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Happy, happy Friday!

Today is our third and final $600 Nordstrom gift card giveaway!  If you didn’t win on Monday or Wednesday, maybe you’ll win today?!?!  You can enter to win at the bottom of this post.  Today, I’m sharing my favorites and several of them come from…the kids department at Nordstrom.  Oh goodness me, I adore the kids department at Nordstrom 🙂 .  They were kind enough to ask me to talk about kids stuff today, and I happily said yes because…I love me some Nordstrom kids stuff.

So, grab your coffee and read on.  It’s the Friday before Halloween…shouldn’t that be like a holiday or something?!  I think so 😉 .   I’m linking up with three of my besties, AndreaErika and Narci and sharing my favorite things from this week.  Happy Friday!!!

This robe has been a favorite around here lately…

…it’s October and she’s wearing a Christmas robe because LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTERThese robes are insanely soft.  Seriously, they are amazing!  (They feel like the robe I love so much!)  They would be wonderful gifts this holiday season for the kiddos in your life.  I mean, look…

…they were both wearing them on Saturday morning when we went outside with Frenchie and I couldn’t resist a pic or two…

…I love these girls of mine!!  And they love their robes 🙂 .

Here are a few more pieces that would be fun this holiday season from Nordstrom


Speaking of other girl things I love, my sweet mama bought all three of my girls these Mini Melissa shoes…


…and they just cannot stop wearing them.  I love these shoes because they wipe off easily and stay looking good for a long time.  It doesn’t matter if I’m referring to my three year old or my nine year old (or that five year old in-between), but all of my girls need shoes that can “shine up” quickly and these shoes do just that.  Kensington told me these were her favorite shoes ever.  Whoa!  That says a lot because she lives in her Ugg boots 🙂 .  I’ve been buying this brand for a long time because the quality is amazing!   They are my absolute favorite shoes for little girls 🙂 .

Here are a few more cute shoes from Nordstrom right now…

Okay, this is a weird favorite, but I’ve decided it’s time to share it with you…

…Andrew and I bought ourselves “My Pillows”.  Ha!  Have you heard about these?  The commercials for them run on TV all the time (especially on the Hallmark Channel!), and they have a ton of radio ads, so I finally decided one day to go online and order each of us one.  Here’s why this favorite is weird…I really don’t like the actual pillow, but I love the way I’m sleeping.  Is that strange?  When you go online to order, you answer a few quick questions about what kind you should get based on your body type and sleep habits.  It told me to get a yellow and Andrew to get a green.  Well…when it arrived, I thought the pillow was lumpy, too low, and honestly, just odd.  BUT, I slept on it that night and loved it!  Every night when I go to sleep, I think “this pillow is so weird”, but I’ve been sleeping great.  Do any of you have one???  Andrew loves his too!  It was a weird thing for me to buy, and even weirder that I don’t love it…but I actually do!  I’m sleeping great!  I never would have bought this pillow in a store, but clearly, I must not know what kind of pillows my body needs.  I am really curious if any of you have a My Pillow too!

Okay friends…I’m gearing up.  Today, Hallmark Channel starts their countdown to Christmas and my DVR is hot and ready!!!  I know they will run a lot of new movies, but what are some of the older ones that I need to make sure and DVR?  There are so many to chose from, PLEASE share your faves with me!! I’m like giddy over here about this 🙂 .

Annnnnd…I do believe this is the first time a turtleneck has made my faves…

This turtleneck just gives me all the happy feels.  It’s soft, it’s cozy and I thought it fit great!

I bought it in the green berry, but it comes in three other colors too.  I paired it with those black jeans I love so much and my booties (still 20% off!).

What an easy outfit to wear this time of year!

And one more thing before we get to today’s giveaway…

Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bars

…my Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bars are a must this fall.

See the easy little recipe HERE.

All right!  Time to enter our last giveaway for the week!!  One lucky winner will win a $600 Nordstrom Gift Card on Monday!!  Enter to win below.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend filled with all sorts of fall and Halloween fun!  Love you all!

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  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 27, 2017 at 4:41 am

    Aww, the Christmas robes are super cute. I need to get my family a few this year!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Megan October 27, 2017 at 5:01 am

    I find good pillows to be the absolutely hardest thing to find. I think it’s hilarious that you just didn’t start with one but jumped full in and ordered one for each of you.

    • Reply Debbie October 27, 2017 at 7:04 am

      They have a bogo deal right now and a coupon code so it’s worth it to get two if you are considering. Just ordered one for myself and my hubby- can’t wait to try!

  • Reply Sarah October 27, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Happy Friday!!!! Totally agree that the Nordstrom kids section is fantastic! Thank you for your recommendations!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  • Reply Jenny October 27, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Such a fun giveaway. Crossing my fingers! 🙂

  • Reply Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams October 27, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Those robes look cozy and adorable for the kids! I’m drooling over those pumpkins chocolate bars, perfect dessert for this weekend. Hope you guys have a great Halloween weekend!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Reply Leslie October 27, 2017 at 5:28 am

    My parents have the my pillow…it’s the only thing they asked specifically for, for Christmas one year so my sister got them both one….AND they love them. Now you’re going to make me go get one….*sigh* HaHa!

    • Reply Leslie October 27, 2017 at 5:34 am

      And PS) Went straight to check them out and I wonder what TShirt size has to do with determining what color my pillow you need?

  • Reply Tara G. October 27, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Movies with Lacey Chabert in them . There are a few girl meets prince movies that are cute.

  • Reply Bethany October 27, 2017 at 5:35 am

    I am totally looking into this pillow and I am soooo excited about Christmas shows!

  • Reply Lisa October 27, 2017 at 5:36 am

    After years of wanting one, I’m finally getting a LV (neverfull) for my birthday (tomorrow!) Eeek! Which are your favorites? Will you do a purse post?

  • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2017 at 5:37 am

    My husband bought us my pillows. I thought they looked and felt sketchy…no way this lumpy pillow was going to be comfortable! Well, we’ve never slept better!!! Now I recommend them to everyone

  • Reply Kristine October 27, 2017 at 5:37 am

    That’s so funny about the My Pillow! My uncle is actually friends with the owner/creator. They make them in Chaska, MN so you can feel good about them being made in the USA. 🙂 On a side note, my uncle recently got laid off from his job of over 30 years, and just got hired by My Pillow. It’s a pretty awesome company!

  • Reply Melissa October 27, 2017 at 5:38 am

    We have those pillows, and…. I love them! Thought there was something wrong with mine when it arrived lumps and all, but, I sleep better than ever. Cannot explain it!

  • Reply Emmy October 27, 2017 at 5:39 am

    I’m so excited for the Hallmark movies!! Past favorites: Journey Back to Christmas (I think that’s what it’s called – it has Candace Cameron Bure in it), Every Christmas has a story (Lori loughlin), Crown for Christmas (Danica McKellar aka Winnie cooper from the wonder years) Just a few of my faves! Oh and another one that I love but it’s on ABC family is Holidays in Handcuffs with Mario Lopez and Melissa Joan Hart. Happy watching!!

  • Reply Karlene Sommers October 27, 2017 at 5:42 am

    I recently got a “my pillow” and have been waking up in the morning and my back doesn’t hurt. I just thought I was having some low back issues but since I’ve got this pillow I wake up pain free. I love this pillow and bought one for my son who is also liking it too! 🙂

  • Reply Meredith October 27, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Oh my goodness I am obsessed with my pillow!!! I cannot sleep without it. My entire family has one and we are obsessed. I went on a trip lately and packed it in my luggage cause I couldn’t bear to be without it. It’s so silly to be in love with a pillow !

  • Reply Jenn October 27, 2017 at 5:49 am

    My husband and I bought my pillows about 6 months ago. I agree they are so weird to sleep on but we both sleep so much better than before. I wish we bought them sooner.

  • Reply Beth October 27, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Christmas Land and A Cookie Cutter Christmas are two of my favorite Hallmarks Christmas movies!

  • Reply Mary Woods October 27, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Happy Friday!! I have the My Pillow and feel the exact way. It’s crazy!!!

  • Reply Sarah Shaneyfelt October 27, 2017 at 5:54 am

    I have Christmas Under Wraps ready to record and I also like A Royal Christmas and both of those are on Hallmark today! I haven’t been happy with my pillow lately, so that My Pillow sounds interesting. I never would have thought it would actually work!

  • Reply Emily October 27, 2017 at 6:00 am

    I love my My Pillow too! It’s weird but does the trick! I’m a sucker for any of the Hallmark movies with Candace Cameron Bure. She’s my favorite!

  • Reply Lindsay October 27, 2017 at 6:12 am

    I love Hallmark Christmas movies so pumped they are starting today! Some of my favorites from years past are Christmas with Holly, Family for Christmas, Christmas Under Wraps, Christmas Incorporated and One Starry Christmas. I definitely looked these up FYI 😜

  • Reply Sheaffer Sims October 27, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I’ve seen that My Pillow commercial at least 25 times, and every single time I’m intrigued. The thing is, I’m SUPER picky about my pillow, so I’m not sure if I could tolerate a pillow that I didn’t love when going to sleep (even if I slept great). But now I want to try it!

    • Reply Barbara Parnell October 27, 2017 at 9:39 am

      I’m like you…I am still searching for a soft,comfortable pillow! Tried the My Pillow, but it didn’t work out for us…

  • Reply Lauren October 27, 2017 at 6:13 am

    We bought My Pillows a few years ago and at first I thought I got a defective pillow. It was so weird because it feels like the inside is fulled with shredded pieces of a Tempur-pedic pillow. But that could be why it is so great and we love them!

  • Reply Jen October 27, 2017 at 6:14 am

    I can’t wait for Hallmark movies, too!! Snow Bride is one of my favorites! 😊

  • Reply Sarah Herrema October 27, 2017 at 6:14 am

    We have My Pillows and just love them. I didn’t want one at first, but my husband ordered me one and we love them. They are so great, that we had to order 2 more! Glad you’re enjoying yours as well!

  • Reply Angelique at October 27, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Those robes are the cutest! My daughter would love a snuggly robe to put on in the morning and drink her “coffee” (milk) with mom. 🙂

  • Reply Shannon October 27, 2017 at 6:15 am

    We dropped cable in January, but for my birthday in Sept I asked for Sling TV through December JUST so I could watch the Fall and Christmas Hallmark movies. There are so many cute ones, but some of my favs are Let it Snow, Christmas Under Wraps, Merry Mix Up. Happy watching!

  • Reply Lisa Brown October 27, 2017 at 6:15 am

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  • Reply Myka October 27, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Chocolate pumpkin swirl bars! Delicious! Just what I was looking for.

  • Reply Mama V @ Snowflakes & Coffeecakes October 27, 2017 at 6:27 am

    We love our My PIllows too! And the Hallmark preview shows were on last night – they showed highlights from most of the 34 new movies for this year – so many Christmas movies, so little time! It’s the happiest time of the year!

  • Reply Holly Breton October 27, 2017 at 6:30 am

    I am right there with you with the Hallmark movies! Ok, so I am a sucker for romance so some of my Hallmark faves that I would recommend are: A Bride for Christmas, A Very Merry Mix Up, Merry Matrimony and Ice Sculpture Christmas- enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply sydnee October 27, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Oooohh, after reading all the comments, I’m really intrigued with my pillow! Do you think it’ll work for kids too? We need to replace all of them.

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    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 27, 2017 at 6:50 am

      I think it would!

      • Reply Amy October 27, 2017 at 7:36 am

        Do you sleep with one pillow or two pillows? Just wondering how many I should order… Thanks!

        • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 27, 2017 at 10:39 am

          Just the one!

  • Reply Nikki Gonzalez October 27, 2017 at 6:38 am

    I’m excited and ready for Hallmark Christmas movies too!!! A Very Merry Mix-Up comes on late tonight. That’s a good one to check out also!

  • Reply Diana October 27, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Love the Hallmark channel too!!

  • Reply Erika Slaughter October 27, 2017 at 6:59 am

    That pillow is so intriguing!! Maybe Tab needs that for Christmas? And it’s been such a fun birthday week over here!

  • Reply Lisa N October 27, 2017 at 7:01 am

    Hallmark Movies: tied for 1 – The Christmas Card and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    2 – all the Mrs. Miracle (Debbie MaComber) movies
    3 – Silver Bells
    4 – Fallen Angel
    5 – A Season for Miracles
    6 – His and Her Christmas (LMN)
    and any of the ones with Paul Greene:)
    I keep these on my DVR year round in case they discontinue them and some date back to 1999!!
    I love a lot of the newer ones too, but don’t overlook these!

  • Reply Stephanie Zaleski October 27, 2017 at 7:01 am

    I got a MyPillow last year and loved it! I agree, it was weird at first and it’s an odd pillow, but it gave me the best nights of sleep! I also like how you can wash them.

  • Reply Ralinn October 27, 2017 at 7:03 am

    I love the girl’s robes. They are so fun and festive. My husband wanted to get the My Pillow when they were at Costco. I refused. I’m not big on buying from infomercials types. A couple of weeks later I decided we should buy one to try. My Pillow was no longer at Costco and I never pursued it further. I guess now after hearing how you don’t love it but sleep good I should go for it. I love the Hallmark channel. Happy Friday all.

  • Reply Kate Treadway October 27, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Your feelings on mypillow are 100% accurate. The pillow is weird but it works! I used to wake up with cricks in my neck all the time but that doesn’t happen with mypillows.
    As for must see hallmark old movies I’m always in for merry mix up, every Candace Cameron bure movie, trading Christmas. I will she every single movie they air actually do i always get to revisit then each year! I also made a Google calendar for all the new releases, you can find it on kerri kupecs Facebook page!

  • Reply KimW October 27, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Forget the pillow! I have my eye on your sweater!!! Can you comment on the sizing?? Thanks!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

      I thought it was pretty true to size. I bought an xs.

  • Reply Erin Port October 27, 2017 at 7:09 am

    I don’t have a “my pillow” but heard about them. That turtleneck is darling and my sister just texted yesterday to remind me the Christmas kickoff is today on Hallmark, which might just be my favorite tv channel. My mom and I are off to Christmas shop today so there’s that too! xoxo ERIN

  • Reply Ariadna October 27, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Ok, now I have to try “my pillow”. My brothers got me one of those weird ones that cradles your neck for Christmas one year, and I thought to myself, “This is a really weird present” but it’s honestly one of the best presents I’ve ever gotten! After reading all the comments and positive reviews, I feel the need to try “my pillow”! Thanks!

  • Reply Courtney October 27, 2017 at 7:16 am

    What wonderful suggestions. love the kids shoes .. very cute!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful family and heart. You’re such an inspiration to so many 🙂

  • Reply Meredith Irvine October 27, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Love the turtle neck! I have finally learned to embrace them as an adult myself after all those years of resisting when mom asked as a child 😂

  • Reply Debbie K. October 27, 2017 at 7:23 am

    I love Hallmark Christmas movies! The Christmas Card is a favorite even for my husband! I love Susan Mallery books so my DVR is set for tomorrow night’s move, Marry Me at Christmas, based on one of her books in the Fool’s Gold Series. That My Pillow looks intriguing. Going to check that out and see if it helps with back and shoulder pain.

  • Reply kathy October 27, 2017 at 7:28 am

    There is an older Hallmark Christmas movie that sometimes comes on the other Hallmark channel at Christmas. It is called Saint Maybe and stars Blythe Danner, Edward Herrmann, and Mary-Louise Parker. It has a really good storyline. Keep an eye open during Christmas, as I can’t find it on dvd.
    Now I am interested in that pillow!

  • Reply Rachael October 27, 2017 at 7:29 am

    My husband and I have had my pillows for years! We love them. They make them in the city where we live!

  • Reply Laura October 27, 2017 at 7:31 am

    I am cracking up that you bought a My Pillow! Haha!!

    I would love if you did a post on not-to-miss Hallmark movies (using reader comments and your own experience)- if not a whole post, maybe it could be one of your Friday favorites next week?!

  • Reply Lisa Rohrbough October 27, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Hi Shay! I thought MyPillow was amazing until I tried BeautyRest Black pillows. Trust me when I say they are out of this world! (You can never have enough pillows, right)??! I got a two pack at Costco 👍 I am giddy over the new Hallmark Christmas movies too, can’t wait!! Thanks for sharing your Friday favorites. Have a great day 🙂

  • Reply Kelly October 27, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Your comment about the pillows made me laugh because I said the EXACT same thing!! I don’t actually like the pillow but I like how I’m sleeping. Not even sure how it’s possible but it works! They are weird, lumpy pillows!

  • Reply Katelyn Magerko October 27, 2017 at 7:43 am

    My Pillows are THE BEST!! After always waking up with a stiff neck or knot in my back I can say I never do now since using the My Pillow. I have been using the softer one for the past few years and my husband got the firm one last Christmas. We will never get another brand!

  • Reply Renee King October 27, 2017 at 7:49 am

    I’m feeling lucky. Today is my birthday. Fingers crossed!

  • Reply Alexis deZayas October 27, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I’m so intrigued by your new pillows! And I think that turtleneck needs to come live in my closet! So cute for the holiday season 🙂

  • Reply Angela Ellingson October 27, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Your Barefoot Dreams robe is on my wishlist! Just set my DVR for all the Christmas movies! Thanks for the reminder. Love this time of year!

  • Reply Amy October 27, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Ah! love Hallmark holiday season! A Bride for Christmas and Snow Bride are my favorites. 🙂

  • Reply sarah October 27, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Love those Mini Melissa shoes!!! ahh! I adore most hallmark movies but one that stands out is, “One Christmas Eve”, kids will love it too. 🙂

  • Reply Kelsey Miller October 27, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I have a My Pillow too! And I feel the exact same way. I hate the pillow and I was really hesitant, but I actually sleep pretty well! I’m not having any neck pain or back pain, but I do feel like it deflates in certain areas so I have to constantly flip it if my head stays on one part too long. But overall, it’s not bad!

    • Reply Tonya October 30, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Try washing and drying your Mypillow when it starts deflating. It will fluff right up again.

  • Reply Chrissy October 27, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Just wanted to let you know I love your blog. Your are such an inspiration!!!

  • Reply Alison T October 27, 2017 at 8:12 am

    My husband and I got the MyPillow this past summer. Totally agree that it’s weird but it works!! Plus, machine washable! 🙌🏼 The travel size is also really nice for long car rides. 🙂

  • Reply Stacey October 27, 2017 at 8:15 am

    My husband and I have been frustrated for years that we both can’t find good pillows. I cannot believe so many of you are in love with the my pillow. Must be something to it!

  • Reply Jen October 27, 2017 at 8:18 am

    My husband and I love love love our My Pillows!!!

  • Reply Jen October 27, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Christmas with Tucker and The Christmas Secret are my two ALL TIME favs. They are a must see! Just ordered my daughter a robe!

  • Reply Lisa K. October 27, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I have a My Pillow and also sleep really well on it. I don’t mind the lumps, but I do hear a “crackling” noise in my ear sometimes. That’s the only downside for me, but I can ignore it until I fall asleep. I think it gives great support and the best part is that it doesn’t go flat like many other pillows seem to do eventually.

  • Reply faith heimbrodt October 27, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Can’t wait to try the recipe!

  • Reply ColleenB.~ Tx. October 27, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Boy, do I ever need new pillow. The one’s I’m using now are over 20 plus years.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

  • Reply Katy October 27, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Bring on all the Hallmark movies!! 🎄Especially excited for the When Call the Heart Christmas special!! If you haven’t watched this series you should…Kensington would love it as well! The first few seasons are on Netflix!

  • Reply April October 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

    My husband and I both have My Pillows and they are great! We both sleep good. I sleep better than he does anyways but we like them. When you wash and dry them they really fluff back up majorly!

  • Reply Steph F. October 27, 2017 at 8:35 am

    I totally hear you on the My Pillow! My husband bought us some about a year ago and I was so skeptical. I was always a 2 pillow sleeper and this one seemed so flat. But… it’s amazing. I love the way I sleep and never wake up with a sore neck. It’s definitely not just a ‘flat pillow’… I don’t know how they do it but it works!

  • Reply Kathy L October 27, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Those Mini Melissa shoes are all adorable! I think I need to get a pair for my granddaughter. Your chocolate pumpkin swirl bar look delicious, and I wish I had one right now to go with my pumpkin spice coffee!

  • Reply Elizabeth Whisler October 27, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I have a random question…are you going to share an update on the construction you did to your closet earlier this year?? I love to see how people organize their closets. Is that weird?? LOL! We are renovating our master bathroom and closet next year so looking for ALL THE TIPS!!!

  • Reply Darcy October 27, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I ordered a My Pillow and thought the same thing when it arrived but seriously LOVE it. Of course there was a 2 for 1 special and my husband quickly stole the extra one and loves it also. And he used to swear by the temperpedic curved pillow (I call it a brick)!!!! 🙂 Best infomercial purchase ever!

  • Reply Amy October 27, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Hey Shay…weird question but do you use a second pillow under the My Pillow or just the one? Just asking bc I usually start the night on two pillows but I am seriously considering trying this after reading your post and all these comments! I’m just not sure how I’ll feel about having just the one pillow under my head.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 27, 2017 at 10:38 am

      I have just been using the one My Pillow (because I really wanted to see if it worked or not) and it freakishly does!

  • Reply Amy Hall October 27, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Pick me, pick me! Oh what I would do for a $600 Nordie’s GC 🙂

  • Reply Tina October 27, 2017 at 8:45 am

    So glad to hear how much Kensington loves her Mini Melissa shoes! My almost 2 year old has some and I’ve often wondered if they were comfortable for her. She seems to like them but, of course, can’t tell me!☺️ My husband and I both have a My Pillow and love them! My only issue with it is that I got so used to my Snoogle pregnancy pillow and now need something for my knees, too.☺️ It just supports my back so much better. Once I find a
    solution for that, I will be 100% on board with the My Pillow. My husband HATES that big Snoogle pillow being in the bed.😁 Happy Friday!

  • Reply Courtney October 27, 2017 at 8:46 am

    We have the My Pillow too! We’ve probably had ours about a year now and we slept great at first, but not so much lately :/ hopefully you have better luck! Obsessed with that turtleneck!!

  • Reply Amanda October 27, 2017 at 8:46 am

    My favorite hallmark movie is the mistletones. Don’t know why but I literally watch it multiple times every year and never get sick of it!

  • Reply Julie October 27, 2017 at 8:47 am

    My favorite Hallmark Christmas movie last year was “Christmas Cookies.” So cute! My three kids (under 11) all really enjoyed too. Too funny about “my pillow.” I just had a birthday too and decided to gift myself with new bedding. (A featherbed plus new pillow). I was curious about My Pillow! What I ended up getting I LOVE…it’s bio-sense memory foam shoulder pillow. I’ve had pillows where they aren’t necessarily comfortable but I sleep great. I know what you mean! But this bio-sense is THE BEST. It is SO comfortable and when I wake up, I feel more well rested and have no neck/back aches and pains. They sell at Bed Bath and Beyond so you could try one out if you’re ever there.

  • Reply Sasha Lotze October 27, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Loving the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart! Happy Fall!!!

  • Reply Patty in Redlands October 27, 2017 at 8:54 am

    We have had “My Pillows” for over a year now. My husband gave his up almost immediately but I love mine! And I feel just the same as you do, Shay. It feels strange but I sleep so well with it

  • Reply Chelsea October 27, 2017 at 8:54 am

    That is so interesting about the pillow! I’ve wondered after hearing the ads too. Glad it’s helping you sleep well though!! And thanks again for offering the giveaway! I’d love to win! 🙂

  • Reply Anna S October 27, 2017 at 8:54 am

    My mornings are just better with you in them, Shay. I start every day with breakfast, a cup of coffee, and your blog. Thanks so much for sharing parts of your life with us. I’ve been reading for almost 2 years now and have learned about so many different things…my favorite being your recipes. Your cookbooks will be on my Christmas list this year. 🙂

  • Reply Lisa October 27, 2017 at 8:54 am

    We have been looking for new pillows! Excited to try these and my daughter just asked for a robe the other day lol can’t wait to hear what’s on the kids Christmas lists!
    Woohoo to great products and giveaways!

  • Reply Kara October 27, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Hallmark movie-Crown for Christmas. I had such good feels after watching it.

  • Reply Diana October 27, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Happy Friday, Shay! Enjoy your weekend with your adorable kiddos and that darling puppy!

  • Reply Lauren October 27, 2017 at 8:59 am

    I agree with your My Pillow comments. It’s a weird looking pillow but I love mine!

  • Reply Tammy M. October 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Love the girls robes. Super cute!. I am excited to watch the Holiday movies and wanted to mention that You Tube has lots of complete Hallmark movies (old and new) in case anyone does not have the Hallmark channel.
    Happy Friday! 🙂

  • Reply Ruth October 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

    OH, yes, Hallmark Christmas pretty much runs my TV from now until New Years. A Very Merry Mix-Up is one of my favorites, A Cookie Cutter Christmas and A Holiday Engagement, which is also on Netflix.

  • Reply Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 27, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I bought Craig (and myself) My Pillows for Christmas last year! Craig LOVES his and I can’t find mine…I think the boys swiped it. Now I want to go reclaim it! I was definitely a little put off by the lumps and still don’t love them but I got used to it for the most part. Happy Friday!! That Inspired Chick

  • Reply Deb Weber October 27, 2017 at 9:05 am

    My son groaned last night when I told him “The Golden Girls” wasn’t going to be on until January. He teases me for my love of the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel. 🙂

  • Reply Teri Garzon October 27, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I love the Hallmark Christmas movies. If you don’t have it, I also recommend the Hallmark Movie and Mystery Channel. They are playing all Christmas movies as well and play different ones. My all time favorite is The Christmas Card!! Love it!!I own it on DVD. Also love Christmas with Holly, A Cookie Cutter Christmas, Nine Lives of Christmas, A December Bride, Snow Bride, Trading Christmas, Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Matchmaker Santa. Happy Viewing!

  • Reply cassie {hi sugarplum} October 27, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Your bedhead girls with the puppy….cutest thing I’ll see all day!! And agree about the turtleneck…it’s the coziest!! xo

  • Reply Julie Bradford October 27, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Do you know how many of us have now gone to the My Pillow website and purchased these pillows.. 🙂 can’t wait to try it out!!! the company is going to LOVE you!! 🙂 #shaytoldmeto 🙂 HAHHAHAHA

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 27, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Bahahahaha! I hope you love it too! It is the weirdest little pillow 🙂 .

  • Reply Tara October 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

    After all the great reviews I ordered the My pillow for my husband and I. Im so excited for it to come now.

  • Reply Emily October 27, 2017 at 9:23 am

    1. I am glad I’m not the only one obsessed with the Hallmark Movies. 2. I noticed you have one of those “PopSockets” for your phone. Do you like it? And where did you get yours from? Thanks!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 27, 2017 at 10:36 am

      I do like it! I just bought it off of Amazon!

  • Reply Tiffany Jackson October 27, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Hoping for a chance to win the Nordstrom’s gift card! Also, I may have to try the “my pillow.” ☺️

  • Reply Emily October 27, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Alsoooo… your closet looks so organized. If you havent already, feel free to blog about your strategy!

  • Reply Barbara Parnell October 27, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I bought the My Pillows last year and absolutely hated them! One of the worst I’ve ever had, and I had such high hopes for them. Recently ,I just bought the Bamboo pillows by Laurie Grenier on QVC, and they are much,much more comfortable, BUT, I (like Scheaffer said above) am picky about pillows. I am still searching for a nice,soft pillow..if anyone has any other suggestions,please post them!!
    Love the pics of the girls, so adorable…and Frenchie is so cute! Have a great weekend!!

  • Reply Melissa Cavazos October 27, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I love Christmas Land, A Cookie Cutter Christmas, Angels Sing, the 9 Lives of Christmas, the Christmas Card, A Princess for Christmas….it goes on and on. I’m obsessed!

  • Reply Lauren October 27, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I agree with the other ladies who said to watch “Christmas Under Wraps.” and it’s on today at 7 pm so set that DVR! It’s not on Hallmark but I liked “The 12 Dates of Christmas” with Amy Smart and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. It’s ABC Family but I think it’s on Netflix right now.

  • Reply Karah Stracener October 27, 2017 at 9:40 am

    We love Mini Melissa shoes too. My girls are obsessed and they last forever! I am so excited about the Halmark Christmas movies starting. We haven’t had cable for about 2 years now but I just got Sling so I could watch all the movies. My favorites are The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Mrs. Miracle, Matchmaker Santa and anything with Candace Cameron Burre. My husband has been wanting to get those My Illows so maybe I will finally order.

  • Reply Sarah Johnson October 27, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I have the my pillow but I would wake up with neck pain and headaches so I had to get rid of it 🙁 I’m happy you love it though. I can’t wait for the Hallmark Christmas movies. They are my favorite!

  • Reply Sandra October 27, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I am the Hallmark Christmas movie queen! Haha!! My two most favorites are The Christmas Card and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. I even own them on DVD. That was before the invention of the So many good movies like Christmas with Holly and one my little boys love called A Dog Named Christmas. The whole family loves that one it is very touching!!

  • Reply Kari October 27, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Where are the girls Halloween leggings from??

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 27, 2017 at 10:35 am

      K’s are from Gap, the other two are from a boutique!

  • Reply Audrey October 27, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Been considering them– think we might take the MY Pillow plunge. I have such a hard time getting my pillow just right each night that I’m willing to try anything. Can’t wait for 2:00 today for Hallmark Christmas! Past favorites: Let It Snow, A Royal Christmas, Very Merry Mix-Up, Love You Like Christmas, Family For Christmas, Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Always check the guide for overnight which is when some of the best older movies from the past 5 years or so are on.

  • Reply Sally October 27, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Just two days ago I was telling my husband that my back and shoulders were hurting from my pillow, but I didn’t know how to start looking for a new one that would help. I’m going to check out my pillow!

  • Reply Lisa Richardson October 27, 2017 at 11:11 am

    One of my girlfriends swears by her My Pillow. You’re so right, they’re so weird.😜😂. Sometimes I see them at Costco. Those brownie bars look delish and you are obviously raising your girls right…loving all things cozy. Happy Friday! Enjoy what’s left of your birthday week!!!

  • Reply Linda Grubbs October 27, 2017 at 11:25 am

    My husband just got the pillow a couple weeks ago…( he loves it!) I opted to not get one, may have to rethink my decision. (and perhaps admit my husband was right😊)

  • Reply Liz October 27, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I used to have a my pillow and I liked it at first. Then I felt like it started losing its shape and I had no support. I finally just stuck it in my closet. Maybe I need to wash it and try again? I don’t know. I have yet to find the best pillow ever.

  • Reply Michelle O October 27, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Looks like a Hallmark weekend!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Heather Watson October 27, 2017 at 11:58 am

    We love our my pillows!! My husband tried to convince me they were dumb and just this week he ALMOST packed it to take with him on a business trip 😂😂😂

  • Reply Alena October 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    My husband got us each one for Christmas last year and we love our pillows! We bought them for our second home too! My kids were so upset that we had not got them one, that I ordered them each one and they came in today! Funny, that this is on your blog today. I put the pillows up for them for Christmas.

  • Reply Nicole October 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I am looking for a bible study to do with a group of women – I know you’ve recently shared Entrusted, but I’m worried that one will be a little too advanced for our group. Do you have any you’ve done and loved? Thanks!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      I love all of them by Beth Moore!! She has a great one called The Patriarch’s!!

  • Reply Maryellen Azarian October 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Oh my Madley’s little chubby legs in that shoe photo – just so precious. I LOVE my pillow. I use to suffer from neck pain and I bought one of these and no more neck pain. I love that once you shape it – it never changes shape.

    My favorite Hallmark Christmas movie ~ Christmas with Holly & second favorite November Christmas. Can’t wait to watch them all.

  • Reply Stacy October 27, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I can’t think of a Hallmark movie I don’t like!
    Random—how do you keep from rubbing the top of your toes in your booties? I have some and they have rubbed my toes raw….

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      Really??? That’s never happened to me! I don’t know, Stacy!!

  • Reply Yvette Cuevas October 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Sometimes I buy some of the cute stuff Kensington Ashby or Madely wears bc I want my future kids to have cute clothes! 😂 but I’m no where near being a mother yet haha
    This year I really need help with Christmas gifts, ny fingers are crossed 🙌🏽🙏🏼

  • Reply Detroit Duchess October 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    All caught up just in time for the giveaway! Happy belated birthday Shay!

    • Reply Marlene October 28, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      I actually make my own pillows!! We are on a farm and Butcher geese and ducks, I make quilts and pillows with the feathers!! These are the best in my opinion.and I custom make to each family members’ preferred choice! Full / semi full…:) I have been reading your blog for a while now. I have learned so much / and love all your family even the dogs! Thank you Shay.

  • Reply Bri October 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    What’s your nail color in the final pictures? Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      Essie’s After School Boy Blazer 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Foteff October 27, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I’m sure you’ve already seen it, but The Hallmark Channel’s “The Christmas Card” is my absolute favorite. It’s such a classic and makes me want to curl up in their cute little log cabin by the fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa! 🙂

  • Reply Celina Shwam October 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Love Nordstrom kids!!!!

  • Reply Narci October 27, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Oh my goodness! That turtleneck is darling on you! And, those Melissa shoes are just adorable! I’m thinking I need that pillow stat!!

  • Reply Julie October 27, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I have a My Pillow, too, and I LOVE it! When I ordered mine there was a special which gave me two travel My Pillows, too. My 11-year-old son loves his.

  • Reply Isabel Holmes October 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I love those booties! I tired them on and I think I’ll go get them now that they are on sale. Super comfortable!!

  • Reply Juliana October 27, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Love the Hallmark movies! Here are some favorites: Christmas with Holly, The Christmas Shoes, Christmas List, Angels & Ornaments, Snow Bride, The Christmas Ornament, The Bridge, movies with Candace Cameron Bure. Enjoy

  • Reply Renee October 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Shay! My five little granddaughters would love those robes for Christmas! As for the my pillow my husband and say each time we see that commercial man someone must be buying those pillows from all the money he spends on advertising! I need to try one haven’t slept all night in years!

  • Reply Angela October 27, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I kid you not I spent YEARS trying every pillow I could find. I finally gave this a go and I am a happy girl! The search is over! Big bonus – you can wash them in the washing machine and dry them in the dryer. Love that!

  • Reply Liz S October 27, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    My husband just ordered those pillows last week! When it arrived, I was super skeptical and said to my husband – “ew, what is this filled with?? Cotton balls?” Because it’s so weird and lumpy. And of course now I love it!

  • Reply Michelle Reiter October 27, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    I also love that turtleneck, going to buy now 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Pond October 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Shay! Happy belated birthday-I’ll be 36 in January 🙂 My favorite Hallmark Christmas movie is Christmas with Holly! It has a basset hound in it (I have a basset hound so I love this!) and it is such a sweet story!

  • Reply Susie October 27, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Shay, would you please share the details of the watch you’re wearing in the turtleneck photos? I’m looking for a new one with a leather strap. Thanks!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 28, 2017 at 6:19 am

      It’s from Burberry. I bought it a few years ago. It’s one of my faves!

  • Reply Gabrielle October 27, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    I am so giddy for Hallmark movies too! Some of my faves are a Very Merry Mix Up, Christmas Under Wraps, Matchmaker Santa, Just in Time for Christmas, Let it Snow, and Window Wonderland. After reading this I realize I may have a problem! 🤣 Happy watching!

  • Reply Lindsay F October 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    So excited about this giveaway – hoping I win! 🙂 Thank you so much for doing this I have been reading your blogs for years and adore you!! xoxo

  • Reply Lindsay Fitting October 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    So excited about this giveaway – hoping I win! 🙂 Thank you so much for doing this I have been reading your blogs for years and adore you!! xoxo

  • Reply Sara A October 27, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    This is so random but do you still love your sleep number bed? I’m researching mattresses more than I do when we purchase new vehicles!

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  • Reply Jenny October 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Would love to get those pillows! Good sleep is so important 🙂 Looking forward to Hallmark movies…I love how cheesy they are and that they always have a happy ending.

  • Reply Jenny October 27, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Would love to try those pillows! Hallmark movies are my favorite!!

  • Reply Renee October 27, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    A Royal Christmas, A Crown for Christmas, One Starry Night, The Christmas Card, and A Season for Miracles are some of my favorites from Hallmark!

  • Reply Lizzie @ This Happy Life October 27, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    You had me giggling at that pillow story! Watch any Hallmark movie with Candance Cameron Bure – I love the ones with her!

  • Reply Emily Sarmiento October 28, 2017 at 9:16 am

    What size did you order in the black jeans. I am normally a 26 and I am wondering if they run like other AG or Paige jeans?

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

      They’re 26 and run just like my Paige and AG jeans!

  • Reply Suzy October 28, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Oh my gosh!! I feel the same exact way on the My Pillow!!! I bought it and thought, “oh, this is awful…it’s lumpy and weird’ – but I love it….and I sleep great – no more sore neck or shoulders….it’s the strangest thing ever! Every day when I make my bed, I fluff it up and think….this darn pillow is so weird! 🙂

  • Reply Tisha Ward October 28, 2017 at 11:50 am

    We also have My Pillows and live them. They feel so weird but they work. Oh and can i just say I want to LIVE in your closet!!! It is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

  • Reply Lynn Sheets October 29, 2017 at 12:23 am

    My husband is so picky about his pillow, absolutely refused to try anything new. I bought the My Pillows and I loved them right away. He said he would try it one night and he loves it! Finally got rid of his old one!

  • Reply Jane October 29, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I will be getting these robes for my nieces and know they will love them as much as your girls!

  • Reply Kim Rose October 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I love My Pillow too! I had watched them several times on QVC & decided to try them out. No regrets! I bought your cookbooks on QVC too… them!

  • Reply Lily October 29, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    That’s so funny that you blogged about MyPillow, I’ve been seeing the commercials a lot lately. I’ve been thinking about getting one, because I wake up with pain in my neck all the time. So maybe it’ll help me with that. Thanks!!!

  • Reply Mary Jane McNeill October 31, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Not only do I have a MY PILLOW, but so does my husband, AND then I bought the large king-sized pillow for my body, and THEN bought the two travel pillows……AND THEN bought the bolster pillow! (I should really look into a stock option for this company!!)

  • Reply Terry Lee November 1, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    My Pillow, I thought they would be just a waste of money but…my husband has been watching those commercials for Forever and each time he’d say, “we need to get those.” So for Fathers Day I thought I’d suprise him. They were running a bogo so ended getting one for myself too. Followed the directions and fluffed them but refused to sleep on mine that night. Hubby woke the next morning declaring the sun rose on those pillows. I laughed and said I’d try them. Can’t believe I’m saying this but they are so worth the money. I thought we needed a new mattress but turns out it was just the pillows. No more back aches. I’m now buying them as gifts for others. No idea why it works. It just does. 😴💤😍

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