Five Days of Fabulous: Day 5 PLUS my little singer!


We made it to our last day of mine and Sheaffer’s Five Days of Fabulous!  It has been another fantastic year of fun prizes.  This is the closest Sheaffer and I will ever get to becoming Oprah (oh how we love Oprah!) and every year we have the best time doing it.  Now, let’s recap before we get to our fifth and final prize…

Day 1: We gave one lucky winner and two of her friends cozy flannel pajamas and the best fur throws you’ll ever find.

Day 2: We gave one lucky winner and two of her friends blardigans and Ugg slippers.

Day 3: We gave one lucky winner and four of her friends Hunter boots!

Day 4: We gave one lucky winner and a friend each $500 Nordstrom gift cards.  And that lucky winner from yesterday’s giveaway is…


Congratulations Maria!!  I emailed you this morning.  You have 48 hours to claim your prize, so hurry and email me back!

So, what’s in store for our fifth and final day???  Here you go…

Five Days of Fabulous

…one lucky winner will receive a $1000 Nordstrom gift card for herself and another one for a friend!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Today’s contest is BIG friends!  One thousand dollars BIG!

Just like every other day this week, you enter to win below by using the Rafflecopter.  Today, there is a new entry option…if you go to this Pinterest board right here and pin the image that’s on the board, you will earn an extra five points. Plus, just like yesterday, if you re-gram the image above and tag both @sheaffertoldmeto and @mixandmatchmama, you will also earn an extra 5 points.  So, two BIG ways to help you in the Rafflecopter.  Just look below to enter to win.  THIS CONTEST RUNS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING AT 4:00 AM CST.

A big fat Christmas thank you to Nordstrom who always makes giveaways like this possible!  We love you Nordstrom!

And speaking of which…I’m going to wrap up my week by sharing a few of my favorite things from Nordstrom’s kids department…starting with their kids shoes.



Flats//Uggs//Fringe Booties

I’ve said it four billion times…I really only love buying my kids’ shoes at Nordstrom.

1: I love the free shipping and free returns because let’s face it…I rarely have time (or the desire) to take my four kids shoe shopping.  Between school and after school activities, I just do not want to spend our time and energy doing that…so instead, I order them online and we can try them on at home at our convenience and then, I can just return the shoes if they don’t work at my own leisure.

2: If my kids have ANY problems with the shoes, Nordstrom will return or exchange them.  Kids shoes are so tricky if there are any problems with them, Nordstrom will make it right.

3: The variety of shoes is fantastic.  From athletic to dress shoes and everything in-between, they have what we need.


Ashby’s Patent Shoes//Kensington’s Flats (now 40% off!)//Madeley’s Patent Shoes

I bought the girls all church shoes to wear this winter.  I mean…how sweet are they?!?  And speaking of sweet…


How sweet is Miss Ashby in her Christmas tree dress?!?!


She looks so BIG here.  Why do they have to grow up?!?!  I paired her dress with her favorite little Mini Melissa shoes


Madeley has some too 🙂 .  By the way, Ashby was super pumped about the pockets in her vest! Bahahahaha!

And pssssst: Ashby’s vest is from Boden last year, click HERE to see this year’s version.

To see some of my other favorite things from Nordstrom’s Kids’ Department, just scroll and click (including toys!!)…

And I couldn’t wrap up my post today without showing you this one last cardigan (because it arrived at my door yesterday and am in love!)…


Isn’t it cute?!  It comes in both black and white and is so incredibly soft!  I just threw it over this tee and added my new favorite flat booties and was ready to go!  (Don’t forget, my booties come in 11 colors!)


Open Cardigan, Tee, Booties…my uniform :).

And here’s another pic of my booties that I posted last Friday…


And then this happened on Sunday…


…sweet Ebby Lee and Kensington sang during our church’s Christmas program.  I uploaded a video that you can view HERE.


We are just so proud of these girls!  They are both on the shy side, so for them to do this was  HUGE deal.  They decided to audition and we were so excited.  Really, our hearts could not be more full.




And a shot of Smith in the choir too 🙂 .

That’s it for our fifth and final day of Five Days of Fabulous!  Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter below to win today’s HUGE prize!!

Best of luck and happy weekend!

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  • Leslie Z. December 2, 2016 at 4:48 am

    It’s so sad that this week is coming to a close! Five Days of Fabulous is such a fun thing to look forward to! Have a great weekend, Shay!

  • Sherry Smith December 2, 2016 at 4:50 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win! I can’t believe I can’t pin the image. My technology skills were not in full swing this morning. I tried clicking on pin this
    Mage but when I tried to add to board in Pinterest it said image is not valid. Strange!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 2, 2016 at 4:56 am

      Click on the pinterest board link (I have it highlighted!) and then you can just pin as usual!

      • Sherry Smith December 2, 2016 at 8:12 pm

        Ok thank you! I was able to pin it from the link. 🙂

  • Jenny December 2, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Ashby’s Christmas dress is the cutest! I miss the days when my kids would wear what I would tell them to wear (or when I could dress them).


  • johanna December 2, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Hi! Shay! Can you tell me if regramming and sharing the post on Facebook is the same? sorry 🙁 Happy Holidays btw!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 2, 2016 at 5:53 am

      Yes! Instagram or Facebook! Good luck!

  • Sheaffer Sims December 2, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Well, THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN! I’m sad to see it end, but I’m THRILLED to not have to wake up this early anymore. Ha! 😉 So even though I was there live, you know I watched the video again. Tears spring EVERY SINGLE TIME. Those girls were so precious. AND ASHBY’S CHRISTMAS TREE DRESS! Good find, mama!

  • Erika Slaughter December 2, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Shay!! This is BIG! It’s been such a fun week. So glad you guys do this every year. And yes, I was so proud of those girls. We all know I was crazy nervous for them but they were amazing!

  • Narci Dreffs December 2, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Oh my goodness! What a HUGE giveaway!! So exciting! And the girls were just absolutely precious last weekend! So proud of them!!

  • Ashley Pate December 2, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Madeley’s ugg boot poses! ???? Adorable!!

  • Holly Hopkins December 2, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Love those minnie & mickey shoes so cute!! Who took all your pictures for the giveaways this week? They did a great job you and sheafer look so cute!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life December 2, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Wow what another amazing giveaway! I love Ashby’s tree dress and how sweet the girls singing in church!!

  • Kim Brimage December 2, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Great post!! Would you mind sharing what pair of Jeans Kensington has on? I love them and am looking for my daughter!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 2, 2016 at 6:59 am


  • Renee Georget-Isley December 2, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Wow. THIS IS BIG. This is so amazing! Love getting up everyday (as I usually do), but getting to enter a contest!! yay!! Could a Friday get any better than this?!
    Thank you for these fabulous opportunities!!
    I’ll always be back next year, as I continue to read your blogs daily!!! 🙂 🙂

  • Rebecca December 2, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Love you and this blog!! Look forward to checking it out everyday. What jeans have you been loving/living in lately, Mix and Match Mama????

  • Samantha Carfi December 2, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Really hoping and praying that Day 5 is my lucky day! 🙂

  • Canadian Cathy December 2, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Yeah – thanks for thinking of us Canadians!!!!

  • kellie carrara December 2, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Sweet day in the morning! Goodness girls, you sure know how to gift a devoted reader!
    Man, oh man, what I could do in Nordies with my mama and a few friends….
    Thanks for all the holiday cheer — and ohmygoodness how sweet are your singers up on stage?
    Mine was on stage last night too singing a solo from Wikid “For Good” — and I had my own proud mama moment.

  • Jenny December 2, 2016 at 8:00 am

    How do you regram something? Also I cannot find the image to pin. I used the URL shown and continue to receive an error message.

    What a great week you two put together!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 2, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Just right click and save the image to your phone :).

  • Faith heimbrodt December 2, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Love all the cute kids shoes!

  • Kristy Hudson December 2, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Whoop Whoop! I could do some damage with this. I did everything, as long as regramming is sharing on FB! One day I will win. I will!

  • Lauren December 2, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Can you please share where Ashby’s leggings are from? I feel like I can’t just go get any pair of red leggings to match that xmas tree dress. Thanks!!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 2, 2016 at 9:08 am


  • Cheree December 2, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I just love looking at your blog! Thanks so much for the giveaways,

  • suzy December 2, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Such a precious video….they sound GREAT and they do not look one bit nervous! Sweet Sweet girls!!

  • Susan December 2, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Where are A and M’s polka dot leggings from?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 2, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Mud Pie!

  • Kathy Lang December 2, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Look forward to this week all year because your and Sheaffer’s enthusiasm starts the season with a BANG! You both are so much fun to follow. Merry Christmas!

  • Lisa Hynes December 2, 2016 at 8:59 am

    What a fun and fantastic week!!
    I love reading your blog and those cuties always put a smile on my face. I am so excited!!

  • Keisha Dawson December 2, 2016 at 9:03 am

    This giveaways this week are unbelievable! Thank you! Kensington and Ebby Lee couldn’t be more adorable! I loved hearing their sweet voices sing about Jesus!

  • Nensi December 2, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Oooh awesome giveaways! Love your blog. Your kids are so cute and always so happy! Merry christmas

  • Helen Koo December 2, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Love the Christmas joy you share. Many blessings to you and your family!! And thank you!!!!!!

  • Lindsay D. December 2, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Loved the video of the girls singing!! So precious!!

  • Brittany Dale December 2, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Love your blog!!! I buy my kids so many of the things you post!!

  • Michelle Reiter December 2, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Such an awesome giveaway!

  • Mary December 2, 2016 at 10:03 am

    What jeans do you have on with the Valcom sweater?

  • Michelle N. December 2, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Tell Miss Ashby that a grown up in Illinois has a cream fluffy, fuzzy vest very similar to hers and my favorite feature besides its long, is that is has pockets!

  • Christina December 2, 2016 at 10:15 am

    heading to starbucks with some girlfriends for our Christmas get together. what’s your go to drink for the holidays

  • Jen December 2, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Hi Shay!! What size did you get in the sweater with your red scarf?! Love it! And seriously how giving are you?! Many many thanks!!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 2, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      I bought the US 4 :).

  • Jillian Rosmon December 2, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Hey Shay! These giveaways this week have been great! I was wondering does it matter if your instagram is set to private when you repost the image? Thanks! Hope you have a fabulous weekend

  • Janna Davis December 2, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I love you both and enjoy the book reviews and adoption stories the most! ????

  • Cheryl December 2, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I am so happy for the people who were blessed with the giveaways. God is so good! Your family is a blessing and so are you. They are beautiful and loved.

  • Jenny Langer December 2, 2016 at 11:21 am

    What a fun week of giveaways! I couldn’t figure out the regram (lol) but entered the other ones! Thanks for putting on a great week of prizes!

  • Stefanie Arnold December 2, 2016 at 11:41 am

    this is amazing! I love your blog and YOU! Merry Christmas 🙂

  • Sarah Bradley December 2, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I entered the giveaway and accidentally wrote the wrong username for follow Sheaffer on pinterest. I wrote sarahbradley9 and it’s sb78931. Sorry, I was a little too excited I guess!

  • Liz Thorson December 2, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Kennsington and Ebby Lee were beyond precious singing for your church program! Their voices are so sweet and they looked absolutely darling with their hair bows and scarves! The Shull and Slaughter families must have hearts filled with love and pride! Love the pic of Smith in the choir, too!
    I agree with all comments re Ashby and how adorable she looks in that darling Christmas tree dress! I can’t wait for grandchildren!

  • Julie Phan December 2, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you for giving us the chance to win these amazing gifts! I wish you and your family a very wonderful holiday season!

  • Erin Port December 2, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    The video of the girls singing is precious 🙂 Love Ashby’s dress! Happy Friday to you!!!

  • Shelly December 2, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I received a huge Nordstrom order yesterday that included those black booties…only I didn’t order them. 🙂 Oopsie…too bad they weren’t my size. Ha!

  • Anne December 2, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that intially, I visited your blog because you were Sean’s sister (sorry!…). But as time went on, I kept finding myself going back to your blog because either I needed a receipe, wanted to find out how your family was doing/ up to, get fashion inspiration, get your take on many subjects, … So all this to say that
    I really admire the way that you open your heart and share your experiences. Reading about your two adoptions, infertility and how you just do life inspires me to be a better person. It really has. Thank you for sharing, inspiring and bringing joy to me and many other readers as well I’m sure! May god bless you and your family. Merry Christmas from Canada!

  • Leslie H. December 2, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Shay, can you tell me where you got the polka dot leggings your little girls are wearing in the top picture? I’m doing a confetti birthday party for my daughter and those would be perfect.


  • Desiree | Beautifully Seaside December 2, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    How awesome for Kensington and her friend! I would be so proud as well! It looks like you’re having the best Christmas season so far! I wish we lived closer so that we could have coffee together one day! XO Blessings! XO, Desiree

  • Jeanie December 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Wow, what a gift! And the little duet by Ebby Lee and Kensington was precious.

  • Maria D. December 2, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Miss Ashby looks adorable in her Christmas tree dress. The video of Miss Kensington and Miss Ebby Lee is so sweet and it is huge when shy liitle girls song at church. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Lynette December 3, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Hello from Minnesota! I read your blog and check your instagram pics every morning while I’m getting my kids off to school. You are such an up-beat person and I love all the good vibes I get from reading each day. I contacted you about 3 years ago for a suggestion to a hotel at WDW and we took your advice and it was the best time ever! Thanks for the great give away opportunities!

  • Ralinn December 3, 2016 at 10:12 am

    That vest Ashby is wearing…. love! And searching for pockets. The duet was so wonderful to see and hear. I thoroughly enjoy your blog. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Julie Soung December 3, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Your blog has become a daily ritual for me … I’ll heat up my lunch and work and pull up! Thanks for being my little escape during the work day and extra thanks for hosting Five Days of Fabulous!

  • Kayla Fox December 4, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Each and everyone of the videos were fabulous!! ❤️ Y’all both have the most beautiful children!