Home for the Holidays

I’ve had several emails and comments asking me to show you guys a little peak into our home this Christmas…so, I’d like to oblige.  This actually comes at the perfect time because 2013 will be our last year in our home, so these pictures will be a wonderful addition to my blog.  I’m going to always want to remember my very first house…the house I bought when I was just 24 years old…the house I brought my babies home to.  This isn’t just a house, it’s our home.  Even though we’re not moving far…we’ll leave a little piece of our hearts here.  So, come on in!  It’s Christmas at the Shulls’ house.

Mix and Match headquarters…recipe planning and vacation researching goes on in here every day!

I have a full sized tree in here with me…along with my favorite Christmas music.  A girl has to be happy while she works!

Our dining room

Family room

 Our family room tree 


Our breakfast room (and Poppy’s orange toy on the floor!)

My kitchen :).  I hang every one’s Christmas cards on my pantry door and then across my cabinets.  This way, I’m always looking at my sweet friends and family.

Our advent calendar we bought in Belgium. 

My guest bath

My favorite room is Kensington’s.  It’s just so cozy in there!  It’s happy, cozy and warm.  Plus…my very favorite little  girl hangs out in there all the time…it’s my favorite place to be.

Kensington has a white tree this year.

Smith’s room (he’s usually hanging out in Kensington’s room with her!)

We framed one of Andrew’s college football jerseys.  This one is from his senior year in college (we were engaged) when he was captain of the team and they won the Big XII championship.  Very cool.

Smith’s tree is gold with multi-colored lights.

A Detroit Lions football signed by everyone on Daddy’s team.

We use our 4th bedroom as a play room for all of the toys.

Mine and Andrew’s room

My bath.
That’s it!  This is where the Shull family lives.  We love our cozy little house and the wonderful memories we have there.

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  • Caitlin December 20, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Are y'all building a home or you just have picked out the one you want?
    That is so exciting though! Can't wait to see how you decorate a new space!!!!! 🙂
    And your home is beautiful of course 🙂

  • Mix and Match Mama December 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

    We're building one 🙂

    • Caitlin December 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      That is SO exciting! So happy for y'all!! 🙂

  • Aubs December 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    fun post!! i'm actually doing a post today on some of our christmas decor!

    and…ahhh…how exciting for y'all to be building a new home!!! i wondered with your question on twitter yesterday!! 😉 Our dream is to design & build a home one day!! It will be fun to follow along on your home building adventure!! =)

  • Anonymous December 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    How do you keep your little ones from pulling ornaments off the tree? I have a 2 year old.

  • jen December 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Oh, that was just beautiful! A lovely home for a lovely family! Merry Christmas!!

  • Rikki December 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    What a treat! I enjoyed this post so much! You have certainly made your home a wonderful place to gather with family and friends. Beautiful pictures!

  • Ashley December 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Just where do you think you're moving to? Better still be a McKinney address!

  • Mix and Match Mama December 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Same zip code Ashley! No worries :)!

  • dawl3582 December 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    What style would you call you have in your home? I'm horrible with design and know your mom is an interior decorator! Just curious what it would be considered? Looks so cozy! Thanks for sharing Shay! Merry Christmas! xx

  • Mix and Match Mama December 20, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    My style is Country French…lots of pillows, books, accessories, framed pictures and I like my furniture to be eclectic. I really love the designer Charles Faudree…my mom and I both look to him for a lot of inspiration. Merry Christmas!

  • Shoshanah December 21, 2012 at 12:34 am

    I think putting the cards on the cabinets is such a great idea. I've seen a lot of ways to display them, but that has to be one of my favorites.

    And I love your family's stockings! They are awfully adorable

  • Maureen W. (Maryland) December 21, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Thanks for sharing this personal peek into your beautiful home; it looks so festive and elegant! That is so exciting (bittersweet, too) that you are building your own home. Custom home building is one of my passions (I was a project manager prior to having my babies)so if you want to talk about anything during the process I am happy to help.
    PS – Any updates on Andrew making a guest post? Think he could put together a post about HIS favorite things for those of us still struggling to shop for the men in our lives? XOXO

  • Ann Permenter December 22, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    So love your house and just to let you know we are looking/needing a great house in McKinney 🙂

  • Mix and Match Mama December 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Ann!
    Email me at mixandmatchmama@yahoo.com if you're really interested in our house. 🙂

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  • The Cantelmo Family November 27, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I LOVE your house!!! Can you come decorate mine?? For Christmas and for normal! 🙂