Tools. There's weather, feet, postpartum, the African dust storm (I had no idea this was even a thing), more weather, pajamas, college football - and that's not even the half of it. Get your first month free. Sometimes life comes at you fast, my friends. In this episode we get an update on how Melanie's face has fared after she tried a NO JOKE exfoliation product. At this point in our podcasting careers we're pretty similar to a white sale at your favorite department store: a SEMI-ANNUAL EVENT. - Our new Big Boo Cast t-shirts from Milk and Honey Tees, Prep Dish (use the code BIGBOO for two free weeks!). Nonetheless, we're just as tickled as we can be that we have recorded and lo, even posted our fourth podcast of the summer. Passion. But then again, we never really had that before, even when we tried. It would be so fun to see you in the Windy City! - Torchy's Tacos (we loved the avocado salsa dip), - The Madewell clutch we both have (and love! 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. So I'm a little bit WOUND UP, and for that I do apologize. (TARGET!!! We also discuss five of my current favorite things as well as the new devotional book I'm using in the mornings. And as such we are giving you yay, even MORE unstructured, unorganized ramblings from the two of us. Easy breezy. STEEL TOE MORNING SHOW 09 - 29 - 20. We talk about our unforeseen hotel challenges, our night at Hamilton, and our many, many laughs at The Popcast Live. The topics, as always, are varied: college baseball, working out, shorts, phobias, skin care, and Taylor Swift. Suffice it to say that I got me an eyebrow education. - Brian Chalmers' latest (thanks, @JennyDawnTX), - SEC Shorts - SEC teams get their mid-season report cards, - QB1: Beyond the Lights (it's FANTASTIC), Sponsors: - care of (promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first month of personalized care of vitamins), - RXBAR (promo code BIGBOO for 25% off their family pack). The McElroys. We also talk about the realities of traveling out of town for a speaking engagement, the joys of high school football games, and our practices regarding one-star book reviews. There's some serious stuff. cutthroat nature of a fishing tournament. LISTENING TO MELANIE AND SOPHIE TALK ABOUT KITCHENS!, well, this is your lucky day. The good news is that this particular podcast is a total hodge podge of topics; we go from accents to The Bachelorette to politics to music videos to fashion to pageants and even more stuff that I can't remember. We do like to fly by the seat of our podcast pants, you know. by Erma Bombeck, Jacob, Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, No Wonder They Call Him the Savior by Max Lucado, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? - "You like these little bags you just hold", - Sophie's They Still Write Love Songs playlist on Apple Music, - Sophie's They Still Write Love Songs playlist on Spotify, - Radical Night Repair (this is the "shed like a snake" peel that Melanie did a couple of weeks ago - and she loved it! She's also wife to Keith, mom to Melissa and Amanda, and Bibby to her beloved grandchildren. Plus, Amy Grant was there, so you know we had to talk about that (OF COURSE WE DID). Melanie is cooking ribs during this podcast, and a couple of times she has to take a podcast break to flip her ribs. - Laura Tremaine's 10 Things to Tell You podcast with special guest Jamie Golden - all about skincare and makeup! All I'm saying is that it brought us some happiness. ), - R&Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Conditioner, - NoteCube (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off and free shipping worldwide), - Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or Google Play). Needless to say, we recorded a quick post-State/UGA follow-up segment to address this sad MSU turn of events, along with the outcome of the A&M/Arkansas game. The first of many. The pursuit of comfort is one of our spiritual gifts. There is a considerable amount of La La Land-related raving / fangirling. In fact, I had to sort of dial myself back a few notches about midway through. I am delighted to tell you that I remembered to plug in my microphone for this episode, so that's a win right out of the gate, isn't it? We also express our (maybe) irrational frustrations with change, and when I say "change," I mean "coins.". ), but we recorded before we knew that the foreword by Jen Hatmaker somehow didn't make it into the actual book, so you can rest assured we'll saddle up to that topic next week. We are in her debt. We are far too fond of flying by the seat of our collective pants to plan anything in advance, much less to commit to it on a yearly basis. I know. We're so happy to be back with y'all after a too-long absence. 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. Not every rider whoâs 5´8Ë, for example, will fit on the same size bike. - Melanie in her zebra-print coat (WE WERE CHILDREN), - Amarillo Angels Benefit (we'll be there with Knox, Jamie, and Erin from The Popcast - and there are still a few tickets left! Because that's important to us when podcasting. Only THEY WOULD NEVER. Thanks for listening, everybody. This week Big Mama (http://bigmama1.com) and BooMama (http://boomama.net) tackle all manner of pressing issues: their children's Halloween costumes, how to make your hair sizzle - literally, the dilemma of using "y'all" and "fixin'" in places outside the South, the problem with body slimming undergarments, and whether or not the wide belt is a valid fashion option. Well, it is all because of a Twitter wager, you understand. It's a real shame he missed hearing Melanie and me talk about cheese, my issues with a new love song that I heard on the radio, the details about Melanie's dog Mabel's run-in with a pack of javelinas, and our ongoing concern that the fire in Melanie's fireplace was going to follow Edith Crawley's lead and set the whole room on fire. And if all of that weren't enough, I have a couple of Hazel tales to tell, not to mention that Melanie has some TV and make-up recommendations for the good of the group. And as always, we thank you for your patronage. Also, please excuse the many phone alerts / dings / beeps that occur in the first part of the episode. :-), - Milani Most Loved Mattes eyeshadow palette, - Thrive Causemetics lip liner (in Ghizlan), lipstick (in Emii), blush, and mascara (use promo code BIGBOO for 15% off your first purchase), - Melanie foretells the Mike Leach hire in September - MONTHS ahead of time (go to 47:23 in the episode), - R. Eric Thomas' tweet about Meghan Markle, - On the Bright Side is at Target! In the absolute least professional sense of the word. Sure! - So much football. As usual, we talk about many unrelated things: Melanie's new career as a mom DJ / choreographer, my weekend in Oklahoma, my quest for a new spring purse, Mel's fancy dinner this past Saturday night, my exciting MSU baseball-related achievement, the season premiere of Mad Men, and a bunch of other stuff that I can't remember. Itâs just Melanie and me, and we talk about the comfort of a good caftan, the practical side of going back to work (for example, I can no longer spend my days in walking tights and t-shirts), and the joy of finally finding a dry shampoo that exceeds expectations. Hope y'all enjoy it - and Merry Christmas, everybody! And we covered all sorts of topics: Tiny House Hunters, my great closet clean-out of 2016, the confusion over when a "dress" is actually a shirt, Melanie's lack of interest in a process, my unfortunate experience with a handkerchief dress, plus so much more. You can find all the links in the show notes below (there are affiliate links, just FYI), and we hope this makes any shopping you do a little easier. ), â FabFitFun (promo code BIGBOO for $10 off your first subscription box), â Myro (promo code BIGBOO for 50% off your first order). Have a lovely weekend. Thatâs why youâll see some overlap in our recommendations. I think it's safe to say that WE HAVE SOME THOUGHTS. But it's a podcast. NCAA Men's Final Four - San Antonio, Texas, Our very fun playlists in episode 98 and episode 99, 100th Episode Celebration Mash-Up by podcast listener Jen (we DIED when we heard this), Special 100th Episode T-shirt from Milk & Honey Tees, Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, Gumbo Unplugged by PJ Morton on Apple Music, "Is He Worthy" by Andrew Peterson on Apple Music, "Is He Worthy" by Andrew Peterson on Spotify. The second half of this episode is a little bit of a catch-up for Melanie and me; we talk about some music I'm loving and a recipe from Melanie's friend Kim that has changed Alex Hudson's life forever. We also reminisce about shampoos from the 70s. We also discuss a clothing consignment option that has been a fantastic new discovery, and I discuss that in what is certainly far too much detail. So yes, we still laugh in this podcast, and there are couple of times when Melanie and Travis get me so tickled that I can't breathe very well. 4.8K Ratings. Well, we have been to Amarillo, and we both absolutely loved our trip. You'll be happy to know that I blazed through those six episodes like a champion. It's fair to say that the Aggies enjoyed some baseball dominance in Starkville. We also discuss my obsessive analysis of patio furniture as well as one of Ben Platt's most recent songs. So many hard hitting topics. Cloud MN. - Sophie's latest dress BFF (Melanie would say to wait until it's on sale - which is what I did), - Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener, - 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). And basically what we have this time around is a run-down of reality shows (including why we've given up on The Real Housewives of New Jersey), an itemized list of our summer TV plans, a thorough analysis of our sleeping issues AND a whole lot of discussion about how STINKIN' PROUD we are of Travis and his new CD. - Sophie's February Playlist on Apple Music, - Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extension Mascara (promo code BIGBOO for 15% off), - Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner (we both have and love the shade Hoda) (promo code BIGBOO for 15% off), - Living Proof Dry Volume Blast (this is a smaller size - just FYI), - OpenFit (text BIGBOO to 505050 for fourteen free days of Sugar Free 3 and access to all the OpenFit workouts). Melanie has a bit of a cold on this episode, which means you may start to wonder when I started recording a podcast with the ghost of Barry White. We realize that it might not be the expected reaction, but this Bulldog / Aggie combo is excited about Lane Kiffin's return to the SEC. SO - Mel and I talked a little, then Annie and I talked, then Mel and I talked a bunch more. It's something that I write about in a chapter of the new book, and several of you have asked if we might be willing to talk about this very thing. The Madewell boots were gone, so I ordered these little beauties instead. Oh, we talk about a few other things - dresses, booties (THE SHOES), corduroys, our new books - but mostly we talk about SEC football. There are some beauty product developments as well - and news about what may well be the finest mascara we have ever tried. We had the best time recording our very special Church of the Small Things episode - hope you enjoy it! WHO AMONG THEE IS TECH-Y? BEAUTIFUL. 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