The Big Boo Cast, Episode 256

This is episode is chock-full-o-fun: a quick recap of our live show in Nashville, plus some reflections on this past weekend’s college football activity (we need not speak of the State / Alabama game). Are there Side Eyes and I See Yous? OF COURSE THERE ARE.

Also, we have the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide on this episode – gifts for teenage girls and guys – because we know that in some instances shipping is taking a little longer. AND we have Five Favorites from Melanie – always a treat!

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Coach O is leaving LSU

Cowboys beat the Patriots in OT

Things got heated in Knoxville

Gift Ideas for Teenage Girls:

Kodak Printomatic Instant Camera

AE Offline The Hugger High-Waisted Flare Leggings

Marleylilly Packing Cubes – can get monogrammed

Gold initial layering necklace

Olive & June mani system

– SPLURGE: Lily & Bean cosmetic straw vanity case

Aerie Kick It High-Waisted Flare Pants

weighted blanket

Old Navy plaid shacket

Maison Margiela Replica Discovery Set

Shelby Vafanis’ scripture calendar (such a great stocking stuffer)

– SPLURGE: Aviator Nation striped sweatpants and/or Aviator Nation trucker hats

Grace Upon Grace by Sophie

All in All by Sophie

Fearless Faith (for tween girls) by Melanie

Everyday Holy by Melanie 

Gift Ideas for Teenage Guys:

Mission Mercantile bird bags

NFL New Era 39 Thirty Flex hat

47 Brand sports apparel

Old Navy flannel pajama pants

ENO Trail Flyer outdoor game

Hooded flannel shirt jacket

Duke Cannon Thick gift set

Duke Cannon Big A$$ Brick of Soap 3-pack

Survival Kit (great for a glove compartment)

– SPLURGE: Sony Plus wireless headset (only for PlayStation) or Elite wireless headset (for several different platforms)

(If you want all your links in a handy Google Doc, here’s our working Gift Guide document…and we’ll add next week’s gifts to this same doc.)

locking magnetic clasp for layering necklaces

Parker & Hyde neoprene camo tote

The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy cookbook

“Easy on Me” by Adele

the Walmart blazer that Melanie wore in the Nashville live show 


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  1. Thank you so much!! Here’s a corrected link to the calendars:

  2. Yolanda McLean says:

    oh wow, what a fun episode. I was sweating it if you would still do Five Favorites – I mean I’m a fan of a gift guide but don’t take the Five Favorites! This person has spoken! Just to be clear – next week when you do the grown folk gift guides – still do Five Favorites – mmmkay?

  3. Penny Giesecke says:

    I think I recall – a long while back – a mention of great retro/vintage-looking collegiate wear, the t-shirts and sweatshirts, specifically. I would love a re-visit of the supplier, site or whatever.


  4. Sheila Pace says:

    Sooner fan here and so appreciated your supportive comments. However, I didn’t listen until after the Kansas debacle so I am joining in the side eye that I am sure is coming this week! As always I love listening and your passion for college football.

  5. Great episode! The gift guide is SO appreciated — just tackled about half my gifts in one morning ;). Hate to admit I’m an East TN Vols fan after the students showed their butts that way. . .and then this perspective was given: That was only about 1% of the attending fan base participated in that behavior. So. . .realizing that drunk college kids were just acting like drunk college kids (NOT excusing their behavior in any way — my son was in that crowd) and we’ll move on from that, right? VFL and always loving your enthusiasm for your teams too :)

  6. Jan Chilton says:

    I love the gift guides! One thing Melanie mentioned that I don’t see listed is a gadget that keeps your necklaces from all getting tangled when you’re wearing them…would it be possible to get that link?

    Y’all sure do keep me giggly!