Five Days of Fabulous: Day 1 PLUS Christmas Traditions!

Today kicks off mine and Sheaffer’s fourth annual FIVE DAYS OF FABULOUS!

Every day this week, Sheaffer and I are giving away fabulous prizes for you and some friends.  This is our Christmas gift to YOU!  Five days and a lot of fun prizes!


Prizes will be given away daily and the winners announced the next morning (except for Friday, the prize will be announced the following Monday morning).  You have 48 hours to claim your prize before another winner is selected.  So, you better be checking back to see who wins!  Also, today, I’m sharing our family’s Christmas to-do list, so if you have things I should add to my list PLEASE SHARE in the comment section.  Whew!  So much in one little post!  Here we go…

…TODAY, we are giving away…

Five Days of Fabulous


Eeeeeeks!  Wrap me up and leave me there all winter 🙂 .

(And by the way…Sheaffer and I decided to make fun pictures and videos this year to showcase our prizes.  Brace yourselves…we get pretty silly and crazy with this!)

One winner will receive a pair of these super cute PJ Salvage jammies along with one of Pottery Barn’s 50×60 faux fur throws for themselves AND TWO FRIENDS.  Tag your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors…whoever you want to win with you on Facebook and Instagram and make sure they enter to win too.  You all three will get today’s prizes!

So, Sheaffer and I basically built this week’s entire theme around these pajamas


…how cute are they?!?!  I’ve been wearing mine now for three weeks and am in love and bonus… they come in 21 fun patterns (not all Christmas themed!) .


They come in 21 different patterns, so there is a pattern for every girl on your Christmas list!

  These pajamas are a light flannel, they’re cozy, they’re warm (but not hot)…they make EXCELLENT  Christmas gifts (hint, hint) and they pair perfectly with these Pottery Barn throws


I have been gifting these blankets for years now.  I know other places sell faux fur throws, but these are really in another league.  The quality and weight of these blankets cannot be matched…plus they come in a gazillion different prints and colors.  We have four at my house and everyone is always fighting over them…


They’re amazing…


…she looks sweet, but if you take away her blanket, she’ll eat you for lunch. Bam.

So, friends…this is just DAY ONE!  One winner, two friends, everyone gets a pair of pajamas and a cozy fur throw.  ‘Tis the Five Days of Fabulous!  Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win…and our sweet Canadian friends…do not worry, you will be able to enter to win on days four and five!!  One last thing, if you are not on social media, you can enter to win by receiving our daily emails.  You can find mine here…


…if you read my blog on your computer or here…


…under my profile pic if you scroll down and are reading on your phone.

Entries are easy every day!

And before we wrap things up today, it’s the Shull family’s Christmas to-do list.  We like to pack in the fun every holiday season, so here’s what’s on tap for us…

Christmas List

(I mean…how cute are my note pads?!?!)

Here are a few details on some of the above…

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Andrew and I have a love/hate relationship with our elf.  We love him at first…but after about five days, we’re so annoyed that we have to move him 🙂 .  A few years ago, I chronicled our elf daily and you can see all of his random activities HERE.


Every year, we take a carriage ride around our downtown area.  You can see my recap of those rides HERE.  This year, we’re actually going on two rides…so, it will be twice as fun!


Last year, sweet little Ashby got to visit Santa for the very first time and this year, it’s Madeley’s turn!  We can’t wait 🙂 .

Jammy Cocoa Christmas

And every year, I tell you about our family’s Jammy Cocoa Christmas tradition.  My dad started this one way back when I was a kid and now, we do it every year too.  To read all about it…click HERE.

Wow!  That’s a lot for a Monday! One awesome giveaway plus a bunch of random traditions.  Don’t forget to enter below and PLEASE share your Christmas traditions! I’m always looking for new ones!!

This is going to be such a fun week!

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  • Elizabeth November 28, 2016 at 4:47 am

    These pajamas look so cozy! What fun Christmas memories!

    …and we’re back on S&S today!

  • Bernadine November 28, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Such a pity we cant enter all the way from SA… 🙂 Some fun traditions you have with your lovely sweet 4 kiddos.

  • Leslie Z. November 28, 2016 at 4:50 am

    Oh my goodness!! I love 5 Days of Fabulous and are keeping my fingers mega crossed this year! Thank you so much for hosting such a cool event!

  • Susan Jeffries November 28, 2016 at 5:03 am

    I love Christmas!! We have a lot of fun traditions that we do with our daughter too! My mom and I have taken her to see the Nutcracker every Christmas for 12 years in a row! Such fun! But my favorite tradition is our animal shelter visit. We collect goodies for the homeless dogs and cats in our community at our office during December. Then on Christmas Eve, my husband, our daughter and I spend the day passing out toys, treats, and beds to all of the animals. It is my favorite day of the year. Our daughter started this tradition ten years ago. Loving these pajamas today!! Thanks for the fun!

  • Erika Slaughter November 28, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Eek!!! All the heart eyes for that giveaway! Starting off with a bang!! I’ve got a thing for a cozy throw. These are on my wish list! Happy Monday!

  • Ashlie Brining November 28, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Love this!

  • Sheaffer Sims November 28, 2016 at 5:22 am

    YAY!!!! It’s finally here!!!! So pumped for this week and for all the fun it brings!!!! Love you, friend! xoxo 🙂

  • Megan November 28, 2016 at 5:23 am

    My family adopted your Jammy Cocoa Christmas tradition a few years ago and it’s one of our favorites! The jammies and blanket look so cozy. Makes me want to snuggle up and watch a Christmas movie.

  • Kelly November 28, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Yay!!! My fingers are crossed to win!!!!
    Also, thanks for the reminder of JAMMY COCOA CHRISTMAS!! Its so silly and fun ( just like your dad seems)♡♡♡

  • Taylor November 28, 2016 at 5:52 am

    So much fun in one post!! We’ve always gotten new PJs on Christmas Eve, so everyone looks spiffy for Christmas photos the next morning. My Dad also always reads the Christmas story from the Bible and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas eve.

    ALSO, have you heard of the pickle present?? I’m sure this tradition has a million varieties, but this is how we do it. We have an ornament that is a glass pickle, and santa hides it on the tree when he comes. All kids are allowed into the “tree” room at the same time Christmas morning and the one who finds the pickle gets to open the pickle present. It’s always a big family gift, but it’s fun to have a bit of a hunt first thing in the morning..

    Finally, for about 7 years now we’ve been traveling with another family every Christmas – New Years. We alternate between Cayman Islands and someplace else (Hawaii, Austria, Costa Rica, thus far)!

    Hmm. That ended up being a lot… Those are some of our most loved traditions. Yay for Christmas – yay mostly for Jesus Christ! Have a wonderful day!

  • kerri November 28, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Starting December 1, wrap up 25 different Christmas books and every night they get to open one as their bed time story (you can reuse the same books for a few years)

  • Candace Wilson November 28, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Those blankets look so cozy!! My family is going to do a jammy cocoa Christmas this year ????

  • Crissy Talley November 28, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Y’all are precious!

  • Keisha Dawson November 28, 2016 at 6:02 am

    I love the fun little video you made! Y’all are too cute! Can’t wait to see what’s in store the rest of the week!

  • emily @ a little bit of emily November 28, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Bulding a gingerbread house is on my list of things to do this Christmas!

  • Regine Karpel November 28, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Thank you.

  • Holly Breton November 28, 2016 at 6:16 am

    I am so excited for this! I am just as excited to see all of your fun pictures this week too!

  • Brittany Hensley November 28, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Those blankets look heavenly!!!

  • Narci November 28, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Those pajamas are adorable!!! Also, those throws are so cozy–what an awesome giveaway!!

  • Sarah November 28, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Awwww LOVE the Jammy Cocoa Christmas tradition!! That’s too cute! I might steal it 🙂

    One thing we do every year is build Gingerbread houses! Sometimes I buy a kit, but I’ve found the best ones are done completely from scratch!

    Hope you have a great day!!


  • Jessica November 28, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Those blankets look amazing!! I think we’d fight over them in our house too. And your sweet babies all wrapped up in them is perfection!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life November 28, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Ahhh those jammies you are wearing are so festive and cute!! And that throw looks amazing!! You girls are amazing!

  • Angel November 28, 2016 at 7:00 am

    I keep seeing these blankets pop up on Facebook ads they look amazing!! The video of Kensington & Ebby Lee on your Instagram is so cute. I’m a long time follower and first time commenter 🙂

  • Tyler November 28, 2016 at 7:23 am

    So fun!!!

  • Jillian November 28, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Do you machine wash your blankets? How do they turn out? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 28, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      I have and they fluff out just fine!

  • Christina November 28, 2016 at 7:46 am

    looks like you may have ordered a new erin condrin planner for yourself. can you share it with your fellow planner people 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama November 28, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      I haven’t! I always order mine in June and get the school year planners instead of the calendar year ones.

  • Bonnie McLaughlin November 28, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Oh man, I am always cold, those blankets looks so cozy, as do the pjs! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Faith heimbrodt November 28, 2016 at 7:54 am

    The Pj’s are adorable!

  • Carol November 28, 2016 at 7:54 am

    A tradition we started when our oldest 2 were small is wrapping a small toy in a toilet paper tube and putting it by their place at dinner on Christmas Eve for them to open. This was our way of letting them open a gift but not those under the tree. It gets more creative when they get older but my boys still love getting transformers and legos, even at 30 & 33!! They have started this tradition too.

  • Cheryl Nessmann November 28, 2016 at 8:13 am

    I was just looking at those blankets on black friday. On sale and I still didn’t buy. These blankets are amazing. Would love one.

  • Kelly November 28, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I’m already a fan of the PJ Salvage jammies, from your previous years recommendations:). Those PB throws look amazing. I may never get off of my couch. Love all your traditions, we had many as well when our kiddos were little. We still do gingerbread houses, only now it’s with the grandchildren (11 total houses this year;). Happy Monday!

  • Julie Anna November 28, 2016 at 8:19 am

    So fun! Love the throws and the jammies are adorable!!

  • Holli Ruhl November 28, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Love this time of year! #5daysofFabulous

  • Michelle Reiter November 28, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Those PJs and that blanket look like the perfect setup for cocoa drinking and Christmas movie watching 🙂

  • Jessica Murray November 28, 2016 at 9:00 am

    What a cozy giveaway! I adore your video! I can’t wait for your videos to come!! ????

  • Bekah Dill November 28, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Wow what a fabulous giveaway!!!!!!

  • Francie November 28, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Awesome give away! You guys look so cute on the couch. It’s already feeling like Christmas! www,

  • Raimi November 28, 2016 at 9:20 am

    What a fabulous giveaway! Everything looks so cozy!

  • Sherrie November 28, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Hi Shay,
    I love these throws too. What size and color do you all have? I love the 60 x 80 but I’m not sure if I want to size up

    • Mix and Match Mama November 28, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      I have the 50×60 in all of them and in ruched ivory.

  • Megan Butler November 28, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Such a fun giveaway!!! And I love all your traditions!!

  • Staci November 28, 2016 at 9:52 am

    What size of blankets do you buy?

    • Mix and Match Mama November 28, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      I have four (50×60) blankets :).

  • Beth Graves November 28, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Eeek!! Love this and love both of you!!! That throw looks super comfy! Pretty sure I would hibernate all winter!! PJ’s adorable also! And the note pad…I love anything Erin Condren!!!! Yay!

  • Becca November 28, 2016 at 10:09 am

    These blankets look amazing!!

  • Heather Baker November 28, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I love your Five Days of Fabulous. What a fun way of making someone’s day. The pajamas and blankets look so comfy. Thanks girls for the fun giveaways.

  • Christina November 28, 2016 at 10:38 am

    What an awesome giveaway!!! I love your antler headbands! Where are they from? I’d love to have a pair for my upcoming long weekend in Disney!! 🙂

  • Danielle Rigg November 28, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Both look so cozy! I know I shared with you already. But with my three girls we do a Christmas Story Advent Books. We wrap 25 Christmas books and each night starting December 1, we pick one to open and read before bed. It is such a nice, special way to end our night.
    Happy Holidays!

  • Molly November 28, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Love the blanket! What is the color of the one you’re holding? I want to order even if I don’t win!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 28, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      I have ruched ivory :).

  • Ashley November 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    How cozy are those jammies and blanket?! Love! These giveaways are so much fun. I love how you make a “to do” list for the Holiday season. It is so great that you make the holidays special for your family. You are a great Mom Shay!

  • Nikki Merritt November 28, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I can’t wait for cold weather and a day with NOTHING to do!!! Will love cozy-ing up to a fire in those cute jammies under that awesome blanket!

  • Stacy November 28, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    That blanket looks so cozy! My husband is part polar bear so I would use it all winter long since he keeps the house pretty chilly!

  • Jen November 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I’m hoping I got entered! Is there a way that we can double check?! I’m just so excited!!!

  • Meg November 28, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    So So fun!!!! We are major blanket lovers in our house 🙂

  • kellie carrara November 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    You guys rock! I saw this on my FB feed this morning and was so excited!
    You inject the Christmas spirit in me! 🙂

  • Sinthu November 28, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I am hoping I did the right thing to enter 🙂

  • Mindy November 28, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Those blankets look divine! I need some of that cozy goodness here, I was just feeling like we have nothing even remotely as cozy. And those jammies are too cute!!!

  • Misty Tandecki November 28, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Eek!!! Love those PJ’s!!

  • Becky Carl November 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks to both you and Shaeffertold for being so kind! Love you both!

  • Nilda MacLean November 28, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    You girls look sooo adorable!! One of our traditions is to pick up a Live Christmas tree as a family the day after Thanksgiving!

  • Lisa Rohrbough November 28, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Hi Shay!! I adore your blog! Our family Christmas traditions include having a snow day with friends/family and cutting down a Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving, it’s always so fun! I wanted to teach my son that it’s the season of giving so we volunteer with Operation Christmas Child and fill a shoebox with goodies for a kiddo in need! Every Christmas Eve after dinner, we open up Christmas Jammies that have an ornament tied on the box, It’s always fun to look back and past years ornaments while we decorate the tree! We open one small gift and we watch a Christmas movie! Thanks for sharing your traditions!!

  • Ralinn November 28, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I need, I want! Someone is going to be very lucky. The throw and jammies look so cozy. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Jennifer Baker November 28, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Those blankets look fantastic. Definitely on my wish list to add to my morning quiet time!!! xo

  • Julie Sizemore November 28, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    A tradition that my Mom and I do each year is ring the Salvation Army bell. The Saturday before Christmas is church day so our church participates and we ring for a hour. We have such a great time.

  • Lorena November 28, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Shay I was soo excited about getting the PB bean bags for my boys after reading your post! They look soo cozy! But after taking a long time deciding what color to get, I realized at checkout that it couldn’t ship to my APO (US overseas address) :(. I was sooo bummed.. now I’m super stoked about these blankets! Crossing my fingers! Love reading your blog posts! Thanks for sharing these amazing tips! xo

  • Lindsay F November 28, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    I am OBSESSED with those blankets omg… love!! I have also started doing Jammy Cocoa Christmas every year, ever since you first shared years ago. It’s my absolute favorite 🙂

  • Paula R. November 28, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks, Shay for the fabulous giveaway. I made your pumpkin streusel pie for thanksgiving and it was a hit! Delish! It’s even better sitting a day or two after baking. Thanks for the great recipe.

    I love those pottery barn blankets. They are so luxe! The PJ salvage Jammie’s are the cutest! Merry Christmas, Shay and family!

  • Lauren G November 29, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I love your Erin Condren notepad!! I’m on her website now and found the same notepad but can’t see how to add names with the dots in between like yours. Any ideas??

    • Mix and Match Mama November 30, 2016 at 4:21 am

      I just bought mine in July, so I’m pretty sure they’re still on the site.

  • Adriana November 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing all these awesome ideas! Are your notepads custom made for you? I can’t fit all our names on the ones I’m trying to order on the EC site.

    • Mix and Match Mama November 30, 2016 at 4:20 am

      Yes! They are!