10 Year Anniversary Giveaway PART ONE!

Anniversary Giveaway

Helllllllo Friday!

I have been looking forward to this day all year long!

You see…I’m approaching my 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY with this little old blog, so I thought the best way to celebrate would be with YOU!

(After all, it’s way more fun to blog when you know your friends are reading…and by friends, I mean you sweet ladies!)

So, please allow me to indulge in a little reminiscing over the next few weeks as I look back at 10 years in blog land.  I had no idea when I started this silly blog that I would still be doing it 10 years later…so, I really feel like that’s something to CELEBRATE!

Today, is PART ONE of the celebration and then later…PART TWO.  Both days have MAJOR FUN GIVEAWAYS!

So, without further adieu…today’s giveaway…

Giveaway

That’s right!  Today, I’m partnering with Nordstrom and their Anniversary Sale and celebrating MY ANNIVERSARY too!  I’m going to give 10 LUCKY WINNERS EACH $200 NORDSTROM GIFT CARDS TO SHOP THE ANNIVERSARY SALE!

Woohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

All you need to do to enter to win is head to the Rafflecopter at the end of this post.  On Tuesday, I will announce the 10 winners and they each will receive $200 Nordstrom egift cards.

Bam.

Now, this giveaway is fun…but the one we having coming up in PART TWO of my 10 Year Anniversary Celebration is going to be even BIGGER. #yesmaam   So, if you don’t win today, no worries…you still have time!

Okay, new readers, please note this: I talk about the Anniversary Sale every single year because Nordstrom does what other stores do not: THEY DISCOUNT THEIR NEW FALL CLOTHES.

Yes.

You read that right!

The stuff that is on sale is NEW for this fall.  So, later on in October or February when you see me wearing a cute sweater or boots and you want to know when/where I got it…I’m going to say, I got it at Nordstrom back in July because that’s when it was on sale. #winning

I always shop the sale the same way every year: I buy good quality fall stuff for me and I also buy Christmas gifts for my family and friends.  Christmas?  In July?  Yes!  Because come December, I LOVE pulling out my stash of stuff that I already bought for my favorite girls.  I feel like a total superhero at the moment :).

Because I’m a Nordstrom card holder, I shopped online last week and my stuff was delivered to my house (because with free shipping and free returns, why would I take my 4 kids to the mall?!), but TODAY, the sale goes live to everyone!

So, here’s what I have for you:
1. My favorite items for the Anniversary Sale
2. My favorite gifts for Christmas
3. A giveaway where TEN of you will win at the bottom

Thanks again to Nordstrom! I am especially obsessed with the women’s stuff this year, and am pumped to share my favorite finds with you.  I feel like my fall has already started (never mind that 100 degree temperature!).

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These earrings right HERE.  Every year, I buy a bunch of Kate Spade earrings to gift people (I think this might be my fourth year in a row to do that!), and it ALWAYS makes me feel so good!  This year, I bought this pair for myself (and I’m wearing them in every picture below), but after they came, I bought five pairs to gift later on (my babysitter, Smith’s violin teacher, my friends, family, etc).  I bought them in clear gold but they come in 6 other colors too!

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Um, well this necklace will just go with anything and everything!  I bought two to gift this year.  I bought gold but it also comes in silver and rose gold too.  Who doesn’t love Kendra Scott?!

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Call me crazy…but these bracelets right HERE are probably my favorite thing from the Anniversary Sale.  I never dreamed that I would love them as much as I do!  They’re so light and they move around so easily on my wrist that I have been wearing them non-stop.  I AM OBSESSED!  I bought turquoise and pyrite but they also come in many other colors.  I love them!

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I am wearing these earrings (and this dress) in my fun 10 Year Anniversary pictures.  Friends, THEY ARE SO LIGHT!  You know how I cannot wear heavy earrings anymore, well these babies are light, light, light!  I bought turquoise but they come in several other colors too!

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Holy boots.

Okay friends…I ordered four pairs of boots because I didn’t know which ones I would love the most.  I already returned three pairs and kept just one.  That being said, I called two other friends and told them to buy the ones I didn’t because they were all four SO CUTE AND COMFY!  I just didn’t need four pairs. #right  The tall boots come in four colors and had me swooning!  You can see them below in a few outfit pics too!

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And then there were booties ONE, TWO and THREE.

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One//Two//Three

Clearly, you can tell which color I was into this season 🙂 .  I ended up keeping bootie #1 but was really torn between the other two as well!  All of the booties come in multiple colors!

Okay, I ordered a few shirts and then complained to Andrew when they arrived that I didn’t like any of them (based on them just laying across my bed).  But then, I put a few of them on and LOVED them!  Shame on me for judging a book by its cover 😉 .  As a reference, I bought THESE JEANS from the Anniversary Sale and am wearing them in every picture.  They’re keepers!  I immediately loved them!

Okay, some tops/a few jackets and a scarf that I loved…

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TOP//NECKLACE//JEANS//BOOTIES//BRACELETS

I tried to focus on tops that I could wear when the weather transitions.  So, sleeveless and light (that I can layer in the fall/winter) was the name of the game for me!

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Then I topped it all with this leather jacket that is currently on sale.  This kind of stuff right here is what you have to look for!!!  Come cold weather, you’re going to be so mad if you have to pay full price for it.  I bought this color but it also comes in black.

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This sleeveless top right HERE was my very favorite!!  I loved it so much that I bought it in two colors (it comes in four total!).  The material is so soft and easy to wear, the bottom has this super cute scallop plus wait until you see the back of it.  I. ADORE. IT!

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The back has buttons and then see how it peeks out there?  Loved it!

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I added a leopard scarf because well…who won’t wear that all fall and winter long?!

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TOP//SCARF//JEANS//BOOTIES//BRACELETS

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And look at it in this color!!  I will be wearing this top with white shorts and jeans NOW!  So cute!

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Another sleeveless top for the win!  You can really dress this one down or up!

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Or top it with a super cute blazer.  Seriously, someone light a pumpkin spice candle and tell me it’s 50 degrees out.

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Okay, now this sweater, I LOVEDDDDDD!  How cute, right?!  (It also comes in solid black!)

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SWEATER//JEANS//BOOTIES//BRACELETS

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I threw on the over the knee boots with a sweater and that scarf again.  I decided that I probably have enough plain black pullovers (if that’s possible!), but I wanted you to see the taller boots with that cute scarf.

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I didn’t keep the boots…but I sure did love them!

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Now, this sweater I loved!  I think it will be so cozy and cute this winter!  I bought black but it comes in three other colors too.

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I even tried the whole look with faux leather leggings.  The sweater is long enough that it totally worked!

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I seriously feel like I should put a pumpkin out or something now…

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I thought there were some cute dresses this year that will work for many occasions.  This one was a tad long on me, so I didn’t keep it, but if you’re a little taller, it would look adorable on you!

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I’m wearing it with those sandals that I’ve been wearing all summer long!

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And then this is the dress I bought for my 10 Year Anniversary pictures.  It comes in so many other colors and prints too!  And bonus, IT’S UNDER $30!!

Okay…you ladies know what my favorite thing to buy this time of year is.  I buy it for myself AND I buy it to gift.  Ready, set…

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PAJAMAS!!!!

I always get PJs during the Anniversary Sale and I wear them all year long!!  Plus, I gift pjs every Christmas too!  I loved these (in many different colors/patterns) and these

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Adorable!!  These come in multiple colors/patterns too!

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Look at the cute cut out in the back!

Now, these were a fun surprise this year in the Anniversary Sale…

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...Moscow Mule mugs!  I have been eyeing these at Williams-Sonoma for sometime now, but geez…they’re expensive!  I was floored to see them in the sale.  These would be great gifts too!

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Just so cute and an amazing price!

Okay, now, these are things that I didn’t buy during the sale but already have and now, they’re discounted.  Here they are…

1. My favorite perfume…

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FLOWERBOMB

2. My favorite robe…

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How many times have you seen me in this robe?  One billion?  Well, now, they’re on sale.

3. And my blardigan

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I just love this blardigan.  It’s like wearing a blanket!

4. My favorite camis are on sale!  I mean, I really and truly wear one almost every single day!

And I bought just the one scarf but there were so many cute ones.  You can scroll and click…

Now, don’t forget, this is all one big celebration for my 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY in blog world, so make sure you enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a $200 Nordstrom Gift Card!

I’m off now…Andrew and I went away for the weekend, so I need to go enjoy some kid-free time with my favorite guy.  I hope you ladies all have the best weekend!  From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making these last 10 years so special!

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And a huge thanks to my girlfriend Narci who took all of these pics in the pouring rain 🙂 .  More anniversary celebrations coming up!!!

(And if you do not have social media accounts, don’t worry!  One of the entry options is to receive my daily emails.  You can sign up for that HERE!)

xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog July 21, 2017 at 4:45 am

    What a huge giveaway – you’re super kind!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Bernadine July 21, 2017 at 4:47 am

    Wow!!! Loved this post. Gongrats again, Shay! Quick question, is the giveway to International readers as well? South Africa…

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2017 at 7:05 am

      It’s only for US and Canadian residents. I’m sorry!!

  • Elspeth Mizner July 21, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Hi Shay! Congratulations on 10 amazing years in the blog world! I just recently started to blog this summer and wanted to ask blogger to blogger 1. Where do you get a lot of your post ideas from? 2. How often do you write your posts in advance? I got inspired to blog after reading your blog for a year. Thank you for inspiring me! Hope you have a wonderful trip with your hubby!!!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams July 21, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Congratulations on 10 years Shay! I’m so glad you started this blog, I enjoy following everything you share with us! I already bought some things from the sale but there’s some jewerly I missed after reading your post 😉 Have so much fun this weekend!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Courtney July 21, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Happy 10 years, Shay! What a blessing you have been to us. And THANK YOU and Nordstrom from the wonderful giveaway. Enjoy your weekend! 🙂
    XO
    Courtney

  • Gentry July 21, 2017 at 5:37 am

    Congrats on 10 years- that’s amazing!! Your blog remains one of my favorites & I love keeping up with your sweet family and adventures! Thank you for sharing your heart with us 🙂

  • Beth July 21, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Happy 10th Anniversary to you! What an awesome accomplishment to be blogging 10 years later. I love love love that red scalloped tank! Thanks for showcasing great buys for us all! Enjoy that trip of yours!

  • Sarah July 21, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Awesome giveaway!! Just entered!! And I’m crazy but I’m actually headed to the mall today to shop the sale with my three kiddos ages 5 and under :/ Wish me luck!!! Have fun on your trip!! 🙂

    -Sarah http://www.thefrugalmillionaireblog.com

  • Bethany July 21, 2017 at 6:24 am

    So much fun! Happy Anniversary!

  • Alexis deZayas July 21, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Love love love this!! So thankful for your little blog!

  • Kristen Hardison July 21, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Yay Shay! What a fun way to celebrate! We are about to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary! It would be fun to win a Nordstrom card and buy stuff for our upcoming trip! Thank you for sharing your life with us all these years! ☺️

  • Paula R. July 21, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Happy Annivetsary, Shay! I’ve been reading your blog for about two years. I love reading about your precious family, adoption, daily life, travel adventures and all the fun happening you blog about. Congrats on 10 years! It’s a big deal. Thank you and Nordstroms for offering such amazing giveaways. Happy Anniversary to you!

  • Becca Dale July 21, 2017 at 6:58 am

    What a great giveaway! Happy 10 year Blogiversary!

    I kept waiting for your Nordstrom anniversary picks this week and it all makes sense now! Love your picks!

  • Brooke Richardson July 21, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Oh my gosh Shay you look amazing in everything! What a fun post, I love it!!!!

  • Erika Slaughter July 21, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Woohoo!!! What a fabulous giveaway! My very favorite thing you got was that varsity striped sweater. So cute!! Happy Friday!!

  • Bekah Dill July 21, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Happy Anniversary Shay! I love your Nordstrom picks, unfortunately it looks like a lot of your picks are already out of stock because the links aren’t working. Bummer! You picked some cute things 😉 I did have a question, for size reference what size did you get in the Bernardo leather jacket? I LOVE that!!!! Happy Friday!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2017 at 7:30 am

      xsmall!

  • TIFFANY DIIORIO July 21, 2017 at 7:19 am

    weird question about the perfume…. did they repackage? 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2017 at 7:30 am

      Yes!!

  • Narci Dreffs July 21, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Cute, cute picks friend!! And I had so much fun in the rain during our session!! 🙂 Happy Ten Years!! xo

  • Kim July 21, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Happy 10 years Shay!!!! 🎉 Congrats on such a fun blog and just winning at life in general. Thank you for sharing so much, I talk about you like you are part of my family lol. Enjoy your weekend with your hubby!! ❤❤

  • Kerri July 21, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Cheers to 10 years! Keep blogging we love it! Have a fun weekend!

  • Laura July 21, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Congrats on 10 awesome blogging years, Shay! You inspire me so much. 💜 Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Maggie Mawn July 21, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I have loved reading your blog and watching your adorable family grow!

  • Nicole July 21, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Love your favorites! Congrats on 10 years too! What size did you get in the leather jacket? And will a lot of the tops that are sold out come back in?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2017 at 7:39 am

      Yes! Many things will restock (and it almost all will after the sale). I bought the jacket and all of the tops in xsmall.

  • Lindsey July 21, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Hi Shay! Thank you for sharing your favorites. I love seeing your picks! What size are you in the jeans? I think they are going to be a great purchase from this sale. Have wonderful weekend 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2017 at 7:38 am

      26 in the jeans!

  • Katey Tollett July 21, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Happy 10 years! Here’s to 10+ more! Have a great trip ❤️

  • Courtney July 21, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Yay for 10 years!! Love your blog!! Full of such good stuff!!

  • Barbara Parnell July 21, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I am 6 years into mine(parnellspantry.blogspot.com)! Love connecting with other inspiring women around the country. Also heard you are in my neck of the woods this weekend..hope you are enjoying the weather(so hot) . The beaches here are the best..I am on the opposite side of the island,close to NYC, and we spend our days in Atlantic Beach,so ,so beautiful! Also, many great shopping/dining opportunities where you are,so have a great time! Looking forward to reading about it.
    Thanks for the fun giveaway opportunity…enjoy your new purchases.
    * Now you have me in the mood for sweater,apples & pumpkins..lol

  • Deidre July 21, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Awesome Anniversary Post!!

  • Emily Lammers July 21, 2017 at 7:55 am

    My sister & I have been following your blog for some time now. In fact in our recent trip to Texas we made sure to stop by McKinney & check out all of the Shay Shull approved spots. You made two Ohio girls fall in love! Thank you so much for writing, I look forward to reading your blog every morning.

  • Laura @ Laura Likes Design July 21, 2017 at 7:56 am

    That leather jacket is so perfect for fall! Checking it out right now!

  • allie July 21, 2017 at 7:56 am

    LOVE all your posts!!

  • KimW July 21, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Wow! So many cute new items! Happy 10th! I am soooooo disappointed in all of the items that are sold out at the N sale … no restocking 🙁

  • Kim Nations July 21, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Congratulations to 10 years. Have a great weekend with your favorite guy. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Lisa Osborn July 21, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Perfect time for a Nordstrom giveaway!!!! Super cute items and Christmas shopping in July, woohoo! Thank you!

  • Ralinn July 21, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Congratulations on 10 wonderful fun filled years. I look forward to following you each day on your blog and Instagram. I do love a good Nordstrom anniversary sale. So many great finds. The booties are fantastic.
    Have a wonderful time with your hubby.

  • Carley July 21, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Congrats on 10 years! Love your blog!

  • ColleenB.~Texas July 21, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Congratulations on your 10th year anniversary. Wishing you many more years to come.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity
    So enjoy seeing your family photos. Great, beautiful family you have.
    Have a fun and enjoyable weekend

  • Lisa July 21, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Congrats on 10 years!!!

  • Susan Jeffries July 21, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Congrats on your anniversary!! I have loved reading your blog for several years now! Thanks for the shopping tips for today! I plan to pick up a few things for my daughter for Christmas!

  • Emily Caplan July 21, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I am following you on pinterest but I wrote the wrong username! I wrote eminique28 but it is just eminique

  • M. Jones July 21, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Hi Shay, Congratulations on ten years. With all that you’ve had going on in your life it has been a privilege to be invited in. My question: since I am already an email subscriber am I automatically entered into the drawing for the gift card? I don’t have social media.
    Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Yes!! You are!!

  • Heather July 21, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Please, please, please tell me that you have ever found a strapless bra that you LOVE. I have never found one, and it drives me crazy – so many cute strapless things right now, and I can’t wear them bc I don’t have a bra that fits even a little bit comfortably. Help!!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Yes!! I’m actually wearing one now! The only one I own is Wacoal (at Nordstrom!). I love them!!

  • Janna kampmeyer July 21, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Just entered the giveaway! 🎉 I actually did not know about getting emails until I entered. I’m so excited for them 😬 I’ve been following you sense your bothers quest to find love on the bachelor. I always loved reading your blog, especially about the adoptions. Ive told my husband for years I would love to adopt someday. I’m only 22 so I know it could take awhile before we’re able too. 🙈

  • Annie Arneson July 21, 2017 at 8:26 am

    I love your blog! I l look forward to your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts!

  • Tanya July 21, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway!

  • Chelle July 21, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Happy Anniversary, and congrats!

  • Shawnee July 21, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Happy Blogiversary!! 🙂 I’m with you on the earrings…I can not wear anything even remotely heavy or my ears hurt so bad. I’ve recently discovered Nickel and Suede and I’m obsessed!! They are big, cute and super lightweight and don’t hurt my ears at all.

  • Marcy July 21, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Happy 10 !! Love your blog .. hope you continue for many more years

  • Kelly Brown July 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Happy 10 year anniversary!!! Can’t wait to see what you will surprise us with for part two. Hope you’re having a wonderful trip. I love reading your blog every morning.

  • Jan Fisher July 21, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Congrats on your anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog so much! Have a fun kid-free weekend!

  • Kathy L July 21, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Congratulations! 10 years is a big, and I enjoy reading your blog! Thanks to you and Nordstrom for the giveaway to celebrate this milestone. I love your jewelry picks!

  • Dianna July 21, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I think you have previously said you donate a lot of you clothes to goodwill when you purge. I would love to know which one so I can shop there 😀

  • Joanne July 21, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Congrats on 10 years. So much negativity in the world but your bright and positive attitude lights up my mornings. Thank you for that!

  • Carly M July 21, 2017 at 8:48 am

    You look so pretty in these photos- the colors are amazing! Happy Anniversary! Must have that necklace and those booties. Enjoy the Hamptons, have a great weekend!

  • Jenny July 21, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Happy 10 years!!! 🙂 I so want to buy pajamas, but being almost 5’10, everything is usually too short. You look so cute in their pajamas though.

  • sydnee July 21, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Wow, it’s been 10 years?!! Congratulations! Loved your bootie selections!!

    http://www.tulipsandpersimmon.com

  • Gina Williams July 21, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Congrats on 10 years! So fun!

  • Bethany July 21, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Congrats on 10 exciting years!! Random question but as we’re starting to talk about booties and FALL (!!! 🙂 ) – how do you keep the dye from your jeans from rubbing on your tan booties? I have a few pairs of suede ones and have one pair that I will only wear with my longer jeans so as not to ruin my others….is it just me that has this problem?!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      I’ve never had that problem??? do you wash and dry your jeans? I do!

      • Bethany July 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm

        I do!! And primarily wear Paige! It makes me crazy!

  • Tessa July 21, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Happy 10 years! I love reading your blog and following your fashion, food and adorable family! ❤️

  • Nancy Scoffield July 21, 2017 at 9:06 am

    You’re literally one of my most favorite people and I don’t even know you in real life! Haha. What an awesome giveaway! Congrats on 10 years!

  • Jennifer Yack July 21, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Happy Anniversary! I enjoy following your blog for the recipes, cute fashion finds and a picture inside your life. 10 years is so exciting! Congratulations!

  • Kathy July 21, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Wow, congratulations on 10 years blogging! I love the variety of topics you talk about on your blog. Good job.

  • Lisa July 21, 2017 at 9:21 am

    congrats on your anniversary – such cute clothes!!!!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick July 21, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I’m OBSESSED with the Kate Spade studs too!!! I keep going back for different colors. I think I have 3 now! You look awesome in everything you try on, girlfriend! But I loved that off the shoulder white, striped sweater on you!! Hot mama!! Love it! Happy Friday, friend! Can’t wait to hear about your weekend!

    That Inspired Chick

  • Holly Severance July 21, 2017 at 9:33 am

    It feels like Christmas!!

  • Taylor Shil July 21, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Congrats on 10 years!! I love starting my day by reading your blog posts 🙂

  • Suzy July 21, 2017 at 9:38 am

    WOW! This is pretty amazing!! Happy 10 year Anniversary!!!

  • Vanessa Roberts July 21, 2017 at 9:45 am

    What a great giveaway! Congrats on 10 years! That IS incredible!

    And now I am off to shop some of your picks 🙂

  • Shawnna Griffin July 21, 2017 at 9:47 am

    hey girl- love the list! so cool! Happy 10th Anniversary! Y’all have a great weekend!

  • Denise Young July 21, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Congrats on your 10 year anniversary, I LOVE your blog!!!

  • Joyce July 21, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I recently discovered your blog, and love your family values , book reviews and enthusiasm. As grandparents, we can use your travel and activity ideas!!!

  • Keisha M Dawson July 21, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Congratulations on celebrating 10 years of your blog! Your emails are my favorite thing in my inbox every morning when I sit down at my desk!

  • Dee July 21, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I enjoy reading your posts and blogs! And love your style!

  • Nona C July 21, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Happy Anniversary! 10 years is such a great accomplishment! BTW.. I love those torqouise and pyrite bracelets!

  • kellie carrara July 21, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Wow! wow! WOW! Lots has happened in 10 years! I’ve been a daily read for at least 4 — keep up all the style stories…I love them and get lots of ideas and deals from you! Thanks from a fan in Boston — Go Sox! 😉

  • Mindy July 21, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! I love coming to your blog and reading up on all the fun stuff you have going on as well as adoption updates! Enjoy your weekend getaway! This Mama needs some Fall wardrobe help, and would LOVE a nordy’s giftcard!!!

  • Erin Port July 21, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Such fun and so many cute finds. I love Flowebomb – smells so good. Enjoy your trip and congrats on 10 years, that is an amazing accomplishment! xoxo ERIN

  • Sandy July 21, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Hi Shay, If you buy Christmas gifts at this time of year, what happens if they don’t fit the person when they receive the present For Christmas?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Well, with Nordstrom, they can return it at any time!

  • Angela Ellingson July 21, 2017 at 10:45 am

    You are adorable with the balloons! What an extra fun post! Thanks for taking the time to link to all of your favorite anniversary sale finds. Excited to shop!

  • Begina Proctor July 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Congrats on 10 years!!!!! Quick question…what size did you get in the 2 pajama sets?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Both xsmall!

  • Kim July 21, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Congratulations on 10 years Shay! Your blog is the first thing I read while caffeinating in the morning. Just love keeping up with your precious family!

  • Deirdre Lennon July 21, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Happy Anniversary Shay!

  • Linda Z July 21, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Wow! Warmest congratulations on 10 years of blogging, Shay. Your blog brightens my day~

    Nordstrom Anniversary sale here I come….

  • Angelique July 21, 2017 at 11:36 am

    I also got the Gorjana earrings, necklace and bracelets. Love them!

    Happy 10 years! Time is flying – I started following your blog after seeing you on a morning show At least 7 years ago. Thanks for entertaining me each morning!

    http://www.fourpointsmom.com

  • Heather L July 21, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I ordered the pink dress that you thought was too long in blue…I’m 5’8″ so it sounds like it’ll be the perfect length for me 🙂

  • Christina McCoy July 21, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Happy 10 years, Shay! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us for all this time ❤️

    Question on the blardigan… does it shed like crazy? I tried one on and it does feel like a dream – but I noticed it shed all over my shirt in the dressing room. Then I read (the very few) negative comments in the reviews and others said that too. What’s your experience?

  • Remah Franco July 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 years, Shay!!! My morning is not complete without reading your blog and seeing your beautiful family 😊 Thank you for the wonderful surprise!

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World July 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    What an AMAZING giveaway, Shay!!!! I am DYING to buy several items from the NSale, a couple of which are already sold out. NOOOO. I’m hoping to try to make it to one of the locations in ATL next week to see what they have left in the store. I sure wish we had one here! Also, you will LOVE your Moscow Mule mugs! I bought some for hubs last year for Father’s Day and we’ve used them no less than 20 times since then! Moscow Mules are some of our favorite drinks! So refreshing! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Connie July 21, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Shay! Happy 10 years of blogging! Thank you for sharing so much! I enjoy reading daily and I have all of your cookbooks too! Cheers to many more blogging years friend! 🙂

  • Caitlin July 21, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Hello, Shay! I would really love to know how/why you started blogging (Where it all began..) Congrats on 10 years! From a fellow newbie blogger!

  • Eve T July 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! I just started following you a few months ago and have absolutely loved your blog and especially fashion advice from Nordstroms. I have 4 kids as well and it’s so much easier to shop online and I love your style. Is there any link I should be using so that you get “credit” for your recommendations? I’ve already bought so much because of your recommendations alone and feel like you should get some credit!

  • Christine Stawicki July 21, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    You are very inspiring and I love looking at your photos of your children. You inspire me to adopt a child one day when I am financially able to. Thank you for being an inspiration.

  • Laura Stephens July 21, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    You are an inspiration to so many. Your kind heart, thoughtfulness and love you spread, thank you. Congrats on your 10 years!!! Keep on going strong, you can do this and you will.

  • Angie McClung July 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Your blog has been such a blessing! Congrats on 10 years!!! I hope you and Andrew are enjoying your getaway 🙂

  • Caitlin July 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Also, random question… What are your favorite magazines? I know you like reading them a lot and I was just curious!

  • Jolene Hanzlik July 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    The leather jacket is super cute! I love your style – thanks for sharing!

  • Florence July 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Great Giveaway! Love those booties!

  • Heidi menges July 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Congrats! What a thoughtful giveaway! I just got a teenage granddaughter through fostering so would help with school clothes. Your blog is so fun!

    Heidi menges

  • Susie July 21, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Shay, please share the details of your boots in the blardigan photo. Are they Uggs? If so are they the Amie classic slim or the Classic II? Thanks so much.

  • Lindsay D July 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!! I have been reading your blog for about 5 years!! I love it!!

  • Anna in NC July 21, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I really enjoy and look forward to your blog. I don’t think I’ve posted much but ALWAYS read. Your giveaway is awesome! Thanks for the shopping tips. And, many more years of blogging to you!

  • Patricia July 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Congrats on 10 years!! What size did you get in the blue and pink pajamas? They say they run small and I’m similar size to you 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      xsmall

      • Patricia July 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm

        Thanks!

  • Tana July 21, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Did you do a small or x-small in the dress? Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 22, 2017 at 7:13 am

      xsmall

  • Brittney Adams July 21, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Congrats! What is the name of the light pinkish color on your nails?!?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 22, 2017 at 7:13 am

      OPI’s Let’s Be Friends 🙂

  • Lucinda July 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Beautiful clothes

  • Ana July 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Congratulations! You are by far one of my favorite blogs to read. Highlight of my day!

  • Megan Kenney July 21, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I look forward to your email posts weekly! Congrats on 10 years!

  • Lindsay F July 21, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    I have been reading your blog for 7? 8? years, since Kensington was a baby! It’s crazy it has been 10 years and I have truly enjoyed having you as part of my life and daily routine all these years. Thank you 🙂 xoxo

  • Diana July 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I really enjoy reading your blog and keeping up with your adorable family.

  • heather July 21, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! I love your blog and NSale Anniversary posts! I need a blardigan in my life!

  • Sejal Shah July 21, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Finally! I’ve been waiting to see your picks from the sale! I already got the earrings and a couple of the same booties! I need to practice restraint like you and not keep everything I ordered! 🙈

  • Jennifer Hampton July 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Happy 10 years sweet shay!! I’ve been happily following your blog for probably 5 years now, Long before I was married with a kid! Time flies, and it’s been so fun!

    xoxox
    Jennifer

  • Ruth July 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Happy 10th blogiversary!! 🎉🎉

  • Litzy July 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Congratulations on the 10th year blog anniversary Shay!
    I have been following you since you were in China getting sweet Ashby — Not sure how I found your blog, but I believe it was to plant the seed of adoption in my heart. I have truly enjoyed reading your blog, even though it brings me to tears (grateful/faithful ones) at times.
    I am looking forward to reading your posts for years to come!

    P.S. Nordstrom anniversary sale is the best!

  • Kacy July 21, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Happy 10 years Shay! Reading your blog every day is a highlight of my day. Hope I get lucky and win!!! 🙂

  • Heather July 22, 2017 at 7:05 am

    The dress you wore on the Today show is part of the Nordstrom sale for 65.00! Super cute! Just thought some of your readers would jump on that 😉 Congrats on 10 years!

  • Tracy July 22, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Thank you for sharing more than just clothes. I love the shoe/boot and jewelry options too!

  • Gina July 22, 2017 at 10:05 am

    This is always one of my favorite posts. I love love the Nordstrom Anniversary and Half Year Sales. Got some cute new stuff. All the shirts and sweaters are out of stock. Do they usually get back in before sale ends? Hope so.

    My latest blog is on love & loss. Hope you will read it. 😉
    http://thoughtsofamamaandwife.blogspot.com

    • Mix and Match Mama July 23, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Many of them will come back in stock!!

  • SC McKay July 22, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Congratulations on 10th!! You have been a huge blessing to me as I follow your blog the last couple of years! We are waiting for our little guy to come home, this year!!

  • Jaren July 22, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations on 10 years!! You bring joy to my day quite often!! Thank you!

  • Christina L July 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Hi SHay! Happy 10th Anniversary! I look forward to reading your blog every morning. I’m so glad you posted your Nsale picks. :-). What color did you get your Steve Madden heels in? Thanks, Christina

    • Mix and Match Mama July 23, 2017 at 9:44 am

      The tan nubuck!

  • Stephanie Stafford July 22, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Love your blog and this giveaway!!!!! Make your recipes all the time and enjoy reading here daily!

  • Debbie Keith July 22, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Thank-you for the blog. I always enjoy it.

  • heidi July 22, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Oh you looked darling in everything !!!!

  • Hazel July 23, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Congrats on 10 years!!! 🎉🎉🎉

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life July 24, 2017 at 7:32 am

    What an AMAZING giveaway and yayyy to 10yrs!!!!

  • Laura M Stephens July 24, 2017 at 7:56 am

    You are amazing! Love your blog.

  • Maria D. July 24, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Happy Blog Anniversary! Hope you and Andrew had a good weekend. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Chelsea July 24, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Gosh, thanks so much for posting all of your favorites from the sale! It’s always overwhelming to just shop it online, so I appreciate you narrowing it down for us! 🙂 Also, serious congratulations for 10 years!!! That is a huge accomplishment! I love reading your blog, so thanks so much for sharing!

  • Beth July 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I’ve enjoyed reading over the past couple of years and several of friends follow, as well. I just ordered the cami because I have been tempted to order it before when you’ve talked about how much you love it. And since it’s on sale I took the plunge! Thanks, Shay. 🙂

  • MJ July 24, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    When I get stuck for meal ideas you are my go-to. Thanks and congrats on the big 10.

  • Pamela July 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Shay, You are simply an amazing example of a family done right. So happy that I found your blog and wish you a wonderful “next 10 years.”

  • Laura Beth Morris July 24, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Love the Blog! #yaygiveaway

  • Olivia Snyder at Joyfully Prudent July 25, 2017 at 1:03 am

    My favorite look of all was the black over the shoulder long sleeve shirt with high boots! Looks great. I’m dying over those graystone booties…I keep seeing them! I am NOT an impulse shopper but went straight to the site to purchase 🙂 Unfortunately they’re back-ordered…but will be in time for Fall…here in Texas at least 🙂

  • Kathy July 25, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I really enjoy reading your blog. Congrats on 10 years!! 🙂

  • Shelly July 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I really think this last picture of you is one of my faves ever! Happy 10th!

  • Danielle Owen July 25, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    What size did you get in the booties? What size do you normally wear in heals/booties? Lots of reviews are saying to order a size up.

    • Mix and Match Mama July 26, 2017 at 4:57 am

      I ordered my true size in all of the shoes (an 8). I did not think I needed to size up!

  • Detroit Duchess August 2, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! When I stumbled across your site about 5 years back I went and read every post! I love keeping up with what you are doing. I am just celebrating 4 years of blogging and I hope I have as much success as you have when I get to 10!

  • Brooke August 3, 2017 at 9:18 am

    What kind of curling iron do you use on your hair? It always looks perfect!

    • Mix and Match Mama August 3, 2017 at 11:57 am

      I use a curling wand! From Babyliss