Show & Tell Tuesday: Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour

It’s my favorite link up of the year!  It’s Christmas Home Tour Day!

(Insert me singing and dancing really loud…to Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You.)

Every other Tuesday, we link up with Andrea and show and tell you something and this one is always my favorite because I love looking through the link up at other people’s decorations.  I am such a sucker for twinkle lights and Christmas tress.  They just make me happy.  So, I’m going to first show you some pics of my house this holiday season, and then, I’m going to go through the link up and see yours too.  Merry Tuesday friends!


This year, I’m starting our little tour from the backdoor instead of the front.  I can never figure out if the lighting is better at night or during the day when it comes to Christmas lights…so, there are a variety here today.  We added some lights to the kids’ mudroom area.  They LOVED it.  Just a strand of lights and some Command hooks and my kids think it’s something really special 😉 .


A cozy little tree in my office.


The big plaid candles from Pottery Barn were one of my favorite things this year.  They smell like pine.



We bought our little Advent house in Belgium years ago.  Every morning, my kiddos check for candy.  (And my friend Amanda made several of our cute signs this year too!)




The most precious hand prints in the world.



The little train at the house on the right goes round and round 24/7.  That is Smith’s favorite thing.






Cocoa mugs for everyone!


Those little foot prints.



A German restaurant…because if you’ve read this blog longer than about four seconds, you know that my very favorite food in the world is German food 😉 .




Williams-Sonoma comes out with a new plate every year to add to their Christmas collection.  This year, was this Santa plate.  I love it because his mug says S (for Santa…or Shull).



I heart my mercury trees.  I put strands of lights under each of them to make them glow.






A strand of lights in a big jar with ornaments…why does that make me so happy?!




So, this year, we needed six stocking holders, so…I bought the individual iron stocking holder letters from Pottery Barn and spelled out Joyful (because our initials spell out ASKSAM and I didn’t want to look at Ask Sam all month long 😉 .).  Well, they came but when we put them in the garland, they were too dark.  So, Andrew spray painted them gold…but they still didn’t pop.  So then, he spray painted them red with a little sparkle on top and I LOVE THEM!  So, if you want them too…they are the Pottery Barn letters, but you have to paint them.  The stockings are Pottery Barn Kids.









For my birthday this year, my grandparents gave me this elf.  He’s plugged in and moves his little arms back and forth all day like he’s working.  I LOVE HIM!




What’s that under the tree you ask?  Kensington made a present for Madeley and wrapped it in a scarf and put it under the tree.  It’s been there now for two weeks.  Who knows what’s inside?!


A strand of lights in our room makes everything a little more festive.



My sheets are plaid flannel.  Basically, it’s a miracle that I ever get out of bed. #theyaresocozy #ilovethemsomuch


A little tree upstairs.


I have about 300 Pottery Barn Christmas pillows 🙂 .


Kensington’s tree…


…totally her.


Smith’s tree.


Madeley and Ashby’s tree.

Well, that concludes this year’s Christmas home tour.  Thanks for coming over!  If you had toured in person, my house would have smelled like a Christmas candle and Michael Buble’s Holiday station on Pandora would have been playing.  Just sayin’.

 Lots of love from my home to yours!

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  • Leslie Z. December 6, 2016 at 4:39 am

    I didn’t think your home could get anymore beautiful but then you decorated it for Christmas. I’ve been on a mission for a year (since your last years post) to find those “Tis the Season” and “Jingle all the way” signs, but no such luck. I’m also loving seeing that Madeley stocking up on the mantle! Everything looks amazing.

    I shared my Christmas decor today too!

  • Paula December 6, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Gorgeous! Definitely a Parade of Home home!

  • Erika Slaughter December 6, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Your house looks great and oh so cozy for Christmas! I heart all those twinkling lights!

  • jenny December 6, 2016 at 5:20 am

    I’ve been waiting for the right lighting + a clean house + an empty house to take my photos of our 2016 Christmas decor and, well, that’s like the “perfect storm” that hasn’t happened yet. Hopefully this week…

    I also have a Christmas pillow addiction. 🙂

    In the meantime, here’s our 2015 Christmas Home Tour…


  • Desiree | Beautifully Seaside December 6, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Love the home tour! Your home looks to warm and inviting! Merry Christmas Shay! XO

  • Elizabeth December 6, 2016 at 5:21 am

    So many gorgeous decorations – love the tree in every room!

    Sharing our Christmas home today – XO

  • Desiree | Beautifully Seaside December 6, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Love the home tour Shay! It looks so warm and inviting! Merry Christmas! XO

  • Carrie Anderson December 6, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Love it! May I ask where you got the skinny adorable trees for the kids rooms?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 5:29 am

      Hobby Lobby!

      • Jennifer C. December 6, 2016 at 1:17 pm

        May I ask where you go the small Christmas tree skirts to go under them? The house looks beautiful!!

        • Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2016 at 4:29 am

          Hobby Lobby 🙂

  • Ali Gibson December 6, 2016 at 5:46 am

    It all looks beautiful! I love your kids mudroom area, we just did something similar in our laundry room and I was wondering which chalk pens you use to write with? Thanks!!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 6:26 am

      They’re Bistro Chalk Markers on Amazon :).

  • Sarah December 6, 2016 at 5:51 am

    SO pretty!!! I LOVE all the little details: the bowls that hold your coffee and sugar, the pillows, the candle!! It’s all so pretty!!! Do you add to your collection each year or do you feel “set?” (Can one be set with Christmas decor, haha?!)


    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 6:25 am

      I add a little and take away a little every year :).

  • emily @ a little bit of emily December 6, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Your library / formal living room just looks so cozy! I’d love to curl up and read a good Christmas book there!!

    • Kelly December 6, 2016 at 6:57 am

      I agree!!

  • Meredith December 6, 2016 at 6:11 am

    I love everything! We recently moved to Japan and even though we had to downsize by almost 1400 sqft, 8 still brought all 8 tubs of Christmas decor!!! I used to use the stocking holders too, but then I spoke with my cousin who is an ER doc and he told me about a horrible head injury from a kiddo pulling on the stocking and it falling down! I never would of thought if that, so FYI maybe try to secure them somehow. Like I said, complete fluke but just thought I would share!

  • Allyson December 6, 2016 at 6:12 am

    We have the same feelings about mercury glass! Heart. Eyes.

  • Christi S December 6, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Ok…so…what’s the trick to get the lights in the vase with ball ornaments to light up? I thought you would need to plug the stand if lights in, no? I love the Santa mugs! They remind me of my grandparents mugs when I was a child.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 6:25 am

      They are plugged in! The cord is coming out of the back of the jar and plugged in behind the furniture!

    • Angela December 6, 2016 at 6:35 am

      They sell battery operated Christmas lights strands. They have a little square battery pack attached to the end of the lights!! All craft stores usually have them!

  • Angela Tapley December 6, 2016 at 6:31 am

    It looks so beautiful!! Nice and cozy!! (I need nice and cozy, it’s freezing here in Massachusetts and we got our first snow fall yesterday!!) I LOVE reading your blog in the morning before I get my day started. It makes me smile! You’re awesome Shay!!

    P.S. where did you get that tree skirt on the little upstairs tree???

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 7:11 am

      Pottery Barn Kids!

  • Narci December 6, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Your Christmas decor is just gorgeous! It’s perfect and so cozy! If you need me today, I’ll be in your library with a fuzzy blanket. 😉

  • Tracy December 6, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Gorgeous home! I wish I had all that extra counter space to put out cute Christmas things in my kitchen.

    I’m so curious. So you actually sleep in those flannel pj’s you love? And on flannel sheets? Isn’t that HOT? (I would die! LOL!)

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 7:09 am

      Oh my goodness, Andrew Shull keeps it below freezing in our house…so yes, I do :).

  • Victoria Strader December 6, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Speaking of Michael Buble.. since you mentioned praying for his son each time I hear one of his songs I have!! Thank you for bringing me to the Lord in this small way! XO

    • Beth December 6, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      Yes! Me too! I had no idea he had cancer and now every time I hear a Buble song. I say a little prayer! Great idea!

  • Kelly December 6, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Wow!! Just can’t get enough if your gorgeous home!! I really like that you showed the whole room to give us a broad sense of the cozy decor!! Love your bed!! Thank you for the tour!

  • Megan December 6, 2016 at 7:01 am

    I read this entire post with Michael Buble Christmas songs running thru my head. Ha! I love all of your holiday dishes and mugs sprinkled throughout. We use the Christmas hot cocoa mugs that I grew up with. I can’t believe no one has broken one yet!

  • Sara mayo December 6, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Your home is so you! Beautiful and welcoming???? You pay such amazing detail to everything. ???? Have a blessed and Merry Christmas ????☃️❄️????

  • Brooke Richardson December 6, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Flannel sheets are a total game changer. They do make it so hard to get out of bed! Love all your twinkle lights too!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life December 6, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Everything looks so pretty and cozy, the perfect mixture in my opinion!! This year we added little trees to the kids’ rooms and they were SO excited

  • Stacy H December 6, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Who did your kids hand/foot print plates? – mine got broken this year so I’m crushed but in the market.

    • Becky Cowen December 6, 2016 at 9:43 am

      I too was wondering where you got the plates!

  • Marykate Galvin December 6, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Beautiful home!!!! Where did you get that plaid pot on your stove?? LOVE it!!!

  • Christy Pixley December 6, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Love your warm and traditional Christmas home! It looks like something straight out of a Hallmark movie. (That’s a HUGE compliment in this house of 7 girls and big HM Christmas movie lovers!) Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Alissa @ the denim door December 6, 2016 at 7:32 am

    You made me laugh out loud about the miracle of you getting out of bed each day. 🙂 LOVE the plaid sheets & PB candles. I don’t know what it is (since it’s nothing new), but this year I have such a thing for red plaid. I just love it. Loved your Christmas home tour!

  • Susan Phillips December 6, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Love your home and all of your Christmas decorations. It’s so sweet how you display so much of your kids artwork, they are so loved!

  • Susan Phillips December 6, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Where can I see the other bloggers that are doing this as well?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Click on Andrea’s name at the top and it will take you to the link up!

  • Alison December 6, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Where did you get your kids name signs in the mud room at??? They are sooo cute

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      A friend of mine made them. Thank you!!

  • Tracy Doubts December 6, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Thank you for sharing your home, it is absolutely lovely and thank you for this wonderful blog, it is truly a blessing.

  • Christina Adamson December 6, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Where do you get the plates made with their foot and handprints? I live in the Dallas area and would love to have one made with my kids.

  • Brenda Krug December 6, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Thank you for sharing your decorating ideas to us. They’re beautiful!

  • Jessica l December 6, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Do you remember the name of the red paint you have on your walls?

  • Jessica Tribbett December 6, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Love this post! Where do you get your garland? I’m having trouble finding nice looking garland. Thank you!

  • lilly December 6, 2016 at 8:44 am

    so cozy and warm! by the way, is your fireplace gas on logs or real wood logs that you need to light up? it will be great to roast marshmallows and drink hot cocoa all day! HA!

  • Rebecca Brittain December 6, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Everything you shared is beautiful! You have a gorgeous home to start with but your taste in decor is on point to what I hope to have one day when I am ever in that phase of life. May I ask how do you know in advance what the “Show and Tell Tuesday” topic is? I looked at Andrea’s site as well and didn’t locate information. Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Erg! I usually post Andrea’s graphic that tells it. I’m so sorry!!! Look back at my last Show & Tell Tuesday and you should see the entire 2016 calendar. She’ll have the 2017 one out soon!

      • Rebecca Brittain December 15, 2016 at 9:52 am

        Thank you! I’ll be on the look out for 2017. =}

  • MelanieL December 6, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Shay, your home is gorgeous all lit up for Christmas! The side view of the pillows on your bed made me LOL though! 🙂 Love it!

  • Sara December 6, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I love handprint and footprint keepsakesI doing another one with my three this year. Where are the santa cocoa mugs from?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Pottery Barn!

  • Sara December 6, 2016 at 9:30 am

    One more question…the village house with the train…is that Dept. 56?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Yes! From their Snow Village collection.

  • angela December 6, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I have been eyeing the Le Creuset plaid pot you have on your stove! the first time I saw in Williams Sonoma I almost squealed out loud! I go in every time I’m in the mall to admire them!

  • Kara December 6, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Looks beautiful my friend! So warm and cozy????

  • Kami December 6, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Simply beautiful and oh so cozy. I’m loving the Tis the season & jingle all the way signs, would you mind sharing where we could get them? I have an obsession with your blog! ????MERRY CHRISTMAS ????

  • Angela Ellingson December 6, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I love it so much! So beautiful, festive and cozy! Merry Christmas!

  • Amanda@ Cupcake N Dreams December 6, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I love all the Christmas spirit in your house! The little trees in all of the kid’s rooms is my favorite part 🙂

  • Jayne December 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

    What does that say about me that my favorite thing is your plaid POT?? Haha! Wherever did you get it Shay? 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Hahahaha! Mine too! From Williams-Sonoma!

  • Kari Dixon December 6, 2016 at 10:13 am

    How do you make the plates with hand or foot prints? Any tricks to it? They are so cute!

  • stephanie December 6, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Your home is lovely all the time — Christmas is so magical it really does make things so cozy and beautiful. I was wondering where you got your flannel plaid sheets? Thank you 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Williams-Sonoma Home!

  • Kristen December 6, 2016 at 10:56 am

    The mercury glass trees are beautiful! I love your actual Christmas tree as well. When it comes to Christmas trees, I believe the taller the better!

  • Maria December 6, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Oh Shay, how can you not have a nativity! It’s the one thing missing.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      You’re right! I need one!!

      • Maria December 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm

        Believe it or not, but Costco has a gorgeous large Lenox-like nativity that would look beautiful in your home.

  • Mary December 6, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Love those plaid sheets!! Where did you get them?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Williams-Sonoma Home!!

  • Amanda Carpenter December 6, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Where did you get the plates to put the kids foot/hand prints? I want to do that this year with my 9 month old! 🙂 Love your house!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      There’s a local lady that does them in her house here!

      • Haley December 7, 2016 at 9:44 am

        Can I get contact info? Does she run it like a business or just kind of a side gig? They are so cute.

  • Jenni December 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Your home is gorgeous and so cozy! I noticed your kids artwork is framed. I’m wanting to do this with special art from my daughter. Where did you purchase your frames? Are they custom framed?
    Thanks for sharing! I always love the home tours.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      I took them to Hobby Lobby and had them custom framed.

  • Courtney December 6, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for sharing Shay! I love seeing all of your lights and decorations that mean so much to your family. Merry Christmas!
    P.S – If you’re looking around at other Christmas tours, here’s mine:

  • Karen Shireman December 6, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Gorgeous!!!! Everything is so elegant………..are those little houses/shops made by a certain company? I need some of those in my life!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Yes! They’re Snow Village :).

  • Lily December 6, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I love that you have so much framed art work in your home! Where do you like to find/purchase paintings and frames? They look so much nicer than the stuff at Michael’s.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      We buy a lot of art when we travel and then have it framed once we’re home and we love, love, love scouring antique stores. 🙂

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World December 6, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    It’s all so beautiful and festive, Shay! I think my favorite thing about your home tour is the Christmas tree in the living room… HOLY WHOA that thing is huge! The next house we build will definitely have two-story ceilings in the living room for the sole purpose of having a giant Christmas tree. Haha.

    Also, I’m co-hosting a Holiday Home Tour Link-Up today as well, and we would love it if you would come link up with us! I’m sure everyone would love to see your beautiful home!

  • Lori Klein December 6, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Absolutely beautiful home! Have a wonderful holiday!

  • Cindy December 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Hi, where did you get the gold mirrored tray that is holding the green candle? Every thing is beautiful, I love Christmas time!

  • Tiffany December 6, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Where did you get that big plaid blanket that’s on your couch in your formal living room? It looks so cozy! Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2016 at 4:29 am

      Pottery Barn!

  • Sheaffer Sims December 6, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    SO FESTIVE! Love all of your trees!

  • Megan Butler December 6, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Love sooo much but the plaid sheet and plaid pot are my favorite!!!! I’m coming over and reading a book on your couch!!! It just looks soooo cozy!

  • Maria December 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Its seems like everyone is doing such mono-chromatic decor this holiday season so it is such a burst of fun and liveliness to see your colorful decor and house!! Such fun to see how people decorate!! Thank you for sharing your fun style and all that you do to make the season memorable and special for your kids!

  • Marcie Armstrong December 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    I love the gold sleigh on your table! Is it a recent purchase?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2016 at 4:28 am

      Yes! I bought it at Homeology on our town square.

  • Jenna December 6, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Everything is so beautiful!!! Can I come live with you guys? 😉

  • Jeanie December 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Simply gorgeous!

  • Jenna December 6, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    I was wondering if you would consider doing a post about storing/putting away Christmas decor? Like you mention, I LOVE having it out, but I begin dreading the putting away. I have Christmas pillows too – how do you store them? I wanted to get all Christmas bedding for our room and decided against it because it seemed like one more thing to store – so we all settled for flannel sheets. 🙂 I also love the idea of the mugs and plates, do you store in your butlers pantry? Or do they get packed away with Christmas decor?? Help me organize my Christmas crazy! 🙂
    Love your blog!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2016 at 4:27 am

      Storing it is half the battle, right?! Yes, I store all of the mugs/plates and such in my butler’s pantry. I store the bedding in a closet and everything else is stored in bins in the attic.

      • Jenna December 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm

        Thank you! I think I should take some time this year and get a decent system going – might put the process at ease.

  • Susann December 6, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Love everything! So warm and cozy. May I ask where you got your tree skirt?

  • Lesley mcfarland December 6, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Girl your house is so cozy. I love the lights, the trees, the plates and allll the pillows.

  • Whitney Pegram December 6, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Love, love, love!!

  • Cindee December 6, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Beautiful House and so festive. Can I ask where you got the lamp next to you coffee maker, it’s beautiful and exactly what I’m looking for.

  • Kelly December 7, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Beautiful home tour! I’d never want to leave your cozy house;). I was tickled by the gift from your grandparents…….a busy little elf who looks like he’s working all day long, reminds me of you!;)

  • Haley Walker December 7, 2016 at 8:06 am

    I absolutely love the cookies for santa plate with handprints and the reindeer with the footprints. Where did you get those or have those done I would love to do something like that with my daughter!

  • Lauren December 7, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Where do you get those cute little handprint and footprint plates made?! I NEED them done!! 🙂

  • Barbara Parnell December 7, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Beautiful! Love the pinecone ornaments! Merry Christmas!

  • Jess B December 8, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Your house and decorations are absolutely beautiful! Everything is so festive and cozy!
    This isn’t exactly related, but I noticed your nespresso machine- How do you like it? I’ve been contemplating getting one and would love to hear your feedback! Thanks and Merry Christmas 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama December 8, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      I loooooove it! And they just came out with holiday flavors, so now, I really love it!

  • Cynthiabrew December 8, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I am surprising my dad by making bierochs from scratch this Christmas eve. (My German grandma’s recipe). I bet you are one of the few that know what that is. I still wish for her watermelon honey kuchen and her hot fruit soup. I never did learn those and of course she never used a recipe. Blessing to you and yours this Christmas season.

  • Stephanie Morgan December 8, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I always love when your share your home with us. You have great style – and Christmas decorations are the best!

  • Lindsey December 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    The plate from William Sonoma, did you buy them in a pack of 4? I couldn’t find how to buy one individually.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      No, I bought them individually. This year, I just bought the two new ones.