Episode 53: Big Boo Cast


Sophie and I recorded a new podcast earlier today. We talked about computers for a brief minute before we delved into more important topics like jeans (I had the sale find of a lifetime on Friday), booties, the search for a good foundation/tinted moisturizer and, most importantly, the fact that college football starts next weekend. We mapped out a dip strategy for our respective game day watching.

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

Or, as always, you can subscribe on iTunes.

Just FYI – here’s where you can get more info on the products / places we mention (these aren’t affiliate links – just regular ole links):

Free People Denim Super Flares
Citizens of Humanity Flip Flop Flares (not the same as what Mel got, but I can’t find the other flares online, and her bargain price is in stores only)
– KUT from the Kloth Katy boyfriend jeans – petite, regular, and plus (our store in B’ham had plenty in stock in all sizes – just FYI)
TOMS Lace-Up Wedge Booties (not the same color as the ones at Nordstrom Rack, but still)
Jalapeno Popper Dip
Captain Rodney’s Dip
Southwest Fiesta Salad
Pioneer Woman’s Spicy Pulled Pork
Casa Ole’ Queso

Fashion Friday: Edition the last one of August


We’ve made it to the end of August. If you look really hard you can see the light at the endless tunnel of heat. You can also find some good summer things on clearance right now. For instance, Anthropologie is offering an additional 30% off all sale merchandise with the code EXTRA30 at checkout.

So far I haven’t seen anything for fall that I’m absolutely in love with, but it could just be that it’s too hot to think about it. Anyway, here are a few cute things this week.

1. meja pullover


Love this because it’s really pretty, yet casual and easy to throw on with jeans.

2. friday, plaid-urday, sunday tunic


I can totally picture this with leggings and tall boots. Or maybe just tall boots depending on how short it is in real life.

3. your west interest at heart boot


Speaking of boots, I love these. The color, the suede, the whole thing.

4. old navy patterned swing dress


I don’t know how long this is, but it could also be cute paired with leggings.

5. gap carryall tote


Gap doesn’t have much of anything right now, but I did see this tote which I think is really pretty. Love the tassel detail. And it also comes in navy or taupe.

6. zoe and rose print duster


Love easy things to throw on over a tank and jeans.

7. chloe k knit tunic


I really like this tunic because it’s long and it’s knit which means it’s a great thing to throw on for early morning soccer games or carpool in the fall.

8. evoda laser cut bootie


So while I’m excited about the resurgence of flare jeans, it’s also made me think about shoe options. Because I like flares with a heel and my wedge sandals will be good until it cools off and then I need a boot option. These have potential.

9. tillie plaid shirtdress


This is on sale at Anthropologie which means it’s an extra 30% off with code EXTRA30 at checkout. I think it could look great over skinny jeans or with leggings and then a denim jacket when the weather changes.

10. glimmered tee


This comes in a few different colors and is also on sale at Anthro. I love the little bit of shimmer. Makes it a little dressier than the average t-shirt but still easy to throw on to go to dinner or something.

That’s it for today.

Have a good Friday.

National dog day and other things

Apparently yesterday was National Dog Day. I had no idea this was a real thing. In fact, it seems like there is now a day for just about everything and I think it may just be an excuse for people to post a picture of their Great Aunt’s housekeeper’s daughter because it’s National Great Aunt’s Housekeeper’s Daughter Day.

But of course I took a picture of Piper and Mabel to celebrate.


I told them it was Happy National Dog Day and they seemed pretty unimpressed. I think it’s because there were no gifts involved. And you know Mabel wrote a haiku about it.

I think I was robbed
No one offered me a cake
I am deeply vexed

Okay, here are a few quick things for today:

1. Nobody’s Cuter Than You Discussion Guide

That’s right. This is a real thing. And I’m even the one who wrote the questions.

So if your book club is looking for a book to read this fall, I would be so thrilled if you happened to choose Nobody’s Cuter Than You. You can find the discussion guide on the Nobody’s Cuter Than You book page. Just click where it says Download Discussion Guide and you will find questions that can be printed out and your book club can either answer them or set your wine glasses on them. Either way.

And you can find Nobody’s Cuter Than You at Walmart, LifeWay, Barnes & Noble or on Amazon.

My only regret is that we can’t all sit down together so I can hear everyone’s answers.

2. Pioneer Woman’s Kitchen Collection

Um. Yes. This is a real thing and it will be available on September 1. I can’t tell you yet where it will be sold, but I promise to tell you as soon as I can.

In the meantime, I will say that I received some of the collection in the mail yesterday and it was like sunshine on a cloudy day except it wasn’t cloudy here so maybe it was just like sunshine on a sunshiny day.


Just look at these glasses.


And I didn’t get this piece but I will be purchasing it immediately.


3. Sophie’s chicken parmesan

After the previous night’s Pinterest dinner failure, I needed a victory. (The failure, by the way, was this chicken and chorizo dish with potatoes. I’m sure I did something wrong, but it just wasn’t great.)

Anyway, P asked, “What about that chicken thing you used to cook in a skillet with marinara and parmesan cheese?” And I’m so glad because this is so easy and so delicious. I tried to make it slightly healthier by cutting out the butter and not using as much cheese and everyone cleaned their plates. It’s a perfect weeknight meal.

4. College football season

That’s right. Less than two weeks to go until my favorite time of the year.

That’s it for today.

I wish you all a Happy Administrative Assistants Who Love the Color Yellow Day!

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