Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

After today, my kiddos are off for their winter break until next year and I AM PUMPED.  We have school parties today and then after that…IT’S BREAK TIME!

I have mixed emotions right now…I’m so happy that it’s close to Christmas and I’m also sad that it’s close to Christmas.  #happenseveryyear

Today, I’m linking up with Andrea, Erika and Narci and sharing my favorite things from this week.  I hope you’re excited about your weekend too!

I posted this picture on Instagram last Friday of Ashley and me.  A little over a year ago, I posted about Ashby’s Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome on Instagram and someone tagged Ashley on there because her daughter has it too.  Well, I reached out to her via IG and now, we’re such good friends.  Isn’t social media cool?  It connects us with people we would otherwise never meet.  Over this last year, it has been such a blessing to discuss KTS with another mama of a small little girl.  We encourage, educate, support, love and motivate each other and I am so blessed by it.


Okay, I bought this sweater in pink and loved it so much that I went back and ordered it in black too.  IT IS SO SOFT!  Cozy soft sweaters for the win!

Soft, comfy, cute…yeah, that’s my perfect kind of sweater.  Annnnnd…we’re about to go on a couple of cold weather trips, so I bought some Sorel boots to wear and when it got cold here last weekend, I wore them and they were not only extremely warm, but comfy too!  Plus, that’s that tank under my sweater that I keep talking about.  It comes in a gazillion colors and is reversible (the neckline can be rounded or v-neck).  Sweater, tankboots and very cute two year old photo bomber.  I had it all that day 😉 .

On Wednesday night, we had our Sunday school class Christmas party and Andrea was in the charge of the games.  When I walked in, she said “oh good, you’re wearing pants”.  You know you’re about to have a physical game when someone is happy to see you have pants on ;).

…I mean…one of my favorites this week was definitely pushing an ornament across the floor with my nose in a race against my husband ;).  Such a fun night!

I gave myself a secret Santa gift…

…I bought myself a new robe (from the same people who make the blardigan!).  Because…I love robes.  I love being warm and cozy in the morning.  And if it were socially acceptable, I would never take it off :).  And my pajamas are HERE.

And because we’re entering into our last full week before Christmas…

…I’m re-posting my 25 Days of Christmas Treats PLUS adding a few new ones.  I don’t know about you…but my week is full of baking and prepping for the big day!  To see my festive, easy and yummy recipes, click HERE.

Okay, that wraps up my favorites for the week!  I’m off to a first and second grade Christmas party now.  Happy Friday to YOU!




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  • Erika Slaughter December 16, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Wahoo for Friday!! No early morning kid wake ups, no early bedtimes, and NO LUNCHES!! Whoop! Whoop!

  • Jenny December 16, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Your Friday Favorites are one of MY favorite things every week!

  • Narci December 16, 2016 at 5:33 am

    That pink sweater is darling, and y’all were so funny pushing those balls with your noses!! Happy Friday!!!

  • Sheaffer Sims December 16, 2016 at 5:45 am

    The first Friday of Christmas break might just be MY FAVORITE FRIDAY EVER!!!!!! That sweater looks oh so cozy, and a a barefoot dreams robe? I’m afraid I would NEVER leave the house. But I’d be okay with that. 🙂
    p.s. Madeley in your picture in that coat! OMG!!!!

  • Angela Banae December 16, 2016 at 6:12 am

    LOVE that pink sweater on you, Shay!! You look adorbs! Can you share what your lip color and nail polish in that picture?! Thanks! Always love reading your blog! xo

    • Mix and Match Mama December 16, 2016 at 6:45 am

      The nails are OPI An Affair in Red Square and the lips are I believe Bobbi Brown Mod something or other (I can’t remember the name but it’s Mod something…)

  • Sandra R December 16, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Always love Friday mornings with a cup of coffee and your blog! Can you tell us again where you got the “Merry & Bright” tee that is hanging in the back of your picture.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 16, 2016 at 6:44 am


  • Sarah December 16, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Gorgeous sweater and robe!! My kids are also on break as of Monday — woot!!! Except I timed it bad because Monday is also my first day back at work from maternity leave, lol. Noooo. It’s OK though as at least I WFH! 🙂

    Happy holidays to you and your family!!


  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life December 16, 2016 at 6:54 am

    That is so awesome you met someone through social media going through the same as you! What a blessing!! I love those boots and sweater. Soooo funny about the games at the church party!!

  • Valerie December 16, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Madeley in her silver puffer coat is the cutest thing ever! Merry Christmas, Shull 6!

  • Kelly December 16, 2016 at 7:15 am

    What a fun Friday Favorites! ! Lots of new, fun stuff!! Love the hilarious ornament race Andrea had you guys do!! Pink sweater = so cute! I’m having a party and wanted to try Schaefer apple recipe. Do you know what size caramel topping I should use for that? Thank you! !

  • Jenny December 16, 2016 at 7:16 am

    I love that you guys get a long Christmas break. My kids don’t get out until next Friday! I can’t wait to hear about where you guys are going. Trip posts are my favorite!!! 🙂

  • Megan December 16, 2016 at 7:26 am

    “Oh good. You’re wearing pants”. Ha! I feel like that saying needs to be make it onto a comfy a t-shirt. We have connected with families that parent kiddos with my son’s genetic disorder and it has been such a lifeline at times (especially in the beginning). Love social media for that reason!
    Enjoy your break!

  • SharonS December 16, 2016 at 7:43 am

    I so get your comment about being excited its almost Christmas and being sad its almost Christmas. I get that way about this time every year as well. Yesterday it really hit me as I was trying to finish up my wrapping. I had this overwhelming feeling that once again, I’ve overdone it on the gifts and why do I do that every year!!!! It’s an odd feeling thats hard to explain – a real sadness that its almost here.

  • Kelly December 16, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Secret Santa gifts are my favorite and that robe is an excellent choice;). Also, Madeley in the puffer coat, so. cute. Happy Friday before Christmas break, have a wonderful time with your family. Oh, and I noticed that you mentioned a cold weather trip, can’t wait for another Shull family adventure. You guys have the most fun!

  • Megan December 16, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I love your Friday favorites!! Would you mind sharing where you found Madeley’s puffer? I love the length of it for my littles! Thanks 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama December 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Gap Baby 🙂

  • Chelsea December 16, 2016 at 8:41 am

    That’s so cool that you were able to reach out to that sweet mom 🙂 Chelsea @

  • Kelsey December 16, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Your Christmas party game looks super fun!! I bought myself that robe in the anniversary sale and it is SO COZY!!! I had my dad buy one for my stepmom for Christmas and I know she’s going to love it!

  • McKenzie Motley December 16, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Ashley is my best friend’s cousin! Cambree is such a sweetheart and is one tough cookie! I’m sure Ashby is the same! So great that y’all connected and can relate to each other! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

  • Amy December 16, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I grew up in Northern Iowa, and also lived in Minneapolis before I moved to Texas. I know all about Sorel boots! They are the best, warmest, most comfortable boots you will ever own. Enjoy them!

  • Angela Ellingson December 16, 2016 at 10:07 am

    So much to love! How stretchy is the neckline on your favorite tanks? I’m currently breastfeeding and would need to pull the neckline down, but wouldn’t want to stretch it out. They look super comfy!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 16, 2016 at 11:35 am

      It’s very stretchy!

  • Michelle December 16, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I was just telling the hubs today that I enjoy the season more around Thanksgiving/BlackFriday/Tree Getting Weekend than I do this close to Christmas. But I”m a person that worries about going home mid way through my vacation. I just don’t want it to end!! Today on the radio, they said only 9 more days of them playing carols 24/7. So sad! At least there is Pandora! #goestoofast

  • Erin Port December 16, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    My small group is going to be so happy I stopped by ;)…now to vacuum my floor so we can have ornament races at our small group Christmas party 🙂 LOVE IT!!! And I love Madeley in her coat in your closet…precious girl. She is toooooo cute for words 🙂 And I agree love/hate that Christmas is SOOOO close!

  • Megan Butler December 16, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Happy Christmas break!!!! Wahoooo

  • Sarah December 16, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Looks like a fun party! And I need that robe!!

  • Jess December 17, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Random Question: What do you use for a camera on a cruise? I’m going to the Caribbean on a cruise and I only use my phone for a camera. Do you recommend something else? Thanks for any help!!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      I just use my iPhone!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog December 17, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I think I have the same sweater in pink! I LOVE it so much!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Nicole December 17, 2016 at 11:47 am

    When do you take down your Christmas decor? 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama December 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Typically, the day after Christmas.

  • Desiree | Beautifully Seaside December 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Love your pink sweater Shay and Madeley’s coat! She’s adorable!

  • Andi McClure December 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

    What kind of jeans are you wearing? I love that the holes are patched for the winter!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 21, 2016 at 5:07 am

      J Brand 🙂