The Big Boo Cast, Episode 162

Here’s part two of our Christmas Gift Guide, and this round of gift suggestions is for women and men. Coming up with ideas for women was pretty easy, but when it came to presents for guys, I really tried to think like Perry and consider the life-giving value of effective illumination. I hope he’ll be pleased.

You might be shocked to learn (eye roll) that there’s some weird scratchy noise that appears from time to time in this episode, but we could not figure out what it was. Melanie wasn’t in the bean bag chair, her hair was pulled back, and she wasn’t wearing bracelets (there was a point when I was convinced the noise was bracelets). However, the up side is that her internet connection was flawless, so we’ll take our victories where we can.

You can find all the links in the show notes below (there are affiliate links, just FYI), and we hope these ideas are helpful. We had the best time putting together these last two episodes, and now we’re going to focus on preparing for our Thanksgiving festivities (or, as Melanie’s family calls it, Shanksgiving). :-)

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

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Gifts for Women

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Cc exclusives leopard beanie

Cc chenille beanie

Julie Vos earrings

Earrings at All Things New by Amy (20% off and free shipping on Black Friday – no code needed!)

Keurig coffee, latte or cappuccino maker

Rachel Wristlet by ABLE

Lisa Leonard your heart in mine boho wallet

Lexon Mino Glossy Bluetooth Speaker

Give Me More Lip lipkit

Multi Leopard Utensil Tray

Deep tissue shiatsu massager pillow

Marmot Women’s Connect Gloves

Kennebunk Bliss plush throw

Sam Edelman Faux Shearling Puffer Coat

Orolay Thickened Down Jacket – all sizes from XXS to 5X

Mark and Graham Small Monogrammed Jewelry Case

Big Boo Gift Boxes (The New Big Boo and The Big Boo Too) – $75 (code BIGBOO25 for 25% off)

Lindsay Letters Nativity Sketch (order by December 12)

Gifts for Men

ThxToms LED Flashlight Gloves

RAK Magnetic Wristband

Leathercraft in and out bucket, 61 pocket tool organizer

Lake Art – must order by December 2nd for Christmas delivery

Opal countertop ice maker

Tatanka Webbing Belt from Mountain Khaki

Saltwater Webbing Belt from Mountain Khaki

Patagonia better sweater zip vest

Dr. Tony Evans Study Bible

DG Hill insulated thermal socks

Rechargeable hand warmers

Old Try Alma Mater Print

Eddie Bauer oversized down throw

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! We’re so grateful for y’all!

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 161

Well, it hardly seems possible, but lo, it is time for our annual Big Boo Holiday Gift Guide. It is understandable if you feel the need to applaud and perhaps even whistle.

I’m totally kidding. But man oh man it really is so fun to think about the holidays – especially since summer stretched into the final days of October.

This week we’re focusing on three gift categories: hostess gifts, gifts for teenage guys, and gifts for teenage girls. I think it’s safe to say that WE HAVE SOME THOUGHTS.

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. We’ll be back next week with some ideas for women and men – just in time for all of your Black Friday / Cyber Monday needs.

Enjoy, everybody!

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Hostess Gifts

Desktop Calendar by Shelby Vafinis (would also be great for teenage girls)

Christmas Ornaments by Debra Hewitt

Seersucker Gin & Topo Chico in a basket with Dot’s Pretzels

Dot’s Pretzels

ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal – Book of Luke

Two Funny Girls styros, plastic cups, paper coffee cups (Free shipping code MERRYBIGBOO until December 6th)

Bloomingville Transparent Glass Vase with Embossed Design

Bamboo charcuterie board

A Place at the Table cookbook by Kelly Minter

Magic Wand for Christmas tree lights

Inflatable reindeer antler ring toss

Little Hearts Prepare Him Room by Holly Mackle – family Advent devotional with ornament cards

Gifts for Teenage Boys

Peanut Butter Spoon

JBL Go 2 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Game of Phones

Cornhole Board

Spike Ball

Pickleball Paddle Set

Turtle Wax Ultimate Car Care Kit

NoOne Car Safety Kit

Leatherman Multi-tool Engraved

3×5 Flags for Rooms

Customized Bobble Head

Restaurant Gift Cards

– Tickets to a sporting event or a guided hunt with their dad

Metal detector

Gifts for Teenage Girls

LED Color-Changing Strip Lights

Camo Beanie with ponytail hole

Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette

Holiday Perfume Travel Sampler Set

Lashstash

Personalized engraved name ring

BDG High Waisted Mom Jeans

Oversized Hooded Sweatshirts

Madewell Large Tassel Zip Pouch (25% off with the code STARTEARLY)

Madewell Glitter Leather Pouch

Madewell Leather Pouch Wallet

Aerie Pajama Jumpsuit

Rifle Paper Co. Pack of 3 Journals

Portable Mini-LED Projector

Hydroflask

Red Bubble Stickers

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 160

You might expect that all we’re going to talk about on this episode is the LSU / Alabama game, but we might actually surprise you. I mean, of course we *do* talk about LSU / Alabama because HAVE YOU EVEN MET US, but we also discuss our air travel pet peeves, the initial rounds of the college football coaching carousel, and a cold front that has swept through Texas and Alabama.

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.

Enjoy, everybody!

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Rao’s Marinara Sauce

Rao’s Vodka Sauce

Family Savvy Baked Ziti

Family Savvy

Ramona Singer and “Roll Tide”

Dak Prescott memes

Succession

Holiday in the Wild

IT Lash Blowout Mascara

Buxom lip gloss

Anastasia brow definer

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 159

Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) we don’t have any raccoon tales for you this week, but we do have an exciting update about Melanie’s kitchen island. CAN YOU EVEN STAND THE EXCITEMENT?

We also talk about some recent high school football fun here in Birmingham, our Thanksgiving plans, a new lipstick I am loving (LOV-ING), and a product that might just provide some hope for my under-eye woes. LET IT BE, LORD.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Valerie Colorblocked Wool Sweater Coat

Chicken Divan

Chicken and Dressing

Too Faced Natural Nude Lipstick in Overexposed

Collagen Eyezone Mask

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 158

So true story: we spend the first ten minutes of this episode talking about the raccoon that was in Melanie’s chimney.

I feel like I may never get to write a sentence like that again.

Anyway, we talk about the raccoon, and we talk about Melanie and Caroline’s recent trip to College Station. We also discuss the latest with my bathroom remodel, the latest with college football, and the latest with some coaches we have grown to admire over the years – complete with a Tender Hallmark Moment (TM) about Why Coaches Matter (and man oh man – do they ever matter).

Also, mark your calendars for our Christmas Gift Guide Episode the week of November 18th, and we’ll have a special Christmas episode with our beloved Travis Cottrell on Patreon in early December.

Fun times ahoy, everyone. Hope you enjoy this episode!

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Show Notes:

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Succession on HBO (THIS IS NOT FOR THE CHILDREN OR THE TEENAGERS)

Poldark on PBS

Behold the Lamb of God by Andrew Peterson on iTunes and Spotify

– p.s. The Madewell boots were gone, so I ordered these little beauties instead. Fingers crossed that they fit. :-)

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 157

In this episode we talk way more about high school football than college (no joke: this past Friday night was the most exciting high school football game of my adult life), and I’m so happy that we were able to actually have a podcast conversation about high school football, because that means Melanie’s internet connection is working again. May the Lord be praised.

We also talk about some stuff that has happened on the internets over the course of the last week, the problem with the countertop on Melanie’s island, Melanie’s recent test drive of a hydro-facial, and some make-up that we have recently tried and enjoyed.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Our Amazon Shop – new stuff listed all the time!

Sunday Riley Power Trio: Lactic Acid + Retinol + Vitamin C Bundle

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer (the best concealer I have ever used)

Maybelline Super Stay Ink Crayon Lipstick