Friday Favorites

Whoa!  It’s been a BIG week at the Shull’s house and there is just so much to celebrate and be thankful for.  Yesterday, our littlest nugget turned THREE…

…and then on Tuesday, we welcomed the newest member of our family…

…Frenchie Macaroon.

So, clearly, we have a full plate and a full heart right now 🙂 .

Just like every Friday, today, I’m linking up with three of my besties, AndreaErika and Narci and sharing my favorite things from this week.  Happy Friday!!!

Well, getting Frenchie was definitely a favorite from this week!!  Here are a few pics from our first few days…

This was right when Andrew got home with her.  Kensington had been waiting in the front yard for 45 minutes for him to pull up.

Look at everyone meeting Frenchie for the first time!!

Their sweet faces!

Ashby dropped her Barbies to hold the dog.  That’s when you know she’s excited 😉 .

 

One doggie is so sweet…

…but we’ve already decided that having two is even sweeter 🙂 .

 

 

Sitting on my lap helping me plan vacations and write recipes.

 

#smitten

Whew!  So, it’s hard to follow Frenchie this week…but, this made my heart so happy…

…BAM.

Look how good my Wellies shined up!

So, if you own a pair of Hunter boots, then you know that they can get cloudy when they’re sitting in your closet.  I would say that the darker the boot, the cloudier they get (my red ones don’t tend to get cloudy but my darker ones do).  So, I pulled out my Wellies to take to K-State and Andrew said he would spray Armor All on them and look!!  In like 30 seconds, it cleaned one right up!!  Easy as that!!  I’ve tried a lot of tricks to clean them over the years, but his Armor All trick was the fastest and easiest.  #heissosmart #andhandsome 🙂

If you have a pair, try this.  I was really proud of how quickly they cleaned up!!

I noticed that they are opening a new store in my mom’s town the other day, and I pressed my face against the glass to see what it was.  The stuff going on inside intrigued me, so I went online later and looked it up.  And you know what?  It is an apparel shop for women that has some really cute stuff!  I even ordered me this sweater and pair of pants

Cute, right?  Maybe you all know about Evereve, but it was a first for me.  Now that I’ve ordered online, I’m going to be really pumped to actually visit the store when it opens.  They really do have some cute stuff!

The pants have really cute zipper detailing on them, so I tried to get a good pic for you.  Later that afternoon, I took this one in my kitchen so you could see better…

…so cute, right?  And they were comfy too!!!

I ordered my normal sizes and everything shipped quickly to me.  Easy as that 🙂 .  My necklace is Stella & Dot and those booties are from the Anniversary Sale and are currently 40% off but the sizes are really limited.

This top is most definitely one of my favorites this week!  I’ve told you guys before that my friend Jenny owns an online boutique called Gray Monroe and this top came from there.  I actually bought several cute tops on there the other day because she has a lot of fall stuff that is really cute (and priced really well too!).  I think her stuff runs true to size, and she ships quickly too.  Cute fall tops are always a favorite in October 🙂 .

 

And speaking of October…

A Spooktacular Supper for Pumpkin Carving

…I decided to create a Spooktacular Supper for Pumpkin Carving menu this year.  An easy little meal to share with your family before/during/after you carve your jack-o-lanterns.  See it HERE.

I hope you all have the best weekend!!  I’ll see you on Monday! xo

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  • Bethany October 20, 2017 at 4:45 am

    The puppies, outfits (that necklaces), and all the birthday smiles are the best!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 20, 2017 at 4:48 am

    I love the pictures of everyone with Frenchie Macaroon, so cute! And gosh, I’ve been dying for a pair of Hunter boots myself. If only they weren’t so pricey.

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

  • Jen October 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Are your slippers ugg?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 5:03 am

      Yes!

      • Stacy October 20, 2017 at 9:05 am

        Can you tell me what color they are?

        • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm

          Hunter Green

  • Sarah October 20, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Happy Friday!!! LOVE that top!! And heading over to check out and pin your Halloween dinner 🙂 Great idea! I’d love to add a dinner tradition along with pumpkin carving.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    -Sarah http://www.thefrugalmillionaireblog.com

  • Amanda October 20, 2017 at 5:14 am

    There’s an Evereve at Willow Bend mall and they have a little play area and snacks for kids to keep them occupied while you shop!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 5:50 am

      You are kidding me?! Why did I not know this?!?!

      • Erin S. October 20, 2017 at 6:45 am

        I used to work there when the store was actually called Hot Mama! It wasn’t maternity, but just a store for moms with wider aisles and snacks and play area for kids! And the stylists really help find your best look and fit! They started in Edina, Minnesota 😊 they changed the name because it was kind of confusing, but I miss the name Hot Mama!

        • Melissa October 20, 2017 at 8:18 am

          Wider aisles and play areas are genius (or TVs and tiny couches)…more stores should create fun places to entertain the kids while we shop. Mud Pie in Frisco does it perfectly!

      • Abby G October 20, 2017 at 11:57 am

        Evereve is headquartered here in Minneapolis. They’ve been growing across the country recently. It is by far my favorite place to shop. They’ve always got new and unique things in store that are on trend. I’m excited to see some of the stuff I love on your blog in the future!!

  • Jaclyn @coffeepancakesanddreams October 20, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Love those pants and I love Everever. Very fun store! Your new pup is too cute.

  • Susan Jeffries October 20, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Your kiddos are darling and I am loving your fall recipes! We are trying the pumpkin bread French toast this weekend!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams October 20, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Thank you for the hunter boots tip! My purple ones do get a bit cloudy over the seasons. Also, love that grey sweater! Loving all the smiles in the Frenchie pictures! Happy Friday!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Erika Slaughter October 20, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Whoa!!! I’m crazy impressed by that boot clean up! That’s a huge difference! Score one for Andrew!

  • Stacy October 20, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Evereve is such a great store!! They have a kids play area my son was happy as can be playing leggos while I browsed !!

  • Angelique at FourPointsMom.com October 20, 2017 at 6:16 am

    I’ve never been to Evereve – but that sweater is super cute and now I’m going to check it out! What a great idea for a Pumpkin carving menu. When do you usually carve yours? I’m always afraid I’ll do it too early and they’ll all cave in way before Halloween.

    http://www.FOURPOINTSMOM.com

    • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 6:36 am

      We almost always do it on the 30th!!

  • sydnee October 20, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Love little Frenchie! I need to clean my Hunters, what a difference!

    Design by Sydnee | A Lifestyle Blog 💗

  • Alexis deZayas October 20, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Going to check out your new store find! And I’ve ordered from Gray Monroe before! Her stuff is precious 🙂 Happy Friday!

  • Narci October 20, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Oh my goodness! So many fun things this week! Frenchie is precious, and Madeley turning 3!! Also, I’m super impressed by how clean your boots are! I’m doing that to mine asap!!

  • Angela Ellingson October 20, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Those pictures of the kiddos meeting Frenchie are so precious! Pure JOY!

  • Marisa October 20, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Can you tell us how Frenchie Macaroon got her name? So sweet!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 7:26 am

      Kensington picked it. She liked Frenchie from Fancy Nancy and then these coton de tulears look like fluffy coconut (like a coconut macaroon). Sweet, right?! I thought she did a great job!

      • Bobbie Garner October 20, 2017 at 9:26 am

        What kind of dog is your sweet Franchie.

        • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm

          Coton de Tulear

  • Whitney Pegram October 20, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Happy Friday!! Frenchie is totally making me want to get a puppy for my kiddos. 😍 And I love that Buffalo plaid top!

  • Jen October 20, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Great tip on the hunter boots!! Just regular Armur All Spray??

    • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Yes! The kind he keeps in the garage for car stuff!

      • erica October 20, 2017 at 8:39 am

        You can buy Armor All wipes which make it easy to quick rub them down before you go too!

  • Laura @ Laura Likes Design October 20, 2017 at 7:23 am

    The kids’ faces show pure delight with that little puppy!

    LOVE those pants with the zippers — how fun for fall!

    LauraLikesDesign.com/Blog

  • Melissa October 20, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Puppies and birthdays…oh so fun! Your Wellie cleaning tip might have just changed my life! I have the dark plum ones that get cloudy and I’ve tried several tips but none work very well. I can’t wait to try this one! Thanks for sharing : )

  • Jennifer October 20, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Oh my goodness! I’m so excited about the clean boots. I can never get mine “clean”.

  • Sheaffer Sims October 20, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Frenchie is just precious and we need to meet her soon!!! That buffalo check top is DARLING!

  • Carla Johnson October 20, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Cute clothes! How often do you closet purge? As much as you show here, you must get rid often or never get to wear all.the.clothes.!

  • Heidi October 20, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Oh their faces are priceless, pure joy!!

  • Justyna October 20, 2017 at 7:56 am

    What size of the buffalo plaid top did you get? Love it!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      xsmall

  • Erin October 20, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Yes Evereve is SO good!! And I can’t believe the Armor All!! My shiny red ones are the worst! I tried olive oil but they definitely didn’t clean up as nicely as yours!!

  • Carly October 20, 2017 at 8:01 am

    What a beautiful week! Thanks for sharing! Does Poppy like her new sister?

  • Meghan October 20, 2017 at 8:06 am

    What is the color of your slippers?

  • myka October 20, 2017 at 8:06 am

    That puppy is so cute! Great decision on adding puppy number two to your growing family.

    Myka
    http://www.supersimpleways.com

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 20, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Big props to Andrew on those boots! Wow!! And that buffalo plaid top is so pretty on you!! Definitely going to check out that boutique! That Inspired Chick

  • LeeAnn October 20, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Judging from the smile on her face I’d say she’s pretty much on cloud 9 right now! Adorbs 🙂

  • Janie October 20, 2017 at 8:28 am

    If you like Evereve’s products, then you should try Trendsend! It’s their version of Stitch Fix but there’s no styling fee and they give you more options. I’m not even a mom and I love their clothes! I’ve had a lot of Trendsend success!

  • Grace Harper October 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Where are their cute plaid pjs from?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Gymboree last year 🙂

  • Alison T October 20, 2017 at 8:33 am

    You will love shopping at Evereve! It’s local to a suburb here in Minneapolis. The founder/CEO is fabulous. Her desire to help moms feel good and dress good is exactly what we all need. 🙂 Enjoy the new pieces!! You wear them well!

  • Jenny October 20, 2017 at 9:04 am

    All those puppy pictures have given me puppy fever. 😉 So cute!

  • Amanda Klein October 20, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I’ve heard the Armor All trick for Hunters but I’ve never tried it – so happy you took before and after photos! I’m totally doing it! And mine are opposite – my green ones always look fine but my red Hunters are forever cloudy!!

  • Bobbie Garner October 20, 2017 at 9:27 am

    What breed is Frenchie.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Coton de Tulear 🙂

  • Jessica October 20, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Ugg slippers look so cozy! Random Question – this fall weather has me wanting to read my first Hygge book! I am planning on getting The Little Book of Hygge that you read. Now, my random question is, do I just get the $1.99 Ebook or get the actual hardcover as it may be a Hygge like thing to have this be a book sitting out on my coffee table?! 😉

    • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Hahahaha! I think it would be totally Hygge to actually have the book too!

  • Amy October 20, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Love Evereve! They are a Minnesota based company, which is where I am from. They also have a styling service called Trendsend. So much better than Stitch Fix, LeTote or others I have tried. Plus no styling fee! You should check it out!

  • Mary October 20, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Hi, what brand are your grey jeans?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Paige 🙂

  • Rebecca Brittain October 20, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Sweet puppy! All of the kid’s faces are shining with joy. A dog is the most selfless animal. Kensington will love raising Frenchie. The tops are so cute. And I definitely needed that helpful tip about the Armor All for cleaning up Hunter Boots! Fabulous. Have a great weekend! XOXO
    Rebecca @ http://www.everypiecefits.com

  • Keri October 20, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Frenchie needs her own instagram! Cutest puppy ever!

  • Tamra October 20, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I just found Evereve last month and I LOVE! They have the cutest clothes and I love their lightweight “Sporty Blazers”! I am definitely going to have to find that sweater though! Super cute!!! Happy Friday!

  • Stacy October 20, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Do you still love your sleep number bed? Would you consider posting an update?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Best thing EVER!!!! We are still obsessed with it!

  • Leiah October 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Did you know Elin Hilderbrand has a new book out to her winter series called Winter Solstice?! It’s part 4 in her Christmas/winter series. I just found out and thought of you 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Reading it right now!!

  • Jaimie October 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Shay – the joy on the kids’ faces meeting Frenchie are priceless, you’ll have those pics forever! AND I’m so glad I’m not the only one whose Hunters get foggy – amazing, thank you!! xx
    http://www.lilyparkeast.com

  • Andrea in MN October 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I am going to chime with all the other proud Minnesotans! We love our Evereve and glad you have found your way to a location near you. I am SURE you will be back. Their kind and comfortable costumer service, atmosphere, and even the pleasant smell in the store makes for a feel good shopping experience every time (mom or not….)! Just looked down as I was typing and realized I am wearing a shirt from Evereve right now! (yup – I go way back to the Hot Mama days myself!)

  • Lisa October 20, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Love the tip on how to shine up your Hunter boots! I Googled this exact thing last weekend and ended up using olive oil on mine and they look good as new!

  • Jillian Rosmon October 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    The Hunter trick is something I will HAVE to try! It is so random, my mom’s red wellies get cloudy and so do my pink wellies, but I do not have any problems with my black pair (knock on wood, because I probably just jinxed myself). And that sweet sweet puppy! We have shih tzus and they remind me of your dogs except my doggies have the flatter noses. Puppies are the best!

  • Lisa October 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I haven’t had a problem yet with my rain boots getting dingy but I’ll remember that trick. I’ve heard cooking oil works well, too. Love Evereve! One of my favorite stores! That puppy is precious!

  • Jeanie October 20, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Frenchie makes my heart go pitter-pat. I’m not even kidding. Those little feet! Poppy’s adorable, too. Can you tell I’m a dog lover! I’ve commented before how cute your whole family is, so now it’s the pups’ turn.

  • EGR October 21, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I used to be a trendsend sytlist for Trendsend. They carry great premium denim but their quality of clothing is very hit and miss.

  • Clair October 22, 2017 at 11:42 am

    That sweet dog is the CUTEST!! Do you ever do the monthly goal posts anymore? I loved those!! I would love to see more of those and day in the life posts. 2 times a year is just not enough! 😉

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life October 22, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Oh my gosh those pics with the new pup are too much!! So cute!!

  • Kelly October 24, 2017 at 8:42 am

    The joy on your children’s faces when that sweet puppy arrived home is my favorite:).