The Big Boo Cast, Episode 230

Here’s what I’ll say about this week’s episode: it’s a whole lot. Melanie and I both talk about our weekends, I offer a (nerdy) update on my June’s Journey progress, and then we both share graduation gift ideas. It’s that time of year, y’all.

Plus, Melanie shares her Five Favorites, and the end result of all of that content is a pretty long podcast episode. We’ll be back on Monday with our final installment of the Five Questions series (Annie Downs is our guest!), and then next Thursday we’ll be back again with Episode 231. Look at all that fun!

Enjoy, everybody!

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Show Notes:

June’s Journey

Hay Day

Star Stable

Gameguard shirt monogrammed or school version

Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener (one or two of these in a cute zipper pouch would be a great gift) (my favorite shade is not in fact called Champagne – it’s called Stella, which has a champagne shimmer)

Stoney Clover mini pouch

Leather valet for wallet, keys, spare change, etc.

Seersucker monogrammed towel wrap

Funky Monkey shower slides

Bagsmart large toiletry bag

The North Face Berkeley duffel bag

LL Bean extra large tote bag

ABLE Rachel wristlet (use promo code BIGMAMA20 for 20% off)

ABLE Vantage bracelet (use promo code BIGMAMA20 for 20% off)

ABLE Beam ring (use promo code BIGMAMA20 for 20% off)

acrylic stapler and tape dispenser (and I found acrylic scissors!)

hand crank weather radio emergency radio / flashlight

– devotional book (All in All by Sophie, Everyday Holy by Melanie, Awaken by Priscilla Shirer, New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp, Live in Grace, Walk in Love by Bob Goff) and journals (these by Rifle Paper, these by Pencil & Paper, and these Moleskine journals which would work for girls or guys)

personalized phone power banks

Case pocket knives

a really good flashlight

Smathers & Branson needlepoint wallets and belts

– Trader Joe’s Rolled Corn Chili Lime tortilla chips

Old Navy dolphin hem run shorts

Mangopop round neck t-shirt body suit

Botanic Tree Glycolic Acid face wash

Kamissy smock tank top with ruffle hem cami top


Third Love (use this link to get 20% off your first purchase)

Hello Fresh (use promo code BIGBOO12 for 12 free meals including free shipping)

Storyworth (use this link for $10 off your first purchase)


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  1. I have played June’s Journey, mostly during early quarantine days, but have somehow drifted away. A game I have played and enjoyed for YEARS is Frozen Freefall. I know it sounds like a kids game,and it starts out easy, but gets very challenging. There are purchase options, but I have never spent a penny for the 4,626 levels I have played in the various journeys/seasons. It is a matching game much like Candy Crush. You earn boosters and coins to build a village market place. I think you would enjoy it.

  2. Chrissy Miller says:

    I have to tell you ladies that your 5 favorites is my favorite thing you talk about. I get so excited when i hear the music (great pick Sophie). I have bought, tried or recommended so many different things. Great Addition!