The Big Boo Cast, Episode 75


Let’s just get this out of the way: there are times when Melanie’s internet is dicey on this episode. KEEP DOING YOU, AT&T.

But if you can stick with us during our internet troubles, then you’ll hear our thoughts on Pippa Middleton’s wedding (Melanie is our resident royals expert), the madness that is May, and my upcoming trip to Kenya.

We also discuss shoe options for summertime, Southern Charm Savannah, and the challenges of writing a devotional book (which, by the way, were surprising to both of us).

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

You can also listen on Stitcher.

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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:

Pippa Middleton’s wedding

Vans slip-ons

Vans Old Skool

Superga sneakers

Kiernan Shipka’s Five-Minute Beauty Routine (that’s really just two minutes)

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter

Becca First Light Filter Face Primer

– Anna Kendrick’s Scrappy Little Nobody

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher

Chin Up, America t-shirts

Neil and Whitney

Enjoy, y’all!

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  1. rachiebelle says:

    Sophie, listened to the podcast and had to tell you Old Navy “Curvy” jeans are my “go to” jeans right now, I love them! I’m a bit full-figured and 5’5″, so I buy the short length and they are perfect with tennis shoes and flats (I don’t do heels!). I prefer the skinny and straight styles but they also have a boot-cut. I do usually have to order the short length online, but try them on at the store to see how the regular length works for you. Melanie is right…they are a good inexpensive option for everyday. Good Luck! Have a wonderful, safe trip!

  2. Currently listening to the podcast…laugh/crying over the devotional writing. I just finished a wretchedly long semester working on a masters in creative writing and talk about being sick of trying to find things to write about…I feel ya. I totally think you can use the passage about caring for the temple in regards to a cap sleeve! I mean…it works!!

    Ordering Starbucks…a lesson on patience.

    ……okay I’m out of topics after that one. Can’t wait to read them!

  3. Oh my word. I’m not much of a podcast girl typically, but I saw Coming Home listed in the commentary and just HAD TO LISTEN to any podcast that mentions that book. Apparently I need to get to know Melanie Shankle because that book was written for me!! Seriously, I read it for the first time in summer 1996, and I’ve probably read it at least half a dozen times since then, just for fun and inspiration. So, if you need another book to take with you on the plane, sneak in a copy of Coming Home. No doubt you can find one in a thrift store for 50 cents. Which of course is NEVER where your new devotional book will end up, since teenage girls will live with that book and write in it and love it and save it to show their daughters some day.

    Goodness, Sophie, I do love listening to you talk.

    Godspeed on the Compassion trip!

  4. Lisa B says:

    If you have a place like TJ Maxx near you, they have some great jean options now that are soft, have a little stretch so they are comfortable, and in the women’s section are made for non-teenage bodies.
    Just love your podcast so much!
    I will be praying for you and Alex’s upcoming trip…looking forward to the writings about it!

  5. Christine says:

    My cheeks are still wet from the tears of laughter listening to y’all talking about Paul’s trials as you make a ham sandwich. Good grief, that was funny! I’ll join Melanie’ “Coming Home” book circle too! An all time favorite of mine! Another good one for anyone missing DA is Kate Morton’s “The House at Riverton”. I couldn’t get Downton out of my head the whole time I read it. Happy three-day weekend to all!