The Big Boo Cast, Episode 316

As you can imagine, Melanie and I were heartbroken to hear about Coach Leach’s death earlier this week. We actually recorded this episode before he passed away, so we talk about a lot of the stuff you might expect: Melanie’s hunting wardrobe, the trip that David and I took last week, A&M’s continued search for an offensive coordinator, and our thoughts about the college kids coming home for Christmas break. All fun things – and it’s my turn for Five Favorites.

There’s also a special little something at the very end.

Let’s continue to pray for the Leach family – as well as for the Mississippi State football team and coaches.

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Mike Leach

Viking Cruises

Monoprix (this is where Jamie and I hit the beauty product gold mine)

La Sagrada Familia

Free People long Ruby jacket

Pilcro longline plaid buttondown

Smart Travel inflatable lumbar pillow

Diva room spray

Wondershop gift wrap at Target

Our podcast episode with Coach Leach

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 315

Melanie and I are so happy that our friend Travis Cottrell (aka FryDaddy) is joining us on this week’s episode. Travis is a gifted worship leader, singer, musician, and songwriter who just so happens to love the Christmas season a lot. Like, A LOT A LOT. So when Mel and I talked about recording an episode that functions almost like a Christmas special (an extravaganza, if you will), asking Travis to join us was a no-brainer. His Neil Diamond impression alone is worth the (super free) price of admission.

So. We’re going to talk about the latest with Travis’ family, we’re going to talk about Christmas memories, we’re going to talk about Christmas food, and we’re going to talk about Christmas music. Plus, it’s Melanie’s turn for Five Favorites.

See? AN EXTRAVAGANZA.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Travis Cottrell

“Hear My Dear” – Tedeschi Trucks Band

“Summer, Highland Falls – Billy Joel

“How Sweet It Is” (Live) – James Taylor

“No Love Dying” – Gregory Porter

“Music for a Sushi Restaurant” – Harry Styles

“Feathered Indians” – Tyler Childers

“Something in the Orange” – Zach Bryan

“All Your’n” – Tyler Childers

“All I See is You” – Shane Smith & the Saints

“Gratitude” – Hillside Recording

“Clouds” – Luke Faulkner

“The Age of Worry” – Yebba

Yebba

“Brown Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison

“Ventura Highway” – America

“The Carnival of the Animals”

At Christmas by James Taylor

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi Trio

Christmas by Michael Bublé

Christmas Portrait by the Carpenters

Simply Christmas by Leslie Odom, Jr.

A Ben Rector Christmas by Ben Rector

Glory in the Highest by Chris Tomlin

Wintersong by Sarah McLachlan

My “River” playlist (also on Spotify)

The Thill of Hope by Christy Nockels

Christmas Music: The Complete Collection by Cody Fry

The Song in Our Hearts by Gary Fry

Christmas Songs by Mel Tormé

Pioneer Woman’s Chex Mix

Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls

Granite Steps blueberry coffee cake

– Rose’s cheesecake recipe (put a pin in this one…I’m out of town as I’m publishing this episode, but as soon as I get home I’ll post the recipe on IG)

The Holiday

Elf

Die Hard

A Christmas Story

Little Women

“A Charlie Brown Christmas”

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

The Family Stone

– flannel shirt jacket with hood

UGG cozy knit slippers

oversized Eddie Bauer down throw

Kelly Minter’s Cultivate podcast

Hanes Comfort Evolution wirefree bra

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 314

We honestly weren’t sure how we were going to make this episode happen because Melanie has a pretty significant case of laryngitis this week. As in she had zero voice on Sunday and Monday – which is problematic in terms of recording a podcast episode. However, on Tuesday morning she said she could power through, and that is exactly what she did. As a result, you’re about to hear the raspiest account of the Texas A&M / LSU game you could possibly imagine – and the raspiest reactions to my thoughts about the State / Ole Miss game. WON’T HE DO IT.

We also discuss season 5 of The Crown, we break down our respective Thanksgivings, and it’s my turn for Five Favorites.

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Starbucks medicine ball

Melanie’s new organic cough syrup

Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss

Texas A&M vs. LSU

Moose Muhammad’s one-handed catch

The Crown on Netflix

Aerie wide leg sweatpants

Travel compression bags

Thymes laundry detergent in Frasier Fir

Tillamook cream cheese – Very Veggie

the laundry hamper champion

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 313

This week Melanie catches us up on why she went to College Station but opted to excuse herself from the actual football game, and she shares some A&M / Reveille history. We talk through a few other football-related items before we move into Thanksgiving prep and plans, so be sure to look in the show notes for the recipes we mention. ‘Tis the season, after all.

We also discuss Christmas movies as well as the latest on Melanie’s dream of a more neutral Christmas tree – and it’s her turn for Five Favorites.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

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Show Notes:

Texas A&M / UMass

Mississippi State / ETSU

Tom Hart & crew call game from the field

Jeff Traylor

Reveille

Skillet Sundried Tomato dip

Crispy Baked Boursin with spicy honey

Melanie’s cornbread dressing

Melanie’s broccoli and rice casserole

Melanie’s homemade cranberry sauce

Melanie’s chocolate ice box pudding

Cheese Gal on Instagram

Ninfa’s green sauce (served warm)

Pioneer Woman’s hot corn dip

Four Christmases

Falling for Christmas on Netflix

Selling Beverly Hills on Netflix

flocked Christmas tree

Anastasia Brow Freeze

Lumberjack candle – 25% off with code MELANIE25

Free People Venice Beach flare jeans

Free People Whistle Thermal henley – on sale for $88

Saint Jane Pore Smoothing sunscreen – 25% off sitewide with code SJHOLIDAY

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 312

Guess what, everyone? IT’S BASKETBALL SEASON NOW. As you can imagine, that is a source of comfort and hope for Melanie and me after our teams had a not-great football weekend. We talk about all the not-great stuff, along with Side Eyes and I See Yous. And much to our delight, this week has given us the Yellowstone season 5 premier, so we break down the non-spoiler-y latest with the Duttons – as well as digging into some other things we’ve been watching and reading.

We also talk through Melanie’s (general) reactions to our Patreon book club book (spoiler alert: we both ADORE IT), and it’s my turn for Five Favorites.

Enjoy, everybody!

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Texas A&M / Auburn

Mississippi State / Georgia

Aggies’ Veterans’ Day hoodies

Aggies’ Veterans’ Day hats

Cadillac Williams

At Home in Birmingham

Fresh Balsam candles from Bath & Body Works

our Costco birch tree

Yellowstone on Paramount

Shane Smith & the Saints

The Crown on Netflix

Severance on AppleTV+

Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant

Into the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

TOMS Marlo booties

necklace extenders

Ashland 7-foot cashmere pencil tree

Anthropologie tuxedo shirt

rechargeable candle lighter

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 311

This episode is longer than usual because of our Gift Guide, but you can rest assured that Melanie and I break down all the important football developments before we get into anything else. After all, we want the podcast to be a safe place for Mel as she processes her football grief and disillusionment. Personally I think she’s holding up beautifully.

Just like last week, the Gift Guide links are in a Google doc (link below), and it’s Melanie’s turn for Five Favorites.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Texas A&M / Florida

Mississippi State / Auburn

Mike Leach folding up the sideline chairs

LSU goes for 2

2022 Holiday Gift Guide (you need a Google account to access the doc)

Spanx flare jeans

tennis necklace

Free People thermal henley

Beekeeper’s immune and sore throat spray

Dolce Vita Hawk H20

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